R&D Workshop Technician

Mid Wales
Industry Sector:
Renewable Energy jobs, Solar Jobs, Wind Jobs, Environmental Jobs, Photovoltaic Jobs, PV Jobs, Energy Jobs, Electrical Jobs, Battery Storage Jobs, Solar Energy Jobs, Wind Energy Jobs
Job Category:
Engineering, Project Management, Research & Development, Specialist & Technical, Analyst, Reporting, CAD, Electronics Engineering, Procurement, Health, Safety & Environmental (HSE)
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Education Level:
Please see job description
Salary Description:
Developing £20,068.48 - £23,831.33 / Competent £25,085.60-£30,102.72 per annum.
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The perfect place for work / life balance!

Whether you are looking to take the next step in your career or your simply want to rebalance, you are guaranteed your well-deserved share of the good life here in Mid Wales.

Serenity, inspiration, and adventure have joined forces over the staggering landscape, providing the perfect backdrop to life as a Dulas employee.

People at Dulas are passionate and knowledgeable about what we do and rewarded in knowing that our work is having a positive impact on the environment and people’s lives.  We also enjoy other great benefits such as private healthcare, life assurance, income protection, flexible working and much more.

And there is even more! Dulas is a pioneer both in the renewable energy sector (40 years old this year!) and in our model of cooperative working. As a worker-governed company, employees are given the opportunity to fully participate in the matters of business of the company and shape its future. 

Dulas is looking to recruit a number of workshop posts due to growth across our renewables business. Firstly, we require a Workshop Supervisor to work in our very busy ‘Wind Monitoring’ team, who service the onshore and offshore wind market, here in Machynlleth.  You can find more details on our website.

Secondly, we are looking to fill two posts within a new ‘Production and R&D’ department. Our members recently approved the creation of this new function which will focus on the research and development and production needs of existing and new renewable energy products, mainly for the off-grid renewables market. We are therefore looking for a R&D Engineer and R&D Workshop Technician.

Job Title: R&D Workshop Technician.

Work Area: Production and R&D Workshop (Central Services)

Based at: Machynlleth 

Contract Term: Permanent

Hours per week: 37.5 (we will consider part time applications)

Responsible to: Research & Development Engineer 

Responsible for: n/a

Pay Band and Scale: Engineering & Project Management – Level 2 Developing £20,068.48 - £23,831.33 Competent £25,085.60-£30,102.72 per annum. 

Our policy is to start applications at the beginning of the band. After 18 months you are eligible to become a Member and receive company dividends.

Job Purpose:  

The primary responsibility of this role is the preparation, maintenance and fabrication of off-grid renewable energy equipment and off-grid power supply equipment.

Key Accountabilities: 

Workshop Management 

Project technician for the Production and R&D Department. 

Responsible for the planning and delivery of equipment in time for off grid power supply builds and R&D projects. 

Ensure stock is kept in an appropriate manner and clear records kept for use with the Sage system, stock control and stock take for the department. 


Understands off grid power supply products for renewable energy applications including methanol fuel cell, PV and battery systems. 

Ability to model and assist in designing off-grid power supplies.

CAD skills to accurately complete drawings of systems as required.

Basic understanding of solar photovoltaic equipment, batteries, and fuel cells. 

Working with line manager to produce H&S documentation including risk assessments and method statements in the workshop. 


Preparation and assembly of off-grid systems in-line with design specifications and design procedures,  

Undertake work planning and co-ordinate and manage sub- contractors,  

Working with line manager to produce H&S documentation and implementation of H&S practices on production processes in the workshop, 

Procurement support for build equipment and workshop materials. 

Follow design and production operational systems and support the development of ISO9001 approved systems. 

Conduct site visits to assist with design and production of bespoke RE systems as required,

Write instructions and provide instructions by phone to others undertaking installation/site work,

Active participation in company matters, attend business and department meetings.

Maintain a clean and well organised workshop 


Undertake purchasing within defined limits. 

Provide appropriate reporting to support invoicing. 


Liaison with customers as appropriate, maintaining good customer relations. 

Liaison with suppliers to ensure correct product, timely delivery, minimise price and adhere to appropriate procedures. 

Health and Safety  

Comply with Dulas policy 

Assisting department and HQSE Manager to ensure Health and Safety documentation is in place in line with regulations and Dulas policy 

Financial Administration  

Entering timesheet data 

Use of Sage to raise Purchase Orders 


Comply with Dulas policy 

Follow Dulas operational systems and demonstrate commitment to quality management standards and the principle of continuous improvement. 

Person Specification:

Essential Criteria 

Skills, experience & qualifications

Experience in electrical roles 

Proven experience of working in a technical environment 

Able to acquire and understand a working knowledge of products and applications 

Methodical working method, with excellent attention to detail

Team working

Good team working skills - able to contribute and participate with team activities

Communication – written & verbal

Able to prepare technical reports to a high standard with accurate scientific data and excellent attention to detail 

Good listening skills to capture requirements and characterise issues

Management – including self-motivation & time management

Able to self-motivate and manage own time in a fast-paced working environment with multiple activities and multiple deadlines 

IT & Other

Demonstrate good computer skills and the ability to learn data logger software packages and CAD.

Desirable Criteria 

Skills, experience & qualifications 

Electrical Qualification – NVQ level 3 or equivalent

Experience of CAD and other relevant software packages,

For further information regarding the roles and to download an application pack please visit www.dulas.org.uk/careers or alternatively call 01654 705058.

Dulas is committed to providing quality of opportunity.

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