Performance Garage - Mechanic/Tech

Automotive/Powersports Mechanic

Minimum Qualifications:

Two years of experience working in a professional automotive or powersports service and repair shop (or acceptable equivalent). 

 Experience in the following areas is preferred:

  • Steering and Suspension Systems
  • Drivetrain and Transmission Systems
  • Brake and Traction Control Systems
  • Electrical and Electronic Systems
  • Fuel and Cooling Systems
  • Tire and Wheel Mounting/Balancing
  • Internal Combustion Engine Systems
  • Frame, Roll Cage and Bodywork
  • Racecar Preparation

Demonstrated ability to perform the following:

  • Troubleshoot and diagnose mechanical problems.
  • Learn quickly and carry out assignments accurately and thoroughly with minimal supervision.
  • Work well as a team member company-wide, and get along with others regardless of their age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, or job type.
  • Follow instructions, safety practices and standard operating procedures in performing assigned tasks.
  • Be consistently punctual and attend work regularly.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing.
  • Accurately account for parts, materials and labor.
  • Operate power tools and vehicle hoists properly and safely.
  • Read and understand schematics, repair manuals, parts manuals and other related documents.
  • Safely handle chemicals, fuels, batteries and other hazardous materials.
  • Use common sense and look out for the safety of others in the work environment.
  • Travel and provide support for testing and racing as needed.

Supervisory Responsibility

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Work Environment

This job operates in a manufacturing warehouse environment.

Physical Demands

Mechanic/Tech must be able to spend extensive duration of time standing or sitting during the scheduled shift. They must be ready and able to bend at the knees and waist, move fingers and hands. Must wear all necessary PPE always.

Other Duties

Please note this job posting is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

EEO Statement

Cognito Motorsports, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Cognito complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Cognito expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Cognito’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

Information about Bakersfield: 

Bakersfield has long been known as a stopover for those traveling between Los Angeles and San Francisco. But people who consider putting down roots in the area will find a healthy job market and an affordable place to raise a family. In fact, it's Bakersfield's strong sense of community and family and its booming oil and agriculture industries that keep the region thriving.

In some ways, Bakersfield feels like Texas: Oil rigs dot the horizon, and honky-tonks are easy to come by. But the metro area's location in the fertile San Joaquin Valley has instilled in residents the love of fresh, locally sourced foods, which is at the heart of California culture.

Bakersfield has hundreds of miles of bike paths and lanes and nearly 60 parks, offering locals plenty of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. Plus, residents are a short drive from the Sierra Nevada Mountains and some of California's expansive national forests.

Bakersfield is more affordable than most other parts of California. Purchasing a home in Bakersfield will cost nearly three times less than in Los Angeles. Additionally, Bakersfield residents spend more than the average American on everyday expenses like food, utilities and transportation, but that amount pales in comparison to what Los Angeles residents spend. As a result, some of L.A. County's workforce opts to live in the Bakersfield area. Bakersfield is home to a multigenerational, multicultural population. Diversity can be seen throughout the region from the wide variety of small mom-and-pop restaurants and shops selling international foods and goods. The metro area is known for its Basque restaurants, which have remained in the area long after people from the Pyrenees region of France and Spain first came to Bakersfield in search of gold.  

Much of Bakersfield's population is of working age, with about 10 percent of residents older than 65 and roughly a third of the population younger than 20. Because of high-performing schools, neighborhoods in the northwest part of the metro area are particularly attractive to families.

Bakersfield residents find plenty of ways to enjoy the region's pleasant weather, from parks within the city limits to trails in the nearby Sequoia and Los Padres national forests.

Although major league sports don't have a presence in the area, hometown fans cheer on their minor league favorite, the Bakersfield Condors hockey team. Racing fans can take their pick of asphalt, dirt, autocross or drag racing at nearby tracks.

If museums are more your scene, the award-winning Bakersfield Museum of Art is a must-see, as is the California Living Museum, known as CALM, which exhibits animals and plants native to California.