Open Positions

Bilingual Internal Sales Representatives 

 

 

We are currently seeking an enthusiastic career-oriented individual to join our team as a full-time Bilingual Internal Sales Representative in our Frankfort, IN facility. Lots of room for growth.

Job Description:

The role involves management of existing accounts with some new business development.  You must be target and sales driven, proactive, be able to work on your own initiative as well as part of a team.

Create schedules for meeting accounts’ needs and monitor deadlines for product development efforts. Communicate customers’ agendas internally to staff and management. Communicate the concerns, capabilities, costs, and timing of other departments in the company to the client.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To achieve targets in line with the agreed business strategy, develop and implement business plans and forecasts for Customers, to grow business volume through prompt responses to RFQs meeting profitability targets.
  • Identify, initiate or assist in obtaining new business opportunities and improve pricing in line with market levels.
  • Assist in effective forecasting of sales volumes on a monthly and budgetary cycle.
  • Respond to a range of customer inquiries (examples: capacity verifications, RFQs, customer order status, cost walks, program timing), ascertaining customer needs and resolving issues as appropriate.
  • Develop, maintain and enhance solid business relationships with customers and NHK plants (and suppliers) to generate growth and maximize business opportunities; including the promotion of value-added products and services appropriate to the customer.
  • Learn and utilize customer specific software for responding to customer requirements.
  • Ensure all documentation is prepared/completed accurately in accordance with relevant internal/external requirements.
  • Communicate and work with other NHK businesses to develop mutually beneficial opportunities and maximize group potential.
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with NHK plants, R&D team, other departments and affiliate companies based on the principles of total account management through good communication and coordination.
  • Address business issues affecting the performance of the relationship/portfolio with appropriate stakeholders.
  • Maintain accurate service records.
  • Ensure a high level of 5S.
  • Other duties may be required or assigned as determined by management. 

Qualifications:

  • Japanese speaking, writing, and reading are required.
  • BA/BS Degree required
  • Sales experience is a plus
  • Automotive knowledge a plus
  • MS Office and other commercial excellence tools to support effective account management.
  • Sales Excellence – must have proven abilities in sales from opening business opportunities to closing major deals needing significant perseverance and creativity; with a proven Sales Track record
  • Is very organized and communicates clearly
  • Creates an external focus that defines success in market terms
  • Is a clear thinker who can simplify strategy into specific actions, makes decisions and communicates priorities
  • Can lead/energize teams through inclusiveness and connection with people builds, loyalty and commitment

 

Work Environment and Physical Requirements

  • Work is typically performed in an office environment. The employee may occasionally work in a factory environment with loud noise level.
  • Frequent visits to our customer may be required.

What we offer:

  • Competitive salary
  • Excellent dental, medical and vision benefits
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Life Insurance
  • 401K Savings plan and company match
  • Company sponsored events

Competitive benefits package
apply now

More

Entry-level Materials Technician I (Metallurgical testing)

 

 

Working under direct supervision, performs standard testing processes using a variety of metallurgical equipment and accurately records results.

Key Responsibilities:

• Conduct materials testing using various methods that meet customer specifications for production evaluation of coil springs, stabilizer bars, and other automotive parts.
• Have a basic understanding of concepts, practices, procedures and testing equipment in the materials lab.
• Perform evaluation on test results, and report information to the design engineers.
• Complete testing assignments in accordance with instructions and record results.
• Collect and store all test data as required. Prepare clearly written lab reports.
• Ensure testing and reports are completed by the established deadlines.
• Verify the assigned testing equipment has been calibrated. Arrange calibration with outside vendors when needed.
• Perform routine maintenance and troubleshoot testing errors when encountered.
• Maintain equipment, machinery and components. Identify machines or parts that need to be replaced. Notify the Lab Manager of any machine issues.
• Comply with all safety rules and regulations. Follow the safety manual guidelines and discuss any perceived job hazards with the Lab Manager before issues arise.
• Additional assignments as requested by the Lab Manager.

Demonstrated Abilities:

• Ability to follow directions, meet deadlines and complete assigned tasks
• Ability to read and understand measurements and scales
• Ability to read, understand, and execute testing standards
• Attention to detail and dependable attendance
• Good written skills with the ability to compose lab reports
• Possess basic understanding of testing concepts, practices and procedures.

Required Knowledge:

• A high school diploma; an Associate degree in Material Science would be helpful
• A minimum of 0-3 years of relevant experience; previous lab experience and/or experience using test equipment is preferred
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, and Photoshop

Salary range:

Salary range:

$35,000 to $44,000

Competitive benefits package

apply now

More

Bilingual Product Engineer (English and Japanese Speakers)

 

 

 

Job Description

This entry-level Japanese Bilingual Product Engineer (English and Japanese speakers) position will help manage all aspects of design and development activities in cooperation with our customers and NHK group companies.

Primary Responsibilities: 

As a product engineer, the employee will be working on assigned projects from quotation stage to production under the manager’s supervision. Main responsibility is the development of suspension springs and bushings per customer specifications and to coordinate the prototyping and testing phases. This requires close, day-to-day communication with sales, analysis, testing, CAD departments as well as manufacturing plants, and in some capacity with our parent company in Japan.

Required Skills: 

  • 0-3 years experience in Mechanical Engineering or a similar field of engineering.
  • Bilingual (Japanese) is highly desirable.        
  • Strong technical and communication skills
  • Some CAD experience (CATIA, UGNX) is desirable.

Education:

Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering

Competitive benefits package
apply now

More

Accounting Administrative Assistant

 

 

Scope of responsibilities:

Administers and coordinates accounting activities by performing the following duties personally or through team members for the efficient operation in assigned areas.  Support continuous improvement by identifying opportunities for improvement.

 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manages accounts payable and accounts receivable duties
  • Keep track of all payments, and expenditures.
  • Manages POs
  • Prepare analyses of accounts and produces monthly reports
  • Paying vendors by Checks, Wires, and Concur system
  • Composes memos, transcribes notes, and researches and creates presentations.
  • Generates accounting reports, handles multiple projects
  • Prepares and monitors invoices and expense reports.
  • Prepares routine and advanced correspondence including letters, memoranda, and reports.
  • Relieves upper managements of clerical work and minor administrative and business detail.
  • Performs routine accounting activities such as maintenance of the general ledger, preparation of accounting slips and checks for payment.
  • Prepares various accounting statements and financial reports and accounts payable or receivable functions.

 

Key duties: (not limited as outlined)

  • Ensure high level of housekeeping, facilities, and machine maintenance.
  • Assist Supervisors & Manager’s to achieve each department goal.
  • Perform work as necessary with respect to the company’s accounting and finance practice.
  • Provide immediate response to Team Members to prevent and countermeasure work delays.
  • Support and assist in providing adequate resources to ensure on-time work delivery.
  • Seek and Develop improvement opportunities.
  • Maintains working knowledge.
  • Works very closely with Team Members to plan and complete
  • Strive to improve the company’s accounting and administrative practices and conditions.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Competitive benefits package
apply now

More

Senior Product Engineer

 

 

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:

http://www.nhkspg.co.jp/index_e.html or check us out on Linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/company/nhk-international-corporation/

Job Description

The Senior Product Engineer 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).

Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering

Job Type: Full-time

Competitive benefits package
apply now

More

Bilingual Research Engineer (English and Japanese speakers)

 

 

Overview:

The Bilingual Research Engineer (English and Japanese speakers) will research and develop system improvements for our suspension related products in the design and manufacturing process. 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • General Engineering knowledge necessary to appropriately perform analysis and research work, including mathematics, statics, and dynamics.
  • Understanding of spring design/analysis workflow in conjunction with design theories.
  • General knowledge of computer operation to perform analysis and research work.
  • Flexible computer programming knowledge necessary to modify/improve/execute analysis and research work.
  • Ability to notice analysis problems with astute observation.
  • Ability to systematically explain the result to others, including report writing and presentation.
  • Willingness to study new technology to improve the current situation. 

Required Skills: 

  • Automotive Suspension / Chassis knowledge preferred
  • Finite Element Method knowledge
  • Software programming experience in .Net, MATLAB etc.
  • Broad engineering knowledge in Mathematics, statics, dynamics, statistics, numeric analysis, signal processing, control engineering.
  • Ability to write, read, speak in Japanese is preferred.

Education:

  • Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field.

Job Type: Full-time

 

Competitive benefits package
apply now

More

Plant IT Support Specialist

 

 

We are recruiting for enthusiastic, energetic and personable Plant IT Support Specialist to join our team!

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • 1+ year experience in the IT field.
  • College degree or IT certification(s) related to information technology.
  • Ability to work in a factory environment 65% of the time.
  • Ability to install cables in various types of lifts between 4 feet to 40 feet in the air 50% of the time.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Install and terminate network cabling in various types of environments (Office, factory floor, outside) and in various locations (overhead, subfloor, through/over/under equipment, etc).
  • Assignments will be 50% in Bowling Green, KY and 50% in Franklin, KY. 
  • Respond to trouble tickets for IT related issues.
  • Create user guides or training for common problems
  • Estimated % of travel required: 5%

What we offer:

  • Competitive salary
  • Excellent dental, medical and vision benefits
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Life Insurance
  • 401K Savings plan and company match
  • Company sponsored events

Job Type: Full-time

Competitive benefits package
apply now

More