Co-op: Operations Management (Spring 2022)

We know deciding where to work is a major life decision. At Volvo, we take managing our talent as seriously as we take managing our business. And this starts with how we manage our internship and co-op programs. We want to create value to you and your future, while improving our culture and business at the same time. We encourage you to learn more about Volvo, our strong culture, core values, passion for making the world a better place around us and our push for innovation towards the future. If you find that you share these same beliefs, we encourage you to discover the job opportunities that we have available for you!
What to learn more about Hagerstown?
We work cross-functionally and globally to exceed our customer’s expectations and reach the world class manufacturing level.  We have exciting work in front of us, and more on the horizon. The automotive world is changing rapidly and to be part of this big change is an exciting movement. Many growth and countless career opportunities await for leaders who are willing to join our team on this challenging journey. 

We are the Heart and We keep the Heart beating.  We have recently begun production of electric driveline components in addition to developing and producing heavy-duty diesel engines, transmissions and axles for Volvo Group Brands.  In operation since 1961, we are a proud supportive member of the community of Washington County and its surrounding areas.
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Position Description
We are currently looking for students to work with our team as Operations Management Co-ops. You should be prepared to work in an interesting, exciting and fast-paced environment, gaining experience and knowledge in various aspects of manufacturing and leadership. As a valued member within GTO, you will have the opportunity to work directly with the First Line Managers focusing on Leadership Development, Business KPIs, and Continuous Improvement. Our goal is to invest in your development by providing you with a leadership opportunity within manufacturing, and to give us (Volvo) an opportunity to nurture and select the next generation of leaders. These positions are available in Assembly, Machining, Logistics, and Maintenance management teams.
Position Responsibilities
  • Support managing the organization to achieve safety, quality, delivery and financial targets
  • Support team development
  • Lead small projects or support larger projects
  • Drive lean manufacturing methodology
  • Participate in problem solving with the team
  • Participate in Root Cause Analysis Investigations
Critical Commitments:
    • Safe work environment and behaviors for all team members using a methodical approach to risk identification, mitigation and competence development
    • Inspire your team to work together to reach set safety, quality, delivery and financial targets by leading and coaching
    • Develop yourself and your team members
    • Build autonomous teams, work with cross-functional networks, and create trusting relationships
    • Live Volvo’s Values (Customer Success, Trust, Passion, Change, Performance) and Code of Conduct
    • Create an inclusive work environment
    • Support company programs, policies, and people
    • Assess performance, competencies, and flexibility of employees within the department and initiate appropriate training, counselling, or corrective action to optimize the efficiency and effectiveness of the employees
    • Apply the principles of lean manufacturing

Co-op Education and Program Requirements
  • Applicant must be currently enrolled and pursuing a degree at an accredited school and have completed 30 semester hours of undergraduate studies prior to the start of the co-op.
  • Co-ops are required to work 40 hours per week and are NOT enrolled in academic courses during their co-op period.
  • Applicants must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0.
  • Strong communication skills.

Personal Competencies
  • Customer Focus
  • Peer Relationships
  • Integrity and Trust
  • Standing Alone
  • Action Oriented
  • Perseverance
The applicant must be able to use the following programs
  • Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Able to learn and adapt quickly to new software including Power BI and other Microsoft Suite applications

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 - Volvo, Volvo Penta, Terex Trucks, SDLG, Renault Trucks, Prevost, Nova Bus, Mack, Eicher, Dongfeng Trucks and Arquus.

Volvo Group Trucks Operations encompasses all production of the Group’s engines and transmissions, as well as all production of Volvo, Renault and Mack trucks. The organization is responsible for spare parts supplies to the Group's customers as well as for designing, operating and optimizing logistics and supply chain for all brands, production facilities and distribution centers where the Volvo Group operates. In Volvo Group Trucks Operations you will be part of a diverse team of highly skilled professionals who work with passion, trust and embrace change to stay ahead. We make our customers win.

Volvo Group North America is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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