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Equipment Engineer - Trim and Final

Want to join us on our exciting journey?

Volvo Cars is on an exciting journey, redefining the automotive experience by innovating to make people’s lives less complicated. We offer you a once-in-a-lifetime chance to make an impact in a company with unique opportunities to grow and make a true difference.


At Manufacturing Engineering, you are part of a global production team that makes sure that the cars we build meet the highest expectations from our customers. In close collaboration with colleagues in other business units, we develop and implement flexible and efficient production systems with a focus on people. If you want to reach your personal goals together with other people, Manufacturing Engineering is the place for you to prosper.

The department Facilities, Tooling & Equipment is responsible for the implementation of process related equipment for our plants in all car project phases, as well as in running production.

Our main customers are Manufacturing Engineering, Industrial Engineering and Maintenance


Main tasks

  • The Equipment Engineer is responsible for handling tasks according to the process for Facilities, Tooling & Equipment in Volvo Car Business Management System. From concept phase, RFQ, design, installation, commissioning, launch to follow up.
  • This posting refers to all positions within tooling and equipment within the assembly shop in Charleston, SC, Such as Automation, nut runners, Pick to Light, printers, scanners, vision systems etc.
  • Support to other VCC plants may be required (Belgium, China, Sweden).
  • This position is known as a Variable Manning assignment and will transfer to the Production Organization upon completion of the upcoming car project.



  • Leads/participates in equipment projects (cost estimation, planning, administration, procurement, verification and handing over) for plants.
  • Performs safety, reliability, and cost analyses.
  • Responsible for execution of equipment-FMEA.
  • Supports running production with secondary problem analyses within the area of expertise.
  • Responsible for knowledge transfer to Production and Maintenance in the projects.
  • Creation/contribution to the development of instructions related to process equipment within the area of expertise.
  • Leads/participates in standardization and technical networks within the area of expertise.
  • Contributes in early project phases with specialist competence.


Required qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or equivalent work experience.
  • Extensive experience with manufacturing systems, equipment installation and commissioning.
  • 1+ years of Manufacturing Tooling experience preferred.
  • Fluent in English, additional languages are a plus.
  • Experience in mass production systems. Automotive Assembly a plus.
  • Strong computer skills (MS applications).
  • Project Management skills are a plus.
  • Skills in AutoCAD and CATIA are a plus.
  • Mechanical mindset.


Personal qualities

  • Logical and tactical.
  • High personal integrity.
  • Structured approach.
  • Strong communication and interaction skills.
  • Positive and pro-active attitude.
  • Self-starter, with the ability to work as an individual and in teams.


Core Competencies

  • 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:  53098

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

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