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Bridgestone Americas Electrical Engineer in Des Moines, Iowa

Company Overview

Wherever you work and whatever role you fill, when you represent the Bridgestone name you know that you are a valued teammate who is part of our larger mission to “Serve Society with Superior Quality.” We start by offering each teammate more than just a salary. We provide formal training, competitive performance incentives, paid vacation and holidays, healthcare packages for full-time and part-time employees, and a 401k plan to help build your future.

We believe people can only provide superior service and quality to others when they are allowed to bring their whole selves to work and know they are supported. We believe in championing all perspectives, individuals and teams because we understand the importance of seeing the world and our business through many different lenses. We are building a team as diverse as the world we serve. So, show us what you’re made of. Show us the smart stuff, the tough stuff, the bold, beautiful and brave stuff. Because who you are is what we need.

Bridgestone Americas, Inc. is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee and is the U.S. subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation headquartered in Japan. Bridgestone Americas and its subsidiaries develop, manufacture and market a wide range of Bridgestone, Firestone and associate brand products to address the needs of a broad range of customers and industries.

Business Unit

BAMG - Des Moines

Management Level


Job Category

Engineering & Science

Position Summary

We are seeking an Electrical Engineer like you to join our amazing Des Moines, IA Manufacturing plant.

Since 1945, the Bridgestone Des Moines plant has produced agricultural, construction, forestry and off-the-road tires. With more than 70 years of history in the community, many of the 1,300 teammates in Des Moines are second- or even third-generation teammates.

As an Electrical Engineer, you will be expected to take ownership of their projects with a continuous improvement mindset and passion for integrating new products and innovations to a manufacturing environment. The position will research, develop, design, and test electrical components, equipment, systems, and networks. Not only are these teammates technical experts in their field but are recognized subject matter expert typically obtained through advanced education and work experience. This position will be tasked with issues of high complexity, high difficulty, and often high urgency. They will also support other teammates with expert advice, project plan reviews, and mentorship.

At Bridgestone Americas we value Diversity. We are building a team as diverse as the world we serve. We believe in championing all perspectives, individuals, and teams. We are creating a workplace that fosters a culture of acceptance where you are free to be your true self because what we need is who you are. We offer a variety of experiences to help you build the career that matters to you. Apply and join one of our teams to begin a career at Bridgestone Americas. Trust your talent; trust the journey. Be Bridgestone.


In this role, your primary responsibilities will include:

1.) Engineering design, development, installation, and support. Technical Expertise/Knowledge:

· Rockwell Automation products including motion and safety.

· Ladder Logic, Safety PLC programming and HMI design.

· Allen Bradley software Studio/RS Logix 5000, FactoryTalk View Studio and RSLinx Classic/OEM, Asset Center.

· AutoCAD Electrical, Vault, Revit, and other Autodesk suite software.

· Fanuc robotics software and operation. Experience in hardware design: low voltage (<600VAC) Power Distribution, UL 508A Controls Design, VFD sizing and Ethernet/IP Networking Architecture.

· Determines method of research for the planning, design development and testing of electrical equipment, facilities, components, products, and systems for commercial, industrial, and domestic purposes.

· Executes electrical design, UL508 panel construction, machine installation, programming, and startup of systems.

· 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.

· Makes informed recommendations for additions and modifications to new and existing equipment required for manufacturing. Proposes new programs to keep equipment and processes technologically advanced and leading the industry in product quality, productivity, energy efficiency, environmental responsibility and safety.

2.) Project Management

· Leads, plans, organizes and controls major projects.

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

· 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.

· Responsible for Safety Design Process for all projects.

· Responsible for Contractor Safety for all projects.

3.) Consulting and Communications

· Coaches, reviews, and delegates work to lower-level professionals.

· Evaluate processes and communicate with operators to identify key issues through Gemba and Kaizen activities. Supports relationships through strong communication and negotiation skills with internal and external stakeholders through cross function teams.

4.) Maintenance of Expertise

· Responsible for electrical expertise in multiple areas of the plant.

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

· Provides training to other engineers, maintenance and plant staff.

Minimum Qualifications


· Bachelor degree or equivalent work experience.

Minimum Qualifications:

· Project Management, PLC Programming, HMI Design, Electrical Expertise, Rockwell Automation Products, Allen Bradley Software.

Bridgestone is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. It is our policy 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.

Employment Eligibility

If hired, a Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification must be completed at the start of employment. Temporary work authorization or the need for sponsorship may disqualify you from employment.