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Position Description
Mission/Purpose of the Job

To plan and implement changes in the areas of engine, transmission, and axle assembly.

Develop and implement production processes with high regard for safety, quality, delivery, and (investment and variable) cost.  The role frequently includes designing tooling and fixtures, material flow racks and strategies, and cycle time analysis and optimization. Provide leadership that fosters a continuous improvement culture focused on waste elimination, employee engagement, and application/practice of lean theory.

Scope and Influence


Participate on project teams or implement projects of various sizes to continuously improve Volvo’s manufacturing processes including industrial changes to support assembly of new products.  Utilize the tools of the Volvo Production System and other lean initiatives to meet present and future demands. Develop processes and project requirements that meet or exceed requirements with respect to quality, cost and reliability. Collaborate with production, quality assurance, material control, industrial development, business process/logistics, human resources, finance, maintenance, suppliers, and global Volvo entities as required.


The Engineer – Junior Manufacturing: N-6 from Volvo Group CEO, reporting to Manager – Manufacturing Engineering

Key Responsibilities/Accountabilities
Follow the direction of Manager - Manufacturing Engineering to deliver business needs. 
Evaluate and recommend manufacturing processes, techniques, equipment, gauging, and tooling to work towards zero defects.
Lead and conduct kaizen improvement activities focused on safety, quality, and cost.
Develop cost effective engineering solutions with flexibility for product and volume changes.
Incorporate Work Place Organization techniques into project solutions
Establish processes that promote a safe and clean environment
Apply knowledge of ergonomics to ensure a safe working environment.
Develop project plans and gain agreement from relevant stakeholders
Follow up and ensure activities are accomplished and completed.
Sustain work processes for projects within the organization.
Utilize experiences from current production into new product and manufacturing projects.
Drive and master 5S principles throughout all activities.
Listen to understand the needs of the internal and external customers
Collaborate to creatively solve problems
Present ideas, problems, and solutions clearly in written and verbal communication
Seamlessly deescalate conflicts to achieve win-win-win solutions
Take initiative to foresee problems and take appropriate actions
Key Targets and Results

Fulfilment of financial and operational KPI’s for Manufacturing Engineering such as:
Assembly Quality/FTT
On-time Delivery
Cost Per Unit
Personal Profile

Essential Educational and/or Training Qualifications and Certificates
BS Degree in Manufacturing, Mechanical, Industrial Engineering or equivalent
Internship, co-operative education, part-time employment, or volunteer work, preferably in manufacturing, engineering, leadership, or business.
Preferred Experience and Knowledge
Ability to create drawings in CAD/Inventor
Volvo manufacturing systems experience
Demonstrated individual and teamwork problem solving
Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills
Time management and prioritization skills
Necessary Technical/Functional/Language Skills
Proficiency in the English language is required
Emerging Leaders Competencies
Strategic Thinking:  Customer Focus, Technical Learning
Inspiring Leadership:  Peer relationship
Courage & Integrity:  Integrity and trust, Standing Alone
Execution:  Action oriented, Perseverance
Self-Management:  Learning on the Fly, Self-Development

About the company

The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines. The Group also provides complete solutions for financing and service. The Volvo Group, with its headquarters in Gothenburg, employs about 100,000 people, has production facilities in 19 countries and sells its products in more than 190 markets.

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