For International Students in Japan

AGC will actively recruit people from diverse backgrounds regardless of nationality.
The hiring process can be conducted in either Japanese or English.
If you’d like to apply for the hiring process in Japanese, please refer to the New Graduate Recruitment page.
If you’d like to apply for the hiring process in English, please check the following information and register at AGC Recruiting My Page (for global) .

OUR HIRING PROCESS

The following steps are subject to change depending on the positions applied for and on the timing and circumstances of hiring.

  • STEP 1 Pre-entry Registration

    Pre-entry registration can be made on our website only. To register, click the Pre-entry button and enter the required information. Upon completion of pre-entry registration, you will receive your My Page user ID and password.
    Note: Click the link below to make pre-entry registration.

    pre-entry registration
  • STEP 2 Application & Assessment

    Each applicant is asked to enter resume information, submit an application form, and take an aptitude test.
    Those who have passed the paper screening and aptitude test will be informed of the next step.

  • STEP 3 Interviews

    Candidates are invited for multiple interviews and other assessments.

  • STEP 4 Offer

OUR RECRUITING POSITIONS

  • Research and Development
  • Plant Engineer
  • Process Engineer

SCHEDULE

Please check AGC Recruiting My Page (for global) for detailed schedule information.

LEARN MORE ABOUT AGC

JOB CATEGORIES

BUSINESS FLOW

  • Research and
    technology
    development
  • Product
    development
  • Prototype
    development
  • Pre-production
  • Manufacturing
  • To customers

JOB CATEGORIES

Research and Development
(Laboratories/Production Technology Division)
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The R&D staff who engage in development work mainly under our corporate functions (Innovative Technology Laboratories, Materials Integration Laboratories, and Production Technology Division) are striving to develop AGC’s future key products. They are responsible for conducting foundational research on products that do not yet exist as well as developing new products and production processes to establish the core technology that plays a central role in AGC’s business. The scope of the work is broad, with the R&D staff proactively exploring beyond the realms of glass, chemicals, and electronics. In addition to materials and product development, and adoption of new technologies within the laboratories, they also conduct interviews and marketing activities to potential customers.

Innovative Technology Laboratories

#chemistry/materials analysis/chemical engineering #mechanical #electrical/electronic/control and information systems #civil engineering/architecture #physics/mathematics #industrial engineering/management engineering #IT/information #science/other departments and majors

Materials Integration Laboratories

#chemistry/materials analysis/chemical engineering #mechanical #electrical/electronic/control and information systems #civil engineering/architecture #physics/mathematics #IT/information #bio #science/other departments and majors

Production Technology Division

#chemistry/materials analysis/chemical engineering #mechanical #electrical/electronic/control and information systems #civil engineering/architecture #physics/mathematics #industrial engineering/management engineering #IT/information #bio #science/other departments and majors

Hear From Our Young Employees
— Why I chose AGC

I wanted to be at the forefront of materials development and work with specialists from across different fields to explore and develop new materials.

I was looking for work that would add value to the world through cutting-edge technology.

I believed I could contribute to building a better society through being involved in the entire process from materials development to product manufacturing.

I wanted to do something no one has ever done before—something that would excite me and others.

BUSINESS FLOW
  • Research and technology development
  • Product development
  • Prototype development
  • Pre-production
  • Manufacturing
  • To customers
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Research and Development
(Business Divisions)
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The R&D staff who engage in development work for AGC’s businesses (Building & Industrial Glass Company, Automotive Company, Electronics Company, and Chemicals Company) quickly fulfill customer needs by developing new products as well as production processes for the products of these companies. Their role is not limited to just development work. They also interview and provide technical services to our potential users, develop new businesses, and offer advice on designing and operating production plants. Compared to the R&D staff working with the Laboratories and the Production Technology Division, the expected turnaround time is shorter.

Building & Industrial Glass Company:
Architectural glass business

#chemistry/materials analysis/chemical engineering #mechanical #civil engineering/architecture #industrial engineering/management engineering

Automotive Company:
Automotive glass business

#chemistry/materials analysis/chemical engineering #mechanical #electrical/electronic/control and information systems #civil engineering/architecture #physics/mathematics #IT/information

Electronics Company:
Display business, Electronic materials business

#chemistry/materials analysis/chemical engineering #mechanical #electrical/electronic/control and information systems #civil engineering/architecture #physics/mathematics #industrial engineering/management engineering #IT/information

Chemicals Company:
Chemical products business

#chemistry/materials analysis/chemical engineering

Hear From Our Young Employees
— Why I chose AGC

I found appealing was that R&D at AGC is not just about conducting experiments but also working with other stakeholders, including suppliers and colleagues from other divisions.

The industry’s market is fast-evolving, which makes the work stimulating and fulfilling.

When I found out that materials made by AGC are used in everyday items, I thought it would be amazing to see the fruit of my own R&D becoming a part of our daily lives.

BUSINESS FLOW
  • Research and technology development
  • Product development
  • Prototype development
  • Pre-production
  • Manufacturing
  • To customers
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Production Engineer
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The production engineers manage and operate AGC’s giant plants, producing products and delivering them to our customers. They are responsible for organizing the production team with safety as the number one priority and ensuring efficient production of high-quality products with reduced environmental impact. The production engineers are expected to have a broad knowledge and capability in order to make constant improvements to optimize our production systems and technology.

Building & Industrial Glass Company:
Architectural glass business

#chemistry/materials analysis/chemical engineering #mechanical #electrical/electronic/control and information systems #civil engineering/architecture #physics/mathematics # industrial engineering/management engineering #IT/information #science/other departments and majors

Automotive Company:
Automotive glass business

#chemistry/materials analysis/chemical engineering #mechanical #electrical/electronic/control and information systems #civil engineering/architecture #physics/mathematics #industrial engineering/management engineering #IT/information #science/other departments and majors

Electronics Company:
Display business, Electronic materials business

#chemistry/materials analysis/chemical engineering #mechanical #electrical/electronic/control and information systems #civil engineering/architecture #physics/mathematics #industrial engineering/management engineering #IT/information #science/other departments and majors

Chemicals Company:
Chemical products business

#chemistry/materials analysis/chemical engineering #mechanical #electrical/electronic/control and information systems #civil engineering/architecture #physics/mathematics#industrial engineering/management engineering #IT/information #bio #science/other departments and majors

Hear From Our Young Employees
— Why I chose AGC

I was attracted to the working style of this position, which allows me to collaborate with many people rather than working on my own.

I wanted to work in a place where I can get firsthand experience and tackle problems together with many people.

I wanted to be at the heart of where materials, both cutting-edge and those indispensable to our world, are made.

I find glass and glass architecture captivating, and want to be a part of the process of delivering glass to the world from its enormous kiln.

I wanted to work with many people in a large-scale setting like a production plant.

BUSINESS FLOW
  • Research and technology development
  • Product development
  • Prototype development
  • Pre-production
  • Manufacturing
  • To customers
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Production Control
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The production control staff are responsible for production control mainly at the Automotive Company. Based on our customer needs, they develop, propose, and oversee the product production and distribution plans.
An important skill is the ability to see things from both a macro and micro perspective. In order to develop a good production plan, one must have a bird’s-eye view of the entire business to fully grasp the production status of the plants while also understanding the operation status of multiple production sites. As technicians, they engage in a wide range of works to manage the supply chain of AGC’s automotive glass business.

Automotive Company: Automotive glass business

#chemistry/materials analysis/chemical engineering #mechanical #electrical/electronic/control and information systems #civil engineering/architecture #physics/mathematics #industrial engineering/management engineering #IT/information #bio

BUSINESS FLOW
  • Research and technology development
  • Product development
  • Prototype development
  • Pre-production
  • Manufacturing
  • To customers
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Plant Design and
Development/Plant Engineer
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The facilities design and development/plant engineers are a team of professionals who support the production technology of AGC, a typical example of a process industry company. Utilizing their knowledge mainly on mechanical, electrical, and control engineering, they design and build AGC’s unique facilities as well as provide follow-up services. In their work, everything is large scale, from the amount of money handled to the size of the facilities.

Production Technology Division

#mechanical #electrical/electronic/control and information systems #civil engineering/architecture

Chemicals Company: Chemical products business

#mechanical #electrical/electronic/control and information systems #civil engineering/architecture

Hear From Our Young Employees
— Why I chose AGC

What attracted me to this position was the idea of being a member of a team working as one to build large systems.

I believed I could hone my engineering skill because I have opportunities to gain experience in everything from setting up a plant to dismantling it.

BUSINESS FLOW
  • Research and technology development
  • Product development
  • Prototype development
  • Pre-production
  • Manufacturing
  • To customers
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Intellectual Property
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The intellectual property staff work to protect and utilize our IP, which is the source of our competitive edge. At AGC, the intellectual property staff not only file patent applications but are also expected to formulate and propose IP strategies in line with AGC’s business strategy. An entrepreneurial mindset is a key asset.

Intellectual Property Division

#chemistry/materials analysis/chemical engineering #mechanical #electrical/electronic/control and information systems #civil engineering/architecture #physics/mathematics #industrial engineering/management engineering #IT/information #bio #science/other departments and majors

BUSINESS FLOW
  • Research and technology development
  • Product development
  • Prototype development
  • Pre-production
  • Manufacturing
  • To customers
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Information Systems
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As a global company, it is critical for AGC to be able to share information quickly between locations and to manage that information. The information systems staff are fully responsible for the information infrastructure at AGC. To drive the Group’s competitiveness, they thoroughly understand the strengths and challenges of the business and work with both internal and external parties to build and deploy information systems, and promote installation and utilization of highly accessible ICT services.

Information Systems Division

#chemistry/materials analysis/chemical engineering #mechanical #electrical/electronic/control and information systems #civil engineering/architecture #physics/mathematics #industrial engineering/management engineering #IT/information #bio #science/other departments and majors

Hear From Our Young Employees
— Why I chose AGC

The idea of supporting manufacturing through IT fascinated me.

Using IT to facilitate manufacturing was a task I was interested in.

BUSINESS FLOW
  • Research and technology development
  • Product development
  • Prototype development
  • Pre-production
  • Manufacturing
  • To customers
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Environment, Health and Safety
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Corporate sustainability can only be achieved by paying attention environmental and safety issues. AGC’s environment and safety staff are responsible for safety management and environmental protection at all locations. New staff are first placed at the plants to gain in-field experience through a wide range of assignments. After gaining experience, they are given the opportunity to become our in-house environment and safety expert, utilizing their knowledge and the laws to implement various measures to be deployed globally.

EHSQ General Division

#chemistry/materials analysis/chemical engineering #mechanical #electrical/electronic/control and information systems #civil engineering/architecture #physics/mathematics #industrial engineering/management engineering #IT/information #bio #science/other departments and majors

BUSINESS FLOW
  • Research and technology development
  • Product development
  • Prototype development
  • Pre-production
  • Manufacturing
  • To customers
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Technical Sales
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Equipped with technical expertise, the technical sales staff conduct sales and marketing activities. They are expected to answer customer inquiries from a technical perspective, and even make proposals. They also share customer information with our in-house R&D and marketing departments to accelerate new product development.

Electronics Company: Display business, Electronic materials business

#chemistry/materials analysis/chemical engineering #mechanical #electrical/electronic/control and information systems #civil engineering/architecture #physics/mathematics #industrial engineering/management engineering #IT/information #science/other departments and majors

Chemicals Company: Chemical products business

#chemistry/materials analysis/chemical engineering #mechanical #electrical/electronic/control and information systems #civil engineering/architecture #physics/mathematics #industrial engineering/management engineering #bio #science/other departments and majors

BUSINESS FLOW
  • Research and technology development
  • Product development
  • Prototype development
  • Pre-production
  • Manufacturing
  • To customers
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Materials and Distribution
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The materials and distribution staff are involved in materials procurement, including raw materials, and distribution of finished goods. In the upstream production process, they select, negotiate with, purchase from, and manage suppliers. In the downstream production process, they establish new distribution routes and build distribution systems in emerging markets. The materials and distribution staff play an important role in business strategy and manufacturing.

Hear From Our Young Employees
— Why I chose AGC

Here, even the younger employees are trusted to use quite a bit of discretion in their work and we have a relatively higher chance of getting an overseas assignment.

To be able to work in this kind of large-scale environment that only a global leading company can offer is a valuable opportunity and I wanted to seize it. I also like the fact that everyone at AGC is working with his/her own specific goal in mind.

BUSINESS FLOW
  • Research and technology development
  • Product development
  • Prototype development
  • Pre-production
  • Manufacturing
  • To customers
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Sales and Marketing
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At AGC, the sales and marketing staff conduct proposal-based sales for both our domestic and overseas markets. With a wide range of businesses and products, our sales style also comes in many forms. The sales and marketing staff must be able to adapt to the changing times and play a critical role in offering solutions based on customer needs and developing new product-based business.

Hear From Our Young Employees
— Why I chose AGC

I felt that at AGC I would be entrusted with important assignments from my first year. I also felt that I would be given many opportunities to work overseas.

I thought the small size of the team would make it a challenging work environment but also be more welcoming and friendly, especially among peers. There are also many opportunities for an overseas assignment here. I was also attracted to the diversity of the employees. Many women continue to work even after life events.

There are many passionate and wonderful employees at AGC and I wanted to work with them. I was also attracted to the open and honest corporate culture, which is not common in large Japanese companies.

BUSINESS FLOW
  • Research and technology development
  • Product development
  • Prototype development
  • Pre-production
  • Manufacturing
  • To customers
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Human Resources and General Affairs
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It is the “people” that make a company competitive, and the human resources and general affairs staff play a critical role in many matters concerning recruitment, placement, assessment and evaluation, treatment, benefits, health and safety, personnel changes, and retirement. As AGC is a global company, they are expected to create an institutional basis for the Group’s HR operations with a global perspective.

Hear From Our Young Employees
— Why I chose AGC

Everyone at AGC, including experienced employees, has a specific goal that he/she is working on in pursuit of personal development. That’s impressive.

Despite being a large corporation, AGC trusts even its young employees to use discretion in their work.

BUSINESS FLOW
  • Research and technology development
  • Product development
  • Prototype development
  • Pre-production
  • Manufacturing
  • To customers
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Accounting and Finance
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The accounting and finance staff play an important role in overseeing AGC’s entire corporate management. They are tasked with building a cost structure that helps increase profit through procedures such as cost accounting, and establishing a stable management system through financing and fund management. They are indispensable for AGC. The accounting and finance staff also handle the accounting and finances of our overseas operations and there are many opportunities for an overseas assignment.
BUSINESS FLOW
  • Research and technology development
  • Product development
  • Prototype development
  • Pre-production
  • Manufacturing
  • To customers
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Legal
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The law is the foundation of any business activity and the legal staff play an important role in overseeing all legal aspects of AGC’s business. They handle wide-ranging tasks, both domestic and overseas, including contract-related matters and general meetings of shareholders.
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  • Research and technology development
  • Product development
  • Prototype development
  • Pre-production
  • Manufacturing
  • To customers
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RECRUITMENT – JAPAN (OPEN TO ALL NATIONALITIES)

JOB DESCRIPTION

  • Qualification
    Those who have graduated or expect to graduate from a four-year university or graduate school (masters / doctoral program first semester) between June 2022 and March 2023.
    *
    The time for joining the company will be discussed individually
  • Job Categories
    Engineering Fields
    ・Research and Development (Laboratories)
    ・Research and Development (Business Division)
    ・Production Engineer
    ・Plant Design and Development/Plant Engineer
    ・Information Systems, Intellectual Property, EHSQ, etc.

    Administrative Fields
    ・Sales & Marketing, Purchasing & Buying, Human Resources, Finance & Accounting, Legal, etc..

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Monthly Salary
    Standard salary (as of July 2021)
    Bachelor's degree: 220,704 JPY
    Master's degree: 245,784 JPY
    Doctor's degree: 295,944 JPY
  • Working location
    【Headquarters】Tokyo
    【Research Institute】Yokohama
    【Factory】Kashima, Chiba, Yokohama, Sagami, Aichi, Amagasaki, Takasago, Koriyama, Yonezawa, Shizuoka etc.
  • Working hours
    Standard working hours 7 hours 45 minutes, flextime system (no core time)
  • Holiday
    Complete five-day workweek system, holidays, paid leave, bereavement leave, etc.
    9 consecutive holidays for the year-end and New Year holidays, 7 consecutive holidays for Golden Week (as of 2021), consecutive holidays recommended in summer 122 days of annual holidays in 2021
  • Benefit package
    [Benefit Systems]
    Asset accumulation savings (housing and pension), education loans, stock ownership, health insurance, employee's pension insurance, corporate pension fund, Cafeteria plan (refreshment allowance up to 120,000 yen/year), etc.

    [Facilities]
    Single dormitory, company housing for the married, membership welfare services (lodging facilities, resort facilities, sports facilities)

    [Others]
    Accommodation facilities, resort facilities, sports facilities, etc. can be used through membership membership-based welfare services.