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Safety Engineer III

Mercedes-Benz Vans, LLC Charleston Full-Time
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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:

You will lead safety initiatives in the plant and ensure compliance with legislative and corporate standards. You will be responsible for implementing various occupational safety and health activities in the organization while complying with health and safety regulations. You will investigate potential risks, accidents and injuries.

  • Compile, analyze, and interpret statistical data related to accidents and unplanned events
  • Conduct safety training on new machinery and equipment, industrial hygiene, inspections and audits
  • Coordinate training activities for employees, emergency medical management, and first responder fire and spill response team
  • Develop & maintain accurate recordkeeping systems and perform timely reporting
  • Develop Job Safety Analysis and recommend process and product safety features that will reduce employee exposure to hazards
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of various industrial control mechanisms
  • Investigate industrial accidents/injuries and determine causes and preventative measures
  • Maintain compliance with organizational, federal, state, and local regulations pertaining to safety
  • May apply Industrial Hygiene practices and methodologies including Air Monitoring, Vertical Standards, and Chemical Processing tasks
  • May create Industrial Hygiene baseline, monitoring plans and profiles. Create reports and communicate these reports to leadership and shop team members
  • May provide guidance to less senior team members
  • New equipment safety commissioning
  • Participate in and support audits
  • Plan and implement safety policies and procedures in compliance with company and statutory regulations
  • Plan programs to educate employees in work safe practices, and maintain safety files and records, including OSHA logs. Ensures the compliance of laboratories and other workspaces with safety standards and keeps records of location of safety equipment
  • Review plans and specifications for new machinery and equipment to make sure they meet safety requirements
  • Will perform other duties as assigned


Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) or the equivalent combination of education and or experience.
  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP) or Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) desired.
  • 5 + years’ safety engineering experience at a large manufacturing site desired.   Automotive manufacturing experience a plus.
  • Experience in robot commissioning, safety risk assessments and associated safety training.
  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements that apply to facilities management
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience with robotics safety, functional safety, safeguarding and human collaboration (ANSI/RIA R15.06 and ISO/TS 15066
  • Ability to work with tight deadlines, work independently and to organize work on multiple projects to include working with vendors and contractors
  • Good interpersonal skills required for working with regulatory agencies and the community
  • Strong problem solving/analytical skills
  • Experience with database design and tracking

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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