Job Opportunity – Caterham Engineering Technician

May 21, 2018
Written by Caterham HQ

The Company:

Caterham Cars is the one of the UK’s most successful sports car manufacturers and have been selling the Seven since 1973. Over the decades Caterham has continued to refine and enhance the design, whilst always respecting the brilliance of Colin Chapman’s original lightweight formula. This is a unique opportunity to work for an iconic British motor company that is both manufacturer and retailer, and also a world leader in amateur motorsport racing.

The Role: 

A full-time position has become available for an Engineering Technician to join the enthusiastic and dynamic engineering team at Caterham Cars. The successful applicant will support the engineering team directly and other areas of the business indirectly through the engineering department such as manufacturing and procurement.

 The main responsibilities of the role will involve maintaining test cars, helping to build new development cars and first off models. You will be required to; develop prototypes for new parts from drawings, upgrade car specifications when necessary, diagnose mechanical and electrical problems, provide development car test day support and find solutions to problems. You will be responsible for keeping your own work area in order within the workshop. 

 As part of this role out of hours, travel may be required both inside and outside the UK.  

Criteria Guide:

Essential criteria 

  • A background in either niche automotive or the racing industry
  • Good diagnostics ability
  • At least 5 years relevant experience
  • You must have proven competency in all areas of car mechanics
  • Flexibility and willingness to work extra hours and weekends when required
  • A demonstrated ability to work as part of a team
  • Self-motivation

Other criteria 

  • Fabrication experience including Bronze, MIG & TIG
  • Exposure to the Motorsport industry
  • Race license – regular track experience of benefit

Interview Stages:

Applicants who are successful in making it to interview stage maybe asked to carry out a practical test to back up the interview stage either on the same day or on a separate occasion.


Competitive salary subject to experience and skill level. After a probationary period, there will be a range of benefits such as eligibility to join the Company Pension Scheme, DIS and staff purchase discounts.


If you wish to apply for this role please forward your up to date CV,  with a short covering letter to opportunities [at] caterham [dot] com email subject should start Engineering. Please note, we cannot accept applications over the telephone. We are also unable to accept applications from agencies.

Caterham HQ

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