PACCAR – Why Work For Us?

PACCAR invests in new opportunities, enhances employee experiences and advances its technology to exceed expectations.

PACCAR has more than 100 years of experience as 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. The company, headquartered in Bellevue, Washington, also provides customized financial services, information technology and truck parts related to its principal business.

PACCAR is focused GLOBALLY. Today, the company sells its trucks in over 100 countries and is expanding its investment in the emerging BRIC markets. PACCAR offices in Beijing and Shanghai expanded the company’s business in China, and the company will be constructing a DAF manufacturing facility in Brazil. PACCAR continues to approach growth opportunities with a long-term focus.

PACCAR and its more than 22,000 employees worldwide are proud of the remarkable achievement of 73 consecutive years of net profit. As a PACCAR employee, you can help distinguish the company as a global leader in the technology, capital goods, financial services and aftermarket parts businesses.

Our Six Guiding Principles:

  • Quality
  • Technology
  • Global Focus
  • Integrity
  • Innovation
  • Profitablitity

Visit Paccar Companies and Services for more information about our divisions and opportunities to work for us. PACCAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

PACCAR hires people at all levels of experience, who have the desire, drive and creativity to help our customers. We actively recruit for a variety of roles, including engineers, financial analysts, client service specialists, supply chain management and logistics management.

What We Value in Our Workforce

  • Diversity
  • Teamwork
  • Professionalism
  • Social Responsibility

New Grads & Internships

We are on campus. Where are you?

Our University Recruiting team visits select college campuses around the United States every year. If we don't visit your school, we still want to hear from you. E-mail us at paccarcareers@paccar.com.

Jump start your career by applying for positions now at PACCAR jobs.

PACCAR believes that we grow and succeed when our employees are given the opportunity to increase their skills, talents and capabilities.

PACCAR’s learning curriculum includes online and in-person seminars, courses, certification programs and training sessions across a variety of disciplines to help you expand your knowledge and develop new and valuable skills.

  • The Emerging Leaders Roundtable is designed for employees who are new supervisors or managers. They tour the facilities, meet key leaders at each location and engage in their self-directed learning exercises.
  • The PACCAR Institute for Managerial Leadership provides a foundation for managers to develop the critical planning, leading and influencing skills necessary to sustain exceptional, long-term business performance.
  • The PACCAR Executive Leadership Program is designed to continue the development of executives in existing and new global operating locations. PACCAR’s top leaders share their extensive knowledge and experience with participants in this hands-on program.
  • The Leadership Development Program is a management training program consisting of a series of short-term assignments in key functional areas.

PACCAR’s employee benefits are an important part of the total compensation. Our goal is to support the health and welfare of our employees and their families in order to provide security and peace of mind, now and in the future.

Your Health

  • Medical, Dental and Vision
    Employees have the opportunity to choose from four medical plan options. Each option offers different levels of annual deductibles and out-of-pocket limits, and automatically includes dental and vision coverage.

  • Flexible Spending Accounts
    Employees may participate in Flexible Spending Accounts to set aside pre-tax money to pay for approved health care and dependent care expenses.

  • Life Insurance
    PACCAR provides both Basic Life Insurance and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance, equal to an employee’s annual base salary, at no cost to employees.

  • Disability
    PACCAR provides both Short- and Long-Term Disability insurance at no cost to employees.

Your Retirement

PACCAR provides two plans that can help employees prepare for retirement - a 401(k) plan AND a pension plan.

  • 401(k)
    PACCAR helps employees’ retirement savings grow by contributing a competitive discretionary matching contribution. Currently, PACCAR matches dollar for dollar up to 5% of pay.

  • Pension Plan
    Employees are 100% vested after 5 years of service.

Your Well Being

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
    PACCAR’s EAP is a confidential counseling and referral service that can assist employees and their dependents.

  • Health Fairs
    PACCAR hosts bi-annual health fairs for their employees to participate in and have fun while they learn about ways to lead a healthful lifestyle. At the fair, PACCAR offers free health screenings from local health and wellness providers such as physicians, dermatologists and chiropractors. In addition, fitness experts, masseuses, yoga instructors and pet health providers offer alternative health options to improve our employees’ lifestyles and their pets.

Your Education

  • Tuition Assistance
    PACCAR values education and supports career development by offering 50% tuition reimbursement for successful completion of approved classes.

  • Education Recognition
    To honor an employee's completion of an advanced degree and certain professional certifications, PACCAR offers a monetary Education Achievement Award.

PACCAR has an excellent record of community involvement at all of the company’s major manufacturing locations. Our employees and the PACCAR Foundation give generously to several causes throughout the year.

Supporting the Community

  • PACCAR donates to United Way
    Employees and the Foundation combined have given more than $8.9 million dollars to United Way since 2005.

  • PACCAR Named Washington State Philanthropic Company of the Year in 2010
    The Association of Fundraising Professionals, Washington Chapter, named PACCAR an outstanding corporate donor in 2010.

Natural Disaster Relief

  • PACCAR Donates to Haiti Earthquake Relief
    PACCAR contributed $250,000 to the American Red Cross to support Haitian relief efforts and donated a Kenworth dump truck.

Support For Higher Education

  • PACCAR Center for Applied Science at Gonzaga University
    PACCAR made a major donation toward the construction of Gonzaga University's new PACCAR Center for Applied Science, which opened in Spokane, Wash., in late 2008 The building made history as the university's first certified "green" building.

  • PACCAR Hall at the University of Washington
    PACCAR and the Pigott Family donated an $18 million gift to the University of Washington's Michael G. Foster School of Business for the building of PACCAR Hall in 2008. PACCAR is among the top five corporate lifetime donors to the University of Washington.

  • Paul Pigott Scholarship Foundation
    The Paul Pigott Scholarship Foundation awards a scholarship of up to $10,000 to children of employees on a competitive basis for their freshmen year.

  • PACCAR Support Children's literacy
    PACCAR's support of early childhood education with book drives and contributions to Page Ahead has provided more than 125,000 new books for children who may have never owned a book.

  • Educational Matching Gift
    PACCAR matches up to $5,000 of charitable contributions to eligible educational institutions.

For more than a century, PACCAR has forged a path of quality, technology, and innovation across the globe.

PACCAR continues to invest in new opportunities, enhance employee experiences and advance its technology to exceed expectations. Click Heritage to learn more about our history.

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    It's a good place to get hands-on experience. They teach you a lot.

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    I worked at PACCAR as an intern (less than an year)

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    They all work very professionally. Managers are good, patient, and easy to work with.

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    The working hours are too strict.

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PACCAR Interviews

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    I was in communication for about a month until we confirmed a meeting time. I did a phone interview and passed and then came in and interviewed with two managers, both of whom were very nice. About 30 minutes each with standard questions about the position and my qualifications. Nothing really unusual about it, the company has a very strict dress code and lots of company policies, but also perks like a free gym on site and free parking. After the interview they followed up a few weeks after to let me know they found someone else. They filled the position from within. I would say it was a slower process, the duration of it was about 8 weeks. The company did seem to have quite a bit of internal opportunities.

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PACCAR Awards & Accolades

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ATD Commercial Trucks of the Year, American Truck Dealers, 2012
The World's 100 Most Innovative Companies, Forbes, 2011
Shingo Medallion, The Manufacturing Institute, 2011
Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Heavy Duty Vocational Trucks (Peterbilt), J.D. Power and Associates, 2011
Best Places to Work for Commuters, National Center for Transit Research at USF, 2012
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Additional Info

Website www.paccar.com
Headquarters Bellevue, WA
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1978
Type Company - Public (PCAR)
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $10+ billion (USD) per year
Competitors Navistar, Volvo, Daimler

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