Bridgestone Americas, Inc.

  • Sr. Product Development Engineer

    Employee Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Degree Preferred
    4 Year Degree
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  • 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

    Firestone product is unique and optimized to every application, the product engineering group is a key function that enables the company to design, manufacture and sell solution products to the customers.  Responsible for design and development of air springs for automotive and Heavy duty vehicles.  In these duties, the engineer will work with many entities both inside and outside the company to achieve the design goals.


    1. Mentor members to understand, initiate and conduct moderately complex new programs to develop and establish merit of complex new products, process or equipment not presently in existence or requested by a specific customer
    2. Mentor members to understand, initiate and conduct moderately complex new programs to meet a specific customer application within a reasonable time span
    3. Mentor team to perform moderately complex customer design calculations, testing and development work
    4. Conceives initiates and conducts highly complex new product, process or equipment development programs to meet a specific customer application and obtain a production order within a reasonable time span.
    5. Support / develop new process and systems within the department to help improve on time delivery of projects
    6. Provides information to sales and management as to estimate of the required investment, time and feasibility of a proposed project.
    7. Conducts product, process or equipment development programs so as to facilitate designed profitability when turned over to production manufacturing
    8. Keep a close track and takes all necessary actions to ensure shipment of samples for customer testing and approval within the prescribed time limits
    9. Ensures that a product , process or equipment specification is written before an item is turned over to production manufacturing
    1. Mentor members to understand, design, initiate and conduct necessary testing programs to establish the merit of proposed constructions and materials or processes
    2. Mentor team members to write technical reports covering all aspects of engineering characteristics and development programs
    3. Conceives, designs, initiates and conducts necessary testing programs to validate proposed constructions and materials or processes
    4. Monitors closely all the testing programs to establish engineering characteristics of new products, evaluate and reduce test data and info to presentable forms
    5. Gathers various design suitable charts, graphs, tables and illustrations, writes technical reports covering all aspects of engg. characteristics and development programs as well as for proposals to customers
    6. Works with test lab personnel to design appropriate test fixtures for test lab equipment
    1. Performs customer design calculations, testing and development work
    2. Makes customer contacts as required to study problems and consult with users, presents solutions to problems when necessary
    3. Maintains appropriate project records
    4.  Help review current standard practices and specifications and improve it in order to meet business and customer needs for present time
    1. Work with laboratory personnel or engineering manager to address any compound problems and needs
    2. Obtains any recommendation by laboratory for suitable compounds for special applications are being followed in the department
    3. Provides information, assistance to drafting, specification and testing personnel as and when required
    4. Take a strong lead in mentoring  Engineers & Jr. Engineers within the group, advising in the areas of industry best practices, product innovation, and company procedures / systems  


    Engineering degree Mechanical Engineering

    Minimum 5 years of experience in product development


    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.


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    If 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.

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