Engineer – Powertrain Response Engineering

Volvo Group Trucks Technology (GTT), a division of Volvo Group North America, provide state-of-the-art research, engineering, product planning and project execution to final delivery of complete products and also support the products in the aftermarket.
Group Trucks Technology is seeking an Engineer to work in our Powertrain Response Engineering (PRE) team in Hagerstown, MD. The Engineer will work within a small team lead by a technical leader to improve customer satisfaction by increasing the capacity to resolve technical challenging issues. For some moderately complex technical issues, the Engineer will be asked to be the technical leader. He or she should be prepared to work in a challenging and fast-paced environment; gaining experience and knowledge in various aspects of engineering. As a valued member of the PRE team within GTT, the Engineer will have the opportunity to work cross functionally and directly with all the engineering teams.
Role Overview
We are looking for an exceptionally technical, creative and team oriented Engineer to support the technical work to implement innovative solutions. This is a role for a powertrain Development technologist who is passionate about solving complex challenges who can generate new ideas into tangible improvements in Powertrain technologies. If you are someone who relishes shaping complete system concepts, then this is the job for you. The Engineer is expected to learn and further develop the ability to help identify and develop solutions from concept selection to production and support a strong experienced technical cross functional team in doing so. This individual is expected to play a key role in providing technical support to solve moderate, difficult and complex product design solutions. The role requires an agile, networked way of working as well as an open mindset and passion to add value to our product. For this team the focus is on getting stuff done, so we are looking for action oriented, curious and entrepreneurial individuals to grow their ability and knowledge. This position will report to the Powertrain Response Engineering Group Manager.
Responsibilities of the Engineer include:
  • Very critical to have and further develop troubleshooting ability and root cause analysis skills to solve very complex and difficult technical product issues
  • Ability to clearly summarize and communicate complex cross functional issues
  • Gain Knowledge and ability to apply a system level solution across the entire powertrain (Engine/Transmission/Axle/ECU) and interfaces with the vehicle and environment
  • Develop an internal network and ability to support a technical team together within Powertrain Engineering (global and local) and to other business areas (Q&CS, purchasing, etc.)
  • Learn how to Develop and create a severe “killer” test with correlation to real world failures
  • Learn knowledge of how the powertrain is utilized by customers to aid in solution development
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate well with others, both local and global teams
  • Provide status and progress reports to technical Leader
  • Must be able to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner
  • Report generation and data analysis
  • Hands on Cell, truck, bench/lab testing, in some cases the testing could be performed externally
  • Support the technical leader in a defined area of technical expertise, with moderate technical complexity
  • Take lead and/or support team in preparation of technical/design reviews
  • Understand and utilize a holistic view on deliverables from other interfaces to secure quality & readiness before product solution release
  • Increase knowledge and develop competence from fellow team members
  • Increase network across the organization and provide inputs to the technical leader for project pre-requisites
  • Have operational responsibility for a component or sub-module delivery
  • Drive the work from an operational perspective
  • Have a capacity to work individually or with a small team actively in particular area
  • Play an active role in the delivery
  • Integrate delivers from others and secure quality and readiness before release
  • Spread knowledge and develop competence within the team
Critical Competencies for this role:
  • Attention to detail
  • Broad Network
  • Complete Powertrain / vehicle technical knowledge
  • Ability to utilize Root Cause analysis and FMEA methods to troubleshoot and solve problems
  • 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
Required and Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Mechanical Engineering (preferably), Electrical Engineering, or another engineering degree from an accredited school required
  • Master of Science preferred
  • Minimum 2 years of related engineering experience
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Action oriented with ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Motivated to solve problems and develop quality solutions in a timely manner
  • Ability to successfully collaborate with global and cross-functional colleagues
  • Innovative mindset with customer focus
  • Valid US Work authorization
  • Ideal candidate will be highly motivated with a strong sense of urgency

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 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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