Job Title
Quality Engineer
Ref #
Date posted
Friday, November 17, 2023
United Kingdom
Business area
Quality Engineering
Position level
H - Qualified
Working time
Full Time
Contract type
Working pattern
7:30am - 4:30pm Monday to Friday

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

The primary objective of this role is to support the development & production of high-quality vehicles through the continual improvement of process and product quality. The Quality Engineering team is a centre of excellence for problem solving, and you will be working to understand, contain, and root cause complex issues across the breadth of the company.

Principal Accountabilities
  • Clear definition of concerns highlighted by both internal and external customers
  • Initial Triage of issues to support correct allocation of concerns
  • Problem breakdown of complex concerns using data analysis
  • Timely introduction of robust containments
  • Application of Quality tools to establish the direct cause of concerns
  • Root Cause Analysis of concerns using the McLaren problem solving methodology
  • Cross functional working with other business areas to identify long term countermeasures along with “Lessons Learnt” for future models
  • Support different teams across Parts Quality, Production, Engineering, and Development as a problem solving expert
Knowledge, Skills and Experience
  • Experience of undertaking structured problem solving, preferably in an engineering / manufacturing environment.
  • Engineering degree background, preferably mechanical or manufacturing (or equivalent experience)
  • CAD and GD&T experience
  • Comfortable with complex Data Analysis
  • Working knowledge of FMEA and Design for Manufacture
  • Succeeding as part of cross functional working groups
  • Confident in presenting work / feedback to both higher and lower levels in the company
  • An ability to challenge others and their conclusions constructively
  • Proven experience of working in a dedicated team environment as well as the ability to work as an individual
Personal Attributes
  • An ability to deliver under pressure with an appetite for success
  • A passion for problem solving
  • A positive, proactive attitude, self-reliant with a high level of self-motivation
  • An engaging mind, open to new solutions outside your normal comfort zone
  • A willingness to engage in debate and discussion
  • Empathy, a willingness to listen and see others’ points of view