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.
• Master student in final year (preferably: Chemical / Mechanical / Materials / Textile Engineering)
• Good knowledge in composites materials and carbon fibre handling
• 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
Advanced Technology Department in Toyota Motor Europe is responsible for the research and development of new materials, production, equipment and analytical technologies for automotive Fuel Cell Vehicle components (stack and high pressure tank) and Battery Electric Vehicle components (Lithium and post-Lithium 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. The fuel (hydrogen gas) is stored in high pressure tanks, which are made from Carbon-Fiber Reinforced Polymer (CFRP)
Our fuel cell team aims at searching and integrating European unique and advanced technology into the final product and strengthen Toyota’s image in Europe.
We are now offering a position to identify and verify the economic and technical feasibility of high speed filament winding technologies for the production of high pressure composite tanks.
The activity may include:
• Benchmark state of the art technology in the field of carbon fibre handling (rollers, tensioners, surface treatments, etc.)
• Propose sensing and control technologies leading to a robust and reliable filament winding process
• Identify promising technologies to understand the potential sources of carbon fibre damage during handling
• Assess and confirm the feasibility of the proposed technologies
• Manufacture real samples and test them in real conditions
• Identify technology gaps and issues, suggest solutions and improvements
Starting date: As soon as possible
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. Interested in this internship, please apply online via www.toyotajobs.com.