Co-op: Base Engine (Spring 2014)
Volvo Group Trucks Technology - United States

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The internship/coop role provides students with the opportunity to apply academic knowledge and skills in a professional environment, and to support/promote the graduate's career goals through contact with professionals in their field of study. The internship experience enables students to participate in professional activities for Volvo Powertrain by working on important and innovative projects. Internships are structured learning experiences where interns/coops and our full time professionals work together on projects within their selected organization. The internship allows students to integrate knowledge and skills in a manner that is mutually beneficial to the student and Volvo Powertrain.

Volvo-funded corporate housing is available for this co-op.


Assist engineers with component testing, system testing, data analysis, and reporting. Tests may include stationary rigs, test cell or vehicle testing. Base Engine system components include Cylinder block, Cylinder head, Camshaft, Valvetrain, Crankshaft, Connecting rods, Pistons, Oil systems, Cooling systems, Flywheel housings, Flywheels, PTO, FEAD and belt drives, Gaskets, Seals and Fasteners. The goal is to work independently by mid-term and complete several small projects within the timeframe allowed. Assignments should provide good hands-on experience in several diesel engine technology areas.

  • Excel workbooks
  • PowerPoint presentations
  • Word reports
  • Lab reports

  • Entering Sophomore year class standing or higher; MBA students also encouraged to apply
  • History of academic achievement: GPA of 3.0 or higher preferred
  • Participation in school or extracurricular activities and experience in leadership roles

Personal Qualifications
  • Customer Focus
  • Technical Skills
  • Peer Relationships
  • Integrity and Trust
  • Standing Alone
  • Action Oriented
  • Perseverance

IT applications
  • Read access for KOLA
  • Rapid
  • Trix Drawing Center
  • E Warrenty
  • Impact
  • ER TDM
  • ATI Vision
  • LVD AT
  • MS Office / MS Outlook

Volvo Group North America is an Equal Opportunity Employer