Number 1 Mechanic

Mahindra Racing

Mahindra Racing is a motor racing team based in Banbury, United Kingdom, competing with an Indian racing licence. The team is currently competing in the electric FIA Formula E Championship since the inaugural season in 2014.


Role Overview:

The number one is accountable for the car – meaning that the front- and rear-end mechanics, all report to them. In turn, the number one liaises with race engineer, chief mechanic and the team manager.


Main Responsibilities:

  • Build, maintain, service and support the Race Team FE cars whilst working to build procedures and build manuals.
  • Ensure all cars are built to the exact same standards and specifications according to build manuals and procedures.
  • Working to tight timelines while at race, test and factory builds.
  • Work from supplied job lists covering build and re-prep.
  • Keep accurate records of all car lifed parts fitted and replaced during all events.
  • Attend and support all race events and selected test events.
  • Assist with garage infrastructure build and pack up following guidance from logistics.
  • Pit equipment maintenance and manufacture. (Possible fabrication work).
  • New equipment ideas.
  • Complete post event reports covering issues, positive points and all mechanical changes through the event.
  • To work in and maintain a clean and tidy working environment whilst in the factory and on event.
  • You will be HV trained if not already.
  • Known consignor trained allowing freight loading on site.
  • Solely responsible for the maintenance and tracking of all dampers for both race cars.
  • Update master tracking documentation for mechanical assemblies.
  • Assist with freight organization, loading and packing.
  • Carry out basic composite repairs if required.
  • Understanding of chassis set-up and the regulations for sanctioning body.
  • Fulfill any other responsibilities that are related to the job.


Qualifications, skills and experience required:

  • Demonstrate strong leadership skills.
  • Work unsupervised if required.
  • Be a good team player and able to lead number 2 mechanics.
  • Able to use and understand technical drawings.
  • Have extremely high attention to detail.
  • Comfortable travelling to international destinations for work.
  • Hold a full UK driving licence.
  • Be presentable and well organized.
  • Be able to interact with drivers and suppliers.
  • Good communication skills (with various departments within the team).
  • Competent IT skills including MS excel and word etc.
  • Confident and capable of working to tight deadlines.