Tire Engineer

Akron, OH, 44321, United States

Posted on 08/06/2018

Position Details




Manufacturing & Dist / Rubber


Manufacturing / Production

Job Level:

Experienced Professional (Non-Manager)

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Immediate Opening for a Tire Engineer to support tire planning, development, and technical requirements.

Responsibilities: Must have an understanding of the entire tire manufacturing process, tire construction, tire testing, and overall tire performance.

· Apply engineering principles to resolve tire production issues, improve production processes, ensure proper tire performance levels and improve overall tire performance, including construction, processing, cost, and quality level of tires.

· Perform cured tire analysis, supervise test tire procurement, follow up on defect control, issue quality instructions, audit all phases of factory processing, conduct training programs and maintain tire specs

· Utilize advanced data interpretation methods to evaluate existing products and processes that meet internal and external customer requirements. Translate product needs to experimental data or design parameters.

· Ensure quality and cost are meeting company goals

· Review and oversee technical specifications of products.

· Provide product support to all areas of the organization through the lifecycle of the product.

· Maintain existing specifications and support plant production departments when necessary.

· Develop and implement quality and material cost improvements.

· Ensure competitive tire designs, performance, and testing criteria are executed as expected

· Conceptualize, develop and implement factory process improvements as necessary.

· Work closely with Process Engineering to make insure any changes as a result of existing or new products have acceptable capability.

· Design prototypes, manage test programs to evaluate performance attributes, analyze test results and present conclusions.

· Coordinate design and tooling of new molds working with designer and plant engineering to include equipment requirements as needed.

· Work with Material Design Engineers to introduce new materials and / or material suppliers for existing materials to the plant through material evaluation programs.

· Explore and develop new concepts and materials that can lead to new products or improve processes


· BS or advanced degree in Mechanical or Chemical Engineering

· 3 years or more with tire experience preferred