Race Car Build Technician

RT Quaife Engineering Ltd is a well-established engineering company based in Kent, which has been trading for over 50 years. We specialise in providing powertrain solutions to the motorsport industry, and control the entire process from design to manufacture in-house. We have modern facilities with state-of-the-art equipment to ensure we are always at the forefront of our field.
 
Are you keen to join a forward-thinking automotive driveline component manufacturer? Are you passionate about precision engineering, motorsport, and development of new products?

The aim with this new project is to go to a whole new level, we want to prove that we can build one of the fastest 4 wheeled two seater cars in the world. The car has been in design for the last 2 years and every part has been meticulously designed in house. There have been countless hours of development that have gone into all aspects of the design alone. Full Analysis has taken place to ensure each component is as light as possible whilst still retaining the required strength for the loads we are expecting to see. A huge percentage of the parts of the car are custom and one off including the chassis, uprights, gearbox, engine, wheel bearings, wheels, hubs, exhaust, inlet, coolers, suspension, body… the list goes on.
 
The car will be run initially in the UK time attack to compete against cars such as gobstopper 3. The UK time attack is one of the least regulated championships meaning that we have the ability to design the ultimate 2 seater. 
 
The basic spec of the car is as follow:

Engine – Bespoke Twin turbo Hartly V8 with over 900bhp 
Electronics – Full Motec control of engine and multiple sensors on the car including, brake temps, tyre temps, damper pots,etc
Transmission – Structural 6 Speed paddleshift Quaife Transaxle through Pankl driveshafts
Suspension – Multimatic 5 way adjustable dampers
Brakes – Full carbon/carbon bespoke from Brembo
Body – 15CDV6 tubular chassis with full Carbon Body and integrated front and rear crash boxes
Uprights - Full billet Aluminium Lithium uprights with custom ceramic bearings
Aero – Full aero with over 3000kgs of downforce 
Wheels – custom OZ racing 
 
We want this car to showcase what we can achieve. We have always been known as a company who produces product for clubman to semi-professional drivers and we want to show the world that we can do much more. The car may end up going to other parts of the world for events once running. 
 
The car will be built in a new building specifically built for this project. The successful candidate will be required be able to use their previous experience to build and develop the car. 
 
Role will include:
 
•    General maintenance of company development vehicles.
•    Full build and prep of car.
•    Removal and installation of gearboxes 
•    Setting up of gearbox electronics 
•    Supervise and carry out full car preparation, set up/set downs.
•    Work with engineers and carry out setup changes.
•    Trackside support. 
•    Keeping a record of all car parts life number for each event (working to supplied life build sheets)
 
Capabilities:
 
•    Previous experience with working on GP2/F2 or LMP2 is essential.
•    Knowledge of motorsport sequential and H pattern gearboxes is essential.
•    An understanding of the design and manufacture of gearbox components is preferable but not essential.
•    Basic fabrication and machining skills is preferable but not essential.
 
Personal Attributes / Skills:
 
•    Be able to work independently to strict deadlines as well as being a strong team player.
•    To be able to work under their own initiative when necessary.
•    To have a ‘can do’ proactive attitude and proactively support others.
•    Complete tasks given within agreed time frames.
•    Flexible attitude to working hours.
•    To follow and actively enforce the company’s health and Safety and HV policies.
 
A high standard of quality and attention to detail is expected from all of our staff, as is the ability to work in a dynamic environment. This job description is designed to help you in the understanding of the role and is not intended to be a definitive list of duties, as flexibility in meeting company needs is required by all employees.
 

Location:
Sevenoaks, Kent, United Kingdom

Hours:
Monday to Thursday 7:00 - 17:00
Friday 8:00 - 15.30
 
Some weekend work may be required during the motorsport season.
 
We can offer a competitive salary, based on experience, plus 29 days annual leave inclusive of bank and public holidays.