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Prototype Technician

Mercedes-Benz Vans, LLC • Charleston, SC

Posted 9 days ago

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Degree - High School
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Job Description

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 job candidates to run the ramp up of our new facility with us!
Job Overview:
Simulates production processes.  Assists development of efficient and effective assembly line methods.  Performs measurement and fit analysis on prototype vehicles and components to ensure components meet production and quality requirements.
  • Assists engineering in developing assembly line methodologies and work flow
  • Evaluate vehicle prototype parts and vehicle part testing using various conventional measurement and virtual reality methods
  • Define prototype tooling according to drawings, samples, and production requirements
  • Performs complex adjustments and modifications to the vehicle as needed to support introduction of new product parts, van model changes and updates to components
  • Detection of non-routine errors. Root cause analysis of vehicles, parts, software, assemblies and systems errors
  • Assist with creating detailed reports to document findings in root cause analysis
  • Perform test driving as needed to observe van systematic functionality, including electronic diagnosis, and provide subjective evaluation
  • Use specialized equipment to perform electronic tests and diagnoses
  • Assist with cost evaluation
  • Assist with preparing training and qualification measures and documentation
  • Technical discussions with internal and external experts
  • Determine repair requirements based on analysis. May coordinate repairs with third parties
  • Propose modifications, solutions, and next steps in alignment with internal and external customers
  • Will perform all other duties as assigned
  • Participate in team meetings and projects

Job Requirements

  • High School Diploma or equivalent, with a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience (i.e. re-worker, mechanic)
    • -or-
  • Associates Degree in a relevant technical trade (auto mechanic, etc.), with 2 years relevant experience
  • ASE certification required
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Excellent technical skills and capabilities
  • Capability of complex problem solving including technical analysis
  • Competence in using computer related equipment and software applications
  • Administration skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Hand skills
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 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 assembles Sprinter vans for the U.S. market under the brands Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner. The midsize Metris van was added to the assembly line in 2015.
Mercedes-Benz Vans, LLC 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 operations. In July 2016, MBV officially broke ground on the site of 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.
More than 112,000 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.
Job ID: MER0000AKG
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