Set-up Mechanic

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.

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 candidates to run the ramp up of our new facility with us!

Job Overview

The Line Keeper has the knowledge about all equipment and processes in their area to ensure the daily production requirements at MBV are met. You will be responsible for the output in amount and quality in that area. You will also make improvements and partner with engineering to maintain processes and equipment.


Essential Job Functions may include:

  • Set up and feed machines, operate automated and robotic welding machines

  • Monitor and set up machinery for optimal performance

    Sanding, grinding and deburring of metals

    Work with hand, power, and pneumatic tools

    Perform quality and visual inspection of final welds

    Assemble and fabricate metal structure according to work specifications

  • Read and interpret diagrams and blueprints of the process

  • Efficiently and safely load machines with required parts and identify any issues that arise?

  • Participate in the Continuous Improvement Program

Job Responsibilities

  • Perform setup operations for special cases (establish tooling and process for non-standard manufacturing cases)

  • Perform plant and machinery upgrades for non-standard cases, test parts, new parts and prototypes without plans in some cases

  • If necessary, create complex upgrade plans for non-standard processes. Release processes for standardization

  • Identify, analyze, and suggest countermeasures, partner with connected areas of expertise to correct issues

  • Perform failure analysis on manufacturing processes and on the product

  • Must be self-managed and show exemplarily leadership skills while solving complex problems

  • Perform welds, weld testing, and analyze weld parameters to solve weld issues

  • Control the machines used in production and be able to identify problems and solve these problems

  • Identifying and analyzing errors and malfunctions and involve maintenance for repair / optimization

  • Perform daily equipment checks, monitoring equipment performance

  • Be involved with optimizing resources and installations (idea generation and planning)

  • Changing processes

  • Changing hardware

  • Perform cycle time analysis and optimize as needed

  • Interact with maintenance and planning

  • Overtime may be required

  • Basic Knowledge of industrial AC/DC electricity 24V ? 480V , mechanical, hydraulics, and/or pneumatics required

  • Basic computer skills required (i.e. Microsoft Office, email)

  • Basic PLC / BUS system (Siemens) education and/or experience strongly preferred

  • Robotics (KUKA,) experience strongly preferred

  • Knowledge of? welding, gluing processes

  • Strong knowledge of robotics (Kuka), PLC, welding, gluing, metal finish, ultrasonic weld inspection, weld destruct, hydraulic, pneumatic, metal processing or data processing

  • Willing to complete a drug screen, background check, and pre-placement medical exam

  • Required: 4+ years relevant experience; OR Relevant certificate + 3 years relevant experience; OR Relevant associates degree + 1 year relevant experience

  • Preferred: 5+ years relevant experience; OR Relevant certificate + 4 years relevant experience; OR Relevant assoc. degree + 2 years relevant experience

  • History of strong problem solving and leadership skills

We offer Competitive Compensation & Benefits!

Medical, dental, life, and vision insurance

Paid holidays, vacation

Long and short-term disability

401(K) plus matching

Career development

Employee Vehicle Program


Mercedes Benz Vans can hand you the keys for an exciting career in the automotive manufacturing industry. The division of Mercedes-Benz Vans is world renown for quality and innovative products. If you are interested in joining an outstanding company, we welcome you to apply.

Mercedes-Benz Vans is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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 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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