Bridgestone Golf, manufacturer of the highest quality golf balls in the world is seeking a dedicated, hard-working, quality conscious R&D Technician to join its team. The Technician is responsible for planning, conducting and managing robot, amateur and professional testing. Will work closely with Test Site Operations Manager and Japan R&D to conduct said tests.
Bridgestone is the leader in innovative technology in the golf ball market and operates a clean, team oriented, high-tech, lean manufacturing facility located near I-20 in Covington, GA.
Extensive benefits package including medical, dental and vision programs, paid vacation, sick time, 401k, retirement plan, tuition reimbursement, and product discounts. No relocation assistance available for this position.
Responsible for all golf ball/club evaluation by working with the Test Site Operations Manager and Japan R&D Engineers
Manage all aspects of professional player testing. Coordinates with Tour staff to test players. Use a launch monitor to conduct testing and give feedback to players based on results. Will be the R&D representative at testing events.
Manage all aspects of robot testing. Coordinate with Test Site Operations Manager to conduct tests. Provide feedback to Japan R&D about test results using Excel.
Manage all aspects of competitor golf ball testing. Coordinate with Test Site Operations Manager to conduct tests. Provide feedback to Japan R&D about test results using Excel.
Manage all aspects of amateur player prototype golf ball testing. Coordinate all aspects of testing to include contacting players, scheduling players, writing a summary report and making recommendations about future products based on test results.
Manage all aspects of COR testing. Conduct all testing of COR golf balls and rewrite the COR formula as needed.
Using knowledge of mathematics, physics and/or engineering. Help to develop new products based on research from robot and player testing.
Responsible for keeping the test site equipment inventory stocked and managing said inventory.
Research new technologies concerning golf equipment and use said research to develop new products.
Conduct in-depth research using the ball fitting database. Use of Excel and pivot tables will be used to conduct this research. Finding may be submitted to golf periodicals, our internal legal team for substantiation of claims, or for internal research to develop new products.
Ability to work with software vendors and communicate effectively the needs of the test site and/or the marketing department. Ability to write RFP (Request for Proposal) for software that is needed.
Required travel when requested.
Other job duties may be assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Ability to perform math operations such as algebra and trigonometry)
Ability to perform advance Excel operations using charts, pivot tables, and VBA
Ability to conduct launch monitor testing and assist R&D in developing new products
Ability to make presentations to the media, customers and internal staff. Will represent the R&D department while making said presentation
One to three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
About Bridgestone Golf
Bridgestone Golf, manufacturer of the highest quality golf balls in the world, is currently seeking a person for a Territory Sales Manager position in Wisconsin serving MO, central and southern IL. Bridgestone is the leader in innovative technology in the golf ball market and operates a team oriented, high-tech, lean manufacturing facility located near I-20 in Covington, GA. We offer an extensive benefits package including medical, dental and vision programs, paid vacation, sick time, 401k, tuition reimbursement, and product discounts. No relocation assistance available for this position. Please apply at bebridgestone.com
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