108297 Young Graduate Trainee-Chassis Engineering ()


Job Description

Toyota Motor Europe Chassis Engineering Division in Zaventem (Brussels), is responsible for:

  • Local development of Chassis parts (containing suspension, electric power steering and driver-control) for vehicles built in one of Toyota’s European assembly plants. This activity is done in close cooperation with our local suppliers and our mother divisions in Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) in Japan. TMC relies on us to make sure the design is adapted to European customers’ expectations and European suppliers’ production methods.

  • Investigation of new European technologies: after investigation we propose them to TMC for application in future vehicle projects.

Your Responsabilities

  • The main responsibility of the open position is the support to successful completion of Chassis-parts development. This is achieved by the following activities :
  • during the prototype phase, the formal design responsibility is in TMC. However, you will support the development process for locally developed parts. Continuously you need your engineering skills to support the suppliers in their development. You make sure the development is finished on time and meets all Toyota’s requirements. 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 us. You make sure production parts achieve expected performance level and solve any workability issues in the 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.

  • An additional responsibility of the open position is to support in investigation of 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.

  • In this position you will report to the teamleader and senior manager of the department.

Your Assets

  • Education : Master in (Electro-) Mechanical Engineering or Automotive Engineering.

  • Experience : Maximum 18 months of professional experience.

  • Technical Skills : Mechanical engineering and some general vehicle design knowledge, Project management competence would be an asset

  • Competence with MS Office tools, CATIA V5 and FE analysis are an asset

  • Fluent in English. Japanese, German, French would be an asset.

  • Behavioural Skills / Key Competencies:

  • Excellent communication skills (both verbal & written)

  • Teamworker & -player

  • Practical information: Willing to travel up to 20% of time in Europe and Japan

Place of Employment

Toyota Motor Europe Technical Centre, Zaventem (Brussels)

For TME internal applicant, please send an email to the OJP mailbox.



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