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Lead Test Technician - NPI Projects


Operational Engineering
United Kingdom - Malmesbury Office

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 driven by progress and thrive on the challenge of relentless improvement. We’re growing fast and our ambition is huge – more categories, more locations and more people.

About the role

The successful candidate will join the New Product Development team helping to develop new product opportunities by assisting the scientists and engineers with experimental investigations.  

Working in an upstream research team will require the candidate to be familiar with testing early stage concepts and assisting the research teams with highly speculative investigations. They will also have lab ownership responsibilities and support the team to help develop test equipment as needed.  

This is a lab-based role; knowledge of laboratory equipment and the ability to carry out routine technical tasks accurately is desired. 

 As a technician and lab owner there is also the requirement to lead by example, either independently or as part of a team, demonstrating high levels of focus and attention to detail. Demonstrable experience of working in a laboratory environment, ownership of sensitive equipment (including maintenance, calibration, and training), and lab management duties is necessary. 


  • Following SOPs across a variety of Personal Care product types 

  • Carrying out and recording the results from internal performance test methods 

  • Highlighting and implementing improvements to Test Methods and Lab Processes 

  • Maintaining and preparing lab samples  

  • Ensure records of all work are accurately maintained and up to date 

  • Maintain a good standard of housekeeping within the Laboratory and Development areas 

  • Manage a lab and the associated H&S requirements 

  • Setup prototypes for testing 

  • Use of collaborative robot (training provided) to carry out standard and investigative tests 

  • Support the setup of research test equipment developed inhouse 

About you

  • Knowledge of Health and Safety at Work (HASAW) 

  • Good understanding of the requirements and experience of putting in place procedures to ensure the correct handling prototypes and products 

  • Experience using quantitative analysis techniques 

  • You must be an excellent communicator with the ability to manage your own time / projects and possess the flexibility to adapt to changes quickly and efficiently 

  • Ability to multi-task and prioritise workload to meet daily requirements 

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

  • Evidence of being able to efficiently plan, organise and manage own workload according to top level briefs 

  • Ability to react and respond positively to changes in priority and workload 

  • Capable of working individually or as an interchangeable member of a small team 

  • Accurate with very good attention to detail 

  • Support the NPI team in the mechanical setup and build of new test equipment as needed 


27 days holiday plus eight statutory bank holidays 

Pension scheme 

Performance related bonus 

Private medical insurance 

Life assurance 

Sport centre 

Free on-site parking 

Subsidised café and restaurants 

Discounts on Dyson machines 


At Dyson, it's about more than our machines. We recognise that our success comes from our inventive people. We believe in including everybody and supporting you on your journey with us

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. 

Closing date: 30 November 2021