Engineering at Toyota isn't about nuts and bolts. It's much more about having an imagination plus the dedication to keep developing the best processes and products. We encourage our engineers to look at things from every angle to find better ways of working - That's always been the Toyota Way. As our founder Sakichi Toyoda put it: "Inspiration comes from many places. We need to have our eyes, our minds and our hearts open to things we interact with every day, so open your window to the world." You can see that commitment reflected in cars like the all new Corolla. It's what makes Toyota a great place for inquisitive engineers to sharpen their skills.
Your time here:
While your role will be based within the Facilities department, you will be working with engineers from across the business, and therefore have the opportunity to work across the whole plant and beyond. Our engineers make sure we can react quickly to breakdowns. They plan and implement new equipment. They're also pivotal in bringing the famous Toyota Production System to life - whether it’s refining a process from a technical perspective or assessing the environmental impact of a production change.
You can expect real responsibilities right from day one and there will be a vast range of projects you can be involved in. Key projects you may find yourself working on include:
- Ensuring electrical compliance is maintained across site in line with company policy and legislation
- Supporting sitewide in any new electrical installations, site security and communication systems
- Contractor management, writing specifications for contractor tender & quoting
- Electrical charge point infrastructure plans
- Sub-station obsolescence study and replacement programme
- HV network protection study & improvement including hazardous area compliance and PD testing/monitoring
Additionally, development is critical at Toyota. At our heart is the Japanese concept of kaizen - a belief that no process can ever be declared perfect; that there's always a better way. It's an intrinsic part of the way we work - the unique management philosophy that's made us an automotive leader. You can see it in our world-leading processes, our innovative products and, of course, in the way we develop our people. Therefore, in addition to taking on responsibility for key projects you will also have the opportunity to complete learning and development courses, such as the Toyota Way and plan, do, check, act.
What we look for:
This position is ideal for those who have an interest in technology and innovation to improve efficiency in the long term. We're looking for individuals who will share our values and believe that there's always a better way. You should also have a consistently strong academic record, with a minimum 2:1 predicted degree result in Electrical Engineering (BEng/MEng required).
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