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Track Testing Tires and Materials Testing Technician


San Angelo, TX, US

Company:  Goodyear

Requisition ID: 104151 
Sponsorship Available: No 
Relocation Assistance Available: No 

Goodyear. More Driven.




About the Position

The Tires and Material Testing Technician position is an Entry level opportunity in Vehicle Dynamics Area (VDA) tire rotation. 
The position will perform vehicle assembly rotations to support the daily testing activities conducted by our Driver Engineers. Work may involve manual tasks that require test setup, tire mounting, tire balancing, tire dismounting, calibration checks, use of tools. The equipment or machines operated by the Technician may be manual, semi-automatic, or automatic.
The candidate must be able to communicate effectively with technicians and engineers (both internal and OE customers) and support a positive work environment and collaborative teamwork approach to solve technical challenges. In specific events this position may require shift work including evenings, nights and weekends.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Rotate/Swap test assemblies on and off the test vehicle when the Engineer Driver pulls into the rotation bay and onto the vehicle lift (to perform this task lifting of assemblies, use of impact wrench and torque wrench, operation of vehicle lifts and strong communication with others performing the task are required)

  • Preparation of tests by obtaining mounted assemblies from the Tire Room, organizing the assemblies in sets to be tested. Verify the sets and testing order match the test request. Verify calibration of air gage and torque wrench and other tools. Set and confirm tire inflation pressures per test request and Engineer Driver instruction. Mount and balance tires as needed. Return assemblies and vehicle to appropriate location after testing.

  • Be able to recognize errors and suggest improvements.

  • Prepare test surface and course layout by correctly placing cones in the designated location and turning on the water for any wet handling tests that are scheduled.

  • Front line of contact with OE customers, requiring professionalism and good communication.

  • Take initiative to train, learn and support other technicians becoming a reliable team member.

  • Learn, observe and follow the lead of the Lead/Master Tire Technician.

  • Travel to support off-site testing. Rock Crawling, Sand, Snow, Racetracks, etc.

  • Learn and understand the ISO audit process.

  • Comply with all Health, Safety, Environmental and other Company policies and procedures.  Follow all safety rules and practices. 

Required Education and Experience

  • High School Diploma

  • Associates in STEM or related preferred 

  • Minimum 1 year of relevant experience required with a High School Diploma or an Associates degree accepted in lieu of experience

  • Any VDA tire rotation and/or prior experience with tires preferred

  • Prior experience in a laboratory, manufacturing or industrial facility desired

Desired Skills and Abilities:

  • Mechanical aptitude

  • Strong teamwork & collaboration skills.

  • Ability to operate both manual & semi-automated industry machinery.

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

  • Basic computer and math skills 

  • Driver’s License required

  • CDL a plus



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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Nearest Major Market: San Angelo
Nearest Secondary Market: Abilene

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