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Test Technician – New Technology Research


Science and Research
United Kingdom - Malmesbury Office

About Us

At Dyson we are encouraged to think differently, challenge convention and be unafraid to make mistakes. We’re creative, collaborative, practical and enthusiastic. But most of all we’re hugely passionate about what we do.

Dyson offers a unique opportunity for talented individuals to invent, design and develop state of the art products for the global market. Located in our world-class research, design and development (RDD) department, these individuals will work alongside leading technical specialists and highly motivated creative people to develop products which fulfil our ambition of being truly different and better than our competitors.

Vacuum cleaners are at the core of the Dyson brand and here in the Floorcare Research team we are challenged with envisioning the future and making it a reality through pioneering scientific endeavour. We are currently expanding to support our growing ambitions and portfolio of products. We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who can bring their technical skills and contribute to our future success.

About the role

The role of a Test Technician in the Floorcare Research team is focused on working alongside our engineers to enhance the build and test of Floorcare products which span a diverse range of technologies in development. Research at Dyson is hands-on, fast paced and collaborative. We are looking for the right person who has a great attention to detail, is eager to learn and is an accomplished communicator. 


•    Support our engineers to develop pioneering technologies that fulfil our ambitions in Floorcare 
•    Undertake experimental testing of new concepts under the guidance of Dyson engineers
•    Actively assist in fabrication and test rig adaption 
•    Accurately document designs, methods, and test results to a high standard
•    Ensure yourself and others adhere to safe working practices
•    Work on their own initiative to solve problems, manage workload and meet deadlines
•    Contribute to the inventive process by actively seeking better ways of doing things and sharing ideas with the team

About you

•    Enthusiastic about technology and the research process
•    A can-do proactive approach to challenges
•    Strong problem-solving skills exemplified by the ability to diagnose and rectify problems independently
•    A basic understanding of airflow, pressure and temperature
•    Experienced in fabrication of a wide range of materials, fixtures and fittings
•    Knowledgeable in instrumentation, signal types, data handling, and the importance of calibration
•    Good track record for attention to detail and record keeping
•    Good organisational, planning and time management skills
•    Competent numeracy skills
•    Ability to communicate appropriate, concise and accurate information in written and verbal format


•    A-levels in a STEM discipline (Maths; Physics; Mechanical Engineering; Electronics) or equivalent
•    A working knowledge of aerodynamic & thermodynamic principles
•    Knowledge of health and safety, COSHH and risk assessment



  • Performance related bonus

  • Company paid Life Assurance

  • Discounts on Dyson machines

  •  Competitive pension scheme

  • Purchase additional holidays 


  • 27 days holiday plus statutory bank holidays

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

  • On-site parking

  • Endless free coffee and tea, and a free lunch 

  • Free on-site hair salon

  • On-site lifestyle Assist

  • Electric vehicle scheme 


  • Private Medical insurance for all employees

  • Employee Assistance Program for employee and dependents

  • Digital GP and prescription service

  • Fertility treatment support

  • On-site gym and sports centre

  • On-site wellbeing centre

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.