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Process & Design Engineer

Company: Bridgestone Americas
Location: Akron
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Job Description:

Company OverviewWherever you work and whatever role you fill, when you represent the Bridgestone name you know that you are a valued teammate who is part of our larger mission to "Serve Society with Superior Quality." We start by offering each teammate more than just a salary. We provide formal training, competitive performance incentives, paid vacation and holidays, healthcare packages for full-time and part-time employees, and a 401k plan to help build your future.We believe people can only provide superior service and quality to others when they are allowed to bring their whole selves to work and know they are supported. We believe in championing all perspectives, individuals and teams because we understand the importance of seeing the world and our business through many different lenses. We are building a team as diverse as the world we serve. So, show us what you're made of. Show us the smart stuff, the tough stuff, the bold, beautiful and brave stuff. Because who you are is what we need.Bridgestone Americas, Inc. is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee and is the U.S. subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation headquartered in Japan. Bridgestone Americas and its subsidiaries develop, manufacture and market a wide range of Bridgestone, Firestone and associate brand products to address the needs of a broad range of customers and industries.Job CategoryEngineering & SciencePosition SummaryBridgestone Americas is seeking a Mechanical Engineer with excellent design aptitude and intuition that can lead the advancement of innovation projects within the Extended Mobility organization. The position leads the research, planning, designing and implementation/installation of mechanical products and systems such as instruments, controls, robots, engines, machines and mechanical, thermal hydraulic or heat transfer systems to champion bringing new technology initiatives from concept to scale. A Lead Professional position is a recognized subject matter expert in a job area typically obtained through advanced education and work experience. Problems faced are difficult and often complex. Requires periodic communication and interaction with leadershipResponsibilities

  • Leads the design and development of new processes and/or machines to bring new technology initiatives from concept to scale
  • Leverages proven abilities in mechanical engineering to identify critical properties (i.e. material strength or strain limits) or interactions (i.e. contact stress) and evaluates designs against them.
  • Determines process & equipment design by balancing process cost, yield, and material waste considerations
  • Drives the use of quality tools like PFMEA to validate processes/equipment and release for use in production
  • Coordinates with a cross functional team to stand up new facilities, solidify supply chain, and ensure flawless launch of new technology
  • Conducts tests throughout all stages of processing to determine control over applicable variables and prevents/solves process problems
  • Manages and works with external partners to enhance and accelerate the design process
  • Champions the implementation/installation of new tools and equipment, leveraging hands-on abilities as needed
  • Identifies continuous improvement/automation activities
  • Supports relationships through strong communication and negotiation skills with internal and external stakeholdersMinimum QualificationsPreferred Qualifications
    • Effective, proven abilities to lead and collaborate within a team.
    • Proven machine and process design experience within a manufacturing environment
    • Experience with PFMEA and safety risk assessments
    • Excellent design aptitude and intuition - Necessary to connect process development to innovative design workstreams
    • Detail oriented & data driven mindset and abilities
    • Demonstrated history of using FEA and/or engineering hand calcs to asses designs prior to building
    • Thrives in a fast-paced project environment with open-ended challenges and frequently changing priorities - assertive, questioning
    • CAD Design (AutoDesk preferred)Minimum Qualifications
      • Typically requires a minimum of 8 years of related experience with a bachelor's degree; or 6 years and a master's degree; or a PhD with 3 years of experienceBridgestone is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. It is our policy to consider for employment all individuals regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.Employment EligibilityIf hired, a Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification must be completed at the start of employment. Temporary work authorization or the need for sponsorship may disqualify you from employment.

Keywords: Bridgestone Americas, Akron , Process & Design Engineer, Engineering , Akron, Ohio

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