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Manufacturing Technician - Specialist


JobReq ID:  47070
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.

You can learn more about our Group at

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 assist in ensuring plant availability and uptime by attending to equipment breakdown. Initiate and manage continuous improvement projects.


To perform various skilled, journey-level tasks in installation, maintenance, testing, and repair of electronic control systems and electrical systems. Electrical Technicians modify electrical prototypes in order to correct operational deviations under the general direction of an Electrical Engineer.


Main responsibilities

Provide technical support and assistance to production and engineering

  • Provide support to production by attending to breakdowns
  • Troubleshooting and faultfinding on electrical equipment of breakdowns
  • Complete job cards for every job done in accordance to Bridgestone standards
  • Participate and carry out root cause analysis for every breakdown and documenting corrective actions
  • Order Spares required to fix equipment breakdowns long term
  • Comply to all safety regulations as stipulated in the occupational health and safety act
  • Develop the technical skills of the electricians by training  and mentoring on execution of basic electrical tasks
  • Identify when external contractor/vendor is needed, and work in collaboration with contractor/vendor to complete work
  • Identify, Initiate and manage small Continuous Improvement projects (Kaizen) and support engineering projects on site


Carry out Preventive and Predictive Maintenance

  • Provide preventive and predictive maintenance of the electrical systems
  • Suggesting and implement continuous improvement ideas to improve machine reliability
  • Complete daily work orders as assigned and update team with daily work reports outlining progress and new issues


Assemble electrical and electronic systems and prototypes according to engineering data and knowledge of electrical principles, using hand tools and measuring instruments

  • Follow electrical practice when doing a job, always keeping safety in mind.
  • Use Correct Test  Equipment


Install and maintain electrical control systems and solid state equipment

  • Programming of PLC (Allen Bradley, Siemens), and Drives
  • Fault finding on PLC and Drives
  • SCADA & Motion

Modify electrical prototypes, parts, assemblies, and systems to correct functional deviations

  • When a new system is implemented, it must work correctly with the existing system.
  • Update electrical drawings


Analyse and interpret test information to resolve design-related problems

  • Get all information before making decisions or alterations


Required capabilities


  • Demonstrated problem solving and analytical skills
  • Demonstrated strong leadership and  advanced coaching skills
  • Good knowledge of Programmable logic Controllers (PLC)
  • Demonstrates the ability to delegate tasks
  • Ability to work with teams and lead decision-making processes in a team environment
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and listening ability
  • Must have a good knowledge and understanding of production technology and tyre  manufacturing





  • National Diploma or Degree in Electrical Engineering



  • 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.



Leadership Competencies:


  • Business Acumen                             
  • Shapes business strategy                             
  • Drives accountability and high performance
  • Fosters teamwork and collaboration            
  • Customer focus and Customer Service orientation/mindset
  • Nurtures and coaches                                   
  • Builds partnerships
  • Develops others                                
  • Health and Safety                                         
  • Hazard Awareness
  • SHE Law and Regulatory Systems  
  • Emergency Response


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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