First Line Manager in Hagerstown at Volvo Group

Date Posted: 5/16/2021

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Job Description

first line manager

This is us, your new colleagues
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, Eicher, SDLG, Terex Trucks, Prevost, Nova Bus, Volvo Bus and Volvo Penta. We work cross-functionally and globally to exceed our customer’s expectations and reach the world class manufacturing level. We have exciting work in front of us, and more on the horizon! The automotive world is changing rapidly and to be part of this big change is an exciting movement.
Innovations within transport will reshape the cities of tomorrow. Automated driving, electromobility, and connected vehicles will allow quieter, cleaner, and safer mega-cities to grow and prosper. For us in the Volvo Group, technology mean having the aspiration to move forward, constantly working together to continuously improve, fostering an environment for creative/innovative thinking and evolutionary; revolutionary problem solving – all to reach our vision!

Want to learn more about Hagerstown?
We are the Heart. We develop and produce heavy-duty diesel engines, transmissions and axles for Volvo Group Brands. In operation since 1961, we are a proud supportive member of the community of Washington County and its surrounding areas.

Many growth opportunities await for leaders who are willing to join our team. We are actively working to establish teams which will take maximum advantage of the diversity in our differences in knowledge, experience, age, gender, and nationality. Our DNA is built upon our Volvo Production System (Lean) and our Volvo Values (Customer Success, Trust, Passion, Change and Performance) are guiding us to continue to succeed in this industry. Check us out at

Volvo GTO, Powertrain Production Hagerstown now has vacant positions in the first line management team in the following functions:
  • Assembly
  • Logistics
  • Maintenance
About the Position
As the First Line Manager, you will be responsible for a defined area and will have blue collar colleagues as direct reports. You will report directly to a second line managerial level referred to as an Area Manager. The total number of employees and shifts in an area will differ depending on the function/area/department and actual volumes over time.

Main activities and responsibilities for these roles
  • Interested, engaged and committed to leadership, teamwork and people development in order to lead the business towards set goals
  • Lead through a communicative leadership style in order to build trust and create employee engagement
  • Promote and create a diverse and inclusive work environment
  • Ability to make decisions for what is best for the function and the facility

Critical competencies and experience
We are looking for a people-oriented leader with the ability to inspire, grow and challenge the organization and its employees. Your leadership style is value-based meaning you lead with passion, perform with purpose, and transform with vision. By doing this you are an inspiration to others to do the same. You are a role model for inclusion and diversity and your actions help keep the organization healthy and in balance. You are in constant improving motion and manage with confidence in the balance between perform and transform. You love the challenges our high pace and result oriented environment brings

The ideal candidate for this position has a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and three (3) years’ leadership experience or (5) years minimum combined education and management experience within a manufacturing environment.


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