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Bridgestone Americas, Inc Production Coordinator in Covington, Georgia

JOB DESCRIPTION

Bridgestone Golf, manufacturer of the highest quality golf balls in the world, is seeking dedicated, hard-working, quality-conscious operator technicians to join our team. Bridgestone is the leader in innovative technology in the golf ball market and operates a clean, team-oriented, high-tech, lean manufacturing facility located near I-20 in Covington, GA.

Qualified candidates must have a thorough understanding of operations and quality metrics and have an enthusiastic, proactive attitude. 3S and Kaizen experience a plus. Will be required to work rotating shifts, 15-16 days or nights per month, and every other weekend. Opportunity for growth.

Extensive benefits package including medical, dental and vision programs, paid vacation, sick time, 401k, retirement plan, tuition reimbursement, and product discounts.

SUMMARY Must be able to understand, practice and train others in the basic production fundamentals including 3S check system, safety, company policy, environmental and quality policies. Must be hands-on. Meets or exceeds all objectives as established for production operator positions. Assists the Director of Golf Ball Production as assigned. Supervises a highly skilled production department. Must be highly visible, easily accessible and able to solve potential problems that arise on the production floor.

COMPANY OVERVIEW

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.

RESPONSIBILITIES

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Has the skills to supervise the production processes.

  • Assists the Director with continuous improvement activities.

  • Fulfills responsibility in training operators.

  • Supervises operators in all aspects of their job duties.

  • Wears proper PPE and identifies and reports potential safety hazards.

  • Maintains work areas using the principles of 3S.

  • Communicates with other departments or coordinators on a daily basis as necessary.

  • Meets and/or exceeds the daily production targets through scheduling of operators to maximize productivity and minimize downtime.

  • Completes all necessary documents in a clear and timely manner.

  • Example to others by supporting and projecting a positive behavior style and attitude toward BSG policies.

  • Able to continuously learn, practice and teach all manufacturing techniques.

  • Contributes to departmental improvements through the creation of work instructions, standard operating procedures (SOP), troubleshooting guides, etc.

  • Able to perform departmental tests.

  • Review and approve weekly payroll timesheets.

  • Experienced in the accurate reporting of on-the-job accidents.

  • Experienced in documenting and administering performance reviews.

  • Has a responsibility to maintain 3S, QS and ISO-14001 compliant procedures.

  • Other duties may be assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Directly supervises 20 - 30 employees in all golf ball production related departments. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems on all production shifts. Ensures adherence to OSHA and environmental laws and regulations.

QUALIFICATIONS

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

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.

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