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Technical Research Specialist Job

Date: Feb 1, 2023

Location: Renton, WA, US, 98055

Company: PACCAR

Requisition Summary

Provide excellent customer service through answering complex part information inquires.  Use research, analysis and business tools to understand and resolve customers’ requests by providing saleable part numbers.  Contribute to a large collection of Knowledge Base content that provides customers with self-service options.  Share knowledge amongst customers, peers and PACCAR division to generate part sales. 


Why work for PACCAR?

PACCAR offers comprehensive benefits from time of hire through retirement for vested employees and their families. As a U.S. Salaried PACCAR employee, you have a full range of benefit options including:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision plan options
  • Flexible spending accounts and health savings account
  • 401(k) with dollar-for-dollar company match up to 5%
  • Fully funded pension plan that provides monthly benefits after retirement
  • 12 paid holidays, sick and vacation time
  • Tuition reimbursement program
  • Paid short-and long-term disability program
  • Life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance
  • EAP services including wellness plans, estate planning, financial counseling and more

Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Answer research requests using bill of materials, engineering drawings, vendor files, KnowledgeBase, and electronic catalog to identify saleable replacement parts compatible with original truck systems.  Conduct chassis analysis to validate the accuracy of customers’ requests.  Create a 'parts lists' of components that will be required to change out and new parts to be added. Validate that the requested change and the parts provided will not affect other areas of the truck.
  • Investigate dealer requests. Validate that the request from the dealer is correct for the application of the truck chassis number provided. Determine which part(s) are required based on the information provided by the dealer. Clarify the dealer requests by providing recommendations based on truck knowledge and components.
  • Share knowledge through coaching and training peers. 
  • Research, author and publish KnowledgeBase content for dealer self-service
  • Special projects as needed

Skills / Competencies

  • Proficient use of MSOffice suite and ability to manage multiple web applications efficiently.
  • Experience in Class 8 bill of materials and blueprint reading skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Spanish proficiency highly desired
  • Demonstrated mechanical aptitude (specific truck knowledge desirable)
  • Analytical, evaluative, and problem-solving abilities
  • Extensive experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
  • Strong customer service skills with a positive attitude
  • Adaptable and detail oriented.



High School Diploma or Equivalent. 


Bachelor's Degree or actively pursuing a degree 

Additional Job Board Information

PACCAR Benefits:

As a U.S. PACCAR employee, you have a full range of benefit options including:


  • 401k with up to a 5% company match
  • Fully funded pension plan that provides monthly benefits after retirement
  • Comprehensive paid time off – minimum of 10 paid vacation days (additional days are provided with additional seniority/years of service), 12 paid holidays, and sick time
  • Tuition reimbursement for continued education
  • Medical, dental, and vision plans for you and your family
  • Flexible spending accounts (FSA) and health savings account (HSA)
  • Paid short-and long-term disability programs
  • Life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance
  • EAP services including wellness plans, estate planning, financial counseling and more
  • This position is eligible for a holiday gift
  • This position may offer relocation assistance benefits

Salary Range:

At PACCAR, we value talent and promote growth and development. We carefully consider numerous compensation factors including your education, training, or experience. The salary range for this position is $60,900 - $91,300 annually. Additionally, this role is eligible for the full range of benefit options listed above.

Additional Information:

  • PACCAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability.
  • PACCAR Parts is an E-Verify Employer
  • PACCAR has success with diverse teams of employees working together to achieve excellent results. Having a diverse and inclusive work environment ensures PACCAR has the talent needed to conduct business today and in the future by leveraging different backgrounds, skills, and viewpoints. We believe diversity in the workplace increases innovation, results in better decisions and increases employee engagement.

Division Information

PACCAR Parts is the global provider of aftermarket parts and services to support Kenworth, Peterbilt, DAF and TRP dealers around the world.  This includes 18 distribution centers globally that support 2,200 dealerships and over 1,000,000 customers.  Aftermarket support includes world class customer centers that deliver industry leading uptime in conjunction with our outstanding supply chain that delivers record levels of inventory availability for dealers and customers. 

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 high-quality light-, medium- and heavy-duty trucks under the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF nameplates. PACCAR designs and manufactures advanced diesel engines 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!

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