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Power Equipment Design Engineer III

Honda North America
paid time off, paid holidays, sick time, tuition reimbursement, 401(k), relocation assistance
United States, North Carolina, Swepsonville
March 24, 2024
American Honda Motor Co

Design Engineer III

Location: Swepsonville, NC

Workstyle: Onsite

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:

Guide new technologies and mass production developments by generating new technical ideas and maturing concepts designs and drawings to meet the established specification and guidelines with the key purpose of maintaining Honda's high quality and customer's satisfaction in mainly, but not limited to, the Power Products category.

Responsibilities include:

* Working independently with minimal support from upper-level associates utilizing key tools to generate high level drawings representing key technologies that meet the specification targets:

* 2D/3D CAD Software (Catia)


* Drawing Issue Processing (Endeavor)

* Appropriate Guidelines, Standards, and Regulation

* Key Design Calculations (Gear, Spring, FEA, Tolerance Stacks, etc.)

* With these drawings, facilitate the prototype generation, engineering estimates, supplier negotiations, factory assembly confirmations and finally mass production specification setting.

* Support on-site activities such as prototype builds and collaboration with research members to understand test related concerns and implement countermeasures to design.

* Drive or establish small project teams through Project Leader Role to meet the targets and schedule of the development by ensuring:

* Deadlines achieved (SED and TE Milestones)

* Resource needs are coordinated with supervisor.

* Effectively utilize contractor resources

* Communicate project status and participate or lead project meetings, discussions, and development events.

* Drive or establish bill of materials to track impacts of new technologies, features, and components by using cost tables, cost simulation software, and supplier quoting to guarantee project team cost targets are maintained.

* Drive and develop basic ideas to improve Honda competiveness by product features and technologies, or by factory or development efficiency with minimal supervision.

* Support or drive market quality and VA themes with minimal supervision. Utilize problem-solving methods to analyse root causes. Develop and implement C/M specs as necessary with minimal supervision. Support recurrence prevention when appropriate.

Who we are seeking:

Required Experience:

* 3+ years engineering experience preferably in Power Products or Powersports

Required Education:

* Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in related field

Other job specific skills:

* Strong ability to guide small development teams.

* Ability to interact/communicate effectively with staff/management

* Must be able to operate with high level of confidentiality

* Competent in FTA, FMEA, dimensional tolerance stack-ups and application

* Competent analytical, problem solving, judgement, decision-making and prioritization

* Competent drawing and layout skills/techniques, include understanding of CAE principles

* Competent in creating a plan and schedule

* Competent in understanding product development schedules

Additional Position Factors:

* Travel: Amount varies based on project demands/responsibilities, conferences, etc.; includes possible overseas travel.

* Physical: Primarily works at a desk or scope; frequent keyboarding. Limited kneeling, standing, squatting, reaching, or bending.

* Hazards: Risks found in a typical office & shop setting. May be exposed to explosives/flammables, pressurized equipment, toxic chemicals and moving parts.

* Overtime: Overtime expected based on project demands/responsibilities.

* Maintains professional conduct and follows all departmental, safety, and company policies, Procedures, and rules.

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

* Annual Bonus

* Overtime Pay

* Industry leading Benefit Plans (Medical, Dental, Vision, Rx)

* 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.

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