Data Analytics Engineer
at Honda (U.S.)

Date Posted: 4/17/2021

Job Description

Data Analytics Engineer   About this position:

North American Market Quality Department’s mission is to identify and resolve field quality problems quickly to ensure customer satisfaction and maintain quality competitiveness.  Our Data Analytics Engineers review multiple data sources to evaluate, summarize and draw conclusions to identify trends that lead to countermeasure activity by our Analysis Engineers.  In the Market Information Group we look for candidates who have a passion for our mission and can take responsibility to focus on Market Quality needs and strive to innovate and continuously learn.

This position is located at the North American Quality Center in Raymond, Ohio.

 

Your responsibilities:

  • Able to analyze multiple data sources (warranty claims, dealer information, manufacturing data, geographical, environmental etc.) in detail to identify quality trends and problem indicators using engineering fundamentals.

  • Look for data trends not previously identified through deep understanding of the data and the ability to holistically review each problem.

  • Transform data using SQL to identify trends that lead to actionable problems.

  • Identify opportunities to build tools in order to automate analysis processes.

  • Summarize and evaluate data, make conclusions and provide direction on problems identified.

  • Using engineering analysis, develop a risk assessment, considering seriousness, urgency and growth of emerging market problems.

  • Utilize predictive analytics (Forecasting) to support future growth of problems identified to ensure action is taken at the appropriate time.

  • Ensure data integrity through testing of results.

  • Strong communication & visualization of the data to articulate the findings.

  • Responsible to support and direct analysis engineers with developing data queries for a specifically described problem.

 

What you need to be successful in the role:

  • Strong problem solving skills to ensure data is correct and responsible areas accept the results.

  • Ability to combine engineering analysis with market data to identify warranty problems early.

  • Strong communication skills (written, verbal, and visual) – ability to communicate market data and engineering analysis regarding conclusions that were reached. Ability to create and present market data reports to support investigations.

  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Decisive in determining the importance of a market problem and its impact to customer satisfaction and future models.       

  • Development /programming of tools to improve department efficiency, eliminate repetitive tasks, and implement new warranty analysis tools/techniques.

  • Prioritization skills to manage work load and make sound decisions for assigned team's data analysis activities.

  • Proficient using query languages such as SQL.
  • Good applied statistics skills, such as distributions, statistical testing, regression, etc.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel (Pivot tables, Vlookup, etc.)

  • Knowledge of data gathering, cleaning and transforming techniques.

  • Experience with common data science toolkits such as R & Python.

  • Excel VBA Programming (desired)
  • QlikView (Business Intelligence software) Programming (desired)

  • Basic statistical distribution knowledge  (desired)
 

Required Work Experience:

Minimum 2 years of relevant experience.  Additional experience may be required based on amount of education.   Preferably seeking those with Analytical or information analysis background, minimum 3 years.

  Required Education:

BS in Computer Science, Data Analytics, Mathematics or Engineering with strong engineering aptitude or equivalent relevant experience.

 

A few other important details:  

  • Responsible for team's engineering data analytics on automotive products built at every Honda and Acura factory in North America (Accord, CR-V, RDX, NSX, etc.)

  • Office environment and work from home opportunities available

  • Travel approximately 1 time per quarter 1-3 days

Job Snapshot

About Us

Honda opened its first U.S. operations in 1959. Since then, the company has grown to directly employ more than 32,000 associates in North America who are responsible for the design, manufacturing and sales and distribution of not just Honda and Acura vehicles, but also power products, ATVs, motorcycles and even jets. The experience, focus and dedication of this team has led to countless product awards for product quality and dependability throughout the years.

Honda has remained committed to continued growth in North America. The company invested more than $1 billion in its manufacturing operations in 2012. While Honda celebrated 30 years of auto production in North America in 2012, the company's seven auto plants combined to produce nearly 1.7 million vehicles - a new record for this region.

Honda is built on realizing the dreams of individuals, reinforced by the global slogan "Power of Dreams." We are always looking for bright, ambitious associates who are open to new ideas, embrace individual respect, and have a strong commitment to improving society and the environment. We offer competitive compensation and benefits, which may include:

  • Comprehensive Health Care Plans
  • Pre-Tax Spending Account
  • Competitive Retirement Plans
  • Paid Holidays/ Paid Time Off
  • Flexible Work Schedules
  • Product Purchase and Lease Programs
  • Volunteer Community Involvement Programs
  • Educational Reimbursement Program
  • Vehicle Safety Training Program
  • Credit Union Membership

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