Senior Car Build Mechanic

Tour De Force (TDF) is looking for a Senior Car Build Mechanic to join our growing team at Bedford Autodrome.  

About us

A group of ex-Formula One professionals, united by our shared passion for motorsport, founded TDF in 2009. Harnessing our skills and experience, we create unique products with exquisite attention to detail, preserving the craftsmanship and history of our sport. 

TDF-H, our Heritage division, was created to manage the restoration, on-going maintenance, race preparation and campaigning of our customers’ historic Formula One, LMP and GT cars. From the early sixties, through the iconic turbo era of the 80’s, screaming V10s of the millenium and right up to modern-day, TDF-H looks after some of the most expensive and complicated racing cars in the world.

TDF-P, our precision engineering division quickly followed as we began designing and building components in-house for our customers needs. This accelerated to include state of the art scan technology and the same 3D CAD techniques employed in Formula 1. TDF-P is now able to reverse engineer and model a complete car from any era with fastidious attention to detail. This gives our customers a blueprint, protecting their cars for the future, in a way unseen until now. 

Years of experience with expensive and often fragile historic Formula One cars led us to TDF’s halo product, the TDF-One, a unique concept which takes a modern Formula One chassis and combines it with a devastating but robust power unit to create the ultimate high-performance vehicle. We wanted to offer a safe but authentic Formula One experience, without the expense and resource typically associated with running these cars. Each TDF-One is hand built and our bespoke packages allow clients complete customisation, driver training, and exclusive events at the most iconic circuits in the world.  

The Role

This role provides an opportunity for the correct candidate to become a key part of a first-class team. As Senior Car Build Mechanic, your day-to-day will focus on leading projects for our heritage clients. Reporting directly to the Head of Car Build, your responsibilities will include:

  • Car appraisals - to assess a client’s car prior to commencing a project

  • Creating and managing a job list for each client project

  • Working alongside others to deliver car builds on time

  • Flexibility to travel globally providing trackside event support for client cars

  • Manage your own time to complete tasks within required and sometimes demanding deadlines

About You

You will have a demonstrable history of work in motorsport at the highest level. 

We are looking for: 

  • Someone who will turn their hand to anything. One day you might be assessing a championship winning Formula One car for restoration, the next working with our precision engineering team re-manufacturing bespoke components or managing our external suppliers to deliver parts or processes on time and within budget. 

  • An enthusiastic and ambitious team player who can work under their own initiative

  • Someone who takes pride in their work and doesn’t settle for good enough

  • Keen to learn and further knowledge in multiple areas

  • A professional, and personable character who is able to represent our company to the highest standard at prestigious events and with demanding clients. 

  • Ideally you will have your own tools. 

The Package

  • A competitive salary

  • 42.5hr working week, Monday to Friday 0900-1730

  • Company pension scheme

  • National and International Travel

  • Opportunity to integrate in a fast growing business

If you think this is the right role for you please click apply and include a cover letter with your application.