Job description

Requirements

  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Gastonia

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

As Manager of the TechLab in Detroit, you will be part of the global digitalization initiative inside the Daimler Trucks Global Powertrain Operations organization, reporting directly to the Director of Digitalization in Mannheim, Germany, to ensure the alignment of overarching strategies, targets and projects. In addition, you will report locally to the Head of Operations at Detroit to ensure that you are incorporated in all relevant local activities.
 
Together with the Extended Operations team at the Detroit plant, you will be responsible to identify use cases and work with the local committees on prioritization, approval and implementation. You will benchmark the market for Industry 4.0 solutions and technology developments. You will be a part of the global digitalization department based out of Germany, representing them here in Detroit and exchanging global and local initiatives with them on a regular basis.


Responsibilities
Establishing the new TechLab within Detroit Operations
Leading and developing TechLab Detroit employees based on Daimler leadership principles
Defining a Digitalization Blue Sky for Detroit including timeline/milestones aligned with the Global Powertrain Operations and Detroit Operations 2025 strategy
Realizing the vision of Detroit as a digitalized Operations organization in regards to Industry 4.0 mindset, knowledge, and cloud technology usage
Driving operational excellence and operating cost reductions through leveraging digital technologies
Identifying, evaluation and implementing Industry 4.0 use cases together with the operational departments in Detroit
Prioritizing use cases, budget/capacity allocation and project implementation together with Extended Operations management team
Scouting and Benchmarking of trends in Industry 4.0 as well as surrounding technology markets together with potential external partners, such as industry groups, universities, research institutes and start-up companies
Piloting and try-out of new technology innovations in a lab-environment
Intensive exchange with all TechLabs inside Trucks Global Powertrain to ensure the alignment of strategies, knowledge and transfer of use cases and solutions
Ensuring the implementation and usage of central standards and guidelines for Digitalization/Industry 4.0 and involvement of local internal and external experts
  

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

About the company

Daimler AG is one of the world’s most successful automotive companies. With its divisions Mercedes-Benz Cars, Daimler Trucks, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Daimler Buses and Daimler Financial Services, the Daimler Group is one of the biggest producers of premium cars and the world’s biggest manufacturer of commercial vehicles with a global reach. Daimler Financial Services provides financing, leasing, fleet management, insurance, financial investments, credit cards, and innovative mobility services.

The company’s founders, Gottlieb Daimler and Carl Benz, made history with the invention of the automobile in the year 1886. As a pioneer of automotive engineering, Daimler continues to shape the future of mobility today: The Group’s focus is on innovative and green technologies as well as on safe and superior automobiles that appeal to and fascinate. Daimler consequently invests in the development of alternative drive trains with the long-term goal of emission-free driving: from hybrid vehicles to electric vehicles powered by battery or fuel cell. Furthermore, the company follows a consistent path towards accident-free driving and intelligent connectivity all the way to autonomous driving. This is just one example of how Daimler willingly accepts the challenge of meeting its responsibility towards society and the environment.

The brand portfolio of Daimler comprises Mercedes-Benz, Mercedes-AMG, Mercedes-Maybach, Mercedes me, smart, EQ, Freightliner, Western Star, BharatBenz, Fuso, Setra, Thomas Built Buses as well as Mercedes-Benz Bank, Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, Daimler Truck Financial, moovel, car2go and mytaxi.

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