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Senior Cell Technician


Operational Engineering
United Kingdom - Malmesbury Office

About us

Dyson products strive to be at the cutting edge of technology. Through unique strategic partnerships with global top universities and leading businesses, we gain foresight of up-and-coming technologies. The technical research team aims to exploit this knowledge to design state-of-the-art products allowing us to differentiate our products from the competition. Dyson is expanding into several new and exciting product categories and is positioning itself as a technology company. Successful applicants for this role will form a critical part of the team driving these products and others forward.

Dyson has state-of-the-art R&D laboratory facilities to support the development and testing of novel battery designs. Continued expansion of our activities has created an exciting opportunity within the team for a person who is keen to get hands on with the development of the next generation of batteries.

About the role

Dyson offers a unique opportunity for a motivated and dynamic Senior Technician in the Energy Storage team within Dyson’s Research, Design and Development (RDD) department; based at the Malmesbury Campus, Wiltshire, U.K.

We require a skilled and highly motivated technician to help it achieve its current and long-term battery ambitions and support its RDD lab activities.

You will:

  • Be heavily focused on hands on laboratory work and receive necessary training to understand the R&D process for Li-ion batteries.

  • Work within an energetic research environment focused on innovation.

  • Be responsible for preparation of electrolyte mixtures and quality control testing of new mixtures.

  • Be responsible for fabrication and testing of R&D test cells (Pouch and coin cells) with a high degree of reproducibility.

  • Support with the production of cell components, including the optimisation of equipment where necessary.

  • Carry out routine physical and chemical analysis on new samples.

  • Ensure all the relevant documents; process, COSHH, methodology and data records are updated as required.

  • Ensure safe disassembly of test vehicles and disposal and storage of spent chemicals.

  • Assist monitoring and replenishment of lab chemicals and other consumables items as required.

  • Take responsibility for organising routine maintenance, stock checks and replenishment and ordering of laboratory consumables.

  • Support organising and stock taking of raw materials and quality control of new materials.

About you

  • Experience of working in a chemical laboratory environment, with ability to follow standard operating procedures, follow and understand COSHH assessments.

  • Track record for attention to detail and record keeping.

  • Good organisational and planning skills.

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

  • Experience with the use of Microsoft Office programs (Word and Excel).

  • Good numeracy skills.

  • Ability to adapt, modify and validate standard operating procedures.

  • An understanding and experience of good lab practice, including health and safety requirements such as COSHH and risk assessment.

  • Maths; Chemistry; Physics) or Degree in a Science discipline (Physics; Electrical Engineering; Chemistry, Biology etc.) or equivalent experience and background in chemistry, physics, material science or electrochemistry. (desirable)

  • Experience with battery or electrochemical device testin (desirable)

  • Collaboration. Proactively collaborates across teams and functions to solve problems. Works effectively across boundaries and geographies.

  • Teamwork. Team player, both in operating within the immediate team, the global energy storage team, and the broader Dyson team.

  • Initiative. A self-starter, who understands the broad team mission and objectives. Quickly turning a single contribution into a broader success for the team.

  • Flexibility. Able to adapt to the constantly changing environment that is inherent in this disruptive technology-driven company.

  • Business alignment. Aligns contribution with the commercial objectives of the business, as well as aligning with the technology driven objectives.

  • Process driven approach. Implements and maintains effective and efficient processes.

  • Humility. Operating with humility and respect is key to establishing a collaborative, cohesive, and high performing team

  • Resilience. Responds to change and adversity positively. Seeks opportunity in situations which may initially seem negative.

  • Accuracy, and objectivity in communication and reporting. It is important that we don’t over-sell or under-sell achievements, to facilitate good judgement making.

  • Communication. Ability to clearly, concisely, and accurately.



  • Performance related bonus 

  • Company paid Life Assurance 

  • Discounts on Dyson machines 

  • Competitive pension scheme 

  • Purchase additional holidays  


  • 27 days holiday plus statutory bank holidays 

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

  • On-site parking 

  • Endless free coffee and tea, and a free lunch  

  • Free on-site hair salon 

  • On-site lifestyle Assist 

  • Electric vehicle scheme  


  • Private Medical insurance for all employees 

  • Employee Assistance Program for employee and dependents 

  • Digital GP and prescription service 

  • Fertility treatment support 

  • On-site gym and sports centre 


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.