R & D Associate
Posted on: October 11, 2019
Goodyear Talent Acquisition Representative: Kasondra Davis
Sponsorship Available: No
Relocation Assistance Available: Yes
About the Position
Goodyear, the recognized leader in high performance tire
technology, is looking for candidates to become part of our Global
Material Science team in Akron , Ohio.
The Global Material Science department seeks a highly motivated and
hands-on associate to identify and develop new material
technologies that address current and future business needs from
our organization. The ideal candidate will have a strong passion
for technology and high-performance application development. The
associate will be responsible for translating product performance
requirements such as traction, handling, and durability into
chemical and physical property requirements of materials, and then
developing tire compounds which demonstrate performance in tire
applications. The successful candidate will be high energy and
Developing and maintaining tire compounds for optimal performance
while considering cost and environment.
Designing laboratory studies to evaluate material technologies, and
interpreting the results based on the underlying chemistry and
physics of the materials being studied.
Domestic and international travel is frequently required
Provide onsite assistance during plant trials as required
Effective communication and collaboration with design teams,
customers, and manufacturing to ensure successful development and
Required Education and Experience
Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry or Materials
Masters, or PhD desired
10-15 years of experience in elastomeric formulation for dynamic
applications is preferred
10-15 years of experience in understanding structure/property
relationships in materials is desired.
Familiarity with polymers, fillers, and/or reinforced composites is
Proficiency in the statistical design and analysis of experimental
data is required
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work in teams will
Exceptional communication and technical documentation skills will
The associate needs to be open minded, optimistic, and
collaborative with a strong sense of urgency
Tire plant experience in mixing/component preparation and with tire
production processes are an asset
Skills and Abilities
Exhibits a very high degree of professional proficiency in an
Recognized within the function as an expert in a field and has some
recognition of professional accomplishment within the company.
Technical leadership - contributes to the formulation of the work
plans of others in the field of their expertise.
Project execution - sets project goals, develops action plans and
achieves desired results.
Knowledge in one or more of: rubber compounding, tires, tire
materials, tire manufacturing, tire applications, tire materials
Goodyear is one of the world's largest tire companies. It employs
about 64,000 people and manufactures its products in 47 facilities
in 21 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 www.goodyear.com/corporate.
Goodyear is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action
Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regards 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
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