Description and Requirements

  • The Manufacturing Engineer role exists to define and develop manufacturing solutions from the early phases of product development through to start of production working with our NPD engineers and our SEA Operations team. This includes working within the product teams to ensure Design for Manufacturing and Design for Assembly, plus working with Dyson engineers and suppliers to develop manufacturing systems, processes and equipment as required. It will also involve defining ways of working and new process, including but not exclusively Manufacturing Readiness Levels (MRL’s).
  • You have the opportunity to grow your engineering skills, working with other engineers to develop yourself, as well as being responsible and accountable for your own work and deliverables.

Market Overview:

Dyson HQ is home to over 3,500 people who work across a medley of engineering and commercial functions. The award-winning campus has three cafes, a sports centre and a number of engineering icons including our Harrier and Lightning jets – one of which hangs from the ceiling of our café. Based in Malmesbury, the campus is within easy reach of both the Cotswolds and cities like Bath and Bristol along the M4 corridor.

Function Overview:

It’s one thing to solve a problem that’ll change technology forever. But turning that idea into a reality takes solving many more problems – and success is ultimately measured, not by the thinking, but by the product. Our Manufacturing department supports over 1,000 Dyson engineers worldwide turning ideas into groundbreaking technology. Involved early in the design, we identify materials, pre-empt production issues and find ways to build more efficiently. Yet robustly. From designing the machines, to the machines that build the machines, we’re helping to shape the future of technology. 


    • Guide & Work with RDD and Manufacturing Engineering teams to deliver best practice regarding assembly and / or component manufacturing processes, in the most cost  efficient way whilst ensuring product quality and reliability targets are achieved
    • Work with contract manufacturing assembly and production providers
    • Lead or participate in data driven risk analysis to enable informed review of manufacturing plans
    • Work in cross functional teams in the UK and SEA
    • Process and material flows, production layouts and time studies, equipment lists and costing,
    • PFMEAs
    • Tools to develop manufacturing technology internally and with external partners / universities
    • RFQ’s, CAPEX,
    • Proof of Principle
    • Assess the process capability of key equipment, using SPC, GR&R or Measurement System Analysis as appropriate
  • ·        Provide manufacturing skills in:
  • ·        Use DFA/DFM and Lean Manufacturing techniques to ensure suitability of all designs for efficient high-volume manufacture
  • ·        Manufacturing Documentation, inc but exclusive:
  • ·        Specification, purchase and implementation of Manufacturing equipment for assembly, testing, and component manufacture


    • Ability to demonstrate a sound understanding of general engineering principles
    • Knowledge of a range of manufacturing techniques and an ability to explain them and apply them in novel and imaginative ways
    • His been involved in implementing manufacturing solutions in a NPI/NPD environment, preferably at assembly level in addition to component level
    • Involved in delivering new processes
    • Basic Project management understanding,
    • Has demonstrated how to influence decision makers (both technical and non-technical) in a challenging environment
    • Experience of manufacturing environment
    • Experience of working in an environment where specification and process are not always predetermined
    • Ability to work with ambiguity in an environment where specification and process are not always predetermined
    • Ability to work well in a dynamic and rapidly changing environment
    • Ability to drive progress and actions through an analytical and data driven approach
    • Manufacturing skills and experience:
      • Knowledge of Lean Six-Sigma tools
      • Knowledge of / or worked on continuous improvement in a manufacturing environment
      • Manufacturing process research and development
      • Manufacturing equipment design, build and implementation
    • Project and People management skills and experience:
      • Been involoved in cross team projects within the manufacturing function
      • Understands how risks should be managed (technical, safety, commercial) associated with a project
      • Project management knowledge
    • General skills and experience:
      • Ability to problem solving and looking at ideas from a number of angles to the draw an informed conclusion even if it isn’t their personal favourite
      • Proven product design and development
      • Commercial exposure, especially supplier management
      • Hands-on engineering experience and hobbies
      • Apprenticeship – not important but consider
  • ·        Manufacturing skills and experience:
  • ·        Project and People management skills and experience:
  • ·        General skills and requirements:
  • ·        Desirable Skills & Experience:

Benefits Overview:

  • 27 days holiday plus eight statutory bank holidays
  • Pension scheme
  • Performance related bonus
  • Life assurance
  • Sport centre
  • Free on-site parking
  • Subsidized café and restaurants
  • Discounts on Dyson machines