Testing Engineer V - Automotive

  • Akron, OH
  • Direct Hire
  • Job ID: NC107-2690374


  • Leads and/or supports large projects or processes of complex scope, with limited oversight from management.
  • Coaches, reviews, and delegates work to less experienced professionals.
  • Assists in the development of strategic and operational plans and implements for areas of assigned responsibilities.
  • Researches potential new technologies, products, and test method development opportunities by developing and validating theories on the physical, chemical, and/or biological properties of materials and ingredients under various conditions.
  • Devises and implements test methods and evaluates laboratory test equipment and processes. May also assist in the development of technical specifications.
  • Makes recommendations concerning the acquisition and use of new technologies and testing equipment to support business needs.
  • Work with internal customers to understand their testing needs and work collaboratively to create new test methods
  • Maintain and troubleshoot existing equipment and validate testing protocols.
  • Communicate regularly with lab management on the status of projects.
  • Report and present project status and project closures to internal customers and stakeholders.
  • May participate in intellectual property evaluations and development of patent applications
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Typically requires a minimum of 10 years of related experience with a bachelor’s degree in a scientific field; or 7 years and a master’s degree; or a Ph.D. with 5+ years of experience; or equivalent work experience.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s or Ph.D. Degree in Physics, Engineering, Material Science, or Chemistry
  • Tire and/or Rubber experience
  • Physical Testing experience
  • Excellent troubleshooting/problem-solving skills
  • Advanced Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • Ability to work within a team and collaborate with others
  • Proficiency in data analysis tools and statistical applications * With prior Six Sigma and FEMA experience is a plus
  • Experience in project management
  • Advanced IT knowledge: computer programing, macro knowledge
  • Familiar with lab safety protocols
  • Knowledge of Quality systems
  • LOTO experience
  • Ability to perform basic mechanical and/or electrical maintenance, as needed.
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