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NPI Quality Engineer - Principal


Danville, VA, US

Company:  Goodyear

Location: US-VA-DANVILLE-PLT-0126-2198   
Sponsorship Available: No 
Relocation Assistance Available: Yes 



Primary Purpose of Position:

This position is responsible for supporting manufacturing process and product quality by applying appropriate Goodyear standards and procedures to solve problems. The incumbent is able to lead the application of innovative technical solutions to meet product and process requirements.

- Acknowledged globally as a content expert, teaching others and developing new approaches to achieve requirements. Network with other technical experts to improve processes and solve problems.

- Utilize and apply understanding of Customer requirements (internal and external) relevant to multiple process areas. Understands the influences to the Customer from various functions.

- Develop and manage relationships with Suppliers and Customers (internal and external) and drive improvements in Customer satisfaction; appropriately representing Goodyear.

- Accountable to ensure compliance to applicable technical requirements across the manufacturing facility related to their field.

- Accountable to drive product and process improvements within relevant quality guidelines and standards using appropriate quality engineering tools. Drive process improvements regionally and globally, leveraging synergies across the organization.

- Coach and teach Plant Optimization (PO) and use PO methods to drive process improvement.

- Technical resource for resolving complex problems requiring the use of higher-level tools.

- Apply expertise to anticipate problems, and develop solutions with appropriate tools and methods that deliver defined objectives to meet business needs. Disseminate techniques to anticipate and mitigate risks.

- Coordinate multiple teams to meet individual and business performance objectives. Effectively lead cross-functional and/or remote teams


Principle Duties and Responsibilities:


Be recognized as a leader in development of technical solutions to meet product requirements.

Be a knowledge resource on available technology. Lead team on use of appropriate level of technology for application. Lead development of new technology. Avoid inappropriate level of risk.

Be a knowledge resource of work processes or recognized leader in continuous improvement of processes.

Develop and advise others on evolving technologies globally. 

Be a knowledge resource or leader, recognized for innovations and creativity



Identify problems before they occur, propose mitigation solutions. Be a recognized leader in development of new problem-solving strategies. Prioritize objectives and strategies that best deliver to meet business needs.

Be a knowledge resource and leader of collaboration. Create an environment and culture of collaboration.

Advise others on new tools and methods to solve problems and make decisions. 

Be a knowledge resource in driving decisions based on facts. Lead team to consider alternatives and rule out unlikely outcomes.

Lead implementation. Use skills to address large complex problem solutions. Lead in data analysis.



Be a recognized content expert and leader in project management. 

Be a recognized leader in completing actives and steps of projects. Ensure required steps are taken and all parties included. Lead project teams in developing plans.

Be a resource leader in project risk management and the use of process to manage project risk.

Be a recognized resource and leader in execution and implementation. Lead project closeout as a strategy leader.

Be a knowledge resource and leader in resolving project conflict. Anticipate conflict and develop contingency plans



  • Bachelor’s degree in science/Technology/Engineering/Math



  • 7 or more years of experience required in at least three departments, divisions or locations
  • Demonstrated mastery of systematic problem-solving tools and techniques to address complex equipment and process problems
  • Demonstrated ability to teach and apply new tools and techniques to improve existing processes
  • Cross-functional project leadership/management experience, PMP preferred.
  • Ability to teach, coach and mentor others



  • Instill positive attitudes on peers. Provide positive constructive feedback. Plan and lead meetings. Give clear and concise technical guidance. Offer constructive disagreement and the ability to manage/deflect/diffuse conflict. Lead in finding alternative solutions. 
  • Demonstrate capability in a leadership role. Lead by example. Cooperate to meet business objectives. Delegate and make capable teams. Anticipate and mitigate risk. Be recognized as a leader in execution/completion/closeout of projects. Anticipate conflict and develop contingency plans.

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Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tire companies. It employs about 72,000 people and manufactures its products in 57 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 regard 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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