Composite Machinist Milling

Job description

Purpose of the Role:


To set and operate multi-axis computer numerically controlled (CNC) machine tools, producing carbon and metallic race car components, Pattern work and tooling.


Principal Accountabilities:


  • To manufacture components to supplied CAD and drawings
  • Setting and operating multi-axis CNC machining centres
  • You will be required to set and operate more than one machine to support output and the best shop utilisation possible
  • Maintaining program and tooling records for all components produced with support from your team leader as needed
  • Support of TPM, cleanliness and housekeeping in the workplace will be required
  • To be aware of health and safety legislation as it applies in the workplace

Job requirements

 Knowledge, skills and experience required:


  • Must be an experienced craftsperson with relevant experience.
  • Proactive, self-motivated and uses initiative, looks for the next task and offers solutions to problems
  • Must have a positive approach.
  • High attention to detail
  • Experience using multi-axis machining centres. Familiarity with Siemens 840D control system and Hurco Max 5 controller would be an asset.
  • An understanding of CAM (ideally Hyper Mill Open Mind) would be useful but it is not essential.
  • Previous experience in manufacturing high precision components, pattern work and tooling, preferably in a motorsport (especially F1) or aerospace would be beneficial
  • Good communication skills - uses accurate and clear communication and demonstrates when information is understood


Personal Attributes:


  • Consistently strives for excellence in quality, performance and output
  • Team player – supports other team members, department strategies and processes as a whole
  • Determined – results focused, driven to do the very best possible


These are our core values. They support our vision ‘to deliver the most exciting and inspiring performance in racing‘ and are the things that we believe are most important in the way we live and work within the McLaren Racing family. They should directly inform how we think, how we behave, and how we perform at every level of our team. 


  • Ingenuity
  • We never stop pushing forward
  • We look for advantage in everything
  • We bring creativity to challenges
  • We strive for simplicity
  • Energy
  • We bring energy to everything we do
  • We connect people to the thrill of racing
  • We share passion for our great sport
  • We never give up
  • Humility
  • We are respectful
  • We roll up our sleeves to get the job done
  • We serve the team
  • We are custodians of our legacy


  • Openness
  • We are open minded and curious
  • We own failures, learn and improve
  • We communicate with clarity and honesty
  • We are open to challenge
  • Bravery
  • We are at our best when we’re at our bravest
  • We embrace opportunity
  • We take responsibility for our actions
  • We believe in what we do


All employees must ensure compliance with the Company Health and Safety Policy, and all relevant other statutory Health and Safety legislation.


This job description may not detail some less major duties allocated to the post holder, nor cover duties of a similar nature, commensurate with the role, which may from time to time be reasonably required by the relevant manager.