General information

Job Title
Manufacturing Engineer
Ref #
Tuesday, November 22, 2022
United Kingdom
Business area
Position level
H - Qualified
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

To ensure the continuous improvement in quality, cost, cycle time and availability of the McLaren Composite Technology Centre manufacturing processes.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Lead the improvement of manufacturing processes to reduce cycle time, scrap and product repairs whilst increasing equipment availability.

  • Record, process, analyse and interpret complex process data to improve process knowledge and drive technical development.
  • Lead practical problem solving activities (PPS) to address quality issues within an appropriate time frame.
  • To support the adoption of new parts or processes into the manufacturing line.
  • Maintain production process flows, PFMEAs and control plans.
  • Support in updating production documents including standard operating procedures, work instructions and product standards.
  • Lead engineering changes for parts already introduced into production.
  • To be the Engineering team’s first point of contact for the Production and Maintenance teams.
  • Present the status of Manufacturing Engineering projects and KPI’s to key stakeholders.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Previous proven industrial manufacturing experience, ideally within an automotive or composites manufacturing environment.

  • A base knowledge of current composites manufacturing processes
  • Use of problem-solving methodology like 8D, PPS or equivalent.       
  • Experience of leading manufacturing process improvement projects following a methodical approach (eg. DMAIC or equivalent).
  • Ability to record, analyse and present large data sets.
  • Ability to interpret engineering drawings and CAD models.
  • Experience of creating PFMEA and control plan documentation
  • Effective presenting skills, making complex issues clear and transparent
Experience of the following would be advantageous but is not essential:
  • Composite materials manufacturing processes
  • Resin transfer moulding or resin infusion processes
  • CNC machining
  • Robotics
  • PLC programming
  • Experience with using a structured change management system
  • Excellent IT skills
Personal Attributes

  • Be an energetic, enthusiastic, team-oriented individual with a passion to succeed and a vision of how modern manufacturing should be achieved.

  • A self-driven individual, who can work within and lead a team
  • A hands-on approach to problem solving.
  • A willingness to adapt to a fast-changing environment
  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills
  • An ability to effectively influence, negotiate and use conflict resolution skills
  • A degree or HNC in Engineering or similar subjects
  • Applicants are required to have the right to work in the UK