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Bridgestone EMIA

General Worker

Job Description 

Full/Part Time: Full time


Durban North, ZA

Our Company

Bridgestone in Europe, CIS, Middle East, India and Africa (BSEMIA), headquartered in Zaventem (Belgium), is a subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation, a global leader providing sustainable mobility and advanced solutions.

In addition to our premium tire products, we offer a growing portfolio of tire-centric and mobility solutions. Together with our partners and guided by “Serving Society with Superior Quality”, that has been our mission since Shojiro Ishibashi founded Bridgestone in, we are working to accelerate sustainable mobility innovations and solutions. Through innovative technology, we are committed to easier, safer, smoother and seamless mobility for our society and customers improving how people move, live, work and play.

Bridgestone also benefits from a significant retail network throughout the region – in fact our retail presence in the EMIA region is the largest in the tire industry. Through 17 distinct retail partners, we have around 3,500 outlets across Europe, the Middle East and Africa as well as around 2,500 outlets through our partner network in India. This network offers a selection of services, concepts and mobility solutions.

At Bridgestone we pride ourselves on the strong relationships we maintain with everyday drivers and this extensive retail network is one of the core reasons why.

In line with the “Bridgestone Essence”, our work environment is based on integrity and teamwork, where everyone can learn from each other and contribute with their own ideas in achieving the coming goals.

We want to hear from people who can take the challenge, unleash their creative potential and contribute to the company success demonstrating ownership, courage and agility. We want you to develop your skills, expand your knowledge and be proud of your work.

Position Description

Job Purpose

We are looking for a General Worker reporting directly to the Branch Manager. This is a local role, based in Durban North.

You will ensure that all the tyres are maintained.


Tyre Maintenance

    • All vehicles to leave the yard with tyres as per SLA;
    • All vehicles are surveyed at least once a month;
    • Conduct pressure maintenance and correctly capture pressure readings on Survey Sheet;
    • Capture tread depth readings over three sections of the tread area and capture on Survey Sheet;
    • Fit all wheel positions with valve caps and on all dual positions a valve extension;
    • All tyre movements are captured on a Tyre Change Slip;
    • All wheel changes must be done subject to SLA;
    • Remove smooth tyres and match tread, size and status mismatches;
    • Remove tyres with a pressure reading under a 15% of the recommended pressure and check for irregularities;
    • Brand tyres as per Bridgestone Commercial and Client agreement;
    • Torque all wheel positions at least once a month;
    • Report all wheel defects with a Tyre Action Report;
    • Inspect and clean rims before fitting tyres.


    • Stock is taken on a daily basis in a Bridgestone Commercial Stock Book;
    • Stock must be taken by size and brand number;
    • Report daily stock to Customer. (Sign off Stock Sheet);
    • All tyres in stock must have a brand number for identification.

Health & Safety

    • Correctly lift motor vehicle;
    • Utilize correct tools for the job;
    • Correctly fit tyres to rim;
    • Fit wheels on to motor vehicles correctly;
    • Always dressed in Bridgestone Commercial PPE;
    • Handle tools with care and keep them clean at all times;
    • Ensure work area and yard is always clean;
    • Machines & tools are always stored correct and safely;
    • Dressing rooms are always presentable and neat;
    • Ensure that no company property gets damaged;
    • Tyres are neatly packed and clearly marked for easy identification;
    • Comply with the requirements of the Occupational Health and Safety Act;
    • Ensure Personal Protective Equipment and facilities provided by the company are in good and clean working condition.


    • Capture tyre survey info in a Bridgestone Commercial Survey Book;
    • Capture all tyre movements in a Bridgestone Commercial Tyre Change Slip Book;
    • All tyres sent to the factory must be captured in a Factory Control Book;
    • Keep a Branding Register of all tyres branded;
    • All paperwork must be stored in a save dry place.

Customer Liaison

    • Identify all Maintenance Related Problems and report to the customer;
    • Maintain a good working relationship with the customer;
    • Undertake all reasonable requests and instructions, given verbally or in writing that falls within the parameters of own line of duty;
    • Ensure customer satisfaction at all times.

General Responsibilities

    • Torque wrench spring relax after use;
    • Lubricate impact on daily basis;
    • Drain water traps and compressor daily;
    • Clean and store equipment daily;
    • Compliance to health and safety procedures on site.


    • National senior Certificate
    • Proficiency in English
    • 2 years tyre experience


All applications will be reviewed. Our Recruitment team will contact the suitable applicants for the next step of the recruitment process.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!


Diversity and inclusion are a central part of Bridgestone EMIA’s values at the highest level. This is key for our people to show a passion for excellence for improving society connected to the world in which we live. Our commitment to diversity, is linked to our founders mission of ‘Serving Society with Superior Quality’, which is essential in shaping and creating the organization, serving all people, respectfully, connected to our business. We recognize that everyone is different and that attracting, developing and retaining our employees will create a sustainable working environment which is essential to our success. This means that all job applicants and members of staff will receive equal treatment and that we will not discriminate in particular on grounds of gender, marital status, race, ethnic origin, color, nationality, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, religion or age.

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