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Jayne Wogan Head of Client Services posted 7 months ago

This edition covers various topics affecting the recruitment, engineering, technical and manufacturing sectors, alongside company news including:


  • Jonathan Lee Recruitment celebrates 40th anniversary


  • 5 steps to address the skills shortage in the food & drink sector


  • Meeting demand for UAV engineers in an expanding market


  • Portfolio careers on the rise


  • 'Register & Win' competition winner 
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Manufacturing Engineer

Job Title - Manufacturing Engineer Salary - up to £35000 Location - Camberley Industry - Aerospace An opportunity has arisen for a Manufacturing Engineer to work for this world leader in aerospace manufacturing at their facility in Camberley. Key responsibilities: Daily engineering support including prompt problem solving solutions Negotiating and raising change requests Identifying requirements for jigs, fixtures and gauges to support safe and efficient manufacturing processes Create and maintain standard operating procedures and build control plans Create and maintain BOMs and Routes in the ERP system - BaaN Drive quality, efficiency and output across the plant, upholding the highest Health & Safety performance. Meet customer delivery deadlines and optimise labour meet schedule Lead and drive change/continuous improvement initiatives To work in partnership and collaboration with all support functions Demonstrate thorough planning skills Undertake other reasonable duties, in line with business needs and objectives Knowledge, qualifications and experience: HNC, apprenticeship in an engineering discipline Strong manufacturing background - within an assembly environment Previous experience of working with analytical design tools and techniques Previous experience of MRP/ERP systems Lean manufacturing and continuous improvement techniques If you are interested in applying to the above role please contact Kate Stevens or Sarah Gilbert at Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Permanent / Camberley, Surrey

Head of System Technology

Head of System Technology - Electric Vehicle Products - Birmingham - £ Competitive + Excellent benefits A Head of System Technology is required for a brand new automotive technology innovation centre, positioning itself at the forefront of electric and hybrid vehicle technology development. This is a fantastic opportunity to deliver the advanced engineering of EV and Hybrid vehicle products, for a wide range of global customers. As Head of System Technology - you will be required to Manage the technical and product roadmap, through monthly, quarterly and annual working plans. Lead and review Power Electronics system architecture development for advanced automotive systems. To include system simulation, component selection and vehicle integration. Manage the Hardware R&D process and workflow to comply with ISO26262. EMC, product validation and reliability analysis. Identify opportunities, develop business and communicate with existing and potential customers. Develop and manage talent within the business, identifying need and engaging with recruitment requirements when necessary. As Head of System Technology - you will have A high level of technical expertise in the area of Power Electronics development and implementation in automotive systems. Experience of significant project responsibility in an Automotive Tier1 supplier or OEM. Familiarity with the mechanical design of automotive power converters. Suitably qualified and experienced Engineers should apply today by contacting Paul Robson at Jonathan Lee Recruitment +44(0)1384 446146 or by emailing their CV and covering letter .

Permanent / Birmingham, West Midlands

Electrician

Facilities Electrician Automotive Nuneaton Permanent Salary up to £29,000 depending on experience Jonathan Lee are currently recruiting for a Facilities Electrician on behalf of a leading organisation based in Nuneaton. This is a permanent opportunity for the right candidate. As a Facilities Electrician your duties will be: General Electrical duties around the site Reactive Maintenance Installation of electrical/Commercial services Fault finding & repair of plant machinery Planned preventative maintenance and testing of electrical services Compliance checks As a Facilities Electrician you will have: Previous Facilities electrician experience Electrical testing experience Experience of electrical maintenance & new installations 17th Edition electrical qualification This is a day shift opportunity, however there will be a Call out rota. Whilst on this rota you will get paid a retainer for being on call, get a minimum rate for getting called out, plus then paid at a premium rate! Immediate starts available for the right candidate!

Permanent / Nuneaton, Warwickshire

Data Analyst - 2430

Data Analyst £16.00-20.42 consolidated rate FMCG Birmingham Data Analyst opportunity has become available working for a multinational snacks company based at their Birmingham site. Key role will be to transfer ingredient and product formulae information to a new Recipe system. Focused effort on data cleansing and enrichment. Ensure Data Consistency and Completeness Quality Data, Analytical Test Target Min Max Values, Grading sheets & Shelf life data. Ensure to meet requirements linked to Manufacturing Standards initiative with emphasis on 'Critical to Process' and 'Critical to Quality'. Consolidation of Bill of Materials. Skills Required: 1) Organisational 2) Strong Attention to Detail 3) Effective communication skills Experience Required: Understanding of recipe structures Previous validation and approve data Consolidation of BOM's Facilitate / resolve discrepancies data analyst may encounter Experience Preferred: Performance testing and sign off for new equipment. Education Required: Science Degree. Interested in the above opportunity? Please apply to Kate Stevens or Sarah Gilbert at Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Contract / Birmingham, West Midlands

Project Manager Connected & Autonomous Vehicles CAVs

Project Manager - Connected & Autonomous Vehicles CAVs - Coventry - £45k - £65k DOE Searching for an automotive job with the opportunity to work on highly innovative programmes? The chance to work with leading OEM's and Tier1s in the field of connected & autonomous vehicles (CAVs). This is an exceptional opportunity for automotive engineers to join a leading company renowned for their expertise in automotive research & development. An opportunity to challenge their skills, take technical responsibility for the delivery of projects on connected and autonomous vehicles, delivering highly innovative research and valuable outcomes to our client's industrial partners What you will do As Project Manager Intelligent Vehicles CAVs; To provide broad ranging Technical Leadership for the successful and timely delivery of outputs from the Intelligent Vehicles project and other related projects in the field of CAVs. To represent our client as a recognised and credible expert in CAVs. To identify the challenges and needs faced by the industry. To establish collaborative research activities with partner organisations. To broaden the CAV research network by actively seeking new industrial and academic partners. To be responsible for the activities occurring in the project workshops. What you will need As Project Manager Intelligent Vehicles CAVs; Degree in relative Engineering subject Significant industrial experience in the delivery of automotive development projects The ability to provide technical leadership to a multi-disciplinary team of engineers and researchers Extensive knowledge of technology relevant to CAVs/ADAS Systems Ability to identify key areas of innovation and research Ability to influence and negotiate in a confident and professional manner Able to work independently as well as part of a team, managing workloads of self and the team you are line managing What you will get As Project Manager Intelligent Vehicles CAVs; Experience of working on a variety connected & autonomous vehicles with a range of OEMs Ongoing training and development. The chance to work in excellent facilities. Career advancement. Applications Suitably qualified and experienced Project Managers- Intelligent Vehicles/ADAS should apply today by either calling Jeff Lane on +44 (0)1384 446108 or by emailing their CV and covering letter

Permanent / Coventry, West Midlands

Principal Engineer, Control Systems

Principal Engineer Control Systems - Electric Vehicle Products - Birmingham - £ Competitive + Excellent benefits A Principal Engineer, Control Systems is required for a brand new automotive technology innovation centre, positioning itself at the forefront of electric and hybrid vehicle technology development. This is a fantastic opportunity to contribute to the advanced engineering of EV and Hybrid vehicle products, for a wide range of global customers. As Principal Engineer Control Systems - you will be required to Capture and interpret control requirements and implement suitable EV controller software architecture. Develop motor control and DC/DC control algorithms. Control modelling using Simulink, MATLAB environments. Generate C code to be used in a model-based environment, whilst working to a V-Cycle based methodology, implementing robust product testing, calibration, verification and version control techniques. Design functionally-safe solutions, including ASIL analysis and working to ISO26262. As Principal Engineer Control Systems - you will have An Engineering degree in a control-related and/or electrical and electronic engineering discipline. Experience of significant project responsibility in an Automotive Tier1 supplier or OEM. An advanced appreciation of modern digital control theory, algorithms, techniques and practical limitations. An enthusiasm for C, MISRA C and AUTOSAR-based control system development. With experience of SysML, FMEA, CAN testing tools, software architecture design, such as Rhapsody, and requirements capture (eg. DOORS). Familiarity with NXP / Infineon processors would be highly desirable. Suitably qualified and experienced Control Systems Engineers should apply today by contacting Paul Robson at Jonathan Lee Recruitment +44(0)1384 446146 or by emailing their CV and covering letter .

Permanent / Birmingham, West Midlands

Assistant Production Manager

Assistant Production Manager Food - FMCG Suffolk £30,000 Operating in over 16 countries, servicing approximately 4 billion people around the world our client is a vertically integrated farm to fork food conglomerate. A ready meal, a sandwich, a pub dinner, a pizza from the supermarket, a chilled snack or even a seafood salad, covering multiple sectors in the UK, you will have eaten their products and not even known about it. As part of the current upskilling programme, they are now in need of an Assistant Production Manager to support the Production Manager ensuring the output targets are met and exceeded for customers in the Retail and Foodservice sector. You will assist by driving line side KPI's, highlighting any production issues and identifying root causes to remove these barriers. As the right hand to the Production Manager, you will be instrumental in what will be the busiest time of the year as Christmas fast approaches. To this end, you must have a food manufacturing background and be familiar with the strains this time of year can bring. About you 3 years supervisory experience in a food manufacturing background Excellent analytical and numerical capability: operational and financial performance Excellent communication and presentation skills Previous experience of budget control and cost reduction programmes The skills to act as mentor in developing potential in others This role will suit a Line/Cell Leader or a Production Supervisor looking to take the next step in their production career Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you are an experienced Production Manager from a food production background and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Assistant Production Manager role, please contact Scott Williams at Jonathan Lee Recruitment PSC17

Permanent / Suffolk, England

CNC Miller

Summary Panel: CNC Miller £25,308 - £27,544 (Plus Overtime and shift allowances) Sheffield Rail/Heavy Engineering A CNC miller is required with knowledge of Milling and large component sizes. Candidates with experience of the rail or other heavy engineering industries would be well received. Due to company growth this company, requires a skilled machinist with mainly setting experience for a new permanent role. As a CNC miller you will be required to: Follow process instructions on route cards and technical drawings. Ensure the correct programs are loaded and all data is correct for the machining process ahead. Work as part of a cohesive team liaising with colleagues to increase productivity. Follow strict safety and quality procedures implemented by the company (ISO 9011). Check all tooling is correct and in full working condition always. Follow strict PPE guidelines at all times while working. Any applicants should have the following skills or experience: Be confident to edit, set and operate large scale milling machines to tolerances. Self-check work using head measurement devices correctly and accurately. Trained in the use of overhead cranes (desirable). Siemens trained (desirable). Operate numerous machines at one time, maximising machine working time. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of Milling and are looking to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Sheffield-based rail company will offer you: £25,308 - £27,544 Benefits Overtime paid at either 16.3% or 30.62% dependent on shift pattern. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of milling and large scale components and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the CNC Miller role, please contact Ryan North at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446195

Permanent / Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Commercial Manager

Aerospace and Defence - Competitive - Permanent - Leicestershire A Commercial Manager is required to join the Commercial Team within a market leading Innovative Defence Systems Company. The Commercial Manager will report to the Commercial Executive and will be responsible for leading the negotiation and management of the contractual interfaces with customers and major subcontractors. Commercial Manager - Key responsibilities and leading in the following areas Liaison with national and international customers and suppliers on contract terms Negotiation of contracts and change proposals Maintenance of contract baseline including terms and conditions Flow down of commercial requirements for subcontracts Preparation of Cost models for different types of programmes Major programmes pricing Preparation of price proposals Preparation of competitive bidding for subcontracts Progress invoices and payments Advise programme team of legal and commercial obligations Ensure compliance with import and export control regulations (including ITAR and EAR) Managing subcontractors Knowledge and skills required Relevant knowledge of legal and contractual obligations. Education to a degree level with International Commercial Law - essential Proven experience within an industry similar position with emphasis on high value local and international contracts - essential Proven successful experience in leading negotiation of complex contracts - essential Strong business and commercial acumen - essential Proven experience in major programmes pricing and winning price proposal preparation - essential Ability to work independently and as part of a multi-cultural / multinational team environment - essential Excellent written and verbal communication skills - essential Knowledge of import and export control regulations (including ITAR and EAR) - essential Flexible approach to working hours -essential Excellent ability to quickly build both internal and external successful business relationships. Extensive travel and working in locations across the UK. Also, some overseas travel. Extensive knowledge and experience of Microsoft Office packages (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Outlook and Visio) Strong organisational skills with the ability to multi-task and deliver on tight time frames. Relevant experience in large development and procurement programmes. UK MOD procurement conditions. **Security Clearance will be required for this role and therefore only applications from candidates able to obtain this will be considered** Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of international contact negotiation and management and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Commercial Managers role, please contact Paul Broadhead at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446 155.

Permanent / Leicestershire, England

Powertrain Cooling Systems CAE Engineer – PROP862

Powertrain Cooling Systems CAE Engineer – PROP862 Salary Range: £34,000 - £44,000 (plus benefits) Location: Warwickshire Posted Date: 24/09/2018 Expiry Date: 24/09/2018 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 cooling systems CAE engineer will be part of the powertrain team and responsible for all CAE activities. Main Activities & Tasks Powertrain cooling systems CAE engineer would be responsible for CAE activities on current and new technology programs. The job includes the following responsibilities CAE/CFD modelling of Powertrain aspects - cooling, intake, exhaust, engine components and HVAC systems to support both vehicle and new technology programs To work alongside technology partners and pollinate analytical modelling know-how into the teams tools and techniques procedures Support testing activities conducted by the Powertrain group in order to correlate analyses, including definition of instrumentation and test conditions Support development of vehicle targets, DVP’s, DFMEA’s, issues tracking documents and programme status documents Preferable exposure to 1D CAE and CAD 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 Role Travelling as required to India or European suppliers 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 – Clear understanding of PT, thermal fundamentals. Essential – Knowledge of cooling systems, ideally in automotive applications. Essential - Sound understanding of the design and development process. Relevant Skills for Position Essential – Generates new ideas with appropriate action plans. Demonstrates feasibility of ideas. Essential – Capable of managing a project element with support from more senior staff when necessary. Essential - Effective team member making improvements processes and providing high customer service. Essential – Assist with the administration duties to support Lead Engineer for effective performance of the team and consistently achieves forecast performance objectives. Essential – Ability to inspire team to strive for improvements and high customer service. Essential – Technical report writing. Essential – Expert on 1D/3D CAE toolsets, CAD exposure Experience Desirable – A minimum of five years automotive or other relevant industry experience. Essential - Powertrain cooling systems experience. Essential - Knowledge of 3D software`s like Star/Fluent/Radtherm. Essential - Experience within vehicle powertrain cooling and TASE functions. Essential - Able to demonstrate ability to plan and deliver components or systems from concept to production. 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. Please send your CV, with salary expectations and notice period to jayne.wogan@jonlee.co.uk.

Permanent / Warwick

Project Manager - Fire Protection and Sprinkler Systems

Due to continued growth this market leading designer and supplier of fire protection systems is looking for dynamic Project Managers. Based predominantly in London and the South East you will be ideally located in this area. Salary: Circa £50,000 to £70,000 DOE plus bonus, health care, travel allowance Key Responsibilities: Reporting in to Director level you will be responsible for the day to day running of specific projects. Responsible for a sprinkler system project or projects from design through construction to commissioning and handover in accordance with the procedures outlined in the Contract Practice Guides. Responsible for ensuring Health & Safety and the Environmental requirements are met on their projects in line with the procedures in the Quality, Environmental and Health & Safety manual. Effectively communicate project expectations to team members and stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion. Build, develop, and grow any business relationships vital to the success of the project. Determine and assess need for additional staff and/or consultants and make the appropriate appointments ideally with sprinkler industry experience if necessary during project cycle. Background and experience: Post-secondary education, HNC, ONC, BTEC or 'A' Level. Minimum 5 years' experience within a contract supervision and management role within the sprinkler industry encompassing design, contracting & cost management. IOSH Managing Safely Trained. Valid CSCS Engineering Skill card relevant to their work. This role offers an outstanding career development opportunity and the chance to join a well respected market leading business. Please apply as soon as possible to be considered for this exciting Project Manager role.

Permanent / London, England

Head of Chip Design Technology

Job Description Job title: Head of Chip Design Technology Department: R&D Centre: Assemblies Location: Birmingham (Following a short period in Lincolnshire, travel supported) Job Summary Our client has been manufacturing semiconductor products for over 60 years; providing Power Module and Electric Vehicle System products to customers across the world. It is an exciting time to be joining this leading technology company as we are in a significant period of growth which is planned to continue with a major growth investment in the Birmingham area. To support this growth plan, we are looking for a head of Chip Design Technology to join the R&D Centre. - This new centre will be situated in Birmingham. Successful candidates will be comfortable with travel to Lincoln in the first two months until the brand new and industry-leading design and development complex is up and running in Birmingham. The Role We are looking for a Principal Chip Design Engineer to lead our Power module, IGBT, bipolar, and SiC chip development teams to design and layout photomasks for the production of new generation semiconductor products. An excellent benefits package is offered to the right candidate. Key Responsibilities Manage all conception, scheming design of automotive power electronic products, evaluate the requirements for new products and determine the design plan. Organise research in new integrated technology of automotive power electronic product; Guide the R&D team, verification of new technologies, structures, and promotion of product implementation; Review structure design of product, including 3D/2D drawings of assemblies and parts, as well as analysis and calculation during the design Control structure related document output Define product BOM list Manage follow-up, modification and acceptance of mould making Define test methods for mechanical experiment Responsible for DEFMEA of power modules, formulate related documents according to APQP process Define the specification and test standard of structural material Structural sample testing, small batch trial production follow-up and assessment Responsible for the analysis of causes of the defective product and formulate corrective and preventive methods; Core Skills and Education A Degree or equivalent in a mechanical mechatronics and other related subjects; Demonstrable time-served background R&D of Power module and SiC chip design; Excellent leadership and management skills; Experience of 2D layout drawing tools. Use of general 2D/3D CAD software tools. Experience of Microsoft software packages. Knowledge of semiconductor devices & fabrication principles. Ability to solve engineering problems and to make appropriate recommendations for improvement. If you are interested in this exciting opportunity to join a growing organisation apply now.

Permanent / Birmingham, West Midlands

Production Manager

Production Manager, Low volume Automotive OEM Excellent salary with good benefits. Northamptonshire This is a fantastic opportunity for an exceptional Production Manager to join an impressive and ambitious bespoke, low volume automotive manufacturer. Because of the strong demand for the vehicles they produce, We are currently seeking an experienced individual to join the team at the Northamptonshire headquarters, supporting current and future projects. You will be working closely with the build facility team and senior management to support and champion continued development of manufacturing systems, as well as supporting the CEO in any other activities. As Production Manager you will ideally have experience and knowledge of hand built, niche vehicle manufacturing, or worked within low volume, high end, perhaps bespoke manufacturing and production, delivering a first class product to the end consumer. As Production Manager you will : Planning and scheduling of car builds, creation of project plans, communication of plans to relevant parties and individuals, setting work priorities and ensuring adherence to plan to meet targets Manage the day to day activities of all manufacturing and production Promote good car integrity following design up-issue or modification Ensure that all procedural documentation covering the build of all vehicles is managed and maintained within design guidelines Creation of works orders and standard operating procedures for all car build activities Work with the CEO and other key stakeholders to progress and prioritise the completion of major non-routine projects Communicate all build issues to appropriate design function via good communication and formal faults system To lead and actively contribute to regular production/build meetings, providing meeting output. Ensure company-wide policies and procedures are adhered to wherever and whenever appropriate Carry out staff performance reviews, under company guidelines Implement Lean and continuous improvement methodologies This is a unique role, and one that will provide an excellent challenge for the right candidate, not only hands on, working with multiple stakeholders, but working with the senior business leaders in the overall direction of the company. If you feel you have the right skill sets for the job, please apply.

Permanent / Towcester, Northamptonshire

Automotive Functional Safety Manager

Job Description Job title: Functional Safety Manager Department: R&D Centre: Assemblies Location: Birmingham (Following a short period in Lincolnshire, travel supported) Job Summary Our client has been manufacturing semiconductor products for over 60 years; providing Power Module and Electric Vehicle System products to customers across the world. It is an exciting time to be joining this leading technology company as we are in a significant period of growth which is planned to continue with a major growth investment in the Birmingham area. To support this growth plan, we are looking for a Functional Safety Manager to join the R&D Centre. - This new centre will be situated in Birmingham. Successful candidates will be comfortable with travel to Lincoln in the first two months until the brand new and industry-leading design and development complex is up and running in Birmingham. Please note that due to the Automotive nature we are only able to consider applicants with demonstrable experience in working towards ISO 26262 only. The Role Functional safety manager is responsible for guiding the software and hardware team on the functional safety implementation as per the ISO26262 guidelines. They will be responsible for conducting periodic reviews, status meetings and assessment of the work being performed and arrange any audits for the compliance of the system to functional safety rules and guidelines. An excellent benefits package is offered to the right candidate. Key Responsibilities Provide guidance to SW & HW engineers on functional safety implementation on work products. Conduct periodic reviews of ISO26262 implementations. Arrange for any audits for functional safety compliance. Guide the team on safety architecture for ISO26262 implementation. Project manage the functional safety software and hardware implementations. Give periodic reports to department head on progress of FS implementations. Core Skills and Education Minimum Bachelor's degree in electronics/ electronics related discipline Demonstrable experience in Automotive Industry Has hands-on experience in implementation of functional safety in the automotive domain. Experience of implementing FS strategy in Automotive embedded software. Has high level overview of FS implementation across SW and HW. Experience of conducting Audit for ISO26262 compliance. Automotive Software development experience in powertrain/EV/Hybrid domain. Understanding of Model Based System Engineering and design. Matlab/Simulink experience. Familiar with C language programming in automotive domain. If you are interested in this exciting opportunity to join a growing organisation apply now.

Permanent / Birmingham, West Midlands

Mechanical Design Engineer (Contract)

A Mechanical Design Engineer is required for a Birmingham based system integrator of automation and robotic systems. Ideally looking for an immediate starter The role of Mechanical Design Engineer will include the following: Take responsibility for conceptualising automated solutions based around customer specification. Ensure the brief is fully met and that costs are controlled throughout the design phase. Create detailed assembly drawings and support the shop floor with any queries. Design solutions for pick and place, inspection and material handling applications. The suitable candidate for Mechanical Design Engineer will need to possess the following experience: Mechanical design experience of electro-pneumatic special purpose machinery. Experienced with creating concepts and full detailed assembly drawings. Technical qualifications in engineering, mechatronics, robotics or a time served apprenticeship is desirable but not essential. This is a wonderful opportunity to work for a leading integrator of automated systems and offers an excellent working environment which supports creativity. If you have the required experience for this role of Mechanical Design Engineer then please click on the link to apply.

Contract / Birmingham, West Midlands

Sliding Head Setter

CNC Lathe Setter Operator (Sliding Head) Good permanent salary Stourbridge Manufacturing This is an immediate start permanent opportunity for an experienced CNC Setter to work in a SME based in Stourbridge; the company require the CNC Setter due to an established order book that is getting bigger and bigger. The firm has been in the present location for 15 years so are well settled in the area and are looking for ways to expand, hence the need to expand the team. We are looking for the following for this CNC Setter role: Experience setting and operating a sliding head lathe (any manufacturer) making components for any industry Relevant training and/or education (apprenticeship or equivalent from the UK or abroad) Able to work with Fanuc controls Able to work in a small team The CNC Setter role is an immediate start so if you are interested, please get in touch; the company are offering the following for this CNC Setter position: A permanent role Good hourly rate Paid overtime Day hours Training and development Please get in touch with me if you are interested in applying or hearing more about this role: or 01384 446125

Permanent / Stourbridge, West Midlands

Process Engineer – 40359

Process Engineer – 40359 Salary Range: £35,000 - £45,000 Location: Wiltshire, South West Posted Date: 24/09/18 Expiry Date: 24/10/18 A blue-chip product development company requires a skilled and highly motivated electrode process engineer to help it achieve its current and long-term battery ambitions and support its RDD lab activities. The Electrode Process Engineer will work within the energy storage research team and will be focused on working towards innovative materials development and characterisation techniques within target specifications. Reporting to the Lead Engineer, you will join a growing research team in. Your focus will be on the research and optimisation of coating technologies for application in energy storage. You will: • Work with the team to develop and optimise a novel electrode process • Develop models of the process and product, including FEA analysis of complex composite products • Design and implement solutions for lab and pilot line coating, this will require solving problems by implementing precision engineering solutions • Work within a team to produce robust process data which can be transferred to development and ultimately production level processes • Generate innovative solutions with strong & high value IP • Create plans and manage your own time using planning tools such as Microsoft Project and make sure this is integrated into the overall project plan You will need: Education and experience: • Minimum BEng/MEng degree (2:1 degree or better) in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or equivalent with a demonstrable level of process equipment design and engineering experience. Minimum technical experience and knowledge: • Equipment design: Experience optimising processes for product performance and throughput. This should include experience of scaling the process to a larger scale (prototyping). Ideally with experience of transferring to manufacturing scale. Experience at developing equipment for high throughput manufacturing. Demonstrated understanding of how to diagnose problems and develop a strategy to improve performance in the long term. • Finite Element Analysis: Experience in the use of FEA to analyse complex systems, with a view to improve production yield and cost whilst not sacrificing quality or performance. Experience in utilising FEA for composite systems, including mixed materials (for example metals and plastics). • Process development: Experience in utilising statistical methods to identify main effects and interactions within a process. • General: Ability to work autonomously, balancing workload. Knowledge of mass production manufacturing techniques and common issues with these, ideally with experience in automated assembly techniques. Desirable experience: • Experience within the coating industry, particularly design and development of coating machines. • Experience with designing/modifying equipment to produce high quality coatings at high volume. • CAD software experience (Siemens NX, Autodesk Inventor etc) • Experience with micromachining/sequential lasers Essential behavioural skills: • The ability to take a leadership position within a defined project • Good analytical ability and attention to detail • Ability to communicate appropriate, concise and accurate information in written and verbal format • Ability to adapt or generate imaginative and innovative ideas, in line with core company values that would result in great company products • To be able to multi-task and plan effectively when working with a variety of project teams in an often high-pressure, competitive environment in an organised manner • Excellent team working skills Applications: In order to increase your chances of being short listed please ensure you submit a supporting statement in addition to your CV clearly addressing how you meet the essential and desirable criteria as outlined above, plus details of your current and required package.

Permanent / Malmesbury

Lead Engineer - Engineering Sign Off - EQ910

Lead Engineer - Engineering Sign Off - EQ910 Salary: £58,000 - £68,000 (plus + car allowance + benefits) Location: Warwickshire Posted Date: 24/09/2018 Expiry Date: 24/10/2018 Summary of Department & Role TMETC`s Engineering Quality department provides support to the Head of Engineering Quality, Tata Motors, focussing on the following key areas: • Engineering Sign Off (ESO) and Automotive Safety Office (ASO) • Requirements Management Design Verification & Validation RMDV2) • ISO 26262 functional safety • BS6 requirements planning and implementation • Customer quality corrective actions (FMQ) Reporting to the Chief Engineer – Engineering Quality, the Lead Engineer – Engineering Sign Off, will lead TMETC’s input to Tata Motors Engineering Sign-Off activities, whilst providing further support across all Engineering Quality work streams as required. The role is focussed on identifying technical & project timing risks and communicating these to senior management in the context of business risk. This will therefore require a wide range of automotive knowledge and programme delivery experience in order to identify critical paths in NPI timing, and the ability to conduct technical reviews of data and evidence in support of product verification and validation. A good understanding of the application of Design Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (DFMEA) and its translation to Design Verification Plans (DVPs) is required to encourage the application of best practice. The Lead Engineer must demonstrate excellent communication, and negotiation skills with an ability to challenge, influence and develop existing processes in a multi-cultural environment. Main Activities & Tasks Management of TMETC support to Tata Motors Engineering Sign Off activities Lead the deployment of the ESO process to PV & CV vehicle and powertrain programmes (knowledge of BS6 powertrain requirements would be a distinct advantage) Populate and maintain project risk status (knowledge of requirements, issues and risk management applications will be an advantage) Report project risks to Senior Management and Executive Leadership Teams Identify and develop opportunities for improved verification and validation methods Support ESO best practice and knowledge sharing between TML and group companies Support 8D resolutions to identified issues Attend weekly VC meetings with TML based ESO team and provide guidance on ESO process Develop/maintain key relationships with TML ESO team and senior engineers / managers 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 • Based at TMETC UK Office • Travel to the Engineering Facility in Pune India (minimum 6 times per annum) Qualifications Desirable – Degree qualified or similar qualification minimum Desirable – Chartered Engineer (or working towards Chartership) Knowledge Essential – Broad understanding of automotive vehicle and system technologies Essential – Understanding of product delivery processes (NPI/GPDS etc.) Essential – BS6 engine technology and implementation Desirable – Engineering Quality Management Desirable – Understanding of RMDV2 and the IBM Rational tools (DOORS/RTC/RQM) Desirable – Systems Engineering Approach Relevant Skills for Position Essential – Problem solving and development of solutions using recognised tools Essential – Product engineering delivery Essential – Application of system engineering processes Essential – Process improvement and implementation Essential – Excellent communication skills (at all levels) Essential – Ability to strive for improvements and provide a high level of customer service Essential – Ability to manage multiple work tasks within a broad ranging role Essential – Capable of planning and managing products autonomously Essential – Cultural awareness and ability to overcome cultural barriers Essential – Computer literacy (Microsoft Office, Project & Engineering System Tools) Desirable – A minimum of ten years automotive experience Desirable – Global experience within Automotive OEM, supplier of consultancy Desirable – Project management and delivery Desirable – Application of Design Verification Plans (DVPs) to enable product delivery Personal Attributes Essential – Self-motivated and proactive Essential – Effective team member Essential – Approachable and positive attitude Essential – Highly organised Essential – Process driven Essential - Good logical reasoning Desirable – Strong negotiation and influencing skills Essential - Ability to remain calm under pressure and prioritise tasks Essential – Strong numeracy and literacy

Permanent / Warwickshire

Principal Module Reliability Engineer

Job Description Job title: Principal Module Reliability engineer Department: R&D Centre: Assemblies Location: Birmingham (Following a short period in Lincolnshire, travel supported) Job Summary Our client has been manufacturing semiconductor products for over 60 years; providing Power Module and Electric Vehicle System products to customers across the world. It is an exciting time to be joining this leading technology company as we are in a significant period of growth which is planned to continue with a major growth investment in the Birmingham area. To support this growth plan, we are looking for a Principal Chip Design Engineer (IGBT & SiC) to join the R&D Centre. - This new centre will be situated in Birmingham. Successful candidates will be comfortable with travel to Lincoln in the first two months until the brand new and industry-leading design and development complex is up and running in Birmingham. The Role This role will be responsible for power module reliability analysis and test, Establish a module product reliability analysis method and work flow. An excellent benefits package is offered to the right candidate. Key Responsibilities Responsible for the planning and implementation of reliability research of power modules Responsible for the optimisation of power module reliability research system and the introduction of reliability methods and tools; Responsible for understanding and confirming customer requirements for reliability of power modules and making evaluation plans Establish and improve power module reliability test platform; Define and improve power module reliability test standards and related manuals Participate in the company's cutting-edge product reliability research, patent excavation and application Research and development of new test methods for reliability concerns; Study reliability failure mechanisms of new power device packaging Responsible for reliability analysis and health monitoring of power modules such as IGBTs and SiC and GaN; Establish life prediction and health monitoring systems for power modules; Establish failure models for various failure criteria based on various tests (stress-strain, humidity, vibration) data; Analysis of the failure mechanism of power modules to promote rectification and implementation; Research and tracking of cutting edge technology in power semiconductor module reliability; Assist in the development of departmental teams and newcomers training; Core Skills and Education Master or PhD Degree or equivalent in a reliability, physics, materials, semiconductor, and other related subjects; The equivalent of a PhD with demonstrable experience in power module reliability analysis Solid background in DFR: ALT, HALT, Weibull analysis, reliability prediction, MTTF, life date analysis etc. Proficient in the power modules reliability test, using reliability statistics to interpret test results Proficient in the failure mechanism of power module reliability test Familiar with power semiconductor device package structure and packaging process If you are interested in this exciting opportunity to join a growing organisation apply now.

Permanent / Birmingham, West Midlands

Service Technician

Title: Service Technician (South East) Location: South East Region Salary: £25,700 p/a (Increasing after 12 weeks) Overview: We are currently recruiting for an experienced Service Technician to work for our client across the South East Region, the role will be providing service support (product installation, repair, maintenance) to an agreed customer base within a designated area. Key Responsibilities: To repair all company brand and competitor batteries and chargers. To fit and repair all company brand and competitor watering systems. To repair all company brand and competitor's ancillary equipment. Installation of all batteries to the customer requirements. The installation and connection of chargers to AC isolation point/plug. To fit and monitor battery and charger test equipment. Perform battery discharge and impedance testing as required. Carry out Surveys and complete detailed reports for battery & chargers as when required. Use an IPAD communication device to the agreed requirements and procedures. Provide data and report on application issues. Carry out and fulfil any requirements of battery, charger, watering and maintenance contracts. Ensure all works is completed within Health & Safety guidelines. Assist other Engineers as required, including training and liaise with other departments. Ensure all customers are advised on the safe and recommended use of products and offer detailed instructions/guidelines where necessary including product/part replacement. Support Customer training programs and inductions as required. To promote all company products and services in a positive and effective manner. To promote the Company image by ensuring all issued clothing is clean and respectable and the vehicle and equipment are maintained within Company guidelines. Ensure that the van is correctly stocked with all the necessary equipment to complete a job at the first visit. Knowledge, Training and Qualifications: Full and clean UK Driving Licence A recognised electrical qualification to NVQ3 or equivalent, fork lift truck licence Customer Focus, Commercial Awareness, Achievement Drive, Team Working, Flexible Approach, Detail Conscious, Able to work from initiative, Able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines, Good Communication Experience in the electrical industry, Experience in the repair and installation of industrial batteries, Experience in the repair and installation of chargers If you are interested in applying for this role or would like more information please contact Lee Elwell on 01384 446 154 (Direct Line) or your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Contracts are those of an Employment Business.

Permanent / Wembley, Middlesex

Production Manager

Production Manager Food - FMCG Suffolk £35,000 to £45,000 doe Operating in over 16 countries, servicing approximately 4 billion people around the world our client is a vertically integrated farm to fork food conglomerate. A ready meal, a sandwich, a pub dinner, a pizza from the supermarket, a chilled snack or even a seafood salad, covering multiple sectors in the UK, you will have eaten their products and not even known about it. As part of the current upskilling programme, they are now in need of a Production Manager to lead and manage all aspects of the production team with accountability for a 4 on 4 off shift. The new Production Manager will maximise performance by ensuring operational targets are met through structured delivery of KPIs, whilst maintaining the highest standards of quality. You will ensure customer specification is in line with site Technical/operational procedures, GMP and HSE whilst continuously striving to improve the team performance About the role The focus of this role will be around Continuous Improvement, understanding inputs and translating them into an actionable plan promoting improvement activity by allowing all levels to challenge the status quo Adopt a coaching environment where you will be responsible for the recruitment, training and development of your team personnel whilst instilling the business values Encourage two-way communication and create an environment comfortable with constructive and effective dialogue at all levels Drive KPI's through the team ensuring they are translated, achieved and exceeded in your area to contribute to the overall factory performance About you 5 years manufacturing experience as a Manager Excellent analytical and numerical capability: operational and financial performance Excellent communication and presentation skills Previous experience of budget control and cost reduction programmes The skills to act as mentor in developing potential in others Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you are an experienced Production Manager from a food production background and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Production Manager role, please contact Scott Williams at Jonathan Lee Recruitment PSC17

Permanent / Suffolk, England

Service Technician (NE)

Title: Service Technician (North East) Location: North East (A1M Corridor) Salary: £ Negotiable Overview: We are currently recruiting for an experienced Service Technician to work for our client across the North East Region, the role will be providing service support (product installation, repair, maintenance) to an agreed customer base within a designated area. Key Responsibilities: To repair all company brand and competitor batteries and chargers. To fit and repair all company brand and competitor watering systems. To repair all company brand and competitor's ancillary equipment. Installation of all batteries to the customer requirements. The installation and connection of chargers to AC isolation point/plug. To fit and monitor battery and charger test equipment. Perform battery discharge and impedance testing as required. Carry out Surveys and complete detailed reports for battery & chargers as when required. Use an IPAD communication device to the agreed requirements and procedures. Provide data and report on application issues. Carry out and fulfil any requirements of battery, charger, watering and maintenance contracts. Ensure all works is completed within Health & Safety guidelines. Assist other Engineers as required, including training and liaise with other departments. Ensure all customers are advised on the safe and recommended use of products and offer detailed instructions/guidelines where necessary including product/part replacement. Support Customer training programs and inductions as required. To promote all company products and services in a positive and effective manner. To promote the Company image by ensuring all issued clothing is clean and respectable and the vehicle and equipment are maintained within Company guidelines. Ensure that the van is correctly stocked with all the necessary equipment to complete a job at the first visit. Knowledge, Training and Qualifications: Full and clean UK Driving Licence A recognised electrical qualification to NVQ3 or equivalent, fork lift truck licence Customer Focus, Commercial Awareness, Achievement Drive, Team Working, Flexible Approach, Detail Conscious, Able to work from initiative, Able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines, Good Communication Experience in the electrical industry, Experience in the repair and installation of industrial batteries, Experience in the repair and installation of chargers If you are interested in applying for this role or would like more information please contact Lee Elwell on 01384 446 154 (Direct Line) or your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Contracts are those of an Employment Business.

Permanent / York, North Yorkshire

Bowl Fabricators

Summary Panel: Job title: Bowl Fabricators Salary Range; Excellent Salary and Benefits Location: Aylesbury This expanding machine manufacturer are seeking Bowl Fabricators for their Aylesbury based factory. Bowl Fabricators are required with knowledge of bowl feeders and pneumatics. Candidates with experience of high speed automation machinery would be well received. Due to growth this company, in the Aylesbury area requires adaptable Bowl Fabricators with sheet metal experience for a new permanent role. As a Bowl Feeder you will be required to: Work effectively and efficiently as part of various teams including Bowl Feeder Building and orientation. Communicate to line management when necessary regarding requirements that need actioning to complete projects. Fitting and Assembling Special Purpose Industrial Automation Systems with mechanical duties. The Bowl Fabricators should have the following skills or experience: Experience in building, assembling and fitting special purpose machinery ideally within automation. A Mechanical skill set, with knowledge of welding and fabricating bowl feeders. Ideally from a bowl tooling fabrication background, with the expertise of bespoke bowl feeder assembly. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of bowl feeder assembly to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Aylesbury-based manufacturing company will offer you: Salary Negotiable 33 days holiday, pension, overtime and early finish on Fridays This is a growing and developing organisation, and you will have the opportunity to grow and develop with them. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of Bowl Tool Fabrication and High-Speed Automation Machinery and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Bowl Fabricator role, please contact Mary O'Brien at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446 168.

Permanent / Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

Principal AUTOSAR Software Engineer

Job Description Job title: Principal AUTOSAR software Engineer Department: R&D Centre: Assemblies Location: Birmingham (Following a short period in Lincolnshire, travel supported) Job Summary Our client has been manufacturing semiconductor products for over 60 years; providing Power Module and Electric Vehicle System products to customers across the world. It is an exciting time to be joining this leading technology company as we are in a significant period of growth which is planned to continue with a major growth investment in the Birmingham area. To support this growth plan, we are looking for a Principal Chip Design Engineer (IGBT & SiC) to join the R&D Centre. - This new centre will be situated in Birmingham. Successful candidates will be comfortable with travel to Lincoln in the first two months until the brand new and industry-leading design and development complex is up and running in Birmingham. The Role This role will be responsible for developing and maintaining AUTOSAR code for different projects, participating architecture design of hardware and software. This role will also be responsible for the AUTOSAR software development of the next generation based on the functional safety requirements. An excellent benefits package is offered to the right candidate. Key Responsibilities Leading and participating in software architecture design Leading evaluation of different processor platforms, different hardware architecture designs Leading evaluation of functional safety solutions, and ASIL decomposition solutions Leading development of peripheral drivers, generating AUTOSAR middleware and debugging code Integration of basic software, third-party MCAL, algorithm software and OEM software, provision of complete AUTOSAR compliant control software Making plans and monitoring progress for software integration and testing Writing technical documentation Teamwork with control engineer and embedded software engineer to specify hardware and software architecture, provide complete middleware and testing plan Support functional safety engineer to evaluate functional safety performance of control hardware Actively communicate with external suppliers, universities, research institutes and clients, keep in line with the cutting-edge technology and future trending technology Core Skills and Education Minimum Bachelor's degree in electronics/ electronics related discipline, demonstrable working experience in the area of embedded software development and testing in automotive industry Robust experience with AUTOSAR 3.0 or 4.0 standard Experience with software architecture design tool like Rhapsody, PREEVision and etc. Familiar with NXP or Infineon processors Familiar with Tasking, GHS or Code warrior compilers Familiar with SPI, CAN, FlexRay or Ethernet and LLD Familiar with RTOS Analog and digital circuit Familiar with XCP protocol and diagnosis protocol Familiar with safety critical code standard like MISRA C Excellent embedded C programming and assembly programming techniques Familiar with ISO26262 Familiar with V model software testing process and version control Familiar with requirements management tool like DOORS etc Experience with functional safety software like Medini SysML/UML modelling FMEA awareness will be desirable If you are interested in this exciting opportunity to join a growing organisation apply now.

Permanent / Birmingham, West Midlands

Mechanical Fitters

Summary Panel: Job title: Mechanical Fitters Salary Range; Excellent Salary and Benefits Location: Aylesbury This expanding machine manufacturer are seeking Mechanical Fitters for their Aylesbury based factory. Mechanical Fitters are required with knowledge of machine welding and assembly. Candidates with experience of high speed automation machinery would be well received. Due to growth this company, in the Aylesbury area requires adaptable Mechanical Fitters with sheet metal experience for a new permanent role. As a Mechanical Fitter you will be required to: Work effectively and efficiently as part of various teams including Machining Precision Components and Build. Communicate to line management when necessary regarding changes that require action to complete projects. Fitting and Assembling Special Purpose Industrial Automation Systems with mechanical duties. The Mechanical Fitters should have the following skills or experience: Experience in building, assembling and fitting special purpose machinery ideally within automation. A Mechanical skill set, with knowledge of welding and fabricating small stainless-steel parts as well as manual machining such as milling, turning and grinding. Machine installation skills, FAT, SAT and mechanical debugging whilst being client facing. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of bowl feeder assembly to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Aylesbury-based manufacturing company will offer you: Negotiable Salary 33 days holiday, pension, overtime and early finish on Fridays This is a growing and developing organisation, and you will have the opportunity to grow and develop with them. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of Mechanical Assembly and High-Speed Automation Machinery and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Mechanical Fitters role, please contact Mary O'Brien at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446 168.

Permanent / Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

STA Engineers

STA Engineer Gaydon Paying up to £38,000 per annum DOE A STA Engineer is required to provide support for a luxury automotive manufacturing company based in Gaydon. The role is permanent opportunity paying up a competitive annual salary of up to £38,000 and is to start as soon as possible. What you will be doing: Review supplier site self-assessments Visit sites as required to drive open issues and supplier improvement plans to resolution Schedule and conduct reviews with supplier management Conduct capacity verification process and verify production trial run Drive capability, launch readiness review process Ensure supplier completion of flawless launch initiatives Support management/supplier meetings Provide supplier on-site assistance Analyse capacity, capability and drive improvement Support fresh eyes reviews as required Support conformity of production audit at selected suppliers Person specification: The ideal candidate will be degree Supplier development background Automotive or similar sector background Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to work in multi-functional teams including suppliers, to exact deadlines and often under pressure. Working knowledge of problem solving tools and techniques Excellent IT abilities including MS products Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Permanent / Gaydon, Warwickshire

Engine Test Technician

Engine Test Technician Peterborough Up to £15.50 per hour LTD 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 Test 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

Contract Chassis CAD Engineer

CAD Design Engineer - Chassis - Contract - Up to £33/hr DOE - Nuneaton - An exciting opportunity to join a highly innovative engineering team who are leaders and experts in their field. I am seeking Design Engineers to work on heavy innovative vehicles. Design skills required in the following areas: chassis, suspension, brakes and steering systems this is for our client- a low volume vehicle manufacturer. You will be working on a project which is at an early concept stage and will have the opportunity to influence and see the programme through to production. About you: Thorough working knowledge of Cad, preferably CATIA V5 backed up by significant experience used in a dynamic Engineering organisation. Working Knowledge of GD&T. Broad design and packaging background across all major vehicle systems and areas with hands-on mechanical skills and experience with Automotive or related vehicles and systems. The role: Perform component design, layout, sizing, and performance analyses. Create 3D and 2D designs and documents for assigned components. Assist in developing and preparing presentation drawings including writing engineering change requests (ECR's), Engineering Releases and engineering instructions. Be responsible for GD&T, BOM development and control. Serve as technical resource for complex assignments. Provide support in developing planning (time/cost) documentation and corresponding program status reporting. What's appealing about this role: - A competitive market hourly rate with long term work on offer with extra hours available. - Ownership and technical input to new concept and development fast moving projects. - The opportunity to be part of a unique, innovative highly technical product. Applications Suitably qualified and experienced CAD Design Engineers should apply today by either calling Jeff Lane on +44 (0)1384 446108 or by emailing their CV and covering letter

Contract / Nuneaton, Warwickshire

Senior CAD Design Engineer

Senior Mechanical Design Engineer - Permanent - Kettering - £Competitive Salary DOE I am seeking a Senior Mechanical Design Engineer for an established vehicle conversion company. They are market leaders in their field with extensive experience in the design and manufacture of premium quality access equipment. This is a permanent position based in Kettering and is offering a competitive salary What You Will Do: As Senior Mechanical Design Engineer; The Senior Mechanical Design Engineer will work on a range of exciting installation projects ranging on a vast array of vehicles Concept installation work & design studies Design detailing, BOM compilation and drawing release Structural Calculations and FEA Technical Documentation compilation of design adherence to standards and body builder requirements Prototype / Batch production build support Liaise with internal/external customers/departments, as required during projects Management of Projects from Concept through to final production What You Will Need: As Senior Mechanical Design Engineer; Degree/HNC qualified Engineer, ideally having 5+ yrs. relevant industry experience Experience and proven knowledge of CAD (ideally SolidWorks) Knowledge of body/body structures design, experience of hydraulics & electrics would be advantageous Must be adept in taking a high level of responsibility and decision making on a day to day basis Have a high degree of personal accountability with a high attention to detail Be able to work on own their initiative Excellent verbal and written communication skills What You Will Get: As Senior Mechanical Design Engineer; Employment with an established engineering company being market leaders in their field A very competitive salary depending on experience Work on a range of innovative programmes Early finish on a Friday Applications Suitably qualified and experienced Mechanical Design Engineers should apply today by either calling Jeff Lane on +44 (0)1384 446108 or by emailing their CV and covering letter

Permanent / Kettering, Northamptonshire

Graduate Electrical Designer

A Graduate Electrical Designer is required for a world class manufacturer of capital equipment. The role of Graduate Electrical Designer will include (after training): Control panel design from scratch working on new and existing products. Create electrical schematic for machine wiring and assembly diagrams. Get involved in plc programming using Siemens controllers. Design schematics for standard and non standard integration solutions. The suitable candidate for this Graduate Electrical Designer position will need to have the following skills and/or academic experience. Degree in Electrical Engineering. Some exposure to electrical design - any CAD system is fine. Passionate about engineering and the desire to learn. If you an Electrical Engineering Graduate looking for an exciting and fulfilling career, then please click on the link to apply for this Graduate Electrical Designer. In return, we can offer comprehensive training and exposure to some of the most advanced manufacturing operations.

Permanent / Worcestershire, England

Junior Project Engineer

Junior Project Engineer £Competitive plus Benefits Birmingham Project, Design, Delivery, Commercial, Automotive, Automated Assembly, Development, Jigs/Fixtures A Junior Project Engineer is required to support the delivery of projects within the automated assembly and special purpose equipment arena. Candidates with experience in mechanical design and project delivery within the special purpose machine build, automated assembly and/or jigs and fixtures industry would be well received. Due to continued growth this company, a world class manufacturer of bespoke assembly and automated equipment based in Birmingham requires a committed and proactive Junior Project Engineer who can provide design support and coordination in the delivery of bespoke automated assembly equipment, production lines and special purpose machinery reporting into the Project Lead to ensure timing plans and gateways are achieved. As a Junior Project Engineer, you will be required to: Support the Project Lead in providing design activities within the modification of equipment and systems to meet the client's requirements Aid in the coordination and running of projects to ensure quality standards, timing plans and design concepts are realized Take control financially and with regards to engineering of a project from design stage to commissioning and onto to handover to the client Liaise with Engineering, Design and Manufacturing to pull together all resources Work with PM in the designing, quotation, winning and delivery of new projects providing additional support to ensure customer satisfaction through the life cycle of the project The Junior Project Engineer should have the following skills or experience: Strong Mechanical Design background within special purpose equipment, automation, assembly processes and/or jigs & fixtures In coordinating all commercial activities and project timing plans to ensure project deliverables are achieved within budgetary and quality constraints Assisting in project quotation and proposals for new business within the automotive, aerospace and/or automation industries This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with a strong mechanical design or project engineering background within the automotive special purpose machine build, automated assembly and jigs & fixtures arena seeking to develop their career. In return for your experience, this Birmingham based company will offer you: £Competitive Salary plus Benefits Excellent career progression and development within a forward thinking organisation that is experiencing excellent growth. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge in the design and development of automotive assembly lines, special purpose equipment, automated assembly lines and/or jigs & fixtures and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Junior Project Engineer role, please contact Mark Bignell at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446167 or email

Permanent / Birmingham, West Midlands

Lab Technician (metallurgist)

Summary Panel: Job title: Lab Technician (metallurgist) Salary Range: £27,000 - £28,000 Location: Leicester Industry/ Strapline: Engineering/ quality/ testing/ metallurgy A Lab Technician (metallurgist) is required with knowledge of metallurgy and mechanical testing. Candidates with experience of the aerospace industry would be well received. Due to expansion this company, based in Leicester requires a skilled Lab Technician (metallurgist) with mechanical testing experience for a new permanent role. As a Lab Technician (metallurgist) you will be required to: Mechanical testing Metallurgical Examination Data input and Maintaining records. The Lab Technician (metallurgist) should have the following skills or experience: Metallurgical and Mechanical testing disciplines (desirable). Knowledge of metallurgical examination of forged products with an existing knowledge of the aerospace industry. Computer literate able to maintain electronic records. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of metallurgy within the aerospace industry to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Leicester-based Aerospace company will offer you: Working hours are double days: 6-2,2-10 Mon - Thurs, Fri 6-11, 11-4 5% shift premium Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of metallurgy and mechanical testing and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Lab technician (metallurgist) role, please contact Ryan North at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446195.

Permanent / Leicester, Leicestershire

Quality Manager

Quality Manager Role - Coventry A new and exciting opportunity has arisen for a Quality Manager within an established engineering group, based in Coventry, who are world renowned in the Rail and Construction industries for energy absorption products. The Quality Manager will lead and develop a quality-focussed culture, across the site operation of Group members, ensuring continuous improvement and compliance in all company processes. Operating at all levels, as well as remaining 'hands-on' with the business operation. The Quality Manager will: - Provide support in resolving technical and customer issues. Ensure proactive resource management of Quality staff ensuring staff numbers, levels of skills, knowledge and experience, organisation and deployment are sufficient to achieve business targets. Provide specialist expertise in the application and deployment of Quality tools and metrics within all areas. Lead, develop and motivate the Quality team applying the most appropriate management style to achieve optimum performance. Identify and drive measurable process improvement. Ensure that constructive working relationships are built and maintained with all Sites and departments within the Group as well as suppliers, customers and third party certification bodies. Qualifications, Skills and Experience required. Degree qualified in Technical/Engineering/Science discipline Quality-related professional qualification e.g. Chartered Quality Institute Continuous Improvement experience or Six Sigma Certified. Extensive operational experience in a 'hands-on' Quality role within a manufacturing environment, encompassing engineering design and development, operations, and sales. Proven 'leader', with an adaptive leadership and management style, able to inspire and motivate the Quality team of circa 10. Quality management experience in a CNC Machining environment. Benefits Salary negotiable dependent upon experience Company pension scheme Life Assurance If you are interested in this role, please forward your CV and contact details to Philip Delaloye at or for more details call 01384446192.

Permanent / Coventry, West Midlands

Project Engineer

Project Engineer £Competitive plus Benefits Birmingham Project, Design, Delivery, Commercial, Automotive, Automated Assembly, Development, Jigs/Fixtures A Project Engineer is required with knowledge of leading and delivering projects within the automated assembly and special purpose equipment arena. Candidates with experience of managing and delivering project within the special purpose machine build, automated assembly and/or jigs and fixtures industry would be well received. Due to continued growth this company, a world class manufacturer of bespoke assembly and automated equipment based in Birmingham requires a forward-thinking Project Engineer who can lead, coordinate and deliver bespoke automated assembly equipment, production lines and special purpose machinery within budget and stringent timing plans. As a Project Engineer, you will be required to: Liaise and communicate with clients within the automotive arena to establish their requirements and provide effective solutions for their needs Coordinate all project activities to ensure timing plans are achieved and budgets maintained for strategic projects Liaise with Engineering, Design and Manufacturing to pull together all resources Provide technical support for new quotation and evaluation of potential business dealing with all commercial and business activities The Project Engineer should have the following skills or experience: Leading and delivering projects within the automotive and automation arena, especially with assembly processes and special purpose equipment/machine build In coordinating all commercial activities and project timing plans to ensure project deliverables are achieved within budgetary and quality constraints Assist is project quotation and proposals for new business within the automotive and aerospace industries This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of leading and delivering projects within the automotive special purpose machine build, automated assembly and jigs & fixtures seeking to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Birmingham based company will offer you: £Competitive Salary plus Benefits Excellent career progression and development within a forward thinking organisation that is experiencing excellent growth. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of automotive assembly lines, special purpose equipment, automated assembly lines and/or jigs & fixtures and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Project Engineer role, please contact Mark Bignell at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446167 or email

Permanent / Birmingham, West Midlands

Production Manager

Title: Production Manager Location: Hyde, Greater Manchester Salary: Negotiable Reporting to: MD Direct Reports: Production Team Leaders Indirect Reports: 30 heads (Operations Staff) Role Overview: We are currently recruiting for our client for a Production Manager to work at their busy facility in the Greater Manchester area. The role will be managing the product and engineering areas of the business to ensure on time delivery of quality products. The Role: The position will be a hands-on role and be working closely with operations staff within their production/manufacturing department, full knowledge of profiling including laser and waterjet operations would be an advantage. The role will involve all aspects of accountabilities including: Productivity, involved in the promotion of business process improvements at every level throughout the company to ensure all resources are deployed and managed effectively and targets met or exceeded. Quality, involved in adhering to the company's quality policies and procedures and provisions of high quality products and services on time. Health, Safety and Environmental, involved in continual compliance with the HSE policies and support the promotion of safe working practices and environmental awareness throughout department. Compliance, involved in ensuring compliance is fully adhered to including internal policies and produces. Cost Control, the role will be ensuring the business is operating within budget parameters, corporate guidelines and protect corporate assets. The successful candidate's main responsibilities will include: Effective man management of the production / manufacturing team Working closely with end customer including review of parts and products Development business improvement Review operations site and improve product quality through engineering Work with H&S department to ensure workforce follow agreed procedures and comply with regulations Other reasonable duties or accountability that are consistent with the role Qualifications, Experience and Profile: Relevant technical/engineering degree or equivalent work experience (10 years +) Relevant manufacturing experience within a superalloy environment Knowledge of manufacturing and engineering process Knowledge of lean improvements and H&S Skills include IT Microsoft, man management, problem solving, and excellent communication If you are interested in applying for this role or would like more information please contact Lee Elwell on 01384 446 154 (Direct Line) or your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Contracts are those of an Employment

Permanent / Stockport, Greater Manchester

Commercial Gas Engineer

Commercial Gas Engineer £30-35k A Commercial Gas Engineer is required to join a forward thinking FM organisation based near Stourbridge, West Midlands. This role requires a mobile engineer to service commercial sites nationwide, some of which have combat/dual air gas heaters and boilers. As this is a mobile role you will be required to hold a full UK Driving Licence. In order to be considered for the job you will need to hold the following qualifications/tickets: * Valid commercial gas tickets * IPAF experience * PPM and reactive maintenance experience The salary for this role is dependant on experience and is negotiable between £30-35k. The successful candidate will benefit from an excellent working environment within a forward thinking company. If you are interested in this role, please APPLY NOW. For more information or to have a chat please give call Lois Weston at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446119.

Permanent / Stourbridge, West Midlands

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 bespoke machinery manufacturer based in Worcester. Candidates with experience of the Automation industry 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 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 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

Supplier Quality Engineer

A new opportunity for a Supplier Quality Engineer to work for a world leader in aircraft landing and braking systems. Joining the Supplier Quality Team your role as Supplier Quality Engineer will be responsible for: Assessing and approving process and system capabilities externally, conducting Product, Process system and GRP0087 audits to assess suppliers for compliance. Working closely with internal manufacturing, you will provide assistance and provide advice on parts transferring externally. You will form strong links with our suppliers to ensure seamless New Product introduction and facilitate transition of parts within the supply base. Your communication style, both oral and verbal, will allow you to promote Lean principals and allow you to train and develop suppliers in FMEA, Statistical methods and other quality tools in line with our DVI processes. You will maintain the DK6000 approved vendor database and other databases as required with the appropriate documented reports. You will also conduct any other duties requested which, are directly associated with the role. You must hold a full driving licence and current passport and have a willingness to travel to all continents at short notice. Candidate skills & experience: The ideal applicant will be HNC or graduate calibre and have an in-depth, working knowledge of Quality Management System implementation, ideally to recognised Aerospace standards (AS9100 & 9102). You will be competent in the application of quality standards and procedure and have strong problem solving methods to support the business and supply base as appropriate. The ideal candidate will be an experienced Auditor, preferably as Lead Assessor level and you must hold a full driving licence and passport as overseas travel will be a prerequisite part of the role. This a permanent role working for a well-known aircraft equipment manufacturer based in Gloucester. If you are interested in the above role please apply today or contact Sarah Davies on 01384 446 143 for further information.

Permanent / Gloucestershire, England

Chief Systems Engineer

Chief Systems Engineer - Nottinghamshire - Aerospace - Permanent A Chief Systems Engineer is required to join the Engineering Team within a market leading innovative and large Electronic Systems company and the successful Chief Systems Engineer will report directly to the VP of Technology. This is a role in an Advanced Technology Centre in Nottinghamshire. The Chief Systems Engineer will be responsible for all aspects of the design/development of advanced power systems used in a wide variety of Aerospace Power Converters, this role offers the successful Chief Systems Engineer the opportunity to be part of an exciting new team servicing top tier customers. The ideal Chief Systems Engineer candidate will have the potential to grow and progress within the organisation. Chief Systems Engineer - Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities Mentor and motivate all technical staff Primary technical interface with customers / prospective customers Strong relationship with customers, suppliers and academia and to join trade associations Responsible for all quality aspect and regulatory compliance of products Technical proposal editing and final approval and Chairman of all design reviews Creation of high-level work packages and to seek agreements with engineering management Support the engineering manager with recruitment of technical staff Final approval of all qualification test plans, procedures and test results Responsible for quality control checks, Engineering integrity & signatory of all design manuals Technical leadership of all aspect of power converters. Electrical, mechanical, and environmental Chair Person of product integrity meetings Knowledge of Safety Critical industry standards such as DO-160, DO-178, DO-254 etc Responsive team leader; Provide well thought out responses to engineering questions and requests Providing supportive advice, coaching and mentoring technicians and junior engineers Co-responsible with the engineering manager for the review of the skills matrix Capable of performing any mechanical engineering task when required Technical Skills and Experience Required for Chief Systems Engineer Advanced knowledge of power converters and their use in Aerospace applications Advanced knowledge of multiple topologies Simulation Modelling Experience (Preferred; SABER) Mathematical modelling (Preferred; MATHCAD) Schematic Capture Experience (Preferred; Altium) Development Testing Experience and VB/VBA Knowledge Requirements Analysis skills and General Production Knowledge Capable of developing as a leader as well as developing others to improve levels of performance Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with a collaborative working style Able to deal with conflicting demands for limited resources, removing obstacles that stand in the way Thrives when working as part of a team & a clear and concise communicator of Technical Information Excellent Presentation Skills and a Quality Focused Attitude Strong Team Player and able to undertake occasional travel both in the UK and Overseas **Due to the products being developed - Security Clearance (SC) restrictions will apply** If you feel you meet the requirements for the role of the Chief Systems Engineer, then apply directly or contact Peter Heap at Jonathan Lee Recruitment. Either Direct Line +44 (0) 1384 446102 or email suitable MS Word Format CV's to

Permanent / Nottinghamshire, England

Laboratory Technician - 2518

Job Title - Laboratory Technician Hourly rate - £13.18 PAYE Location - Reading Industry - FMCG An opportunity has arisen for a Laboratory Technician to work for this international FMCG food manufacturer based at their research and development site at Reading University. Main responsibilities will include: Log samples in LIMS Blend samples Weigh samples in tubes Simple extractions Data entry in spreadsheet You will work accurately and have good attention to detail, you will be dextrous, as well as having good time management and communication skills. You will also be skilled in SPE extraction techniques. If you would like to know more about this role, please contact Sarah Gilbert or Kate Stevens at Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Contract / Reading, Berkshire
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