Production planning and control Spartanburg, South Carolina 10.10.2023

Controls Planner

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.

The Controls Planner:

  • Responsible for project planning, commissioning and ramp-up, as well as provides engineering support of new installations and optimization measures for the controls of conveyor and equipment technology.
  • Plans controls for technical equipment within Planning.
  • Evaluates concepts with technical and financial focus and recommends changes according to the BMW Group standards.
  • Plans with technical planning partners and maintains controls design standards and specifications, including concept drawings, electrical drawings (EPlan), purchased parts lists, cost calculation sheets, commissioning and acceptance documents and mechanical/electrical interface documents.
  • Collaborates with procurement to identify and select qualified controls suppliers.
  • Provides technical and project management support related to controls systems during the introduction of new models.
  • Ensures safety and controls specifications are met and proper controls- specific documentation delivery from the supplier.
  • Participates in cross-functional project teams supporting activities related to controls topics.
  • Plans and implements improvements within Body Shop controls systems to positively affect process capability, system uptime, and reliability.
  • Provides technical support to Body Shop groups resolving controls related issues.
  • 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

  • BS degree in engineering (Electrical/ Mechatronics Engineering preferred) OR the equivalent of 4 years of work experience in a manufacturing engineering role.
  • 2+ years of experience with industrial controls and automation (i.e. PLC, robot, communication buses, safety systems, variable frequency/servo drives and pneumatics).
  • 2 years of project planning experience in automated manufacturing environment (automotive preferred).
  • 3+ years of computer skills (MS Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).
  • 2+ years of project management skills.
  • 2+ years of control and automation skills to include Siemens PLC platforms, industrial software, Ethernet networks, TCP/IP, PC hardware, drives, motors, safety systems, troubleshooting, etc.
  • 2+ years of business administration skills (i.e. budgeting, planning, task and time management).
  • 2+ years of knowledge of manufacturing processes.
  • Basic knowledge of SAP.
  • German language skills (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.

Controls Planner

Spartanburg, South Carolina
United States
Legal Entity:
BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC
BMW Group
Spartanburg, South Carolina
Job Field:
Production planning and control
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