Volvo Group Intern – Health and Safety (Summer 2018) in Macungie, Pennsylvania

About Us:

Dedicated to quality, reliability, and total customer satisfaction, Mack Trucks, Inc. has provided its customers with innovative transportation solutions for more than a century. Mack Trucks, a member of The Volvo Group , is one of North America's largest producers of heavy-duty trucks. Part of Volvo’s Group Trucks Operations (GTO), the Macungie facility is one of 50 plants globally dedicated to the manufacturing of trucks. MACK® vehicles are sold and serviced in more than 45 countries worldwide. Mack manufacturing locations are certified to the internationally recognized ISO 14001 standard for environmental management systems. Mack is also a proud sponsor of Share the Road, an American Trucking Associations' public information campaign aimed at enhancing the safety of our nation's roadways.


7000 Alburtis Road

Macungie, Pennsylvania 18062


*This position seeks a candidate who can begin May 2018.

The purpose of this internship is to allow the student/intern to prepare for their future by applying what was learned during coursework (theory, skill development, professionalism) to the working world. Interns will be provided extensive hands-on experience in the field of Safety and Environmental roles. The intern will work on important and innovative projects alongside our experienced professionals.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Under direct supervision, performs basic and routine duties in a wide range of environmental, health and safety disciplines to achieve compliance with the HSE standards along with federal, state and local regulatory requirements

  • Assists in the development, implementation and maintenance of safety and health programs, systems and procedures within the ISO14001 and OHSAS18001 Management Systems

  • Assists in monitoring hazards that may be present in the work area

  • Works with others to investigate accidents, injuries and complaints concerning hazards in the workplace

  • Works with Ergonomics Team to develop and implement solutions to workplace ergonomic concerns

  • Participates in recommending improvement in processes, design, procedures and equipment to minimize hazards

  • Participates in employee training, emergency preparedness and assures the quality of programs

  • Assists in maintenance of training records, required inspections and data collection and input for environmental reporting

Critical Competencies:

  • 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

  • Dependability/Reliability: Following through on commitments, producing timely work to required -- or higher -- standards, pitching in to get the job done

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

  • Self-starter: works independently; takes initiative

  • Excellent computer skills: proficient in Excel, Power Point and Word

  • Ability to react to issues impacting production with a sense of urgency, promptly assessing the issue and developing a feasible action plan and following it through to successful completion

  • Thrives in a team-based environment

Minimum Education and Experience:

  • Must be currently pursuing a degree and remain fully enrolled in an ABET accredited 4 year college or university during the duration of the internship

  • Applicants must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0

  • Pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Occupational Safety & Environmental Health or related field

  • Prefer a motivated Junior or Senior in good academic standing

  • Must have completed a minimum of 90 credit hours prior to the start of the internship.

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, Sunwin Bus and Volvo Penta.

Volvo Group Trucks Operations encompasses the production of state-of-the-art products for the truck brands of the Volvo Group, as well as Volvo Group engines and transmissions, through an international world class industrial environment.

With Volvo Group Trucks Operations you will be part of a global and diverse team of highly skilled professionals who work with passion, trust each other and embrace change to stay ahead. We make our customers win.

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Health & Safety

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