Metallic Machinist Nights

The company:

Williams’ core competencies are the design and development of racing cars to compete in the Formula One World Championship. As one of the world's leading Formula One teams, the company has secured 16 FIA Formula One World Championship titles since its foundation in 1977 and is now moving into an exciting era under new ownership defined by relentless innovation and living sustainable performance in every dimension.

The position:

We are currently recruiting for a Metallic Machinist (CNC Miller) to join our Machine Shop here at Williams working on night shift. This is an exciting time to join Williams, and we have invested heavily in our machining capabilities, introducing new, state of the art DMG machines. The primary focus will be producing complex components for the Race Car and associated jigs and fixtures on our DMG 5-Axis machining centres. Our department objective is to produce key parts in the most efficient, cost effective way, maintaining tight delivery deadlines whilst maintaining a high standard of work.

Your main responsibilities as a Metallic Machinist, will be:

  • To ensure components are produced in the most efficient, cost effective way whilst keeping lead-times to a minimum.

  • To carry out machining operations as directed by the Supervisor/Team Leader ensuring that all steps are taken to meet given deadlines.

  • Ensure that the Supervisor/Team Leader kept informed where machining problems are causing delays.

  • Where appropriate, communicate and collaborate with TPP (Toolpath Programming) when solving problems machining first-off components and/or offer solutions that may further improve the quality or runtime of the job.

  • To proactively liaise with both fellow machinists within the Machine Shop and other areas within the business to ensure best practice is established and utilised.

  • Carry out all possible inspection during the machining of any first off components, establish that a first off is correct and ensure that the remainder of the batch meets the same standard.

  • Ensure that all relevant shop floor data is collected and is accurately recorded using Data Collection Software when required.

  • Ensure communication to other shifts is thorough and accurate so that a smooth handover results in minimum loss in production time using written and verbal communication as necessary.

  • All information pertaining to the running of the job must be clearly and accurately recorded to ensure the smooth running of future demand using the preferred handover notebook.

  • Communicate ideas and suggestions regarding more efficient / effective production to the Supervisor/Team Leader.

Our ideal Metallic Machinist, will have the following:

  • Good level of knowledge manufacturing metallic and non-metallic components from aircraft grade metallics and high-quality engineering plastics.

  • A strong knowledge of setting and operating Fanuc/Siemens controlled machining centres preferable but not essential.

  • The ability to program manually and/or conversationally (Fanuc and Siemens) would be advantageous.

  • The need to run multiple machines and plan-ahead is regularly required.

  • Ideally possess a recognised apprenticeship or have gained relevant experience in a precision engineering environment

  • Be able to demonstrate a good depth of machining knowledge both CNC and Manual in a low volume, high accuracy, fast paced prototype environment.

  • Take pride in the work and be capable of working with a minimum of supervision

  • Attention to detail whilst displaying a ‘can do’ attitude.

  • A high degree of flexibility, self-motivation, team ethic and initiative are critical for success in this role.

  • A strong work ethic and a positive approach to continuous improvement

  • A willingness to work extended hours on occasion

Please note this is for the following shift: Nightshift - Monday to Thursday

Application closing date: All applications must have been received by Monday 29th April.

What can Williams offer?

The Williams Group is based in multi acre complex located in Grove, Oxfordshire. The Williams Group offers a competitive holiday package, staff events/open days, a subsidised restaurant on site and various car schemes. We have an on-site gym (open 24 hours a day) as well as various fitness classes including outdoors bootcamps, pilates and yoga free for all staff and contractors to use. Aside from these benefits we can offer free onsite parking and large open green spaces to unwind during breaks. We are a based just 30 mins from Oxford City Centre by bus.

Williams is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and inclusion. We are happy to discuss reasonable job adjustments

Williams Racing