Bridgestone Americas, Inc.

  • Electronics Technician

    Employee Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Degree Preferred
    High School
    Requisition ID
    Posted Date
    Zip Code
    Functional Area
    Building Products
  • 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.

    This position is located in Wellford, South Carolina.


    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

    Electronics Tech


    Job Purpose


    An Electronic Tech must possess knowledge of installation methods, plant processes, equipment and layouts, and a working knowledge of federal, state, and local electrical regulations, laws, and codes, which apply to activities performed at the Wellford Plant.


    This position reports to the Maintenance Supervisor and is accountable for work performed to repair, modify, install, start-up, test and calibrate, debug and troubleshoot electronic and programmable control systems.


    Job Duties


    The duties of the Electronics Technician are described below.  In addition to those specified duties, the ET is responsible for general maintenance duties similar to those described next.


    General Maintenance Responsibilities


    • Understand and demonstrate safe work practices
    • Work alone and unsupervised when required
    • Work On-Call when needed
    • Work overtime and on weekends when scheduled
    • Perform basic math calculations, use geometry, and understand basic physics
    • Operate a fork lift
    • Operate a man lift
    • Understand the functions and proper use of lifting equipment, hoists, chain falls and slings
    • Safely use hand tool, measuring instruments, and cutting tools
    • Safely use shop power tools
    • Handle and dispense various types of lubricants
    • Perform routine, Preventive and Predictive Maintenance on all equipment
    • Perform measurements using caliper, micrometers and dial indicators
    • Have a general knowledge of power transmission equipment and maintenance
    • Participate on task teams such as safety committees and continuous improvement teams.


    The Electronics Tech must have the capability to perform the following duties:


    • Utilize VOM, Digital Multi-meter, Oscilloscope, Test Signal Generators, Programmable Control Interface Devices, and computers
    • Test and calibrate electrical devices using the above instruments
    • Understand the concepts of electricity: voltage, current, power, Ohm’s Law, resistance, capacitance, inductance, and circuit analysis
    • Understand the functions of transformer, capacitors, relays, and other electrical devices
    • Understand DC, AC, and three phase voltage systems
    • Read and understand electronic  schematics, electrical control diagrams, one-line diagrams, block diagrams, and motor control diagrams
    • Troubleshoot and repair  electronic instrumentation and controls systems on production equipment and machinery
    • Troubleshoot and repair DC and AC  motor drives
    • Troubleshoot, repair and program programmable controller systems
    • Understand functions of fuses and circuit breakers
    • Know how to size fuses and  circuit breakers based on voltage, current load and device protected
    • Understand the operation of solenoids, relays, contactors, motor starters, magnetic overloads, rectifiers, power supplies, push button operators, limit switches, proximity switches, and indicator lights
    • Update prints and drawings of plant control systems



    Minimum Education

                Associate Degree Electrical/Electronic Technology or equivalent

    Electronic Tech teammate must pursue and receive additional education and training in the following subjects:

                Basic OSHA safe practices

                National Electric Code basics

                NFPA70E Arc Flash and Shock Hazard safety practices


    Ideally, individuals would have 3 to 5 years Experience in industrial environment



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