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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Assistant Engineering Manager
Title:Assistant Engineering Manager
Job Grade:E07
Location :Tonawanda, NY

Assistant Manager, Engineering

Position Summary: Ensures engineering projects, initiatives, and processes are in conformance with organization's established policies and objectives. Oversees the design of products such as instruments, controls, robots, machines, etc. May oversee fabrication, operation, application, installation, and/or repair of equipment. Provides input to strategic decisions that affect the functional area of responsibility. May give input into developing the budget. Capable of resolving escalated issues arising from operations and requiring coordination with other departments.

Reports to: Engineering Manager

Essential Functions/Duties:

  • Develops new ideas and formulates specific engineering programs to improve productivity, reduce cost and improve quality of products produced.
  • Directs, supervises and coordinates the activities of plant departmental engineers through the Engineering Manager.
  • Complies with codes and regulations by complying with requirements; preparing permit applications, plans, and compliance reports.
  • Determines engineering requirements by conducting inspections and analytical tests; analyzing and synthesizing data; maintaining control charts; determining root causes; preparing bid specifications.
  • Monitors engineering projects and recommends changes necessary to attain established objectives and specified results.
  • Establishes and administers engineering cost control programs.
  • Prepares cost estimates and appropriations for equipment requirements.
  • Develops and maintains both short‑term and long‑term (strategic plan) objectives in conjunction with other staff members
  • Directs the maintenance and repair activities of plant equipment, buildings and grounds through maintenance management.
  • Enhances engineering and organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
  • Directs and guides plant maintenance managers to assure maintenance standards are met and projects are completed on time.
  • Is committed to and promotes Excellence Through Teamwork throughout the organization.


Required Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • BS in Engineering, Business Administration, Finance or a related field.  Graduate degree preferred. 
  • 5-8 years progressive experience in a combination of Engineering, Finance and Plant Operations.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, and an understanding of plant operations from a cost control perspective.
  • Excellent written and verbal interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to interact with all levels of management effectively.
  • Strong PC skills utilizing Microsoft Word, Excel & Access 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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