Bridgestone Americas, Inc.

  • Maintenance Electrical/PLC Technician

    Employee Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Degree Preferred
    High School
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  • Overview

    At Firestone Building Products, Nobody Covers You Better. You can count on us for complete building performance solutions – from roots to rooftops. By taking the entire building envelope into consideration, we provide focused solutions for roofing systems, wall systems, landscape and lining projects based on the specific results you need to achieve. We not only deliver exceptionally performing building materials, but also outstanding services, support, warranty and expertise; all backed by a brand you can trust.


    Backed by the strength of a diversified multibillion-dollar corporation, we offer excellent career opportunities, competitive compensation and comprehensive benefit packages. And, with locations throughout North America, we are always looking for qualified candidates.

    Position Summary

    This position supports the production department by troubleshooting, repairing, maintaining, installing, and modifying, equipment.   Maintenance Technician A, is responsible for electrical, PLC, Gas Fired Equipment, and DC Drives.  In addition, Maintenance Technician A, task will support the maintenance department, with Preventive maintenance, day to day maintenance task, conveyors, pumps, motors, hydraulic, and pneumatics.  As a part of the maintenance department this position is responsible for achieving, safety, quality and maintenance goals, in a manufacturing environment working continuous improvement.  The Florence location is a 3 shift operation, working Monday - Friday, with possible overtime on Saturday.  Wage for this position is $31.93 per hour with differential of $1.00 per hr, for 2nd and 3rd shift. Our open position is currently on 3rd shift 10:00pm to 6:30am. 

    Benefits, Privileges and Growth Opportunities

    Medical, dental, & vision benefits immediate eligibility.

    We offer over 31 Benefits and Privileges to include medical, dental, vision, 401k, cash balance retirement plan and more.
    We are An Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.
    Over 100 years of success is an indication of the stability our workforce enjoys.


    • Focus on safety, quality, 5'S and Continuous Improvement initiatives.
    • Maintenance A, will repair, replace/install, motor starters, circuit breakers, wiring of 3 ph motors, troubleshoot for minor electrical systems (start Stop, Switches)
    • This position will run conduit, pull wire as well as install motors of all types and sizes.
    • Welding fabrication of structural steel type welding cutting, pipe welding, leak-proof.
    • Read schematics and troubleshoot Gas Fired Equipment. Replace fire eyes, pressure switches, blowers, valves, etc.
    • Troubleshooting, set up of AC/DC drive’s.
    • When problems arise with our manufacturing equipment, the Maintenance Technician A on shift will troubleshoot and repair the system as quickly as possible to maximize production up-time
    • The Maintenance Technician A, will also perform periodic scheduled preventive maintenance and calibration on all manufacturing equipment.
    • The Maintenance Technician A, MUST have a strong electrical background with demonstrated experience in troubleshooting, of PLCs drives, motors, and other electrical components.
    • The Maintenance Technician A, will also be responsible for performing preventative and regular maintenance of equipment, conducting equipment and building safety checks and correcting non-conformities, completing paperwork and checklists, troubleshooting and repair of equipment during downtime situations.
    • Qualified candidate will perform duties associated with the installation, repair, modification and preventative maintenance of electrical, PLC, hydraulic and pneumatic driven production equipment with an emphasis on electrical and PLC systems.



    • High School Diploma
    • Able to pass required maintenance knowledge test
    • Ability to read I/O on PLC’s to troubleshoot equipment
    • Knowledge of dry contact devices such as pressure and temperature switches.
    • Understand of Set up temperature controllers, thermocouples, load cells.
    • Good understanding of ladder logic and symbols and the ability to troubleshoot utilizing standard and PLC equipment.
    • Ability to read schematics and troubleshoot systems.
    • Good understanding of AC/DC drives
    • Must be able to work overtime as needed
    • Must have good attention to detail
    • Must have a good attendance record
    • Must have a strong safety record

    Working conditions


    • Work in changing temperature environment (hot or cold)
    • Able to work with PPE requirements.


    Physical requirements


    • Able to lift 50 lbs
    • Able to walk, stand or sit for long periods of time

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