Technical Safety Specialist

Complete Vehicle contributes to deliver the right Products & Services to all Volvo Group brand customers according to product segmentation and brand positioning. In Complete Vehicle we are a team of specialized functions with various responsibilities: Aftermarket technology developing aftermarket solutions for the brands; FVV breaking down features to technical requirements, as well as verifying and validating products and services; Product Design translating the soul of the brand to a product message; Product Builds delivering all truck and component builds; Special Vehicle Development developing niche products.
In Complete Vehicle we are close to end customers, understanding their needs and behaviors. Our engaged teams have a holistic view of the entire truck and bring hands-on truck experience.
Features, Verification & Validation is a global organization using deep customer knowledge to break down customer features into technical requirements. We drive validation plans to reach the requested feature level and secure end customer satisfaction. We also manage the verification plans thanks to world class physical and virtual tests on the complete vehicle such as durability testing in rigs, fuel economy testing, reliability testing with customers and a variety of simulations and tests with trucks on proving grounds and open roads. Our skilled and engaged teams are located in Gothenburg, Lyon, Greensboro, Curitiba, Bangalore and Ageo.
Job Summary
The Technical Safety Coordinator will identify, develop, implement, and manage safety programs and initiatives consistent with the company’s business goals and in compliance with federal, state, local, and Volvo requirements. They will provide leadership to the organization in safety related practices and procedures relating to company directives. This position will report directly to the Manager Workshop and Test Labs
Accountabilities/Responsibilities
  • Develop programs to reduce work related injuries and improve operations productivity.
  • Assess exposure risks associated with tests to be performed, installation of new equipment and changes to existing process
  • Responsible for driving regulatory compliance with applicable OSHA and related mandated programs such as lockout tag-out, confined space entry, hazard communication, powered industrial equipment, hearing conservation, etc.
  • Responsible for ensuring applicable OSHA written programs are periodically reviewed and updated on an ongoing basis
  • Provide necessary H&S training to management and the line organization
  • Utilize VPS methodology and develop necessary action plans to address corrective actions in health and safety affairs
  • Define, drive and communicate technical safety related targets and KPIs
  • Develop and maintain strategic plans jointly with business partners, and manage activities to minimize liability and/or exposure to the company for safety related issues
  • Establish facility goals, monitor program effectiveness, provide data and/or progress reports to management, and develop/manage corrective actions for GTT
  • Maintain and communicate technical safety performance information to company management as directed or requested
  • Work closely with regulatory agencies, community groups and potential customer to secure Volvo’s reputation as a leader in safety performance
  • Participate on global and local networks to secure consistency and standards throughout the organization
  • Coordinate and communicate technical safety activities with Group Truck Technology and US H&S Center of Expertise
  • May have responsibility for direct reports.
Education, Experience, Knowledge and Skills
  • Minimum BS in chemical, environmental engineering/safety, MS preferred.
  • 5+ years in industrial, manufacturing and commercial occupational health and safety management experience
  • Advanced knowledge of state and federal safety laws and regulations and Volvo Company Policies
  • Working knowledge of regulatory, Volvo Company, GTT reporting requirements
  • Working knowledge of heavy industrial manufacturing and assembly operations
  • Background with electrical safety engineering and associated standards, preferably related to energy storage systems is a plus
Leadership Competencies
  • Trust- Is widely trusted. Is seen as a direct, truthful individual
  • Can present the unvarnished truth in an appropriate and helpful manner
  • Priority Thinking-Can quickly sense what will help or hinder accomplishing a goal
  • Delegation- Clearly and comfortably delegates both routine and important tasks and decisions
  • Motivating Others- Creates a climate in which people want to do their best
  • Learning- Learns quickly when facing new problems
Personal Skills
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office applications
Reports to
Manager- Prototype Workshop and Test Labs

Om oss

The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines under the leading brands Volvo, Renault Trucks, Mack, UD Trucks, Eicher, SDLG, Terex Trucks, Prevost, Nova Bus, UD Bus and Volvo Penta.

Volvo Group Trucks Technology provides Volvo Group Trucks and Business Area's with state-of-the-art research, cutting-edge engineering, product planning and purchasing services, as well as aftermarket product support. With Volvo Group Trucks Technology you will be part of a global and diverse team of highly skilled professionals who work with passion, trust each other and embrace change to stay ahead. We make our customers win.

Volvo Group North America is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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