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2723 Series Planning Engineer

Company: Mercedes Benz
Location: Vance
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

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.

MBUSI is home to the GLE, GLE Coupe, and GLS Sport Utility Vehicles produced for all global markets. Our facility is one of the most advanced automotive manufacturing facilities in the world, with over 6 million square feet under one roof. The plant, located in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, is positioned in an area of natural beauty and abundant natural resources.

MBUSI offers an excellent compensation and benefits package including health and life insurance, 401(k) and retirement, on-site child development and wellness facilities. MBUSI is committed to excellence and actively promotes teamwork, safety, quality, and continuous improvement within its ranks. Our Team Members share a common goal to always be the best premium auto manufacturer in North America.

Mercedes-Benz, U.S. International, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants. Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, Inc. follows all local, state and federal laws in all aspects of business.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply for any open positions.

Purpose of the Position:

Under general supervision, this position support and/or leads new tool build, engineering changes, BiW and assembly equipment changes, tool improvement, and provide input regarding feasibility of tool/part/equipment changes being considered. Validate changes in tool cost, equipment cost, engineering change cost, and piece-price. Works with ramp-up and support teams (Quality, Einfuehrung, Development Hub, etc.) on current series production, current project ramp-up. and future projects as directed.

Essential Functions:

Review tool/equipment quality, part/assembly quality, tool/assmbly process capability and work with Quality and Einfuehrung to decide when tools are ready for series production.

Provide tool tracking for new tools and communicate with other departments when necessary, to make these decisions.

Procure from and exchange information with Quality, Einfuehrung, Development Hub, suppliers, and other related persons or departments to ensure that tool and equipment quality, capability and timing requirements will meet or exceed MBUSI requirements.

Participate in and help prepare for process review trials (B-phase & Production Trials) at Anlauffabrik (Series Pre-production) in Germany and at tool supplier locations as well as with home-line integration at the supplier and at MBUSI.

Provide feedback to Purchasing when requested as to if/when supplier has completed their obligation to Mercedes and if/when supplier should be paid for tooling (new tooling and engineering changes).

Confirm tool cost and piece price.

Provide technical expertise for Purchasing department regarding all technical-related issues.

Provide relevant requirements to development engineers for manufacturing enhancement.

Document required product improvements and work with development engineers until closure.

Prepare and present information for tool and/or product reviews at meetings and provide information for required reports.

Organize internal and external meetings to clarify definition of problems and report findings.

Support efficiency improvement measures of the Series Planning Department.

Follow and ensure all affected rules, policies and laws concerning safety and security.

Remain available for domestic and international travel and work on weekends and/or holidays in certain cases.

Perform other duties as required.

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


Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, 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 an Engineering function within a manufacturing setting with strong emphasis on press shop and/or body shop equipment (preferably high-pressure aluminum casting) and project management experience.

Necessary Skills, Certifications, etc.:

Flexibility to support MBUSI needs and demands.

Knowledge in PC applications: Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Ability to work in a team environment.

Preferred Skills:

Ability to clearly communicate technical information, both verbally and in writing, in German and English.

Work experience with Mercedes-Benz in product development and in ramp-up phases.

Experience in leading problem-solving groups.

Knowledge in system applications such as ZEUS, Dialog, ACM, Engineering Client, KT-Datenbank.

Knowledge in CAD systems: Simens NX, SMARAGD

Keywords: Mercedes Benz, Tuscaloosa , 2723 Series Planning Engineer, Other , Vance, Alabama

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