Chief Mechanic

Chief Mechanic

The Chief Mechanic is directly responsible for the preparation and build-up of race cars, as well as the daily coordination of a team of mechanics. The role will foresee activities in the workshop and abroad.

At the factory the Chief Mechanic will be the main contact regarding the car build-up and show great communication skills towards his colleague mechanics, engineers and supporting departments.

The duties of the Chief Mechanic will include:

  • Ensure the correct build-up of a race car including the lead over a team of 3 mechanics.
  • Be involved in the daily, weekly, and monthly planning of build-up schedules.
  • Communicate about the daily plans towards the team of mechanics and provide them a weekly plan in advance
  • Rule book understanding of areas that pertain technical specifications.
  • Support test and race activities as required.
  • Always maintain a professional and clean appearance of the race cars and equipment. Similar approach for keeping the work area clean and organized and encourage others to do so.
  • Keep track of a high number of parts and provide feedback to the spare parts coordinator.
  • Act as a mentor to less experienced team members, to ensure quality control while promoting positive learning environment.
  • Prepare job lists post and pre-event.
  • Professionally representing the team and its sponsors on and off-track. Sharing a positive attitude and respect inside the team.

The Chief Mechanic should have the following desired skillset:

  • Minimum 3 years of relevant work experience as a chief mechanic in the motorsport sector preferably F1, LMP2, LMH, LMDh, FE, DTM, GT3..
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, One Note, Outlook).
  • Ability to be part of the pit stop crew, either gunner or wheeler.
  • The ability to consistently work at the highest standards with an exceptional can-do attitude towards attention to detail.
  • Can work under pressure meeting tight deadlines without compromising quality, and with minimal guidance.
  • Good communication skills, enthusiasm, and the ability to learn and adapt quickly are prerequisite for the role.
  • The ability to work well as part of a team is an essential skill.
  • Fluency in English both written and spoken.
  • Knowledge of motorsport electrical standards, and preferably high voltage usage (Level 2 or 3) is a plus.
  • Promote our values (People, Passion, Performance) and commit to personal investment into the WRT ESG strategy.

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