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Electrical - Computer Engineer - Advanced Controls


Akron, OH, US

Company:  Goodyear

Requisition ID: 119036 
Sponsorship Available: No 
Relocation Assistance Available: No 

Goodyear. More Driven.





About the Position
Global Manufacturing and Engineering has the responsibility to invent, design, specify and deliver product and process technologies to make Goodyear’s Business Strategies achievable. This department engineers and integrates new commercial technologies and custom designs to support new products and increased manufacturing capability. This position is responsible for supporting and propagating existing controls technologies and investigating and implementing new controls technologies. 


The successful candidate is responsible for supporting the development of projects with low to moderate complexity or working on complex projects in cooperation with more experienced personnel. The incumbent seeks solutions to technical problems, conducts work on assigned tasks and exhibits enough process knowledge to be able to operate in the field. The incumbent will design and program PLC's, Drives, and HMI's. Incumbent will also work on software to interface to Level 1 and other machine computers. Incumbent should have experience drawing and reading electrical schematics. Domestic and international travel is expected to be up to 15% per year and occasional off-hours work is required. 

This individual will work with other engineers, as well as engineering and IT contractors and suppliers. The individual will also work closely with all GME process teams, IT, Reliability, Quality, and Production.




  • Improve and enhance technical solutions to meet product requirements.
  • Understand available technology and standards. Consult with leadership on appropriate level of technology for application. Work on cross-functional teams to develop new technology. Avoid inappropriate level of risk.
  • Make improvements or enhancements to current processes within functional group. Demonstrate ability to present technical ideas to others across teams. Drive new product concepts, processes, and technologies leading to innovations.
  • Recognize and identify problems. Improve and enhance problem solving strategies. Collaborate to solve problems and make improved decisions. Work within culture to collaborate between teams and functions globally. Use tools, techniques, and innovative approaches to achieve improved decisions through collaboration. Improve and enhance known tools and methods to solve problems. Collect data to use in making decisions. Consult with resources. Apply skills to achieve impactful results. Creatively tackle unfamiliar problems effectively. Improve and enhance known data analysis techniques.
  • Improve and enhance project management tools and standards of execution for assigned projects. Execute the steps required in initiating a project. Deliver project objectives through project planning. Offer enhancements that can be cross functional, divisional, or global in application.
  • Continuously improve on project risk management process to drive higher levels of risk management. Enhance exiting project execution tools and techniques to deliver projects. Improve project closeout process. Enhance and improve existing conflict resolution process. Seek assistance when needed to resolve conflicts. Participate in project scope development, project facilitation/coordination from planning through commissioning.
  • Accurately and systematically document designs, specifications, and processes. Create tools and systems to provide users with efficient and effective processes. Assemble documentation and specification for automation control and/or interface programming for capital equipment installations and upgrades.



Education and Experience

  • Bachelors degree in Science/Technology/Engineering/Math, required.
    • Due to legal requirements Latin America candidates must possess Engineering Degree.
    • Desired: PE, PMP or similar engineering / proj. management certifications. MS, PhD in related engineering field.
  • 2+ years of experience in related field
  • Programming and troubleshooting PLC's, HMIs, and Drives in a manufacturing environment
  • Improve skills through application of knowledge gained from additional education/experience/training.
  • Understand functional relationships of assigned division. Interact with team and organizations.
  • Participate in cross-functional assignment, projects, and divisional initiatives, for improved self-development.



Skills and Abilities

  • Working knowledge of manufacturing equipment controls including electrical distribution, schematics, and controls
  • Demonstrate a positive attitude. Actively contribute to meetings. Initiate open dialoged with peers and leadership on areas of concern. Select best means of communication. Provide compelling technical direction and logical conclusions within function.
  • Volunteer for, or willingly accept, tasks assigned. Hold self-accountable. Take personal responsibility for team performance. Influence others to see alternative points of view.





Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tire companies. It employs about 74,000 people and manufactures its products in 57 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 regard 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

Job Segment: Manufacturing Engineer, Controls Engineer, Engineer, Project Manager, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Technology

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