The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

Requisition ID: 121307

Sponsorship Available: No

Relocation Assistance Available: No

Goodyear. More Driven.

About the Position

The purpose of this position is to support Goodyear’s business by motivating team members to meet department safety expectations, quality standards productivity goals & Goodyear policies. This is a transition position into Chief Supervisor & requires a balance of operation on-floor skills & the learning of new Supervisory skills. This person will perform functions expected of both on-floor working associates & the Supervisor.

This position requires demonstrated expertise in performing all the tests in assigned areas. Advanced on all tests in area and able to provide training. Capable of self-directed work and able to lead group projects. Able to perform mid to high levels of troubleshooting on tests and equipment. Capable of performing data interpretations. Can create and develop new lab test procedures. As a Working Supervisor, this individual serves as a mentor to less-experienced technicians and provides technical support as needed. This position may be in a facility that requires shift work, including evenings, nights, and weekends.

Primary Responsibilities

Complete mixing or testing of rubber compounds/ tires in a timely manner with attention to detail and quality. Understand test methods, test equipment, test samples, recognize errors and suggest improvements. Ensure test machines are not sitting idle in assigned area. Maximize productivity of assigned test area by optimizing organization of work.

Perform machine verification and safety checks. Complete layered audits as scheduled Support the responsibilities of the supervisor. Ensure & validate that the output of the work group meets currently quality standards. Investigate & resolve personnel issues associated with performance, attendance, teamwork, work responsibilities & safety. Support special requests for customers.

Act as a back-up to Chief supervisor & perform as the Chief Supervisor during absences. Lead occurring meetings such as safety & daily on-shift meetings.

Mentor, Motivate & guide team members to meet department productivity goals. Assist team members to ensure proper methods & procedures are followed, especially ensuring safe work practices & promoting a safe work atmosphere. Review training record to ensure task proficiency and completed refresher training as needed. Perform machine verification and safety checks. Complete layered process audits per assigned schedule.

Provide training to other lab associates on testing. Writing new lab test procedures

Perform departmental or shift documentation such as daily assignments, logbooks, audits, work routings & daily metrics. Perform on-shift audits. Ensure no impact on quality due to contamination or confusion data or samples.

Required Education and Experience

High School Diploma/GED is required

Associate degree in a STEM-related field is preferred

10-12 years as Lab Tech or lab experience OR 7-9 years as Lab Tech WITH Associate Degree in relevant STEM field

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Teamwork and collaboration skills Fluent in Office tools to communicate and perform

statistical numerical comparisons (Outlook, Word, Excel, Minitab or other SPC/statistical tool)

Strong mechanical aptitude

Ability to follow explicit, documented procedures

Strong communication and organizational skills

Willingness to train, teach and mentor less-experienced associates

Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tire companies. It employs about 74,000 people and manufactures its products in 57 facilities in 23 countries around the world. Its two Innovation Centers in Akron, Ohio and Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg strive to develop state-of-the-art products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry. For more information about Goodyear and its products, go to .

Goodyear is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individuals race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you need reasonable accommodation to complete the online application, or any other part of the employment process, please contact the Goodyear Candidate Care Line at 330.796.4500.

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