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Mercedes Benz | Gaffney, SC
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Job Description

When you join Daimler, you become an agent of change within our global community of people working to create a cleaner, safer, and more efficient world for today and tomorrow. Through innovation at all levels, our teams ensure our world-changing brands continue to increase the quality of life and the business success of our customers, their customers, and the world around them. The Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) brand portfolio is second to none, and includes Freightliner Trucks, Western Star Trucks, Detroit engines and components, Thomas Built Buses and Freightliner Custom Chassis.

We are the undisputed leader in the commercial vehicle market and the industry's technology trendsetter. Empowered by purpose, DTNA employees drive a Technology Revolution through innovative products and a customer-centric culture. Our dedication to our customers and society does not end once our products hit the road. That's because we believe that business success and social responsibility go hand in hand. We immerse ourselves in our customer's experience, and support the environmental responsibilities of our sites to ensure our products are the reliable, sustainable and the desired tools of the future.

Job Overview

This is an entry-level DE1 position in the Powertrain Engineering group at Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation, and will include varied responsibilities related to the design, development, and testing of powertrain systems integration in industry-leading heavy duty specialty vehicles.


* Design mechanical systems for commercial vehicle chassis.

* Possible design areas include frame structure, suspension, steering, fuel systems, body builder interface, chassis mounted components, engine integration, cooling systems, exhaust aftertreatment, and other systems.

* Work with engineering personnel to determine the most effective and economical designs to be used in products.

* Work with Engineering Validation Center personnel to develop validation plans and analyze

problems encountered in prototype development and testing.

* Provide creative, technically feasible solutions.

* Work with purchasing, vendors, manufacturing, quality, service, other engineering departments, and customers to develop and test new products and improve existing products.

* Contribute to the culture of continuous improvement through the use of best practices and the development of innovative changes.

* Work with product regulation and compliance personnel to design vehicles that meet government regulations, restrictions and codes

* Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical or Automotive Engineering from an accredited university/college required

* An attached resume is required

* GPA of 3.0 or higher required

* Demonstrated academic or work experience using 3D CAD modeling experience required

* Experience with Microsoft Office software such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint required

* Excellent verbal and written communication skills required

* Knowledge of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) preferred

* Experience and knowledge of automotive systems such as engines, transmissions, drivelines, exhaust, induction, etc. preferred

* FEA (Finite Element Analysis) software experience preferred

Additional Information

* Applicants must be legally authorized to work permanently in the U.S. at the time of application

* Final candidate must successfully complete a pre-employment drug screen and criminal background check

* EEO/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

For an accommodation or special assistance with applying for a posted position, please contact our Human Resources department at 503-745-8982 or toll free 800-206-3369. For TTY/TDD enabled call 503-745-2137 or toll free 866-355-6935.

About Mercedes Benz

DaimlerChrysler is one of the world's leading automotive, transportation and services companies. Its passenger car brands include Mercedes-Benz, Chrysler, JeepĀ®, Dodge and smart. Commercial vehicles are produced under the Mercedes-Benz, Freightliner, Sterling, Thomas Built and Setra brands. It offers financial and other services through DaimlerChrysler Services. With 416.500 employees, DaimlerChrysler achieved 2000 revenues of 162,4 bn ?.