Operational Excellence Line Support Engineer

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 Production Engineer to join our Operational Excellence team.


Purpose of the role:

As an Operational Excellence - Production Engineer, you will be responsible for looking at current production concerns and actively support in both the containment and countermeasure in a timely manner.


Principal accountabilities:

  • Responsible for initiating containments for all issues experienced in build, relating to the area you are responsible for, irrespective of the fault type.
  • Working with all relevant business area’s use your experience to influence the final countermeasure that ensures quality, cost and production are protected.
  • Liaise between all business areas to ensure that information is shared, offering guidance to reduce project risks, maintaining business targets and deliver a high quality, class defining customer focused product.
  • Define problem(s) using RCA steps and report accordingly.
  • Ensure actions are sat with the relevant business area’s and the information is fed back, overseeing the concern through from conception to completion.
  • Confirm that the corrective action is implemented in the appropriate time frame.


Knowledge, skills & experience:

  • Complete vehicle technical experience preferred.
  • Engineering background ideal.
  • Ability to interpret engineering drawings, CAD data and G.D.& T desirable.
  • Previous root cause analysis experience / concern resolution essential.
  • Experience using problem solving quality tools such as 8D / PPS/ 5Y / SPC / DMAIC.
  • Proven experience working in strong performing team environments as well as working alone.


Personal attributes:

  • Self-motivated by achieving successful solutions.
  • Must be able to communicate well at all levels (Internally and externally).
  • Organisational skills are essential, as is attention to detail
  • Driven by working to deadlines or working within a target driven climate.
  • Positive attitude and approach, flexible and comfortable in a changing environment.
  • Excellent PC skills.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Able to shows assertiveness when necessary.


As one of our team members you will naturally have an understanding and appreciation for low volume, high value performance vehicle production and brand requirements.

We work in a fast-paced environment so the ability to act under pressure with calmness, clarity of thought and decisive authority is crucial. Change is a natural part of our business and candidates must be susceptible to plans and procedures changing frequently. You will be able to demonstrate good self-management and timekeeping with a flexible approach to working hours.

You will have the determination to drive forward the business to ‘Best in Class’ performance standards in line with brand expectations and be a lateral thinker able to think outside of the box to make structured and objective decisions

Other traits of a successful McLaren employee will include good attention to detail and data analysis skills including the use of all Microsoft Office applications.


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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