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Applied Physical Metrology Lab Supervisor


Akron, OH, US

Company:  Goodyear

Requisition ID: 90272 
Sponsorship Available: No 
Relocation Assistance Available: No 

Goodyear. More Driven.




About the Position

The purpose of the position is to support Goodyear's business by managing the day to day testing operations within the facility by motivating team members to meet department safety expectations, quality standards, productivity goals, and Goodyear policies. This position requires a balance of supervisory skills and strong communication including Supervising APMA Reinforcement Testing lab. This position will be required to interact with customers to address questions or inquiries about tests and results


Primary Responsibilities

  • Manage day to day operation of the department/lab during their shift.  Schedule incoming testing requests.  Ensure & validate that the output of the work meets current quality standards.  Address customer questions about test status, results, or special timing. Plan, organize, coordiate and direct the work force to achieve department/shift goals and objectives daily.Ensure work is completed  in a timely manner. Ensure quality and safety processes are being followed.  Drive On Time Delivery. Actively manage the Performance Management Process for direct reports by giving constructive, timely feedback. Promote Continuous Improvement. Responsible for housekeeping standard

  • Manage people working on their shift.  Track attendance.  Responsible for the PMP process for their department/shift:  performance reviews, training and development plans. Investigate & manage resolution of personnel issues associated with performance, attendance, teamwork, work responsibilities, & safety.  Support customer requests that may require special set-up, customer visits and tours, and fast track test requests. Maintain and update departments procedures.  Create and maintain shift metrics, which may include logbooks, assignments sheets, attendance, lab performance and machine performance parameters. Schedule resources to maximize operational effectiveness

  • Liason with customers.  Address customer questions about test status, results, or special timing. Coordinate special testing requests. Act as primary contact person for operational issues that may occor throughout the day. Communicate effectively with team members, leaders, and customers (both written and oral). Ensure adherence and compliance to established company policies and procedures

  • Make sure test procedures and equipment operations in area do not hinder  associates' ability to work in a safe manner.  Where issues are found, work with EHS and Management to find resolutions.  Lead training programs by actively reviewing current and future needs to support knowledge management and team flexibility. Lead projects and teams focused on improving operational effeciencies, standardization, process improvements, quality initiatives and teamwork



Required Education and Experience

  • Associates Degree with 2 years experience in testing environment; OR

    HS diploma/GED with 7 years experience in testing environment is required

  • Work experience related to lab operations/department function

  • Knowledge of equipment

  • Demonstrated leadership skills and experience

  • Ability to understand and discuss technical concepts as they relate to testing


Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated leadership skills through assiged projects, or process improvements such as lean, CIS or other departmental initiatives

  • In depth knowledge and understanding of work being performed by the work force and ability to adjust, modity or correct. Internal Goodyear Safety standards and OSHA regulations.

  • Working knowledge of administrative tools and systems for timekeeping, attendance, performance metrics, lab automation and scheduling as well as other tools to support an efficient work group. Solid computer skills (e-mail, SAP, TDIS, Microsoft office)







Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tire companies. It employs about 72,000 people and manufactures its products in 55 facilities in 23 countries around the world. Its two Innovation Centers in Akron, Ohio and Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg strive to develop state-of-the-art products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry. For more information about Goodyear and its products, go to

Goodyear is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to that individual's race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you need reasonable accommodation to complete the online application, or any other part of the employment process, please contact the Goodyear Candidate Care Line at 330.796.4500.

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Nearest Major Market: Akron
Nearest Secondary Market: Cleveland

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