Paint Production Engineeer
at Mercedes-Benz Vans, LLC

Date Posted: 9/1/2020

Job Description

Shape the future today.
The world is changing. The question is, what will be our contribution to the outcome? We have set the pace in the field of mobility from the very beginning, and we will continue to do so. At Mercedes-Benz Vans, interdisciplinary teams are developing the mobility of tomorrow. Our goal is to make mobility safer, simpler, and more sustainable for people across the globe. Put your pioneering spirit to good use: This is your opportunity to make a contribution that extends far beyond your job title.
At Mercedes-Benz Vans, we offer you the perfect environment for your professional and personal growth. Cutting-edge training and promising career opportunities will help you to foster and expand your professional skill set as well as your individual strengths. Think, try, and thrive with us in collaborative work environments that spark game-changing concepts.
Job Overview:
Monitors the factory's performance, determine manpower needs and strengthen and develop the organization's production & planning structure. Develops, implants, and improves manufacturing production processes and methods.
  • Assist management in manpower distribution to achieve efficiency goals
  • Assures product and process quality by designing testing methods; testing finished- product and process capabilities; establishing standards; confirming manufacturing processes
  • Contributes to product and process quality design testing methods
  • Develops best practices to improve production capacity, quality and reliability
  • Develops planning standards, methods, and procedures
  • Drive the implementation of continuous improvement processes for efficiency to create a Lean Manufacturing environment
  • Evaluates current production activities and make recommendations for improvements
  • Heavily involved in medium-scale projects from beginning to end
  • Investigates problems, analyzes root causes and derives resolutions. Will use 8D Problem Solving Process to ensure sustainable quality products
  • Participates in regularly scheduled team meetings
  • Performs a variety of moderately complex tasks relying on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals
  • Periodically ensures that highly technical equipment meets required specifications and high quality standards
  • Plans workplaces considering ergonomics
  • Proposes cost reduction initiatives while maintaining high quality standards
  • Provides guidance to team members to accomplish production goals
  • Provides input for budget preparation and monitor expenses and profitability
  • Stays current with product specifications, engineering technology and production processes
  • Supports operational strategies to achieve production and financial objectives
  • Supports the design, documentation, and implementation of medium-scale manufacturing processes. Checks feasibility of product changes
  • Will perform other duties as assigned
  • Writes spec books; requests and evaluation of supplier quotations

  • Bachelor's Degree in Industrial, Manufacturing, Mechanical, Electronics, Electrical Engineering, or other relevant degree required*.
  • 3-5 years of relevant experience required, strongly preferring automotive, such as Body in White, Paint, and Assembly. 6 years of relevant experience may be substituted for degree.
  • Able to perform the essential functions of the job.
  • Experience and knowledge of manufacturing methods/procedures and process technology
  • Ability to present technical information a plus
  • Proven written and verbal communication at all levels within the organization with good negotiation skills
  • Able to anticipate needs and deliver timely, relevant solutions and actions
  • Knowledge of joining technologies such Mig/Mag, spot, and laser welding, and gluing a plus
  • Experience in dimensional accuracy desired
  • Use of value stream mapping to identify opportunities for waste reduction is a plus
We are all in for change. Are you too? Apply now.
If you have experience in the above and are interested in joining an outstanding company we welcome you to apply. The division Mercedes-Benz Vans is world renown for quality and innovative products.
Mercedes-Benz Vans, LLC (“MBV”) is a plant in Ladson, South Carolina that produces Sprinter vans for the U.S. and Canadian market under the brands Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner. The midsize Mercedes-Benz Metris vans are also reassembled at this location.
Mercedes-Benz Vans, LLC invested 500 million U.S. dollars in the construction of a new Sprinter production plant in addition to an expansion of the previous assembly operations. In September 2018, MBV officially opened its new plant, located next to existing operations in the North Charleston area. The MBV facility will provide up to 1,300 jobs by the end of the decade and is expected to create at least 600 additional jobs in the region through its suppliers.
More than 130,000 Sprinters have been assembled in North Charleston and delivered to destinations in the U.S. since 2006. The U.S. is now the second largest market for Sprinter vans, after Germany.
Mercedes-Benz Vans, LLC is committed to fostering an inclusive environment that appreciates and leverages the diversity of our team. We provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation),age, national origin, religion, marital status, veteran status, physical or other disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

Organization:  Mercedes Benz Vans LLC
Primary Location:  United States of America-South Carolina-Charleston
Work Locations:  
8501 Palmetto Commerce Pkwy (US29456C)
8501 Palmetto Commerce Pkwy
Charleston, 29456

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