YKK GROUP

MACHINERY & ENGINEERING GROUP, ENGINEERING

An introduction to jobs
in the Machinery & Engineering Group business

Advanced Engineer Experts.
Evolving the Group’s Monozukuri.

Engineering jobs in the Machinery & Engineering Group

These engineers develop and install new machinery and production lines at the plants of their customers, the Fastening Products Group and the Architectural Products Group. They also handle troubleshooting, maintenance, and repair. The field of the Machinery & Engineering Group is worldwide, anywhere there’s a YKK manufacturing plant. What’s most important? The ability and the sense of responsibility that help you understand what people on the spot want and need, what their situation really is, and communications skills to clearly convey local conditions to others. The ability to move ahead and evolutionize YKK’s storehouse of technology and know-how can give new value to the monozukuri-based products of the YKK Group.

Occupational Category Job Description
[Machinery]
Machinery development
  • Development, design, and engineering of fastening product production facilities and lines
  • Development, design, and engineering of architectural product production facilities and lines
Die/mold development
  • Development and design of press dies (progressive, single)
  • Development and design of dies/molds (plastics, die-casting)
  • Development of forming technology (press forming, die/mold forming)
Production technology
  • Development of high-precision processing technology for machinery and die/mold components (cutting processing, polishing processing, electrical machining)
  • Development of automated production facilities and special processing machines for machinery and die/mold components
Analysis technology
  • Structural analysis • Fluid analysis
Research and development
  • Development of aluminum alloys, copper alloys, zinc alloys, refractory metals, and powder metallurgy
  • Forging technology development
  • Development of tribology technology (surface reformation, etc.)
  • Research and development of high-precision processing
[Electrical/Electronic/IT]
Electrical component development
  • Development and design of fastening product production facility electric components (control)
  • Development and design of electrical components (control) for architectural product production facilities
  • Development and design of high-performance inspection equipment (image processing application devices, etc.), Development and design of electronics
  • Development of FA-related control equipment
System development
  • Establishment of automated production systems for fastening product manufacturing lines
  • Establishment of automated production systems for architectural product manufacturing lines
  • Development of automatic production systems for machinery and die/molding components such as FMS and FMC
  • Development of production management systems
  • Development of CAD/CAM/CAE systems
[Metal/Chemical/Materials]
Production technology
  • Dyeing process technology and development/analysis technology
  • Analysis of inorganic/organic materials using TEM, SEM, XRD, NMR, HPLC, etc.
Research and development
  • Development of aluminum alloys, copper alloys, zinc alloys, refractory metals, and powder metallurgy
  • Technological development of surface treatments (vapor deposition, plating, painting)
  • Forging technology development
  • Development of tribology technology (surface reformation, etc.)
  • Development of plastic materials
  • Technological development of plastic molding (injection, extrusion)
  • Research and development on high-precision processing
[Common]
Overseas technological guidance
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