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Bridgestone Americas, Inc Powerhouse Boiler Operator in Des Moines, Iowa


BRIDGESTONE AMERICAS TIRE OPERATIONS, LLC (FIRESTONE) DES MOINES PLANT, one of the largest manufacturing corporations in Iowa, is currently seeking a certified and experienced factory maintenance Skilled Trade worker for an opening as a Powerhouse Boiler Operator.

Qualified candidates will be required to pass a technical interview with our Skilled Trades Committee. Starting pay of $29.96 / 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.


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.


  • Operates and maintains boilers, stationary engines and mechanical equipment, such as air compressors, generators, motors, turbines, feed water pumps, water softeners, reverse osmosis and filtration systems, cooling towers and heaters in the steam and water system.

  • Observes meters and gauges to determine operating conditions of equipment and makes adjustments or repairs as necessary to insure efficient performance.

  • Keeps clerical records, such as temperatures of equipment and hours of operation, fuel consumed and temperature and analysis of flue gases.

  • Observes prescribed safety regulations pertaining to the use and care of the boilers and equipment.

  • Changes Charts as assigned related to Powerhouse and Curing Services. Make startup and shutdown of Curing systems.

  • Continue making inspection rounds, repair pumps in place, including coupling, un-coupling and pump/motor alignment. If possible, make pump replacement parts crib items, set pump thrust after startup.

  • Repairs valves by repacking and replacement, Repairs and Replaces Piping and Gaskets on Main Utility Piping as assigned.

  • Take samples, make tests, and services all steam and water chemical treatment systems in the powerhouse, plant and Warehouse.

  • Transports equipment, tools and machinery to the job site as required to perform the required work.

  • Performs simple electric or oxyacetylene welding and cutting and use other hand tools to fabricate or repair metal parts as required for efficient Powerhouse operations. Remove and replace guards or minor machine elements interfering with assigned work.


Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must be dependable, reliable, hard working, self motivated, and willing to learn. In addition, all applicants have the following requirements:

  • Must have 5 years of Boiler Operations experience

  • Must have a City of Des Moines 1st Class Engineers License OR take and pass the 1st Class Engineers License test within 90 days of hiring

  • Must have experience with operations/maintenance of steam and condensate systems, air compressors/air systems, and pumps/pumping systems

Experience in Electrical and Welding Skills are a plus.

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.