RDD Engineering Intern


Malaysia, Malaysia


Research, Design and Development (RDD) is Dyson's engine room. It’s where our engineers challenge convention, build, test, fail, refine, and then fail again - all to invent technology that solves problems that others ignore. As an RDD intern you’ll be based at our technology campus in Malaysia, working as part of a 1,700-strong global team of engineers and scientists.  If you make the most of the opportunity, we’ll look to make a Graduate offer of employment for when you complete your degree.

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 often doesn't exist to make it work. So we make our own. From advanced systems, components and power supplies to building a digital motor from scratch, our ambitions continue to increase. We’re also advancing ever further into the worlds of connectivity, sensor technology, machine learning and AI. We’re building our capacity to work at the forefront of these fields and are striving for 15 million connected machines in homes and workplaces across the globe. We need the brightest minds to help us achieve this by 2020.


Our internships last between 3 – 6 months and from day one you’ll be assigned to a live project team where you’ll be supporting the evolution of Dyson technology. As an intern you’ll be learning from industry experts and gaining invaluable exposure to the inner workings of Dyson. Working on live projects from the start, you’ll have the chance to make a real impact.

Our interns come from a broad range of engineering and scientific disciplines from aeronautics to acoustics, mathematicians to mechanical engineers. Whatever your discipline and whichever area of RDD you join we’ll expect you to get hands-on from the start, demonstrating your technical skills and contributing to your team, whilst developing your knowledge of Dyson and our technology.

During your internship we’ll support your development to help you understand Dyson and grow into the role. The rest is up to you; the chance to help shape the next generation of Dyson technology and even secure a graduate role upon completion of your studies.

Depending on where you fit best, you will have the opportunity to work in either of the areas below:


  • Apply innovative problem solving skills to support the vision specification for new product concepts.
  • Implement great design and solve engineering problems to make products that meet all performance and functional criteria within demanding project timescales.
  • Apply practical and methodical design development through prototyping, testing and evaluation of results.
  • To participate in design reviews with Senior Design Engineers, Engineering Managers and Design Managers – justify design detail and collaborate with other specialists.


Mechanical Design (Manufacturing)

  • Support product development, engineering evaluations or special builds
  • Tolerance stacks analysis
  • Design for manufacturing analysis
  • Conduct measurements in accordance to design specifications.
  • Lab based testing/characterisation
  • Build Dyson Digital Motors Prototype showcase

Motors (Manufacturing)

  • Mechanical validations of Dyson Digital Motors (i.e. vibration, thermal, impact/drop, etc) in accordance to IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) standards or DTMs (Dyson Test Method)
  • DDM performance, especially noise and airflow performance evaluations.
  • Measurement system analysis (MSA/GR&R) and data analysis by using statistical tools/software.
  • Conduct failure investigation and analysis on failed motors
  • Root cause analysis (RCA) and corrective actions (design/reliability close-loop practices)

Fluid Dynamics

  • Manage technical risk (Aerodynamics and Thermal) in projects.
  • Drive designs forward and ensure correct decisions are made at all stages of the design process through experimental validation and other relevant analysis methods
  • Provide and co-ordinate analytical support to new and existing products.
  • Liaise with development teams to ensure an effective transfer of technology into our product range.
  • Promote best practice in Aerodynamics and Thermal design
  • Identify and develop new opportunities/tools/methods with the aim of enhancing the performance, reliability and time to market of Dyson products.

 Acoustic & Vibration

  • Provide, co-ordinate and support Noise and Vibration across RDD for new and existing projects.
  • Drive designs forward based on sound engineering knowledge and ensure correct decisions are taken at all stages of the design process with regards to Noise and Vibration.
  • Identify and develop new opportunities/tools/methods with the aim of enhancing the performance, reliability and time to market of Dyson products.

 Manufacturing Engineering

  • Understanding of factory automation
  • Good understanding of mechanical drawing
  • Good understanding of process / equipment / Quality engineering knowledge
  • Good issue troubleshooting knowledge and mindset


The internship programme is competitive so you’ll need to be academically strong and have the right to work in the country of your application. You’ll be studying a technical degree, such as: product design, design engineering, design and innovation, mechanical engineering.

A passion for technology is essential. You’ll be able to evidence how you have applied technical knowledge to solve problems either through your studies, own projects or extra-curricular activities. As you’ll be contributing from the start you’ll be hungry to learn and ready to get stuck in to make an impact.

Benefits Overview

Dyson Malaysia monitors the market to ensure we offer  competitive salaries, management bonuses and pension contributions. Beyond that, you’ll enjoy generous leave and medical care and insurance. But financial benefits are only the start of a career at Dyson. Leadership support and new opportunities abound, driven by regular dialogue and international training. 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 progress, innovation and realising ambition.

Posted: 7-Nov-2017