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Engineer Staff - Aviation Product Development


Danville, VA, US

Company:  Goodyear

Requisition ID: 94155 
Sponsorship Available: No 
Relocation Assistance Available: Yes 

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About the Position

This position, within Global Off Highway Product Development organization, will support the development of Aviation tires as a Resident Engineer onsite in the Danville, VA manufacturing plant.  The candidate will work in a team environment, seeking solutions to technical challenges, and utilizing lean principles to enhance global standards and processes. The Resident Engineer position is a conduit bringing product design knowledge to the plant & learnings about the plant/manufacturing process to bring that knowledge back to the product development team.


Primary Responsibilities 

  • Develop and enhance products, processes and methods that meet internal and/or external customer requirements

  • Translate product requirements into product design features

  • Contribute to the manufacture of quality products, and the enhancement of manufacturing processes

  • Work in a team environment towards bringing new product technologies to market

  • Strong communication skills [written/oral] in presenting data and information to others

  • Act as the Communication link between product development team and the plant - Facilitate meetings/action plans and linkage between DFMEA and PFMEA

  • Interface and work with global regions of the organization, across multiple functions (product development, manufacturing, Quality)

  • Assist with check builds for technical and production releases of new products

  • Support plant process changes for potential impact on product performance

  • Support plant trials for effectiveness and potential impact on product performance

  • Support return tire forensic analysis

  • Assist in plant improvement opportunities to determine required design changes


Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree – Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering or related discipline
  • Minimum 4 years of work experience in the relevant field
  • Master’s Degree or Experience in similar disciplines is considered a plus

Desired Skills and Abilities

  • A basic understanding of science and technology in applicable disciplines

  • A basic comprehension of statistical design and analysis; cause-and-effect analysis; risk analysis; lean principles

  • Display data interpretation skills, and the ability to apply this skill to product development

  • Ability to accomplish assignments in a logical fashion, using existing technology and standardized methodologies

  • Basic organization, communication, and experimentation skills

  • Knowledge of Computer Aided Design is desired




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: Danville
Nearest Secondary Market: Virginia

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