SQA Engineer - Seats

Location: Woking, GB


We are recruiting for an experienced Seating SQA Engineer to join our Purchasing team on a permanent basis at our Woking site.

The Role

You will be reporting to the Senior Supplier Quality Assurance Engineer and Supplier Quality Assurance 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:

  • Responsible for Purchased New Part Product Quality & Capacity for a specific area of the vehicle.
  • Drive the assigned Suppliers to ensure components achieve/exceed the required quality level specified.
  • Provide Concern investigation (8D) and resolution for Series production.
  • Conduct New Product introduction & Process verification audits
  • Drive the development of supplier processes at supplier locations.
  • Support production preparation using the Supplier Capacity Verification process to ensure smooth production ramp-up and maintain stability in series production.
  • Manage and control up front quality planning within the supply base through effective APQP deployment and monitoring.
  • Manage and Control on time approval of production parts and processes (PPAP) for components.
  • 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.
  • Create and Maintain Personal development and training plans.

Knowledge, skills & experience:

The successful candidate will have the following skills and experience:

  • Engineering/Automotive Degree or relevant 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 Production Part Approval Process.
  • Understands TS16949 requirements.
  • Experienced in project management reporting within an Advanced Product Quality Planning 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 Geometric Dimension & Tolerancing.
  • Supervisory experience would also be an advantage.

Personal attributes:

We are looking for a highly motivated, team player who can lead by example. You will be a fast-learner who is well organised, and delivery focused, with a demonstrable track record. You will have strong verbal and written communication skills, as you will be representing a world class automotive brand. You will need to be flexible in terms of work patterns and travel as you will be required to travel on a regular basis.

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

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.

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