Published 2 months ago
Motorsport Lead Technician
Full time
Woking, - United Kingdom
Required degree level: Bachelor
3-5 years experience is required

Motorsport Lead 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 road cars 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 highly skilled individual to join our team and help build, maintain and prepare all models of vehicles in the McLaren Customer Racing range.

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:

Lead the Build and preparation of McLaren Motorsport cars to the required specification within the relevant build bay

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

Point of contact for build team members for any process, parts, training related issues

Primary point of contact for the Production Manager within the relevant build bay

Provide build status feedback to the Production Manager during production start up

Work closely with logistics to establish & maintain status of parts supply, escalating issues to the Production Manager where build impact occurs

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 on the definition and solution of problems that may be affecting the quality, cost or productivity of the vehicles being produced

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

Support with the development of vehicle assembly processes for all assembly 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 Production Manager & Manufacturing Engineering

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

Understand & demonstrate a broad knowledge of the build process to provide training & assist when issues arise

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

Take an active role in the maintenance and ordering of workshop consumables to ensure workshop activities are not impacted

Knowledge, skills & experience:

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

Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office products

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

Be prepared to coach and develop peer skill sets

Lead by example, influence all members of the workshop team and ensure they are fully motivated

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.


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