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Cell Test Technician

Summary

Salary
£Competitive
Team
Energy storage
Location
Malmesbury - United Kingdom

About us

Dyson offers a unique opportunity for a motivated and dynamic technician 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 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.

About the role

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

About you

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.

Benefits

  • 27 days holiday plus eight statutory bank holidays 
  • Pension scheme 
  • Performance related bonus 
  • Life assurance 
  • Lift share scheme 
  • Discount on Dyson machines

Interview guidance

We are following the government guidelines regarding COVID19. At this time all interviews will be conducted via video or telephone. We’re taking these precautionary measures to protect both our employee and candidate wellbeing. Our Talent Acquisition team will work with you and provide further information as appropriate.