Process Development Engineer


Energy storage, Manufacturing and tooling, Mechanical Engineering
United Kingdom


We are a looking for a motivated Process Development Engineer to contribute to the design, development and validation of high volume precision industrial processes for use in a thin film manufacturing environment. The ideal candidate will have a broad skill set including laser processing, roll to roll conversion, materials and electro-mechanical systems. A successful applicant will join a fast paced and dynamic team already delivering difficult and against complex technical challenges.


• Work autonomously and independently to the development of industrial processes, contributing to:

- Process inception, proof of concept, development and implementation on an industrial scale, with a specific focus on laser processes and / or roll to roll conversion

- Meeting target specifications such as cost, speed and efficiency within the planned timeline of each research project - Generating innovative / novel solutions to complex problems

- Conducting /support research with external institutes and universities toward future technologies development

• Communicate clearly and effectively the results and project status to a broad spectrum of associated project members and senior management

• Be responsible for delivering experimental results, parts, assemblies and systems from concept to proof of principle

• Develop models and simulations to demonstrate process performance

• Deliver designs, concepts and detailed ideas for new processes that are optimised for low cost, high volume manufacturing

• Understand and apply engineering analysis to develop concepts and validate designs

• Challenge and develop Dyson engineering practices to continuously improve efficiency

• Demonstrate clear presentation of technical information and supporting documentation to ensure accurate transfer to other teams within Dyson



• A strong degree in a relevant engineering or science discipline, or demonstrable experience of industrial process design and development

• Experience of laser process design and development, from a fundamental base

• An appreciation of other engineering disciplines

• Data analysis with MATLAB/Minitab/VBA/Excel etc.


• Ability to use 3D computer aided design (CAD) software packages advantageous

• Knowledge of lean six sigma and design of experiment methodology advantageous

• Knowledge of roll to roll conversion processes

• Experience of electronic device design and manufacturing processes advantageous

• Experience of vacuum deposition technology and/or thin films advantageous

Personal Attributes

• An ability to demonstrate a thorough approach to reasoning and problem solving

• Strongly self-motivated, must be a self-starter •An ability to work in both a cross-functional team environment and independently

• Ability to coordinate work across a number of different projects and platforms simultaneously

• Strong hands on ethos

• Enthusiasm for a PDSA development process

• Must be a clear communicator with good presentation skills


• 27 days holiday plus eight statutory bank holidays

• Pension scheme

• Performance related bonus

• Life assurance

• Sport centre

• Free on-site parking

• Subsidized café and restaurants

• Discounts on Dyson machines

Posted: 29 November 2018