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Operational Engineer - CNC CAD/CAM


Operational Engineering
United Kingdom - Malmesbury Office

    About us

    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 

    Dyson are looking for a highly skilled Operational Engineer with CNC (CAD / CAM experience). This role would be based in our Workshop that is located on our main Malmesbury Campus.

    As a CNC Operational Engineer you will:

    • Produce machined parts by programming, setting up, and operating a computer numerical control (CNC) machines;

    • 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.

    • Set-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.

    About you 

    • Good level of industry experience post Apprenticeship  in CADCAM & Advanced CNC machining industries or working knowledge of core discipline. (Educated to Min NVQ Level 3 Advanced Engineering.)

    • In depth user of G and M codes & NC Programming

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

    • Fluent & experienced with CAD/CAM programming, interpreting CNC Software (Siemens NX Preferable)

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

    • Must have good written & verbal communication skills

    • Strong trouble shooting and problem-solving abilities

    • To train & mentor other Machinists, providing on-the-job training. Provide leadership to inexperienced machinist.



    • 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 


    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.