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Senior Materials Engineer

Posted 17 Jun 2024
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3 to 5 years
Full-time / part-time
Full-time
Job function
Degree level
Required language
English (Fluent)

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Overview – Department:

The SEA Materials in Technology Development Department is responsible to ensure that all specifications of Dyson applied parts, including but not limited to Safety Critical Components and Sustainability Materials, are correctly met, and produced. We provide materials selection guidance (sourcing, material specification verification and manufacturing support) for all project teams. We ensure consistent use of materials for specific applications. We also drive initiatives for new materials, to provide solutions where material choice is a significant factor. We always work closely with Material Compliance team, product safety engineers and other inter-department such as Category, Research Design Development (RDD), Color Materials & Finishes Design (CMF), Tooling, Supplier Quality, Operations and Procurement to ensure the materials readiness are meeting all projects’ requirements.

Main Duties/Responsibilities:

To support the Materials specification development activities in various steps of product design cycles, the following are expected:

  • Have solid understanding and high level of knowledge in Plastics Part Development and plastics performance requirements/verification for Dyson products.
  • Work with cross-functional team of new product development X-projects (mainly consists of RDD/Tooling/Test) to provide material selection solutions to Project teams in accordance with the Part requirements (PRS) and resin readiness deliverables within the agreed timeframe.
  • Understand Plastics manufacturing process, injection moulding process and their potential quality concerns with these processes, thus able to provide material related technical advice to Part design owners and moulders, to produce parts meeting cosmetic appearance requirements as well as part technical requirements such as part robustness and dimension.
  • Enhance the material analysis and testing capability by conducting a material study project on a specific subject.
  • Coordinate with CMF team and resin manufacturers, to support colour plaques review and sign-off activities.
  • Have good ability of interpreting technical data sheets (TDS) & technical data related to Plastics materials properties and its associated processing conditions and requirements, to facilitate resin mould trial to produce resin part production trial and colour-off procedure.
  • Contribute to evaluation and assessment of the moulders capability to follow the Plastic material TDS and all injection moulding’s quality control requirements.
  • Have developed solid understanding of Plastics material overall performance and their international properties testing method and standards, primarily the UL 94 standards.
  • Self-motivate to lead the material specification development works for the X-projects
  • To carry out other related tasks which may be given in addition to the above main tasks.

Qualification & Technical Requirements:

  • Possess at least a bachelor’s degree or master’s in chemistry or polymer technology, chemical engineering, or material science.
  • More than 3 years of working experience with Plastics Material handling and processing background and experience in Plastics compounding/injection moulding industries is preferred.
  • Good knowledge of Plastics materials chemistry and other materials compliance legislations such as RoHS and REACH with knowledge in Plastics chemical/material laboratory testing. Knowledge of post-consumer recycled (PCR) business community and environment is a plus.
  • Fluent in spoken and written English and with good communication skills.
  • Excellent ability to understand and formally discuss contents on chemical/material regulatory matters.
  • Highly motivated, internally driven individual with good problem solving & analytical skills, good planning and organizing capabilities and able to work within a team.
  • Self-driven with strong attention to details and must possess character of high integrity.
  • Able to work independently without supervision.
  • Possess excellent communication skills in English and computer literate with good understanding in Microsoft Office.

Expected Behaviours:

Engage in positive behaviours in line with Dyson values of being ‘Different, Authentic and Pioneering’.

  • Encouraged to think differently about work practice, making suggestions and implementing better ways of working.
  • Looking at the opportunities that exist beyond immediate sphere of influence to contribute towards the efficiency of the wider team.
  • Authentically contributing to the team with a focus on the customer, collaborating with the wider business breaking down boundaries, tenaciously delivering and getting results in the right way, and better maximising the returns.

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.

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Manufacturing
Amsterdam
50 employees