Tuesday, June 07, 2011


Looking back, the founding of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company in 1898 seems especially remarkable, for the beginning was anything but auspicious. The 38-year-old founder, Frank A. Seiberling, purchased the company’s first plant with a $3,500 down payment -- using money he borrowed from a brother-in-law Lucius C. Miles. The rubber and cotton that were the lifeblood of the industry had to be transported from halfway around the world, to a landlocked town that had only limited rail transportation. Even the man the company’s name memorialized, Charles Goodyear, had died penniless 30 years earlier despite his discovery of vulcanization after a long and courageous search.

Yet the timing couldn't have been better. The bicycle craze of the 1890s was booming. The horseless carriage, some ventured to call it the automobile, was a wide-open challenge. Even the depression of 1893 was beginning to fade. So on August 29, 1898, Goodyear was incorporated with a capital stock of $100,000.

David E. Hill, who purchased $30,000 of stock, became the first president. But it was the dynamic and visionary founder, hard-driving Seiberling, who chose the name and determined the distinctive trademark. The winged-foot trademark, inspired by a newel-post statuette of Mercury in the Seiberling home, has been altered over the years. Yet, it remains an integral part of the Goodyear signature, a symbolic link with the company’s historic past.

Something else about these legendary early years lingers on through Goodyear’s history. Something elusive and intangible, yet very real. Something about the people. People like Seiberling, actually trying to liquidate family-owned property in 1898 when he ended up taking that once-in-a-lifetime chance to buy -- at a bargain -- the seven-acre tract that became Goodyear. People like George M. Stadelman, a man who avoided crowds and never made a speech, yet had a gift of integrity and foresight that guided Goodyear’s sales through a critical 20 years. People like Paul W. Litchfield, whose conviction and leadership helped inspire Goodyear’s development for nearly six decades.

With just 13 employees, Goodyear production began on November 21, 1898, with a product line of bicycle and carriage tires, horseshoe pads and -- fitting the gamble Seiberling was making -- poker chips. The first recorded payroll amounted to $217.86 based on the prevailing wage of 13 to 25 cents an hour for a 10-hour day. After the first full month of business, sales amounted to $8,246. Since the first bicycle tire in 1898, Goodyear pedaled its way toward becoming the world’s largest tire company, a title it earned in 1916 when it adopted the slogan "More people ride on Goodyear tires than on any other kind," becoming the world’s largest rubber company in 1926.

Today, Goodyear measures sales of nearly $20 billion, although it took 53 years before the company reached the first billion-dollar-year milestone. And it all began in a converted strawboard factory on the banks of the Little Cuyahoga River in East Akron, Ohio. Spanning the years, through all of those yesterdays, a legion of firsts and facts and figures appears that reflect the making of a company.

Goodyear is one of the world's leading tire companies. Together with its U.S. and international subsidiaries and joint ventures, Goodyear manufactures and markets tires for most applications. It also manufactures and sells several lines of power transmission belts, hose and other rubber products for the transportation industry and various industrial and consumer markets, as well as rubber related chemicals for various applications. Goodyear is the world's largest operator of commercial truck service and tire retreading centers. In addition, it operates more than 1,800 tire and auto service center outlets.
Goodyear employs more than 75,000 associates worldwide and manufactures its products in more than 90 facilities in 28 countries.
Goodyear Indonesia is now looking for the talented people with a passionate, enterprising spirit to help us shape the future of our business in Indonesia, located in Bogor, West Java. These are people who enjoy responsibility, strive to achieve, open to change and have a collaborative style. The current opportunity is:

Continuous Improvement System Specialist
Job Accountability :

  • Responsible for the successful planning, development, administration and execution of a specific project (s).
  • This requires identifying customer needs, defining scope, estimating labor, technology and capital resources,scheduling resources, measuring and reporting performance.
  • Responsible for recruiting, training, and education of established practices.
  • Also be responsible for combining team member into productive, self-directed work groups.

Job Requirement :

  • Education and/or experience equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Engineering.
  • Minimum three to five years of related business experience with progressively responsible work including three years of supervisory position.
  • Demonstrated ability work effectively in a diverse work group
  • Demonstrated ability to think creatively, ability to coach, train, facilitate, supervise and lead team effectively; lead/produce in unstructured work environment.
  • Having knowledge on Lean methods that range simple KAIZEN or Quick Change Over
  • Preferable have green belt certified of Six Sigma methodology and tools (DMAIC / DFSS)
  • Strong analytical skills & understand statistical method as well
  • Self starter and able to work individually as well as a team
  • Computer literate (MS Office, Minitab)
Process Specialist
Job Accountability :

  • To facilitate the operational efficiencies of the manufacturing facility by application of world class business practices, leading through example
  • to establish a culture of continuous improvement in a safe working environment.

Job Requirement:

  • Bachelor Degree in Engineering (or relevant experiences)
  • Experience minimum 2 years as Production Supervisor (preferably on Manufacturing or Heavy Equipment Industry)
  • Self motivated, receives satisfaction from finishing work and from getting good results, can be counted on to exceed goals successfully
  • Good communication & interpersonal skills
  • Computer Literate (MS Office is a must)
  • Willing to work under pressure with minimum supervision
  • Good English both oral & written
  • Energetic, enthusiast, smart
  • Willing to work on shift

Electrical Specialist
Job Requirement :

  • Understanding and have good knowledge for DC motor, AC motor, wound rotor motor, basic theory and operations.
  • Understanding with substation, including its equipment like transformer, breaker
  • Have capability to read, and design single line diagram and control wiring diagram.
  • Have capability to arrange schedule for PM and manage its implementations.
  • Have basic education from electrical power.
  • Willing to work hard and under dirty and hot condition.
  • Have high responsibility to his job.
  • Wiling on call 24 hours, even in holiday.

If you have the above profile and wish to be part of our team, please send your maximum 2 pages of resume with current photograph to:
Human Resources Department
(Max. 100 KB)
Please put the code as subject on e-mail
Only shortlist candidate will notified, therefore those who do not meet with the requirement need not to apply
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