Senior Mechanical Engineer

The Base Engine team, in Powertrain Engineering Curitiba, is looking for a new group member. We are seeking a motivated and qualified engineer who is looking for a challenging career opportunity as Senior Mechanical Engineer.


Powertrain Engineering is contributing to the Volvo Group's competitive position in the market place by developing and maintaining profitable systems and components in terms of quality, delivery, cost and function and that comply with all applicable regulatory requirements. Our scope of work includes design engineering of engines, drivelines and electromobility systems and is based on common architecture and shared technology.
Powertrain Engineering Application Center in Curitiba is responsible for leading product modification activities related to heavy duty engines covering not only the South American markets but also all markets covered by emission legislations up to Euro V as well as for supporting the global Powertrain Engineering organization on specific delegated responsibilities.
The Base Engine team is responsible for developing components such as the crank system, power cylinder unit, cylinder head and block, valve train system, coolant and lubricant pumps, etc. Our team has a strong collaboration with the other engineering centers located in Sweden, France, Japan and the U.S.A.
We plan our work according to the agile principles with good collaboration with other departments such as project management, verification and testing, quality and customer satisfaction, purchasing and manufacturing. You are encouraged to take on tasks on your own and we strive to have an open and honest environment within the team, where it is easy to ask each other for support when needed. The tasks can be either part of a large and long term projects or short ones to improve products currently in production.


As a Senior Mechanical Engineer, you will be responsible for leading cross functionally the development of components within the Base Engine scope, either produced internally or by external suppliers. Main responsibilities are:

  • Design, documentation and knowledge management of Base Engine components;

  • Development and management of networking across the organization;

  • Definition of verification and validation plans and evaluation of test results;

  • To approve applications for either newly developed or existing systems/components;

  • To support manufacturing and customer service areas in questions related to the components;

  • Solution of quality issues

  • Evaluation of reliability levels


We believe you are a true team player and a person who believes that development comes from questioning, daring to think new, being open-minded and with a desire to constantly develop yourself, the team and the company you are working for. We also believe you have:
Education, experience, knowledge:

  • Mechanical Engineering degree in Brazil;

  • Solid experience in the development of Powertrain systems and components;

  • Ability of working with product roadmaps, in projects and with maintenance of current products at the same time;

  • Experience in developing verification methods;

  • Knowledge on analytical techniques such as root cause analysis, FMEA, quality tools, etc;

  • Experience in supplier relationship;

  • Fully proficient in English is mandatory.

Behavioural competencies:

  • Action orientation;

  • Excellent communications skills;

  • Customer focus;

  • Ability to work in a multi-tasking and multi-cultural environment.

  • Strong sense of urgency and energy level.

Reports to the Group Manager of Base Engine Curitiba

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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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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