Company Information

Who we are

HQ : Shizuoka city, Shizuoka
Established : 1964
Employees : 848
https://www.suruga-g.co.jp/en/index.html

The MISUMI Group manufactures and sells mechanical parts, tools, and consumables essential for manufacturing sites. We serve over 310,000 customers globally, providing them with products through an optimized e-commerce model for manufacturing, acting as an “unseen supporter” of global manufacturing.

As the mother factory of the MISUMI Group, our company is responsible for product development and manufacturing. Nearly all of our products are made-to-order, and despite manufacturing and selling individual designs, our strength lies in delivering high-quality, low-cost products with reliable, short delivery times. Our technical capabilities enable us to deliver a vast range of products, over 800 quintillion types, to a global market with guaranteed short delivery times.

Our production bases are located in Japan, Vietnam, China, Thailand, Korea, and India, expanding our technology from Shizuoka to the world as a global corporation with more than 4,000 staff overseas.

Furthermore, our company culture encourages taking on challenges. With a “just try it” attitude, one is free to start on anything. The opportunity to work on a variety of tasks from an early age, including major projects, is one of the attractive points that allow our younger staff to hone their skills.

Our vision

As a trading company specializing in mold parts and FA (Factory Automation) parts required in the manufacturing field, MISUMI handles the production of MISUMI brand products at what we call the “MISUMI Mother Factory.” Our strength lies in the production technology that allows us to pursue “high quality, short delivery times, and low prices” to the extreme, shipping a staggering 800 quattuordecillion (800 billion times a trillion) product types within two standard days after receiving an order. We are a global company based in Shizuoka, supporting the world’s manufacturing industry from behind the scenes.

In today’s age, as “manufacturing” faces major shifts due to digitalization, the effective utilization of “time” is increasingly important as a corporate strategy. The MISUMI Group provides “time value” to customers by pursuing “reliable short delivery times.” Even for made-to-order mold parts and FA parts, we ship by the standard second day, with a delivery adherence rate of 99.96%. We are committed to various production improvement activities such as our “Web Order System” and “standardization of products.” We are globally expanding these initiatives, strengthening our reliable short delivery systems worldwide. By taking on the tasks of design and procurement of parts, we allow our customers to dedicate their valuable time to intellectual production activities such as product development.

Our services/products

We develop and manufacture automation (FA) parts, precision mold parts, and optomechanical equipment.

【Precision Machining Technology Required in Cutting-Edge Fields】

Our products are widely used in cutting-edge fields. For instance, our compact automatic positioning devices are often supplied to research institutions such as companies, universities, and governmental agencies, and used in laboratories, nuclear power plants, and the aerospace science field.

Supporting this is our long-cultivated precision machining technology such as cutting, grinding, and polishing for various materials. Meticulous attention is paid to quality control, and with the motto of having only one complaint per one million orders, rigorous checks are performed using precision measuring instruments.

Products crafted by integrating various know-how and technologies meet the users’ demands for high quality, strict adherence to delivery schedules, and are capable of handling a wide variety of small lot productions. We have received high praise and deep trust for our offerings.

Job Description

Details of the job

Mechanical and Equipment Design Engineer

  • Design, development, assembly, and commissioning of specialized equipment and devices for producing FA (Factory Automation) parts and mold parts.
  • Design, development, assembly, and commissioning of modifications for existing processing equipment.

Control System Design Engineer

  • Development of control systems and software for equipment.

Skills

Mechanical and Equipment Design Engineer

Mandatory skills

Required skills details

  • A passion for manufacturing, with an interest in mechanism design and knowledge in 2D CAD, 3D CAD.
  • Basic knowledge in industrial mechanics, material mechanics, and mechanical design, ideally obtained through university education.
  • Fundamental knowledge in mathematical calculations.

Control System Design Engineer

Preferred skills

Required skills details

  • Knowledge and skill in control and software.
  • Proficiency or interest in programming (VB, C, etc.).

Personality

Mechanical and Equipment Design Engineer

  • Able to communicate with anyone, build cooperative relationships, and act together.
  • Motivated to learn and improve.
  • Capable of independently taking on challenges, including difficult and new tasks.
  • Unwavering and persistent in pursuing set goals.

Control System Design Engineer

  • Able to communicate with anyone, collaborate with peers, and face challenges together.
  • Motivated to learn and improve.
  • Has a mindset for taking on new challenges.
  • Does not blame others for failures, learns from them, and applies those lessons moving forward.

Career path

1st year : Foundation Learning as a New Employee

Under the guidance of experienced senior employees, you will learn about the production machinery and basic design knowledge required in your department. You’ll participate in small-scale projects to cultivate teamwork and communication skills.

2nd year : Skill Expansion and Independence

Once you have acquired basic skills, you’ll become independent and able to carry out work without the need for senior guidance. You will enhance your problem-solving abilities and begin to propose improvements in the field.

3rd year and beyond : Thriving as a Leader

After establishing your area of expertise, there will be many opportunities to lead projects as a team leader.

Workplace Environment

Post-employment and on-the-job training

After joining the company, we offer the following training and systems:

  • Post-employment training: Business manners training, new employee training, and training for those promoted.
  • Educational Training Cost Subsidy System: We provide training costs to those who have completed educational training.
  • Qualification Acquisition Support System: The company provides financial assistance for public qualifications designated by the company.

Are there any senior non-Japanese nationals, or English-speaking employees?

We have 10 Vietnamese employees and 6 Chinese employees. There are employees who can speak English too.

Message from our employees from abroad

Please strive to achieve conversational Japanese at the JLPT N2 level (writing is not required). For those who may have difficulties, communication in English is acceptable as we have English-speaking employees too.

Why you should work at our company

Benefits highlights

Our company was awarded the “Manufacturing Process Innovation Award” by the Japan Management Association in 2014 under the Good Factory Award category. We received the “Prime Minister’s Award” in 2023 for our digital transformation (DX) in manufacturing. We believe we are at the forefront of DX in metalworking with our system named “meviy,” which has a presence on YouTube. We are planning to expand our unmanned production further.

Housing support

As of January 1, 2023: For employees in their first to third year, the company covers 100% of the costs; for those in their fourth to sixth year, the company covers 50% of the costs (subject to company regulations)

Leisure facilities at work & activities outside of work

We have an end-of-year party, which you are welcome to participate in.

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