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Volvo Group Co-Op: Engineering, Powertrain Validation (Fall 2021) in Greensboro, North Carolina

Volvo Group Trucks Technology (GTT), a division of Volvo Group North America, provide state-of-the-art research, engineering, product planning and project execution to final delivery of complete products and also support the products in the aftermarket. Powertrain Engineering develops Engines, Transmissions, Drivelines, Axles, and Electro-Mobility Solutions for the Volvo Group business units.

Position Description:

Powertrain Engineering in Greensboro, NC is seeking a student to assist with Complete Drivetrain Evaluation. Work will be hands-on in and around Volvo and Mack Class 8 Trucks, directly working with heavy duty engines, transmissions, and emissions components. The applicant will be part of the product validation and troubleshooting process using state of the art systems and tools. The candidate will leverage different concentrations within engineering to achieve an understanding of the complete vehicle and its performance characteristics. Interest in and basic experience with vehicle operation are required.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Troubleshooting ability and root cause analysis skills to solve complex problems on modern heavy duty trucks

  • Creation of and repair of instrumentation and harnessing on-vehicle

  • Assist experienced engineers in development and documentation of testing procedures

  • Demonstrate ability to communicate and collaborate well with others

  • Provide status and progress reports to management

  • Must be able to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner

  • Report generation and data analysis

  • Hands on testing with Class 8 Trucks

  • Critical Competencies

  • Hands-on experience with vehicles, service, and troubleshooting

  • Attention to detail

  • Communication: Listen effectively, transmit information accurately and understandably, actively seek feedback from experienced engineers, etc.

  • Dependability/Reliability: Follow through on commitments, timely delivery on projects, assigned tasks, etc.

  • Flexibility: Willing to perform a wide range of tasks, positive responds to changes in direction and priorities, and acceptance of new challenges, responsibilities, and assignments.

  • Co-op/Internship Education and Program Requirements

  • Applicant must be currently enrolled and pursuing an engineering degree at an accredited school and have completed 30 semester hours of undergraduate studies prior to the start of the co-op/internship

  • Co-ops are required to work 40 hours per week and must be enrolled as full-time student

  • Applicants must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0.

  • Strong communication skills

  • Must receive college credit or academic transcription notation for co-op

  • Valid US Work authorization

Personal Competencies:

  • Customer Focus

  • Hands On

  • Ability to Apply Technical Skills

  • Peer Relationships

  • Integrity and Trust

  • Self-Motivated

  • Action Oriented

  • Perseverance

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, Terex Trucks, SDLG, Renault Trucks, Prevost, Nova Bus, Mack, Eicher, Dongfeng Trucks and Arquus.

Volvo Group Trucks Technology provides Volvo Group Trucks and Business Area's with state-of-the-art research, cutting-edge engineering, product planning and purchasing services, as well as aftermarket product support. With Volvo Group Trucks Technology you will be part of a global and diverse team of highly skilled professionals who work with passion, trust each other 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