General information

Job Title
Manufacturing Engineer - Body Assembly (New Model)
Ref #
20258
Date
Friday, July 22, 2022
Country
United Kingdom
Location
Woking
Business area
Manufacturing
Department
Manufacturing Engineering
Position level
H - Qualified
Working time
Full Time
Contract type
Permanent
Working pattern
8:30am - 5:30pm Monday to Friday

Description & Requirements

Background

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

Our Manufacturing Engineering team are growing to support our business plan. New Models mean more opportunity to develop and create processes and standardisation around how we perfect each and every model we build.

This role is crucial to the success of our Manufacturing operations, as you will be responsible for the processes and complexities of how we build new models – taking them from initial concept designs through prototype stages into series production.

In this role, you will have plenty of variety – everyone in the team will have a wide exposure to the business, including interfacing with concept design and engineering teams across multiple projects, you will witness and influence projects from beginning to end.

Principal Accountabilities

The creation and development of the following deliverables for each new model introduction:

Vehicle assembly concept

  • Starting it the virtual environment and transitioning to physical validation & delivery
Process sequencing, documentation, and product traceability methodologies
  • To be developed in line with existing Series products & future strategies brand evolution
PFMEA
  • To support and drive the implementation of best practices to improve RFT delivery
Hours per Car generation & reporting
  • Ownership and maintenance of the Hours Per Car (HPC) data for new model introductions, ensuring plant efficiency and output targets can be achieved.
  • Working with engineering and operation teams to identify and resolve production bottlenecks
Development & delivery of Body in White tooling solutions
  • Ownership of defining assembly concepts
  • Working with supply base to deliver and integrate tooling solutions into the Production environment
Line balancing
  • Including running time & motion studies across the plant
Facility layout & utilisation
  • Collaborating with Engineering & Operations teams in leading the design of new  / amendments to existing layouts and material flow to ensure new models align with the overall plan and vision for the facility

Support and influence the following cross functional business activities to achieve the Project deliverables such as:

  • Concept / Design Reviews
  • Engineering release delivery
  • DFMEA
Knowledge, Skills and Experience
  • A degree in mechanical / automotive engineering or similar (2:1 or above) or equivalent experience in a similar role

Ideally you will have experience with:

  • specification and procurement of major assembly equipment
  • planning and execution of new vehicle programs
  • complex vehicle systems
  • vehicle assembly processes
  • trim and final processes
  • end of line vehicle processing / finishing
  • identifying resolutions for product related issues, ensuring all quality targets are achieved
  • implementation of safe working practices
 
Personal Attributes
  • Display a positive attitude and practice strong work ethics that reflects the mission, philosophy and goals of McLaren.
  • As one of our engineers you will naturally have an understanding and appreciation for low volume, high value performance vehicle production and brand requirements.
  • We work in a fast-paced environment so the ability to act under pressure with calmness, clarity of thought and decisive authority is crucial. Change is a natural part of our business and candidates must be agile to plans and procedures changing.
  • You will need to travel to off-site development facilities, within the UK and throughout Europe, therefore a flexible approach to travel is required
  • You will have the determination to drive forward the business to ‘Best in Class’ performance standards in line with brand expectations and be a lateral thinker able to think outside of the box to make structured and objective decisions
  • Other traits of a successful McLaren employee will include excellent communication skills both written and verbal, to all levels of the business. Excellent attention to detail and strong data analysis skills including the use of all Microsoft Office applications, specifically with Microsoft Excel