Engine Sensor and Actuator Specialist

  • Aanbod Depending on knowledge and epxerience
  • Functiegroep Engineering
  • Dienstverband Fulltime
  • Vacaturenummer 9518300
  • Locatie Eindhoven
  • Contract Via YER, In dienst van opdrachtgever
  • Branche Manufacturing, High Tech

Over deze vacature

For DAF Trucksin Eindhoven, YER is recruiting a Engine Sensor and Actuator Specialist for the Embedded Engineering (Product Development) department.


We are looking for an ambitious Engine Sensor and Actuator Specialist with profound mechatronic knowledge of engine and after treatment domain. Together with the different system owners and our Control System Architect you are detailing the requirements for our next generation of sensors and actuators. This is the starting for your joint development together with a supplier which finally ends with a release of your component to production.

As Engine Sensor and Actuator Specialist you are responsible for the following tasks:

  • Definition and management of sensor/actuator requirements throughout the development cycle and release to production (SOP)
  • Coordination of validation activities, support in defect analysis and resolution planning with appropriate stakeholders
  • Creation of development deliverables according to Product Creation Process (PCP)
  • Alignment with all internal and external stakeholders (e.g. Software Team, Marketing, After Sales, Manufacturing , Purchasing and Supplier)
  • Prepare system documentation for release to Manufacturing and After Sales
  • Analysis of issues that are reported from the field and taking corrective actions
  • Support of other component owners with input on integrated sensors and actuators


PACCAR’s European Truck division, DAF Trucks, is the fastest growing truck manufacturer in Europe. DAF Trucks is developing engines and after treatment systems for heavy duty trucks in Eindhoven.

The department Embedded Engineering is responsible for the development of electronic vehicle end engine systems. System components like electronic control unit, sensor and actuators are developed together with various automotive suppliers. The appropriate application software is defined and implemented by a dedicated software team within Embedded Engineering.


You will be employed by YER and seconded to DAF Trucks N.V. We offer:

  • Good employee benefits
  • Challenging assignments
  • Excellent guidance from your consultant and YER's back office
  • Development opportunities, including the YER Talent Development Programme with a personal coach
  • Intensive support for international candidates (including Dutch lessons, tax-return and accommodation assistance)
  • Cooperative, result-oriented and relationship-driven
  • Friendly atmosphere and open culture
  • Community/network with other technology professionals from a variety of multinationals
  • Events and master classes with interesting speakers and attractive companies


Thereby we are looking for candidates with the following profile:

  • Bachelor/Master in Electrical Engineering or Automotive Technology
  • 5+ years of experience in Embedded Systems development and knowledge of:
    o Sensing principles for gas flow, pressure temperature and particle concentration
    o Electrical interfaces for sensors and actuators (analog, digital, CAN, LIN, SENT)
    o Robust electronic component design for Heavy Duty engines (temperature, vibration, EMC) and industrialization
    o Diagnostics protocol via CAN/LIN (UDS) and failure detection mechanism
    o Development processes (SPICE/CMMI) and methods like Design For Six Sigma
  • Proactive planning and organizing all work packages related to your components and monitoring progress during development
  • Good in communicating and collaborating within simultaneous engineering groups with members having varying levels of expertise and skills
  • Fluent English language required, Dutch verbal and written preferred