Sumitomo Rubber USA manufactures and sells a wide range of automotive tires in the US and internationally. Located in Tonawanda, NY (a suburb of Buffalo) our growing workforce produces over 4 Million tires annually for a variety of applications such as passenger cars, trucks, buses and motorcycles.

The transition to Sumitomo Rubber USA brings exciting new opportunities for the Company's existing and prospective employees in Western New York. Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd., whose Global Headquarters is located in Kobe, Japan, has a rich and successful history dating back to 1909. This trend is set to continue with the Company's formal entrance into North America through the former Goodyear Dunlop Tires North America, Ltd. facility, and through planned investments into the Company's infrastructure, manufacturing processes, and work force.

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Career Opportunities >> Mechanical Engineer
Mechanical Engineer
Title:Mechanical Engineer
Job Grade:E04
Location :Tonawanda, NY

As our Tonawanda facility continues to transition and grow due to a change in ownership, capital investments and expansion, this position will be responsible for supporting manufacturing operations through both problem-solving and small-scale project initiatives, at times supporting capital project work.

  • Improves methods and equipment operation to reduce costs and improve quality.
  • Supports equipment installation initiatives, including some small project management and supervision.
  • Troubleshoots and assists maintenance in extraordinary breakdowns.
  • Provides technical assistance to production and maintenance supervision.
  • Evaluates suggestions and work requests and follows through to completion.
  • Conducts feasibility studies and works closely with the Plant CI Industrial Engineering Department to improve plant operations.
  • Prepares formal approval to proceed with assigned projects via the established appropriation route.
  • Maintains overall project controls, i.e., cost breakdowns, man-hours expended, purchase orders, coordination efforts, spare parts program, engineering change orders, etc.
  • Updates management through regular and concise status reports and maintains a satisfactory and easily retrievable filing system.
  • Is committed to promoting the values of honesty, integrity and fairness in the conduct of our business and sustaining a work environment that fosters mutual respect, openness and individual integrity.
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  • BS in Mechanical, Electrical, other Engineering discipline.
  • 1-3 years’ experience working in a manufacturing environment.
  • Union experience preferred.
  • Ability to utilize machine design software (AutoCAD, Solid Works) a plus.
  • Experience with heavy machinery systems is highly sought.
  • Ability to manage projects, priorities, contractors, and the tasks of others.
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities.
  • Experience with SAP preferred.
  • Requires strong communication, analytical and planning skills.
  • Excellent verbal & written interpersonal communication skills.
  • Solid PC skills utilizing Microsoft excel & word.
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Sumitomo Rubber USA, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and as such affirms the right of every person to participate in all aspects of employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic. If you are interested in applying for employment and need special assistance or an accommodation to apply for a posted position, contact our Human Resources department via phone at (716) 879-8884

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