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Engineering Intern - Vehicle Performance Job

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Date: Jan 17, 2019

Location: Mount Vernon, WA, US

Company: PACCAR

Requisition Summary

The primary focus of this position is vehicle performance testing and analysis, including aerodynamics, fuel economy, vehicle dynamics and related simulation methods.

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

Some potential projects that this intern will work on are:
• Correlation of physical test results to analytical approaches.
• Develop and assess measurement systems used to quantify vehicle performance.
• Evaluate various vehicle efficiency strategies using industry standard test procedures.
• Perform vehicle-level testing measuring aerodynamic and fuel economy performance, vehicle dynamics testing and simulation, and data analysis.
• Continual improvement of processes and/or products.


The position requires coordinating and conducting testing with the supervision of an engineering staff member. This may include project definition and planning, test set up, data collection, analytical modeling, and report writing.
• The ability to analyze physical systems and formulate test methods and simulation models to characterize the systems.
• Excellent technical, communication, and team skills.
• Ability to manage personal workload and willingness, flexibility, and initiative to respond to shifting time and project demands are also required.
• Familiarity with analytical tools is desired (such as MATLAB/Simulink).
• Moderate domestic travel may be required of this position.


This position requires at minimum a Junior (3rd-year) standing working toward a BSME or equivalent degree, with relevant work experience desired.

Additional Job Board Information

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

Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Everett

Job Segment: Intern, Engineer, Product Development, Data Analyst, Entry Level Engineer, Entry Level, Engineering, Research, Data

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