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Midlands manufacturing SMEs embrace the Fourth Revolution

General engineering & manufacturing Permanent Contract Interim Executive 4IR
David Woakes Group Business Development Manager posted 8 months ago

Manufacturing business were upbeat about the potential business transformation that technology is bringing at a recent Made in the Midlands Roundtable event on Manufacturing for the future, the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) hosted by engineering and manufacturing recruitment specialist Jonathan Lee Recruitment, at Ricoh UK’s Telford facility. 

Up for debate were topics including the impact of robotics and automation on competitiveness; evolving and engaging the workforce to embrace the potential of industry 4.0; planning for skills – how manufacturing could change over the next 10 years; and how we can make sure the UK leads the field in ‘on demand’ manufacturing. 

Attendees highlighted the positive impact that technology, especially robotics, automation and data could have on business performance, by dramatically reducing manufacturing costs, increasing efficiency and creating fresh opportunities to innovate and grow.

They also agreed that the workforce had a vital role to play in the successful roll out and implementation of transformational businesses practices. Skills development, knowledge transfer, innovation, expansion and job creation were all opportunities that technology could help deliver to the region’s manufacturing businesses. 

David Woakes, Group Business Development Manager, at Jonathan Lee Recruitment commented: “The Midlands has always been a hub for manufacturing innovation and excellence. Many savvy, Midlands-based SME businesses are embracing the so-called 4th Industrial Revolution which will see the manufacturing industry revolutionised once again by breakthrough emerging technologies such as automation and robotics, the internet of things, 3D printers, artificial intelligence and nanotechnology. 

“Organisations that adapt their business models and implement the shift towards digital and disruptive technologies will find themselves more competitive on the global stage, vastly more productive and with the capability to mass-customise products.”

For more information, please contact David Woakes:
01384 446149

Image caption information (left to right):
Richard Aston – Senior Engineer – Ricoh UK Products 
David Woakes – Group Business Development Manager – Jonathan Lee Recruitment 
Charles Addison – Business Development Director Made in the Midlands
Gill Holtom – Head of PR – Superdream 
Jeff Nowill – CEO – Kuka Robotics
Asif Moghal – Manufacturing Industry Manager – Autodesk 
Christopher Oscroft JNR – Managing Director – A E Oscroft & Sons 
Magdalena Latoch, Regional Membership Manager – Made in the Midlands
Wendy Bennett – CEO – LWD Castings Ltd
Matthew Heath – Associate Director – Jonathan Lee Recruitment
Colin Weaver – Managing Director – Ricoh UK Products


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Supply Chain Controller £38,000 to £50,000 doe London - SW Electronic Consumer Goods Our client is a leading manufacturer of state of the art specialist lighting. They specialise in LED High-Mast Lighting, with a focus on bespoke or specialist lighting projects found in Container Ports, Airports, Railway Operators and local councils. A Supply Chain Controller is now required with strong knowledge of production scheduling through contract manufacturing and 3PL service providers. Candidates with experience of the electronics or lighting industry would be well received. Due to YoY growth this company, based in South West London, needs an SCC to manage the material purchasing and ensure stock levels are aligned to the sales forecasts. You will manage the day-to-day relationships with their long-term partners and the accompanying costs within the supply chain whilst ensuring effective and efficient service is maintained throughout. Reporting to the Operations Director, this role will support Sales, Production Planning, Inventory Management, Logistics, Supplier Selection & Development, ERP Management, R&D and the continual improvement of budget and cost reductions throughout the Supply Chain. About you Experience in the Lighting or Electronics Industry A Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience of education and applicable experience Minimum of 5 year's experience in manufacturing industry including logistics and/or operations. Computer proficient. ERP experience, skilled in Microsoft Office applications and ability to view CAD files. Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings. Sharp negotiating skills with a proven track record of successful negotiations with suppliers CIPS desirable Attention to detail is a critical part of this role This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Supply Chain professional with knowledge of production scheduling, supplier development and a clear end to end supply chain understanding to develop your career. In return for your experience, this company will offer you a competitive salary, pension, holiday and the opportunity to grow the function and in turn your future progression Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of and you want to be considered, please apply today. PSC17

Permanent / South West London, London

Marketing Manager

Marketing Specialist Peterborough Permanent Paying up to £46,000 per annum A Marketing Specialist with experience of dealing with marketing coordination is required for a permanent role for an annual salary of up to £46,000 and will be based in Peterborough for a manufacturing client. Responsibilities: Provide leadership for the marketing team to ensure our product marketing literature and digital media demonstrates the products value messaging and is available and accessible through all channels Lead process development to improve the current systems and streamline activities across functions Develop a good understanding of customers and product providing leadership to develop the sales tools strategy Working closely with our Marketing Promotions team to develop new and innovative solutions to provide technical and product information for customers Be accountable for the product launch to customers and the market Skills required: Some industry knowledge of company products and product applications Experience in an marketing, commercial or engineering role Able to build strong relationships with various teams and stakeholders. Basic engine knowledge desirable Engineering background useful but not essential. Strong customer service skills Effective communicator and interpersonal skills Proficient in core Microsoft products; especially PowerPoint (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)

Permanent / Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

Program Manager - Coventry

Program Manager - Auto - Cov - £50K/£65K Plus Car & Bens Are you a Program Manager with extensive knowledge in the launch and delivery of strategic projects within the 1st Tier Automotive arena, predominately within the interior systems arena? As the primary contact for all customer enquiries the Program Manager will support all current and future programs, coordinating all activities as required to ensure customer satisfaction. Key responsibilities for the Program Manager will be to manage the introduction of new program launches and control engineering change processes to ensure deliverable are achieved on time and on budget. Main Responsibilities will be: Establish and build effective customer interfaces at all levels of the business. Lead the program and manufacturing teams to deliver future MY changes and new model launches, ensuring engineering/cost/quality and timing objectives are defined and achieved. Control, track and report program status throughout the program life to Senior Management using Gateway / Profile system. Focus the team on delivery of program and customer sign off (PPAP approval) to ensure customer cost recovery in line with Corporate requirements. Develop and maintain program timing plans and budgets to match internal and external customer requirements. Manage tooling timing and budget to support program milestones. Define workload and resource requirements in conjunction with functional departmental managers to deliver on time and on budget. Ensure all relevant Lear Corporation procedures are followed when delivering the program. Key skills and experience for the Program Manager: Degree qualification or equivalent Interior and/or Seating Systems design and development experience. Proven Project / Program Management experience (LPMP / GPDS / Gateways etc) Commercial / financial awareness Ability to motivate a team and drive problem resolution through hands on approach. Understanding of APQP processes and deliverables. Highly motivated and able to define and meet program deliverables by motivating team to achieve. Ability to communicate at all levels with internal and external customers on program, engineering and commercial issues. Effective relationship building skills with customer interfaces - both internal and external. Leadership and people management skills to ensure individuals are developed to their full potential. For further information please contact Mark Bignell on 01384 446167 or email

Permanent / Coventry, West Midlands

Engineer to Principal level- Electrical/Body ECU

Engineer - Electrical/Body ECU up to Principal Engineer level to £46k + 10% bonus + benefits Principal level to £55k + 10% bonus + benefits Working on the development, test and delivery of state-of-the-art electronic features to current and future road cars we are recruiting for Engineers up to Principal level in Body, Chassis or Powertrain ECUs. The Body/Chassis/Powertrain ECUs team is responsible for the specification, test and delivery of all network modules, which includes; body control, security control, TPMS, Keys, door control, ORC, intelligent battery systems, network gateways, engine control, chassis control and traction control. At Principal Engineer level you will manage a cross functional team to collectively deliver all aspects of the Body/Chassis/POWERTRAIN ECUs platform on current and future vehicles. You will manage a core engineering test team to ensure robust delivery of all systems and integration sign-off. Areas of Responsibility *Develop and co-ordinate detailed system specifications for all body system ECU features. *Maintain current supply base and establish strategic partnerships to enhance technology roadmap * Execute/manage and testing of all software deliveries including overseeing development of all test facilities necessary to validate the full suite of vehicle electronics features *Resolve issues on current production and development vehicles. *Report on current activities, software status and issues at all levels of the business. *Test customer road cars with the latest features and content before release. *Develop and/or co-ordinate DVP plans for all areas associated with the Body/Chassis/POWERTRAIN ECUs. Knowledge / Experience *Strong technical project management, proven evidence of decision making and accountability is essential for the Principal level. *Previous experience of OEM or tier one automotive system management. *Supplier management, comfortable with understanding and implementing DFM requirements within the project scope. *Background in low volume, high performance sports or racing cars preferred. *Experience of the Systems Development Lifecycle (V Model). *Honours degree in a relevant Engineering subject such as Electronics, Software, or Physics. For more information or to apply please contact Gemma Skidmore of Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Permanent / Coventry, West Midlands

Project Manager- Automotive

Project Engineer / Manager- Automotive Staffordshire to £50k plus benefits As a result of a number of new projects we are looking to recruit a Project Engineer / Manager who will assume responsibility for the delivery of projects from the quotation phase through to project completion. Working for this global automotive group the successful candidate will fulfil the role of Project Manager for technically Automotive projects on sports cars and niche vehicle suppliers as well electric vehicle manufactures. You will provide local project management support for primarily UK-based customers, although some projects may also involve overseas travel. You will report to the Programme Manager and work closely with colleagues from within this organisation around the World. What you will receive: Working for a dynamic and ambitious company with a modern working environment and lots of training opportunities. Good location with travel opportunities but not excessive. Salary plus private Medical Insurance , Life Insurance, Company Pension scheme, discount schemes. What you will do: Supporting the preparation of project quotations, preparing and maintaining project plans and schedules. Change evaluation and management. Reporting project status to Programme Management. Managing internal and external stakeholders on a technical level Liaising with customers. Ensuring deliverables satisfy agreed requirements and meet customer expectations Coordinating, monitoring and prioritising activities of the project team. Ensuring that the different project phases are completed to schedule and to budget. About you: Appropriately qualified or experienced in a relevant engineering and/or management discipline. Previous experience in a position involving leadership or supervision, ideally within the automotive sector. Ability to communicate effectively with customers. Excellent analytical and organisational skills. Some knowledge of relevant engineering standards & manufacturing processes for both prototypes and low/medium volume production. Ability to analyse, learn and deal with situations quickly and effectively. Willingness for some travel within the UK and worldwide. For more information or to apply, please contact Gemma Skidmore of Jonathan Lee Recruitment

Permanent / Staffordshire, England

Senior Buyer - Strategic

Job title: Senior Buyer Location: Telford, Shropshire Salary: Competitive salary and benefits package An experienced Senior Buyer with a proven track record and knowledge of strategic procurement of metals, plastics and rubber parts is required by one of the world's largest producers of automotive parts. Supplying a portfolio of major OEMs this organisation is looking to grow its UK procurement team, based in the West Midlands. We are seeking a talented strategic Buyer with experience of global sourcing within a high volume, fast paced manufacturing environment. As Strategic Buyer, you will be required to: - Strategically oversee and manage commodities including; mass production, NPI, and engineering changes. - Develop and implement overall commodity strategy. - Lead supplier sourcing and negotiations within your commodity area. As a strategic Buyer, you should offer: - Demonstrable procurement experience preferably with experience of purchasing metals, plastics and rubber parts. - Strategic thinking to identify opportunities for cost reduction. - Understanding of product/component evaluation and functionality requirements. - Strong communication skills, ability to communicate with stakeholders at all levels. - Excellent project management skills and experience. This is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious, driven Buyer with knowledge of managing key commodities, global sourcing and strong project management skills. In return for your procurement experience, this Telford based Automotive Tier 1 will offer you: - Competitive salary & benefits package - Career development Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of strategic global commodity management and you are looking for a new career challenge, please apply today. If you have any questions about the strategic Buyer role, please contact Lisa Osborne at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446162 or email

Permanent / Telford, Shropshire

Inventory Analyst

Inventory Analyst £14.00 to £22.00 Ltd CO Leicester FMCG New opportunity for an Inventory Analyst working for one of the world's leading manufacturers of off-highway machinery and diesel and natural gas engines. The position is a 6-month contract role based in Leicester and is paying a rate of up to £14.00 to £22.00 Ltd Co per hour. Key Responsibilities Leading Supply Chain efforts for NPI programs with customers and process partners. Performing data mining and analytics to complete detailed RCCAs. Identifying best practices and developing standard work for Material Planning Analysts. Developing Supply Chain analyst and leader tools and reports. Providing training to analysts, suppliers, customers and process partners on Supply Chain tools and processes. Leading process improvement, complex integration, Lean BIQ, and systems initiatives involving sources, analysts and process partners to address quality, performance, transportation and logical transaction issues impacting material availability. Executing simulation and facility/network modeling studies to optimize critical PFEP inventory management parameters. Coordinating Supply Chain efforts in support of development and transformational projects. Leading innovation efforts of next generation of Supply Chain analytics, systems, processes and tools. Required: Excellent analytical and problem solving skills. Strong interpersonal skills. Ability to work and lead projects in an inclusive, team environment. Strong language and communication skills for location/region. Strong knowledge of computer systems and programming languages. Desired: Strong knowledge of 6 Sigma, CPS and Lean. Supply Chain or Logistics certifications (i.e. APICS, CPS, etc.). College degree in Engineering, IT/IS, Mathematics, Supply Chain, Logistics, or similar technical curricula; or, comparable job experience in Supply Chain, Procurement or Logistics. It is imperative that applicants demonstrate and prove their eligibility to work in the UK. If you have any questions about this role please contact Kate Stevens or Sarah Gilbert of Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Contract / Desford, Leicestershire

Senior Colour and Material Designer

Senior Colour and Materials Designer (Maternity cover)- Warwickshire - Competitive rate based on level of experience This role is a management level within our client's Colour and Materials team. As a recognised expert in the Colour and Materials field the ideal candidate is able to engage others, leading both people and content, collaborating at multiple levels. As a Creation focused role, the responsibility will be to guide and lead colour and materials programmes at the product level driving and delivering to design and business requirements. Role & Key Responsibilities: * The positions report to Chief Designer Colour and Materials * Responsible for leading the development and innovation of material solutions for both interior and exterior application * Setting the design direction of a project with the design team with a high degree of creativity and solutions * Negotiating against cost and feasibility issues to achieve customer satisfaction and the best aesthetic solutions * Detailed liaison with Interior / Exterior Design Managers, Marketing Managers, Engineers, PQ and Suppliers * Responsible for agreeing design changes at the appropriate level and communicating direction to team and suppliers * Working to collaborate with current and new supplier base, guides designers on best practices for engaging with these networks * Shares best practice with the team and offer direction as appropriate * Mentor and coach to others (both Junior and Senior) in Design projects and methods. * Flexibility to lead work on multiple programme activities dependent on business needs * A contributor/influencer to Colour and Materials design strategy as our product portfolio and business needs evolve Skills, experience and qualifications required: * Relevant design degree demonstrating excellent creative and presentation skills * Demonstrate high levels of motivation, resourcefulness, drive and tenacity * High knowledge of automotive materials (or analogous product industry) processes and suppliers with a high degree of competitor awareness * High levels of personal creativity and the ability to generate creativity in others * Ability to promote the need for creative and feasible solutions to the wider business * Broad understanding of the global design world with experience in International Design Centers * Good communication skills and the ability to relate to all levels of staff and management and be a good team player. The position is required to work at our clients' Design Studio or at other studios around the world if necessary. When applying please send your CV and portfolio, along with salary requirements, notice period and confirmation that you are eligible to work in the UK with no time limits or restrictions. For more information about the role, or to apply please contact Gemma Gregson - Jonathan Lee Design Services tel: 01384 446144 or email . JLDS

Contract / Warwickshire, England

Master Planner/Scheduler - 34965

Master Planner/Scheduler (Primavera P6) 11 month contract Gaydon £45 per hour umbrella/ltd An opportunity has arisen for a Master Planner/Scheduler (Primavera P6) to provide support to a growing and busy department for a period of circa 11 months and will be based at Gaydon. The role is temporary and paying up to £45 per hour. What you will be doing: Master Planner/Scheduler to work with the planning and control teams Candidate profile: Degree preferred Primavera P6 Expertise Stakeholder management skills Strong schedule management skills IT literate Flexibility for start/finish times Self-motivated Holder of a full UK driving license Please do not hesitate in applying for this position, if you have any questions about this role please contact Jessica Williams of Jonathan Lee Recruitment

Contract / Gaydon, Warwickshire

Performance Calibration Engineer

Job title: Performance Engineer Salary Range: Up to £32.00 per hour LTD Location: Peterborough Industry: Calibration An opening has become available for a diesel engine performance engineer to join a Product Development team working on 2.8 to 7.1 range of engines. This is an exciting opportunity to carry out performance and emissions development work that will make significant contributions to the NPI programs for these engines. The engines are used in machine, industrial and electric power applications. You will also be responsible for participating in, and where appropriate leading, prompt and robust RCCA identification and implementation when issues arise. You will be responsible for conducting engine system and rating calibration development for Tier 4 Final / Stage V engines to meet customer performance expectations and all emission regulations, troubleshooting issues identified in production test, verification and validation testing, field testing and customer raised concerns To apply for this position you should have some of the following: Engineering degree Proven analytical skills. Previous experience in engine performance and emissions development for CI or SI engines. Specific experience with the development of electronically controlled engines. Technical mindset and ability to communicate technical information effectively. Ability to collaborate and communicate to a range of stakeholders including internal process partners, customers and suppliers 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. Please contact James Tilley

Contract / Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

Engine Development Engineer

Job title: Diesel Engine Development Engineer Salary Range: Up to £32.00 per hour LTD Location: Peterborough Industry: Powertrain An opening has become available for a diesel engine development engineer to join the Product Development team working on our 2.8 to 7.1 range of engines. This is an exciting opportunity to carry out engine validation work that will make significant contributions to the NPI programs for these engines. This position is part of a team of engineers responsible for the mechanical validation of diesel engine products. The engines are used in machine, industrial and electric power applications. You will also be responsible for participating in, and where appropriate leading, prompt and robust RCCA identification and implementation when issues arise. To apply for this Diesel Engine Development Engineer position you should have some of the following: Engineering degree Proven analytical skills. Previous experience in engine development and mechanical validation for CI or SI engines. Technical mindset and ability to communicate technical information effectively. Ability to collaborate and communicate to a range of stakeholders including internal process partners, customers and suppliers 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. Please contact James Tilley for more details.

Contract / Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

Senior Calibration Engineer

Our Client, one of the world's leading automotive consultancies are looking for a Principal Calibration Engineer to be based at their Northampton facility. What you will do As a Senior Calibration Engineer you will work on assignments with high level of responsibility and be responsible for: Supervising the testing and analysis work on engine and vehicle projects Planning and supervising engine and vehicle build and test Working together with designers and development engineers Analysing test results, preparing technical reports and creating test plans Designing parts for calibration testing Liaising with program suppliers, internal and external customers Monitoring project progress and finance Supporting the preparation of engineering program quotations What you will need/have: A Degree in Engineering, or HND with relevant experience Professional qualifications as appropriate Skills and Experience Some relevant experience in the field of calibration development Able to supervise the work of others Ability to work as part of a team Familiarisation with Instrumentation techniques and hardware would be an advantage Ability to work on own and as a part of a team Confidence to communicate effectively at all levels Must be self motivated and the possess the drive to complete tasks in a timely manner and with appropriate attention to detail Ability to work well under pressure and to strict time constraints Flexibility and willingness to travel to customer sites for both long and short duration (including secondments) Our Client offers a competitive salary and and excellent benefits

Permanent / Northamptonshire, England

Principal Calibration Engineer

Our Client, one of the world's leading automotive consultancies are looking for a Principal Calibration Engineer to be based at their Northampton facility. What you will do As a Principal Calibration Engineer you will work on assignments with high level of responsibility and be responsible for: Leading, planning and supervising engine Calibration programs Conducting detailed analysis of test results Preparing technical reports, presentations and papers Supervising project teams either individually or work under the direction of a project manager Liaising with customers and program suppliers Contributing to technical capability of the thermodynamic department Developing commercial quotations, and conducting business development activities when required Line management responsibilities for up to 2 engineers What you will need/have: An Engineering Degree or HND Professional qualifications as appropriate Skills and Experience Relevant industry experience Experience in both gasoline and diesel fuels desirable (and/or alternative fuels) Considerable relevant experience in the field of automotive calibration development Experienced in MS Office, combustion measurement systems, Concerto and Matlab Competencies Ability to work on own and as part of a team Confidence to communicate effectively at all levels Self-motivated with the drive to complete tasks in a timely manner with appropriate attention to detail Ability to work well under pressure and to strict time constraints Flexibility with working hours and willingness to travel to customer sites In return for your hard work you will have a competitive salary and excellent benefits

Permanent / Northampton, Northamptonshire

Area Sales Manager - Automation Products

We are looking to speak to experienced and high-performing Technical Sales Engineers who understand the Automation products and components market and are looking to take their career and earning potential to the next level. Our client specialise in providing linear transmission actuator products and high precision planetary gearboxes to a range of well-known, diverse and respected customers throughout the automation engineering industry. An agile and innovative company by nature, they pride themselves the ability to offer full technical support, high quality goods and a best in class standard of customer service, all coming at a sensible price to both the OEM and re-seller market. As the Midlands-based Area Sales Manager, your role and responsibilities would include: Expanding current customer base throughout the Midlands area Maintaining relationships with existing customers in the Automation industry. Selling a range of high quality and high value Linear Guides, Planetary Gearboxes, Slewing Rings, Ballscrews, Racks and Pinions, Screwjacks and more from leading manufacturers We would be interested in speaking with candidates who possess the following: Demonstrable knowledge of automation products. Knowledge and understanding of the UK transmissions market Is based in the Midlands region of the UK Full driving licence essential A track record of successful sales within the Automation/Transmissions sector or products similar to that listed A hunger to win business and significantly boost your own earning potential As the new Area Sales Manager, you can expect the following salary and benefits package: Starting salary of £30,000 - £45,000/year Excellent bonus structure (OTE opportunity to double your salary in first year) Company car and fuel allowance Access to newly furnished office facilities located in Telford area Total autonomy to manage own diary Remote working capability Significant shares in company profits The Automation and especially the transmissions market has never been more engaged across the UK as it currently is. As such, if you are interested in this opportunity as the new Area Sales Manager within the Automation & Transmissions component space, or would like more information, please get in apply or call Colin Reeves on 01384 446121.

Permanent / Sutton-In-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire

Engineering Coordinator

An Engineering Coordinator is required with knowledge of administration within an engineering environment and sound computer skills. To support the ongoing success and continued growth of this client based in Pendeford, Wolverhampton, a keen, enthusiastic and capable administrator with coordination experience for a new contract role. As Engineering Coordinator you will: Assist with the creation and maintenance of part and BOM details. Be responsible for the timely and accurate completion of supporting documentation for CoC- Certificate of Conformation. Assist in the maintenance of estimating templates, creation and compilation of supplier request for quotation documents. Support the Whole Vehicle Type Approval process and carry out any other ad-hoc admin duties. The Engineering Coordinator should have the following skills or experience: This role requires strong organizational skills and a methodical approach, excellent customer service and people skills are a must. Experience of compiling and understanding data sets would be useful. Conversant with all Microsoft packages. Strong verbal, written communication and reporting skills Ability to check data with attention to detail will be required. . In return for your experience, this Pendeford, Wolverhampton-based design and manufacturing company will offer you an hourly contractor rate of circa £14 (which equates to a PAYE salary of circa £20,000 per annum). Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of administration and coordination and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Engineering Coordinator role, please contact Claire Male at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446131.

Contract / Wolverhampton, West Midlands

Cortona Author

At Jonathan Lee we are proud to be working with a leading professional service consultancy looking for a Cortona Author to join their team in Daventry working with some of the top Aerospace businesses in the country. The position of Cortona Author will see you: Produce and maintain illustrated parts catalogues Communicate with product development teams and customer technical publication teams. Authoring procedures and using CAD modelled graphics to develop timed Aircraft Maintenance Manual procedures. All other Ad-Hoc publications as necessary. To be successful in the role of Cortona Author you will need the following skills and experience: Previous professional experience working in a Technical Authoring role within the Aerospace industry Professional knowledge of Cortona 3D, Creo or 3DVIA Professional working experience using Microsoft Word and Excel Knowledge of S1000D is beneficial as is the knowledge of Simplified Technical English If you have the experience listed above, and would like to be considered for the position of Cortona Author, please apply right away. The role is due to interview in the next couple of weeks, so please apply right away to be considered.

Permanent / Daventry, Northamptonshire

AMM & IPC Author

At Jonathan Lee we are proud to be working with a leading professional service consultancy looking for an AMM & IPC Author to join their team in Daventry working with some of the top Aerospace businesses in the country. The position on AMM & IPC Author will see you: Produce and maintain illustrated parts catalogues Communicate with product development teams and customer technical publication teams. Authoring procedures and using CAD modelled graphics to develop timed Aircraft Maintenance Manual procedures. All other Ad-Hoc publications as necessary. To be successful in the role of AMM & IPC Author you will need the following skills and experience: Previous professional experience working in a Technical Authoring role within the Aerospace industry Professional knowledge of ATA, S1000D and associated Aerospace Standards Professional working experience using Microsoft Word and Excel Knowledge of Simplified Technical English (ASD-STE100) Experience using XMetal (or similar XML editing products) If you have the experience listed above, and would like to be considered for the position of AMM & IPC Author, please apply right away. The role is due to interview in the next couple of weeks, so please apply right away to be considered.

Permanent / Daventry, Northamptonshire

Maintenance Electrician

Maintenance Electrician Salary Negotiable Hertfordshire Working hours - Day shifts. Industry - Chemical Production. A Maintenance Electrician is required within a continuous improvement plant/factory background. Candidates with experience of the production/manufacturing industry would be well suited to this role. Due to a high demand of projects, this well established company based in Hertfordshire requires a Maintenance Electrician. Duties of the Maintenance Technician role. As the Maintenance Electrician, you will be required to: PPM (planned preventative maintenance), the testing, fault-finding and repair of equipment. Breakdown and emergency repairs on equipment. Working safely as a team member within a small engineering team. Dealing with stock control of parts and spares. The installation and removal of equipment. Ensuring maintenance records are updated on a computerised maintenance system. 5S Housekeeping Skills and experience required for the Electrical Technician role: The Maintenance Electrician will be qualified with C&G level 3 or equivalent and should have the following skills or experience: Good written and verbal communication skills, Ability to read electrical and engineering drawings. Understanding and experience of PLC control, robotic and automation systems. Working knowledge of hydraulic and pneumatic systems. Ability to organise and plan work, using your own initiative to complete various tasks efficiently whilst unsupervised. Experience of working in a continuous improvement factory environment. A full UK driving licence This is an excellent opportunity for anyone would like to develop their career. In return for your experience, this Hertfordshire based company will offer you: Negotiable. Excellent Pension and benefits Excellent career development opportunities Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of electrical-maintenance within a plant/factory and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about Maintenance Electrician role, please contact Justin Wainwright at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01268 889267.

Permanent / Hertfordshire, England