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Maintenance Supervisor

We're leading. Will you?

At Volvo Cars, we are always looking for world-class leaders who bring out the best in our people. If you want to be part of leading and inspiring our mission to change the automotive experience and make people’s lives less complicated, then we have the job for you.


Job Summary:

The Maintenance Supervisor is responsible for the daily management and development of the maintenance group. This position will organize and lead the group to maintain the equipment in an effective level of running, according to the status of equipment and the priorities of the maintenance superintendent. This position will also have a strong focus on continuous improvement.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Participate in the execution of the technical maintenance functions and maintenance technical management in order to optimize the availability and cost control of the production assets, according the VCMS principle of Value Driven Maintenance
  • Ensure your team clearly understand the company direction and their role in supporting this through effective usage of the Policy Deployment process (includes mission, vision, strategy, targets, rules and regulations).
  • Be responsible for developing and running the Performance Management System for your team including preparation of performance reports and team boards.
  • Continuously develop the competence of your team through training, on-the-job coaching and 1 to 1 development. You are the principle coach for your team and you must provide timely feedback on improvement areas.
  • Provide your team a safe, reliable, and well-organized workplace and secure that the relevant laws, regulations and procedures are followed by all team members.
  • Develop, maintain, and improve standards within your area to remove variability and thus create stability for you and your team, providing greater opportunity to achieve targets.
  • Consistently use the visualization standards in order to provide transparency on performance and challenges in your area.
  • Build your team’s Lean capability in order to understand their process and what good process performance looks like in your area.
  • Work proactively with a cross-functional team in order to understand the impact from you to others in the production flow, continually focusing on reducing bottlenecks, minimizing losses in order to maintain a high level of stability, flow and as a result cost control.

Job Specifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related technical discipline
  • High school degree or GED required
  • 5+ years’ experience in a maintenance engineering role
  • 5+ years maintenance Supervisory experience
  • 5S/Lean experience
  • 5+ years Automotive experience preferred
  • Safety and quality focused



  • Continuously works to protect and enhance Volvo’s reputation.
  • Carries out all duties and responsibilities with the utmost integrity and consistent with the highest ethical standards.
  • Remains flexible and responsive to changing conditions.
  • Uses both logic and intuition to reach appropriate conclusions.
  • Adjusts behavior style to match the demands of the situation.
  • Knows how the organization operates, and knows its place within the larger context of the industry and marketplace.
  • Listens to others; respects their differences.
  • Fluent in both oral and written English, additional languages are a plus.
  • Able to effectively collaborate with peers in other functions and with colleagues in other businesses or divisions.
  • Ability to interact cross-functionally and to act in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Ability to work cooperatively in team environment.
  • Strong ability to organize and prioritize own work and to manage multiple tasks.
  • Positive mind-set and proactive attitude, must be a self-starter.
  • Well-organized working methods and ability to report in a structured and concise format.
  • Collaborates: Builds partnerships and works collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.
  • Drives results: Consistently achieves results, even under tough circumstances.
  • Self-development: Actively seeking new ways to grow & be challenged using both formal & informal development channels.
  • Builds trust: Gains the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity.

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:  71020

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

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