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 grand Prix’s for more than three decades. The Williams name has been synonymous with top-level motorsport since the 1960s.
We are looking to recruit a Test Cell Technician within the Test Cell area of the Research and Development Test department. This part of the department provides factory-based testing and support to F1 and Williams Advanced Engineering for new and existing projects, with an emphasis on the testing of hybrid powertrains and energy storage systems. As a result of our projected workload we are looking for technicians to join our team with a strong electric vehicle background.
Reporting to the Research and Development Test Cell Manager, you will primarily be part of a team of technicians working on a variety of different dynos and projects, for example:
Running a variety of test rigs designed to run in components for F1 car build.
The testing of high-speed dynos for electric motor and gearbox testing.
Developing and testing prototype high voltage automotive batteries.
Testing and analysing the performance of single battery cells and modules.
Maintenance of all test rigs.
The work in the department is very varied and changes constantly therefore you will need to be adaptable to suit the project in hand, helping to create new rigs and rig installations as necessary. Some foreign travel may be required depending on the project being worked on. You may also be called upon to support electronics and testing activities in the test lab and mock-up area of the department, depending on the department’s workload.
The ideal candidates will have knowledge of electric vehicles and will ideally be educated to an HNC level or have just completed an apprenticeship. As the role is varied you will require a wide range of skills including:
All-round practical skills for the building of test components and test rigs.
Wiring skills for the construction of looms for the test cells and test rigs.
Ability to diagnose issues with rigs, test equipment and automotive components.
Ability to be quick thinking and work unsupervised using your own initiative.
You will have some experience of dyno testing and a familiarity with data logging software packages such as Atlas and CANalyzer. You will be expected to undergo training to deal with high voltage electronics and use of a defibrillator.
What can Williams offer?
The Williams Group is based in Grove, Oxfordshire. We offer free onsite parking and large open green spaces to unwind during breaks. We are a short 5 minutes’ from Wantage, our closest town centre. We have an on-site gym which is free to use for all staff and contractors. We also have a subsidised restaurant on site. Please scroll down the page to review our benefits suite below.
Application closing date:
All applications must be received by the 8th November 2019.
The Williams Group is an equal opportunity employer who values diversity and inclusion. If you have a disability, we are happy to discuss reasonable job adjustments.
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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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