Process Engineer – Battery

Mercedes Benz (Fmrly Daimler AG)
November 20, 2022
Vance, AL
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Mercedes-Benz: Building Exceptional Vehicles… and Careers!

The best chapters in Alabama's automotive success story are yet to come. The Mercedes-Benz automobile of the future will be different; greener, more efficient, safer, and even more fascinating.

Only one thing will never change - It will wear a star.

The vehicles we manufacture are the finished results of our skilled workforce, and we're hiring even more. We are looking for Specialists and Team Members to join us in crafting a wide variety of vehicles from the Mercedes-Maybach GLS SUV to our all-electric electric vehicle, the EQS SUV and EQE SUV. Our Tuscaloosa County site is home to the production of Mercedes' luxury SUV models, including electric vehicles. Just down the road in Bibb County, MBUSI has launched the production of high-performance lithium-ion batteries. Our two campuses are among the most advanced automotive manufacturing facilities in the world, with over 6 million square feet combined.

MBUSI offers an excellent total rewards package including competitive compensation, health and life insurance, 401(k) matching program and defined contribution retirement plan, annual bonuses, tuition assistance, and paid holidays. Further on-site MBUSI resources such as childcare, medical center and fitness center are available for all to utilize.

Our Team Members share a common goal to be the best luxury auto manufacturer in North America. MBUSI is committed to excellence and actively promotes positive team culture, teamwork, safety, quality, and continuous improvement.

Mercedes-Benz, U.S. International, Inc. takes pride in being an Equal Employment Opportunities workplace. Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, Inc. is committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, age, ethnic origin, and any other characteristics classified under applicable Local and Federal laws.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply for the opportunity to join us in electrifying the future!

Purpose of the Position:

Under general supervision, define, launch and continuously improve the processes of the battery plant in order to meet or exceed the shop's safety, quality, efficiency, and cost targets in accord with the Mercedes Production System (MPS).

Essential Functions:

Ensure process integrity through implementation of MPS.

Monitor and evaluate existing processes to ensure the highest level of Team Member safety, production quality, and line throughput is maintained.

Lead problem solving activities in cross functional groups to solve process/product/system failures.

Plan and prepare for product changes and their impact on process, equipment, tooling, etc.

Manage all trials and changes which impact production safety, quality, efficiency or cost.

Manage shop throughput by analyzing station cycle time, through-put, variant management, and Work in Process (WIP) standards.

Assist in training for production leadership on product/process changes.

Manage and coordinate outside contractor activities which include bid package preparation (scope of work, specifications, installation, buy-off and scheduling).

Assist with arranging training for new technologies in conjunction with the overall battery plant strategy.

Ensure proper level of self sufficiency for multiple technologies in the battery plant through classroom and hands on training.

Review equipment and shop layout proposals/drawings for input to process capability and MPS.

Continuously improve the performance of manned and automated stations in the battery plant.

Act as the central contact for function and buildup of battery production systems and engineering related questions.

Execution of battery field tests as required.

Perform safe work practices and participate in trainings and safety programs in a positive and proactive way by following safety rules, procedures, regulations, standards and laws. Report all unsafe acts, unsafe conditions, and injuries to supervisor or Human Resources.

Work safely 100% of the time.

Perform other duties as required.


QUALIFICATIONS: Education, Experience and Necessary Skills all must be met in order to qualify for position.


This position requires a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, or in a related area, and/or the equivalent combination of education and experience.


A minimum of three (3) years' of relevant professional experience in the following area(s):

Automated assembly environment in an engineering function

Necessary Skills, Certifications, etc.:

Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Word/Excel/Powerpoint/Project)

Ability to lead cross functional problem solving activities and work in a "startup" environment.

Ability to work on and around high voltage batteries

International and domestic travel is required.

Preferred Skills:

Autocad, Catia Version 5, SAP, VisView Version 8, Siemens NX

Working knowledge of process engineering supported technologies: robotics, vision systems, sealer applications and torque tools.

Sponsorship is not available for this position.

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