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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Technology Team Leader
Title:Technology Team Leader
Job Grade:E07
Location :Tonawanda, NY

Position Summary: Responsible to lead, direct and control Process & Quality Engineering team efforts to meet technical and quality requirements collaborating with the Business Center Manager. Responsible for supporting operation of business center, including safety, quality, profitability, productivity, cost, waste, employee relations, maintenance, training, and housekeeping.


Reports to: Works Technical Manager


Essential Functions/Duties:

  • Leads the business center's process and quality engineering team to meet and exceed production output, quality, cost, and waste targets. Both present and future.
  • Works closely with business unit and plant management to drive continuous improvement efforts within the business unit.
  • Enforces Quality, legal compliance, and technical standards of the product, process and material for the Business Center.
  • Identifies and implements new technologies, methodologies, and systems to improve output, quality, and overall operation.
  • Implements and enforces QMS through procedure development, quality checks, auditing and other QMS methods.
  • Develops organization and associate leadership and technical competencies.Develops teams skills in engineering and quality methods and processes.
  • Is committed to and promotes "Excellence through Teamwork" throughout the organization.

Required Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:  

  • Bachelor’s degree In Engineering or related discipline with 7-10 years’ experience. Relevant experience considered in lieu of degree.
  • Preferred 5 years of technical leadership experience within a manufacturing environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a technical organization with impactful results.
  • Strong communication, business, analytical and planning skills.
  • Strong technical knowledge related to manufacturing technical processes and operation.
  • Strong quality and statistical methods knowledge and capability.
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and decision-making skills.
  • Solid PC skills utilizing Microsoft Excel, Word software applications, Mini-tab preferred.

Sumitomo Rubber, USA . (Goodyear Dunlop Tires North America, Ltd.) 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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