Bridgestone Americas, Inc Research Engineer, System Dynamics/NVH in Akron, Ohio


Bridgestone’s Product Development Group in Akron, Ohio, is part of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations (BATO), a business unit of Bridgestone Americas, Inc. Reporting into the BATO business unit are the company’s North American consumer tire businesses, the North American commercial tire businesses, and Latin American tire operations (consumer and commercial).

In our new state-of-the-art technical center in Akron, Ohio, we endeavor to provide teammates with challenging assignments, a flexible work schedule, and opportunities to learn and grow in an innovative and collaborative culture.

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 One Team, One Planet message, the company is dedicated to achieving a positive environmental impact in all of the communities it calls home.

Position Summary

In Bridgestone’s Advanced Systems Engineering (ASE) Department, we constantly push the tech envelope for FEA, Tire Mechanics, Vehicle Systems, NVH, and and Manufacturing while fostering an environment for innovation & teamwork. We currently have an opening for a Research Engineer within our NVH and Systems Dynamics group.


  • Implement and validate virtual analysis tools

  • Conduct research and development in tire and automotive systems

  • Conduct advanced virtual design and testing

  • Serve as subject matter expert and mentor junior teammates

  • Create technical documents and presentations

  • Communicate to upper management through presentations and high level reports

  • Develop and execute research project plans to achieve desired milestones and outcomes

  • Work with cross-functional, international, and external teams


  • PhD in system dynamics, vibrations, or acoustics with 5+ years of combined experience in an automotive environment with vehicle dynamics, system modeling and/or automotive system noise and vibration.


  • Demonstrated ability in lumped parameter and multi-body dynamic system modeling (e.g. quarter car modeling, and application of simulation packages like ADAMs/SIMPACK etc.) and/or noise and vibration computational methods including Finite Element Analysis (FEA), Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), and computational acoustics or coupled structural/acoustic analyses.

  • Demonstrated abilities in numerical/analytical/experimental methods, understanding of material modeling, signal processing, and control theory.

  • Some experience with flexible multibody modeling (automotive corner), nonlinear system modeling and analysis, viz. suspensions (active/passive), brakes and bushings.





Employee Type Regular Full-Time

Degree Preferred 4 Year Degree

Requisition ID 2018-136662

Posted Date 6/20/2018

Location US-OH-Akron

Zip Code 44317

Functional Area Research & Development

Category Research & Development

As an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)/Affirmative Action employer, it is the policy of Bridgestone 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.