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Tires and Materials Testing Technician


Akron, OH, US

Company:  Goodyear

Requisition ID: 117472 
Sponsorship Available: No 
Relocation Assistance Available: No 

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About the Position


Full-time position  - Must be available for 2nd shift / 4 day (10 hours) schedule


The Tires and Materials Testing Technician may execute laboratory experimentation and testing to support materials science and compound development projects and/or receive and check in tires from the warehouse and plants. This position performs as a Machine/Equipment and Test Operator in a laboratory, research or industrial facility. The incumbent's work may involve manual tasks that require test/machine set-up, manual use of tools, reading the test specifications, matching the specific tire to the rim (requested on the specifications) and safely mount/balance many different size tires, while following all safety protocols. The equipment or machines operated by the Technician may be manual, semi-automatic or automatic. Requires understanding and capability to conduct laboratory mixing, extrusion, curing, test sample preparation, milling/molding rubber compounds and various standard/non-standard testing to characterize material properties. Agility/Flexibility are also required, as this lab specializes in turning non-routine fundamental research into state of the art materials technologies - Sometimes developing new/unique testing methods and equipment are required. He/She must be able to communicate effectively with Scientists/Engineers and support a positive work environment and collaborative teamwork approach to solve technical challenges. In addition, this associate may be in a facility that requires shift work (including evenings, nights and weekends).                                                    



  • Complete mixing or testing of rubber compounds in a timely manner with attention to detail and quality.  

  • Learn test methods, test equipment and test samples.

  • Recognize errors in testing and suggest improvements to team.    

  • Take initiative to train/learn in other areas when work is low. 

  • Perform equipment/machine or reactor set-up - Using a test request, specification, batch sheet or other input form. 

  • Verify/Validate that the machine, test and sample are proper prior to initiating a test or experiment.     

  • Receive/Check-In tires received from the warehouse and direct ships from the plants

  • Train/Learn how to run tests, prepare samples and run equipment.

  • Perform daily or weekly machine verification and safety checks. 

  • Operate manual, semi-automatic and automatic machinery/equipment and processes. 

  • Provide operational assistance on equipment (as required) to support engineering/maintenance or other special requests.  

  • Complete required testing to move process forward.

  • Learn and understood ISO (International Organization for Standardization) audit process and participate (as required - per assigned schedule). 

  • Enter test conditions into test machine computers, other designated logbooks or electronic records (as required). 

  • Record test data in specified formats onto manual test books or computer systems.                                                              


Education and Experience

  • High School Diploma

  • Associate degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) related field

  • 1 or more years of experience in various work environments or 0 or more years of experience in various work environments with an Associates degree in relevant STEM field 

  • Prior experience in a laboratory, manufacturing or industrial facility - Desired


Skills and Abilities

  • Mechanical and/or chemical aptitude

  • Strong teamwork and collaboration skills

  • Ability to operate both manual and semi-automated industrial machinery

  • Ability to perform tasks or operate multiple equipment/machines within any workday

  • Solid computer and basic math skills



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

Job Segment: R&D Engineer, Facilities, Machinist, Maintenance, QA Tester, Engineering, Operations, Manufacturing, Quality

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