Senior Electronics Technician
£Competitive + 27 Days Holiday + Bonus + Pension
Malmesbury, UK, United Kingdom
DescriptionThe electronics technician is responsible for a wide variety of electronics assembly and test tasks to support current and future Dyson products. The technician will be responsible for managing and completing their tasks whilst working with the appropriate electronics engineers to validate and improve assembly or test.
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. Nearly 2,000 people, including James himself, spend their days strategizing, inventing technology and telling the Dyson story to the world. In 2017, our HQ will double its footprint with an ambitious new expansion.
Function OverviewWhen you invent something, the right technology often doesn’t exist to make it work. So we make our own. From advanced systems, components and power supplies to building a digital motor from scratch, Dyson electronics engineers have enabled our ideas to become reality. As our future products rely more on robotics, connectivity, and complex sensing and navigation technologies, our high speed electronics will stand us apart. From designing the hardware to the systems, that make Dyson machines as reliable as they are intelligent, our electronics engineers are central to our most pioneering RDD.
• Read and understand mechanical and electronic schematics & assembly drawings.
• Assembly of prototype PCB boards using both through hole and SMD components from a BOM & from specification.
• Ability to build prototype wire harnesses and fit them to test rigs and products.
• Experience of equipment, tools and methods used to build low volume wire harnesses
• Be able to design and build basic electronic circuits.
• Build small test rigs for Testing and evaluating electronic designs.
• Place component orders for prototype assembly.
• Work within the Electronics group advising and supporting others.
• Ensuring the laboratories are correctly stocked and maintained (including equipment) to enable testing & prototyping.
• Recording and analysis of test results to present to senior colleagues.
• Maintain a tidy and safe work place.
• Practical experience of building test rigs and carrying out tests
• Soldering experience & PCB assembly
• Programming ICs (integrated circuits)
• Knowledge of test rig automation scripting - Labview, python would be desirable but not mandatory
• Previous experience of working in a lab environment
• A relevant HND / OND qualification would be desirable
• Experience of executing test plans to an exact standard, spotting anomalies and reporting back to relevant engineers.