Mechanical Expert Castings

Technical pro-active team player with strong communication skills, who is able to develop components for future engine and aftertreatment platforms

  • Location Eindhoven
  • Organisation Unit Product Development
  • Fulltime Fulltime
  • Education level Bachelor
  • Contract type Permanent contract

Job description

In your position as Hardware Mechanical Expert your responsibilities are;

  • Coordinate development of new and/or improvement of existing designs in cooperation with internal stakeholders from different departments and external suppliers.
  • Leading Simultaneous Engineering (SE) teams.
  • Translate project goals into product requirements, and develop the design in close cooperation with suppliers.
  • Leading all required Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) deliverables within the project.
  • Initiate and guide testing activities, review results and start-up follow-up activities if needed
  • Problem resolution development according DMAIC principle.
  • Pro-actively coordinate and monitor validation and releases in line with project milestones.
  • Assess supplier quality and casting processes
  • Ensure the components meet their requirements with focus on functionality, reliability, quality, robustness, manufacturability.
  • Analyse results and make detailed technical proposals incl. presenting to management.
As Mechanical Expert you report to the Supervisor of the Base Engine team.

Your profile

  • Master degree in Mechanical or Automotive Engineering.
  • Min 3 years of mechanical/hardware experience in a product development environment.
  • Proactive mindset and ability to work independently
  • A strong communicator with excellent presentation skills.
  • You are able to handle multiple projects because of strong organization skills and a problem solving and result driven personality.
  • Casting process and material knowledge
  • Capable of fast in depth expertise knowledge built-up
  • Good English skills are mandatory combined with ambition to learn Dutch
  • Automotive knowledge is a pre


Within the PACCAR Inc. DAF engine & aftertreatment development is the center of competence for development. In our state-of-art testing center we develop engine and aftertreatment configurations for the future regulations. Our trucks are best in class products in the transportation world being always driven by providing environmentally friendly products with best cost-effectiveness and highest reliability for our customers.
The department Hardware & Design is responsible for the hardware development of new engines and aftertreatment systems and maintaining the in-production products. The department is split in 5 groups; CAE, Injection Equipment & Turbo, Base engine, Engine Auxiliaries and aftertreatment.

We offer

DAF Trucks N.V. offers you an inspiring and challenging work environment where safety comes first. You don’t just choose for a job, you choose for a career at DAF. A career with a lot of  growth potential. If you like to work in an organization with a no-nonsense culture with ambition, then DAF is the right employer for you. DAF offers you, in addition to a competitive salary, an interesting package of secondary  benefits like:

  • a 36-hour week
  • 27 vacation days and 13 ADV days (reduction of working hours)
  • Flexible working hours
  • 8 % holiday allowance
  • Excellent training & development opportunities
  • Group health insurance and retirement plan
  • DAF Profit Sharing Plan
In short: Drive your career, join DAF!