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Volvo Group Senior Manufacturing Engineer in Dublin, Virginia

Senior Manufacturing Engineer

The Volvo Trucks North America New River Valley Plant, located adjacent to the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia, is undergoing major industrial changes to continue to adapt to new truck launches and increasing technology. The NRV Plant is the largest plant globally within the Volvo Group and is home to 100% of all Volvo trucks produced for the North American market.

With 2 million square feet under roof, on a site of over 550 acres the New River Valley Plant is poised to continue its growth with new product and industrial projects.

Job Summary

The purpose of this position is to supply engineering techniques supporting all initiatives to improve the existing manufacturing process, introduce new processes, manufacturing goals, manpower levelling, as well as, prepare the manufacturing process for the introduction of product changes or new product for the New River Valley paint production facility in Dublin, VA.

The team is looking for a Senior Manufacturing Engineer to support our North American assembly operations by anchoring modern and innovative tools and equipment, supporting project teams in the industrialization of new product and leading change when it comes to world class manufacturing processes.

We believe in the importance of diversity and inclusiveness to make us a stronger and better organization. As a global company, international collaboration is a daily activity. We pride ourselves in sharing techniques globally, but also promote implementing employee driven ideas from site to site.

Core Responsibilities

  • Trial, establish, and supply technical engineering support for new process trials and current production product

  • Establishes and maintains the optimum production methods, standards, tooling and equipment for all assigned products and processes

  • Promotes manufacturing safety and efficiency through implementation of method/process change, ergonomic application and safety awareness

  • Collaborates with the materials organization on defining and refining material organization and placement using Lean Principles

  • Coordinates the introduction of new product and part changes in area of responsibility, balancing work timing, processes and manpower requirements

  • Collaborates with cross functional groups in Engineering and Materials in developing performing manufacturing design reviews, and processing design development and prototype builds

  • Identifies and implements methods, processes and equipment using Lean Six Sigma methodology

  • Uses lessons learned to develop processes to improve effectiveness and efficiency in area of responsibility

  • Implements and applies engineering standards and procedures in compliance with plant practices and policies

  • Analyzes and continuously evaluates and improves assembly efficiency through observation, investigation and critical problem solving

  • Identifies opportunities for cost and manpower reductions through assembly configuration and improvement

  • Establishes and maintains accurate production standards using determined time tools (MCTM or MOST)

  • Interfaces with plant personnel to accomplish timing, manpower and production goals

Core Competencies:

  • Analytical Thinking

  • Writing Skills

  • Communicates effectively

  • Interpersonal Relations

  • Action oriented

Minimum Experience, Education, and Skills Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical, Industrial, Manufacturing, Chemical or Mechanical Engineering

  • Minimum 3-5 years of Manufacturing Experience or Equivalent experience within an engineering and production environment

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office: Word, Microsoft Project, AutoCAD, Catia/Creo

  • Proficient with Microsoft Excel

  • Design for Manufacturability

About us

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, UD Trucks, 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.

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Volvo Group North America is an Equal Opportunity Employer E.O.E/M/F/Disability/Veteran