Composites Technician

McLaren Automotive Limited
26 Sep 2017
03 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
At McLaren Automotive our vision is not only to become the iconic sports car manufacturer but also to deliver breath-taking, iconic and innovative new technology to the automotive industry. We recognise that we can only achieve our vision with the dedication and collaboration of our world class employees. It is our mission to become the employer of choice within the global automotive industry. Purpose of the Role: - Support the development of RTM (resin transfer moulding), PREFORMING (forming of advanced carbon fibre textile materials), FINISHING (robotic de-flashing, post-curing, robotic trim&drill work cells, measurement and validation, 5 axis CNC machining, and others) processing technology for carbon composites components. - The scope of the role covers all projects from R&D stage to implementation into series production. Main Accountabilities: - Produce R&D composites components or samples as required for the purpose of the development programme utilising the available facilities and equipment. - Identify opportunities and ideas to reduce cost and improve quality and productivity of the manufacturing processes that are being developed. - Provide DFM (Design For Manufacturing) input to the Design and Engineering teams to make sure the design is optimised in line with the manufacturing processes being developed. - Provide a proactive contribution to innovation and problem solving. - Ensure the work area is clean, tidy and orderly at all times in line with brand expectations and maintain a safe working environment for yourself and others Knowledge, skills and experience - A previous background in composites, automotive, automation, robotics, textiles, CNC machining or plastics manufacturing is essential. - Knowledge of an APQP or similar framework would be valuable. - Good fabricating skills are required - Excellent problem solving abilities. - Knowledge of basic health and safety standards. - PC literate Personal Attributes: - Excellent team member who can also work confidently on their own - Commitment and drive to succeed. - Excellent communication skills. - Flexible approach to working hours. - Ability to work effectively under pressure. - The candidate must be enthusiastic, self motivated and reliable. - Meticulous attention to detail. - Punctual and conscientious. - Occasional worldwide travel may be required Notes All employees must ensure compliance with the Company Health and Safety Policy, and all relevant other statutory Health and Safety legislation. This job description may not detail some less major duties allocated to the post holder, nor cover duties of a similar nature commensurate with the role, which may from time to time be reasonably required by the relevant manager. If you are passionate about pushing the boundaries of processes and technologies and have an entrepreneurial mind-set, join us at the heart of an exciting journey apply now to be part of cutting edge pioneering projects.
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