Graduate Mechanical Engineer

Competitive + bonus + pension + 27 days holiday



Whilst working as part of a team, the graduate mechanical engineer will be responsible for developing mechanical parts, assemblies and systems from concept to production. Support engineering development plans and progress and the management of risks. Dyson offers a unique opportunity for talented individuals for a permanent Graduate Mechanical Engineer position based in its Research, Design and Development (RDD) Centre in Malmesbury, U.K. which focuses on researching and developing high performance electrical machines and drives.

Market Overview

Dyson began fifteen years ago with James Dyson and a handful of engineers questioning everyday products, thinking differently and making them better. We are now the world's number one vacuum cleaner manufacturer in the UK, US, Tokyo, Western Europe and Australasia. We've even branched out to improving commercial technology that frustrates us. The Dyson Airblade hand dryer dries hands in ten seconds, its also the most hygienic and energy efficient hand dryer available. There are over 1,200 of us in the UK and we’re all inventive and hugely passionate about what we do. Dyson people are encouraged to think differently, challenge convention and be unafraid to make mistakes). We’re creative, collaborative, practical, enthusiastic and resourceful. But most of all we’re passionate about what we do.

Function Overview

Sometimes, making a technological leap forward means going back to the beginning. Since 1999, we’ve spent £150m building a motor from scratch – small, light and efficient, yet extremely powerful. Our motors are what enable our technology to be different – it’s why they’re protected by 20 to 30 patents. But the next generation demands new directions. Energy storage, robotics, nanotechnology and space-age materials. So our multi-disciplinary team, led by some of the world’s best power electronics engineers, knows that only the most pioneering thinking will do. That’s the Dyson way.


Main Duties/Responsibilities: •Working as part of a team, be responsible for developing mechanical parts, assemblies and systems from concept to production. •Support engineering development plans and progress, reporting to the technical management on risks, timescales and technical issues. •Working alongside Mechanical Design Engineer colleagues, develop and validation mechanical designs that meet specification requirements, and processes that are optimised for low cost, high volume manufacturing. •Support design engineers as necessary to create 3D CAD and engineering drawings for mechanical and electrical components and assemblies. •Conceptualise, develop and detail ideas for future motor mechanical parts and layouts. •Use FEA and hand calculations to develop concepts and validate designs. •Implement lab based testing for component and system characterisation and validation. •Work with other project team engineers to ensure product performance, reliability and cost expectations are met.


Qualifications: • First Degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent. 2:1 will be considered. Supporting portfolio's are welcome. Essential: •Ability to demonstrate a good understanding of the fundamentals of mechanics, mechanical engineering and an awareness of the application of electronics and their interfaces. •Ability to demonstrate a thorough approach to reasoning and logical problem solving. •A desire to develop your design and development skills in a fast pace environment. Desirable: •Appreciation of motor technology. •Awareness of the design of permanent magnet motors, including knowledge of material properties, their selection and limitations. • Experience in the use of 2D/3D static and transient mechanical FEA, preferably using Ansys.

Benefits Overview

In order to increase your chances of being short listed please ensure you submit a supporting statement in addition to your CV clearly addressing how you meet the essential & desirable criteria as outlined in the person specification, plus details of your current and required package.

Posted: 20-Apr-2017

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