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Battery Electric Truck & Transmission - Vehicle Testing Support Technician



IT, Customer Service
Mt Vernon, WA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Requisition Summary

The Vehicle Integration Validation team is seeking a skilled technician to support our diverse vehicle testing initiatives. The role primarily focuses on handling battery electric vehicles and other alternative fuel technologies, alongside tasks involving internal combustion engines that support transmission testing. We are looking for a proactive and eager candidate who is passionate about the latest advancements in automotive technology. The ideal candidate will have experience with high voltage truck equipment, heavy duty transmissions, and be familiar with heavy-duty vehicles.

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 high-quality light-, medium- and heavy-duty trucks under the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF nameplates. PACCAR designs and manufactures advanced diesel engines 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

  • Handle the disablement and enablement of High Voltage (HV) systems and conduct necessary repairs.
  • Perform transmission replacements, including troubleshooting and repairs.
  • Ensure adherence to safety standards while working with HV components and advocate for safety procedures.
  • Monitor the status of the vehicle fleet, manage repair activities, and prioritize repairs based on testing requirements.
  • Work closely with Vehicle Operations, shop personnel, and the engineering team to troubleshoot issues and document them for resolution.
  • Install and configure electronic controller hardware, and flash software using service tools and engineering software across the fleet.
  • Assist in offsite test preparations, including instrumentation installation and vehicle setup, and support offsite testing as a driver (if licensed).
  • Aim to become a subject matter expert in HV Battery Electric Vehicle and Transmission work.
  • Develop and maintain a high level of familiarity with PACCAR products and service tools.


  • Proven experience with Battery Electric Vehicles and familiarity with transmission service.
  • Strong mechanical aptitude is essential.
  • Possession of a Commercial Vehicle Driver’s License (CDL) or the ability to obtain one in the near future.
  • Prior experience with Class 8 vehicles is highly desirable.
  • Ability to summarize technical issues and communicate effectively.
  • Experience with CAN-based control systems and diagnostic tools is preferred.
  • Strong capability for conducting root-cause analysis.


A two-year degree in Diesel/Automotive Technology, Hybrid/BEV Technology, or an equivalent technical degree.

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, 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
  • Global Fortune 500 company with a wide array of growth and development opportunities
  • Work alongside experienced goal-oriented colleagues recognized as experts in their field

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 Battery Electric Truck & Transmission - Vehicle Testing Support Technician is $65,500- $98,300 annually. Additionally, this role is eligible for a full range of benefit options listed above. #INDTC