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Tire Manufacturing Engineering & Maintenance Engineer

Date:  09-Nov-2022

ROMA, Italy

Type of work:  On site





Tire Manufacturing Engineering & Maintenance Engineer


Position Snapshot

  • Type of Contract: Permanent
  • Full-time
  • Location: Rome


The Company:

Bridgestone in Europe, Russia, 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.



Tire Manufacturing Engineering & Maintenance Engineer


Job Purpose


To support activities assigned with the scope of Roma Plant continuous improvement applied in the Engineering & Maintenance area with special focus on the processes in maintenance and machinery performance. The person should be able to develop and carry out autonomously his activities with supervision from coordinator.

Able to manage for new products, machines optimization and improvement with focus on promotion and activation of smart engineering solutions.


Final goal is to enhance Roma Plant/Advanced Workshop processes effectiveness, efficiency and product leveraging on systematic application of data driven methodologies/risk assessments in order to ensure full compliance with Regulations, Customers and Company requirements with the ultimate goal of achieving superior quality all across the value chain.


Main Responsibilities:


  1. Roadmap implementation
  • Support the transformation of the Roma Plant/Advanced Workshop processes applied in the manufacturing
  • Support the injection of engineering capabilities
  • Machinery maintenance using Preventive, Predictive and machinery inspection strategies
  • Follow up of maintenance check sheets and procedures.
  • Daily activities regarding maintenance problems


  1. Engineering support to new process
  • To join cross functional teams for machines capability at the early product design phase
  • Develop measurement technologies, control strategies, information systems, and Engineering methods that achieve ambitious target
  • Develop and implement inspection tools/methods to evaluate machines status
  • Problem solving based on data analysis; provide guidance to determine root cause and recommend potential solutions
  • Interface with internal and external groups to ensure that proper definition of expectations and that appropriate assurance techniques
  • Coach and ensure engineering & maintenance mindset & awareness is built in the Team


  1. Risk reduction, Continuous Improvement
  • Perform root cause analysis of maintenance issues using advanced problem solving tools (like Lean Six Sigma, beta risk, Skills evaluation, etc)
  • Recommend and implement simple cost-effective permanent corrective actions. Promote horizontal extension
  • Reinforce maintenance systems to identify and reduce risks of machine breakdown and assure compliance to all requirements
  • Timely issuing and/or updating relevant Operative Procedure
  • Periodical reporting on activities status to management


Education and capabilities:




  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Industrial Technology
  • or equivalent competency level gained during previous work experience and high school degree.




One or more of below competences/skills will be a plus:

  • Project Management
  • Problem solving
  • Quality tools for problem solving (5Why, 8D, Fishbone, etc..)
  • 6 SIGMA
  • Tire design
  • Tire advanced technical Knowledge (Tire Features, Performances and Mechanics)
  • Data analysis
  • knowledge on Tire technology / tire manufacturing process
  • ISO/TS 16949-IATF-VDA 6.3 core tools (FMEA, PPAC, SPC, APQP, MSA)


Soft Skills

  • Open mind and flexibility, Ability to interact with people, Ability to work under pressure, Good communication skills.
  • Positive mindset and win-win approach will be key ingredient for the success in this role, in order to translate daily challenges in new business opportunities.
  • Able to understand problems from customer perspective and be able to manage them with self-confidence and autonomy.
  • The position requires a structured and disciplined working approach in order to successfully manage daily work, special projects and critical situations.




The position requires availability to travels (in Europe or worldwide) at Bridgestone facilities/suppliers.



Work Experience:

Previous working experience in Tire Industry considered as a plus.



English/Italian: fluent (Must)

To be considered: Spanish, French, Polish, Hungarian, Russian.



Driving license

Car driving license is required.


With equal competencies, being recognized as matching the requirements of Law 68/99 will be considered a plus (both art. 1 and art. 18);

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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