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Production Spartanburg, South Carolina 29.11.2022

Controls Specialist - Battery Plant

Battery specialists at the BMW Group are in their element. The ability to convert energy into determination and vision into reality is particularly necessary. The reaction product needs to be unparalleled driving pleasure - our vehicles' hallmark.

The BMW Group continues the roll-out of its electromobility plan with a new investment in the U.S. to expand Plant Spartanburg and the company’s manufacturing footprint in the U.S. BMW Group Chairman of the Board of Management, Oliver Zipse, announced 10/19/2022, a $1.7 billion investment in its U.S. operations, including $1 billion to prepare for the production of electric vehicles at the company’s existing U.S. manufacturing facility in South Carolina, and $700 million to build a new high-voltage battery assembly facility in nearby Woodruff, SC. 

Controls Specialist - Battery Plant, is an example of of the many positions we will fill as we prepare for this exciting new initiative. Join our Talent Community by submitting your resume. This will let our Recruiters know you're interested in learning about future positions.

The Controls Specialist will:

  • Provide technical support for PLC, control, and upper-level systems. Upper-level systems include IPS-C, IPS-T, IPM, BVIS, SAP, Oracle data collection and reporting, PLC controls (Siemens TIA), PLC visualization (WinCC Unified), support applications (NetSupport), etc.
  • Collaborate with specialist and planning partners to develop design standards and specifications for PLCs and control systems.
  • Plan and implement improvements within TEM related to PLCs and control systems to positively affect process capability, system uptime, and reliability.
  • Participate in cross-functional project teams supporting activities related to PLCs, control systems, and upper level systems.

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

  • BS degree in engineering (Electrical/Computer/Software Engineering preferred) or the equivalent of 4 years of software and controls engineering work experience in an equivalent manufacturing engineering role.
  • 3+ years of technical experience in a highly automated manufacturing environment (automotive preferred).
  • 3+ years experience in programming/troubleshooting PLC application software for manufacturing processes (Siemens TIA Portal/S7 and automotive preferred).
  • 3+ years experience with PLCs, Profinet, HMIs, safety PLCs, variable-frequency drives, motors, electrical schematics, and other control system components.
  • 3+ years knowledge with HMI software development Siemens TIA Portal or WinCC Unified (preferred).
  • 3+ years knowledge with software engineering concepts.
  • 3+ years knowledge with control bus systems Profinet (preferred).
  • 3+ years PC skills (MS Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook).
  • 3+ years knowledge with control system troubleshooting.
  • 1+ years knowledge with control system design.

Controls Specialist - Battery Plant

Spartanburg, South Carolina
United States
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BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC
BMW Group
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