Bridgestone Americas, Inc.

  • Senior Maintenance Mechanic

    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 to become a Maintenance Technician-A at our Beech Grove, Indieana Asphalt Manufacturing facility.  This is a 2nd shift position Monday through Friday, 3:30pm to midnight, hourly non-exempt at $29.81 per hour, in additional we pay $1.00 per hour 2nd or 3rd shift differential.  Firestone offers immediate medical benefit eligibility.


    We are looking for a qualified candidate to perform duties associated with the installation, repair, trouble shooting, modification and preventative maintenance of electrical, PLC and drives, hydraulic and pneumatic driven production equipment with an emphasis on electrical and PLC systems.



    • Reset Motor Starters
    • Check Fuses and Replace
    • Reset Circuit Breakers
    • Change small C-face motors
    • Direct replacement of limit switches, prox’s, switches and photo eyes.
    • Direct replacement of socket style relays with senior direction.
    • Replace motor starter heaters
    • Reverse 3 phase motor direction.
    • Replace motor starters
    • Replace circuit breakers
    • Wiring of 3 Ph motors
    • Basic troubleshooting of minor electrical systems. (Start Stop, Switches)
    • Run conduit and pull wire
    • Install motors of all types and sizes.
    • Ability to read I/O on PLC’s to troubleshoot equipment.
    • Knowledge of dry contact devices such as pressure and temperature switches.
    • Understand and 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 safely use arc welder and cutting torch
    • Emergency simple welding and cutting.
    • Fabrication of structural steel type welding and cutting.
    • All position except for overhead.
    • Pipe welding, leak-proof

    Power Transmission

    • Direct replacement of sheaves, V-belts, chains and sprockets and other common power transmission components.
    • Direct replacement of small gearbox’s.
    • Direct replacement of couplings.
    • Direct replacement of housed bearings.
    • Correct alignment and tensioning of components.
    • Replacement of all types of gearbox’s including alignment.
    • Alignment of couplings using straight edge method.
    • Replacement of all types of bearings plus shim and level rolls.
    • Correct alignment and tensioning of components.
    • Ability to disassemble and repair gearbox’s per spec’s.
    • Alignment of couplings using dial indicator.
    • Ability to set expansion type bearings and pre-load.
    • Ability to reference equipment manual and spec’s for adjustment.


    • Change hoses that have burst.
    • Direct replacement of cylinders.
    • Replacement of components of a general hydraulic system.
    • Adjustment of flow controls and pressures.
    • Setting of speed pot’s on proportional systems.
    • Basic troubleshooting and understanding of piping and component pressure ratings.
    • Good understanding of operation of different hydraulic systems.
    • Ability to read hydraulic schematics and troubleshoot.


    • Change hoses that have burst.
    • Direct replacement of cylinders.
    • Replacement of components of a general pneumatic system.
    • Adjustment of flow controls and pressures.
    • Basic troubleshooting and understanding of piping and components.
    • Ability to read pneumatic schematics and troubleshoot

    Pumps, End Suction

    • Direct replacement of small pumps.
    • Replace all types of pumps, seal replacement.
    • Ability to rebuild to factory spec’s.

     Pumps, Viking / Siefer

    • Replace couplings, motor alignment
    • Ability to rebuild to factory spec’s. Set for expansion.

     Gas Fired Equipment

    • Basic understanding of system.
    • Replacement of fire eyes, pressure switches, blowers, valves, etc.
    • Ability to read schematics and troubleshoot systems.

     DC Drives

    • Reset faults, change fuses
    • Basic understanding of the DC drives on the roofing lines and their operation.
    • Troubleshooting, set up and some programming.




    • Good working knowledge of mechanics, hydraulics, pneumatics, pump repair, welding & fabrication
    • Must possess basic computer skills and the ability to use Microsoft Office Suite programs
    • Requires a good working knowledge of 480/three phase electrical circuits, PLC & Drive 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"
    • 5 Years of maintenance experience in a manufacturing or equivalent environment or a combination of relevant education and experience preferred
    • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent

    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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