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Packaging Design & Development Engineer


Design and Development
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.  We are looking for individuals who wish to invent, design and develop leading products for the global market. 

The Graphics & Packaging Team is responsible for all graphics and packaging that are used in the manufacturing of Dyson products. The operation is split between the UK and Malaysia. The UK plays a strategic role in delivering these items, and the Malaysia team plays a tactical part. Together they deliver effective, cutting edge solutions to Dyson’s graphics and packaging.


About the role

Dyson Packaging Design team is responsible to deliver packaging solutions for Dyson's products and support the business in related tasks, which shall include in particular, but not limited to the following:

  • Key strategic thinker with a clear understanding of how to develop and present effective product package to the relevant stakeholders.

  • Working closely with NPI team on new product packaging development. Document packaging vision, defining development budget and setting agreed target cost to kick-off the development activity.

  • Identify and evaluate new packaging materials, technologies and concepts as well as emerging packaging trends. 

  • Design, develop and qualify of new packages through various test standards to ensure packages meet higher reliability standard within agreed budget and deadline.  

  • Ensure Packaging formats are investigated and rationalized to ensure they are fit for purpose and manufacturing process.

  • Generate and register packaging CAD drawings with full specification and requirement for execution.

  • Contribute ideas and participate in finding solution to resolve failures.

  • Working closely with SEA packaging team and various business functions to ensure packaging solutions deliver within agreed budget and deadline.

About you

  • Relevant, hands-on experience of working on packaging development projects.

  • An understanding and interest in the area of Materials Science and the opportunities presented in the field of environmental recycling of materials for use in manufacturing.

  • Proven ability to work effectively in a cross-functional team environment.

  • Demonstrable design skills in product packaging, conceptual layouts and analysis. 

  • Thorough understanding of the product packaging development process and relationship to the product lifecycle.

  • Strong interpersonal and project management skills and demonstrated ability to solve problems cross functionally and regionally.

  • Experience with designing product packaging for domestic and international distribution and supply chains.

  • Fundamental knowledge of product packaging development as well as primary packaging development including thermo-forming, blow-moulding, corrugated inserts, folding cartons, pulp tray and internal protective packaging.

  • Thorough understanding of design for manufacturability concepts used to optimize the overall performance and features of the final package. (Cost, Quality, Reliability, Manufacturability).

  • Practical knowledge of packaging technologies and manufacturing processes. 

  • Proficient with 3D CAD systems - and in the generation of engineering documentations (technical drawings, shipping configuration, analysis report).

  • Strong problem-solving skills, including root cause investigations.

  • Experience of all disciplines in packaging will be required, as well as a good understanding of current packaging test methodologies, regulations and directives.



  • 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.


At Dyson, it's about more than our machines. We recognise that our success comes from our inventive people. We believe in including everybody and supporting you on your journey with us

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.