Aftermarket Reliability Engineer

Are you someone who is interested in quality, service solutions and activities to ensure customer satisfaction and improved Uptime? If yes, please continue to read more to learn about this exciting opportunity within Volvo Group North America (VGNA) - Uptime and Customer Support organization.

We are hiring an Aftermarket Reliability Engineer. This role will be responsible to identify, document and report product quality issues to provide timely solutions to the field and increase customer satisfaction for the complete vehicle for the Volvo and Mack brands. Drive service solutions to the market and improvements in speed of repairs to increase customer uptime by analysing connected vehicle data, technical support case and warranty data.

Key Responsibilities/Accountabilities
  • Analyse information from multiple sources and maintain scorecard for each area to identify uptime issues and provide recommendations on prioritization.
  • Field Reports
  • Telematics
  • Warranty Data
  • Parts Sales Data
  • Quality Workbook for MQR
  • Proactively work with Global Truck Technology to develop field solutions to technical issues in accordance with global Problem Resolution Process (PRP) guidelines.
  • Represent customer voice within the team
  • Advocate for solutions that can be serviced in the field as well as solutions that can be implemented within the dealer environment
  • Drive containment activities
  • Manage and develop containment solutions for field concerns that result in immediate impact to improve customer uptime.
  • Provide technical direction to Field Support Specialists, District and Fleet Service Managers and Dealers on cases that require escalation when there is not a known solution, or when a significant defect exists
  • Perform case analysis on escalated cases to determine root cause
  • Capture data and perform trending analysis to drive corrections
  • Identify and drive corrective actions
  • Consult with Field Quality Support Specialist in in-depth investigations of customer concerns as related to product issues.
  • Provide direction to the field team regarding parts retrieval, documentation of complaint and data acquisition.
  • Travel as necessary to support investigation of product issues.
  • Perform data logging or instruct dealer personnel on data acquisition requirements procedures.
  • Identify and communicate the product characteristics, symptoms, and effect from the customer’s perspective.
  • Represent Volvo and Mack with suppliers in field organization visits.
  • Support investigations in the field
  • Ensure proper protocols are followed to protect customer and company
  • Coordinate with third party investigators as directed by Regulatory Affairs
  • Provide feedback and lead next steps until the issue is mainstreamed into a corrective process if required
  • Provide project requirements input for product improvements ensuring that future designs meet targets for reliability, serviceability, and maintainability.
  • Provide regular status updates on upcoming projects to field organization and technical support.
  • Provide information on pending projects and PMRs to the field
  • Provide input to the project teams on past and current issues with existing product impacted by project actions
  • Escalation to GTS management as appropriate with issues with projects which could have significant field or customer impact
  • Follow vehicles, (pilots, lead the fleet, new CA/CE options) and monitor and provide feedback to Volvo organization.
  • Generate source documentation for technical service publication requests related to field issues and facilitate their publications, which includes Service Bulletins, Service News, CBRs, Service Programs and Recalls.
  • Prepare and develop financial business case for funding approval of campaigns
  • Approve requested updates to service, operators and maintenance manuals as required to support dealer and field service network
    Critical Competencies
    • Technical/Functional Expertise within specified area of engineering
    • Communication
    • Quality Advocate
    • Customer Focus
    • Change Facilitation
    • Excellent oral communication skills.
    Essential Educational and/or Training Qualifications and Certificates
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering
    • Equivalent experience may be considered
    Preferred Experience/Knowledge
    • 5 years’ experience in the truck OEM and automotive industry preferred
    • A strong technical background with strong understanding of the customer’s perspective.
    • Dealer/Fleet/OE Service Department experience preferred.
    We believe in the importance of diversity and inclusiveness to make us a stronger and better organization. The motivation and passion to support our customers set us apart from others that want to be like us. Our company culture is how we interact with each other, with our customers and society. It is the foundation on which everything else is built. We embrace new ideas and constantly challenge the status quo – innovation is driven by a willingness to change to stay ahead and find smart ways to create new solutions.
    Our technology sets the standard – our people make the difference all day every day.
    Founded in 1900, Mack Trucks is an iconic brand that embodies the American spirit: pioneering, hard-working, authentic and ambitious. Mack trucks are recognized around the world as “The American Truck You Can Count On,” thanks to our durable, reliable and application-driven vehicles that get the job done. With Mack Trucks you will be part of a global and diverse team. We work with passion, we trust each other and we embrace change to stay ahead. We make our customers win.

    Mack is part of the Volvo Group, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines under the leading brands Volvo, Renault Trucks, Mack, Eicher, SDLG, Terex Trucks, Prevost, Nova Bus and Volvo Penta.

    Volvo Group North America is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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