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Co-op: Platform Architect (Spring 2020)

at Volvo Group Global

Posted: 10/9/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: J3V43Y6F6RS9LGNXG8N
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Job Description

  • Employee Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Greensboro
  • Job Type: Other
  • Experience: Not Specified
  • Date Posted: 9/26/2019
Volvo Group Trucks Technology (GTT), a division of Volvo Group North America, provide state-of-the-art research, engineering, product planning and project execution to final delivery of complete products and also support the products in the aftermarket.

We are currently looking for a student to work with our Product and Platform Architects as Platform Architect 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 Project Management & Vehicle Architecture Department within GTT, the student will have the opportunity to work directly with engineering. 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 Project Support Group Manager.

The Platform Architect Co-op will create a critical application (Tractor + trailer equipment) portfolio for our North America market, in coordination with Product Architect.

Core Responsibilities
  • Investigate and document critical application characteristics
  • Research missing information for dimensions, weight, and bridge formula for North America (United States, Canada, and Mexico)
  • Calculate overall dimensions for truck and trailer combinations for specific applications
  • The candidate may work with Catia/Pro-E CAD system to visualize solutions and generate dimensional documentation.
Critical Competencies
  • Attention to Detail: Provide accurate data and reports that are pertinent to the team’s tasks.
  • Teamwork: Building cooperation among individuals and departments, sharing information and resources, and working to achieve group goals and outcomes.
  • 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
  • Applicants must be currently enrolled and pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering or similar at an accredited school and have completed 30 semester hours 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.
  • Spring Co-ops work 40 hours per week and are NOT enrolled in academic courses during their co-op period.
  • Applicants must have a cumulative minimum GPA 3.0
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products (Access, Excel, Project)
Personal Competencies
  • Customer Focus
  • Technical Skills
  • Peer Relationships
  • Communication
  • 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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