Sensor Technician

After more than 60 years away from Formula One, Aston Martin is back on the grid for 2021. Based in Northamptonshire, Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One™ Team has more than 500 passionate people at its heart, making a team with both a rich heritage and a fresh perspective – bringing new energy to the sport with a determination to shake up the order and compete at the sharp end.

The Aston Martin era represents the beginning of a new journey for us, but the racer’s attitude and can-do approach remain central pillars in the team’s philosophy. The focus is always on improving performance and delivering results. With fresh investment and energy, the stage is set to build on Aston Martin’s rich history in motorsport and establish Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One™ Team as a competitive force in the years ahead.

To succeed on this mission, the team is looking for talented individuals who share our passion for racing and hunger for competition. It’s a stimulating and rewarding place to work, with pure racing at the core of everything we do. We are building for a strong future and every member of the team will play an important role in our success.

We are a brave and united team who value authenticity, honesty, and are never afraid to question conventions. We embrace these values in ways that reflect our modern world. If you share our racer’s spirit and want to contribute to the next chapter in Aston Martin’s glorious history, please apply and join one of the most exciting projects in Formula One.

We have a new opportunity to be part of the Electronics team in the role of Sensor Technician.


The primary role of the Sensor Technician will be to carry out goods-in & turnaround inspection and calibration checks on the sensors used by the Team, complete build/final assembly of the parts and collate data/generate reports of the tests carried out.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Carry out inspection of parts received from external suppliers to ensure that they meeting the required specification.
  • Verifying the calibration of the sensors matches the data provided by the supplier using the appropriate test equipment/rig.
  • Generating reports to document the test results and confirm that the part is operating to specification/within tolerance.
  • Ensuring that the calibration data for the sensors is correctly entered in the appropriate database.
  • Complete final build/assembly of the parts in line with the production documentation provided.
  • Carrying out final inspection/sign-off testing of parts prior to being released from department.
  • Carry out servicing of parts post use to include cleaning and visual inspection, functional/calibration checks, reporting of any damage/performance degradation and support of any rework/repairs required.
  • Investigation of parts that have been reported as faulty using the appropriate inspection/test equipment.
  • Carrying out line inspection of assemblies in build to ensure that correct processes have been followed and quality levels are maintained.
  • Manufacture of harnesses for test/support instrumentation/equipment and rigs as required.
  • Electronic circuit board and unit assembly for sensor interfacing.
  • Prototyping of new sensor solutions/installations such as strain gauging, etc.
  • Generating necessary sketches/drawings to capture dimensions for new desi
  • Updates to the manufacturing procedures/processes.
  • Support for car build/freight pack up as required.
  • Support for any on car testing and fault finding/investigation as required.
  • Support for installation and commissioning of test rigs.
  • Updated records on the lifing system as parts are manufactured/serviced.
  • General support of production, test and calibration activities with the Electronics dept.

Skills & Knowledge Required

  • A number of years’ experience in sensor/actuator build, test, calibration and servicing.
  • Knowledge of the application/installation of various types of sensors including strain gauges.
  • Experience of motorsport wiring harness manufacture.
  • Previous experience in a similar role ideally in a motorsport, automotive or aerospace environment.
  • Experience of assembly/rework of electrical components such as test equipment, rigs, panels, motors, etc.
  • Experience of circuit board assembly with surface mount components.
  • Be proficient in the use of word processing, spreadsheet, drawing, etc PC software packages.
  • Ability to calmly and confidently work under pressure to achieve targets and deliver results within required timescales
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • To have a flexible attitude and ability to work as part of a team in a changing environment
  • Possess commitment and proven reliability
  • Be enthusiastic and versatile
  • Ability to build good working relationships with colleagues
  • Ability to demonstrate a clear understanding of, and commitment to, Health & Safety


The role will be based at the Silverstone Factory. There will be a requirement to travel as required.

Aston Martin Formula One Team is committed to attracting, recruiting and retaining the most talented individuals, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, gender expression, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion, belief, sex or sexual orientation. We strive to be a Team that reflects all the communities with which we engage around the world through diversity in the workplace and promoting an inclusive culture in which all team members are respected, empowered and valued.