R&D Engineer Commercial Tread Compounds

Job information



Job Type

Full Time


Does not matter



Degree Type


Degree Specialization

Chemical engineer, Industrial engineer, Materials science engineer


Joining a dynamic and motivated compound development team, the R&D compound development engineer will lead design, develop and validate innovative compound solutions for the future Bridgestone products. The candidate will play a key role in the development of new commercial compound development through his/her solid knowledge on Material Science, Chemistry and industrial process technology, covering a wide range of activities from design thinking of compound prototype, laboratory investigation, compound validation on tire until industrialization stage.

Core Responsibility & Working relationship

  • Design, develop and validate new tread compound formulations providing proposals, solutions and original ideas along cross functional team-working with the Raw Material Development, Pattern Design Engineering, Tire Design, Manufacturing and Product Category Management teams.
  • Support and collaborate with Raw materials, Pattern and modeling Design for implementation of most advanced technology solutions in tribology, fracture mechanics, durability, mixing, curing and extrusion technologies
  • Promote Open Innovation projects with Bridgestone Partners & Academia.
  • Work effectively with technicians, R&D researchers and Management of Bridgestone EMEA Technical Center, actively taking part to R&D cross-functional teams.
  • Collaborate with Bridgestone Corporate Functions, Bridgestone America and Bridgestone Japan and Bridgestone Europe manufacturing plants.



Headquartered in Zaventem, Belgium, we’re a global leader providing sustainable mobility and advanced solutions. In addition to our premium tyre products, we offer a growing portfolio of tyre-centric and mobility solutions, and serve our customers in an extensive retail network with thousands of touchpoints.



Key Values

  • Passion
  • Design
  • Ownership
  • Agility