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Race Team Mechanic

Employment Type: Full Time / Part Time Non-Exempt / Fly-in Contract

Simraceway https://simracewaydrivingschool.com/


Location: 29359 Arnold Drive Sonoma CA 95476

Race Team Mechanic


Race Mechanic is a key member of the Customer Motorsports team.  The position reports to the department Manager and is responsible for maintaining the cars over a race weekend as well as testing.  The role requires extensive mechanical skills and knowledge and the ability to travel.

Reports to:

Team Manager/Race Crew Chief


Full Time / Part Time Non-Exempt / Fly-in Contract

Essential Job Functions:

    1. Repair and prep formula/race cars
    2. Rebuilding Car
    3. Alignment
    4. Extensive Gearbox knowledge/ troubleshooting/ repair
    5. Bleeding brakes, brake set up, changing brakes
    6. Subassembly
    7. Knowledge of motor helpful
    8. Minor diagnostics skills; troubleshooting
    9. Electrical Systems
    10. Work to maintain a team environmentat all times


  • Testing/Race events
    1. Preparation of vehicles for program days (detailing-interior and exterior). This usually happens the day before a program is run. Cars need to be staged dealership stylespecific to program days on the morning of event.
    2. Vehicles need to be placed in required positions throughout program days based on curriculum.
    3. Ensuring that engines have been properly warmed before track time during an event
    4. Daily checks (tire pressures, wheel lug torque, all fluid levels, QC)
    5. Tend to tire changing and brake servicing/pad changing needs during an event.
    6. Fueling of vehicles during short breaks/lunch breaks during program.
    7. Generally assisting instructors in all matters pertaining to the fleet.
    8. Drinks stations & pop-up tents positioning on track/paddock.

Additional Expectations

  1. Adheres to Emotive / Sears Point policies, procedures and practices
  2. Performs other duties as assigned/required


Qualifications / Requirements:

  1. At least two years mechanic experience
  2. Positive can-do attitude and innovative thinking
  3. Ability to prioritize and multitask
  4. Must be available to work 40+ hours and weekends when necessary
  5. Knowledge of race track and motor sports industry preferred
  6. Valid Drivers License
  7. Maintain a team environment that promotes learning
  8. Strong written verbal communication interpersonal skills
  9. Multi-task and establish priorities
  10. Maintain organization in a changing environment
  11. Exhibits initiative, responsibility and flexibility