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Navistar, Inc. Entry-level Electrical / Computer Engineer - WHQ in Lisle, Illinois

Position Overview

At Navistar, we’re driving change in the transportation industry and striving to help create a cleaner, more sustainable world where future generations can thrive. It’s an exciting time to be at Navistar, as we work to accelerate the impact of sustainable mobility throughout North America and, with our TRATON GROUP colleagues, worldwide. We are undergoing a transformation from being a supplier of trucks and buses to a supplier of complete and sustainable transport solutions.

Navistar is hiring highly motivated and enthusiastic entry-level mechanical engineers to join our dynamic team. In this role, you will work closely with a multidisciplinary team of engineers, designers, and researchers to play a crucial part in the design, development, and optimization of mechanical components and systems for vehicles that are integral to continuously improve the design and performances across all vehicle models.

Interviews will begin for this role in early October with projected start dates in January 2024 or June 2024, depending on projected graduation date.


Responsibilities could include, but are not limited to:

  • Collaborate with senior engineers and cross-functional teams to contribute to the design and development of mechanical components and systems for our vehicles.

  • Utilize computer-aided design (CAD) software to create detailed 3D models, schematics, and technical drawings.

  • Perform engineering calculations, simulations, and analyses to validate designs and ensure their functionality, safety, and performance.

  • Assist in the selection of materials, manufacturing processes, and suppliers to optimize the design and production process.

  • Participate in prototype fabrication, testing, and evaluation of mechanical systems to identify areas for improvement and refinement.

  • Contribute to design reviews and brainstorming sessions to generate innovative solutions to engineering challenges.

  • Collaborate with manufacturing and production teams to ensure seamless transition from design to manufacturing, addressing any issues that arise during the production process.

  • Continue your learning with industry trends, emerging technologies, and best practices in mechanical engineering and transportation.

  • Document design specifications, analysis results, and progress reports in an organized and comprehensive manner.

  • Follow established engineering standards and procedures while contributing fresh perspectives to enhance the team's capabilities.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Engineering Technology or Computer Science


  • Currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Engineering Technology or Computer Science and will obtain degree prior to first day of employment

Additional Requirements

  • Qualified candidates, excluding current Navistar employees, must be legally authorized on an unrestricted basis (US Citizen, Legal Permanent Resident, Refugee or Asylee) to be employed in the United States. Navistar does not anticipate providing employment related work sponsorship for this position (e.g., H-1B status)

Company Overview

Navistar, Inc. (“Navistar”) is a purpose-driven company, reimagining how to deliver what matters to create more cohesive relationships, build higher-performing teams and find solutions where others don’t.

Based in Lisle, Illinois, Navistar or its subsidiaries and affiliates produce International® brand commercial trucks and engines, IC Bus® brand school and commercial buses, all-makes OnCommand® Connection advanced connectivity services, and Fleetrite®, ReNEWeD® and Diamond Advantage® brand aftermarket parts.

With a history of innovation dating back to 1831, Navistar has more than 14,500 employees worldwide and is part of TRATON SE, a global champion of the truck and transport services industry. Additional information is available at www.Navistar.com.

Accelerating the Impact of Sustainable Mobility

Visit us at www.Navistar.com to discover more about our organization

Navistar is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.