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From passenger cars to commercial vans, the Mercedes-Benz brand stands as one of the Daimler Group?s many success stories. The Daimler Group consists of several companies with more than 280,000 employees worldwide who put into practice the core values of Passion, Respect, Integrity and Discipline each day.? We believe it is our mission and our duty to shape the future of mobility in a safe and sustainable manner - with trendsetting technologies, outstanding products and made-to-measure services.

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Here in North Charleston, SC, Mercedes-Benz Vans, LLC is writing an exciting chapter in Daimler?s history as we add the first U.S. van production plant for the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, in addition to our existing assembly operation for Sprinter and METRIS vans.? Our slogan is ?Vans. Born to Run.? and we invite engaged, innovative job candidates to run the ramp up of our new facility with us!

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Job Overview:

Monitors the factory?s performance, manage & allocate manpower and strengthen and develop the organization's production & planning structure. Develops, implants, and improves complex manufacturing production processes and methods.

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Responsibilities:



  • Develops best practices to improve production capacity, quality and reliability

  • Manage the implementation of continuous improvement processes for efficiency to create a Lean Manufacturing environment.

  • Investigates problems, analyzes root causes and derives resolutions. Will use 8D Problem Solving Process to ensure sustainable quality products.

  • Develops operational strategies to achieve production and financial objectives

  • Assures product and process quality by designing complex testing methods; testing finished- product and process capabilities; establishing standards; confirming manufacturing processes

  • Participates in budget preparation and monitor expenses and profitability

  • Writes spec books; requests and evaluation of supplier quotations

  • Designs, documents, and implements medium to large-scale manufacturing processes. Determines feasibility of product changes

  • Utilize system analysis of production methods/procedures and process automations for continued growth improvements.

  • Performs a variety of complicated tasks relying on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals

  • Evaluates current production activities and drives improvements

  • Periodically ensures that highly technical equipment meets required specifications and high quality standards

  • Implements cost reduction initiatives while maintaining high quality standards

  • Contributes to product and process quality design testing methods

  • Develops planning standards, methods, and procedures

  • Plans workplaces considering ergonomics

  • Stays current with product specifications, engineering technology and production processes

  • Provides guidance to team members to accomplish production goals; Mentors and provides guidance to less senior manufacturing engineers for skill/knowledge base development. Motivate, develop, direct and influence team members at all levels and cultural backgrounds of the organization.

  • May act as deputy for Production Manager

  • Proposes and manages medium-scale projects from beginning to end. May scope and manage large capital investment projects (>$5M)

  • Participates in regularly scheduled team meetings

  • Will perform other duties as assigned



Bachelor's Degree in Industrial, Manufacturing, Mechanical, Electronics, Electrical Engineering, or other relevant degree required .



  • Over 5 years of relevant experience required, strongly preferring Body in White including experience such as:

  • Hands-on Programming experience in booth or work cell

  • PLC experience such as; OMRON, AllenBradley, Siemens

  • Hands-on experience in off-line simulations

  • 3D-CAD experience such as; Inventor, SolidWorks, Catia, Siemens NX, ect.

  • Hands-on experience pneumatic, hydraulic, electrical, and computer controlled systems

  • Hands-on experience with process devices such as; motor drives, sensors, AC/DC converters, encoders, lifts, conveyors, etc


  • 6 years of relevant experience may be substituted for degree.???????????

  • Knowledge of manufacturing methods/procedures and process technology.

  • Ability to present complex technical information related to achieving goals of the department.

  • Able to influence team members at all levels of the organization

  • 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.

  • Proven design & implementation of Continuous Improvement themes with savings

  • Knowledge of value stream mapping to reduce waste and improve output in a production environment is desired.

  • Experience in process layout and optimization incorporating asset utilization is a plus.

  • Background in manpower distribution based on production and efficiency targets.

  • Ability to troubleshoot, instruct repair techniques, & assist if needed for root cause analysis in stressful situations

  • Ability to read & create blueprints and schematics

  • Knowledge of joining technologies such Mig/Mag, spot, and laser welding, and gluing a plus.

  • Experience in dimensional accuracy desired.

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  • 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.

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  • EXCELLENT COMPENSATION & BENEFITS PLAN WITH 401k MATCHING

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  • 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.

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  • 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.
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    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.

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    More than 120,000 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.




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