Motorsport Technician

Location: Woking, GB

The McLaren name is synonymous with Motorsport.  The story across five decades of racing at the pinnacle of global motorsport is of restless technical development with characters of passion and true grit, all with a single-minded determination to succeed.  The trophy cabinet at McLaren Technology Centre (MTC) tells a thousand stories of world champions, great drivers, constructor titles and of all those individuals who have stood on the sport’s global stage to make their invaluable contribution in making that difference: that extra thousandth of second off a lap time.

McLaren has been equally pioneering in its no-compromise approach to roadcars which has seen the launch of the multi-award-winning three tier model range – Sports Series, Super Series and Ultimate Series – with Formula 1™-derived technology at the heart of each and every model. Back on track, McLaren has completed the circle of development. With the launch of the original 12C, followed by the 650S and, most recently, the 570S, McLaren has established itself on the international GT scene with GT3 and GT4 models competing – and winning – at the highest level.  

With a backdrop of continued growth and success, McLaren Automotive is now looking for a small number of highly skilled individuals to join our team and help build the future cars for McLaren Motorsport.

Purpose of the role:

Working in the motorsport team, this role will play a pivotal role in providing market leading service to our global customer base.

This is a fundamentally key role to managing and enhancing the relationship between McLaren GT Motorsport and our key customer bases.

Principal accountabilities:

  • Preparation and execution of chassis composite reworks prior to car build as required

  • Build and preparation of McLaren Motorsport cars to the required specification

  • Accountable for build and preparation of the car and respective sub assemblies

  • Understand and follow detailed work instructions relating to the construction, painting or assembling of vehicles

  • Ensure that all station operations on each vehicle are completed to the required quality standard

  • Work as part of a team to define and aide solution to any problems that may arise during build, that could affect the quality, cost or build efficiency of the product

  • Support the development and launch into production future McLaren Motorsport vehicle platforms and variants

  • Support with the development of vehicle assembly processes for all disciplines

  • Support the team and wider business functions to ensure all quality targets are correctly specified and achieved

  • Support and participate in continuous improvement initiatives with the Manufacturing Engineering Manager

  • Work alongside the Product Design Engineering team in identifying resolutions for product related issues during the digital and prototype development phases

  • Provide support in the maintenance & preparation of PURE fleet vehicles pre & post events to ensure vehicle integrity is maintained at all times

  • Provide support in the maintenance & preparation of Development vehicles pre & post tests to ensure vehicle integrity is maintained at all times

Knowledge, skills & experience:

  • Experience of working within a low volume vehicle production / motorsport build environment

  • Experience of composite trimming, grinding, drilling to high standards

  • Base level understanding of the differences between track based cars and road based vehicles

  • Have value added experience in the field of production vehicle manufacturing.

  • Taking receipt of guidance and instruction from multiple leadership direction.

  • Flexible approach to work hours to support program targets

  • Willingness to travel and support customer, PURE  & development events as required

Personal attributes:

  • Determination to drive forward the business to ‘Best in Class’ performance standards in line with brand expectations

  • Takes the opportunity to proactively use initiative where appropriate

  • A team player who can support others whilst also getting involved in day to day tasks as necessary

  • Good analytical skills and attention to detail

  • Results focused and driven to achieve successful outcome

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills

  • Adhere to the McLaren Values and help grow the Automotive & Motorsport Brand

  • Actively seeks ways to improve their quality of work through constructive feedback or self education

  • Flexibility when working unsociable hours in support of meeting program targets and maintain a flexible approach to working hours

We recognise that we can only achieve our vision with the dedication and collaboration of our world class employees.  It is our aim to become the employer of choice within the global automotive industry.

McLaren Automotive are constantly looking to improve. To become the employer of choice, we are always looking to develop our employee offerings. We currently offer a range of benefits to employees at all levels of the business including Private Healthcare, Contributory Pension Scheme, Life Assurance and Personal Lease Car Scheme. We also offer a range of discounts with our partner organisations.