Toyota Motor Europe

  • Internship Material Engineering - New recycling technology for organic materials

    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. As a company, Toyota Motor Europe focuses on sustainability and future generations and strongly promotes diversity, inclusion and gender equality. We are highly interested in receiving the applications from professionals of all backgrounds and genders looking to build their career in either scientific, engineering or corporate positions.
    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.

    Sustainability is fundamental to how we do business at Toyota as expressed in the 2011 Global vision. We aim to deliver products and services that respect the planet and enrich the lives of people in the communities where we operate. The challenges we set our defined in the Toyota Environmental Challenge 2050. 
    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.

    Your Profile

    • Masters Degree Student (Mechanical engineering, Chemical engineering or similar)
    • General knowledge about plastics and plastics processing
    • Flexible team player
    • Open personality able to work in an independent way, hands-on mentality
    • Analytical mind
    • Fluent in English

    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
    Research and Development (R&D) in Europe is responsible for the planning, the development and the production of  attractive, superior quality cars matching European market requirements. R&D aims to strengthen the Toyota image in Europe. Material and Research Organic department  is responsible for the development and evaluation of plastic & parts and materials used in the car.


    Your project
    In order to reduce waste from end-of-life vehicles, reuse and recycling technology is important which TME is continuously expanding. In order to do this, (new) technologies need to be developed that allow usage of recycled material to meet the strict automotive standards for demanding part applications. Your challenge is to find  and propose new recycling technology for Organic materials. 


    Your main tasks are:
    -Market research of available technologies (patent, papers, industry)
    -Defining potential of technology considering LCA (Life cycle assessment) impact, technical difficulty & cost.
    -Validation of potential technologies to Toyota standards (actual material performance validation)


    Place of employment: Toyota Technical Centre, Brussels, Zaventem, Belgium
    Starting date: 01/04/2020
    Duration: 3-6 months
    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


    We can only accept students with an EEA or Swiss citizenship (not requiring a work permit or visa to be eligible to perform an internship in Belgium)


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