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Mercedes-Benz Vans, LLC - Body Shop Operator - Multiple Openings

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Recruitment #87-14-20

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Body Shop Operator - Multiple Openings

 

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!

WE HAVE MULTIPLE OPENINGS!

 

The Body in White (BIW) department currently hiring for two positions:

 

  • Body Shop Operator 1

  • Body Shop Operator 2

  • Body Shop Operator 3

The position for each candidate will be based on skills, knowledge, experience, and business needs.

 

Body in White refers to the stage in automobile manufacturing where the frame of the van and the body are welded together. The Body is most of what you see when you look at the vehicle. Once robots have placed the parts into the framing station, the components are joined together through precision welding.

 

 

Essential Job Functions may include:

  • Machine feeding, set ups, operation of 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

Body Shop Operator 1 - Minimum Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED strongly preferred

  • 1+ years relevant manufacturing experience or Lean Manufacturing certificate preferred

  • Must successfully pass assessment testing

  • Prefer knowledge of welding, gluing, metal finish, ultrasonic weld inspection, weld destruct, hydraulic, pneumatic, metal processing or data processing

  • Must be able to perform essential job functions

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

  • Willing to work overtime

Body Shop Operator 2 - Additional to Body Shop Operator 1:

  • Required: 2+ years of relevant manufacturing experience; OR Relevant certificate and 1+ years of relevant experience

  • Preferred: 3+ years of relevant experience; OR Relevant certificate and 2+ years of relevant experience

  • Knowledge of welding, gluing, metal finish, ultrasonic weld inspection, weld destruct, hydraulic, pneumatic, metal processing or data processing

Body Shop Operator 3 - Additional to Body Shop Operator 2:

  • 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 

  • Great communication and interpersonal skills 

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

 

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 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.  

 

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER NOTICE 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.  

 

 

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.    

 

An Equal Opportunity Employer

 

 

 

 

 




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