Manufacturing Engineering Interns

VolvoDublin, VA

a month ago


Job Title: Intern: Manufacturing Engineering Cab Factory (Spring 2024)

Job Location: United States

Job Overview:

The intern will work within the manufacturing engineering department of the cab factory, assisting with assignments specific to manufacturing processes. This internship provides an opportunity for college students to apply their academic knowledge and skills in a real manufacturing environment, supporting their career goals through interaction with professionals in the field. The intern will collaborate on practical, innovative, and important projects within Volvo's New River Valley Plant, gaining valuable experience and structured learning opportunities.


At the Volvo Group, we believe in a clear and transparent compensation approach. For intern and co-op positions, the hourly rate ranges from $16.00 to $46.00. The specific rate will depend on factors such as geographic location, academic classification, and area of study. Pay equity and internal equity of current team members are also considered in our final offer. In addition to competitive pay, we offer the following benefits to interns and co-ops:

  • Housing assistance
  • Countless career opportunities and internal mobility across our global organization
  • Training and personal development


  • Work in a team environment with experienced Volvo Manufacturing Engineers to redefine current labor standards.
  • Critically assess work content in the cab paint and body in white lines to improve lean manufacturing by reducing non-value added operations.
  • Actively participate in cross-functional team root cause analysis. Develop and implement problem-solving strategies to address root cause.
  • Assist with developing and updating standardized work and standard operating procedures at each station and help implement lean manufacturing practices.
  • Perform time studies on the shop floor using stopwatch and video to support and validate capacity improvements.
  • Utilize intermediate Microsoft Excel skills for data analysis and creating graphs.
  • Create Microsoft PowerPoint presentations to communicate work done throughout the summer and report on new project ideas.
  • Summarize all data, documentation, and information related to the production system in a detailed report for internal use.


  • Currently enrolled and pursuing a degree in industrial and systems engineering or mechanical engineering at an accredited school.
  • Completed a minimum of 30 semester hours prior to the start of the internship.
  • Minimum GPA of 2.75.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Strong communication, writing, and presentation skills.
  • Flexibility to perform a wide range of tasks and respond to changes in direction and priorities.
  • Dependability and reliability in following through on commitments and producing timely work.
  • Personal qualifications: customer focus, technical skills, peer relationships, integrity and trust, standing alone, action-oriented, perseverance, and time management.
  • Availability for light travel.

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People who completed this type of internship end up in the following types of jobs

Top majors

That get hired for this type of internship

  • Mechanical Engineering34%

  • Engineering20%

  • Industrial Engineering10%

  • Chemical Engineering7%

  • Petroleum Engineering5%

  • 113 other majors21%

People who did this kind of internship end up at the following companies

  • Boeing
  • John Deere
  • General Motors
  • ConocoPhillips
  • Lockheed Martin
Estimated Monthly Living Expenses

For Dublin, VA | $3,010/mo

  • Housing/Rent$1,125

  • Miscellaneous$900

  • Food$454

  • Utilities$267

  • Transportation$264


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