Bridgestone Americas, Inc Electrical Engineer IV in MUSCATINE, Iowa


Nashville, Tenn.-based Bridgestone Americas, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation, the world’s largest tire and rubber company.

Bridgestone Americas and its subsidiaries develop, manufacture and market a wide range of Bridgestone, Firestone and associate brand tires to address the needs of a broad range of customers, including consumers, automotive and commercial vehicle original equipment manufacturers, and those in the agricultural, forestry and mining industries.

The companies are also engaged in retreading operations throughout the Western Hemisphere and produce air springs, roofing materials, and industrial fibers and textiles. The Bridgestone Americas family of companies also operates the world’s largest chain of automotive tire and service centers.

Guided by its One Team, One Planet message, the company is dedicated to achieving a positive environmental impact in all of the communities it calls home.

Position Summary

Provide engineering services and support to the global Bridgestone Americas Manufacturing Group for pre-cured tread (PCT) manufacturing operations.

This role is based in Southeast Iowa and the geographic area of responsibility includes operations in North America and South America.


Engineering design, development, installation and support

  • Designs, develops, and installs new machine control and power systems for the global PCT manufacturing plants

  • Provides engineering support for existing PCT manufacturing in North America and South America

  • Proposes new programs to keep equipment and processes technologically advanced and leading the industry in product quality, productivity, energy efficiency, environmental responsibility and safety

  • Ensures standardization of control systems and components is maintained

  • Evaluates existing processes and equipment and recommends modifications and refinements resulting in cost savings, quality and safety improvements

  • Interfaces with, global PCT manufacturing plants, tread and mold design group and corporate marketing during new equipment development feasibility studie

  • Makes informed recommendations for additions and modifications to new and existing equipment required for

Manufacturing Project Management

  • Responsible for reaching agreement with customer on cost, schedule and functionality for each new project

  • Plans, organizes and controls projects on a daily basis

  • Responsible for meeting project goals on cost, schedule and functionality

  • Handles multiple projects simultaneously

  • Coordinates the efforts of other engineers, technicians, plant personnel and contractors

  • Responsible for coaching/mentoring other engineers and technicians

Consulting and Communications

  • Relates plan of operations and establishes priorities for projects

  • Provides liaison between the global PCT manufacturing plants and corporate

  • Visits the global PCT manufacturing plants, consult with personnel and make recommendations

  • Represents the company in contacts with outside suppliers of equipment, services and systems

  • Serves as technical resource to the global PCT manufacturing plant maintenance departments and provides onsite training and field support

  • Conveys information to plants on equipment or process improvements in all areas

Maintenance of Expertise

  • Develop and maintain reference documents, technical work instructions and forms in the IMS system

  • Attends trade shows, technical seminars, and reads technical publications to keep abreast of the latest technology

  • Provides training to other engineers and plant staff

Technology Development

  • Uses experience, knowledge, and creativity to implement ideas for technology development


  1. B.S. or foreign degree equivalent in Electrical, Electronic, Mechanical, Chemical Engineering or Engineering Physics.

  2. 7 years of progressively responsible work experience in electrical engineering.

  3. Advanced PLC & HMI programming experience using Rockwell Automation hardware & software.

  4. Five years experience in control system design and panel layout.

  5. In-depth knowledge of modern safety systems and safety circuit design.

  6. Experience with variable frequency drives (VFDs) and servo motion control.




Employee Type Regular Full-Time

Degree Preferred 4 Year Degree

Requisition ID 2018-129692

Posted Date 3/14/2018


Zip Code 52761-1174

Functional Area Engineering

Category Engineering

As an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)/Affirmative Action employer, it is the policy of Bridgestone to consider for employment all individuals regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.