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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Maintenance Specialist/Engineer
Title:Maintenance Specialist/Engineer
Job Grade:E04
Location :Tonawanda, NY

Maintenance Specialist/ Mechanical Engineer

Position Summary: Primary Engineering team contact to operations organization in assigned area. Responsible for daily production support in the assigned area. Works closely with Production Specialists, Area Managers, Operators, Skilled Trades, and Engineers. Coordinates and Breaks down Maintenance activities and communicates situation and results.

Essential Functions/Duties:

  • Follows up on recent activity to ensure robust repair and determine root cause.
  • Participates in Kaizen activities.
  • Input to PM planning, assists with PM Execution. Coordinates with PM Planner.
  • Coordinates equipment shut‑down and start‑up with various departments including manpower requirements, OSC, etc.
  • Responsible for the coordination of scheduled shutdown maintenance activities, this may include appropriations, purchase requisitions, outside contractor notes, vendor parts, special equipment, etc.
  • Works with engineers to design and install numerous small improvements to improve quality and output while reducing equipment down‑time.
  • Communicates with maintenance, engineering, and production personnel to ensure maintenance work is well planned and results demonstrated.
  • Responds to major breakdowns, emergency situations, and other non‑routine tasks per established procedures and as requested.
  • Is committed to and promotes safety and teamwork throughout the organization.

Required Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • BS Mechanical or Electrical Engineering, or related field; minimum 3-5 years experience in lieu of degree.
  • 1-3 years supervisory maintenance experience, preferred in a manufacturing environment.
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership and team building skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, coordinate, and prioritize work requirements for skilled trades.
  • Excellent written and verbal interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to interact both internally and externally including vendors / contractors, engineers & production personnel.
  • Strong PC skills utilizing Microsoft Word & Excel software applications.

Sumitomo Rubber, USA offers competitive compensation and benefits packages. If you are interested in this opportunity, please apply at
EOE M/F/Disabled/Veterans, Sumitomo Rubber, USA is an equal opportunity employer committed to workforce diversity.

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