Experimental Technician

Company Overview

Nashville, Tenn.-based Bridgestone Americas, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation, the world’s largest tire and rubber company.

Bridgestone Americas and its subsidiaries develop, manufacture and market a wide range of Bridgestone, Firestone and associate brand tires to address the needs of a broad range of customers, including consumers, automotive and commercial vehicle original equipment manufacturers, and those in the agricultural, forestry and mining industries.

The companies are also engaged in retreading operations throughout the Western Hemisphere and produce air springs, roofing materials, and industrial fibers and textiles. The Bridgestone Americas family of companies also operates the world’s largest chain of automotive tire and service centers.

Guided by its One Team, One Planet message, the company is dedicated to achieving a positive environmental impact in all of the communities it calls home.

Position Summary

This postion is part of the Advanced Tire Workshop which focuses on the production of IndyCar Race Tires.  This posting is for second shift operators.


Curing Press Operator / Mold Changer / Final Inspection:

Operate and/or assist in the operation of curing press, mold changing, tuo/tug machines and other related equipment toward meeting specific work assignments.


Tire Machine Operator / Drum Changer:

Operate and/or assist in the operation of tire machines, drum changing and other related equipment toward meeting specific work assignments.


Calendaring / Extrusion and Stock Preparation:

Operate and/or assist in the operation of calendars, extrusion lines, and other related stock preparation equipment toward meeting specific work assignments. 


Additionally, certain other tasks associated with the successful operation of the Advanced Technology Workshop, such as equipment cleanup and operation of technological aids may be required to insure proper quality of results.  Perform other typical duties consistent with job factors as required or that may be requested by supervision to meet department objectives.  Participation in operational aids such as quality circles and performance is expected.


Check, verify, transport, unload, rearrange and assemble materials, liners and containers as directed, deliver or pickup a minimum number of tires, small equipment and materials from the airport, bus terminal, etc., driving a company car or van, maintain neat and orderly work and storage areas, sweeping the floor, emptying trash containers, cleaning oil spillage, etc., maintain and record daily production activities, transactions and fork lift “checklist”.


Properly handle EPA regulated waste within the department.


Equipment and Tools: (personal tools required, if any)

Curing press with P.I., TUO, WSW grinder and balance unit.  Also, a doper-blemish painter, tread splice press, storage skids, power lift trucks, large cleaning equipment, drill, hand and bench tools, inspection stand, trim knives, and identification stamp.  Tire machine with programmable controller, hotbox, cement, swab, swab holder, concave, bevel and corrugated stitchers, scissors, AWL, hot and v-knives, protractors, wrinkle pick, ruler and miscellaneous tools and tool box.  Calendars, extruders, H.D. vertical spadone and hot extruder dead filler system.  Letoffs, windups, tred trays, slitter, gauges and knives, controls for temperature, speed and conveyor, cushion and contour calendar.  Weigh scale, base cement unit, adjustable cutting knife, stripping marker and printer, dies, perform and final form, mill knives, shears, and solvent can.  Company car or van.


Safety Requirements:

Observe all applicable safety rules to avoid accidents.  Exercise care when operating power trucks and wear protective googles when operating saws, grinders, buffers and filers, etc.  Care must be taken to use all safety devices.


Physical Activities and Working Conditions:

Bending, carrying, walking, standing, turning, handling, sitting, hearing, lifting, fingering, climbing, feeling, pushing, pulling, reaching and stooping.  Noise, vibration, odors and dust are involved.  Some work is confining, greasy, dirty and performed in the presence of high temperature and mechanical hazards.  Job requires normal vision, walking speed and depth perception.  Handle tires and equipment up to 75 pounds.



Must have valid Ohio Vehicle Drivers License and M.E.O. approval.  Reasonable and customary training will be provided by the Company to increase employee knowledge.


Must be available to work second shift.



Benefits, Privileges and Growth Opportunities


  • We offer over 31 Benefits and Privileges to include medical, dental, vision, 401k, cash balance retirement plan and more.
  • We are An Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer, in fact, "One of our strengths is found in our commitment to serve a diverse customer population with diverse teams of teammates."
  • Over 100 years of success is an indication of the stability our workforce enjoys.

Meet Some of Bridgestone Americas's Employees

Gordon K.


We really have adoped the mission statement of serving society with superior quality. Obviously we're a business and we still have to provide a fair return to our shareholders, but we believe our responsibility is so much greater than that.

Karthik U.

Strategic Business Planning Manager

Karthik works with cross-functional teams and business units within Bridgestone in order to launch new products and technologies in the company's manufacturing plants.

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