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Intern: Driver and Vehicle Productivity Test Engineer (Summer 2022)

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.
Position Description:
We are currently looking for a student to work with our Driver and Vehicle Productivity Team (D&VP) as a Test Engineer for Summer 2022. The student should be prepared to work in a challenging and fast-paced environment; gaining experience and knowledge in various aspects of validation and verification engineering. As a valued member of the Driver and Vehicle Productivity Team within GTT, the student will have the opportunity to work directly with product engineering and existing D&VP Test Engineers. 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 responsible Group Manager.
Position Responsibilities:
  • The candidate will have a mentor assigned to them and oversee their daily tasks.
  • The candidate will work directly with the test engineers focusing on the following:
  • Facilitate communication with key stakeholders for assigned test requests to develop proper input for test planning/execution
  • Develop test work planners
  • Support the setup of data acquisition systems
  • Perform test requests with guidance from experienced test engineers
  • Data analysis and documentation of testing/results in formal Engineering Reports
  • Interface with Vehicle Engineering and Project Management teams to support test scheduling and testing status updates
  • Development of test methods and post-processing techniques
  • Improvement of current test rigs and instrumentation
  • It is preferable that the candidate have experience with the following:
  • Python
  • CAD software
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Data acquisition hardware and software
  • Basic understanding of electronics
  • Basic automotive mechanical and electrical knowledge

Critical Competencies:
  • Attention to detail required when planning and executing test requests. What factors are important, what factors can be controlled, what is desired from test requests, what can be delivered to requestor, etc.
  • 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.
  • Internship Education and Program Requirements:
  • Applicant must be currently enrolled and pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering or similar at an accredited school and have completed 30 semester hours of undergraduate studies prior to the start of the internship.
  • Summer interns are required to work 40 hours per week.
  • Applicants must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0.
  • Strong communication skills
  • Valid US Work authorization

Personal Competencies:
  • Customer Focus
  • Technical Skills
  • Peer Relationships
  • Integrity and Trust
  • Standing Alone
  • Action Oriented
  • Perseverance

The Volvo Group drives prosperity through transport solutions, offering trucks, buses, construction equipment, power solutions for marine and industrial applications, financing and services that increase our customers’ uptime and productivity. Founded in 1927, the Volvo Group is committed to shaping the future landscape of sustainable transport and infrastructure solutions. Countless career opportunities are offered across the group’s leading brands and entities that share a culture of Trust, Passion, High Performance, Change and Customer Success. 
www.volvogroup.com/career. 

The Volvo Trucks brand has been built up over decades and enjoys a solid position worldwide. It is one of the world’s best known and respected brands within the commercial vehicle industry. It is associated with the core values quality, safety and environmental care. With Volvo Trucks you will be part of a global and diverse team. We work with passion, we trust each other and we embrace change to stay ahead. Together we move the world we want to live in and help our customers keep their promises.

Volvo Group North America is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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