Job Title
Electrical Systems Technologist
Ref #
Date posted
Friday, January 19, 2024
United Kingdom
Business area
Electrical & Controls - Vehicle Engineering
Position level
J - Technician / Administrator
Working time
Full Time
Contract type
Working pattern
8:30am - 5:30pm Monday to Friday

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Purpose of Role

To join McLaren Automotive EDS team to support all vehicle electrical systems, prototype harness manufacture and launch phase build support.

Working as the part of a small team reporting to the EDS Manager. You will be required to manage critical rework tasks and test activities throughout each program phase and provide continuous feedback to the team.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Responsible for electrical vehicle diagnostic support for ES&C.
  • EDS Development support, rigs, jigs, and fixtures including the creation of prototype harnesses.
  • Represent the “EDS” department within the project team. Present concerns and milestone achievements.
  • Program launch - engineering and manufacturing support.
  • Support DVP vehicle testing
  • Support UK and overseas vehicle and component testing.
  • Shop floor fault finding and issue resolution.
  • Aftersales technician support
Knowledge, Skills and Experience
  • Experience within the automotive industry or similar domain experience
  • Electronics/Electrical/EDS rework awareness within automotive sector or similar tech-based company
  • Automotive EDS knowledge and experience for complete wire harness design process
  • Familiar with wire harness rework and supporting development phases.
  • A minimum of 3 years in a similar technical environment, ideally motorsport / automotive
  • Apprenticeship time served and/or BTEC National Electrical Engineering or equivalent preferred.
  • Ability to read design drawings and create Bills of materials for Prototype and First builds.
  • Ability to read and understand wiring diagrams/schematics.
  • Flexible working to allow tight deadlines to be achieved.
  • Experience in building complex prototype Wiring Harnesses
  • Familiar with automotive recognised electrical diagnostic tools
  • Experience with Microsoft products such as excel, word and PowerPoint.
  • Write Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to guide future production builds.
  • Consulting with Internal departments to ensure integration of wiring harness and electrical systems into vehicles, defining harness routings with EDS best practice to ensure safe and robust installation.
  • Coordination with other departments to ensure alignment with the build requirements/specification.
  • Familiar with automotive connectors depinning and wire crimping
Personal Attributes

  • Self-motivated and proactive, with a can-do attitude and the ability to work both as a supportive team member and as a driven individual with minimal supervision.
  • Adaptable, quick thinking, decisive, showing strong initiative and self-determination.
  • Promote cross functional team working and collaboration between departments to support delivery of challenging projects.
  • Conscientious, with a proven eye for detail (quality, reliability, and safety) with dedication to deliver best in class products.
  • Excellent personal workload management and labour planning.
  • Excellent communication skills to enable cross-functional working, able to define the requirement and breakdown complex problems.
  • Willing to travel and work flexible hours when required.
  • Passion for the automotive industry and technology would be advantageous.
  • Enthusiasm to embrace change and support creation of new processes, as necessary.
  • Willing to own and push the boundaries of their core responsibilities.
  • A full UK vehicle driving license.
  • Excited to build on the McLaren legacy.