Isuzu Technical Center of America, Inc. (ITCA)


2024 Employee Interviews

Ping Khoo

Senior Powertrain Engineer
Powertrain Engineering

1) What is your role at ITCA?

I calibrate future model year vehicles and provide calibration solutions for existing models in the field. This includes both engine and vehicle testing as well as simulation work.

2) What attracted you to ITCA?

Previously, I worked at an engineering consulting agency, but I really liked the idea of working at an OEM, with the potential to work on diverse projects across a variety of departments/functions, and watch the product from start to finish. It also helped that I knew someone at ITCA who had good things to say about the company.

3) How do you see your job making a positive impact in the lives of others?

I can see that the work I do for on-board diagnostics and emissions calibration has a direct impact on the safety of our vehicles and on the promotion of clean air. I also enjoy having a positive impact on my team, working with junior engineers and interns to train them and build them up.

4) What do you love about your job?

The trust given to me by the team, the flexibility to engage in variety of projects, and being able to see the fruition of what I do in the end product. I work with great people that I can rely on and collaborate with, both locally and with the team in Japan.

Kamal Chowdhury

Lead Engineer
Advanced Engineering

1) What is your role at ITCA?

My role is to supervise the synthetic gas bench (SGB) system, which I was also responsible for designing and building. I am grateful to all who supported me in completing this important project for the company on time. This feed gas system is used to observe reactor behavior under controlled flow concentrations and is typically leveraged for catalyst R&D, modelling, performance, and aging behavior analysis. I also work with the model based development (MBD) team to come up with protocols to gather data to be able to calibrate aftertreatment models for both plant and control level.

2) What attracted you to ITCA?

I was attracted by the prospect of working on low NOx aftertreatment systems and applying my skillset to help solve problems related to these systems. I saw this as an opportunity for me to continue to learn and grow professionally while optimizing the cost-performance for the company.

3) How do you see your job making a positive impact in the lives of others?

Although the SGB does not simulate actual gas conditions, it does provide a reproducible controlled environment that makes screening catalyst formulations simpler and faster. Data collected through the SGB is used to develop kinetic models for specific catalysts which will guide control and calibration. The data can also be used to examine performance deterioration over time/miles.

4) What do you love about your job?

I can see a clear path ahead, with room for growth. I work in an area that interests me and inspires me to learn, and I believe my work has an impact on the company. I enjoy the challenge of solving complex problems as well as the sense of accomplishment that comes with finding a solution. I love the people that I work with. It is always a great pleasure for me to work together with them because of their great talent and innovation. I enjoy the collaborative environment and the opportunity to work with talented and passionate people.

Bruce Vernham

Technical Director
Advanced Engineering – Powertrain

1) Describe what you do in one or two sentences.

I lead a group of talented engineers actively involved in the creation of future powertrains within ITCA. I make sure that the team has the necessary tools and resources, giving them opportunities to develop the skills needed to execute the powertrain development process within ITCA.

2) How do you see your job making a positive impact in the lives of others?

By developing future powertrains, ITCA has the opportunity to reduce cost for the consumer and lower the environmental impact of our products while improving their robustness.

3) What do you love about your job.

I enjoy working with a group of intelligent and motivated engineers who “keep me on my toes”. In this way, I am challenged on a daily basis to continue my skill growth from a technical and leadership standpoint.

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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
  • Miscellaneous Time Days
  • Fifteen (15) 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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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

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