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Senior Technician


Research Engineering
Malmesbury - United Kingdom

About us

Dyson has set up a new R&D laboratory for prototyping technical ceramic parts. The lab contains a number of specialist machines including screen printers and sintering furnaces. To ensure safe and efficient running of the lab, we are looking for a Senior Technician capable of running the lab and carrying out experimental work including sample preparation and material testing. After appropriate training, you'll be able to operate all the equipment in the lab and will also work with the engineering team to define and implement safe and efficient working practices around the equipment.

About the role

  • Define safe working practices and lab rules 
  • Working with engineers, schedule builds through a multi-stage process 
  • Use precision measurement equipment and accurately record data 
  • Operate screen printer and sintering furnaces 
  • Support the build of ceramic samples and carry out further material testing following standard procedures 
  • Work to a tight schedule, prioritise workload and deliver on time

About you

  • Education related to Engineering (ITE / Diploma Ability to follow detailed test instructions/methods, conducting a wide range of tests using climatic test facilities 
  • Good verbal and written communication to convey information in an appropriate and concise manner 
  • Competence in MS Word and Excel 
  • Maintain a positive attitude with the willingness to approach any task, display drive and enthusiasm to succeed 
  • Have a flexible attitude being adaptive to changing priorities Work within the lab in an organised and efficient manner
  • Experience with running software-controlled equipment 
  • Ability to follow a build/assembly procedure 
  • Knowledge of COSHH and risk assessments 
  • Comfortable working in a scientific laboratory setting, with previous experience of sample preparation, material testing, data recording and equipment maintenance preferred.


  • 27 days holiday plus eight statutory bank holidays
  • Pension scheme 
  • Performance related bonus 
  • 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.