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Materials Engineer - Non-Metallic Materials



Mt Vernon, WA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Materials Engineer – Non-metallic Materials

This materials engineering position will support current products and new product validation in one or more of the following areas of responsibility:

  • Adhesives
  • Sealants
  • Rubbers and Elastomers
  • Soft goods (seat and soft trim materials such as cloth, vinyl, and leather)
  • Insulation materials
  • Plastics
  • Composites

Company Information
PACCAR is a Fortune 500 company established in 1905. PACCAR Inc is recognized as a globalleader in the commercial vehicle, financial, and customer service fields with internationallyrecognized brands such as Kenworth, Peterbilt, and DAF trucks. PACCAR is a global technologyleader in the design, manufacture and customer support of premium light-, medium- and heavy-dutytrucks under the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF nameplates and also provides customized financialservices, information technology and truck parts related to its principal business.
Whether you want to design the transportation technology of tomorrow, support the staff functionsof a dynamic, international leader, or build our excellent products and services, you can develop thecareer you desire with PACCAR. Get started!

Division Information
The PACCAR Technical Center provides engineering excellence to the truck, engine, and winchdivisions of PACCAR Inc through innovative product development and testing. The TechnicalCenter is located in the Skagit Valley about 65 miles north of Seattle, Washington. Tooling isprovided.

Job Functions/Responsibilities

  • Support current product issues and new product development
  • Perform laboratory evaluations to determine physical and chemical properties of materials
  • Prepare clear, concise laboratory reports for material and component testing and investigations
  • Evaluate test methods and results using rigorous statistical methodology
  • Design test fixtures and develop test methods with support of senior engineers
  • Work with design engineers, quality engineers, and suppliers to develop test plans and conduct testing.

Qualifications & Skills

  • Bachelor of science in materials engineering, or related engineering field
  • Working knowledge of at least one of the materials areas of responsibility listed for this position, including knowledge of manufacturing processes
  • Working knowledge of part assembly methods and secondary operations
  • Working knowledge of statistics and sampling
  • 1-5 years’ experience working in a related field, preferably in the automotive or transportation industries.
  • Ability to summarize technical issues and communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Ability to manage workload and respond to shifting time and project demands
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Ability to quickly grasp and execute duties with minimal verbal or written instruction, and to initiate appropriate actions when needed without direct oversight

Physical Demands

  • May be required to lift objects weighing up to 50 pounds
  • Regularly required to sit, stand and walk about the facility – occasionally spending extended periods of time standing, and bending or stooping
  • Occasional (<10%) travel to suppliers

Work Environment

  • Works in both an office and laboratory environment
  • Occasionally exposed to dust, odors, fumes and noise

Paccar Benefits
As a U.S. PACCAR employee, you have a full range of benefit options including:
Competitive salary and 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 leave
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
Materials Engineer – Non-metallic Materials is $75,100 - $112,300 annually. Additionally, this role is eligible for a full range of benefit options listed above. This role is also eligible for a holiday gift.