Bridgestone Americas, Inc.

  • Industrial Engineer

    Employee Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Degree Preferred
    4 Year Degree
    Requisition ID
    2019-165609
    Posted Date
    8/15/2019
    Location
    US-NC-WILSON
    Zip Code
    27893
    Functional Area
    Engineering
    Category
    Engineering
  • Overview

    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

    Analyze and develop work measurement and productivity controls for production departments. Assist with analyzing manufacturing process and machinery for increased efficiency, safety and quality. Prepare detailed cost analysis on labor and methods. Analyze production ticket forecasts and operating efficiency, overtime, manpower & machine utilization.  Position requires the ability to learn the production process and equipment in assigned areas. Must communicate with production workers, technicians, accounting, management, corporate support groups, and counterparts in other production facilities.  Position will require time on a production floor environment with exposure to noise, temperature extremes, machinery and mobile equipment.

    Responsibilities

    • Analyze monthly ticket forecasts and long-range forecasts and advise IE manager and plant manager on plant capacity, impact, and timetable for introduction of new product lines
    • Analyze and make recommendations on plant operations with respect to operating efficiency of departments, overtime, manpower, and machine utilization, production controls, line balancing, and general operating practices
    • Determine staff and production manpower requirements for all current operations, expansions, and production conversions
    • Determine manpower budgets to meet monthly tickets
    • Prepare analyses of actual hours vs. budgeted hours

    Qualifications

    • BS in Industrial Engineering with 0-3 years' experience in an industrial manufacturing environment
    • Experience with continuous improvement, capacity planning, cost improvements, removing bottlenecks, manpower refinements, and root-cause analysis
    • Proficient with MS Office

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