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Electrical/Computer Systems Specialist


Akron, OH, US

Company:  Goodyear

Requisition ID: 89375 
Sponsorship Available: No 
Relocation Assistance Available: Yes 

Goodyear. More Driven.




About the Position 

This position is responsible for the development of projects with 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 independently.  


Primary Responsibilities

  • Drive and coach others in the use of known technical solutions to meet product requirements.
  • Possess a good understanding of available technolgy and standards. Consult with experts on appropriate level of technology. Avoid inappropriate risk.
  • Coach others on processes within a functional group.  Drive process improvements globally across functions.
  • Collaborate globally and cross-functionally. Communicate and document effectively, following knowledge standards.
  • Improves or enhances product, process, technologies leading to innovation.
  • Coach others in recognition and identification of problems. Drive new problem solving strategies globally.
  • Use collaboration to solve problems and make decisions between teams, functions, and divisions globally.
  • Drive new tools and methods to solve problems and make decisions. Effectively use internal resources.
  • Collect data and inputs to make quality decisions.Drive and coach others in making decisions.
  • Achieve impactful results and improve process/approaches used by others. Coach other on complex problems.
  • Drive the use of, and coaches others in, new data analysis techniques globally.
  • Use and promote application of project management tools and standards in the execution of projects.
  • Effectively execute steps to initiate project, while driving and coaching others in the process. Deliver project objective through effective project planning. Project may be cross functional, divisional, or global.
  • Develop solutions to project risks. Coach others on project risk management process.
  • Successful execute and implement projects. Drive and coach others. Manage process closeout process, while coaching others.
  • Drive existing and new methods and coach others on project conflict resolution. Proactively manage conflict. 


Required Education & Experience:

  • Bachelors degree or relevant experience in Engineering required
  • PMP or similar project management certifications, MS, PhD in related field desired 
  • 4+ years experience with a Bachelors degree, or 9+ years equivalent experience without degree required
  • Experience in a cross-functional assignment or projects.
  • Experience with specification, procurement, and installation of equipment 
  • Ethernet IP and remote I/O systems knowledge preferred
  • C, C++, PHP, XML, JavaScript and SQL programming skills preferred 
  • Linux, Windows OS knowledge
  • Knowledge of Message Oriented Middleware (Apache ActiveMQ/Camel/Karaf) desired
  • Experience with programming Rockwell and/or Siemens PLCs preferred
  • Knowledge of National Electric Code standards (NFPA-79, NFPA 70E) preferred
  • Understanding of safety compliance including CE desirable
  • Basic understanding of pneumatic and hydraulic systems desirable
  • Experience with AUTO-CAD or similar is desirable


Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to function in a team environment. Ability to interface cross-functionally with Goodyear and non-Goodyear associates globally from a variety of backgrounds.
  • Achieve high quality results.  Hold self-accountable for team performance. Influence others and assume management of assigned sub-projects. Address risk in assembling effective strategies. Drive positive change. Be aware of competitor capabilities. Participate in meetings with outside agencies and customers. Provide meaningful feedback and mentoring.
  • Demonstrate and instill positive attitudes on peers. Demonstrate ability to plan and lead meetings at work group level. Initiate open dialogue. Offer constructive disagreement. Offer alternative solutions. Provide compelling technical direction and logical conclusions.
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) and technical documentation skills required.
  • Willingness to travel up to 25%, domestically and internationally, and work occasional off-hours is required.  


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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