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Maintenance PLC Engineer

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Job Summary:

The purpose of this role is to ensure the controls systems in the Final Assembly shop are following the Volvo Standard, and to implement continuous improvements to the systems throughout the shop.  This role will be supporting our second shift operations once the second shift has started, but will be on first shift until that split happens.


Principle Responsibilities:

  • The candidate must be able to work in a professional Maintenance Engineering team-based environment
  • Maintenance Engineering teams are responsible for the design and integration of control systems for customer applications and processes. The Maintenance Department’s main customer is the Production Department, but also works with Industrialization Engineering, Shop Engineering, as well as other Maintenance Departments
  • PLC and HMI programming, network design, system commissioning, system support, internal/external training, and technical consultation.
  • Ensuring incoming equipment follows the Volvo Standard.
  • Continuous improvements and optimizations on current running equipment.


Candidates must also possess the following traits:

  • Logical thinker
  • Problem solver
  • Organized
  • Detail-oriented
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills (the English language required)
  • Self-motivated
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Team-building skills
  • Innovative concerning new processes and development aids
  • Budget and deadline aware
  • Must be willing to travel (limited)
  • Must be willing to work extended hours

Job Specifications
Minimum Requirement:

  • 5+ years of Controls Engineering/PLC Programming experience.
  • 3+ years of experience with Siemens PLC/HMI Programming
  • Prior experience programming PLCs/HMIs within customer-defined/automotive OEM standards and templates
  • Ability to technically lead up to 3 specialists, 3 engineers, 12 technicians
  • Ability to supervise the progress of 3 or more specialists, engineers, technicians, and designers   


Preferred qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a controls related field (Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent)
  • 15+ years of applicable experience in an industrial environment that includes quoting, design, electrical build, debug, startup, and production-readying of industrial controls equipment


 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.

Ridgeville, SC, US, 29472

Job requisition ID:  70405

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

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