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Job Vacancies

CURRENT ROLES

Race Car Technician / Mechanic

Workshop Technician / Mechanic

TIG Welder / Fabricator


Here at Darkside Development 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.

Please feel free to read through the below roles to see if any would suite your skill set. If you have previously applied for a role and believe your skills fit one of the other roles listed, please get in touch. 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, We do possess a Tier 2 Sponsorship licence should an applicant from overseas meet our criteria, 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 24 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, 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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Race Car Technician / Mechanic

Job Purpose

The Race Car Technician will maintain the fleet of Darkside Developments Race and Track Cars. Liaising with the Workshop Service Manager to ensure all vehicles are prepared to the highest standard in time for each race meeting. To do this you will also work closely with Tuning, Fabrication, Parts and Dispatch departments to ensure fluidity towards achieving our goal of successive victories.

Role Specifics

Salary £20,000 - £30,000 (Depending on Experience)
Will involve weekend work and late nights to meet unmovable deadlines

Duties and Responsibilities

Check 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.

Wide range of duties include - Research and Development work on company owned vehicles. Track Car and Drag Car.

Pre and Post Racing Van and Equipment Organisation - Testing and racing requires a substantial amount of equipment and spares, this requires organisation and forward planning.

Liaise with the Workshop Service Manager - For direction and priority of your daily task lists.

Liaise with the Fabrication Unit and Lead Fabricator - To develop itinerary and products. Feedback on current hardware range and also to develop new lines currently being tested.

Liaise with the Lead Powertrain Calibration and Development Engineer - To work with the Powertrain Calibration and Development Engineer when fitting 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. To develop itinerary and products. Feedback on current software packages with the aim to develop new lines currently being tested.

Qualifications

No formal qualifications required

Skills and Abilities

Ability to work with an Apprentice is mandatory
Ability to learn
Good communication skills working in a team
Creative thinking and problem solving
Self-esteem, motivation, and goal setting
Organisational effectiveness and leadership
Good timekeeping
General good up keep in appearance and cleanliness.

Experience

Motorsport engineering / experience working in race teams ideal
BMW / VAG experience would be beneficial
The role will involve diagnostics and fitment of non-standard parts
Previous Workshop experience is essential
Basic tools are required, specialist tools provided
Formal qualifications are less important than skill, experience and enthusiasm

Attributes

Listed below are the preferred minimum characteristics of industry knowledge that will be beneficial to a successful applicant.

Confident
Self-motivated
Organised
Methodical
Able to work as part of a tight knit team

Only successful candidates will be contacted, We are not currently looking for trainees or apprentices. Any unsuitable applications will not be responded to.


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Workshop Technician / Mechanic

Job Purpose

The Workshop Technician will maintain the daily functionality of the Darkside Developments Service Workshop. Liaising with the Workshop Service Manager 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 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.

Wide range of duties include - 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, suspensions 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.

Liaise with the Workshop Service Manager - For direction and priority of your daily task lists

Support Apprentices if and when needed

Liaise with the Fabrication Unit and Lead Fabricator. To develop itinerary and products. Feedback on current hardware range and also to develop new lines currently being tested.

Liaise with the Lead Powertrain Calibration and Development Engineer. To work with the Powertrain Calibration and Development Engineer when fitting 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. To develop itinerary and products. Feedback on current software packages with the aim to develop new lines currently being tested.

Qualifications

No formal qualifications required.

Skills and Abilities

Ability to work with an Apprentice is mandatory
Ability to learn
Good communication skills working in a team
Creative thinking and problem solving
Self-esteem, motivation, and goal setting
Organisational effectiveness and leadership
Good timekeeping
General good up keep in appearance and cleanliness

Experience

Motorsport engineering ideal
BMW / VAG experience would be beneficial
The role will involve diagnostics and fitment of non-standard parts
Previous Workshop experience is essential
Basic tools are required, specialist tools will be provided
Formal qualifications are less important than skill, experience and enthusiasm

Attributes

Listed below are the preferred minimum characteristics of industry knowledge that will be beneficial to a successful applicant.

Ability to work with an Apprentice mandatory
A confident Mechanic with a high aptitude of technical skills
Conversant with current equipment
Self-motivated
Organised
Methodical
Able to work as part of a tight knit team essential

Only successful candidates will be contacted, We are not currently looking for trainees or apprentices. Any unsuitable applications will not be responded to.


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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