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R&D Material Laboratory Engineer


JobReq ID:  52194
Type of work:  On site
Type of contract:  Open-ended/permanent
Full/Part Time:  Full time



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 contribute to digital mindset and digital designing approach spreading.
  • To identify and support implementation of efficiency opportunities in Way of Working and processes


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
  • Digital mindset: 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) 
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.
  • Problem solving and project management skills.
  • Analytical skill, Logic Thinking and strong mechanism understanding mindset.
  • Results oriented, self-motivated, creative and collaborative.
  • Curiosity, think-out-of-the-box mindset, willingness to learn from new and often unprecedented technical challenges.
  • Ability to work with different pace, timeframe, organizations: with long term innovation as well as with supply crisis management, with other R&D entities as well as plants.
  • Ability to work at global level with multicultural environment.


Position is based at the Technical Center in Rome; Salary and position will be tailored according to the profile


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 EMEA’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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