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Industrial Shop Engineering Manager

Can you engineer a brighter tomorrow?

It’s crystal clear: the actions we take in the next few years will significantly impact our future. At Volvo Cars, we embrace change. We’re committed to transforming the automotive industry and leading in electrification. For this, we’re seeking out more creative minds to shape that future. Don’t miss this opportunity to create your tomorrow.


About the position:

This is a fantastic opportunity for you to develop and improve our Volvo Cars Charleston Plant, setting up the capability to produce 100% Electrical cars.

We are looking for a Shop Engineering Manager (SE mgr) for final assembly. You will be a main contributor in defining the most efficient setup for the assembly shop. It will be your responsibility utilize the Lean fundamentals and Performance analysis tools. You will be leading a team of engineers, process analysts and the launch team.


Project phase:

  • Contribute to optimal product and process development with production competence and requirements in close cooperation with Manufacturing Engineering (ME).
  • Set the prerequisites for a visual factory with optimal solutions/ tools for evaluating product performance.
  • Secure KPIs such as efficiency, HPV, ergonomics, safety, quality etc (in cooperation with the production areas, ME )
  • Together with the Shop Management Team (incl. Shop mgr, Maintenance, Production, Logistics, Quality and HR) you will continue to develop into becoming the best-in-class shop.


Running phase:

  • Build efficiency of the process including elimination of waste of time, money, variation, materials, man-hours, machine time, quality losses etc,
  • Support and ensure production in line balancing e.g. line speed changes and introduction of new products/processes from early involvement and onwards.
  • Responsible for line layout (including material facade, placement of tooling etc) in running operation.
  • Take the lead in the lean transformation and secure continuous improvements in order to reach Lean strategies and targets
  • You’ll apply Global Lean Fundamentals as a natural way of working, such as Value Stream Mapping, Value Driven Maintenance etc.


Do you fit the profile?

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering required
  • 5+ years of relevant engineering and management experience
  • Leader with solid communications skills
  • Knowledge of industrial, maintenance, production and/or logistic processes
  • Automotive manufacturing experience preferred
  • Process design experience
  • Experience working globally, with a strategic mindset
  • Desire to lead and to help develop people


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


Volvo Cars - Driving change together​

Volvo Cars’ success is the result of a collaborative, diverse, and inclusive working environment. Today, we are one of the most well-known and respected car brands, with around 43,000 employees across the globe. At Volvo Cars, your career is designed around your skills and aspirations, allowing you to reach your fullest potential.​  

By 2025, we aim to sell 1.2 million cars annually, with 50 per cent being electric cars and sold directly to customers mainly through digital channels. Join us on this exciting journey as we pioneer the driving and electrification technologies of the future.​

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Ridgeville, SC, US, 29472

Job requisition ID:  72096

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

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