Skip navigation

Have you considered using our job search? Click here to search our current jobs.

Have you considered using our job search? Click here to search our current jobs.

Senior Process Development Technician

Summary

Salary
Competitive
Team
Energy storage
Location
Malmesbury - United Kingdom

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 growing fast andour ambition is huge – more categories, more locations and more people.
We push the boundaries of what others have defined as possible. Our approach starts with an engineering mindset and different thinking. Then we continuously refine our ideas – unwilling to compromise and driven by an obsession for finding a better way.
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 DDM motors were starting to be held back by commercially available batteries. Fast-forward to 2021, and we now have over 100 scientists and engineers working on battery R&D across our labs in the UK, US and Singapore.
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. These roles include materials scientists, electrochemists, cell design engineers, cell test technicians, cell assembly technicians, mechanical design engineers, manufacturing process development engineers and manufacturing technologists. We are recruiting at all levels of seniority up to senior technical leadership roles.

About the role

You will join a team of material scientists, electrochemists, mechanical and electronic engineers at Dyson’s Malmesbury Research campus. To meet Dyson’s growing energy storage requirements, your focus will be the hands-on building of equipment for manufacture, prototyping and testing. In this role you will have access to the latest technologies from around the world and develop the next generation of batteries. You will be part of a multi-disciplinary team and have opportunity to develop capabilities across a range of materials processing, cell assembly and characterisation techniques. 

Key Responsibilities of the role:
  • Gain a clear understanding of Dyson’s Energy Storage Requirements and apply your knowledge to support the building of manufacturing/prototyping/test equipment, enabling the next generation of our products. 
  • Use a combination of practical experience in manual and semi-automated machining/fabrication techniques alongside continuous improvement to carry out and optimise processes that provide prototype cells for testing, on time and in full.
  • Work within a multidisciplinary team to scale materials from discovery to prototype cells. Utilising process insight and applied knowledge you will facilitate new product introductions and transfer developed processes to manufacture.   
  • Be responsible for delivering operational and/or technical tasks and processes across a range of core operational activities across the engineering lifecycle.   

About you

  • Experience of relevant industrial experience. For example, a background in the battery, electronics, aerospace, assembly industries.  
  • Practical experience of machining/fabrication in a science/engineering workshop environment (test equipment, fixtures, jigs, fittings)
  • Practical experience of working with and maintaining cell manufacturing and assembly equipment
  • Practical experience of handling hazardous materials and use of protective equipment.
  • Good understanding of health, safety and environmental responsibilities within a chemical environment.
  • Experience of a quality driven research environment, traceability systems and maintaining auditable assembly records.
  • Experience of following standard operating procedures and change control in a research and development environment. 
  • Experience of performing quality control procedures from goods-in to final product.
  • Problem solving, analytical with an attention to detail. An ability to identify, resolve or suggest solutions for material processing issues, providing examples of continuous improvement activity. 
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to prioritise tasks relative to wider project scope and timelines.
  • Excellent team working and interpersonal skills, including flexibility and adaptability whilst working across teams.  
  • Ability to communicate appropriate, concise and accurate information. Practised in the use of office applications for recording, processing and presenting data.   
  • Capable of working independently to plan ahead, deliver materials and complete tasks on time and in full.

Desirable experience:
  • Prior experience of the materials and processes used in the energy storage industry- however training will be provided.
  • Practical knowledge of analytical and characterisation techniques used in chemical and materials processing.
  • Experience of small-scale chemical manufacture and materials processing
  • Experience of process development and technical transfer.
  • Understanding of process research and development.
  • Working knowledge of good engineering practise and equipment qualification.
  • Lean Six Sigma tools


Benefits

  • 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

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.