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Electronics / Robotics Lab Technician


Operational Engineering
United Kingdom - Hullavington Office

About us

At Dyson, we’ve been developing robot technology for over 20 years – 200 engineers, 420 patents, but this is just the start of the domestic robotics revolution. Advanced robotics will change the world of engineering for good. Join a growing team working to put functional advanced robotic solutions into the homes of the general public. We are looking for people to help us investigate robust solutions to diverse real-world problems in machine perception, actuation, and intelligence. The role involves the research and development of systems for Dyson’s future autonomous and intelligent products. Successful candidates will be working in a supportive environment within a team of experts that is constantly aiming to improve itself and the world of robotics.

About the role

The typical day of a robotics team involves designing complex electromechanical systems, including motors, actuators, high accuracy sensors and miniature high accuracy mechanics. Building such systems involves multiple prototyping techniques, rework on PCBs and retrofit them with hand soldering tools. Assembling and fitting the electronics following the appropriate practice. Make custom harness and installing them within a neat manner resulting into a reliable prototype. Understanding the design is vital to assemble the system and check its functionality. Measuring the system performance is a whole new chapter often involving designing ad hoc fixtures and control systems together with the design team. The candidate will have the opportunity to learn and use devices and software she/he is unfamiliar with such as thermal cameras, depth cameras, microcontrollers, embedded CPU and GPU.


  • Build electronics sub-system assemblies for robots.

  • Perform functional tests and measurement activities.

  • Assist electronics engineers in building and bringing up new prototype hardware: install and solder components onto PCBs.

  • Re-work and modification of PCBs which require experience with micro-soldering (fine pitch SMD and 0603 devices)

  • Wiring harness construction using crimping tools.

  • Support the development and integration of electronics in the envelope of future products.

  • Support the assembly, wiring and testing of experimental robot platforms.

  • Design and develop small test systems (sensor characterization, thermal measurements, motor testing, etc.).

  • Act as a lab owner in organising and maintaining an electronics/engineering laboratory ensuring it is kept fully operational and maintained. Ensure the equipment inventory, that all equipment is PAT tested and calibrations are valid and upkeep lab documents such as COSHH assessment and risk assessments.

  • Support purchasing activities for prototyping and lab consumables.

About You

You are thorough, with good attention to detail, with analytical thinking skills and the ability to work well in a diverse team of engineers. You have the willingness to learn and you would be happy to jump on a new tool/software and go through the learning curve. This is the perfect opportunity for a hands-on individual with an open mind. We’re an innovative, dynamic team in one of the most interesting areas of robotics engineering. There are plenty of opportunities to develop new skills and experience.

Required skills:

  • A BTEC degree in electronics engineering with over 2 years of experience in the industry or relevant HNC / HND / OND.

  • Experience of working within an Electronics/Engineering lab or within electronics environment.

  • Practical experience in electronic hardware assembly.

  • Fault finding experience on PCBs and hardware debugging using oscilloscopes, multimeter and other appropriate lab equipment.

  • Knowledge and experience of analogue and digital electronics (transistors, diodes, ICs as well as amplifier, sensors and motor control circuits).

  • Basic knowledge of micro-controller programming (Arduino like controllers).

  • Good mechanical and construction skills to work on embedded electronics with hand tools but also assist in building small test benches, electronics enclosures etc.

  • Practical, working IT knowledge.

  • Using EDA tools (Altium, SIMetrix, Ansys, etc ) and LabVIEW would be a bonus.


• Performance related bonus
• Company paid Life Assurance
• Discounts on Dyson machines
• Competitive pension scheme
• Purchase additional holidays

• 27 days holiday plus statutory bank holidays
• Free bus travel to and from Hullavington campus from Bristol, Chippenham and Swindon
• On-site parking
• Endless free coffee and tea, and a free lunch 
• Digital lifestyle Assist
• Electric vehicle scheme 

• Private Medical insurance for all employees
• Employee Assistance Program for employee and dependents
• Digital GP and prescription service
• Fertility treatment support


Dyson is an equal opportunity employer. We know that great minds don’t think alike, and it takes all kinds of minds to make our technology so unique. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and employment decisions are made without regard to race, colour, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other any other dimension of diversity.

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.