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Lead Manufacturing Engineer


Operational Engineering
Malaysia - Development Centre

About us

Dyson began twenty-one years ago with James Dyson and a handful of engineers questioning everyday products, thinking differently and making them better. We are now the world's number one vacuum cleaner manufacturer in the UK, US, Japan, Europe and Australasia.

We've even branched out to improving commercial technology that frustrates us.  The Dyson Airblade hand dryer dries hands in ten seconds, it’s also the most hygienic and energy efficient hand dryer available. A fan, Air Multiplier, with no blades or grille. And most recently, Supersonic, Dyson’s first-ever hair dryer that has taken the world by storm.

There are over 4000 in the world and we’re all inventive and hugely passionate about what we do. At our Development Centre in Johor Bahru, Malaysia & Singapore there are almost 1600 of us, a mixture of engineers and support staff, we are Dyson people that are encouraged to think differently, challenge convention and be unafraid to make mistakes. Our teams there will rise to more than 2000 over the next 2 years.

About the role

  • Lead an end-to-end delivery of the project from design and development in the UK until full scale production solutions at a designated manufacturing site.

  • Technically sound in providing, sourcing and evaluating technological solutions to each process requirement.

  • Able to assess risks and opportunities at a given situation and translate it to project benefit in terms time, cost and quality.

  • Works collaboratively with other cross-function leads in attaining the project and business goals.

  • Lead junior engineers and technicians in organizing activities related to project deliverables.

  • Play an active part to provide leadership within the ME department. Create and maintain a culture of high standards to meet the vision and mission of the ME department.

  • Travelling is required for when needed (More than 30% per calendar year).

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the manufacturing process and equipment development to meet launch requirement.

  • Conduct technology feasibility assessment and participate in the process selection.

  • Collaborate with cross team on manufacturing feasibility and provide inputs for DFM/DFA/PFMEA.

  • Plan and manage CAPEX and Equipment Specification (ES) in-order to meet production demands.

  • Lead the team in establishing process validation protocols (IQ/OQ/PQ) – Prefer Medical device field requirement with ISO 9001, ISO 13485 & ASTM standard.

  • Provide communication to stakeholders.

  • Offer RCA product failures through data-driven action and process improvement.

  • Establish process document (Control Plan/PFMEA/Work Instruction).

About you

  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical / Mechatronic / Electrical / Electronic Engineering.

  • Six sigma practitioner (Greenbelt / Blackbelt) is preferred.

  • Extensive hands-on expertise with statistical software such as Minitab / JMP / Statistical Process Control (SPC) and MSA.

  • Experience in creation and management of CAPEX.

  • Project management skills.

  • Familiar with high volume automation line (10 part per minutes) & requirement.

  • Collaborate closely with the system integrator to accomplish the deadline & target capacity.

  • Familiar with packaging process preferred thermo forming process.

  • Understand Drawing requirement including GD&T & stack up tolerance.

  • Knowledge on cycle time assessment (MTM).

  • At least 5 years of relevant experience in New Product Launch, including extensive knowledge of R&D Development Phases and their linkage to Manufacturing Engineering contributions.

  • Ability to manage manufacturing deployment and support operations in an outsourced environment.


Dyson 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.