Williams Grand Prix Engineering Ltd

  • Research and Development Senior Technician (P&T Test Lab)

    Location UK-OXF-Grove
    Posted Date 1 month ago(26.3.2018 12:51 PM)
    Job ID
    2537
    # Positions
    1
    Category
    Prototype/Mechanical & Hydraulic Testing - R&D Technician
  • Overview

    Applications are invited for the post of P&T Senior Technician within Prototype and Test, the in-house research and development test facility for 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 and external projects for Williams Advanced Engineering.

     

    Main accountabilities

     

    Reporting to the P&T – Test Lab Manager you will primarily be part of a team of five technicians working on component and systems testing for strength, durability and performance within our test laboratory area. Your main responsibilities will include: build and maintenance of servo-hydraulics test rigs, supporting four post rig testing, problem solving, analysis of test data and reporting on the results of testing. 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 Senior Technician you will act as support for the Test Lab Manager and provide cover during periods of leave and other absences. You will also assist with planning and scheduling, departmental reviews and act as a source of advice and knowledge to colleagues.

     

    Person specification

     

    The ideal candidates will ideally be educated to HNC/HND or Degree level and have experience in a Formula 1 or motorsport factory test environment. You will have excellent all round practical skills to build test assemblies and test rigs, including the ability to use machine tools. Familiarity with MTS, Zwick Roell, Instron and Servotest testing equipment and software and Matlab, along with good Word and Excel skills, would be advantageous. Experience of servo-hydraulic test systems, power packs and ring mains would also be valuable. You will be quick thinking and proactive and able to work unsupervised using your own initiative as well as part of a team of technicians responsible for a project area. Management and leadership experience would also be useful.

     

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