Mercedes Tech Program: Bevill & Wallace State

Bevill State - Hamilton or Sumiton
Wallace State - Hanceville

The Mercedes Tech Co-Op application is available for anyone to apply.
Co-Op applications are being accepted Today

 

Fast Facts

  • The co-op program requires at least 2 working semesters at MBUSI.
  • Starting pay for 1st working semester is $16 per hour. Increase for the 2nd working semester.
  • Housing stipend of $400/month provided during working semesters.
  • Paid for hours worked in production and training at the training center.
  • Mercedes Tech shirts are provided as well as any safety materials that may be required.

Application Process

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    Click the "APPLY THROUGH BEVILL STATE OR WALLACE STATE" button at the bottom of this column.

    Clicking on the link will take you to the AIDT website and it will ask you to set up an account.

    Once you have set up your account, you’ll need to leave the website and return to this page on the MBUSI.com website and click the blue "APPLY…" button again.

    NOTE: When completing the application, please make sure that your contact information is correct. AIDT, Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, Inc., Bevill State and Wallace State Community Colleges communicate primarily by email.

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    Go to the Bevill State or the Wallace State Community College Website (see below) and complete an application to enroll.

    NOTE: This does not complete the enrollment process for college. You must complete the remaining enrollment steps by visiting the respective school's admissions page.


    bevillstate logo 86ce3 Bevill State Community College
    phone: (800) 648-3271
    Sumiton campus: ext 5201
    Hamilton campus: ext 5385 
    website: Admissions page
    wallacestate logo 1a004 Wallace State Community College
    phone: (256) 352-8461
    website: Admissions page
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    Wait for an email response from AIDT.

    Once you have completed the application for the Mercedes Tech Co-op Program and you have met the qualifications to apply,  you will be placed in a pool of applicants to be invited to an assessment.

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    AIDT will contact you in order to schedule your assessment.

    The assessment will take place at AIDT, 6 Mercedes Drive, Vance, AL. This is our training facility located next to our Visitor Center adjacent to the plant.

    The invitation will arrive in your email.

    IMPORTANT: Please monitor your spam/junk email inboxes and/or add "@sheltonstate.edu" to your approved email senders list to ensure that you don't miss their email(s)!

    The first assessment will take approximately 1 day to complete.

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    Once your first assessment has been completed, your scoring information will be sent to the Mercedes-Benz Human Resources Dept.

    Depending upon your assessment result, you will either advance to the interview precess or receive an email notification stating that you did not meet the criterion to advance. If your assessment results indicate that you qualify for advancement, you will be contacted by a representative from Mercedes-Benz U.S. International to schedule an interview.

    The interview will take place at AIDT, the same facility where the first assessment was administered, and will take approximately 45 minutes and you will be required to bring your high school/college transcripts.

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    The interview is the final step in the process.

    If successful, you will be placed in a pool of candidates for selection into the Mercedes Tech Program.

    ACT WorkKeys

    ACT WorkKeys is also part of the selection process. ACT WorkKeys is a job skills assessment and we require individual scores from 3 main assessment areas, which are: applied math, workplace documents, and graphic literacy. For this assessment, your contact information will be sent to the applicable Community College and they will contact you in order to schedule your ACT WorkKeys assessment.

    All offers to join the Mercedes Tech program will be extended through our staffing agency at North American On-Site.

     

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Program FAQs

How long is the program of study for the Mercedes Tech Co-op Program?

The Co-op opportunity requires students to work at the plant at least 2 semesters during their course of study for the associate's degree in automotive technology at either Bevill State or Wallace State Community College.

What will I be doing while I’m working at the plant?

All students will be working in the assembly production area and also participating in training in assembly repair and at the Mercedes Benz Training Center.

What is the main focus for the program?

The main focus for the program is to prepare students for our assembly repair area as Mercedes vehicle technicians and to also prepare students to be high performing Team Members in our assembly production area. The opportunities in assembly production could include leadership positions, which is another focus for this program; to develop leaders.

What will the benefits be while in the Mercedes Tech Co-op Program?

Your benefits will include the tuition and fees assistance provided by Mercedes-Benz and the value of obtaining a quality education from either Bevill State or Wallace State Community College. Other benefits include: paid work hours, team wear, safety shoes and any other safety gear that is needed to perform your job.

Can I take classes online?

Some academic classes are available for distance learning.

What are my financial requirements while in the program?

All students are responsible for their portion of the tuition and fees and for any books that may be required. Please see "TUITION AND FEES SUPPORT FROM MBUSI" section (below).

What should I consider before applying?

  • All candidates should review the details of the program.
  • All students will be expected to work at least 2 semesters at MBUSI and rotate shifts. Primarily, summer semesters.
  • All students will be expected to be present and on time at school and work.
  • All students must be able to perform the essential functions of the job.
  • All students will be required to work their regular scheduled hours at work, which also includes any overtime that may be scheduled.

The program is 2 years in length, including the working semesters. All candidates should consider this before applying. This takes commitment. The program guidelines state that Mercedes-Benz will offer full time employment to the top percent of those students that successfully complete the program within a certain GPA range.

What should I consider before applying?

  • All candidates should review the details of the program.
  • The 6 terms of instruction are back to back and the amount of work will be limited while attending school.
  • All students will be expected to rotate shifts.
  • All students will be expected to be present and on time at school and work.
  • All students must be able to perform the essential functions of the job.
  • All students will be required to work their regular scheduled hours at work, which also includes any overtime that may be scheduled.

The program is 2 years in length. All candidates should consider this before applying. This takes commitment. The program guidelines state that Mercedes-Benz will offer full time employment to the top percent of those students that successfully complete the program within a certain GPA range.

What are the criteria used to determine the top %?

The top % will be determined based on a student’s over-all GPA (including attendance), training assessments and work performance.

After completing the program and I’m offered a position with Mercedes-Benz, what are some other opportunities?

There are many opportunities available at Mercedes-Benz U.S. International. Other than earning a full time position in our assembly production area, the other primary focus of the program is to identify top students for the Mercedes repair area (Automotive Diagnosis and repair). Also, as a company that believes in promotion from within, there are opportunities for advancement as well. These are just a few of the opportunities available at Mercedes-Benz.

Tuition And Fees Support from MBUSI:

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    1st Semester
  • MBUSI covers 65%
    2nd Semester
  • MBUSI covers 100%
    3rd Semester
  • MBUSI covers 100%
    4th Semester

The above tuition and fees assistance is dependent upon the student maintaining a minimum GPA of 3.0.

  • If you maintain a 3.0 and above GPA, Mercedes-Benz increases the support!
  • Potentially, 100% of your tuition and fees could be paid by Mercedes-Benz!

Begin your career with Mercedes-Benz by Clicking the blue button below.

  • 4 semesters at Bevill State or Wallace State and 2 working semesters at MBUSI.
  • Gain valuable hands-on experience during your working semesters at the plant.
  • An opportunity for full-time employment with Mercedes-Benz is possible for any co-op student that successfully completes the course of study with at least a 3.0 GPA and receives a successful work evaluation.
  • Top percent of students will be assessed to work in our Assembly repair area based on need. Other students will go into Assembly production.

Mercedes Tech Co-Op application is open for anyone to apply:
Co-Op applications are being accepted today!

 

APPLY Here!

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