Senior Engineer - Field Test Planning & Operations Engineer

Mack Defense, LLC | Commerce City, CO

Posted Date 2/07/2024

Transport is at the core of modern society. Imagine using your expertise to shape sustainable transport solutions for the future? If you seek to make a difference on a global scale, working with next-gen technologies and the sharpest collaborative teams, then we could be a perfect match.

What you will do

As a Field Test Planning & Operations Engineer, you will work within a team of test engineers to plan and help execute a variety of on-road complete vehicle tests. The primary objective is to provide purpose and planning of the duration of field testing of class 6-8 trucks. You will work with your cross-functional colleagues to develop long-term planning, metrics, and futures within the Complete Vehicle team. You will lead daily operations of a team of test-drivers and ensure accuracy and completeness of daily driver reports, to help drive these broader metrics. You will guide drivers in what to do as technical issues arise and assist the Field Test Engineers in root-cause analysis based upon the feedback from their professional drivers.

  • Responsibilities
  • Involved in daily operations of a team of test drivers and commercial test vehicles.
  • Develop and plan metrics and field test vehicle plans including: required number of total shifts or mileage, temperature bucket splits, altitude or events based test shifts, vocational or long haul routes.
  • Tracking and reporting of the developed metrics and ensure operations adhere to the end-goal test plan. Responsible for ensuring purpose and accuracy of daily driving routes.
  • Ensure accurate work orders are assigned to drivers, daily.
  • Lead team of test drivers and plan the best use of the resources available.
  • Ensure daily work orders are filled out completely, accurately, and have ample and descriptive reporting.
  • Utilize driver information to create data-driven reports, find causation, correlation, or assist in root-cause analysis.
  • Assist in departmental resource-planning activities and logistics.
  • Maintain an amicable and professional relationship with cross-functional engineering colleagues and leaders

Your future team

Our team, Verification & Validation, is a part of the Complete Vehicle function for Volvo Group North America. We are a global organization using deep customer knowledge to break down customer features into technical requirements. We drive validation plans to reach the requested feature level and secure end customer satisfaction. We also manage the verification plans thanks to world class physical and virtual tests on the complete vehicle such as durability testing in rigs, fuel economy testing, reliability testing with customers and a variety of simulations and tests with trucks on proving grounds and open roads. Our skilled and engaged teams are headquartered in North America in Greensboro, with worldwide locations in Gothenburg, Lyon, Greensboro, Curitiba, Bangalore and Ageo, and Denver.

Together with us, you will be part of a global and diverse team of highly skilled professionals. We have a strong culture based on our company values, which are central our work.

  • We believe in a work environment where:
  • We constantly strive for outstanding Performance.
  • We are obsessed with Customer Success.
  • We initiate Change to stay ahead.
  • We willingly place our Trust in each other.
  • We have a huge Passion for what we do.

Who are you?

  • Do you dream big? We do too, and we are excited to grow together. In this role, you will bring:
  • Ability to make quick and responsible decisions in a fast-paced environment
  • Self-driven leadership qualities
  • Technical aptitude with a focus on quality and customer success.
  • Self-awareness and product-awareness to establish purpose-driven metrics
  • Ability to collaborates with and lead teams
  • Motivation with a desire to be part of the future of commercial vehicles
  • Positive attitude that can cascade across the team.
  • Integrity and trustworthiness.
  • Attention to detail and ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Collaboration and the ability to consider the big-picture, understanding the purpose and objectives of a start-to-finish field test.

  • Requirements
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering in a related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 5-8+ years of experience in commercial vehicle development, engineering planning, or commercial vehicle fleet operations.
  • Proficient working with computers and skilled in Microsoft Office suite including Word, Excel, and Powerpoint.
  • Knowledge of DOT and FMCSA standards.
  • Proficient with ELDs, driver logs, and hours of service, and other compliance regulations.
  • Maintenance Connection, or other enterprise resource tracking system a plus.

What’s in it for you?

  • We offer a solid package of compensation and benefits, including:
  • Competitive medical, dental and vision insurance.
  • Generous paid time off including paid caregiver and parental leave policies.
  • Competitive matching retirement savings plans.
  • Working environment where your safety, health and wellbeing come first.
  • Focus on professional and personal development through Volvo Group University.
  • Programs that make today’s challenging reality of combining work and personal life easier.
  • Want to learn more about these programs? Continue your exploratory journey with us here.

Ready for the next move?

Are you excited to bring your skills and disruptive ideas to the table? We can’t wait to hear from you. Apply today!

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Who we are and what we believe in
Our focus on Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity allows each of us the opportunity to bring our full authentic self to work and thrive by providing a safe and supportive environment, free of harassment and discrimination. We are committed to removing the barriers to entry, which is why we ask that even if you feel you may not meet every qualification on the job description, please apply and let us decide.

Applying to this job offers you the opportunity to join Volvo Group. Every day, across the globe, our trucks, buses, engines, construction equipment, financial services, and solutions make modern life possible. We are almost 100,000 people empowered to shape the future landscape of efficient, safe and sustainable transport solutions. Fulfilling our mission creates countless career opportunities for talents with sharp minds and passion across the group’s leading brands and entities.

Group Trucks Technology are seeking talents to help design sustainable transportation solutions for the future. As part of our team, you’ll help us by engineering exciting next-gen technologies and contribute to projects that determine new, sustainable solutions. Bring your love of developing systems, working collaboratively, and your advanced skills to a place where you can make an impact. Join our design shift that leaves society in good shape for the next generation.

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