General information

Job Title
Paint Preparation Team Member - Ultimate Series
Ref #
Wednesday, March 8, 2023
United Kingdom
Business area
McLaren Technology Centre Paint Shop
Position level
J - Technician / Administrator
Working time
Full Time
Contract type
Fixed Term Contract
Working pattern
Early, Early, Late, Late Monday to Friday
Dependent on Experience

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
We are currently seeking a highly skilled, motivated individual to join our Bespoke paint team. Experience working on prestige vehicles essential. The successful applicant will be expected to work in all areas of the bespoke paint process on all models/ projects ranging from road car restorations, production series projects, bespoke commissions, and future model concepts.
Principal Accountabilities
  • Modifications and restorations of body and paint on all models/ projects.
  • Supporting production line modifications to current models/ projects.
  • Undertaking work tasks ranging from painting bespoke liveries from design renders to full heritage restorations.
  • Be skilled in the measuring and fine detail masking of bespoke painted liveries converting a design render to reality.
  • Work closely with all departments to produce bespoke paint orders on plan and accurately from sales client specification.
  • Be fully skilled to cover absences within the bespoke paint team with flexible approach to working additional hours as required to meet set deadlines.
  • Participate in problem solving activities with the paint engineering team to create process instructions and delivery strategy planning of technical paint requests.
  • Always adhere to H&S safe working practices by following policy for PPE use and following instruction for use of tools and equipment.
  • Maintain and endorse McLaren values and culture in support of the brand. (Housekeeping, attitude, appearance etc)
Knowledge, Skills and Experience
  • Experience of automotive body and repair/ restoration/ manufacturing essential.
  • Experience in fine detail graphics masking essential
  • The successful applicant needs be fully skilled in all paint and body process areas from panel preparation, filler work/ spray painting to end of line polishing.
  • Previous experience with McLaren vehicles/ paint processes would be a distinct advantage.
  • Understanding of panel surface quality requirements that effect final paint finish essential.
  • Good problem-solving skills.
  • Airbrush/ custom painting skills and experience are a distinct advantage.
  • PC literate in Microsoft applications preferred.
Personal Attributes
  • Must be able to work confidently on their own.
  • Excellent communication skills preferred.
  • Flexible approach to working hours.
  • Must be punctual, have conscientious attitude and be supportive of team working.
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure.
  • The candidate must be enthusiastic, self-motivated and reliable with commitment and drive to succeed.
  • Must have meticulous attention to detail.