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Program Management - 2023 Summer Intern Job

Date: Jan 18, 2023

Location: Kirkland, WA, US, 98033

Company: PACCAR

Kenworth Truck Company
Kenworth Truck Company is the manufacturer of The World’s Best® heavy and medium duty trucks. Kenworth is an industry leader in providing fuel-saving technology solutions that help increase fuel efficiency and reduce emissions. The company’s dedication to the green fleet includes aerodynamic trucks, compressed and liquefied natural gas trucks, and medium duty diesel-electric hybrids. Kenworth is the first truck manufacturer to receive the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Air Excellence award in recognition of its environmentally friendly products.



Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • The goal of the program management internship is to provide the successful candidate with professional experience executing a variety of deliverables within the Program Management Office (PMO) in a Fortune 100 company setting.

  • The successful candidate will be responsible for a range of deliverables that cover the five phases of the PMBOK project management lifecycle over the 10- to 12-week internship.  Activities and deliverables may include:

    • Leading various project management activities within larger vehicle and powertrain programs in support of the Program Managers that are leading them.

    • Documenting user stories, ensuring stakeholders perform testing, providing consolidated test feedback to vendor(s), and documenting program management workflows as part of the Project Online toolchain currently under development within the PMO.

    • Documenting current project- and program-related processes and templates, peer reviewing them, and releasing them in the Kenworth Quality Manual or PACCAR Corporate Specifications with a focus on continuous improvement.

    • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • The successful candidate will work with product planning, engineering, information technology, manufacturing, and testing functions within Kenworth, as well as other PACCAR divisions, to deliver on internship goals.

  • The successful candidate will report to a program manager within the department and will have direct access to the Director of Program Management at Kenworth.

This is a full-time, short-term, on-site position.


Skills / Competencies

Required skills and experience for this position include:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with an ability to communicate complex ideas to people of various backgrounds and levels of experience.

  • Ability to handle multiple simultaneous tasks covering different phases of the project management lifecycle.

  • A resourceful self-starter who utilizes strong analytical skills to tackle problems with unknown solutions in an innovative, team-building manner.

  • Strong Microsoft Office 365 skills and experience.


Preferred skills and experience for this position include:

  • Strong Microsoft Project Online, SharePoint, and Power BI skills.

  • Experience with lean continuous improvement methodologies.

  • Employment experience in a multidisciplinary organization.

  • Educational background in program management, supply chain or technical field including, math, data analytics, computer science, engineering, etc.


As a U.S. PACCAR intern, you have a full range of benefit options including:

  • 401k with up to a 5% company match

  • Sick Leave

  • Medical, dental, and vision plans for you and your family

  • Flexible spending accounts (FSA) and health savings account (HSA)

  • Life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance

  • EAP services include wellness plans, estate planning, financial counseling and more

  • Global Fortune 500 company with a wide array of growth, training, and development opportunities

  • Work alongside experienced goal-oriented colleagues recognized as experts in their field


Additional Job Board Information

At PACCAR, we value talent and promote growth and development. The hourly rates for Interns are $25 per hour for undergraduates and $30 per hour for graduates. Additionally, this role is eligible for the full range of benefit options listed above.


PACCAR promotes equal employment opportunities by implementing policies and practices that ensure employees and applicants are not discriminated against because of their race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status or other legally protected status. This applies to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion, termination, rates of pay, and other conditions of employment. legally protected status. This applies to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion, termination, rates of pay, and other conditions of employment.


PACCAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability.  

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