Engine Validation Engineer

  • Aanbod Depending on knowledge and experience
  • Functiegroep Research & Development, Engineering
  • Dienstverband Fulltime
  • Vacaturenummer 8382400
  • Locatie Eindhoven
  • Contract Detachering via YER
  • Branche Manufacturing

Over deze vacature

Are you an engineer with knowledge of engines and test engineering? This might be the right position for you!


  • Make sure that the endurance test is carried out according to DAF test standards and specific arrangements
  • Daily monitoring of test data during the endurance test
  • Analysis of all data before, during and after the test
  • Detailed inspection and rating of all relevant engine parts according to DAF inspection list
  • Present the results to all stakeholders including advise and recommendations for improvement
  • Write a detailed test report in English including a judgement of the overall engine condition after the test in relation to the desired engine life in service
  • Contribute to the development of specialised knowledge regarding durability and reliability. Document and share this knowledge with the team
  • Advise/develop new endurance test cycles or updates of existing cycles in order to demonstrate the reliability of new engine functionalities or hardware
  • Support updates of endurance test standards, inspection list and measurement procedures
  • Develop and apply physics of failure models to calculate the damage acceleration factor of an endurance test relative to customer usage
  • Take part in engineering team meetings, GRPA meetings and problem solving teams


DAF Trucks N.V. in Eindhoven is part of the PACCAR Inc., which is one of the biggest global players in the heavy-duty truck industry. The known truck brands of PACCAR are Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF. Within the PACCAR Group Inc.

The NVH&Validation group consists of two teams. One team does noise and vibration measurements of heavy-duty diesel engines in research and development. The other team attends long-term engine endurance tests followed by detailed inspection and rating of all relevant engine parts after the test. Goal of these endurance tests is to gain confidence about the reliability and durability of the engine under service conditions.


  • Attractive (fixed) salary commensurate with knowledge and experience
  • A contract for a definite or indefinite period at a financially robust organisation
  • Travel expense reimbursement or leased vehicle
  • Good pension scheme
  • Overtime will be compensated in payment of wages or time-for-time
  • Committed to a good balance between work and private life
  • An open culture and clear communication
  • A Service Desk ready to answer all your practical questions


  • Education on a master level in the field of mechanical engineering or similar
  • Knowledge of materials and degradation processes such as high cycle fatigue, thermal mechanical fatigue, creep, wear, aging, corrosion
  • Good knowledge of the English and German language
  • Accurate, precise, calm, analytic mind, stress resistant, team player
  • Experience at engine rating is a plus