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2023 Summer Internship - Systems Administrator Intern Job

Date: Jan 26, 2023

Location: Renton, WA, US, 98057

Company: PACCAR


PACCAR, Inc. is a Fortune 500 company established in 1905 and is recognized as a global leader in the commercial vehicle, financial, and customer service fields. PACCAR is a global technology leader in the design, manufacture, and customer support of high-quality light-, medium- and heavy-duty trucks under its internationally recognized brands Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF nameplates. PACCAR designs and manufactures advanced diesel engines and provides customized financial services, information technology and truck parts related to its principal business.


Your next career move is waiting at PACCAR 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. Join the PACCAR team today!


The Role

This position is responsible for the administration, maintenance and recovery of PACCAR servers, and applications to ensure adherence to Service Level Agreements. The Open Systems Team also manages other data center critical infrastructure, hypervisor platform, messaging, and Azure. An IT Systems Administrator designs solutions, administers, maintains, and optimizes servers and plays a critical role on a global team that is responsible for ensuring the health and availability of PACCAR’s business critical applications.


About the Team

As a Systems Administrator Intern, you will work with the Open Systems Administration Team. The Open Systems Administration Team focuses on solving providing technology solutions to PACCAR. As part of a diversified global Fortune 500 company, the Open Systems Administration Team works on a huge variety of projects: from infrastructure as code, cloud migration, and disaster recovery planning. The Open Systems Administration Team is working on high-impact and high-visibility projects. Come join this visionary and innovative team!


Job Responsibilities & Projects

• Server hardware refresh project

• Keeping systems operating efficiently by performing any necessary upgrades and repairs

• Analyzing and figuring out the system needs of departments

• Optimizing and evaluating the system regularly

• Training or directing users on the correct use of software and hardware

• Identifying and automating maintenance routines


Required Experience & Skills

• 2+ years hands-on IT technical experience

• Ability to work under pressure and multitask within a fast-paced environment

• Communicate clearly with team members, technical support groups, and management

• Able to perform advanced troubleshooting techniques and recovery procedures on Windows Server 2008/2012/2016/2019/2022 using a variety of server administration tools

• Functional knowledge IT Infrastructure components – storage, network, structured cabling



• Undergraduate degree in IT, Computer Science or related field desired in progress


Physical Demands

• Sitting and standing for prolonged periods of time

• Lifting up to 55 pounds

• Team lifting large objects such as servers using lifting equipment


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


The salaries for intern positions are as follows:

  • Undergraduate Enrollment - $25 / hour
  • Graduate Enrollment - $30 / hour


Diversity & Inclusion

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

PACCAR’s IT Division promotes Diversity and Inclusion through mentorship, events, celebrations, and affinity groups. The IT Division has an active Diversity Council and supports initiatives and activities for all. PACCAR supports women through the PACCAR Women’s Association (PWA), Women in Trucking, and Women in Technology International (WITI). Educational awareness programs such as Unconscious Bias, Male Allyship and Inclusive Leadership are just a few of many trainings offered. PACCAR is a supporter of PRIDE and celebrates many different multi-cultural events.

Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue

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