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Design Engineer Chassis - DAF Trucks N.V.

Eindhoven Engineering Automotive HBO Temp-to-perm
Thomas den Haan
Thomas den Haan
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DAF Trucks N.V.


Eindhoven Automotive HBO Temp-to-perm
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For the Frame & Components team, we are looking for a Senior Engineer who excels in mechanical design. You provide a solid base for the overall chassis design.

As an Engineer you are familiar with the principles of product development for chassis parts such as:

Components like battery boxes / fuel tanks / air tanks / hydrogen tanks. Suspension methods for attaching these components to the frame. Frames and frame components such as longitudinal beams and cross beams.

You are versatile and can quickly absorb new topics in the fields mentioned. Your responsibilities are:

  • On the basis of an assignment description, you are able to draw up a set of requirements that the requested constructions must meet;
  • The constructions you make are a balanced design in which the requirements (including strength, stiffness, safety, reliability, manufacturability, cost and weight) are optimized;
  • You organize and participate in Simultaneous Engineering teams to support the development process;
  • The constructions (CAD files) are made in NX and processed in 3D files with the required product and assembly drawings;
  • You are able to perform simulations to calculate product properties such as strength, stiffness and lifespan requirements
  • You are responsible for starting up and following up the necessary tests.

In the position of Senior Engineer you work closely with other engineers and the Line Lead Engineer of the relevant chassis component. You report to the Engineering supervisor Frame & Components.

DAF Trucks N.V. is an international truck manufacturer with a growing market share. DAF produces its trucks in Eindhoven (the Netherlands), Westerlo (Belgium) and Leyland (United Kingdom). The Production, Product Development, Marketing & Sales, HRM, ITD and Finance sectors are located in Eindhoven. DAF is a dynamic organization with a no-nonsense culture and direct communication. Daf Trucks N.V. is part of PACCAR Inc, operating worldwide with the brands Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF.

YER Technology offers you the possibility to become employed as Automotive Professional and to combine challenging assignments with an excellent career with perspective on a fixed contract at YER Technology or our client DAF Trucks. The following conditions are applicable:

  • Attractive (fixed) salary commensurate with knowledge and experience;
  • 25 holidays per year (excl. national bank holidays) and 8,33% holiday allowance;
  • A contract for a definite or indefinite period at a financially robust organization;
  • Travel expense reimbursement;
  • 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.
  • You have a technical education at least Bachelor level in the direction of Mechanical Engineering, Automotive Engineering or similar;
  • 5 years of relevant work experience in a product development environment;
  • You have knowledge of CAD systems and experience with NX;
  • You can communicate easily at different organizational levels, whereby the English language is no problem for you; Knowledge of Dutch and German is a plus;
  • To work on multiple projects at the same time, you are able to maintain an overview of the work schedule you have drawn up;
  • You feel at home in a dynamic working environment and are driven to achieve results.

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