Research Engineer, Tire Mechanics

Company Overview

Bridgestone’s Product Development Group in Akron, Ohio, is part of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations (BATO), a business unit of Bridgestone Americas, Inc.  Reporting into the BATO business unit are the company’s North American consumer tire businesses, the North American commercial tire businesses, and Latin American tire operations (consumer and commercial).


In our new state-of-the-art technical center in Akron, Ohio, we endeavor to provide teammates with challenging assignments, a flexible work schedule, and opportunities to learn and grow in an innovative and collaborative culture.


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 One Team, One Planet message, the company is dedicated to achieving a positive environmental impact in all of the communities it calls home. 

Position Summary

In Bridgestone’s Advanced Systems Engineering (ASE) Department, we constantly push the tech envelope for FEA, Tire Mechanics, Vehicle Systems, NVH, and and Manufacturing while fostering an environment for innovation & teamwork. We currently have an opening for a Research Engineer within our Tire Mechanics group.


  • Create tire models and predict performance using FEA or other simulation tools and validate predictions as needed
  • Experimentally measure tire performances using indoor and outdoor tests
  • Initiate new projects to advance proprietary tire technologies and help tire development engineers use them in new products
  • Collaborate with other teammates in Bridgestone Americas and at other Bridgestone Technical centers on research projects
  • Share new tire knowledge with other teammates through presentations and reports and publish as appropriate


  • Bachelor's degree in a related technical field with 5 years of relevant experience in Finite Element Analysis (FEA) theory and application. 
  • Master's degree and 5 years relevant work is preferred.

  • Must be able to travel up to 10%





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