Senior Motors Process Development Technician

Malmesbury

Description

At Dyson we are encouraged to think differently, challenge convention and be unafraid to make mistakes. We’re creative, collaborative, practical and enthusiastic. But most of all we’re hugely passionate about what we do. Dyson offers a unique opportunity for talented individuals to invent, design and develop market leading products for the global market. By working in our world class Research Design and Development department, these individuals have the opportunity to work alongside leading technical specialists and highly motivated creative people, to create products which fulfil our ambition of being truly different and better than our competitors.

Market Overview

"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 1,500 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. "

Function Overview

It takes real ingenuity to find new ways of doing things. Smarter technologies. Lighter, stronger materials. And quieter, cleaner power systems. Our Research & Science teams – scientists, mechanical engineers and specialists across each product category – are the experimenters and risk-takers behind Dyson problem-solving. Whether it’s in-house development, sourcing outside technology partners, or driving collaboration with partner universities, they lead the way in finding the next generation of Dyson technology. Which is why any one of them can find themselves presenting to James Dyson himself. "

Accountabilities

• Build precision prototype motors and sub-assemblies following defined processes to give repeatable and reproducible results • Perform motor validation and acoustic tests, focusing on a thorough and consistent approach. • Use precision measurement equipment and accurately record critical build and test data. Participate in gauge R&R studies • Manufacture high quality assembly fixtures using workshop machinery as required. • Develop assembly and manufacturing processes working in collaboration with Engineers and other Technicians • Build test rigs including basic electrical wiring, compressed air and fire trace to pre-defined schematics • Work to a tight schedule, prioritise workload and deliver on time • Carry out testing on prototype motors following documented processes • Support others in preparing and implementing motors into testing facilities • Adhere to safe working practices and lab rules, challenging others when required. • Proactivity seek to identify and implement as appropriate continuous improvement practices • Execute duties which support the department by scheduled maintenance, equipment checks, housekeeping • Undertaking peer reviews of others work providing constructive feedback informally or through reviews participation. • Autonomously drive programs of continuous improvement activities demonstrating a business case where required. • Take responsibility for a support function within the lab e.g. COSHH, Lab deputy, Equipment WI’s etc. • Provide ad-hoc cover for the Motors Build Supervisor.

Skills

• Ability to interpret and interrogate engineering drawings and documentation, • Detailed experience of complex assembly processes. • Practical and methodical approach to problem solving with a keen focus on attention to detail and timescales. • The ability to continuously improve the lab and its technology. • Excellent verbal and written communication to convey information in an appropriate and concise manner. • Demonstrate the ability to work autonomously and as part of a team, whilst mentoring / supervising others. • Maintain a positive attitude with the willingness to approach any task, display drive and enthusiasm to succeed. • Have a flexible attitude being adaptive to changing priorities • Display a basic competence of MS Word and Excel. • Has a good understanding of and experience in team-specific disciplines. • Good at building effective working relationships with internal customers. • Ability to plan, prioritise and co-ordinate work for themselves and the team when needed. • Be proactive in your approach to the workload. • Continually assess the processes, recommend and implement improvements.

Benefits Overview

Dyson US monitors the market to ensure competitive salaries, holidays and retirement plans. Beyond that, you’ll also enjoy profit-related bonuses and life and disability cover. But financial rewards are just 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, the latest devices and a relaxed dress code reflecting our engineering spirit, it’s an exciting team environment geared to fuelling and realising ambition.

Posted: 23-Nov-2016

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