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OTR Repair Technician


JobReq ID:  50685
Type of work:  On site
Type of contract:  Open-ended/permanent
Full/Part Time:  Full time

Postmasburg, 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

We are looking for an OTR Repair Technician reporting directly to the Branch Manager. This is a Local, based in Kathu.  

You will be responsible for the repair of OTR tyres.



 Receiving and initial inspection

  • Tyre Identification
  • Cleanliness
  • Injury Identification
  • Work planning


Repair Preparation

  • Skiving/gouging/shaping
  • Evaluation of the injury
  • Measuring/Calculating curing times/Patch selection
  • Preparing the inner liner


Final preparation

  • Preparation cleaning
  • Patch application
  • Filling rubber/ stitching and shaping



  • Heat pad and Air bag selection
  • Setting up the curing system
  • Curing/post cure


Final inspection

  • Finishing
  • Repair evaluation
  • Signoff – Job card, repair report


Job Characteristics:


 The following are important character traits for the ideal Repair technician

  • Attention to detail
  • Conscientious, thorough
  • Cleanliness, and neatness
  • Good with hands – work with various hand tools and air tools
  • Physically fit – may be required to climb into large tyres or work bending into the tyre
  • Basic math literacy - must be able to take measurements and calculate curing times, read application chart.
  • Good communication written and spoken – must be able to complete job card and basic report writing.
  • Ability to learn new skills
  • Safety minded


Qualifications and Experience

  • Min Grade 12
  • Previous working experience as an OTR Technician
  • Ability to the perform the tasks required.


Why should you apply?

  • We are passionate about our people and want to offer them the opportunity to develop and grow.
  • You never stop learning.
  • 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.
  • You will have the opportunity to experience a dynamic and challenging environment and work on different and innovative projects.
  • 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.

 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.



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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