SQA Engineer - Exterior

Location: Woking, GB

McLaren Automotive is growing from strength to strength, we are producing more cars than ever before, and it all comes down to the hard work and dedication of our employees. With unprecedented growth comes opportunity, this is a chance for you to join us and build upon your skills and experience enhancing and growing within your area of expertise and career with an iconic brand.  You will be joining us at an exciting time, where you will be an integral part of our Track25 business plan.

 

You will be part of our business plan to launch 18 new models or derivatives of our vehicles, expanding our retailer network into new markets with an aim of having 100 retailers globally. To ensure McLaren Automotive continues to be at the forefront, we invest heavily into our employee’s development and this could be an exciting step within your career in a fast-paced growing team where there are possibilities of progression.

 

The role:

You will be reporting to the SQA Senior Engineer & SQA Manager. You will be responsible for all aspects of new product introduction and maintaining a stable quality level in series for supplied parts to McLaren road cars.

Principal accountabilities:

  • You will be responsible for Purchased New Part Product Quality & Capacity for a specific area of the vehicle.
  • You will drive the assigned Suppliers to ensure components achieve/exceed the required quality level specified.
  • You will provide Concern investigation (8D) and resolution for Series production.
  • You will conduct New Product introduction & Process verification audits.
  • You will drive the development of supplier processes at supplier locations.
  • You will support production preparation using the Supplier Capacity Verification process to ensure smooth production ramp-up and maintain stability in series production.
  • You will manage and control up front quality planning within the supply base through effective APQP deployment and monitoring.
  • You will manage and Control on time approval of production parts and processes (PPAP) for components.
  • You will Implement and manage part and process improvement activities.
  • Development and achievement of KPIs.
  • Provide Project status and Management reports as required.
  • Track Supplier on time delivery of TS16949 achievement plans.

Knowledge, skills & experience:

  • Experience of Automotive Quality/Manufacturing in OEM or tier one, including some new model and series experience in a QA related position
  • Understand and have experience approving parts using PPAP
  • Understands TS16949 requirements.
  • Experienced in project management reporting within an APQP or similar framework
  • Experience of building close working relationships internally and with suppliers
  • Experience of using problem solving techniques in a production environment (eg 8D, 5 Why)
  • Understanding of lean techniques to support problem solving.
  • IT literate (competent user of MS products e.g. Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Previous Catia V5 experience and working knowledge of GD&T
  • Supervisory experience would also be an advantage
  • Educated to degree level in Engineering/Automotive or similar

Remuneration Package:

We offer a range of benefits and discounts with our partner organisations, below is just a few of the incentives of working for McLaren.

  • Salary: Competitive.
  • A structured Career Development Framework to support your development.
  • 25 days annual leave plus public holidays.
  • Provision of a regular shuttle bus to and from Woking station at key commuting times.
  • On-site subsidised restaurant.
  • Life assurance to the value of 4 times base salary (statutory cap applies).
  • Eligibility to participate in our preferential lease car scheme.
  • *Eligibility for company funded individual private healthcare; this also comes with the opportunity to extend to partner or spouse and/or dependents at a discounted rate.
  • *Auto enrolment on to the company’s pension scheme.
  • *Enhanced company maternity, paternity or adoption leave and pay.
  • Group activities forum which organise a range of activities from sporting competitions to museum visits and family events.
  • *Travel incentives such as Ride to Work scheme and Season Ticket Loans.
  • Break out refreshment areas and a coffee bar with wi-fi facilities.
  • The opportunity to become a member of the on-site McLaren Fitness and Wellbeing Centre.

* Qualifying period applies

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We recognise that to be as good at people as we are cars, 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.