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Lead Prototyping Technician

Summary

Salary
Competitive
Team
Energy storage
Location
Malmesbury - United Kingdom

About us

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 andour ambition is huge – more categories, more locations and more people.
We push the boundaries of what others have defined as possible. Our approach starts with an engineering mindset and different thinking. Then we continuously refine our ideas – unwilling to compromise and driven by an obsession for finding a better way. 
Dyson’s interest in researching and developing energy storage technologies started more than a decade ago, when it became apparent that the full potential of our DDM motors were starting to be held back by commercially available batteries. Fast-forward to 2021, and we now have over 100 scientists and engineers working on battery R&D across our labs in the UK, US and Singapore. 
With multiple generations of Dyson battery technologies ranging from early research through the industrialisation phase, Dyson are recruiting a wide range of roles across their UK and Singapore labs to accelerate progress. These roles include materials scientists, electrochemists, cell design engineers, cell test technicians, cell assembly technicians, mechanical design engineers, manufacturing process development engineers and manufacturing technologists. We are recruiting at all levels of seniority up to senior technical leadership roles. 

About the role

You will join a team of material scientists, electrochemists, mechanical and electronic engineers at Dyson’s Malmesbury Research campus. To meet Dyson’s growing energy storage requirements, your focus will be the production of prototype cells. You will be involved in the end to end process from chemical processing and roll to roll coatings, through preparation of components, to the hands-on assembly of prototype cells using a combination of manual and automated processes. In this role you will have access to the latest technologies from around the world and develop the next generation of batteries. You will be part of a multi-disciplinary team and have opportunity to develop capabilities across a range of materials processing, cell assembly and characterisation techniques.   
Key Responsibilities: 
  • Gain a clear understanding of Dyson’s Energy Storage Requirements and apply your knowledge to prepare and develop custom materials and components in our cells, enabling the next generation of our products.  
  • You'll be responsible for delivering maintenance, operational and/or technical tasks and processes across a range of core operational activities across the engineering lifecycle.    
  • You will work within a multidisciplinary team to scale materials from discovery to prototype cells. Utilising process insight and applied knowledge you will facilitate new product introductions and contribute to the transfer of processes to manufacture.    
  • Use a combination of practical experience in manual and semi-automated assembly and materials processing alongside continuous improvement to carry out and optimise processes that provide prototype cells for testing, on time and in full. 
  • Be responsible for quality, from traceability to characterisation to advance materials and cell performance. 

About you

  • Educated with practical experience in a chemical, physical science or engineering discipline relevant to assembly and battery manufacturing techniques. 
  • Relevant industrial experience. For example, a background in the battery, electronics, aerospace, assembly industries and/or chemical, pharmaceutical, coatings, plastics, food, converting industries.   
  • Practical experience of accurate and repetitive manual assembly whilst maintaining accuracy and quality over extended periods. Providing examples of roles involving exceptional fine motor skills. 
  • Practical experience of working with and maintaining automated and semi-automated assembly equipment, including problem solving.  
  • Practical experience of handling kilo scale quantities of hazardous materials and use of protective equipment. 
  • Good understanding of health, safety and environmental responsibilities within a chemical environment. 
  • Experience of a quality driven research environment, traceability systems and maintaining auditable assembly records. 
  • Experience of following standard operating procedures and change control in a research and development environment.  
  • Experience of performing quality control procedures from goods-in to final product. 
  • Problem solving, analytical with an attention to detail.  
  • Excellent team working and interpersonal skills, including flexibility and adaptability whilst working across teams.   
  • Ability to communicate appropriate, concise and accurate information. Practised in the use of office applications for recording, processing and presenting data.   
  • Capable of working independently to plan ahead, deliver materials and complete tasks on time and in full. 

Benefits

  • 27 days holiday plus eight statutory bank holidays 
  • Pension scheme 
  • Performance related bonus 
  • Life assurance 
  • Sport centre 
  • Free on-site parking 
  • Subsidised café and restaurants 
  • Discounts on Dyson machines
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