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PLC Engineer

Be part of the change.

Nothing beats being part of positive change.  We are on a truly exciting journey, working together in a fast-paced global environment to break new ground in almost every aspect of our operations. Right now, we have an exciting job opening for you in Manufacturing Engineering, Tooling and Equipment, Paint in our Charleston Facility.

What’s in it for you?

  • As a Tooling and Equipment Paint Engineer within Manufacturing Engineering, you will develop and implement quality-assured, flexible, effective, and reliable production systems and equipment solutions in our Paint shops.
  • Our mission is to develop and support projects with Paint process solutions within 
  • Paint locally and globally, as well as manage the installations projects in our plants.
  • Now we are looking to hire a new colleague within the competence area of the Electrical Hardware & Software.


What you will do…

  • The Equipment engineer is responsible for automation design and safety solutions defined in our Scopes of work and Request for Quotation within our production plants.
  • The challenge for this role the next coming years is to modify our existing lines in the Paint shop for our next generation of cars and further develop the current production system, which have to be flexible, low in energy consumption and have a high technical availability and maintainability.
  • The role will require good cooperation with the Global PLC network and the production organization.


Do you fit the profile?

  • The ideal candidate will have an academic degree within areas of Automation, Electrical, Mechatronics or Mechanical Engineering, alternatively equivalent experience and worked with equipment installation projects (systems design and integration) minimum 3 years. 

Other experience and knowledge needed: 

  • High automation competence
  • Extensive knowledge of PLC programming, preferably with Siemens TIA Portal
  • Industrial IT knowledge & experience
  • Machine Safety knowledge & experience
  • Electrical hardware knowledge & experience
  • Experience of PLC commissioning
  • Experience of industrialization projects, preferably as project manager or lead engineer
  • Experience of paint production process is a plus
  • Project management and leadership skills


Personal qualities

  • Collaborates: Builds partnerships and works collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives
    • Work in a team-oriented environment. 
    • Ability to interact cross-functionally and to act in a multi-cultural environment 
  • Drives results: Consistently achieves results, even under tough circumstances.   
    • Ability to organize and prioritize own work and to manage multiple tasks
    • Positive and pro-active attitude
    • Logical and tactical
    • Structured approach
    • Target oriented and strong analytical skills
  • 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, high personal integrity, and authenticity.   


The position is located in Charleston, SC 

Who are we?

Volvo Cars is a company on a mission, to bring traditional car manufacturing into a connected, sustainable and smart future. Since 1927, we have been a brand known for our commitment to safety, creating innovative cars that make life less complicated for our consumers. In 2010, we decided to transform our business, resulting in a completely new generation of cars and technologies, as well as steady growth and record sales.

Today, we are expanding our global footprint in Europe, China and the US, and we are on the lookout for new talent. We are constantly pushing our own skills and abilities to drive change in the automobile industry like never before. We are looking for innovative, committed people to join us in this endeavor and create safe, sustainable and connected cars. We believe in the power of people and will challenge and support you to reach your full potential. Join us and be part of Volvo Cars’ journey into the future.

Charleston, SC, US

Job requisition ID:  50446

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

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