Bridgestone Americas, Inc.

  • Maintenance Electrical PLC Technician

    Employee Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Degree Preferred
    High School
    Requisition ID
    Posted Date
    Zip Code
    Functional Area
    Plant Maintenance
  • 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

    Firestone Building Products Company, a leading manufacturer and marketer of commercial roofing systems, is seeking a qualified candidate for Maintenance Technician (A) Electrical PLC position at our state of the art Florence, KY rigid foam insulation manufacturing facility. The Maintenance Technician (A) Electrical PLC opening. This is a  Monday - Friday operation, weekend work may be required at times and scheduling is subject to change based on business demands.  Position is hourly non-exempt at $31.00 per hour.   Firestone offers good benefits, with  immediate eligibility for medical benefits included, health, dental and vision.

    Maintenance Technician (A) Electrical PLC will perform duties associated with the installation, repair, modification, and preventative maintenance, all aspects of PLC's  and electrical installation and repairs.


    • Focus on safety, quality, 5'S and Continuous Improvement initiatives.
    • Maintenance A Technician will build PLC code integrate into control systems
    • Maintenance A Technician will have strong knowledge and experience level in Electrical able to wire up electrical cabinets, troubleshoot, repair, and maintain.
    • Maintenance A, will repair, replace/install, motor starters, circuit breakers, wiring of 3 ph motors, troubleshoot for minor electrical systems (start Stop, Switches)
    • This position will run conduit, pull wire as well as install motors of all types and sizes.
    • Welding fabrication of structural steel type welding cutting, pipe welding, leak-proof.
    • Read schematics and troubleshoot Gas Fired Equipment. Replace fire eyes, pressure switches, blowers, valves, etc.
    • Troubleshooting, set up of AC/DC drive’s.
    • When problems arise with our manufacturing equipment, the Maintenance Technician A on shift will troubleshoot and repair the system as quickly as possible to maximize production up-time
    • The Maintenance Technician A, will also perform periodic scheduled preventive maintenance and calibration on all manufacturing equipment.
    • The Maintenance Technician A, MUST have a strong electrical background with demonstrated experience in troubleshooting, of PLCs drives, motors, and other electrical components.
    • The Maintenance Technician A, will also be responsible for performing preventative and regular maintenance of equipment, conducting equipment and building safety checks and correcting non-conformities, completing paperwork and checklists, troubleshooting and repair of equipment during downtime situations.
    • Qualified candidate will perform duties associated with the installation, repair, modification and preventative maintenance of electrical, PLC, hydraulic and pneumatic driven production equipment with an emphasis on electrical and PLC systems.


    High school/GED

    2 to 5 years demonstrated experience OR technical degree/certificate program plus 1 year.

    The ideal candidate will possess a maintenance background in an industrial/manufacturing setting.


    Knowledge and skills required:

    • Ability to read I/O on PLC’s to troubleshoot equipment
    • Knowledge of dry contact devices such as pressure and temperature switches.
    • Understand of Set up temperature controllers, thermocouples, load cells.
    • Good understanding of ladder logic and symbols and the ability to troubleshoot utilizing standard and PLC equipment.
    • Ability to read schematics and troubleshoot systems.
    • Good understanding of AC/DC drives
    • Good working knowledge of mechanics, hydraulics, pneumatics, pump repair, welding & fabrication.
    • Requires a good working knowledge of 480/three phase electrical circuits, PLC experience a plus.
    • High mechanical aptitude and varied experience, preferably in an industrial and chemical processing operation, a plus.
    • Desire to always perform high quality work, not satisfied with “it’s good enough”
    • Understand and use basic and complex math for measurements, figuring ratios’, weight, speed, cycle time, temperature, etc
    • Must be comfortable using a CMMS-Computerized Maintenance Management System
    • Must have good attention to detail
    • Must have a good attendance record
    • Must have a strong safety record
    • Must be willing and able to work overtime, especially on short notice.

    Physical requirements: 

    • Ability to stand for extended periods of time without sitting
    • Ability to lift 50 pounds
    • Physical mobility to squat, stoop, bend, climb, and walk



    Benefits, Privileges and Growth Opportunities

    • We offer over 31 Benefits and Privileges to include medical, dental, vision, 401k, cash balance retirement plan and more.
    • We are An Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer
    • Over 100 years of success is an indication of the stability our workforce enjoys

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