Metallic Machinist

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.

The position:

We are looking to recruit a Machinist to join our team. Working in the Machine Shop, the role involves operating machines that produce complex components through a diverse material range.

Would you like to play a vital role in a team which contributes to the race car components? Our department goal is to produce key parts in the most efficient, cost effective way whilst keeping lead-times to a minimum.

The role:

Candidates will have experience in machining high quality components, working collaboratively and individually to meet the demands set out by production. With a strong work ethic, continuous improvement will be important to you as these values will contribute to a successful team. Written and verbal communication skills are important attributes and will make valuable contributions to role. You will ensure that all relevant data regarding scheduling of work is kept up to date and accurate.

Skills you'll use every day:

The successful candidate will have a good level of knowledge around manufacturing technology relating to metallic components. Operationally, your milling experience will have seen you use DMG machining centres with Siemens controls, Matsuura machining centres with Fanuc controls and Hurco machining centres with Ultimax controls. Alternatively, your turning experience will have seen you use Hitachi and Hardinge lathes and Stama millturn.

Core Skills:

Candidates should ideally possess a recognised apprenticeship or have gained relevant experience in a similar environment, take pride in their work and be capable of working with a minimum of supervision with attention to detail whilst displaying a ‘can do’ attitude. Good written and verbal communication skills will also be required, as liaising with other departments within Williams will be another key element to this position. A high degree of flexibility, self-motivation, team ethic and initiative are critical for success in this role as is the willingness to work extended hours when workloads require. An understanding of NC G-code programming in the milling role would be advantageous, as there will be the requirement to feed back to the programming department any positive changes you feel might be made.

Shifts available:

For these roles we have a choice of three shifts available:

4 days on, 4 days off

Alternating early/late shift



What can Williams offer?


The Williams Group is based in Grove, Oxfordshire. Aside from the benefits which can be found at the bottom of this job description, we can also offer free onsite parking and large open green spaces to unwind during breaks. We are a short 5 minutes’ from Wantage, our closest town center. We have an on-site gym which is free to use for all staff and contractors and we also have a subsidised restaurant on site


The Williams Group is an equal opportunity employer who value diversity and inclusion. If you have a disability we would be happy to discuss reasonable adjustments to the job with you.

Application closing date:

All applications must be received by 2nd August 2019


Strictly no agencies.