Toyota Motor Europe

  • Internship Fuel Cell Technology

    Posted Date 3 months ago(23/04/2018 16:04)
    Job ID
    Business Area
    Brussel (Zaventem)
  • Company Information


    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.


    Your Profile


    • Master student in final year (preferably: Chemical / Electrochemical / Materials Engineering)
    • Good knowledge in electrochemistry and material science
    • Flexible team player
    • Open personality able to work in an independent way, hands-on mentality
    • Basic computer skills: (MS Office and database)
    • Fluent in English, any other European language is a plus
    • Owner of a driving license


    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


    Your team and your responsibilities


    Team/division description

    The fuel cell and battery team in the Advanced Technology Division in Toyota Motor Europe is responsible for the research and development of new materials, production, equipment and analytical technologies for automotive Proton Exchange Membrane fuel cells and Li-ion batteries.
    In particular, fuel cells generate electricity by an electrochemical reaction in which oxygen and hydrogen combine to form water. Unlike internal combustion engines, the fuel is not combusted, the energy instead being released electrochemically. This allows fuel cells to be highly energy efficient.
    Our fuel cell team aims at searching and integrating European unique and advanced technology into the final product and strengthen Toyota image in Europe.


    Your project

    We are now offering a position to identify and verify the technical feasibility of fuel cell technologies, especially considering the Membrane-Electrode-Assembly component.

    The activity may include:
    • Benchmark state of the art technology in the specific field
    • Identify promising technology by cost and process analysis
    • Assess and confirm the feasibility of the technology
    • Manufacture real samples and test them in real conditions
    • Identify technology gaps and issues, suggest solutions and improvement


    Starting date: ASAP

    Duration: 6-12 month ideally

    Confidentiality: Due to business requirement, not all performed projects can be reflected in the internship report. This issue needs to be discussed with candidate/school in advance.
    It is mandatory that applicants are students for the entire period of the internship.



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