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Job listing closed on 2 Feb 2024
21 Jan 2024

Aerodynamics Model Technician (Shift Work)

🇬🇧 Brackley, UK
Full Time
2+ years exp.

Aerodynamics Model Technician (Shift Work)


At the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team, a group of passionate and determined people work to design, develop, manufacture, and race the cars driven by seven-time World Champion Lewis Hamilton and Grand Prix winner George Russell.

Whether working in our Operations, Technical, Race or Business Support functions, we are all in and aspire to build the greatest team in the history of our sport.

Every individual plays their part. No stone is left unturned in the chase for every tenth of a second. The history of our sport is long and rich, and we are continuing our journey with renewed effort year on year. Record books remember the names of a few, but history is written by the many.

About the Role:

An exciting new opportunity has opened for a Model Technician to join our Model Shop team. The successful candidate will be responsible for the manufacture and assembly of aerodynamic models and related parts for development and testing. The role also encompasses the responsibility of assisting in development tests in the Wind Tunnel.

The role would either be working an early/late shift or a weekend shift pattern.

Key Responsibilities/Duties:

  • Preparation of parts for use on the Wind Tunnel model from and a variety of different manufacturing processes.

  • The assembly and checking of Wind Tunnel models to design and development specifications.

  • Executing model changes in the Wind Tunnel for aerodynamic development tests and liaison with the aerodynamicists to achieve performance targets.

  • Maintaining good quality control for component manufacture.

  • Provide technical feedback on the fitment and assembly of components to establish good design practices.

  • Aid in the training and development of staff to ensure high level of flexibility within the area.

  • Implement continuous improvement initiatives to establish best practice, improve quality, and productivity on the Wind Tunnel model.

  • Ensure processes are operated and carried out safely and maintained in accordance with the manufacture’s recommendations and department risk assessments.

  • Managing and maintaining the stock of consumables used in part preparation.

  • Help with the development and support of departmental processes and procedures.

  • Support Wind Tunnel tests in accordance with an agreed rota or shift system.

  • Maintain high standards of housekeeping.

To be successful you will have:

  • Received recognised training in an area that provides a good knowledge of working materials used in model production.

  • Knowledge of model assembly and fitting model components would be advantageous.

  • Flexibility in hours and approach is required, along with a ‘can do’, ‘team playing’ attitude.

  • The ability to work under minimal supervision and to strict deadlines is essential.


Our riverside campus is powered by 100% renewably sourced energy and features an on-site gym and exercise studio, subsidised restaurant, and on-site parking with EV chargers available.

We offer a competitive and attractive package of benefits including a generous bonus scheme, Mercedes car lease scheme, private medical cover, life assurance and 25 days holiday. We pride ourselves on our family-friendly environment and employee well-being programmes.

Why us:

At the heart of our performance are our people. Every member of our team has a voice and plays their part in contributing to our successes on and off the racetrack. We take pride in creating an innovative, collaborative, and high-performance culture where all of our team members are respected, empowered and valued.

Through our Accelerate 25 programme, we are continuously working to make our team even more diverse and inclusive. Whatever your background, we believe that you will find working with us rewarding and enriching.