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Scott Williams Senior Consultant posted over 1 year ago

Scott Williams, Senior Consultant for FMCG at Jonathan Lee Recruitment, discusses the disruptive effects of bird flu and asks, with free range eggs not currently available from UK supermarket shelves, whether consumers will buy technically barn-reared eggs? 

Every winter, Avian Influenza (bird flu) becomes a nuisance to the farming community. While produce poses no danger to consumers, the Avian Influenza H5N8 strain outbreaks in Europe and the UK lead to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs introducing an initial 30 day housing order back on the 6th December 2016, having since been extended a further two times - the last extension being confirmed on the 28th February 2017 for a further 12 weeks. 


All poultry keepers in high risk areas need to comply with strict disease prevention measures that includes keeping birds indoors or in completely netted structures. The extended restrictions has caused a ripple effect of disruption; from farmers, food manufacturers and supermarkets, to the end consumer.

At the start of the food chain, the necessary controls have slowed farmers and manufacturers normal processes. Even when birds are housed, a risk of infection remains therefore good biosecurity is a necessity. While productivity is negatively affected, the prevention of spreading disease is of paramount importance. 


Our clients have certainly been affected and we have seen cancelled factory tours and alternative interview venues having to be arranged. Any kind of contamination or infection would see livestock culls and factories having to be shut down for full decontamination. Contamination could consequently affect the livelihood of many businesses.


In addition to this, from the end of February, all eggs previously labelled ‘free range’ could no longer make that claim because under EU rules, eggs from free range hens who are housed for longer than 12 weeks must be downgraded to ‘barn-reared’. In reaction to this, the British Egg Industry Council (BEIC) have taken unprecedented action, by labelling all free-range egg boxes with a welfare sticker (as seen in the image above), regardless of whether the hens are housed inside or out.


While the BEIC’s decision to label all eggs has created a level playing field for farmers, it also compromises many consumer’s conscious of whether they buy technically barn-reared eggs. There will consequently be no free-range eggs on supermarket shelves until the end of April at the earliest, with an extension still a possibly if Avian Influenza H5N8 is not contained.


The premium associated with free-range produce may see food producers witness a decline in demand and ultimately profit, should the well-being of chickens takes paramount concern to consumers. 

Mark Williams, the chief executive of the BEIC recently told the BBC: "Our research shows that consumers are supportive of farmers putting birds' health first and 80% are happy to continue to pay the same price, or more, for eggs from free-range flocks temporarily housed inside.” 


The government will review the restrictions again at the end of April. It is hoped that the risk will be lower by that time as many wild birds will have migrated.


Jonathan Lee Recruitment specialises in the recruitment and resourcing solutions for the FMCG, consumer durables, food and beverage and process markets, providing clients with high calibre candidates in engineering, technical, supply chain and commercial roles.


Contact Scott Williams to find out more

 

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Field Service Technician - North West

The company With over 200 years of rich heritage, this specialist company has always been associated with trust and honesty. They have worked hard to understand the changing nature of markets and customer needs in line with the ever-changing world around us. They have a reputation for constantly evolving to deliver exactly what the customer wants with visionary performance been one of industry firsts, technical advances and design triumphs. Today, this is an international business with an excellent world-wide reputation. A trusted brand name. No-one else has a history of making such a wide range of quality, innovative products with a continually changing focus to match requirements. "Think of any food or ingredients that need to be weighed, and we weigh them!" The opportunity A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an aspiring Field Service Technician based in the North West/South Lancashire/Merseyside area to join one of the UK's leading field service operations specialising in IT systems and scale service solutions as a Field Service Engineer. The successful candidate will be trained as a Field Service Engineer to provide service to a prestigious retail customer base throughout the North West/Lancashire/Merseyside region. You will be trained to diagnose, maintain, fix, swap or install IT hardware and similar equipment with full product training, documentation and support been provided to the successful candidate. Previous experience of working in a fast paced, field based position and a technical qualification are preferred, but not essential. Person specification and responsibilities: Enthusiastic with good interpersonal skills Ability to work autonomously to targets Customer focused To attend customer sites in order to repair or install IT, technical and mechanical equipment Have some prior experience of field service engineering in some form of hardware or electro mechanical field Have demonstrable experience of maintaining and/or installing IT/software led systems attached to mechanical equipment Completing detailed and accurate reports where required Based in South Lancashire/Merseyside or surrounds Full UK Driving Licence Employee package £21,381.88/year starting salary rising per quarter to £27,960.72/year after 9-month training plan completed Regular pay progression available Company car (available for personal use) Commission based bonus scheme 26 days annual holiday allowance (plus bank holidays) 37.5 hours per week, with a 1 week per month on-call rota Employer enhanced, contributed company pension scheme up to 11% Permanent position in a large group of companies offering long term career development opportunities This Field Service Technician position presents as an excellent opportunity for an entry-level or experienced professional based in the North West/Lancashire/Merseyside area who is looking for an opportunity to develop a stimulating and dynamic engineering career within a highly reputable service and manufacturing brand. If you have some previous electro mechanical service experience as well as been demonstrably IT/software literate and feel ready for a challenge within the automated equipment sector then we would like to hear from you. Please 'apply' now or for more information contact Colin Reeves on 01384 446121.

Permanent / Greater Manchester, England

Body Electronics Engineer

Body Electronics Engineer - R00010573 Cranfield, Bedford Automotive A Body Electronics Engineer is required with knowledge of software and hardware development. This company based in Cranfield requires a Body Electronics Engineer with experience working on major development programs, e.g. in aerospace, telecoms or similar for a new contract role. As a Body Electronics Engineer you will be required to carry out the following: Project management, release and maintenance of the vehicle bill of materials. Creation and maintenance of end-of-line configuration data. Managing Tier 1 suppliers to deliver products to Quality, Cost & Timing targets. Managing in house and supplier validation of components to design standards. Work cross functionally with engineering and manufacturing teams globally to innovate new features and applications and resolve concerns. Development of specifications for electronics components and systems to design/test standards. Collaboration with purchasing team to support sourcing and cost definition/reduction tasks. Status reporting to management. The Body Electronics Engineer should have the following skills or experience: Automotive electronics development industry, or similar (aerospace, telecommunications etc.) you will also have the following education and experience: Degree qualified in a relevant engineering discipline. Automotive electrical and electronic development, completing a minimum of one previous vehicle development, or be able to demonstrate equivalent experience on a major development program, e.g. in aerospace, telecoms or similar. Management of Tier 1 suppliers in the development of a complex electronic product. Have good communication skills and be able to communicate effectively in a cross cultural and cross functional team. Self-motivating and self-managing. Pro-active. Flexible regarding working practice and working hours. Understand electrical theory and the operation of electronic devices. Knowledge of software and hardware development. Competent with PC applications, MS office, etc. Fluent English verbal and written language skills Full European/UK driver's license essential. If you have any questions about the Body Electronics Engineer role or would like to apply, please contact Tina Field at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01268 889259. Unfortunately candidates requiring visa sponsorship CANNOT be considered for this role. To apply you MUST have either an EU/UK passport or a Visa that does not require sponsorship

Contract / Bedford, Bedfordshire

Test Project Control Engineer

Test Project Control Engineer - R00010078 Cranfield, Bedford Automotive A Test Project Control Engineer is with experience of data analysis and reporting is required for test planning, support and reporting for various projects. This company based in Cranfield requires a Test Project Control Engineer with good knowledge of vehicle development process for a new contract. As a Test Project Control you will be required to carry out the following: Tracking, analysing and reporting of multiple project status. Organising & supporting status meetings with Test groups. Supporting preparation of project status material for Test Manager and development progress meetings. Liaising with departments within Europe and globally. Formalising analysis and reporting methods. Aligning and standardising department processes. The Test Project Control Engineer should have the following skills or experience: Degree in engineering or project management. Minimum of 2 years' experience in project management role. Experience in automotive R&D advantageous. Knowledge of data analysis and reporting essential. Interpersonal skills - good ability at communication skills at all levels of the business. Good knowledge of vehicle development process (key events/milestones). Data analysis skills required. Thorough knowledge of Excel essential (e.g. formulae and vlookup) Macro writing and VBL knowledge advantageous. Proficient use of Microsoft Office programs (especially MS Excel, MS Project and MS PowerPoint). Self-motivated, proactive, shows initiative. Ability to prioritise workload (individual, team and project work planning). Ability to make clear and concise written reports and verbal explanation. Valid clean driving license. If you have any questions about the Test Project Control Engineer role or would like to apply, please contact Tina Field at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01268 889259. Unfortunately candidates requiring visa sponsorship CANNOT be considered for this role. To apply you MUST have either an EU/UK passport or a Visa that does not require sponsorship

Contract / Bedford, Bedfordshire

Electronic Product Support Engineer

An electronic product support engineer is required to join a growing, niche engineering company that specialise in the research and development of micro turbines for use in power generation applications. The ideal candidate will have experience in working within an electronic product support function such as a product support engineer or technical writer, consideration will also be given to electronic technicians with excellent communication skills that wish to get into this line of work. Electronic Product Support Engineer - Key Responsibilities Creation of all product support documentation for electronic hardware, including training materials for the sales and support teams, content for sales presentations, brochures, product manuals. To prepare and deliver training to t teams across the business to improve familiarisation with the design, construction and operation of the electronic parts of the system. Co-ordinate the engineering team to investigate and repair any reported defective products and identify any design flaws. Technical Skills and Experience required for Electronic Product Support Engineer Ability to read witting diagrams and electronic schematics. Electronics related qualification. Good understanding of electronic component functions. Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to produce technical content. for engineering documents and manuals. Ability to communicate technical information to a non-technical audience. It is essential that applicants have a background in hardware / electronics. This is an excellent opportunity for an Electronics Specialist to develop their career in product support. In return for your experience, this Coventry based company will offer you: Competitive salary package Private healthcare Generous holiday allowance Interviews for the Technical Report Writer will commence with immediate effect with a view to starting as soon as possible. For further information on the Electronic Product Support Engineer position please contact Tom Duckett at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446163.

Permanent / Coventry, West Midlands

Operational Insight Manager

Operational Insights Manager Warwick £35,000 - £42,000, contributory pension, 25 days holiday We are working with a highly respected consumer manufacturing business that develops products for the domestic and commercial markets. Part of a global organisation, the role of Operations Insights Manager is vital in the analysis of big data to develop future service products and strategies. The successful candidate will consider and analyse business information reporting and management information strategy to identify opportunity and improvements to service delivery relating to 300,000 service calls per annum and delivered by circa 300 service and breakdown engineers operating across the UK. As Operational Insights Manager you will make key recommendations to the operations team areas of focus and improvements, that will ultimately benefit the business and its customers. As Operational Insights Manager you will be expected to: Champion a culture that achieves the business goals, delights customers and keeps consumer advocacy at the heart of everything that the business does. Drive Performance for Growth ensuring that all matrix team members have stretching personal objectives, development plans and regular performance reviews to embed a high-performance culture. Identify and develop high potential employees and ensure an available talent pipeline to meet business and capability requirements. Provide subject matter expertise to ensure both operational tooling and data is optimised across the business unit. Act as an expert across all operational tooling You will act as an expert for management information data analytics, providing insightful, timely and collaborative input, views, council and direction Ensure the timely production of management information and key performance indicators are published with supportive value-add commentary Endorse cross functional process alignment Provide training, education and awareness of to maximise the use of tooling capability Act as a relationship bridge across the wider global organisation. Promote personal networking across the organisation Ideally, we are looking for those with the following skills and attributes: Experience of resource and operational trend analysis Experience in providing and delivering meaningful insight Experience of challenging to deliver positive results Confident to communicate at a senior level, with the ability to articulate analysis and data to all stakeholders in a way which is meaningful and insightful This position will suit candidates that are comfortable with working in and around big data, looking and analysing trends, and providing suggestions and strategy on what they mean and what can be done to maximise the findings to improve service to the end user. This is a great business with a true global footprint that can offer excellent career progression for the right candidate. If you would like to more about the role and business, then please apply to be considered for the position.

Permanent / Warwick, Warwickshire

Manual Machinist

Summary Panel: Job title: Manual Machinist Salary Range; Up to £30,000 DOE Location: Worcester This industrial automation provider are seeking a Machinist for their Worcester factory. A Machinist is required with excellent knowledge of milling, turning and grinding. Candidates with experience within engineering and manufacturing settings would be well received. Due to expansion this company, a bespoke machine manufacturer based in Worcester requires a dedicated Machinist with problem solving acumen for a new permanent role. As a Machinist you will be required to: Read and interpret engineering drawings whilst achieve tolerances of 0.010mm in milling and turning operations. Able to optimise speeds, feeds and DOC for machining alloy, various steels and non-metals. Innovative ability to produce fixtures for challenging components and utilising / modifying / updating our existing fixture library. The Machinist should have the following skills or experience: Relevant technical experience and knowledge, ideally with an apprenticeship within machining covering both manual and CNC machines. Meticulous eye for detail with a creative outlook and able to prioritise workload. Excellent communication skills, capable of working and liaising with internal and external departments. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of milling small parts to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Worcester-based Automation company will offer you: Up to £30,000 per annum. Overtime opportunities as well as early finishes on a Friday. Opportunities to develop your career and knowledge within this organisation. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of engineering principles and excellent machinery skills and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Machinist role, please contact Mary O'Brien at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446 168.

Permanent / Worcester, Worcestershire

UK Sales Agent

Summary Panel: Job title: UK Sales Agent Salary Range; Commission based Location: Nationwide across the UK This expanding manufacturer are seeking a UK Sales Agent to introduce their products to the UK market. A UK Sales Agent is required with knowledge of transfer press and business development. Candidates with experience of the Automotive and Automation industry would be well received. Due to expansion this company, a prestige manufactured based in Spain requires a tenacious UK Sales Agent with technical sales experience for a new freelance position. As a UK Sales Agent you will be required to: Define, plan and implement all UK business action plans supported by commercial research and market knowledge. Oversee the full sales cycle of all products to the UK market, including project management, customer and after-sales servicing. To present, advise on and make adjustments to the range of company's products whilst being client facing. The UK Sales Agent should have the following skills or experience: Knowledgeable in stamping metal, power press, transfer press automation within automotive manufacturers. Confident in a client facing role with connections within relevant industries, with excellent and versatile communication skills. Experienced in professional and technical sales overseeing the full life cycle of product delivery with a hard working and ambitious attitude. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of Transfer Press Automation to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Spanish-based High Quality Turnkey solutions specialist will offer you: Commission based package, up to 25% of sales revenue. Home based role with UK travel requirements Opportunity to set up and development company's ownership within the UK Market. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of the Automotive industry and Transfer Processes and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the UK Sales Agent role, please contact Mary O'Brien at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446 168.

Permanent / England, England

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

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