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Maintenance Technician

FirestoneBridgestone

FirestoneBridgestone

Normal, IL, USA
Posted on Wednesday, October 18, 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

Production & Skilled Trades

Position Summary

Repairs and maintains mechanical, hydraulic, and electrical components of production machines and equipment, and of plant facility by performing the following duties.

Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Visually inspects and listens to machines and equipment to locate causes of malfunctions.
  • Dismantle machines and equipment to gain access to problem area.
  • Inspects and measures parts to detect wear, misalignment, or other problems.
  • Starts machines and equipment to test operation following repair.
  • Removes, repairs, or replaces broken parts using hand or power tools.
  • Sets up and operates metalworking tools such as lathe, drill press, or grinder, to make or repair parts.
  • Identifies problems with automated equipment using Programmable Logic Controllers, making program changes as needed.
  • Develops and performs preventive maintenance program for facilities and equipment.
  • Diagnoses and replaces faulty, electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic components of machines and equipment.
  • Cleans and lubricates shafts, bearings, gears and other parts of machinery.
  • Installs, programs or repairs automated machinery and equipment.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

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.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Must have high school diploma or G.E.D. a one year certificate from college or technical school desirable; plus three years combined experience in electrical plant maintenance, equipment maintenance (trouble shooting, preventive etc.) and general mechanical maintenance (hydraulics, fabrication, welding, etc.); or equivalent combination of education and experience. Requires experience in use and programming of Programmable Logic Controllers.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret technical procedures, and safety regulations. Ability to write reports, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from ball production employees.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to calculate figures using whole numbers, fractions, and decimals. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Requires ability to read mechanical/electrical drawings, blueprints, specifications and, other technical information.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

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 talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee is required to work rotating shifts, including some weekends and holidays. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 60 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.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

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 occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, vibration, and is occasionally required to work in high, precarious places. The indoor climate can be seasonably hot or cold. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Minimum Qualifications

Typically requires a high school degree; or 1-2 year vocational training / associates degree

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.