Job Vacancies

Here at Darkside Developments our team is passionate about our brand and our reputation. We have ambitious plans to capitalise on our success, and to achieve this, we require equally talented and passionate people. As a result we are constantly aiming to improve our talent pool and we will always review and consider any CV's and job applications in order to achieve this goal. We prefer experience and enthusiasm over formal qualifications.

 Video Editor and Social Media Creator

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If you would like to apply, please email a current CV, a covering letter, current salary, details of your notice period and quoting job reference to jobs@darksidedevelopments.co.uk 

Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK although we do possess a Tier 2 Sponsorship licence should an applicant from overseas meet our criteria, however we do prioritise UK applicants

Future Prospects

As the company continues to grow, staff roles, benefits and responsibilities will grow with it. We are looking for a core team who will be empowered to lead the company in the right direction to continued success. We have a firm belief in allowing employees freedom to work using their own initiative and ideas. Many of our current and future products have been as a result of ideas from our staff at all levels of the business. Investment for the future, as well as Research and Development are taken very seriously meaning staff retention and customer satisfaction are essential so we work hard to keep all our staff happy and enthusiastic.

Benefits of working for Darkside Developments

Anyone working at Darkside Developments will be working for a fast moving business with great prospects and job satisfaction. All current staff are like minded enthusiasts keen to push the company forward as a team. We have an extensive racing calendar and assist all employees with their own projects. At the moment we have 33 key members of staff and the roles we are looking to fill will be working alongside current experienced individuals.

Other Benefits
  • New purpose built facility with modern air conditioned offices, vehicle workshop, paint and bodyshop, fabrication workshop, Chassis Dynamometer, warehousing and dispatch all on one site.
  • Competitive salary and substantial performance related bonus scheme
  • Significant ongoing investment in R&D projects, facilities and new equipment
  • Employee Pension Scheme
  • Discounted Car Parts and Labour
  • 100mbit Leased Line internet connection - No waiting for download and uploads!

Working Hours

Full Time Roles (Unless otherwise specified)
Monday to Friday - 08:00 till 17:00
Saturday - 09:00 till 15:00
28 Paid Holiday days including Bank Holidays
Special working conditions may include one late evening per week and weekends away Racing

Recruitment Agencies (or associated services), please don't contact us about these roles via telephone or email


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Workshop Mechanic

Job Purpose

The Workshop Technician will maintain the daily functionality of the Darkside Developments Service Workshop. Liaising with the Workshop Controller to ensure daily workflows and targets are achieved. To do this you will also work closely with Fabrication and Parts and Dispatch departments to ensure fluidity towards achieving our goal of exceptional customer service.

Role Specifics

Salary £20,000 - £30,000 (Depending on Experience)

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Check the daily task list

  • All levels of interval services to VWG and BMW vehicles, first service to full timing belt service.

  • All levels of MOT work, includes brake disc and pads, clutches and flywheels, turbos and intercoolers, exhausts, suspension springs and dampers, wheel bearings and drivetrain supports and bushes. 

  • Full fitment of Darkside Development upgraded turbo kits and accessories.

  • Research and Development work on company owned vehicles. Track Car and Drag Car. Duties will include working with original OEM specifications software and upgraded hardware to working with full stand alone units and custom hardware. Leading the way in the diesel performance tuning industry.

  • To work with the Powertrain Calibration and Development Engineer when fitting a “Darkside Customer Turbo Kit” or any form of performance enhancing hardware that will require a software upgrade to operate to their full potential. All levels of hardware upgrades need to be disclosed, feedback to the Powertrain Calibration and Development Engineer and support given if any form of insight can be shared to produce the best possible outcome for the customer.

Qualifications

No formal qualifications required

Skills and Abilities

Ability to learn Good communication skills working in a team Creative thinking and problem solving Self-esteem, motivation, and goal setting Personal and career development skills Interpersonal/negotiation skills Organisational effectiveness and leadership Good timekeeping General good up keep in appearance and cleanliness.

Experience

  • Motorsport engineering ideal
  • Previous Workshop experience, but not essential.
  • Formal qualifications are less important than skill, experience and enthusiasm.

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TIG Welder / Fabricator

Job Purpose

Position is currently filled but we can find work for the right person.

We are looking for the best Fabricator / TIG Welder candidates possible that will require minimal training of the skills required to carry out the specific role, if you don't have all of the necessary skills listed please do not apply. They will also work closely with the Parts Department and Service Workshop departments to ensure fluidity towards achieving our goal of exceptional customer service.

Role Specifics

Salary £20,000 - £30,000 (Depending on Experience)
Company equipment supplied

Duties and Responsibilities

Fabricating using Mainly TIG with some MIG
Fabricating with Stainless Steel, Mild Steel and Aluminium Tube
Fabricating Tubular Manifolds, Custom Exhaust Systems using Stainless Steel
Fabricating Boost Pipes using Aluminium

Qualifications

No formal qualifications required

Skills and Abilities

Ability to learn
Good communication skills working in a team
Creative thinking and problem solving
Self-esteem, motivation, and goal setting
Personal and career development skills
Interpersonal/negotiation skills
Organisational effectiveness and leadership
Good timekeeping
General good up keep in appearance and cleanliness.

Experience

TIG Essential in Stainless and Aluminium
Formal qualifications are less important than skill, experience and enthusiasm
Working from Jigs mainly and drawings periodically


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CAD Engineer / Design Engineer

Job Purpose

This role would suit a CAD Engineer / Design Engineer with experience, Ideally in the Automotive sector. CAM Experience would be a huge benefit. This is a great opportunity to work alongside experienced Machinists and Fabricators. There is a genuine opportunity to grow within a company where your efforts will be not only noticed but rewarded.

The successful candidate will complement our existing design team, producing 2D and 3D drawings for in-house manufacturing.The role will be based at our office facility within Darkside Developments. This work includes reverse engineering of factory hardware, creating the drawings required to manufacture, producing documentation to aid future manufacture, specifying materials, assisting the machine shop and final quality control before the goods can be booked into stock.

Knowledge gaps can be filled, and ideally we are looking for someone who can bring something new to the team.

You will need to be able to work effectively as part of a close knit team, be highly motivated and organised with great attention to detail and an ambitious nature.

Role Specifics

Salary £25,000+ (Depending on Experience) Company equipment supplied Substantial Performance Related Bonus (Salary Paid Monthly, Bonus Twice Yearly) Employee Pension Scheme Permanent Employment

Duties and Responsibilities

Understanding the requirements of the customer’s projects and developing engineering specifications. Developing equipment designs through CAD and prototyping. Testing and development of hardware produced Reverse engineering Development of processes Specifying and sourcing materials Operating machines (After training) Quality control

Qualifications

No formal qualifications required

Skills and Abilities

Ability to learn Good communication skills working in a team Creative thinking and problem solving Self-esteem, motivation, and goal setting Personal and career development skills Interpersonal/negotiation skills Organisational effectiveness and leadership Good timekeeping General good up keep in appearance and cleanliness.

Experience

Experience of using - Software;

  • Fusion 360
  • Autodesk / Featurecam (CAD CAM)
  • Solid Edge (Modelling)

Experience of using the following Equipment would be beneficial;

  • DOOSAN DNM350/5AX - 5 Axis Vertical Machining Centre
  • HAAS VF4 (X2) - 4th Axis, through coolant, high speed
  • HAAS ST30 - Lathe, Programmable Tailstock
  • HAAS TL15 - Live Tooling, Axis, Sub Spindle
  • Peel 2 CAD-S 3D Scanning Tool
  • Various other CNC equipment
  • Excellent computer literacy
  • A strong background in mechanical engineering - with a minimum of 3 years employment experience.
  • Keen interest in cars and engines

 Video Editor and Social Media Creator

Videographer and Social Media Creator

Job Purpose

To plan, create and edit engaging social media content for our fast growing channels, including YouTube, Instagram and Facebook.
The successful candidate will complement our existing team, where we want to increase the volume of content we can produce.
The role will be full time and based at our office facility within Darkside Developments. We are not looking for freelance / remote workers.

Role Specifics

Salary - £23,000 - 27,500 + Bonuses (Depending on Skills, Experience and Equipment)
Company equipment supplied:

Apple Macbook Pro
Sony A7iii + Lens
GoPro Hero 8 / 9 / 10
DJI Gimble
Mics + Audio Equipment

Duties and Responsibilities

Creating concepts for new content and planning their execution
Create the content via film and photography
Edit the content into engaging experiences for our customers
Work within our team to develop new ideas and products based on feedback from existing content

Qualifications

No formal qualifications required

Skills and Abilities

Experience of using:
Adobe Premier Pro Editing Suite (or similar)
Adobe Photoshop (or similar)
Various photography equipment
Excellent computer literacy
Keen interest in cars and engines
Full, Clean UK driving licence


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Dispatch Operative

Job Purpose

The Dispatch Operative will maintain the daily functionality of the Darkside Developments Parts and Dispatch Department. Liaising with the Dispatch Manager to ensure daily workflows and targets are achieved. To do this you will also work closely with Fabrication and Service Workshop departments to ensure fluidity towards achieving our goal of exceptional customer service.

Role Specifics

  • Salary £18,000 - £22,000 (Depending on Experience)
  • Substantial Performance Related Bonus  (Salary Paid Monthly, Bonus Twice Yearly)
  • Employee Pension Scheme
  • Full Insurance Policy

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Check the daily task list.
    • Ensure task list’s are checked daily and regular to maintain direction and consistency whilst minimise priority errors and maximising productivity.
    • Ensure all completed jobs are ticked off and cleared regularly and daily once complete.
  • Pick and pack all small orders.
    • Ensure all small orders are picked all together at once. Maintains efficiency and speed and allows for effective packing.
  • Pick and pack all large orders.
    • Ensure all large orders are picked effectively, taking into account bin locations and item size. Maintains efficiency and speed and allows for effective packing.
  • Dispatching completed orders.
    • After items are picked and packed make sure all items are placed in relevant dispatch cages relating to the courier service used.
  • Non-dispatched uncompleted orders.
    • After items are picked and packed make sure items not available are clearly marked and the Lead Dispatch Manager is made aware. Uncomplete orders then need to be shelved on the “Awaiting Parts” shelf.
  • Sign all “Goods In” and put in the right location within the parts department.
    • Ensure all inbound goods are signed in, accounted for and store away effectively in the right location.
  • Replenish empty shelves, using stored items.
    • Ensure all stock stored on site is managed and maintained.
  • Pick and supply items for Fabrication/Service Workshops.
    • Maintain required stock for both the Fabrication Workshop and Service Workshop.
  • Check general upkeep and organisation of the parts department.
    • Make sure your workspace is clean and tidy at all times.
  • Couriers and Deliveries - Royal Mail and DHL.
    • Ensure all cages and completed orders are ready for collection at the relevant collection times.
  • General Maintenance.
    • Work towards continual process improvements. Highlight any issues and suggest any improvements.

Qualifications

Listed below are the preferred minimum qualifications required to successfully perform the job, but not compulsory as experience may prevail. Candidates with these qualifications may be short listed to be considered for the position.

Qualifications include:

  • Education
  • GCSE Grades, C or higher in English and Maths.
  • A Level pass in English and Maths.
  • Skills and Abilities
    • Ability to learn.
    • Good communication skills working in a team.
    • Creative thinking and problem solving.
    • Self-esteem, motivation, and goal setting.
    • Personal and career development skills.
    • Interpersonal/negotiation skills.
    • Organisational effectiveness and leadership.
    • Good timekeeping.
    • General good up keep in appearance and cleanliness.
  • Experience
    • Previous Parts Department work, but not essential.
    • Fork Truck Licence preferred but not essential.

Working Conditions

Normal working conditions will apply. Mainly indoors but can often be outdoors between departments. Special working conditions may include one late evening per week and Saturday work, working with challenging clients.

Physical Requirements

The role can be physically demanding. Often employee will be required to stand for extended periods of time, lift heavy objects on a regular basis, doing repetitive tasks with few breaks