Co-op: Manufacturing Engineer – Cab Factory (Fall 2019)

Position Description
The co-op role provides students with the opportunity to apply academic knowledge and skills in a manufacturing environment, and to support/promote the graduate's career goals through interaction with engineering professionals. Co-ops participate in professional activities for the Volvo New River Valley Plant by working on practical, innovative and important projects. This co-op position provides a structured learning experience where co-ops and our Engineering professionals work together on projects within their selected organization. The co-op allows students to integrate knowledge and skills in a manner that is mutually beneficial to the student and the Volvo New River Valley Plant.
This co-op role will start in August 2019 and run through December 2019 as a full-time position with a target of 40 hours per week. The option to work as a co-op for a full year (consecutively or alternating semesters) is considered ideal.
Core Responsibilities
The position will review current labor standards and review for ways to improve labor utilization by eliminating waste or non-value added work.
The position will help develop standardized work at each station and help implement lean manufacturing practices.
The position will give the student opportunities to learn and apply lean manufacturing principals within our Body-in-White and Paint Shops.
The student needs to have intermediate MS Excel skills for data analysis and creating graphs.
The student will need to create MS Power Point presentations for communication of new project ideas and reports.
Minimum Education and Experience
  • Applicants must be currently enrolled and pursuing an Industrial Engineering or Mechanical Engineering undergraduate degree at an accredited school and have completed 30 semester hours prior to the start of the co-op
  • Applicants should have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0
  • Applicants should have a working knowledge of MS Excel and statistical analysis calculations

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.

Volvo Group North America is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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Application Process


An email confirmation will be sent as soon as you submit your application. After this, it is still possible to update your personal profile.


If selected for an interview, you will be contacted with information about the following process steps: second interview, assessments and references.


All candidates will be notified when a final candidate is selected for the job. You can choose for us to keep your resume in our database and activate a search agent that will look for other jobs that match your profile.


When you begin your employment, you will receive an introduction to help you quickly become part of the team and start working with your tasks in the best possible way.


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