R&D Compound Development Specialist

R&D Compound Development Specialist

Bridgestone

Rome, Italy

Job Purpose

Joining a dynamic and motivated compound development team, the R&D compound development engineer will lead design, develop and validate innovative compound solutions for the future Bridgestone sustainable mobility solutions.

The candidate will play a key role in the development of new passenger compound development through his/her solid knowledge on Material Science, Chemistry and industrial process technology, covering a wide range of activities from design thinking of compound prototype, laboratory investigation, compound validation on tire until industrialization stage.

Main Accountabilities

  • Design, develop and validate new material and compound concept to fulfill main requirement of BSEMIA innovation journey through a deep dive mechanism understanding on tribology, fracture mechanics and proficient compound design approach. Capability to provide and promote proposals, solutions and original ideas along cross functional team-working with the Raw Material Development, Pattern Design Engineering, Tire Design, Manufacturing and Product Category Management teams;
  • Promote Innovation projects and fundamental mechanism investigation in materials science with Bridgestone Partners & Academia;
  • Work effectively with technicians, R&D researchers and Management of Bridgestone EMIA Technical Center, actively taking part to R&D cross-functional teams. Provides his/her contribution to the preparation of Technical Meetings with the BSEMIA functions;
  • Manages assigned tasks with high level of proficiency and autonomy;
  • Collaborate with Bridgestone Corporate Functions, Bridgestone America and Bridgestone Japan and Bridgestone Europe manufacturing plants.

Job requirements

  • Ph.D. in Materials Engineering, Chemistry, Industrial Chemistry, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, or any other related field of study. Preference will be given to candidates with background in:
    • Material science (Polymer physics, Thermodynamics of organic matters, organic chemistry);
    • Fracture mechanics, Tribology;
    • Compound and composite technology;
    • Non Newtonian mechanical fluids as nice to have;
    • Basic Simulation/Rubber compound mech (Ansys/Abaqus/FEM simulation);
    • Chemical and physical analytics.
  • Goal-oriented, motivated, creative and collaborative. Able to work within teams with strong communications skills;
  • Digital mindset: Ability to develop and/or apply new digital tools/software to change business or processes. Skills in machine learning, big data analytics & AI;
  • Project management capability to manage complex activity in a multicultural environment;
  • Team working;
  • Design and strategic thinking;
  • Communication/presentation skills;
  • Visioning and leadership;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.

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