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Quality Engineering Intern Summer 2024 Job

United States, Mississippi, Columbus
Oct 24, 2023

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 premium light-, medium- and heavy-duty trucks under the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF nameplates andalso provides customized financial services, information technology and 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!


PACCAR Engine Company's $400 million engine manufacturing and technology facility is located in Columbus, Mississippi. Theengines produced at the Mississippi plant are PACCAR Engine Company's most fuel-efficient and highest-technology diesel engines. PACCAR Engine Company is excited about this superb site and the opportunities it provides to PACCAR Engine Company, our customers, dealers, supplier partners and the people of the State of Mississippi.

Requisition Summary

Quality Co-Op/Intern

Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Work closely with machining and assembly department personnel and provide engineering support with timely responses to problems being worked.
  • Identify root cause for problems that occur during the engine manufacturing process and work with appropriate organizational departments and / or suppliers to implement permanent corrective actions.
  • Assist with machining or assembly department corrective actions related to daily PQI and internal campaign issues.
  • Completes and analyzes data and identifies trends and facilitates improvement actions.Interacts with team members to implement solutions.
  • Maintain a problem solving database which tracks problem resolution.
  • Utilize effective communication and problem solving skills to foster an effective team environment which continually strives for improvements in safety, quality, productivity, and efficiency.
  • The development and implementation of quality - engineered systems for new process / products and transfer products.
  • Provides assessments and advises on robustness of Quality System implementation.
  • Develop SPC and Training plans in support of new product launches.


  • Working in Quality Engineering role with other functional groups, provides support of new process/ product and transfer products. Provide QA Engineer(s) direction, analysis and recommendations to assure effective quality control and associated risk management plans.
  • Write, review and/or approve process and product validation protocols and reports, equipment qualifications, engineering change orders.
  • Provide technical leadership for Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) and Control Plans for both Process and
    Design FMEA's. Support Complaint investigations as appropriate. Own the FMEA process.
  • Assure proper use of statistical tools to analyze data, make acceptance decisions, and improve process capability ( DOE, SPC ). Thru out the organization.
  • Ensure that development activities follow control requirements and product is properly transferred to manufacturing. Assure all control plans meet necessary requirements to ensure effective product acceptance including appropriate inspection requirements, equipment and gage requirements and sampling plans.
  • Initiate and investigate Corrective and Preventative Actions (CAPA) as appropriate.
  • Assure process audit program established and implemented.
  • Lead Continuous improvement activities and support Lean environment and re-work / scrap reduction.
  • Assist in development, review and approval of process and equipment validation

Qualifications & Skills

The candidate we seek will be currently enrolled in an EngineeringProgram and have completed theirSophomore year of College.

Excellent technical, verbal, written and presentations skills.Proven problem solving skills are required.Ability to work in a self-directed environment is preferred.

  • Must be flexible to work portions of day and evening shift.
  • Be able to stand for prolonged periods of time.
  • Preference will be given to the candidate who can work 40 hours/wk.
  • MS office, specifically excel spreadsheets
  • A 3.0 GPA or higher is preferable.

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

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