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Daimler Trucks North America Shaker Lab Technician (L8) in Portland, Oregon

When you join Daimler, you become an agent of change within our global community of people working to create a cleaner, safer, and more efficient world for today and tomorrow. Through innovation at all levels, our teams ensure our world-changing brands continue to increase the quality of life and the business success of our customers, their customers, and the world around them. The Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) brand portfolio is second to none, and includes Freightliner Trucks, Western Star Trucks, Detroit engines and components, Thomas Built Buses and Freightliner Custom Chassis.

We are the undisputed leader in the commercial vehicle market and the industry’s technology trendsetter. Empowered by purpose, DTNA employees drive a Technology Revolution through innovative products and a customer-centric culture. Our dedication to our customers and society does not end once our products hit the road. That’s because we believe that business success and social responsibility go hand in hand. We immerse ourselves in our customer’s experience, and support the environmental responsibilities of our sites to ensure our products are the reliable, sustainable and the desired tools of the future.

Job Overview

The Structures and Shakers Labs (SSL) team in the Vehicle Durability and Reliability Testing (VDRT) plays an important role in validating truck structures and components through accelerated testing, physical simulation, data acquisition and analysis. The lab uses digitally-controlled servo-hydraulic test equipment to accelerate truck durability/rough road testing. The position is located in Portland, OR with opportunity for occasional travel (<5%) to Madras, OR.

The Technician supports all activities in the Shaker Lab including: assembly of shaker rigs, set-up of shaker tests, running shaker tests, inspection and documentation of test issues, instrumentation and data acquisition, preventative maintenance and service of hydraulic equipment and infrastructure.


  • The technician is responsible for supporting all test functions in the shaker lab.

  • Shaker rig assembly and fixture fabrication.

  • Shaker set-up and configuration.

  • Inspection and photographic documentation of test issues.

  • Truck component repair and replacement.

  • Instrumentation and data acquisition.

  • Preventative maintenance and service of hydraulic equipment

  • Organize work environment with cleanliness and safety in mind.

Basic Qualifications (Required Skills & Experience)

  • A high school diploma (or equivalent) with 3 years of related experience OR an associate's degree (or higher) required in lieu of experience

  • Willing to learn continuously, contribute to system improvements, and succeed both as an individual and in a team environment

  • Good oral and written communication

  • Ability to troubleshoot and problem solve, with an innovative mindset

  • Computer proficiency (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook)

  • Proficient with power tools and hand tools

  • Able to work at heights and in confined spaces

  • Lifting requirements: lifting <50 lbs. often and >50 lbs. on occasion

  • Ability to read and understand mechanical assembly diagrams

  • An attached resume is required

Typical Minimum Experience Preferred (Desired Skills/Experience)

  • Associates Degree Mechanical Engineering Technology

  • Associates Degree Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology

  • Diesel Technology

  • Proficient with basic machine tools

  • Powered lift truck and overhead crane proficient, or ability to become within 3 months

  • Experienced with industrial hydraulic power unit operation and maintenance

  • Willing to obtain a commercial driver’s license within the first 12 months

Work Location Opportunity:

This position is open to consideration at the following locations:

  • Portland

Daimler Trucks North America is firmly committed to developing a work environment that supports empowerment and inclusion for our current and future employees. We recognize that our ability to adapt will enable us to compete for a broader range of talent. Additionally, our business and the people who work within it will be successful and profitable if we remain agile and flexible in our approach to work.

To continue to build a great place to work for all, we are committed to a culture that supports flexibility and encourages a positive working environment that achieves the needs of our business and employees.

  • On-site: You come into office 5 days per week. You have a dedicated desk for your laptop, monitor, family photos, plants, and anything else that makes your workspace truly yours.

Additional Information

  • Applicants must be legally authorized to work permanently in the U.S. at the time of application

  • Final candidate must successfully complete a pre-employment drug screen and criminal background check

  • EEO/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

For an accommodation or special assistance with applying for a posted position, please contact our Human Resources department at 503-745-8982 or toll free 800-206-3369. For TTY/TDD enabled call 503-745-2137 or toll free 866-355-6935.

Organization: Daimler Trucks North America LLC

Title: Shaker Lab Technician (L8)

Location: Oregon-Portland

Requisition ID: DAI0000FOM