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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Die Process Technician
Title:Die Process Technician
Job Grade:E04
Location :Tonawanda, NY

Position Summary:  Assists in the design of dies for all extrusion processes and administers a program of die maintenance.  Coordinates the problem solving activities associated with product and process deviations and makes recommendations to improve efficiency and reduce cost.

Reports to: Technology Team Leader – Mixing/Stock Prep Business Center


Shift:     C Shift (Mon & Tues 11pm – 7am and Sat & Sun 7am – 7pm)


               D Shift (Thu & Fri 11pm – 7am and Sat & Sun 7pm – 7am)

Essential Functions/Duties:  

  • Designs, tests and releases new dies and written manufacturing procedures and specifications to production as directed.  Maintains existing dies.
  • Assists in developing quality control audits to assure production adherence to manufacturing procedures and specifications.
  • Coordinates the problem solving activities of product and/or process problems with appropriate personnel.
  • Reviews and evaluates die hardware, products and processes to reduce costs and improve factory performance.
  • Participates in developing programs for waste reduction.
  • Performs projects assigned by Manufacturing Process Engineer to meet departmental and factory objectives and issues complete project reports.
  • Develops, monitors and reports on measures of extrusion department performance.
  • Coordinates developments and follows up on Action Plans to improve factory performance.
  • Maintains shop specifications for extrusion.

Required Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • AAS in Mechanical Technology or related field experience. 
  • BS in Technical Science field strongly preferred.
  • One to three years of technical experience, preferably in a manufacturing environment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of computerized layout, spreadsheet and database management.
  • Strong, demonstrated mechanical aptitude.
  • Must be self-motivated and self-directed.
  • Solid computer skills including proficiency utilizing Microsoft Excel & Word 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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