General information

Job Title
Technical Lead
Ref #
Friday, January 7, 2022
United Kingdom
Business area
Position level
Qualifying / Team Leader
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

  • Support R&D development program through Design of Experiments and Test plan
  • Analyse and Evaluate products to detect process improvements and material validation
  • Support the development of advanced processing technology for carbon composites components
  • Generate practical solutions to engineering and production challenges, using initiative and coordination of relevant technical experts
  • Provide feedback on progress of activities to the principal and senior engineer in a project reporting structure
  • The scope of the role covers all projects from R&D stage to implementation and series production
Principal Accountabilities
  • Produce R&D composites components or samples as required for the purpose of the development programme utilising the available facilities and equipment
  • Running POC equipment to DOE and ensure data capture to mature specification for Production intent Equipment
  • Documenting process and materials for creation of old and new products, including quality control
  • Designing, performing and summarising experiments
  • Scheduling and prioritizing assigned project activities
  • Provide DFM (Design for Manufacturing) input to the Design and Engineering teams to make sure the design is optimised in line with the manufacturing processes being developed
  • Provide a proactive contribution to innovation and problem solving
  • Ensure the work area is clean, tidy and orderly at all times in line with brand expectations and maintain a safe working environment for yourself and others
  • Lead Practical Problem-Solving activities (PPS) to address Quality Concern Reports (QCR) within an appropriate time frame and sustain continuous improvement activities
  • Support production where required as a technical leader for the processes managed by the moulding team

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • A previous background in composites or engineering is essential
  • Knowledge of Carbon dry material would be preferable
  • Knowledge of AFP, Forming, RTM processes would be valuable
  • Knowledge of CFRP component manufacturing processes would be valuable
  • Extensive practical experience in prepreg manufacture is essential
  • Knowledge of any CAD software would be valuable
  • Experience with process equipment would be valuable
  • Good practical and hands on technical skills are required
  • Excellent problem-solving abilities
  • Awareness of appropriate health and safety standards for an industrial environment
  • PC literate, with capability in excel data processing

Personal Attributes

  • Commitment and drive to succeed
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Flexible approach to working hours
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Punctual and conscientious
  • Occasional worldwide travel may be required