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PLC Specialist, (VCK)

Be a part of the electric future of Volvo Cars

We’re an ambitious company and we’ve set ourselves some firm goals. By 2030, we want to be a fully electric mobility company with global growth. To make sure we deliver on our big plans, we’ll need to expand our current manufacturing footprint. That’s why we’ve decided to open a new state-of-the-art electric only car factory – and this time we’re expanding in Kosice, Slovakia. 

The new plant will only use climate neutral energy and be designed to be a leader in sustainable and efficient premium electric car production. We will optimize layout and logistics flow to achieve the highest global standards in energy and environmental efficiency.

This is a unique opportunity to be a part of building something completely new, setting a new standard for Volvo manufacturing. Jump in and join the ride!


What you'll do:

  • Utilize strong manufacturing engineering mindset and previous experience in the automotive industry to ensure that the cars we build meet the highest expectations from our customers;
  • Being part of a global production team, supporting new car project, setting up the new production plant in Kosice, Slovakia, global development work and running production;
  • Follow Electrical/PLC Volvo standards, implement them into our tools/equipment, and coordinate their implementation by our suppliers; 
  • Follow up on time plans and techniques within the area of responsibility and project; 
  • Follow up on end user take-over routines to production within the area; 
  • Be responsible for commonality follow up and coordination between car plants and central Manufacturing Engineering; 
  • Share knowledge and experience, and offer trainings accordingly, to improve the capability and competence of local engineers.

What you'll bring:

  • Previous manufacturing engineering experience, working on PLC projects is mandatory;
  • Experience with Siemens TIA Portal, Siemens PLC – Simatic; 
  • Knowledge of Facility / Tooling / Equipment processes
  • Previous working experience or at least knowledge of robots basic principles – Fanuc Fpack;
  • Preferred engineering education: Mechanical/Mechatronic, Manufacturing, Automation, Electrical, or equivalent; 
  • Machine Safety knowledge - PLC/line safety reviews (safety zones, safety equipment incl safety doors, rollers gates, light beams etc.); 
  • Electrical hardware knowledge; 
  • Robot architecture knowledge (basic manipulation, programming); 
  • Controls layout follow-up, including PLC, HMI, APC (ATACQ-PC) & LPC (LinePC);
  • Steering concept for PLC (including scanners/readers/operator guiding systems layout);
  • Component lists / spare part lists / equipment lists for PLC/EL related topics;
  • PLC-versions + double check / follow up on PLC capacity utilization; 
  • Experience working with electrical design;
  • Eplan knowledge; 
  • Vision, Andon/andon controls; 
  • Conversational in English, written and spoken, and proficient in Slovak language; 
  • Ability and willingness to travel within and outside Europe, more frequently in the initial phase (2024), although based in Kosice, Slovakia; 
  • Not only an individual contributor attitude but also an ability to work within a multinational team; 
  • Self-starter and troubleshooting attitude, high level of communication skills, curiosity to learn new technologies; 
  • Analytic and engineering data reporting skills.

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 with an attached CV in English. Please keep in mind that we recruit continuously for different shops. Due to GDPR, we do not accept applications via e-mail.


Salary for this position starting from 2.250 EUR, per month, brutto.

* The salary amount represents the minimum guaranteed amount of the basic salary component applicable to the job. Final salary is negotiable and will be adjusted in accordance with seniority level and previous experience of candidate. In addition to the monthly salary, there is also a 13th salary paid in an aliquot amount and a performance bonus depending on the company's financial results and individual performance.


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.

Kosice, SK, 040 01

Job requisition ID:  68689

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