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Senior Electrical - Computer Engineer


Akron, OH, US

Company:  Goodyear

Requisition ID: 117709 
Sponsorship Available: No 
Relocation Assistance Available: No 

Goodyear. More Driven.




About the Position


Global Manufacturing and Engineering has the responsibility to invent, design, specify and deliver product and process technologies to make Goodyear’s Business Strategies achievable. This department engineers and integrates new commercial technologies and custom designs to support new products and increased manufacturing capability.  This position is responsible for the development of projects with moderate complexity or working on complex projects in component preparation.

The successful candidate will primarily be responsible to design and implement controls-based applications to interface with IT systems and machine controls.  Incumbent should be capable of leading design and implementing PLC projects.  Due to the nature of project support, domestic and international travel is expected to be up to 25% per year and occasion off-hours work is required.

This individual will work with other engineers, as well as engineering and IT contractors and suppliers. The individual will also work closely with all GME process teams, IT, SAP, MES, Reliability, Quality, Production, and Cyber Security.




  • Provide equipment and process engineering expertise in component prep

  • Support Capital Projects globally for the specification, development, check-out, installation, and commissioning of Component Prep equipment

  • Provide remote support for plant machine and supervisory level controls, occasionally in off hours

  • Assemble documentation and specification for automation control and/or interface programming for capital equipment installations and upgrades

  • Maintain knowledge electrical machine controls: PLC/HMI platforms, AC Variable frequency drives, servo controls and National Electric Code standards

  • Coordination of contractors and/or vendors and plant for commissioning of equipment.

  • Participate in project scope development (internal & external), project facilitation/coordination through planning, installation and commissioning phases.



Education and Experience

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

  • 7+ years experience required.

  • Required experience: control systems, PLC programming (RSLogix), VFD's, HMI's, servos

  • Preferred experience:  Industry 4.0 & data base messaging; Communication protocol experience



Skills and Abilities

  • Instill positive attitudes on peers.  Plan and lead meetings. Give clear and concise technical guidance. Lead in finding alternative solutions. 

  • Demonstrate capability in a leadership role.  Anticipate conflict, develop contingency plans, and mitigate risk.





Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tire companies. It employs about 74,000 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: Akron
Nearest Secondary Market: Cleveland

Job Segment: Machinist, Manufacturing Engineer, Process Engineer, Electrical Engineering, Engineer, Manufacturing, Engineering

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