Principal Manufacturing Engineer




Dyson began over twenty five 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, Japan, Europe and Australasia.

Market Overview

We've even branched out to improving commercial technology that frustrates us. The Dyson Airblade hand dryer dries hands in ten seconds, it’s also the most hygienic and energy efficient hand dryer available. A fan, Air Multiplier, with no blades or grille. And most recently, Supersonic, Dyson’s first-ever hair dryer that has taken the world by storm. There are over 4000 in the world and we’re all inventive and hugely passionate about what we do. At our Development Centre in Johor Bahru, Malaysia & Singapore there are almost 1600 of us, a mixture of engineers and support staff, we are Dyson people that are encouraged to think differently, challenge convention and be unafraid to make mistakes. Our teams there will rise to more than 2000 over the next 2 years.

Function Overview

•Recognized as an expert in their field providing technical direction across multiple projects

•Has in-depth technical knowledge in their field

•Owns and resolves complex technical problems where precedents do not exist

•Acts as a role model, mentors and guides others

•Works autonomously receiving minimal support and guidance


The Role:

•Support a team of Manufacturing Engineers responsible for translating product requirements into specifications for production equipment and testers which will be used to produce Dyson’s products.

•Ability to work in a fast pace ever changing environment to deliver optimal solutions at prescribed time frame.

•Develop and apply expertise in critical manufacturing processes and assembly process for new and existing products to improve yields and capacity.

•Work with contract manufacturers to layout, setup and qualify new product production lines and Critical to Quality technologies.

•Team player that has no lines drawn and willingness to go above and beyond your scope of work.

Key Responsibilities:

•Lead the design and improvement of robust solutions and resolutions of technical challenges across projects/matrix structure

•Act as subject matter expert in their field , disseminating knowledge, guiding and mentor engineers in methodology, best practise and standards

•Proactively identifying technical risks within projects and influencing design teams in their resolution, often taking the lead in the design and testing of the engineering solution

•Ensure the safety and reliability of all Dyson products

•Challenge and develop best practise and process improvements within team and across the wider function

•Accountable for proving an independent view and sign off of projects at each milestone

•Be a critical member of the team providing inputs from Manufacturing / Operations standpoint.

•Driver for DFM and DFX to ensure product can be manufactured to the highest quality levels.

•Create process flows tied to PFMEA to ensure checks and balances are in place.

•Select and prove assembly methods via Proof of Principle machines.

•Generate user requirement specification/ equipment requirement specification.

•Work with suppliers to conduct Equipment FMEA to deliver solutions that are robust.

•Establish process validation protocols (IQ/OQ/PQ) and work with supplier and CM to commission and validate the production equipment.

•Run experiments to define process margins using DOE.

•Setup process monitoring in line with quality expectations; using key tools like SPC.

•Maintain communication and status update to stakeholders.

•Problem solving and root cause analysis of product failures.

•Process optimization through breakthrough engineering solutions.


Key Skills / Experience:

•Drive and ability to work autonomously

•Drive to demonstrate and lead the highest standards of engineering

•In-depth knowledge & experience in engineering field

•Excellent analytical and problem solving ability

•Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) and able to influence and motivate others

•Collaboration – demonstrating the ability to work at all levels and share knowledge

•Masters/ Degree level or equivalent in Electronics, Mechanical or Mechatronic Engineering.

•Must have strong willingness to learn new things and challenge the existing production test/assembly method.

•At least 8 years of relevant experience in design and fabrication of automated or semi-automated production equipment.

•Experience in process validation URS, DS, FS along with IQ/OQ/PQ.

•Experience with High Volume Automation.

•Has operated in an out sourced environment; understanding the challenges and pit falls.

•Process Control design and implementation.

•Experience in data analysis driven decision making including statistical tools application (Minitab).

•Familiar with the rigor of NPI phases and milestones.

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.
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