Isuzu Technical Center of America, Inc. (ITCA)

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Employee Interviews

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Chuck Pfister

Director
Commercial Vehicle Project Planning & Engineering

1) Describe what you do in one or two sentences.
I provide leadership to the Commercial Vehicle Engineering team for the implementation of product plans for the North American market. I actively support our engineers with vehicle component and design decisions, and promote continued engineering collaboration with all of Isuzu’s departments, companies, and business partners globally.

2) How do you see your job making a positive impact in the lives of others?
By reinforcing the need to embrace transportation technology. This includes both the engineering tools to develop our products and then the finished commercial vehicle, which provides our customers with safe, reliable, and durable transport choices.

3) What do you love about your job?
Working with our talented engineering teams. The vehicle development path from concept to math and then to road is a challenge. Many people with various talents and training are needed. Experiencing the human aspects and team approach to achieving our collective design goals is enjoyable. Engineers are people too.

John Balger

Sr. Tech, Powertrain Lab
Powertrain and Vehicle Research & Development

1) Describe what you do in one or two sentences.
I run the day-to-day operations and maintenance activities for the chassis dyno lab and clean room at ITCA in Plymouth. I also provide support to other groups throughout the company as well as support out in the field when needed.

2) How do you see your job making a positive impact in the lives of others?
Our group plays an integral role in developing and certifying our medium-duty product line to provide quality products for our consumers. Happy customers mean continued employment here at ITCA.

What do you love about your job?
Versatility. We are not limited to one specific job function or role. We have the freedom to work in many different areas on a variety of different projects, resulting in continued skillset growth over the course of our careers here at Isuzu.

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Lauren Woodbury

Engineer I
Commercial Vehicle Product Planning & Engineering

1) Describe what you do in one or two sentences.
I am part of the chassis engineering team, and am responsible for several different vehicle components. I work with many other Isuzu departments to study the vehicles we are developing.

2) How do you see your job making a positive impact in the lives of others?
Almost anything you buy in stores, at markets, or online is transported by people using commercial vehicles. By making improvements to the vehicles that move all these goods, we promote more efficient commerce.

3) What do you love about your job?
I love that I get to work on a variety of different vehicle components, and I enjoy spending time studying the actual parts after they are manufactured.

Benefits summary

We offer an excellent compensation and benefits package, including a competitive salary, comprehensive health insurance, 401(k) plan with company matching plus annual retirement contribution, bonus potential, paid holidays and vacation.

Competitive and comprehensive compensation program
  • Market-based pay
  • Opportunity for annual merit salary increases
  • Opportunity for annual bonuses
Health-related benefits
  • We offer three (3) medical plans
    • PPO Plan (Preferred Provider Organization)
    • EPO Plan (Exclusive Provider Organization)
    • HDHP (High Deductible Health Plan)
  • Prescription drug coverage under all medical plans
  • Two (2) dental plans
    • PPO dental plan
    • DHMO dental plan
  • Vision coverage
  • FSA & HSA accounts available
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Short- & Long-term Disability
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Company provided Life Insurances
Paid time off
  • Vacation days
  • Sick Time
  • Compelling Personal Business Days
  • Thirteen (13) paid Holidays
Financial benefits
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Savings Plan (401k) with employer match
  • Annual Retirement Contribution (ARC)- additional money added to your savings plan account

Great career opportunities.

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30,000

Isuzu Global Employees
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360

Isuzu North America Employees

Internship

The Isuzu Internship Program allows students to apply what they’ve learned in the classroom to real world experiences in the automotive industry. At Isuzu Technical Center, our focus is on commercial vehicles and diesel engines, and we are looking for fresh talent to help us develop the best product for our customers. Each intern will be paired with a mentor who will guide them during their time at Isuzu. Throughout the program, each intern will be able to explore their areas of interest while helping the team reach departmental goals. At the end of the internship, interns will be asked to present their work and research by sharing an end-of-internship presentation with the team, allowing them the opportunity to experience a professional level meeting first hand. The interns who have demonstrated exceptional skill and drive may be considered for a full-time position in the future.

“Overall, I have learned an extraordinary amount from this internship. I have become more aware and appreciative of the commercial vehicle industry.”

The Isuzu Internship Program might be for you if you want to:

  • Gain industry experience
  • Apply classroom knowledge to real world situations
  • Build an engineering network
  • Be part of a team in a professional setting
  • Gain new skills
  • Assess interests/abilities

“I have always felt very welcome here and am hoping to continue furthering my education and skills with Isuzu in the future.”

Isuzu offers internships in many of its engineering departments, including (but not limited to):

  • Powertrain and Vehicle Research & Development – Lab
  • Powertrain and Vehicle Research & Development – Engineering
  • Commercial Vehicle Product Planning & Engineering

We accept applicants from all grade levels and try to match your experience and interests to the appropriate departments.

“This experience was incredible. Hands on work with exhaust systems, ECU, DCU, harnesses, and more helped me grasp how vehicles work in terms of internal communication with outputs and sensor readings.”

If you are interested in learning more about the Isuzu Internship Program, would like to inquire about internship openings, or are interested in applying for an internship, please contact Human Resources at mirecruiter@isza.com.

We look forward to meeting the next generation of talented engineers. It could be you, so apply now!