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Material Laboratory Engineer


JobReq ID:  48833
Type of work:  On site
Type of contract:  Open-ended/permanent
Full/Part Time:  Full time



Bridgestone in Europe, CIS, Middle East, India and Africa (BSEMIA), headquartered in Zaventem (Belgium), is a subsidiary of  Bridgestone Corporation, a global leader providing sustainable mobility and advanced solutions.

In addition to our premium tire products, we offer a growing portfolio of tire-centric and mobility solutions. Together with our partners and guided by "Serving Society with Superior Quality”, that has been our mission since Shojiro Ishibashi founded Bridgestone in 1931, we are  working to accelerate sustainable mobility innovations and solutions. Through innovative technology,  we are committed to easier, safer, smoother and seamless mobility for our society and customers improving how people move, live, work and play.

Bridgestone also benefits from a significant retail network throughout the region – in fact our retail presence in the EMIA region is the largest in the tire industry. Through 17 distinct retail partners, we have around 3,500 outlets across Europe, the Middle East and Africa as well as around 2,500 outlets through our partner network in India. This network offers a selection of services, concepts and mobility solutions.

At Bridgestone we pride ourselves on the strong relationships we maintain with everyday drivers and this extensive retail network is one of the core reasons why.

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In line with the “Bridgestone Essence”, our work environment is based on integrity and teamwork, where everyone can learn from each other and contribute with their own ideas in achieving the coming goals.

We want to hear from people who can take the challenge, unleash their creative potential and contribute to the company success demonstrating ownership, courage and agility. We want you to develop your skills, expand your knowledge and be proud of your work.


R&D Material LABORATORY Engineer

Job Description

Joining a dynamic and motivated materials R&D team, the Lab Engineer will lead efforts to design, develop and validate innovative testing for the future Bridgestone products; covering a wide range of activities from Machine/instruments requirements definition and design or upgrade, multivariate analysis, automation, feasibility studies and related laboratory-based analysis.

Specifically, the candidate will play a key role in the R&D lab through his/her solid knowledge will be primarily involved in planning and conducting experiments and analyzing results, either with a definite end use, for example to develop new methods, materials, processes or apparatus, or to broaden scientific understanding in general.

Core responsibilities:

  • Design, develop, implement and validate new characterizations (methods and/or new testing machines) providing proposals, solutions and original ideas, focusing on Mechanism understanding, Prediction of products performances, Automation/Digitalization (efficiency), Quality (Reliability) and Sustainability .
  • Assure the quality and efficiency of the most advanced laboratory techniques/machines outputs cooperating within the R&D laboratory staff.

To perform successfully the above tasks the lab Engineer will:

  • Work effectively with R&D researchers, staff, technicians, and management of Bridgestone Technical Center Europe, actively taking part to R&D cross-functional teams
  • Work and interact with Bridgestone external partners, such as academia, lab equipment providers and material suppliers.
  • Perform lab trials/advanced testing
  • Apply advanced mathematical tools for data elaboration and interpretation: statistical evaluations, multivariate analysis.
  • Collaborate with Bridgestone Corporate Functions, Bridgestone America, Bridgestone Japan and Bridgestone Europe manufacturing plants.


Job requirements:

  • Master degree in: Material, Chemical, Mechanical or Mechatronic Engineering; Material Science or any other related field of study. Preference will be given to candidates with: Academic (PHD) or working Experience in characterization (developing testing methodologies / laboratory equipment) related to polymer mechanical and dynamic characterization
  • Solid knowledge of MS Office package and robust data analysis skills with working knowledge of mathematical tools (multivariate analysis and related software e.g.: MATLAB, R, CAT, SIMCA) 
  • Experience in mechatronics and automation
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.



All applications will be reviewed. Our Recruitment team will contact the suitable applicants for the next step of the recruitment process.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!


Diversity and inclusion are a central part of Bridgestone EMIA’s values at the highest level. This is key for our people to show a passion for excellence for improving society connected to the world in which we live. Our commitment to diversity, is linked to our founders mission of ‘Serving Society with Superior Quality’, which is essential in shaping and creating the organization, serving all people, respectfully, connected to our business. We recognize that everyone is different and that attracting, developing and retaining our employees will create a sustainable working environment which is essential to our success. This means that all job applicants and members of staff will receive equal treatment and that we will not discriminate in particular on grounds of gender, marital status, race, ethnic origin, color, nationality, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, religion or age.

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