Engineering Develpment Program (EDP) Engineer - Industrial Engineer
at Honda (U.S.)

Date Posted: 4/16/2021

Job Description

Position Description:

Engineering Development Program (EDP) - Industrial Engineer

Role Profile:

The Engineering Development Program (EDP) is a two-year development program designed to fast track entry level engineers in preparation for an exciting career at Honda.  Entry Level Engineers rotate through three departments with a primary focus on projects related to manufacturing.  

Upon completion of the program, the associate is placed permanently in a department to further develop their engineering skills, while implementing the skills acquired during each rotation.



*Support continuous improvement of manufacturing processes utilizing application of statistical methods and mathematical calculations to improve processes, staff requirements and production standards

*Conduct MOST / time studies

*Robust problem solving

*Assembly line modification

*Develop and implement methods for process efficiency improvement

*Work with all levels of the organization to coordinate quality control objectives and activities to resolve production problems, maximize product reliability, and minimize costs

*Review production schedules, engineering specifications, orders, and related information to obtain knowledge of lean manufacturing methods, procedures and activities

*Develop production and design standards by routine report generation, project progress tracking and control, project files maintenance, and presentations to senior management

*Supply chain management

*Evaluate logistic flow for parts, carts, and processes

*Evaluate packaging requirements

Daily Tasks Performed:

Conduct problem solving data collection at the plant floor level requiring interaction with department associates and management

Project control and management including setting project targets, defining tasks and schedules, customer review meetings, and executing plans to achieve targets

Degree or Certification Required:

Bachelor of Science Industrial Engineering

Masters of Science Industrial Engineering

Minimum Relevant Job Knowledge:

Demonstrated problem solving ability - troubleshooting, root cause analysis, countermeasure identification, and situation analysis study

Familiarity with manufacturing and logistics systems/processes

Strong communication skills (written and verbal), problem summary explanation to diverse audience

Minimum Relevant Job Experience:

New or recent graduate (no more than 2 years past graduation date)

Must attend or have attended a 4-year college or university

Zero to two years experience in process engineering within a manufacturing environment

Co-op / internship experience in a manufacturing environment

Required Skills:

Problem solving and decision making skills

Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.)

Strong technical communication skills both verbal and written

Ability to work and communicate effectively in diverse teams

Project management skills

Planning and prioritization skills

Ability to use AutoCAD and Catia

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Logistics management flow and process engineeringKnowledge/experience of project management methodologyUnderstanding of benchmarking theoryExperience with manufacturing systems/processes

Environment candidate will be working in:  Office/Production Floor

Estimated Weekly Overtime:  5 hours / week, as needed based on business needs

Frequency and Duration of Travel:  Occasional as needed 

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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