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Lead Technician


Operational Engineering
Singapore - St James Power Station Headquarters

Main Duties/Responsibilities:

Conduct Testing:

  • Conduct standard tests according to Dyson Test Method (TMs) without supervision and non-standard tests with varying levels of supervision & proactively share the test results.
  • Produce accurate results and deliver them in a timely manner in a clear presentation.

Lab Management:

  • Correctly utilize and maintain and develop testing equipment, including alternatives in the absence of specific equipment.
  • Identify equipment malfunctions, troubleshoot common and less common issues, and plan preventive maintenance.
  • Contribute to lab ownership activities, including 5S, media visits, and process/capability improvements. Manage and mentor junior technicians in effectively running the laboratory.
  • Prioritize health and safety in the lab, maintaining zero incidents and contribute to health and safety committees, risk assessments, and audit actions.

Process Improvement:

  • Propose, initiate and execute improvements to lab processes.
  • Plan and execute major changes in the lab, including equipment transfers and lab relocations, with minimal supervision.

Budget Management:

  • Assist in budget allocation for capital expenditure (CapEx) and operational expenditure (OpEx), ensuring adherence to established financial guidelines.
  • Provide support in tracking and documenting expenses related to CapEx and OpEx, assisting in the maintenance of accurate financial records.
  • Collaborate with senior team members to gather data and contribute to financial reviews and assessments, helping to identify cost-saving opportunities and support budgeting decisions.

Experience Required:

  • A diploma from a reputable Polytechnic equivalent, in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Past working experience in test and laboratory environment will be preferred.
  • Experience in CAD software (eg. NX) will be necessary for helping create rigs.
  • Experience in programming languages in projects will be preferred (eg. Labview, Excel VBA).
  • Experience in Statistical Analysis and also data analysis (Inference, Measurement System Analysis (MSA), and GR&R) will be an added advantage.

Technical and problem-solving skills

  • Resourcefulness in making the best possible delivery in the face of constraints.
  • Methodical in the approach to tasks and issues to solve.
  • Efficient in managing and prioritizing all competing tasks.
  • Good mix of deeper pursuit of understanding to the subject and timely delivery.
  • Mindset set for growth, with continuous desire of initiating improvements to the way of working.

Interpersonal skills:

  • Demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills in English.
  • Ability to manage stakeholders, upward and across, in the stage of request and result provision.
  • Foster positive teamwork environment, with the goal of striving for excellence.

Soft Skills:

  • Lead by example by following test and lab best practices.
  • Encourage and mentor team members on the use of best practices.
  • Direct and influence other team members to foster a high-performing culture.

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.