Co-op: Platform Architect (Spring 2020)

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.
We are currently looking for a student to work with our Product and Platform Architects as Platform Architect Co-op. The student 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 Project Management & Vehicle Architecture Department within GTT, the student will have the opportunity to work directly with engineering. GTT’s goal is to contribute to the student’s development, as well as providing an opportunity for the student to work in a business environment within the manufacturing industry. This position will report to the Project Support Group Manager.
The Platform Architect Co-op will create a critical application (Tractor + trailer equipment) portfolio for our North America market, in coordination with Product Architect.
Core Responsibilities
  • Investigate and document critical application characteristics
  • Research missing information for dimensions, weight, and bridge formula for North America (United States, Canada, and Mexico)
  • Calculate overall dimensions for truck and trailer combinations for specific applications
  • The candidate may work with Catia/Pro-E CAD system to visualize solutions and generate dimensional documentation.
Critical Competencies
  • Attention to Detail: Provide accurate data and reports that are pertinent to the team’s tasks.
  • Teamwork: Building cooperation among individuals and departments, sharing information and resources, and working to achieve group goals and outcomes.
  • 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.
Co-op Education and Program Requirements
  • Applicants must be currently enrolled and pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering or similar at an accredited school and have completed 30 semester hours prior to the start of the co-op.
  • Co-op positions require the student to be enrolled in an off-campus course in which they receive course credit or academic transcript notation from the university/college for their co-op period.
  • Spring Co-ops work 40 hours per week and are NOT enrolled in academic courses during their co-op period.
  • Applicants must have a cumulative minimum GPA 3.0
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products (Access, Excel, Project)
Personal Competencies
  • Customer Focus
  • Technical Skills
  • Peer Relationships
  • Communication
  • Integrity and Trust
  • Standing Alone
  • Action Oriented
  • Perseverance

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.

Volvo Group North America is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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