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Internship – R&D Product Development

The intern will join Pirelli product prestige team, focused on product development and application in the Product Prestige segment. In a dynamic and challenging environment, the resource will support her/his tutor in the following activities:


•    Product development
o    Comprehensive understanding of individual components & materials within the tyre construction, the cause and effect of each on handling, indoor integrity or other performance aspects.
o    Support in defining moulds profiles & tooling requirements.
o    Support in developing tyre specifications and follow through with local factory development teams for the manufacture of prototypes.
o    Support in creating virtual specification, for modeling and feasibility study (simulation)
o    Interpretation of test results, ability to summarize synthetically and formulate an action plan.
o    Understanding of procedures, technical documentation and legal certification required for correct industrialization procedure of tyres.
o    Support and participate in benchmarking and analysis of competitors products and highlight interesting or innovative aspects of geometry/materials etc.

•    Product application

o    Team working within R&D, Quality, Logistics, OE to ensure correct and precise circulation of project information.
o    If necessary support in organizing outdoor test sessions to follow and understand the interaction between vehicle and tyres under various conditions (handling, comfort, NVH).
o    Project management & reporting skills.
o    Good English
o    Excellent skills in MS Office, CAD software, MATLAB
o    Master degree in mechanical engineering or similar in the industrial/vehicle sector
o    Availability for international travel (both proving ground and Plant)
o    Good team working and problem solving skills
o    Good interpersonal skills
o    Driving license B (for business trips)
o    Interest in the automotive sector / passion for motoring
o    Experiences in the automotive and / or industrial field (previous works, or theses or term papers, university works, internships, etc.)
o    Knowledge of tire technology / processes / materials and vehicle dynamics
o    Knowledge of Project management
o    Knowledge of FEA analysis tools