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Engineer - Compounder


Akron, OH, US

Company:  Goodyear

Requisition ID: 119340 
Sponsorship Available: No 
Relocation Assistance Available: Yes 

Goodyear. More Driven.




About the Position

The Global Material Science team in Goodyear's Akron Innovation Center is responsible for identifying, developing, and industrializing new material technologies for all of Goodyear's product lines including consumer, truck, aircraft, off-road, and racing. Teams within the department are responsible for providing Goodyear a sustainable competitive advantage in tire performance and manufacturing resulting from best-in-class material technology. Associates work with cross functional product design teams and production to establish performance and manufacturability targets for tires and tire components. In conducting their work, associates may be responsible for developing and directing external collaborations, and projects are often conducted on a global basis where activities are coordinated through an international technical organization.     


  • Improves and enhances tire compounds for optimal performance while considering cost and environment
  • Understands and can teach available technologies and can apply when designing laboratory studies to evaluate material technologies, and interpreting the results based on the underlying chemistry and physics of the materials being studied
  • Drives new product concepts as well as provide guidance during plant trials
  • Demonstrated the ability to communicate technical ideas across many functions.  Effective communication and collaboration with design teams, customers, and manufacturing to ensure successful development and technology transfer
  • Recognizes and identifies problems. Improves and enhances problem solving strategies. Improves upon defined strategies to achieve a higher level of performance objectives


Education and Experience

  • Bachelor Degree in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry or Materials
  • Master, or PhD degree in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry or Materials preferred  
  • 2+ years’ experience in elastomeric formulation for dynamic applications is preferred
  • 2+ years’ experience in understanding structure/property relationships in materials is preferred
  • 2+ years tire plant experience in mixing/component preparation and with tire production processes are an asset


Desired Skills and Abilities for Off Highway/Global Bias

  • Willingness to Travel required

  • Language skills are a plus (Spanish, Portuguese, Bahasa, Japanese)

  • Product adjustment experience, a plus

  • Agility on work hours to support Global Mfg requirements

  • Familiarity with polymers, fillers, and/or reinforced composites is required

  • Proficiency in the statistical design and analysis of experimental data is required

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work in teams will be required

  • Exceptional communication and technical documentation skills will be required





Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tire companies. It employs about 72,000 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

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