- Design and Development
- Singapore - Technology Centre
Dyson is a global technology enterprise. We solve the problems others choose to ignore, with surprising new inventions that defy convention and simply work better. We’re driven by progress and thrive on the challenge of relentless improvement. We’re growing fast and our ambition is huge – more categories, more locations and more people. We push the boundaries of what others have defined as possible. Our engineering approach starts with different thinking. Then we continuously refine our ideas – unwilling to compromise and driven by an obsession for finding a better way. Today we employ more than 5,800 people around the world in software engineering, mechanical engineering and science-related roles. Our Energy Storage(ES) team is responsible for new battery technology that will deliver significantly better performance than conventional battery cells.
About the role
The Senior Quality Manager for Cell Process is responsible to managing the quality of all Lithium-ion (Li-ion) cells made for and by Dyson. Reporting to the respective Head of Quality, this role is responsible in ensuring delivery of safe and reliable battery cells into consumers’ hands. This role requires active engagement with Design, Engineering, Operations and Commercial teams for both products under development and those that have started production. The role includes supporting and assuring our Li-ion cells conform to our exacting quality standards. Extensive knowledge and experience of Li-ion cell production and associated critical-to quality activity is an essential part of this role.
Lead a cross functional team developing and optimizing the cell manufacturing processes for the next generation cell technology incorporating best practices.
Lead prototype and pilot builds from the quality perspective through the development of the processes, tooling, and equipment.
Involvement in design, construction and plant installation for a successful launch, and subsequently continuous improvement of processes and equipment for the production of high-quality cell.
Ensure design takes into account manufacturing capability and ensure key characteristics are properly cascaded from product characteristics to process characteristics.
Work with the product design team to integrate new cell design into the production by adjusting or updating equipment and tooling.
Technically support pilot line troubleshooting and problem-solving.
Provide inputs to and assure both design of product and process have PFMEA and Fault Tree embedded to drive robustness of processes. Use insights to optimize production design and ensure knowledge documents are created.
Provide technical direction and support to the project team and suppliers.
Develop control plan, SOP, and other process documentation and provide required trainings for the production quality teams.
Review and report cell quality indicators (Key process indicators in processes such as mixing, electrode coating, cell assembly, formation, etc.) and evaluate potential improvements and corrective actions to address any issues that arises.
Develop production quality metrics.
Analyse and identify critical processes that affect the safety and reliability of the assembly and ensure there is effective surveillance of the key indicators to assure the quality of the cells being made. In some cases, active surveillance will be required.
Incorporate Quality into shop floor management systems/ Enterprise Resource Planning system to ensure compliance.
Facilitate the development of Standard Operating Procedures and documentation required for production operations.
When needed, provide evidence-based risk assessments for issues and decisions.
Ensure production maintains manufacturing processes that meet Dyson’s design standards and have a robust Quality System in place, with rigorous controls for critical-to-quality items.
Provide day to day support and work closely with battery manufacturers and pack assemblers to investigate issues in production and implement corrective actions to minimize yield losses, thus minimizing risk of latent failures.
Facilitate Dyson Part Approval Process (DPAP).
Assume other duties as assigned.
Proven experience in managing a team to set up equipment and process for pilot or production scale cell manufacturing.
Preferably 10 years of battery experience in cell manufacturing, preferably in Lithium-ion systems.
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, or related field. Commensurate relevant work experience will be needed.
Successful candidates will have meticulous attention to detail, possess outstanding problem-solving skills, and have direct, hands-on machine experience.
Strong written, verbal, presentation and organizational skills as well as the ability to work and manage time independently.
Confident to influence and present to senior positions in the company.
Extensive experience in Quality and/or Engineering Function in the Manufacturing of Lithium-ion (Li-ion) Cells and Battery Pack Assemblies.
Experienced practitioner of relevant tools and methodologies, such as: FMEAs, Statistical Process Control, 8Ds, 6Sigma certifications, Cost of Quality, Project Management, TQM etc.
Sound knowledge in ISO 9001/IATF 16949/ VDA6.3.
<10% travel required.
Dyson Singapore 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.