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OBD Technical Specialist Job



Mt Vernon, WA, USA
Posted on Friday, August 11, 2023

Requisition Summary


PACCAR Technical Center is seeking a hands-on candidate with strong troubleshooting skills with OBD systems to fill our Technical Lead position. This individual must be familiar with Diesel and Aftertreatment systems.

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


  • Troubleshoot Electrical, Hardware and Software issues using Development tools, Schematics and good Technical knowledge
  • Oversee a high mileage accumulation fleet by reporting on issues and keeping them up to date with the latest Software and Calibrations
  • Work with Field Test and Running business for root cause analysis
  • Run Testing for engineers in a Test Cell and in Vehicles and reporting back the data collected
  • Support offsite testing locally and in remote regions
  • Be able to execute and post process data
  • Use of Matlab, Excel, Windows, and Power point is essential
  • Be able to Flash controllers and extract data to read fault codes



  • 3 years of experience in related field required
  • Computer literate in Microsoft Office programs including Word, Excel, etc.
  • Experience with and understanding of CalTerm and ATI
  • OBD troubleshooting skills required



2 year degree from a technical college and/or ASE certification 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 OBD Technical Specialist is $63,000 - $94,500 annually. Additionally, this role is eligible for a full range of benefit options listed above. This position is also eligible for a holiday gift.