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Shop Maintenance Manager - Volvo Cars Kosice, VCK

You want to make a difference. So do we.


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 colleagues in 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! You want to make a difference. So do we.


About the assignment

Do you want to be part of setting up a new production plant in Kosice, Slovakia? This is a fantastic project for you to develop and design one of our best-in-class plants, setting up the capability to produce 100% Electrical cars.

We are now looking for Maintenance Managers for several of our different shops (i.e Stamping, Mega Casting, Body, Paint, Assembly, Propulsion (Battery and Electrical Engine) etc.). You will be some of the first to join our local shop management team. You will be a main contributor in setting up a Maintenance Organisation defining the most efficient setup for the specific shop. Maintenance Managers, Central Maintenance Function and follow globally standardized maintenance ways of working. It will be your responsibility to recruit, train and build your maintenance organization using Value Driven Maintenance Processes and tools.


How will your role look like?

Project phase:

  • You will be an all-round counterpart to the ME project team in all sorts of maintenance engineering-related questions in the project. 
  • Set an optimal organization by defining, recruiting, and training resources together with Shop mgmt. cross shops.
  • Set the prerequisites for a shop with secured availability, maintainability, and maintenance supportability according to the VCC Reliability & Maintainability process.
  • Together with the Shop Management Team (incl. Shop mgr., Maintenance, Shop Engineering, Logistics, Quality and HR) you will start to develop the best-in-class shop.

Running phase:

  • Secure and improve KPIs such as OPR, technical availability, MCBF, MDT, maintenance costs and safety.
  • Being responsible for lead and develop the Shop Maintenance Team applying Value Driven Maintenance.
  • Support and take active part in the shop’s future development. (Line speed changes and introduction of new products/processes) 


Do you fit the profile?

Your background is a technical bachelor’s degree or at least +5 years of relevant experience. You are a leader with solid communications skills and have proven knowledge of improving performance in industrial, maintenance, production and/or logistic processes.


Experience from running production in car manufacturing for instance Stamping, Mega Casting, Body, Paint, Assembly, Battery Assembly or Engine assembly will be highly meritorious.

We are looking for a candidate who has a global and strategic mindset. You should act as a role model for our “VCC culture and behaviour mindset “. You need extensive collaboration, networking and argumentation skills but also deep knowledge in process design. 
Fluency in English is required, both written and spoken, as well have the flexibility to travel to some of our Global sister plants. 
The position is located in Kosice, Slovakia.


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 20th of May. Please keep in mind that we recruit continuously and encourage you to apply as soon as possible. Due to GDPR, we do not accept applications via e-mail.
If you have questions regarding the details of the position contact Martin Ryvola at


Košice, SK

Job requisition ID:  65172

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