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Bridgestone Americas, Inc Maintenance Technician in Des Moines, Iowa


This multi-craft position (mechanical and minor electrical), located in Des Moines, Iowa, will provide emergency and routine maintenance support to the operations departments in a machine intensive, heavy industrial environment.

The Maintenance Technician opening is an hourly position with a starting rate of $31.41 / 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.


Maintains and repairs machinery, equipment, piping, hydraulic, pneumatic, and mechanical systems of production machinery in the plant. Troubleshoots and repairs mechanical and fluid power components.

Listens, observes, and tests machines or equipment to detect malfunction or abnormality and discusses machine operation variations with Supervisors, Foreman, Engineers, Production Operators, and other maintenance workers to diagnose problem or repair machines. Operates equipment to test for malfunctions and to verify proper repairs.

Responsible for the repair and maintenance of mechanical drive systems, steam, water, air, hand valves, piping, and minor electrical work in the main plant and warehouse.

Documents time spent on job to include troubleshooting, repair, delays, preparation, part and tool retrieval, etc. in an effort to enable continuous improvement and craftsmen utilization. Required to document all work performed accurately in computerized maintenance management system.

Observes and adheres to all safety rules and accepted practices at all times to avoid accidents and/or injuries.

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.


High School Diploma/GED Equivalent AND

3+ years of industrial maintenance in multi-craft environment


3+ years high tech maintenance related military experience


Completed apprenticeship program & 2 year industrial maintenance experience

Candidate must possess general computer skills. Candidate must also have the ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, mechanical drawings, pneumatics, and hydraulic schematics, and procedure manuals

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.