Bridgestone Americas, Inc.

  • Calender Operator

    Employee Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Degree Preferred
    Not Specified
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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.

    Position Summary

    This position is responsible for the safe operation of a major piece of equipment (Calender) on its assigned shift and all other shifts, when filling in.



    Operate the calender and its associated feed, control, inspection, cooling and take-away.

    Make appropriate adjustments to all necessary controls.

    Acts as a crew leader.

    Reports any unusual operating conditions to supervisor.

    Works with supervisors to minimize down time.

    Insures continuous operation of equipment by remaining on the job until released.

    Maintain a working knowledge of all material specifications, equipment settings, running speeds, and schedule requirements.

    Must be able to run the calender in a safe, efficient, and cost effective manner.


    Works with plant personnel to establish new and/or revised specifications.

    Works to eliminate non-standard conditions.

    Reviews specifications, methods, or equipment changes to avoid off-spec material.

    Advises other members of the crew to insure knowledge of quality requirements.


    Maintain a alertness for opportunities to reduce cost of material, labor, or overhead items and make recommendations pertaining to the same to department supervisor.


    Knows and understands all safe operating procedures for all equipment in the Calender department.

    Provides maximum safety for all fellow workers.

    Makes recommendations for improved or additional safeguards as needed.

    Participates in all department safety training programs as required.


    Participates in all housekeeping programs as required including 5S.


    Five years production experience in manufacturing.

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