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Tooling Program Manager


Operational Engineering
Malaysia - Development Centre

About us

We are looking for a Tooling Program Manager to lead the Dyson Tooling and Moulding Operations and an overall Lead to deliver NPI and Sustaining Projects Tooling and Moulding deliverables together with localisation development for long term .

About the role

  • Provide tooling support to our Dyson design teams to ensure capability of product designs and work together with RDD for developing innovative tool designs/ new technologies / and mature the NPI product design to manufacturing without compromising product design intent.

  • Work closely with a small team of locally based tooling engineers and support administration functions to support the designing, procurement and maintenance of our tools.

  • Co-ordinate tool vendors in terms of on time delivery and quality of work.

  • Collaborate with personnel from RDD, Quality, Manufacturing, Process/Assembly Technology, and manage outside mold maker/molding vendors and contract manufacturer, creating a seamless collaboration with RDD to ensure successful product launches.

  • Communicate, coordinate, lead and execute tool design activities and molding process development activities including tooling validation. Responsible for mold tool and process development from the prototype stage to full commercial scale.

  • For new tooling – review vendor recommendations as given by the Commercial Team to ensure that the vendor has both the capacity and capability to perform their tasks.

  • Approve new tool DFM and General Assembly drawings (robust tools, cooling, injection, ejection, Type of steel to be used and the steel conditions, movements etc) 

  • Review the tool designer recommendation of tool size, cavity quantity, cycle time estimates and tool cost estimates.

  • Evaluate and modify cad models, use mold flow simulation techniques, along with mold cavity process monitoring instrumentation.

  • Advise recommended action plans on tool repair requests made by Prime Contractors.

  • Propose vendor and delivery times for tool modifications and repairs.

  • Manage assigned projects using advanced project management tools, providing tracking and regular updates of project plan and project budget.

  • Define requirements for injection molding processes, automation, and other technologies from concept evaluation through pilot production, process optimization, validation, and commercialization.

  • Ensure that Dyson tooling assets are maintained, and the asset lists are accurate and up to date in terms of description and locations.

  • Ensure that all Dyson toolmakers work to the tooling manual using best practices to deliver a good robust tool fit.

  • Mold design detail review (CAT A)

  • Consolidate and develop preferred mold design for common parts.

               a) Cat A tools

               b) Shared tools (mold life, interchangeabilities etc)

  • Optimize and standardize molding machine capacity and process for Cat A product as the priority.

  • Ability to work and manage High Volume/Low Mix, Low Volume/High Mix projects which needs capacity planning, understanding the shared/repeat tools and utilizations etc..

  • Subject matter expert in tooling, scientific molding, plastic materials, and can perform molded part/tooling estimation.  Able to train, mentor and counsel assistants and team members in the area of proper manufacturability of high volume medical molded parts.

  • Assess new product designs, ensuring part designs can be injection molded economically. Performs Design for Mold-ability, Assembly & Scale-ability assessments (DFM/DFA). Ensures that material chosen for parts are economical and appropriate and estimates capital and product costs.

About you

  • At least 10-15 years of working experience in Tool Design/ Machining /Injection tooling and moulding field.

  • Tool design / development with hands on experience in tool design and selection of steel/hot runner/gating systems etc.

  • Injection moulding process in-depth knowledge in machine selection, process development, trouble shooting, hot runner selection w.r.t application and product requirement.

  • Knowledge and experience to interpret 3D CAD files and 2D drawing.

  • Demonstrated leadership as a molding lead within a cross functional group with direct responsibility for positive project results.

Preferred Skills:

  • Previous experience writing part specifications and managing vendors who make equipment, molds, and provide custom molding services with strong supplier management skills

  • Six Sigma Green Belt certification desirable

  • Strong analytical and empirical skills. Proven ability to execute scientific molding principles with a full understanding of DOE processes and statistical software(s) like Minitab

  • RJG Master Molder training/certification or similar skill set desirable

  • Experience in metrology and development of fixtures and measurement methods

  • CAD experience in UG or another CAD system is a plus.

  • Ability to interpret, edit and correct part models and drawings and in addition complete and/or critically evaluate molding simulations

  • Experience developing new products from concept to launch phase, including pilot capabilities to full production scale-up

  • Experience with Mold Flow analysis for part design and moldability.


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.