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R&D Compound Development Engineer

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Date: 23-Nov-2021

Location: ROMA, Italy

Company: Bridgestone Europe NV/SA

 

 

 

 

R&D Compound Development Engineer

 

Position Snapshot

  • Type of Contract: Permanent/ temporary/internship
  • Full-time/Part Time
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The Company:

Bridgestone in Europe, Russia, 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.

 

 

Bridgestone EMIA

 

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.

 

Bridgestone EMIA leader in providing sustainable and advanced mobility solutions that create customer and social value is a key regional subsidiary of Tokyo-based Bridgestone Corporation. Bridgestone Corporation and its subsidiaries employ over 140.000 people around the world, operate 178 plants in 25 nations and sell products in more than 150 countries. One in five vehicles in the world drives on the company’s tires. "Serving Society with Superior Quality” our heritage and mission, and with a responsibility to future generations as a global leader, Bridgestone employs innovation and technology to improve the way people move, live, work and play since Shojiro Ishibashi founded Bridgestone in 1931. Our founder’s original vision and philosophy drives us to make life safer and more fulfilling for people everywhere. That means pursuing the highest quality in products, in service, in technology and in all our corporate activities. This philosophy is embedded in the way we work. We call it "The Bridgestone Essence" and it embodies the spirit that we all share and our desire to build a better Bridgestone for our customers, shareholders, business partners and, of course, our employees.

Bridgestone has opportunities to develop and grow your career.  As the world’s largest tire and rubber company, we strive to offer development opportunities in our global organization including our technical centers in the US and Japan.  Your ability to apply engineering technics to identify solutions as well as apply creativity to improve performance and solve challenges is critical.  Your ideas and concepts will impact our ability to design and develop products to meet the future needs of our European consumers.

We are looking for a

 

R&D COMPOUND DEVELOPMENT ENGINEER

Job Purpose

Joining a dynamic and motivated compound development team, the R&D compound development engineer will lead design, develop and validate innovative compound solutions for the future Bridgestone products.

The candidate will play a key role in the development of new commercial compound development through his/her solid knowledge on Material Science, Chemistry and industrial process technology, covering a wide range of activities from design thinking of compound prototype, laboratory investigation, compound validation on tire until industrialization stage.

 

 

Core Responsibility & Working relationship

  • Design, develop and validate new tread compound formulations providing proposals, solutions and original ideas along cross functional team-working with the Raw Material Development, Pattern Design Engineering, Tire Design, Manufacturing and Product Category Management teams.
  • Support and collaborate with Raw materials, Pattern and modeling Design for implementation of most advanced technology solutions in tribology, fracture mechanics, durability, mixing, curing and extrusion technologies
  • Promote Open Innovation projects with Bridgestone Partners & Academia.
  • Work effectively with technicians, R&D researchers and Management of Bridgestone EMIA Technical Center, actively taking part to R&D cross-functional teams.
  • Collaborate with Bridgestone Corporate Functions, Bridgestone America and Bridgestone Japan and Bridgestone Europe manufacturing plants.

Job requirements

  • Ph.D. in Materials Engineering, Chemistry, Industrial Chemistry, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, or any other related field of study.

Preference will be given to candidates with background in material science (polymers, thermoplastics, composites, foaming technology, adhesives and innovative materials), organic chemistry, practical experience in compound development (including experience on mixing, extrusion and curing), materials simulation and modeling.

  • Goal-oriented, motivated, creative and collaborative. Able to work within teams with strong communications skills.
  • Digital mindset: solid knowledge of MS Office package and digital software as Matlab, Python. Skills in machine learning, big data analytics & computer vision is preferable.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English

 

 

If you can demonstrate the skills we are looking for and would like to make a difference in a Pioneering company dedicated to shaping a sustainable future of real-world mobility solutions, join us at Bridgestone!

 

Process Next Steps: All applications will be reviewed. Our HR team will contact those applicants who we would like to invite for the next stage of the recruitment process.

 

Please don’t hesitate and apply at https://careers.bridgestone-emea.com/

We are looking forward to hearing from you!

You can learn more about our Group and reasons to join us on

https://bridgestone-emia.com/

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Disclaimer

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.