Volvo Group Vehicle Geometrical Architect in Greensboro, North Carolina
The purpose of this job is to provide Vehicle Geometrical Architecture to engineering to fulfill the following:
Serves as a specialist within the Vehicle Geometrical Architect area, requiring limited direction and supervision.
Leads, plans, develops and completes complex packaging projects in CAD within an area of assignment.
Create time plans for the Geometrical Architect deliveries of components/assemblies/systems etc. with respect to the project timelines.
Heavy emphasis is placed on expertise; knowledge; originality; analysis; and significant interaction within internal departments and external organizations.
Assists with manpower and material usage in meeting budgetary/cost constraints, deadlines, goals and objectives for the primary area of assignment or project assigned.
Serves as a consultant/contact worldwide for their areas of expertise.
Authority to take the necessary measures in order to accomplish imposed responsibility.
Deliver quality secured geometry towards the projects. To solve packaging / geometry issues between different commodities. This includes geometric support to tolerances, main dimensions and bodybuilder suitability
Set up the cross functional packaging organization and Packaging Issue Log (PIL)
Propose solutions for complete offer scenario / packaging to meet application and customer requirements.
Discuss strategies with Platform management, and commodities for long term road map of the architecture of his area
Analyze and propose common solutions that can support all brands in order to minimize part numbers and maximize common parts (CAST)
Maintain awareness of other projects which may impact your current projects or areas of authority
Give input regarding geometrical matters to stakeholders (Global Manufacturing, Aftermarket and commodities (ex. Cab, Chassis, Electrical, Powertrain), from a complete vehicle perspective
Build geometry verification plan (virtual builds, physical builds B/C, DMU structure)
Show progress (by PIL) and status for all geometry related activities
Identify A-interface impacts and balance project geometrical requirements with platform requirements according to A-interface process whilst reducing diversity if possible
Drive Digital Mock-up (DMU structure) deliveries according to DMU logic
Ensure the PAP deliveries for their area of authority and input to Lead GA / Architect prior to each gate.
Prepare the knowledge management document for his area
The Geometrical Architect has the authority to take all necessary decisions in order to fulfill the responsibilities:
Take necessary geometrical decisions in a project or a packaging study. Decisions should be within project pre-requisites, frame/scope. This is to achieve agreed project requirements balanced with platform requirements
Arbitrate issues which are brought up between commodities, and escalate the issue if needed, write Protus if/when necessary
Determine geometrical verification methods that should apply to a given project, request packaging vehicles and/or physical mock-up taking into account area complexities, time and cost
Propose and initiate solutions in order to reduce A-Interface and vehicle module diversity
Influence on concept selection. Rate the best concept/technical solution from vehicle and platform point of view
Initiate geometrical investigations to be made by commodities and/or supporting geometrical architects
Minimum Bachelor’s degree; Master’s degree preferred
Competence in ProE/Creo is preferred but not necessary; experience on a CAD system is beneficial
A degree of experience with tooling and part check/inspection fixtures is beneficial
At least 5 years of experience in product development projects within cars and/or in commercial vehicles
A firm understanding of Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing philosophy and applications
Have a good ability to communicate both in written and spoken English
Must be able to lead and direct teams cross-functionally
Proficient in the Microsoft Office suite of products
Must be able and willing to travel domestically and internationally
Leadership competencies: Action oriented; Decision quality; Collaborates; Customer focus; Values differences
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