CNC Machinist/Programmer (Early/Late Shift)

CNC Machinist/Programmer

Brackley, UK

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.

A new vacancy has arisen for a CNC Machinist/Programmer working within the Main Machine Shop on the Early/Late shift.

About the Role:

Reporting to a Machine Shop Team Leader, the CNC Machinist/Programmer will be responsible for setting and operating Matsuura 5 axis machining centres, whilst using NX CAM to create CNC programmes alongside our dedicated CAM Programmers to troubleshoot and optimise CNC code, to produce precision machined components for our F1 race car and customer programmes.

  • Setting and operating Matsuura 5 axis machining centres to achieve maximum efficiency and the highest quality standards for the manufacture of precision engineered metallic components.

  • Use of Siemens NX CAM software to create CNC programmes alongside our dedicated CAM Programmers for high complexity components, with a focus on CNC code optimisation and troubleshooting.

  • Maximising throughput and overall machine tool efficiency.

  • Ensuring that appropriate process and procedures are adhered to throughout manufacture in order to maintain high quality.

  • Dynamic and capable meeting challenging deadlines within a fast paced environment.

  • Providing clear, effective communication across all shifts.

  • Must possess a continuous improvement mind-set and be able to create a positive profile for themselves and the department.

To be successful you will have:

Having served a recognised apprenticeship and holding the relevant qualifications, the successful candidate will have a background in setting and operating 5 axis machine tools and be proficient in the use of CAD/CAM software, for the manufacture of precision components within a quality focussed, fast paced environment.

You will possess effective communication skills and will have the ability to remain focused and objective under pressure. You will be able to demonstrate a process mind-set with the capability for logically solving complex problems.  Resilient and professional with a belief in the concept of Continuous Improvement.  Energetic with a strong work ethic and customer focus.

Flexibility in hours and a can-do approach is required, along with the ability to work in a team, under pressure and to strict deadlines with minimum supervision.


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, employee well-being programme and offer flexible working opportunities.

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.

Your application:

We will ask you to complete a questionnaire as well as submitting a cover letter and CV. Please note if you would like to include a cover letter please upload it with your CV as one PDF document.

Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team