General information

Job Title
Paint Shop Polisher
Ref #
Monday, September 27, 2021
United Kingdom
Business area
Paint Direct
Position level
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

At McLaren Automotive our vision is not only to become the iconic sports car manufacturer but also to deliver breath-taking, iconic and innovative new technology to the automotive industry.


We recognise that we can only achieve our vision with the dedication and collaboration of our world class employees.  It is our mission to become the employer of choice within the global automotive industry.


We are looking for highly motivated individuals to join our expanding production team to produce the new range of McLaren high performance sports cars.


Role Dimensions:


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

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

·         Previous Automotive Polishing experience is desirable

·         No formal qualifications are necessary; however, experience within automotive or manufacturing would be a distinct advantage.

·         Prior experience of working as part of a team is desirable.

·         Prior experience of working to timescales would be advantageous.

·         Quality focused with meticulous attention to detail.

·         Ability to follow processes set in place.

·         Undertake the exterior polishing of vehicles using the correct materials and tools

·         Inspect finished vehicles to ensure no defects, perfect finish every time

·         Flattening, polishing, and touching up

·         Maintaining and cleaning equipment.

·         Ensure there are no defects on work produced

·         Ensuring that you always follow safety procedures

·         The candidate should be confident using all the necessary tools and materials, have experience with or be happy with working in a modern OEM.

Adhere to all requirements for hazardous or non-hazardous waste disposal

Personal Attributes

·         The candidate must take great pride in their work and have a process driven work ethic.

·         The candidate will be quality focused, willing to learn and conscientious.

·         The candidate must have the ability to work both as part of a team and on your own initiative.

·         Needs to have commitment and drive to succeed.

·         Ability to work effectively under pressure.

·         The candidate must be enthusiastic, self-motivated.