Volvo Group Test Engineer - Driver & Vehicle Productivity 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.

Job Summary

Are you interested in working with the complete vehicle in a wide range of different projects? Do you have a passion for customer success and product performance? Then this might be a perfect position for you!

There is now an opportunity for you to join the Driver and Vehicle Productivity team as a Heat Management and HVAC Test Engineer.


  • Perform testing within a defined scope in the following areas, features, and functions

  • Complete vehicle heat management tests in high temperature environments for both engine installations and new vehicle designs

  • Engine and transmission cooling system performance evaluations on a chassis dynamometer and on road when required

  • Cold weather performance of various components and systems in extreme low temperature environments

  • HVAC performance and climate comfort

  • Work with FVV test engineers to understand customer duty cycles, vehicle applications, and road profiles

  • Collaborate with groups within Complete Vehicle and Powertrain Engineering to assist with design solutions

  • Work with simulation engineers on requests to correlate virtual and physical testing

  • Collaborate with global counterparts to develop and improve FVV test procedures

  • Effectively communicate test results to relevant groups

  • Prepare and manage fault reports from tests

  • Document results and compile engineering reports

  • Propose enhancements to Test Methods and Technical Requirements for components and systems

  • 5-15% travel as necessary depending on need for offsite testing

Education, Experience, Knowledge and Skills

  • Minimum Bachelors of Science in Engineering

  • Master of Science degree in Engineering preferred

  • 0 – 2 years engineering experience

  • Proficient spoken and written English

  • CDL holder or desire to obtain a CDL preferred

  • Heavy truck industry experience preferred

  • Ability to analyze temperature, pressure, and flow measurements

  • Solid understanding of heat transfer methods

  • Experience in data acquisition and analysis

  • Experience with following systems is preferred: Matlab, IPEtronik, IPEmotion, ATI Vision

  • Basic experience with macros, computer programming and CAD is a plus

  • Background in the automotive industry preferred

Leadership Competencies

  • Technical learning : has the ability and desire to learn new tools and to stay updated with the latest technological advancements in the industry

  • Learning on the fly : Learns quickly when facing new problems, A relentless and versatile learner, welcomes change, analyzes both successes and failures for clues to improvement

  • Perseverance : Pursues everything with energy, drive, and a need to finish Seldom gives up before finishing, especially in the face of resistance or setbacks

  • Action oriented : gets things done, approaches tasks with end goal in mind and stays focused on completion

  • Customer focus : Dedicated to meeting expectations of internal and external customers

  • Teamwork : Building cooperation among individuals and departments, sharing information and resources, and working to achieve group goals and outcomes

  • 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

  • Ownership & Accountability : Taking the lead in getting the job done and accepting responsibility for personal actions, costs and results

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

  • Problem Solving & Decision Making : Taking a well-ordered approach to solving problems and acting despite obstacles or resistance

  • Technical & Functional Expertise : Demonstrate basic knowledge of pertinent technical, business and professional fields

Reports to Driver & Vehicle Productivity Testing Group Manager

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