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Tire Mechanics Engineer - Commercial (m/f)


Colmar-Berg, L, LU

Company:  Goodyear

Goodyear. More Driven.


The opportunity
You will have the opportunity to join the Tire & Performance Science department, in the Tire Vehicle Mechanics – Life Cycle Mechanics team, to support technology development, product development and vehicle manufacturers through tire mechanics modeling, testing, and investigations in the domain of commercial vehicles.


On this position you will:

  • Support product development programs through assessment/benchmarking of the performance of tire/vehicle systems through target setting, prediction, testing and simulation.
  • Support technology development programs through development of new tire/vehicle test, tire characterization methods and predictive capabilities, enhancement of our existing technologies using the latest data analysis tools in conjunction with up-to-date data science methods.
  • Support product development teams through root cause analysis and countermeasure assessment for specific problems related to tire wear, durability, traction/braking and energy consumption, through hands-on investigation and advanced or experimental evaluation methods.
  • Further develop the creativity and innovation capacity of the team with a focus on virtual tire development for tire wear, durability, traction/braking and energy consumption.
  • Cooperate with vehicle manufacturers, external companies and universities to shape our virtual tire development process for efficiency, quality and robustness.
  • Cooperate with FEA, data science, IT and testing teams to develop lab testing (including compound, fiber and composite testing), vehicle testing, tire modeling and simulation capabilities.
  • Cooperate with product development teams and provide recommendations for tire characteristics & tire design tuning to meet tire/vehicle performance objectives.
  • Support technology development projects to improve energy economy of commercial tires in interaction with vehicles, mission profiles & ambient conditions.


To join our team you will need: 
The candidate must have completed a Master’s degree in Engineering (Mechanical Engineering preferred). A PhD is an asset.


Fluency in English (spoken and written) is required.


Experience & Knowledge:

  • Minimum 3-5 years of professional experience inside automotive/tire industry.
  • Experience with assessment/benchmarking of performance of tire and commercial vehicle systems (e.g. at a truck or bus vehicle manufacturer or a tire manufacturer).
  • Experience with tire friction, surface characterizations, contact and footprint mechanics.
  • Experience with experimental test design and experimental root cause analysis.
  • Working knowledge of tire mechanics and tire performance.
  • Working knowledge of tire characteristics and material properties (e.g. rubber, composite) and their link to tire/vehicle performance tributes such as tire wear and durability.
  • Knowledge of rubber material characteristics and properties including friction and abrasion.
  • Knowledge of FEA methods and tire performance analysis.
  • Knowledge of experimental methods and tire/vehicle performance prediction tools.
  • Experience with development of predictive capabilities based on analytical composite theory is an asset.
  • Experience with tire testing and prototype tire evaluation is an asset.
  • Experience with data acquisition & analysis software is an asset.
  • Experience with vehicle modeling and vehicle dynamics simulation software (e.g. TruckSim) is an asset.
  • Experience with tire modeling and force & moment prediction software (e.g. MF-Tire, CD-Tire, F-Tire) is an asset.


Skills and qualification:

  • Strong background in tire mechanics, contact mechanics, or related area.
  • Knowledge of functional system development approach (V-model).
  • Proficient computer programming skills.
  • Self-motivated individual.
  • Team player with enthusiasm and initiative.
  • Interest in the automotive world, testing activities, virtual development.
  • 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


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