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Title:  Internship- Junior Product Technologist - Product Development

Requisition ID:  20221
Location:  Milano
Function:  R&D
Contract Type:  Internship
Experience:  no experience

Internship- Junior Product Technologist - Product Development


Established in 1872, Pirelli is among the world’s leading tyre producers. It is the only pure consumer tyre company that includes car, motorbike, and bicycle tyres as well as associated services.
Pirelli has a distinct positioning in high value tyres, characterised by an advanced technology with more than 2,700 homologations obtained, thanks to partnerships with the most prestigious car manufacturers in the world. In order to achieve the highest levels of performance, safety and containment of environmental impact, Pirelli has always been strongly committed to research and development, in which it invested 6.1% of revenue from high-value products in 2019.
Involved in motorsport since 1907, Pirelli has been the exclusive official tyre partner of the Formula 1™ World Championship since 2011 and has just renewed the agreement until 2023.


The intern will join Pirelli product premium team, focused on product development and application in the Product Development 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

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