Senior Test Technician - Filtration Lab

£Competitive + 27 Days Holiday, Bonus, Pension, Free Onsite Gym

Malmesbury, United Kingdom


You will perform experiments to enable the delivery of research projects within a dedicated gas analysis lab. The role will require working within a cross functional team of scientists, technicians and engineers. You must be able to work logically and accurately in a fast paced environment.

Full training will be provided.

Dyson Overview

Why put up with vacuum bags that diminish suction? Why labour drying hands with slow, energy-hungry machines? Why should fans use blades or lightbulbs fail so fast? There’s always a better way. And at Dyson, our mission is to find it. Solving old problems with new thinking, to invent machines that work better.

But innovation isn’t easy. Our engineers experiment relentlessly, persevere through failure, and search for answers in unlikely places. And, to put the technology they invent into our owners’ hands, Dyson commercial people do exactly the same. Defying convention. From source, to shop.

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. Nearby are the fashionable cities of Bristol and Bath (where a young James Dyson invented cyclone technology). The building is the heartbeat of Dyson, with over 2,500 people, including James himself, spending their days strategising, inventing technology and telling the Dyson story to the world. From 2017, our HQ will begin doubling its footprint with an ambitious new expansion.

Function Overview

The technician team within Research 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 Research. These tests can vary, from proving something works through to making legal performance claims.


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.

As a Senior Test Technician, you will perform hands on analysis as well as day to day management of the laboratory. Your role will include:

  • Setting up and performing experiments
  • Record data accurately and communicate it clearly
  • Train engineers and scientists to use equipment correctly
  • Work with engineers and scientists to build new test rigs and develop test methods
  • Carry out maintenance to the facilities and equipment including regular calibration and auditing
  • Work safely within a chemistry lab, managing inventory and maintaining COSHH documentation
  • Run continuous improvement in the laboratory
  • Commission new equipment


  • Proven experience running experiments
  • Good practical skills with experience of setting up engineering or scientific equipment
  • Clear logical thought process and a high attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritise work and deliver to tight deadlines
  • Proven teamworking ability to deliver shared goals

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Lab organisation to 5S standard
  • Experience working with compressed gases
  • Basic chemistry knowledge

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: 30-Mar-2017