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Operations Graduate Program -Diagnostic Engineer/Test Developer (DETD) at Volvo Group

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Volvo Group Operations Graduate Program

Position: Operations Graduate Program - Diagnostic Engineer/Test Developer (DETD)

If you are up for the challenge of developing the next generation of production plants or distribution centers and want to be a part of the innovative world of Volvo Group, this is the graduate program for you!

During 15 intense and exciting months, the program will give you a holistic view of the Volvo Group’s global truck manufacturing organization. You will get to know our different brands and their plants and learn about our logistics organizations and activities. You will take a deep dive into some specific areas of our business such as manufacturing, health and safety, quality, and continuous improvements, while also learning about the end-to-end supply chain, aftermarket parts, and our remanufacturing operations. You will be part of the transformation in our industry, working with new technologies and building the competencies for tomorrow.

In parallel, you will grow your interpersonal skills through individual and team development sessions. You will have a permanent position from day one, with a manager and mentor to support you. You will have the opportunity for several “on-the-job” rotations and experience working on real project assignments. In addition, you will join a number of learning modules where you get together with other program participants to take part in training and events designed to help you grow into your future career at the Volvo Group.


Are rotational development, a global set up and designing the world of tomorrow aspects you are looking?

Our organization:

Quality & Engineering is a global function within Volvo Group Trucks Operation. We drive the implementation of all Product and Process changes, hardware and software, into the European Industrial system. Guided by the Continuous Improvement principles, we target the Industrial Excellence. Customer Satisfaction is our priority, and we aim at being a key player in the Volvo Group.

The Europe & Brazil Manufacturing Engineering team is a group of ~90 Engineers. We play a vital role both in ensuring today operational excellence and in preparing the change to Industry 4.0. We work closely with the operational teams in our Final assembly plants located in Sweden, France, Belgium, Russia, Australia and Brazil. We work in a concurrent Engineering mode with Volvo Design departments to identify the right requirements in early phases of the projects and develop jointly the projects.

This is us, your new team:

Our team, TPE SWE SW&EL consists of 21 motivated and highly skilled engineers and we are responsible for quality assuring the production process with regards to Embedded Software (ESW). This is done utilizing our in-house developed SW tool PROSIT+ in which we create, maintain and execute test operations by triggering the ESW in the trucks different electronic control units.

We are responsible for preparing the implementation of the Product and Process changes with the operational teams in the plants and we interact with product development departments. We also participate in developing the Manufacturing Technologies of the future, in relation with Volvo advanced Engineering teams. And we also participate in the journey to reach Excellence by developing the Volvo Production System in the Engineering environment.

We structure our daily work according to Agile principles and we work together as a team utilizing one and the same backlog for all our tasks.

As the group manager, I have an open-door policy as I see trust and open communication as my core values. A constant and fruitful dialogue is essential to get a common view and alignment. There are no bad ideas, only crazy ones. I support, coach and guide the team to always get better at what we do.

Some responsibilities: 

  • Specify requirements for assigned area and provide product information for analyzing the impact on manufacturing solution. 
  • Evaluate and recommend product concepts related to ESW and participate in coordination activities with global stakeholders. 
  • Design, develop and verify tests and calibrations for production by using ESW handling tool (Prosit+), for both new product development and maintenance. 
  • Review and interpret technical documentation considering compliance with legal demands, existing manufacturing processes and strategies, to identify needs and impact on production.

Job Description: 

Diagnostic Engineer/Test Developer is responsible for our testing strategy when it comes to ESW.

You will together with Product development investigate, develop, release and maintain needed operations to quality assure the production process. Electrical vehicles are getting more common and in this position you will be one of the first within the industry that gets to work in these exciting new times and environments.

Who are you?

  • To be successful in this role you will possess the following qualifications:
  • A BSc or MSc in engineering science, computer science, business administration or logistics.
  • Maximum two years of previous working experience, prior to or after graduation.
  • To be a communicative team player with the ambition to develop both yourself and the business that you are working in.
  • Valid work permit for applied country if not a citizen.


You are a communicative team player with good influencing skills and you have the ambition to develop both yourself, the team and the business you are working in. You have solid skills in the English language, both written and verbal. Other languages are a merit. You have a strong drive and energy level with the courage to implement changes when needed. You can create commitment and give directions as well as set and follow up clear objectives. As a team member in the SW&EL group you are expected to enjoy working in teams as well as on your own, take responsibility, be creative and pro-active. You have a strong customer focus and the ability to share knowledge. You have a drive to develop yourself as a professional and accept new challenges. An open, multi-cultural mindset is required. To be a successful candidate, beside technical skills, you also need to enjoy interacting with people of diverse backgrounds and organizational belongings as well as realizing the importance of customers, production, and quality requirements within both product development and production preparation.

Main activities and responsibilities:

You will be part of TPE SWE SW&EL team developing our portfolio. In that perspective, you will prepare the implementation of the Product and Process changes with the operational teams in the plants and you will interact with product development departments. You will also participate in developing the Manufacturing Technologies of the future, in relation with Volvo advanced Engineering teams. And eventually you will participate in our journey to reach Excellence by developing the Volvo Production System in the Engineering environment. 

For further information, please contact:

Manager: Hans Zackariasson, TPE Sweden, Software & Electrical Manager hans.zackariasson@volvo.com

HRBP: Åsa Sjöbeck Brunger, Quality & Engineering asa.sjobeck.brunger@volvo.com

About us

The Volvo Group drives prosperity through transport solutions, offering trucks, buses, construction equipment, power solutions for marine and industrial applications, financing and services that increase our customers’ uptime and productivity. Founded in 1927, the Volvo Group is committed to shaping the future landscape of sustainable transport and infrastructure solutions. Countless career opportunities are offered across the group’s leading brands and entities that share a culture of Trust, Passion, High Performance, Change and Customer Success.
www.volvogroup.com/career.

A new era is here. Technologies such as big data, automation and artificial intelligence are changing the way we look at manufacturing and logistics. Volvo Group Trucks Operations is the organization responsible for truck manufacturing and logistics within the Volvo Group and is shaping future industries.

Volvo Group Trucks Operations encompasses all production of the Group’s engines and transmissions as well as the production of Volvo, Renault and Mack trucks. The organization is also responsible for spare parts supplies to the Group’s customers and for designing, operating and optimizing logistics and supply chains for all brands. Together, Volvo Group Trucks Operations represents 30,000 employees at 30 plants and 50 distribution centers across the globe. Our global industrial footprint offers an opportunity for an international career in a state-of-the-art industrial environment, in which continuous improvement is the foundation. Join our teams as well!