Lead Mechanic - Driving Experience

Lead Mechanic - Driving Experience

Circuit of The Americas
Date Posted
15th September 2018
Race Mechanics
Austin, Texas / USA
Competitive Salary

Position: Lead Mechanic Driving Experience

Reports to: Program Director – COTA Driving Experience

Location: Austin, TX



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.



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



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 workattitude.
  • 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



A driver is just a driver without a strong team behind them. At COTA, we’re the all hands on deck type. We know that what we do is laps ahead of other tracks and we’re determined to be the best in the business.

Circuit of The Americas is the premier destination for world-class motorsports and entertainment in the United States. Set on 1,500 acres in the rolling hills just outside downtown Austin, Circuit of The Americas has hosted the biggest names in racing, action sports and music since 2012. At its heart is a 3.41-mile racetrack that was designed to challenge the world's most exacting competitors while providing a thrilling spectacle for audiences.

The 20-turn, counterclockwise circuit takes advantage of the naturally undulating landscape, including an intimidating 133-foot hill at Turn 1 that must be seen in person to be believed. It is home to the only Formula 1 and MotoGP races in the country — the UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX and Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas — and has played host to ESPN's X Games, the FIA World Endurance Championship, IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, Pirelli World Challenge and more.

Nestled within the track is Austin360 Amphitheater, the largest permanent outdoor amphitheater in Central Texas, and its 251-foot signature observation tower. This unique treasure in the Live Music Capital of the World has hosted some of the biggest names in music and entertainment, including Texas icon Willie Nelson, Jimmy Buffett, KISS, Nine Inch Nails, Kanye West, Kenny Chesney, Drake, Maroon 5, Muse, Kelly Clarkson and dozens more.

The Circuit also continues to be a leader in environmental awareness and sustainability, and has helped make advances in educational and scientific fields, including solar car technology, as well as racing and consumer automotive technology. And it's all just getting started. With plans for more world championship racing, new amenities, features and more events, COTA is set for excitement for years to come. For an experience as unique as Austin and a rush you'll never forget, come work with us at Circuit of The Americas — where exhilaration happens.


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