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Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Internship

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 high-quality light-, medium-, and heavy-duty trucks under the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF nameplates.  PACCAR also designs and manufactures advanced diesel engines, provides financial services and information technology, and distributes truck parts related to its principal business.


Kenworth Truck Company: Kenworth Truck Company, founded in 1923, is the manufacturer of The World’s Best® heavy and medium duty trucks. With an excellent heritage of quality, innovation and technology, Kenworth has played an essential role in the development of trucks that are more fuel efficient, productive, and economical to operate. Today, Kenworth is leading transportation innovation with the introduction of battery-electric vehicles, exploration of fuel cell electric powertrains, and autonomous driving systems. Kenworth is committed to fostering an environment of diversity, equality and inclusivity in the workplace.


Requisition Summary

Kenworth Division of PACCAR is looking for a highly motivated individual who is interested in gaining professional experience in an industry-leading manufacturing company to join our 2024 Internship Program in Kirkland, WA. This internship will support our New Product Development and Operations Support Team. Duties will be varied among new products and sustaining manufacturing related items. 


We are excited you are seeking an internship with PACCAR and wish you the best of luck!


Internships include unique learning opportunities such as:

  • Learn first-hand from the industry’s top professionals
  • Work directly with Managers and Senior Managers
  • Develop mentoring relationships with leaders
  • Gain valuable hands-on experience
  • Expand your professional network


This internship is scheduled to begin in May or June 2024.


Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Support Advanced Manufacturing Engineers and other subject matter experts in information and data collection
    • Based on data and facts make recommendations from findings
  • Develop, improve, and audit current processes or documentation
  • Support projects associated with management of Supply-Base Tooling
  • Develop fixtures and assembly aids for new product projects 
  • Analyze parts using design for manufacturability and assembly principles
  • Provide periodic updates on project assignments to Advanced Manufacturing Management
  • Create a PowerPoint summary of internship accomplishments for presentation at the end of the summer
  • Flexibility to address special projects as they arise


Skills / Competencies

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Resourceful and a self-starter
  • Strong professionalism
  • Experience with 3D modeling software preferred



Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate Engineering or related technical Program.

  • Junior or senior standing preferred


Intern Benefits

As a U.S. PACCAR intern, 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
  • Sick Leave
  • Flexible spending accounts (FSA) and health savings accounts (HSA)
  • 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

At PACCAR, we value talent and promote growth and development. We carefully consider numerous compensation factors, including your education, training, or experience. The salary range for internship positions is $25 an hour for undergraduate students and $30 an hour for graduate students. Additionally, this role is eligible for a range of benefit options listed above.


If you would like more information about what makes PACCAR an excellent place to work, please visit the PACCAR Career Site. PACCAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability.