Operative, Show Car Technician - 2 Year FTC

Job description

McLaren Racing, we believe only by chasing performance in everything we do can
we give ourselves the best chance of success. Performance on track and in
the factory. Performance for our people, our business and our
partners. It’s about more than winning. It’s about hitting the
highest standards, and then raising the bar again.

Purpose of the Show Car Technician Role:

Contribute to the build, assembly and deployment of static show cars and Heritage Formula 1 cars, collaborating across multiple Car Build functions and marketing departments at the McLaren Technology Centre.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Work closely with the McLaren Racing marketing team, providing technical support to the Show Car & Event Asset team.
  • The build and preparation of show cars and Heritage Formula 1 car assets, sub-assemblies and support equipment.
  • Supporting the supply, servicing and extremely high presentation standards of static show car assets and Heritage Formula 1 cars to partner events.
  • Oversee checking in and out of all show car assets into McLaren technology centre.
  • Carrying out and recording all static show car maintenance work.
  • Compiling fault and damage reports and actioning corrective works.
  • Application of minor branding updates (i.e. logo changes) and ensuring branding sign off is completed as per process and requirement.
  • Support with livery applications often involving full dismantle and rebuild of cars.             
  • Ownership and point of contact for Pit Stop Challenge equipment, maintenance and service recording.
  • Occasionally required to travel to oversee complex installs requiring dismantle and reassembly of cars on site at partner events.
  • Liaison with marketing team, Partners and logistics teams to input into planning, presentation and deployment optimization of fleet.
  • Building to extremely high McLaren presentation and quality standards.
  • Liaison with on-site support functions for movement and storage of assets.
  • Always ensuring tasks are completed right first time and often to tight deadlines and in a pressurised environment both at and away from the McLaren Technology Centre.
  • Management and stock control of show car spare parts and assemblies.

Job requirements

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • Previous “hands-on” show car build experience within a marketing function advantageous
  • Experience of working in a technical engineering motorsport function.
  • Ability to interpret engineering specifications and drawings.
  • High car “detailing” and exceptional presentation standards
  • Previous experience of working in a motorsport team environment and evidence understanding of current Formula one terminology.
  • Experience in vinyl application and technologies a distinct advantage.
  • Previous experience of working with composite materials.
  • Previous experience of race car build process.
  • Process mapping and process improvement experience.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products, and digital systems to drive process improvements. regards digital build and fleet management.

Personal Attributes:

  • Must be able to proactively use initiative where appropriate.
  • Highly self-motivated to achieve targets set both for this role and the wider team.
  • A team player who is supportive of others.
  • Determined, results focused and driven to achieve a successful outcome.
  • Eager to learn and enthusiastic.
  • Good analytical skills and extremely high attention to detail.
  • Ability to work effectively to deadlines and achieve targets.
  • Must have the ability and willingness to travel both in the UK and abroad.

What can McLaren offer?

We constantly strive
to be better tomorrow than we are today. Our ambition is to be the most
pioneering and exhilarating racing team in the world, and our collective task
is to set the standards for high performance in sport. We show up every day with
energy and enthusiasm, ready to play our part.

We encourage and
support diversity, equity and inclusion. We will actively promote a culture
that values difference and eliminates discrimination in our workplace.

McLaren Racing is
based at the iconic McLaren Technology Centre (MTC) near Woking. Our state of
the art, sustainable campus offers many facilities including a gym, restaurant and indoor and outdoor break-out areas, as well as direct
access to park and common land. The MTC is connected to Woking mainline station
via regular shuttle buses, from which London Waterloo is a 30 minute train

Hybrid working
patterns give you options to balance your home life and outside interests with
your work. We offer a comprehensive package of benefits including private
healthcare, car schemes, life insurance and generous pension contributions.

McLaren Racing