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Product Research Technician


Akron, OH, US

Company:  Goodyear

Requisition ID: 92198 
Sponsorship Available: No 
Relocation Assistance Available: No 

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About the Position 


The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company maintains an in-house research effort in the areas of polymers and polymer manufacturing.  
The Polymer Technology Group within Goodyear operates research labs and small scale polymerization units in support of the new product and process development efforts of the company.  
The technician is an integral part of this team along with Chemists, Chemical Engineers and Polymer. This position performs as a machine/equipment and test operator in a laboratory, research or industrial facility. 
The work will be carried out in small scale polymerization facilities with the objective of developing emerging new products as well as improving existing manufacturing processes.
This position must be able to follow work instructions and/or test methods and comply with all laboratory safety procedures while operating in a team. 
In addition, the incumbent will be in a facility that requires to work off-shift approximately two weeks per month


Primary Responsibilities

  • Operate small scale batch and continuous polymerization and finishing units
  • Prepare polymer and other samples according to customer requests
  • Set up and operate small glassware laboratory apparatus
  • Operate a variety of testing equipment including: Mooney viscometer, gas chromatograph, differential scanning calorimeter
  • Compile and interpret results of tests
  • Record process conditions and observations accurately
  • Troubleshoot, maintain and clean laboratory and process equipment
  • Provide technical support and assistance to chemists and engineers
  • Communicate thoroughly and clearly with fellow operations technicians, engineers and customers
  • Follow all safety and environmental work practices     


Required Education and Experience

  • High School Diploma required

  • Technical Associate's degree preferred

  • Prior experience in laboratory or industrial facility preferred

Desired Skills and Abilities                                                                        

  • Mechanical and/or chemical aptitude

  • Strong teamwork and collaboration skills

  • Ability to operate both manual and semi-automated industry machinery

  • Ability to perform tasks or operate multiple equipment/machines within any work day

  • Solid computer and basic math skills




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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