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Mechanical Engineer


JobReq ID:  48080
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

Responsible for making sure equipment and machinery runs smoothly in the Plant. Achieve this by planning, organising and controlling the work load of the Mechanical Technicians who maintain the machinery, ensuring that this is done within the framework of the budget.



  • Optimize plant availability and reduce breakdowns.
  • Machinery planned maintenance.
  • Ensure quick responses to breakdown calls.
  • Ensure breakdowns are repaired in shortest possible time.
  • Implement any improvements on equipment
  • Ensure legal compliance of the OHSACT.
  • Work towards ensuring a safe workplace.
  • Machine checks
    Weekly walkthroughs
  • Execute capital projects and plant improvements
  • Establish and control maintenance and project budgets.
  • Daily checks on previous day expenditure.
  • Development and training of maintenance workforce.
  • Correspond with Training department on requirements and courses available for the up-liftment of workforce
  • Be a team player and focus on achieving production targets.
  • Be part of a work integrated team
  • Plan work for annual shutdowns.


Qualified candidates for this important position will therefore need to demonstrate the following:

  • Establishes strategic direction and effectively communicates the vision: Communicates a clear and inspiring vision for the business; drives competitive and innovative strategies and is able to generate alignment against the strategic direction
  • Demonstrates business acumen to achieve results through others: Understands, educates and applies the fundamental business concepts by which a company operates in order to deliver results and create a climate that fosters personal commitment to excellence
  • Promotes and enhances company culture: Champions the organization’s shared values and beliefs
  • Effectively manages across cultures: Achieves effective collaboration, alignment, and communication across multiple dimensions of cultural diversity.
  • BOSS focused - serves the customers having the end users in mind: Makes BOSS (end users) and their needs a primary focus of one’s actions; develops and sustains productive relationships with BOSS; leverages BOSS intimacy in the development of new products, services and competitive advantage
  • Demonstrates self-awareness and emotional intelligence: Recognizes one’s personal strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and limits. Understands emotions and their effects
  • Intellectually curious in support of learning agility: Actively identifies new areas for learning; regularly creates and takes advantage of learning opportunities; uses newly gained knowledge and skill on the job and learns through their application
  • Embraces and leads change and innovation: Encourages different and innovative approaches to address problems and opportunities; facilitates the implementation and acceptance of change within the organization
  • Identifies and develops organizational talent: Attracts high calibre diverse talent , leads and guides others to accomplish organizational goals and objectives through on-going development and collaboration


Required Capabilities

  • Customer satisfaction: (Production, QA, Technical)
  • Technical skills (Mechanical)
  • 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.
  • Machine setup and operation
  • 100% machine availability.
  • Completion of activities within the planned budget.



  • BSc (Eng), B Tech in Mechanical Engineering.
  • GCC Factories would be an advantage



  • At least 5 years’ experience in heavy industry and 5 years tyre industry would be an advantage
  • Supervisory management skills
  • Complex problem solving skills
  • Judgement and decision making skills
  • Computer literate, able to organize, plan and prioritise work
  • Knowledge of engineering standards and quality control

Leadership Competencies:

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


Why should you apply?


We are passionate about our people and want to offer them the opportunity to develop and grow.

Bridgestone as a global company drives your career to the next level by offering you possibilities to work in an international setting.

You will have the opportunity to work with leading technologies.

We help you to drive your career path onward and upward work in a culture of feedback that recognizes you and helps your development.

You will work in a healthy and safety environment, as safety is a key priority area in Bridgestone.


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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