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Continental Manufacturing Engineer in Sumter, South Carolina

Manufacturing Engineer

Sumter, SC


Job Description


Continental Tire has been around for nearly 150 years, we’ve been changing the way the world moves while making it more safe, smart, sustainable and accessible to all. Our Sumter location is seeking a Manufacturing Engineer to join our Vulcanization department. The ideal candidate is ready for their next challenge and looking for a company they can grow with.

Are you ready to shape the future with us?


Pull up a chair, because it’s time to talk about that future – with our Manufacturing Engineering department. There is never a dull moment, as we like to say, and you can expect to fill your days with:

• Continuous Improvement – our bread and butter.

Analyze workflows to identify improvement areas in the process. Then, drive change initiatives utilizing cross-functional team collaboration and lean manufacturing principles to effect lasting process advancements.

• Optimization & Standardization

Including management of recipes and optimization of tire uniformity machine conditions. Development and upkeep of aids such as process alerts, work instructions, and one-point lessons.

• Problem Solving – think proactive!

Identify process problems and own their resolutions to increase production output, including root cause analysis and data reporting to department

• Project Management

Analyze capital expenditures and project designs to find cost cutting and investment driving solutions, including for new equipment to ensure proper release.

• Quality Assurance

Identify areas for quality improvement in the process and collaborate to find solutions which drive down scrap in the area.

Do we still have your attention? Let’s talk benefits – for you, that is.


First of all, we’ve got your future on our minds. From day one, you will be a part of our extensive talent management process and help drive your own career with our worldwide resources. Plus, you get:

• Immediate Benefits

• Paid Time Off

• Tuition & Employee Discounts

• Annual Bonus

• Employer 401K Match

• And more benefits that come with working for a global industry leader!

If you’ve made it to this point, we think it’s high time for us to meet you. Apply today and take the driver’s seat of your career!

Job Requirements


• Bachelor’s degree in related Engineering or Technical Area

• 3+ years related manufacturing experience (including continuous improvement)

• Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening


• Experience in tire manufacturing a plus!

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About Continental

The Business Area Tires offers the perfect tires for a wide range of different applications - from cars, trucks and buses to special vehicles, bicycles and motorcycles. Through continuous investment in Research & Development, Continental makes a major contribution to safe, cost-effective and ecologically efficient mobility. The portfolio of the Business Area Tires includes services for the tire trade and for fleet applications, as well as digital management systems for tires.

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