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Production Superintendent - Paint Shop

Do you want to lead the change?

At Volvo Cars, we are always looking for world-class leaders who bring out the best in our people. If you want to be part of leading and inspiring our mission to change the automotive experience and make people’s lives less complicated, then we have the job for you.


Production Superintendent


Job Summary:    

The Production Superintendent will lead and direct supervisors and manage all operations within their area of responsibility. The Production Superintendent will be a part of the Shop Management Team and will enforce the Volvo Cars’ culture.


Principal Responsibilities:

 Lead, direct and manage operations within the assigned area of responsibility.

  • Responsible for future model launches in their area of responsibility.
  • Coordinate workshop activities through the planning with supervisors to ensure the total manufacturing objectives are accomplished in a timely and cost effective method.
  • Develop and control cost, quality, delivery and safety objectives.
  • Implement cost effective CIP tools to improve operating expenditures, manpower, etc.
  • Provides leadership and training to accomplish the company’s goals and objectives.
  • Provides leadership in implementation of 5S programs.
  • Provides direction, development and leadership to production supervisors.
  • Deliver set objectives in accordance with the shop’s Volvo Car Manufacturing System-scorecard.
  • Actively participate/contribute within all areas of responsibility.
  • Responsible for the daily production results within area of responsibility.
  • Responsible for performance of activities connected to "Year over Year" efficiencies.
  • Ensure the implementation of and adherence to Volvo Car Manufacturing System within the entire area of responsibility.
  • Produce and deliver products according to specifications using continuous improvement tools, such as 6-sigma, and with the authority to implement corrective and preventive actions.
  • Work towards an excellent relationship within the area of responsibility and with other Volvo units worldwide.
  • Work towards a lean organization.
  • Foster standardized work through QPS and daily coaching activities.


Job Specifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred, or 8-10 years of experience in a leadership role
  • At least 5 years’ of experience in automotive manufacturing industry, in a similar role.
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Strategic thinking and goal-oriented
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to build a team, confidence and trust at all levels of the organization
  • Strong problem-solving/analysis skills


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 totally new generation of cars and technologies, as well as steady growth and record sales. Today, we’re expanding our global footprint in Europe, China and the US, and we’re 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 endeavour 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:  37030
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