Summer Internship - Distribution Center Innovation Engineer - Louisville Job

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Date: Nov 16, 2023

Location: Louisville, KY, US, 40272

Company: PACCAR

Requisition Summary

This PACCAR internship provides the opportunity to make a lasting impact on innovation in PACCAR Distribution Centers (PDC’s) worldwide, take part in the very first engineering team to support PDC’s. The team’s mission is to explore technologies of the future, and their improvement to active operations. Each intern will be integrated into division and department meetings, activities, and events to ensure an understanding of PACCAR. You will have the opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to our dynamic organization, while enhancing your resume. At the end of your internship, you have the opportunity to present your accomplishments to your fellow interns and PACCAR Parts senior executives, including the division General Manager. 

PACCAR interns have a great deal of visibility within our company.  Don’t miss out on an exciting opportunity! This internship will take place on site at the brand-new Louisville PACCAR Distribution Center (PDC). 

Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Work in collaboration with the leadership team to explore emerging technologies to improve safety, quality, productivity, and overall operational efficiency. 
  • Assist in project management to prepare construction of the PPD Innovation Center, a high-tech area where PACCAR engineers and managers will analyze new technology to improve safety and operational efficiency. 
  • Explore a topic of interest and provide proof of concept for a technological improvement that has a strong impact on the operation.
  • Perform project work and hands-on duties to build operational experience. 
  • Benchmark various U.S. PACCAR facilities for process engineering and overall technology usage. 


The candidate we seek will be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate engineering program. Below are specific qualifications for this position: 

  • Excellent technical, analytical, and verbal skills 
  • Self-starter/Resourceful
  • Proven problem-solving skills 
  • A 3.0 GPA or higher 
  • Preference will be given to the candidate who can work 40 hours/wk.


  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate program or graduate program. 
  • For undergraduates, junior or senior standing preferred. 

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PACCAR Benefits

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

  • Competitive salary and 401k with up to a 5% company match
  • 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 including 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
  • This position may offer relocation assistance benefits.

Wage Scale or Salary Range

The salary range for our intern positions is as follows:

  • Undergraduate Students: $25.00/Hour
  • Graduate Students: $30/00/Hour
  • Additionally, this role is eligible for the full range of benefit options listed above.

Other Information

  • PACCAR Parts is an eVerify Employer.
  • PACCAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability.
  • PACCAR has success with diverse teams of employees working together to achieve excellent results. Having a diverse and inclusive work environment ensures PACCAR has the talent needed to conduct business today and in the future by leveraging different backgrounds, skills, and viewpoints. We believe diversity in the workplace increases innovation, results in better decisions and increases employee engagement. 

Division Information

PACCAR Parts is the global provider of aftermarket parts and services to support Kenworth, Peterbilt, DAF and TRP dealers around the world.  This includes 19 distribution centers globally that support 2,200 dealerships and over 1,000,000 customers.  Aftermarket support includes world class customer centers that deliver industry leading uptime in conjunction with our outstanding supply chain that delivers record levels of inventory availability for dealers and customers. 

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!

Nearest Major Market: Louisville

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