£Competitive + 27 Days Holiday + Bonus + Pension
Home to our global Research, Design and Development centre and all of our Commercial functions, Dyson HQ is tucked away in countryside famous for the railway tunnels and bridges of Isambard Brunel, who revolutionised modern engineering. Our secluded location helps us to protect our ideas and stay independent-minded. Yet nearby are the fashionable cities of Bristol and Bath (where a young James Dyson invented cyclone technology).
The building is the heartbeat of Dyson. Over 2,500 people, including James himself, spend their days strategizing, inventing technology and telling the Dyson story to the world. From 2016, our HQ will begin doubling its footprint with an ambitious new expansion.
- Supporting new product development by identifying and resolving issues and opportunities relating to materials.
- Identification and exploration of material selection opportunities which benefit performance, cost, aesthetics etc.
- Communication with new and existing materials suppliers.
- Use of key materials knowledge, literature research and experiments to validate results and substantiate materials choices
- Collaboration with colleagues in our Far East, Technology Research, Procurement and Creative functions for all materials-related issues
- Pro-actively supporting critical reliability, manufacturing and product safety issues
- Documenting material selection criteria including criteria to meet compliance requirements.
- A degree in Materials Science or a related subject.
- Demonstrable experience within a relevant materials role is desirable but not essential for the right candidate
- Sound knowledge of materials properties, failure mechanisms, characterisation techniques and processing methods for common engineering materials.
- An understanding of basic mechanical principles such as fatigue, thermal expansion and tribology.
- Knowledge or experience of paints and surface coatings is desirable.
- Ability to communicate results to designers, senior management and engineering teams in the UK and South East Asia
- Creative and methodical problem solving skills
- Strong interpersonal skills and a willingness to build and maintain collaborative working relationships Ability to manage multiple projects and prioritise key activities according to project timescales.