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Jigs and Fixtures Design Engineer

Williams Racing

Williams Grand Prix Engineering Limited, currently racing in Formula One as Williams Racing, is a British Formula One motor racing team and constructor. It was founded by former team owner Frank Williams and automotive engineer Patrick Head.

22 Jun 2022
Full Time
Closing date
6 Jul 2022


The company:

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 Grands Prix for more than three decades. The Williams name has been synonymous with top-level motorsport since the 1960s.

We are looking to recruit a Jigs and Fixtures Designer to scope, plan, design and release jigs and fixtures to suitable standards, costs and timescales to meet development and production plans laid out by the business.

Key assemblies within team include;

  • Machining and bonding jigs required to produce all areas of the car
  • Welding jigs
  • Assembly jigs
  • Inspection jigs

Key responsibilities;

  • In conjunction with the Design Groups and End Users, produce jigs and fixtures, to the highest standard whilst working within the, ‘Fit, Form and Function’ methodology.
  • Design, draught and tolerance jigs and fixtures to ensure assembled components can be built to engineering defined tolerances.
  • Supply any build instructions that may be required.
  • Ensure compliance to required delivery dates and report any deviance and the associated causes.
  • Assist with identifying ways to improve the performance of the department and address the wider needs of the various stakeholders.
  • Maintain positive relationships with JFD colleagues and other business departments.
  • Follow the company’s Health and Safety policy and ensure Health and Safety is a consideration in every design.
  • Maintain a high standard of staff and departmental presentation, as appropriate for a world class facility visited by potential sponsors, partners and other VIPs.

The candidate will have an in depth understanding of fundamental engineering principles and have a relevant degree or equivalent qualification supported by design experience in a top-level motorsport field. Experience with composite tooling & manufacture would be advantageous. Strong CAD skills are necessary, ideally with experience of NX, however training will be provided for conversion from other CAD systems.

Effective and efficient people management skills are key to this role along with a strong knowledge of contemporary F1 technology and design. An innovative approach to design and strong knowledge of manufacturing techniques is also key to this role.

Applicants should bring a creative, proactive approach to problem-solving, along with good attention to detail and the ability to work to tight deadlines.

What can Williams offer?

The Williams Group are 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. Please scroll down the page to view our full range of benefits.

How to Apply

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Closing date: 6th July 2022

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.

Additional Information

Full Time
Job Type
Sports Technology

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