Volvo Group Intern: Maintenance Engieering - Mechanical (Spring 2019) in Dublin, Virginia


The internship/coop 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 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.

The purpose of this position is to provide engineering support to the Maintenance Engineering and Operations department and to provide learning opportunities for Mechanical or Electrical Engineering students, or Engineering Technology students.


Assignment will commence on January 7, 2018 and continue through May 13, 2018 working up to 30 hours/week.

Core Responsibilities

  • Review equipment preventative maintenance checks for effectiveness and look for ways to improve the PMS and also to improve equipment reliability

  • Review equipment documentation and help with creating and maintaining the equipment library

  • Analyze the criticality of spare parts for equipment and create spare parts ledgers for production equipment and apply Failure Effect Mode Analysis methods

  • Participate in training and development to support project team deliverables

  • Learn the processes, ways of working, and environment involved implementation of produce projects for a global company

  • Review recommended spare parts and help determine stocking requirements and also work with our Computerized Maintenance Management System to validate parts

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 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 Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Technology, 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 minimum GPA of 3.0

Personal Qualifications

  • Customer Focus

  • Technical Skills

  • Peer Relationships

  • Integrity and Trust

  • Standing Alone

  • Action Oriented

  • Perseverance

  • Time Management

Availability for light travel

About us

The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines under the leading brands Volvo, Renault Trucks, Mack, UD Trucks, Eicher, SDLG, Terex Trucks, Prevost, Nova Bus, UD Bus and Volvo Penta.

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