Senior Research Engineer - Brazing


Malaysia, Malaysia


We are currently building a team to drive forward new technical manufacturing processes in Dyson.

The Senior Brazing Process Engineer role is a senior role which requires both theoretical and practical knowledge of both fusion and solid state welding, and experience across common and novel welding processes.

The successful candidate will build on their existing knowledge to be a subject matter expert in technical brazing manufacturing within Dyson. This will involve working with Dyson’s research team and external suppliers in addition to our manufacturing team.

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.



  • Brazing manufacturing process specialist:
  • Build on your existing knowledge of brazing while working with Dyson’s research team and external suppliers to understand and become a specialist for this new technology within Dyson
  • Work with the operations team in Asia to guide the set up and qualification of a new manufacturing facility
  • Suggest process optimisations and design of experiments to improve and streamline the process
  • Provide advice to the manufacturing team to troubleshoot issues where they occur
  • Provide advice on root cause analysis of failures and yield loss to quality team


Brazing manufacturing skills and experience:

  • Ability to demonstrate a sound understanding of general engineering principles
  • Experience of industry-standard brazing manufacturing techniques and an ability to explain them and apply them in novel and imaginative ways
  • Experience of an NPI environment, bringing new technology into volume manufacturing
  • Ability to drive progress and actions through an analytical and data driven approach

Project and People management skills and experience:

  • Project management experience, leading and delivering technology projects, meeting productivity & quality targets
  • Ability to influence decision makers (both technical and non-technical) in a challenging environment

General skills and requirements:

  • Doctoral degree (PhD or EngD) in technical ceramics
  • Degree level education in a Science or Engineering discipline
  • Self-motivated with the ability to lead, guide and influence others not in their direct line of responsibility
  • Experience of working in an environment where specification and process are not always predetermined
  • Excellent English oral and written communication skills, with the ability to interact effectively at all levels within the business

Desirable Skills & Experience:

  • Technical brazing manufacturing skills and experience:
  • Technical brazing manufacturing process research and development
  • Use and setup of key manufacturing equipment for technical ceramics
  • Experience in scaling of processes from research through to manufacturing

Project and People management skills and experience:

  • Held a position of technical responsibility within lean, quality driven, class leading organization
  • Ability to evaluate, understand and manage risk (technical, safety, commercial) associated with a project

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: 6-Sep-2017