Head of Engineering (Go-Karts)

Location : Esher, Surrey, England
Job Ref : EY70
Consultant : Emily Y James
Sector : Engineering, Manufacturing
Salary : £31k per year


EY67 Head of Engineering (Go-Karts)

Location: Esher 

Salary: £31,000


First Military Recruitment are currently seeking a Head Of Engineering within the automotive industry on behalf of one our clients.

The successful candidate will be responsible for managing all engineering functions for the venue in line with statutory and company policy/guidelines in a busy environment. .

Must be able to work flexible hours for a 7-day operational business including weekends. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To take responsibility in all matters relating to technical and safety aspects of the Daytona venue’s engineering facility.
  • To supervise the team of mechanics to ensure that vehicles are available to meet the needs of the business to the standards required.
  • Ensure activities meet with and integrate with organisational requirements for quality management, health & safety, legal stipulations, environmental policies and general duty of care.
  • The post holder must respect the confidentiality of data stored electronically and by other means in line with the Data Protection Act.
  • To be responsible for the repair and maintenance of the engineering area(s) at all times whilst ensuring that authorisation is obtained by the Financial Director & the CEO prior to spend or remedial works being carried out. Comparable quotes must also be obtained for labour and material and submitted for authorisation purpose.
  • The post holder must accept responsibility for ensuring that the policies and procedures relating to Health & Safety in the workplace are adhered to at all times.
  • To ensure that at all times the job holder has a full awareness of the company’s customer care goals and to use their best endeavours to ensure they are implemented through their own actions and attitude, by example, entering into the team spirit, having a friendly, approachable and polite manner and anticipating customer’s requirements.
  • The post holder is directly responsible to the venue manager and must consult with them in regard of all major issues and changes.
  • Manage and develop direct reporting staff by ensuring that the engineering team is motivated to carry out their duties to the very best of their ability so that high standards of safety, cleanliness and tidiness are achieved.
  • Monitor performance (in relevant areas) according to agreed standards and take necessary action to motivate/communicate/advise/assist team in accordance with performance levels in conjunction with the HRD.
  • To ensure an efficient use of staffing levels to enable the venue to operate to the highest level in conjunction with the venue management Manager
  • To ensure that the correct number of vehicles are present at the required location or activity in a clean and serviceable condition as determined by the needs of the business.
  • To ensure that when appropriate the company complies with all its contractual obligations with any manufacturer supplier of vehicles or other components.
  • To ensure that all equipment and machinery provided for your use is:
  • Used as per the manufacturer’s instructions; Used in conjunction with the appropriate safety clothing/protection; Stored in a safe place when not in use; Maintained on a regular basis with faults correctly.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Mechanical experience is essential as is a basic understanding of engineering principles.
  • Must be able to understand the importance of correct maintenance and the need to ensure this is correctly recorded.
  • A basic concept of stock and budget control will be required.
  • Should be able to communicate and motivate via verbal and written media. Must have people management skills and be able to communicate clearly with suppliers. Familiarity with nature of business.
  • Must have good working knowledge of Excel, Word, internet and e-mail.
  • Experience of staff management or supervisory experience is required, as are the skills to motivate and set a positive example to a small team of engineers.
  • Self-driven and results oriented person with a positive outlook and a clear focus on high quality.
  • Reliable, tolerant and determined.
  • An eye for detail is essential and a pride in their work that is projected to the whole team.
  • Well presented, friendly and professional.
  • Keen for new experiences, responsibility and accountability.
  • Able to communicate with others and be a team player.

Location: Esher

Salary: £30,000

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