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Kinkisharyo International Overview

El Segundo, CA
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$10 to $25 million (USD) per year
KINKISHARYO customizes solutions for urban transit agencies from manufacturing to maintenance from Dallas to Dubai. Locally active. Globally capable.

Mission: Our mission is to provide high-quality products and services to our customers, on time and at a reasonable cost.

Kinkisharyo International – Why Work For Us?

KINKISHARYO has been customizing solutions for urban transit agencies worldwide for as long as there has been urban transit.

After designing and manufacturing more than ten thousand railcars, we continue to build on the heritage of technological innovation and customer service that have made us the #1 supplier of low-floor light rail vehicles in North America. We know that each metropolitan area and transit system has needs beyond moving people safely and reliably. We tailor solutions to meet those needs.

From manufacturing to maintenance, from Dallas to Dubai, KINKISHARYO is delivering a full range of customer-focused, customized products and service that set us apart.

Superior performance is what makes KINKISHARYO the #1 low-floor light rail vehicle manufacturer in North America with an unmatched reputation in the rail transit industry.

Technical Innovation

Pioneered crashworthiness design and the integrated high-floor/low-floor vehicle design

Product Customization

Unique approach to designing and integrating low-floor and high-floor LRV designs on service proven vehicle platforms

On Time & On Budget

Consistently executing projects on time and on budget

Superior Reliability

Designs consistently meet or exceed the industry standard

Maintenance Proficiency

Maintenance experience and successful implementation of the Kaizen approach to ensure continuous improvement

Long-Term Customer Relations

History of developing and maintaining strong long-term relationships with suppliers and customers

Local Presence

Leader at successfully establishing local facilities and reinvesting in the local economy and workforce

Career Development

Committed to provide employees with opportunities for upward mobility in their career development

Kinkisharyo International Reviews

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    Current Employee - Welding QA Foreman in Palmdale, CA
    Current Employee - Welding QA Foreman in Palmdale, CA

    I have been working at Kinkisharyo International full-time (More than 5 years)


    I was able to earn international experience in the welding trade while working in Osaka Japan. Additionally, I was trained and achieved certifications for non destructive testing PT II, MT II, UT II & AWS CAWI.


    Too long of a gap between LA Metro contracts (5 years).

    Advice to Management

    With the next contract we need to compensate the skilled trades accordingly. We have had trouble retaining Welders and skilled painters because these are skilled trades that universally transferable.

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Kinkisharyo International Interviews



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    IT Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview


    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Kinkisharyo International (El Segundo, CA).


    The interview process was painless. The HR department is efficient, polite and very knowledgeable. Both of my interviews started on time, everyone asked pertinent questions and requests for updates on the hiring process were answered promptly and politely.

    Interview Questions

    • Honestly, there weren't any difficult or unexpected questions. The parameters for the position were made clear in advance.   Answer Question
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