Engineering Manager – Manufacturing Equipment
Malmesbury, United Kingdom
With its acquisition of solid state battery start-up, Sakti3, Dyson has made a commitment to scaling up solid state battery (SSB) technology to high volume manufacture. The development of Physical Vapour Deposition (PVD) manufacturing processes and equipment is core to Dyson’s solid state development program, and Dyson is now recruiting a multi-disciplinary team of Engineers and Scientists to develop the technology.
There is a requirement for a new role in the Dyson Energy Storage team with responsibility for the development of the manufacturing equipment required for the high volume manufacture of Dyson’s solid state batteries.
The title of this role is Engineering Manager – Manufacturing Equipment. The focus of this role is to provide the technical leadership required for Dyson to develop manufacturing processes and equipment to economically manufacture solid state batteries
Dyson OverviewWith its acquisition of solid state battery start-up, Sakti3, Dyson has made a commitment to scaling up solid state battery (SSB) technology to high volume manufacture. The development of Physical Vapour Deposition (PVD) manufacturing processes and equipment is core to Dyson’s solid state development program, and Dyson is now recruiting a multi-disciplinary team of Engineers and Scientists to develop the technology.
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Function OverviewIt takes real ingenuity to find new ways of doing things. Smarter technologies. Lighter, stronger materials. And quieter, cleaner power systems. Our Research & Science teams – scientists, mechanical engineers and specialists across each product category – are the experimenters and risk-takers behind Dyson problem-solving. Whether it’s in-house development, sourcing outside technology partners, or driving collaboration with partner universities, they lead the way in finding the next generation of Dyson technology. Which is why any one of them can find themselves presenting to James Dyson himself.
AccountabilitiesCandidates will have expertise in vacuum deposition, established through experience of engineering pilot and production vacuum deposition equipment. With this experience will come the ability to solve complex engineering challenges, which can equally be applied to other manufacturing processes relevant to SSB manufacture, as well as PVD. Whilst technical expertise is core to this role, it is also important that the individual is a strong and skilful leader, with the ability to operate as an equal with the senior management team, collaboratively driving the program forwards though strategic thinking and objective decision making, as well as sound technical judgement.
- Creative - able to architect ideas from a blank sheet of paper to detailed design ?
- Pragmatic approach, instinctively making sound value judgments to get the required result ?
- Initiative - a self-starter who is able to change direction and scope, in alignment with strategic direction ?
- Confidence and seniority to influence senior leaders ?
- Excellent root cause analysis and problem solving ability ?
- Collaboration - Works effectively across boundaries and geographies