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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Statistical Quality Control Auditor
Title:Statistical Quality Control Auditor
Job Grade:E03
Location :Tonawanda, NY - Operations

JOB TITLE: Statistical Quality Control Auditor                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Process Quality Lead Engineer


Responsible for participating in all customer quality activities providing support to the quality management system. Evaluate uniformity equipment for standardization to requirements. Completes process audits on first and last cure tires. Completes capability analysis on various processes as required, including statistical techniques.


  • Samples and audits product and processes throughout the manufacturing system determining the status relative to specifications, standards, and process capability.
  • Performs internal audits as part of the QMS using TS16949 specification standard.
  • Evaluates grading equipment performance to assure repeatability and reproducibility of the gauging measurement by area.  Examples:
    • MRT
    • Motorcycle
    • Replacement Radial
    • OE (module)
  • Completes first and last cure tire audits and communicates nonconformances to manage.
  • Maintains computer database of audit results issuing status reports on a weekly & monthly basis.
  • Promotes and champions safety efforts throughout the plant.
  • Works to directive of management and performs other duties as required.
  • Is committed to and promotes “Excellence Through Teamwork” throughout the organization.


  • AAS in Industrial Technology, Quality Assurance or Business Administration or related field; relevant work experience in lieu of degree.


  • 1 – 2 years of quality experience required. 
  • Product handling experience, and/or analysis.


  • Solid knowledge and application of basic statistical analysis.
  • Excellent PC skills utilizing Microsoft Excel, Word, and Access software applications.
  • Experience with Minitab or detailed statistical analysis preferred.
  • Strong analytical, organizational, problem solving and planning skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal interpersonal communication skills.
  • Lifting of product is required.

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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