Vocational Trainee: Reconfiguration (Fall 2023)

The Vocational Trainee role provides students with the opportunity to apply academic knowledge and skills in a professional environment, and to support/promote the student's career goals through contact with professionals in their field of study. The vocational trainee experience enables students to participate in professional activities for Volvo Group by working on important and innovative projects. Vocational Trainee positions are structured learning experiences where students and our full-time professionals work together on projects within their selected organization. This allows students to integrate knowledge and skills in a manner that is mutually beneficial to the student and Volvo Construction Equipment.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Perform diversified assembly operations required to assemble various sizes and models of construction equipment. Work involves the assembly of complete machines, machine sections, or sub-assemblies, as assigned. Also included is the collaboration to diagnose malfunctions or difficulties concerned with the mechanical aspect of the unit under erection, its hydraulic systems, ignition or control circuits
  • Receive direction from the Manager and the daily work assignments from the Team Leader. Work from complex drawings, work instructions, build of material sheets, material lists, and specifications to plan assembly operations while ensuring conformity to specification
  • Interpret drawings to verify material requirement and plan efficient sequence of operations. Fit, adjust, and align components, such as gears, shafts, keys and bearings
  • Assemble complete machines or sub-assembly as zones are assigned
  • Conduct running and performance tests. Diagnose malfunctions, dismantle, clean, and inspect for damage or distortion after running tests. Identify product defects and complete appropriate documentation when defects are identified
  • Detect and report faulty operation, defective material, questionable drawing requirements, and unusual conditions to proper authority. Maintain working area in neat and orderly conditions as set for by 5s standards daily
  • Perform all work in accordance with quality standards and established safety procedures
  • Follow policies and procedures, support organization’s goals
  • Demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness; look for ways to improve and promote quality; apply feedback to improve performance; monitor one's own work to ensure quality

Soft Skills:

  • Contribute to building a positive team spirit
  • Pursue training and development opportunities
  • Inspire the trust of others, work with integrity and ethically
  • Treat others with respect and consideration

Skills / Experience Required:

  • Student must be currently enrolled and pursuing an Assembly-related field
  • Student must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5
  • Must be at least 17 years of age

At the Volvo Group, we strive for a clear, transparent, and straightforward compensation approach, motivating you to contribute to the company’s growth. For all vocational trainee positions, the hourly range is set at $16.00 - $18.00. The hourly rate for these roles is determined by several factors including, but not limited to, geographic location, academic classification, and degree seeking area of study. In addition to these factors, we believe in the importance of pay equity and consider internal equity of our current team members as part of any final offer.

We also offer the following benefits to vocational trainees:

  • Countless career opportunities / internal mobility across our global organization
  • Training and personal development

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. 

Volvo Construction Equipment is a global company driven by passion, curiosity and by our purpose: to build the world we want to live in. We believe that only through imagination and teamwork can we develop a world that is cleaner, smarter and more connected. Our company culture reflects this belief through the care and trust it places in our customers, employees and suppliers. People are at the heart of our business. It is through our strong network of talented, enquiring and innovative minds that we have been able to pave the way towards a more sustainable future. The global construction industry is our arena and our employees are our greatest assets.

We can only continue to stand out as industry leaders through the people driving us forwards. Come be a part of our team and help us build tomorrow.

Volvo Group North America is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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