General information

Job Title
Paint Shop Prepper
Ref #
Monday, July 17, 2023
United Kingdom
Business area
Paint Direct
Position level
J - Technician / Administrator
Working time
Full Time
Contract type
Working pattern
Blue Shift 40 hours

Description & Requirements


No restraints. No limitations. We don’t simply push boundaries. We completely rethink them. McLaren Automotive exists to create breath-taking performance road cars.

With innovation at the core of all we do, every challenge starts with the same question. How can we do it better? This restless spirit runs right through McLaren Automotive. And the search for perfection is evident in everything we do.

Purpose of Role

The role will work as part of a small, multi-functional team split across a 2-shift operation on a 1-week rotation, reporting to a Paint Team Leader.

Principal Accountabilities
  • Understand and follow detailed work instructions relating to the painting of vehicles
  • Ensure that all station operations on each vehicle are completed to the required quality standard
  • Ensure that all operations are completed to the required timescale
  • 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
  • Participate in continuous improvement activities as requested
  • Understand and adhere to the McLaren Values and help grow the Automotive Brand.
  • Preparing vehicles/ panels for paintwork.
  • Masking vehicles in preparation for paintwork.
  • Carrying out minor damage repairs
  • Maintaining and cleaning equipment
  • Clean and check cars prior to primer process for visible defects.
  • Ensuring that you always follow safety procedures
  • Adhere to all requirements for hazardous or non-hazardous waste disposal
Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Experience of working within an automotive environment would be an advantage.
  • Prior experience of working as part of a team is desirable
  • Prior experience of working to timescales would be advantageous
  • Prior experience of Quality focused with meticulous attention to detail is an advantage.
  • Ability to follow processes set in place
  • Previous experience in Preparing vehicles/ panels for paintwork would be an advantage
  • Prior experience in Masking vehicles in preparation for paintwork is desired
  • Prior experience in Carrying out minor damage repairs would be an advantage
  • Maintaining and cleaning equipment
  • Clean and check cars prior to primer process for visible defects.
Personal Attributes

  • An excellent team player who both supports and challenges where appropriate in a constructive manner.
  • Is a passionate advocate of the McLaren brand
  • Resilient and confident.
  • Thrives in a fast-paced high-pressured environment.
  • Results focused and actively seeks to measure their performance and impact on the business.
  • The candidate must be enthusiastic, self-motivated