Senior Materials Engineer

Employer
Bridgestone Americas, Inc
Location
Akron, Ohio, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jun 04, 2021
Closes
Jun 11, 2021
Ref
2139870717
Discipline
Forestry
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
JOB DESCRIPTION
Materials Engineer / Scientist focuses on performing qualitative and quantitative analyses of the composition, properties, and activity of organic or inorganic compounds, as well as test method development for such analyses. Roles within this group analyze and contribute to the development of material structure/property relationships needed for new polymer development and understanding, as well as analyze experimental results and communicate them with stakeholders. 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 of diverse polymer performance optimization scope, while working independently with limited supervision
Performs qualitative and quantitative analyses of the composition, properties, and activity of organic or inorganic compounds, as well as test method development for such analyses.
Identifies beneficial structure/property relationships and guides synthesis chemists towards more optimal molecular structures.
Collaborates with product engineers to advance needed technology development.
Supports continuous improvement/automation activities
Supports relationships through strong communication and negotiation skills with internal and external stakeholders
Other duties as assigned
Preferred Qualifications:
n/a
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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