Position: Engineer - Manufacturing
Reports To: Manager - Focused Improvement
Manage and drive a continuous improvement philosophy, utilizing the tools of the Volvo Production System and other lean initiatives to meet present and future demands.
Assure that processes are developed that meet and exceed expectations with respect to quality, cost and reliability.
To provide leadership and guidance across a sectional level in the manufacturing engineering business functions by dealing directly and forthrightly with production, quality assurance, production and material control, industrial development, business process/logistics, human resources, finance, and maintenance as required.
Serve in a leadership role within a specialized area of
- Lead and conduct kaizen improvement activities focused on safety, quality, and cost initiatives.
- Own and drive the focused improvement and work place organization pillars within the Volvo Production System.
- Evaluate and recommend a safe and clean environment for employees.
- Evaluate and recommend manufacturing processes, equipment, gauging, and tooling
- Evaluates volume capacities and recommends appropriate manning requirements.
- Recognize human capabilities and limitations through ergonomic principles.
- Development of future engineering solutions to lowest possible cost, and with flexibility for product and volume changes.
- Perform and participate in pre-studies.
- Perform Benchmarking within the manufacturing engineering area.
- Take corrective action and resolve quality issues related to processes.
- Represent the company in different external assignments.
- Develop cost saving proposals and improve productivity.
- Develop plans to secure production capacity.
- Follow up and make sure that activities are accomplished and completed.
- Develop and train engineers providing for qualified staff and future opportunities.
- Optimize cycle times, tooling changes.
- Assist with VPS continuous improvements. Lead VPS focused improvements.
- Sustain work processes for projects within the organization.
- Utilize experiences from current production into new product- and industrial projects.
- Actively participate in management related questions for manufacturing engineering.
- Provide a work environment that is aligned with the Volvo Way.
- Analytical Skills: Recognizing patterns in data, information, or events, drawing logical conclusions, and making recommendations for action.
- Attention to Detail: Monitoring adherence to standards and actively checking for accuracy of data received or generated before passing it on.
- Communication: Listening effectively, transmitting information accurately and understandably, and actively seeking feedback non-defensively.
- Dependability/Reliability: Following through on commitments, producing timely work to required -- or higher -- standards, pitching in to get the job done.
- Flexibility: Performing a wide range of tasks, responding to changes in direction and priorities, and accepting new challenges, responsibilities, and assignments.
- Ownership/Accountability: Accepting responsibility for personal actions, costs, and results.
- Problem-Solving/Decision-Making: Taking a well-ordered approach to solving problems and acting despite obstacles or resistance.
- Teamwork: Building cooperation among individuals and departments, sharing information and resources, and working to achieve group goals and outcomes.
- Quality Advocate: Strive for the continuous improvement. Working knowledge of Toyoda Production Systems manufacturing system is a plus, but not required.
- Working knowledge of Auto Cad (3D a plus).
- Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint & Word.
- Basic understanding of metal cutting machining practices and methods.
- Once applicable VPT systems are learned, must be able to work with minimum supervision.
Minimum Education and Experience
- Bachelor’s degree and two years technical experience in a manufacturing environment, MBA preferred.
- OR five years minimum combined post-high school education and experience within a manufacturing environment
The above statements are intended to describe the general level of work being performed by persons assigned to the classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required of the job.
Volvo Group North America is an Equal Opportunity Employer