October 30, 2014

Bridgestone begins hiring process in Aiken area

Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations today begins taking online applications for machine technician positions at the Graniteville facilities. readySC will help with recruiting and initial training of their workforce for both their new off-road radial facility and expansion of their existing facility.

A Bridgestone official says they are looking for both entry-level and experienced machine technicians. Starting pay for the machine technician position is $14 per hour. People can apply at www.readySC.org  or at www.sctechjobs.com.

The tire company has promised the new 1.5 million square foot radial plant in Graniteville will bring 850 jobs to the area. Construction of the new plant will be done in phases and completion is expected in 2020.

 The company will also expand its existing light truck tire plant by 474,000 square feet. It is slated to begin producing an additional 4,750 passenger and light truck tires per day beginning in the spring of 2013.