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Robot Engineer - Body Shop

You want to make a difference. So do we.

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 be part of making an impact in a company with unique opportunities to grow and make a true difference.


Job Summary:        

The robot engineer will monitor all aspects of robot performance inside the plant. Develops, implements, and improves complex manufacturing production processes and methods. Utilize skills to improve output and reliability of the robotic fleet. Develop training materials to improve skills of technical team.


Principal Responsibilities:

  • Develops best practices to improve production capacity, quality and reliability
  • Manage the implementation of continuous improvement processes for efficiency to create a Lean Manufacturing environment.
  • Investigates problems, analyzes root causes and derives resolutions. Will use 8D Problem Solving Process to ensure sustainable quality products.
  • Develops operational strategies to achieve production and financial objectives
  • Participates in budget preparation and monitor expenses and profitability
  • Designs, documents, and implements small to medium scale manufacturing processes. Determines feasibility of product changes
  • Utilize system analysis of production methods/procedures and process automations for continued growth improvements.
  • Performs a variety of complicated tasks relying on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals
  • Evaluates current production activities and drives improvements
  • Periodically ensures that highly technical equipment meets required specifications and high quality standards
  • Implements cost reduction initiatives while maintaining high quality standards
  • Plans workplaces considering ergonomics
  • Stays current with product specifications, engineering technology and production processes
  • Provides guidance to team members to accomplish production goals; Mentors and provides guidance to less senior manufacturing engineers for skill/knowledge base development. Motivate, develop, direct and influence team members at all levels and cultural backgrounds of the organization.
  • Participates in regularly scheduled team meetings
  • Will perform other duties as assigned


Job Specifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering field, or equivalent experience required
  • 5+ years of relevant experience required, strongly preferring robotic welding in an automotive environment including experience such as:
    • Hands-on Programming experience in booth or work cell
    • PLC experience such as; OMRON, AllenBradley, Siemens
    • Hands-on experience pneumatic, hydraulic, electrical, and computer controlled systems
    • Hands-on experience with process devices such as; motor drives, sensors, AC/DC converters, encoders, lifts, conveyors, etc
    • Knowledge of manufacturing methods/procedures and process technology.
  • Ability to present complex technical information related to achieving goals of the department.
  • Ability to troubleshoot, instruct repair techniques, & assist if needed for root cause analysis in stressful situations
  • Knowledge of joining technologies such Mig/Mag, spot, and laser welding, and gluing a plus.
  • Able to influence team members at all levels of the organization
  • Proven written and verbal communication at all levels within the organization with good negotiation skills.
  • Able to anticipate needs and deliver timely, relevant solutions and actions.
  • Proven design & implementation of Continuous Improvement themes with savings.
  • Experience in process layout and optimization incorporating asset utilization is a plus.
  • Ability to read & create blueprints and schematics.


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.

8308, SC, US

Job requisition ID:  41807

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