With annual sales revenues of $15 billon from 96 subsidiaries employing 35,000 people around the globe, Kawasaki Heavy Industries is a leader in its fields of engineering and technology.

Our aerospace division is active in products ranging from aircraft to satellites. The products that our rolling stock division delivers to the world include Shinkansen and New York subway cars, while our ship and offshore structure division's products range from gas carriers and large tankers to submarines, and our energy solutions division covers the spectrum from development and manufacture of energy equipment to management systems. We are also active in wide-ranging businesses driven by diverse and high-level engineering technologies, including environmental and recycling plants, industrial plants, precision machinery, industrial robots, and infrastructure equipment. Finally, we operate our leisure and power products business that features the motorcycles known as the Kawasaki brand. Through the development of unique and broad businesses unmatched elsewhere, we will continue to create new values that solve the issues facing our customers and society.

Established in 1968 the Precision Machinery division of Kawasaki has been at the forefront of hydraulic technology and development for nearly 50 years.
Today the Kawasaki brand is synonymous with quality and innovation in hydraulic pumps, motors, valves and complete systems across the whole spectrum of applications.

With manufacturing facilities in Japan, China, Korea, India and the UK and a global sales support network Kawasaki is ideally placed to support our customers worldwide.

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Work For us

Kawasaki employees are the best in the business. The Plymouth plant is situated in the beautiful surroundings of the Tamar River with views across to Cornwall.

We offer world class products and demand highly skilled staff. KPM has been accredited with the Investors In People Award and a Platinum Award from the Business Health Network. Employees may be eligible for benefits such as the company pension, life insurance, childcare vouchers, flexible working, healthcare, and top quality training.


Current Vacancies

Application Engineer

We currently have a vacancy for an Application Engineer to join our Engineering team. This is a varied role, working to support our OEM customers and distribution network to bring projects from conception to production supply, applying the range of Kawasaki hydraulic components and systems. The successful candidate will have a proven record working as a Hydraulics Engineer with project management experience, and be able to lead projects in a professional, controlled manner.

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Please apply in writing enclosing an up to date CV to the Human Resources & Training Manager (

Production Engineer

A vacancy has arisen within our PED Department for a Production Engineer. Key responsibilities include: CNC Programming, Milling, Turning and Grinding; Set Up Reduction (SMED); and turning concepts and layouts into fully specified designs with comprehensive costs. 

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Applicants should apply in writing by submitting an up to date CV to the Human Resources & Training Manager ( 


Materials Handler (Grade 6)

Two permanent vacancies have arisen for Materials Handlers within our Logistics Department. The successful cadidates responsibilities will include: loading and unloading vehicles in accordance with company procedure; picking kits or parts according to work order or pick list; issuing parts to machine shop and production in line with the plan.

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The successful cadidates will be required to attend relevant job training as organised by Logistics Team Leaders and / or training department e.g. manual handling, Crane Training, Forklift truck Training.

Applicants should apply in writing by submitting an up to date CV to the Human Resources & Training Manager (