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Motor Process Development Technician


Operational Engineering
United Kingdom - Malmesbury Office

Motors Process Development Technician  

Dyson Division: RDD 

Department: Global Technology Development 

Location: Malmesbury 


About Us

At Dyson we are encouraged to think differently, challenge convention and be unafraid to make mistakes. We’re creative, collaborative, practical and enthusiastic. But most of all we’re hugely passionate about what we do.

Dyson offers a unique opportunity for talented individuals to invent, design and develop market leading products for the global market. By working in our world-class research, design and development (RDD) department, these individuals have the opportunity to work alongside leading technical specialists and highly motivated creative people to create products which fulfil our ambition of being truly different and better than our competitors.

About the role

From its origins in a small workshop in rural England, Dyson has grown into a technology company with a global footprint. While engineering remains at our core, our passion for problem solving across different disciplines runs throughout our business.  


Our philosophy remains the same as it was 25 years ago when James Dyson invented the first cyclonic vacuum cleaner. We remain family owned. We don’t bow to outside shareholders or report to the stock exchange. Instead, we plot our own path, unshackled from conventional thinking.  


We are looking for Process Development Technicians to work within our multi-disciplinary team to develop innovative, high performance motor technologies that meet or exceed our aspirations, enhancing the company’s technical advantage in its new products.   

About us:

  • Build precision prototype motors and sub-assemblies following defined processes to give repeatable and reproducible results 

  • Use precision measurement equipment and accurately record critical build and test data. Participate in gauge R&R studies 

  • Manufacture high quality assembly fixtures using basic workshop machinery as required. 

  • Develop assembly and manufacturing processes working in collaboration with Engineers and other Technicians 

  • Carry out testing on prototype motors following documented processes, focusing on a thorough and consistent approach. 

  • Build test rigs including basic electrical wiring, compressed air and fire trace to pre-defined schematics 

  • Work to a tight schedule, prioritise workload and deliver on time 

  • Support others in preparing and implementing motors into testing facilities 

  • Adhere to safe working practices and lab rules, challenging others when required. 

  • Pro activity seek to identify and implement as appropriate continuous improvement practices 

  • Execute duties which support the department by scheduled maintenance, equipment checks, housekeeping 

  • Undertaking peer reviews of others work providing constructive feedback informally or through reviews participation. 

  • Autonomously drive programs of continuous improvement activities demonstrating a business case where required. 

  • Take responsibility for a support function within the lab e.g. COSHH, Lab deputy, Equipment WI’s etc. 



About you:


  • Ability to interpret and interrogate engineering drawings and documentation,  

  • Detailed experience of complex assembly processes. 

  • Practical and methodical approach to problem solving with a keen focus on attention to detail and timescales. 

  • The ability to continuously improve the lab and its technology. 

  • Excellent verbal and written communication to convey information in an appropriate and concise manner. 

  • Demonstrate the ability to work autonomously and as part of a team, whilst mentoring / supervising others.  

  • Maintain a positive attitude with the willingness to approach any task, display drive and enthusiasm to succeed. 

  • Have a flexible attitude being adaptive to changing priorities 

  • Display a basic competence of MS Word and Excel. 

  • Good at building effective working relationships with internal customers. 

  • Ability to plan, prioritise and co-ordinate work for themselves and the team when needed. 

  • Be proactive in your approach to the workload. 

  • Continually assess the processes, recommend and implement improvements. 


  • Performance related bonus

  • Company paid Life Insurance

  • Discounts on Dyson machines

  • Competitive pension scheme

  • Flexible benefits programme with a growing range of voluntary benefits, including the ability to purchase additional holidays

  • 27 days holiday plus statutory bank holidays

  • Free bus travel to and from Malmesbury campus from Bristol, Chippenham and Swindon

  • Free on-site parking

  • Subsidized café providing endless free coffee and tea, and a free lunch

  • Private Medical insurance for all employees

  • Employee Assistance Program for employee and dependents

  • Digital GP and prescription service

  • On-site gym

  • Electrical vehicle lease scheme options


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.