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PACCAR Inc. Engine Test Technician Job in Mount Vernon, Washington

Company InformationPACCAR 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 InformationThe 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.Requisition SummaryThe Engine Test Technician will work at PACCAR's Engine Test Laboratory (ETL) in Mount Vernon, Washington. Key responsibilities in the ETL include preparing engines for testing, configuring test cell and measurement equipment, performing engine tests, and summarizing results. The Engine Test Technician will work 1st shift, Sunday through Thursday. Employees who work weekend shift earn an 8% shift differential.Job Functions / ResponsibilitiesConduct tests on heavy duty diesel engines using a dynamometer cell and test automation softwareFollow technical instructions and work closely with engineering staff to assure engines are performing as requested during testingPrepare engines for dynamometer cell testing, including replacing components and installing measurement instrumentationMaintain, troubleshoot and repair test enginesTroubleshoot, maintain, and repair engine test cell equipmentSupport maximum test cell utilization and downtime reductionMaintain detailed electronic records and project documentationMaintain the highest level of work area safety, cleanliness and organizationKeep abreast of new engine and testing technologies, recommend continuous improvementsPerform duties safely and efficiently with minimal supervisionFlexibility, initiative and the willingness to respond to shifting time and project demandsQualificationsMinimum of 1-2years experience working with engines and engine electronicsProficient in troubleshooting complex mechanical and electronic engine systemsMust demonstrate independent creativity based on technical theory to solve challenges for which routine solutions are not availableHigh attention to detail, organization and thoroughnessExcellent mechanical aptitudeStrong computer skills - Microsoft Office and Data Acquisition software proficiency desiredStrong verbal and written communication skillsMust be able to work independently as well as in a team environment to achieve common goalsEducationAssociate of Technical Arts Degree in Diesel Power Technology or equivalent degree required.Additional Job Board InformationPACCAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability.