Team leader, Quality Operations (Night Shift)

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 Senior Project Engineer to join our team in Woking.
Purpose of the Role:
To work as part of the McLaren Quality Assurance team producing road cars and controlling the activities of a team of Quality Auditors and Operators.
Role Dimensions:
The role of the QA Team Leader is to co-ordinate the day to day activities of the relevant   team members, reporting into the Group Leader. The role is also responsible for the control of holiday and absence management, Health & Safety, cost & quality control as well as quality driven improvements, via your responsible team members and quality operations resource.
The main core objectives are:

  • Achieving the daily/annual volume throughput to the required quality standard.
  • Keeping the assembly line flowing continually, at the correct cycle duration.
  • 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.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Understand & demonstrate a broad knowledge of the quality 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, productivity.
  • Maintain Team Member versatility charts and ensure cross training & skills development.
  • Prepare for production by checking equipment, tools, parts availability, consumables etc on a daily basis.
  • 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 conduct performance reviews for areas of your team who require improvement, considering training, regular reviews etc.
  • When necessary, conduct disciplinary investigations or disciplinary meetings with the assistance of HR.
  • 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 in engineering, would be preferred.
  • Understanding and experience in a quality/manufacturing/process driven environment ideal.
  • Be able to demonstrate 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.
  • 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 working.
  • 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.