Number 1 Mechanic


JOTA evolved from a simple idea - combining our passions for motorsport and technology to achieve excellence
in our field.

Today we are determined to use our forward-thinking attitude to develop JOTA into one of the foremost
endurance racing & engineering brands.
We are born out of a thirst for success and achieve this through innovation, attention to detail and agility.

Our race team in the world endurance championship boasts an enviable depth of talent and resource capable of tackling any challenge.

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Jota Sport
Kent / UK
Salary / Benefits
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Hertz Team JOTA is recruiting for a Number 1 Mechanic to join our established talented workforce. Based at our HQ in Kent  and reporting to the Chief Mechanic, you will lead a car crew and head the responsibility to build/service and maintain 1 of our LMDh Porsche 963’s both at the factory and on event. 



  • Vast understanding of complex race car mechanical systems, component assemblies, build processes and setup.
  • Work closely with the chief mechanic, as well as engineering and relevant departments to ensure car build is conducted to the very highest of  standards and specification.
  • High level understanding of technical documentation, ensuring that car build conforms to homologation.
  • Vehicle build sheets are followed to the highest detail, alongside constant communication with the Chief Mechanic ensuring that any component changes are logged.
  • Highly competent at documenting technical information requested by the Chief Mechanic and Engineering. Good computer skills ideally with an understanding of HHDM and Microsoft office programs: Xcel, Word, Teams, Outlook, PowerPoint and One Drive.
  • Communicate daily and weekly build schedules/service intervals to the mechanics while also creating job list between events, structuring their workload to achieve the deadlines set.
  • Coordinating all setup changes during sessions ensuring they are done to the highest of accuracy in the shortest possible time.
  • Ensure that all car related equipment and tooling is in good working order and safely loaded ready for transport between events.
  • Extensive travel to race events, circuit tests and vehicle rig tests (7 post, wind tunnel and K&C as examples)
  • Work alongside our pitstop performance coach ensuring all operations during pitstops are performed as quickly and efficiently as possible.
  • Participate in pitstop training at our purpose-built training facility on our pitstop rig and gym. Follow instruction from our pitstop performance  coach to ensure that yourself and the crew perform at peak physical fitness.
  • Being mentor to your number 2 mechanics providing an environment for learning and progression.
  • Assisting other areas of the race team, when necessary, as a No’1 your experience will be valuable in helping the team grow.


Skills Required:

  • 3 plus years’ experience as a number 1 mechanic in LMP1/LMP2 or F1/F2
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong leadership skills
  • IT skills
  • HV level 3
  • Experience using surface table and high precision measuring tools.


Start date: January 2024

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