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Building & Curing Technical Development Engineer - Controls and Automation Development


JobReq ID:  48141
Type of work:  Hybrid
Type of contract:  Open-ended/permanent
Full/Part Time:  Full time



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.



Working Position

Selected candidate will be part of the team supporting Building & Curing areas

The Building & Curing  team is part of Manufacturing Technology Development and Services (MTDS) department that is a division of Bridgestone EMIA Manufacturing. MTDS supports BSEMIA plants operations and foster technological innovation. It is located in Rome Technical Center.

Selected Candidate have to be available for frequent travels to BSEMIA sites and occasional travels to Bridgestone sites outside of EMIA. Initial short term assignment to some European plant might be part of the education process for candidates with no specific experience in Tire manufacturing.



Job purpose

Within the MTDS department, selected candidate will cooperate with colleagues from different areas to complete the assigned projects bringing his contribute of specific professional know-how in equipment controls/automation and of personal skills. He will support other functions contributing in establishing high engineering standard to continuously improve Safety, Quality, Efficiency, and Operative methods. He will get involved in projects and operations and will take personal commitment in delivering according and beyond the demands that will be defined time by time. Personal and professional progression will be defined based on results and potentials.


Main responsibilities

Selected candidate will evolve from purely operative engineering tasks (design, installation, start-up of equipment, debugging of processes, deployment of automation software) to more sophisticated project management tasks with possibility and need for ranging on several technical areas including manufacturing process engineering and industrial engineering.


Below list is just indicative and not exhaustive of the possible knowledge areas and activities in which the Automation Engineer might be engaged:

  • Collect requirements to specify industrial machines to be installed in BS plants.
  • Design and development of hardware and software architecture for industrial machines based on given requirements and specification.
  • Control software development will also include developing machine control algorithms for PLC based systems, HMI design and implementation, instrumentation and sensor interface, data logging, and communication interfaces with other appliances.
  • Proficient understanding of basic machine controls including electric actuators, motors, electronic controllers, hydraulic/pneumatics and valve controls. 
  • Commissioning of new equipment, including deployment, testing and preparing related documentation (PLC Code, HMI applications, Bill of Materials, Network Architectures, Drawing, Operations manuals, Maintenance Manuals).
  • Debugging / fixing issues that are reported from users.
  • Application of safety rules and norms in all designs. 
  • Perform design prototyping, including field implementing and testing 
  • Perform basic troubleshooting of communication networks and wiring issues with PLCs and other H/W components.
  • Develop engineering standards that help streamline engineering processes as well as increase the efficiency/effectiveness of project execution for horizontal expansions leveraging advanced tools.
  • Understand application lifecycle management and plan migration process
  • Support management on intellectual property issues.
  • Check and confirm of profitability of proposed investments


Flexibility and Adaptability are key characteristics to move across the different roles outlined above.

Curiosity and ability to learn are key to acquire the necessary specific knowledge and skills for which the company will make available the necessary learning tools.




Bridgestone Behaviors

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

  • Agility – to work in a matrix and complex environment where change happens at a rapid pace.
  • Courage – to share ideas and think out of the box.
  • Ownership – to see the bigger picture and take ownership by thinking and acting beyond the role.
  • Flexibility – to embrace the different tasks assigned based on the current necessities and to understand and accept the others needs and point of view.
  • Integrity and Teamwork – to support each other with the aim to achieve a common goal.
  • Leadership – to make what is necessary for the Team.
  • Respect – to others, to different roles, to different knowledge, to different cultures.
  • Self-consciousness and self-confidence – to interact positively with others.


Required capabilities

Technical background

  • University degree in Electrical, Controls, IT, Mechatronic or Mechanical Engineering.
  • Bachelor’s degree or University degree in different area can be an option upon already acquired and demonstrable specific job experience at high profile level.
  • Principles of Mechanical Engineering.
  • Principles of Reliability Engineering.



  • Fluent English required.
  • Other EMIA languages are a plus.


Core competency skills

  • PLC/HMI: Rockwell, Mitsubishi, Siemens.
  • Understanding of Hydraulics/Pneumatics as well as AC Drives and Motion Controls.
  • Software Design and Development experience.
  • Ability to read Electrical schematics and mechanical drawings.
  • Understanding of various communication protocols (Profibus, Ethernet IP, OPC, …).
  • Strong hands-on hardware troubleshooting and software debugging skills.
  • Familiarity with PC Programming Languages
  • Knowledge of Safety Directives and Norms
  • SQL skills are a plus (MSSQL and Oracle)



Soft Skills

  • Problem Solving capabilities.
  • Effective communication skills both verbal & written, both 1-1 and group situations 
  • Situational Leadership 
  • Time management
  • Team-work
  • Willingness create and maintain an healthy working environment based on everybody respect and where personal goals and ambitions conveyed through the growth of the team and the company.


It is not an expected candidate have all the above set of capabilities already developed at high level.

What is expected is that candidate ability to learn makes him possible to deploy them as required to deliver good performances whatever the problem he has to work out.



  • Work experience in Manufacturing environment is a welcome plus.





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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