Volvo Group Logistics Engineer – Flows in Macungie, Pennsylvania

Summary

Design and implement future logistics flows based on lean manufacturing concepts to improve material availability at point-of-use. Develop internal and external supply chain processes with a focus on end-to-end logistics. Work alongside the material handling organization and the day-to-day logistics engineers.

Core Responsibilities

  • Design internal and external logistics processes that utilize lean manufacturing concepts

  • Define strategies to optimize procedures, minimize wastes, and decrease logistics costs

  • Implement future material handling flows and all supporting physical and electronic processes and documentation

  • Create process standardizations, operator expectations, material disbursement routes, and related KPI/PIs

  • Strong data purification and analysis skills; must be able to make data driven decisions and influence

  • Design facility and flows for logistic processes to support material availability at point of use,

  • Have an understanding of packaging structure, inventory volumes, and how it impacts supply chain and material handling

  • Help create a facility that is founded on a Plan for Every Part (PFEP) station layout with just-in-time deliveries, and a two-bin systems

  • Communicate changes and strategies to the shop floor to develop competencies and an understanding of the future way-of-working

Critical Competencies

  • Analytical Skills: Recognizing patterns in data, information, or events and drawing logical conclusions, while making recommendations for action

  • Understanding of different material flows: kanban, sequencing, synchronous, batch, component flows and when to use/apply each concept

  • Leadership: Setting and modeling high performance standards and empowering a team of people to achieve agreed-upon outcomes

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

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

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

  • Initiative: Taking action in the absence of specific instructions or in the absence of a specific requirement, taking reasonable risks to achieve results, and persevering when challenged

  • Dependability/Reliability: Following through on commitments, producing timely work, and pitching in to get the job done

  • External Relationships/Networking: Establishing a presence for the organization with outside interest groups, cultivating relationships with customers and other stakeholders, and gaining support for organizational goals, ability to travel for benchmarking, and ability to apply lessons learned to improve local site KPI’s and processes

Skills and Knowledge

  • Proficient in oral and written communication in English (other languages: Swedish and French would be a plus)

  • A Working knowledge of project management techniques

  • Strong PC skills (must be advanced/proficient in MS Office Suite, specifically MS Excel, Access a plus

  • Minitab/statistical software experience beneficial

  • Proficient with AutoCAD

  • Previous automotive or manufacturing experience preferred

  • Working with warehouse management system s

  • Volvo/Mack Production System/Toyota Production System

  • Lean manufacturing concepts and principles

  • Six Sigma understanding and applications

  • Packaging knowledge a strong advantage

Minimum Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Logistics, Industrial Engineering, Supply Chain, or a related field

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience working in a related field

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 Operations encompasses the production of state-of-the-art products for the truck brands of the Volvo Group, as well as Volvo Group engines and transmissions, through an international world class industrial environment.

With Volvo Group Trucks Operations 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.

Auto req ID

82874BR

Entity

Group Trucks Operations

State/Province

Pennsylvania

City/Town

Macungie

Employment/Assignment Type

Regular

Travel Required (Maximum)

Occasional

Last application date

Functional Area

Logistics

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