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Junior Material Engineer

About the job

Toyota Boshoku Corporation is an innovative automotive interior parts manufacturer. Our product lineup includes seats, headliners, filtration and powertrain components, as well as textiles and exterior components. With more than 50.000 colleagues working in our 90 group companies, we strive to provide a safe and comfortable automobile interior space for people all over the world.

From our regional headquarters based in Zaventem (Brussels area), our team ensures the development and supports manufacturing of high-quality car interior components.


  • Development of materials together with the material suppliers when original materials do not satisfy the cost and product performance requirements.
  • Conduct or supervise evaluations on materials and finished products at prototype stage and with first-off tool parts in order to ensure that the material requirements and performance of parts are satisfied.
  • Material selection for in-house production parts of EA region for new projects. Materials to be worked on are mainly adhesives, plastics and skin materials.
  • Material confirmation for supplier parts of EA region plants’ new projects.
  • Support serial production on analysis and countermeasure development for material related problems and customer claims.
  • Investigate, analyze and work on material related cost reduction proposals of EA region production plants. 


  • Bachelor or master degree in material, chemical, polymer or metallurgical engineering.
  • You have strong analytical skills.
  • You have strong communication & reporting skills.
  • You are fluent in English.
  • You are flexible to travel abroad frequently during week days (10% -30% of the working time).
  • You have a valid driving license.

Our offer

  • Competitive salary in line with your experience
  • Permanent contract
  • Flexible working schedule (start between 7:00- 10:00 am), working from home 2x a week
  • Hospitalization and Group insurance
  • Meal vouchers and Eco- cheques
  • Transportation reimbursement as per local regulations
  • International project where you can develop your knowledge and skills on different areas
  • Training opportunities (external and internal)


  • Higher education preferably an Engineering degree (Mechanical, Chemical,…) or equivalent through experience
  • Ideally max 3 years of experience within the quality division in an industrial manufacturing environment, preferably in the automotive industry
  • Excellent interpersonal & argumentation skills with the ability to interact effectively throughout various functional groups and hierarchical levels
  • Willing to travel frequently (±25%) – during the workweek (Weekends are usually spent at home) to plants in the Europe-Africa region
  • Knowledge of English at a Business Proficiency level
  • Personality: analytical, fact driven, assertive, curious mind, solution oriented, convincing, ‘can do’ attitude, hands-on mindset
  • Team player
  • Ability to train and inspire people
  • Language skills: Proficient knowledge of English is a must, other languages (French, Japanese, Polish, Turkish…) are an asset.
  • Good MS Office skills
  • Driving license is required

How to apply

We are looking forward to receiving your CV (in English) via e-mail to or via form below.

If your profile matches our requirements, we will be in contact with you to define next steps.