Volvo Group Intern: Internal Logistics Support (Fall 2018) in Dublin, Virginia


The purpose of this position is to assist Internal Logistics department with assignments specific to NRV Projects.

The internship role provides students with the opportunity to apply academic knowledge and skills in a manufacturing environment, and to support/promote the graduate's career goals through interaction with Project Quality Engineering professionals. Interns participate in professional activities for Volvo New River Valley Plant by working on practical, innovative and important projects. This Internship provides structured learning experiences where interns and our Engineering professionals work together on projects within their selected organization. The internship allows students to integrate knowledge and skills in a manner that is mutually beneficial to the student and Volvo New River Valley Plant.


Assignment will begin on August 2018 and continue through December 2018 working up to 30 hours/week.

Core Responsibilities

  • Map inbound material sources, process and flow. Understand current issues involving inbound process beginning with offsite suppliers and ending with outbound delivery to internal/external customers.

  • Drive “Why, Why, Why” analysis and determine root cause, corrective action and project impact. Gather KPI’s and formulate metrics to measure response to change and create trajectory for success and indicators of divergence.

  • Main goal is the modification of processes and communication methods to improve on time delivery avoiding outages and delays in production. This end result is a group of processes that standardize operational procedure across all shifts in facility.

Secondary goals include the isolation of inventory necessary for on-site damaged/defective parts. This is an improvement of efficiency created by recognizing high volume use and the reduction of low use stock. The end result of this plan also releasing ineffectively used space to assist in compression of grief bay project.

Essential Skills & Experience

  • Attention to Detail: Monitoring adherence to standards and actively checking for accuracy of data received or generated before passing it on

  • Communication: Listening effectively, transmitting information accurately and understandably and actively seeking feedback non-defensively

  • Flexibility: Performing a wide range of tasks, responding to changes in direction and priorities, and accepting new challenges, responsibilities, and assignments

  • Dependability/Reliability: Following through on commitments, producing timely work to promote to a higher standard; pitching in to get the job done

  • Strong writing , communication and presentation skills

Minimum Education and Experience

  • Applicants must be currently enrolled and pursuing a degree in Supply Chain Management, Engineering, Business, or similar field of study, at an accredited school and have completed 30 semester hours prior to the start of the internship

  • Student should have a minimum GPA of 3.0

  • Graduate level education preferred

Personal Qualifications

  • Customer Focus

  • Technical Skills

  • Peer Relationships

  • Integrity and Trust

  • Standing Alone

  • Action Oriented

  • Perseverance

  • Time Management

  • Availability for light travel

About us

Volvo Group Trucks Operations encompasses all production of the Group’s engines and transmissions, as well as all production of Volvo, Renault and Mack trucks. The organization is responsible for spare parts supplies to the Group's customers as well as for designing, operating and optimizing logistics and supply chain for all brands, production facilities and distribution centers where the Volvo Group operates.

In Volvo Group Trucks Operations you will be part of a diverse team of highly skilled professionals who work with passion, trust and embrace change to stay ahead. We make our customers win.

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Volvo Group North America is an Equal Opportunity Employer E.O.E/M/F/Disability/Veteran