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Bridgestone Americas, Inc Maintenance Electrician in Des Moines, Iowa


Repair & Maintenance Electrical work focuses on repairing, constructing, installing, troubleshooting, and maintaining electrical systems and equipment


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 global corporate social responsibility (CSR), commitment 'Our Way to Serve' Bridgestone embraces its responsibility as a global leader by striving to improve the way people move, live, work and play.


The Maintenance Electrician position is located in Des Moines, Iowa. Maintenance Electricians will provide emergency and routine maintenance support to the operations departments in a machine intensive, heavy industrial environment. Perform analytical troubleshooting, electrical installations, provide customers with estimates of repair time, perform repairs on manufacturing machinery and auxiliary systems and provide overall support for all aspects of manufacturing operations. Candidates must be able to work on a 12 hour shift either days or nights.

Qualified candidates will be required to pass a technical skill assessment written examination, undergo a one-on-one technical interview, and Human Resources Interview. Starting pay of $32.98 / hour. Bridgestone is offering a Sign On Bonus of $7,500 - paid 50% at hire and 50% at one year.

Teammates are required to work on a continuous operations schedule consisting of 12 hour shifts. A sample schedule is provided below:

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thurs Fri Sat

Week 1 Work Off Off Work Work Off Off

Week 2 Off Work Work Off Off Work Work

The work weeks runs Sunday through Saturday. Applicants must be able to work either day shift or night shift. Day shift is from 6 A.M. to 6 P.M. Night shift is from 6 P.M. to 6 A.M. Firestone is a continuous operations plant. Teammates must be able to work a shift schedule with 48 hours one week and 36 hours the next week.


Core competencies:

-Basic Knowledge of Mechanical and Fluid Systems

-Electrical theory and application

-Knowledge of electrical distribution systems

-Knowledge of Motor/Generator Theory and Application and controls

-Familiarity with Electronic Drives and PLCs

-Ability to read one line distribution drawings and electrical schematics

-Electrical measuring instruments (multi-meters, oscilloscopes, meggers, et al)

-OSHA safety rules for manufacturing plants, including electrical safety and LOTO

-Electrical Troubleshooting

-Operation and use of hand tools

-Operation and use of power tools

-Functional knowledge of computers and Microsoft office

-Ability to clearly communicate via electronic media and interpersonal


High School Diploma or GED equivalent, in addition to:

6 years of electrical maintenance related military training and experience


Completed an apprenticeship program, obtained a journeyman certification, and 2 years industrial maintenance experience as an electrical technician


Associates degree or certificate in Electro-Mechanical Industrial Maintenance or similar program and 3 years of industrial maintenance experience in a multi-craft environment


10 years experience as an electrical technician in a multi-craft, industrial environment

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.