Volvo Group Co-Op Training and Development (Fall 2018) in Macungie, Pennsylvania

About Us

Dedicated to quality, reliability, and total customer satisfaction, Mack Trucks, Inc. has provided its customers with innovative transportation solutions for more than a century. Mack Trucks, a member of The Volvo Group, is one of North America's largest producers of heavy-duty trucks. Part of Volvo’s Group Trucks Operations (GTO), the Macungie facility is one of 50 plants globally dedicated to the manufacturing of trucks. MACK® vehicles are sold and serviced in more than 45 countries worldwide. Mack manufacturing locations are certified to the internationally recognized ISO 14001 standard for environmental management systems. Mack is also a proud sponsor of Share the Road, an American Trucking Associations' public information campaign aimed at enhancing the safety of our nation's roadways.

Purpose/Description

The co-op role provides students with the opportunity to apply academic knowledge and skills in a professional environment and to support/promote the students’ career goals through contacts with professionals in their fields of study. The co-op experience enables students to participate in professional activities for Volvo Group by working on important and innovative projects. Co-Ops are structured learning experiences where interns and our full time professionals work together on projects within their selected organizations. The co-op assignments allow students to integrate knowledge and skills in manners that are mutually beneficial to the students and Volvo Group.

Core Responsibilities

  • Assisting with the transition of our learning management system (Navigator), including editing and maintaining a current course catalogue

  • Scheduling in-house training events and employee engagement events

  • Helping with preparation of company-wide training materials for the learning management system and applicant tracking system

  • Conducting follow-up studies of all completed trainings to evaluate and measure training effectiveness

  • Processing training requests

  • Planning, organizing, facilitating and ordering supplies for employee development and training events

  • Developing and maintaining organizational communication pieces such as bulletin boards and weekly newsletters to ensure employees have knowledge of training and development events and resources

  • Participating in team meetings

  • Performs other duties as assigned

Critical Competencies

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality

  • Customer Focus: Understanding and meeting the needs of customers and addressing the interests and concerns of all organization stakeholders

  • Attention to Detail: Monitoring adherence to standards and actively checking and proofreading

  • Communication: Listening effectively, transmitting information accurately and understandably, and actively seeking feedback non-defensively

  • Dependability/Reliability: Following through on commitments, producing timely work to required -- or higher -- standards, pitching in to get the job done

  • Flexibility: Performing a wide range of tasks, responding to changes in direction and priorities, and accepting new challenges, responsibilities, and assignments

  • Creativity/Innovation: Reframing traditional patterns of thinking and applying new and evolving ideas, methods and designs

  • Self-starter; works independently; takes initiative

  • Excellent computer skills; proficient in Microsoft Office and Adobe Suite applications

  • Thrives in a team-based environment

  • Peer Relationships

Minimum Education and Experience

  • Must be currently pursuing a Human Resources, Organizational Development, Business Administration, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering or other related field degree and remain fully enrolled in program during the duration of the internship

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

  • Prefer a motivated Junior or Senior in good academic standing

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.

Auto req ID

81665BR

Entity

Group Trucks Operations

State/Province

Pennsylvania

City/Town

Macungie

Employment/Assignment Type

Internship/Trainee/Co-op

Travel Required (Maximum)

Last application date

Functional Area

Human Resources

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