Car Chief - IMSA Program

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Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
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GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:  This position is responsible for preparation and general maintenance of team car, including backup cars.


  • Maintain “Safety First” priority on all projects
  • Ensure that work done on cars is complete and safe before it is released to track.

Procedures and car build

  • Know Dallara and RLL procedures and make sure the car is built accordingly.
  • Know and understand set up and build sheets; build the car to specifications on them.

Office/Shop/Work Area Clean-Up:

  • Daily clean up of own area at the shop and track.
  • Weekly “In Depth” clean up of same.

Reporting and Supervision:

  • The reporting and supervisory paths are as laid out in the most current department organization chart.

Support loading & unloading of vehicles, spares, support equipment and garage/tent area set up and teardown

Ensure all record keeping such as setup sheets, build sheets are completed as directed by Chief Mechanic.

Work in conjunction with mechanics and rest of team, to ensure completion and security of work done on cars.

Understanding of chassis set up and the rule book for sanctioning body (s)

Fulfill any other responsibilities that are related to the job.


As directed by Chief Mechanic, complete work to the racecar to meet scheduled deadlines.   

Primary responsibilities will include, but are not limited to; motor installation, gearbox installation, driveshaft-suspension maintenance, cooling system, fuel system, completion and security of all ancillary systems on the car.                                                               

Follow RLL procedures to insure car preparation and appearance meet RLL standards.

Follow RLL purchasing procedures in securing supplies and parts for the purpose of racecar preparation.

RLL’s goal is to prepare all cars the same; work with team members to achieve.

Maintain a personal supply of tools as needed for duties required.

Oversee any work done to car by mechanics or any other team member.

Job Knowledge:

  • Advanced race car set up and quality standards
  • Proper knowledge and use of mechanics tools and procedures including: Hand tools, Set up pad tools, Magnaflux machine, Zyglo machine, Tape measure, Calipers, and Micrometers.
  • Advanced knowledge of the sanctioning bodies rule book.
  • Use of basic metal & machine tools including:  Hand drills, Drill presses, Grinders, Punch(s), Sanders, Lathe, Mill, Welder, Band Saw, Press.

Travel: You are required to travel to all races, test(s) and other events as schedule dictates.


  • This position requires the capabilities and self-discipline to take direction and to look to improve the competitiveness of the team and cars.
  • This position requires working to maintain the standards set forth by team.
  • RLL shall have the absolute discretion to change the job description and requirements of employees on an as needed basis.
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