Mercedes-Benz (MBUSI) is home of the GLE-, GLS-, GLE Coupe SUV, Mercedes-Maybach GLS and future all-electric Mercedes-EQ models, the EQE SUV and EQS SUV, starting in 2022.



  • While in high school (age 16 or older) and enrolled in the Shelton State Community College (SSCC) Modern Manufacturing Program, you can work part time in our production facility in Vance, AL. After completion of the certificate program, you will be eligible for full time hire as a production team member after the age of 18. If you continue the full associates degree program, via SSCC, you will be eligible for the Cell-Operator position.
  • If you are currently a graduate of high school, you can take the Modern Manufacturing Degree program at SSCC, work part time, and also be eligible for full time hire after successful completion of the program.
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  • To enroll in the Modern Manufacturing Apprenticeship program, you should enroll in your high school Modern Manufacturing Program, and register as a SSCC student. Each applicant is required to register with the Alabama Office of Apprenticeship (AOA). Eligibility for college entry is required to participate in the Apprenticeship Program.
  • Make sure that all of your contact information is correct and up to date. Throughout the selection process, the primary source for communicating with potential candidates is through email.
  • For those who meet the qualifications to participate in the selection process, more information will be available prior to the first assessment.


  • As a student in the apprenticeship program, you are an employee of ONIN Staffing, a staffing agency utilized by Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, Inc. (MBUSI). The program is administered by Mercedes-Benz U.S.International, Inc.
  • The program is an AOA apprenticeship program sponsored by Shelton State Community College. Students are required to work every week; however, the amount of working hours are limited to 18 hours per week and between the hours of 5am and 10:00pm while under the age of 18. Additional hours are possible if not in school.
  • After completion of the program, 18 years of age, and employed, MBUSI requires shift work. Please consider this before applying. You will be expected to rotate shifts and work on the production line.
  • Students will be paid for all hours worked at the plant at a rate of $15.00 per hour.
  • Compensation increased during the program based on accomplishments.


MBUSI offers excellent benefits such as: 

  • Pay progression is $20.00/hr–$25.00/hr+
  • Health and Life Insurance
  • 401k and Retirement Contribution
  • Paid Vacations and Holidays
  • On-site Child Care Center and Wellness Center
  • Lease Vehicle Program
  • Education Assistance program

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Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, Inc., is an equal opportunity employer and follows all applicable state, federal and local laws.

Should you have special needs that require reasonable accommodations, please notify AIDT at 334-280-4400 so proper arrangements can be made. For Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) users, our number is 334-280-4475.