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Laboratory Test Technician


Science and Research
United Kingdom - Malmesbury Office

About the Role

The available role is for a Haircare Test Technician within the Personal Care Research team, an upstream group investigating a wide selection of new technologies to within the Personal Care category. The Dyson Supersonic™, Airwrap™, and Corrale™ all started their technical journey within this team.

About the role

You will form a crucial part of the team, responsible for testing our new technologies and products to help the researchers understand exactly how to improve hair drying and hair styling. This will involve learning and becoming an expert operator of our existing hair measurement tests, as well as assisting the engineering team to develop new and improved investigation methods.

Working in state-of-the-art test labs alongside our existing test technicians you will form a key part of a business-critical team, essential to the successful development of our newest and most innovative haircare technologies.

  • Use new and existing methods to test the performance of our haircare products.

  • Operation and maintenance of lab equipment critical to haircare tests.

  • Manage multiple test plans simultaneously.

  • Ensure test results are accurately documented and reported to project owners.

  • Keep very clear and precise records of all testing procedures and results.

  • Highlight and recommend improvements to test methods and lab processes.

  • Maintain a good standard of housekeeping within the laboratory and development areas.

  • Work with the existing test team to ensure all requirements of the wider research team are met.

About you

  • Experience working in a test lab performing controlled measurements.

  • Experience working with hair tresses is advantageous but not essential.

  • Ability to manage your own time to ensure the agreed tests are performed and delivered on time and to a high standard.

  • Experience using computer systems to input, retrieve and update all relevant data.

  • Evidence of being able to efficiently follow and deliver test plans over an extended number of days without close observation.

  • Accurate with very good attention to detail.



  •  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, Swindon and Bath

  • 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 dependents

  • Digital GP and prescription service

  • Fertility treatment support

  • On-site gym and sports centre

  • On-site wellbeing centre


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.