Bridgestone Americas, Inc.

  • Field Technical Representative

    Employee Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Degree Preferred
    4 Year Degree
    Requisition ID
    2018-130536
    Posted Date
    3/26/2018
    Location
    US-AZ-PHOENIX
    Zip Code
    85013
    Functional Area
    Quality Building Services
    Category
    Construction Management
  • 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.

    As a leading global supplier of a comprehensive portfolio of products for commercial building performance solutions, Firestone Building Products takes the entire building envelope into consideration. Products include commercial roofing systems, roofing accessories, green roofing systems, daylighting systems, vegetative roofing systems, metal roofing systems and wall panels, insulation, cavity wall construction, pond liners and geomembranes, and stormwater management solutions.

    Guided by its One Team, One Planet message, the company is dedicated to achieving a positive environmental impact in all of the communities it calls home.  

    Position Summary

    ​The Field Technical Representative (FTR) position is a full time assignment responsible for conducting field technical operations in a defined geographic area to meet company business objectives mainly in the areas of technical customer support, installation inspection, product quality, contractor trainings, sales support, and long-term warranty liability. An FTR is the face of both Firestone and GenFlex to most customers and as such, must present themselves in the most professional manner possible and put forth extra effort to establish and maintain positive relationships with customers (current AND potential).

    Responsibilities

    Responsibilities for this position include the following:

    • Evaluate the in progress and completed work of the approved applicators to ensure our products warrant ability
    • Evaluation all of our systems (Metal, TPO, EPDM, APP, SBS, and Garden Roofing Systems)
    • Assist roofing contractor, building owner and sales representatives, to resolve normal installation problems
    • Provide roof top trainings and interim inspections to prevent and resolve potential installation problems
    • Provide in-depth training, on all roof systems installations for newly authorized contractors, existing contractors, sales representatives, distributors, building owners, and FSBP teammates
    • Other job duties as assigned

    Additional requirements:

    • Proficient in MS Office (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
    • Possess fair to superior communication skills
    • Be willing to travel overnight up to 50% of the time

    This position involves overnight travel, travel to construction sites, climbing ladders to reach roofs, Applicants must be able to climb a 40’ ladder when necessary, stand for extended periods of time while training contractors, and walk extended distances while inspecting commercial roofs.

    Qualifications

    Education:

    • Bachelors degree in Construction Management or related field and a minimum of 5 years of construction experience within the commercial low-slope roofing industry performing in the capacity of a foreman or superintendent role or manufacturer’s technical representative

    OR

    • High school diploma and a minimum of 10 years construction experience within the commercial low-slope roofing industry performing in the capacity of a foreman/superintendent role or manufacturer’s technical representative.

     

     

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