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For over 40 years, Jonathan Lee Recruitment has been supplying the engineering and manufacturing sectors with exceptional people and a premier service, globally. We aim to be the customer’s first choice. Our specialist team of consultants, many of whom are technical and industry professionals, offer an in-depth understanding of the skills, experience and personal attributes required for a variety of roles from entry-level graduate positions to executive and board level appointments.
Our suite of services continues to evolve, covering permanent and contract recruitment, interim management, executive search, managed services, talent management and design services. With over 85% repeat business, we are committed to continuous improvement, working closely with industry partners and professional bodies to support our candidates, clients and the wider industry.
Jonathan Lee Recruitment are the retained partner to an independent primary and secondary school in their search for a Project Manager. Highclare School is an Independent Day School organisation for boys and girls, operating three schools within Sutton Coldfield and the North Birmingham area. Our client is recognised as one the of premium educational establishments in the West Midlands are they are about to invest in a major building and refurbishment programme. This multi-million pound building programme will last several years and will cover all three schools sites as well as the recently acquired sports pavilion project in Sutton Coldfield. Our services have been engaged as Highclare School wish to appoint a Project Manager with a proven background in construction projects to take sole responsibility for the project management of these programmes from cradle to grave. Your key objectives will be to deliver each project on time, within budget, to specification and with minimal disruption to the educational services of the school. Reporting to the Highclare School Business Manager, this individual will create a project plan, assist with the formulation of the project business case, gain approvals from the school steering committee and other relevant stakeholders, identify sub-contractors, place contracts, obtain planning permissions, manage building contractors, co-ordinate CDM and Health and Safety on site requirements and provide general advice and consultancy on project development and progress. Ideally we would be seeking applications from candidates holding a relevant degree or equivalent qualification and industry related accreditations. You must have had several years Project Management experience within the construction industry and a relevant Project Management qualification would be viewed advantageously. It is essential that his individual has a very collaborative approach with both Highclare School staff and external stakeholders. Whilst significant developments are planned for the schools this will be required to be delivered with minimal disruption to the teaching capabilities of the school and students. This is appointment will be a permanent member of staff at Highclare School and will offer a salary up to £45,000pa dependant on experience, a good pension scheme, 25 days holiday per year plus stats, laptop, mobile phone and can offer reduced educational fees for family members. Due to the nature of this appointment the successful applicant will be required to clear a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check prior to taking up this post. If you would like to discuss this Project Manager role in more detail then please call Les Hines on 01384 397555 or send your CVPermanent / Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands
Business Leader Industrial Technology Manufacturing Midlands base Competitive salary + bonus + healthcare + pension + life assurance + car/car allowance Challenging Business Manager requirement for a strong leader with demonstrable P&L management experience who can offer experience within Engineering or Capital Equipment environments. Working within the Food, Pharmaceutical, Transport and Logistics sectors you will lead a business unit offering software, application solutions and services through a number of channels and as such there is a strong desire for someone with cross company collaboration skills across business partners. You will work as part of a dedicated business senior leadership team, leading a multi-million pound turnover business and actively promoting a culture of development for your team, profitability and strategy planning in a customer service excellence environment. You'll take under your wing a team of Systems Engineers, Sales Reps and Product Managers - all keen for a driven leader who can bring a positive approach and a highly motivational mentality to shape a growing business within a global provider who pride themselves on a local presence. Key attributes for this Business Leader role will include; A background in Engineering or Capital Equipment environments Proven P&L management skills A history of developing successful teams to ensure delivery against challenging profitability and time targets A knowledge of Industrial / Technological Engineering Understanding "good customer service" Demonstration of true change management If keen to learn more please don't hesitate to contact Grant Nisbet for further informationPermanent / Nuneaton, Warwickshire
Junior Interiors Engineer Cranfield, Bedford Automotive A Junior Interiors Engineer to be based in Cranfield, Bedfordshire who will take responsibility for the development of automotive cockpit, console and interior plastic parts to meet cost, quality and delivery target. Main Tasks & Responsibilities Concept definition, layout & packaging, styling feedback. BOM management, cost management, component performance planning, component validation. Technical communication with project stakeholder, supplier and manufacturing. Performance, technology and cost benchmarking. Interior performance planning for future vehicle interiors, and colour, gloss & grain management. Background and Experience Must have demonstrable experience working in an OEM or tier 1 supplier for interior plastic parts development. Proven ability to deliver vehicle cabin system (i.e. doors, dashboard, and seating) project on time, on budget and quality. You will have expert knowledge of current & future interior parts, supplier performance and technologies. You will: - Have demonstrable data analysis experience and the ability to co-relate performance to customer satisfaction, And co-relate cost to normalised cost drivers. You will have experience of interior planning, layout and component design. A proactive mind-set is a must, and you must be able to work in a cross-functional and data driven environment. If you have any questions about the Junior Interiors Engineer role or would like to apply, please contact Tina Field at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01268 889259 Unfortunately candidates requiring visa sponsorship CANNOT be considered for this role. To apply you MUST have either an EU/UK passport or a Visa that does not require sponsorshipContract / Bedford, Bedfordshire
Emissions Engineer - Certification West Midlands and Warwickshire Contract Competitive Our Client A UK national authority for approving new road vehicles, agricultural, off-road vehicles and components. They pride themselves in providing expert international test and certification services for vehicles across the globe. The Role We are looking to recruit contract engineering staff to support Certification Activity. This position is specifically targeted to support powertrain emissions type approval and hence it's desirable for candidates to have a background in automotive calibration, powertrain or emissions testing. The role of the type approval engineer is to liaise with the manufacturer to obtain the technical specification of the type to be approved, to review that information in order to select the tests that need to be carried out and the variants/versions of the type to be tested, to arrange for the tests to be conducted (if necessary appraising the facility for suitability beforehand), to carry out the tests, to finalise the information documents, and finally to compile a technical report and a draft approval certificate. Each engineer is expected to gain a broad knowledge of Type Approval legislation, Conformity of Production requirements and current and new vehicle legislation. Testing is carried out or witnessed at manufacturer's site or proving grounds, so travelling in the UK and overseas is necessary. To apply for this position, you should have some of the following: Experience required would be automotive engineering based with a preference for candidates to have some experience or appreciation for working to recognised standards. Homolagation/certification/vehicle testing or development experience. Emissions experience - calibration/test/dyno's. Candidates should have strong reporting skills and able to work both independently and as part of a team. Full UK Driving Licence - role will involve travel to various automotive OEM's and testing facilities. Please get in contact for more details.Contract / Nuneaton, Warwickshire
The company With over 200 years of rich heritage, this specialist company has always been associated with trust and honesty. They have worked hard to understand the changing nature of markets and customer needs in line with the ever-changing world around us. They have a reputation for constantly evolving to deliver exactly what the customer wants with visionary performance been one of industry firsts, technical advances and design triumphs. Today, this is an international business with an excellent world-wide reputation. A trusted brand name. No-one else has a history of making such a wide range of quality, innovative products with a continually changing focus to match requirements. "Think of any food or ingredients that need to be weighed, and we weigh them!" The opportunity A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an aspiring Field Service Technician based in the North West/South Lancashire/Merseyside area to join one of the UK's leading field service operations specialising in IT systems and scale service solutions as a Field Service Engineer. The successful candidate will be trained as a Field Service Engineer to provide service to a prestigious retail customer base throughout the North West/Lancashire/Merseyside region. You will be trained to diagnose, maintain, fix, swap or install IT hardware and similar equipment with full product training, documentation and support been provided to the successful candidate. Previous experience of working in a fast paced, field based position and a technical qualification are preferred, but not essential. Person specification and responsibilities: Enthusiastic with good interpersonal skills Ability to work autonomously to targets Customer focused To attend customer sites in order to repair or install IT, technical and mechanical equipment Have some prior experience of field service engineering in some form of hardware or electro mechanical field Have demonstrable experience of maintaining and/or installing IT/software led systems attached to mechanical equipment Completing detailed and accurate reports where required Based in South Lancashire/Merseyside or surrounds Full UK Driving Licence Employee package £21,381.88/year starting salary rising per quarter to £27,960.72/year after 9-month training plan completed Regular pay progression available Company car (available for personal use) Commission based bonus scheme 26 days annual holiday allowance (plus bank holidays) 37.5 hours per week, with a 1 week per month on-call rota Employer enhanced, contributed company pension scheme up to 11% Permanent position in a large group of companies offering long term career development opportunities This Field Service Technician position presents as an excellent opportunity for an entry-level or experienced professional based in the North West/Lancashire/Merseyside area who is looking for an opportunity to develop a stimulating and dynamic engineering career within a highly reputable service and manufacturing brand. If you have some previous electro mechanical service experience as well as been demonstrably IT/software literate and feel ready for a challenge within the automated equipment sector then we would like to hear from you. Please 'apply' now or for more information contact Colin Reeves on 01384 446121.Permanent / Greater Manchester, England
Body Electronics Engineer - R00010573 Cranfield, Bedford Automotive A Body Electronics Engineer is required with knowledge of software and hardware development. This company based in Cranfield requires a Body Electronics Engineer with experience working on major development programs, e.g. in aerospace, telecoms or similar for a new contract role. As a Body Electronics Engineer you will be required to carry out the following: Project management, release and maintenance of the vehicle bill of materials. Creation and maintenance of end-of-line configuration data. Managing Tier 1 suppliers to deliver products to Quality, Cost & Timing targets. Managing in house and supplier validation of components to design standards. Work cross functionally with engineering and manufacturing teams globally to innovate new features and applications and resolve concerns. Development of specifications for electronics components and systems to design/test standards. Collaboration with purchasing team to support sourcing and cost definition/reduction tasks. Status reporting to management. The Body Electronics Engineer should have the following skills or experience: Automotive electronics development industry, or similar (aerospace, telecommunications etc.) you will also have the following education and experience: Degree qualified in a relevant engineering discipline. Automotive electrical and electronic development, completing a minimum of one previous vehicle development, or be able to demonstrate equivalent experience on a major development program, e.g. in aerospace, telecoms or similar. Management of Tier 1 suppliers in the development of a complex electronic product. Have good communication skills and be able to communicate effectively in a cross cultural and cross functional team. Self-motivating and self-managing. Pro-active. Flexible regarding working practice and working hours. Understand electrical theory and the operation of electronic devices. Knowledge of software and hardware development. Competent with PC applications, MS office, etc. Fluent English verbal and written language skills Full European/UK driver's license essential. If you have any questions about the Body Electronics Engineer role or would like to apply, please contact Tina Field at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01268 889259. Unfortunately candidates requiring visa sponsorship CANNOT be considered for this role. To apply you MUST have either an EU/UK passport or a Visa that does not require sponsorshipContract / Bedford, Bedfordshire
Test Project Control Engineer - R00010078 Cranfield, Bedford Automotive A Test Project Control Engineer is with experience of data analysis and reporting is required for test planning, support and reporting for various projects. This company based in Cranfield requires a Test Project Control Engineer with good knowledge of vehicle development process for a new contract. As a Test Project Control you will be required to carry out the following: Tracking, analysing and reporting of multiple project status. Organising & supporting status meetings with Test groups. Supporting preparation of project status material for Test Manager and development progress meetings. Liaising with departments within Europe and globally. Formalising analysis and reporting methods. Aligning and standardising department processes. The Test Project Control Engineer should have the following skills or experience: Degree in engineering or project management. Minimum of 2 years' experience in project management role. Experience in automotive R&D advantageous. Knowledge of data analysis and reporting essential. Interpersonal skills - good ability at communication skills at all levels of the business. Good knowledge of vehicle development process (key events/milestones). Data analysis skills required. Thorough knowledge of Excel essential (e.g. formulae and vlookup) Macro writing and VBL knowledge advantageous. Proficient use of Microsoft Office programs (especially MS Excel, MS Project and MS PowerPoint). Self-motivated, proactive, shows initiative. Ability to prioritise workload (individual, team and project work planning). Ability to make clear and concise written reports and verbal explanation. Valid clean driving license. If you have any questions about the Test Project Control Engineer role or would like to apply, please contact Tina Field at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01268 889259. Unfortunately candidates requiring visa sponsorship CANNOT be considered for this role. To apply you MUST have either an EU/UK passport or a Visa that does not require sponsorshipContract / Bedford, Bedfordshire
An electronic product support engineer is required to join a growing, niche engineering company that specialise in the research and development of micro turbines for use in power generation applications. The ideal candidate will have experience in working within an electronic product support function such as a product support engineer or technical writer, consideration will also be given to electronic technicians with excellent communication skills that wish to get into this line of work. Electronic Product Support Engineer - Key Responsibilities Creation of all product support documentation for electronic hardware, including training materials for the sales and support teams, content for sales presentations, brochures, product manuals. To prepare and deliver training to t teams across the business to improve familiarisation with the design, construction and operation of the electronic parts of the system. Co-ordinate the engineering team to investigate and repair any reported defective products and identify any design flaws. Technical Skills and Experience required for Electronic Product Support Engineer Ability to read witting diagrams and electronic schematics. Electronics related qualification. Good understanding of electronic component functions. Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to produce technical content. for engineering documents and manuals. Ability to communicate technical information to a non-technical audience. It is essential that applicants have a background in hardware / electronics. This is an excellent opportunity for an Electronics Specialist to develop their career in product support. In return for your experience, this Coventry based company will offer you: Competitive salary package Private healthcare Generous holiday allowance Interviews for the Technical Report Writer will commence with immediate effect with a view to starting as soon as possible. For further information on the Electronic Product Support Engineer position please contact Tom Duckett at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446163.Permanent / Coventry, West Midlands
Operational Insights Manager Warwick £35,000 - £42,000, contributory pension, 25 days holiday We are working with a highly respected consumer manufacturing business that develops products for the domestic and commercial markets. Part of a global organisation, the role of Operations Insights Manager is vital in the analysis of big data to develop future service products and strategies. The successful candidate will consider and analyse business information reporting and management information strategy to identify opportunity and improvements to service delivery relating to 300,000 service calls per annum and delivered by circa 300 service and breakdown engineers operating across the UK. As Operational Insights Manager you will make key recommendations to the operations team areas of focus and improvements, that will ultimately benefit the business and its customers. As Operational Insights Manager you will be expected to: Champion a culture that achieves the business goals, delights customers and keeps consumer advocacy at the heart of everything that the business does. Drive Performance for Growth ensuring that all matrix team members have stretching personal objectives, development plans and regular performance reviews to embed a high-performance culture. Identify and develop high potential employees and ensure an available talent pipeline to meet business and capability requirements. Provide subject matter expertise to ensure both operational tooling and data is optimised across the business unit. Act as an expert across all operational tooling You will act as an expert for management information data analytics, providing insightful, timely and collaborative input, views, council and direction Ensure the timely production of management information and key performance indicators are published with supportive value-add commentary Endorse cross functional process alignment Provide training, education and awareness of to maximise the use of tooling capability Act as a relationship bridge across the wider global organisation. Promote personal networking across the organisation Ideally, we are looking for those with the following skills and attributes: Experience of resource and operational trend analysis Experience in providing and delivering meaningful insight Experience of challenging to deliver positive results Confident to communicate at a senior level, with the ability to articulate analysis and data to all stakeholders in a way which is meaningful and insightful This position will suit candidates that are comfortable with working in and around big data, looking and analysing trends, and providing suggestions and strategy on what they mean and what can be done to maximise the findings to improve service to the end user. This is a great business with a true global footprint that can offer excellent career progression for the right candidate. If you would like to more about the role and business, then please apply to be considered for the position.Permanent / Warwick, Warwickshire
Summary Panel: Job title: Manual Machinist Salary Range; Up to £30,000 DOE Location: Worcester This industrial automation provider are seeking a Machinist for their Worcester factory. A Machinist is required with excellent knowledge of milling, turning and grinding. Candidates with experience within engineering and manufacturing settings would be well received. Due to expansion this company, a bespoke machine manufacturer based in Worcester requires a dedicated Machinist with problem solving acumen for a new permanent role. As a Machinist you will be required to: Read and interpret engineering drawings whilst achieve tolerances of 0.010mm in milling and turning operations. Able to optimise speeds, feeds and DOC for machining alloy, various steels and non-metals. Innovative ability to produce fixtures for challenging components and utilising / modifying / updating our existing fixture library. The Machinist should have the following skills or experience: Relevant technical experience and knowledge, ideally with an apprenticeship within machining covering both manual and CNC machines. Meticulous eye for detail with a creative outlook and able to prioritise workload. Excellent communication skills, capable of working and liaising with internal and external departments. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of milling small parts to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Worcester-based Automation company will offer you: Up to £30,000 per annum. Overtime opportunities as well as early finishes on a Friday. Opportunities to develop your career and knowledge within this organisation. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of engineering principles and excellent machinery skills and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Machinist role, please contact Mary O'Brien at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446 168.Permanent / Worcester, Worcestershire
Summary Panel: Job title: UK Sales Agent Salary Range; Commission based Location: Nationwide across the UK This expanding manufacturer are seeking a UK Sales Agent to introduce their products to the UK market. A UK Sales Agent is required with knowledge of transfer press and business development. Candidates with experience of the Automotive and Automation industry would be well received. Due to expansion this company, a prestige manufactured based in Spain requires a tenacious UK Sales Agent with technical sales experience for a new freelance position. As a UK Sales Agent you will be required to: Define, plan and implement all UK business action plans supported by commercial research and market knowledge. Oversee the full sales cycle of all products to the UK market, including project management, customer and after-sales servicing. To present, advise on and make adjustments to the range of company's products whilst being client facing. The UK Sales Agent should have the following skills or experience: Knowledgeable in stamping metal, power press, transfer press automation within automotive manufacturers. Confident in a client facing role with connections within relevant industries, with excellent and versatile communication skills. Experienced in professional and technical sales overseeing the full life cycle of product delivery with a hard working and ambitious attitude. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of Transfer Press Automation to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Spanish-based High Quality Turnkey solutions specialist will offer you: Commission based package, up to 25% of sales revenue. Home based role with UK travel requirements Opportunity to set up and development company's ownership within the UK Market. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of the Automotive industry and Transfer Processes and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the UK Sales Agent role, please contact Mary O'Brien at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446 168.Permanent / England, England
EMC Systems Engineer Basildon, Essex Automotive £NEG An EDS Engineer is required with experience in electrical or electronic systems, hardware and/or software. This company based in Basildon requires a Commercial Vehicle EDS Engineer, Lead EDS PMST for Commercial Vehicle EDS. The EDS Engineer Support the development of the EDS as specified by the current level of EDS SDS/RQT. Manage EDS deliverables (using Integrator) for Commercial Vehicle programmes Raise, review and sign-off of WERS Concerns/ change notices and AVBOM content as appropriate. Track project status and cost and report out to CV programme where required. Manage the Resident Engineers for the EDS for Global Commercial Vehicle Programmes. Comply with program specific statement of work (SOW) for EDS supplier. Source and project manage component suppliers leading Team of Four with Purchasing, Finance and Cost Estimating. Package wiring harnesses as per DPA and E2KS requirements. Ensure correct requirements capture and understand detailed technical specifications. Plan and coordinate Design Verification and sign-off testing to support / gateways using eFDVS. Support Resident Engineers in development of EDS FMA and DVP&R Use lessons learnt, quality data, FMA tools and disciplines to continually improve components and systems. Provide on-site EDS engineering launch support as necessary globally Support prototype builds and production launches at vehicle assembly plants. Support EESE PMT meetings, monitor delivery performance and conduct weekly status report-outs to management. There may be possible travel: Germany, Belgium, Turkey, USA; project depending. The EDS Engineer should have the following skills and experience: Demonstrate the application and deployment of engineering quality tools (FMA, DFMEA, 8D, 6-Sigma, APQP, PPAP) Excellent knowledge of Word, Excel, Outlook and other PC based applications. Project management skills with a thorough attention to detail. Able to demonstrate initiative, perseverance, and liaison skills. Knowledge of OEM EDS product development systems and processes: GPDS, eFDVS, AVBOM, WERS, AIMS, Teamcenter, ASAP. Experience in electrical or electronic systems, hardware and/or software. Relevant Engineering degree If you have any questions about the EDS Engineer role or would like to apply, please contact Tina Field at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01268 889259 Unfortunately candidates requiring visa sponsorship CANNOT be considered for this role. To apply you MUST have either an EU/UK passport or a Visa that does not require sponsorshipContract / Basildon, Essex
Planning Manager Circa £45,000 plus car or allowance Warwick Group Pension scheme 25 Days leave, plus bank holidays This organisation is a well-respected and forwarding thinking manufacturing business that produces specialist products that are used in many applications. An exciting and challenging opportunity has arisen for a Planning Manager to join and coordinate engineer servicing and breakdown activities throughout the UK. The role will be based from the head office in Warwick and you will manage a team of specialist Supervisors/Agents. As Planning Manager, you will coordinate and manage the activities of circa 230 engineers both employed and sub contracted, maximising their effectiveness and delivering exceptional customer service. Your role effectively manages £14m of operating costs and you have the planning team to assist you. Their goal will be to achieve customer satisfaction requirements within the agreed SLA's and costs. We are also looking for the candidate to develop new ways of working and to challenge what is already in place to make improvements and efficiency's. Typical duties of the Planning Manager will include: Analysis to find best fix for the needs of the business and the implementation and management of the solutions. Analyse negative effects on the KPIs to find root cause and to recommend and implement solutions to reduce/remove problematical issues. To be the key user of the CRM system across the company and provide advice and guidance to all users. Manage the CRM database and ensure correct governance applied Manage the planning team to ensure effective use of resources - employed and sub contract This role is vitally important to the business and they will be looking for a highly motivated individual who will work diligently using the support and data around them, finding opportunities and minimising exposure to waste whilst offering the customer the best service possible. We are looking for experience of a similar responsibility, significant experience in a management role within a planning or logistics function with line management experience. Additionally, you will be able to demonstrate well-developed analytical and numerical skills. You may be a Manager in a volume call centre managing the provision of engineering services or support services to business and domestic consumers on a national basis, so we are looking for exceptional communication and planning skills. A superb basic salary to reflect the managerial responsibility of this role will be on offer together with contributory Pension and Sick Pay scheme, 25 Days holiday plus stats, additional holiday purchase scheme, Child Care Vouchers and more, not to mention fantastic training and technical support. If you feel you have the experience and skills we are looking for, please apply to be considered.Permanent / Warwick, Warwickshire
Job Title - Technician (R&D) Hourly rate - £16.19 ltd Location - Birmingham Industry - FMCG An opportunity has arisen for a Technician to be responsible for the planning and running of Pilot Plant trials. This is a fantastic opportunity to work for an international food manufacturer based in Birmingham. You would be responsible for hands-on work in the Pilot Plant. Collation of results. Registering ingredients. Booking trials. Send samples for microbiology testing. Planning and running of Shelf-life tests. Preparing samples. Scheduling and running shelf-life tests. Collation of results. You will have strong attention to detail, an ability to get on with a wide range of people. Time management skills. Clear understanding of scientific rigour. Good knowledge of office applications, especially spreadsheets. Any experience in a HACCP and GMP environment will be beneficial. If you would like to know more about this role, please contact Sarah Gilbert or Kate Stevens at Jonathan Lee Recruitment.Contract / Birmingham, West Midlands
Job title: Chief Exterior Designer Location: Birmingham Permanent Salary: £Competitive (DOE) An unmissable opportunity has become available within SAIC which presents an excellent opportunity for an experienced Chief Exterior Designer to oversee, manage and lead Exterior Design development of Advanced concepts and content. You'll be joining a highly collaborative, creative environment to deliver world-class, advanced design projects for the MG car brand, as well as other future products for the wider group! KEY RESPONSIBILITIES Lead the UK Exterior Design team to ensure proper conditions for delivering outstanding results and achieve expectations. Set clear time frames and objectives and ensure capabilities are continually improved upon Accurate and creative interpretation of product plan and brand strategy and subsequent translation into coherent product proposals. Sponsorship and execution of innovative and desirable exterior product proposals. Delivered in the appropriate creative form for effective communication of concept and idea to management for review and approval Have ownership of all aspects of exterior design to include proportion, surface language, detail component, identity and graphic. Provide creative project leadership and direction to a team of Designers SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED Well-developed leadership skills and the ability to inspire a team of designers, digital and clay modellers and engineers to deliver the design brief objective Extensive experience in Automotive Design, within OEM environment, operating preferably at an international level A sound knowledge of all available 3D design and modelling techniques Excellent Creative Ideas Generation Able to make design input with benefit of 3D experience. Excellent IT skills & experience of appropriate software applications (Photoshop) The ability to operate in multi-cultural environment requiring patience & understanding Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of design process Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the role, please contact Teresa Anderson at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446156. JLDSPermanent / Birmingham, West Midlands
Job title: Senior Exterior Creative Designer - Automotive Location: Shanghai, China Permanent Salary: Excellent (DOE) + Benefits Package A fantastic opportunity for a Senior Exterior Creative Designer to join SGMW in the aim to becoming a leading domestic and internationally competitive automobile company in China. Responsibilities: Under the leadership of the chief designer and design manager of the exterior design department, ensure the timing plan according to the design project plan is executed. Make various design renderings, and cooperate with the work of publishing the surface data to ensure the creation of advanced and sustainable. High-quality, highly aesthetic design with engineering feasibility. According to the model development and market demand, collect relevant information and research on the target market and competitors, analyse the forward-looking automobile design trend and future conceptual design direction, and lead the product design trend. Combine future design trends and future vehicle models to research, sort out and expand the future design language of SAIC GM sub-brands Based on the architecture input of the new platform, combined with the future model spectrum, according to the design analysis, design strategy and design positioning, and put forward a rich and forward-looking concept and concept interior and exterior design solutions for the Chinese market demand. Create high-quality forward-looking concept interior and exterior design Qualification, skills & Experience: Education: full-time undergraduate or above Professional: Industrial Design (Product Design / Vehicle Design) Expertise Knowledge: Excellent car sketching, hand-painted creativity and performance Familiar with car architecture design related platform architecture engineering knowledge English: can use oral and written communication in English Computer: Skilled in using PHOTOSHOP design expression software Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the role please contact Teresa Anderson at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446156. JLDSPermanent / Shanghai, China
Summary Panel: Press Brake Setter/Operators £7.83 to £9.27 per hour + shift allowance Sandbach, Cheshire. Press Brake Setter/Operators with knowledge of Amada and/or Edward Pearson presses is required for a well-established fabrications business in Sandbach, Cheshire. Candidates with experience of the Automotive or Metals industries would be well received. Due to an increase in demand, my client requires motivated and enthusiastic Press Brake Setter/Operators with industrial experience for a new permanent. As a Press Brake Setter/Operator you will be required to: Understand, set and input programmes and measurements to high requirements Use precision measurement tools to ensure compliance of product specification Apply a continuous improvement methodology whilst working to tight targets and deadlines The Press Brake Setter/Operator should have the following skills or experience: Metallic Components Knowledge and experience working with Steel and High Value Components Working knowledge of tolling sizes and engineering drawings Committed to flexible working shift patterns such as 6am to 2pm or 2pm to 10pm. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of Press Brake Setting to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Sandbach based Metals company will offer you: £11.03 per hour, DOE 38 hours a week with shift allowance and Fridays off. Opportunities to develop your career and knowledge within this organisation Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of Amada and/or Edward Pearson and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Press Brake Setter/Operator role, please contact Mary O'Brien at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446 168.Permanent / Sandbach, Cheshire
Job title: Senior Creative Designer - Automotive Location: Boading, Beijing, China Permanent Salary: Excellent (DOE) + Benefits Package An unmissable opportunity for 3 Senior Creative Designers has arisen to join China's largest SUV and pickup manufacturer. You will be responsible for production and automotive design projects for the future. Responsibilities: Conduct extensive design research to predict future design trends and customer needs Participate in mass production and forward-looking automotive design projects Work independently in a compact development cycle with a proactive work attitude Excellent visual expression and communication skills Conduct extensive design studies to predict future design trends and customer needs Draw high quality design sketches and renderings for the proposal Strong communication and design project and ability to report Qualification, skills & Experience: Have a car/product design bachelor's degree or above Have a detailed understanding of the design process Three-dimensional model development and display capabilities familiar with Alias software Fluent in English Ability to help and guide young designers to complete and enhance their work Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the role please contact Teresa Anderson at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446156. JLDSPermanent / Beijing, China
3D Engineer A 3D Engineer is required to join a specialist harness manufacturer who are the market leader in Europe and one of the world's premier providers of standardized and customer-specific wiring systems for the automotive industry. Reporting to the Project Team Leader, your duties will include: To liaise with System Owners progressing information relevant to 3D models Hands on creation of 3D models to produce harness drawings to customer standards To attend packaging meetings, presenting and justifying preferred solutions Deliver 3D models to project timing To jointly own specific harnesses, in conjunction with Manufacturing and Harness Engineers Support initial product builds at the Customer and manufacturing sites Your Profile: Essential 3D Modelling experience Educated to HNC/Degree level, or equivalent, in an Electrical Engineering discipline Excellent communication and negotiation skills Ability to generate 3D designs suitable for manufacture and installation Prepared to travel to Customer and Supplier sites worldwide Desirable Understanding of harness product, vehicle installation, and manufacturing constraints an advantage. KEY SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS Technical Skills CAD tool understanding - Vesys / CATIA V5/V6 DFMEA practical experience / knowledge of. Electrical harness engineering background AIMS, ECR's & Release process Quality tools such as APQP, DFMEA, 8D Cost understanding Ability to read and use engineering specifications & drawings Certified to use CATIA V5/ V6 Certified to use Electrical Work Bench Trained and Certified to utilize Team Centre (TCe) To apply for this role please contact Rachel Meacham.Permanent / Wiltshire, England
A Service Engineer is required for a company that provide complete design and build service for laboratory automation, robots and robotic workcells. The role will focus on servicing and maintaining equipment across the UK, Northern Europe and possibly USA. This is a multiskilled position and would suit those who have an electro-mechanical background. As a Service Engineer, your responsibilities will include: Assembly of bespoke automated systems Assist with the manufacture of robotic work cells as required Assist customers remotely to identify nature of reported issues, before conducting site visit Attend customer site on short notice to analyse reported issues and perform repairs Complete all relevant paperwork To be successful as a Service Engineer you should have the following skills: PLC Fault finding Understanding pneumatics Basic wiring - Desirable Problem solver able to overcome challenges quickly and efficiently A history in mechanical, automation engineering or related disciplines This is an excellent opportunity for anyone looking to start their career as a Service Engineer, you will need to have: Technical qualification in electrical engineering, robotics or related field is desirable but not essential UK Driving License Excellent written and spoken communication skills Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high, should you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Service Engineer role, please contact Ed Burch at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446 129.Permanent / Farnborough, Hampshire
EDS Complexity Engineer An EDS Complexity Engineer is required to work for a specialist harness manufacturer who are the market leader in Europe and one of the world's premier providers of standardized and customer-specific wiring systems for the automotive industry. What you will do As an EDS Complexity Engineer you will; Raise concerns & Alerts Raise Supplier Support Plans Work according to Drawing Release Plan. Chase drawings to meet A/R Date Update Part number tracker Generate complexity chart. Check associated fixings are loaded in WERS & parts are structured correctly in WERS. Complete ECR attachment to update options on harnesses Determine complexity requirements from features list/OXO Assign harnesses to cost models BOM Validation What you will need Educated to HND/degree level, or equivalent, in an Engineering discipline Knowledge of vehicle electrical systems and circuits Knowledge of CAP-H/Vesys advantageous but not essential (role dependant) Demonstrable understanding electrical principles Experience of working in an OEM environment advantageous Have a sound understanding of the harness manufacturing processes To apply for this role please contact Rachel Meacham.Permanent / Gaydon, Warwickshire
Production Supervisor Automotive Tier 1 Staffordshire £29,000, plus shift allowance, 25 days holiday, pension Shift Pattern: 6am - 2pm, 2pm - 10pm, 10pm - 6am This global automotive Tier 1 has asked us to search for an exceptional Production Supervisor to help drive forward positive change on the shifts. You will be a strong people manager, with experience of working in a similar, automotive, fast paced manufacturing environment. As Production Supervisor you will manage the production performance, personnel issues and the Health, Safety & Environment and Lead the Quality Cost & Delivery Performance for your dedicated shift. You will work with your teams to set targets, implement plans, track daily results and make appropriate adjustments in resource planning to attain desired results. Working closely with the Production Manager and Production Supervisors of other shifts, and support functions, you will ensure a transparent information flow and work together to increase efficiency and promote best practice in your area and shift. Using your knowledge of lean and continuous improvement methodology you will look at improving performance, not only in equipment but team members by using 5s, TPM and 6M. The organisation uses a CI method like Toyota Production System. You will drive teamwork, lead problem solving groups, lead workshops on quality improvement methods. A good Production Supervisor will have impactful management tools and techniques and you will ensure that your shift has appropriate headcount, the respect of standardised work methods and continually look for ways of improving morale. You will be a trusted and respected leader of your shift where your attitude and aptitude shines through as a natural leader. We are keen to talk to Team or Cell Leaders who are ready to make the next step to Production Supervisor for a shift. Ideally you will have the following knowledge and experience: Production experience gained in an automotive environment, OEM or Tier. Team Player Strong interpersonal and communication skills Strong analytical and problem-solving skills Operational level of English Working knowledge of CI and Lean methodology, ideally TPS The business is experiencing good, stable volumes as they work across several OEMS within the UK and beyond. This is a business that offers good career progression and training. If you are keen to be considered, please apply.Permanent / Lichfield, Staffordshire
Sliding Head Setter (Lathe) Good hourly rate Birmingham Medium/High Batch Manufacturing This role is an opportunity for an experienced Sliding Head Setter to work for a SME based in Birmingham; you'll be setting an operating a Sliding Head lathe using Fanuc controls to machine medium and high batch volume parts. We are looking for the following for the Sliding Head Setter position: Previous experience with Star, Citizen or any other sliding head machines Able to use Fanuc controls (not programming) Appropriate education This Sliding Head Setter role is an immediate start working on a day shift and the company are offering the following: Good hourly rate (permanent employment) Benefits Day hours Ongoing training If this Sliding Head Setter role is of interest, please get in touch with Gareth Simpson of Jonathan Lee Recruitment today.Permanent / Birmingham, West Midlands
Powertrain Performance and Emissions Engineer - PROP943 Salary: £34,000 - £44,000 (plus benefits) Location: Warwickshire Posted Date: 18/10/2018 Expiry Date: 17/11/2018 Summary of Department and Role Powertrain team at TMETC support TML powertrain strategy to deliver conventional/electrification powertrains and related technology into Tata Motors passenger/commercial vehicles. The Powertrain Performance and Emissions Engineer will be responsible for carrying out performance and emissions related activities to either optimize existing powertrain technologies or implement new technologies with a view to maximise fuel economy and reduce emissions. Main Activities and Tasks Powertrain performance and emissions engineer will be responsible for carrying out performance related activities to either optimize existing powertrain technologies or implement new technologies with a view to maximise fuel economy, reduce emissions. Support hardware development/specification of emissions critical components: Combustion system, FIE, Air handling (turbocharger and EGR systems) Perform engine and emissions testing of vehicles, analysis and reporting on test results / data. Responsible for detailed test data analysis for engine performance and emissions, investigation and reports summarising failure root causes and improvements. Support concept evaluation activities, turbocharger matching, and cam profile development, after-treatment development. Ability to direct studies on combustion, air path and after-treatment system. Deliver technology assessments to maximize performance and minimise emissions on mule vehicles either on road or wind tunnel's (CWT, FSWT, FE, Emissions testing). The above list of duties is not exhaustive and is subject to change. The post holder may be required to undertake other duties within the scope and grading of the post. Other Features of the Role Traveling as required to India or European suppliers/test houses Presenting at conferences and other events as agreed with line manager Qualifications Desirable - Degree qualified or similar qualification Desirable - Working towards chartered status or already chartered Knowledge Essential - Good knowledge of combustion engine fundamentals. General powertrain understanding and appreciation for thermodynamics principals. Essential - Understanding of exhaust after treatment performance. Understanding and experience of DoE and emissions testing. Desirable - Understanding of worldwide emissions legislation. Relevant Skills for Position Essential - Generates new ideas with appropriate action plans, demonstrates feasibility of ideas. Essential - Capable of leading a project element with support from more senior staff when necessary. Essential - Effective team member making improvements processes and providing high customer service. Essential - Technical report writing / ability to inspire team to strive for improvements and high customer service. Essential - Ability to process powertrain, vehicle test data, analyse and provide technical guidance. Experience Essential - A minimum of 3 years PT performance and emissions experience. Desirable - Specific experience within engine performance and emissions development. Hardware development/specification of emissions critical components: Combustion system, FIE, Air handling (turbocharger and EGR systems). Desirable - Exposure to simulation for performance concept evaluation, turbocharger matching, cam profile development, after-treatment development. CFD simulation of the combustion, air path and after-treatment system. Essential - Experience of on road, test bed assessments, CWT/FSWT/Emissions testing, performance analysis and reporting. Desirable - Previous experience with engine management, vehicle instrumentation and calibration. Essential - Previous experience with one or more of the following software considered beneficial; AVL PUMA, AVL Concerto, MiniTab, Diagra, INCA, IPmotion, Labview. Personal Attributes Essential - Strong numeracy and literacy. Essential - Team player with good logical reasoning. Essential - Ability to overcome cultural barriers. Essential - Self-motivated, driven and positive attitude. Essential - Good negotiating skills.Permanent / Warwickshire, England
Production Operative (Fly Press) Good permanent Salary Romford Aerospace We are looking for an experienced Production Operative who has worked with fly presses to join an established aerospace company based in Romford; you'll be operating fly presses and guillotines and some basic soldering duties also to produce high volume components in the assembly department. We are looking for the following for the Production Operative: Experienced using a fly press in a manufacturing environment (operational level only) Able to work to schedules and production targets Relevant engineering education Experience with any of the following: basic soldering, brazing or using a guillotine This permanent Production Operative role will be on a day shift (call for exact hours) with the company offering the following: Good basic salary Great benefits package Further training and career development If this Production Operative position is of interest, please get in touch today using or give me a call.Permanent / Romford, Essex
Application Engineer Location: Silverstone Industry/Sector: Industrial Metrology An Applications Engineer is required to provide measuring support and metrology consultation for one of the world's best provider of industrial metrology applications. Key tasks will include inspection, basic training and software testing for customer components. Candidates with PC-DMIS experience with a metrology background will be well received. The role will involve attending promotional events to provide customer demonstrations and visiting customers to support sales activity. As an Applications Engineer, you will be required to: Provide measurement support for Network members, including metrology consultation, contract inspection, basic training and software testing. Predominantly facility based role working with new and existing customers, within the Silverstone Park catchment area. Manage the scheduling and complete the inspection of customer parts, using a wide array of company and third-party inspection equipment located on site. The Application Engineer should have the following skills or experience: Knowledge of manufacturing processes and constraints. Demonstrable experience in dimensional metrology and associated principles of manufacturing and inspection. A current working knowledge of core software, including PC-Dmis and Quindos. Work experience in advanced co-ordinate Metrology. Ability to manage a project through from end to end with a thorough understanding of dependencies and consequences. Ability to read technical drawings, ideally proficiency in CAD or equivalent. Strong communication and networking skills and the ability to create and develop lasting relationships with both customers and colleagues Highly self-motivated Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of metrology and measurement applications and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Applications Engineer role, please contact Ed Smith at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446133 or email .Permanent / Northampton, Northamptonshire
Part Time Technical Consultant Food Day rate £200 Suffolk Our client is a BRC accredited Importer and Broker of Pork, Beef, Lamb, Poultry and Seafood. Sourcing meat from Europe and Seafood from the Far East, they have predominantly been supplying the UK Foodservice and Asian market for nearly 30 years. An opportunity has arisen for a Technical Consultant to join our client on a part time basis. Supporting the Directors, the Technical Consultant will oversee the technical operations of the business ensuring they are BRC compliant, ensuring documentation including accreditation certificates, specifications and traceability sheets remain up to date. With ambitious plans for Retailer listings, the Technical Consultant will provide expertise to allow them to achieve their growth strategy by entering a new distribution channel. Although a part time contract, you will be an integral part of the business as this is an open-ended contract. Their success will be your success, we want a Technical Manager who can join the business and nurture it to its full potential. In exchange for your technical expertise (estimated one day per week, this will increase during auditing periods) they will offer you a rate of £200 per day and the chance to make a meaningful difference to an ever-growing business Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you are an experienced Technical Manager, with a protein and/or seafood background and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Technical Consultant role, please contact Scott Williams at Jonathan Lee Recruitment PSC17Contract / Suffolk, England
Functional Safety Principal Engineer - USA - to $150k + benefits This is a terrific opportunity for an experienced Functional Safety Engineer to join this world-class, independent engineering consultancy at its Michigan Office. The successful Functional Safety Principal Engineer will be joining a business going through a period of extensive growth with plans in place to cover the next 5 years. Purpose of this Functional Safety Principal Engineer job: Take a principal role in planning and executing functional Safety activities for external customers Provide expert level consultancy in ISO 26262 and safety analyses Key Functions: Coordinating safety analyses and engineering activities for a customer and their team Coaching the team to deliver consistent and successful results Technical project management / decision making to deliver on time, to cost and quality Managing challenging stakeholders who can have diverse objectives Taking a lead, sometimes autonomous role in auditing safety related development processes Training / coaching other less experienced members of staff, particularly in audit and safety analyses Developing process to support functional safety Candidate requirements: Engineering Degree qualified At least 5 years of experience in delivering ISO 26262 to vehicle OEMs and or tier1 suppliers Safety analyses techniques, with broad exposure to different processes, methodologies and stakeholder objectives Strong experience in systems engineering and requirements driven developments and be capable of advising clients on best practice Talented, ambitious Functional Safety Engineers should apply today for this very exciting opportunity by calling Ray Greenman +44 (0) 1384 397 555 or emailPermanent / Michigan, USA
This is a great opportunity to join one of the UK's leading manufactures of material handling systems based in a brand new facility in north Birmingham. The Operations Manager role will report directly in to the Managing Director and it is envisaged the position will become a Director level role in the future. The Operations Manager will take responsibility for leadership of manufacturing operations, ensuring on-time and on-budget supply of quality systems and services to customers. You will be hands-on, driving performance and ensuring you spend time with your team to assess capability across the functions. You will ensure the business is fit for further growth by developing and mentoring your direct reports, and taking ownership of succession planning and recruitment. You will have demonstrable experience within manufacturing and operations management within a complex engineering / manufacturing environment. You're hands-on and have proven experience leading and improving a team to deliver consistent results. Manufacturing process is predominantly CNC machining and metal pressing followed by final assembly of the product. Manufacturing Operations Manager Requirements 5 years plus experience in manufacturing operations Degree qualified in mechanical / manufacturing / engineering (desirable not essential) Evidence of leadership with proven success in leading people Lean manufacturing knowledge Outstanding communication skills Ambition and commitment About The Benefits: Annual salary of £55,000 plus bonus and benefits.Permanent / Birmingham, West Midlands
A Multi-Skilled Machine Tool Fitter with experience of assembling complex special purpose machinery is required for an established manufacturer of robotics and automated solutions. The role of Multi-Skilled Machine Tool Fitter includes the following: Working to an engineering drawing to build unique equipment, incorporating robots, pneumatics, motors, sensors, actuators, conveyors and positioning systems. Basic machine wiring connecting the control panel to the various machine parts schematic. General bench working is required to cut profile, tap holes and make minor adjustments to parts to make them fit. Escalate issues with design at the earliest stage possible to ensure a prompt resolution. The suitable candidate for Multi-Skilled Machine Tool Fitter will need to possess the following skills and experience: General bench working skills able to manufacture simple brackets. Able to read a mechanical drawing and pneumatic diagram. Wiring and fitting of sensors and stepper motors. Technical qualifications are not essential. If you have the required skills and experience for this role of Multi-Skilled Machine Tool Fitter then please click on the link to apply. In return for your experience we can offer an attractive salary working for a leading manufacturer of robotics and automated systems.Permanent / Farnborough, Hampshire
Physical Logistics Manager (Manufacturing) Automotive OEM Birmingham Exciting opportunity for a Production Logistics Manager with global leading Automotive OEM based at the company's Midlands based manufacturing facility in Birmingham. This is a unique and fantastic role for a Production Logistics Manager to lead and manage the facilities' physical logistics operation. The Role: Overseeing the physical logistics of a 24/7 volume production facility, your responsibilities will include: Leading a large team on weekend night shift for physical logistics Ensuring all physical logistics shift targets are met, including volume, cost, quality and productivity Management of technical resources Planning, budgeting and scheduling Ensuring plant and group targets are met Leading your teams to consistently achieve results. The Person: You will have a proven track record in a similar management/lead role. Ideally you will hold formal logistics / manufacturing qualification ONC / HND (or equivalent) You must demonstrate previous experience of managing technical resources Your experience will have been gained within a high-volume manufacturing environment Strong knowledge in planning, budgeting and scheduling Ability to work and manage within a highly pressurised environment In return for your logistics management experience, you will be offered career development and an attractive benefits package offering: Salary - £40,000 - £45,000 (inc shift premium £50,000 - £56,250) Superb Pension + Car Scheme + Healthcare Highly competitive Bonus Scheme Generous holiday allowance + Excellent work-life balance and family friendly policies Subsidised canteen + Ample free parking PLEASE NOTE THIS YOU WILL BE MANAGING EVENING WEEKEND SHIFTS. Interested? Please forward your latest CV as soon as possible or for further details contact Lisa directly on 01384 446162.Permanent / Birmingham, West Midlands
Vehicle build technician / mechanic - Silverstone - Immed start - 15 to £20Ltd/hr My client is a specialist in remastering classic and classically inspired cars from the 1960's. They are based in a brand new, clean unit next to Silverstone race track. Due to expansion it is seeking a number of vehicle build technicians / mechanics to assemble vehicles, powertrains, interiors etc to work on an interim basis on a 4 month contract. Note it could be that this role becomes permanent subject to workload and performance Hours of work 7am until 4.15pm M-T; Friday half day. What you will do: The cars are hand build from bought out assemblies so you will work from a clean body shell installing all components - chassis, powertrain, trim, harnesses and electrical. Use appropriate hand tools in a safe manner; sometimes following standard SOP's. You will be expected to raise any fitment issues with engineers so these can be addressed. At present there are no shifts, however you should need to be flexible for the occasional weekend work if a customer car requires such although this is very unusual What you will need You must be available at NO MORE THAN 1 week's notice For these positions we can accept applications from novice or skilled individuals. however you must be able to demonstrate practical proficiency and the right mindset. Ideally a C&G or NVQ or BTEC in motor vehicle repair (or similar engineering discipline) What you will get: An opportunity to work on one of the most exciting automotive projects available Fantastic facilities An opportunity to develop your skills or change career path Applications Please apply with current CV and details of present salary. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted with further information before submission, however should you have any questions please contact or 01384 397555Contract / Towcester, Northamptonshire
Senior Buyer Based Coventry, Warwickshire Automotive Talented Senior Buyer required by iconic niche Automotive supplier, based Coventry, Warwickshire. With a track record of being a strategic supplier to a range of dynamic, international automotive customers for over 50 years. This organisation is renowned for its precision engineered and innovative components and is seeking a high calibre Senior Buyer with a track record of both commercial success and technical understanding in procuring engineered components and raw materials. The Role: As Senior Buyer your responsibilities will include: Supporting the Head of Procurement with the responsibility, workload, aims and vision of the purchasing department. Developing ideas and strategies to improve purchase costs, add value, aid business performance and work towards a strategy of continuous improvement Oversee and control supplier relationships (UK/overseas and direct/indirect). Support Quality, Cost (PVR) and Delivery areas ensuring KPI targets are met. Assess and evaluate suppliers and undertake performance reviews to ensure contract compliance and manage performance improvement activities. Ensure business plan objectives are met including monthly Price Variance. Negotiate price, terms and conditions, of parts, tooling and equipment utilising Cost and Value Analysis techniques. Mentoring and coaching team members to enhance career and professional development. The Person: 5 years+ procurement experience within a manufacturing environment. Preferably automotive manufacturing/engineering. Understanding of Cost Constitution and Quotation Analysis Forms (QAF), contract terms and manufacturing processes. Fully proficient in Microsoft Office including Excel. Strong negotiation skills and excellent commercial acumen. Ability to read/understand engineering drawings. Confident communication skills, ability to work cross-functionally. Are you a procurement professional looking for a new and challenging purchasing career opportunity? Keen to move to an organisation that values its employees, part of a procurement team that has a direct and visible impact upon the business? If so, you will be rewarded for your procurement skills and experience with an attractive salary and benefits package, as well as a rewarding career. Interested? Please forward your latest CV or for further details contact Lisa directly on 01384 446162.Permanent / Coventry, West Midlands
HV Battery Engineer Our client who design and manufacture complex high technology mechatronic products and systems for the automotive/motorsport industry are looking for an experienced HV Battery Engineer who can come on board and provides indepth technical knowledge and guidance of vehicle HV battery (PHEV/BEV) systems across diverse vehicle projects. You will support and ensure achievement of business objectives and technical development, delivering on time and within budget and take responsibility for the development and maintenance of the HV battery components to support development from concept to production. Part of the role will be to investigate HV battery (and components) related issues, both in the vehicle development cycle and also in the field. The main scope of the role will be development of the HV battery to support vehicle validation including the vehicle interface and interaction. Job Description: * Responsible for management of components and system suppliers; * Formulate and maintain robust component/system delivery plans; * Conduct system FMEA's where applicable or review of such documentation; * Support pre-production vehicle builds and feedback learning into the design process; * Plan and execute all related component releases for production; * Plan and execute component validation activities through simulation, laboratory experiments and on-vehicle tests in various environments world wide; * Manage component change, including feasibility, cost and timing evaluations; * Investigate in-field issues, identification of root causes and introduction of remedial actions; * Expedite Engineering Sign-Off (ESO) for all components; * Follow company Product Development Processes; * Complete required technical documentation including specification and test reports; * Undertake EV components, system and vehicle development and problem-solving within tight timescales; * Required to work within the boundaries of ISO26262 (with support); * Responsible for the collation and presentation of relevant data inorder to support functional /cross-functional meetings. * Develop relationships with counterparts in appropriate internal functions and VW organisations, and provide relevant guidance to suppliers. Job Requirements: * Degree-qualified in either Electronic or Electrical Engineering, Automotive or Systems; * Proven experience in a similar role, working on HV vehicles (although onsite training will need to be completed); * Understanding of vehicle HV battery technology including techniques used in the construction and limitations of assembly; * An understanding of battery thermal, electrical & mechanical design limitations to be considered and functions within the battery SW to deal with this limitations; * Understanding of cell monitoring and battery management system control * Has an appreciation of the interaction of other vehicle systems on the battery e.g. HVAC, crash safety. * Awareness of recyclability and ELV requirements with regards to HV batteries * Ideally aware of UN Transport certification requirements which may need to be met; * Understanding of the following specifications: ECE - R100, FMVSS305, ISO6469, ISO12405; * Hands on experience of developing control algorithms for EV/HEV automotive applications, including electric motor controls; * Knowledge or familiarity of, Software C-code, MATLAB, Simulink, Dspace, CAN and flexray communication protocols and toolchain; * Experience of process from launch to production; * Dynamic and proactive self-starter able to work with minimum of supervision; * Flexible (able to work extra hours and to travel abroad as and when required); * Strong influencing skills and communication, with a commitment to building positive relationships with other functions, and Group as an outward facing expert * Working with high voltage systems; * Good organisational skills * Commercial awareness, ability to identify the bigger picture. * Good test and analysis skills; * Good written and verbal communication skills; * Proficiency in German language would be an advantage; * A team player with the additional ability to work alone unsupervised; * Highly-motivated and capable of working on concurrent activities.Contract / North West England, England
Summary Panel: Job title: Bench Hand Salary Range: Up to £10ph Location: Birmingham Industry/ Strapline: Aerospace/Engineering A Bench Hand is required with knowledge of working with hand tools and working to tight tolerances. Candidates with experience of the engineering industry with previous hand tool knowledge would be well received. Due to company growth, based in Birmingham requires a skilled Bench hand with Dremel style hand tool experience for a new permanent role. As a Bench Hand you will be required to: Attention to detail Able to work on own initiative Be able to operate small air tools & "Dremel" style tooling. Follow work instructions (some comps have metering edges/internal grooves) Polishing components using a rotating polishing wheel Willing to turn his/her hand to other duties, i.e. pressure test/part marking & parts cleaning. Must be able to comply to health and safety requirements at all times. The Bench Hand should have the following skills or experience: Experience with working to technical instruction Previous hand and air tool experience Working to very high levels of detail Have the ability to help out with other aspects where required. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of being a Bench Hand with an eye for detail to develop your career. In return for your experience, this aerospace-based rapidly growing company will offer you: - Up to £10ph (39 hours contracted per week) - possibility of overtime - Benefits - Other - such as career development etc. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of engineering and working to tight tolerances and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Bench Hand role, please contact Ryan North at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446195.Permanent / Birmingham, West Midlands
Facilities Engineer (Emission Measurement) Salary Range: £30,000 - £40,000 (depending on experience) Benefits: 25 days annual leave, bonus, contributory pension scheme and contributory share scheme. Location: Peterborough Relocation/ Sponsorship: Not available with this role A Facilities Engineer opportunity had become available for one of the world's leading manufacturers of off-highway machinery and diesel and natural gas engines. This role will support emissions measurement services in a dedicated state of the art Europe Research & Development facility in Peterborough, UK. Reporting directly to the Engineering Supervisor, this vacancy is an engineering position which will contribute to the successful implementation and maintenance of engine emissions measurement equipment. The day to day work will involve co-ordination and execution of projects within the team and support developing measurement techniques for future engine emissions legislation. This role will primarily focus becoming a key member of the facility wide certification testing group as well as conducting investigatory work to further improvement measurement accuracy and reliability. To apply for this position you should have some of the following: Applicants will ideally hold an Engineering / Technical Degree or be qualified through relevant work experience. Good PC Skills are essential, able to use Excel to intermediate standard or higher. Theoretical knowledge or experience of emissions measurement techniques and an understanding of test cell operations. Team working skills to assist senior engineers in technical investigations and processes. Will possess excellent attention to detail and focus on quality. Emphasis on initiative and self-starting tasks with the capacity for continuous learning. Experience of working in an engine test cell environment. Will possess good communication and statistical analytical skills, with ability to provide concise insights, conclusions and recommendations drawn from complex technical data. Please contact James Tilley for more details.Permanent / Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Manufacturing Manager Food - FMCG Oxfordshire £56,000 + benefits Are you an experienced Manufacturing Manager from a food production background? Are you able to empower your teams to help drive a cultural change? Do you have strong project management experience? Do you aspire to be a Plant Director in the next 5 to 10 years? This could be the role for you? Continuing our partnership with one of the fastest growing FMCG businesses in Europe, employing over 10,000 people, in more than 50 factories producing close to 2million tonnes of product per year across the globe. It has never been a better time to join, with a strong business acquisition programme ongoing, a forward order book that is at breaking point and a brand that has gone from strength to strength, time has come to invest in their capabilities here in the UK. To maintain the speed of growth they have seen over the last 2 years, a significant CAPEX programme is due to be undertaken in the next 6 to 8 years. To support this growth, we are now looking for a Manufacturing Manager to report into the Plant Director. The Manufacturing Manager will take control of all UK manufacturing activities and ensure the planned output is achieved within budget through KPI performance reporting. As you would expect this is an exciting time, so you will also proactively lead and manage all relevant projects introduced into your area of responsibility, whilst developing your staff to achieve their goals through your mentorship About the role Proactively lead and manage projects and initiatives impacting manufacturing areas Co-ordinate activities with other functions ensuring delivery of product in line with customer expectations Lead all activities creating long and short-term goals for supervision and promoting continuous improvement Provide regular reports and agree on execution of projects in partnership with the Plant Director Ensure production plans are agreed and met Ensure all product is produced in line with customer quality requirements, and to investigate all complaints to resolution. Promote safe working Actively work with the engineering function to ensure equipment is introduced and maintained Proactively support product introductions and provide relevant input About you Minimum 5 years management experience within a manufacturing environment Technical background preferred Minimum 2 year's experience managing large projects Must be proficient in MS Office with strong analytical skills Must have demonstrable customer-facing experience Excellent communications skills, written and verbal, at all levels (including presentations) Understanding of SAP would be preferred There is a real opportunity for progression to Plant Director in the next 5 to 10 years, so we are looking for someone with the gravitas, experience and future potential to step into that role down the line Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you are an experienced food manufacturing manager, have strong project management experience and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Manufacturing Manager role, please contact Scott Williams at Jonathan Lee Recruitment PSC17Permanent / Oxfordshire, England
Job title: Chief Interior Designer - Automotive Location: Birmingham Permanent Salary: £Competitive (DOE) To oversee, manage and lead Interior design proposals in the UK Design team specifically for Advanced Design Programmes with scope to also support Product Programmes KEY RESPONSIBILITIES. Set clear time frames and objectives and ensure capabilities are continually improved upon. Accurate and creative interpretation of product plan and brand strategy and subsequent translation into coherent product proposals. Sponsorship and execution of innovative and desirable interior product proposals. Delivered in the appropriate creative form for effective communication of concept and idea to management for review and approval. Development of all aspects of interior design to include layout, interface, human factors, surface language, detail component, identity and graphic to ensure complete design concept proposal. Provide creative project leadership and direction to a team of Designers, Alias modellers, Clay Modellers, supporting Engineers and Suppliers engaged in the creation of feasible 3D data and design properties which satisfy the approved design brief. SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED Well developed leadership skills and the ability to inspire a team of designers, digital and clay modellers and engineers to deliver the design brief objective Significant experience in Automotive Design within OEM environment, operating preferably at an international level A sound knowledge of all available 3D design and modelling techniques Excellent Creative Ideas Generation Able to make design input with benefit of 3D experience. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the role please contact Teresa Anderson at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446156. JLDSPermanent / Birmingham, West Midlands
Job Title: Imports Analyst (18000AP8) Location: Irlam, Manchester Benefits: 25 days annual leave, 10% bonus, contributory pension scheme, share scheme Job Description: A vacancy has arisen for an Imports Analyst within the Aftermarket Team based in Manchester. Reporting to the site Finance Manager, this is a unique opportunity for someone to support the dynamic and rapidly changing Perkins Aftermarket Team during a period of investment and growth. This is a key role within the Irlam Finance Team dealing with the Import and customs procedures into our Customs Warehouse. The Aftermarket Business Net Sales and Transfers typically totals $230m. Our sales are from multiple global locations and legal entities and we import goods from many global locations. The main responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to: * Daily operation of the Ricardo Duty Management System and submission to HMR&C * Inbound Freight Management and performance reviews * Inbound Freight invoice validation and approval * Reconciliation of Duty Management Stock to Mainframe system * Maintenance of Commodity codes and classification of new product * Ensure all import entries are raised/completed/filed by due dates * Global Trade Compliance annual review and audit * Reconcile the Duty Deferment account * Maintain accurate records for audit and trade compliance purposes Required skills, experience and qualification: * Previous experience of working within an Imports/Export role * IT literate - Excel skills a strong advantage * Planning and organising skills and ability to meet tight deadlines * Flexible approach with strong problem-solving skills * Good team player * Customer Focused Desired skills, experience and qualifications: * Experience of working with a Large organisation and the complexity this brings * Experience of working with in an organisation that buy/sell large volumes worldwide * Proficient in MS Office applications If you are interested in this position, please APPLY NOW. For more information, contact Lois Weston at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384446119.Permanent / Trafford, Greater Manchester
We are recruiting a Tooling Manager/ Technical Manager for a highly progressive and innovative company based in Shropshire who produce cast products for the automotive and motor sport sectors. As an Executive Manager for the Tooling Business you will be responsible for leading and managing the Tooling business, encompassing a fairly large team of Pattern Makers, Design, Projects CAD and CAM Engineers. As Tooling Manager you will be responsible for:- Developing and implementing the Tooling Business Plan Managing sub-contractors quotations for casting tooling with vendors and suppliers Overseeing the operation efficiency's of the department Managing the team effectively Managing the budgets and finance of department The Tooling Manager with have the following skills and experiences:- Experience of operating at a senior level in a tooling role within the automotive manufacturing/ engineering sector. A good understanding of pattern making CAD/ CAM. Demonstrable experience of managing a team, reporting on KPIs, and continuous improvement activities. A recognised formal qualification in engineering, or demonstrable significant experience in relevant fields. A strong background within casting and cast products. Please apply to this advert or for more information please contact Katharine Bignell.Permanent / Bridgnorth, Shropshire
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