Team Member, Maintenance

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 and the    C-Class for the North American market. 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.
Job Overview
This position is responsible to maintain the facilities and equipment at MBUSI in a safe, efficient, and effective manner to ensure the equipment availability meets or exceeds the requirements of MBUSI and the production organization.
Duties and Responsibilities
Operate and maintain line equipment to support production and quality targets and requirements. Participate in continuous improvement activities to improve line safety, efficiency, quality, and cost targets.

Perform all tasks needed to maintain the equipment, irrespective of the discipline (electrical, mechanical, software, hardware, troubleshooting, etc.) including repairs, replacement, troubleshooting, root-cause analysis, etc.

Perform and assist with production training on TPM’s and equipment technologies.

Support criticality analysis, FMEA risk analysis, and Preventative Maintenance optimization by participating in workshops, verifying work instructions, and providing feedback. Support the equipment breakdown management process, including escalation and breakdown leader duties as needed.

Perform routine preventive and predictive maintenance tasks, identify and perform corrective work with documentation in CMMS.

Assemble, install, and maintain all utility, conveyor equipment as well as electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic, and industrial processing systems and components in use at MBUSI while ensuring proper documentation.

Support the installation and commissioning of machinery and equipment in the assigned work area by performing any combination of tasks according to specifications while using the necessary equipment. Ensure proper installation techniques and work procedures based on blueprints and drawings.

Maintain and support the maintenance of the machinery in the assigned work area by performing any combination of necessary tasks according to specifications using the necessary equipment. Involve manual backup on production teams when needed.

Examine machinery and equipment to diagnose needed repairs. Replace and/or repair component failures in accordance with documentation using the proper tools (i.e. hoists, cranes, hand tools, power tools, etc.). 

Examine the form and texture of parts to detect imperfections. Inspect used parts to determine changes in dimensional specifications using rules, calipers, micrometers, and/or other measuring instruments.

Lubricate and clean parts; Ensure preventative maintenance in undergone on all equipment.

Analyze failures and report with recommended countermeasures; document relevant data in appropriate system.

Determine the type and size of pipe and /or conduit as well as related materials according to job specifications.

Assemble and install a variety of metal and non-metal pipe and pipefittings, including testing piping systems for leaks.

Repair, maintain, and install robots and robotic systems including all application/field equipment utilized in the systems. Operate and programs robots in accordance with shop needs.

Debug, repair, and/or replace controls utilized on all conveyor systems including drive controls, motor starters, etc.

Repair malfunctions by replacing defective wiring and or switches. Replace motor and gearboxes, including reconnection of main power wires at motor terminals.

Troubleshoot problems and programs a variety of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), using appropriate tools/equipment (computers, hand held tools, systems, etc.).

Perform other duties as required.
Rotate shifts per schedule and work weekends based on business needs.   


Combination (Education/Experience): 
Two (2) year technical degree from a certified Trade School or Technical College in Industrial Electronics/Electrical fields plus thirty-six (36) months of maintenance experience in an industrial manufacturing environment.
Combination (Education/Experience):
Two (2) year Associate’s Degree in Applied Science from a certified Technical College in Industrial Electronics plus thirty-six (36) months of maintenance experience in an industrial manufacturing environment.
Experience with No Degree:  A total of eight (8) years of maintenance experience in an automated Industrial Manufacturing Environment.
Required Skills
Ability to rotate shifts per schedule and work weekends based on business needs.

Troubleshoot, repair, and maintain all building and process HVAC systems and their operations.

Basic computer skills with the ability to perform daily activities in in Microsoft Office.

Ability to learn/use SAP and CMMS.

Ability to follow work instructions and procedures based on blueprints and drawings.

All candidates must successfully pass a STANDARD Maintenance On-Line Test and a Hands-On Test, which involves subjects, related to this position. Candidate must be able to work in a multi-skilled environment with maintenance aptitude to learn skilled trades other than their specific area of expertise and be present and able to perform the essential functions of the job. 

Preferred Skills
Possess strong electrical skills including PLC’s, troubleshooting ladder logic, wiring diagrams, basic PC skills, and associated mechanical skills such as power transfer, basic welding, machine shop, equipment rebuild and use of hand tools, etc.

Possess a basic understanding of robotics programming and maintenance including the following:

Robot Teaching & Programming Paths (KUKA or ABB preferred), maintaining tool center point systems, re-mastering axes and end of tool device fabrication, repair/rebuild.

PLC skills including troubleshooting ladder logic and function block based systems including programming sequences to control machine operations including Safety PLC systems knowledge, including network troubleshooting skills.

Vision systems knowledge as applied to Robotic Applications for path offset or robot guidance (Perceptron, ISRA).

Robotic Joining systems knowledge including Spot, Stud, MIG, Riveting & Laser Welding systems.  Includes skills in hardware and software systems (Bosch, Fronius, Emhart and Robscan preferred).

Working knowledge of frequency drives, both troubleshooting, programming and setup (SEW, Allen Bradley, Lenze & Siemens).

Demonstrated skills in working with fluid and gluing systems.

Thank you for your interest in Mercedes-Benz U.S. International. Please be aware the impact of COVID-19 could increase the amount of time it takes our HR and Hiring Team to process your application. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We are dedicated to the health and safety of our employees and candidates. We appreciate your patience during this time.

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