Process Engineer

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 an immediate job opportunity for an Electrical Engineer at the Aiken County Off Road Radial Tire Plant.
Development and maintenance of process specifications and procedures. Production support and process improvement including safety, quality, productivity, and cost reduction. Coordination of process improvement trials, projects, and new tire or component development at the plant level, including those projects driven by Akron Technical Center (ATC) and the Nashville Corporate Office (Purchasing, PED).
This position requires daily interaction with all levels of Production, Maintenance, QA, Engineering, CIM, IE, Production Control, Safety, and HR. Significant interaction with Corporate and Tech Center personnel is also required. Approximately 50% of time is spent on the production floor or in the lab, 40% working at desk on a computer, and 10% in meetings. The production floor environment requires working in high temperature, high noise levels (hearing protection required, and around moving equipment and heavy machinery
Quality Improvement (30%)
Optimizes production processes by studying current operating conditions, quality, returns and historical data. Implements processing improvements. Ensures corporate standards are followed and issues temporary deviations when necessary. Follows 3M trials involving changes to any production process method, materials, or machine and documents results. Assists in the maintenance of plant process and product specifications through the Tire Engineering Specification System (TESS) or the Aiken Compound Formula System.
Production Support (35%)
Provides support to production by attending meetings to review safety, quality, NOT, and waste. Responds to requests from production area for assistance in solving technical machine or process issues. Provides assistance as needed for the startup or modifications of production equipment. Supports efforts to improve and implement bekidou/utilization trends.
Waste Reduction (15%)
Provides waste reduction support to production departments by attending daily production meetings to review waste issues and by assisting in the implementation of countermeasures. Identifies methods to reduce waste and coordinates trials and or training as necessary. Dispositions abnormal components and materials to minimize waste generation. Coordinates and completes projects to reduce cost.
Corporate driven projects (20%)
Provides support to ATC and PED trial requests by ordering required raw materials, creating recipes in the specification system, coordinating and scheduling of trial material preparation, and collecting data and samples. Submits all samples and data requested for review.
BS in Mechanical or Chemical Engineering or related Engineering discipline

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