A company built by associates’ dreams and goals.

Our designers and engineers are committed to surpassing the highest standards. They have the rare opportunity to act as hands-on experts, creating concepts and designing and developing new models – even when it means testing for cold-weather conditions in northern Minnesota, high-altitude effects in Colorado or high-speed performance on Germany’s Nürburgring.

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Styling Design

Associates help create innovative, intelligent automobiles, motorcycles and other types of powersports designs in promoting dreams to reality. In this stimulating environment, our highly creative team provides conceptual and production exterior and interior design using sketches and CAD systems to produce scale models and full-size mock-ups.


Hands-on engineering guides our work at Honda R&D Americas, Inc. (HRA). Behind this approach lies a passion for the work we do, a love for the products we create. Here, our excitement about engineering drives us to seek out new challenges and become thoroughly involved in the technical process. We believe in learning by doing. We’ll give you the opportunity to prove yourself and to make an impact. HRA is involved in developing automobiles, power equipment and powersports for markets in the Americas and worldwide. We also provide technical assistance for the start-up of new model production, which is why our locations are close to our manufacturing facilities.

Design Engineers are involved in all aspects of concept, design, development and product quality. With an emphasis on technical excellence, they contribute from concept to initial test stage in such areas as component development, complete vehicle development, local procurement, production start-up and quality assurance.

Vehicle Research Engineers and Materials Research Engineers have the opportunity to take part in performance evaluations for systems and materials while accepting responsibility to analyze, research and test vehicle components. They also recommend design countermeasures. From cold-weather testing in Minnesota to hot-weather testing in the Mojave desert, from high-speed evaluations on Germany’s Nürburgring to high-altitude testing in Colorado, our Engineers go above and beyond to ensure worldwide customer satisfaction.

Excellent engineering opportunities are currently available in a broad range of research and development areas. If you’re looking for multi-faceted challenges and first-hand involvement, we invite you to consider the unique advantages only HRA can offer.

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HRA cultivates a diverse set of skills in all of its employees. We’re not looking for candidates with just expertise and experience. We’re looking for candidates who take ownership of both success and setback while demonstrating patience and flexibility. They take on challenges and get their hands dirty by being involved.

If this approach describes yours, you may be the right candidate for our next opportunity. We have an ongoing need for professionals who can join us in a wide range of disciplines, including the following: Accounting/Finance, Computer Science, Human Resources, Purchasing and Safety.

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Opportunities exist to get involved as a professional Interpreter or Translator (consecutive or simultaneous), an Administrative Assistant or as a Coordinator for critical projects. Demonstrate your flexibility by working with a diverse range of disciplines and individuals and be proactive and assertive while promoting understanding and open communication. Combine your Japanese-English bilingual skills or your administrative qualities to discover a challenging, development-oriented atmosphere.

To be considered for a multilingual assignment, you must demonstrate fluency in both Japanese and English. In turn, positions are available in several key technical and non-technical areas Including the following:

  • Project Coordinator
  • Interpreter/Translator
  • Administrative Support


Student Associates

At HRA, we believe that growth is achieved by seeking out new challenges. Students will have an opportunity to experience a career at HRA with access to our high- tech facilities, latest design software, state-of-the-art test equipment and daily interaction with industry-leading professionals.

Student sessions are offered throughout the year. Sessions are available for spring, summer, fall and winter, and include the following:

  • Design Engineer
  • Vehicle Research
  • Materials Research
  • Information Systems

Program Outline:

  • Flexible work sessions (three month minimum length)
  • Competitive pay
  • Flexible working hours
  • Uniforms
  • Wellness/fitness center
  • Credit union
  • Holiday pay
  • Relocation/housing assistance (residence must be more than 75 miles away)
  • Overtime pay


At HRA, our commitment to our associates is reflected in our comprehensive benefits package. Progressive in outlook, we have developed a program that reflects our responsiveness to the needs of our associates.

  • Flexible start time
  • A generous relocation package if applicable to your position
  • 401k savings plan (includes company match)
  • Bonus opportunities
  • Holiday/vacation time
  • Your choice of several medical, dental, vision and pharmacy options
  • Pre-tax spending
  • Life insurance programs
  • Credit union
  • Opportunity to participate in company-paid Ohio Motorcyclists Enrichment Program
  • Recreational and sports facilities
  • Short-term and long-term disability coverage
  • Lease car plan
  • Product purchase plan
  • Honda stock purchase program
  • Adoption assistance program
  • Education reimbursement program
  • Associate development courses
  • Paid volunteer hours

This list is merely an overview of potential benefits. The official plan documents are always used to determine when and what benefits will be provided. Complete details are available through HRA’s Human Resources Department.

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