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, manufacturing development, business process/logistics, human resources, finance, and maintenance as required.
- Serve in a co-leadership role within a specialized area of assignment. The individual follows the direction of the manager and coordinates the business plan with peers.
- Lead and conduct kaizen improvement activities focused on safety, quality, and cost initiatives.
- Drive the focused improvement and work place organization pillars within the Volvo Production System.
- Assist with necessary counselling/training/discipline to obtain the optimum effectiveness of the team.
- Evaluate and recommend a safe and clean environment for employees.
- Evaluate and recommend manufacturing processes, equipment, gauging, and tooling towards zero defects.
- Evaluate theoretical 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.
- Lead and accomplish operational/industrialization projects.
- Develop cost saving proposals and improve productivity.
- Assist in developing plans to secure production capacity.
- Follow up and ensure activities are accomplished and completed.
- Optimize line balances and tooling changes.
- Sustain work processes for projects within the organization.
- Utilize experiences from current production into new product- and manufacturing projects.
- 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 working to achieve group goals and outcomes.
- Quality Advocate: Strive for the continuous improvement of all operational and business practices.
- Working knowledge of Toyoda Production Systems manufacturing system is a plus, but not required.
- Working knowledge of AutoCAD and Inventor (Simulation knowledge is a plus).
- Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
- 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 in engineering and two-plus year’s technical experience in a manufacturing environment or eight years minimum combined post-high school education and experience within a manufacturing environment in an Engineering role.
Volvo Group North America is an Equal Opportunity Employer