The responsibility of successfully developing and completing driver-control parts involves:
During the prototype phase, the formal design responsibility is in TMC. However, you will drive the daily development process for parts developed at European suppliers. Continuously you utilize your engineering talent to support the suppliers in their development of these safety-critical parts. Your project management skills allow you to finish the development on time and exceed all Toyota’s performance targets. For parts developed in Japan, you are the liaison between our mother division in TMC and other European parties (assembly plants, suppliers)
During the production-preparation phase, the formal design responsibility is handed over to you. You make sure production parts achieve expected performance levels. Together with the quality division and production engineering, you solve any quality and workability issue in our vehicle assembly plants.
During each step of the development, you will focus on cost-reduction and remain vigilant that the part performance beats European customers’ expectations.
Investigating new European technologies in the responsible area. In case a promising technology is found, you set-up a pre-development study. If successfully concluded, you propose it to TMC for application in a future vehicle.
You will report to the teamleader and senior manager of the department.
Master in (Electro-) Mechanical Engineering or Automotive Engineering
2 to 5 years relevant experience in the design & development of complex mechanical parts. (Preferably in the area of vehicle chassis parts)
Extensive mechanical engineering and general vehicle design knowledge
Project management competence
Competence with MS Office tools, CATIA v5 and FE analysis are an asset
Fluent in English. Japanese, German, French would be an asset
Excellent communication skills (both verbal & written)
Teamworker & -player
Willing to travel up to 20% of time in Europe and Japan
Place of Employment: Toyota Motor Europe- Technical Center- Zaventem, Belgium