Description and Requirements

This role sits within the Advanced Manufacturing Team of our Automotive function.

Market Overview:

As part of a £2.5 billion investment, Dyson acquired a 517 acre plot in Hullavington. This former Royal Air Force base, just five miles from Dyson HQ, will increase our UK footprint tenfold. We’ll be turning old hangars into futuristic labs and workspaces – creating a campus to rival those in Silicon Valley.

Function Overview:

We’ve begun work on a battery electric vehicle – that’s no secret. It has remained our ambition to solve the worldwide problem of air pollution for nearly 30 years. Now that we have the ability to bring all our technologies together into a single product, we’re able to solve this problem at the source. For now, it’s all about finding the right people to make it all happen for 2020.

Accountabilities:

  • Manufacturing DFx work with design teams:
  • Use DFA/DFM and Lean Manufacturing techniques to ensure suitability of all designs for efficient manufacture
  • Attend technical reviews / design meetings and present feedback where required
  • Lead virtual builds, to develop an assembly process and understand risks
  • Support physical builds in a Pilot Build environment
  • Manage technical issues and escalate where appropriate
  • Project management, through development and monitoring of timing plans
  • Assess the manufacturing requirements associated with a product, compare this to existing capability and map necessary areas for technology development o Work with other engineers, external suppliers and Universities to resolve these capability gaps through manufacturing technology development  
  • Generation of manufacturing documentation for new products / technologies, such as process and material flows, prototype build videos, production layouts and time studies, equipment lists and costings, PFMEAs, etc.
  • Contribute towards the development and submission of departmental responses to key individuals such as Directors, programme managers and design managers
  • Specification, purchase and implementation of Manufacturing Systems and equipment
  • Create RFQ specifications for key manufacturing equipment
  • Raise capital requests in a timely manner to support product launch plans o Proof of Principle – where required develop proof of principle manufacturing rigs either internally or with external suppliers to understand manufacturing risk
  • Assess the process capability of key processes and equipment, using SPC, GR&R or Measurement System Analysis as appropriate
  • Project manage and oversee implementation of equipment (from complex machines to jigs and fixtures) using both internal and external (supplier) resource
  • Investigate and implement new component manufacturing solutions o Assist in the identification and selection of new manufacturing equipment suppliers

Skills:

  • Ability to demonstrate a sound understanding of general engineering principles
  • Experience of a range of manufacturing techniques and an ability to explain them and apply them in novel and imaginative ways
  • Experience of implementing manufacturing solutions in a NPI/NPD environment, preferably at assembly level in addition to component level
  • Ability to drive progress and actions through an analytical and data driven approach
  • Project management experience, leading and delivering technology projects into production with flawless launch, meeting productivity & quality targets
  • Ability to influence decision makers (both technical and non-technical) in a challenging environment
  • Degree level education in an Engineering discipline
  • Extensive experience in relevant engineering roles
  • Self-motivated with the ability to lead, guide and influence others not in their direct line of responsibility
  • Experience of working in an environment where specification and process are not always predetermined
  • Excellent English oral and written communication skills, with the ability to interact effectively at all levels within the business

Benefits Overview:

Dyson monitors the market to ensure competitive salaries and pension contributions. Beyond that, you’ll also enjoy a profit-related bonus, generous leave and life insurance. However, financial benefits are only the start of a Dyson career. Rapid professional growth, leadership development and new opportunities abound.