Summer Internship 2024 - Battery Electric Truck Simulation Job

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Date: Nov 24, 2023

Location: Mount Vernon, WA, US, 98273-9671

Company: PACCAR

Requisition Summary


The PACCAR Summer Internship Program provides an opportunity to learn about PACCAR through a work assignment in our simulation department.  Each intern will be integrated into division and department meetings, activities and events to ensure an understanding of PACCAR and our truck brands Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF. 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 senior management. PACCAR interns have a great deal of visibility within our company. Don’t miss out on an exciting opportunity!


The Paccar Technical Center is a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to the development and validation of emerging technologies such as vehicle electrification and autonomous driving systems. The Paccar Technical Center is located in scenic Mt. Vernon, Washington north of Seattle and south of Vancouver, British Columbia. 

Job Functions/Responsibilities


The Engineering Intern will learn battery electric truck modeling approach and be given a chance to check model correlations with experimental data especially on the battery performance side. The specific activities include: 



  • Learn and exercise with a battery electric truck model in GT-Suite and/or Matlab/Simulink 
  • Assess the BEV vehicle dynamics performance using TruckSim
  • Conduct battery model calibration, focusing on capacity and performance degradation. 
  • Run simulations to assess impact on vehicle energy consumption. 
  • Process analysis results and write reports 



  • Solid thermodynamics and/or electrochemistry background 
  • Experience with GT-Suite and/or Matlab/Simulink 
  • Strong computer skills including Windows, Linux and MS Office. Coding experience desired. 
  • Excellent communication and technical writing skills required 



Currently working for an undergraduate or graduate degree in mechanical / electrical engineering or relevant major 



Undergraduate Students: $25.00/hour
Graduate Students: $30.00/hour


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 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

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