Lead Engineer - Engine Diagnostic Robustness

DAF Trucks N.V.
  • Eindhoven
  • Detachering
  • WO
  • 37 uur
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Robert Dolmans senior talent acquisition specialist

Within the engine development department, the system definition group is responsible for defining new engines and aftertreatment systems including emissions, OBD and diagnostics. To support the growth in projects and technology development, we are looking for a well-qualified:

Lead Engineer - Engine Diagnostic Robustness

Role is contracting via Yacht, working on site at DAF Trucks in Eindhoven.

Your responsibilities include:

  • Develop heavy duty diesel engines with focus on diagnostics robustness

    • Analyze diagnostic monitor performance (false failures, detectability) using data analytics(vehicle fleet, connected vehicles & test cell data)
    • Explore & compare various robustness improvement possibilities (Calibrations, Software functions, Hardware)
    • Deliver improvement proposal plans for current and future projects
  • Calibration optimizations, improved diagnostic functions, etc.

    • Take part of root cause analysis and resolution process of field issues
  • Identify necessary tests, for test cell and vehicle testing to establish an early diagnostic performance status for upcoming projects
  • Collaboration in multidisciplinary project teams (i.e. sw development teams, calibration & validations teams, service teams, HW design teams, service)
  • Take initiative to constantly improve related tools and processes
  • Based on the experience and analysis of vehicle fleets, Provide inputs on project requirements at different levels (property definition, function development, calibration level)
  • Analyze, summarize, review and report out diagnostic performance of current product to (Project) Management


The ideal job profile you bring is:

  • Master degree in Automotive Technology or Mechanical Engineering or Controls Engineering
  • 5 years of experience in engine and aftertreatment OBD development

    • diagnostic function development
    • diagnostic calibration & validation
    • diagnostic data analytics
  • Experience engine, aftertreatment systems (DOC, DPF, SCR) diagnostics or controls
  • Experience on diagnostic related topics

    • i.e. OBD monitors, OBD regulations, diagnostics for service tests, ...
  • Good experience in FMEA, Root cause analysis, P-diagrams, Statistics, Boundary diagrams
  • Strong data analytics background
  • Good English skills are mandatory


The ideal new colleague has the following competences:

  • Take Initiative
  • Cooperation: for bringing groups with different insights together
  • Result orientation: find simple solutions and deliver on time
  • Analytical capacity: to combine information from many different sources
  • Clear communication: verbally, in writing, and while presenting on (Project) Management level
  • Perseverance and cooperation: for bringing groups with different insights together


Contract through Yacht of at least 1 year, we follow the salary chart of DAF Trucks. For this position the salary range depends on highest earned degree and years of experience. The range is between € 4.200,- up to max € 7.200,- gross per month based on 36 hours a week (excluding holiday allowance of 8.33%). 37.5 hour work week.

Yacht also has benefits as a home office budget of € 750,- and annually a budget of € 3.500,- for following courses to further develop in your career.



Within PACCAR, Engine Development is the center of competence for heavy duty diesel / hydrogen engine and aftertreatment systems. Our engines and trucks are best of class products in the transportation world. We are driven to providing environmentally friendly products that are cost-effective and highly reliable for our customers.


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.

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