Test Rig Design Engineer
£Competitive + 27 Days Holiday + Pension + Bonus
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.
- Work with product validation engineers to develop specifications and concepts for new test rigs for both sub-assembly and whole product testing, as well upgrades to existing test rigs.
- As a test rig “architect”, translate test rig specifications and concepts into mechanical, electrical and electronic designs for hand-over to your rig-build colleagues; this will include rig build cost estimation, schematics, safety considerations, circuit designs and parts procurement.
- Program test rig controllers, specifically with the use of LabVIEW.
- Commission test rigs as part of a cross-functional team.
- Provide a test rig advisory service to other RDD teams.
- Contribute to the team’s continuous improvement activities.
Good knowledge of and experience with control and instrumentation electronics, including; PLC controllers and National Instruments hardware.
Some experience developing control and measurement software in LabVIEW.
Experience designing and using test equipment, integrating mechanical, pneumatic, electrical and electronic components/systems in real-world applications.
Good analytical and problem solving ability.
A good understanding of electrical best practice, specifically with power control circuits.
Ability to work effectively both individually and as part of a team, delivering high quality output to strict timelines.
Degree qualified (or equivalent) in a relevant engineering or science discipline.
Good organisational skills – able to plan ahead, prioritise tasks and co-ordinate with the work of others.
Good communication skills – able to work with validation engineers, build and test technicians to seek or give information, clarification and direction.
- Experience of working in a test environment, understanding requirements for repeatability and reliability of test equipment.
A good understanding of data analysis and presentation of data.
Experience of servo drives, stepper motors, instrument control, 3-phase power systems or instrument/sensor design.
Experience using LabVIEW Real Time & FPGA.