Logistics Engineer

Volvo Trucks manufacturing facility in the New River Valley of Virginia provides a great work environment where it is evident that the most valuable resource we have is the employees themselves. This is an excellent opportunity to be part of a high-functioning team solving complex logistical issues. We need people with an engineering mindset that can tactfully challenge the status quo and drive results towards the future vision.
Responsibilities / Main tasks
Responsible to lead, develop, plan and execute Logistics Engineering and Logistics Preparation using world-class internal material handling practices.
  • Design and implement the complete internal logistic flow from the receiving dock to the line with a goal of 95%+ Part Availability at the Point of Use
  • Define manpower and equipment requirement, taking into consideration the cost reduction and productivity targets for logistics (time studies, manning/balancing, material façade, routing, etc.)
  • Design and implement the logistic areas’ layouts according to the plant master plan
  • Participate in and/or lead Kaizen events to improve operations, reduce costs, and maximize productivity through the Value Stream Mapping methodology
  • Support the implementation of the VPS (Continuous Improvement) Logistics Pillar using the Volvo Operations Concept
  • Expert and/or Key User in VPS (Continuous Improvement) tools
  • Bring innovation and creativity to the logistics processes
  • Work closely with Materials Business Team Leaders and Supervisors to ensure good communication between engineering and the shop floor
Core Competencies
  • Ownership Accountability: Take the lead in getting the job done and accept responsibility for personal actions, costs, and results
  • Teamwork: Build cooperation among individuals and departments, share information and resources, and work to achieve group goals and outcomes
  • Lean Concept Advocate: Implement Lean Manufacturing & Flow values; Foster the continuous improvement of all operational and business practices
  • Creativity/Innovation: Reframe traditional patterns of thinking; Apply new and evolving ideas, methods, designs and technologies
  • Attention to Details: Monitor adherence to standards; Actively check for accuracy of data received or generated
  • Problem Solving/Decision Making: Take a well-ordered approach to solving problems; Act despite obstacles or resistance
Required Knowledge, Skills and Experience
  • Bachelor degree in Engineering and 2 years’ experience in the Manufacturing, Engineering or Logistics environment

Om oss

Volvo Group Trucks Operations encompasses all production of the Group’s engines and transmissions, as well as all production of Volvo, Renault and Mack trucks. The organization is responsible for spare parts supplies to the Group's customers as well as for designing, operating and optimizing logistics and supply chain for all brands, production facilities and distribution centers where the Volvo Group operates.


In Volvo Group Trucks Operations you will be part of a diverse team of highly skilled professionals who work with passion, trust and embrace change to stay ahead. We make our customers win.

Volvo Group North America is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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