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Senior Battery Technician

Summary

Salary
Competitive
Team
Operational Engineering
Location
United Kingdom - Malmesbury Office

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


Due to a significant expansion in activities, the Global Power Electronics & Energy Storage Development Team is looking increase our headcount of Specialist Engineering Technicians to support our multidisciplinary activities.

Successful candidates will have the opportunity to work across different product categories and with teams from a range of engineering disciplines (Power Electronics, Electronics, Mechanical & Product Design).

On a regular basis you would be expected to demonstrate the following capabilities and take part in and/or lead the following activities:

  • Assembly of prototype lithium-ion battery packs and battery pack test units with and without PCBAs

  • Assembly of prototype battery powered products

  • Use of CAD to create designs and drawings for new test rigs and fixtures (Siemens NX or similar experience not essential, but is preferred)

  • Manufacture low volume / one off test rigs using a variety of hands-on fabrication techniques.

  • Conduct cell, battery and product level testing (standard conditions and abusive conditions)

  • Assist Lab Owners with day-to-day running of the labs; maintain safe and tidy workplaces to 5S standards

  • Take responsibility for maintaining stocks of electronic components and parts to support battery pack builds

  • Create and maintain detailed work instructions and build documentation

  • Take a proactive approach to all lab work and champion continuous improvement activities through to completion.

About you

Ideally you would have proven experience with many of the following activities, although we are also open to applicants without direct experience with batteries, but who can fulfil many other aspects of the role.  Relevant training for battery specific activities would then be provided.

  • Experience with battery packs

  • Practical experience of preparing test rigs and wire harnesses

  • Soldering experience & PCB assembly; rework and re-soldering

  • Ability to understand electronic / electrical schematics and diagrams

  • Knowledge of test equipment (multi-meter, oscilloscopes, data logging, etc)

  • Methodical approach to record keeping                                                               

  • Good organisational and time management skills       

  • Strong problem-solving skills exemplified by the ability to diagnose and rectify problems   

  • Good written and verbal communication

  • Previous experience of working in a laboratory environment

  • Self-motivated to meet objectives; must be willing to work in a fast-paced environment       

  • Ability to work both alone and in teams as required

  • Good knowledge of modern rapid prototyping techniques – SLS, SLA, FDM, EDM, DLP, CNC/CAM etc

  • Strong practical skills and experience using traditional workshop equipment

Benefits

  • 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

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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.