Senior Research Engineer

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Employer
Bridgestone Americas, Inc
Location
Akron, Ohio, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
May 03, 2021
Closes
May 10, 2021
Ref
2133083417
Discipline
Forestry
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
JOB DESCRIPTION
The Applied Research position focuses on scientific research, test method development and testing of new products, and advanced materials. A senior Professional position applies advanced knowledge of a job area typically obtained through advanced education and work experience. Problems faced are difficult and sometimes complex.
COMPANY OVERVIEW
Nashville, Tenn.-based Bridgestone Americas, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation, the world's largest tire and rubber company. Bridgestone Americas and its subsidiaries develop, manufacture and market a wide range of Bridgestone, Firestone and associate brand tires to address the needs of a broad range of customers, including consumers, automotive and commercial vehicle original equipment manufacturers, and those in the agricultural, forestry and mining industries. The companies are also engaged in retreading operations throughout the Western Hemisphere and produce air springs, roofing materials, and industrial fibers and textiles. The Bridgestone Americas family of companies also operates the world's largest chain of automotive tire and service centers.Guided by its global corporate social responsibility (CSR), commitment 'Our Way to Serve,' Bridgestone embraces its responsibility as a global leader by striving to improve the way people move, live, work and play.
RESPONSIBILITIES
Responsibilities:
Leads projects or processes of diverse scope, while working independently with limited supervision
Coaches and reviews the work of lower level professionals
Supports continuous improvement/automation activities
Researches potential new technologies, products and test method development by developing and testing theories on the physical, chemical and/or biological properties of materials and ingredients under various conditions
Devises research methods, prepares technical specifications, and specifies laboratory test equipment and processes
Makes recommendations concerning acquisition and use of new technological equipment and materials
May participate in intellectual property evaluations and development of patent applications
Coordinates pilot-plant or initial production runs on new products or processes
Supports relationships through strong communication and negotiation skills with internal and external stakeholders
Creation and management of institutional knowledge
Other duties as assigned
Preferred Qualifications
QUALIFICATIONS
Typically 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 experience
Bridgestone 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.

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