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Bridgestone Americas, Inc QA Speclist III in Des Moines, Iowa


Quality Assurance Engineering work focuses on developing, modifying, applying, and maintaining quality evaluation and control systems/protocols including:

Devising and implementing methods and procedures for inspecting, testing and evaluating the precision and accuracy of products and production equipment

Designing and analyzing inspection and testing processes, mechanisms, and equipment

Conducting quality assurance tests and performing statistical analysis to assess the level of control and manage product quality risks

Undertaking root cause analysis of incidents requiring corrective action

Ensures that corrective measures and deviation meet acceptable reliability standards and that documentation is compliant with requirements


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.


Leads projects or processes of diverse scope, while working independently with limited supervision

Coaches and reviews the work of lower level professionals

Supports continuous improvement/automation activities

Uses advanced analytical/technical problem solving to develop new solutions to existing problems/procedures

Supports relationships through strong communication and negotiation skills with internal and external stakeholders

Other duties as assigned


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

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.