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Co-op: Mechanical Engineering Durability & Reliability (Spring 2020)

at Volvo Group Global

Posted: 9/19/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: J3R3XW73V57LFH9JSJL
Keywords: electrical

Job Description

  • Employee Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Greensboro
  • Job Type: Engineering
  • Experience: Not Specified
  • Date Posted: 10/5/2019
Position Description
We are currently looking for a student to work with our Durability and Reliability Test Group as a mechanical engineering Co-op. The student should be prepared to work in a challenging and fast-paced environment; gaining experience and knowledge in various aspects of engineering. As a valued member of the Durability and Reliability Test Group within GTT, the student will have the opportunity to work directly with test engineers. GTT’s goal is to contribute to the student’s development, as well as providing an opportunity for the student to work in a business environment within the manufacturing industry. This position will report to the Durability and Reliability Group Manager

Position Responsibilities
  • Design and perform lab simulation tests for structure durability or system functionality verification testing using pneumatics and servo-hydraulics
  • Make decisions on types of testing, specifies test procedures, instrumentation and hardware used in the testing of designs. The job function extensively involves selecting appropriate instrumentation and sensors for experimental determination of vehicle vibration, structure element internal stresses and system loading, ect.
  • Set-up, collect, and analyze data using an array of data acquisition equipment to support product design.
  • Product support through the planning, developing, scheduling and directing of a variety of engineering projects of differing scale and complexity.
  • Prepares and estimates program costs for management and maintains costs within established budget.


Critical Competencies
  • Attention to detail: Ensuring Test equipment is set-up properly
  • Communication: Listen effectively, transmit information accurately and understandably, and actively seek feedback from experienced engineers, project manager, etc.
  • Dependability/Reliability: Follow through on commitments, timely delivery on projects, assigned tasks, etc.
  • Flexibility: Willing to perform a wide range of tasks, positive responds to changes in direction and priorities, and acceptance of new challenges, responsibilities, and assignments.

Co-op Education and Program Requirements
  • Applicant must be currently enrolled and pursuing a mechanical or electrical degree at an accredited school and have completed 30 semester hours of undergraduate studies prior to the start of the co-op.
  • 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.
  • Co-ops are required to work 40 hours per week and are NOT enrolled in academic courses during their co-op period.
  • Applicants must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Valid US Work authorization.
Personal Competencies
  • Customer Focus
  • Technical Skills
  • Peer Relationships
  • Integrity and Trust
  • Standing Alone
  • Action Oriented
  • Perseverance

Imagine yourself working with some of the sharpest and most creative brains in the transport and infrastructure industry, developing cutting-edge technologies and sustainable transport solutions that will change the future of society. Imagine yourself working in a company that really believes that people are its driving force, fostering a culture of energy, passion and respect for the individual.

Imagine yourself working for the Volvo Group, a global leader in sustainable transport solutions which employs about 110,000 employees, has production in 19 countries and sales in about 190 countries. A place where your voice is heard and your ideas matter.

We believe that a work climate characterized by respect for the individual, challenging career opportunities and a healthy workplace, support personal development and make your work stimulating. We believe that diversity and inclusion increase your engagement, generate innovation and business development – and make the Volvo Group a more interesting place to work. We believe that every employee has the capability and the determination to improve our business operations, and the desire to develop professionally. And we believe that responsible business, including environmental aspects, business ethics, human rights and social issues, is our way of doing business.

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