Operations Graduate Program - Automation Engineer

If you are up for the challenge of developing the next generation of production plants 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.
In parallel, you will grow as a person, 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 experience several “on-the-job” rotations and have the opportunity to work 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 trainings and events designed to help you grow into your future career at the Volvo Group.
Position –Automation Engineer
Our organization:
Volvo Group Trucks Operations Europe and Brazil Manufacturing in Umeå, manufactures truck cabs for the European market and cab parts for the global market.
The cab plant in Umeå has a capacity of 75,000 cabs per year and is Norrland's largest manufacturing industry with approximately 1,400 employees. The production facility is one of the world's most modern cab plants with advanced manufacturing technology based on robots and computerized monitoring. The production is based on customer orders. This means that each cab is unique and made entirely according to customer requirements. With customers’ success as our drive, we continuously improve our production and logistic setup in order to be the most successful cab manufacturer and to deliver a premium quality cab.
This is us, your new team:
We are a team of 4 senior automation engineers who take great pride in our work. We work mainly in Umeå within our processes stamping, body in white and paint. We work close with technicians, engineers and project managers to achieve our goals.
As an automation engineer you will work with continuously improving and adapting our processes for new products. Right now we are doing a very exciting and challenging journey toward industry 4.0. As a team we work together in an atmosphere of trust, passion and change.
Main activities and responsibilities:
We are looking for a committed Automation Engineer to help us make Umeå an even better factory in cabs manufacturing. Programming is our main focus for this job and you will work in a high-level technical environment and be part of new ideas that can be applied in our daily work.
The main activities are:
  • PLC Programming in Siemens Step7 and TIA
  • Cross-functional projects
  • Support production improvements
Who are you?
We believe that you are a person who strives to continuously develop your technical skills, build knowledge and share your expertise with others. Having a holistic view and a good knowledge about Lean is also important for an Automation Engineer.
We are a team so being a communicative team player, open to other's views, welcoming to feedback, contributing to a positive team spirit and put the success of the team above your own interests are something we are looking for.
We also believe that you have an ambition to develop yourself, your team and the business that you are working in.
To be successful in this role you will possess the following qualifications and skills:
  • Bachelor or Master of Science (industrial, electronics, computer or automation engineering)
  • Maximum two years of previous working experience, prior to or after graduation.
  • Programming related working experience
  • Excellent spoken and written English
  • Process oriented, analytical and a hands-on mentality
  • Good at problem solving
  • Fluently spoken and written Swedish is a merit
  • Lean knowledge or experience is a merit
A valid work-permit for Sweden is a must
Sweden, Umeå
This is an amazing opportunity so don't hesitate to give me a call if you have any questions!
Manager: Kent Sundberg Manager, +46 90 862728
HRBP: Jens Sjöström HRBP
Looking forward to your application!
Please note that applications by e-mail will not be accepted.
Read more about the Graduate Program at our career site: https://www.volvogroup.com/en-en/careers/graduate-programs.html


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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