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Tire Engineer

Date: Aug 12, 2019

Location: Akron, OH, US

Company: Goodyear

Location: US-OH-AKRON-ICA-2127   
Goodyear Talent Acquisition Representative: Kasondra Davis  
Sponsorship Available: No 
Relocation Assistance Available: No 



Are you interested in an exciting opportunity to work on revolutionary tire technology?  The Non-Pneumatic Tire (NPT) group at the Goodyear Innovation Center in Akron, Ohio does just that.  We are looking for an outstanding Associate Development Engineer to join our hands-on team.  The NPT group covers all facets of product development, including design, prototyping, experimentation and manufacturing.  We are a cross-functional group including Mechanical and Systems Engineering, Manufacturing as well as Material and Reinforcement Science.  This position will drive the Design and Analysis of the product as well as participate in the Prototyping and Testing of NPTs both in the lab and on the test track.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Meet internal & external customer requirements. Support overall department by following department processes. 
  • Use analytical and computational tools and synthesize results for product design   
  • Identify and plan product testing requirements through engineering principles as well as through canvassing organizational knowledge and design guidelines
  • Manage suppliers and external collaborators in design and prototyping activities.
  • Oversee and assist in building of prototypes and documenting prototype build processes
  • Oversee evaluation of prototypes and analyze & document test results.
  • Work closely with the manufacturing engineers to ensure harmony in product and process design
  • Perform basic to advanced data analysis and graphing using Excel, MATLAB or similar tools.


Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering or related field required.
  • MS in mechanical engineering or related field desired
  • Prior industry experience preferred


Skills and Abilities

Demonstrated knowledge in several subjects, in each of the following areas:

  • Applied or experimental Mechanics of materials
  • Use and interpretation of Finite Element Analysis
  • Statistical design & analysis of experimental data
  • Manufacturing process concepts

Demonstrated experience with:

  • Product design and release in an automotive environment
  • Rapid prototyping in an agile environment
  • Working closely with manufacturing during the product design phase
  • Strong communication skills:  capable of conveying information concisely to diverse audiences
  • Teamwork skills: ability to thrive in a cross-functional team and deliver results on time


Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tire companies. It employs about 64,000 people and manufactures its products in 47 facilities in 21 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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