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Technician Robotics Research

Summary

Salary
Competitive
Team
Operational Engineering
Location
United Kingdom - Hullavington Office

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 driven by progress and thrive on the challenge of relentless improvement. We’re growing fast and our ambition is huge: more categories, more locations and more people.

At Dyson, we’ve been developing robot technology for over 20 years – 200 engineers, 420 patents, but this is just the start of the domestic robotics revolution. Advanced robotics will change the world of engineering for good.
Join a growing team working to put functional advanced robotic solutions into the homes of the general public.
We are looking for people to help us investigate robust solutions to diverse real-world problems in robotics. Successful candidates will be working in a supportive environment within a team of experts that is constantly aiming to improve itself and the world of robotics.

About the role

As a technician, you will join our growing team. Every day you will work with robotics engineers (in various fields of application including mechanics, electronics and electromagnetic), to:

  • assemble complex mechatronic systems 

  • identify and debug problems in products

  • build automated ad-hoc fixtures with the design team to measure system performances 

  • lead the mechanical laboratory 

The candidate will have the opportunity to learn and use devices and software, such as thermal cameras, high speed cameras, 3D scanners, microcontrollers, custom hardware. 

Accountabilities

  • Manufacture complex robotic systems, sub-systems (including actuators, mechanical structure and electronics components) and test benches

  • Perform all functions associated to the production of parts, components, sub-assemblies and final assemblies, such as: 

    • working with engineers in set up, calibration and troubleshooting 

    • identifying weaknesses fixes and improvements 

    • reworking parts and retrofitting them (with machined/CNC parts for instance) 

    • giving feedback to the design team 

  • Build and run experiments on test benches 

  • Measure, collect and process design and environment data 

  • Manage the mechanical laboratory, oversee the equipment (tools and components) 

About You

Required skills  

  • Degree or comparable technical qualification

  • Strong hands-on attitude, mechanical workshop skills (press, oven) 

  • Experience assembling, repairing, reworking, and/or testing mechatronic assemblies 

  • Knowledge and understanding of mechanical engineering and design

  • Machining skills (lathe, CNC) 

  • Organised and methodical in their work 

  • Basics of electronics and mechanical measurements 

Desirable skills 

  • Inventory parts and tools used in the assembling process

  • Previous experience testing products for defects, debugs failures and anomalies

  • Collaborative approach to working together

  • Electronics workshop skills  

  • Basics of microcontroller programming (Arduino-like controllers) 

Attitude

You are resourceful, open minded and a very much hands-on person.  

You are independent, creative and crave to learn and experiment. 

Benefits

  • 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 bank holidays.

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

  • Free on-site parking.

  • Subsidized café providing endless free coffee and tea, and a free lunch.

  • Private Medical insurance for all employees.

  • Employee Assistance Program for employees and dependents.

  • Digital GP and prescription service.

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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.