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Bridgestone Americas, Inc Tower Operator in Des Moines, Iowa

The Tower Operator performs daily testing assignments at a speed sufficient enough to maintain production flow with zero percent error. Candidates must operate tower and detect off batches through visual inspections and/or specific test distribution. Candidate is required to fill out daily log sheets and perform physical tests.

The Tower Operator must be in constant communication with Manufacturing & Production Supervision on any issues. They are required to report 100% of off batches, abnormal tests, defective equipment, defective compound, etc. to supervisor and log test results.

Other duties include:

  • Monitoring pellets for soap coverage and dryness

  • Works with on-shift Supervisor on production request of where to store pellets

  • Operates a control panel that opens slide gates and turn on augers to assure pellets are going to the correct storage location

  • Periodically will conduct gravity testing on the rubber

  • Enters work orders for the pellet deliver system and information supervision when there are issues

  • Typically works independently

  • May coach or train newer employees on specialization team

  • Takes initiative to resolve non-routine problems

Typically requires a minimum of 2-4 years of related experience

The Tower Operator controls the distribution of master batch pellets to remill and Final Banbury for the Agricultural Tire Manufacturing Plant in Des Moines, Iowa. This position is on a 12-hour shift. The workweek runs Sunday through Saturday. Applicants must be able to work night shift. Night shift is from 6 P.M. to 6 A.M. Teammates must be able to work a 12-hour shift schedule with 48 hours one week and 36 hours the next week (including every other weekend).Positions in this sub-family are responsible for the set-up, calibration, and operation of machines used in production processes.

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.