Volvo Cars - Electrical Maintenance Technician

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Electrical Maintenance Technician   



Volvo Car Group delivers a steady stream of Volvo models equipped with world-leading innovations. Today, Volvo Cars is one of the most well-known and respected car brands in the world with sales of 503,127 in 2015 in about 100 countries. Volvo Cars has been under the ownership of the Zhejiang Geely Holding of China since 2010. As of December 2015, Volvo Cars had almost 29,000 employees worldwide. Volvo Cars head office, product development, marketing and administration functions are mainly located in Gothenburg, Sweden. The company’s main car production plants are located in Gothenburg, Ghent (Belgium), Chengdu and Daqing (China), while engines are manufactured in Skovde (Sweden) and Zhangjiakou (China) and body components in Olofstrom (Sweden). In 2018, Volvo Cars will open its first U.S. manufacturing plant in Charleston, SC.



Job Summary: 


The Electrical Maintenance Technicians are responsible for execution of general maintenance tasks and repair work on facility systems and equipment.  It also includes execution of small improvement projects.


The Electrical Maintenance Technician position will focus on Electrical Systems:  Power distribution system, Lighting system, High voltage substations, Electrical switches and gears, etc. 






Principal Responsibilities:


  • Ensure compliance with appropriate safety policies and procedures.
  • Perform preventive maintenance as planned and scheduled.
  • Perform emergency response, troubleshooting and repair as needed.
  • Perform any other system improvement work as needed.
  • Ensure that work associated with handling refrigerant is performed in accordance to all local, state and federal regulation.
  • Support planned and scheduled maintenance process.
  • Perform coaching and internal training as needed.
  • Interact in a professional manner with all asset owners in order to provide quality and efficient service
  • Work with Plant Engineers and Specialists as needed to improve existing facility systems or support implementation of new systems.
  • Be proactive in suggesting Continuous Improvements
  • Assist with Environmental, Health and Safety as well as Quality audits and investigations as required.
  • Maintain all documentation in a compliant, organized and controlled manner.
  • Must be a team player.
  • Must be able to perform all maintenance activities related to his/her assigned action area, including planned tasks regarding predictive and preventive maintenance.
  • Apply problem solving skills to reduce the consequences of failure.
  • Take initiative, lead and participate actively in problem analysis, identification of root causes and suitable permanent solutions.
  • Create improvement proposals and execute tasks resulting from improvement proposals.
  • Complete administrative tasks using the Computerized Maintenance Management System.
  • Routinely provide TPM training to operators.
  • Responsible for applying her/his maintenance experience and competence.
  • Responsible for the timely and qualitative execution of maintenance tasks.
  • Responsible for active participation in troubleshooting.
  • Perform duties as assigned.






  • Must possess the skills and abilities to work autonomously while conducting routine maintenance tasks.
  • Safe and efficient use of tools and instrument to troubleshoot and repair refrigeration systems or electronic systems or electrical systems.
  • Assist in warehouse parts and inventory control.
  • Assist in the upgrade of PM's and lubes through planning.
  • Utilize computer systems.
  • Continuously work to protect and enhance Volvo Cars’ reputation.
  • Carries out all duties and responsibilities with the utmost integrity and consistent with the highest ethical standards.
  • Good communication skills and positive attitude.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Ability to work under pressure.



Job Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or G.E.D.
  • Proven experience and technical knowledge in highly-automated manufacturing environment, preferably in the automotive industry. 
  • Formal Electrical Apprenticeship or equivalent trades training is desired.
  • 2-3 years of experience handling, operation and safe use of all types of electrical equipment including experience working with 48 V, 3 phases circuits OR
  • 2-3 years of experience with installation, troubleshooting, dismantling, repairing, assembling, inspecting, testing, maintaining, lubricating, and operating various electronic equipment and components.


Each position requires all of the skills and experience below:


  • Basic hand/power tool familiarity
  • Preferred experience in production.
  • The ability to read and work from blueprints, sketches, charts, manuals, wiring and schematic diagrams, and other technical information and instructions. 
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Availability to work any shift (weekends and overtime) to support emergencies, production overtime, plant shutdown activities, etc....
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Ability to perform the essential functions of the job such as lifting and moving up to 33lbs., standing for 8-12 hours per day, bending, squatting or kneeling, climb stairs or ladders.
  • Must be able to legally work in the US without sponsorship.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Ability to pass a pre-employment drug screen, physical and background check. 



IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER NOTICE: The job duties, elements, responsibilities, skills, functions, experience, educational factors, and the requirements and conditions listed in this job description are representative only and are not exhaustive of the tasks that an employee may be required to perform. The Company reserves the right to revise this job description at any time and to require employees to perform other tasks as circumstances or conditions of its business competitive considerations, or the work environment change.

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Volvo Cars offers a comprehensive benefits package.  

 An Equal Opportunity Employer