Sr. Seat Development Engineer

Requisition ID:  2608

Raymond, OH, US, 43067

Workstyle:  Onsite
Shift:  1st
Salary Range:  $86,700.00 - $130,000.00

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 that 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!

Job Purpose


This position will be within the Seat and Package Development Department. As a Sr. Engineer, you are an expert in related technical areas and expected to oversee assigned development, testing, and / or research activities of Seat Development, including Seat, Seat Belt Design, and Vehicle Package. In this role you will be leading a small team, and developing others from a technical, project, and / or team management focus. 

Key Accountabilities

  • Project/Team Management – Lead small to medium sized team, communicate the deliverables and plan to achieve them. Coordinate team activities on development/research/testing activities, managing the flow of team members on and off the project as needed. Build the capabilities of the team through coaching and mentoring. Provide technical guidance and oversight on requirement achievement, test results, and countermeasure application. Responsible for function output of project(s).
  • Engineering Solution Design & Specification – Initiate and Lead the design of complex assemblies, the associated drawings, engineering specifications/standards and validation processes as required.
  • Conceive and lead the development of engineering specifications and standards or functions to guide engineering and manufacturing work in the organization and its suppliers.
  • Provide direct technical guidance and final oversight to multiple groups and ensure functional safety standards are met.Gather data and provide feedback and judgement on the feasibility, costs, quality and performance of design concept. Understand and consider in decision-making the connections and impact to different vehicle segments and development activities.Correlate with cross-divisional or cross-company counterparts when necessary and align with the organizational technology standards, regulations, and policies.
  • Review and provide judgement on technical results and offer recommendations for development to technical staff, including up to Chief Engineer.
  • Build or bring in new technologies and specifications, managing associated risks and addressing issues.
  • Supplier Management – Identify new, select and lead technical negotiations with suppliers. Support PIC’s in supplier interactions and negotiations. Lead communications, set or support direction setting, build new and manage existing relationships; addressing issues as needed.
  • Documentation – Compile and/or develop documentation to meet program deliverables and move development process forward. Review documents prepared by PIC’s for completeness and quality.
  • Integration & Correlation – Integrate areas of responsibility into the vehicle or lead a group in doing so, providing guidance to resources as needed. Interacting and correlating direction at the cross-department and cross-divisional level. Adapting communication style and approach as needed depending on the audience and purpose.
  • Relationship Management – Manage relationships with internal stakeholders and counterparts, building professional credibility and trust. Manage inter-company issues and coordinate internal resources. Provide reports on large project status items and deliverables.
  • Personal Development – Be recognized as a subject matter expert in own area of technology or department function and beyond in the division. Maintain an in-depth understanding of current and emerging technologies, regulations and company best practices.
  • Improvement & Innovation – Lead continuous improvement projects and provide related technical or group management (i.e. in requirement development, process improvement, project management, associate development, communications). Lead and/or create new technology internally or with suppliers. Foresee and recognize potential cascading impacts in the development process and act to prevent or resolve them in a timely manner.

Qualifications, Experience, and Skills

  • BS Mechanical, Aero, or Automotive Engineering; BS Industrial Design or Equivalent Industry Experience 
  • Minimum 6 years of experience
  • Substantial general work experience together with comprehensive job related experience in own area of expertise to fully competent level ▪ 
  • Experience of supervising and directing people and other resources to achieve specific end results within limited timeframes


  • Willingness to adjust work hours to accommodate early morning and late evening meetings with Japan, support late evening new model evaluations and support engine builds or component part builds, and work 2-8 hours over per week. 
  • Willingness to travel internationally and domestically for product and manufacturing development.

Total Rewards

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 makes us an employer of choice?

Total Rewards: 

  • Competitive Base Salary: Pay will be based on several variables that include, but not limited to, geographic location, work experience, education, etc.
  • Annual Bonus
  • Overtime
  • 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
  • Lifestyle Bonus
  • Relocation assistance

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

What differentiates Honda and make us an employer of choice?

Total Rewards:
•    Competitive Base Wages (pay will be based on several variables that include, but not limited to geographic location, work experience, etc.)
•    Paid Overtime
•    Regional Bonus (when applicable)
•    Industry-leading Benefit Plans (Medical, Dental, Vision, Rx) 
•    Paid time off, including vacation, holidays, shutdown
•    Company Paid Short-Term and Long-Term Disability 
•    401K Plan with company match + additional contribution


Career Growth:
•    Advancement Opportunities
•    Career Mobility  
•    Education Reimbursement for Continued Learning
•    Training and Development Programs 


Additional Offerings:
•    Lifestyle Account
•    Childcare Reimbursement Account
•    Tuition Assistance & Student Loan Repayment
•    Elder Care Support
•    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.

Bring the Future

Honda is driven by a passionate workforce that is proud of the quality products we produce and the goals we aim to accomplish. Our associates charge forward through guidance of the Honda 2030 Vision: Lead the advancement of mobility and enable people everywhere in the world to improve their daily lives. 

You’re invited to
bring your skills, bring your background, and  bring the future at Honda. 

Apply today.  

Dream. Create. Drive. Repeat.

Join Our Career Community >

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati
Nearest Secondary Market: Dublin