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Manager, Tread Design Engineering

Company: Bridgestone America, Inc.
Location: Muscatine
Posted on: May 23, 2023

Job Description:

Manager, Tread Design Engineering page is loaded Manager, Tread Design Engineering Apply locations Muscatine time type Full time posted on Posted 7 Days Ago job requisition id 2023_11178 Company Overview Wherever you work and whatever role you fill, when you represent the Bridgestone name you know that you are a valued teammate who is part of our larger mission to "Serve Society with Superior Quality." We start by offering each teammate more than just a salary. We provide formal training, competitive performance incentives, paid vacation and holidays, healthcare packages for full-time and part-time employees, and a 401k plan to help build your future. We believe people can only provide superior service and quality to others when they are allowed to bring their whole selves to work and know they are supported. -We believe in championing all perspectives, individuals and teams because we understand the importance of seeing the world and our business through many different lenses. We are building a team as diverse as the world we serve. So, -show us what you're made of. Show us the smart stuff, the tough stuff, the bold, beautiful and brave stuff. Because who you are is what we -need. - Bridgestone Americas, Inc. is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee and is the U.S. subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation headquartered in Japan. Bridgestone Americas and its subsidiaries develop, manufacture and market a wide range of Bridgestone, Firestone and associate brand products to address the needs of a broad range of customers and industries. Job Category Engineering & Science Position Summary Under the direction of the Director, Bandag R&D , Bridgestone Mobility Solutions the position has primary responsibility for managing and coordinating activities for a staff of tread design engineers. This position will be a working/ hands on manager position. The position will be accountable to prioritize, set goals, and execute on the goals to ensure the team is applying current and new technologies to develop "best-in-class"/industry leading Bandag retread products in targeted markets throughout the Americas. Specifically, this position will be accountable for the geometric aspects of the pre cured tread products. Responsibilities

  • Manages team to apply product design engineering principles to deliver customer technical/functional specifications, budget adherence, automation/continuous improvement of processes, and cost/efficiency requirements
  • Conducts various forms of modeling (mathematical, 3D, etc.) to determine if proposed designs are technically feasible
  • Supports and participates in the design, test, modification, fabrication, and assembly of prototypesPosition is accountable for:
    • Prioritizing tread design engineering demand w/ approval from Director, Bandag R&D, BMS.
    • Assigning resources, included self as working manager, and leveling resources to enable the setting of goals for direct reports
    • Budgeting and tracking non-New Product Process projects associated with Tread Design, i.e., Applied Research projects
    • Providing technical recommendations and options for high priority new product development, COGS reductions, and applied research initiatives associated with retread product design.
    • Developing high complexity 3D computer models of tread design and associated tooling using Pro E / Creo 4 or higher software.
    • Collaborating with Global Engineering Services and Manufacturing Process Team with tooling design requirements and interface specifications.
    • Collaboration with new tire design team to assist in the optimization of new tire structures for retreading.
    • Recommending strategy of developmental tools and technology for Precured Tread Design engineering within Bridgestone Americas.Personal Contact/Working Relationships:
      • Position requires working with global marketing product managers in feasibility studies of new products & managing the projects & resources to deliver within ROI hurdles, quality, & time boundaries.
      • Position must collaborate with internal & external suppliers & customers.
      • Incumbent must possess the written and oral communication skills necessary to provide senior management personnel with project status and recommendations.Environment/Working Conditions:Depending on priorities and schedules the incumbent may be required to work extended hours (over 45 hours per week).Office - 85%
        Non-Office - Bandag tread production facilities, -Bandag franchisees production facilities, fleet inspections, 3rd party suppliers - 15%Estimated Non-Office Travel Breakdown:
        Domestic - 95%
        International - 5% Minimum Qualifications Associates degree in engineering or equivalent with 15+ years of tire or retread development experience required. -OR Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, physics, or industrial technology with 10+ years of product development experience. Demonstrated continuous effort towards obtaining this degree will be considered.Experience managing multiple discipline technical projects from concept to launchPreferred:
        • Previous experience managing a staff of product design engineers
        • User of Pro E / Creo 4.0 or higher software
        • Design of Experiment (DOE) experience
        • Working with a team comprised of international members
        • Master's in Business AdministrationBridgestone is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. It is our policy to consider for employment all individuals regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.Employment EligibilityIf hired, a Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification must be completed at the start of employment. Temporary work authorization or the need for sponsorship may disqualify you from employment. About Us B ased in Nashville Tennessee, -Bridgestone Americas, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation, the world's largest tire and rubber company. Bridgestone Americas and its subsidiaries develop, manufacture and market a wide range of Bridgestone, Firestone and associate brand tires to address the needs of a broad range of customers, including consumers, automotive and commercial vehicle original equipment manufacturers, and those in the agricultural, forestry and mining industries. -The companies are also engaged in retreading operations throughout the Western Hemisphere and produce air springs, roofing materials, and industrial fibers and textiles. The Bridgestone Americas family of companies also operates the world's largest chain of automotive tire and service centers. Guided by its global corporate social responsibility (CSR), commitment Our Way to Serve, Bridgestone embraces its responsibility as a global leader by striving to improve the way people move, live, work and play.

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