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PCB Prototype Outsource Engineer


Malmesbury - United Kingdom

About us

Dyson’s continued growth has created an opportunity for a PCBA Prototype Outsource Engineer to join our Electronics Hardware Development team within RDD (Research, Design and Development), which is responsible for the development of all Dyson products.
Reporting to the global PCB Engineering Manager the successful candidate will become part of the busy PCB Engineering team. The scope of the activity broad; you will lead the activity to project manage and control outsourced PCB & PCBA prototype manufacturing from program schedule alignment through to delivery and inspection.
RDD’s changing requirements for PCBA delivery drive us to expand and continually improve the activity, reviewing our internal systems and supplier management. Part of your role will be to proactively lead this development, ensuring we keep pace with business needs and that the activity is scalable to match growth.
It’s a demanding role that directly impacts project delivery; you must be well organised and motivated, having a proven track record dealing with engineering program pressures, and meeting delivery targets & goals. You will regularly deal with various departments, managers, engineers, and suppliers, and must therefore have excellent communication skills.
This is a great opportunity for a motivated individual with the right skillset and aptitude to not only take control of the activity but shape its growth and development.

About the role

Project managing and controlling PCBA prototyping activity for RDD Electronics project teams:
  • Liaise with project teams to both understand and accurately capture requirements, ensure correct targets are set and aligned to project plan
  • Ensure data transfer is timely and quality controls and security protocols are met
  • Communicate build requirements to the supplier’s, ensuring expectations are set correctly to facilitate fast response & accurate quotation
  • Create and manage purchase orders using SAP system (training provided)
  • Take ownership of BoM concession and deviation management
  • Monitor supplier activity and progress chase delivery
  • Manage program targets with teams and ensure delivery expectations are met; managing delays, facilitating issue resolution, ensuring all changes communicated & agreed
  • Coordinate different builds between suppliers to avoid bottlenecks
  • Ensure goods received OK and progressed onto technician activity
  • Ensure all activity logged correctly

Be the Lead for this activity:
  • Proactively drive continuous improvement activity
  • Creation of Metrics to drive quality improvement
  • Engage with PCB/PCBA supplier management, including:
    • Quality scoring and control
    • Technical capability assessment
    • Supplier performance review with reference to quality and on time deliveries
    • Manage our supplier relationships, focusing on consistency, quality, delivery & cost
  • Develop a global prototype service.
  • Drive potential future growth, e.g.
    • Internal stock control system and supplier bonded stores
    • Component procurement & BoM kitting
    • Work with PCB lab team lead/technicians to define/maintain an inspection strategy

About you

Skills & Experience
  • HNC Engineering or equivalent as a minimum
  • BEng degree in Electronic Engineering, or other relevant discipline, with a demonstrable level of industrial experience in a relevant industry, desirable
  • Previous experience in procurement/supply chain management an advantage
  • Project management
  • Understanding of general PCB engineering principles; either design or manufacture
  • Experience of Supplier Management and quality processes.
  • Experience in working fast paced engineering environment to meet tight timing deadlines.
  • Knowledge of Electronic Components and specifications.
  • Previous experience dealing with electronic component suppliers.
  • Understanding of Product Life Management (PLM) systems
  • Process improvement & documentation desirable
Key Behaviours
  • Methodical, organised approach with attention to detail & accuracy
  • Self-motivated, with a strong focus on results 
  • Ability to work independently or as an effective team member.
  • Team Leading
  • Multi-tasking
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills


27 days holiday plus eight statutory bank holidays

Pension scheme

Performance related bonus

Private medical insurance

Life assurance

Sport centre

Free on-site parking

Subsidised café and restaurants

Discounts on Dyson machines


Interview guidance

We are following the government guidelines regarding COVID19. At this time all interviews will be conducted via video or telephone. We’re taking these precautionary measures to protect both our employee and candidate wellbeing. Our Talent Acquisition team will work with you and provide further information as appropriate.