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Bridgestone Americas, Inc Senior Quality Control and Assurance Coordinator in Sulphur, Louisiana

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with internal departments to support, define, and implement new solutions to enhance and exceed our quality requirements for products and processes

  • Lead and support proactive continuous improvement activities

  • Lead and support root causes analysis investigations into customer and vendor quality problem reports

  • Support existing and establish new relationships with customers, suppliers, and other stakeholders

  • Use advanced analytical and technical problem-solving to develop new solutions to existing and future problems

  • Lead projects and process independently with limited supervision

  • Acquire and transform necessary data to report on quality KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) daily

  • Continuously monitor KPIs and plant performance to identify opportunities for improvement

  • Work closely with technical service, operations, maintenance, and other groups to identify causes and solutions to poor quality processes and products

Requirements

  • Applicants with less work experience or education may be considered for a lower requirement, non senior level role

  • Proficiency in Microsoft 365 applications including Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint

  • Strong problem-solving skills and adaptability

  • Strong will to learn new skills and take on challenging projects

  • Ability to work with a team diverse in technical abilities and background

  • (Desired but not required) Strong data analysis skills including experience with tools such as Minitab

  • (Desired but not required) Experience with analysis of time-series process data in a manufacturing environment

  • (Desired but not required) Experience with OSIsoft PI Process Data Historian

  • (Desired but not required) Experience with quality and continuous improvement strategies and methodologies such as Six Sigma, DMAIC (Define-Measure-Analyze-Improve-Control), and PDCA (Plan-Do-Check-Act).

Typically requires a minimum of 5 years of related experience with a bachelor's degree; or 3 years and a master's degree; or a PhD without experience; or equivalent work experience

We are searching for well-rounded technical candidates who are willing to learn new skills and subject matter, take on daily challenges with a positive attitude and an open mind, and work in a challenging, agile environment. You will lead the development of work activities, processes, and standards to fulfill the quality requirements of products and processes including raw material receiving, product manufacturing, packaging, and shipment of finished product. You will in use, maintain, and build the systems necessary to track, report, and analyze data pertaining to the quality of our product and processes. You will use your analytical and technical problem-solving skills to troubleshoot and develop new solutions to existing problems to maximize the quality of our products and processes. You will also maintain and build new relationships with our customers and suppliers, both internally and externally. To succeed in this position, candidates should excel at creative problem solving, self-learning, working with a diverse team, and influencing others.

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

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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