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Bridgestone Americas, Inc Service Technician in Graniteville, South Carolina


Bridgestone's Passenger and Light Truck Tire (PSR/LTR) plant located in Graniteville, SC (Aiken County) is looking for Service Technicians (ST), our multi-craft maintenance technician. The PSR/LTR plant was constructed in 1998 and expanded in 2012. The PSR/LTR plant currently employs approximately 1,500 team members (approx. 100 ST's). This plant produces for the original equipment and replacement market and their current production is approximately 37,000 tires per day. Service Technicians must be extremely flexible to support a wide range of maintenance activities. When problems arise with our manufacturing equipment, the Service Technician on shift will troubleshoot and repair the system as quickly as possible to maximize production up-time. The Service Technician group will also perform periodic scheduled preventative maintenance and calibration on all manufacturing equipment.


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 global corporate social responsibility (CSR), commitment 'Our Way to Serve' Bridgestone embraces its responsibility as a global leader by striving to improve the way people move, live, work and play.


  • Maintain equipment for industrial production, industrial processing, pipeline distribution systems, conveyors.

  • Installing, maintaining and troubleshooting electrical equipment from 24v to 480v

  • Installing, maintaining and troubleshooting mechanical equipment

  • Experience with motors, pumps.

  • Install machinery

  • Routine maintenance of overhead cranes

  • Make minor adjustments to equipment and machinery

*Mechanical power transmission including belts, sheaves, shafts, chains, gears and gearboxes

  • Take apart equipment to make repairs

  • Replace worn and broken parts

  • Perform preventive maintenance

  • Inspect parts for damage

  • Reassemble equipment

  • Test and observe running machinery

  • Use soldering irons, hoists and lifts, grinders, hand tools, power tools, welding equipment, testing equipment.

  • Test fixed machinery

  • Clean and lubricate parts

  • Read and use blueprints, schematics, manuals, technical drawings, work orders, test results, machine error messages.

  • Record all work activities

  • Use database software.

  • Comply with safety regulations

  • Work with a maintenance team


Minimum education/experience requirement to be considered as an applicant

Bachelor’s degree in technical field plus 1+ year multi-craft maintenance experience

Associate degree in technical field plus 1+ years multi-craft maintenance experience

4+ years multi-craft maintenance experience or equivalent military experience

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.