Manufacturing Engineer Paint and Body Process Engineering

Location: Woking, GB

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 Manufacturing Engineer Paint and Body Process Engineering to join our Paint team.


Purpose of the role:

You will be responsible for continuously improving and developing the manufacturing processes that our production team members use to build our cars. You will be responsible for accepting new model build processes from our future manufacturing and current Engineering teams and developing them within Series production. This includes continuous process improvement, quality lead investigations and industrial engineering tools and techniques.


Principal accountabilities:

As one of our Manufacturing Systems & Process engineers you will provide first hand support to production for all Series vehicle manufacture, driving improvement in Method, Safety, Quality, Cost Management, People Development, and Product Delivery.

  • Opportunity to work with expert teams across the business as well as within your own functional groups to deliver process improvement projects across the production facility
  • Scoping, specifying, and delivering best operational practices in alignment with brand expectations; and support the Systems & Process team with the development of departmental budgets as contributor to overall program business cases.
  • Series Engineering change implementation
  • Series design reviews for new content
  • Time & Motion studying across production
  • Accurate Hours Per Car generation / reporting
  • Headcount monitoring and liaison with production management
  • PFMEA activities
  • Line Balancing
  • Quality focused build issue investigations
  • Process sequence, documentation, and Product Traceability methodology


Knowledge, skills & experience:

  • A degree in mechanical / automotive engineering or similar (2:1 or above) is advantageous or equivalent experience in a similar role.
  •  Experience within continuous improvement initiatives within Method, Cost, Quality, Delivery & Safety
  • Hours per Car generation and monitoring
  • Vehicle assembly process instructions and visuals
  • Paint and Body processes


Personal attributes:

  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Excellent motivational, coaching and leadership skills
  • An ability to act under pressure with calmness, clarity of thought and decisive authority is essential
  • Determination to drive forward the business to ‘Best in Class’ performance standards in line with brand expectations
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal


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.