Volvo Group CAB-TPE (Technical Preparation Engineer) in Greensboro, North Carolina


The mission of a TPE is to secure that GTT delivers a product that is verified & aligned with Volvo Production System and Future Factory Concept. The TPE will establish clear and commonly shared product requirements for one’s dedicated area of responsibility.

The TPE has to effectively coordinate and trigger activities of Manufacturing Engineers within GTO. To secure that product changes are introduced in the industrial system without disturbance, according to set targets.


The TPE will conduct his mission with GTT VE and internal GTO ME network in assigned technical area and for assigned projects. The TPE will influence the development of both product and assembly process.

Core Responsibilities

  • Leads Liaison activities between GTT engineering and the GTO production engineering insuring that manufacturing requirements are implemented into new product designs

  • Review, participate in, insure production readiness, and co-ordinate implementation of new designs and changes through the production implementation stages (GDP)

  • Assures compliance with all applicable manufacturing policies and procedures relating to his/her area of responsibility

  • Perform all other duties as assigned

  • Represent GTO towards GTT product engineering in area of responsibility

  • Set technical requirements on product (incl. process related) and approve technical solutions

  • Pronounce technical ok prior to the approval of product structure launch into downstream systems

  • Close GTO project Protus reports

  • Act as GTO PM by delegation of GTO Project organization

Key targets and results

  • Increase product communality between the brands Volvo, Renault, Mack and UD trucks

  • Decrease number of parts and product diversity

  • Decrease assembly time and standard cost of sales

  • Enhance ergonomics and assembly environment

  • Increase manufacturing flexibility

  • Implement physical module strategy

  • Timely delivery of Technical Preparation documentation

Minimum Education

  • BSc Degree in Engineering with, generally, experience equivalent to 2 or more years of progressive automotive experience, OR a minimum of 8 years of applicable progressive automotive experience in for instance:

  • Process Engineering

  • Lean Manufacturing

  • Six Sigma Certification a plus

Minimum Experience

  • 5 years’ Automotive or Heavy Truck Industry

  • Working knowledge of Volvo Truck common systems, including but not limited to: KOLA, TIKA, DIS, SPRINT, and PROTUS

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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Group Trucks Operations


North Carolina



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Travel Required (Maximum)


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Manufacturing Engineering

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