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Senior Research Technician


Research Engineering
Malmesbury - United Kingdom


Dyson is setting up a new R&D laboratory for prototyping technical ceramic parts. The lab will contain a number of specialist machines including screen printers and sintering furnaces. To ensure safe and efficient running of the lab, we are looking for a senior technician capable of running the lab. After appropriate training, you'll be able to operate all the machinery in the lab, and will also work with the engineering team to define and implement safe and efficient working practices around the equipment.


  • Define safe working practices and lab rules 
  • Working with engineers, schedule builds through a multi-stage process.
  • Use precision measurement equipment and accurately record builds 
  • Support the build of precision prototype rigs/systems following defined processes 
  • Support engineers in preparing and using the lab equipment 
  • Work to a tight schedule, prioritise workload and deliver on time


  • Education related to Engineering (ITE / Diploma / NVQ) 
  • Ability to follow detailed test instructions/methods, conducting a wide range of tests using climatic test facilities 
  • Good verbal and written communication to convey information in an appropriate and concise manner
  • Competence in MS Word and Excel 
  • Maintain a positive attitude with the willingness to approach any task, display drive and enthusiasm to succeed 
  • Have a flexible attitude being adaptive to changing priorities 
  • Work within the lab in an organised and efficient manner
  • Experience with running software controlled machinery 
  • Ability to follow a build/assembly procedure 
  • Knowledge of COSHH and risk assessments 
  • Experience using workshop machinery, manual milling and turning.


  • 27 days holiday plus eight statutory bank holidays 
  • Pension scheme
  • Performance related bonus 
  • Life assurance 
  • Sport centre 
  • Free on-site parking 
  • Subsidised café and restaurants
  • Discounts on Dyson machines