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Do you have Matric? Apply for the Bridgestone Tyre Serviceman Learnerships

Job Summary

Bridgestone South Africa invites qualifying candidates to apply for the Tyre Serviceman Learnership Programme.

Closing Date: On-going

  • JobReq ID:  51975
  • Type of work:  On site
  • Type of contract:  Internship
  • Full/Part Time:  Part time

Location: Aggeneys, Northern Cape, ZA

Job Purpose

We are looking for a Tyre Serviceman learners reporting directly to the Branch Manager. Under this development Programme You will ensure the following:

  • • All vehicles to leave the yard with tyres as per SLA; All vehicles are surveyed at least once a month;
  • • That all the tyres are maintained.
  • • 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.
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About Bridgestone South Africa

Bridgestone SA is a leader in the automotive industry and evolving from a premium tyre producer to a mobility solutions provider.

Today, Bridgestone develops, manufactures, and markets tyres for passenger, light truck, truck, bus, earthmoving, agricultural, motorcycle, and aircraft application.

Leading the way in this new millennium, Bridgestone develops leading technology to keep us at the top of our industry, providing our customers with innovative, quality products.

Our achievements in motor racing around the world is mirrored in the enhanced performance you can experience after fitting a set of Bridgestone tyres.

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.

Duties and Responsibilities

Tyre Maintenance

  • • Inspecting tires on vehicles before and after installation
  • • Performing tire rotations, balancing, and other maintenance tasks
  • • Following all safety protocols while working in the shop
  • • Providing excellent customer service
  • • Talking to the customer about any issues they are experiencing

Stock

  • • 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.
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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.

Administration

  • • 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;
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General Responsibilities

  • • Ensure customer satisfaction at all times.
  • • 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.

Job Requirements

Qualifications

  • • National senior Certificate
  • • Proficiency in English

Experience

  • • 2 years tyre experience

Why you should apply?

  • We are passionate about our people and want to offer them the opportunity to develop and grow.
  • You never stop learning. You will have the possibility to develop yourself via our Learning Management System that is also connected to LinkedIn Learning.
  • Bridgestone as a global company drives your career to the next level by offering you possibilities to work in an international setting.

How to Apply

Process Next Steps: All applications will be reviewed. The HR team will contact those applicants who we would like to invite for the next stage of the recruitment process.

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