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Experienced Race Engine Technicians

Radical Sportscars Ltd
Date Posted
13th October 2016
Engine / Power Plant
Peterborough, UK

Due to continued growth of its global distributor and dealer network, and a rapid expansion in production following the recent launch of the SR3 RSX, RXC Spyder and RXC Turbo track cars, Radical Sportscars is seeking time-served and experienced Race Engine Technicians to join its powertrain arm.

Working as part of a close-knit team you’ll be responsible for the assembly of new four-cylinder, V6 turbocharged and V8 race engines for Radical’s range of sports-racing cars, as well as the stripdown, inspection, servicing and reassembly of customer units. A high degree of accuracy and detail is essential in the preparation of these racing powerplants, delivered to customers across the world. 

The role includes assisting with dyno testing and running-in of new and refurbished engines, and support of Radical’s on-track activity at its UK and European racing events. International travel is likely with experience in support of customer and distributor track programmes globally.

Desired Skills and Expertise
Essential criteria:

  • Time-served engine building experience – specifically hands-on assembly, inspection and diagnosis
  • Experience with modern race engine management systems, fuel injection and gearshift control
  • Meticulous attention to detail and methodical approach to work
  • IT literate and effective communicator either verbally or in writing
  • Customer-facing, positive personality as role includes trackside working in a public environment
  • Full UK driving licence; willing to travel around the world to support customers and distributors with some weekend and out-of-hours work to be expected

Desirable criteria:

  • Specific race engine (single-seaters, sportscars, GT racing or motorcycle) building experience
  • Working knowledge of AER/LIFE engine management systems, mapping and associated software
  • Wider understanding of race car systems and technology
  • Experience with turbocharged powerplants and emissions control

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