General information

Job Title
Senior Manufacturing Engineer
Ref #
Friday, August 26, 2022
United Kingdom
Business area
Position level
G - Qualified Senior
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

·    As Senior Manufacturing Engineer you will lead the Manufacturing Engineering team to ensure the continuous improvement in quality, cost, cycle time and availability of the McLaren Composite Technology Centre (MCTC) 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
  • Evaluate and control spend within the limits of the role and manage against budget
  • production improvement projects
  • Ensure production process flows, PFMEA’s and control plans are maintained
  • Lead engineering changes for parts already introduced into production
  • Be MCTC Engineering’s first point of contact for the Production and Maintenance teams
  • Present the status of Manufacturing Engineering projects and KPI’s to key stakeholders across the business
Knowledge, Skills and Experience
  • 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)
  • Experience with managing spend to stick to a forecasted budget
  • 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
  • Previous proven industry experience ideally within an automotive manufacturing environment
  • Ideally, educated to Degree level in suitable Engineering discipline
Personal Attributes
  • Ability to inspire, motivate and mentor developing team members
  • Willing to adapt to a fast-changing environment with a flexible approach to working and job role
  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills
  • Ability to make things happen when faced with demanding technical and project challenges
  • Ability to effectively influence, negotiate and use conflict resolution skills
  • Applicants will be required to have the right to work in the UK
  • A great team worker who is driven to support their team to success