Bridgestone Americas, Inc Mechanical Engineer in WILSON, North Carolina


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

Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, one of the world’s leading tire manufacturers, has an immediate job opportunity for a Mechanical Engineer at the Wilson, North Carolina passenger tire manufacturing facility. Under the direction of the Engineering Manager, this position is responsible for the design, installation, and continuous improvement of assigned machines to maximize the safety, quality, and operating efficiency of the plant. This position is also responsible for maintenance technical support as needed.


  • Responsible for the safe design, procurement, installation, debug, start-up and operation of the plant equipment and projects as assigned.

  • Support the production needs as necessary for equipment operation and reliability.

  • Assist maintenance in troubleshooting equipment and control problems to keep production equipment operational.

  • Serve as technical lead by preparing design reviews, budgets, schedules, drawings, and scopes of work for project implementation.

  • Provide the necessary information including project documentation and training for emergency maintenance and preventative maintenance crews.

  • Participate in monitoring and evaluating the performance of existing systems, processes and technologies and recommends modifications and enhancements to improve quality and/or efficiency.



  • BS in Mechanical Engineering or other technical related field.

  • Minimum 2 years of engineering experience.

  • Strong communication skills.

  • Project management experience


  • Prior experience in a manufacturing environment.

  • Experience with AutoCAD and Inventor software packages.

  • Machine design experience.

  • Experience with SAP, MS Project, and MS Office.




Employee Type Regular Full-Time

Degree Preferred 4 Year Degree

Requisition ID 2018-127270

Posted Date 2/9/2018


Zip Code 27893

Functional Area Manufacturing

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.