General information

Job Title
Paint Application Team Leader
Ref #
Wednesday, May 24, 2023
United Kingdom
Business area
Paint Direct
Position level
I - Qualifying / Team Leader
Working time
Full Time
Contract type
Working pattern
Blue Shift 40 hours

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

The role of the Paint Group Leader is to co-ordinate the day to day activities of a multi-functional team, reporting into the Body and Paint business unit  Manager. The role is also responsible for the control of holiday and absence management, Health & Safety, cost & quality control as well as productivity improvement, via your responsible Team Leaders and production resource.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Understand & demonstrate a broad knowledge of the build process to provide training & assist when issues arise.
  • Provide cover for absence within your team and have a flexible approach to working hours as the business demands.
  • Train & mentor Team Leaders and Team Members to achieve high quality in working practices and processes.
  • Assist in the continuous improvement of production & business processes, i.e. quality, safety, cost, productivity.
  • Maintain Team Member versatility charts and ensure cross training & skills development.
  • Prepare for production by checking equipment, tools, parts availability, consumables etc daily.
  • Produce maintenance schedules, monitor up time of machinery and ensure daily checks are conducted.
  • Take part in problem solving activities – assist in analysis & resolution of problems, define & determine appropriate actions.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • No formal qualifications are necessary, however a foundation in engineering, would be preferred.
  • Specific experience within paint application and polish would be advantageous
  • Previous man management experience within an automotive manufacturing environment
  • Understanding and experience in a in a manufacturing/process driven environment ideal.
  • For some positions, specific skills may be required e.g. composite lay-up & reparation, vehicle repair etc.
  • Be able to demonstrate broad job knowledge of automotive processes and specific skills for the area in question.
  • Quality focused.
  • Good level of knowledge for Microsoft Office packages.
  • OEM Paint background is desired
  • Good level of Paint application and mixing matrix is required.
  • Paint technical experience is Required
  • Skill set reviews and associated training enhancements for team
  • Daily film build submission ensuring compliance to TDS – act upon trends
  • Paint equipment pre checks for function and cleanliness
  • Support and assist the Manufacturing Engineering team to drive improvement in the business areas of Project Management, Quality, Cost Management, and Product Delivery
Personal Attributes

  • An excellent team player who both supports and challenges where appropriate in a constructive manner.
  • Is a passionate advocate of the McLaren brand.
  • Resilient and confident.
  • Thrives in a fast-paced high-pressured environment.
  • Results focused and actively seeks to measure their performance and impact on the business.
  • High attention to detail and quality standards.
  • Punctual.
  • Willing to learn and train others.
  • Conscientious.
  • Commitment and drive to succeed.
  • Self – motivated and can motivate others.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of staff.
  • Supportive of team working.
  • Demonstrates a willingness to achieve targets & deadlines whatever it takes.
  • Flexible approach to working hours, including shifts, mid-week and weekend work