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Co-op: Transport Parts (Spring 2020)

at Volvo Group Global

Posted: 9/28/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: J3W11P6MXH87T4PN92N
Categories: Other/General
Keywords: company

Job Description

  • Employee Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Greensboro
  • Job Type: Other
  • Experience: Not Specified
  • Date Posted: 9/27/2019
Mission/purpose of the Job
This is an incredible opportunity to gain real world knowledge, putting logistics concepts to practice. The paid Co-Op position will be working collaboratively, supporting analysis and improvement initiatives with the Transport Operations team located in Greensboro, NC. The Co-op will be responsible for working with various Transport Operations activities including, but not limited to improving visual management through a Volvo Production System (VPS), Process mapping, generating and improving current Transport Operations supporting documents, performance indicator report analysis and improving training documents.

The Co-op role provides the opportunity to apply academic knowledge and skills in a professional environment, and to promote the student’s career goals through contact with professionals in the field of study. The Co-op experience enables participation in professional activities for Volvo Group Logistics Services by working on projects for the Transport Operations team. The Co-op position is a structured learning experience which includes working with Volvo professionals on projects within the organization. The Co-op allows for the integration of knowledge and skills in a manner that is mutually beneficial to the incumbent and Volvo Group Logistics Services.

Position Duration:
This Co-op will require 40 hours per week from January 13th to May 18th, 2020.

Position Responsibilities, Tasks & Objectives
• Update and organize Transport Operations supporting documents that are in used in daily operations.
• Handle research and data collection, system documentation updates and presentation document creation/updates.
• Coordinate process mapping, time study and/or value stream mapping activities.
• Assist with the assessment of performance indicator data records.
• Support Transport Operations project activities.
• Update and organize Transport Operations supporting documents that are in used in daily operations.
• Complete weekly writing assignments.
• Conduct project-related presentations.

The qualified candidate will be:
• Highly proficient with Microsoft Excel (logic, lookup, reference formulas and visual basic), Microsoft Access, Microsoft PowerPoint, Visio and be able to quickly learn how to use transport management systems.
• A self-starter with excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Able to meet tight project timelines.
• Capable of seeing the "big picture" and applying lean concepts to an office setting.
• A strong, analytical thinker and demonstrate effective problem solving skills.

Minimum Education Requirements:
  • Applicants must be currently enrolled and pursuing a degree Logistics Operations or Business Administration 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.

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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