Weft Operator

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.


  • Load machine.
  • Set-up machine for current fabric according to specification.
  • Monitor machine while running.
  • Perform quality checks.
  • Collect samples according to Quality Standards.
  • Report all problems according to appropriate ISO procedures and Working Standards.
  • Repair and/or clean defects when possible.
    • If repaired: Restart machine.
    • If unable to repair: mark defect and log on appropriate forms.
  • Doff machine.
  • Tie-in or splice new beams and package yarn.
  • Transport rolls using forklift and/or hoist.
  • Operate inspection table.
  • Document using forms and computer.
  • Weigh fabric.
  • Wrap fabric.
  • Stage fabric.
  • Perform style changes.
  • Report all equipment problems to supervision.
  • Clean waste from machine and surrounding area.
  • Follow all plant safety rules.

Follow all ISO procedures and Working Standards



Manual lifting, standing, bending, stooping, walking, carrying, hearing, normal vision, visual acuity and depth perception, feeling, pulling, pushing, reaching, turning, climbing, crawling, crouching, kneeling, working from a ladder.


Forklift, scissors, computer, scales, splicer, hoist, spray gun, air nozzle, broom, vacuum, wrenches, inspection machine, weft machine



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.




Hazardous Materials/Waste

Accept only those chemicals for production use which are appropriately labeled by the supply room and released by quality assurance. Contain and report spills and other chemical waste arising out of dip preparation and treating operations to supervisor, environmental engineer, process engineer and safety engineer.


Safety Requirements

Must follow prescribed safety procedures for work area. Job requires interaction with others, forklift operation in close proximity to others. Hearing protection and safety glasses required.



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