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Internship: Battery Pack Development Job



Mt Vernon, WA, USA
Posted on Sunday, September 10, 2023

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!


Job Functions / Responsibilities


The Engineering Intern will learn battery electric truck modeling approach and be given a chance to analyze experimental data, characterize battery performance parameters, and build models for simulating battery performance. The specific activities include: 


  • Analyze battery cycler test data with Matlab/Simulink
  • Identify intrinsic characteristics of batteries through data analysis
  • Conduct battery modeling, focusing on battery response to varies power demand 
  • Process analysis results and write reports 




  • Solid thermodynamics and/or electrochemistry background 
  • Solid background in mathematics, especially linear algebra, and differential equations
  • 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 


PACCAR Benefits


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