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Metrology and Instrumentation Lab Supervisor Job



People & HR, Operations
Mt Vernon, WA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Job Listing: Metrology and Instrumentation Lab Supervisor (GR 25)


Requisition Summary

The Metrology and Instrumentation Lab Supervisor will lead a team of technicians responsible for instrumentation of test properties, data collection and processing, strain gauge projects, and instrument calibration activities. This position is responsible for supervising the group workload, continuous improvement of work processes, and the team members’ individual development and performance management. The supervisor will promote a positive, collaborative team environment and manage group resources to achieve department objectives.


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

  • Supervise a team of technical specialists responsible for test instrumentation, data acquisition, strain gauge projects, and instrument calibration activities

  • Oversee the team’s workload and assignment distribution, resolve resource conflicts

  • Support the team members’ individual development plans, including training and continued learning

  • Work with team members to develop and achieve their performance goals; work with the Department Manager to complete performance reviews and feedback

  • Team building and staff retention; interviewing, hiring and onboarding new staff as needed

  • Foster a team environment - coach personnel to work together to resolve issues and achieve team objectives, share knowledge and abilities

  • Work with the Department Manager to help manage department budgets for Metrology and the Instrumentation Lab

  • Perform hands-on support to the team as needed to assist with priority instrumentation and data collection activities

  • Establish and maintain cooperative and productive work relations with other departments and customers



Qualifications and Skills

  • Prior supervisory or team lead experience

  • Hands-on experience and in-depth knowledge of common test instruments, data acquisition systems, and knowledge of related processes

  • Ability to work well in a team environment

  • Ability to summarize technical issues and communicate effectively

  • Ability to manage personal workload and willingness, flexibility and initiative to respond to shifting priorities and project demands

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

  • Self-directed, with strong technical judgment and business acumen

  • Knowledge of automotive fundamentals and systems preferred


Education and Experience

  • BS degree in relevant engineering discipline preferred, or Associate in Technical Arts degree in Instrumentation Technology (or equivalent) with extensive, relevant work experience




Act with Integrity

Demonstrate Adaptability

Drive for Results

Influence Others

Lead Innovation and Quality Initiatives

Manage Execution

Manage Talent

Use Sound Judgment / Business Acumen


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 Metrology and Instrumentation Lab Supervisor is $80,800 - $126,600 annually. Additionally, this role is eligible for the full range of benefit options listed above.