I have been working at Honda of America Mfg. full-time (Less than a year)
Opportunity to learn from a large group of knowledgeable co-workers. Benefits remain in the upper tier. Extensive insight on the automotive industry.
Career path may not be defined and the pay may be low for some. Long term employees are rewarded the most.
I applied online. I interviewed at Honda of America Mfg. (Columbus, OH) in May 2017.
I was hired through a third party (Adecco Agency). Once you tell the agency you are interested, they set you up with a given day and time to come to their office. Their office is located right by the Honda plant. Once you arrive at the office you are put in a small classroom with about 30 other new applicants. Each person is sat down at a computer with a notepad and a pen.
The staff introduces themselves and begins orientation. At the begining everyone goes through the steps of fill out needed paperwork together for necessary background checks, tax information, and other legal documents. From there the agency then explain what is expected of you for the given job. Then after that, you were then asked to take a monitored and timed exam. The exam was split up in 6 sections which involved math equations, radio dial questions on work behavior, and 3 different factory machine simulations. The overall test was about 2 hours and the interview in total was about 6 hours long. But after this you are quite done.
Once you were finished with the exam, the agency would send you to the Honda plant's medical center where you take your last exam which consist of a drug test and a series of physical tests to determine if you are healthy enough to preform your job. (The job itself is very physically demanding. You are expected do many small physical tasks in repetition for periods as long as 2 hours, so Honda requires all new hires to take this exam to learn of any pervious injuries you have beforehand and help place you in an area that will prevent irritating any old injury. This is actually incredibly rare to see in any manufacturing plant. Honda is the only manufacturer where they are very focused on your health and well-being. Most manufacturing plants don't even acknowledge these factors and you are thrown directly on the production line with out question or any placement based on you and your abilities! In my personal experience it is a huge deal! So if you have past injuries, tell them! It is for your own benefit!) Many of these small tests consisted of muscle endurance such as bending over and screwing a bolt and a washer together for 2 minutes straight, or flipping small objects over in a certain order under a minute. The most common issue that I saw with all my fellow applicants was blood pressure. (TIP: If you have a high blood pressure, you will be sent home and you will have to retake ALL the tests again AFTER a 90 day waiting period!)
Overall, all those planning on apply for this job, do not plan anything later that day. Between the orientation, the placement test, and the added physical exam later that day, you will be kept busy the entire day (9-5).
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