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Electrical Powertrain Controls Test Engineer

Honda North America
United States, Ohio, Raymond
October 20, 2022
Honda Dev. and Mfg of Am.,LLC

Electrical Powertrain Controls Test Engineer

Location: Raymond, Ohio

What Makes a Honda, is Who makes a Honda

Honda has a clear vision for the future, and it's a joyful one. We are looking for individuals with the skills, courage, persistence, and dreams that will help us reach our future-focused goals.

At our core is innovation. Honda is constantly innovating and developing solutions to drive our business with record success. We strive to be a company which serves as a source of "power" that supports people around the world who are trying to do things based on their own initiative and that helps people expand their own potential. To this end, Honda strives to realize "the joy and freedom of mobility" by developing new technologies and an innovative approach to achieve a "zero environmental footprint."

We are looking for qualified individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, continuous improvement values, and a strong work ethic to join our team.

If your goals and values align with Honda's, we want you to join our team to Bring the Future!

About this Position:

At Engineer I Career Level, the Engineer is capable of performing tasks related to electronics development of Powertrain ECU systems with moderate oversight, utilizing their engineering skill to overcome standard development issues. Powertrain ECU systems may include Engine Control, Transmission Control, All-wheel Drive Control, Electric Vehicle Motor and Battery Control, or other related areas involving the development of electronic hardware, software and electrical system architecture.

Responsibilities include:

  • Project and team management: understanding project expectations, correlating technical details with key stakeholders and negotiating the schedule for deliverables
  • Engineering specification design for Powertrain ECU applications, including electrical circuit hardware and software in tools such as MATLAB Simulink or MS VISIO.
  • Engineering troubleshooting, root cause analysis and solution design: Working hands-on in prototype or mass production level vehicles to identify Powertrain electronics functional issues and the steps required for resolution.
  • Testing and verification of ECU specifications related to hardware and software: Performing testing in prototype or mass production level vehicles related electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) or verification of technical change points to ensure proper electrical functional performance, quality and reliability.
  • Improvement and innovation: Investigating new processes or technologies to improve Powertrain electronic system performance or development capability and efficiency.
  • Cyber security requirement analysis and implementation verification: Work together with cyber security specialists to understand the security requirements needed for Powertrain ECU applications, create and verify related specifications and work with ECU suppliers on implementations.

Who we are seeking:

Required Work Experience:

  • 3 months minimum co-op experience working with automobiles or electronics in a personal or professional setting

Required Education:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering or related field. 6 years of related experience may be substituted for required degree.

Desired skills:

  • Understanding of automobile powertrain system function and operation

Additional Position Factors:

  • Remove/Install electrical components in a test vehicle, sometimes involving difficult physical access.
  • Driving vehicles for testing purposes, sometimes in extreme cold or hot climates (-30degC to 50degC)
  • Periodical domestic and international travel to test facilities, factories, suppliers. (<20%)
  • Overtime is expected in moderate amount, to meet deadlines. (~5hr/wk average)
  • Remote work up to 60% based on business conditions, on-site vehicle testing is a required element.

At Honda, you will play a key role in our journey to become a company that society wants to exist now, and in the future. Your endless curiosity will drive innovation and your courageous spirit will challenge the status quo. We believe having a workforce made up of diverse thinkers and innovators makes us a better Honda. Respect for each other and respect for diversity each and every day drives our associates to contribute at the highest level and work effectively in a team environment. We make the dream of mobility a reality with our innovative and high-quality products. Together, we Bring the Future to our customers, associates, and communities. We are Honda!

What differentiates Honda and make us an employer of choice?

Total Rewards:

  • Competitive base salary
  • Overtime compensation
  • Annual Bonus
  • Associate lease car program with a cost
  • Industry leading Benefit Plans (Medical, Dental, Vision)
  • Paid time off, including vacation, paid holidays, sick time, personal days
  • 401K Plan with company match + additional contribution
  • Relocation assistance (if eligible)

Career Growth:

  • Advancement opportunities
  • Career mobility
  • Education reimbursement for continued learning
  • Training and Development programs

Additional Offerings:

  • Wellbeing program
  • Community service and engagement programs
  • Product programs
  • Free drinks onsite

Honda is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected factor.