Quality Technician

Location: Sheffield, GB

Quality Technician



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.


For the next 6 years as part of McLaren’s Track 25 plan, we are looking to invest £1.2 billion into Research and Development, leading to the launch of 18 all-new cars or derivatives during this period. To achieve this plan £50 million has been invested in the state of the art McLaren Composites Technology Centre based in Sheffield, responsible for the manufacture of the carbon fibre monocell which is at the centre of all McLarens. 


 An exciting opportunity has arisen for a driven individual to join our Quality team as a Quality Technician within McLaren Composite Technology Centre in Sheffield.  


Purpose of the role: 


Your role and responsibilities will include, but not limited to, the following: 

  • Support all aspects of Quality operations at McLaren Composites Technology Centre 
  • Work closely with production and engineering teams to ensure quality concerns are contained 
  • Conduct product and process audits to ensure adherence to internal quality management system 


Principal accountabilities: 


  • Conduct product and process audits across both shifts and product lines 
  • Quality concern resolution via completion of line sweeps and controlling the hold/quarantine status of products 
  • Participate in quality concern resolution practical problem-solving process (PPS) with engineering and production teams 
  • Disposition non-conformances within the MCTC Manufacturing Execution System 
  • Monitor and resolve issues on CMM machine 
  • Conduct product validation checks 
  • Support non-standard material investigations 


Skills & experience: 


  • Experience of working in a manufacturing environment is essential 
  • Experience of working with composites manufacturing processes and in a quality role is advantageous 
  • Understanding of automotive processes (APQP & PPAP) is advantageous but not essential 
  • Awareness of appropriate health and safety standards is essential 
  • PC literate with ability to process data in Microsoft excel 
  • Knowledge of Automotive quality systems is advantageous  
  • Experience of niche vehicle (low volume) programmes desirable 


Personal attributes: 


  • Passionate, enthusiastic and committed, with a can-do attitude 
  • Effective communication and inter-personal skills 
  • A keen eye for detail and customer focus is required 
  • Self-driven individual, who can also work within a team 
  • Self-directed/managed and motivated towards achieving goals 
  • Comfortable to challenge peers 
  • Good IT skills 
  • Flexible approach to working  




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.