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Lead Design Model Maker


Design and Development
United Kingdom - Hullavington Office

About us

Dyson is looking for a Lead Design Modeller to join the Global Design & Product Experience team in the UK. You will be highly knowledgeable of product model making, using, and maintaining workshop and prototyping equipment and experienced in paint colour development.

About the role

  • Own the look and feel of Dyson’ product models

  • Create and provide colour development samples

  • Understand Arduino and basic electronics

  • Operating various types of manual workshop equipment such as band saw, disk sander, pillar drill, lathe, and mill

  • Programming, running, and challenging the capabilities of 3 and 4 axis CNC mills, lathe, laser cutter and the latest generation of 3D printers

  • Ensure delivery of product models according to the established design vision

  • Constantly aware of the latest challenges and potential opportunities that arise in prototyping development and manufacturing

  • Provide Models for Design & Product Experience reviews with senior stakeholders taking place in UK

  • Have a keen eye for detail and achieving ‘best-in-class’ models

  • Utilise digital and physical tools (models, physical rigs, renderings, 2D prints) to create product models

  • Quickly model multiple design solutions at a very hi-resolution

  • Collaborate with our global network of modellers, designers, and engineers

  • Control prototyping resource to accurately create and communicate design solutions

About you

  • A degree in Model making, Industrial Design, Product Design, or equivalent

  • 7+ years of hands-on modelling experience

  • 4+ years of workshop management experience

  • Proven experience in developing visual models and prototypes

  • Experienced in creating risk assessments and COSHH documents

  • Knowledgeable operating workshop and prototyping equipment 

  • Highly skilled in 3D CAD and CAM applications (NX, Rhino, Alias, Solidworks or similar)

  • Proficient in 2D design software (Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, In Design)

  • Excellent communicator with the ability to clearly present ideas both verbally and visually

  • Assertive and diplomatic – a great collaborator and receptive of constructive criticism



  •  Performance related bonus

  • Company paid Life Assurance

  • Discounts on Dyson machines

  •  Competitive pension scheme

  • Purchase additional holidays 


  • 27 days holiday plus statutory bank holidays

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

  • On-site parking

  • Endless free coffee and tea, and a free lunch 

  • Free on-site hair salon

  • On-site lifestyle Assist

  • Electric vehicle scheme 


  • Private Medical insurance for all employees

  • Employee Assistance Program for employee and dependents

  • Digital GP and prescription service

  • Fertility treatment support

  • On-site gym and sports centre

  • On-site wellbeing centre

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.