Mercedes-Benz Vans, LLC - Maintenance Technician

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Recruitment #87-14-13






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Trident Technical College


is assisting with the recruitment and training for








Current employment opportunities exist for:


Maintenance Technician


Mercedes-Benz Vans, LLC (“MBV”) is part of the division Mercedes-Benz Vans of Daimler AG, Germany. It is a plant in South Carolina that assembles Sprinter vans for the U.S. market under the brands Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner, with headquarters in Charleston, SC. The midsize Metris van was added to the assembly line in 2015.


Mercedes-Benz Vans announced in March 2015 that it will invest $500 million in construction of a new Sprinter production plant, in addition to an expansion of existing assembly operations. The new facility will also be located in Charleston, and will provide up to 1,300 jobs.  


More than 130,000 Sprinter have been assembled in Charleston and delivered to destinations in the U.S. since 2006. The U.S. is now the third largest market for Sprinter vans, after Germany and the U.K.




  • Perform repair work including necessary disassembly and re-assembly of production equipment
  • Perform equipment PM tasks to ensure manufacturer recommended specifications are maintained
  • Maintains repair and maintenance records
  • Ability to properly size circuit conductors, circuit protector devices, ability to run conduit if needed, install electrical equipment, wire and unwire equipment as needed
  • Must understand how to use VOM and other testing related equipment to identify electrical problems
  • Identify and analyze errors and malfunctions as they relate to the items below:
    • Intermittent/inconsistent electrical and mechanical failures on production equipment
    • PLC’s, 24v control circuits, 480v 3phase systems, 4-20ma circuits, VFD’s, PC controllers, and fieldbus technology/control technology 
    • Complex mechanical components such as pumps, motors, bearings, etc.
  • Execute modernizations, extensions, and modifications according to specifications and/or sketches of electrical drawings. If necessary, adjust PLC programming and utilize PLC to troubleshoot issues. Independently construct or design equipment with use of PLC, BUS-Systems, Network Technology, Mechanical Components, Hydraulic and Pneumatic Systems and Cooling/Lubrication Systems
  • Perform daily equipment checks
  • Optimize resources and installations (idea generation and planning)
    • Changing processes
    • Changing process parameters
    • Changing hardware
    • Modification of software (PLC, PC, etc.)
    • Perform cycle time analysis and optimize as needed
  • Interact with and support associates within assigned production areas
  • Procurement of operative materials, equipment, and service providers
  • Travel and/or overtime may be required
  • All other duties as required to support business needs  




Education and Experience

  • High School Diploma or GED with a minimum of 5 years of relevant industrial maintenance experience  


  • Associates Degree in a technical trade (industrial technology, electronics, mechatronics, etc.) and 2 years relevant industrial maintenance experience


Knowledge and Skills

  • Knowledge of industrial AC/DC electricity [24V – 480V], mechanical, hydraulics, and/or pneumatics required
  • Experience changing out bearing and motors preferred
  • Basic computer skills required (i.e. Microsoft Office, email)
  • PLC/BUS system education and/or experience strongly preferred
  • Robotics (Kuka, Durr) experience strongly preferred
  • Oven and paint booth supply air maintenance experience preferred (i.e. Maxon Gas Train)
  • Pumping system maintenance experience preferred
  • Conveyor system maintenance experience preferred
  • Strong communications skills (listening, speaking, writing)



The job duties, elements, responsibilities, skills, functions, experience, educational factors, and the requirements and conditions listed in this job description are representative only and are not exhaustive of the tasks that an employee may be required to perform.  The Company reserves the right to revise this job description at any time and to require employees to perform other tasks as circumstances or conditions of its business, competitive considerations, or the work environment change.



An Equal Opportunity Employer