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Staff Compounder - Heavy Tire Development - OTR

Date:  Apr 6, 2021

Akron, OH, US

Company:  Goodyear

Location: Akron, OH 
Sponsorship Available: No 
Relocation Assistance Available: Yes 



About the Position

The Global Material Science department seeks a highly motivated and hands-on associate to identify and develop new material technologies that address current and future business needs from our organization. The ideal candidate will have a strong passion for technology and highperformance application development. The associate will be responsible for translating product performance requirements such as traction, handling, and durability into chemical and physical property requirements of materials, and then developing tire compounds which demonstrate performance in tire applications. The successful candidate will be high energy and naturally inquisitive.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Developing and maintaining tire compounds for optimal performance while considering cost and environment.
  • Designing laboratory studies to evaluate material technologies, and interpreting the results based on the underlying chemistry and physics of the materials being studied.
  • Domestic and international travel is frequently required
  • Provide onsite assistance during plant trials as required
  • Effective communication and collaboration with design teams, customers, and manufacturing to ensure successful development and technology transfer


Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor required; Master, or PhD preferred in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry or Materials
  • 4+ years of experience in elastomeric formulation for dynamic applications is preferred
  • 4+ years of experience in understanding structure/property relationships in materials is required
  • Familiarity with polymers, fillers, and/or reinforced composites is required


Personal Skills/Attributes/and Qualifications

  • 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
  • The associate needs to be open minded, optimistic, and collaborative with a strong sense of urgency
  • Tire plant experience in mixing/component preparation and with tire production processes are an asset







Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tire companies. It employs about 64,000 people and manufactures its products in 48 facilities in 22 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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