Circuit of the Americas
  • Other
  • TX, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

THE GIG / LEAD MECHANIC

We move fast'we're talking 200 mph fast and we need a lead mechanic that can lead our Formula Americas and Audi driving experience programs to the highest level of excellence. We need a dynamic, committed, positive, high-energy leader to join our team.

 

SO WHO IS THE IDEAL CANDIDATE?

You should have at least 5 years experience as a professional race mechanic and preferably 3 years leading a team of mechanics to victory. You need to have the ability to work to the highest standards and to meet often-tight deadlines; you should be able to work independently and flexible and be willing to work on weekends and evenings. You should show a "can do" attitude together with the ability to think, "out of the box" and be a team player.

  • Teamwork is in our DNA and it should be a major component of yours
  • You can oversee multiple priorities and are constantly looking for efficiencies

 

WHAT IS A DAY AT THE CIRCUIT LIKE?

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work with and oversee mechanic crew
  • Day-to-day and event day scheduling of mechanics and other necessary staff
  • Responsible for the overall preparation and maintenance of the fleet
  • Implement a preventative maintenance program requiring logging of all vehicle repairs, maintenance and hours
  • Implement the process of managing parts, resources and inventory
  • Ensure all shop equipment is in working order, communicate with executive management team when repairs are needed
  • Stay on top of industry trends and job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities
  • Establish and maintain relationships with internal and external partners to execute and fulfill overall program objectives
  • Proactively assess the needs for each planned on-track Driving Experience program
  • Promote and provide exceptional customer service with a team player attitude
  • Liaise with the executive management as needed for all aspects of the event creation and implementation
  • Work with internal departments (operations) to confirm event requirements are addressed and met, and to ensure seamless implementation of each event for the customers
  • Continually develop solutions to operational and logistical challenges
  • Assist with general facility duties as required
  • Ensure the Race Cars are prepared consistently to the highest standards, adhere to all set up parameters, meet the criteria stipulated in the build specification and the operating standards
  • Document any problems and issues as they occur and ensure fault fixes and improvements are reported to the relevant department. Ensure correct procedures are followed.
  • Ensure car and garage presentation meets corporate branding guidelines and expectations.
  • Ensure high standards of vehicle maintenance are met.
  • Attend and input into Driving Experience Team Meetings relating to logistical and operational planning.
  • Follow all safety regulations in all venues.

 

Specialized Knowledge and Skills:

  • This position requires a strong understanding of mechanical functions and procedures, strong leadership and organizational skills, attention to detail, flexibility and teamwork. 
  • Polished and articulate with strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to make timely and sound decisions affecting client's track experience
  • Adhere to all COTA policies including, but not limited to safety practices and accounting procedures
  • Strong working knowledge of policies, procedures and practices used in motorsports
  • Capable of working in a team environment to a very high standard and a positive work attitude.
  • The ability to consistently work to the highest standards with an exceptional attitude towards attention to detail.
  • Proficient all round computer skills.

 

Equipment and Applications:

  • Proper computer knowledge, preferred experience in Microsoft Office products.
  • Mechanical aptitude.

 

Physical Demands: 

  • Ability to stand/walk for extended lengths of time
  • Ability to lift and/ or move up to 50 pounds
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision

 

Work Environment:

  • The noise level in the work environment is frequently loud
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