The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company Production Specialist Staff in Danville, Virginia

Requisition ID: 43081

Sponsorship Available: No

Relocation Assistance Available: No

Goodyear. More Driven.

About the Position

Support plant by interfacing with plant QTECH and manufacturing. Ensure quality systems integrity. Implement new products and processes and resolve product performance issues. Achieve cost savings through improvement initiatives.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Lead activities that involve issuing reports, conducting product quality audits, issuing and dispositioning product holds, maintaining and interpreting product, process and material specifications related to maintaining and improving the product quality within the manufacturing process.

  • Drive activities that involve facilitating development builds and trials, issuing product, process or material specifications, analyzing data and conducting process and equipment trials related to improving manufacturing capability and competitiveness.

  • Develop and implement activities involving continuous improvement tools, analysis of product irregularities, recommending solutions and facilitating cost down initiatives related to improving product costs. .

  • These duties would include training and instruction of appropriate team members and day-to-day floor support.

  • Research, analyze, identify and correct unacceptable performance through analysis and technical knowledge of the product process including waste and cost reduction.

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required

  • Technical MBA preferred

  • 6 years' experience in manufacturing, continuous improvement experience, a solid understanding of product quality and waste reduction and experience in understanding product integrity.

Desired Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to influence floor and staff associates in all activities desired.

  • Tire specifications, tire construction, manufacturing equipment and manufacturing process.

  • Must be analytical and able to organize data and communicate to all levels of organization.

  • Preferred: Statistics, statistical procedures and basic product design.

Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tire companies. It employs about 65,000 people and manufactures its products in 48 facilities in 22 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 regards to that individual’s race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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