Volvo Group Senior Test Engineer - Durability and Reliability in Greensboro, North Carolina
Complete Vehicle contributes to deliver the right Products & Services to all Volvo Group brand customers according to product segmentation and brand positioning. In Complete Vehicle we are a team of specialized functions with various responsibilities: Aftermarket technology developing aftermarket solutions for the brands; FVV breaking down features to technical requirements, as well as verifying and validating products and services; Product Design translating the soul of the brand to a product message; Product Builds delivering all truck and component builds; Special Vehicle Development developing niche products. In Complete Vehicle we are close to end customers, understanding their needs and behaviors. Our engaged teams have a holistic view of the entire truck and bring hands-on truck experience.
Features, Verification & Validation is a global organization using deep customer knowledge to break down customer features into technical requirements. We drive validation plans to reach the requested feature level and secure end customer satisfaction. We also manage the verification plans thanks to world class physical and virtual tests on the complete vehicle such as durability testing in rigs, fuel economy testing, reliability testing with customers and a variety of simulations and tests with trucks on proving grounds and open roads. Our skilled and engaged teams are located in Gothenburg, Lyon, Greensboro, Curitiba, Bangalore and Ageo.
The purpose of this position is to provide engineering support for VALIDATION & VERIFICATION of new product development. The Senior Test Engineer provides professional expertise as a fully competent engineer within a formal engineering process or a major project. Coordinates and performs complex engineering tasks that support the mission of the unit & department. Requires the ability to interpret the principles, theories and concepts of a specialized engineering area or assignment
Product support through the planning, developing, scheduling and directing of a variety of engineering projects of differing scale and complexity
Provides technical guidance and direction to design engineers and technicians, developing schedules and establishing priorities
Prepares and estimates program costs for management and maintains costs within established budget
Responsible for accurate application of a diversified engineering knowledge, requiring advanced techniques and the modification and extension of theories with the authority to draw, report and implement conclusions
Make decisions on types of testing, specifies test procedures, instrumentation and hardware used in the testing of designs. The job function extensively involves selecting appropriate instrumentation and sensors for experimental determination of vehicle vibration (acceleration and displacement), structure element internal stresses and system loadings, etc.
Perform lab simulation tests for structure durability or system functionality verification testing in the following core areas: data acquisition, reconfigurable pneumatic and hydraulic test rigs, and shaker testing using inertia and fixed reaction rigs
Education, Experience, Knowledge and Skills
Minimum Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering Masters preferred
5-10 years of Mechanical Engineering Experience
Working knowledge of data acquisition equipment, data processing techniques, servo-hydraulic test equipment, and RPC
Automotive experience a plus
Reports to: Group Manager Durability and Reliability
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, Sunwin Bus and Volvo Penta.
Volvo Group Trucks Technology provides Volvo Group Trucks and Business Area's with state-of-the-art research, cutting-edge engineering, product planning and purchasing services, as well as aftermarket product support.
With Volvo Group Trucks Technology you will be part of a global and diverse team of highly skilled professionals who work with passion, trust each other and embrace change to stay ahead. We make our customers win.
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