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Associate Principal Engineer


Design and Development
Malaysia - Global Development Campus, Johor Bahru

Overview – Department:

Dyson is a global technology enterprise. We solve the problems others choose to ignore, with surprising new inventions that defy convention and simply work better. We’re growing fast and our ambition is huge - more categories, more locations, and more people.

We push the boundaries of what others have defined as possible. Our approach starts with an engineering mindset and different thinking. Then we continuously refine our ideas - unwilling to compromise and driven by an obsession for finding a better way.

In Graphics and Packaging team, we design and develop customer facing graphics and packaging solutions for all Dyson products to deliver great out of box experience. As part of a matrix RDD organisation, and within the Design Engineering function, Graphics and Packaging is large-scale team focussed on the design and development of product colour, graphics, literature, and packaging.  Based in Global Development Campus, Johor Bahru and our Philippines Development Centre (PDC), this international team provides the capability to pick up graphics and packing concepts from their UK based counterparts and develop these into designs that can be efficiently manufactured at scale. 


Position Overview:

As an Associate Principal Print Engineer, you will play a key role in the design, development, and implementation of print and packaging solutions for our products. You will be responsible for ensuring the quality, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness of print and packaging processes. This role requires a strong background in print technology, materials science, and packaging design, as well as excellent problem-solving and project management skills.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Research and Development: Conduct research to identify emerging trends, technologies, and materials in the print and packaging industry. Design experiments, analyze data, and develop prototypes to test new concepts and validate feasibility.
  • Print Engineering: Lead the development and optimization of printing processes, including flexography, offset printing, digital printing, and other advanced printing techniques. Design packaging structures and materials to meet performance requirements, optimize cost, and ensure compatibility with production processes.
  • Packaging Engineering: Stay up-to-date with the latest industry trends, technological advancements, and best practices within your designated categories. Share knowledge with the team and incorporate new developments into packaging design and engineering.
  • Material Selection and Testing: Evaluate various substrates, inks, coatings, adhesives, and other materials for use in packaging applications. Perform testing to assess material properties and compatibility with printing processes and end-use requirements.
  • Collaboration and Cross-Functional Leadership: Collaborate with internal teams, including product development, manufacturing, quality assurance, and marketing, to integrate print and packaging solutions into new product development initiatives. Provide technical guidance and support to cross-functional teams to ensure successful execution of projects.
  • Innovation and Continuous Improvement: Drive innovation by proposing and implementing new ideas, technologies, and processes to improve print quality, packaging functionality, and sustainability. Identify opportunities for cost reduction, efficiency improvement, and environmental impact reduction through process optimization and material substitution.
  • Project Management: Lead and manage R&D projects related to print and packaging development. Communicate project status, milestones, and risks to stakeholders and senior management.
  • Regulatory Compliance: Ensure compliance with relevant regulations, standards, and industry guidelines governing print and packaging materials, including sustainability and environmental regulations.


  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Materials Science, Packaging Engineering, or related field. Advanced degree (Master's or Ph.D.) preferred.
  • 10+ years of experience in print and packaging development, preferably in a research and development or innovation-driven environment.
  • Strong technical expertise in printing processes, packaging materials, and material testing methodologies.
  • Proficiency in design software (e.g., CAD, Adobe Creative Suite) and engineering analysis tools.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, with the ability to analyze complex technical issues and develop creative solutions.
  • Effective communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to work cross-functionally and lead multidisciplinary teams.
  • Project management experience, including project planning, execution, and reporting.
  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements and industry standards related to print and packaging materials (e.g., FDA, ASTM, ISO).
  • Attention to detail and a commitment to quality.
  • Experience in a leadership or mentoring role is a plus.


Dyson Malaysia 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.

Dyson is an equal opportunity employer. We know that great minds don’t think alike, and it takes all kinds of minds to make our technology so unique. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and employment decisions are made without regard to race, colour, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other any other dimension of diversity.