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Technology Validation R&D Engineer


JobReq ID:  51606
Type of work:  Hybrid
Type of contract:  Open-ended/permanent
Full/Part Time:  Full time




Technology Validation


Job description

We are looking for a position as an R&D Engineer for Technology Validation group within Material Innovation and Development organization.


The R&D engineer will lead efforts to validate tire technologies, including new constructions, new reinforcing materials, new compounds, as well as add-on and sensing technologies, for Bridgestone consumer products, in line with Product Performance RoadMap and with Corporate Sustainability Roadmap.


Specifically, he/she will work on new technologies development, proposing/supporting the identification of new materials, constructions and processes, realizing virtual and physical tires’ prototypes for performances assessment, leading FMEA preparation, designing new testing procedures, deriving/executing proper validation plan and upon positive analysis of all tests, release technologies to next gate for plants’ introduction.





Core responsibilities and working relations


Support scouting, design and development of new tire technologies.


Lead FMEA activity, derive and execute new technology validation plans by mean of  both empiric (lab and on-tire testing) and virtual tire approach.


Investigate tire failure mode, understand mechanisms, identify and validate countermeasures.


Design and validate new testing methods aimed to replicate specific tire failure modes.


Prepare tire virtual models and perform FEM advanced analysis, including identification of ad-hoc metrics and editing of new scripts/codes for specific analysis.


Organization and management of Design Review meetings/presentations to involved stakeholders/management;


Project planning, monitoring and execution;


Work effectively with R&D researchers, technicians, and management of Bridgestone Technical Center Europe, actively taking part to R&D cross-functional teams;


Collaborate with Bridgestone Corporate Functions, Bridgestone America and Bridgestone Japan, Bridgestone EMIA manufacturing plants;


Work and interact with Bridgestone external partners such as academia, research institutes and lab equipment providers.


Job Requirements


Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering, Materials Engineering.


Experience in operation and troubleshooting of FEM simulation software, preferably Abaqus and Hypermesh


Digital mindset : solid knowledge of MS Office suite and programming language (Matlab and Python appreciated plus)


Analytical skill, Logic Thinking, Problem solving and strong mechanism understanding mindset.


Willingness to perform accurate analysis on worn-out tires, either after indoor/outdoor test or after market exposure


Curiosity, think-out-of-the-box mindset, willingness to learn from new and often unprecedented technical challenges.


Fluency in written and spoken English


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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