Production Operator

Location: Sheffield, GB

Production Operator



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 Production Operator to join our team.

Purpose of the role:

  • Production operators should be competent in the operation of a series of machines in order to fulfil their role.
  • Production operators should be competent in a series of manual processes (cutting of fabrics, layering of fabrics, handling & transfer of fabrics,)
  • Supporting Composite Technicians in the development of processing technology for carbon composite components:
  • RTM (Resin Transfer Moulding)
  • PREFORMING (forming of advanced carbon fibre textile materials)
  • FINISHING (robotic de-flashing, post-curing, measurement and validation, 5 axis CNC machining)
  • The scope of this role covers all production readiness aspects through to series production.

Principal accountabilities:

  • Knowledge and application of technical skills to operate machinery safely and effectively in order to meet the production plan. The machine operator will control production, executing series of routine tasks: quality checks, standard cleaning, line changeovers, minor autonomous maintenance
  • Identify opportunities and ideas to reduce cost and improve quality and productivity of the manufacturing processes that are 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

Knowledge, skills & experience:

  • A previous background in composites, automotive, automation, robotics, textiles, CNC machining or plastics manufacturing is essential.
  • Knowledge of an APQP or similar framework would be valuable.
  • Excellent problem solving abilities.
  • Knowledge of basic health and safety standards.
  • PC literate

Personal attributes:

  • Excellent team member who can also work confidently on their own
  • Commitment and drive to succeed.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Flexible approach to working hours.
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure.
  • The candidate must be enthusiastic, self motivated and reliable.
  • Meticulous attention to detail.
  • Punctual and conscientious.
  • Occasional worldwide travel may be required 


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.




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