Volvo Group Intern: Continuous Improvement - Visualization (Spring 2019) in Dublin, Virginia


The purpose of this position is to assist the Continuous Improvement team with assignments specific to continuous improvement.

The internship role provides students with the opportunity to apply academic knowledge and skills in a manufacturing environment, and to support/promote the graduate’s career goals through interaction with professionals. Interns participate in professional activities for the Volvo New River Valley Plant by working on practical, innovative and important projects. This Internship provides structured learning experiences where interns and our engineering professionals work together on projects within their selected organization. The internship allows student to integrate knowledge and skills in a manner that is mutually beneficial to the student and Volvo New River Valley Plant.


Assignment will began January 7, 2018 and continue through May 13, 2018 working up to 30 hours/week.

Core Responsibilities

  • Work with communications team and continuous improvement to increase visualization of CI ways of working throughout factory.

  • Develop tools/apps/programs to facilitate use of CI tools throughout factory.

  • Create and deploy monthly newsletter communicating updates to continuous improvement.

  • Assist with developing interactive trainings designed to quickly and effectively train employees on production line

Essential Skills & Experience

  • Attention to Detail: Monitoring adherence to standards and actively checking for accuracy of data received or generated before passing it on

  • Communication: listening effectively, transmitting information accurately and understandably and actively seeking feedback non-defensively

  • Flexibility: performing a wide range of tasks, responding to changes in direction and priorities, and accepting new challenges, responsibilities, and assignments

  • Dependability/Reliability: Following through on commitments, producing timely work to promote a higher standard; pitching in to get the job done

  • Strong writing, communication, and presentation skills

Minimum Education and Experience

  • Applicants must be currently enrolled and pursuing a degree in Graphic Design, or another related degree, at an accredited school and have completed 30 semester hours prior to the start of the internship

  • Student should have minimum GPA of 3.0

Personal Qualifications

Customer Focus

Technical Skills

Peer Relationships

Integrity and Trust

Standing Alone

Action Oriented


Time Management

Availability for light travel

About us

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 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.

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Quality & Environment

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