General information

Job Title
Engineer, Parts Quality
Ref #
Friday, May 13, 2022
United Kingdom
Business area
Quality Operations
Position level
Working time
Full Time
Contract type
Working pattern
7:30am - 4:30pm 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

The Supplied Parts Quality (SPQ)  Engineer is responsible for creating, implementing and maintaining standardised reporting structures to track the cost recovery and quality performance of McLaren component suppliers.  This is a role that bridges between the activities of the parts quality inspection group (Hotline, RTV and NCP processes) and the SQA team.

Principal Accountabilities

Health and Safety:

  • Support the implementation and ongoing use of safe working practices, including the correct specification/use of PPE.
  • Support in the investigation of near misses and accidents.
  • Governance of all RAMS by third party and suppliers on site, ensuring records are maintained for audit purposes

  • Support the specification of ‘smart’ quality targets, and ensure they are correctly reported and achieved.
  • Distribute Supplier Monthly Performance Metrics to SQA, Purchasing and Quality
  • Compile and maintain all Parts Inspection ‘test plans’ and support processes
  • Proactively update inspection processes and lists according to received customer data (MPA, PDI, 0-3MIS Warranty)
  • Support problem solving initiatives (e.g. Level 0 & escalation to Level 1), ensuring all costs captured and appropriate Resident SQA support @ Level 1.
  • Implement customer containment actions and support Q-Spill / Gate Hold activities when needed
  • Support all departmental CI initiatives and project manage when needed

  • Support layout and inventory controls in PQ Area
  • Support the maintenance and update & any required investigation of vehicle traceability data, including the ‘MVP’

  • Manage cost recovery process for supplied parts concerns in plant.
  • Assist the control of other cost drivers for the Quality department
  • Initiate cost control and cost improvement activities
  • Conduct work studies to routinely balance and improve efficiency within PQ
  • Support in the achievement of the departmental budget
  • Raise and progress Purchase Requisitions and Orders on behalf of Quality Operations

  • Work cross functionally with the wider business organisation on behalf of Quality Operations, to ensure the smooth launch of new models and subsequent derivatives / model year changes, ensuring all quality, cost and volume targets are achieved.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • An understanding of niche / low volume vehicle brand requirements
  • A good working knowledge of Lean Manufacturing Principles
  • A thorough understanding of process design and compilation
  • An ability to build a cross functional network needed to get the job done
  • A thorough knowledge of problem solving (8D, PPS)
  • The ability to manage others without direct responsibility for them
  • An ability to act under pressure with calmness, clarity of thought and decisive authority is essential
  • Have excellent communication skills both written and verbal
Personal Attributes

  • Be a lateral thinker and be able to make structured and objective decisions
  • Be able to demonstrate a methodical approach towards problem solving
  • Be extremely trustworthy
  • Have excellent attention to detail
  • Have a flexible approach to working hours.