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Equipment Engineer - Joining

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Joining Engineer – Body Shop


Job Summary:         

  • Joining Engineers with Volvo Cars Manufacturing Engineering are part of a global production team that makes sure that the cars we build meet the highest expectations from our customers. Joining Engineers support new model Launch & Program Management. 


Principal Responsibilities:

  • Develop, maintain, and improve both local and global standards within your area.
  • Coordinate and follow up commonality between global car plants, central Manufacturing Engineering and local Maintenance group.
  • Develop and implement joining control plans to establish quality assurance.
  • Coordinate with other major activities within the area.
  • Share knowledge and experience, and offer trainings accordingly, to improve capability and competence of local engineers.
  • Maintain good communication within the area and other parts of the organization (Subject Matter Experts, Manufacturing Engineering and Maintenance).
  • Participate in the execution of technical maintenance functions and maintenance technical management in order to optimize equipment availability and cost control of production assets.
  • Consistently use visualization standards in order to provide transparency on performance and challenges in your area.
  • Provide technical guidance and leadership to supervisors/technicians and operator maintenance.
  • Collaborate with Maintenance to define and update preventative/corrective maintenance programs.
  • Align with R&D regarding all Joining Quality & Repair Methods.
  • Assist and follow up with handover process toward Production.
  • Demonstrate personal leadership in support of company business objectives and role model the Volvo Cars Culture.
  • Split/share responsibilities of various joining processes with other joining engineers on the team.


Job Specifications:           

  • Welding Engineer who successfully completed the qualifications for AWS B5.16:2006
    • ​​​​​​​Preferably a Weld engineer or a Bachelor’s degree in ME or IE.
  • 5-7+ years of expertise in body shop manufacturing/automotive industry.
  • Exceptional project management and leadership skills.
  • Joining Experience/preferred knowledge Joining Quality assurance (NDT and DT).
  • Broad joining knowledge. Joining processes at Volvo include:
    • Resistance Spot Welding
    • Resistance Projection Welding
    • Laser Welding
    • Remote Laser Welding
    • Laser Brazing
    • Gas Metal Arc Welding
    • Drawn Arc Stud Welding
    • Flow Drill
    • Self-Piercing Riveting
    • Roller Hemming
    • Adhesive Bonding
  • Robot joining equipment/tool experience.
  • Resistance Welding gun and Inverter knowledge. Beneficial if ARO/ABB weld guns and Bosch/Matuschek weld timers.
  • Working experience in international and diverse environment is a plus.
  • Experience of Manufacturing Engineering process and Facility, Tooling and Equipment process.
  • Willingness to travel domestically and internationally.



  • Continuously works to protect and enhance Volvo’s reputation.
  • Carries out all duties and responsibilities with the utmost integrity and consistent with the highest ethical standards.
  • Remains flexible and responsive to changing conditions.
  • Uses both logic and intuition to reach appropriate conclusions.
  • Broad knowledge from other similar operations within the area.
  • Must be detail-oriented with strong organizational skills.
  • Machine Safety knowledge.
  • Adhesive and sealing applications knowledge.
  • Target-oriented and strong analytical skills.
  • Knows how the organization operates, and knows the team’s place within the larger context of the industry and marketplace.
  • Listens to others; respects their differences.
  • Able to effectively collaborate with peers in other functions and with colleagues in other businesses or divisions.
  • Ability to independently drive and complete tasks.
  • Ability to interact cross-functionally and to act in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Strong ability to organize and prioritize own work and to manage multiple tasks.
  • Positive mind set and proactive attitude, must be a self-starter.
  • Well-organized working methods and ability to report in a structured and concise format.
  • Collaborates: Builds partnerships and works collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.   
  • Drives results: Consistently achieves results, even under tough circumstances.    
  • Self-development: Actively seeking new ways to grow & be challenged using both formal & informal development channels.    
  • Builds trust: Gains the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity. 


Who are we?

Everything we do starts with people. Our purpose is to provide freedom to move, in a personal, sustainable and safe way. We are committed to simplifying our customers’ lives by offering better technology solutions that improve their impact on the world and bringing the most advanced mobility innovations to protect them, their loved ones and the people around them. 

Volvo Cars’ continued success is the result of a collaborative, diverse, and inclusive working environment. The people of Volvo Cars are committed to making a difference in our world. Today, we are one of the most well-known and respected car brands, with over 40,000 employees across the globe. We believe in bringing out the best in each other and harnessing the true power of people. At Volvo Cars your career is designed around your talents and aspirations so you can reach your full potential. Join us on a journey of a lifetime as we create safety, autonomous driving and electrification technologies of tomorrow.

Charleston, SC, US

Job requisition ID:  51286

Nearest Major Market: Charleston South Carolina
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina

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