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CNC CAD/CAM - Senior


Operational Engineering
United Kingdom - Malmesbury Office

About us

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 in our CNC teamr to join Dyson’s world leading Research, Design and Development Campus based in Malmesbury, Wiltshire.

About the role

  • Produce machined parts by programming, setting up, and operating a computer numerical control (CNC) machines; maintaining quality and safety standards; keeping records; maintaining equipment and supplies.

  • Plans machining by studying work orders, engineering drawings, materials, specifications and machining parameters; interpreting geometric dimensions and tolerances (GD&T).

  • Organize material inventory by checking stock levels to determine amount available; anticipating needed stock; expediting orders for stock; verifying receipt of stock.

  • Knowledge and experienced in Advanced drafting with 3D CAD production processes. Conversational programming of CNC machines as well as using CNC Cad/Cam software (Siemens NX, hyperMILL, Delcam, Mastercam, ESPRIT) to program such machines.

  • Sets-up both manual and CNC milling machines & lathes by installing and adjusting three-and four-jaw chucks, tools, attachments, collets chucks, special purpose work holding and machine vices.

  • Maintain safe operations by adhering to safety procedures and risk assessments.

  • Maintains equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; liaising with contractors for general repairs, build a record of the service history for each machine tool.

  • Final quality part inspection: Document measurement data by completing measurement inspection reports with the aid of the Metrology department.

  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; attend training courses to continuous advancements in experience and knowledge.

Role Responsibilities

  • Determine the fixtures, attachments and tools necessary to complete jobs according to specifications, Setup jobs using DTI & Probes prior to machining.

  • Discuss project specifications with engineers and leaders to guarantee consistency between plans and products, and collaborate to modify designs when existing ones are not feasible

  • Oversee cutting process, make adjustments if required throughout each job, catch mistakes as they happen and learn from them when they do.

  • Part Delivery Management – All machine parts to be delivered within the lead time set by the design team. When lead times are not going to be met you will be expected to use good communication to inform leadership & planners.  

  • Inspect all finished products for accuracy and uniformity to ensure product quality and uphold company reputation.

  • Perform daily, weekly and monthly maintenance tasks to ensure machine longevity, including lubrication, cleaning and tool replacement.

About you

  • Minimum 2-4 years post Apprenticeship working experience in CADCAM & Advanced CNC machining industries or working knowledge of core discipline. Educated to Min NVQ Level 3 Advanced Engineering.

  • Knowledge of G and M codes & NC Programming.

  • Knowledge & experience of Conventional and CNC machining technical knowledge & troubleshooting techniques for core discipline.

  • Familiar with CAD/CAM programming, interpreting CNC Software (Siemens NX Preferable but not essential).

  • Familiarity with Fanuc, Siemens & Hurco Winmax CNC Control Systems.

  • Must have good written & verbal communication skills.

  • Strong trouble shooting and problem-solving abilities.


  • Performance related bonus.

  • Company paid Life Insurance.

  • On-site gym and sport centre.

  • Competitive pension scheme.

  • 27 days holiday plus statutory public holidays.

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

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

  • Free on-site parking.

  • Subsidised cafés providing endless free coffee and tea and a free lunch.

  • Private Medical insurance for all employees.

  • Employee Assistance Program for employees and dependants.

  • Digital GP and prescription service.

  • Salary sacrifice scheme for Electric Vehicles.

  • Discounts on Dyson machines. 


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.

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.