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Structural Lab Support Supervisor Job



People & HR, Customer Service, Operations
Mt Vernon, WA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Requisition Summary

The Structural Lab Support Supervisor’s main responsibility is ensuring safe and efficient operation of PACCAR Technical Center’s structural validation lab.  Including daily operation and preventive maintenance of the lab’s mechanical and hydraulic power system.  This supervisor will manage a team of mechanics and technicians responsible for setting up and running physical validation tests on PACCAR truck assemblies and their components.

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


  • Maintain lab safety and promote environmental responsibility.
  • Supervise, mentor, and coordinate lab technicians and mechanics.
  • Work closely with structural validation team to schedule lab activities and validation testing.
  • Preserve PACCAR’s high precedent of cleanliness and organization.
  • Coordinate regular lab preventive maintenance.
  • Perform performance appraisals yearly.

Technical Skills


Technical Skills (Required)

  • Five years of leadership experience
  • Ability to interpret engineering drawings and assemble mechanical test equipment.
  • Good mathematical skills and basic knowledge of engineering practices and theory
  • Thorough understanding of high-pressure hydraulic systems.
  • Strong mechanical aptitude with experience in use of air tools, hand tools, and power tools
  • Associate’s degree in technical field or equivalent
  • Basic computer skills
  • Effective writing and communication skills



Technical Skills (Preferred)

  • Forklift certification
  • Overhead crane certification
  • Confined space procedures training
  • Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)




Associate’s Degree in technical field or equivalent

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

Employee Referral


This position may be eligible for an employee referral bonus. Please review the Employee Referral Bonus Instructions for information on steps or contact your HR representative.