Mercedes Tech Program: Shelton State – Tuscaloosa

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Shelton State Community College

Apply for the 2022 class Now! 

FAST FACTS

  • Starting pay $17 per hour with pay increases at the 3rd and 5th semester.
  • Paid for hours worked in production and training at the training center.
  • Mercedes Tech shirts are provided as well as any safety equipment required.

APPLICATION PROCESS

  • Step 1

    Click the blue “APPLY HERE” button at the bottom of this page.

    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. and Shelton State Community College communicate primarily by email.

  • Step 2

    Go to the Shelton State Community College Website and complete an application to enroll.

    After you complete an application, you will be given a student ID.

    NOTE: Completing an application to the school does not complete the enrollment process for MBUSI.


    image.pngShelton State Community College
    phone: (205) 391-5899
    website: Admissions page
  • Step 3

    Wait for an email response from AIDT.

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

  • Step 4

    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.

  • Step 5

    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 hight school transcripts and any college transcripts.

  • Step 6

    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 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 Shelton State Community College and they will contact you in order to schedule your ACT WorkKeys assessment.

    All offers to join the Mercedes Tech program by Mercedes-Benz will be extended through our staffing agency at ONIN Group.


PROGRAM FAQS

HOW LONG IS THE PROGRAM OF STUDY FOR THE MERCEDES TECH PROGRAM?

Students selected for the Mercedes Technician Program will be attending school for 5 Terms (recently reduced from 6 terms) at Shelton State Community College in Tuscaloosa.

FOR THE REQUIREMENT TO WORK, WHAT DAYS WILL I HAVE TO WORK?
Students in the Mercedes Tech Program will be required to work every Thursday, Friday, and also on Saturday if production is scheduled for Saturday. These are required work days every week.
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 focus for the program is to prepare students for a possible position as a repair technician. Due to the complexity of our premium SUVs, the curriculum contains several courses related to electrical and electrical diagnostics. The Mercedes SUVs that we produce at our facility are very complex and intelligent vehicles. Our focus for this program is to prepare top talents that can understand this technology. The program can also lead to other positions within our production areas.

The best-fit students have an opportunity to enter the TECH apprenticeship program (MTAP), which consist of 4 months of additional training.
WHAT WILL THE BENEFITS BE WHILE IN THE MERCEDES TECH PROGRAM?

Your benefits will include the tuition and fees assistance provided by Mercedes-Benz and the value of obtaining a quality education from Shelton 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).

CAN ANYONE APPLY FOR THE PROGRAM?

Yes. Anyone interested in the program can apply, however, the program is a full time student program with limited work hours.

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 identifying the best fit students for the MTAP (TECH apprenticeship program), other students earn full time positions in our production department that can lead to roles such as leadership, project teams, cell operators, and a possible assignment to our new battery plant. These are just a few of the opportunities available at Mercedes-Benz.
FOR THE REQUIREMENT TO WORK, WHAT DAYS WILL I HAVE TO WORK?
Students in the Mercedes Tech Program will be required to work every Thursday, Friday, and also on Saturday if production is scheduled for Saturday. These are required work days every week, regardless if school is in session or not. While in the program, work is required every week except during times when the plant is not running.
WHAT SHOULD I CONSIDER BEFORE APPLYING?

The program is 5 semesters 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 those students that complete the program with a 3.0 or above GPA, successfully complete all courses in the program, and receive a satisfactory performance evaluation.

WHAT ARE THE SELECTION CRITERIA FOR THE TECH APPRENTICESHIP?

For the TECH apprenticeship, the selection criteria is the following:

  • Program GPA;
  • ASE certification scores;
  • Assessment scores from additional training courses;
  • Performance evaluation.

TUITION AND FEES SUPPORT FROM MBUSI:

1st Semester

2nd Semester

3rd Semester

4th Semester

5th Semester


  • 65% of your tuition and fees are covered by Mercedes-Benz before you take your first class!
  • 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.

  • 5 Terms at Shelton State Community College
  • Attend classes Monday through Wednesday.
  • Gain hands-on experience by working at the plant each week.
  • With a GPA of 3.0 and above students will earn a position with MBUSI.
  • Top percent of students will be assessed to work in our Assembly repair area based on need. Other students will go into Assembly production.

THE APPLICATION PERIOD IS OPEN NOW!  FOR THE SHELTON STATE PROGRAM:
APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN NOW FOR THE UPCOMING 2022 MERCEDES TECH CLASS

 APPLY HERE!


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