Bridgestone NZ Ltd
  • 11-Apr-2019 to 10-Jun-2019 (IDLE)
  • Auckland, AUK, NZL
  • Full Time


Retread Quality Manager


Bridgestone is the world's leading tyre and rubber manufacturer.  Its New Zealand operations, based in Ellerslie, supports channels to both consumer and commercial markets through its company owned stores and dealer network throughout the country.   As the market leader, Bridgestone is committed to providing best practice standards in all areas of its business.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Retread Quality Manager, responsible for ensuring our retread factories are processing retread tyres in accordance with quality standards. The emphasis of this role is to reduce claim rates across all plants through the emphasis on improved production methods and outputs.

Your main responsibilities will be:

  • Identify, report and rectify any quality issues, using Bandag Quality Audit and PSMR manual as tools
  • Remain up to date with Bandag Product Specifications and manufacturing requirements
  • Conduct quality audit certifications at each factory location at intervals to be determined by management
  • Work with each factory location to continuously improve Retread product quality to meet or exceed the quality targets set by management
  • Travel away from home will be required to service the needs of the marketplace and to fulfil responsibilities and accountabilities
  • Training and assessment of Retread staff in the Bandag Retread process
  • Health and Safety compliance

You will ideally have:

  • Five+ years minimum working in a Quality Assurance role (Quality methodology, systems and processes) preferably within a high volume manufacturing environment
  • A Retreader qualification (Bandag certified or equivalent)
  • An approved training and assessment qualification (NZQA) would be advantageous
  • Whilst formal trade or tertiary qualifications are not essential, the incumbent must demonstrate a mechanical comprehension and a record of improving manufacturing efficiency and quality through the application of quality improvement methodologies, systems and the implementation of process improvements

If this sounds like the opportunity you are looking for please apply now with your cover letter and CV.


Please note all applicants must have the right to work in NZ and only applications submitted online will be considered.


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