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Specialist Communications Technician

  • Woking, England, United Kingdom
F1 - Racing

Job description

At McLaren, our mission is to set the standard for high performance in sport. And everyone, in every part of the team, has a role to play. So if you want to test your ideas with the world watching... And measure your progress in milliseconds... And play your part in racing history... You belong here. High performance starts with you.

Purpose of the Role:

The aim of this role is to provide communications support for all track and dyno events. The role holder will be responsible for the installation, test and maintenance of the communications systems at track and dyno events including Intercom and handy radios.

Principal Accountabilities:

The role holder will be responsible for:

  • Installation and maintenance of radio equipment and intercom systems in the garage and on the pit wall.
  • Installation and maintenance of belt pack system and associated equipment.
  • Programming of communications equipment with the authorised frequencies for the event.
  • Build, test and maintenance of associated pit equipment.
  • Build, test and maintenance of driver helmet communication systems, including driver earpieces.
  • Liaison with Commercial team on the radio requirements for VIPs and Guest of the team.
  • Liaison with external suppliers (MRTC, FOM, Marelli) to ensure end to end comms are functioning.
  • Liaison with suppliers on topics of hardware servicing and spare parts.
  • Fault finding garage communication systems both on and off car.
  • Maintenance and repair of team communications equipment such as moulded earpieces.
  • De-rig of all communications equipment post event.
  • Perform on site ear mouldings for the team and any new drivers.

Job requirements

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • Experience of working in a highly technical engineering function
  • Experience in RF communications systems
  • Experience in network communications systems
  • Competent Microsoft Office products
  • Ability to work using own initiative
  • Experience with high level motorsport trackside operations would be advantageous but not essential.
  • Experience with ClearCom hardware and MRTC equipment desirable.

Personal Attributes:

  • Must be proactive and use initiative where appropriate.
  • Highly self-motivated to achieve targets set both for this role and the wider team.
  • A team player who is supportive of others.
  • Determined, results focused and driven to achieve successful outcome.
  • Eager to learn and enthusiastic.
  • Good analytical skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work effectively to deadlines.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • The willingness and ability to travel extensively.

What McLaren can offer?

We constantly strive to be better tomorrow than we are today. Our ambition is to be the most pioneering and exhilarating racing team in the world, and our collective task is to set the standards for high performance in sport. We show up every day with energy and enthusiasm, ready to play our part.

We encourage and support diversity, equity and inclusion. We will actively promote a culture that values difference and eliminates discrimination in our workplace.

McLaren Racing is based at the iconic McLaren Technology Centre (MTC) near Woking. Our state of the art, sustainable campus offers many facilities including a gym, restaurant and indoor and outdoor break-out areas, as well as direct access to park and common land. The MTC is connected to Woking mainline station via regular shuttle buses, from which London Waterloo is a 30 minute train ride.

We offer a comprehensive package of benefits including private healthcare, car schemes, life insurance and generous pension contributions.