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PLC Software Engineer - Body Shop

Everything we do starts with people.

Our human-centric focus is what makes us different from all other car companies, and it’s at the heart of everything we create. If you want to join us in our mission to make people’s lives less complicated, we offer you a chance to grow together with talented people who want to make a true difference.


Volvo Cars Manufacturing Engineering – PLC Software Engineer Body Shop


With Volvo Cars 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.  You will support new model Launch & Program Management.  We are seeking for a PLC Software Engineer Body Shop area located near Charleston, SC.


What you’ll do:

  • Follow Electrical/PLC Volvo standards during project.
  • Follow up of time and technique within the area of responsibility and project.
  • Follow up of end user take over routine to production within the area.
  • Responsible for analyzing and optimizing PLC Software.
  • Coordination with other major activities within the area.
  • Commonality follow up and coordination between car plants and central ME
  • 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 organisation.
  • Demonstrate personal leadership in support of company business objectives and role model the Volvo Cars Culture.


What we require:

  • PLC Knowledge/Experience Siemens TIA Portal
  • Industrial network Profinet knowledge
  • Machine Safety knowledge
  • Frequency drive knowledge
  • Electrical hardware knowledge
  • Eplan knowledge
  • ME or IE Bachelors Preferred or commiserate experience
  • 5-7+ years of expertise in body shop manufacturing/automotive industry
  • Exceptional project management and leadership skills
  • Communication, collaboration and negotiation skills with internal and external customers and stakeholders
  • Willingness to travel domestically or internationally
  • Working experience in an international and diverse environment is a plus
  • Experience of Manufacturing Engineering processes and Facility, Tooling and Equipment process
  • Broad knowledge from other similar operations within the area
  • Work in a team oriented environment
  • Target oriented and strong analytical skills
  • Well organized working methods and ability to report in a structured and concise format
  • Ability to organize and prioritize own work and to manage multiple tasks
  • Positive mind-set and pro-active attitude, self starter.
  • Ability to interact cross-functionally and to act in a multi-cultural environment


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:  27625

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

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