Operations Graduate Program: Smart Maintenance & Equipment Management

The Operations Graduate Development Program is an entry-level rotational program designed to provide recent college graduates with an opportunity to work in challenging environments while learning how our organization provides complete transport solutions. Eligible candidates will have a graduation date between May 2022 and May 2024.

This Program does not offer current or future sponsorship. Individuals with temporary visas or who require sponsorship for work authorization now or in the future are not eligible for the program.

If you are up for the challenge of developing our future Operations 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, our Operations Graduate Program will give you a holistic view of our operational and logistic activities, including both the local and global perspective. You will be working with the technologies of tomorrow, building the products of the future – electric, connected, and automated. 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 local and international on the job-rotations and work on business-critical projects developing your competencies for tomorrow. 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 addition, you will gather with other program participants to take part in trainings and events designed to help you grow into your future career at the Volvo Group. We offer the opportunity for you to be part of our digital transformation, applying new technologies to connect and automate our processes. Together we work with AI, data science, machine learning, circular systems, virtual manufacturing and more, to build our full electric or autonomous products.

If rotational development, a global set up and designing the world of tomorrow are aspects you are looking for in your next job context, this position might be something for you.

Our organization:
The Lehigh Valley plant is responsible for producing Mack trucks for North American customers and export markets. As part of that, the Manufacturing Engineering Team has the responsibility to define and optimize the Assembly Operation processes of all Mack trucks. Our mission includes the support of current production, all new product projects, all new capital industrial projects, development of lean processes using the Mack Production System and the adaptation of new technology and Ways of Working defining new era of transportation.

This is us, your new team:
Our highly motivated manufacturing engineering and maintenance team drives new technologies and processes into our existing assembly processes to ensure our products' safety, quality, and delivery. As a part of this larger group, your team focuses on the tools & equipment that allow us to assemble every Mack truck. To take the next leap in our equipment journey, our team learns and develops new technologies, systems, and resources to meet the needs of our factory today and help ensure we are ready for the products of tomorrow. We ensure that the equipment we are introducing is designed for maintainability and allow for world-class machine availability. We have the freedom to challenge current limitations, implement proof of concepts, and build upon our successes and failures. We challenge each other and strive for continuous improvement while maintaining a balance by working hard and having fun.

How you will make an impact
In this role, you will research, develop and gain competence around emerging equipment technologies, systems and methods to further advance our current manufacturing processes. You will also work on implementing, scaling, and maintaining solutions that power our production systems. With great freedom to innovate, you will play a key role in world-class manufacturing of the next generation of Mack products.

During 15 intense and exciting months, the Operations Graduate 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 end-to-end production systems. The program is designed to support your development both as a technical expert and future leader to shape the world we want to live in, through transport solutions.

Main activities and responsibilities
  • Investigate and integrate standards around equipment management and maintenance
  • Develop the future strategy used to deploy and maintain tooling and equipment within the Mack trucks facility
  • Develop and further expand the roadmaps related to early equipment management and professional maintenance
  • Drive digitalization and technology transformation to support the future smart factory
  • Investigate and create partnerships with vendors to solve current manufacturing problems and support future manufacturing needs
  • Engage with stakeholders to identify problems and help implement solutions to support business KPIs
  • Develop synergies with other competence areas including quality, operations, and process engineering to create collaborative solutions for our factory
  • Drive engagement and competence development to accelerate the technology transformation throughout all levels of the organization

Who are you?
As a member of the manufacturing engineering and maintenance team, you have well-developed interpersonal skills, and show your communication skills. You have an aptitude for self-development and always keep a holistic view. You are known for your perseverance, energy, and most of all a drive to improve. Next to an interest in project management & lean management, you are good with data and show leadership potential. If this is you, please jump in and join us for the ride!

Required knowledge/experience
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in business, data science or engineering-related field
  • 0-2 years of previous working experience, prior to or after graduation.
  • Solid English skills

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Who we are and what we believe in
Our focus on Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity allows each of us the opportunity to bring our full authentic self to work and thrive by providing a safe and supportive environment, free of harassment and discrimination. We are committed to removing the barriers to entry, which is why we ask that even if you feel you may not meet every qualification on the job description, please apply and let us decide.

Applying to this job offers you the opportunity to join Volvo Group. Every day, across the globe, our trucks, buses, engines, construction equipment, financial services, and solutions make modern life possible. We are almost 100,000 people empowered to shape the future landscape of efficient, safe and sustainable transport solutions. Fulfilling our mission creates countless career opportunities for talents with sharp minds and passion across the group’s leading brands and entities.

Group Trucks Operations encompasses all production of the Group’s manufacturing of Volvo, Renault and Mack trucks, as well as engines and transmissions. We also orchestrate the spare parts distribution for Volvo Group’s customers globally and design, operate and optimize logistics and supply chains for all brands. We count 30,000 employees at 30 plants and 50 distribution centers across the globe. Our global footprint offers an opportunity for an international career in a state-of-the-art industrial environment, where continuous improvement is the foundation. As our planet is facing great challenges, we - one of the largest industrial organizations in the world - stand at the forefront of innovation. We are ready to rise to the challenge. Would you like to join us?

Volvo Group North America is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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