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Position: Senior Engine Technician
- Colchester, Vermont 05446 – USA
- The Senior Engine Technician actively engages in the initial build, repairs, ongoing maintenance, pre-event testing and event support for all of Vermont SportsCar’s competition engine program. The Senior Engine Technician is required to carefully measure and assemble critical engine components. The Senior Engine Technician adapts to a fast-paced and changing motorsports environment and works well with limited supervision. Specific tasks will include, but not be limited to; assembly of engines, teardown and inspection of engines, installation on the engine dyno, preparing event spares, build and inspect turbochargers and wastegates. The Senior Engine technician shall also actively manage the workload of the Engine Department and its staff to meet the required deadlines.
Educational and Technical Qualifications:
- As a minimum, a High School Diploma or GED is required along with a certificate of completion or diploma from a recognized Technical or Trade School specializing in Automotive Repair and/or a related trade
- Demonstrated experience as an automotive and/or race engine specialist
- Minimum 5 years experience in assembly techniques and development of high performance race engines is preferred
- Management experience with 5 or more years in a motorsport environment is preferred
- Proven ability to manage personnel, manage and schedule multiple tasks and work comfortably in a fast-paced, often-changing, professional motorsports environment
- Proficient in the use of MS Word and Excel
- Excellent organizational skills with a high degree of initiative and flexibility
- Strong oral and written communications capabilities are imperative
- Domestic and International overnight travel is required
- While performing the duties of this position, individuals may frequently be required to stand, walk or sit for extended periods of time; use hands and fingers to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; regularly required to talk and hear. The individual must also have the ability to regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds. Specific vision requirements for this position include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus as required.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
- Assist in the management of all activities associated with engine design, development and build of Vermont SportsCar racing engines
- Maintain a working knowledge of the latest engineering and design trends in the motorsports industry and continually look for opportunities to implement these new technologies and latest processes.
- Develop and implement methods to track and record performance and maintenance requirements of key components to maximize performance and reliability while minimizing ongoing replacement costs
- Plan, implement, and monitor the progress of work assignments and special projects as they pertain to personnel assigned to the Engine Department
- Prepare engine assemblies or individual components pertaining to the engine
- Teardown and inspect engines for overhaul
- Install and remove engines from dyno for testing
- Inspect and rebuild turbochargers, wastegates and associated components