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Paccar Winch Inc. OBD Compliance Test Technician in Mount Vernon, Washington

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Date: Jun 11, 2024

Location: Mount Vernon, WA, US, 98273-9671

Company: PACCAR

Job Title: OBD Compliance Test Technician (GR 24)

Requisition Summary

The PACCAR Technical Center’s Production Compliance team is seeking a technician to set up and perform On-Board Diagnostics (OBD) compliance tests. Testing is conducted working within a team of compliance engineers following established procedures, with results submitted to appropriate regulatory agencies. The ideal candidate will bring their technical expertise and mindset of continuous improvement to advance our team.

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!

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 in the scenic Skagit Valley about 65 miles north of Seattle, Washington.

Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Conduct engine and aftertreatment diagnostic demonstrations and other tests on heavy duty diesel trucks

  • Install breakout boxes, failed parts, component fault simulation boxes, and other test equipment on test vehicles

  • Follow test procedures and work closely with engineering staff to evaluate and improve test methods

  • Maintain, troubleshoot, and repair test trucks and test equipment

  • Perform in-vehicle and remote data collection

  • Maintain detailed test records and process and project documentation

  • Support other Compliance teams with test expertise as required

  • Develop and maintain good communication and cooperative and productive working relationships with other departments

  • Communicate with manager, peers, and internal customers on work progress and issues

  • Support department continuous improvement initiatives

  • Travel up to 15% required


  • Minimum 6 years’ experience working in the diesel, heavy duty truck, or automotive industry

  • Familiarity with engine diagnostics

  • Ability to manage personal workload under potentially shifting time and project demands

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong computer skills

  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment to accomplish goals


    Two-year degree in diesel/automotive technology or equivalent

    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 OBD Compliance Test Technician 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 .