Purpose and Contents of the Role
The co-op role provides students with the opportunity to apply academic knowledge and skills in a professional environment, and to support/promote the graduate’s career goals through contact with professionals in their field of study. The co-op experience enables students to participate in professional activities for Volvo Group Trucks Technology by working on important and innovative projects. The co-op role is a structured learning experience where co-ops and full-time professionals work together on projects within their selected organization. The co-op role allows students to integrate knowledge and skills in a manner that is mutually beneficial to the student and Volvo Group Trucks Technology.
This Engineer co-op position provides an opportunity to develop professional experience in an organization responsible to test truck components and systems in the Driver & Vehicle Productivity Testing group. This team is responsible for several testing areas, including handling, ride quality, braking performance, NVH, ergonomics, cooling system performance, engine installation qualification, thermal management, fuel economy and powertrain performance. In filing this position you will be expected to support the test engineers involved in the aforementioned testing with a focus on accuracy, timeliness, cost and quality, under the supervision of an Engineer.
Engage a potential engineer (co-op) in the daily activities of a world-class test engineering department
Capitalize on the co-ops’ current skill set to help meet our department’s objectives
Help develop new skill sets to further the co-op’s education
Create a relationship with a high-performing engineering student with the thoughts of potential employment
Required Competencies for Consideration
Requires an appreciation of detailed engineering documentation. Sound technical skills
Problem-solving/Decision-Making: Taking a well-ordered approach to solving problems and acting despite obstacles or resistance
Analytical Skills: Recognizing patterns in data, information, or events, drawing logical conclusions, and making recommendations for action
Teamwork: Building cooperation among individuals and departments, sharing information and resources, and working to achieve group goals and outcomes
Flexibility: Performing a wide range of tasks, responding to changes in direction and priorities, and accepting new challenges, responsibilities, and assignments
Ownership/Accountability: Taking the lead in getting the job done and accepting responsibility for personal actions, cost, and results
Essential Skills and Required Experience
For initial consideration, a candidate must meet the following criteria:
Co-op Education and Program Requirements
Applicants must be currently enrolled and pursuing a degree in Engineering at an accredited school and have completed 30 semester hours prior to the start of the co-op position
Applicant must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0
Co-op positions require the student to be enrolled in an off-campus course in which they receive course credit or academic transcript notation from the university/college for their co-op period, but not enrolled in other classes
Co-ops are required to 40 hours per week and be available from Monday, January 7th, 2019 through Friday, May 10th, 2019
Must have strong communication skills
Computer literacy, including working knowledge of Microsoft products, such as WORD, EXCEL, etc.
Must have valid US Work Authorization
Integrity and Trust
Compensation and Benefits
All Volvo Group North America co-op positions are compensated with a competitive salary. Students can also take advantage of various employee discounts.
Volvo Group North America is an Equal Opportunity Employer