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Instrumentation Technician


JobReq ID:  48547
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

To manage, and ensure execution of all instrumentation activities which includes calibration, maintenance activities through artisans, operations and service providers. To manage all line and services availability, safety adherence and maintenance budget.


  • Effectively delegate any maintenance issues to be resolved on all shifts and execute small and improvement projects
  • Must ensure that all Instruments on machines are available for maximum production.
  • Eliminating engineering, maintenance and breakdown related losses
  • Manage all breakdowns within the manufacturing plant.
  • Manage and plan shutdown and maintenance on instrumentation equipment.
  • Report and ensure spare availability for instruments.
  • Perform calibrations on Instruments and keep record thereof.
  • Identify, Initiate and manage small Continuous Improvement projects (Kaizen) and support engineering projects on site
  • Adhere to standards, ISO 14001 and ISO 9001 and ensure all safety issues are addressed and working according to company safety rules.
  • Ability to read P &IDs, Instrumentation and Electrical diagrams inclusive of device manuals
  • Strong knowledge and programming of Allen Bradley PLCs and FT View SE/ME Scada software development of Allen Bradley VSDs (Powerflex Range), Nidec Drives, Yaskawa Drives, Siemens Drives ,Mitsubishi Drives
  • Experience in PLC and HMI /SCADA  programming
  • Setting up of Industrial IT networking (Device Net and Ethernet/IP) experience
  • Competence in instrumentation used in highly automated plants including  Boilers and auxiliary equipment
  • Should exhibit competence in Flow, Temperature ,Level ,Pressure ,Weight Control systems
  • Identify and resolve equipment malfunctions, provide support and recommendations for new and existing
  • equipment with regards to installations, upgrades and enhancements
  • Calibration
  • Perform tests and calibrations according to the schedule on the calibration management software in the manufacturing plant.
  • Ensure new instrument are added to the calibration database or calibration management software and schedule the calibration interval thereof.
  • Ensure calibration and / or test results are logged on the calibration management software and a written copy filed.
  • Ensure calibration methods are stipulated in the IB procedures, for any changes to the method changes ensure the changes are logged and updated accordingly.

Required capabilities

  • Strong Leadership and advanced coaching skills
  • Good knowledge of Programmable logic Controllers (PLC)
  • Demonstrate ability to motivate people, assess and develop employee skills
  • Technical aptitude / ability
  • Problem solving and analytic skills
  • Relationship building
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and listening ability


  • National Diploma or Degree in Electrical Engineering
  • Matric / N3 certificate ( Mathematics and Science)
  • Trade Test Certificate


  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in the electrical field on rotation machinery.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in the tyre manufacturing and automotive industry will be an advantage.


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, just click on the Apply Now button and add your CV!

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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