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Title:  Internship - Tread Designer

Requisition ID:  15717
Location:  Milano
Function:  R&D
Contract Type:  Internship
Experience:  no experience

Internship – Tread Designer 


Company Profile

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.


Main Activities

The candidate will join the Tread Engineering Team working on new tread design projects. Reporting directly to the Tread design Manager, he/she will support the team in developing new products, focusing on tread design.


He/She will have the following main responsibilities
Interpret test results, summarize synthetically and formulate an action plan; Interact with Testing Department and Material Design Department for simulation validation and consolidation;Follow structural, mechanical, thermal, dynamics simulations in order to predict tire performance.Work with 3D cad and with simulation tools developed;Interact with Product Development Team to support improvement of new solutions through Virtual Prototyping.


He/She will gain a:

  • Comprehensive understanding of individual components & materials within the tyre construction, the cause and effect of each on handling, indoor integrity and other performance aspects;
  • Specialization in the tread area, with full understanding of all features of the tread pattern and their main function and interactions with other levers. In particular the main technical areas include noise, aquaplaning, traction and braking in dry, wet, snow, ice conditions, wear. 
  • Comprehensive understanding of testing procedures (indoor / outdoor)


•    Master’s degree in Mechanical, Aerospace, Aeronautical Engineering;
•    English Fluency (B2-C1);
•    German speaking welcome;
•    Strong Problem Solving attitude
•    Strong Team-Working Skills.

Technical competence and Skills

•    Good knowledge of 3D CAD, FEA, FEM and Vehicle Dynamics Software.
•    Good to very good knowledge of common programming languages (e.g. Matlab and Python).
•    Good Knowledge of Office Suite or equivalent.
•    Preferred knowledge of tire science and development;
•    Project management & reporting skills.


The ideal profile is a knowledge-hungry professional, open-minded, dynamic, and proficient with IT tools, team player, willing to learn and grow in a leader company like Pirelli.

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