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Bridgestone Americas, Inc Technician 1 in Fort Stockton, Texas

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Test Technician operates tire mounting/dismounting/balance machines, Vehicle lift, and drives a variety of vehicles to perform the test. This position is responsible for data acquisition and report generation. The role is also responsible for following and identifying gaps in safety policies and quality standards and processes, operational applications and suggesting continuous improvement opportunities. The work is routine or follows standard procedures and is closely supervised. This position must be able to communicate information that requires little explanation or interpretation.

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 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

Understand tools and abilities necessary to complete testing assignments Completes work assignments in the order assigned by supervisor Works independently with insight to seek help from experienced peers Completes routine assignments within defined time-line Assists junior teammates when requested and recognize when assistance is needed. Utilize mechanical and problem-solving aptitude and eventual broad understanding of tire test methods and the driving of a variety of Test Vehicles. Utilizes knowledge of ISO requirements. Understands and follows quality and safety standards--- ability to grasp concepts presented within a reasonable time. Be able to lift > 50Lb, Mount /Dismount tires, work in an industrial/production environment and understand and follow industrial hygiene, safety rules, policies, and procedures to avoid injury from equipment and materials. Practice trouble shooting techniques. Recognizes suspect data or vehicle malfunctions. Makes recommendations and suggestions to supervision with regards to efficiencies, processes and daily operations continuous improvement. Interacts with customers and auditors, when required. Completes quality assignments. Exchanges routine information about day to day job assignments with others is essential. Exchanges basic technical or tactical information with colleagues/clients/customers. Exchanges routine information about day to day job assignments with others, within department is essential.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School diploma and 2-4 years of work experience

  • Basic computer skills: Microsoft Office Suite, email and web-based navigation.

  • Be able to lift > 50Lb

Preferred Qualifications

  • Clear written and oral communication in English

QUALIFICATIONS

Typically requires less than 1 year of related experience

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.

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