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Product Prototyping Supervisor


Manufacturing and tooling
Malmesbury - United Kingdom


A hands-on Supervisor role for the Prototyping SLS department managing a team of 3 people to produce high quality SLS Prototype parts for all of RDD within agreed lead times.

Function Overview:

Dyson have a rich heritage of cutting-edge design and are renowned for creating ground-breaking and stylistic products. There is now an exciting opportunity for a SLS Supervisor to join Dyson’s world leading Research, Design and Development Centre based in Malmesbury, Wiltshire.


  • Planning and prioritization of work, coordinating the department’s workflow to ensure optimum machine utilization and delivery for project teams
  • high quality SLS prototype parts required for technology research and product development
  • Manage the laboratory environment and resources, ensuring team is resourced and allocated appropriately to deliver
  • Manage and control all preventative maintenance work within lab and usage of equipment
  • Work closely with engineers to understand the technical requirements of prototype requests
  • Act as an escalation point for Technicians and internal customers
  • Be a proactive member of the Product Prototype team who offers practical ideas and solutions and drives continuous improvement in area
  • Responsible for day to day operational supervision, performance and engagement of the team



  • Highly knowledgeable of SLS processes and machines with a strong additive manufacturing background
  • Proven people management experience
  • Able to plan ahead, co-ordinate work across a team and ensure high standards of delivery
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Solid PC skills, including Excel, Materialise Magics and CAD



  • Experienced with EOS P7 and P3
  • Previous experience in Prototyping field


  • Drive for accuracy and results: Focuses on expedient delivery, to the right level of resolution and quality.
  • Teamwork: Shows the willingness to put the goal of the team before personal goals, and the ability to build effective co-operative relationships with others.
  • Communication: Ability to effectively communicate and converse with the product innovation and technology research teams.
  • Planning and Organising: Able to develop clear, efficient and logical approaches to work and manage time effectively.
  • Product Focus: Appreciates that the products we make and sell drive what we do in RDD, and reflects this by aligning actions towards this.

·         Attitude: Takes job responsibilities seriously, and conducts themselves in a positive and professional manner.


Discounts on Dyson machinesSubsidized café and restaurantsFree on-site parkingSport centreLife assurancePerformance related bonusPension scheme27 days holiday plus eight statutory bank holidays