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Intern: Driver & Vehicle Productivity Test Engineer (Spring 2020)

at Volvo Group Global

Posted: 9/24/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: J3V4FS5W0DQWVZJD8VP
Keywords: delivery

Job Description

  • Employee Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Greensboro
  • Job Type: Engineering
  • Experience: Not Specified
  • Date Posted: 9/29/2019
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.

Position Description

We are currently looking for a student to work with our Driver and Vehicle Productivity Team (D&VP) as a Test Engineer for Spring 2020. The student should be prepared to work in a challenging and fast-paced environment; gaining experience and knowledge in various aspects of validation and verification engineering. As a valued member of the Driver and Vehicle Productivity Team within GTT, the student will have the opportunity to work directly with product engineering and existing D&VP 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 responsible Group Manager.

Position Responsibilities
  • The candidate will have a mentor assigned to them and oversee their daily tasks.
  • The candidate will work directly with the test engineers focusing on the following:
    • Facilitate communication with key stakeholders for assigned test requests to develop proper input for test planning/execution
    • Develop test work planners
    • Support the setup of data acquisition systems
    • Perform test requests with guidance from experienced test engineers
    • Data analysis and documentation of testing/results in formal Engineering Reports
    • Interface with Vehicle Engineering and Project Management teams to support test scheduling and testing status updates
    • Development of test methods and post-processing techniques
    • Improvement of current test rigs and instrumentation
  • It is preferable that the candidate have experience with the following:
    • Matlab
    • CAD software
    • Microsoft Office Suite
    • Data acquisition hardware and software
    • Basic understanding of electronics
    • Basic automotive mechanical and electrical knowledge
Critical Competencies
  • Attention to detail required when planning and executing test requests. What factors are important, what factors can be controlled, what is desired from test requests, what can be delivered to requestor, etc.
  • 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.
Internship Education and Program Requirements
  • Applicant must be currently enrolled and pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering or similar at an accredited school and have completed 30 semester hours of undergraduate studies prior to the start of the internship.
  • Interns are required to work 30 hours or less per week and must be enrolled in academic courses during the spring semester.
  • Applicants must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0.
  • Strong communication skills
Personal Competencies
  • Customer Focus
  • Technical Skills
  • Peer Relationships
  • Integrity and Trust
  • Standing Alone
  • Action Oriented
  • Perseverance

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