Production Team Leader - EOL

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 Team Leader to join our End of Line team.


Purpose of the role:

The role of the Team Leader is to co-ordinate the day to day activities of a multi functional team, reporting into a Group Leader. The role is also responsible for the control of holiday,  absence management, Health & Safety, cost & quality control as well as productivity improvement.


Principle accountabilities:

  • Achieving the daily/annual volume throughput
  • Contributing to achieving a Quality standards required
  • Contributing to the maintenance, upkeep and reporting of the Business Development Plans (BDP’s) in your area
  • 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 Members to achieve high quality in working practices and processes.
  • Assist in the continuous improvement of production & business processes, i.e. quality, safety, cost, productivity.
  • Maintain Team Member versatility charts and ensure cross training & skills development.
  • Prepare for production by checking resource, equipment, tools, parts availability, consumables etc on a daily basis.
  • Assist the Group Leaders to produce maintenance schedules, monitor up time of machinery and ensure daily checks are conducted.
  • Take part in problem solving activities – assist in analysis & resolution of problems, define & determine appropriate actions.
  • Ensure safe working practices are adhered to and that all Team Members are using the correct protective clothing.
  • Track all near misses and accidents to solve any unsafe procedures. Report as required.
  • Ensure correct usage of tooling and equipment.
  • When required aid the Group Leaders in conducting performance reviews for areas of your team who require improvement, considering training, regular reviews etc.
  • Maintain and endorse McLaren values and culture(housekeeping, appearance etc).
  • Lead by example, influence all Team Members and ensure they are fully motivated.


Knowledge, skills and experience:

  • No formal qualifications are necessary, however a foundation degree in engineering would be preferred.
  • Understanding and experience in a manufacturing/process driven environment is essential.
  • For some positions, specific skills may be required e.g. composite lay-up & reparation, vehicle repair etc.
  • Must be able to demonstrate a broad job knowledge of automotive processes and specific skills for the area in question.
  • Quality focused.
  • Good level of knowledge for Microsoft Office packages.


Personal attributes:

  • High attention to detail and quality standards.
  • 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.
  • 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.

For this role we offer a competitive package including private healthcare, access to an executive car scheme, company pension scheme and the chance to work in a truly unique environment.

All employees must ensure compliance with the Company Health and Safety Policy, and all relevant other statutory Health and Safety legislation.

This job description may not detail some less major duties allocated to the post holder, nor cover duties of a similar nature, commensurate with the role, which may from time to time be reasonably required by the relevant manager