Test Technician

Competitive

Malmesbury, Wiltshire

Description

  • Working as part of a team of test technicians you will be required to conduct standard and development tests to validate sub-assembly and total product performance for future Dyson products.

Market Overview

Dyson HQ is home to over 3,500 people who work across a medley of engineering and commercial functions. The award-winning campus has three cafes, a sports centre and a number of engineering icons including our Harrier and Lightning jets – one of which hangs from the ceiling of our café. Based in Malmesbury, the campus is within easy reach of both the Cotswolds and cities like Bath and Bristol along the M4 corridor.

Function Overview

Dyson products are built to last, as well as perform. To do this we invest heavily in performance and reliability testing, building our own machines to test our machines. 24 hours a day, seven days a week we put them through their paces. We analyse data and customer feedback, relentlessly improving product safety, reliability, usability and customer satisfaction. Each generation of Dyson technology must set the benchmark for the next. And with so many new categories on the way, our Global Quality & Reliability team will need to be more inventive than ever. Vital to Dyson’s future technology.

Accountabilities

  • ·     Carry out testing duties (including customer communication/results reporting) in a professional manner, to agreed timescales and to the highest quality standards, adhering to required processes & procedures, recording & communicating results/outputs clearly
  • ·     Execute duties which support testing tasks in a timely manner and to schedule where appropriate to minimise unexpected down-time / delays e.g. prototype product maintenance, equipment calibration, test preparation, scheduled lab maintenance, housekeeping, material ordering
  • ·     Write test reports and event summaries
  • ·     Learn and maintain knowledge of team-specific specialisms e.g. test procedures, physical principles, materials, product development risks, equipment, instrumentation
  • ·     Lead some training/induction activities as required
  • ·     Carry out local area tours & demos as required
  • ·     Participate in continuous improvement activities
  • ·     Contribute to the development of new test methods
  • ·     Specific training will be provided


Skills

  • ·     Previous experience in a test environment and demonstrated competency in the skills required for a test role highly desirable
  • ·     Knowledge of basic mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, instrumentation and airflow systems desirable
  • ·     Qualification in electrical safety testing or risk assessments desirable
  • ·     Quality focus and attention to detail – able to execute duties, following detailed instructions/processes/procedures to the letter where required, in a repeatable, consistent manner and to suitable timelines
  • ·     Thorough and logical approach
  • ·     Ability to create accurate documentation and keep detailed records
  • ·     Demonstrate drive, enthusiasm, self-motivation and teamwork skills and an ability to work conscientiously without direct supervision
  • ·     Good written and verbal communication skills
  • ·     Basic level of MS Word and Excel


Benefits Overview

  • 27 days holiday plus eight statutory bank holidays
  • Pension scheme
  • Performance related bonus
  • Life assurance
  • Sport centre
  • Free on-site parking
  • Subsidized café and restaurants
  • Discounts on Dyson machines

Posted: 31-Jul-2018

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