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Manufacturing Engineer - Paint

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.


Job Summary:       

  • The Shop Engineer is responsible for implementing state of the art solutions in all projects, optimizing methods, processes and process flows, to support Volvo Cars Manufacturing Systems.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Perform time studies, capacity analyses, layout / product flow analyses and standardized work.
  • Participate in Launch Team Activities and Budget Projects.
  • Facilitate setup and variation reduction teams.
  • Manage, organize, assist with training and facilitate Kaizen (Process Improvement) and lean thinking implementation workshops to achieve company objectives.
  • Develops and maintains the standard labor hours, cycle time and takt time.
  • Provides data, information and reports to assist in identifying waste in the system and improve operational efficiency by utilizing value stream mapping and other tools.
  • Update and maintain plant floor layout.
  • Write standards for processes, as required.
  • Design material layout (addresses, lot sizes, packaging).
  • Responsible for build instructions for each model.
  • Implementation of running product changes.
  • Responsible for ergonomic analysis, work station design and human factors.
  • Refine and update simulations in order to improve process capability like OEE.
  • Calculate manning needs for production processes.

Job Specifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering or equivalent experience.
  • 3+ years experience in manufacturing environment, preferred.
  • Paint Shop experience preferred.
  • Expert know-how in balancing, manning calculations, productivity analysis/loss analysis, capacity analysis and ergonomics.
  • Strong knowledge in Product and Process Engineering.
  • Experience with MTM-systems.
  • Six Sigma Green Belt Certification is a plus.
  • Excellent skills in MS Office, AutoCAD, TeamCenter and preferably simulation software, are a plus.
  • Experience in project management.
  • Good communication skills in a global, cross-functional environment.
  • Experience in teaching/training others.
  • Strong administration and organizational skills.
  • Results and team-oriented, a strong team player.
  • Ability to travel globally, occasionally.

Other Duties:

  • Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice

Volvo Car is an equal opportunity employer. The successful candidate must be legally authorized to work in the US without sponsorship.


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:  58372

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

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