PCB Engineer - Librarian


Senai, Johor


Dyson develops and manufactures complex electronics products requiring equally sophisticated, engineered PCBA design solutions. As the team has grown and diversified, a role has opened up for a motivated individual to undertake CAD library tasks focused on supporting the PCB & Electronics engineering activities, but will also include the implementation and support of new Processes and working practices being adopted within the company.

Dyson RDD is vibrant, diverse, very challenging and always interesting; this is an opportunity to become a part of the design innovation and engineering that make Dyson the technology brand it is.

Market Overview

In 2000, Dyson moved production from Malmesbury to Malaysia to be closer to our supply chains and open up international growth. The small team of 10 has now grown to almost 1,200 – forming Dyson’s second biggest global hub. Located in the exhilarating industrial heart of Johor, it’s also home to RDD, IT, operations,  finance, creative and HR.

The RDD facility is central to our plans to launch 100 new machines in the next four years. To meet these ambitions, we recently expanded the site to 30,000m², with 50 advanced technology labs and 700 new engineers. In the Dyson world, there’s no more exciting place to be.

Function Overview

When you invent something, the right technology to support it often doesn’t exist. So we make our own. From advanced systems, components and power supplies to building a digital motor from scratch, Dyson electronics engineers have enabled Dyson ideas to become reality. As our future products rely more on robotics, connectivity, and complex sensing and navigation technologies, our high speed electronics will stand us apart. From designing the hardware to the systems that make Dyson machines as reliable as they are intelligent, our electronics engineers are central to our most pioneering RDD.


Reporting to the DMSB (Malaysia) PCB Team lead, the successful candidate will become part of a busy ECAD team within Research Design and Development (RDD).

The librarian activity is a critical element of Electronics Hardware Design, directly supporting and affecting Electronics Engineers, PCB Engineering & Design, and Component Engineering activity. The scope of Dyson electronics has broadened in terms of product diversity, complexity and volume, coupled with faster time to market and increased quality demands. Our CAD library reflects these requirements, calling for individuals who can deliver fast, effective, efficient and accurate generation of CAD library data.

Key Attributes:

Technical knowledge of PCBA’s and electronics is an advantage, but not essential. Key attributes for this role focus on:

  • Accuracy & attention to detail is essential, even when under time pressure

  • A methodical, structured approach is critical to successful execution of this activity

  • The ability to follow process and guidelines

  • Consistency of work

  • A demonstrable aptitude towards CAD environment would be an advantage


  • Create CAD Library parts using Mentor Graphics Tools (training will be provided)

    • Create symbols & parts as required per Dyson library conventions

    • Component Cell creation to Dyson guidelines

    • Validate all library work (includes library data from PCB Engineers)

    • Generate all part and mapping data

  • Manage and maintain working libraries, including prototype libraries.

  • Maintain Valor VPL libraries

  • Generate 3D data components as required

  • Help manage Dyson library procedures by applying continuous improvement principles to library management process and generate supporting documentation.

  • Related library tasks:

    • Support Component Engineering activity within Library Process

    • Manage library workflow

    • Undertake library related administration tasks within the company data management system

    • Liaise with overseas design office regarding library work and DFM implementation

    • Undertake training as required


Skills & experience.

  • Previous experience is not essential as training will be provided, but this could suit someone with any electronics experience, and who has any familiarity of CAD and/or graphics applications.

  • Good experience with office applications is required.

  • Working to timescales

  • Any of the following is advantageous, but not essential:

    • Mentor Graphics Xpedition Enterprise tools

    • Valor Tools

    • Experience working within the Electronics Industry

    • Knowledge of Electronic Components and specifications.

    • Understanding of Product Life Management (PLM) systems

    • Basic knowledge of general PCB\PCBA’s

Key Behaviours:

The role does require specific traits & aptitude; such as a methodical approach and attention to detail. Consistency is also a key element of this type of work, and candidates will need to demonstrate this in their approach. Other characteristics will include such things as:

  • Accuracy and attention to detail

  • Consistency of work (essential)

  • Organised and methodical approach to work activities

  • Good communicator

Benefits Overview

Dyson Malaysia monitors the market to ensure competitive salaries, bonuses and pension contributions. Beyond that, you’ll enjoy generous leave, a transport allowance and medical care and insurance. But financial benefits are just 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, the latest devices and a relaxed dress code reflecting our engineering spirit, it’s an exciting team environment geared to fuelling and realising ambition.

Posted: 13-Sep-2017

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