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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, materials 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 capable of 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 jobs allocated to you.
  • As and when necessary, work closely with the workshop technical supervisor, to obtain guidance and instruction for the appropriate course of action, when unforeseen problems occur during repairing or restoring a car.
  • To be capable of working in the company's machine shop and undertake simple tasks - such as grinding and drilling. 
  • In terms of paperwork such as reports, job instructions, time sheets and parts used, you'll be expected to 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, to ensure the appropriate amount of time is accurately allocated to every 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 the expectations of cistomers and management.
  • To liaise with the workshop technical supervisor, parts specialist and machine shop supervisor, to prioritise the manufacture, or supply, of parts necessary to fulfil your tasks.
  • To demonstrate the relevant technical skills and product knowledge required to carry out tasks allocated to you 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 still being willing and able to learn from the expertise 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 - particularly with senior management and occasionally customers.
  • You must have extensive mechanical engineering experience working within a workshop environment preferably, but not essentially, in the automotive industry.
  • You must have a comprehensive selection of your own tools and be able to work on complex tasks without close supervision.
  • You must have your own means of transport, or at least able to make your own arrangements, in order to get to and from our rural place of work at the appropriate times.
  • The role offers a rare opportunity for an enthusiastic individual with a passion for engineering excellence. It is considered a privilege to have an interesting and varied role working with such a highly-prestigious marque in this very specialist sector of the automotive industry.
  • 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 - 20 days per year, excluding bank and other national holidays - 3 compulsory days to be taken at Christmas.