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Sr. Product Research Technician


Akron, OH, US

Company:  Goodyear

Requisition ID: 90451 
Sponsorship Available: No 
Relocation Assistance Available: No 

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About the Position


This technician role may prepare specimen samples, batches, polymers, composites or other reinforcement or sensor components based on specific laboratory purposes for standardized and non-standardized testing. 
The associate must be able to follow work instructions and/or test methods and comply with all laboratory safety procedures. 
The technician not only completes the required testing, he/she must be able to analyze and interpret the data to validate the results obtained and move the process forward. In addition, this position requires specific testing tool indepth functional knowledge and the ability to troubleshoot, perform routine test calibration and maintain all laboratory/process equipment. 
As a senior technician, this individual serves as a mentor to less-experienced technicians and provides technical support as needed. This position may be in a facility that requires shift work, including evenings, nights and weekends.



  • Prepare samples, batches, polymers, composites or other reinforcement or sensor components on lab scale for standardized and non-standardized testing
  • Diagnose, troubleshoot, maintain, calibrate and clean laboratory and process equipment
  • Complete required testing, analyze and interpret data to validate results and move process forward and act as a resource to instruct/guide other technicians on specific requirements
  • Provide technical guidance and support product research technicians


Required Education and Experience

  • High School Diploma/GED is required
  • Associate degree in a STEM-related field is preferred
  • 4 or more years of experience working as a Lab Technician or 1 or more years of experience working as a Lab Technician with an Associates degee in a STEM or related field


Skills and Abilities

  • Teamwork and collaboration skills  
  • Fluent in Office tools to communicate and perform statistical numerical comparisons (Outlook,Word, Excel, Minitab or other SPC/statistical tool)
  • Strong mechanical aptitude
  • Ability to follow explicit, documented procedures
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Willingness to train, teach and mentor less-experienced associates




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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