phone menu

Mechanical Engineer

Reports to: Workshop Technical Supervisor
Dept/team: Service

Overall purpose of role

  • To service, repair and restore, predominantly vintage Bugatti cars, scheduled by management and the workshop technical supervisor.
  • To liaise with the company's parts specialist, with sufficient lead-time, to order parts or equipment required to complete tasks allocated to you.
  • To be flexible and willing to assist colleagues with tasks they might need help with.
  • To work efficiently, diligently and effectively in all aspects of mechanical engineering you're tasked with.
  • To accurately measure worn components and be able to identify if replacement is absolutely necessary.
  • To be able to carry out welding - Arc, Gas, Mig and particularly Tig in order to complete certain tasks.
  • On a daily basis, you'll be expected to accurately and legibly record all time you've spent on tasks allocated to you.
  • As and when necessary, work closely with the workshop technical supervisor, to obtain guidance and instructions for the appropriate courses of actions, when unforeseen problems occur whilst carrying out repairs or restoring a car.
  • To be able to work in the company's machine shop and undertake simple tasks - such as grinding and drilling. 
  • In terms of paperwork, such as reports, time sheets and parts used, ensure all necessary procedures are followed correctly and promptly.
  • To assist with project records: 1) In terms of a keeping a photographic library and: 2) In terms of estimates, ensuring the appropriate amount of time is accurately allocated to each job.
  • This is a full-time, workshop-based position, working Monday to Friday inclusively (excluding bank and national holidays).

Key Responsibilities

  • To work productively, efficiently and diligently in order to meet customer and management's expectations.
  • To liaise with the workshop technical supervisor, parts department and machine shop supervisor, to prioritise the manufacture, or supply of parts necessary to fulfil your tasks.
  • To demonstrate the relevant technical skills, product and servicing knowledge, required to carry out your allocated tasks, competently and professionally.
  • To assist with the execution of the workshop's plans in conjunction with the company's commitments and expectations.
  • To occasionally meet customers and be prepared to justify the levels of attention and time you've spent on individual elements of your job.
  • To occasionally drive a vintage car and be capable of diagnosing its faults.

Skills, Knowledge & Experience

  • You must have an excellent understanding of vehicle technology and be a highly competent mechanical engineer.
  • It would be advantageous to have experience and skills in precision engineering.
  • You should have experience and skills in welding - Arc, Gas, Mig and particularly Tig.
  • You must have experience and a passion for excellence in mechanical engineering, whilst being willing to learn from the experience of others.
  • You must have a clean and professional appearance.
  • You must have a good command of the English language both verbally and written - in particular with legible hand-writing.
  • You must be able to communicate effectively and confidently at all levels - including with senior management and occasionally customers.
  • You must have extensive mechanical engineering experience, working in a workshop environment, preferably within, but not limited to, the automotive industry.
  • You must have a comprehensive selection of your own personal tools and be able to work on complex tasks without close supervision.
  • You must have your own means of transport, or at least be able to make your own transport arrangements, in order to get to and from our very rural place of work, at the appropriate times.
  • This job is a rare opportunity for a quick-learning, enthusiastic individual, with a desire to make progress and have an exciting career, within this very specialist sector of the automotive sector.
  • Normal working hours - Monday to Friday inclusively, 08.00 to 17.00 with 2 x 15-minute breaks at 10.30 and 15.30 and 1-hour for lunch at 13.00hrs.
  • Holidays - you will start with 20 days per year, excluding bank and other national holidays. Please note, 3 compulsory days are to be taken at Christmas.