Test Technician - Energy Storage


Energy storage, Research Engineering
sn16 0rp, Malmesbury - United Kingdom


Dyson requires a skilled and highly motivated test technician to help it achieve its battery ambitions and support its RDD characterisation activities.


• Set up and run testing to support performance, lifetime, safety and mechanical characterisation of battery cells. • Take responsibility for hands on tasks including the production of small to medium sized parts and rigs for testing. • Programme battery cyclers, thermal chambers and battery abuse testing rigs • Support with the development of test methodology, including the design and optimisation of Jigs and equipment where necessary. • Collate data and generate summary test reports • Ensure all the relevant documents; process, COSHH, methodology and data records are updated as required. • Ensure safe disassembly of test samples after cycling and equipment is maintained in a good state of health. • Assist monitoring and replenishment of lab consumables items as required. • Assist with safe disposal and storage of spent chemicals and test samples. • Take responsibility for organising routine maintenance, stock checks and replenishment and ordering of laboratory consumables.


Education and experience: 
• Experience of working in a workshop environment • Hardworking and keen to learn • Good track record for attention to detail • Methodical approach to work • Good organisational and planning skills  • Strong problem solving skills exemplified by the ability to diagnose and rectify problems • Good written and verbal communication • An understanding and experience of good lab practice, including health and safety, COSHH and risk assessments 
Desirable experience: 
 • Degree in a physical science discipline (e.g. Physics; Electrical Engineering; Chemistry) • Experience of working in laboratory environment • Ideally experience working in a battery testing environment 
 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.


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

Posted: 28 May 2019