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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Project Engineer
Title:Project Engineer
Job Grade:E04
Location :Tonawanda, NY

Position Summary:  Will work as a member of a larger project team, leading and implementing significant multi-year expansion project initiatives throughout the facility. Includes facility and production focused projects. 

Reports to: Plant Engineering Manager

Essential Functions/Duties:  

  • Controls all phases of assigned projects including all administrative functions such as finance, recordkeeping, organizing, etc., as well as coordinating the design of and directing the installation of equipment.
  • Qualify/validate new machine purchases and review all layout drawings.
  • Acts as a project leader on assigned projects, working with internal and external individuals as needed to complete various tasks including contractors, civil engineers, electrical engineers, pipe fitters, etc.
  • Participates in the troubleshooting, modification and repair of existing manufacturing equipment in order to improve methods and equipment operation to reduce costs and improve quality.
  • Provides technical support and assistance to maintenance personnel, production supervision and operators.
  • Collects, calculates, and analyzes data in support of production activities and prepares reports on findings, making recommendations to Engineering and Production Management.
  • Ensures implementation of manufacturing procedures according to company safety and regulatory standards.
  • Implements preventative maintenance programs.
  • Conducts formal and informal meetings to recommend and monitor proposals / projects.
  • Create, implement, and monitor key performance indicators and metrics.

Required Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • BS in Mechanical Engineering or related field.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience working in a similar role with project management responsibilities in a manufacturing environment involving large equipment installations.
  • Experience with tire curing systems is highly sought.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage large projects, priorities, contractors, and the tasks of others.
  • Experience with SAP, Microsoft Project, AutoCAD and/or Solid Works preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of computerized layout, spreadsheet and database management.
  • Requires strong communication, analytical and planning skills.
  • Ability to understand plant layouts, capital estimating, associate-man computations, tire manufacturing equipment processes.
  • Excellent verbal & written interpersonal communication skills.
  • Solid PC skills utilizing Microsoft excel & word.
  • Ideal candidates will be ambitious, self-motivated individuals with a strong mechanical aptitude and demonstrated hands-on mechanical skills and interests.

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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