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Summer Internship 2024 - Materials Test Engineer Job



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Quality Assurance
Mt Vernon, WA, USA
Posted on Saturday, January 6, 2024

Engineering Intern - Materials Analysis

Requisition Summary

This materials laboratory internship will support vehicle and engine products under the direction of materials engineers. There will be opportunity to work in metals, plastics, composites, and/or coatings.

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.

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 — you can develop the career you desire with PACCAR. Get started!

Division Information

The PACCAR Technical Center provides engineering excellence to the truck, engine, and winch divisions of PACCAR Inc through innovative product development and testing. We are located in beautiful Mt. Vernon, WA.

Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Completion of basic materials tests including hardness, tensile strength, and chemical analysis
  • Develop test fixtures , comply with industry standards, and document test results
  • Sample preparation and participate in failure analysis


  • Working towards a bachelor of science in engineering, materials science, or chemistry
  • Ability to summarize technical issues and communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Coursework focused on polymers or metallurgy is desirable

The following abilities or tolerances are required:

  • Lift and carry at least 50 pounds
  • Push and pull at least 125 pounds
  • Repetitive bending, stooping and kneeling
  • Frequent work at or above shoulder level
  • Good manual dexterity
  • Ability to use vibratory tools
  • Ability to work with or around solvents, degreasing agents, greases, oils paints and solder with proper safety equipment
  • Work in areas of high temperature and humidity
  • Work with vehicle fluids
  • Work in areas of high noise with hearing protection
  • Tolerate eye, hearing, and foot protection
  • Good vision/depth perception with or without corrective lenses
  • Work around electronic equipment

Intern Benefits

Salary: 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:

  • 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 accounts (HSA)
  • EAP services: including wellness plans, estate planning, financial counseling, and more

PACCAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability

This job is no longer accepting applications

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