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Technical Support Specialist (Heavy Duty Truck Diagnostics)

Volvo Group Greensboro Full-Time
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We believe in the importance of diversity and inclusiveness to make us a stronger and better organization.  The motivation and passion to support our customers set us apart from others that want to be like us. Our company culture is how we interact with each other, with our customers and society as a whole.  It is the foundation on which everything else is built.   We embrace new ideas and constantly challenge the status quo – innovation is driven by a willingness to change to stay ahead and find smart ways to create new solutions.  

Our technology sets the standard – our people make the difference all day every day.

Mission/Purpose of the Job
 
Provide technical support, instruction, and programming support to dealers, Volvo Group personnel, and select fleets (that provide warranty covered service) in order to facilitate resolution to product technical concerns supporting both brands (Volvo/Mack). Provide instruction, authorizations, and diagnostic time approvals for repair procedures and major component replacements. Provide specialized support for new product launches and manage reporting activities to engineering for containment as required.

Key Responsibilities/Accountabilities
  • Provide guidance and technical support to dealer and fleet technicians regarding all facets of vehicle servicing with special emphasis on maintaining product integrity in the marketplace
  • Support all Volvo Group initiatives for both brands (Volvo/Mack) in support for the customer (core focus: vehicle uptime, fix right first time, controlling cost)
  • Manage ± 300 cases and ± 250 inbound calls per month to closure while adhering to company and departmental policies & procedures and meeting both quality & financial targets
  • Utilize all internal operating systems and data warehouses required to support the repair (Argus, VDA, Configurator, Impact, Parts Compass, Insite, EDR, PHV, etc.)
  • Manage and provide complete vehicle support required for dealers and select fleets to resolve customer issues and special requests. This will include on call after-hours support
  • Provide authorization to repair and/or replace major components (engines, transmissions, differentials, etc.).
  • Release software for programming to repair / diagnose / change functionality / etc. Update Software Configurator and/or the vehicle database VDA to reflect the change
  • Provide customized (limited) support for specific fleets as needed
  • Provide field insight/interface to Aftermarket Support Engineering, Product Development and Service Engineering for development of long-term solutions to product issues
  • Work with engineering during the root cause analysis for complex product concerns to identify the causal part. Develop Case Based Reasoning (CBR) solutions, author and load into the database, manage and maintain CBR content for dealer and select fleet use
  • Implement containment strategies to ensure concerns are managed and warranty costs are minimized for specific product concerns
  • Conduct investigations into customer issues crossing departmental boundaries
  • Monitor, gather and provide recommendations for issues regarding product and technical support functions that affect diagnostics, quality, literature, tooling, computer communications, etc. which need to be addressed and/or resolved
  • Input activities into case management system for tracking and reporting
  • Provide warranty interpretation for dealers, select fleets and aftermarket personnel to ensure repairs are completed to standard
  • Approve additional diagnostic time that would apply to the repair while adhering to warranty policies and procedures
Critical Competencies
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Business and Customer Focus
  • Problem Solving
  • Communication
  • Computer and Phone
  • Conceptual Thinking
  • Flexibility
  • Information Seeking
  • Initiative (self-motivated)
  • Learning from Experience
  • Self-Control
  • Team working
  • Leadership & Facilitation
  • Mechanical Function & Design
  • Software Design & CAN Protocols
Essential Educational and/or Training Qualifications and Certificates
  • Associates Degree in Engineering or Automotive Technology or equivalent field/technical experience (Heavy Duty Truck/Diesel).
  • Master Tech Certification (current or recent) beneficial
Preferred Experience and Knowledge
  • Ten years of experience in Heavy Duty Truck diagnostics and repair preferred
  • Five or more years of experience in heavy truck electronics and engine diagnostics preferred
  • Minimum 1 year of customer service experience
 

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