Junior Materials Engineer

For many fans of Formula One, the sport exists between lights and chequered flag on a Sunday afternoon. It begins and ends with the exploits of the drivers on the track. But this is merely the tip of the spear. The reality of modern F1 is that of a complex and intertwined operation, every part of which needs to perform near its limit if success is to be achieved. From the pit crew searching for the ultimate repeatable pit stop, to the inspiration of the designers, the application of engineers and the herculean efforts of an army of fabricators and machinists. Much of our success is thanks to the diversity of thought and spectrum of skill sets held within the team, our ability to recognise unique contributions from individual team members is just a part of why we love what we do.

Job Description

Red Bull Powertrains is a Formula One power unit manufacturing company and the newest addition to the Red Bull Technology Campus in Milton Keynes. Formed in 2021, Red Bull Powertrains is continuously expanding the team of experienced and talented engineers from different backgrounds, all working towards developing a championship winning Power Unit that will comply with 2026 regulations.

We are looking for a Junior Materials Engineer to join the Material and Battery Engineering Group of Red Bull Powertrains. You will support the ERS and ESS areas of the Powertrain working closely with other areas of the business including Design, Quality, Purchasing and Performance to deliver a race and championship winning Power Unit. With the opportunity to be involved in multiple areas of the Power Unit, knowledge of electronic systems and battery cell technology is advantageous as well as knowledge of material processing such as manufacturing methods, heat treatment and surface treatment of materials and components.

This role would suit a Junior Materials Engineer or a Materials Engineer early in their career with a passion to gain new knowledge and skills whilst pushing our technology forwards.

To fulfil this Junior Materials Engineer position, you will need:

  • A Materials Science or Materials Engineering degree or equivalent qualification.
  • Knowledge of F1 hybrid power unit materials is advantageous but involvement in high-performance R&D projects and experience of short lead time projects is a pre-requisite.
  • Excellent understanding of the failure mechanisms of different materials.
  • Methodical approach to problem solving.
  • Technical report writing including ability to draw conclusions and make decisions.
  • Experience of heat treatments and surface treatments with the ability to write appropriate control specifications and audit suppliers.
  • Knowledge of conventional material manufacturing methods as well as new technologies such as Additive Manufacturing.
  • Eagerness to learn and push experience beyond current knowledge levels.
  • Practical hands-on approach with ability to self-manage workload and priorities when necessary.
  • Ability to generate innovative materials solutions that deliver benefits to the Power Unit.
  • Willingness to adapt to the challenge of a fast paced, technically challenging environment.

The ideal Junior Materials Engineer will have:

  • Ability to prepare metallurgical samples for examination.
  • Knowledge of the operation of standard metallurgical equipment.
  • Experience of material property testing and interpretation of the results.
  • Can-do attitude and willingness to learn new skills is essential.
  • Evidenced experience of complex decision making and strategic thinking when faced with imperfect data and challenging timelines.

At Red Bull Powertrains we offer more than just a job. Beyond competitive salaries, our comprehensive benefits package includes private health care, life assurance, and a company-contributed pension scheme. You’ll also enjoy perks like an on-site gym, fitness classes, daily food allowance, free barista style hot drinks, and of course, lots of Red Bull to keep you firing on all cylinders! Join our team and contribute to the exceptional group of people who consistently propel our grand prix car to victory on the grid year after year.

Fri, 21 Jun 2024

Red Bull Powertrains