Global Technology Co op Intern

  • Full Time Internship
  • Akron,OH

Website Goodyear

Company Information

Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tire companies. It employs about 63,000 people and manufactures its products in 46 facilities in 21 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. At Goodyear, we embrace the diversity of our workforce and value the contribution of our associates.  We strive to provide associates with a safe work environment, the resources they need to do their jobs, and ample opportunities for growth.  These objectives, coupled with competitive compensation and benefits, allow us to foster an environment where associates can work to achieve their full potential and contribute to the company’s success.

Program Description

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, headquartered in Akron, Ohio, is looking for talented leaders to significantly strengthen its global leadership depth and play an integral role in the current and future success of the organization. The Global Technology Co-op/Intern Program provides students with practical work experience in one of many diverse areas of Global Technology. The program allows the organization to build a pipeline of candidates for future permanent openings, and the students gain a better understanding of the various job opportunities available throughout Goodyear.

Ideally, many of the Global Technology co-ops and interns become permanent Goodyear associates after graduation.

In addition to challenging, engaging and interesting work assignments, students have the opportunity to meet and interact with students from other universities at work and outside of work. Tours of Goodyear facilities are arranged to help students learn more about the business. Goodyear leaders make presentations to help students begin to think about significant business issues and career options. Students even have the opportunity to speak with the Goodyear Senior Leadership Team.

Function Overview and Project Task/Responsibilities

Learn what it takes to become a Performance Test Driver and a part of the Goodyear Track Testing team at our Proving Grounds in San Angelo, TX. Our talented group of Drivers test thousands of tires a year from subjective noise, ride, steering, wet/dry handling and stopping distance, to off-road dirt, gravel, sand, mud, and rock crawling.

Help support day-to-day passenger and light truck testing activities, preparation for OEM customer/media visits, data analysis, vehicle rapid learning cycles, safety, and testing efficiencies
Most of your time will be spent at the Vehicle Dynamics Area (VDA), with some time spent in Test Engineering, a support function to the VDA
Begin to learn the in-vehicle habit patterns used to accurately describe and evaluate a tires performance
Train with and be mentored by an industry leading Performance Test Driver
Become familiar with the 7,200-acre Goodyear Proving Grounds, it’s employees, and its array of testing capabilities


Currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in the following areas: Mechanical Engineering, or STEM equivalent degree.

Minimum 3.0 overall GPA required
Junior or Senior level (December 2022 graduation date) preferred
Prior engineering co-op/internship experience strongly preferred
Demonstrated leadership and strong communication skills
Driver for Formula SAE team
1-2 years performance driving experience preferred
Knowledge of data acquisition and vehicle instrumentation preferred
Must be able to work in a team environment

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