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Bridgestone Americas Mechanical Engineer in Des Moines, Iowa

Engineering: design, development, installation, and support

  • Responsible for Mechanical expertise and serving as technical mechanical leader in assigned area

  • Assignment and distribution of facility work order (BAMM) requests and planned work for facility RTM's; Leads PM programs for all facility equipment such as HVAC systems, ICE Machines, Pumps, Lift Stations, repairs on main water supply and Fire Main lines,

  • Coordinate facility snow removal/facility landscaping with assigned contractor as needed

  • Order parts for facility crew contractor to minimize mark-up

  • Manage the mobile support equipment work order system for MEO, tread tray, tubs, and carts

  • Facilitate facilities summerization and winterization activities

  • Proposes new programs to keep equipment and processes technologically advanced and leading the industry in product quality, productivity, energy efficiency, environmental responsibility and safety and customer satisfaction

  • Participate in routine discussions with maintenance team to determine root causes of machine failures and develop countermeasures to prevent reoccurrence. These items are of critical importance to improve overall reliability and call rank reduction of manufacturing equipment.

  • Responsible for Safety Design Process: Risk Assessment, Risk Mitigation, - Dynamic Safety Testing, and Validation of Safety Systems.

  • Design Mechanical safety systems/barriers - provide CAD drawings of designs for review and quoting/procurement process.

Project Management

  • Analyze project requirements, identify, and address design parameters, engineering challenges and to ensure solutions are implemented accurately, timely and within budget. Serve as mechanical technical lead, planning and organizing portions of a project. Budget, manpower, and equipment utilization.

  • Design/develop Project Scope, Project Budget, Project justification/feasibility, prepare Funds Request/Project documents, Procurement of components (RFQ's, SAP Ordering/Budget Tracking), Installation & Testing, Equipment Release to Production, & Verification of Project Closing (Documentation for Maintenance, Stock Item Request, & Lessons Learned).

  • Manage projects such as new machine installations, upgrades, etc. These projects may range from $5K to $1.5M.

  • Oversee project workflow and support internal and external resources to ensure on-time delivery of projects, meeting quality standards and within budget.

  • Provide Contractor oversight of technical trades to ensure all relevant safety objectives and legal requirements, for all activities, are observed and implemented. Adherence to Plant/Industry safety rules compliance.

  • Participate in all project phases to include design, fabrication, implementation, factory acceptance testing (FAT), commissioning and daily operation.

Consulting and Communications

  • Acts as DSM Plant window for building automation tracking and & reporting

  • Communicates with the Engineering Services leadership team daily in the morning Maintenance Asaichi meeting

  • Give technical guidance on facility systems for maintenance and production equipment capital projects

  • Coordinate with other engineering disciplines, consultants, management, and department teammates to ensure overall success.

  • Provide technical support for customers as requested.

Maintenance of Expertise

  • Understands industry trends, direction and standards that guide new technology offerings, and uses technology and market intelligence to provide strategic recommendations on initiatives to achieve business objectives; attends trade shows, technical seminars, and reads technical publications to keep abreast of the latest technology

  • Provides training to other engineers, maintenance, and production operations teammates.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related technical degree.

  • 3-5 years of work experience.

  • Strong project management skills.

  • Critical thinking with solid problem-solving skills. Ability to work independently and in team environments. Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Proactive, resourceful & highly motivated with good communication skills and ability to work in fast paced environment.

  • Team player with the ability to contribute in cross functional team environment and to assemble and lead efforts within that assigned cross functional team.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Work experience in a manufacturing environment.

  • Experience with AutoCAD and Inventor Software programs.

  • Strong experience with MS office suite products including PowerPoint and MS Project.

  • Working knowledge and familiarity with SAP for procurement and project cost tracking.

Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, one of the world's leading tire manufacturers, has an immediate job opening for a Mechanical Engineer at the Des Moines Agricultural Tire Plant. Firestone Agricultural Tires (FSAG) is the industry leader in the manufacturing, marketing, and sale of market-leading Firestone brand agricultural tires. The Des Moines facility represents Bridgestone's only Ag tire plant in North America and manufactures approximately 90% of all Ag products that Firestone sells in the U.S. and Canada. In this role, the Mechanical Engineer will research, plan, design, develop, and implement/install mechanical products and systems such as instruments, controls, robots, engines, machines, and mechanical transmission, thermal, hydraulic or heat transfer systems for production related equipment. As an Engineering Professional you will apply advanced knowledge of a job area typically obtained through education and work experience. Problems faced are difficult and sometimes complex.

Wherever you work and whatever role you fill, when you represent the Bridgestone name you know that you are a valued teammate who is part of our larger mission to Serve Society with Superior Quality. We start by offering each teammate more than just a salary. We provide formal training, competitive performance incentives, paid vacation and holidays, healthcare packages for full-time and part-time employees, and a 401k plan to help build your future. We believe people can only provide superior service and quality to others when they are allowed to bring their whole selves to work and know they are supported. We believe in championing all perspectives, individuals and teams because we understand the importance of seeing the world and our business through many different lenses. We are building a team as diverse as the world we serve. So, show us what you are made of. Show us the smart stuff, the tough stuff, the bold, beautiful and brave stuff. Because who you are is what we need. Bridgestone Americas, Inc. is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee and is the U.S. subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation headquartered in Japan. Bridgestone Americas and its subsidiaries develop, manufacture and market a wide range of Bridgestone, Firestone and associate brand products to address the needs of a broad range of customers and industries.

Bridgestone is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. It is our policy to consider for employment all individuals regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

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