Senior Manufacturing Engineer (Lean Specialist)

£Competitive + 27 Days Holiday + Pension + Bonus



The Senior Manufacturing Engineer role is to define and develop manufacturing solutions from the early phases of product development through to start of production working with our NPI 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 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

Home to our global Research, Design and Development centre and all of our Commercial functions, Dyson HQ is tucked away in countryside famous for the railway tunnels and bridges of Isambard Brunel, who revolutionised modern engineering. Our secluded location helps us to protect our ideas and stay independent-minded. Yet nearby are the fashionable cities of Bristol and Bath (where a young James Dyson invented cyclone technology).

The building is the heartbeat of Dyson. Nearly 2,000 people, including James himself, spend their days strategizing, inventing technology and telling the Dyson story to the world. In 2017, our HQ will double its footprint with an ambitious new expansion.

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.


Provide manufacturing skills in:

  • 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
  • Extensive use of DFA/DFM and Lean Manufacturing techniques to ensure suitability of all designs for efficient high-volume manufacture. Including completing Lean audits.

Specification, design and implementation of Manufacturing equipment for assembly, testing, and component manufacture

  • RFQ’s, CAPEX,
  • Proof of Principle
  • Assess the process capability of key equipment, using SPC, GR&R or Measurement System Analysis as appropriate


Manufacturing skills and experience:

  • Extensive use of Lean Six-Sigma tools –Green belt or Black Belt accreditation
  • Manufacturing simulation
  • Experience working within Product Development and Design environment
  • 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:

  • Held a position of responsibility (project / people / financial) within the manufacturing function of a lean, quality driven, class leading organization
  • Ability to evaluate, understand and manage risk (technical, safety, commercial) associated with a project
  • Project management

Please Note: Applications for this role will close on January 11th 2018

Benefits Overview

Dyson monitors the market to ensure competitive salaries and pension contributions. Beyond that, you’ll also enjoy a management bonus, generous leave, life insurance, income protection, and private medical and dental care. But financial benefits are only the start of a Dyson career. Leadership support and new opportunities abound, driven by regular dialogue and international training. 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.

Posted: 11-Dec-2017

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