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Vehicle Test Specialist Job



Mt Vernon, WA, USA
Posted on Thursday, July 13, 2023

Requisition Summary


PACCAR, global manufacturer of heavy-duty transportation equipment, including Kenworth, Peterbilt, and DAF trucks, seeks a Fleet Logistics Specialists at their Technical Center in Mount Vernon, Washington.  The successful candidate will organize, coordinate, and conduct verification and validation test articles preparation and test activities for PACCAR Global Engines.  This position will contribute to root cause analysis, documentation, and support activities in failure analysis to achieve solutions.  They will be on-call to support to issues during off-shift hours, as well as working off-site requiring up to 30% travel.

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!


Job Functions / Responsibilities


  • Plans, coordinates, and conducts on & off-site mileage accumulation testing for projects of moderate scope with minimal supervision
  • Analyzes test requests, discusses test requirements with requestors and formulates preliminary test plans, budgets, and schedules
  • Present observations of product performance and/or reliability to engineers and leadership personnel as required.
  • Undertake activities to develop existing and improved test methodologies as needed
  • Initiate and participate in corrective action projects for truck components as needed
  • Participates in root cause analysis, documentation and presentations for failures experienced during the testing
  • Technical lead for the setup of test articles; plans, coordinates, and verifies that test, data acquisition, and specific instrumentation equipment is installed, meets specified requirements, performs preliminary data checks, and ensures off-site test facilities meet test requirements.
  • Capability to be a technical lead during off-site development / verification testing for PACCAR Global Engines
  • Capability to troubleshoot electrical, hardware and software issues using PACCAR development tools, schematics, and good technical knowledge
  • Participates in data collection and analysis
  • Fosters good communications, establishes, and maintains cooperative and productive work relations with all other departments and managers



  • Ability to work well in a team environment
  • Excellent technical and communications skills
  • Ability to manage personal workload and willingness, flexibility, and initiative to respond to shifting time and project demands
  • Working knowledge of PACCAR products is desired
  • Mechanical aptitude and experience preferred
  • Experience with PACCAR engine and aftertreatment development tools preferred
  • Troubleshooting skills required



Associate/Technical degree in relevant field required.

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 program
  • 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. 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 Vehicle Test Specialist is $69,800- $104,300 annually. Additionally, this role is eligible for a full range of benefit options listed above. This position is also eligible for a holiday gift.