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Date: Nov 8, 2018

Location: Algona, WA, US

Company: PACCAR

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 also designs and manufactures advanced diesel engines, provides financial services and information technology, and distributes 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

Dynacraft, a PACCAR Company, is headquartered in Algona, WA. Dynacraft performs assembly, light manufacturing and distribution for PACCAR truck plants and the aftermarket. For more than forty years, Dynacraft has provided high quality components, subassemblies and specialized services. Dynacraft’s manufacturing facilities located in Algona, WA, Louisville, KY, and  Plano/McKinney, TX.

Requisition Summary

An internship at Dynacraft, A PACCAR Company provides students with an opportunity to gain real world experience through a work assignment in the design engineering department. As an engineering intern, you will provide support to our design engineers while expanding your engineering skillset through projects and assignments.  Internships typically last for three to four months. Don't miss out on an exciting opportunity!

Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Provide support to the design engineering team.
  • Utilize Pro/Engineer to design and evaluate proposals.
  • Create models and release drawings.
  • Identify cost reduction opportunities.
  • Determine root cause and drive corrective actions.
  • Perform testing and record results.
  • Contact suppliers for pricing and part information.
  • Become familiar with Dynacraft's manufacturing processes.
  • Create supporting documentation for current projects and organize files.


  • Must be currently enrolled in a Mechanical Engineering program and must have completed at least two years of college towards their degree.
  • Automotive experience/interest is desired.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Resourceful and a self-starter.
  • Strong professionalism.
  • Analytical thinking.
  • Sense of urgency.

Skills / Competencies

  • Demonstrated PC skills.
  • Automotive experience or interest strongly desired.
  • Excellent technical, verbal, written and presentation skills. 
  • Ability to work in a self-directed environment is preferred.
  • Knowledge of Creo preferred.


Currently enrolled in a Bachelor's or Master's degree program with a mechanical engineering degree focus.

Minimum qualifications include completion of sophomore year in an engineering program leading to a bachelor’s degree.

Additional Job Board Information

PACCAR is an equal opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability. 

Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue

Job Segment: Summer Internship, Seasonal, Intern, Part Time, Entry Level Engineer, Entry Level, Retail, Engineering

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