Toyota Motor Europe Graduate Chassis design - suspension in Brussel (Zaventem), Belgium

TOYOTA is one of the world’s largest automobile manufacturers and a leading global corporation. Founded in 1937. Toyota now sells vehicles in 170 countries and employs over 300.000 people.

Based in Brussels, Belgium, and staffed by 2.700 people and more than 60 nationalities, Toyota Motor Europe (TME) handles the wholesale marketing of Toyota and Lexus vehicles, parts & accessories, and manages Toyota’s European R&D, manufacturing and engineering operations.

For Toyota, Quality is a way of life. Nothing is so good that it cannot be made better, that is why we strive for continuous improvement in everything we do. This basic principle for us is called: “KAIZEN” and is what guides us in our pursuit of best Quality and the delivery of unparalleled customer’s satisfaction.

We offer a dynamic and challenging multicultural work environment, being part of a

motivated HR team in which competence and quality play an important role.

Enhancing personal growth and a real opportunity to invest in your future through on the job

development and training.

Where your effort, dedication and initiative are rewarded by a competitive and comprehensive

compensation and benefits package (bonus scheme / extra-legal benefits (group insurance

including a pension plan and risk benefits) / flexible working hours).

  1. Education Level required: Master in Mechanical Engineering (or Automotive Engineering)

  2. Experience: The ideal candidate should have maximum 1,5 years professional working experience.

  3. Technical Skills/Expertise/Knowledge:

• Knowledge of the general vehicle design and Mechanical design

• Knowledge and experience with FMEA is an asset

• Analytical approach and Problem-solving

• Cost and quality conscious mind

• Good knowledge of office IT tools

  1. Behavioural Skills / Key Competencies

• Excellent communication skills (both verbal & written)

• Teamplayer

• Pro-active and persistent

• Self confident

• Proceed job with own initiative

• Motivated to learn Toyota Production System and development way

• At ease with Japanese culture and respectful of cultural differences

  1. Other Skills (Languages, IT,…)

• Fluent in English (Japanese is an asset)

• Experience with CATIA v5 and FEM analysis are an asset

  1. Practical information:

• Willing to travel up to 20% of time

You have a Toyota DNA, this means you:

  • wish to develop and are ready to persevere in order to reach challenging targets

  • seek facts before making recommendations or decisions

  • have strong planning and organizing skills

  • enjoy working in a team, respecting others

  • have excellent communication skills

  • customer mindset

Team/division description:

Chassis Engineering Division’s responsibility is :

1) Development of Chassis parts (Suspension, Tyre, Shift, Pedals, Brake, Steering, …) to achieve the highest driving performance and quality at the competitive price.

2) Local development of Chassis parts for vehicles built in Toyota’s European assembly plants.

This activity is done in close cooperation with local suppliers and Toyota Motor Corporation in Japan.

3) Investigation of new European technologies

We are inspired by the Toyota Way precepts and we challenge to provide final customers with best quality products with the continuous improvement mindset.

Your responsibilities:

The main expectation from a candidate in this area is to successfully complete Suspension system and parts development. Below are examples of typical responsibilities:

• Suspension and related system and parts design to achieve target performance

• To design and validate the vehicle dinamics performance

• Coordinate development activities with Suspension evaluation team

• Support development with related divisions in Toyota (e.g. R&D, quality, plant, purchasing)

• Cooperate with suppliers to complete development tasks

• Pursue cost and Weight reduction activities with suppliers and purchasing support

• Scout, evaluate and propose new technologies of Suspension system and parts

• Proactive benchmarking activities for Suspension system and the vehicle performance

• Review suspension performance seeking further improvement for end customer

Job ID: 2017-1983

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