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.
The Field Technical Representative (FTR) is the day to day face of Firestone with routine personal contact with contractor/customers, system designers (architects and consultants), and end-user building owners. FTRs answer technical questions from customers and designers considering use of FSBP product lines for their upcoming projects and promote FSBP products during all encounters.
FTRs train licensed contractors in the proper installation of FSBP products. FTRs inspect completed roof assemblies to determine if the assembled roof system meets FSBP requirements for warranty coverage. FTRs investigate warranty claims on completed roofs to determine root cause of reported problem and provide corrective action recommendations to the assigned warranty investigator. The multi-functional duties covered by the FTR position can be described first and foremost as those of a Sales Engineer, combined with Trainer, Claims Investigator, and Inspector.
BASE REQUIREMENT (one required) Bachelor's Degree in Construction Management, Minimum 8 years active duty in a construction trade military occupational specialty (MOS) (verified by DD214), High school diploma and minimum of 12 years' construction experience in a Foreman or Superintendent role, or as a Technical Representative for a commercial roofing manufacturer.PLUS Strong technical expertise in most of the following products and an aptitude to learn the rest: Single-Ply Roofing Systems including:
A) EPDM, B) TPO, C) PVC Asphalt Roofing Systems including: D) SBS, E) APP, F) BUR Metal Systems: G) Standing Seam Roofs, H) Cavity Wall Assemblies Roofing Coatings including:
I) Silicone Roof Coatings, J) Acrylic Roof Coatings Urethane Systems including: K) P.U.F. Roofing, L) Wall Foam Garden Roofing Systems including:
M) Built In Place, N) Modular Must be personable and professional and maintain a high-level of integrity. Strong customer service focus. Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to think outside the box. Good organizational and time management skills are a must. Must be able to travel overnight 50% to 90% of the work week by air or car.
Must also be able to work flexible hours with minimum notification when necessary. Location of individual should be within 60 minutes of a major airport. Must possess a current drivers license with relatively clean driving record.