Cell Build Technician


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


Dyson offers a unique opportunity for an experienced Senior Cell Build Technician in the Energy Storage Research Team, within Dyson’s Research, Design and Development (RDD) department; based in Malmesbury, Wiltshire, U.K.


Reporting to the Cell Engineering Manager, you will join a growing team in Dyson’s Technical Research Group focussing on the next generation of batteries for new and existing categories demonstrating new core technology and a complete system design approach. The successful candidate will be expected to bring innovation to integrating mechanical, aerodynamic and electromagnetic concepts while considering the impact on performance.  You will:  • Build prototype cells and cell sub-assemblies following defined processes to give repeatable and reproducible results  • Perform product validation, focusing on a thorough and consistent approach • Use precision measurement equipment and accurately record critical build and test data • Participate in gauge R&R studies • Design and manufacture high quality assembly fixtures using workshop machinery as required • Work to a tight schedule, prioritise workload and deliver on time  • Carry out testing on prototype motors following documented processes • Assist in all areas of preparing and implementing cells in testing facilities • Adhere to safe working practices and lab rules • Proactivity seek to identify and implement as appropriate continuous improvement practices • Carry out process studies to determining the most suitable and robust assembly and manufacturing techniques required at various stages of our project cycle


Minimum technical experience and knowledge: • Experience of working with chemicals at medium and large scale, including an understanding of COSHH, H&S and safe laboratory practice. • Ability to utilise assembly and processing equipment, including manual, semi-automatic and automatic processes. • Experience of complex / skilled assembly or maintenance work • Practical and methodical approach to problem solving with a keen focus on attention to detail • Excellent verbal and written communication to convey information in an appropriate and concise manner. • Have a flexible attitude being adaptive to changing priorities • Display a basic competence of MS Word and Excel • An ability to demonstrate a thorough approach to reasoning and problem solving • An ability to work in both a cross-functional team environment and independently • Demonstrate strong motivation to get the job done Desirable experience: • Appreciation of relevant cell or battery pack technology • Experience of cell assembly, including medium and large scale cells- PLC programming (Omron, Mitsubishi, Siemens)
 Essential behavioural skills:  • Good analytical ability and attention to detail • Ability to communicate appropriate, concise and accurate information in written and verbal format • Ability to adapt or generate imaginative and innovative ideas, in line with core Dyson values that would result in great Dyson products • A flexible approach to work, adapting to change • 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 • 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: 14 June 2019