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Job listing closed on 30 Oct 2023
20 Sept 2023

Track Systems Technician

🇬🇧 Biggin Hill, UK
Full Time
2+ years exp.

Want to be one of the hundreds of people that work together to make Formula 1 happen? We need a Track Systems Technician to add their skills to the force behind the sport.

Ensuring the installation, deployment and management of the F1 timing data acquisition and communications system at F1 race locations, your work will be split between the Event Technical Centre at the race circuits, and our Media & Technical Centre in Biggin Hill.

Reporting into the Track Systems Team Manager, you will:

  • Competently install the timing loops, beacons and track temperature sensors in the surface of the track. This involves manual work including digging, soldering, operation of machinery and tools (for which health and safety training will be provided).
  • Work in a safe way at all times with consideration to company and location specific Health and Safety requirements.
  • Installation, testing and termination of co-axial cable and multi core twisted pair data cable used for loop and decoder data communications.
  • Test and verify correct function of all timing data acquisition equipment and related hardware.
  • Fault finding on basic IT networks and cable systems.
  • Compile and publish reports for the department.
  • Be prepared to work in an outdoor environment in a multitude of global destinations.
  • Ensure department and company tools and equipment are correctly used, maintained and freighted between races.
  • Read, comprehend and work to the F1 Circuit Drawings to achieve the correct equipment setup for a race.
  • Learn to configure and monitor incoming and outgoing data using F1 software to ensure correct function of company systems. Report issues to the F100 team and associated clients.
  • Mark loop IDs on track with spray paint.
  • Install beacon fittings in track and pit lane.
  • Mark front axle points for pit-stop boxes in pit lane.
  • Configure and deploy the timing decoders, pit lane nodes and workshop furniture.


  • HND standard electrical or electronic qualification or equivalent experience.
  • HNC standard electrical or electronic qualification with minimum experience.
  • Fault finding on electrical/electronic wiring systems.
  • Reading, understanding and working to wiring diagrams and technical drawings.
  • Basic use of Microsoft Windows Excel and Word
  • Basic IT skills and computer experience
  • Ability to learn bespoke department software systems
  • Ability to travel on a regular basis for extended periods (1 to 3 weeks).
  • Willingness to learn new skills and a keen interest in the technical subjects related to the job role.
  • Excellent communicator with ability to express oneself accurately and concisely.
  • Good time management skills.

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