General information

Job Title
Manufacturing Engineer
Ref #
Friday, June 18, 2021
United Kingdom
Business area
Series Support
Contract type
up to £40 000 p.a.

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
OpEx Manufacturing Engineer Permanent When our founder Bruce McLaren passed away at the age of 32 he left behind a legacy that has shaped who we are today. We have an unrivalled heritage which has its roots in racing; but McLaren Automotive is now creating a story of its own and we want you to be a part of it. As part of our Track25 business plan we will launch 18 new models or derivatives of our vehicles and look to expand our retailer network into new markets with an aim of having 100 retailers globally. Track 25 and McLaren Automotive’ s growing reputation is testament to our world class employees. To ensure McLaren Automotive continues to be at the forefront of the Automotive market we are looking for a Manufacturing Engineer to join our team. Purpose of the role: A successful Manufacturing Engineer will use his/her process improvement experience to quantitatively assess current production/business system performance and execute change to reduce cost and optimize capacity. This role demands excellent communication and interpersonal skills as well as a holistic understanding of manufacturing operations. Manufacturing engineers will be responsible for continuously improving and developing the manufacturing processes that our production team members use to build our cars. This position will be responsible for accepting new model build processes from our Future Manufacturing Engineering teams and developing them within Series production. This includes continuous process improvement quality lead investigations and industrial engineering tools and techniques.
Principal Accountabilities
Principal accountabilities: Display a positive attitude and practice strong work ethics that reflects the mission philosophy and goals of McLaren. Maintain process sequence documentation and product traceability methodology for the plant. Own all aspects of PFMEA activities. Lead series engineering change implementation through design reviews for new content. Collaborate with engineering teams in leading the design of layout modelling/simulation and material flow integration to ensure data aligns with the overall plan and vision for the factory. Work with engineering and operation teams to identify and resolve production bottlenecks. Collaborate with various engineering teams to determine overall equipment effectiveness and associated improvement strategies. Headcount monitoring and liaison with production management. Ownership and maintenance of the Hours Per Car (HPC) data for series production ensuring plant efficiency and output targets can be achieved. Run time & motion studies across the plant and carryout line balancing activities. Develop and deploy a framework of continuous improvement utilising lean principles. Reduce scrap rework and cycle times. Drive other projects as needed by management or as business needs change.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience
Knowledge skills & experience: A degree in mechanical / automotive engineering or similar (2:1 or above) is advantageous or equivalent experience in a similar role. Ideally you will have experience with: Continuous improvement initiatives within Method Cost Quality Delivery & Safety Manufacturing support within a mid to low volume assembly environment Hours per Car generation and monitoring Vehicle assembly process instructions and visuals Trim and Final processes End of Line vehicle processing / finishing
Personal Attributes
Personal attributes: 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 susceptible to plans and procedures changing frequently. 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 We recognise that we can only achieve our vision with the dedication and collaboration of our world class employees. It is our aim to become the employer of choice within the global automotive industry. At McLaren Automotive we are constantly looking to improve. To become the employer of choice we are always looking to develop our employee offerings. We currently offer a range of benefits to employees at all levels of the business including Private Healthcare Contributory Pension Scheme Life Assurance and Personal Lease Car Scheme. We also offer a range of discounts with our partner organisations.