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Volvo Group Lead Product Mechanical Engineer in Salem, Virginia

Lead Product Mechanical Engineer

This position is responsible for engineering leading the support of product or line of products as they advance into production. Will be responsible for instructing, directing and securing quality work over other Product Engineers. Assumes responsibility for product after transition from design to volume production. Interfaces with other departments such as design, test, and reliability engineering to analyze and resolve problems. Analyzes production methods to ensure time and cost goals are reached. The product engineer plans and executes complete engineering design products or specific projects, from initial design concept through to production release and post-production support.

Key Responsibilities/Accountabilities

  • Formulates, recommends and implements the phases of a project to complete it within budget and to meet customer determined project milestones and completion target dates.

  • Produce designs that are feasible and economical to produce in the manufacturing facilities and processes available.

  • Provides alternative design solutions, analyses, justifications and recommendations at the concept stage.

  • Facilitate selection of designs that achieve best possible trade-off of cost, timing, innovation, and performance.

  • Assumes responsibility for product after transition from design to volume production

  • Contributes to manufacturing performance and customer service by assisting in the solution production or quality problems associated with the design.

  • Ensures that all appropriate tests are performed.

  • Ensures that product designs meet customer requirements.

  • Analyzes production methods to ensure time and cost goals are reached.

  • Assists in achievement of sale's targets through direct participation in customer presentation.

Key targets and results

  • Fulfilment of financial and operational KPI’s for product projects as required.

Critical Competencies

  • Teams: Building cooperation among individuals and departments locally sharing information, competence and resources, and working to reach PO KPI/PI and also support local decided KPI/PI at each site

  • Leadership: Setting and modeling high-performance teams and individuals of people to achieve successful product implementations without disturbances at each site

  • Ownership / Accountability: Taking the lead in getting the job done and accepting responsibility for personal actions, costs and results and also consider the differences we have in culture and production demands

  • Concern for Effectiveness: Focusing attention on performance results, considering how work affects operating efficiency, and taking into account both the long term and the short term consequences of actions

  • Interpersonal Influence: Building strong work relationships and adjusting to how individuals, organizational units, and cultures

  • Change Facilitation: Functioning as a catalyst for change and finding ways to overcome organizational obstacles and personal resistance to needed changes

  • Analytical Skills: Recognizing patterns in data, information, or events, drawing logical conclusions, and making recommendations for action

  • Initiative: Taking action in the absence of specific instructions or in the absence of a specific requirement, taking reasonable risks to achieve results

Preferred Experience and knowledge

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or Industrial Engineering required.

  • Master Degree in Engineering or Business Administration preferred

  • 5-7 years of product or mechanical engineering experience

  • Experience working in cross-functional and multicultural team

  • Knowledge of heavy equipment and automotive transportation industry preferred

  • Demonstrated lean manufacturing experience

Necessary technical/functional/language skills

  • As all documentation is in English, proficiency in the English language is required

  • Ability to communicate effectively within a local and international environment

  • Must be proficient in the MS Office

  • Strong understanding of the Volvo Group Businesses is a plus.


  • Occasional travel is required

About us

Founded in 1900, Mack Trucks is an iconic brand that embodies the American spirit: pioneering, hard-working, authentic and ambitious. Mack trucks are recognized around the world as “The American Truck You Can Count On,” thanks to our durable, reliable and application-driven vehicles that get the job done. With Mack Trucks you will be part of a global and diverse team. We work with passion, we trust each other and we embrace change to stay ahead. We make our customers win.

Mack is part of the Volvo Group, 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.

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Travel Required (Maximum)

Occasional Travel

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Manufacturing Engineering

Volvo Group North America is an Equal Opportunity Employer E.O.E/M/F/Disability/Veteran