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 degree in Aeronautical/Mechanical Engineering (close to completion)
• Passion for automotive and technical design
• Highly motivated and ready to accept challenges
• CFD Software experience, Catia V5 knowledge preferred
• You feel at ease to work and liaise with other departments
• You have a mature personality that can communicate on all kinds of levels and can present your arguments in an assertive but diplomatic way
• Strong communication and presentation skills
• Fluent in English, any other language will be considered as an asset
• You have a driver’s 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 with a hands on mentality.
• are a flexible team player with a natural positive attitude and the desire to work respectfully with people in a multicultural environment
• have a customer first mind-set
Toyota Motor Europe R&D Centre is responsible for:
• Developing vehicles and making concept proposal for EU core models
• Reflecting EU technology to Toyota Vehicles timely by utilizing location advantage and strong network with EU partners
Body Engineering 2 is a major division responsible for Planning & Design of Body parts for European Vehicles from concept phase to serial production. Exterior lighting development group is responsible for complete development of front lamps and rear lamps.
To develop a tool and a methodology which can predict condensation in automotive lamps
• Identify which are the main factors causing condensation
• Identify how to simulate these factors the best way
• Prepare numerical CFD model (using Star CCM+). If needed, modify the code
• Run experiments with actual prototypes and proceed with correlation of the model
• Apply the findings on projects which are in development
Place of internship: Toyota European R&D Technical Centre in Zaventem (Brussels, Belgium), Body Design Division
Starting date: to be agreed between the intern – university and TME but preferably as of August
Duration: min. 6 months – preferably 12 months
Confidentiality: due to business requirements, not all aspects of the task can be reflected in the internship report. This issue needs to be discussed with candidate in advance.