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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Development Engineer (Simulation/Analysis)
Title:Development Engineer (Simulation/Analysis)
Job Grade:E04/E05
Location :Tonawanda, NY
Development Engineer (Simulation & Analysis)

Reports to: Lead Engineer

Position Summary: Enhances and improves the tire development cycle via the application of Computer Aided Engineering (CAE), thereby reducing new product introduction time to market, and the number of development prototypes.

Essential Functions/Duties:

  • Determines and develops tire designs using appropriate combinations of CAD, Finite Element Analysis.
  • Provides input to development engineers relating to such design features as tread patterns, mold contour and sizing, rubber to void ratios, materials and constructions, etc.
  • Works with OE manager to identify any new opportunities to strengthen SRUSA’s technical relationship with OEM’s. Supplies simulated tire properties as required.
  • Supports development group in general areas-tire design, indoor tire test development, outdoor (track testing) and vehicle data acquisition.
  • Validates/correlates simulation data with test results; Including material calibration for constitutive models and tire physical testing.
  • Be cognizant of the importance of the business’s relationships with Sumitomo Rubber USA’s Original Equipment partners, and constantly strive to exceed their expectations
  • Develop knowledge of competitive products and industry innovations.
  • Be an active cross-functional team player with adjacent functions including manufacturing and sales and marketing.
  • Be committed and promote adherence to all internal and external compliance standards, including ISO14001 and ISO9001, TS16949.

Required Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • BS Engineering or related field, MS Engineering preferred.
  • Minimum three (3) years’ related experience, including working with multidisciplinary Engineering and Manufacturing associates.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of tire technology and manufacturing processes, vehicle/motorcycle dynamics (Formula SAE preferred), Finite Element techniques, Abaqus/Standard.
  • Knowledge of 3D CAD (Catia preferred), including Knowledge Based Engineering, Matlab/Python preferred.
  • Ability to serve as a resource to the functional group.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent verbal & written interpersonal communication skills.
  • Excellent PC skills including MS Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access.

Sumitomo Rubber, USA offers competitive compensation and benefits packages. If you are interested in this opportunity, please apply at

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