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Production Maintenance Superintendent

Do you want to lead the change?

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 Superintendent – Maintenance is responsible for giving Supervisors and Teams the prerequisites to do their work and to achieve targets by acting as a coach and an enabler.


Principal Responsibilities:


  • Regularly monitors the MCBF/MPBF outcomes and secures that the analysis and corrective actions are taken to achieve targets
  • Ensure that the organization uses approved and standardized methods, tools, documentation, etc.Ensure the quality of the work.
  • Review new and updated instructions, procedures and documents and secure understanding of these in the organization.
  • Review the operation's costs for all cost categories, if necessary, ensure that corrective actions are taken.
  • Lead the work with cost reductions in all expense categories. Lead the forecast work in the maintenance organisation.
  • Review man-hours, cost, performance and ratio plans with maintenance supervisors.
  • Ensure delivery performance of preventive maintenance and planned work.
  • Reviews continuous improvement proposals and internal abnormality investigation and provide resources to implement countermeasures.
  • Perform step development audits for the maintenance teams and support the production teams’ development in operator maintenance.
  • Follow-up on the evolution of the non-operational activities according to time management.
  • Follow-up on the improvement work in operations, ex: PSS, Green Belt, Kaizen
  • Sum-up Q, D, S results and make corrective actions and prioritize.
  • Screen key performance Indicators, master-/long-term action plans, and ensure that appropriate actions are taken
  • Conduct the confirmation process. 
  • Carry out the policy deployment process with Supervisors
  • Establish SLA in cooperation with production management, and follow up, analyze and correct toward defined targets.
  • Manage and create opportunities for right staffing and flexibility.
  • Provide Supervisors with necessary infrastructure and empowerment to achieve  business goals
  • Recognize team efforts and achievements
  • Supports OHI survey completion,feedback and implementation of resulting actions.
  • Primary coach for his/her Supervisors and Team Leaders
  • Act by, communicate and role model the Volvo Cars values and company philosophy.


Job Specifications:


  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Bachelors degree in Engineering or related or related experience, preferred
  • 8+ years of experience in maintenance or engineering, preferably in automotive environment.
  • 2+ years of leadership/management experience
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Excellent communication skills, at all levels of the organization
  • 6 sigma Level 2 certified, preferred
    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.


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.

Charleston, SC, US

Job requisition ID:  26508

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

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