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Engineering Laboratory Technician


Operational Engineering
United Kingdom - Malmesbury Office

About us

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. The successful candidate will be required to take a pivotal role in the Design team, leading a team of colleagues to bring products from concept to mass production. 

Dyson offers a unique opportunity for talented individuals to invent, design and develop market leading products for the global market. By working in our world-class research, design and development (RDD) department, these individuals have the opportunity to work alongside leading technical specialists and highly motivated creative people to create products which fulfil our ambition of being truly different and better than our competitors.

About the role

We are looking for an Engineering Laboratory Technician to join the UK Design Engineering Team. Working alongside RDD teams to produce exciting and disruptive products you will play a key role in supporting the development team designing solutions for market leading cord-free and robot vacuum cleaners.

Acting as a lab owner you will be part of a multi-disciplined team organising and maintaining an engineering laboratory ensuring it is kept fully operational and maintained. In this role you will also be involved in the building and testing of prototypes to demonstrate latest Floorcare technology, innovative features and performance gains working on our next generation products. Striving to solve problems for people globally and design for a diverse range of user needs and home environments. Our approach enables us to trial and review designs quickly to deliver authentic, different, and pioneering products.  

We are encouraged to think differently, be unafraid to make mistakes and get hands on to prove our technology from concept to manufacture. By joining our world class Research Design and Development department, you will work alongside other leading technical specialists and highly motivated creative people. 


  • Act as a lab owner in organising and maintaining an engineering laboratory ensuring it is kept fully operational, maintained, and resourceful.

  • Assist Engineers with build of prototype assemblies and investigative testing under specified conditions.

  • Ensure all lab equipment is calibrated and PAT tested to meet Health and Safety requirements.

  • Compile and upkeep documents such as COSHH and lab Risk Assessments.

  • Recording test results and experimental data accurately, documenting in electronic or written formats.

  • Carry out 7s weekly audits and implement procedures for continuous lab improvements.

  • Purchasing responsibilities for the lab and engineering projects, including consumables, equipment, and materials, using a purchase card and SAP Ariba ordering platform.

  • Maintain a clean and safe working environment in accordance with the Health & Safety Policy.

  • Ensure lab security and confidentiality is maintained to uphold Dyson values.

About you

  • Sound understanding and practical knowledge of fundamental engineering principles.

  • Experience of building and testing prototype parts and assemblies within an engineering environment.

  • The ability to learn and follow specific test methods.

  • Ability to use technical equipment with attention to detail.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Ability to work autonomously.

  • Interpersonal skills


  • Ability to follow standard laboratory operating procedures to promote a safe working environment.

  • Creative problem solver with the ability to multitask in a rapidly changing situation. 

  • A good understanding and practical knowledge of mechanical principles - electrical knowledge would be advantageous but not essential.

  • Proficient in Outlook, Excel, and Word.

  • Ability to work in a fast paced and challenging environment

  • A self-starter who thrives in a fast-paced, collaborative environment.

  • Ability to generate and communicate ideas through a variety of media platforms.

  • Analytical and logical mindset with a high attention to detail.

  • Champion great design to produce products that meet all performance and functional requirements.

  • Managing, tracking, and mitigating technical risk. 

  • Plan effectively in an organised manner when working with a variety of project teams, in an often high-pressure, competitive environment. 

  • Use advanced statistical tools & analysis software, devise lab-based measurement techniques and test methods    to influence design direction.



  • 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 Malmesbury campus from Bristol, Chippenham and Swindon

  • On-site parking

  • Endless free coffee and tea, and a free lunch 

  • Free on-site hair salon

  • On-site lifestyle Assist

  • Electric vehicle scheme 


  • Private Medical insurance for all employees

  • Employee Assistance Program for employee and dependants

  • Digital GP and prescription service

  • Fertility treatment support

  • On-site gym and sports centre

  • On-site wellbeing centre


Submit your application today and see where it takes you! 

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.