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Additive Manufacturing Technician

United Kingdom, England, WokingF1 - Production

Job description

Purpose of the Role:

To take unfinished 3D printed components and process them to a high standard, ready for prefitting.

To ready all types of AM printing machines for next builds including setting parameters and carrying out both routine and specialised machine maintenance.


Role Dimensions:

Monday - Friday Early shift from 6am, some travel may be required.


Principal Accountabilities:

  • Unloading build platforms and preparing clean platforms for use for all 3D printers.
  • Setting machines ready to start next build.
  • Solve machine issues during build and machine breakdowns, recovering part failures and minimising parts scrapped.
  • Loading and unloading automated parts washer.
  • Processing 3D printed components using progressively finer grade paper to an agreed standard.
  • Dispatching duties, booking off jobs in departmental software Streamics & Javelin.
  • Basic inspecting of parts, visual go/no go type checking of all components before shipping to next op.
  • Kitting of 3D printed parts for Aero projects.
  • Ensure high quality of model and car parts, with on time delivery in full.
  • Ensuring quality is not compromised.
  • Reviewing assigned workload and where potential delays are foreseen, ensuring timely communication to managers and supportive of an alternative plan that will have minimal effect on the program.
  • Working to agreed methods of work.
  • Work efficiently within manufacturing as part of an established team.
  • Where appropriate, communicate effectively delivery schedules.
  • Promote McLaren values amongst colleagues.
  • Generate practical ideas for improving component processing and finishing.
  • Where faults are identified, contain and inform management.
  • To attend appropriate reviews as required.
  • Maintain a clean and safe working environment.
  • Ensure Health and Safety procedures are followed at all times.
  • Wear PPE as instructed.

Job requirements

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • Knowledge of 3D printing would be an advantage.
  • Must be able to handle delicate parts with care while hand finishing with wet and dry paper.
  • Developing working relationships that promote faster delivery of parts and increase morale between shifts.
  • PC literate to enable use of department systems.

Personal Attributes:

  • Methodical approach and target driven.
  • Able to promote ‘best practice’ working standards.
  • Where the need for change is appropriate, engaging others to influence the result.
  • A ‘Can do’ attitude with a drive for technical excellence.
  • Flexible in working hours.


What can McLaren offer?

We strive to provide a fun, innovative, collaborative and open culture where everyone’s input is welcome, and everyone feels part of our achievements. We work hard to create a culture of continuous improvement and support this with a proactive approach to management and personal development.

McLaren Racing is based at the iconic McLaren Technology Centre on the edge of Woking. Our large campus includes a gym, swimming pool, restaurant and indoor and outdoor break-out areas, as well as direct access to park land. MTC is connected to Woking mainline station via regular shuttle buses, from which London Waterloo is a 32min train ride.

We encourage hybrid working patterns to give you options to balance your home life and hobbies with your work, and offer a comprehensive package of benefits including private healthcare, car schemes, life insurance and generous pension contributions.

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