2024 Summer Internship: Advanced Mobility Tech Engineering Job

Apply now »

Date: Nov 29, 2023

Location: Sunnyvale, CA, US, 94089

Company: PACCAR

Company Information

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 also designs and manufactures advanced power trains, provides financial services and information technology, and distributes truck parts related to its principal business.


Peterbilt Motors Company

On highways, construction sites, city streets, logging roads - everywhere our customers earn their living - Peterbilt's red oval is a familiar symbol of performance, reliability and pride. Peterbilt has reigned as America's premium quality truck manufacturer since the company's founding in 1939. Our dedication to deliver products and services focused on improving customers' performance, image, profitability and peace of mind truly makes Peterbilt the Class of the Industry.

Requisition Summary

As technology and transportation increasingly started to converge, the PACCAR Silicon Valley Innovation Center was formed in 2017 to help PACCAR identify the relevant mega-trends, evaluate their impact, and enable PACCAR to continue its leadership in this new transportation paradigm.


The Innovation Center works across a broad range of areas including autonomous driving, driver assistance, data monetization, electrification, connected vehicles and 3D printing among others. The Innovation Center is a modern facility in the heart of Silicon Valley. You can find pictures at https://paccarinnovation.com/


If you’re excited about future mobility and want to play a part in shaping its direction, this is the place to be! PACCAR’s leadership position and deep industry ties provide a fascinating vantage point from which to apply and hone your MBA skills.


Job Functions / Responsibilities

What you will do

This is a high-visibility and high-impact internship: output from this internship will culminate in presentations to PACCAR senior leadership and be used to inform future product and business decisions.


In this role, you’ll work closely with the Innovation Center's Managing Director of Innovation Business Development on key strategic questions of high importance to PACCAR’s future.


You will:

  • Structure and right-size ambiguous business problems of high importance to PACCAR’s future
  • Develop and implement, as applicable, action plans to solve these high-visibility problems using both quantitative and qualitative analyses, stakeholder interviews and cross-functional collaboration
  • Communicate findings and recommendations to the PACCAR senior leadership



An ideal candidate profile is as follows:

  • Good grasp of business strategy: comfortable selecting, tailoring and applying suitable business frameworks to address strategic challenges.
  • Advanced analytical, interviewing, listening, and rapport-building skills.
  • Intellectual horsepower to quickly come up to speed and ask relevant questions on unfamiliar areas while being humble and low ego
  • Self-starter who takes initiative and get things done with limited oversight
  • Strong written and spoken communication skills and poise and professionalism geared towards an executive audience


Currently pursuing a degree in one of the following disciplines: Engineering (Electrical, Software, or Mechanical), Computer Science, or equivalent degree required


Act with Integrity
Demonstrate Adaptability
Drive for Results
Influence Others
Lead Innovation and Quality Initiatives
Manage Execution
Manage Talent
Technical Acumen

Paccar Benefits

As a U.S. PACCAR employee, 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



Additional Job Board Information

PACCAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability corporation. Peterbilt promotes Diversity and Inclusion through mentorship, events, and affinity support groups – The Diversity Council, Peterbilt Women’s Initiative (PBWin), Veterans Group, Peterbilt Black Organization for Leadership and Development (B.O.L.D) and ADVOCATE (An LGBTQ support group).



Nearest Major Market: San Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto

Job Segment: Auto Technician, Summer Internship, Facilities, Construction, Intern, Automotive, Entry Level, Operations, Engineering

Apply now »