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Senior Applied Researcher

Company: Bridgestone Americas
Location: Akron
Posted on: June 24, 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 SummaryProduct Development simulation work in the area of Tire performance and OE Virtual Simulation offers interesting and unique challenges for engineers in terms of fundamental mechanics, simulations, experimental work and innovation. Core Engineering, a tire technology development department of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations (BATO), has an opening for a candidate with experience in FEA. He or she is expected to possess experience in the area of FEA simulation and results analysis. Experience with finite element methods and ABAQUS is required for this position.ResponsibilitiesResponsibilities:
This position is responsible to help tire development groups to run virtual simulations in support of OE development programs. Previous ABAQUS FEA experience is required. Responsibilities for this position include development of proprietary methods to predict and measure tire and vehicle performances. The engineer is expected to initiate new projects, apply the findings to new products and collaborate with other teammates in a cross functional role to improve tire performance. Customer interactions and disseminating simulation solutions with other teammates is also expected. The candidate will need to prepare and present designs at milestones like initial and final design reviews. Domestic and international travel possible 5-15%.


  • Required: ABAQUS FEA experience
  • Preferred: M.S. in Mechanical engineering & 2-3 years industry experience. B.S. in Mechanical engineering or similar degree & 4-6 years industry experience.Minimum QualificationsTypically requires a minimum of 5 years of related experience with a bachelor's degree; or 3 years and a master's degree; or a PhD without experience; or equivalent work 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.

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