Volvo Group Operations Graduate Program
If you are up for the challenge of developing the next generation of production plants and want to be a part of the innovative world of Volvo Group, this is the graduate program for you!
During 15 intense and exciting months, the program will give you a holistic view of the Volvo Group’s global truck manufacturing organization. You will get to know our different brands and their plants and learn about our logistics organizations and activities. You will take a deep dive into some specific areas of our business such as manufacturing, health and safety, quality, and continuous improvements, while also learning about the end-to-end supply chain, aftermarket parts, and our remanufacturing operations.
In parallel, you will grow as a person, through individual and team development sessions. You will have a permanent position from day one, with a manager and mentor to support you. You will experience several “on-the-job” rotations and have the opportunity to work on real project assignments. In addition, you will join a number of learning modules where you get together with other program participants to take part in trainings and events designed to help you grow into your future career at the Volvo Group.
If it is rotational development, a global set up and designing the world of tomorrow you are looking for in your next job context, this position might be something for you.
The New River Valley (NRV)-Plant located in Southwest Virginia is the largest plant in the Volvo Group, comprising of 2 million square feet under roof, on 566 acres with 3000+ employees working on site. This plant is the sole factory producing the Volvo Truck brand in North America and serves as the painted part supplier for our sister Mack truck plant in Pennsylvania. Major investments are being allocated to this site for plant upgrades to be able to support increasing demand for the product and the new technologies in product and process that are leading the industry. This operation has a very bright future!
This is us, your new team:
We are a diverse group of Logistics managers, project managers, analysts and engineers, collaborating to make improvements to the New River Valley Plant Operations. We are part of a global team of logistics professionals across the Volvo Group, leveraging the best ideas and proven solutions. We collaborate and encourage each other, while striving for continuous improvement.
We are at the beginning of one of the biggest transformations for this plant, working to improve our systems, processes, and tooling, all to improve plant performance, customer excellence, and assuring a future for Volvo and our families. We are proud to work for Volvo Group Trucks, producing a product that is at the forefront of new technologies, pushing the boundaries of what it means to be Green.
Do you want to be part of improving the Logistics solutions that are supporting the production line at the New River Valley factory for one of the world's best-selling trucks? With us, you can make a difference and turn your ideas into a reality!
You will support the Logistics Engineering Manager to further the knowledge and skills of the team. In this role, you will interact with logistic engineers, manufacturing engineers, production and logistics operators, external warehouses, Quality and Safety. You will work on cross functional continuous improvement projects to make our internal logistics processes better and more efficient.
Your contributions towards continuous improvement will have a direct link to preparing our facility for the launch of new, exciting, state-of-the-art products. Volvo Group is at the forefront of the market when it comes to the advanced technology in the product we offer.
Who are you?
You are fun to work with. You are good at communicating and like to build relationships with different types of people and leverage the benefits of teamwork. You enjoy organizing complex processes. You have comfort working at a detailed level and manipulating data to tell a story. You clearly communicate your ideas around complex topics and listen carefully to others before jumping to conclusions. You enjoy working in a fast-paced environment, with several tasks in progress at the same time requiring quick action, while being able to plan and manage your time towards mid- and longer-term projects.
• A master’s degree in industrial engineering or similarly technical field.
• Maximum two years of previous working experience, prior to or after graduation.
For specific questions about this position, please email VolvoNAOperationsGraduateProgram@volvo.com
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.
A new era is here. Technologies such as big data, automation and artificial intelligence are changing the way we look at manufacturing and logistics. Volvo Group Trucks Operations is the organization responsible for truck manufacturing and logistics within the Volvo Group and is shaping future industries.
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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