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 Design Engineer
Mechanical Design Engineer
Title:Mechanical Design Engineer
Job Grade:E04
Location :Tonawanda, NY

Position Summary: Translates verbal and written design requests into accurate working mechanical and/or electrical drawings and bills of material.


Essential Functions/Duties:

  • Collects accurate data to permit design preparation, from site and equipment surveys, supplier catalogues and contacts, engineering, technical and manufacturing personnel, etc.

  • In conjunction with process/project/design/plant engineer, prepares sketches and original design layouts for concept approval.

  • Prepares accurate working drawings and bills of material sufficient for cost‑effective manufacture and installation of quality equipment buildings and services.

  • Assists in solving design problems and improvements both in‑house and at supplier/manufacturer sites.

  • Assists in installation and start‑up of equipment, buildings and services.

  • Complies with established engineering design standards and procedures.

  • Performs basic mathematic and engineering design calculations appropriate to assigned design projects.

  • Keeps abreast of new equipment and technology availability for incorporation in new designs.

  • Performs design function using both conventional and computer‑aided tools.

  • Is committed to and promotes “Excellence Through Teamwork” throughout the organization.


Required Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Associates degree in engineering, or relevant work experience in lieu of degree.

  • Technical Science field strongly preferred.

  • 1 - 3 years of quality or technical work experience preferably in a manufacturing environment.

  • Strong analytical, problem solving and decision making skills

  • Solid PC skills utilizing Microsoft Office software applications

  • Knowledge and application of SAP systems experience a plus

  • Knowledge and application of Inventor and AutoCAD required

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