Commercial Core Engineer IV

Company Overview

Nashville, Tenn.-based 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.

Position Summary

Our opening in Core Engineering offers engineers an opportunity to work in an innovative, collaborative, and technically challenging work environment. Core Engineering, a tire development department of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations (BATO), has an opening for an engineer responsible for the development of new commercial tires. Qualified candidates should possess experience in one or more of product development, the application of Finite Element Analysis (FEA), and/or automotive industry experience. The candidate must possess a Bachelor of Science in Engineering with seven+ years of relevant work experience.


· Effectively and efficiently execute a plan to design new tires to meet program performance and timing requirements
· Effectively manage the program's technical risk
· Prepares and presents designs at milestones like initial and final design reviews
· Determine root cause of technical challenges
· Communicate and collaborate in a team environment
· Develop mastery in design and analysis tools including tire dissection
· Communicates technical information effectively to colleagues, customers, etc.
· Up to 40% travel to tire plants, testing facilities, etc.


Required: Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering and 7 years of experience.

Preferred: Mechanical Engineer with commercial tire design experience.


Bridgestone 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 Eligibility

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