Volvo Group Project Quality Engineer (PQE) in Dublin, Virginia

Position Department, Division or Global Function

Project Quality Engineer (PQE) GTO C&VA Americas, Quality

Reports to

Manager, Project Quality

Direct reports and matrix reports to the above Position

Functionally reports to Project Quality Manager in GTO (PQMO)

Mission/purpose of the Job

The mission of the project quality engineer is to drive the application of quality tools in product & process projects by:

  • Identifying strengths/weaknesses of product & process

  • Identifying product & process project risks

  • Contributing to the creation of the quality assurance plan (QAP) and quality tool plan (QTP)

  • Applying the quality tools identified in the QAP and QTP

  • Reporting the results of the application of the quality tools

  • Taking corrective actions, if necessary

Scope and influence

  • The project quality engineer works on product & process projects, as an integrant of the GTO project team, and he/she is responsible to drive the application of the quality tools in the manufacturing plant

  • The project quality engineer influences different manufacturing departments (Industrial Engineering, Quality Engineering, Production, etc.) when he/she creates cross-functional groups to apply the quality tools

  • The position is regional and physically located in one of the manufacturing plants

Key responsibilities/accountabilities

  • Analyze available quality records and identify strengths/weaknesses of product & process

  • Validate the strengths/weaknesses with the plant management and report them to the GTO project team

  • Identify product & project risks related to the quality of the manufacturing process and communicate them to the GTO project team

  • Contribute to the creation/maintenance of the quality assurance plan and quality tool plan by participating in the QAP and QTP meetings

  • Apply the quality tools identified in the QAP and QTP at the manufacturing plant, including planning, leading, executing, checking and acting

  • Report the results of the application of the quality tools to the GTO project team

  • Take preventive/corrective actions when necessary to ensure that the project will meet the requirements

  • Participate in the GTO project team meetings as the manufacturing quality representative when requested

Key targets and results

  • Identify strengths/weaknesses of product & process

  • Apply the quality tools identified in the QAP and QTP

  • Fulfil the product & process projects requirements for Project Quality Engineer


Essential educational and/or training qualifications and certificates

  • BS degree in Engineering

  • Six Sigma Green Belt, Certified Quality Engineer or equivalent

Preferred experience and knowledge

  • 5-7 years of manufacturing experience with focus on engineering

  • 3-5 years of manufacturing experience with focus on quality

  • Experience leading cross-functional groups on the application of quality tools

  • Experience applying quality tools (e.g. FMEA, Control Plan, Capability Studies, etc.)

  • Knowledge and experience in problem solving, including root cause analysis

  • Product & process design experience is appreciated

Necessary technical/functional/language skills

  • Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint and Word)

  • Statistical Analysis

  • Oral and written communication

  • Presentation

  • Proficiency in the English language

Key Competences

  • Customer Focus

  • Technical Learning

  • Peer Relationship

  • Integrity and Trust

  • Standing Alone

  • Action Oriented

  • Perseverance

  • Learning on the Fly

  • Self-development

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