General information

Job Title
Finishing Technical Lead
Ref #
Wednesday, March 29, 2023
United Kingdom
Business area
Position level
I - Qualifying / Team Leader
Working time
Full Time
Contract type
Working pattern
8:30am - 5:30pm 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

  • Support the development of FINISHING (robotic de-flashing, post-curing, robotic trim&drill work cells, measurement and validation, 5 axis CNC machining, and others) processing technology for carbon composites components
  • The scope of the role covers all projects from R&D stage to implementation into series production

Principal Accountabilities

  • Produce R&D composites components or samples as required for the purpose of the development programme utilising the available facilities and equipment
  • Identify opportunities and ideas to reduce cost and improve quality and productivity of the manufacturing processes that are being developed
  • Provide DFM (Design For Manufacturing) input to the Design and Engineering teams to make sure the design is optimised in line with the manufacturing processes being developed
  • Provide a proactive contribution to innovation and problem solving
  • Ensure the work area is clean, tidy and orderly at all times in line with brand expectations and maintain a safe working environment for yourself and others
Knowledge, Skills and Experience
  • A previous background in composites, automotive, automation, robotics, textiles, CNC machining or plastics manufacturing is essential
  • Proficiency in the use of hand and power tools, as well as computer-controlled machinery
  • Excellent problem-solving abilities
  • Knowledge of safety, quality, and environmental regulations is preferred
  • PC literate
Personal Attributes

  • Excellent team member who can also work confidently on their own
  • Commitment and drive to succeed
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Flexible approach to working hours
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure
  • The candidate must be enthusiastic, self-motivated and reliable
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Punctual and conscientious
  • Occasional worldwide travel may be required