Bridgestone Americas, Inc.

Mechanical 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

Responsible for managing capital and expense projects that involve adding new equipment, modification of existing equipment, or process improvements related to the manufacturing of tire components. This responsibility involves applying the following engineering related skills: Funding requests, budgeting, safety reviews, designing, purchasing, scheduling, installation, supervising, start-ups, and maintenance technical support.


  • Modifications of existing equipment as requested by production, technical service, quality assurance, PSD, or maintenance departments.
  • Perform initial and ongoing design reviews.
  • Develop CAD project drawings and review drawings from outside firms for accuracy.
  • Collaborate with other departments and team members to develop and accurate accounting of all engineering hours required for various types of internal projects
  • Identify process deficiencies and develop solutions to improve those deficiencies.
  • Effectively manages contractors and engineering technicians that are assigned to their department. Support area maintenance technicians and group leaders to maintain and meet department goals for downtime frequency, A-Rank reduction, obsolesces, and non operational time
  • Design, write specifications, purchases, install, and start-up new equipment to meet the plant's Business Plan objectives
  • Evaluate final products’ overall performance, reliability and safety
  • Work with the maintenance team to increase the reliability of equipment.
  • Work with production and operation to eliminate waste and improve on equipment availability and enhance the equipment effectiveness.
  • Alter and modify design to meet requirements and to eliminate malfunctions.
  • Solicit observations from operators
  • Perform monthly safety audits in the areas of contractor work areas, lockout/tag out, and Near Miss/Hidden dangers
  • Effectively manage and control spending of the yearly capital and expense budget targets
  • Prepare reports and documentation
  • Engage in lifelong learning and develop new ideas and improvements or methods


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • 8+ years’ project management experience
  • 4+ years’ experience in an engineering leadership role
  • Strong knowledge of CAD/CAM software and drafting standards and procedures
  • Solid understanding of core concepts including mechanics, kinematics, thermodynamics, materials science.
  • Familiarity with 2D and 3D engineering design and manufacturing tool.
  • Creativity and analytical skills
  • Adequate knowledge of Allen Bradley RSLogix 5000, Modicon, Indusoft, AutoCAD Electrical.
  • Ability to communicate technical knowledge in a clear and understandable manner
  • Strong Technical writing skills

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