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Engineering Projects Manager

Date:  Sep 6, 2021
Country/Region:  US
City:  Findlay OH
Job Requisition:  34584


Cooper Tire offers an entirely unique work experience because no matter what your title is, you’ll play a part in contributing to the development, manufacturing and marketing of some of the most innovative tire products in the world. Cooper is a fun and exciting place to work. We are constantly on the lookout for motivated individuals who lead by example and inspire others to greatness. The opportunities are endless and the rewards rich for those who believe that job satisfaction and career success begin with a satisfied customer. Careers are a Journey…Come Ride with Us!


The Cooper Tire Engineering Services group is a global support organization.  This Project Manager position within Engineering Services will conduct detailed project management for both equipment and facility related projects.  This includes developing project schedules, managing budgets, leading cross functional teams, managing external resources, plant layouts, and providing support to multiple facilities.  This position provides broad exposure to Cooper’s manufacturing plants and corporate team, and is an excellent entry opportunity for a motivated individual to develop leadership skills.


Job duties include:

  • Reports directly to the Engineering Manager for Engineering Services
  • Refine project scopes, develop and manage complete project plans – including budgets and schedules (Microsoft Project) – ensuring that project timelines and budgets are met.
  • Manage multiple projects / priorities.
  • Manage contractual relationships with external vendors such as architects and contractors.
  • Determine, define and communicate clear scopes of work for external vendors.
  • Provide engineering support to all plants and facilities within the company.
  • Lead multidisciplinary project teams.
  • Build and implement the best practices and standards for all projects.
  • Order material and services using company procurement system.
  • Prepare reports to keep management apprised of key projects.
  • Utilize AutoCAD for plant layouts.


Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelor Degree in engineering – Mechanical, Electrical, Manufacturing, or similar.
  • 3+ Years of project management experience is preferred.  PMP or FMP certification is a plus, but not required.
  • Experience preferred with manufacturing environment, managing equipment and facility projects.
  • Experience managing multiple outside vendors and consultants.
  • Proven track record of implementing projects on schedule and per budget.
  • Strong problem solving skills.
  • Strong attention to details.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects / priorities.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • High potential, highly motivated, service oriented, hands-on performer with the ability to lead and prioritize.
  • Excellent problem solving skills and the ability to work independently on assigned projects.
  • Desire to learn about our business and develop skills as a future leader in the company.
  • Ability to travel 10-25% - both domestic and international.


Cooper Tire is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We strive to recruit, develop and retain top candidates by providing an engaging culture and opportunities to grow and develop. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, status as an individual with a disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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Nearest Secondary Market: Findlay

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