MRC Lab 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

The MRC Lab Technician position is located in Des Moines, Iowa. This position directly supports production by working in the MRC Laboratory making numerous quality checks for mixed rubber. These are required checks to ensure that stock is okay to be used downstream in the component and tire room departments.


Primary responsibility is to conduct testing & provide data to support the release of compounded rubber. The candidate will perform daily testing assignments at a speed sufficient enough to maintain production flow with zero percent error. They will operate equipment to provide release of compound and detects off batches through test results and/or specific gravity and stain test. The MRC Lab Tech will also perform re-tests and alternate testing depending on results. They will then provide data to Process Engineering as well as data for ship-out stocks.


High school Eduction or G.E.D. is required and 2 years in manufacturing or lab environment.

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