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Laboratory Technician

Date:  11-Nov-2022

Brits, North West, ZA

Type of work:  On site





Laboratory Technician


Position Snapshot

  • Type of work: On site 
  • Type of Contract: Open-ended/permanent 
  • Full time 
  • Location: [[city]],  [[country]] 


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  


Testing of raw materials of different suppliers, ensuring that materials supplied are conforming to Bridgestone specification 




Main responsibilities 


Ensure that materials supplied and tested are conforming to Bridgestone Specifications. 

  • Receiving and recording of sampled material
  • Testing material according to Bridgestone Specs
  • Record keeping of results after testing
  • Release conforming material to production 


Ensure that quality is maintained by testing In-house material 

  • Testing of SMM on calendared steel/fabric material
  • Testing of the tackiness of Rubber material 


Reporting of all non-conforming material incidents and take part in problem solving. 

  • Identifying and blocking of out of spec material.
  • Handling material according to FIFO. 


Maintain good housekeeping in the lab 

  • Always maintaining 5S Standards
  • • Ensure good laboratory practices 


Ensure on time release of material to production 

  • Material to be tested within 5 working days after receiving 







  • Customer satisfaction: meeting OEM QS requirements, all appropriate management & ISO 9001 & TS/16949 certification. 
  • All employees conducting work that effect quality have the necessary QS competencies and therefore perform work effectively, Management & administration of QMS functions. 
  • Assist in execution of some of the QMS activities, all risks are identified and countermeasures are effectively implemented, the plant adheres to all QMS & departmental Safety requirements.
  • All activities are completed within the planned deadlines. 




  • National Diploma in Analytical Chemistry (Must)
  • Bsc Chemistry would be advantageous 




  • Lab testing and analysis skills
  • Knowledge of technical properties of raw materials being analysed in Bridgestone.
  • Ability to use traditional and digital instruments and equipment. 


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.


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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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