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Senior Technician - Electronics Research


Science and Research
United Kingdom - Malmesbury Office

About us

In Electronics Systems Research Team we use technology to find new ways to solve problems others tend to ignore.

We have a vacancy in the Electronics Research team for a Senior Electronics Technician to help us define future Dyson products. The role provides a unique opportunity to work differently with new technology.

We are a diverse team of creative researchers who undertake research into a wide range of electronics including sensor technologies, power electronics, embedded systems and software. We strive to get the latest technologies in our products, working with NPI and wider research teams to consider all aspects of complex products including thermals, optics, electromagnetics, aero-acoustics, mechanical design, microbiology and machine learning.

We have unique strategic partnerships with top universities globally and businesses to gain insight into up and coming technologies. We use this knowledge to design state-of-the-art systems to differentiate Dyson from the competition.

We are different, authentic, pioneering.

About the role

The role is based on our Malmesbury campus, home to 4500 colleagues and to our Research and Development headquarters. The site offers three discounted staff restaurants, there is free parking with EV chargers and lots of outdoor space within beautiful Wiltshire countryside.

The Electronics Research Technician role will involve:

  • Supporting electronics research and development projects.

  • Building electronics test and demonstration rigs.

  • PCB assembly and rework.

  • Fault finding and debugging circuits.

  • Risk assessments.

  • Good lab organisation and management.

  • Component and PCB ordering.

  • Maintaining lab equipment.

  • Written and verbal communication.

About You

Education and experience:

  • HNC/HND (or equivalent) in Electronic Engineering, or other relevant discipline, or a demonstrable level of industrial experience in a relevant industry.

Technical knowledge:

Most importantly we are interested in hearing about you, your particular skills, and what you can uniquely bring to our research team. We are always keen to hear from enthusiastic people with a good technical background. If you are a practical person with a keen interest in electronics who likes building circuits and prototype gadgets, then this might be the right opportunity for you.

Ideally, you should have practical experience in the following:

  • PCB assembly and rework.

  • Soldering of TH and SMD components.

  • Wiring and harness assembly.

  • Mechanical rig assembly.

and maybe

  • IPC-610 Certification.

  • Schematic Capture and PCB design using Altium Designer, Mentor Graphics or other mainstream tools.

  • Experience working with PCB manufacturers.

  • Experience with a SAP ordering system.

  • Experience working safely in a laboratory environment.

  • Use of lab equipment to set up experiments and to take precise measurements.

  • Fault finding.

  • Electrical safety.


  • Performance related bonus.

  • Company paid Life Insurance.

  • Discounts on Dyson machines.

  • On-site gym and sport centre.

  • Competitive pension scheme.

  • Flexible benefits program with a growing range of voluntary benefits, including the option to purchase additional holidays.

  • 27 days holiday plus statutory public holidays.

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

  • Free on-site parking.

  • Subsidised café providing endless free coffee and tea and a free lunch.

  • Private Medical insurance for all employees.

  • Employee Assistance Program for employees and dependants.

  • Digital GP and prescription service.


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.