Bridgestone Americas, Inc.

  • Mechanic

    Employee Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Degree Preferred
    High School
    Requisition ID
    Posted Date
    Zip Code
    Functional Area
  • Company Overview

    Firestone Polymers, LLC is headquartered in Akron, Ohio and manufactures polymers and synthetic rubber in our world-class ISO 9001:2000/14001 registered plants located in Lake Charles, Louisiana and Orange, Texas. Firestone's unique anionic polymerization technology allows production of high purity, high molecular weight polybutadiene and a wide range of block, random, and vinyl modified styrene-butadiene copolymers. These products are sold around the world for use in tires, impact modification of plastics and hot melt adhesives. Statistical process control is used in every step of the operation.

    Firestone Polymers, LLC is a subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation, the world's largest tire and rubber company.



    Position Summary

    Maintain and repair all assigned equipment in the plant in order to produce a finished product of expected quality and quantity. Includes equipment such as: pumps, compressors, blowers, driers, hydraulic equipment, conveyors, turbines, de-watering units, packaging equipment, etc. Must be able to troubleshoot problem areas in respect to equipment required to work on. Read blue prints and sketches, fabricate and install pump bases. Alignment of couplings on different equipment and rigging equipment for cranes to lift.


    Requires competent use of the following tools:

    Wrenches, micrometers, dial indicators, hammers, ratchets and sockets, heavy hammers, etc.

    Air, electric and hydraulic operated power tools.

    Hand and power operated hoisting equipment.


    Safety Requirements

    Exercise caution to follow all safety rules and regulations while working on any and all equipment assigned to repair or operate. Must be able to read and understand Job Safety Reviews. Must have mutual respect for the safety of fellow associates.


    Physical Activities

    Lifting, standing long periods, carrying, climbing, kneeling, reaching, stooping, bending, pulling, good vision, good hearing, working in clustered areas and have strength in both hands and legs. Lifting of different types of equipment and tools from 10-50 lbs. approximately 50% of the time. Capable of working in inclement weather such as heat or cold and rain. Also working from heights and inside vessels.



    Must have ability to follow plant and department procedures, have a good memory to retain knowledge of plant equipment, keep records, learn to use our computer for stores requisitions, must be able to work overtime when required.



    Please note the following additional instructions:

    Qualified applicants must also register online and create a HIRE account through

    Once registration is completed, applicants must apply to Job Order #837753.

    Please access the referenced job order number here: Firestone Job Orders at Louisiana Works


    Deadline to apply is end of business day December 16, 2018.



    Perform all duties as required per supervision directive.


    General housekeeping tasks 


    Compliance with all safety rules and procedures


    Ability to understand verbal and written instructions


    High school diploma or GED equivalent

    Prefer 5 years relative industrial outside mechanic/millwright experience, journeyman level

    Good communication skills, ability to handle multiple assignments, good troubleshooting skills


    Experience in a manufacturing/industrial setting a plus

    Ability to work 12-hour rotating shift 




    Benefits, Privileges and Growth Opportunities


    • 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, in fact, "One of our strengths is found in our commitment to serve a diverse customer population with diverse teams of teammates."
    • Over 100 years of success is an indication of the stability our workforce enjoys.

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