Original Equipment Tire Development Engineer

Country/Region:  US
City:  Findlay OH
Job Requisition:  31405


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!


Position Title:                                                   Engineer, R&D 

Hours:                                                                          Monday – Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Location:                                                          701 Lima Avenue, Findlay, OH 45840


Summary of Duties: 

Provide engineering support for the complete lifecycle of OE tire development. Work with a product that directly impacts ride, handling, or NVH. Performing tasks with vehicle dynamics and NVH. Will be responsible for using Matlab or similar programming skills. Communicate across all levels of the company from manufacturing through Senior Management and Customers.


Qualification:  A Bachelor’s degree in Engineering and two years of work experience in the job offered or a related occupation. Position requires demonstrated experience with: Automotive product development with an OEM or Tier 1 supplier; APQP, DFMEA, 6-Sigma, PPAP or VDA6.3; Product testing and data analysis; and Project Management.

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company is looking for an experienced automotive product development engineer to join our rapidly growing Original Equipment tire development team as we increase our emphasis on this part of our business.  In this position, you will be expected to provide engineering support for the complete lifecycle of OE tire development.  You will be a key member of a high performing team, with significant exposure to upper management and customers.  Responsibilities will be broad, timelines will be aggressive.  We need an Engineer who can keep up and who thrives on solving problems and learning. 


Job Specific Duties: 

  • Someone with automotive product development experience with an OEM or Tier I supplier, preferably experienced with a product that directly impacts ride, handling, or NVH (OE Tire development or release experience would be a 100% fit).
  • Someone with a natural interest in vehicle dynamics and/or NVH.  A racing or FSAE background is a good indication that you will enjoy this sort of work.
  • Able and willing to deep-dive on technical issues.  Technical problem solving is a key part of this job.
  • Familiar with APQP, DFMEA, 6-Sigma, PPAP, VDA6.3.
  • Highly proficient with computers (Extra credit for Matlab or similar programming skills).
  • Experienced in product testing and data analysis (Extra credit for experience with vehicle testing for ride, handling, or NVH).
  • Experienced in Project Management.
  • Someone who enjoys travelling - Some domestic and international travel will be required. 
  • Someone who thrives on challenge.
  • Excellent at communication across all levels of the company from manufacturing through Senior Management and Customers.


Basic Qualifications:

  • BS in Engineering
  • Tire engineering experience required


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Original equipment experience
  • OE tire engineering experience strongly preferred


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.

Nearest Major Market: Lima
Nearest Secondary Market: Findlay

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