Bridgestone Americas, Inc.

  • Controls Engineer

    Employee Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Degree Preferred
    4 Year Degree
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  • 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


    • Develop electrical and controls system design solutions based on accepted engineering practices.
    • Provide technical and logistical support to internal customers.
    • Manage operational problems in a manner that would minimize delays or unexpected cost increases.
    • Stack-Holder in project successes, whether project leader, or as a member of a project team.
    • Ensure all relevant safety objectives and legal requirements are observed for any work performed.
    • Analyze project requirements, identify and address design parameters and engineering challenges and ensure solutions are implemented accurately and within budget.
    • Efficiently organize and plan work tasks to meet company goals.
    • Proactive, resourceful & highly motivated with good communication skills and ability to work in high output environment.
    • Ability to balance multiple projects.


    • Analyze project requirements and perform technical calculations supporting design including electrical requirements, Arc Flash requirements, Lock-out-tag- requirements, robotic safety safety requirements and motor controls.
    • Create and finalize designs to meet project scope of work and safety requirements.
    • Create accurate Bill of Materials and spare part requirements.
    • Define equipment and parts from external suppliers and alternate sources.
    • Conduct cost and time estimation.
    • Able to work with data storage systems and network topology.

    Project Execution:

    • Oversee project workflow and support internal and external resources to ensure on-time delivery of projects, expected quality, and allotted budget.
    • Electrical, software design of customized solutions including manufacturing automation and safety systems. Able to maintain project scope and identify project creep.
    • Support manufacture, build and validation of systems which include pneumatics, servos, vfd’s, relays, communication networks, touchscreens, pushbuttons and robotic integration.
    • Create documentation such as user manuals, programming diagrams, network diagrams, and electrical drawings.
    • Ability to architect programs that are simple to test, well documented and versatile.
    • Able to support program conversions from different PLC manufactures’.

    Project Completion:

    • Maintain accurate records and files according to quality standard.
    • Commission customized products and systems onsite.



    • A Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering (or similar related degree).
    • 3-5 years related job experience.
    • Proficient with MS Office, Allen Bradley RSLogix 5000, Modicon, Indusoft, AutoCAD Electrical.
    • Strong fundamental knowledge of control and electrical system design and its application in automated industrial designs including specification of vision, power, sensor, inspection, and communications systems.
    • Critical thinking with exceptional problem solving skills, able to work independently and in team environments.

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