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Linux Administrator

Do you love a challenge where you are learning and developing your skills on a daily basis!  We have the opportunity for you……..

NHK, one of the world’s leading automotive suppliers of springs and seating, is seeking a high performing Linux administrator to join our Information Technology infrastructure team. The infrastructure team handles the full spectrum of IT for the company’s global network, servers (Linux and Windows), security, virtualization, and more!

You will play a key role in the IT Team which will require extensive familiarity with Linux systems and servers and may involve a high level of risk assessment and user support.  Your impact will be felt organization-wide as you are responsible to develop and install Linux systems and servers. Additionally, you will be afforded the opportunity to dive into open source technologies and match them with company business processes as well as set up the architecture of the system, including back-end databases and scripts for specific applications and use cases.

 Demonstrated Abilities:

  • High level of motivation to learn quickly and deploy your skills effectively.
  • Server administration – Strong background in Linux or UNIX server setup, deployment, and maintenance
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills including the ability to set priorities, manage multiple projects and meet deadlines
  • Ability to communicate complex technical information verbally and in writing
  • Strong problem-solving skills by which to resolve complex issues
  • Demonstrated ability to “think on your feet” and respond to emergency situations effectively
  • Passion to learn new technologies with a focus on Open Source Projects

Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Information technology, computer science, or business
  • 5+ years Linux administration/engineering using RHEL, CentOS, or Fedora
  • 5+ years virtualization (RHEV, oVirt, VMWare, KVM)
  • 5+ years of storage technologies (SAMBA, NFS, iSCSI, LVM)
  • 2+ years of scripting (BASH, Python, PHP)
  • 3+ years of email systems (Zimbra, Exchange, or similar)
  • 4+ years of Networking (Routing, VLANs, security, Firewall, VPN, Wireless)
  • 2+ years of backup experience
  • 3+ years of VOIP experience
  • 2+ years of monitoring experience
  • Ability to travel up to 25%

Preferred:

  • Linux certifications
  • CCNA 

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DDS Product Engineer II

Classification: Full-Time

Reports To: Senior Director

Department: DDS Engineering

 Location: San Jose, CA

Position Summary: The Product Engineer is responsible to provide engineering support for key DDS (Disk Drive Suspension/HDD Suspension) customer accounts. The incumbent is one of the product development contacts with the customer’s senior-level technical managers and engineers.

 

Essential Functions:

  • Work closely with the customer and internally at NHK on product and process development activities for new products and technologies.
  • Development activities include design and specification proposals, designs for manufacturing feedback, reliability testing, supplier development, competitive analysis, and product qualification data reviews, etc.  
  • Serve as the main customer contact during all phases of the product program.
  • Build strong working relationships with the customer, set appropriate expectations and remove roadblocks.
  • Key contributor in product development team meetings and presentations internally and with the customer. 
  • Participates in advanced technology and roadmap discussions with the customer to achieve long-term design goals.
  • Serve as the engineering liaison with manufacturing and the customer on any related issues, problems or improvements. Be the interpreter of requirements. Provide engineering and quality assistance to the plants for high-volume manufacturing.
  • Participate in the customer’s supplier performance review process and provide “voice of the customer” feedback and roadmap information to NHK. 
  • Assist in hosting NHK engineering visitors from Japan. Accompany customers on overseas travel for plant tours. Travel internationally for training.

Competencies:

  • 5 to 10 years in the disc drive or related industries
  • Sensor design or manufacturing experience
  • Sensor development for autonomous vehicles
  • Excellent analytical, project management and time management skills
  • Ability to communicate complex technical information verbally and in writing
  • Able to work independently and to set priorities, manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines
  • Willingness to research new technologies and best practices
  • Technical knowledge and expertise to complete other projects/products in the future, such as semi-conductor, micro processing equipment; latest memory technologies; memory production.

Seniority Level: Mid-Senior Level on Engineer Career Path

 

Work Environment: Office and Manufacturing Plants

Required Education, Experience, Skills and/or Knowledge:

  • A bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or Mechatronics Specialization.
  • A master’s degree is a plus.
  • Requires 10+ years of relevant experience in the data storage or sensor industries.
  • Formal training in project management, finite element analysis, 8D problem-solving, failure analysis methods, reliability test methods, etc.
  • Experience with a variety of engineering software packages, such as: SolidWorks, Autodesk, AutoCAD, MATLAB, Minitab and SAS-JMP Statistical Analysis, etc.

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to sit at a computer for an extended period of time.
  • Cognitive ability to discuss complex technical terms and product details.
  • Ability to negotiate plant aisles and abide by safety requirements.
  • Ability to travel locally and internationally. 

Travel:

Travel domestically and internationally 20% of the time. Domestic once per month, twice a year to Asia.

 

Preferred Education, Experience, Skills and/or Knowledge: Prior disc drive experience is a plus.

 

 

 

 

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Corporate Pricing Strategist

NHK INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION (“NHK”) of Novi, Michigan, Manufacturer of automotive suspension springs, is seeking a Corporate Pricing Strategist to work at its location at 326 Page Drive, Franklin, Kentucky, 42134      

Duties and Responsibilities Analyze North American market trends and collect technical information specific to the manufacture of automotive chassis sub-structures (suspension units; solid and hollow-tubular stabilizer-bars, coil springs and their interaction with surrounding components), production tooling (forming & forging dies, fixtures & gauges), heat treatment (heating, quenching and tempering) and corrosion mechanisms to formulate pricing strategy, evaluate manufacturing costs for entire supply chain for product developments and mass production, developing price database to monitor market price and analyze customer price sensitivity and implement corporate sales strategies and develop long term business plans.


Review and analyze customer requirements and factors relevant to cost factors:  material, purchasing parts, production and administration to prepare quotations for customers and negotiate price. As internal liaison collaborate between Design, R&D, Material Procurement, Engineering, Production, Quality, Shipping and Accounting Departments) at NHK affiliated companies, interpret and review engineering drawings with Engineers and provide technical direction and recommend  corrective actions relevant to required changes to dimensional tolerances and effect on cost; quality, productivity and practicability of the manufacturing processes and  present proposals on cost & weight savings through Value Added / Value Engineering, and benchmarking activities.

Meet with NHK Sales Managers in North America and its affiliates located in (Japan, China, Thailand, India, Hungary and Mexico) to collect price and production capacity information to create price coordination for the global business sourcing activities.  Prepare and present long term budget to NHK Japan, including future sales projection, technical trends in the market and production capacity to optimize resource allocation in the NHK’s global network for the customers and NHK’s capacity and profitability.  Travel required: 15% International travel to Japan, China, Thailand, India, Hungary and Mexico, and 35% travel within the U.S.

Minimum Requirements – Minimum Requirements:  Master’s degree in Business Administration or Marketing or Operational Management, or foreign degree equivalent, plus 3 years of experience as a Corporate Pricing Strategist or Marketing Manager   Experience must include analyzing North American market trends and collecting technical information specific to the manufacture of automotive chassis sub-structures (suspension units; solid and hollow-tubular stabilizer-bars, coil springs and their interaction with surrounding components), production tooling (forming & forging dies, fixtures & gauges), heat treatment (heating, quenching and tempering) and corrosion mechanisms to formulate pricing strategy, evaluate manufacturing costs for entire supply chain for product developments and mass production, developing price database to monitor market price, analyzing customer price sensitivity, implementing corporate sales strategies and developing long term business plans; interpreting and reviewing engineering drawings with Engineers to provide technical direction, recommending  corrective actions relevant to required changes to dimensional tolerances and effect on cost; quality, productivity and practicability of  manufacturing processes,  presenting proposals on cost & weight savings; Meeting with  Sales Managers worldwide collecting price and production capacity information to create price coordination for the global business sourcing activities.  Preparing and presenting long term budget to the parent company. Travel required: 15% International travel to Japan, China, Thailand, India, Hungary and Mexico, and 35% travel within the U.S.

Please submit your resume to NHK International Corporation, 46855 Magellan Drive, Novi, MI 48377 Attn. to: Human Resources Department, or go to www.nhkinternational.com  if interested in the position

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Residual Stress Technician (part-time)

Are you a “detail-person” with a solid work ethic? Come work as a Residual Stress Technician (XRD Technician) at a growing automotive components company that offers the opportunity to learn more about how a laboratory works while performing residual stress measurements by XRD.

We are looking for a part-time (maximum of 30 hours) XRD Technician. A strong willingness to learn and the ability to work independently is needed to be successful in this position.

Compensation is $17-$19/hour.

Responsibilities of the position:

  • Complete testing assignments in accordance with a schedule, per standardized customer testing methods. Record results and update customer reports.
  • Observe and report on significant reactions in test and performance characteristics.
  • Maintain equipment, machinery, and components. Identify machines or parts that need to be replaced.
  • Verify the assigned testing equipment has been calibrated. Arrange calibration with outside vendors when needed.
  • Comply with all safety rules and regulations.

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Detail-orientation with demonstrated strong work ethic, including dependable attendance
  • Ability to follow directions and complete tasks per deadlines
  • Ability to read and understand measurements and scales
  • Basic proficiency in Microsoft Word and MS Excel
  • Previous laboratory and/or testing experience is a plus

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.

NHK International is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Senior Product Engineer

This position calls for a dynamic, innovative and self-motivated Senior Product Design Engineer who will participate in all aspects of design and development in cooperation with our customers and other NHK group companies.

Responsibilities include:

  • Create and modify design of coil springs and stabilizer bars for customer specifications
  • Manage all related development activities through validation and launch
  • Establish and maintain DFMEA’s, DVP’s, and design micro-schedules for all projects
  • Meet with customers and manufacturing plant personnel to transfer information
  • Exciting travel to customers and plants globally

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • 3-5 years of experience in automotive industry.
  • Strong analytical and communication skills
  • Knowledge of GD&T, DFMEA and other engineering tools.
  • CATIA or UG NX experience is a plus!
  • Ability to travel 10-20%.

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Senior Product Engineer

This position calls for a dynamic, innovative and self-motivated Senior Product Design Engineer who will participate in all aspects of design and development in cooperation with our customers and other NHK group companies.

Responsibilities include:

  • Create and modify design of coil springs and stabilizer bars for customer specifications
  • Manage all related development activities through validation and launch
  • Establish and maintain DFMEA’s, DVP’s, and design micro-schedules for all projects
  • Meet with customers and manufacturing plant personnel to transfer information
  • Exciting travel to customers and plants globally

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • 3-5 years of experience in automotive industry.
  • Strong analytical and communication skills
  • Knowledge of GD&T, DFMEA and other engineering tools.
  • CATIA or UG NX experience is a plus!
  • Ability to travel 10-20%.

Competitive benefits package
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