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Reliability & Continuous Improvement Engineer

  • Woking, England, United Kingdom
F1 - Operations

Job description

At McLaren Racing, we believe only by chasing performance in everything we do can we give ourselves the best chance of success. Performance on track and in the factory. Performance for our people, our business and our partners. It’s about more than winning. It’s about hitting the highest standards, and then raising the bar again.

Purpose of the Role:

Reliability is essential to our championship winning chances. The Reliability & Continuous Improvement Engineer role is to support a zero DNF organisation, ensuring zero G1 & G2 faults as a result of operational/manufacturing causes. They are responsible for continuingly reducing the quantity and trends of G3 &4 faults, year on year by re-thinking and establishing new processes to make significant step changes in manufacturing reliability.

Secondly, the Reliability & Continuous Improvement Engineer shall demonstrate positive and quantifiable continuous improvement across the entire organisation, deploying it all areas of manufacturing, making effective change, fast.

Role Dimensions:

Primarily based at McLaren Technology Centre (MTC) & McLaren Racing Composites (MRC). The role may involve travel to suppliers, test facilities and race/test events.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Accountable for operational reliability, ensuring reliability is at the forefront of everything we do. Striving for zero G1 & G2 faults.
  • Accountable for continually improving trackside reliability and reducing G3 & G4 faults, by continually improving processes.
  • If issues arise trackside, lead the decision-making process to contain and ensure robust resolutions are established in a timely manner.
  • Work closely across functions, including design and trackside to build bridges, implementing end to end reliability best practices.
  • Lead operational continuous improvement projects, making quantifiable, results driven, performance orientated change, across the organisation.
  • Expand CI learning from a department is transferred and implemented consistently in all areas where it is applicable.
  • Work with and support existing continuous improvement and process engineering focused staff.
  • Work with the digital transformation team to ensure all digital change across the organisation is uniform and supported long term.

Job requirements

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • Digitally minded with a solid understanding of modern computational capabilities.
  • Degree in Production / Mechanical Engineering or equivalent.
  • Experience working in a range of F1 related manufacturing environments.
  • Skilled in problem solving techniques and auditing
  • Experience and knowledge in FMEA and process mapping
  • Proactively minded with a demonstrated history of continuous improvement
  • Excellent organisational skills with attention to detail
  • Self-motivated with a demonstrated history of leading improvement projects from initiation through to completion.
  • Clear & effective communicator at all levels.

What McLaren can offer?

We constantly strive to be better tomorrow than we are today. Our ambition is to be the most pioneering and exhilarating racing team in the world, and our collective task is to set the standards for high performance in sport. We show up every day with energy and enthusiasm, ready to play our part.

We encourage and support diversity, equity and inclusion. We will actively promote a culture that values difference and eliminates discrimination in our workplace.

McLaren Racing is based at the iconic McLaren Technology Centre (MTC) near Woking. Our state of the art, sustainable campus offers many facilities including a gym, restaurant and indoor and outdoor break-out areas, as well as direct access to park and common land. The MTC is connected to Woking mainline station via regular shuttle buses, from which London Waterloo is a 30 minute train ride.

We offer a comprehensive package of benefits including private healthcare, car schemes, life insurance and generous pension contributions.