Master Thesis- Investigation of Recycled Polymers for Automotive WH Applications (m/f/d)

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Country: Germany (DE) 
City: Regensburg
Worksite / Location: Regensburg 


Job Function: Engineering 
Job Discipline: General Engineering 
Job Family: Engineering


Yazaki is a comprehensive system supplier of cable harnesses, electrical technology, and digital solutions that enable the electrification, connectivity, and integration of vehicle autonomy. With approximately 250,000 employees in 45 countries, Yazaki is advancing the electrification and optimization of vehicle power distribution architecture and developing advanced electrical components for hybrid and fully electric vehicles.
Join us in shaping the future of our advanced engineering landscape in Regensburg, where your skills, leadership, and strategic mindset will play a pivotal role in driving success and achieving new heights. Towards fulfilling our carbon emission reduction ambitions 2035, we have the following Master Thesis role on offer.


What you’ll be doing: 

  • Investigation of various wiring harnesses automotive applications using Polymers/Plastics like Polypropylene PP, PA etc.
  • Investigation into material recycling - approaches, related technologies, service providers and suppliers of recycled materials etc.
  • Preparation of test plan & related samples with recycled polymers as main material
  • Testing of prepared test samples against set parameters & characteristics
  • Documentation of results and assessment against parts prepared from virgin materials
  • Analysing potential applications, identifying challenges, and recommending further areas for exploration or development


What you’ll bring with you:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, Mechanical/ Electrical/ Industrial material science, chemical or similar engineering fields
  • You are currently pursuing your Master degree 
  • Knowledge of 3D design & modelling, Additive Manufacturing, knowledge of Manufacturing processes related to plastics is preferable
  • Previous experience in the field such as of Internship/Project work is preferrable
  • You have experience in Solidworks, Test Measurements & Setup, and professional knowledge of MS office programs 
  • You have great analytical thinking and problem solving skills. You are a team player, active learner and result oriented person
  • Fluency in English and basic level of German knowledge (written and spoken)


What we offer:

  • Compensation package offered
  • Opportunities for professional development and education
  • A dynamic and collaborative work environment
  • The opportunity to be at the forefront of automotive innovations with Yazaki



At Yazaki, we are committed to providing equal employment opportunities for everyone which extends to all aspects of the employment relationship. 


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