Research and Development Technician
Williams is one of the world’s leading Formula 1 teams. It exists purely to race in the top echelon of motor racing, where it has been winning Grands Prix for more than three decades. The Williams name has been synonymous with top-level Motorsport since the 1960s.
Within the Prototype and Test team, you will join the in-house research and development test facility which supports the Williams Group companies - more specifically in the Test Laboratory area. This part of the department provides all forms of factory-based component and vehicle testing support for both our racing activities (F1) and external projects for Williams Advanced Engineering.
Skills you'll use every day:
Reporting to the Test Lab Manager / Head of Prototype and Test you will primarily be part of a team of technicians working on component and systems testing for strength, durability and performance within our test laboratory area. Your main responsibilities will include: build, maintenance and operation of servo-hydraulics test rigs, supporting four post rig testing, problem solving, analysis of test data and technical reporting writing. Some foreign travel may be required depending on the project being worked on. You may also be called upon to support testing activities in the test cell area of the department and at external test facilities, depending on the department’s workload.
As a Research and Development Technician, you will:
• Be educated to HNC/HND or Degree level.
• Have experience in a Formula 1/vehicle test environment.
o Have excellent all-round practical skills to build test assemblies and rigs, including the ability to use machine tools.
o Be familiar with MTS, Zwick Roell, Instron and Servotest testing equipment.
o Have experience of servo-hydraulic test systems, data acquisition sensors and Matlab data processing.
What can Williams offer?
The Williams Group is based in Grove, Oxfordshire. Aside from the benefits which can be found at the bottom of this job description, We can also offer free onsite parking and large open green spaces to unwind during breaks. We are a short 5 minutes’ from Wantage, our closest town center. We have an on-site gym which is free to use for all staff and contractors and we also have a subsidised restaurant on site.
The Williams Group is an equal opportunity employer who value diversity and inclusion. If you have a disability we would be happy to discuss reasonable adjustments to the job with you.
All applications must be received by 7th February 2020.
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Please Note: Due to the Volume of applications we receive on a daily basis we cannot guarantee your application will be acknowledged or considered unless you have applied directly via our website www.williamsf1.com/careers.
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