Volvo Car - Maintenance PLC Engineer
Job TitleVolvo Car - Maintenance PLC Engineer
Employment TypeDirect Placement
Building the Future
The future belongs to those who are empowered by a great idea and have the ability to carry it out. At Volvo, the vision is clear: "To be the world's most progressive and desired premium car brand". We believe our global success will be driven by making life less complicated for people, while strengthening our commitment to safety, quality and the environment. We have bold targets when it comes to innovation, sales and customer satisfaction and to make this happen, we need talented people onboard. People with passion, energy, business sense and the drive to innovate. People that want to create the next generation Volvo cars in a global, dynamic and respectful environment.
Volvo was established in 1915 and later founded on April 14, 1927. Volvo employs over 29,000 highly qualified employees worldwide. The Volvo Group’s mission is to become to world leader in sustainable transportation while maintaining their core values of quality, safety, and environmental care.
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The Maintenance PLC Engineer is responsible for the execution of PLC maintenance functions (driver) and technical management of maintenance in order to optimize the availability and cost control of the production assets, according to the VCMS principle of Value Driven Maintenance, from a technical perspective, taking into account the long-term developments and needs for the different maintenance departments.
- Participate in the execution of PLC maintenance functions and maintenance technical management in order to optimize the availability and cost control of the production assets, according to the VCMS principle of Value Driven Maintenance
- Troubleshoot and repair PLC, and Control Circuits, VFDs, and Motors/Wiring configurations. Electrical Schematics and Preventive / Predictive maintenance.
- Develop, maintain and improve PLC standards within the Maintenance Department to remove variability and thus create stability for the team, providing greater opportunity to achieve targets.
- Consistently use the visualization standards in order to provide transparency on performance and challenges in the area.
- Work proactively with cross-functional teams in order to understand the impact on the production flow, continually focusing on reducing bottlenecks, minimizing losses in order to maintain a high level of stability, flow and as a result cost control.
- Provide technical guidance and leadership to supervisors/technicians and operator maintenance on issues related to PLCs.
- Coach the Maintenance Technician Specialists.
- Dedicated, systematic and planned work, with the required flexibility.
- Provide complete, clear and concise reporting regarding activities, requested actions and problems.
- Apply maintenance (floor) experience upfront in the manufacturing development process, to ensure the reliability and maintainability of new equipment.
- Define and update the maintenance program (preventive and corrective)
- Problem solve in an analytical and structured way: i.e. 6 sigma, DMAIC methodology or Reliability Centered Maintenance methodology.
- Define, organize and administer dedicated trainings, to assure effective and efficient execution of their tasks.
- Collect, update and optimize a clear, complete and user-friendly specific documentation (inclusive visual factory).
- Setup of Bill of Material, spare parts list, and maintenance program, troubleshooting instructions.
- Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related technical discipline or equivalent experience.
- 3+ years’ experience in a maintenance practices/processes
- Must have a good working knowledge to include, but not limited to, Siemens PLC & VFD and, SEW Eurdrives.
- Strong knowledge in managing small projects
- 5S/Lean experience
- Automotive experience preferred
- Safety and quality-focused
- Continuously works to protect and enhance Volvo’s reputation.
- Carries out all duties and responsibilities with the utmost integrity and consistent with the highest ethical standards.
- Remains flexible and responsive to changing conditions.
- Uses both logic and intuition to reach appropriate conclusions.
- Adjusts behavior style to match the demands of the situation.
- Knows how the organization operates, and knows its place within the larger context of the industry and marketplace.
- Listens to others; respects their differences.
- Business and Performance driven.
- Strong negotiation skills.
- Ability to take innovative approaches to improve processes and solve problems.
- Must be detail-oriented with strong organizational skills, and have the ability to work in a team environment.
- Lean Manufacturing experience is preferred.
- Good communications skills and positive mindset.
- Strategic understanding and thinking.
- Ability to work cooperatively in teams and to independently drive and complete tasks.
- Strong ability to lead, motivate, engage and influence others.
- Excellent interpersonal skills.
- Talent in planning and leading own and other’s efforts.
- Structured and analytical.
- Able to effectively collaborate with peers in other functions and with colleagues in other businesses or divisions.
- Ability to utilize a PC to communicate, track trends and retrieve relevant information.
- Health insurance coverage including, dental, vision
- Opportunity for advancement
- Competitive pay based on experience
All applicants must submit to background check and drug screening.
This position does not offer sponsorship
Equal Opportunity Employer
Minorities / Females / Protected Veterans / Individuals with Disabilities