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Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council

Industrial Engineer



Normal, IL, USA
Posted on Thursday, October 5, 2023

Company Overview

Help us make the best golf balls in the world! From our Covington, Georgia manufacturing facility, we supply golf equipment to many of world-renowned golfers including Tiger Woods and Jason Day.

Whatever role you fill, when you represent the Bridgestone Golf 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. 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 Golf, Inc. is headquartered in Covington, Georgia and is the U.S. subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation headquartered in Japan. Our mission is simple: Bridgestone Golf serves dedicated golfers with superior quality golf equipment designed to maximize individual player’s golf experience and enjoyment.

Job Category

Position Summary

To continuously improve quality and provide cost savings on golf ball manufacturing projects by devising efficient systems that integrate workers, machines, materials, information, and energy to make a product or provide a service. To provide improvement in all areas of golf ball production.



  • Review processes and develop ways to improve efficiency, quality, safety, and use of people, machines material or any other part of the process. Develop and deploy OEE methodologies to specific operations as determined by Plant Operations.
  • Increase productivity and optimize operating methods through Engineering time studies and analysis.
  • Lead Kaizen/small improvement teams to develop, document, and implement specific improvements.
  • Responsible for overall layout, Labeling, and flow of the plant to include new and existing equipment, material storage areas, machine side inventories and operating tools through a standardized plant workplace organization scheme.
  • Standardize the documentation of Standard work, Standard Operating procedures and Process Condition cards. Responsible for the coordination of changes between Process specialists and Training department.
  • Lead root cause analysis for large quality excursions.
  • Review production schedules, engineering specifications, process flows, and other information to understand methods that are applied and activities that take place in manufacturing and services in order to optimize labor productivity.
  • Establish how to manufacture parts or products, or deliver services, with maximum efficiency.
  • Along with Process Specialists, develop and implement cost management systems to make financial planning and cost analysis more efficient.
  • Other duties may be assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Bachelor’s degree from four-year College or university in Industrial Engineering, Business, or equivalent course of study. 3-5 years of Experience working in Industrial Engineering, Continuous Improvement, or Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma Black Belt preferred but not required. Experience working in Auto Cad preferred but not required.


Speak clearly so listeners can understand. Listen to others and ask questions. Read and understand work-related materials.

Understand spoken information. Write clearly so other people can understand. Understand written information. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.


Ability to use math skills to solve problems. Add, subtract, multiply, and divide quickly and correctly, in all units of measure, whole numbers, common fractions and decimals. Choose a mathematical method or formula to solve problems. Ability to compute rate, ratio and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.


Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.


  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of production processes, costs, quality control, materials and other methods for maximizing the efficient manufacture and distribution of goods.
  • Advanced knowledge of machines and tools, their designs, uses, repair and maintenance.
  • Ability to understand technical plans, blue prints, drawings and models.
  • Knowledge of the ways various systems interact and how changes in operations, environment and other conditions will affect outcomes.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, and talk or hear. For most job tasks at a standard desk and chair; in meetings; to meet others at their offices. The employee is will work in the production environment when required by the job. The employee must moderately lift/move/push/pull up to 20 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus; to read and write.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be working in the office and in the production facility and will be exposed to moving mechanical parts and fumes or airborne particles while working in the production area. The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme heat, risk of electrical shock and vibration. The noise level in the office environment is quiet and in the plant work environment is usually loud.

Minimum Qualifications

Relevant experience and education required

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.