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Body Shop Reworker

Company: Mercedes Benz (Fmrly Daimler AG)
Location: Charleston
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

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.


* File, grind, sand and smooth filled or repaired surfaces, using power tools and hand tools
* Pound out small dents with a hammer, pick hammer, or punch
* Metal Finishing : Straighten bent/Weld metal parts
* Fit and weld replacement parts into place, using wrenches and welding equipment, and grind down welds to smooth them, using power grinders and other tools
* Position dolly blocks against surfaces of dented areas and beat opposite surfaces to remove dents, using hammers, metal dolly's, air dent pullers, slide hammer dent pullers, picks, etc.
* Knowledge of metal finishing techniques: Examines and feels surface of metal to detect defects, such as dents, scratches, or breaks in metal
* Perform complex sheet metal fitting and complex welding
* Conduct complex sheet metal working tasks on body parts and areas
* Detect surface imperfections, align, adjust, level, and gap sheet metal panels
* Perform complete body re-working
* Carry out training measures
* Participate in Continuous Improvement Plan
* Assist in the organization of teamwork
* Set up and operate various manual and power punch presses, brakes, mallets, mandrels, and shears to perform a variety of sheet metal operations
* References engineering drawings and sketches to prepare, sequence, and produce sheet metal parts and assemblies
* Conduct sheet metal working tasks on body parts and areas and sheet metal fitting
* Execute tests and inspections to detect surface imperfections, align, adjust, level, and gap sheet metal panels
* Perform complete body re-working


* High School Diploma or GED required
* Required: 4+ years relevant experience; OR Relevant certificate + 3 years relevant experience; OR associates degree in Welding Technology or similar + 1 year relevant experience
* Preferred: 5+ years relevant experience; OR Relevant certificate + 4 years relevant experience; OR assoc. degree in Welding Technology or similar + 2 years relevant experience

Knowledge & Skills

* Spot welding experience
* Experience with automotive body repair and rework
* Experience with (PDR) paintless dent repair is a plus
* Experience in a manufacturing setting
* I-CAR training is a plus
* Must be able to perform the essential job functions
* Willing to work overtime and weekends as required

Hours of Work: Current openings are on 3rd shift.

Normal hours of work for first shift are currently Monday to Friday from 6:00am to 2:15pm, normal hours of work for second shift are currently Monday to Thursday from 2:10pm to 10:10pm and Friday from 2:10pm - 11:25pm, normal hours of work for third shift are currently Sunday from 8:50pm to 6:05am and Monday to Thursday from 10:05pm to 6:05am. Hours are subject to change based on the needs of the business. You may be required to work on 1st, 2nd, or 3rd shift for training purposes.

We are all in for change. Are you too? Apply now.


Mercedes Benz Vans can hand you the keys for an exciting career in the automotive manufacturing industry. The division of Mercedes-Benz Vans is world renown for quality and innovative products. If you are interested in joining an outstanding company, we welcome you to apply.

Mercedes-Benz Vans, LLC ("MBV") i s 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.

Keywords: Mercedes Benz (Fmrly Daimler AG), Charleston , Body Shop Reworker, Other , Charleston, South Carolina

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