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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Career Opportunities >> Production-General ($20.63/hr)
Production-General ($20.63/hr)
Title:Production-General ($20.63/hr)
Job Grade:N/A
Location :Tonawanda, NY
Please note, the intention of this posting is to collect applicants for a variety of production positions to meet current and future hiring needs. By applying for this position, you will be entered into a pool of candidates to be considered at a point in the future where hiring needs permit. You will be contacted if/when you are being considered for a active opening.
The production workforce supports the tire manufacturing process. Various Machine Operator and General Labor roles available.

Essential Functions/ Duties (may include but are not limited to):
  • Operates manufacturing equipment or performs general laborer work that supplies raw materials, products or service associated with the manufacture and processing of tires
  • Maintains required product inspection processes
  • Position may require lifting/carrying product weighing 50-75 pounds repeatedly period
  • This position requires walking or standing most of the time during your shift
  • Operate and monitor equipment/line, removing or shifting materials and/or finished product as necessary to facilitate proper flow and machine operation.
  • Ensure product quality
  • Operate manufacturing equipment efficiently and safely
  • Clean equipment and area during and after shift
  • Maintain clean work area through good housekeeping practices
  • Expedite repairs to line, working with maintenance as necessary
  • Observes all safety rules
  • Maintains daily record of production, lot assurance, SPC, delays, etc.
  • Encourage and promote harmony and cooperation among other department members to ensure maximum operating efficiency
Minimum Requirements:  
  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • Job-Specific physical work capabilities
  • Successful completion of a background check and drug test
  • At least two (2) years of continuous employment
  • Must be willing to work all shifts (nights, weekends, and fluctuating shifts)
  • Must qualify on all sections of pre-employment test
  • Employees will need the manual dexterity and safety awareness to use tools and factory machines, the physical strength to lift and move heavy equipment
  • Employees must be able to stand for most of their shift
  • Time management is helpful in organizing work and finishing it on schedule
  • Good interpersonal skills
Preferred Requirements:
  • Manufacturing experience
  • Consistent reliable work history
Work Environment:
  • The job is within a heavy industrial environment and you may be required to work within various areas of the factory
  • The position requires you to work a continuous operation, which will include Saturdays and Sundays. The position also requires you to work overtime as needed
  • This facility requires that you wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). This includes steel toe boots, safety glasses, hearing protection and hat
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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Sumitomo Rubber USA, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and as such affirms the right of every person to participate in all aspects of employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic. If you are interested in applying for employment and need special assistance or an accommodation to apply for a posted position, contact our Human Resources department via phone at (716) 879-8884

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