SQA Engineer - McLaren Special Operations

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Location: Woking, GB

“MSO provides McLaren owners with virtually limitless possibilities to tailor a car exactly to their needs and tastes.” – Jolyon Nash Executive Director Global Sales & Marketing

MSO can trace its origins to the McLaren Customer Care Programme, established in the 1990s to maintain and upgrade the McLaren F1. Although the organisation’s size and scope has grown considerably since then, it’s still committed to making sure that every F1 owner can enjoy the same level of service and support that their cars enjoyed when they left the factory.

Buyers of the McLaren F1 have always demanded the best, with the Customer Care Programme delivering factory standard servicing and repairs for their cars around the world. But soon after the F1 went on sale, it emerged that those who bought previously owned McLaren F1s also wanted the ability to make changes and upgrades to their cars, delivered to factory standards.

MSO have a great opportunity for someone looking to take the next step in their career or broaden their experience within the Quality sector. Whilst the role is primarily an SQA (Supplier Quality Assurance) Engineer, the MSO Quality department covers all aspects of Quality and so offers a unique opportunity to be involved with many different Quality activities.

Principal accountabilities:

  • Quality sign-off of all engineering drawings/CAD data released by the department
  • Accept/release/quarantine/concession processing of parts received using SAP
  • Work in collaboration with Product Development and Procurement to deliver product systems in-line with program management of new models
  • Direct liaison with purchasing, stores, material control and logistics personnel at the MTC, the MPC and within MSO with respect to MSO parts
  • Supplier liaison to prevent, assess, contain and resolve quality issues at source and to undertake supplier quality audits
  • Review and processing of PPAP (Production Part Approval Process) documentation
  • Final quality inspection of completed vehicles at the MPC and MSO (supporting final vehicle audit reviews at the MPC for vehicles with MSO content)
  • Report quality status, including major milestone gateways
  • Analyse, understand, and mitigate supplier risks
  • Develop APQP (Advanced Product Quality Planning) activities based on supplier, component and project

Knowledge, skills & experience:

  • Engineering Degree Level Qualification or equivalent
  • Significant level of expertise in an automotive OEM or Tier One automotive environment
  • Ability to read, understand and assess engineering drawings, CAD data and Geometric Dimensions and Tolerancing
  • Confident in working with Suppliers on APQP activities and understanding of why APQP elements are carried out
  • Good understanding of Quality methods, Structured Problem Solving techniques and Modern Quality approach
  • UK and overseas travel will be necessary – (driving license and passport required)

Personal attributes:

  • Well presented, with the professional outlook befitting the McLaren organisation
  • Flexible attitude to working hours and practices as necessary
  • Have a meticulous attention to detail
  • Must be able to work collaboratively in a team
  • Confident to stand up to any pressure that may affect quality
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Committed to CPD (Continuing Professional Development) activities

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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