Associate Principal Manufacturing Engineer - Powertrain


SGD Competitive Salary
Manufacturing and tooling, Automotive
Singapore - Singapore


Part of the growing automotive manufacturing team in Singapore, the Associate Principal Manufacturing Engineer role is an advanced manufacturing role with the remit to define and develop manufacturing solutions from the early phases of product development through to handover to our New Product Launch team. This includes working with the product team 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.


Manufacturing DFx work with design teams:

  • Use DFA/DFM and Lean Manufacturing techniques to ensure suitability of all designs for efficient manufacture.
  • Attend technical reviews / design meetings and present feedback where required.
  • Lead virtual builds, to develop an assembly process and understand risks Support physical builds in a Pilot Build environment.
  • Manage technical issues and escalate where appropriate.
  • Project management, through development and monitoring of timing plans.

Manufacturing technology development:

  • Assess the manufacturing requirements associated with a product, compare this to existing capability and map necessary areas for technology development.
  • Work with other engineers, external suppliers and Universities to resolve these capability gaps through manufacturing technology development.  

Manufacturing documentation:

  • Generation of manufacturing documentation for new products / technologies, such as process and material flows, prototype build videos, production layouts and time studies, equipment lists and costings, PFMEAs, etc.
  • Contribute towards the development and submission of departmental responses to key individuals such as Directors, programme managers and design managers.

Specification, purchase and implementation of Manufacturing Systems and equipment

  • Create RFQ specifications for key manufacturing equipment.
  • Raise capital requests in a timely manner to support product launch plans.
  • Proof of Principle – where required develop proof of principle manufacturing rigs either internally or with external suppliers to understand manufacturing risk.
  • Assess the process capability of key processes and equipment, using SPC, GR&R or Measurement System Analysis as appropriate.
  • Project manage and oversee implementation of equipment (from complex machines to jigs and fixtures) using both internal and external (supplier) resource.
  • Investigate and implement new component manufacturing solutions.
  • Assist in the identification and selection of new manufacturing equipment suppliers.


  • Degree in an Engineering discipline.
  • Project management: APM or PMI certifications 10 + years experience from a manufacturing environment.
  • 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.
  • Delivered continuous improvement in a manufacturing environment. Green or Black belt accreditation in Lean Six-Sigma.


Dyson Singapore monitors the market to ensure competitive salaries and bonuses. Beyond that, you’ll enjoy a transport allowance and comprehensive medical care and insurance. But financial benefits are just the start of a Dyson career. 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: 07 June 2019

Closing date: 30 September 2019