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.
1. Education Level required:
Preference for candidates from (Electro-) Mechanical Engineering or Automotive Engineering
The ideal candidate should have willingness to learn and passion for automotive product.
3. Technical Skills/Expertise/Knowledge:
• Basis knowledge of the general vehicle design
• Knowledge of advanced physics and mathematics (statistics)
• Basic knowledge of mechanical engineering and Control theory
• Analytical approach and Problem-solving
• Advanced knowledge of Matlab programing environment
• Good knowledge of office IT tools
4. Behavioural Skills / Key Competencies
• Excellent communication skills (both verbal & written)
• Pro-active and persistent
• Self confident
• Proceed job with own initiative
• Motivated to learn about Toyota
• Respectful of confidentiality and security measures
• At ease with Japanese culture and respectful of cultural differences
5. Other Skills (Languages, IT,…)
• Fluent in English (Japanese is an asset)
• Experience with other programming languages is an asset
6. Practical information:
• Presence in the office as per contract agreement
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 mindset
Chassis Engineering Division’s responsibility is :
1) Development of Chassis parts (Brake, Steering, Suspension, Tyre, Shift, Pedals, …) 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.
In the course of the internship the activity will be the study of vehicle dynamic control systems in terms of:
- research on optimal control methods for functions, performance, stabilisation and robustness
- study of applicability of innovative approaches in control theory
- creation and adaptation of 0-D and 1-D physical models of chassis components
- simulation of driving manoeuvres and comparison with test results
- analysis of the simulation results
- study of the impact of the component design to the overall vehicle dynamic performance
- utilization of Dymola, SIMPACK and Matlab/Simulink environment for the modelling/analysis tasks
The selected candidate will be proceeding the internship under the supervision of a mentor assigned from the Chassis Engineering Division. Additionally the mentor might have to contact with the institution/ school of origin for the smooth execution of the internship and good consolidation of the results.
Place of internship: Belgium - Brussels (Zaventem) : Toyota Motor Europe, Technical Centre
Starting date: September 2018
Duration : 9-12 months
Confidentiality: Due to business requirement, not all performed projects can be reflected in the internship report or project dissertation. 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.