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Senior Chemistry Technician

Summary

Salary
Competitive
Team
Operational Engineering
Location
United Kingdom - Malmesbury Office

About Dyson

At Dyson, we solve problems that others ignore, with surprising new inventions that defy convention and simply work better. We thrive developing pioneer technologies, by pushing the boundaries of what others have defined as possible.

Dyson’s interest in researching and developing energy storage technologies started more than a decade ago, when it became apparent that the full potential of our Dyson motors was starting to be held back by commercially available batteries. Fast-forward to 2022, and we now have over 100 scientists and engineers working on battery R&D across our labs in the UK and Singapore. We’re growing fast and our ambition is huge. With multiple generations of Dyson battery technologies ranging from early research through the industrialisation phase, Dyson are recruiting a wide range of roles across their UK and Singapore labs to accelerate progress.

About the role

Dyson requires a skilled and highly motivated and fast learner Technician with high attention to detail to help it achieve its current and long-term battery ambitions and support its RDD lab activities.

Key responsibilities:

You will join a growing team of chemists and engineers in Dyson’s Strategy &  Research Group. Your focus will be to perform chemical processes under guidance from senior scientists. You will:

  • Involved in a program of research developing novel battery components

  • Be heavily focused on hands on laboratory work, supporting researchers by making battery components and testing those

  • You will be involved in producing batches of material with a high degree of reproducibility and accuracy.

  • Able to cope with highly demanding workload with high attention to detail and precision

  • Follow processes/tests from start to finish, keeping management and researchers informed of the progress

  • Able to organise workload on a weekly basis with  priority guidance from management

  • Work within an energetic research environment focused on innovation

  • Be trained to gain a better understanding about research in batteries

About you

Qualifications, skills and behaviours:

Education and experience:

  • Experience of a Laboratory environment

  • Hardworking and keen to learn

  • Good track record for attention to detail

  • Methodical approach to work

  • Good organisational and planning skills                   

  • Good written and verbal communication

  • Familiar with COSHH and risk assessments, and good laboratory practices

  • Ability to follow standard operating procedures

Desirable experience:

  • HND/ A-levels (Maths; Chemistry; Physics), Degree in a Science discipline (Physics; Electrical Engineering; Chemistry, Biology etc.) or equivalent depth of chemistry knowledge/experience.

  • Familiar with standard chemical processes such as weighing, dissolving and filtering.

  • Familiar with making scientific measurements and understand the importance of accuracy and precision.

  • Keep good records of you work and present results in a meaningful fashion.

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

  • Ability to communicate appropriate, concise and accurate information in written and verbal format.

Essential behavioural skills:

  • Enjoy practical work

  • The ability to manage personal contribution to a project with guidance from a manager

  • Excellent analytical ability and attention to detail.

  • To be able to multi-task and plan effectively when working with a variety of project teams in an often high-pressure, competitive environment in an organised manner.

  • Excellent team working skills.

In order to increase your chances of being short listed please ensure you submit a supporting statement in addition to your CV clearly addressing how you meet the essential & desirable criteria as outlined above, plus details of your current and required package.

Benefits

Financial:

  • Performance related bonus

  • Company paid Life Assurance

  • Discounts on Dyson machines

  • Competitive pension scheme

  • Purchase additional holidays 

  • 27 days holiday plus statutory public holidays

Lifestyle

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

  • On-site parking

  • Endless free coffee and tea, and a free lunch 

  • Free on-site hair salon

  • On-site lifestyle Assist

  • Electric vehicle scheme 

Health:

  • Private Medical insurance for all employees

  • Employee Assistance Program for employee and dependants

  • Digital GP and prescription service

  • Fertility treatment support

  • On-site gym and sports centre

  • On-site wellbeing centre

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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.