Development Engineer
at Honda (U.S.)

Date Posted: 4/16/2021

Job Description

Responsibilities for this position will pertain to development department’s projects, testing, and relevant communications. Projects will be led by this individual from conception to completion and will involve significant planning, report-writing, coordination, and data analysis. This position additionally requires the operation of test equipment and machinery to conduct tests designed by the individual in this role. They will be required to research and develop engine improvements on the core engine and to ancillary components and assemblies. Next they continue by characterizing engine durability and performance to set the direction for future development. Finally, reports must be created to present project and testing results to relevant departments. Success in this position is dependent upon sound judgement and decision-making skills as the ideal candidate evaluates, recommends, and implements effective and efficient test procedures.

Requirements for the position include:

•        BS degree (or equivalent work experience) in Mechanical Engineering

o   With an emphasis on internal combustion and associated coursework in thermodynamics and fluid dynamics

•        3-5 years’ experience with development and testing of engines including:

o   Test planning and procedures

o   Data acquisition and analysis

•        Engineering discipline knowledge:

o   Control systems

o   Thermodynamics

o   Fluid dynamics

o   Statics and dynamics

o   Internal combustion engine fundamentals and theory

•        Microsoft Excel skills (including writing VBA subroutines/code/macros)

•        Experience modifying ECU calibration values to achieve improved engine performance, emission, or reliability

•        Direct experience using National Instruments and/or Matlab for managing, analyzing, and reporting data during simulations and data acquisitions

•        Experience with Ricardo WAVE or Gamma Technologies GT-POWER engine performance and gas dynamics simulation software

•        Data summarization and reporting experience

HPD offers a competitive compensation & benefits program & an opportunity to further develop a career in motorsports racing. 

Interested candidates should submit resume to:

An Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer.  Women & minorities encouraged to apply

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Full-Time
  • Location: California
  • Job Type: Engineering
  • Experience: 3 to 5 years
  • Date Posted: 4/16/2021

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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