Looking for a job? Here's a cool opportunity that just might be a great new start for the right person.
The position: Performance test driver for Goodyear (Stock Quote: GT)
Location: San Angelo, Texas
Job duties: Will help the company's evaluation department with testing tires for cars, light trucks, aircraft, race cars and off-road construction vehicles. Will coordinate and run tire performance tests (such as wet/dry handling, noise evaluation and ride comfort testing) on passenger and light truck vehicles. Communicates the strengths and weaknesses of a tire's performance to the company's development engineers and project managers. Provides quality data in time to meet product development deadlines.
The company: Goodyear is a major tire company, with operations throughout the world. The company has 57 plants in 23 countries, and employs more than 69,000 people worldwide.
Requirements: Requires a college degree in engineering or technical science, with mechanical engineering education or experience preferred. Must have performance driving experience, preferably at least two to five years. Should have a basic understanding of automotive functions and vehicle dynamics, with an interest in performance test driving. Must have good verbal and written communication skills, and be able to work well in a team environment.
Extra perks: This position offers lots of travel within the U.S. and internationally, up to 30% of the time.
Interesting info: The company's winged-foot trademark was inspired by a statuette of the Roman god Mercury in the home of Goodyear founder Frank Seiberling.
Other opportunities: Goodyear also needs a corporate communications manager, a business intelligence analyst and a senior IT project manager. Plus, they have many opportunities for mechanics, electronics technicians and alignment specialists.