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Tire Wear Mechanics Engineer

Date:  Jul 17, 2021

Akron, OH, US

Company:  Goodyear

Requisition ID: 74991 
Sponsorship Available: Yes 
Relocation Assistance Available: Yes 

Goodyear. More Driven.




About the Position

You will have the opportunity to join the Tire & Performance Science department, in the Tire Vehicle Mechanics – Life Cycle Mechanics team, to support tire development and vehicle manufacturers through tire mechanics modeling, testing, and investigations


Primary Responsibilities


  • Support Technology Development programs through development of new tire/vehicle test and simulation capabilities, enhancement of our predictive technologies using the latest data analysis tools in conjunction with up-to-date data science methods.
  • Further develop the creativity and innovation capacity of the team with a focus on virtual tire development for tire wear performance.​
  • Cooperate with vehicle OEM’s, external companies and universities to shape our virtual tire development process for efficiency, quality and robustness.​
  • Oversee operation of lab and provide technicians daily direction as to current test requirements​.
  • Work with customers and lead engineer to prioritize and schedule requests for lab testing and analysis​.
  • Extract frictional energy data using a Matlab interface and analyze data​.
  • Develop knowledge and reports on wear prediction from lab frictional energy data and footprints​.
  • Support product development teams and provide recommendations for tire characteristics & tire design tuning to meet wear performance objectives. ​
  • Design experiments for technology development projects​.
  • Support automation software development by code testing, validation, and implementation​.
  • Oversee yearly machine calibration with external vendor and equipment calibrations with lab technicians​.
  • Maintain lab documentation on test and analysis procedures​.



Required Education and Experience

  • The candidate must have completed a Bachelor's degree in Engineering (Mechanical, electrical, biomedical Engineering preferred)​.

    • A Master’s is an asset

  • Minimum 3-5 years of lab management experience in a scientific or engineering laboratory​.

  • Coursework in advanced mathematics, signal processing, and/or image processing​.

  • Advanced Matlab programming skills with the ability to use and modify Matlab GUI interfaces​.

  • Strong data analysis skills in Excel and Matlab​.

  • Proven ability to write professional laboratory reports​.

  • Proven experience to design new experiments in a laboratory environment​.

  • Detail oriented with precision in reoccurring tests​.

  • Experience with tire testing and prototype tire evaluation is an asset.


Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of motors, motor controllers, and data acquisition systems​.

  • Knowledge of cameras and optics​.

  • Prior experience in designing image processing algorithms​.

  • Prior experience with either VBA, Python, C++, C#, or CUDA​.

  • Knowledge of functional system development approach (V-model).​

  • Proficient computer programming skills.​

  • Self-motivated individual.​

  • Team player with enthusiasm and initiative.​

  • Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills.




Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tire companies. It employs about 62,000 people and manufactures its products in 46 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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