Wherever you work and whatever role you fill, when you represent the Bridgestone name you know that you are a valued teammate who is part of our larger mission to “Serve Society with Superior Quality.” We start by offering each teammate more than just a salary. We provide formal training, competitive performance incentives, paid vacation and holidays, healthcare packages for full-time and part-time employees, and a 401k plan to help build your future.
We believe people can only provide superior service and quality to others when they are allowed to bring their whole selves to work and know they are supported. We believe in championing all perspectives, individuals and teams because we understand the importance of seeing the world and our business through many different lenses. We are building a team as diverse as the world we serve. So, show us what you’re made of. Show us the smart stuff, the tough stuff, the bold, beautiful and brave stuff. Because who you are is what we need.
Bridgestone Americas, Inc. is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee and is the U.S. subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation headquartered in Japan. Bridgestone Americas and its subsidiaries develop, manufacture and market a wide range of Bridgestone, Firestone and associate brand products to address the needs of a broad range of customers and industries.
Bridgestone has business presence in more that 150 countries and employs over 135,000 team members. Bridgestone delivers a wide range of tires to customers around the world. Here in Aiken, SC, our team produces approximately 37,000 light truck and passenger tires a day for the original equipment & replacement market.
Service Technicians must be extremely flexible to support a wide range of maintenance activities. Our Service Technician become the subject matter experts in a specific production department in our plant. When problems arise with our manufacturing equipment, the Service Technician on shift will troubleshoot and repair the system as quickly as possible to maximize production up-time. The Service Technician's on days will group and perform periodic scheduled preventative maintenance and calibration on all manufacturing equipment. This facility operates on a 24/7 basis. Candidates will be assigned either day or rotating shifts.
Approximately half of the service technicians are working a M-F 6:15am-2:45pm (1/2hr. unpaid lunch) schedule with some overtime.
Day = 6:15 A.M. to 6:45 P.M. with 30 min. unpaid lunch
Night = 6:15 P.M. to 6:45 A.M. with 30 min. unpaid lunch
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Service Technicians have starting wages between $32-$37 per hour depending on experience and the opportunity to progress their hourly rate to expert level at $39/hr. Our Service Technicians have been receiving a weekly results sharing bonus since the start of our facility in 1998.
2022 Averages in Pay w/ Variable Bonus Plan
Fully Skilled- Base Pay $39/hr plus Result Sharing $5.05 /hr = $44.05/hr
Entry Level- Base Pay $32/hr plus Results Sharing $4.1/hr= $36.15/hr
Medical, Dental, Vision, Prescription Drugs Start on Day 1
Tuition Reimbursement, Life Insurance, Paid Holidays, Vacation, Paid Sick Leave, Short Term Disability, Team Member Tire Purchase Discount, Onsite Medical Clinic with Nurse Practitioner
Competitive 401K (Bridgestone will contribute 6.5%-9% if team member takes full advantage of match)
Relocation Package for moves over 50 miles.
Be Safe- comply with all safety regulations
Partner with Engineering team to install, test, and release equipment
Knowledge of recording activities in a CMMS
Maintain equipment for industrial production, industrial processing, pipeline distribution systems, and conveyors
Networking and Communications: EtherNet / IP, ControlNet, and DeviceNet
AC Drives, Motors, Encoder and Resolver troubleshooting
Calibration of flow, level, pressure, and temperature devices and loops
Familiar with bearings, conveying systems, gearboxes, equipment rebuilds, and repairs.
Familiar with automation and distributed control system architectures within manufacturing and processing systems.
Familiar with hydraulic systems, pneumatic systems, and rotating equipment.
Read and use blueprints, schematics, manuals, technical drawings, work orders, test results, machine error messages.
Inspect parts for damage/wear
Test and observe running machinery
Use hoists and lifts, grinders, hand tools, power tools, welding equipment, testing equipment, etc.
Other duties as assigned
Candidates must be a team player interested in helping others and a self starter
Must be able to work 12 hour rotating shifts, including nights and weekends. holidays, and overtime.
Candidates must have multi-craft experience in Electrical, Mechanical, and Electronics. PLC, hydraulic, and pneumatic knowledge.
Associates degree in Electronics, General Technology, Robotics or related field and at least 3 years of industrial maintenance experience
Completion of an apprenticeship program and at least 3 years of industrial maintenance experience
At least 5 years of industrial maintenance experience
Bridgestone is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. It is our policy to consider for employment all individuals regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.
If hired, a Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification must be completed at the start of employment. Temporary work authorization or the need for sponsorship may disqualify you from employment.