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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Product Quality Analyst
Title:Product Quality Analyst
Job Grade:E03
Location :Tonawanda, NY

Product Quality Analyst


Position Summary: Responsible for reviewing and analyzing finished goods, provide reports, and trend findings to departments to continuously improve product quality.

Reports to: Product Quality Manager

Essential Functions/Duties:

  • Review quality of delivered product at a determined frequency.

  • Perform analysis of finished goods and audit findings.

  • Through the use of data and various analysis tools provide recommendations, actions, and feedback to department managers.

  • Identify and determine major discrepancies, develop, implement and/or communicate prompt corrective actions; escalate as needed.

  • Provide reports to management displaying the performance and status of the quality system and recommend needed improvements.

  • Lead efforts to ensure containment of quality spills.


Required Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • AAS in Engineering, Quality or other technical field; Bachelor’s Degree preferred; experience considered in lieu of degree.

  • Must have one year of experience working in manufacturing; preferably the tire or automotive industry.

  • Must be able to demonstrate strong statistical analysis and problem solving skills.

  • Knowledge and experience with Minitab or other statistical analysis programs.

  • Demonstrated ability to make independent judgments with the flexibility to work on a team.

  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Demonstrated multi-tasking and prioritization skills in a fast-paced, dynamic organization.

  • Excellent Computer skills including the use of Microsoft Word & Excel software applications.

  • Flexible work hours 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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