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Bridgestone Americas Maintenance Technician in Des Moines, Iowa

Company Overview

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’re 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.

Business Unit

BAMG - Des Moines

Management Level


Job Category

Production & Skilled Trades

Position Summary

This multi-craft position (mechanical and minor electrical), located in Des Moines, Iowa, will provide emergency and routine maintenance support to the operations departments in a machine intensive, heavy industrial environment.

The Maintenance Technician opening is an hourly position with a starting rate of $39.35 / hour.

  • Eligible for Wage Progressions - additional $0.50 at each step. Top out rate of $41.85 / hour

  • Eligible for medical, prescription, dental, & vision coverage on date of hire

Qualified candidates will be required to pass a written technical skill assessment and undergo a one-on-one technical interview.


Maintains and repairs machinery, equipment, piping, hydraulic, pneumatic, and mechanical systems of production machinery in the plant. Troubleshoots and repairs mechanical and fluid power components.

Listens, observes, and tests machines or equipment to detect malfunction or abnormality and discusses machine operation variations with Supervisors, Foreman, Engineers, Production Operators, and other maintenance workers to diagnose problem or repair machines. Operates equipment to test for malfunctions and to verify proper repairs.

Responsible for the repair and maintenance of mechanical drive systems, steam, water, air, hand valves, piping, and minor electrical work in the main plant and warehouse.

Documents time spent on job to include troubleshooting, repair, delays, preparation, part and tool retrieval, etc. in an effort to enable continuous improvement and craftsmen utilization. Required to document all work performed accurately in computerized maintenance management system.

Observes and adheres to all safety rules and accepted practices at all times to avoid accidents and/or injuries.

Candidates must have flexibility to work either an 8-hour or 12-hour shift on either a day or night shift. We cannot guarantee any specific shift.

8-Hour Shift Schedule:

Shift A Sunday – Thursday, 10 pm – 6 am

Shift B Monday – Friday, 6 am – 2 pm

Shift C Monday – Friday, 2 pm – 10 pm

12-Hour Shift Schedule

Day shift is from 6 A.M. to 6 P.M. Night shift is from 6 P.M. to 6 A.M. Teammates must be able to work a shift schedule with 48 hours one week and 36 hours the next week.

Week 1

Monday - Day Off

Tuesday - Day Off

Wednesday - Work

Thursday - Work

Friday - Day Off

Saturday - Day Off

Sunday - Day Off

Week 2

Monday - Work

Tuesday - Work

Wednesday - Day Off

Thursday - Day Off

Friday - Work

Saturday - Work

Sunday- Work

Minimum Qualifications

High School Diploma/GED Equivalent AND

3+ years of industrial maintenance in multi-craft environment


3+ years high tech maintenance related military experience


Completed apprenticeship program & 2 year industrial maintenance experience

Candidate must possess general computer skills. Candidate must also have the ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, mechanical drawings, pneumatics, and hydraulic schematics, and procedure manuals

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.

Employment Eligibility

If hired, a Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification must be completed at the start of employment. Temporary work authorization or the need for sponsorship may disqualify you from employment.