Designing and manufacturing an electric racecar is an incredible project in need of exceptional students. Apply to become a part of one of the most rewarding organisations at The University of Auckland.
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The team is structured into six subgroups: Chassis, Suspension, Driveline, Aerodynamics, Electrical, and Business. When you join the team and pass through our application process, you will be put into one of these six subgroups. For your first year on the team, design will be finalised before you arrive. This means you will be involved with manufacturing and testing the year's car before joining us at the FSAE-Australasia competition in December. We are looking for Engineering, Business, Media, and Communications students this year, but are happy to consider applications from other disciplines if you have something special to offer.
The expected workload is between 10 and 15 hours per week. This will fluctuate during the year, around both our manufacturing timeline and the university semesters.
Mechanical skills are the bread and butter of the team. As a Mechanical recruit, your role will consist of either metal or composites manufacturing in the Chassis, Suspension, Driveline, or Aerodynamics subgroup. Skills are taught on the job but having an aptitude for practical skills is a must!
Metal fabrication skills include hand fabrication, manual machining and welding.
Composites fabrication skills include hand finishing, wet lamination, pre-impregnated layup and infusions.
A large section of the team now focuses explicitly on electronics and control systems. High achieving Mechatronics, Electrical, Software, and Computer Systems Engineering students are encouraged to apply but we are open to considering others who show promise.
Our electrical team are responsible for design and manufacture of our 500V accumulator, along with the associated safety, control, and data acquisition systems.
We develop custom battery packs, vehicle management software and motor controllers. There is near endless scope for custom development and we encourage you to come up with your own ideas to explore!
Our Business Team plays a fundamental role in the operation of the team. As a Business recruit, your role will involve generating and maintaining sponsorship, generating revenue, managing publicity and marketing, event organisation and publishing newsletters. The role of a Business recruit requires a diverse skills base to draw upon. We recruit specialists and generalists, too!
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The first get-together will be the Recruitment BBQ at the University's Newmarket Campus, Sunday March 4th at 12pm.
We then require an online application to be filled out. If you wish to be considered for the team, take your time and fill it out to a high standard! This application will be one of our first impressions of you. If you're unsure about whether the team is right for you, attend our barbeque before filling out the application form.
If your application is approved, we will schedule an interview with you. This will consist of a few brief technical questions - just to understand your train of thought - and more general questions about interest, motivation and commitment.
If you're still managing to impress us, you will enter the final stage of the application: Newbie Projects. You will be assigned a technical project and given a week to complete it. This is the hardest stage of the application. Most applicants have not previously been in a workshop environment - so do not stress if you take a few moments to acclimatise! This stage is the most realistic team experience we can offer. You are expected to attend our team meetings on top of your workshop effort.