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Electrical Engineer

Date:  10-May-2022

BRITS, South Africa

Type of work:  On site





Electrical Engineer


Position Snapshot

  • Type of Contract: Permanent
  • Full-time
  • Location: Brits


The Company:

Bridgestone in Europe, CIS, Middle East, India and Africa (BSEMIA), headquartered in Zaventem (Belgium), is a subsidiary of  Bridgestone Corporation, a global leader providing sustainable mobility and advanced solutions.

In addition to our premium tire products, we offer a growing portfolio of tire-centric and mobility solutions. Together with our partners and guided by "Serving Society with Superior Quality”, that has been our mission since Shojiro Ishibashi founded Bridgestone in 1931, we are  working to accelerate sustainable mobility innovations and solutions. Through innovative technology,  we are committed to easier, safer, smoother and seamless mobility for our society and customers improving how people move, live, work and play .

Bridgestone also benefits from a significant retail network throughout the region – in fact our retail presence in the EMIA region is the largest in the tire industry. Through 17 distinct retail partners, we have around 3,500 outlets across Europe, the Middle East and Africa as well as around 2,500 outlets through our partner network in India. This network offers a selection of services, concepts and mobility solutions.

At Bridgestone we pride ourselves on the strong relationships we maintain with everyday drivers and this extensive retail network is one of the core reasons why.



Bridgestone EMIA


In line with the “Bridgestone Essence”, our work environment is based on integrity and teamwork, where everyone can learn from each other and contribute with their own ideas in achieving the coming goals.

We want to hear from people who can take the challenge, unleash their creative potential and contribute to the company success demonstrating ownership, courage and agility. We want you to develop your skills, expand your knowledge and be proud of your work.


Job Purpose


Must ensure machine availability in Mixers, Tubers, Stock Prep, Tyre-Room, Curing, Final Inspection, 1N, Boss and QA department. (Electrical, Electronic, Instrumentation, Computer Hard & Software, Power-Electronics/Drives)

This includes:

  • 229x PLC’s with 59965x Digital I/O and 81x5 Analogue I/O. 
  • 53x PC’s for machine control.
  • 65x PC’s for Boss.
  • 153x Touch Panels, 480x Drives.
  • 1351x electrical motors.
  • 304x Servo motors and servo drives.



  • Maintenance.
  • Faultfinding. (24/7 standby).
  • Planned Maintenance.
  • Evaluate & update maintenance lists.
  • Spares & Stores Item management.
  • Machine inspections.
  • Call investigation & analyse.
  • Production figures monitoring.
  • People management.
  • Scrap control & follow-up.
  • Training to all members.
  • Meeting, Meetings & Presentations!!
  • ISO compliance.


  • Machine Improvements (Kaizens)
  • Continuous Machine Improvements.
  • Evaluate machines capability (quality, safety, capacity)
  • Keep up with new technology and implementation.
  • Energy saving.
  • PLC & PC & Database programming.


  • Quality.
  • Monitor product quality.
  • Monitor machine calibrations.
  • Monitor scrap.
  • Monitor equipment capability.
  • Generate information reports.
  • Machine modifications to improve quality.


  • Projects.
  • Evaluation & Test of latest technology.
  • System design.
  • Cost calculation.
  • Machine Functional Spec and Cycle design.
  • Planning.
  • Hardware design.
  • Software (Programming).
  • Communication with outside contractors.
  • Quotations & Purchase orders.
  • Commissioning & tests.
  • Training.


  • Safety.
  • OHS Act & Sans compliance.
  • Safety Checks.
  • Safety standards review.
  • Machine operation.
  • Fire hazard.


  • Budget Control.
  • Control Maintenance budget.
  • Control Capex budget.
  • Overtime control.
  • Equipment replacement for cost reduction.


  • People Management
  • Continuous communication.
  • In-house training.
  • External training.
  • Conflict management.
  • Motivation.
  • Interviews.


Required capabilities


  • Customer satisfaction: (Production, QA, Technical)
  • Technical skills (Electrical, Instrumentation, Electronic, Computer, PLC)
  • Proper understanding of process.
  • Proper understanding of equipment & machines (including machine cycles).
  • Systematic planning.
  • Quick solution & problem solving skills.
  • Programming skills.
  • Fault finding skills.
  • Communication Skills.
  • All employees have the necessary competencies and skills to function effectively.



  • BSc / BEng / BTech Electrical / Electronics ( Mandatory)
  • GCC or and professional registrations  (advantageous)
  • Project management qualification ( advantageous)




  • 5 – 10 years’ experience
  • Experience with Electrical, Instrumentation, Electronic, Computer, PLC, systems (C&I)
  • FMCG , Automotive or Mining Experience ( Advantageous)
  • Knowledge of Rockwell & Mitsubishi software, hard ware and servos systems

If you can demonstrate the skills we are looking for and would like to make a difference in a Pioneering company dedicated to shaping a sustainable future of real-world mobility solutions, join us at Bridgestone!


Process Next Steps: All applications will be reviewed. Our HR team will contact those applicants who we would like to invite for the next stage of the recruitment process.


Please don’t hesitate and apply at

We are looking forward to hearing from you!

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Diversity and inclusion are a central part of Bridgestone EMIA’s values at the highest level. This is key for our people to show a passion for excellence for improving society connected to the world in which we live. Our commitment to diversity, is linked to our founders mission of ‘Serving Society with Superior Quality’, which is essential in shaping and creating the organization, serving all people, respectfully, connected to our business. We recognize that everyone is different and that attracting, developing and retaining our employees will create a sustainable working environment which is essential to our success. This means that all job applicants and members of staff will receive equal treatment and that we will not discriminate in particular on grounds of gender, marital status, race, ethnic origin, color, nationality, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, religion or age.

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