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Bridgestone Americas, Inc Manufacturing/Forklift Teammate in Des Moines, Iowa


The Bridgestone Des Moines plant is the industry leader in the manufacturing of market-leading Firestone brand agricultural tires.

This entry-level manufacturing production position is located in Des Moines, Iowa. Specific position roles and responsibilities vary depending on the area of the plant. Some positions require driving mobile equipment, such as a forklift. Potential applicants must be able to perform physical requirements which include, but not limited to, handling materials or tires on a repetitive basis weighing up to and exceeding 75 pounds (mechanical assistance available for heavier weights). Positions require standing, bending, pulling, pushing, lifting and reaching. Must be able to work any shift schedule in a non-climate controlled environment. Successful candidates need to be prepared to work a night shift and overtime when needed. Benefits start after 90 days of employment. Starting hourly rate of $18.25/ hour.


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 global corporate social responsibility (CSR), commitment 'Our Way to Serve' Bridgestone embraces its responsibility as a global leader by striving to improve the way people move, live, work and play.



Teammates are responsible for their safety and the safety of other teammates.

Teammates must insure the quality of our products meet or exceed our customer’s expectations.

Teammates must report to work when scheduled and be on time.


Must be able to read and understand English.

Manufacturing experience preferred not required.

Bridgestone Agriculture Tires (BAAG) is the industry leader in the manufacturing, marketing and sale of market-leading Firestone brand agricultural tires. BAAG’s Des Moines, Iowa, facility is located in the heart of America’s farm belt and supplies Firestone agricultural tires to half of the North American original equipment market and about 40 percent of the replacement market. BAAG also has approximately 50 percent of the market in harvesting and planting machinery. The BAAG testing facility, located in Columbiana, Ohio, is the only facility in the world solely dedicated to the development and testing of agricultural tires. In addition to agricultural tires, BAAG markets and sells forestry, ATV and construction tires.


Previous manufacturing and/or forklift experience required.

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.