Bridgestone Americas, Inc Production Teammates (Entry Level) in NORMAL, Illinois


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 One Team, One Planet message, the company is dedicated to achieving a positive environmental impact in all of the communities it calls home.

Position Summary

The Bridgestone Off-Road Tire Plant (builder of Bias Mining & Radial Construction tires) is seeking full-time Production Teammates for our 400+ employee facility based in Bloomington-Normal, IL.

Starting Wage: $17.53 per hour


Responsibilities of a Production Teammate (entry-level role) to include but not limited to the following…

  • Tire Material Handling

  • Fork Truck Operation

  • Cutting Rubber Components

  • Building Tires

  • Tire Preparation (to be cured in Presses/Pot heaters)

  • Conduct/Document Quality Checks



  • Prior work experience in a Manufacturing environment (Preferred not Required)

  • Ability/Willingness to work in a hands-on labor-intensive environment

  • Flexibility to work multiple shifts (12-hour night shift highly likely)

  • Mechanical Aptitude with the ability to solve problems

  • Quality & Safety focused

  • High sense of urgency/work ethic

  • Demonstrates a positive attitude with the willingness to learn

  • Successful completion of our pre-employment process to include background/drug screen

Physical Requirements

Due to the size/weight of our tires our Production Teammate jobs are highly physical in nature and the successful completion of a pre-employment physical is required.

Those requirements include…

Exerting 50 to 70 pounds of force occasionally, or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.


Employee Type Regular Full-Time

Degree Preferred Not Specified

Requisition ID 2018-131440

Posted Date 4/6/2018


Zip Code 61761

Functional Area Manufacturing

Category Manufacturing

As an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)/Affirmative Action employer, it is the policy of Bridgestone 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.