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Production Spartanburg, South Carolina 25.10.2023

Controls Planner Specialist

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.

Controls Planner Specialist:

  • Defines the Standards and Best Practice solutions for controls technique in assembly and manages project planning, installation, start-up and acceptance, as well as provides engineering support of new installations and optimization measures of the conveyor and equipment technology in assembly. 
  • Plans the controls of technical equipment within Assembly.
  • Defines the Standards and Best Practice of the controls technology in assembly and aligns them with the BMW central functions.
  • Evaluates concepts with technical and financial focus and is driving necessary changes according to the BMW Group standards.
  • Project oriented planning and realization of measures in collaboration with the internal customer as well as external suppliers.
  • Determines the optimal solutions in regard to costs, quality, ergonomics, technical innovation and environment.
  • Provides cost estimation (Invest, Budget), technical specification and request for quotes.
  • Evaluates, coordinates and compiles bidder circle, call for bids, offer evaluation, recommendation for the award of contracts, acceptance of the equipment from the suppliers and handing over to the operator.
  • Plans and realizes high complex projects with a financial volume up to 25 million.
  • Deals with internal and external vendors and customers and collaborates with the management teams.
  • Develops and implements equipment countermeasures to improve equipment reliability.
  • Ensures all equipment controls design is capable of 98% uptime (Assembly equipment uptime).
  • Ensures all assigned countermeasures are developed on schedule and effective (Assembly Countermeasures).
  • Ensures all assigned projects are on schedule and at or under approved budget (Assembly variance to budget).
  • 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
  • BA/BS degree in Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical or Industrial
    Engineering preferred) or the equivalent of 4 years of engineering
    experience in the automotive industry.
  • 5+ years of experience in an engineering environment (automotive process
    or automotive manufacturing).
  • 3+ years of experience of managing projects including experience with
    structural modification measures in several equipment and/or controls
    planning projects.
  • 3+ years experience in assembly, controls and equipment (PLC Alan
    Bradley & Siemens S7; E-Plan).
  • 3+ years problem investigation & data analysis experience.
  • 3+ years long and short-term project management experience (continuous
    improvement, process analysis, controls planning).
  • 2+ years cross functional communication experience.
  • 1+ years experience using Microsoft office applications.
  • Ability to interpret technical drawings and specifications.
  • Ability to use and apply statistical methods to aid with process.

    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 Specialist

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