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Congratulations to the winners and runners up at the EEF Future Manufacturing Awards

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

Jonathan Lee Recruitment would like to wish the winners and runners up of the EEF Future Manufacturing Awards a huge congratulations. 

Team members from Jonathan Lee Recruitment had the pleasure of attending the awards ceremony last week to witness the best the manufacturing sector has to offer.

As sponsors of the EEF Future Manufacturing Awards’ Developing People Category, Jon Blaze, Head of Recruitment Operations at Jonathan Lee Recruitment, addressed the audience before presenting the runners up and overall winner with the prestigious accolade. 

[on Blaze says: “It was a real honour to sponsor the Developing People category and I was delighted to present the award to the runners up; FSG Tool & Die Ltd and Jaguar Land Rover and overall winners; Superior Seals Ltd. Everyone is aware of the skills shortage in engineering and manufacturing, so to have heard how members are constantly progressing, growing and investing in their people is very encouraging and great to hear for the future.”David Woakes, Group Business Development Manager, represented Jonathan Lee Recruitment at the event: “We were delighted to spend the evening in the company of the EEF and their members at the grand Connaught Rooms in London. “I was seated alongside the winner of the Higher Level Apprentice - First Year Award, Ryan Anderson. His boundless enthusiasm for engineering, superbly supported by Siemens Digital Factory, Process Industries and Drives technologies, is a fine example of how the industry is bringing in talented people to secure its future. I was also heartened to see how companies are investing in their people, from apprenticeship level and across the board.” Jason Cole, Client Relationship Manager, also attended the event, commenting: “It was fantastic to see the achievements of exceptional people recognised across so many businesses. I was fortunate enough to be in the company of the University of Cambridge team, Andrew Tuscher, EEF Regional Director for Yorkshire & Humber, and regional winning organisations Ideal Boilers, Airedale Springs and Acorn Stairlifts (they make stair lifts you know!). “One of the highlights of the night was seeing Peter Digby from Xtrac winning the Leadership Award. Peter built Xtrac from an initial team of 4 growing to 300 employees and has rewarded his team’s hard work and commitment by giving them equity into the business. Xtrac had a record year in 2015/16 and this award provided the icing on the cake.” Also attending the event was Katherine Garratt, Business Partner – Marketing and Events, Jonathan Lee Recruitment who commented: “It was a great evening that really illustrated the passion, talent and world class standards upheld by UK manufacturers. I had the pleasure of being seated alongside 3 Rolls-Royce apprentices who passionately supported their training and entry into the industry. “Many of the evening’s winners began their careers as apprentices and now lead global engineering and manufacturing businesses, bearing testament to the value and career progression that can be achieved from investing in apprenticeships and more widely in developing people.” EEF Advantages PartnerJonathan Lee Recruitment has been the EEF Advantages Partner for recruitment solutions for just over 12 months – providing a life line to EEF members seeking skilled individuals. The partnership has been a major success in terms of the interaction between the businesses – during the first year of partnership there have been over 30 successfully introduced individuals to member companies across the EEF regions and across a wide variety of industrial sectors including roles in the following functions;Manufacturing and Production EngineeringProduction Management, Supervisors and PlannersSupply Chain and PurchasingDesign and Project Engineering Machinists, Fitters and Maintenance TechniciansSales and Business DevelopmentFinance & AccountancyJon Blaze concluded: “We very much look forward to our ongoing partnership with the EEF and their members, continuing to provide a high quality service based on our own in-depth understanding of manufacturing. The next 12 months are crucial to everyone in the industry and we thank everyone who has been involved in the awards process.”]

Jon Blaze, Head of Recruitment Operation presenting the EEF Developing People category at the EEF Future Manufacturing Awards 2017

on Blaze says: “It was a real honour to sponsor the Developing People category and I was delighted to present the award to the runners up; FSG Tool & Die Ltd and Jaguar Land Rover and overall winners; Superior Seals Ltd. Everyone is aware of the skills shortage in engineering and manufacturing, so to have heard how members are constantly progressing, growing and investing in their people is very encouraging and great to hear for the future.”


David Woakes, Group Business Development Manager, represented Jonathan Lee Recruitment at the event: “We were delighted to spend the evening in the company of the EEF and their members at the grand Connaught Rooms in London. 


“I was seated alongside the winner of the Higher Level Apprentice - First Year Award, Ryan Anderson. His boundless enthusiasm for engineering, superbly supported by Siemens Digital Factory, Process Industries and Drives technologies, is a fine example of how the industry is bringing in talented people to secure its future. I was also heartened to see how companies are investing in their people, from apprenticeship level and across the board.” 


Jason Cole, Client Relationship Manager, also attended the event, commenting: “It was fantastic to see the achievements of exceptional people recognised across so many businesses. I was fortunate enough to be in the company of the University of Cambridge team, Andrew Tuscher, EEF Regional Director for Yorkshire & Humber, and regional winning organisations Ideal Boilers, Airedale Springs and Acorn Stairlifts (they make stair lifts you know!). 


“One of the highlights of the night was seeing Peter Digby from Xtrac winning the Leadership Award. Peter built Xtrac from an initial team of 4 growing to 300 employees and has rewarded his team’s hard work and commitment by giving them equity into the business. Xtrac had a record year in 2015/16 and this award provided the icing on the cake.” 


Also attending the event was Katherine Garratt, Business Partner – Marketing and Events, Jonathan Lee Recruitment who commented: “It was a great evening that really illustrated the passion, talent and world class standards upheld by UK manufacturers. I had the pleasure of being seated alongside 3 Rolls-Royce apprentices who passionately supported their training and entry into the industry. 


“Many of the evening’s winners began their careers as apprentices and now lead global engineering and manufacturing businesses, bearing testament to the value and career progression that can be achieved from investing in apprenticeships and more widely in developing people.” 


EEF Advantages Partner

Jonathan Lee Recruitment has been the EEF Advantages Partner for recruitment solutions for just over 12 months – providing a life line to EEF members seeking skilled individuals. The partnership has been a major success in terms of the interaction between the businesses – during the first year of partnership there have been over 30 successfully introduced individuals to member companies across the EEF regions and across a wide variety of industrial sectors including roles in the following functions;


  • Manufacturing and Production Engineering
  • Production Management, Supervisors and Planners
  • Supply Chain and Purchasing
  • Design and Project Engineering 
  • Machinists, Fitters and Maintenance Technicians
  • Sales and Business Development
  • Finance & Accountancy

Jon Blaze concluded: “We very much look forward to our ongoing partnership with the EEF and their members, continuing to provide a high quality service based on our own in-depth understanding of manufacturing. The next 12 months are crucial to everyone in the industry and we thank everyone who has been involved in the awards process.”

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A Software and Infrastructure Developer is required to join a specialist cyber security and computer forensics team within an innovative electronics technology company that specialise in high-performance control systems. The Software and Infrastructure Developer will likely be from a IT infrastructure or software engineering background and will be developing services to detect, manage and prevent security breaches. Software and Infrastructure Developer - Key Responsibilities Design, develop and maintain a suite of in-house software applications, agents and scripts Troubleshoot, diagnose and resolve issues across a broad range of technologies. Develop cyber defence incident management systems. Be involved of all stages of the project cycle from conceptualisation through to deployment and test. Technical Skills and Experience required for Software and Infrastructure Developer Master's Degree in software engineering, Computer Science or related subject Considerable experience in software coding through the entire lifecycle using C#, C++ or Java. Experience in database (big-data) and messaging technologies (Microsoft Exchange, AMQP). Design of RESTful API's. Complex system design and monitoring including hardware, networks and applications. This is an excellent opportunity for a software technologist to develop your career and work in a highly technical environment. In return for your experience, this Gloucestershire based company will offer you: Flexible benefits scheme. Relocation allowance (dependent on circumstances). Competitive basic salary. **Security Clearance will be required for this role and therefore only applications from candidates able to obtain this will be considered We are specialists in Aerospace, Defence and Aviation jobs. If you feel you meet the requirements for the role of Software and Infrastructure Developer then contact Tom Duckett at Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Permanent / Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

Senior Mechanical Design Engineer Location: Lichfield Industry/Sector: Automation A Senior Mechanical Design Engineer is required within an established and growing engineering company, offering a complete turnkey solution from design and manufacture to installation, commissioning and on-going maintenance. The new candidate will be joining a strong, highly motivated and successful team, who will play a critical role in the progression of the business. We are looking for an extremely motivated candidate, a highly enthusiastic individual who is passionate about their work and can develop and grow within the role. The role of the Senior Mechanical Design Engineer will include the following: Conceptual design, prototyping and testing of new products Continuous improvement / value engineering of existing products Provision of test support Delivery of technical training Liaison with suppliers on technical aspects of integration of new products in to product range Compile supporting technical documentation The suitable candidate for the Senior Mechanical Design Engineer role will need to possess the following competences: Relevant degree or demonstrable experience working in a relevant product design and development environment. Experienced Solidworks user. Knowledge of materials and manufacturing processes (e.g. machining, extrusion, plastic and alloy moulding, MIM, pressed metal powder and sintering, sheet metalwork etc.) Design of mechanical and electromechanical devices (e.g. small gear boxes, motors, etc.) Experience if Rapid prototyping, and additive manufacturing. Project management of whole product development cycle Design development from concept to series production Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of design engineering and electromechanical devices and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Senior Mechanical Design Engineer role, please contact Ed Smith at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446133 or email .

Permanent / Lichfield, Staffordshire

Production Planning Manager

Production Planning Manager - Central Birmingham - Material Handing - £35k to £45k A Production Planning Manager is required to join a well established and specialist material handling manufacturer based in central Birmingham. As the Production Planning Manager your responsibilities will include; Monitoring production outputs, liaising with customers on forecast demands and schedule changes. Managing stock forecast and supplier performance evaluation. Driving cost down activity. Production scheduling and planning end to end process. Issuing OTIF, Factory Compliance and Stock Reports. Manage Bills of Materials (BOM's) and route cards. Drive the area to meet its targets and objectives. As the Production Planning Manager you will require the following skills & experiences; Production planning experience within a manufacturing environment is essential. Knowledge of managing BOM's & route cards. Significant experience of leading a team. An ability to work effectively with customers and stakeholders at all levels. Strong commercial acumen. If you are interested in this exciting Production Planning Manager opportunity and have significant production planning/scheduling experience please click on the link to apply.

Permanent / Birmingham, West Midlands

CMM Operator/Programmer

CMM Operator - East Sheffield - Engineering - Permanent A CMM Operator/Programmer is required with knowledge of setting and operating mechanical and hydraulic power presses. Candidates with experience of the aerospace or nuclear industry would be well received. Due to the continued growth of this company, a manufacturer of precision engineering components based in Sheffield which is also commutable from Rotherham, Chesterfield and Worksop, requires a motivated and proactive CMM Operator/Programmer with experience of traditional and advanced inspection quality techniques and tools. The CMM Operator should have the following skills or experience: Previous experience working in an engineering/manufacturing environment Experience of CMM operation and inspection methodology Basic Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing would be advantageous Programming knowledge and experience would be beneficial Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. Please apply today or if you have any questions about the CMM Operator role, please contact Sarah Davies at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446143.

Permanent / Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Mechanical Design Engineer

Mechanical Design Engineer Location: Felbridge Industry/Sector: Automation and Robotics A new Mechanical Design Engineer is required within an established and growing company. The new candidate will be joining a strong, highly motivated and successful team, who will play a critical role in the progression of the business. We are looking for an extremely motivated candidate, a highly enthusiastic individual who is passionate about their work and can develop and grow within the role. Engineering within a multi-disciplined department the role will need the ability to communicate design information with different disciplines and adapt designs to suit; new designs will typically be completed in 3D but the modification of existing machines may be carried out in 2D or 3D. As a Mechanical Design Engineer, you will be required to: Conceptual layouts for new machines and modification to existing machines Detail design of assembly systems. Integration of proprietary equipment into bespoke designs. Creation of 3D models. Modification of existing equipment using 2D designs typically in AutoCAD. Presentation of designs at internal and customer reviews. Creation of detail drawings and bills of material plus checking of designs and drawings by others Producing engineering calculations where required Preparation of FMEA's, risk assessments and technical construction files Fault finding and analysis of machines during build and test both in house and on customer sites Liaising with project engineers, customers, suppliers and other departments Interfacing with electrical hardware and software / commissioning engineers Creating documentation for manuals and machine related documentation The Mechanical Design Engineer should have the following skills or experience: Educated to a minimum HNC in mechanical engineering or equivalent Experience in special purpose design with knowledge of assembly techniques Ability to work under time constraints and pressure in a calm and logical way. Ability to manage multiple projects at once. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of automation and mechanical design and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Mechanical Design Engineer role, please contact Ed Smith at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446133 or email

Permanent / East Grinstead, West Sussex

Operations Manager

Operations Manager - Surface finishing/coating - Leeds - £50,000 to £60,000 + car An Operations Manager is required to join a leading specialist supplier of high performance surface treatments. As the Operations Manager your responsibilities will include; In line with the Company's corporate objective, formulate strategic and short term plans to develop and promote the Company's products/services To develop, direct and control the sales and operation activities of the Leeds site. Control and monitor day to day production activities of the site to ensure customer orders are processed to agreed delivery dates and appropriate quality standards Establish KPI's for all key functions of the business and provide regular, relevant reporting against these to the Monthly Executive Committee. Oversee the site's Maintenance/Engineering function As the Operations Manager you will require the following skills and experiences; Experience of working in a fast turnaround process industry or engineering services organisation Perhaps worked for a medium sized Company (sub-contract business, Sub-contract machinist, engineering, servicing) Commercial experience and communication with customers is required. Knowledge of modern manufacturing tools (5S, Lean manufacturing, etc.) An honours degree in a science or engineering discipline (desirable). If you are interested in this exciting new opportunity please click on the link to apply.

Permanent / Leeds, West Yorkshire

Vehicle Dynamics Technician

Vehicle Dynamics Technician Nuneaton Permanent Automotive Salary Negotiable depending on experience Jonathan Lee are currently recruiting on behalf of a World organisation for a Vehicle Dynamics Technician based in Nuneaton. This opportunity has become available due to business growth! As a Vehicle dynamic Technician you will be required to: Vehicle services & repairs Vehicle instillation Fault finding on Mechanical & electrical issues Build & assemble chassis Fabricate & Weld on vehicles As a Vehicle Dynamics Technician, you will have: Experience within an Automotive sector working on Vehicles Experience of fitting vehicle instrumentation & be familiar with vehicle measurement techniques Maintenance of equipment Have good fabrication skills Knowledge of Vehicle mechanical & electrical systems General vehicle service & repair experience Hands on development of vehicle chassis systems Knowledge of PC based software & systems As a Vehicle dynamics technician you will be working alongside other Vehicle technicians as part of a team, however will be required to work individually. This is a Double day shift (AM & PM) so all candidates must be flexible to do this shift! Immediate starts available!

Permanent / Nuneaton, Warwickshire

Chassis Quality Engineer (Suspension) - 35297

Position: Chassis Quality Engineer Division: Chassis Engineering Location: Gaydon Rate: Up to £22.51 per hour Position Description: Chassis SST (Suspension Systems Tuning) department is part of Chassis Product Development and responsible for delivery of Struts, Dampers, Spring Systems, Air Suspension and Antiroll systems. The Chassis Quality Engineer will be responsible for leading specific quality and warranty projects, and challenging technical issues from the field with the support of the internal Technical Specialists and several other departments. Key Responsibilities: Managing Quality concerns related to design, specification and processes using problem solving and 6 sigma tools and methods. Carrying out complex technical investigations and deploy countermeasure actions that reduce warranty cost and improve customer satisfaction. Taking a hands on approach to locally re producing concerns and analysing defective parts. Leading Quick service Fixes (QSFs) and White Alerts (Safety related issues). Managing projects with multi-functional teams (Suppliers, Manufactory plants, Service, Purchasing and Design). Reporting problem status and future activities to senior managers as required. Developing and maintaining a strong team with the suppliers quality and engineering teams as required. Ensuring problems learning is captured using the appropriate FMA documents/process. Skills Required: Strong analytical and problem solving skills and methods Strong mechatronics knowledge Good communication skills Experience Required: Minimum of 2 years of experience in a quality role. Engineering Degree, Mechanical or Automotive. Six Sigma trained. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged soon. If you have knowledge of this area and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Chassis Quality Engineer role, please contact Lois Weston at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384446119.

Contract / Gaydon, Warwickshire

Technical Sales Engineer

Technical Sales Engineer Vehicle Testing Solutions Coventry £Negotiable The purpose of the role is to understand in detail the technical aspects of the company portfolio, supporting and presenting this to clients and preparing the most appropriate costed technical quotations to meet the customer's requirements. The duties of the Technical Sales Engineer: - To produce technical solutions and priced quotations in response to customer requirements. This includes providing table top drawings, sales literature and make presentations which are required to support the bidding process. - To develop and maintain a level of technical expertise in the company test systems and products. - To create quotations and to make presentations to support the sales process, using internal systems and Salesforce. - To comply with all Quality Assurance and Environmental Protection procedures pertinent to the proposed solution. - To develop and maintain harmonious relations with colleagues in the business along with potential, past and present customers. - To travel from time to time to customer sites as is reasonably required to achieve targets. Experience required for the Technical Sales Engineer: - Demonstrated experience working in a Technical Sales role in the automotive or allied industries. - Technical experience and knowledge of rotating machinery or vehicle powertrain field. - Automotive, Electrical or Mechanical background is essential - A high-level of negotiation and presentation abilities along with good I.T skills. - Qualified to a minimum of HNC/HND. - A team player with commitment, flexibility and self-motivation. - Proficient in the use of MS Office and generally IT literate. Applications: We are immediately sourcing suitable candidates for this role. If you are interested please apply with your CV and covering letter, along with confirmation of your current notice period and salary expectations. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted prior to submission with further details. However, should you wish to discuss your application in the meantime, please contact Justin Wainwright on 01268 889267 or 07711 156281

Permanent / Coventry, Rhode Island

Junior Buyer

Junior Buyer Nuneaton Up to C. £29,000 per annum Ambitious Buyer required by global provider of pioneering engineering, research and test services to the automotive, defence, aerospace and rail sectors. We are seeking a talented procurement professional who will support a Buyer and assist with the delivery of the most effective sourcing solutions to meet business needs of this dynamic market leader. As a Junior Buyer, you will demonstrate a strong commercial acumen and an understanding of the negotiation of complex requirements, you will liaise directly with the various departments across multiple disciplines to achieve the best sourcing solution to meet the business needs. As Junior Buyer you will: Ensure compliance with procurement strategy as defined by the Head of Procurement. Provide commercial assistance to the Purchasing, Test and Engineering functions to ensure best practise and compliance is achieved within the function, and share knowledge with junior members of the team. Support negotiations to achieve business objectives and strategic direction Manage costs and work directly with suppliers to improve processing times Supply weekly project progress status reports to the Head of Procurement Develop relationships with suppliers, support any audit requirement Develop a continuous improvement ethos with the supply base, manage and document results · Support a CI Culture through the supply chain Strong administrative awareness and ability to implement best practise The ideal candidate will offer: Experience within manufacturing, engineering, automotive or defence Good Microsoft word/excel experience. Strong communication skills. Experienced negotiation skills. Fully proficient with Microsoft Outlook Packages Strong administrative skills An awareness of Framework and Blanket Order processes / implementation awareness. Experience of project or capital expenditure procurement preferred. This role would ideally suit a Junior Buyer or Buyers Assistant within a military, aerospace, manufacturing or automotive environment. Are you currently working in a fast moving, dynamic procurement environment? Looking for your next procurement opportunity? Please forward your CV directly or contact me for further information on 01384 446162 directly.

Permanent / Nuneaton, Warwickshire

CNC Machinist

Summary Panel: CNC Machinist Up to £30,000 per annum Worcester This expanding organisation are looking for a progressive Machinist for their Head Office in Worcester. A CNC Machinist with knowledge of Grinding, Threadrolling or CNC machinery skills is required for a leading Automation manufacturer based in Worcester. Candidates with experience of the Automotive or Aerospace industries would be well received. Due to an increase in demand, my client requires a flexible and committed CNC Machinist with industrial experience for a new permanent position. As a CNC Machinist you will be required to: Understand programme, set and operate all machinery to high requirements Use precision measurement tools to ensure compliance of product specification Apply a continuous improvement methodology The CNC Machinist should have the following skills or experience: Metallic Components Knowledge and Technical Qualifications. Threadrolling is highly desirable Experience of lathes, milling machine, turning centres and general bench working skills This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of CNC, Grinding or Threadrolling to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Worcester based Automation company will offer you: Up to £30,000 per annum Overtime opportunies 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 CNC and/or Grinding and/or Threadrolling and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the CNC Machinist role, please contact Mary O'Brien at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446 168.

Permanent / Worcester, Worcestershire

Business Development Manager - Electrification

Business Development Manager - Electrification Automotive/Vehicle Test West Midlands £Negotiable The purpose of the role is to develop business with key customers and new clients, generating this work into profitable orders. The duties of the Business Development Manager - Electrification: - Develop and maintain expertise in work costing and quotation processes. - To develop and maintain regular harmonious relations with potential, past and current customers. - To work proactively in the improvement of products and processes and suggest methods by which the sales, negotiation and marketing processes can be continuously improved. - To create quotations and to negotiate contracts in compliance with the business processes and authority level. - To actively pursue sales leads and to report and coordinate with the sales management team. - Compliance with all Quality Assurance and Environmental Protection procedures. Experience required for the Business Development Manager - Electrification role: - Demonstrated experience working in a Technical Sales role in the automotive or allied industries. - In depth electrification knowledge and experience ideally in engine or vehicle test technology. - A high-level of negotiation and presentation abilities along with good I.T skills. - Ideally Degree qualified or a minimum of HNC/HND. Applications: We are immediately sourcing suitable candidates for this role. If you are interested please apply with your CV and covering letter, along with confirmation of your current notice period and salary expectations. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted prior to submission with further details. However, should you wish to discuss your application in the meantime, please contact Justin Wainwright on 01268 889267 or 07711 156281

Permanent / Kidderminster, Worcestershire

International Programme Engineer - 35526

Position Description: Main Point of contact for information exchange on International Programmes (China, Brazil & India) for body localised parts Worldwide Engineering Release System (WERS) releasing for Body unique content for International Programmes Support and maintain strong relations with the International Programme matched pairs engineers and group leaders, lead engineers and Module Leaders for each International Programme Respond to Product related info exchange issues (AIMS) requests for engineering information to enable localisation sourcing strategy to be understood and tooling kick-off signed off Provide a clear PV plan with test requirements for each localised commodity when requested by the matched pairs ¿ Respond to BOM queries Hold regular reviews with the match pairs engineers, JModule Leaders / Lead Engineers and UK suppliers to ensure all tooling changes are captured and released accordingly providing visibility for the matched pairs in China, Brazil and India Proactively communicate to International match pairs the issues seen during launch in the UK Product related info exchange issues (AIMS) management across all International Programmes ensuring issues are pended and closed robustly with supporting evidence Skills Required: Ability to lead the resolution of business, technical and process issues within an International Project Team environment Excellent communication, interpersonal skills, self-confidence and a 'passion for the product' (ideally experience working with China) Ability to deliver with minimum supervision Experience Required: Experience in bill of materials validation and new model creation and launch support activities are desirable Previous experience within an Engineering or Programme based role. A working knowledge of change control, product definition and change management processes Education Required: Preferably degree qualified but not essential.

Contract / Gaydon, Warwickshire

Senior Software Quality Engineer

A Software Quality Assurance Engineer is required for an aerospace and avionics systems specialist to work from their Coventry branch. It is vital that candidates have a knowledge of engineering software and quality audits for high integrity systems to safety critical standards. The Software Quality Assurance Engineer responsibilities will include: Complete software quality audits in line with company compliance plans and conformity regulations. Generate and implement software quality plans based on customer requirements. Ensure compliance with Aerospace regulatory and certification requirements. Management of software supplier quality. Implement a new quality management system that will monitor, maintain and implement improvements as necessary. The Software Quality Assurance Engineer must have the following: Degree in Computer Science, Mathematics or similar subject. Experience assuring safety-critical or ideally aerospace software engineering and developing quality management systems compliant to the AS9100 quality standard. Experience with aerospace standards for software development including DO-178/ED-12 and completion of software certification audits. Team leadership experience including coaching and managing others and evaluating performance. This is an excellent opportunity for someone with a Safety Critical Software Quality background to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Coventry based company will offer you: Excellent basic salary Annual bonus scheme Health plan The opportunity to work on exciting cutting-edge aerospace projects Interviews for the Software Quality Assurance Engineer will commence with immediate effect with a view to starting as soon as possible. Please contact Tom Duckett at Jonathan Lee Recruitment for further information.

Permanent / Coventry, West Midlands

Engine Test Technician

Engine Test Technician Peterborough Up to £15.50 Powertrain - Diesel Engines A number of opportunities have become available for Engine Build/Engine Test Technician's to join one of the world's leading manufacturer of off-highway machinery and diesel/natural gas engines. The brand is recognised worldwide and is synonymous with quality and reliability. We are currently seeking to recruit a number of engine test technicians for our client to support continued growth and market leadership in compact diesel engines. Interviews are taking place weekly for suitable candidates. The successful Engine Build Technician will carry out research & development work on either current or new engines. The ability to work to engineer's instructions, carry out a range of test work, including fitting prototype parts to an engine and/or record and produce quality data is fundamental. Required Skills: Mechanical/electrical experience on diesel engines, such as stripping & rebuilding along with an understanding of common rail fuel systems Good PC skills Engine test rig experience and/or technical/mechanical experience would provide a distinct advantage. Additional specific training will be given where required. Applicants must be self-motivated with good team working skills and be willing to work shifts. Initiative and a positive attitude to change are also essential. Qualifications required: City & Guilds / NVQ Level 3 in Motor Vehicle Mechanics, Apprenticeship served in Motor Mechanics or equivalent qualifications Please contact James Tilley for more details.

Contract / Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

Production Operator

A Production Operator is required to join an established company with a strong reputation in the defence electronics sector. The successful candidate will be joining to assist in the production and assembly of high-tec RF and microwave components. Responsibilities of the Production Operator will include the following: Assembly of electronic devices using a range of manufacturing tools and equipment, some under high magnification. Involvement in Lean Six Sigma activities / initiatives. Using wire bonding, thermo-coupling and electronics assembly techniques and tools. Reviewing tooling effectiveness and reporting defects. The Production Operator should have the following skills or experience: Have experience of electronics component assembly. Experience in wire bonding. Experience using Pick and Place. Excellent communication skills. Interviews for the Production Operator will commence with immediate effect with a view to starting as soon as possible. For further information on the Production Operator position please contact Tom Duckett at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446163.

Permanent / Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

Test Technician

A Test Technician is required to join an established company with a strong reputation in the defence electronics sector. The successful candidate will be joining to assist in the test of high-tech RF and microwave components. Responsibilities of the Test Technician will include the following: Align and test microwave products. Record results precise results accurately. Fault finding, soldering and component level test and repair. Work using a microscope to pinpoint issues. The Test Technician should have the following skills or experience: Have experience of fault finding at a component level. Experience in alignment and test of electronic assemblies. Hold a HNC or equivalent in electronics or similar relevant subject. Excellent communication skills. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of electronic test to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Milton Keynes based company will offer you: Competitive annual salary and development plan. Competitive non-standard pension scheme Early Finish on a Friday Interviews for the Test Technician will commence with immediate effect with a view to starting as soon as possible. For further information on the Test Technician position please contact Tom Duckett at Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Permanent / Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

Proving Test Technician

Job Title: Proving Test Technician Location: Peterborough Rate: Up to £17.50 per hour LTD or Umbrella Hours: 37 Travel: 5% of time An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Proving Test Technician to join one of the world's leading manufacturers of off-highway machinery and diesel and natural gas engines. You will be involved in a variety of engine installation projects into off-highway machines. Primarily covering mechanical and electrical engine to machine integration, shakedown and test. You will follow procedures/instructions to perform safe and defect free assembly of parts and components, using various hand, power tools and lifting equipment provided in the work area. The role will require day to day operation of a multitude of different off-highway vehicles including but not limited to, Hydraulic Excavators, Back hoe Loaders, Telehandlers, Track Type Tractors where required. To apply for this position you should have some of the following: Demonstrable high level of mechanical, hydraulic and electrical/electronic aptitude with a good working knowledge of engines and machines. The ability to read, comprehend and follow verbal and written instructions/procedures. The ability to work closely with others is imperative, requiring team participation to achieve the agreed objectives. A good working knowledge of instrumentation and its application. You will possess effective communication skills to liaise with various levels of the organisation. The ability to use hand/power tools, lifting, fabrication and welding equipment. Prepared to undertake required training/learning. Applicants will ideally have an engineering or motor mechanics apprenticeship and some relevant work experience. Working towards or completed some form of relevant higher education (NVQ Level 3). Good PC skills ability to use Microsoft Office and CAT designed software. Previous experience in the maintenance or repair of off-highway vehicles and/or large goods vehicles would be highly advantageous. Please contact James Tilley for details.

Contract / Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

Distribution Supply Chain Planner

Distribution Supply Chain Planner Electronics Hampshire £28,000 to £32,000 + benefits Our client is a Japanese corporate who specialise in the specialising in the manufacture and sales of electrical connectors across multiple industries. Employing over 5,000 people worldwide with an annual turnover of over £894billion, their diverse products include electronic devices from connectors to aerospace electronic equipment, optics-related products, and various other types of machinery and equipment They are now looking for a Distribution Supply Chain Planner to strengthen their Supply Chain team in Hampshire. Reporting to the Supply Chain Operations Manager, the Planner will manage the S&OP process from the company owned factories in the Far East, through to delivery to customers in Europe ensuring high levels of customer service throughout the supply chain. About the role Management of the supply of goods from supply sites and storage locations in the Far East to customers based in Europe Utilising SAP to process sales orders, purchase orders and invoices Responsible for ensuring high levels of customer service are provided to customers Direct contact with factories regarding shipments. React to customer changing demands with liaison between customers, supply managers, logistics, account managers and factories Ensure that all documentation is provided to relevant parties - Invoices, Packing Lists, Bills of Lading, Certificates of Origin and tracking information. Face to face customer meetings when appropriate, to ensure good relationships About you Demonstrable experience in a similar position Strong IT skills specifically in Excel to intermediate level, i.e. Pivot Table/VLOOKUP Comprehensive working knowledge / experience of SAP Effective Time Management skills and Ability to prioritise Understanding and exposure to supply chain/Customer Service/Demand Planning & Forecasting processes Proficient communication skills; written & oral. Second EU language would be advantageous (especially German) Flexibility in approach and ability to prioritise a heavy workload and work to deadlines with a high level of accuracy Experience with electronics component supply chain and understanding of the manufacturing process of such components (lead times, capacity, business model for EMS/Tier 1/End customer for electronics, components, sub assemblies) Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you are an experienced Supply Chain Planner, have had exposure to a high SKU count in an electronics environment and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Supply Chain Planner role, please contact Scott Williams at Jonathan Lee Recruitment PSC17

Permanent / Aldershot, Hampshire

Material Controller

A Material Controller is required to join a specialist, innovative electronics technology company that specialise in high-performance control systems. The Material Controller will be working closely with suppliers and customers to follow and expedite MRP processes and closely monitor material availability. Material controller- Key Responsibilities Place/Expedite/Confirm purchase orders in line with MRP. Action shortage reports (for both manufactured and purchased parts). Manage suppliers building relationships and ensuring KPIs are met. Plan actions with suppliers when their performance falls below the accepted rate. Cost reduction in line with agreed targets Work closely with the Commodity managers to take opportunity to consolidate the supply chain utilising alliance and strategic suppliers. Skills and Experience required for Material Controller Significant experience in MRP methods and processes. Robust approach to supplier management and relationship building. Experience working in a Material Controller position for a manufacturing company, ideally within a regulated market such as aerospace or defence. This is an excellent opportunity for a Material Controller to develop your career and work in a highly technical environment. In return for your experience, this Gloucestershire based company will offer you: Non-standard pension scheme Relocation allowance (dependent on circumstances) Competitive basic salary **Security Clearance will be required for this role and therefore only applications from candidates able to obtain this will be considered

Permanent / Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Cost Engineer

Cost Engineer - Glass and Seals - R00013374 Cranfield, Bedford Automotive A Cost Engineer is required with automotive design experience. This company based in Cranfield requires a Cost Engineer with experience working with an OEM or Tier 1 supplier for a new contract role. As a Cost Engineer you will be required to: Generate opportunities for reducing the cost of glass and seals Manage ideas through to volume production by liaison with purchase/plant and other engineering functions Report progress of ideas generation and progression to management The Cost Engineer should have the following skills or experience: Automotive design experience with either an OEM or Tier 1 supplier Degree level or equivalent qualification If you have any questions about the Cost Engineer role or would like to apply, please contact Shannon Wade at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01268 889262 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 / Bedford, Bedfordshire

Platform Engineer

Platform Engineer - R00013373 Cranfield, Bedford Automotive A Platform Engineer is required with automotive design experience. This company based in Cranfield requires a Platform Engineer with experience working with an OEM or Tier 1 supplier for a new contract role. As a Platform Engineer you will be required to: Manage platform parts from digital development through to serial production Manage and report status of cost quality and timing of platform parts Identify and resolve engineering issues The Platform Engineer should have the following skills or experience: Automotive design experience with either an OEM or Tier 1 supplier Degree level or equivalent qualification If you have any questions about the Platform Engineer role or would like to apply, please contact Shannon Wade at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01268 889262 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 / Bedfordshire, England

Technical Officer

Technical Officer - R00013382 Cranfield, Bedford Automotive A Technical Officer is required with experience within an engineering environment. This company based in Cranfield requires a Technical Officer with experience reporting project deliverables for a new contract role. As a Technical Officer you will be required to: To gather and report the cost position of body parts against project budgets To establish delivery of body parts project timing requirements at each physical build To liaise with design engineers to establish and report recovery plans for parts which do not meet budget and delivery requirement The Technical Officer should have the following skills or experience: Experience in an engineering environment Some experience with reporting project deliverables to management If you have any questions about the Technical Officer role or would like to apply, please contact Shannon Wade at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01268 889262. 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 / Bedfordshire, England

CNC Team Leader

We are currently looking for an experienced CNC supervisor who will guide a team responsible for Testing Machined components and materials for special materials company Primary responsibilities include: Line Management of 6-7 direct reports;taking ownership of their safety, performance and personal development. Plan and supervise the daily running of the Precision Testing function. Ensure the quality of all operations are maintained and improved; including equipment calibration, standard operating procedures, material traceability, stocks of key components etc. Ensure consistent availability of capability within PT with cross training and resource planning. Assist with budget and capital management for the testing function. Assist in finding ways of improving and expanding the testing capabilities for quicker turnarounds and higher quality of data. Experience and skills The successful candidate will have a proven track record of leading a team Passionate about the team's training and development, empowering them to rise to the challenges they are facing. Strong organisational skills to ensure good shop floor control, workflow management. Able to embed and stanadardise reliable systems. Familiar with MS Office tools Knowledge of manufacturing management and techniques. Working knowledge of lean manufacturing techniques and 5S Be able to lead with regards to safe working practices and ensure all work is risked assessed and managed appropriately. Able to manage inputs from a wide range of stakeholders. Knowledge of precision machining processes including turning, milling, EDM or Laser cutting, grinding, etc This is an excellent opportunity to work for a great company in an interesting, high tech environment. Salary is commensurate with experience + excellent benefits.

Permanent / Didcot, Oxfordshire

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