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.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following: Other duties may be assigned.
Consistently performs electrical & electronic repairs, operates, maintains, troubleshoots, installs, modifies, collects data and modifications on but not limited to all facilities and production related equipment. Able to consistently perform lite mechanical trouble shooting and repairs and heavy electrical & electronic repairs. Job split is 25% mechanical and 75% heavy Electrical & electronic. Consistently demonstrates the ability to perform all required job functions with confidence and complete in a timely manner with minimal or no supervision.
Operates, maintains, troubleshoots, installs, modifies, repairs and collects data on but not limited to electrical / electronic facilities and production related equipment, motors, controls, power circuits. Performs mechanical repairs and modifications on all facilities and production related equipment. Consistently demonstrates the ability to perform all required job functions with confidence and complete in a timely manner with minimal or no supervision.
Equipment includes but is not limited to all production and facility related equipment.
Maintains all facilities and production equipment records to include but not limited to calibrating, aligning, lubricating, inspecting, ordering, researching, etc.
Consistently demonstrates a solid knowledge required for troubleshooting / repairs of all facility & production equipment. This includes but is not limited to the logical diagnosis of problems, identification and replacement of the defective components, the disassembly and reassembly of equipment, startup, operation of all equipment.
Install new and modifies existing systems to include assignments required by engineering, other personnel or system demands.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Must have ability to calculate measurements using tape measures, micrometers, and/or calipers. Must have ability to comply with all safety regulations, work independently, and work effectively and respectfully with team members. Must have strong organizational and time management skills and ability to use Microsoft Word or Excel effectively as data entry skills are required.
Written & verbal communication skills, electrical and electronic systems, power distribution, lighting systems, production equipment control and power circuits, pneumatic systems, personal computer operations, read and interpret electrical / electronic schematic, ladder diagrams, instrumentation, piping diagrams, equipment service and operating manuals. Knowledge of AD/DC motor, circuits drives and controls. Basic understandings of programmable logic controllers, digital and analog controls and relay logic.
Ability to read and comprehend simple and complex instructions, short correspondence, and memos such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, order sheets, shipping documents, policies, and procedures. Ability to write simple correspondence, routine reports, and complete company documents. Ability to effectively and respectfully communicate information to team members, customers, clients, vendors, and guests.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations. Ability to understand and comply with policies, procedures, and safety requirements at all times.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to handle materials or equipment; reach with hands and arms; stoop and kneel; and talk or hear. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 70 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
Balancing, depth perception, normal color vision, lifting, standing, bending, eyestrain, normal vision, stooping, carrying, feeling, pulling, talking, climbing, handling, pushing, hearing, reaching, turning, crawling, walking, crouching, kneeling, sitting.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to heights; outside weather conditions; risk of electrical shock; and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud to very loud.
Equipment and Tools:
Consistently demonstrated the ability to properly operate a wide variety of hand/power tools and test equipment not limited to voltmeters, infrared, vibration, ultrasonic etc, personal computer and programs, ladders, man lifts, fork trucks and hand trucks.
Must follow prescribed safety procedures for each work area.
Heat, cold, weather, dirty, greasy, dusty, low light, dark, confined space, heights, hazardous materials / wastes.
Education / Experience:
High School Diploma or GED & a minimal of 5 years experience in a related electrical / electronic field.
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