Trackside Composite Fabricator

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Mannheim / Germany | Composite Staff, Fabricator

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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Trackside Composite Fabricator

Regular Full-Time
Penske Racing - WEC


Basic Function: Team member directly responsible for the composite repairs and metal fabrication needs of the race team.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Completing composite repairs consistent with the design intent of original parts.
  • Ability to assess composite damage, create and execute a repair plan consistent within the guidelines or the original manufacture. Ability to perform updates to bodywork and or monocoque chassis within parameters of the original manufacture or internally designed engineers.
  • Ability use industry standard tools such as grinders, cut off wheels, and finishing sanders. Be fluent in composite processes such as vacuum bagging, mold making, as well as wet lay-up repair. A knowledge of epoxy-based adhesives is also a requirement.
  • Fabrication skills required to construct and repair pit equipment, truck related items, workshop structures or test benches.
  • Comfortable with the use of metal fabrication such as breaks, shears, slip rollers and other equipment, as well as the ability to TIG and MIG weld a variety of different materials and alloys.
  • Safely operating equipment according to recommended safety specifications, including use of all protective equipment necessary (protective eyewear, earplugs, etc.) while identifying any safety hazards and reporting all risks immediately to a supervisor.
  • Meeting specified deadlines for race car preparation while producing a quality product.
  • Maintaining accurate records of repairs and tracking weights of parts. Must be able to make repairs consistent within the homologation documents of the original parts.
  • Openly communicating with team members in manufacturing and engineering departments to develop functional and quality components.
  • Providing direction and acting as a mentor to less experienced members to ensure quality control while promoting a positive learning environment.
  • Traveling with the team to races and tests to ensure the racecar is properly functioning in preparation for successful on-track performance.
  • 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.
  • Keeping work area clean and always organized.
  • Loading all necessary equipment required at the racetrack onto transporters for every on-track event.


Skills Required:

  • 3+ years’ experience as carbon tec/fabricator on IndyCar, Sports Car or F1 series race cars.
  • High school diploma or equivalent, basic reading, writing and arithmetic skills.
  • Must be able to follow carbon layup schedules and repair instructions.
  • Intimate knowledge of mechanical components and structural framework of race cars.
  • Pre-preg and wet laminate knowledge. Curing methods including autoclave, and hot bonders.
  • Familiarity with different fiber and resin systems.
  • Must be proficient in using precision measuring devices.
  • 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