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Fabrication Specialist Job

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Date: Dec 23, 2017

Location: Mt. Vernon, WA, US

Company: PACCAR

Requisition Summary

The Fabrication Specialist supports all areas of the PACCAR Technical Center with Fabrication and machining capabilities. Requires independent judgment, under moderate supervision. Provides direction, guidance, and training to junior specialists as appropriate. Work is reviewed for accuracy, completeness, and soundness of technical judgment. May provide back-up support for group supervisor.

Company Information

PACCAR is a Fortune 500 company established in 1905. PACCAR Inc is recognized as a global leader in the commercial vehicle, financial, and customer service fields with internationally recognized brands such as Kenworth, Peterbilt, and DAF trucks. PACCAR is a global technology leader in the design, manufacture and customer support of premium light-, medium- and heavy-duty trucks under the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF nameplates and also provides customized financial services, information technology and truck parts related to its principal business.

Whether you want to design the transportation technology of tomorrow, support the staff functions of a dynamic, international leader, or build our excellent products and services, you can develop the career you desire with PACCAR. Get started!

Division Information

The PACCAR Technical Center provides engineering excellence to the truck, engine, and winch divisions of PACCAR Inc through innovative product development and testing. The Technical Center is located in the Skagit Valley about 65 miles north of Seattle, Washington. 

Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Operates all standard machine tools with skill and imagination, including attachments and tooling, with minimal supervision
  • Understands and operates welding, burning equipment; reads and understands maintenance manuals and drawings
  • Troubleshoots and maintains fabrication shop equipment
  • Performs bench and layout work, sheet metal work, fabrication (fitting), paint spraying
  • Helps design jigs and fixtures. Requires working knowledge of parts and assemblies to assist in the design of jigs, fixtures, and other mechanically related assemblies
  • Observes established safety policies/procedures in daily work activity including lift truck, overhead crane, and rigging as well as machine and hand power tools
  • Maintains knowledge of Material Safety Data Sheets for hazardous chemicals used on the job


  • Journeyman level machinist, welder, and fitter with a minimum of three to five years
  • related work experience
  • Familiar with metals, metallurgy, and plating
  • Ability to understand and design mechanical assemblies and fixturing
  • Ability to estimate time and materials; read and make mechanical drawing sketches to universal procedures
  • CNC knowledge and skills a plus
  • Basic computer skills required (MS Outlook, Word, Excel, etc)
  • Ability to be flexible, adaptable, and imaginative according to the shifting demands of the different situations
  • Job is 80% active, 20% sedentary, with 98% indoors and 2% outdoors
  • Lift and carry 50 pounds, as well as, push and pull 125 pounds, maneuver heavier objects with a crane
  • May work at heights (>20 feet) and be able to bend, kneel and stoop


High School diploma required; Associate's degree preferred.

Additional Job Board Information

PACCAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability.

Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Everett

Job Segment: Metallurgy, Fabrication, Materials Science, Machinist, Manufacturing, Science

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