#1 Mechanic

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Mannheim / Germany | Race Mechanics

Porsche Penske Motorsport is actively recruiting team members to fill numerous positions at the newly emerging Mannheim headquarters in preparation for the debut of the Porsche Penske Motorsport LMDh program beginning in 2023

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Porsche Penske Motorsport
Mannheim / Germany
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#1 Mechanic

Regular Full-Time
Penske Racing - WEC


Basic Function: Team member is directly responsible for the preparation and build of race cars. Including car performance, safety, reliability, and technical inspection compliance.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Communicate with mechanics, managers, race engineers and supporting departments to build race cars.
  • Traveling with the team to races and tests to ensure the racecar is properly functioning in preparation for successful on-track performance.
  • Ensuring all components of the race car are safely joined, bolted, or otherwise secured.
  • Be involved in daily, weekly, monthly planning for build schedules and service intervals. Required to communicate daily build plans to mechanics and prepare them for overall weekly work.
  • Rule book understanding of areas that pertain to technical specifications, event procedures and pit lane rules.
  • Maintain a professional and clean appearance of race cars, equipment at the shop and the track. Keeping work area clean and always organized. While also ensuring others are doing the same
  • Inventory tracking including number of parts, current service status, updates required.
  • Ensure that all required items of equipment, spare parts, car options are loaded on transporter.
  • Develop ideas that will increase car performance, reliability, and crew efficiently.
  • Meeting specified deadlines for race car preparation while producing a quality product.
  • Prepare information regarding pre-event preparation for crew. Post event meeting information for race weekends and testing.
  • Required to produce worklist and car preparation information between events.
  • Maintaining accurate records of post event teardown and event information.
  • Openly communicating with team members during race weekends regarding pit lane changes and daily schedule targets.
  • Providing direction and acting as a mentor to less experienced mechanics to ensure quality control while promoting a positive learning environment.
  • Safely operating equipment according to recommended safety specifications, including use of all protective equipment necessary.
  • Identifying any safety hazards and reporting all risks immediately to a supervisor.
  • Safekeeping and proper use of all company property issued during employment including uniforms, tools, toolboxes, electronic devices, credit cards and any other productivity tools.
  • Professionally represent the team and its sponsors on and off-track premises. Treating partners and their guests with respect by acknowledging them and appropriately answering their questions during shop, garage, and pit tours.
  • Participating in the workout program designed to maximize physical strength and endurance to remain competitive at a professional level.
  • Aiding other team members on other duties as appropriate.


Skills Required:

  • 3+ years’ experience as chief mechanic on Indycar, Sports Car or F1 series race cars.
  • Demonstrate a complete understanding of set-up specifications for race cars and the appropriate safety mechanisms for each component.
  • Ability to communicate to all team members.
  • Must meet professional level performance criteria to be a member of the pit crew.
  • Must be able to interpret and follow set-up designs for individual race and test events.
  • Intimate knowledge of mechanical components, electronics, and structural framework of race cars.
  • Manual experience using one or more of the following: lathe, mill, drill press, band saw.
  • Must be proficient in using precision measuring devices.
  • Magnaflux & Zyglo non-destructive testing certification required.
  • High school diploma or equivalent, basic reading, writing and arithmetic skills.
  • Computer skills including Microsoft office programs: Xcel, Word, Teams, One Note, Outlook, Share Point, One Drive. These programs will also be utilized with a smart phone.
  • Must be able to concentrate on detailed work for long periods.
  • Work environment contains hazardous chemicals and fumes. Must be able to demonstrate knowledge of emergency safety procedures and an ability to use safety equipment correctly.


This is a re-listed job, previous applicants need not re-apply