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Lead Manufacturing Test Engineer


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’re creative, collaborative, practical and enthusiastic. But most of all we’re hugely passionate about what we do.

Dyson offers a unique opportunity for talented individuals to invent, design and develop market leading products for the global market. By working in our world-class research, design and development (RDD) department, these individuals have the opportunity to work alongside leading technical specialists and highly motivated creative people to create products which fulfil our ambition of being truly different and better than our competitors.

About the role

We are looking for a dynamic, confident engineer to expand the UK arm of our Global Manufacturing Test Engineering team (GMTE), developing test plans and specifications for Dyson’s range of products.

You will work with product design engineers, manufacturing engineers and other test teams to design tests and test equipment plans for our factories all around the world.  You will be instrumental in guiding GMTE in purchase, development and implementation of the planned equipment – with the opportunity to travel to those sites and work directly with both Dyson and our Contract Manufacturers in our diverse global organisation.

You will need to be objective, diligent and analytical, as you work through both well-defined processes and more ambiguous tasks and will need to question them to ensure understanding.  However, we also want you to be able to visualise the bigger picture, voice your opinion and thus work with colleagues, ensuring they understand our role and bring them on our journey, together improving product quality through all available avenues.  Your background need not be from test – but if you think like an engineer and are passionate about delivering the best possible product to the consumer, we will welcome your skills, talents and experience into the team to improve us all.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Define manufacturing tests

  • Identify assembly test requirements against components/assemblies

  • Work with design engineers to define test specifications

  • Work with manufacturing engineers to:

    • negotiate where process checks or DFM/DFA may be better options than testing

    • group tests into locations/test stations within the bill-of-process

Develop manufacturing test methods

  • Review product quality history and existing test equipment data to understand current manufacturing test methods

  • Work with other test engineers across Dyson to design & develop specifications & methods, including regulatory requirements from Compliance & Approvals Team

  • Create Proofs-of-Concept for prototyping test methods in the Dyson Advanced Manufacturing Technology Centre, usually on early prototype products

Assist Co-ordinating All Testing across Dyson

  • Work with product teams in design, verification & quality to ensure product designs are robustly tested before engineering release

  • Communicate manufacturing tests, test specifications and methods to GMTE Project Managers & continue to liaise as required

  • Assist to plan for and provide support to Factory-based Manufacturing Test Engineers as and when necessary

About you

  • Bachelors’ Degree in an engineering discipline or equivalent experience

  • Demonstrable engineering project management experience

  • Experience of applying lean manufacturing principles in factory layout, equipment development or process development/optimisation

Ideally also:

  • Good data analysis skills, experience using business intelligence tools

  • Experience with a Manufacturing Test System, either authoring test scripts, or administering the system/data

  • Experience with test equipment design or manufacture, or instrumentation

  • Experience with PLM and/or MES systems

  • Experience with NT labs software e.g. MatLab

  • Good presentation skills, ability to communicate ideas at correct level of detail for audience


  • 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


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.