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Mechanical Engineering Co-op/Intern - Fall 2022

Honda North America
United States, California, Torrance
1919 Torrance Boulevard (Show on map)
November 16, 2022
American Honda Motor Co., Inc. Ohio-Raymond, Ohio-Russells Point, Ohio-Anna, California-Torrance, Georgia-Tallapoosa, Alabama-Lincoln, Ohio-Marysville, Indiana-Greensburg, Ohio-East Liberty, South Carolina-Timmonsville

Mechanical Engineering Co-op/Intern - Fall 2022

This job description reflects potential openings for the Fall 2022 Co-op/Internship Session (August - December). This is a general job description and represents multiple openings in various departments. Honda offers both single and multi-semester co-ops and internships. College students must apply to the requisition pertaining to their major and semester of interest.

Please note: Sponsorship for employment visa status for these positions is unavailable. Applicants requiring sponsorship for employment visa status now or in the future (e.g., F-1 CPT/OPT, H-1B, TN, etc.) will not be considered.

Honda Co-operative and Learning Internships

Here at Honda, we pride ourselves in the invaluable experience we provide our Co-ops and Interns with. Honda Co-ops/ Interns are tasked with hands on, project based worked relevant to their department of placements current needs (this means no coffee runs or stereotypical intern duties). Projects may be as large as developing a new test, designing systems, traveling to suppliers or serving as a project manager! In addition to the full-time associate work that our Co-ops/ Interns are given the access to work on, Honda Co-ops/ Interns are invited to participate in a variety of paid work events and experiences offered by the Honda Co-op and Internship program team. Events include but are not limited to Q&A sessions with high level associates, tours of various Honda facilities, social events, volunteer opportunities and much more!

Dreams l Joy l Passion l Respect l Challenging Spirit

The ideal Honda Co-op/ Intern candidate feels connected to our core values and is looking to make an impact within a global organization with all 7 continents running Honda equipment or vehicles (yes, even Antarctica). You are a dreamer and often identify areas of opportunity and take initiative to improve them yourself. You are passionate about your work and respect others. You want to be a part of something larger than you- the joy of creating, selling and buying! These values define Honda and encapsulate our rich history and what continues to push us forward in a competitive era of mobility. It's a big team for a big effort, and we need individuals with varying perspectives to make our products great. Because different people, with different perspectives and ideas are the key to helping Honda bring the future!

More about the Mechanical Engineering Co-op/ Intern at Honda

The below descriptions reflect potential environments and duties within our various Mechanical Engineering Co-op/ Intern positions that we offer. Work environments and projects may include but are not limited to:


  • Focus on equipment, process, quality and new model activities related to the department of placement (i.e Assembly department, Weld department, Paint department, Stamping department, Casting and Machining department, etc)

  • Project management

  • Problem analysis

  • Investigating new technologies and implementing countermeasures


  • Learning and performing vehicle testing

  • Conducting tests for chassis, brakes, controls, bonnet, trunk and/ or door systems

  • Testing procedures and fixtures

  • New model development, drawing, layouts and design change requests

  • Investigating and providing countermeasures for mass production design related issues

  • Warranty data trend analysis

  • Re-creating problem failures to determine root cause , develop countermeasures and perform confirmation testing


  • Assessing supplier process capabilities

  • Problem reporting and analysis

  • Implementing countermeasures

  • Verifying and judging effectiveness

  • Investigating suspect part issues and approving part changes

  • Approving and verifying supplier countermeasures

  • Issuing trouble reports

  • Various daily tasks such as attending meetings, working on assigned project activities, problem analysis, writing technical reports, troubleshooting manufacturing or quality problems and communicating to internal/ external customers


  • Updating and documenting CAD drawings of existing infrastructure

  • Analyzing and designing existing sanitation, HVAC and building pressure systems

  • Developing short and long-term solutions to problems found

  • Designing modifications of existing facilities infrastructures

  • Updating mechanical engineering specifications and standards

  • Reviewing electrical drawings

  • Learning and understanding plant power infrastructure

  • Verifying electrical panel schedules

  • Updating highbay light locations

Tooling Equipment

  • Designing manufacturing equipment and tooling in 2D and 3D CAD systems

  • Determining equipment electrical hardware, software (PLC, HMI, etc.), safety requirements and appropriate design

  • Managing a schedule and tracking daily processes

  • Investigating and troubleshooting problems during installation and manufacturing

Research and Design

* Supporting the development of vehicle testing and countermeasure analysis (assisting with problem and data analysis, countermeasures, test set-up, data acquisition, test monitoring, recording activities, performance testing and reporting results)

* Assisting design engineers in developing/ designing of future models and supporting the creation of drawings

* CAD Design

* Cost and weight calculations

* Attending meetings and working with various design/ test groups, suppliers, manufacturing groups, etc.

What you need to be successful in this role


  • General Engineering Coursework
  • Minimum 2.5 Cumulative GPA or higher (You will be required to provide your current transcript)
  • Class status- Sophomore (by credit hour) or above
  • Availability to work a minimum of 10 weeks at 40 hours per week
  • Enrollment in a Bachelor's or Master's degree program studying Mechanical Engineering or related field
  • Ability to provide own transportation to and from work each day

Desired: AutoCad, CATIA, Manufacturing related coursework

Position Locations

Mechanical Engineering Co-op/Intern positions are offered in the cities/ states listed below, if you are selected to move forward in the process, you will be given the opportunity to make selections on your location preferences:

  • Anna, Ohio (45 minutes north of Dayton, Ohio)
  • Marysville, Ohio (45 minutes northwest of Columbus, Ohio)
  • Raymond, Ohio (45 minutes northwest of Columbus, Ohio)
  • East Liberty, Ohio (55 minutes northwest of Columbus, Ohio)
  • Russells Point, Ohio (30 minutes northwest of Marysville, Ohio)
  • Greensburg, Indiana (55 minutes southeast of Indianapolis, Indiana and 60 minutes northwest of Cincinnati, Ohio)
  • Lincoln, Alabama (45 minutes northeast of Birmingham, Alabama)
  • Tallapoosa, Georgia (30 minutes southeast of Carrollton, Georgia)
  • Timmonsville, South Carolina (20 minutes southwest of Florence, South Carolina)
  • Torrance, California (30 minutes south of Downtown Los Angeles, California)

Honda Co-operative and Learning Internships Program Benefits

Housing Accommodations: Honda offers housing at a shared cost or a housing stipend based on location for our Co-ops and Interns. It is not required to opt-in to, but is available should you need housing at the time of your Co-op/ Internship with Honda.

Honda Business Resource Groups: One of the ways Honda gives diversity a voice is through its business resource groups. The associate-led, company-supported groups have members aligned across different dimensions of diversity such as gender, ethnicity, ability, life stage and experiences. The groups provide networking opportunities, a chance to give back and professional development. Some groups have even given feedback on Honda products, making them more appealing to all. Embracing all views is what will drive us into the future. Honda wants passionate, driven people to be a part of that future.

Performance Feedback: Honda Co-ops and Interns will have the opportunity to receive informal and formal feedback from their leaders, ask questions and express future interest in a scheduled mid-term and final evaluation.

Mentorship: Each Co-op/ Intern is assigned a mentor in your department to help you navigate your time at Honda.

On-site Wellness Center: Co-ops and Interns have access to join our Wellness Centers (varies by location). Our Wellness Centers are full gyms equipped with cardio machines, weights, basketball courts, pools, dieticians, personal trainers and group fitness classes.

Paid overtime: Co-ops and Interns will receive 1.5 times their hourly rate of pay for any overtime worked.

Consideration for full time employment: Our Cooperative Learning Internships program is utilized as a talent pipeline for our full time positions!

Additional details regarding Honda Co-op and Intern benefits are provided upon offer.