Good luck to the EEF Future Manufacturing Awards Developing People Category nominees

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Katherine Garratt Business Partner - Marketing and Events posted over 1 year ago

Jonathan Lee Recruitment is delighted to be sponsoring the Developing People Category for the EEF Future Manufacturing Awards. 

During Q4 2016, the regional awards were judged by independent industry experts and peers and awarded across the country. On January 31st 2017, the overall national winners will be announced.

David Woakes, Group Business Development Manager at Jonathan Lee Recruitment, explains: “Having the right people is a defining factor in the success of any business. This award offers recognition for the fantastic work that organisations are doing to nurture their employees’ skills. We wish all the regional winners the best of luck for the national finals”.

The regional winners and national nominees for the Developing People Category are:

Midlands: Jaguar Land Rover
North East, Yorkshire and Humber: TC Industries of Europe Ltd
North West: Ast Signs Limited
South East: Domino UK Ltd
South West: Superior Seals
Wales: FSG Tool & Die Ltd

The EEF Future Manufacturing Awards were launched in 2009 and are the most established and respected of their kind giving real recognition to those that demonstrate a commitment to the future of UK manufacturing. The Awards are free-to-enter and open to all manufacturing organisations and their supply chains no matter what their size. 

Jonathan Lee, Chairman of Jonathan Lee Recruitment comments: “We recognise the importance of investing in staff and developing people; it has been at the heart of our values since the business was established in 1978.
"With the skills gap in UK manufacturing widening as demand increases, this will prove a critical factor in the continued growth and success of the sector. EEF is a great, proactive organisation and one that we are proud to partner with in supporting British industry. We are really looking forward to find out which company has won this important and prestigious award.”

Terry Scuoler, CEO of EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation, says: “This award recognises the great strides and achievements being made in our sector to ensure we boost and retain valuable skills and help nurture the ambitions of UK manufacturing’s vital workforce.

“As a specialist recruiter in our sector, Jonathan Lee has been a valued addition to our panel of judges and help make the Future Manufacturing Awards – now in their 8th year – an even better benchmark and accolade for manufacturers across the UK.”

For further information, please contact David Woakes at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446 120 or email



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Permanent / England, England

EDS Engineer - 52348

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 sponsorship

Contract / Basildon, Essex

Service Planning Manager

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

Technician - 2621

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

Chief Exterior Designer - Automotive

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. JLDS

Permanent / Birmingham, West Midlands

Senior Exterior Creative Designer

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. JLDS

Permanent / Shanghai, China

Press Brake Setter/Operator

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

Senior Creative Designer - Automotive China

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. JLDS

Permanent / Beijing, China

3D Engineer

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

Service Engineer

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

Complexity Engineer

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

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 (Any Make)

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

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)

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

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

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 PSC17

Contract / Suffolk, England

Principal Functional Safety Engineer

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 email

Permanent / Michigan, USA

Operations Manager

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

Multi-Skilled Machine Tool Fitter - Special Purpose Machinery

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 - Automotive

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 technician / master mechanic - contract immed start

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 397555

Contract / Towcester, Northamptonshire

Senior Buyer

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