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FirestoneBridgestone

FirestoneBridgestone

Operations
Normal, IL, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 6, 2024

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

This role is extension of the material handling job. Responsible for overseeing factory waste, oil check and refill, abnormal odor, and noise patrol.

Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assists Production by routing materials and items throughout the plant.
  • Sorts and places materials or items on racks, shelves, production floor, or in bins according to predetermined sequence such as type, style, color, or product code.
  • Unpacks and inspects material for correctness, damages, and shortages. Records amounts of materials or items received or distributed. Compares identifying information and counts, weighs, or measures items of incoming or outgoing material to verify information against bills of lading, invoices, orders and/or other records.
  • Responsible for 3S and cleanliness of the raw material warehouse.
  • Participates in physical inventories.
  • Assists with hazard waste removal when needed. Must follow accepted processes and procedures. RCRA certificate required.
  • Operate various machinery including forklifts to handle materials and inventory.
  • Operate floor scrubber daily (week days). Focus on tour route and expand to other areas as overall appearance approves.
  • Assembles cardboard containers or selects preassembled containers when needed. Add liners as appropriate.
  • Learns and observes applicable company policies and safe practices and performs all duties assigned by supervisors.
  • Control plant waste by categorizing, weighting, swapping waste containers.
  • Direct and oversee activities of the secondary material handler.
  • Dailey check of machinery-oil levels, abnormal noises and/or odors. Refill oil when needed and report leaks or other abnormal noises or odors to maintenance manager or designee.
  • Must wear appropriate PPE.
  • 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. Must be able to operate Powered Industrial Equipment (forklift).

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or three to six months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations, and to other employees of the organization. Ability to interact via telephone, take orders and follow instructions.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

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 reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; and use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently 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.

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.

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.