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Tool making and plant manufacturing Spartanburg, South Carolina 22.10.2021

Body Shop Tool Technician

A perfect car is the product of the perfect process. Production at the BMW Group is highly automated and carried out using the most modern facilities. But it doesn’t run itself. To ensure that driving pleasure is built in from the beginning, means people working with passion and pride. Independently and as part of a motivated team, they perform extraordinary things every day and contribute to the fulfilling of automobile dreams

Provides reactive and proactive maintenance of tooling and automation. Drives part quality assessments for necessary improvements regarding tool maintenance activities. Supports daily production activities such as prep-processes and breakdown situations. Manually sets up and adjusts machine tools and or loading instructions for computer numeric control (CNC) systems. Provides support and skilled direction for Tool room machine operation- i.e. ( Lathes / milling machines etc.). Performs High skill level of welding for tool and die surfaces to A class standards. Maintains working dies to achieve form specifications on A class surfaces. Assesses and Interprets Cad designs and replicate into the die surface and dimensional characteristics. Supports design reviews to achieve dimensional accuracy and surface repeatability. Ensures mature die A class performance into series production. Provides Maintenance of A class surface performance to achieve nitriding stages.

Understands yield stress and tensile strength for making rework decisions. Understanding material flows relating to material surface oil levels and surface roughness. Understanding material flows relating to gauge, hot or cold rolled and type of Zinc coating. Supports production activities such as: quality reviews, pre- processes, and acts as stand-in for operators. Acts as production counterpart during slip breaks for release quality associates and operators and supports other tasks and breaks, where needed. Provides tool maintenance when needed to drive improvement for production processes. Maintains the quality of parts through planned maintenance schedules, quality feedback and breakdown management. Assesses panel quality to ensure production conformance.

Performs assessments for tooling improvement activities and first-off/ last-off reviews Ensures effective handovers are completed across every shift along with completing shift handover documentation to support the next shift. Communicates and escalates topics appropriately to management team. Maintains accurate data entry in applicable systems to ensure effective reporting for each work area. Develops accurate records for all tool setting parameters in conjunction with best-in-class results Supports work area team through daily VPS activities to ensure adherence to VPS principles and encourages continuous improvement. Provides tooling input into VPS sessions and Gemba meetings. Uses tooling expertise to make appropriate decisions and carry out actions for tool maintenance (reactive and proactive). Identifies needed tooling improvements based on first-off and last-off panel assessments. Creates action plans to improve up-time and other improvement activities. Understands and models VPS (Value Added Production System) Principles and concepts of Standard Work and Problem Solving. Adheres to 5S and Safety Standards and Principles. Performs other duties as assigned by management.

BMW Manufacturing is a leader in innovations and excellence. Come be a part of the extraordinary advanced manufacturing team where new technologies and ideas are constantly being discovered and implemented. BMW Manufacturing is proud to be located in Upstate, South Carolina at the foothills of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, providing the perfect mix of exciting city life and the great outdoors, or simply a great environment in which to raise a family. 

In addition to offering a stimulating work environment and a great place to live, BMW Associates have access to an exceptional range of benefits. Our comprehensive benefits program includes:
- Medical, Dental, Prescription and Vision coverage
- Paid time off
- 401(k) plan with company matching contribution
- Retirement Income Account
- Life insurance
- BMW Associates Assistance Program
- Medical Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
- Company vehicle program

  • AS degree in a technical discipline or the equivalent of 2 years of experience in a manufacturing environment, preferably automotive OR Completion of Tech Scholar program.
  • 2 years of related experience in manufacturing processes and/or manufacturing engineering.
  • 1+ years of knowledge of manufacturing processes pertaining to assigned parts and applicable systems.
  • 1+ year knowledge of long and short-term project management skills.
  • 1+ years of ability to use and apply statistical problem-solving methods to aid with process analysis.
  • 1+ years of knowledge working with innovations and/or automation of manual manufacturing / logistics processes, preferred.
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.
  • Basic knowledge of SAP, preferred.

BMW Manufacturing Company is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of BMW MC to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all qualified persons regardless of age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Employment with BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC (BMW MC) is at-will and may be terminated at any time, with or without notice, at the option of BMW MC or the employee.

Body Shop Tool Technician

Spartanburg, South Carolina
United States
Legal Entity:
BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC
BMW Group
Spartanburg, South Carolina
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Tool making and plant manufacturing
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