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Toyota Motor Europe

2019-2494 Internship Powertrain Evaluation

Company description

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

Job description

TME’s European R&D centre is responsible for planning, development and production-support of vehicles aimed at -and locally produced for- the European market. Our target is to develop cars that match and exceed European customers’ requirements and expectations.
The Drivetrain Evaluation Dept. is part of the Powertrain Engineering group. Our main activity is functional & durability evaluation of engine & transmission units. Additionally we take care of test facility management (mainly engine test benches and vehicle roller benches) as well as (software) tool development.

Your project:
Customer needs are evolving and cars are expected to be operated quite differently in the foreseeable future. As Toyota we are continuously trying to grasp our customers’ requirements and expectations. To that end we are currently collecting large amounts of real-life vehicle operation data from field tests all over Europe. To analyze these vast amounts of data we are relying on in-house developed dedicated software tools which need constant functional extension & operational improvements.
You will be joining the Drivetrain Evaluation Dept. responsible for the development & maintenance of these tools. Development focus will be on data analysis tools that try to correlate customer’s (subjective) feedback with objective (physical) vehicle measurement data.
You will work in close co-operation with our colleagues in engine and drivetrain evaluation. A sound understanding of underlying physics is key to properly analyze driving data.

Your tasks:
• Functional extension & operational improvements to our in-house data-processing tool chain, largely based on National Instruments “DIAdem” data analysis software.
• Develop new tools in Matlab and Python or similar data processing platforms.
• Overall data management system topology enhancements, especially with regards to interfacing to our test facility databases.

Searched Profile

• Master or Bachelor looking for a long-term internship (12 months) to gather practical business experience.
• Strong interest/affinity with programming combined with a general background in engineering. 
• Flexible team player, open personality.
• Computer skills:
- Scripting languages: Visual Basic, C#, Python, MatLab (MEX-Functions, S-Functions)
- Notions on relational databases (i.e. SQL) is a plus
- Experience with NI DIAdem is an asset but not a pre-requisit.
• Fluent in English, any other European language is a plus

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

We offer

Additional information:
Place of employment: Toyota Motor Europe-Technical Centre (Brussels/Belgium)
Starting date: September 2019
Duration: 6 months
Confidentiality: Due to business requirement, not all performed projects can be reflected in the internship report / thesis. 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. 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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