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Jr. Electrical Engineer
Bridgestone Firestone | Wilson, North Carolina
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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. 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

Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, one of the world's leading tire manufacturers, has a job opportunity for a Jr.Electrical Engineer at the Wilson, North Carolina Passenger Tire Plant. This position will be responsible for providing troubleshooting and engineering support to daily operations with focus on reliability and equipment uptime with a secondary responsibility on equipment modification and engineering projects.


* Assist maintenance in troubleshooting equipment and control problems to keep production equipment operational.
* Must be able to work a 12-hour rotating shift schedule with primary focus on daily operations.
* Responsible for the safe design, procurement, installation, debug, start-up and operation of the plant equipment and projects as assigned. Also responsible for equipment modifications, project management, and contractor management.
* Support the production needs as necessary for equipment operation and reliability.
* Prepare design reviews, budgets, schedules, drawings, and scopes of work for project implementation and provide the necessary information/project documentation. Prepare training for emergency maintenance and preventative maintenance crews.


* BS Electrical Engineering degree required.
* Prior intern/co-op engineering experience in manufacturing environment preferred.
* Prefer experience in writing/developing/programming PLC's; experience with specifying, installing, start-up and operation of A/C inverter drives, D/C drives and Servo drives including Allen-Bradley (PLC 2 and 5, Control Logix), Mitsubishi, Siemens, and General Electric; and a working knowledge of Ethernet IP communications, power distribution equipment including sizing transformers, electrical feeders, and distribution gear for equipment loads from 120 up to 13,800 volts. Prefer experience with controls design, Fanuc robotics, SAP, MS Project, AutoCAD, and MS Office.
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About Bridgestone Firestone

Nashville, Tenn.-based Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations (BATO) is a business unit of Bridgestone Americas, Inc., whose parent company, Bridgestone Corporation, is the world's largest tire and rubber company. Reporting into the BATO business unit are the company's Latin American tire operations; the U.S. and Canadian consumer and commercial tire businesses; and Bridgestone Retail Operations, LLC, which operates the largest network of company-owned automotive service providers in the world. BATO develops, manufactures and markets Bridgestone, Firestone and associate brand tires. The commercial tire division is focused on retail, wholesale and original equipment markets, supplying tires to passenger, light truck, commercial vehicle, off road, motorcycle, agricultural and retread markets.

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