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Sr. Technical Specialist - Electrical Job



IT, Other Engineering
Mt Vernon, WA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 11, 2023

Requisition Summary

Performs testing and developmental work involved with PACCAR products with an emphasis on truck electrical systems and components.  Fabricates, operates, maintains, and programs a variety of equipment that evaluates the performance of vehicle electrical components or systems, both on the vehicle and in the lab.  Maintains necessary documentation for test work and area operations.

Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Plan, design, build, and install customized electrical/electronic testing solutions for internal customers.
  • Support and maintain equipment used for testing including heavy truck electrical systems.
  • Work with project engineers and other technical staff to support and perform electrical / electronic testing of heavy truck electrical/electronic components and systems. Offsite travel may be required (< 10%) to support these functions / responsibilities.
  • Foster good communication by establishing and maintaining cooperative and productive work relations with all employees. Responsible for informing peers of work progress and problems or opportunities of which they should be aware. Act as a technical resource for engineers and technical staff, guide and direct activities for less experienced technical staff.
  • Ensures that lab cleanliness is maintained, observes established safety policies, and remains alert for possible safety hazards in own work area as well as work of others. Utilizes appropriate systems for safety knowledge and reviews work for potential safety issues.

Required Qualifications/Skills

  • Associates Degree in Electronic Engineering Technology or related field.  Minimum of 3-5 years of related experience in electrical / electronic systems development and validation.
  • Knowledge of electrical and electronic principles and systems. Knowledge of data acquisition and analysis systems. Ability to work with schematics and manufacturers specifications.
  • Familiarity with mechanical principles and systems.
  • Familiarity with automotive serial data networks.
  • Direct knowledge and application usage of common electronic laboratory equipment such as oscilloscopes, signal generators, spectrum analyzers, power supplies, loads, and data logging equipment.
  • Ability to use appropriate shop equipment and hand tools.
  • Ability to work on and around heavy-duty vehicles in tight spaces to perform job requirements.
  • Well organized and accurate with detailed work.
  • Willingness, flexibility, and initiative to respond to shifting time and project demands.
  • Capable of working individually and in group work assignments.

Preferred Qualifications/Skills

  • Heavy duty vehicle and/or automotive electrical system familiarity
  • Automotive connector systems assembly and usage familiarity
  • Data acquisition principles familiarity
  • Heavy duty vehicle diagnostic software tool familiarity and usage
  • Prior experience in laboratory testing environment (electrical and environmental)
  • Battery electric or hybrid vehicle powertrain systems and energy storage

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.


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

Additional Job Board Information

PACCAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability and E-Verify Employer. 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 the Sr. Technical Specialist - Electrical is $63,000 - $94,500 annually. Additionally, this role is eligible for the full range of benefit options listed above.