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B-ME Maintenance Lead


JobReq ID:  50544
Type of work:  On site
Type of contract:  Open-ended/permanent
Full/Part Time:  Full time

Brits, ZA


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.

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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

Manages the Progressive Maintenance (PM) process in the cell and is responsible for the elimination of losses related to inspections and failures; It constantly improves the following processes:

Maintenance Planning & Scheduling (MP&S), Breakdown Elimination (BDE), contributing to the elimination of losses related to inspections and failures.

Responsible for preparing a list of spare parts needed in the cell, supports activities optimizing the management of these parts.

Contributes to the reduction of maintenance costs on machines in the cell.

Responsible for disseminating technical knowledge among operators and, together with the Maintenance Leader in the area, for coordinating work related to Maintenance activities on machines in the cell.



Downtime Elimination (BDE) Management

  • Conducts in-depth analysis of failures and implements defined countermeasures
  • Responsible for the implementation of the failure data collection system


Management of the Maintenance Planning Process (MP&S) Continuous Machine Improvements.

  • Owns Maintenance Planning and Scheduling process of the machines, establishes PMs with the central Maintenance and Planning Department and the head of production area.
  • Planning the execution of maintenance actions in the short, medium and long term
  • Creating and updating review standards


Improving the technical knowledge of operators

  • Training operators in the principles of operation of individual machine elements in order to improve their knowledge and skills to detect defects
  • Training operators in the basic technical knowledge needed to perform Autonomous Maintenance work(CIL)


Elimination of losses.

  • Attends DDS meetings to define priorities, tasks, and report results for the last 24 hours. During the meeting, he presents information to the team about failures and actions related to the maintenance of machines in operation.
  • Supervising periodic inspections, visual inspection and inspection of machines
  • According to the schedule, he supervises periodic inspections, visual inspection and inspections of machines Conducts analyses and requests technical and organizational changes aimed at reducing the costs of machine maintenance in the cell.


All applications will be reviewed. Our Recruitment team will contact the suitable applicants for the next step of the recruitment process.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!


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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