Electrical Product Engineer - Lead

Summary of Responsibilities:
The purpose of this job is to provide professional expertise as the leading engineering authority within a formal engineering process or a major project. Develops, coordinates and performs complex electrical/electronic engineering tasks that accomplish the mission of the department and/or Volvo GTO serving in a leadership capacity for a complex area. This position requires the ability to interpret the principles, theories, Volvo Engineering Standards and concepts of an engineering area or assignment and apply them in an innovative and original method to further the mission of the organization.

Core Responsibilities:
  • Serves as the Electrical Engineering authority within an area of assignment requiring limited direction and supervision with significant interaction within the department.
  • Assures completion of Order Specification and design release integrity within areas of assignment.
  • Applies electrical architecture/engineering principles and practices to projects of varying complexity in specialty areas from concept planning to completion.
  • Serves as a developmental mentor during onboarding and transitional process to identify training and process needs.
  • Emphasis is placed on leadership; creativity; analysis; and significant interaction within internal and external organizations.
  • Review and approval of all design packages for assigned area.
  • Assists with meeting project cost constraints, deadlines, goals and objectives for the primary area of assignment or project assigned. Serves as a consultant/contact worldwide for his/her area of expertise.
  • Assures compliance with all applicable vehicle regulations (FMVSS, FMCSR, EPA, CARB, etc.) relating to his/her area of responsibility.
  • Utilizes CAD systems to complete electrical component design packaging and analytical studies.
  • Extensive knowledge of class 8 heavy duty trucks manufacturing assembly processes.
Required Skills and Competencies:
  • Analytical Skills: Recognizing patterns in data, information, or events, drawing logical conclusions, and making recommendations for action.
  • Attention to Detail: Monitoring adherence to standards and actively checking for accuracy of data received or generated before passing it on.
  • Change Facilitation: Functioning as a catalyst for change and finding ways to overcome organizational obstacles and personal resistance to needed changes.
  • Communication: Listening effectively, transmitting information accurately and understandably, and actively seeking feedback non-defensively.
  • Conceptual Thinking: Understanding how elements, problems, and situations are related to each other and to the larger environment.
  • Creativity/Innovation: Reframing traditional patterns of thinking and applying new and evolving ideas, methods, designs and technologies.
  • Dependability/Reliability: Following through on commitments, producing timely work to required -- or higher -- standards, pitching in to get the job done.
  • Entrepreneurship: Setting and pursuing challenging goals, committing to improving performance, and taking reasonable risks.
  • Flexibility: Performing a wide range of tasks, responding to changes in direction and priorities, and accepting new challenges, responsibilities and assignments.
  • Initiative: Taking action in the absence of specific instructions or in the absence of a specific requirement, taking reasonable risks to achieve results, and persevering when challenged.
  • Leadership: Setting and modeling high performance standards and empowering a team of people to achieve agreed-upon outcomes.
  • Ownership/Accountability: Taking the lead in getting the job done and accepting responsibility for personal actions, costs, and results.
  • Problem-Solving/Decision-Making: Taking a well-ordered approach to solving problems and acting despite obstacles or resistance.
  • Quality Advocate: Championing the quality process by reinforcing the organization’s vision, quality values, and quality processes and by fostering the continuous improvement of all operational and business practices.
  • Teamwork: Building cooperation among individuals and departments, sharing information and resources, and working to achieve group goals and outcomes.

Minimum Required Qualifications:
The minimum education and experience requirements can be met through any one of the pathways described in the charts below. Please note: In order to meet the minimum requirements, each item listed within the pathway chart must be met.
Path A
Education4 year Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical/Electronics Engineering, Electrical Engineering Technology, or related field
Experience7 years Related electrical engineering experience within AB Volvo

Path B
Education4 year Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical/Electronics Engineering, Electrical Engineering Technology, or related field
Experience10 years Related electrical engineering experience

The above statements are intended to describe the general level of work being performed by people assigned to the classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel as classified.

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Volvo Group Trucks Operations encompasses all production of the Group’s engines and transmissions as well as the production of Volvo, Renault and Mack trucks. The organization is also responsible for spare parts supplies to the Group’s customers and for designing, operating and optimizing logistics and supply chains for all brands. Together, Volvo Group Trucks Operations represents 30,000 employees at 30 plants and 50 distribution centers across the globe. Our global industrial footprint offers an opportunity for an international career in a state-of-the-art industrial environment, in which continuous improvement is the foundation. Join our teams as well!

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