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Bridgestone Americas, Inc Manager, Repair and Maintenance Engineering in Des Moines, Iowa


The Repair & Maintenance Engineering position focuses on planning, designing and implementing maintenance programs to optimize the availability and productivity of manufacturing facilities and equipment. A Manager position manages experienced professionals who exercise latitude and independence in assignments. Problems faced are difficult to moderately complex. This position requires the ability to influence others to accept practices and approaches, and the ability to communicate and influence executive leadership on a frequent basis.


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.



Implements policy and strategy for short-term results and influences others outside of own job area regarding policies, practices and procedures

Influences, coaches, and develops, succession planning, etc.

Manages team to apply repair and maintenance engineering principles to deliver customer technical/functional specifications, budget adherence, automation/continuous improvement of processes, and cost/efficiency requirements

Creates and manages institutional knowledge

Plans and coordinates maintenance engineering work, including review of mechanical and electrical engineering specifications

Performs engineering review of proposed new equipment designs to assess reliability, ease of maintenance, and availability of replacement parts

Liaises with production staff to coordinate repair work, statutory safety inspections and supply of new plant and equipment with production schedules

Participates in the installation and commissioning of new equipment

Supports relationships through strong communication and negotiation skills with internal and external stakeholders

Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor Degree in Engineering/related technical field with 5 years in manufacturing environment OR

  • 6 - 8 years’ experience in Maintenance or Engineering to include 3 years’ experience as Manager/Supervisor in Maintenance or Engineering departments

Preferred Qualifications

  • 10 years’ experience in Maintenance or Engineering to include 5 years’ experience as Manager/Supervisor in Maintenance or Engineering departments

  • Experience managing productivity/cost savings programs and delivering on savings targets

  • Expert with Microsoft Suite, SAP, trend analysis, and data historian systems

  • Strong collaboration, influence, and change management skills

  • Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional or

  • Experience in deploying Reliability Centered Maintenance

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.