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Lab Technician - Energy Storage


Operational Engineering
United Kingdom - Malmesbury Office

About Dyson
Dyson is a global technology enterprise. We solve the problems others choose to ignore, with surprising new inventions that defy convention and simply work better. We are driven by progress and thrive on the challenge of relentless improvement. We are growing fast, and our ambition is huge - more categories, more locations and more people.

At Dyson we are encouraged to think differently, challenge convention and be unafraid to make mistakes. We are engineers, creative, collaborative, practical and enthusiastic, but most of all, we are hugely passionate about what we do.

Dyson offers a unique opportunity for talented individual who wish to work alongside 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
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 at the Malmesbury Campus, Wiltshire, U.K.

Key responsibilities
Dyson requires a skilled and highly motivated technician to help it achieve its current and long term battery ambitions and support its RDD lab activities. You will:

  • Be heavily focused on hands on laboratory work and receive necessary training to understand the R&D process for Li-ion batteries.

  • Work within an energetic research environment focused on innovation.

  • Assist with the fabrication and testing of R&D test cells (Pouch and coin cells) with a high degree of reproducibility.

  • Support with the design and production of cell components, including the optimisation of equipment where necessary.

  • Carry out routine physical and chemical analysis on new samples.

  • Ensure all the relevant documents; process, COSHH, methodology and data records are updated as required.

  • Ensure safe disassembly of test vehicles and disposal and storage of spent chemicals.

  • Assist monitoring and replenishment of lab chemicals and other consumables items as required.

  • Take responsibility for organising routine maintenance, stock checks and replenishment and ordering of laboratory consumables.

About you
Qualifications, skills and behaviours:

  • Education and experience:

  • Experience of working in a laboratory environment, with ability to follow standard operating procedures.

  • Track record for attention to detail and record keeping.

  • Good organisational and planning skills.                         

  • Strong problem solving skills exemplified by the ability to diagnose and rectify problems.

  • Experience with the use of Microsoft Office programs (Word and Excel).

  • Competent numeracy skills.

  • Ability to adapt, modify and validate standard operating procedures.

  • An understanding and experience of good lab practice, including health and safety requirements including COSHH and risk assessment.

Desirable experience

  • HND/ A-levels (Maths; Chemistry; Physics) or Degree in a Science discipline (Physics; Electrical Engineering; Chemistry, Biology etc.)

  • Experience of working in a workshop environment.

  • Experience with battery or electrochemical device testing.

  • Some knowledge of electrochemical engineering and battery technologies.

  • Ideally experience working in a battery prototyping environment.

Financial benefits:

  • Performance related bonus

  • Company paid Life Insurance

  • Discounts on Dyson machines

  • Competitive pension scheme

  • Flexible benefits programme with a growing range of voluntary benefits, including the ability to purchase additional holidays

Lifestyle benefits:

  • 27 days holiday plus statutory bank holidays

  • Free bus travel to and from Malmesbury campus from Bristol, Chippenham and Swindon

  • Free on-site parking

  • Subsidized café providing endless free coffee and tea, and a free lunch

Health benefits:

  • Private Medical insurance for all employees

  • Employee Assistance Program for employee and dependents

  • Digital GP and prescription service

  • On-site gym

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.