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Data Systems Instrumentation Technician



Mt Vernon, WA, USA
Posted on Friday, March 22, 2024

Requisition Summary

The PACCAR Technical Center’s Data Systems team is seeking a technician to install instruments and collect high quality data while conducting truck tests. Testing will be performed in accordance with project objectives and established procedures to ensure accurate data for engineering analysis. The Data Systems technician will manage the data acquisition equipment and be responsible for thorough and accurate test related documentation. This role will work under the direction of engineers and senior technicians.

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

  • Specify, procure, and install instruments and data acquisition equipment.
  • Configure and operate data acquisition test control software.
  • Operate heavy duty trucks on test track.
  • Ensure accuracy of test data for engineering analysis.
  • Perform calibration of accelerometers, pressure sensors and other devices.
  • Maintain calibration database and other documentation.
  • Develop and maintain written process documentation.
  • Foster good communication and cooperative working relationships with other departments.
  • Inform managers, peers and internal customers of work progress and issues.


  • Strong computer skills using Microsoft office products.
  • Strong mathematical skills, basic knowledge of electronics.
  • Ability to troubleshoot basic electronic circuits.
  • Ability to read and understand engineering drawings.
  • Effective written and verbal communication.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Flexible and willing to adapt to changing duties and activities.
  • Ability to operate Heavy Duty Vehicles preferred.


AA Degree in related Technology preferred, or equivalent work experience.

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 Data Systems Instrumentation Technician is $57,600 - $86,400 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.