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Electrician

General Summary:

Reports to the Head of Electronics. Works closely with and takes direction from the Electronics Trackside Team Leader during race and test events. Supporting all on car and garage electrical systems at race and test events. Responsible for set-up and pack-up of all equipment before and after an event. Factory roles will include service and maintenance of sensors, harnesses and garage electrical equipment.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Actively progress allocated Development & Reliability projects under the direction of the Head of Electronics where required.
  • Continually provide car build decisions, status and issues to the Systems Engineer.
  • Install and maintain all electrical equipment and wiring in the garage/trucks and offices before an event.
  • Fit electronic boxes, wiring harnesses and sensors on the race cars, ensuring only parts that have been allocated to the car are fitted.
  • Keeping records of the life numbers of parts fitted to the car communicating all changes before the start of a session to designated team members.
  • Work closely with the number one mechanic to ensure parts are available and fitted to timescales.
  • Ensure that all the life check systems transactions are carried out correctly for all work as required, maintaining complete component lifing integrity.
  • Assist the systems engineer when they are calibrating sensors. This may involve using set-up equipment on the car or in the garage.
  • Continuously monitor and improve on and off car installations, design standards and operational processes and procedures.
  • Set-up of the weather station and ensure data is available for use in the Atlas data.
  • Keep records of any stock used at an event and provide this feedback to the Electronics Trackside Team leader to ensure replacement parts are ordered via the daily Elec event report.
  • Follow and enforce health & safety regulations at all venues.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Head of Electronics or the Team Manager.

Education and Work Experience:

Electrical Training – HNC level. Knowledge of Raychem systems 25 and previous experience work in high level motorsport are essential. Ideally would hold a 17th edition IEE wiring regulations certificate.

Specialized Knowledge and Skills:

Strong communication skills, written and verbal. Strong technical background in racing car electrical and electronic systems. Work to a consistently high standard in stressful and time sensitive situations. Quick decision making skills whilst working through problems in a scientific and analytical way. Work well in a team environment with personnel at all levels.

Equipment and Applications:

Soldering, use of electrical wiring test equipment. Computer literate

Work Environment Physical Demands:

An ability to work and priority within a high pressure, time sensitive environment while retaining a methodical approach is essential. The role requires a willingness to work flexible hours, including a significant portion of weekends.  It will include occasional travel to race and test events.

This position may require lifting up to 50 pounds, repeated bending, squatting and manual dexterity. Fast- paced work environment requiring heavy mental demands.  Work environment includes race cars, 7-post and other rigs, grinding debris, and hazardous fluids.
All employees must ensure compliance with the Company Health and Safety Policy, and all relevant other statutory Health and Safety legislation. This job description may not detail some less major duties allocated to the post holder, nor cover duties of a similar nature, which may from time to time be reasonably required by the relevant manager.

 

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