- Science and Research
- United Kingdom - Malmesbury Office
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’re growing fast and our ambition is huge – more categories, more locations and more people.
About the Role
We are looking for an experienced technician to join our team working at the forefront of designing new Dyson products. In this role you will be responsible for designing and building electrical prototypes and test rigs for all our product lines. This is an exciting role working right at the forefront of our new product.
In this role you will be responsible for the design, build and documentation of the electrical aspects of custom test rigs which will be utilised for a variety of research experiments. This position is part of an upstream research team tasked with exploring new technology opportunities. Their objective is to develop and apply fundamental understanding by conducting hands-on investigative research. If successful you will be responsible for supporting this team, providing hands-on practical input in the design, construction, and documentation of electrical hardware to suit a wide range of experiments. This hardware will range from basic breadboard rigs through to larger, bespoke, test rigs.
Your role will include working with a range of electrical systems (low and high voltage) as well as battery operated circuits. To achieve this, it’s essential you have knowledge and experience developing these types of systems and the regulations that control their safe construction and use.
Build specialised electrical systems & test equipment to support the investigations conducted by the wider Research team.
Develop bespoke test rigs to enable the safe investigation of complex early-stage prototypes.
Work with engineers and scientists to design, build and commission test rigs according to relevant industry regulations.
Produce high quality supporting documentation.
Liaise with electrical and test engineers around Dyson to align on appropriate build and test standards.
Carry out maintenance to the facilities and equipment including regular calibration and auditing.
Previous working experience, with evidence of hands-on application.
Proven track record of delivering rigs / prototypes / machines.
Working knowledge of at least the machinery directive, the low voltage directive, the EMC directive, and circuits containing batteries.
Experience working within the requirements of PUWER, the machinery directive, the low voltage directive, the EMC directive, and other relevant safety regulations.
Familiar with software packages, such as EPLAN, is required for electrical system design & documentation.
Experienced in technical writing, to include Operation & Maintenance manuals for delivered equipment.
Skilled in the incorporation of Microprocessor boards such as Arduino and PLCs for control of test rigs.
Practical application of the above in the build, commissioning, test, and approval of electrical systems.
Experience of PCB assembly and rework of conventional and surface mount components with an understanding of anti static handling procedures.
Some experience of PCB design software such as Altium for component identification and location on PCBs.
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
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.