Production Group Leader - End Of Line Paint

Location: Woking, GB

Production Group Leader – End of Line Paint



Purpose of the role:

To work as part of the McLaren Automotive Production team producing road cars and controlling the activities of a group of Team Leaders.  The role of the Group Leader is to coordinate the day to day activities of a multi-functional team, reporting to the Shift Manager. The role is also responsible for the control of holiday and absence management, Health & Safety, cost & quality control as well as productivity improvement, via your responsible Team Leaders and production resource.


Principal Accountabilities:

• Achieving the daily/annual volume throughput.

• Keep the assembly line flowing continually, at the correct cycle duration.

• Contributing to achieving a Quality score of sub 3 defect per car at Final gateway.

• Group Leaders will be required to control all Health & Safety requirements for persons and equipment within their work stations, including management of training by ‘training the trainer’, maintenance, and implementation of products.

• Contributing to the maintenance, upkeep and reporting of the Business Development Plans (BDP’s) in your area.

• Monitoring & reporting against consumable expenditure, driving down reduction.

• Control and reporting against scrap costs, driving down reduction.

• Execution of methodologies for Lean Manufacturing, such as 5S, 7 wastes and continuous improvement, always striving for perfection.

• Understand & demonstrate a broad knowledge of the build process to provide training & assist when issues arise.

• Provide cover for absence within your team and have a flexible approach to working hours as the business demands.

• Train & mentor Team Leaders and Team Members to achieve high quality in working practices and processes.

• Assist in the continuous improvement of production & business processes, i.e. quality, safety, cost and productivity.

• Maintain Team Member versatility charts and ensure cross training & skills development plans are in place.

• Prepare for production readiness by confirming resource, equipment, tools, parts availability, consumables etc on a daily basis.

• Produce maintenance schedules, monitor up-time of machinery and ensure daily checks are conducted.

• Lead problem solving activities – assist in analysis & resolution of problems, define & determine appropriate actions.

• Track all near misses and accidents to solve any unsafe procedures. Report as required.

• Conduct performance reviews for the area of responsibility, drive improvement, considering training and development through regular reviews

• Lead the team and drive the improvement for FTT at EOL paint (Continous improvement at MPA must be shown)

• Develop and implement improving process methods and flows.

• Present the EOL paint results along with improvement plans to the management team weekly and monthly.


Knowledge, skills & experience:

• No formal qualifications are necessary, however, a foundation in engineering, would be preferred.

• Understanding and experience in a manufacturing/process driven environment ideal.

• For some positions, specific skills may be required e.g. composite lay-up & reparation, vehicle repair etc.

• Be able to demonstrate broad job knowledge of automotive processes and specific skills for the area in question.

• Quality focused.

• Good level of knowledge of Microsoft Office packages.


Personal attributes:

• High attention to detail and quality standards.

• Punctual.

• Willing to learn and train others.

• Conscientious.

• Commitment and drive to succeed.

• Self – motivated and is able to motivate others.

• Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of staff.

• Supportive of team work.

• Demonstrates a willingness to achieve targets & deadlines whatever it takes.

• Flexible approach to working hours, including shifts, mid-week and weekend work.

• Perform in an environment of continuous improvement.



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.