Process Development Technician - Motors
Malmesbury, United Kingdom
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 market leading products for the global market. By working in our world class Research Design and Development department, these individuals have the opportunity to work alongside leading technical specialists and highly motivated creative people, to create products which fulfil our ambition of being truly different and better than our competitors.
Dyson OverviewThings 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 OverviewHome 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 OverviewSometimes, making a technological leap forward means going back to the beginning. Since 1999, we’ve spent £150m building a motor from scratch – small, light and efficient, yet extremely powerful. Our motors are what enable our technology to be different – it’s why they’re protected by 20 to 30 patents. But the next generation demands new directions. Energy storage, robotics, nanotechnology and space-age materials. So our multi-disciplinary team, led by some of the world’s best power electronics engineers, knows that only the most pioneering thinking will do.
• Build precision prototype motors and sub-assemblies following defined processes to give repeatable and reproducible results
• Perform motor validation and acoustic tests, focusing on a thorough and consistent approach.
• Use precision measurement equipment and accurately record critical build and test data. Participate in gauge R&R studies
• Manufacture high quality assembly fixtures using workshop machinery as required.
• Develop assembly and manufacturing processes working in collaboration with Engineers and other Technicians
• Build test rigs including basic electrical wiring, compressed air and fire trace to pre-defined schematics
• Work to a tight schedule, prioritise workload and deliver on time
• Carry out testing on prototype motors following documented processes
• Support others in preparing and implementing motors into testing facilities
• Adhere to safe working practices and lab rules, challenging others when required.
• Proactivity seek to identify and implement as appropriate continuous improvement practices
• Execute duties which support the department by scheduled maintenance, equipment checks, housekeeping
• Undertaking peer reviews of others work providing constructive feedback informally or through reviews participation.
• Autonomously drive programs of continuous improvement activities demonstrating a business case where required.
• Take responsibility for a support function within the lab e.g. COSHH, Lab deputy, Equipment WI’s etc.
• Provide ad-hoc cover for the Motors Build Supervisor.
• Ability to interpret and interrogate engineering drawings and documentation,
• Detailed experience of complex assembly processes.
• Practical and methodical approach to problem solving with a keen focus on attention to detail and timescales.
• The ability to continuously improve the lab and its technology.
• Excellent verbal and written communication to convey information in an appropriate and concise manner.