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Parts Reliability Engineer

Location: Ostend

Zandvoordestraat 300, 8400 Oostende

Within our EMEA Development Centre, and more specific in the EMEA Development Quality Department, the Parts Reliability Section is responsible for the quality judgment of newly developed and selected parts that will be used in our new products. This validation is done by carefully setting up the required specifications and through evaluation and testing of prototypes. This in close cooperation with our unit design groups and part suppliers.

A big challenge, because our products and consequently their parts need detailed verification, in order to validate their performance and reliability towards the wide application and operation area.

Job Content

  • Closely cooperate with Unit Product Development to define part criteria (functional specs, lifetime specs, best matching quality vs cost balance, …)
  • Build up parts know how by issuing past trouble lists and lock parts know how into design and test standards.
  • Closely cooperate with our main part suppliers. Setup the needed parts testing and critically evaluate the results.
  • In case of issues, deeply analyze and determine root cause followed by formulating fitting countermeasures.
  • Report to the Parts Reliability Manager and during the Development Review meetings.


  • Academic scientific or in material engineering (e.g. Master Plastic Processing) or technical education in electro mechanics (e.g. Master Electro-Mechanics).
  • A strong interest and good background in material evaluation (especially plastics)
  • You have a hands on mentality and like to evaluate the prototype in actual application (gemba).
  • You are driven to achieve the objectives successfully.
  • You have a critical mind set to validate parts, products & services (evaluate and when necessary find root cause of issue).
  • You have the ability to react efficiently to occurring changes and problems (keep schedule without lowering the quality level).
  • You are a team player and have an openness to cooperate within the entire organization.
  • You have a very good knowledge of English and you can preferably speak other languages (Dutch,…)

Job Offer

At Daikin, you can count on a varied job with an international market leader that stimulates its people to grow and to work together. We offer you an open ended contract. You will be given extensive training and will be well supported from the start. The position carries a competitive salary and a package of extra-legal benefits.