Description and Requirements

The Test Technician is responsible for performing testing to support test method development and investigative testing to support current and future research projects.

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:

Our Design engineering team is the idea factory of Dyson. It’s where we took the bag out of the vacuum. The blades out of a fan. And the heat out of hand dryers. With free-flowing curiosity and creativity, ideas are never in short supply. The key is deciding which ones could change the world and which should, for now, be shelved. This is done by the New Product Innovation team, who pass on the best ideas to New Product Development. Sketching, prototyping, testing, failing and refining follow. It can take months, even years. But those ideas that make it are big. The ones that transform markets.

Accountabilities:

The Test Technician will will be responsible for generating data and reporting results to the team along with giving recommendations on how to improve methods leading to best practice. The role will also include: 
  • Performing tests on Dyson prototypes in order to produce reliable & precise data as part of engineering investigations 
  • Preparation of materials and samples as required for testing 
  • Ensuring equipment is correctly stocked and maintained to enable testing & prototyping 
  • Recording and analysis of test results to present to senior colleagues

Skills:

  • Experience in an engineering discipline or environment 
  • Experience in a practical science role involving laboratory work, test methods or related disciplines 
  • Passion for engineering and problem solving in a product development context, experience in commercial R&D would be advantageous 
  • Able to execute experimental programs and complete analysis of the results, summarising findings and making recommendations 
  • Can demonstrate knowledge of good laboratory practice including documentation 

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