JOB SEARCH: Petronas Trackside Fluid Engineer for Formula 1!

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The folks from Petronas has announced their intention to hire someone as the Petronas Trackside Fluid Engineer in the world of Formula 1 and this job could be yours! Their global search is for an outstanding individual to ‘provide onsite technical support for Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Motorsport in the 2020 FIA F1™ World Championship.’

According to Giuseppe D’Arrigo, Petronas Lubricants International (PLI) Managing Director and CEO, “In PLI, we are constantly challenged to improve our PETRONAS Fluid Technology Solutions™ design and delivery to keep the team ahead of the race. We test our world-class talent and technology to provide products and services that meet the needs of our partners in motorsports, OEMs and ultimately, our everyday consumers. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for a qualified candidate to become part of a team developing cutting-edge fluid solutions for future championship wins.”

If successful, the new member of the team’s trackside technical support crew will be in charge of monitoring and conducting analyses on the Petronas Primax fuel, Syntium lubricants, and Tutela Functional Fluids to make sure that everything is in accordance with FIA regulations AND provide the best performance to a team that has won five Formula 1 World Constructors’ championships.

Petronas conducted their first ever global search last year where over 7,000 applications were submitted just for that one position. Through a rigorous selection process, it all came down to five candidates in the semi-finals where three scored an interview right here in Kuala Lumpur. It was 24-year-old Zimbabwe-born Stephanie Travers was appointed as Petronas Trackside Fluid Engineer.

“It has always been my dream to work in F1™ so I’m really grateful for this opportunity. It’s not without its challenges but I’m learning every day to keep cool and put my best foot forward. The team are really wonderful to work with so I’m just happy and embracing this incredible experience,” shared Travers.

Toto Wolff, Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport Team Principal and CEO added, “Throughout our decade-long partnership, Petronas fuel and oils have been the lifeblood in our car, and Petronas has played an invaluable role in producing the consistent performance and reliability vital to the last five years of World Championship success.”

“The Petronas fluid experts give us real-time analysis and early detection of potential challenges – vital technical expertise. Stephanie has been a great addition and we’re excited to nurture the new talent joining our trackside family in 2020.”

If you have what it takes to become the next Petronas Trackside Fluid Engineer in the exciting world of Formula 1, visit Petronas Lubricants International LinkedIn page or email All the best to ya’!

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