- Energy storage
- Malmesbury - United Kingdom
Dyson offers a unique opportunity for a motivated and dynamic Electrode Process Engineer in the Energy Storage team within Dyson’s Research, Design and Development (RDD) department; based in Malmesbury, Wiltshire, U.K. 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. We are looking for individuals who wish to invent, design and develop 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 other leading technical specialists and highly motivated creative people, to create products which fulfil our ambition of being truly different and better than our competitors. Dyson products strive to be at the leading edge of technology. Through unique strategic partnerships with global top universities and leading businesses, we gain foresight of up and coming technologies. The technical research team aims to exploit this knowledge to design state-of-the-art products allowing us to differentiate our products from the competition. Dyson is expanding into several new and exciting product categories and is positioning itself as a technology company. Successful applicants for this role will form a critical part of the team driving these products and others forward. Dyson has invested in a R&D laboratory to support the development and testing of novel battery designs. The battery facility is completed and is now scaling up activities. This growth has created an exciting opportunity within the team for an individual who is keen to get hands on with the development of the next generation of batteries.
AccountabilitiesReporting to the Energy Storage Research Manager, you will join a team of electrochemists, mechanical and electronic engineers in Dyson’s Strategy and Research Group. Your focus will be on the development of novel cell designs to meet Dyson’s Energy Storage requirements. In this role you will have access to the latest technologies from around the world and develop the next generation of batteries. You will: • Gain a clear understanding of Dyson’s Energy storage requirements and apply your knowledge to develop custom cells, enabling the next generation of our products. • Use a combination of practical experience, modelling and theoretical knowledge to optimise electrode design and prototyping. • Apply strong characterisation skills to analyse electrodes utilising both physical and electrochemical tools. You will be able to apply these results to drive cell performance. • Work within a team to scale electrode designs from small scale batches to prototype cells. Utilising process insight and applied knowledge you will facilitate an accurate and efficient transfer of process.
SkillsEducation and experience: • Degree in a physical science discipline (e.g. Physics; Chemistry; Chemical Engineering; Engineering) • Experience in developing lithium-ion and lithium metal cells. • Experience in preparing high solid content electrodes/coatings. • Experience of scaling cell design and production methods from small scale tests to prototype and finally commercial production. • Experience of a variety of electrode preparation techniques, including slot-die coating at both lab and pilot scale (2 years+).
Desirable experience: • Particular interest in alternative manufacturing routes, for example: extrusion, spray deposition, screen printing etc. • Experience in developing polymer rich electrodes. • Experience in post-processing such as reel-to-reel calendaring and lamination. • Experience of electrode characterisation, including: SEM, BET, mercury porosimetry, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy and electronic conductivity analysis.
Essential behavioural skills: • Excellent analytical ability and attention to detail. • Ability to communicate appropriate, concise and accurate information in written and verbal format. • To be able to multi-task and plan effectively when working with a variety of project teams in an often high-pressure, competitive environment in an organised manner. • Ability to identify and solve problems independently. • Excellent time management skills and ability to prioritise tasks. • Excellent team working skills, including working across teams.