Description and Requirements

As part of the materials team, you will lead activities related to the development of the latest light weighting material technologies in topics related to polymers, composites and adhesive bonding.

Market Overview:

Malmesbury is tucked away in countryside famous for the landmarks of Isambard Brunel, who revolutionised modern engineering. A charming Wiltshire market town doesn’t sound like the place to develop world leading technology, but it’s just right for us. Our secluded location helps us to protect our ideas and stay independent–minded.

As part of the £2.5 billion investment, Dyson acquired a 650 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:

Responsible for developing material specifications/standards and respective test procedures.
Liaise with suppliers to ensure that proposed material technologies comply with Dyson’s requirements and manage aspects of the project according to milestones and timeplans.
Work in close collaboration with designers, NVH engineers, procurement and manufacturing engineering teams.
Represent materials engineering team in design/product reviews related to polymeric/composite materials.
Responsible for researching latest trends/technologies and proposing new material concepts Challenge and develop Dyson engineering practices to continuously improve design and material selection/development.

Skills:

A degree in Chemistry or Materials Engineering.

Working experience in subjects related to: polymers, elastomers, adhesives, composites and material emissions of volatile organic compounds.

Good understanding of injection moulding and extrusion of non-metallics.

Experience on cross functional team working.

Previous experience automotive/aerospace preferred.

A creative and considered approach to problem solving.

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. But financial benefits are only the start of a Dyson career. Rapid professional growth, leadership development and new opportunities abound, driven by regular reviews and dynamic workshops. And with a vibrant culture, flexible working hours, the latest devices and a relaxed dress code reflecting our engineering spirit, it’s an exciting team environment geared to creativity, innovation and ambition.