The Central Laboratory Department is responsible for specifying materials and processes used in DAF trucks and for exploring and transferring new materials and process technologies for DAF.
- As a Specialist Materials & Processes you are responsible for maintaining and disseminating knowledge about a nonmetallic material group such as thermoplastics, thermosets, elastomers, polyurethane, textiles, glass and/or combinations of it including its production processes and product designs throughout the DAF organization. With your outstanding knowledge you support the entire organization of product development in the design of polymeric products, the technical selection of the suppliers and the assurance of the robustness of the product and the underlying process.
- You also maintain contacts with external knowledge institutes and companies and actively expand this network. You identify opportunities for DAF in the field of technology and you initiate and coordinate projects accordingly. For this, the job involves a travel component of approx. 20% (to countries in Europe and Asia).
- You are responsible for the technical content of material and process standards within and outside DAF in your field.
For this position, we would like to get in touch with candidates who have a degree at TU / HBO+ level, in mechanical engineering or materials science. You have excellent knowledge and proven experience in the wide field of thermoplastics including the production processes, as well as practical experience with injection molding processes, tool development, tool trials and process simulations.
You are independent but also a team player with a sense of initiative. You work project-based and analytical and you are decisive, enthusiastic and have a passionate collegial attitude. Good communication skills and verbal and written knowledge of English and German are required.
We offer you the first/next step in your career and together with Yacht you will build your career. We will always be in contact with you to make the best decisions for your career and make sure you will always have a challenging assignment. With regards to the terms and conditions of the contract, we offer you a competitive salary. Besides this, we offer side benefits, such as a discount on collective health insurance, a good pension scheme, bonus and opportunities to grow and develop. As a Yacht professional, you will become part of a group of professionals with a similar background and ambitions. This way you will have the chance to enhance your professional network and constantly learn.
Coming up with solutions for challenging issues and getting organizations and yourself to a higher level. And that together with over 5000 professionals with different areas of expertise. Work that matters, makes people happy. That is what we believe in.
Yacht is a contractor for highly educated professionals (BSc, MSc, PhD) who work on site and innovate together with our customers to find smart solutions. Being part of the world wide Randstad Group we have an extensive network of clients and professionals.
This vacancy is an interim position at DAF that could lead to a contract with DAF. DAF is market leader on the Dutch truck market. Their core business is developing and producing light, medium and heavy-duty commercial vehicles. About one in three registered trucks here, is a DAF truck.
Inclusiviteit en diversiteit
Uiteraard staat deze vacature open voor iedereen die zich hierin herkent. We geloven dat diverse teams van belang zijn voor ons als lerende organisatie, die voorop wil blijven lopen in de wereld van werk. Want juist verschillen tussen mensen zorgen voor groei. Van collega's, klanten, kandidaten en daarmee van Yacht. Heb jij een uniek talent? We ontmoeten je graag.