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Plant Maintenance Manager, Volvo Cars Kosice,  VCK

Your leadership will make a difference


Volvo Cars is on an exciting journey, redefining the automotive experience with innovation to make people’s lives less complicated.


Within the VCK project, you are part of a team which works globally to make sure that the cars we build meet the highest expectations from our customers. In close collaboration with other business units, we develop and implement flexible and efficient production systems with people in focus. We offer you an exciting opportunity in an international and growing company with a solid culture and great development opportunities. You will have the possibility and responsibility to actively contribute to the growth of our business through people. Join us!


About the assignment


We are looking for our next committed and collaborative colleague who is eager to join us as Plant Maintenance Manager, reporting to the Plant Engineering Director, and will play an important role in starting up a completely new Volvo Car Plant in Kosice, Slovakia (VCK).


The maintenance organization is decentralized and where each shop has its maintenance function reporting to its respective shop and the plant maintenance function reporting to the plant engineering director. The shop and plant maintenance organizations are responsible for the end-to-end equipment maintenance in the plant. Apart from the operational responsibility as a maintenance function, there are also strategic responsibilities connected to developing, technology, methodology and competence to enable continuous availability improvement and cost optimization. As a plant maintenance manager, you will coordinate the best practice sharing of maintenance forums together with other VCC plants and within your own plant to align and strive for one common way of working globally.


As plant maintenance manager, you will establish the new plant engineering organization and create and build your own team. Together with manufacturing engineering and shop maintenance, you will secure that the best available techniques, standards, and processes are used.  Strategic work, Personal and Organizational planning will be a part of our daily work. Your focus is to ensure plant readiness for running production.


You will be a part of the Plant Engineering Team, responsible to recruit, train and build your maintenance organization using Value Oriented Maintenance Processes and tools. Drive and implement Volvo standards with all the shop maintenance organizations through a cross-plant maintenance network, coach and develop the VCK network together with all shop maintenance superintendents.


You will be responsible for setting up our spare part warehouse, tool shop, R&M (Reliability & Maintainability) and plant maintenance engineering.


As Plant Maintenance Manager, you will create clarity by guiding and inspiring people through purpose, showing commitment by taking ownership and acting with integrity and trust and empowering teams by ensuring accountability and coaching for completed project. Does this sound like great opportunity to grow as a professional? Then learn more about your future responsibilities!


Do you fit the profile?


We believe you are a person with a relevant university degree and experience as a leader in several production maintenance positions. You have a passion for cars and technology, and you are fluent in English, both written and spoken. Slovakian language skills will be a clear merit.  

To succeed in this role, we believe you have a significant ability to both develop and motivate employees together with extended knowledge within Value Oriented Maintenance, methods, tools, processes, production systems and ways of working in a factory. Value Stream Mapping, LEAN, Flow etc., is also meritorious. For us it is essential that you are curious and always willing to learn more, continuously searching for robust and efficient processes and organizations.


You are a true believer in the power of people, and you hold a strategic mindset with an ambition to develop future business with a holistic view. Strong

communication and collaboration skills are characteristics of yours, making it easy for you to build competence and trust at all levels in the organization.


You are courageous and inclusive in your leadership, a good listener who coaches, challenges, and inspires your Team with an ambition of bringing out the best in your colleagues. We are looking for a person who can demonstrate personal leadership in supporting the company's business objectives, coach and guide people in change and is a person who truly lives our Volvo Cars WE Culture. The position is located in Kosice, Slovakia. You also need to have the flexibility to travel to some of our Global sister plants and head office in Sweden.



How to learn more and apply

Does this sound like your next challenge? Are you eager to join us? Then apply via the link in the advert, no later than September the 14th 2023. Please keep in mind that we recruit continuously and therefore encourage you to apply as soon as possible. Due to GDPR, we do not accept applications via e-mail.


For questions regarding the recruitment process, please contact our Recruiter, Martin at

Košice, SK

Job requisition ID:  65286

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