Date Posted: November 4, 2020

Deadline: April 5, 2018

Organization: Mercedes-Benz Vans, LLC

Location: Other

City: North Charleston

Website: View Website

Job Type: Full Time

Wages/Salary: • Medical, dental, life, and vision insurance • Paid holidays, vacation • Long and short-term disability • 401(K) plus matching • Career development • Employee Vehicle Program


Paint Technician 2 - Minimum Requirements

• High School Diploma or GED strongly preferred
• 1+ years relevant manufacturing experience or Lean Manufacturing certificate preferred
• Candidates should possess basic craftsmanship and technical understanding
• Basic hand/power tool familiarity
• Experience in automotive paint environment preferred
• Ability to stand, use hands, arms to finger, and reach for long periods of time
• Ability to push, pull, squat or bend and turn repeatedly
• Ability to occasionally lift and/or move objects weighing over 35lbs
• Ability to use close vision, color vision, and depth perception for extended periods
• Required to complete essential job functions
• Willing to complete a drug screen, background check, and pre-placement medical exam
• Willing to work overtime

• Required: 2+ years of relevant manufacturing experience; OR Relevant certificate and 1+ years of relevant experience
• Preferred: 3+ years of relevant experience; OR Relevant certificate and 2+ years of relevant experience
• Experience using buffers/sanders on automotive paint preferred


Job Description:

The Paint Shop is responsible for ensuring corrosion protection and topcoat application to the body. The Body is cleaned, conditioned, and coated for protection. A primer coating is applied to create consistency in the surface prior to paint and topcoat is applied robotically to complete the final appearance of the body. Seams of PVC sealant and cavity wax are applied for additional rust protection.

Responsibilities may include:
• Retrieve and provide material, workpieces, tools, work documents, device parts, auxiliary materials, etc. according to the specified min/max stock. Arrange for disposal/treatment
• Prepare the workplace for manual activities ensuring that the area is clean, organized and up to 5S standards
• Prep cars and car bodies for paint process
• Mask/unmask parts and car bodies and areas to be coated
• Spray wax for cavity preservation
• Perform visual inspection for completeness and proper execution of standard and record defects into the quality reporting system
• Seal interior and exterior seams

•Spray or lay out PVC protection and sika, taking into account the required surface quality on the visible parts of the shell
• Fix minor issues with paint tools/equipment (such as through filter cleaning, changing of nozzles)
• Monitor and control coating/painting processes
o Set order sequence
o Analyze end-of-process items, and adjust the coating process accordingly
o Monitor production flow and buffer levels
o Coordinate with upstream/downstream areas
o Propose corrective measures for bottleneck situations, and coordinate with the foreman if necessary
o Accumulate manufacturing data and evaluate
• Analyze system errors, if necessary by the use of diagnostic systems. Identify vulnerabilities in advance
• Develop and implement corrective measures
• Carry out spot repairs (partial surface repair/coating)
o Adhering to painting standards, inspect, detect, classify, determine corrective measures and fix localized damage and defects outside of the normal painting process
o Act as the final coatings/paint quality point, and conduct repair work so the product will be released to the customer
• Refinish seam seals for finished painted vehicles
• Participate in the Continuous Improvement Program

Contact Name:
Britta Roeglin
Contact Phone Number: (854) 888-3447
Application Process:
Apply online