Volvo Group Co-op - Axles Manufacturing Engineer (Spring 2019) in Hagerstown, Maryland

Volvo Group Trucks Operations (GTO) is the truck industrial entity within the Volvo Group responsible for Truck manufacturing, including Cab & Vehicle Assembly, Powertrain Production, Logistics Services, Parts Distribution and Remanufacturing. Hagerstown’s group function is Powertrain Production. Powertrain production is one of the world's largest manufacturers of heavy-duty diesel engines for commercial vehicles. Powertrain production provides diesel engines and transmission systems to the Volvo Group Business Areas.

Job Summary

Volvo Hagerstown produces all rear axles for Mack trucks. This position provides engineering support for the axle line. Co-op will report to the axle assembly engineer and coordinate projects with line supervisors, operators and maintenance.

The selected applicant will use applied engineering and technical analyses to improve ergonomic/financial efficiency of the axle line and establish/document operating procedures used on the line.

Position Responsibilities

  • Apply WPO techniques/tools at selected areas: 5S, Spaghetti Diagrams, NVAA Video Analysis, AVIX, Ergonomic Studies

  • Identify and prioritize potential projects/solutions: Weigh characteristics such as cost, benefit, implementation time, flexibility, durability, usability, etc.

  • Document and present projects in a clear and concise form: Convey the problem, analysis, solution and results using standard forms/methods

Critical Competencies

  • Data Collection & Analysis

  • Engineering Design

  • CAD (2D & 3D)

  • Financial Analysis

  • Independent Research & Skill Acquisition

Co-op Education and Program Requirements

  • Applicant must be currently enrolled and pursuing a BSME/BSIE at an accredited school and have completed 30 semester hours of undergraduate studies prior to the start of the co-op

  • Applicants must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0.

  • Strong communication skills

  • Valid US Work authorization

Personal Competencies

  • Attention to Detail: Provide accurate data and reports that are pertinent to the team’s tasks

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

  • Communication: Listen effectively, transmit information accurately and understandably, and actively seek feedback from experienced engineers, project manager, etc.

  • Dependability/Reliability: Follow through on commitments, timely delivery on projects, assigned tasks, etc.

  • Flexibility: Willing to perform a wide range of tasks, positive responds to changes in direction and priorities, and acceptance of new challenges, responsibilities, and assignments

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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Manufacturing Engineering

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