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NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.

"IGNITE YOUR SPIRIT"
With an eye towards the future, NGK Spark Plugs continues to pursue challenges that will bring about innovation. Leveraging over 80 years of experience and know-how with ceramic technology, our new challenges focus on environmental energy, next-generation vehicle and medical related technology.
At NGK Spark Plugs it is our policy to extend opportunities to younger employees. We encourage them to take up various challenges in active pursuit of unprecedented technologies by advancing and creating new businesses. A good example for this is our so-called "DNA Project".
Starting from the challenge of creating Japan's first spark plug, we continue to aim at being a company indispensable to the world. We continue to open new doors to the future by committing ourselves to new challenges of innovative manufacturing.

Company Information

Company Name

NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.

Category of Business

Ceramics

Date of Establishment

October 26, 1936

Capital

47,869 million yen

Representative Director

Representative Director and Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer: Shinichi Odo

Headquarters

14-18, Takatsuji-cho, Mizuho-ku, Nagoya City, Aichi

Overseas Branches

USA, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Ecuador, Germany, UK, France, South Africa, Australia, UAE, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Taiwan, Korea, China, India, Philippines, Vietnam, etc.

Sales

Consolidated: 409,912 million yen (As of March 2018)

Number of Employees

Non-Consolidated: 5,851 (As of March 2018)
Consolidated: 15,322 (As of March 2018)

Number of Foreign Employees

Non-Consolidated: 37 (As of April 2019)

Website

Main Business

Research, development, manufacturing, and sales of:
■spark plugs, glow plugs
■oxygen sensors, NOx sensors, temperature sensors, and various other in-vehicle sensors
■IC packages and various other semiconductor components
■cutting tools for machine tools
■artificial bones, ultrasonic scalpel oscillators, oxygen concentrators, and other medical-related products
■wind turbine bearing balls, electrostatic chuck plates and other industrial products
■household fuel cells (SOFC) and other energy-related products
■various other fine ceramics

Job Information

Employment Status

Full time employee

Work Locations

■Technical general staff
Komaki Plant, Headquarters (Nagoya), Ise Plant, Overseas Branch Office

■Administrative general staff
Komaki Plant, Headquarters (Nagoya)
Domestic Branch Office (Sapporo, Sendai, Saitama, Tokyo, Osaka, Hiroshima, Fukuoka, etc.), Overseas Branch Office

Description of Job

■Automotive plug development
■Automotive oxygen sensor development
■IC package development
■Bioceramics development
■Cutting tool development
■Basic research and development
■Production engineering
■Marketing and business planning
■Overseas sales
■Domestic sales
■Logistics
■General administrative staff
■Accounting staff
■Personnel staff
■Legal staff

Salary

■Master’s degree (regular position): 233,800 yen per month (includes flat rate allowances)
■Bachelor’s degree (regular position): 212,500 yen per month (includes flat rate allowances)
* Results in 2018

* Salary adjustment: once a year (April), bonus: twice a year (June and December)

Benefits

■Systems
Employee asset-building savings, housing loan, stock ownership plan, defined contribution pension plan, etc.

■Facilities
Company housing for transferees, single persons’ dormitory, clinics, recreational facilities, contract resort club, sports club, etc.

■Insurances
Employment, workers’ accident, health, welfare pension

Language

[Japanese]
・ADVANCED(Business Conversation Level)
・PROFICIENT(Native Level)

[English ]
・INTERMEDIATE(Daily Conversation Level)
・ADVANCED(Business Conversation Level)
・PROFICIENT(Native Level)

Working Hours

From 8:30 am to 5:15 pm (one-hour work break including lunch time)
* Coreless flex time system introduced in all departments

Holidays

Two days off each week (Saturdays and Sundays), Golden Week, summer vacation, year-end and New Year holidays, 120 days off per year, paid leave, condolence leave, refreshment leave, etc.

Working Environment

■Corporate Culture
Opportunities extended to young people to take up the challenge of various types of work in an open communication environment.

■Education System
New employee training, product knowledge training, language training (foreign languages and Japanese), correspondence course system, job-specific training, life plan seminars, etc.