Senior Tyre Science Engineer

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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 based in the United States on the same Kannapolis, North Carolina, campus as his championship-winning NASCAR team, Stewart-Haas Racing. Haas is the founder of Haas Automation, the largest CNC machine tool builder in North America, and he is chairman of Haas F1 Team. 

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Organisation
Haas F1 Team
Reference
VAC-4334
Location
Banbury / UK
Salary / Benefits
Competitive
Contract Type

MoneyGram Haas F1 Team is unique – on and off the track. We don’t follow the status quo and we’ve made a name for ourselves as the team who does things differently. You might’ve seen us on Netflix or know that we’re the only American-owned team on the Formula 1 grid, but we’re also more than that.

We have three HQs – Kannapolis in the US, Banbury in the UK and Maranello in Italy – each staffed by passionate, loyal and hardworking advocates. At Haas, you’ll be involved in many different areas of the team, an assortment of projects and plenty of hands-on experience while collaborating with some of the best minds in the world.

 

Yes, you’ll learn from us, but we expect to learn from you too!
 

General Summary:

This position reports to the Head of Vehicle Science or their designee and is based in Banbury, UK. This position involves working in close co-operation with various departments both at the track and factory based. This position requires support during race weekends from the factory and attendance to a limited number of trackside races and tests.

 

Key Responsibilities:

General:

  • Promote teamwork and effective communications to develop working relationships between all personnel and departments.
  • Follow all safety regulations in all venues.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Head of Vehicle Science and the Director of Engineering or their designee.

 

Factory:

  • Formulate pre-event reporting to support Race Engineering with the event preparation.
  • Contribute to post-event analysis and reporting of tyre performance with focus on answering specific focus points and improving the performance of the tyres and the tools involved.
  • Collaborate with tyre science and software engineers on the design and development of tools used to monitor the performance of tyres.
  • Propose tyre test items, for all trackside and rig testing opportunities and report the findings with a data driven approach.
  • Review of the testing techniques and suggest changes for improvements.
  • Manage and maintain the tyre database supplied by the tyre manufacturer.
  • Manage and maintain the tyre stock supplied by the tyre manufacturer.
  • Liaise with the tyre manufacturer for any issue related to any supply.
  • Lead and maintain any collaboration with Electronics and Control System departments in detecting and reporting malfunctioning of sensors and of in-garage monitoring and heating systems. Propose solutions and/or support the investigation with a data driven approach.
  • Supervise and mentor junior tyre engineers with their contribution to the team activities.
     

Trackside:

  • Support race and test events by following the sessions live at the track or from the factory.
  • Assist Race Engineering, Vehicle Performance and Strategy departments to monitor tyre operation and optimize the car performance.
  • Lead and co-ordinate track activities related to tyre sets management, such as fitment, post event inspection, sets selection and blankets procedures.
  • Liaise with the tyre supplier to support all tyre related track activities and to gather all necessary information to aid the understanding of tyre behavior.
  • Collaborate and assist Electronics and Control Systems department to monitor live the performance of sensors directly and indirectly related to tyres.
     

Education and Work Experience:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of all onboard sensors and instrumentations generally used to monitor tyre performance and operating conditions.
  • Experience in tyre casing and compound designs.
  • Experience in contact mechanics of rubber compounds.

 

Specialized Knowledge and Skills:

  • Strong technical background in racing tyres.
  • Strong communication skills, written and verbal.
  • Work to a consistently high standard in stressful and time sensitive situations, whilst prioritising and managing workload efficiently in the presence of multiple inputs/demands.
  • Quick decision-making skills whilst working through problems in an analytical way.
  • Work well within a team environment with personnel at all levels.
  • A sympathetic approach to your work colleagues and an ability to integrate within a group environment.
  • A can-do positive approach and a willingness to help others is essential.

 

Equipment and Applications:

  • Good understanding of MAT-Atlas package to enable management application in vTAG environment.
  • Excellent knowledge of MS-Office software package.
  • A good to advanced experience and knowledge of MATLAB & Simulink.

 

Work Environment Physical Demands:

An ability to work and prioritize within a high pressure, time sensitive environment while retaining a methodical approach is essential. The role may require domestic and international travel and a willingness to work long and flexible hours including weekends.

 

This position may require lifting to 50 pounds, repeated bending, squatting and manual dexterity. Fast-paced work environment requiring heavy mental demands. Work environment includes machinery, 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, nor cover duties of a similar nature, which may from time to time be reasonably required by the relevant manager.


At MoneyGram Haas F1 Team, we consider our employees our greatest asset. We strive to create a supportive and inclusive work environment where everyone can thrive and grow. We value diversity and encourage our employees to bring their unique perspectives and experiences to the conversation. Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion are fundamental to who we are as a company and a collective of colleagues. Our commitment to these ethics is steadfast and this promise travels with us wherever we are in the world.

We look after our team with multiple rewards packages, competitive bonuses and year-round health and wellbeing programs, providing you with the tools to motivate and perform at your best. 

If you’re passionate about competition, technology and teamwork, then working at MoneyGram Haas F1 Team could be the perfect fit for you. Motorsport is a dynamic and exciting industry that offers a wide range of opportunities for those who are willing to put in the hard work and dedication required to succeed. Working at MoneyGram Haas F1 Team is a highly rewarding experience, as you become a crucial member of a team that is constantly pushing the boundaries of what’s possible and striving for excellence in everything we do.

Join our team and make your passion your profession.

 

Notice

Due to the nature of the organisation, all employees of MoneyGram Haas F1 Team are required to be security cleared to National Security Vetting standards. If successful in your application, we would support you with the NSV process. As a guideline only, you would normally need to have been a UK resident for the last 5 consecutive years.  Further confirmation can be found on the Civil Aviation Authority  National Security Vetting (NSV) website https://www.caa.co.uk/Commercial-industry/Security/Vetting/National-security-vetting/

If you have not been a UK resident for the last 5 consecutive years, please be prepared to request an Overseas Criminal Records Check for these countries as you will be asked to provide this for referencing and security checks if you are successful.