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Tire Assembly - Electrical Controls Engineer - Staff


Akron, OH, US

Company:  Goodyear

Requisition ID: 120470 
Sponsorship Available: No 
Relocation Assistance Available: Yes 

Goodyear. More Driven.




About the Position

Global Engineering has the responsibility to invent, design, specify and deliver product and process technologies to make Goodyear’s Business Strategies achievable. This department engineers and integrates new commercial technologies and custom designs to support new products and increased manufacturing capability. This position is responsible for supporting and propagating existing controls technologies and investigating and implementing new controls technologies.


The successful candidate is responsible for supporting 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. The incumbent will design and program PLC's, Drives, and HMI's. Incumbent will also work on software to interface to Level 1, 2, and other machine computers. Incumbent should have experience drawing and reading electrical schematics, AutoCAD preferred. 


This position is in the Tire Assembly Process team and will work with other engineers, as well as engineering and IT contractors and suppliers. The individual will also work closely with all GE process teams, IT, Reliability, Quality, and Production.



  • Drive and coach others in the use of known technical solutions to meet product requirements.
  • Possess a good understanding of available technology and standards.  Consult with experts on appropriate level of technology.  
  • 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.
  • Collect data and inputs to make product quality decisions.  Drive and coach others in making decisions.
  • Achieve impactful results and improve process/approaches used by others.  Coach other on complex problems.
  • 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.



Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM)
  • EE Degree with Rockwell experience, preferred.
  • Minimum 4 years’ experience, required. 
  • Programming and troubleshooting PLC's, HMIs, and Drives in a manufacturing environment. 
  • Continual learner as evidenced by application of knowledge, gained through additional education/experience/training.
  • Experience in cross functional assignment or project.

Abilities and Skills:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Ability to function in a team environment.  Ability to interface cross-functionally with Goodyear and non-Goodyear associates globally from a variety of backgrounds.
  • 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.
  • Working knowledge of manufacturing equipment controls including electrical distribution, schematics, and controls 



Goodyear is one of the world's largest tire companies. It employs about 71,000 people and manufactures its products in 55 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 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

Job Segment: Manufacturing Engineer, Electrical Engineering, Controls Engineer, AutoCAD, CAD, Engineering

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