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Product Engineer I






Product Engineer

Under direct supervision, the Product Engineer I manages aspects of product design for assigned customer programs. Together with engineering management, the Product Engineer I makes certain NHK products meet customer and quality specifications and are delivered on-time and within budget.

Key Responsibilities:

·        Help design and modify products that meet customer requirements while ensuring company profitability based on material and process selection.

·        Serve as a customer contact during all phases of the product program.

·        Balance customer expectations with manufacturing plant production capabilities.

·        Manage related development activities through validation and launch.

·        Serve as engineering liaison with manufacturing and the customer on related issues, problems or improvements.

·        Monitor and communicate project deliverables with various internal departments including sales, testing, CAD, analysis and manufacturing.

·        Coordinate CAD and testing resources to validate design performance.

·        Collaborate with manufacturing to optimize designs for manufacturability. Manage on-time prototype and production build parts delivery with the manufacturing.

·        Interact with production to define and solve manufacturing/design issues.

·        Work with quality to define problem areas and implement product improvements based on customer defect/rejection concerns.

·        Provide recommendations for future improvements. 


Demonstrated Abilities:

·        Good analytical, project management and time management skills

·        Ability to communicate technical information verbally and in writing

·        Ability to set priorities, manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines

·        Available to travel to customer and plant locations


Acquired Knowledge:

·        Requires a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, or a related field of study

·        Plus 0-3 years of relevant experience in the automotive supplier industry

·        Knowledge of GD&T, DFMEA and other engineering tools

·        CATIA or UG NX experience preferred

·        Seating product engineering in automotive field experience is a plus 

·        CAD operation

·        Bilingual skill (Japanese) is welcome. Not mandatory.



Domestic or international business trip may require. 

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IT Manager




Job Title: IT Manager

Location: Novi/MI

Reports to: IT Director


We are seeking a hands-on manager to lead the company’s IT infrastructure group. The infrastructure group handles the company’s global network, servers (Linux and Windows), security, virtualization, and more. You will be afforded the opportunity to dive into open source technologies and match them with company business processes.

The successful candidate will be a proven leader that is willing to get hands-on to augment the team’s ability and lead by example.

Key Responsibilities:

· Provide hands-on management of the infrastructure team or similar

· Design, Implement and Maintain the core infrastructure of NHK’s information system

· Project management of various IT projects to ensure timely completion, budget management, and business process improvement

· Ensure systems meet security requirements and policies

· Active monitoring of the overall IT system to ensure availability and high performance of delivered IT services.

· Maintain and improvement of backup systems

· Build an effective team through coaching, mentoring and staff development

· Provide technical support for complex hardware and software issues that may arise.

· Research the latest technologies and best practices; recommend technology solutions that meet NHK’s business requirements.

· Serve as a project manager for numerous IT projects

· Develop and maintain system documentation

Demonstrated Abilities:

· Excellent organizational, project management and time management skills

· Ability to communicate complex technical information verbally and in writing

· Ability to set priorities, manage multiple projects and meet deadlines

· Strong leadership skills with the ability to recruit, manage and develop staff

· Demonstrated ability to respond to emergency situations effectively

· Passion to learn new technologies with a focus on Open Source Projects

· High level of technical knowledge

Required :

· Bachelor’s degree or higher in Information technology, computer science, or business

· 8+ years Linux administration/engineering using RHEL, CentOS, or Fedora

· 5+ years virtualization (RHEV, oVirt, VMWare, KVM)

· 5+ years storage technologies (SAMBA, NFS, iSCSI, LVM)

· 2+ years scripting (BASH, Python, PHP)

· 6+ years email systems (Zimbra, Exchange, or similar)

· 8+ years Networking (Routing, VLANs, security, Firewall, VPN, Wireless)

· 2+ years backup experience

· 3+ years VOIP experience

· 2+ years monitoring experience

· 4+ years management experience

· Must be able to travel up to 50%

Preferred :

· Linux certifications


· Project Management

Competitive benefits package
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Software Developer










· Execute full lifecycle software development.

· Work on a variety of moderately complex projects involving the analysis, design, test, modification, and installation of new and existing software programs.

· Analyze and develop user specifications. Identify options for potential solutions and assess them for technical and business suitability.

· Design, code, test, implement and maintain applications to meet user specifications.

· Write well-designed, testable, efficient code to improve reliability and ease of use.

· Maintain, test and improve existing software products to ensure functionality and optimization. Make certain system improvements are successfully implemented.

· Document all new and existing programs to guarantee effective communications.

· Interact with team members to ensure design and quality meet NHK standards.

· Maintain production applications for defect resolutions and improvements.

· Remain current with the latest technologies and best practices; recommend technology solutions that meet NHK software development requirements.

Demonstrated Abilities:

· Excellent organizational, project management and time management skills

· Ability to communicate complex technical information verbally and in writing

· Ability to set priorities, manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines

· Ability to research new technologies and best practices in software development

· Strong attention to detail and ability to work independently or as part of a team

Acquired Knowledge:

· A bachelor’s degree in software development, information technology, or a related field. Master’s degree preferred.

· A minimum of 3-5 years of software development lifecycle experience

· Familiarity with Java, Javascript, JQuery, HTML, CSS, and Bootstrap

· Experience with Model View Controller (MVC) applications using Spring MVC or similar frameworks


Competitive benefits package
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Product Engineer II

Company Overview

NHK is regarded as one of the world’s leading spring and seating manufacturers. With nearly a century of technical experience in spring & seat design, NHK International offers automakers a unique brand of engineering and manufacturing expertise. We are expanding globally, continually developing new business areas and exploring leading-edge technologies. The NHK goal is to be a creative and challenge-driven company that offers new concepts to our customers, as we challenge the world of possibility.

Please feel free to visit the website below for more information on NHK: or check us out on Linkedin

Job Description

The Product Engineer II manages all aspects of design and development activities in cooperation with our customers and NHK group companies.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Create and modify the design of coil springs and stabilizer bars for customer specifications
  • Coordinate related development activities with customers, manufacturing plant personnel, and Japanese personnel.
  • Establish and maintain DFMEA’s, DVP’s, and design micro-schedules for all projects
  • Prepare reports for customers.
  • Create and update customer drawings.
  • Responsible for projects from initial design stages through the end of production.
  • Create test plans, track testing progress and evaluate results to ensure parts meet customer requirements.
  • Communicate design changes and customer requirements to plant personnel.
  • Meet with customers and manufacturing plant personnel to transfer information.

Required Skills:

  • 5+ years of experience in engineering
  • Knowledge of GD&T, DFMEA, and other engineering tools
  • CATIA or UG NX.
  • Strong analytical, project management and communication skills.
  • Ability to speak, write and read in Japanese (preferred).


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering

Job Type: Full-time

Competitive benefits package
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