Number 1 Mechanic

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 No1 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.


To learn more about this role or other opportunities within JOTA, please click apply and submit your CV and cover letter.