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Additive Manufacturing (AM) Specialist


Operational Engineering
United Kingdom - Malmesbury Office

About us:

At Dyson we are encouraged to think differently, challenge convention and be unafraid to make mistakes. We are proud to be authentic, different and pioneers. We are driven by a desire to solve real problems and improve everyday lives with intuitive solutions that do more but use less. Family owned, we are not restricted by conventional thinking; we explore, discover and learn for ourselves. Never satisfied, we believe everything can always be made better. 

About the role

We are looking to hire an experienced Additive Manufacturing (AM) Specialist who will be required to operate 3D printers with the aid of AM software, which is unique to each manufacturer. Additional tasks may include maintenance and repair, new feature integration, testing and documentation, and advising customers on industry-specific 3D printing applications. This role will sit within the UK Prototyping Team.

You to be a subject matter expert in one of these main core areas;

  • 1. Selective Laser Sintering (SLS),

  • 2. Stereolithography (SLA) and

  • 3. Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM)

  • 4. Object 3d printing

Key responsibilities:

  • Support and carry out in-house rapid prototyping activities – Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), Stereo lithography (SLA), Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM) and Polyjet Stratasys 3D printing operation to meet project time plan.

  • Project management: manage, schedule, and track multiple prototype production and processes simultaneously to meet time plan.

  • Discuss with Project Managers or Design Managers about the required prototypes rigs/parts allocation.

  • Support strategic direction and specific projects.

  • Collect, keep track and analyses statistical data in relationship to assign projects to determine required standards and establish proposed quality improvements.

  • Control and manage stock with the inventory system to determine amount available; anticipating needed stock; placing and expediting orders for stock; verifying receipt of stock.

  • Supervise and observes AM & RP operations and verifies conformance of printed work pieces, follow the required inspection and measurement procedures to ensure that all Prototypes are within the specification.

  • Analyse and develop new practices/procedures in executing the role. 

About you

  •  Relevant working experiences in Additive Manufacturing & Rapid Prototyping.

  • Knowledge and experience in 3D CADCAM modelling, understanding mechanical drawings and measuring technique of engineering parameters will be an added advantage.

  • Higher-level user of AM & RP 3D Printing Systems and Operations, RP CAD software tools (Materialise software preferable), SLICE Programming (where relevant) for AM & RP.

  • Higher-level knowledge in AM material - mechanical & technical data.

  • Able to work safely around chemicals and equipment.

  • Good understanding of both plastic / metal part design and process.

  • Working experience in advanced and prototype engineering will be added advantage.

  • Able to demonstrate problem analysis and problem resolution skills to execute their own work to the highest standards and within the agreed lead times. 



  • Performance related bonus.

  • Company paid Life Insurance.

  • Discounts on Dyson machines.

  • Competitive pension scheme.

  • Flexible benefits programme with a growing range of voluntary benefits, including the ability to purchase additional holidays.


  • 27 days holiday plus statutory bank holidays.

  • Free bus travel to and from Malmesbury campus from Bristol, Chippenham and Swindon.

  • Free on-site parking.

  • Subsidized café providing endless free coffee and tea, and a free lunch.


  • Private Medical insurance for all employees.

  • Employee Assistance Program for employee and dependents.

  • Digital GP and prescription service.

  • On-site gym.


At Dyson, it's about more than our machines. We recognise that our success comes from our inventive people. We believe in including everybody and supporting you on your journey with us

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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.