Brakes Engineer
Dyson
Hullavington, Wiltshire
15d ago

Job description :

The Engineer will create brake design concepts and progress development through to engineering release, working to the program milestones and timing.

This includes integrating with the product team in an environment that promotes autonomy and initiative, requiring a flexible attitude with a desire to deliver quality, robust and innovative solutions and presenting to management to help guide development of the product.

Market Overview

Malmesbury is tucked away in countryside famous for the landmarks of Isambard Brunel, who revolutionised modern engineering.

A charming Wiltshire market town doesn’t sound like the place to develop world leading technology, but it’s just right for us.

Our secluded location helps us to protect our ideas and stay independent minded.

Function Overview

We’ve begun work on a battery electric vehicle that’s no secret. It has remained our ambition to solve the worldwide problem of air pollution for nearly 30 years.

Now that we have the ability to bring all our technologies together into a single product, we’re able to solve this problem at the source.

For now, it’s all about finding the right people to make it all happen for 2020.

Core responsibilities :

Part of the Chassis team, initially delivering concept brake components & then developing into production & beyond; you will have a high level of chassis / braking system knowledge, particularly brake disks, callipers, brake pads, ABS and stability control modulators or other pressure generation devices, vacuum boosters, brake servos, brake pipes and jump hoses.

Day to day duties :

  • Create assembly designs utilising the latest technology, construction and manufacturing techniques and materials.
  • Own component and sub-systems and ensure requirements and target specifications for function; cost, weight and investment are achieved.
  • Create and release parts to production intent designs, global regulations and standards. Optimise and validate designs with simulation, liaising with CAE engineers and using real world tools.
  • Support writing system and component level validation test methods.
  • Support test, development, validation and build events.
  • Work within the team and with other functional areas (both internally and externally) to ensure system integration and compatibility.
  • Support CAD releases and reviews to program milestones.
  • Resolve virtual and physical build issues.
  • Generation of proposals and reports.
  • Supplier liaison and project management for your parts and sub-systems.
  • Liaising with chassis module owners, CAD / package engineers and FE / design engineers required for carrying out the above tasks on a regular basis.
  • Skills

    Knowledge / skills / tools required

  • Engineering knowledge of chassis / braking systems, function, performance and manufacturing requirements.
  • Proven experience of development from concept to production.
  • Competency with Siemens NX CAD & TeamCentre would be favourable.
  • PC literacy, MS Project, excel, power point, word etc.
  • Ability to communicate complex technical issues in an appropriate, concise and accurate fashion, both in writing and verbally.
  • Ability to multi-task and plan effectively when working with a variety of project teams in an often high-pressure, competitive environment.
  • Self-starter - ability to work independently, take on new challenges readily, possess a hands on approach and a can-do attitude
  • Excellent team-working skills.
  • Experience required

  • Automotive industry / Tier-1 consultancy experience
  • Knowledge of systems best practices, materials and manufacturing requirements
  • Experience of FMEA and methodical problem resolution.
  • Education

  • A degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent (other relevant engineering disciplines will be considered).
  • Benefits Overview

    Dyson monitors the market to ensure competitive salaries and pension contributions. Beyond that, you will be invited to join the company bonus scheme, get 27 days annual leave and you’ll qualify for life assurance.

    You will also have access to our free on-site gym with regular fitness classes (subject to membership availability) and two on-

    site cafés which cater to a variety of tastes. But financial benefits are only the start of a Dyson career. Rapid professional growth, leadership development and new opportunities abound, driven by regular reviews and dynamic workshops.

    And with a vibrant culture, flexible working hours, the latest devices and a relaxed dress code reflecting our engineering spirit, it’s an exciting team environment geared to creativity, innovation and ambition.

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