General information

Job Title
Prototype Build Technician
Ref #
Monday, March 27, 2023
United Kingdom
Business area
Vehicle Development - Prototype
Position level
J - Technician / Administrator
Working time
Full Time
Contract type
Working pattern
7:30am - 4:30pm Monday to Friday

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

An intelligent, resourceful, and creative technician with extensive experience and a diverse skill set. A good team player and motivator, the candidate should be capable of taking initiative and working autonomously.

Principal Accountabilities
  • Work closely with members of the Prototype build team to build high-quality, reliable prototype vehicles/bucks & rigs for effective test and development of future vehicles.
  • Support a diverse range of activities, including vehicle builds, fabrication, rig builds and testing.
  • Support Prototype vehicle component manufacture. Carry out modifications to components from drawings templates and 3D CAD images.
  • Develop good working relationships with members of the core Prototype build team to ensure quick problem resolution, and efficient communication of technical issues.
  • Contribute ideas for vehicle packaging and assembly for systems in all areas.
  • Maintain the workshop to high McLaren standards.
  • Adhere to all health and safety policies.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience
  • Extensive development vehicle build experience, from whole-vehicle down to component level.
  • Able to build a complete vehicle from a bare shell.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of vehicle architecture and operation of support equipment.
  • Electrical wiring diagram understanding and electrical harness rework.
  • Competency in fabrication and basic machining skills.
  • Ability to interpret engineering specifications and drawings.
  • Attention to detail and the ability to come up with innovative solutions to problems are essential.
  • Good degree of computer literacy (Word, Excel…), Catia reading is a plus.
  • Able to work independently or in a small team.

Personal Attributes

Team player able to motivate others and deliver to high standards at all times, whilst under pressure and to tight deadlines.