Bridgestone Americas

Sr. Controls Engineer

Employee Type
Regular Full-Time
Degree Preferred
4 Year Degree
Requisition ID
Posted Date
Functional Area

Company Overview

At Firestone Building Products, you can count on us for complete building performance solutions – from roots to rooftops. By taking the entire building envelope into consideration, we provide focused solutions for roofing systems, wall systems and specialty products based on the specific results our customers need to achieve. Constantly looking at the big picture, we not only deliver exceptionally performing building materials, but also the outstanding services, support, warranty and expertise – all backed by a brand you can trust.


Backed by the strength of a diversified multibillion-dollar corporation, we offer excellent career opportunities, competitive compensation and comprehensive benefit packages. And, with locations throughout North America, we are always looking for qualified candidates.

Position Summary

This position will lead the Instrumentation and Control function across the manufacturing organization of Firestone Building Products Company.  It will be located at our new Bridgestone Corporate Headquarters in downtown Nashville, TN.  The incumbent will lead the transformation of our Instrumentation and Control practices, and build capability within the organization.  It will require up to 30-40% travel.


  • Lead the Instrumentation and Control function across 12 plants and 3 distribution centers within Firestone Building Products.
  • Establish Instrumentation and Control standards for the division.
  • Drive work practices, tools, and employee capabilities within the Instrumentation and Control community.
  • Develop scopes of work for major capital projects.
  • Plan, forecast, and deliver cost savings related to Automation / Instrumentation and Control implementations and improvements.
  • Establish a comprehensive system for control system asset lifecycle management, including component standardization and useful life.
  • Adopt / establish engineering design standards for Instrumentation and Control equipment.


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from an accredited university.
  • At least 5 years of direct instrumentation and control experience in manufacturing facilities, including the ability to program PLCs and Distributed Control Systems.
  • Experience implementing data historians and utilizing statistical packages.
  • Experience establishing Instrumentation and Control standards.
  • Proven track record of driving process improvements through automation.


Desired Qualifications

  • Experience automating web handling equipment.
  • Multi-site oversight experience.
  • Strong collaboration, influence, and change management skills.






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