Bridgestone Americas Electrical Engineering Co-op in Des Moines, Iowa
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.
Interns & Co-Ops
Engineers at Bridgestone have a passion for innovation that drives our company forward. Our Co-Op program gives you the opportunity to join the world's largest tire and rubber company at the forefront of innovation and mobility. As a teammate, you will gain hands-on experience working on meaningful projects, network with engineers across the organization, learn what it is like to be an engineer at Bridgestone, and finally, make a lasting impact while developing lifelong skills and competencies to elevate your future career.
Electrical Engineering co-ops typically work on projects such as:
Designing, developing, and deploying machinery and other equipment intended to execute and improve processes
Programing and integrating industrial controls hardware and software for new and existing machines
Learn and apply PLC programming techniques and AutoCAD electrical
Learn and utilize key electrical manufacturing tools and systems; suggesting improvements as needed
Process Engineering; support specifications and standards in areas such as compound, component, curing process, or uniformity analyses
Plant Engineering; assist in the safe design, procurement, installation, debug, start-up and operation of plant equipment and projects
Product Design; utilize software and standards for accurate creation, revision, and organization of documents and distribution controls
You will also get to:
Assist maintenance in operation, maintenance and troubleshooting of plant equipment
Apply interpersonal and communication skills to collaborate with fellow teammates and achieve common goals
Work in a hands-on environment with cross functional teams
Utilize project management skills to develop, manage, and control scope, schedule and cost
We are looking for students who are:
Highly motivated with the ability to work independently with minimal supervision
People-centric focus with ability to collaborate with all teammates across the organization
Strong initiative, work ethic and levels of enthusiasm
Demonstrated technical aptitude in major of study
Excellent communication and presentation skills
To thrive in this role, you need…
To be pursuing a degree in Electrical Engineering or another applicable major and actively enrolled in an accredited university the semester prior to your start date
To be sophomore-senior level standing with a GPA of at least 3.0
Completed course work in Computer Aided Design (CAD)/AutoCAD
To be available to work 40 hours weekly in a 6-month minimum co-op assignment
No other work experience is required. We will teach you everything you need to know!
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.
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.
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