Equipment Engineer


Malaysia, Malaysia


This Equipment Engineer will be responsible to develop new processes and technology for manufacturing with experience in plating, brazing and ceramic manufacture. This early design for Manufacture will aid us when going into production in both procuring parts and implementation assemblies into CMs. This I think is pretty exciting meaning we can do more cutting edge in house development and keep our secrets secret. This will include working within the NPD and NPI product teams to develop novel manufacturing process and equipment solutions to enable new products, and to provide manufacturing guidance and insight.

Dyson Overview

Things move quickly at Dyson. In twenty years, what began with one man and one idea has grown into a global technology company, with 6,000 people and a presence in over 70 countries. From Malmesbury to Malaysia to the US to Australasia and many countries in between, we’ve sold over 80 million machines.

And it’s just the start. From 2016 our Malmesbury HQ is doubling its footprint. The US, our biggest market, is doubling their sales scope. And new frontiers are opening up across South East Asia and beyond. More people, more ideas and more space for more invention. The next four years will be our biggest and busiest yet.

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

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

Use DFA/DFM and Lean Manufacturing techniques to ensure suitability of all designs for efficient high-volume manufacture

Manufacturing Documentation, including:
•Process and material flows, production layouts and time studies, equipment lists and costing, PFMEAs
•Tools to develop manufacturing technology internally and with external partners / universities

Specification, purchase and implementation of Manufacturing equipment for assembly, testing, and component manufacture
• Proof of Principle
•Assess the process capability of key equipment, using SPC, GR&R or Measurement System Analysis as appropriate


Manufacturing skills and experience:
•Ability to demonstrate a sound understanding of general engineering principles
•Experience of a range of manufacturing techniques and an ability to explain them and apply them in novel and imaginative ways
•Experience of implementing manufacturing solutions in a NPI/NPD environment, preferably at assembly level in addition to component level

Project and People management skills and experience:
•Deliver new process to Early MRL gates for transfer to NPD
•Project management experience,
•Ability to influence decision makers (both technical and non-technical) in a challenging environment
•Ability to work as Independent working, self-starter, Self-motivated with good interpersonal skills o Ability to project manage, supporting, leading and delivering technology projects into production, working with and in most cases leading those activates with the teams in RDD and SEA

General skills and requirements:
•Experience of relevant high volume manufacturing environment
•Experience of working in an environment where specification and process are not always predetermined o Ability to work with ambiguity in an environment where specification and process are not always predetermined
•Excellent English oral and written communication skills
•Ability to work well in a dynamic and rapidly changing environment
•Ability to drive progress and actions through an analytical and data driven approach

Desirable Skills & Experience:

Manufacturing skills and experience:
•Good use of Lean Six-Sigma tools – would like but not necessarily to have Green belt or Black Belt accreditation
•Manufacturing simulation
•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

General skills and experience:
•Ability to problem solving and looking at ideas from a number of angles to the draw an informed conclusion even if it isn’t their personal favourite
•Proven product design and development
•Commercial exposure, especially supplier management
•Hands-on engineering experience and hobbies

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: 30-Aug-2017