R&D at Japan’s Leading Manufacturing Materials Company

JLPT 2 or above (Engineer)


With offices across Europe, North America and Asia this company is Japan’s leading manufacturing company that is working towards becoming the world’s top high-performance materials maker. Their product is very niche and as a B2B business focuses on producing parts and/or materials for automobile, infrastructure and electronics industry. Currently they hold the world’s largest share in several materials or parts. 

Under a parent company with over a 100yrs since its establishment, its longstanding legacy in the manufacturing industry comes with a dedication to constantly seeking innovation. With plans to open a new research centre, this company is looking to encourage an environment that fosters for greater diversity in age, ethnicity, language and ideas. 

Situated in Saitama this company plans to launch this research centre next spring. With an aspiration to increase diversity in the company to foster greater dynamism, they are aggressively recruiting talented individuals to build what will be one of the world’s leading global research centres. There are currently four kinds of research centres focusing on developing high quality new materials 

Despite its long history, the company is pushing towards creating a work environment that encapsulates more globally competitive, and relatively progressive standards. They believe that Japan still remains a relatively closed country and in order for it to be globally competitive, standards need to change. Beginning with their own company they provide various conditions that are not as commonplace. One example for instance is they offer longer paid leave than mandated by Japanese law for maternity and paternal leave for example. 

Job Description

There are four kinds of departments within the company that are primarily geared towards material informatics and artificial information. Each department and they are researching about high quality new materials namely: 

-Speciality Steel 
-Magnetic Materials
-Metal casting
-Cable Materials 

For each department they have a separate research centre that focuses on one material. In order to continue their reputation for excellence in technology and sizeable market share they are constantly seeking to develop new materials or mechanisms that can produce new products and contribute to social innovation. 


Job Requirements


-Candidates applicants need to have a degree in any of the following:

+ Mechanical engineering
+ Electronic engineering
+ Electrical engineering
+ Information processing
+ Chemistry 
+ Physics
* Please ensure you send your research abstract in your application.

Candidates who are mid-level/experienced should have at least 2-3 years of industry-relevant experience. 
Candidates will do the interview in Japanese however, some exceptions can be made. Having JLPT N4 and above will be advantageous. 


- Salary

MA – JPY 234,600 per month

PhD – JPY 266,000 per month 

Individuals with +2yrs – JPY 450-750K per month

- Bonus twice a year (June and December)

- Raise once a year  (May)

- Dormitory apartment provided for single employees 

- Separate dormitory apartment for employees with family members


Benefit Pachege:

On-site access to subsidised clinic 
Social insurance
Parental leave (for kids but also parents) 


National holidays; Weekends; summer holiday, New years vacation, paid leave. 
In the first year employees will have 20 days, employees can save up to 50 days of paid leave and utilise them in bulk if preferred.


Plese note that the position is only for those who are currently residing in Japan  

How to Apply

If you are intersted in this position, please apply here wit the relevant CV/resume uploaded. Upon your submission of application, we will contact you for the follow-up questions to complete your application. 
First the company will be screening your resume.  If you have been selected for the next round interview, we will disclose you the name of the company. 

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