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Engineering Intern: Advanced Powertrain Job

Date: Jan 29, 2021

Location: Mount Vernon, WA, US

Company: PACCAR

Requisition Summary

The PACCAR Technical Center is looking for an engineering intern to work in the Advanced Powertrain group supporting the PACCAR SuperTruck-II engine program. SuperTruck-II is a Department of Energy-funded project which aims to improve freight efficiency by more than 100% and demonstrate 55% engine brake thermal efficiency of class 8 trucks. The assignment is to support the development of advanced data analysis techniques, including post-processing (Matlab based) tools based on comprehensive engine test-bed measurement. This assignment provides the opportunity to work with state-of-art technologies and to gain experience in a multi-disciplinary engineering 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 premium light-, medium- and heavy-duty trucks under the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF nameplates 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 located in the Skagit Valley about 65 miles north of Seattle, Washington. 

Job Functions / Responsibilities
  • Research methods for physics-based evaluation methods for state-of-art engine technologies
  • Support development of design-of-experiments in the test cells to evaluate next-gen engine fuel efficiency concepts
  • Data processing tool development (MATLAB based) for a detailed analysis of engine test-bed data.
  • Develop technical reports and presentation to communicate progress clearly
  • Excellent knowledge of mechanics, thermo- & fluid dynamics
  • Programming skills (preferably Matlab, Python)  
  • Good understanding or strong interest in engine and turbomachinery
  • Excellent communication ad presentation skills

Junior or higher standing toward an engineering degree

Additional Job Board Information

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

Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Everett

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