Test Technician - New Product Innovation


Malmesbury, United Kingdom


The Test Technician is responsible for performing testing to support test method development & investigative testing to support current and future new category research projects. The technician will be responsible for generating data and reporting results to the team along with giving recommendations on how to improve methods leading to best practice.

Dyson Overview

Things move quickly at Dyson. In twenty years, what began with one man and one idea has grown into a global technology company, with 6,000 people and a presence in over 70 countries. From Malmesbury to Malaysia to the US to Australasia and many countries in between, we’ve sold over 80 million machines.

And it’s just the start. From 2016 our Malmesbury HQ is doubling its footprint. The US, our biggest market, is doubling their sales scope. And new frontiers are opening up across South East Asia and beyond. More people, more ideas and more space for more invention. The next four years will be our biggest and busiest yet.


Market Overview

Home to our global Research, Design and Development centre and all of our Commercial functions, Dyson HQ is tucked away in countryside famous for the railway tunnels and bridges of Isambard Brunel, who revolutionised modern engineering. Our secluded location helps us to protect our ideas and stay independent-minded. Yet nearby are the fashionable cities of Bristol and Bath (where a young James Dyson invented cyclone technology). The building is the heartbeat of Dyson. Over 1,500 people, including James himself, spend their days strategizing, inventing technology and telling the Dyson story to the world. From 2016, our HQ will begin doubling its footprint with an ambitious new expansion.

Function Overview

The technician team within New Product Innovation at Dyson add value to the development process, proving designs and theories generated by the engineering team through experimental testing. Technicians will also work on continuous improvement of test methods and procedures across all areas of NPI. These tests can vary, from proving something works through to making legal performance claims.


The Test Technician will will be responsible for generating data and reporting results to the team along with giving recommendations on how to improve methods leading to best practice. The role will also include:

  • Performing tests on Dyson prototypes in order to produce reliable & precise data as part of engineering investigations
  • Preparation of materials and samples as required for testing
  • Ensuring equipment is correctly stocked and maintained to enable testing & prototyping
  • Recording and analysis of test results to present to senior colleagues


  • Qualified or experienced in a science/research/engineering discipline.
  • Experience in a practical science role involving laboratory work, test methods or related disciplines.
  • A passion for science and problem solving in a product development context, experience in commercial R&D would be advantageous.
  • Able to execute experimental programs and complete analysis of the results, summarising findings and making recommendations.
  • Good organisational skills, able to plan ahead, prioritise tasks and co-ordinate with the work of others.
  • Can demonstrate knowledge of good laboratory practice including documentation.
  • A keen attention to detail, ability to perform some repetitive testing & identify quickly when problems occur is required.

Benefits Overview

Dyson monitors the market to ensure competitive salaries and pension contributions. Beyond that, you’ll also enjoy a profit-related bonus, generous leave and life insurance. But financial benefits are only the start of a Dyson career. Rapid professional growth, leadership development and new opportunities abound, driven by regular reviews and dynamic workshops. And with a vibrant culture, flexible working hours, the latest devices and a relaxed dress code reflecting our engineering spirit, it’s an exciting team environment geared to creativity, innovation and ambition.

Posted: 18-Aug-2017