General information

Job Title
Manufacturing Engineer
Ref #
Thursday, March 23, 2023
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

In this capacity your role and responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Lead the improvement of the manufacturing processes to reduce cycle time, scrap and product repairs while 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
  • Maintain production process flows, PFMEA’s 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
  • Be Engineering’s first point of contact for the Production and Maintenance teams
  • Present the status of Production Engineering projects and KPI’s to key stakeholders
Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Previous proven industry experience ideally within an automotive manufacturing environment
  • 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 work with and manipulate large data
  • Ability to setup relevant and accurate data collection methods and records
  • Experience of leading PFMEA reviews and updating control plans would be beneficial
  • Effective presenting skills, making complex issues clear and transparent
  • Experience of the following would be advantageous but is not essential:
    • Composites manufacturing processes
    • High-Pressure RTM
    • CNC machining
    • Robotics
  • Experience with using a structured change management system
  • Excellent IT skills
Personal Attributes

  • Self-driven individual, who can work within and lead a team
  • Willing to adapt to a fast-changing environment
  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills
  • Ability to effectively influence, negotiate and use conflict resolution skills
  • Flexible approach to working and job role
  • Applicants will be required to have the right to work in the UK