Test Rig Build Technician

£Competitive + 27 Days Holiday + Pension + Bonus

Malmesbury, UK


Dyson is forever innovating and developing new and exciting products. Reporting to the Test Rig Design & Build Team within Research, Design and Development, the successful candidate will play an integral part in ensuring the new technologies and products are robust to dealing with real world environments and customer use whilst maintaining performance requirements.

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.


• Harness wiring, Prototype wiring, Panel Wiring, Cable assembly and Soldering

• Electro/Mechanical assembly

• Carry out rig build duties in a timely, professional manner, to the highest quality standards, adhering to required processes & procedures, including: H&S implementation and enforcement, risk assessment management, facility maintenance, test rig construction, test rig commissioning, PAT testing and issue reporting & resolution

• Execute duties which support build tasks in a timely manner and to schedule (where appropriate) to minimise unexpected down-time / delays e.g. calibration, preparation, scheduled maintenance, equipment checks, housekeeping, material ordering

• Maintain team documentation to ensure accurate status reporting (e.g. COSHH, Lab risk assessment, PAT test schedule, Continuous Improvement Schedule)

• Lead some training/induction activities if requested

• Carry out local area tours & demos if requested

• Learn and maintain knowledge of team-specific specialisms e.g. PAT requirements, standards, Test Rig safety requirements (Firetrace, AX300 etc) materials, product development risks, mechanical/electrical/electronic equipment, instrumentation

• Plan and pro-actively execute own work to the highest standards and in a timely fashion, co-ordinating with colleagues where required (both in and outside of your immediate team). Significant levels of initiative and self-motivation are expected and required, achieving daily job goals with minimal supervision

• Specific training will be provided as necessary



• Previous experience in a rig build environment and demonstrated competency in the skills required for a rig build role essential

• Knowledge of mechanical, electrical, pneumatic systems

• Good written and verbal communication skills


• City & Guilds 2377 Electrical Equipment Maintenance & Testing, or equivalent

• City & Guilds 2382 Requirements for Electrical Installations, or equivalent

• City & Guilds 2392 Inspection & Testing, or equivalent

• Experience in the Installation, Programming and use of PLC systems

• Knowledge of Instrumentation and Airflow systems

• Basic level of MS Word and Excel


• Quality focus and attention to detail

• 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

Benefits Overview

Dyson monitors the market to ensure competitive salaries and pension contributions. Beyond that, you’ll also enjoy a profit-related bonus, generous leave and life insurance. 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.

Posted: 11-Jul-2017

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