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Engineering Technician

Are You Looking for a Rewarding Career? You Should Consider Us
At Volvo Penta, our employees know what it takes to make a team work! Being part of that team means that you’re working with a global and very diverse group of passionate, enthusiastic and highly-skilled professionals from all walks of life who work and play hard. We’re so awesome that we’ve won the ”Great Place to Work” award a few years running as well as being named, ”Employer of the Year,” by Diesel Progress magazine! This is absolutely a great place to belong with folks ready to welcome you onboard!

Who are We?
Simply put, Volvo Penta has been around for more than 100 years, and we know a thing or two about being a world-leading supplier of engines and drive systems for both marine and industrial applications to thousands of customers worldwide. We’re world leaders and innovative pioneers.
Life is Good in Hampton Roads!
”Hampton Roads” is an eclectic mix of coastal, urban, rural, and historic communities that includes the cities of Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach, Hampton, and Newport News. Our test center marina is located on the water in Suffolk. We have beautiful beaches and state parks, and family-friendly attractions with Colonial Williamsburg, Busch Gardens and North Carolina’s Outer Banks within easy driving distance. The area is host to diverse dining and shopping experiences to suit anyone’s tastes. There are so many exciting things to do here in the area that we highly recommend you come and see it for yourself! You’ll also find excellent school districts and esteemed institutions of higher learning, including Old Dominion University and The College of William and Mary, among others.
Who Are We Looking for to Join Us?
We have an exciting opportunity for a talented and motivated individual to become an Engineering Technician with our amazing, award-winning team at our Test Center in Suffolk, Virginia. This position will report directly to the Director Engineering North America

As an Engineering Technician, you will support Volvo Penta’s Product Development team, design, test validation, and reliability engineering activities as well as marine workshop-related tasks and some industrial engine products.

Some of the key tasks you’ll do as an Engineering Technician:

  • Work with design engineers to build/modify prototype engines. Develop build of material.
  • Apply organized, systematic, and detailed mechanical methods to complete tasks relating to engine components or systems. Assignments are closely supervised smaller parts of larger projects that involve repair or modifications to engines.
  • Responsible for diagnosing and repairing vessel/industrial engine systems.
  • Preparation of engine – temp, pressure etc. before testing.
  • Maintain a well-defined relationship with engineering staff including design engineering.
  • Perform testing/validation within areas of Engine: Emphasis is placed on accuracy, accountability/ownership, adherence to formal internal and external standards, procedures and processes, and accurate, acceptable documentation.
  • Collaborate with engineers to plan and prepare for product verification and validation support.
  • Act as a liaison with production on fit and assembly issues.

In this role, you may be required to travel out of town (10%) and be able to lift up to 50 pounds. This is a non-exempt position (hourly).

To Be Successful in this Position:
We need a self-starter with high energy and excellent organizational skills. The ideal candidate will have excellent math skills, and must be able to read and analyze data, as well as develop and implement recommendations and plans to the Product Development Team.

As with Most Companies, You Also Need the Following:
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook, and familiarity with database programs.
  • You’ll be speaking with employees at all levels within and outside the company, so you’ll need excellent communication skills, including fluency in speaking and writing English.

Minimum Education & Experience:
  • Associates degree or Certificate in Gasoline/Diesel Mechanics overhaul and repair; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Strong mechanical expertise in troubleshooting, repair, overhaul, and installation of Volvo Penta marine products.
  • Marine dealership or related retail trade experience, a plus.

We offer an amazing benefit package, including:
  • Health, vision, and dental insurance
  • Competitive compensation and continuing education
  • Generous Earned Time Off (ETO) plan (vacation)
  • 401K with matching
  • And so much more!


Are you ready to work with a global and diverse team of highly skilled professionals; a company dedicated to, safety, the environment, innovation, and success? Apply today for the position of Engineering Technician. We look forward to meeting you!

Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general level of work being performed by persons assigned to the classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required of the job. Volvo Group North America is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action employer. E.O.E./M/F/D/V

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. 

With Volvo Penta, a world-leading supplier of engines and complete drive systems for marine and industrial applications, you will be part of a global and diverse team of highly skilled professionals who works with passion, trust each other and embraces change to stay ahead. We make our customers win.

Volvo Group North America is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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