Electronics Hardware Engineer

Electronics Hardware Engineer

Company
Haas F1 Team
Date Posted
13th September 2018
Reference
EHE
Sector
Electronics Engineer
Location
Banbury / UK
Salary
Competitive Salary

Join the newest successful Formula One team! At Haas F1 Team, we are looking to grow our Team  and have an exciting position available in our Electronics department. This is a fast-paced and challenging opportunity to make a substantial impact within a small team. We are looking for team-oriented, experienced individual.

We are a young, dynamic, and expanding team that is building an open, discursive environment full of opportunities for motivated individuals pursing a challenge. Haas F1 Team is designed to allow the best and brightest talent to excel within the premier form of racing in the world. Haas F1 Team debuted in the FIA Formula One World Championship in 2016, becoming the first American-led Formula One team since 1986. Founded by industrialist Gene Haas, Haas F1 Team is in Kannapolis, North Carolina, USA, with team operations in Banbury, UK and Parma, Italy. We have proven to be competitive within our first two seasons with a uniquely-designed team, quickly demonstrating our desire to win!

 

General Summary:

Reporting to the Head of Electronics. This role is located in Banbury, primarily a factory based position with some event & supplier travel. The role will involve working closely with our design team and our engine partner. Responsibilities will include the design and installation of all electrical parts both on and off car in accordance with the F1 technical regulations.

 

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Promote teamwork and effective communications to develop working relationships between all personnel and departments.
  • Have an excellent understanding of electrical & electronics design on an F1 Chassis and able to produce accurate drawings to a high standard.
  • Responsible for the installation of all on-car harnesses, boxes, sensors and assemblies on the chassis ensuring they meet the environment requirements regarding installation and reliability.
  • Work closely with our design team to achieve highly optimised designs that meet our installation requirements.
  • Responsible for the off car design of car and garage electrical systems and components.
  • Provide installation manuals & associated documentation to help the Electricians install electrical harnesses, boxes, sensors and associated brackets.
  • Responsible for the correct installation of FIA, FOM and other supplier components in accordance with their documentation.
  • Support pre-season car build and testing events as required to oversee the installation of designed parts into the chassis and garage environment.
  • Actively progress allocated vehicle performance, development and reliability projects under the direction of the Head of Electronics.
  • Assist with the management and progress of reported electrical faults & issues both at the track and factory. Proactively investigate faults and generate & update fault reports as required working closely with the Reliability Engineer.
  • Continuously monitor and help to improve on and off car installations, design standards and operational processes and procedures.
  • Follow and enforce health and safety regulations at all venues.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Head of Electronics or his designee.

 

Education and Work Experience:

Degree or equivalent in electronic or electrical engineering.
Previous experience of working in a design motor sport environment is essential.
Experience with drawing electrical parts in CAD would be an advantage.

 

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.

 

Work Environment Physical Demands:

An ability to work and prioritise 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 frequent 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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