General information

Job Title
Test Rigs Technician
Ref #
Thursday, March 2, 2023
United Kingdom
Business area
Product Development
Vehicle Development
Position level
J - Technician / Administrator
Working time
Full Time
Contract type
Working pattern
8:30am - 5:30pm 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 opportunity exists within the Vehicle Development Group for an experienced Rigs Development Technician to assist in the build, assembly, maintenance, preparation, and support the operation of, multi-project test and development rigs at both MTC Woking and at other test facility locations.

Principal Accountabilities
  • Build and running of multi-project concept/prototype and production level test rigs to the highest  standards, using specified processes where applicable.
  • Maintenance and updating of such rigs to support the development test programmes.
  • Preparation and assist in operation of such rigs for test and development activities.
  • Two-way interaction with design and engineering staff to establish and achieve the test requirements, specifications, and targets.
  • Interpretation of engineering drawings and instrumentation to ensure safe and accurate builds, modifications, and updates.
  • Maintenance and presentation of the workshop and equipment to the standards set by McLaren.
  • Always uphold McLaren Health and Safety policies.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience
  • Experience in a testing environment/facility where servo hydraulic test frames/actuators are used for testing purposes an advantage.
  • Welding, machining, and fabrication skills are preferred.
  • Understanding of current automotive systems including electrical and electronic systems would be advantageous.
  • Experience of data acquisition systems and the use of would be desirable.
  • Clean driving licence & passport.
  • IT literate in various packages e.g., Microsoft Office suite including Excel
Personal Attributes
  • Excellent communication skills at all levels of the business.
  • Flexible approach to working hours and travel requirements.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Ability to work as a team member, while also confidently alone too.
  • Adaptable and decisive with good initiative.
  • Conscientious and committed to achieve.
  • Quality driven.
  • Excellent attention to detail.