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Bridgestone Americas, Inc Maintenance Engineering Technician in Des Moines, Iowa


The Maintenance Engineering Technician position at the Des Moines, Iowa plant is a multi-craft position that requires a working knowledge of mechanical, electrical, and electronic (PLC). This position provides emergency and routine maintenance support to the operations departments in an industrial/automated environment.

Hourly rate of pay is $34.46 / hour. Sign On Bonus of $7,500 - paid 50% at hire and 50% at one year.

Qualified candidates will be required to pass a written technical skill assessment and undergo a one-on-one technical interview.


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.


Responsibilities for the Maintenance Engineering Technician (MET) position may include the following:

  • Comply with all safety regulations

  • Preventative Maintenance (continuous improvement)

  • Troubleshooting Mechanical, Electronic, and Electrical Industrial Equipment

  • Perform Quick Repair for Trouble Calls from Operating Technicians

  • Perform Maintenance on Mechanical, Hydraulics, Pneumatic and Electrical Equipment

  • Troubleshooting Programmable Logic Controls (PLCs)

  • Perform Preventative Maintenance on equipment and systems

  • Use computer based software to enter, track and analyze work activities and maintenance trends

  • Read and use blueprints, schematics, manuals, technical drawings, work orders, test results, machine error messages.

  • Test fixed machinery

  • Clean and lubricate parts

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

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


3+ years of industrial maintenance in multi-craft environment OR

3+ years high tech maintenance related military experience OR

Completed apprenticeship program & 2 year industrial maintenance experience OR

Associates Degree in Electronics, General Technology, Robotics, or related field and 2+ years industrial maintenance experience

Candidate must also possess general computer skills, PLC experience, & presentation skills

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.