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"Fiendishly Complex” Scheme Results in Apprenticeship Levy Underpayments

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Mark Bignell Operations Manager posted over 1 year ago

The number of organisations being pursued for Apprenticeship Levy underpayment has more than doubled in a year, highlighting the wider problems that are affecting the Levy’s overall effectiveness since its introduction in 2017.  Figures obtained by accountancy group UHY Hacker Young show that 84 investigations were carried out in 2018-19 collecting an additional £6.2m, compared to 33 investigations in 2017-18.

The 155% rise in investigations into Apprenticeship Levy underpayment, we believe, boils down to a lack of clarity and understanding. An increasing number of employers are finding the levy scheme difficult to navigate, and as a result, are miscalculating the amounts due, which is leaving them at risk of incurring significant fines from HMRC.

There has been very little accessible advice or guidance for employers regarding the Apprenticeship Levy and many see the levy as another ‘stealth tax’, which fails to bridge the skills-gap. We’re discovering that many employers are spending vast amounts on commercial training while simultaneously paying six or seven figure sums into the levy. Many businesses simply haven’t realised that spending can be offset against their levy contributions and are essentially paying for training twice.

Partner at UHY Hacker Young, Clive Gawthorpe, said the high number of investigations being launched by HMRC highlights the wider problems that are affecting the Apprenticeship Levy’s overall effectiveness, describing the scheme as “fiendishly complex”. The rise in the number of investigations suggests that HMRC is now widening its net after initially focusing on larger businesses where the value of underpayments was likely to have been higher.

Understanding the Levy

Since April 2017, any company with an annual payroll in excess of £3 million has been required to make monthly payments to the Apprenticeship Levy; an initiative launched by the government to encourage employers to invest in training. 

Unfortunately, there has been very little accessible advice or guidance for employers and many see the levy as another ‘stealth tax’ which fails to bridge the skills-gap.

Figures revealed by the National Audit Office in March show that despite UK employers having deposited £2.2 billion into the Levy in 2017-18, only 9% of the total has been accessed and reinvested in staff training and development programmes. 

The scheme is part of the government’s strategy to boost productivity and aims to develop vocational skills by increasing the quality and quantity of apprenticeships offered by employers.

Businesses can withdraw the total value of their contributions to fund apprenticeship schemes through recognised training providers within two years of the payment dates; any money not accessed within that timescale is lost to the Exchequer with the first contributions becoming forfeit from April 2019. That means businesses will start to lose money in just a matter of weeks and do not appear to be taking action.

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Jonathan Lee Skills Consultancy makes it simple for clients to utilise Apprenticeship Levy funds to address skills gaps and improve employee retention, thus driving productivity and growth, all while putting money back on the bottom line. To find out more click here.

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Permanent / Edinburgh

Senior Digital Hardware Design Engineer

Job Title: Digital Hardware Design Engineer Location: Edinburgh, Scotland Industry: Aerospace & Defence £Competetive *** IMPORTANT - Due to the UK MOD status of the client this role is open to UK Eyes only - You MUST be in posession of a British Passport at the time of application *** Jonathan Lee Recruitment is delighted to be supporting QuEST Global Engineering, one of the world’s foremost engineering services companies. Operating across 15 countries and employing more than 12,000 personnel they provide product engineering and lifecycle services to a range of high-tech industries including Aerospace & Defence, Transportation (Auto and Rail), Power and Industrial, Oil & Gas and Medical Devices. Our client has a growing Electronics, Systems and Software engineering capability in the UK supporting customers in the Aerospace & Defence industry. We are looking for a Senior or Principal level Digital Hardware Design Engineer to support the growth of this team. What type of work would I be involved in? You will be responsible for designing high speed digital Print Circuit Boards that utilise the latest FPGA, Microprocessor and high speed interconnect technologies. Note, that due to the nature of the tasks involved, you will have to achieve full SC security clearance, and may need to satisfy further UK eyes only and ITAR conditions. Responsibilities Reporting into our customer’s Lead Digital Hardware Engineer you will be responsible for; Designing high speed digital Print Circuit Boards that utilise the latest FPGA, Microprocessor and high speed interconnect technologies. Supporting throughout the fill hardware lifecycle from requirements analysis; through design, and unit test; to integrating hardware with the target system; and lastly to acceptance test and delivery to customer. Fully documenting and recording your work products; keeping them under configuration management, and providing plans and progress reports Working closely with Systems, Mechanical and Software engineers to solve real integration problems on complex systems May have opportunity to contribute towards the investigation and analysis of leading edge development methodologies and influence the future path of hardware development. Skills, Qualifications and Knowledge Experience in the below would be advantageous, however not essential; Analysing system level requirements documents and understanding their application to Hardware designs Schematic Capture using Mentor Graphics Dx Designer or equivalent. Hardware design of complex FPGA based designs is essential High speed serial communication protocols and architectures Hands on experience of Hardware, Firmware & Software Integration of Micro Processor Based designs onto hardware platforms is essential A methodical approach to the full hardware design lifecycle, working to a structured hardware process is required De-bugging and testing new designs and supporting module and system related test, verification and integration project phases as required by a development type programme prior to system deliveries. Ability to interface with suppliers of key components and assemblies. Ability to communicate effectively across different disciplines both verbally and in written form. Ability to work on own or as part of a team to resolve technical issues *** IMPORTANT - Due to the UK MOD status of the client this role is open to UK Eyes only - You MUST be in posession of a British Passport at the time of application *** If you are interested in this role and meet the security and technical requirements, please apply now or email tim.parkes@jonlee.co.uk for further information now! 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 Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Edinburgh

Service Engineer (Tube Laser)

Service Engineer - Laser Tube - Greater Midlands Basic Salary £47,000 to £50,000 p.a + Company Car + Pension + Annual Leave Currently looking for an experienced Laser Tube Service Engineer to join a leading Machine Tool company. Candidates with experience of working within the metal industry will be well received. As a Service Engineer you will be required to complete the following tasks: Fault-find and repair machines both electrically and mechanically Installation and commissioning of new machines Provide customer training After-sales application support The Service Engineer should have the following skills and experience: Experience working as a Service Engineer Experience working with Industrial Tube Lasers and/or flatbed lasers is essential Experience working with CNC control systems preferably Siemens Experience working with hydraulics and pneumatics HND or equivalent in engineering In return for your experience this company will offer you a salary of up to £50,000 along with a company car, pension and paid annual leave. This is a home based role and you are expected to stay away from home from time to time. Full training will be provided to ensure the successful engineer can provide excellent customer service to new and existing customers whilst ensuring the maximum uptime and productivity. We are keen to hear from engineers living from within and around Birmingham, Coventry, Solihull, Kidderminster, Stafford, Telford, Wolverhampton, Stoke-on-Trent, Loughborough, Leicester and Cheltenham. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you are a Machine Tool Service Engineer and want to be considered for this role, please apply today. If you have any questions about this role, please feel free to contact Oliver Smith on 01384 446104 quoting reference 55254. 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 Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Birmingham

Lead Design Engineer

Lead Design Engineer Salary Range: £35,000 to £38,000 p.a Location: Powys Drawing Office, Design, Lead, Fabrication, CAD, R&D, Solidworks A Lead Design Engineer is required with a hands-on ability to complete designs and project work, while leading and driving forward design teams within an engineering arena. Candidates with experience of the manufacturing, fabrication and site installation sectors would be well received. Due to continued growth and demand this company, a forward thinking and market leader based in Powys requires a proactive, well organized Lead Design Engineer for a new permanent role. As a Lead Design Engineer you will be required to: Manage, prioritise and delegate the Drawing Office Department workload subject to the on-going demands of the Company needs. Ensure internal and external technical requirements are met and provided in an agreed and timely manner. Provide mentoring skills, guidance and technical support to other members of the Drawing Office, to agreed levels of competency. Create and maintain a library of standard and bespoke drawings that can be utilised for future business support. Develop and continue to develop production drawings and specifications across existing and new product types. Liaise with the R & D + Technical Manager to ensure the most up to date drawings and technical specifications are available. Support R & D + Technical Department with design or resource when agreed. Develop with Head of Department and IT personnel the Drawing Office Department hardware and software needs including but not limited to Solidworks and Driveworks. The Lead Design Engineer should have the following skills or experience: Computer literate with extensive experience and understanding of Microsoft Office, Autocad, Solidworks, having the ability to prioritise and delegate work effectively. Able to manage multiple tasks, working accurately with attention to detail. Effective communicator with experience of working in a high-pressure environment as part of a team and leading a team to deliver tasks to stringent deadlines Ability to deal with a dynamic, changing work environment with multiple stakeholders and often rapidly changing priorities. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of leading design activities and projects possessing a good attention to design detail and systems seeking to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Powys based manufacturer and installation company will offer you: Competitive Salary and Benefits Opportunity to lead all design and drawing office activities both on and offsite allied with career progression and development Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of leading design teams and managing drawing offices processes and procedures and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Lead Design Engineer role, please contact Oliver Smith at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446104 or email oliver.smith@jonlee.co.uk 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 Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Powys

Shift Manager

Shift Manager - Birmingham - Storage & Distribution - £25,000 to £30,000 p.a Shifts: 6am-2pm, 2pm-10am (2 week rotation) This is a great opportunity for a Shift Manager with a strong distribution background to join the team in our Birmingham office. To take full ownership, accountability and responsibility for the efficient and effective running of the shift in a large storage and distribution warehouse. The Role: Hands-on management of the shift (circa 40 personnel) through use of effective and meaningful KPI's. Influence development focusing on building robust systems and process which can be maintained by staff. Act as a high-level escalation contact for customer issues and complaints. Responsibility for shift staffing levels and expenditure allied to ever changing client requirements. Create a positive Health & Safety culture within the business which is fully compliant with all legislation. The Person: 5 + years' experience in a similar role. Must be distribution. Experience of managing large teams of 20+ personnel is essential. Passionate about all Supply Chain technologies. Energised by a challenging fast paced environment. Excellent communication and relationship management skills. Analytical skills and excellent attention to detail. 2 + years' SAP experience or Similar. If you are interested in this exciting Shift Manager opportunity please click on the link to apply. Alternatively you can contact me directly at Oliver.Smith@jonlee.co.uk - 01384 446104 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 Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Birmingham

Manufacturing Manager

Manufacturing Manager SME General Engineering business Worcestershire Circa £40,000, company pension, 25 days holiday plus bank holiday, medical insurance after qualifying period. A well respected and regarded general engineering SME have asked us to assist them in the recruitment of an outstanding Manufacturing Manager to complement their management team in driving forward business change. As Manufacturing Manager, you will be expected to lead the manufacturing function keeping within budget and achieving output targets to exceed customer requirements and standards. You will be expected to work closely with all levels of the business including the senior management team. A major part of the role is to influence positive culture change through developing an enthusiastic, motivated, and flexible team by building working relationships with all business units in the company. You will be instrumental in implementing and managing continuous improvement and modern manufacturing principals by highlighting deficiencies and recommending changes in training, working practices and processes. As Manufacturing Manager, you will improve excellent by Effectively and efficiently managing the production of the required daily/weekly/monthly targets and meeting customer specifications, exceeding where possible quality and delivery expectations. Communicating and liaising with other departmental managers regarding throughput of parts to ensure production targets are met. Identifying and implementing process improvements across both own and supporting departments. Assisting with resolution of quality concerns with customers and internal teams. Building customer relationships Delivering a high performing multi-disciplined team is a critical part of the role, and ensuring that your team is continually motivated and managed professionally with robust targets and kpi’s You will do this by: Monitoring the completion of tasks and ensure good performance and record on appropriate systems Consistently promote high standards through personal example and roll out through the team so that each member of the team understands the standard and behaviours expected of them Identify and qualify capital expenditure requirements Proactively contribute to creating a good team atmosphere You will take ownership for team cohesion and team development Developing a culture of continuous improvement It is desirable you will have the following qualifications: Qualified to degree level, ILM Certificate of level 5 or above or equivalent Six Sigma qualification We are seeking a Manufacturing Manager who has the following experience: Minimum of 5 years’ experience in manufacturing environment Competence in problem solving, team building, planning and decision making Demonstrable evidence of leading a team Ability to communicate with employees at all levels of the business Understanding and ability to work in an SME Lean manufacturing/kaizen experience ERP systems knowledge This is an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to join this business at the beginning of an important journey, the position will enable you to influence change and have a strategic say in the direction of the business. If you would like further information, please apply. 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 Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Kidderminster

Applications Engineer

Applications Engineer - £35,000 to £42,000 - Renewable Energy - Buckinghamshire We are looking for an Applications Engineer to join a well established solar energy provider based in the Buckinghamshire area. You will require knowledge in renewable energy markets in related positions such Applications Engineer, Technical Support or Sales. As the Applications Engineer your responsibilities will include; Technical support and assistance for customers (sales partners, service partners, installers) in UK Presales-assistance, such as PV- system-sizing, assistance with support cases via phone/email as well as on-site (as required) Give technical training to sales partners, installers and internal team members Electro-technical commissioning on site Demonstrate products at customer sites and in-house Participate in Sales Exhibitions or Trade Fairs (National or outside of the UK) As the Applications Engineer you will require the following skills & experiences; Knowledge in renewable energy is essential Experience in a similar position; technical support, applications engineer, sales, technical engineering/management Understanding of the UK Solar market Knowledge in electronics Completed a technical degree (Electrical engineering preferred but not essential) Ability to communicate on all levels with varied audiences. If you are interested in this exciting new opportunity please click on the link to apply. Alternatively you can contact Oliver,Smith@jonlee.co.uk 01384 446104 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 Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Milton Keynes

Test and Development Engineer

Test and Development Engineer - Oxford - £30k to £45k pa Engines, lubricants, oil, powertrain, fuel A Test and Development Engineer is required to join a leading manufacturer of fuel and lubricants. You will require significant experience of base engines and/or lubricant development engineering. As the Test and Development Engineer your responsibilities include; Test Process Development Generate innovative solutions for lubricant testing Lead root cause analysis of test failures / unexpected results Deliver new test development projects on time and on budget Develop test methods with proven repeatability and in conjunction with outsource partners Contribute to the advancement of test methodologies for rapid product development and advantage demonstration Identify challenges and opportunities related to hybrid powertrain lubrication and other emerging applications / technologies As the Test and Development Engineer you will require the following skills and experience; BEng Mechanical or Automotive Engineering with significant mechanical/automotive development experience experience of base engine or lubricant development engineering Proven track record of delivering innovative test and development methods in friction, wear, durability Strong safety culture Culture of innovation and driving change Ability and desire to learn new competencies. Effective Team Player. Willingness to share, support and be collaborative Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you are interested in the Test and Development Engineer opportunity please apply today. If you have any questions about the role, please contact Oliver Smith at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446104 or email oliver.smith@jonlee.co.uk 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 Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Oxford

Senior Test and Development Engineer

Senior Test and Development Engineer - Oxford - £45k to £60k pa Engines, lubricants, oil, powertrain, fuel A Senior Test and Development Engineer is required to join a leading manufacturer of fuel and lubricants. You will require significant experience of base engines and/or lubricant development engineering. As the Senior Test and Development Engineer your responsibilities include; Leading a small team of engineers. Test Process Development Generate innovative solutions for lubricant testing Lead root cause analysis of test failures / unexpected results Deliver new test development projects on time and on budget Develop test methods with proven repeatability and in conjunction with outsource partners Contribute to the advancement of test methodologies for rapid product development and advantage demonstration Identify challenges and opportunities related to hybrid powertrain lubrication and other emerging applications / technologies As the Senior Test and Development Engineer you will require the following skills and experience; BEng Mechanical or Automotive Engineering with significant mechanical/automotive development experience Significant experience of base engine or lubricant development engineering Proven track record of delivering innovative test and development methods in friction, wear, durability Strong safety culture Culture of innovation and driving change Ability and desire to learn new competencies. Effective Team Player. Willingness to share, support and be collaborative Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you are interested in the Senior Test and Development Engineer opportunity please apply today. If you have any questions about the role, please contact Oliver Smith at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446104 or email oliver.smith@jonlee.co.uk 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 Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Oxford

Manufacturing Engineer

Manufacturing Engineer - Andover - Innovative Electro-Mechanical Components £competitive (5-10 years’ experience level) Manufacturing, Assembly, Improvements, Complex Assemblies, Electro Mechanical, DFA, DFM, TAKT, MOST, 8D, Lean Our client designs, engineers and manufactures innovative electro-mechanical components of the very highest quality for a broad range of applications to the automotive, aerospace, medical, material handling, oil and gas sectors. They provide prototyping, low volume and high-volume manufacturing processes. As the Manufacturing Engineer your responsibilities will include: Working within a cross-functional team you will drive process improvement within the manufacture and assembly of electrical and electronic components. Support all new product introduction activities to ensure the successful launch of highly complex components into a manual assembly environment using TAKT, MOST, etc. Assessing the current manufacturing systems to ensure they meet the required standards and performance to meet production demands across all product ranges within the development of electro-mechanical components and sub-assemblies Resolve manufacturing issues and concerns using problem solving tools and techniques to include 8D, 5Y, Root cause and/or six sigma. Working closely with suppliers, customers, and internal stakeholders to ensure production and manufacturing standards are maintained and ultimately improved using modern manufacturing tools and techniques where appropriate within a low to medium volume production arena. You will work extensively with all departments within the business and will have exposure to a range of flagship customers, dealing with all characteristics of the product cycle. As the Manufacturing Engineer you will require the following skills and experiences: You will have experience of complex assemblies and electro-mechanical components from a prototype and low volume manufacturing arena. Have taken product and components from design through all launch phases into a manufacturing arena using effective problem-solving tools and techniques (Kaizen/5Y/8D/Six Sigma, etc.) Be able to drive forward process improvement initiatives and implement modern manufacturing techniques to improve productivity while eliminating waste using the likes of DFA/DFM/TAKT/MOST. Experience of manufacturing components for Aerospace/Automotive or other safety critical industries would be an advantage. Ability to drive change and introduce new products into a highly complex manufacturing environment using strong communication and interpersonal skills to pull departments together to meet build gateways and timing plans. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you are interested in this exciting Manufacturing Engineer opportunity, please apply today. If you have any questions about the role, please contact Mark Bignell at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446167 or email mark.bignell@jonlee.co.uk 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 Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Hampshire

Control Systems Engineer

Due to growth and futute planning, a well respected systems integration business are looking to recruit 1-2 Control Systems Engineers to join a committed organisation focused on the design, build and commissioning of industrial control systems to the Pharmaceutical, Nuclear, Food and Process Control industries Salary: Circa £30,000 - £38,000 per annum plus benefits Suitable for: Control Systems Engineers, Controls Engineers, PLC Programmers, SCADA Engineers, Automation Engineers Reporting in to the Director you will supply automation, control and instrumentation services to clients of the business. Ideally you will be a Graduate with a couple of years experience working with PLC, HMI & SCADA systems. Key Responsibilities: To carry out or to manage others, as required by project objectives, in necessary activities such as hardware design, panel building, installation, and commissioning of: Industrial control systems. Data collection and processing systems such as Batch, Historian and MES. Instrumentation. Electrical systems up to and including 415V AC (supervision of others may be necessary at higher voltages). To write software for PLCs, controllers and computers Etc. Select and configure SCADA systems. Configure MES systems. Configure Batch and Historian systems. Write technical manuals for projects. Keep up to date with: Latest technology. Professional standards. Safety standards and the SCS health and safety system. Client standards. Company procedures and policies. SCS quality management system. Background and experience: Degree Qualification in a relevant discipline i.e Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Mechatronics, Computer Science 2-3 Years industrial experience within a simlilar environment i.e systems integration, machine builder, end user, highly automated manufacturing environment Demonstratable PLC/HMI/SCADA programming experience Experience with any of the major PLC/HMI/SCADA manufacturers i.e Siemens, Allen Bradley, Schneider, Mitsubishi Ability to work a project through its lifecycle from concept through design, testing and commissioning Prepared to stay away from home when required by the project requirements e.g. site visits, commissioning or managing installations Has access to own transport to visit client’s sites Prepared to travel overseas on business occasionally. This role comes with excellent training & development and can offer a long term career path for the right individuals Please apply as soon as possible to be considered for this exciting Control Systems Engineer role. Due to certain Goverment work, a British Passport Holder would be preferable however applications are welcome from Non-British passport holders who possess the necessary skills and experience Commutable from: Winchester, Aldershot, Basingstoke, Farnham, Guildford, Fareham and Southampton 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 Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Alton

Software & Commissioning Engineer

Due to continued growth this leading independent provider of industrial process control & automation solutions are looking to recruit Software & Commissioning Engineers to deliver projects into their Blue Chip customer base both within the UK & Overseas Salary: Circa £35,000 - £50,000 per annum plus benefits Suitable for: Control Systems Engineer, Controls Engineer, Automation Engineer, Sofrware Engineer, Commissioning Engineer, PLC/SCADA Engineer Reporting in to the Project Manager you will produce software programs both PLC and SCADA for process control and automation solutions primarily for the food and beverage industry. Key Responsibilities: The Software Engineer’s role will be to interpret customer requirements and translate into the necessary programming to match the application. Where applicable the Software & Commissioning Engineer will work with the end user to generate a FDS or URS (Functional Design Specification or User Requirement Specification) Once these documents have been generated then the Software & Commissioning Engineer will expected to either work alone or as part of a team to write comprehensive, bespoke code to successfully control the end users process as per design requirements, you may be required to write simulation code to allow for a SAT (Software Acceptance Test) to take place. On certain projects where a MCC or other electrical equipment has been designed and built by others in the company the Software & Commissioning Engineer will be expected to be involved in the full testing of this equipment from a software perspective, ensuring all of the control loops and network interfaces are set up and working correctly. You will work with an Electrical Design Engineer to resolve any issues before delivery to the client. Background and experience: Skills and Experience: Experience within the food industry is an advantage Strong technical electrical understanding and experience is essential, preferably time served apprenticeship Strong verbal and written communication skills are essential Process Logic Control (PLC) and SCADA Experience is essential Testing and Fault finding to component level would be an advantage As part of the commissioning process you will be required to travel to the End users premises to carry out final process commissioning and acceptance, you will be expected to travel within the UK as well as abroad to such areas as Europe, the Middle East, Eastern Block Countries, North and South America as well as Asia and the Indian sub continent. Most commissioning trips will be of 1 to 3 week duration, but on occasion up to 5 weeks away from home may be necessary This role offers an opportunity to work on interesting technical projects for a Blue Chip client base Please apply as soon as possible to be considered for this exciting Software & Commissioning Engineer role Commutable from: Northampton, Corby, Peterborough, Market Harborough, Kettering, Stamford 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 Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Oundle

Software Support Engineer

Software Support Engineer Worcestershire Salary range £45-60000 p/a (Depending on experience and previous salary) ***Please note that this role does not currently support Visa sponsorship - As such UK and EU Citizenship is a must.*** Our client are a World-Leading Logistics and Warehouseing Automation and Internal Movement expert supplier. We are supporting their ongoing recruitment need for Outstanding Software Developers with demonstrable JavaEE and SQL experience. The Role: The Software Support Engineer provides technical assistance to customers for our client's Warehouse Management System. This is a customer facing role which requires daily interaction with customers typically over phone, by email and face to face so verbal and written communication skills are a must. Working closely with key external stakeholders, this role will: Provide remote software application support for customer sites across the UK Able to handle software incidents, conduct detailed problem analysis to find root cause of repeat incidents Contribute to in-depth functional testing for project implementation and enhancements Participate in commissioning and training at customer sites as required Manage monthly incident meetings with clients YOUR PROFILE We are seeking an individual who has: Strong customer relationship management experience Good knowledge of SQL (T-SQL/PL-SQL) Understanding of ITIL framework, Java EE programming language Comfortable with Linux operating system, knowledge of Unix scripting will be an advantage Excellent verbal and written communication skills A team player with a good attitude and positive outlook Strong interest in innovation and continuous improvement within technical applications Excellent incident management skills which involve performing in-depth analysis of issue resolution Ability to manage multiple tasks Willingness to travel to customer sites if required If you meet all of the above requirements and are eligible to work in the UK apply now, or send your CV and a short introduction to tim.parkes@jonlee.co.uk or APPLY NOW! 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 Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Worcestershire

Senior Hardware Engineer

JOB DESCRIPTION Job Title: Senior Hardware Engineer Business: Transmission & Distribution Status: Permanent Location: Stone, Staffordshire Reference: T&D-2020-14 Summary of the role: We are looking for an Enthusiastic Experienced Engineer to join our existing Transmission & Distribution team to perform all aspects of design and implementation of Substation Control & Protection Systems. Suitable candidate must be able to communicate effectively with the customer, have the ability to interpret customer requirements (including schedules, drawings etc.), have an understanding of system engineering design and be prepared to be involved in and lead site visits for the purpose of survey. Suitable candidate would also be involved in extensive substation upgrade programmes. This position would suit someone who has a good grounding in Substation secondary systems engineering and enjoys working in an engineering environment, who is keen to become involved in all aspects of a project and is keen to learn and develop new skills as part of an experienced and committed team. Role description: Working to agreed procedures/methods and standards with configuration and engineering design responsibilities. Interpret and verify customer supplied data and specifications. Produce system designs from customer supplied information using Capula existing generic approach Creating/modifying system drawings, general arrangements, schematics & wiring diagrams etc. Produce client design documentation and test documentation Producing all necessary documentation to support the production of the systems Lead site surveys and assist in the preparation of Health and Safety Documentation Support Site acceptance testing Supervise/lead project team members Essential Skills Experience of substation control & protection systems Experience of substation secondary systems panel design At least, educated to HND level in an Electrical Engineering discipline. Preferably educated to degree level in relevant subject(s). Experience/Knowledge of IEC61850 Computer literate with Autocad and Excel experience. Capable of good customer communications. Methodical approach to the interpretation of customer requirements. Hold a current full driving licence (UK or be able to easily convert to full UK) Must be willing to go for a basic disclosure Scotland check. Desirable Skills Experience Transmission network substations Site Installation and Commissioning experience. Experienced in the GE or Pacis and/or DS Agile Control System Experience of ABB Control Systems. Experience of Protection solutions (GE/Siemens/ABB/SEL) Personal Qualities Ability to work as part of a team. Ability to work well under pressure and to deadlines. Have excellent communication skills. Be flexible in their methods of working. 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 Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / United Kingdom

Technical Sales Manager

Technical Sales Manager £50,000 - £55,000 + Car, Bonus Precision Measuring & Inspection Equipment PET Plastic Bottles Home Based – 50% International Travel My client designs, measures, integrates and supplies Measurement Systems to a wide range of industries including Plastic Packaging, Aerospace and Medical, incorporating a wide range of cutting edge technologies. They are now seeking a technically strong Sales Manager to drive sales of their Plastic Packaging Gauging equipment/PET Plastic Bottles, increasing the market share with existing customers and developing new customers globally. Your duties and responsibilities will include: Developing enquiries, quotations and sales opportunities for their product range in Europe and Asia You will also look to developing business in North and South America, working closely with the regional Managing Director for the Americas Improve sales pipeline reporting function to allow key decisions to be made at management and board level Develop a short term and long term global sales strategy for the PET Plastic Bottle range in conjunction with the Sales Director Maintain and develop relationships with key customers Identify potential new development opportunities and work closely with the R&D department Assist the marketing team in the development of a Plastics marketing strategy to support the short and long term sales strategy We are looking for the following: A proven Technical Sales professional with relevant industry experience or someone who’s been in a technical customer facing role within the plastic packaging industry A metrology background would be highly advantageous You should have experience of dealing with customers or suppliers on a global basis Be an excellent communicator and relationship builder A strong negotiator with a high degree of commercial acumen Be driven to achieve results Ideally Degree qualified Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Executive Search, a leading technical and industrial consultancy. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Executive Search are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / West Midlands

Senior Electronic Design Engineer - Test Equipment

Senior Electronic Design Engineer - Test Equipment - Permanent Aerospace & Defence - Attractive - West Midlands An Electronic Design Engineer is required in the Test Equipment area and to join an established company with a strong reputation in the aerospace and defence sectors. The Senior Electronic Design Engineer will be responsible for leading the development of electronic and electrical solutions, from concept to detailed design for complex Test Equipment Systems. The Senior Electronic Design Engineer will conduct technical reviews in the provision of Electronic & Electrical Test Equipment and lead appropriate work packages. Responsibilities of the Senior Electronic Design Engineer will include the following: Provide Technical Review for the deployment of electronic &electrical solutions Responsible for the definition, development, integration, validation & verification Demonstrate current knowledge and application of safety and industry standards Design and integration of electronic and electrical solutions into Test Equipment Systems Knowledge of requirements definition, concept, design, verification & validation methods Assist the Test Equipment Manager with the definition of electronic & electrical solutions Responsible for the preparation and release of documentation for Test Equipment Active participation at technical reviews with peers and Chief Engineers Responsible for the definition, completion and or direction of work packages maintenance or upgrade of existing electronic & electrical solutions. Responsible for update & release of Documentation for maintenance or upgrade activities Lead Root Cause investigations into all aspects of the Test Equipment Systems Identify appropriate training courses to maintain electronic / electrical capabilities Support the Test Equipment Manager with strategies for obsolescence management Ensure all Health & Safety practices are followed and, any new issues raised during activities Write or assist with the completion and review of work-related Risk Assessments Support internal and external Quality Audits of deployed Test Equipment solutions Actively participate in 5S activities with a continuous improvement program The Senior Electronic Design Engineer should have the following skills or experience: Bachelor Degree, preferably a Masters, in a relevant Electronic/Electrical subject Years of Experience in the development of Electronic/electrical solutions Knowledge of servo-hydraulic and electromechanical Test Systems Knowledge of Safety Related Equipment, PLCs, and Motor Drive systems Demonstrable commercial experience of analogue and digital electronics design Experience of closed loop control systems within Industry Knowledge of industry Safety related Directives and Standards would be advantageous Proficient in the use of diagnostic equipment to fault find electronic and electrical issues Experience in one or more of the following: eCAD, PCB Software, LabView, DOORS Experience of JIRA, MatLab and SubVersion is advantageous Proficient in the use of Microsoft applications including Excel, Word, VISO and Project Knowledge of PC operating platforms (DOS/ Windows/ Microsoft Environments) Knowledge of Low-Level Programming (C++, Visual Basic) ****Must be able to obtain UK Security Clearance**** For further information on the Senior Electronic Design Engineer - Test Equipment position please contact Peter Heap on my direct line 01384 446102 at Jonathan Lee Recruitment or apply directly or send suitable CV's to peter.heap@jonlee.co.uk 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 Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / West Midlands

Control Systems Engineer

Due to continued growth, a strong order book and new projects, a leading independent provider of industrial software and systems integration solutions is looking to recruit a Control Systems Engineer to work from their offices in either Warrington or Middlesbrough. The company works with high profile blue chip clients across the Pharmaceutical, Medical and Manufacturing industries and experiences outstanding staff retention levels Salary: £35-50k plus benefits Suitable for: Control Systems Engineer, Controls Engineer, Automation Engineer, PLC/SCADA Engineer, Software Engineer, Project Engineer, Systems Engineer The Control Systems Engineer will be responsible for assisting in the design and implementation of process control system solutions and involved in all project lifecycle activities, including fault-finding, the preparation of design specifications and reports, software programming, project execution, testing, installation and commissioning. Other responsibilities include providing technical support to users internally and externally, and assisting your colleagues in ensuring the successful completion of projects on time, to budget and the relevant level of quali You will be responsible for maintaining and developing customer relationships in a highly professional manner. You will also be required to complete all tasks in line with the company Quality Management System. Background and experience: Significant experience in one of the following mainstream PLC / SCADA systems is required. Siemens S7/300, S7/400, S5, Allen Bradley SLC500, PLC5, ControlLogix, CompactLogix.SCADA systems such as WinCC, InTouch, FactoryTalk View, iFIX Applicants may not have knowledge of all these systems but should have a good knowledge of at least one PLC and one SCADA system with sufficient practical experience to be able to work with other types of systems as dictated by project requirements. Ability to work as part of a team of engineers on a day to day basis to ensure that all projects are delivered on time, under budget, with the required quality that the clients expect and in line with the Quality Management System. The successful candidate should have the ability to be able to work with minimal supervision on smaller projects or as part of a team on larger projects. The successful candidate will be required to mentor junior members of staff and be actively involved in their development. The candidate will be expected to produce project documentation, such as design documentation and test specifications and expected to review documents produced by junior engineers. Applicants must have the ability to work on customers sites on their own. They will represent and enhance the company's image in related technical areas. They should be able to quickly gain the confidence of customers and internal staff. A "can do" positive attitude is required with the desire to extend their skill set, take on board new challenges and to help the company grow its reputation and customer base. Good documentation & communication skills are essential for this role. Their staff development ethos encourages team members to think laterally which results in better solutions for their customers. They recognise that to be able to retain the best employees with up-to-the-minute skills, they need to invest in your development. They marry on-the-job experience with formal training and have an open management style – senior personnel are always available to discuss ideas. Over 60% of their workforce has been with the business for more than eight years which they believe demonstrates our commitment to good staff relations. 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 Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Warrington

NPI Manager - Halesowen

NPI Manager – Halesowen Our client is a growing business within the engineering, industrial and aerospace sectors. Alongside this growth, there is an increasing range in complexity of product and customer development activities around their tooling product solutions. To support these positive challenges, the business is building up its project management capability and an experienced NPI Manager is now sought to develop and lead the NPI activity within the company. Main duties Run the NPI process for multiple projects. Co-ordinate and support different contributing teams including product development, purchasing, sales, marketing, QA, production engineering and manufacturing Design and implement best practice program management, tools and processes to support project delivery performance Prepare timing plans for projects, ranging from new product programs to small engineering changes. Communicate initiation of projects and secure agreement on deadlines for activities with the responsible departments and external customers Lead new product projects with minimal complexity where the majority of the work resides within the existing company departments. This will include sourcing and close collaboration with sales and the customer facing teams Support strategic work to reduce costs and take cost out of the BOM to open new commercial opportunities Participate in and lead DFMEAs to ensure product reliability Perform root cause analysis and resolve problems as required Support QA to manage parts through the PPAP process Work and act independently at a management level. Work on multiple projects Create the planning documentation for the business and the various departments Monitor progress and completion of tasks across multiple departments. Where needed chase to ensure completion of overdue and at-risk tasks, working with departments to find solutions to any roadblocks. Exercise judgement to sign off completion of tasks Escalate issues to Senior Manager / Director level where a resolution cannot be found within the project Provide status updates and KPIs on projects to the business giving visibility and insight into project progress, risks etc Run and chair project meetings as necessary for the smooth delivery of the projects Lead post-launch reviews and lessons learned. Ensure lessons are incorporated into future projects Skills and Attributes Have: A professional and collaborative approach to others. Ability to develop strong working relationships Strong people management skills and an ability to communicate inside and outside of the business A positive attitude, tenacity in overcoming obstacles. The ability to sell the benefits of change and spread enthusiasm Commercially aware and numerate An ability to manage and process multiple demands Strong task and project leadership ability Qualifications and Experience Strong capability in project planning and task identification Relevant qualifications: manufacturing or engineering preferred Extensive experience in machining, and/or engineering and/or product introduction Strong experience with a range of project management tools. MS Project proficiency is essential Strong process awareness along with manufacturing techniques Knowledge and familiarity with main QA tools Experience delivering complex engineering or NPI projects on time Should you feel you have the range of skills, experience and structure to support this role, then please apply directly or contact Matthew Heath (matthew.heath@jonlee.co.uk). 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 Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Halesowen

General Manager

General Manager Controls and Automation Sector Circa £55,000, £5000 car allowance, exceptional executive bonus potential, pension West Midlands We have been instructed to assist in the search and recruitment of an exceptional General Manager for this forward thinking, specialist controls and automation manufacturing business. Due to the continued success of this company, an award-winning provider of strategic outsourcing solutions to many of the most successful and respected machinery builder’s worldwide in the Walsall area, requires a highly motivated and commercially driven General Manager to develop, grow and dynamically run a new business unit. Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, you will have full control, including p/l accountability for this new business unit, manufacturing, bespoke, one off solutions to clients across the UK, Europe and beyond. You will be a charismatic leader and have the personality to develop a successful and market leading business using the strong reputation of the organisation around you, creating a new team and vision to deliver growth year on year. It is essential you come from the controls and automation sector at a senior level, be it a business unit leader or manager. You will be ready to take your next career step into a standalone, senior leadership role. You will have superb knowledge of continuous improvement and up to date methodologies acquired in a fast paced, complex manufacturing environment. It is a given that you will be commercially and financially astute, understanding costs and are always focused on delivering results and presenting financial expectations to the senior directors of the business. We are keen to talk to strong candidates from the controls and automation sector, and it is essential you have proven knowledge of electrical and electronic manufacturing, experience of managing a business unit, have strong customer facing and project management skills. This is an outstanding position for the right candidate, it offers genuine career progression and growth in a highly dynamic and forward-thinking business and sector. Please read the advert carefully and again if needs be, this is a challenging role with specific sector experienced required. Due to the predicted volume of applicants, those not from the controls and automation sector will be, unfortunately rejected. 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 Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Cannock

CNC Machinist

CNC Machinist - Northampton - Automotive - £28,000 to £32,000 p.a Double day shift Precision Machining, CNC Machining, Precision Components, Engines, setting, operating and programming. A skilled CNC Machinist is required to join a very busy and growing factory shop-floor based near Northampton. Specialising manufacturing high-end automotive and motorsport components. As the CNC Machinist you will be responsible for the following: 3, 4 and 5 axis machining Set up of new and existing tooling Set up of new and existing ancillary equipment Loading of programs into machines Proving out programs (new and modified) Develop and maintain process documentation Continuous process improvement Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you are a skilled CNC Machinist with vast experience and working knowledge of the automotive industry/CNC machined components and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the CNC Machinist role, please contact Oliver Smith at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446104 or email oliver.smith@jonlee.co.uk 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 Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Northampton

Engineering Delivery Manager - Defence

Engineering Delivery Manager - Defence £70,000 - £75,000 Defence Surrey My client is looking for a talented Engineering Delivery Manager who’ll be responsible for leading a multidisciplinary technical team in order to deliver a key project to cost and schedule. This includes the design and development of hardware and software, hardware production and delivery of the safety case. Your duties and responsibilities will further include: Leading a multidisciplinary technical team, including System Engineering, Control Systems, Mechanical, Electrical, Software, Safety and Verification & Validation Providing a senior technical interface with the customer Planning and estimating engineering activities Delivering the project to cost and schedule Drive for engineering best practice across the lifecycle Support the preparation of contract changes and proposals Be aware of and comply with company standards of conduct and all relevant statutory requirements You’ll have experience of the following: Design, development, integration and verification of complex electronic systems and equipment Familiar with requirements specification techniques and system engineering processes Experienced in engineering management, people management and leading large technical teams in a matrix environment Delivery of complex integration projects A strong leader Knowledge of submarine operation and systems would be high desirable Security clearances will be required and travel in support of the role is expected. Should you have the project and relevant systems exposure, then please apply directy. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Executive Search, a leading technical and industrial consultancy. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Executive Search are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Surrey

Manufacturing Operations Manager

Job title: Manufacturing Operations Manager Salary Range: £Comp Location: West Midlands Automotive, 1st Tier, Change Management, OEE, Lean, 8D, Six Sigma, Manufacturing Processes & Improvement A Manufacturing Operations Manager is required with knowledge of manufacturing operations, P&L, equipment efficiencies and process improvement within a 1st Tier Automotive arena. Candidates with experience of the automotive industry would be well received. Due to continued growth and an increase in orders this company, a world class automotive parts manufacturer based in the West Midlands requires a forward thinking, hands on Manufacturing Operations Manager with knowledge process improvement, manufacturing systems, productivity, waste elimination, man-management and P&L for a new permanent role. As a Manufacturing Operations Manager you will be required to: Effectively and efficiently manage the production area in line with customer specifications and demand, to meet all quality and delivery expectations, minimising costs where possible and ensure the required best working practices are maintained at all times Responsible for plant production, manufacturing, financial performance, customer requirements and maintaining the orderly and productive operation of planned activities Drive process improvements on OEE by appropriate data analysis while attending various meetings and action/communicate instructions Undertake continuous training and development of all personnel within the sphere of responsibility Identify and deploy the technical skill sets, resource levels and systems to deliver projects, including the engagement of external resources as required. The Manufacturing Operations Manager should have the following skills or experience: Good understanding of manufacturing operations, process improvement, waste elimination, change management and quality standards/systems/processes Excellent leadership qualities having a track record in driving and developing teams within a medium/high volume automotive arena Commercially astute with strong organizational and analytical skills with knowledge of P&L, cost reduction and supply chain. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of leading teams within a high volume 1st Tier manufacturing environment seeking a career opportunity with a growing business. In return for your experience, this specialist automotive company will offer you: £Comp plus benefits Excellent opportunity to work within a growing and forward thinking organisations, were change management, process improvement and manufacturing principles at the forefront of all operations Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of leading manufacturing operations within the a 1st Tier Automotive environment and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Manufacturing Operations Manager role, please contact Mark Bignell at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446167 or email mark.bignell@jonlee.co.uk 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 Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / West Bromwich

Operations Manager

Operations Manager Salary Range: £Comp Location: Northampton Operations, Manager, Assembly, Fabrication, Paint, H&S, Warehouse, Supply chain, Materials, Change Management, Lean, 8D, root cause, Manufacturing Processes & Improvement, Sales & Service An Operations Manager is required with knowledge of operational management, manufacturing processes (assembly, fabrication and/or paint), planning, logistics, supply chain, sales, service and process improvement within a medium volume production environment building niche vehicles. Candidates with experience of the low/medium vehicle build, assembly and/or fabrication/paint would be well received. Due to continued growth and an increase in orders this company, a this world class SME based in Northampton requires a forward thinking, hands on Operations Manager with knowledge process improvement, manufacturing systems, quality, productivity, waste elimination, man-management and sales/service for a new permanent role. As Operations Manager you will be required to: Provide strong leadership for the UK operational team, building a team of competent, engaged, safe and productive staff across varied disciplines Drive continuous improvement in Process, Quality and Safety through risk assessments, root cause analysis, training, and projects Develop and maintain a deep understanding of our supply chain ensuring our supply partners are delivering to the expected requirements in terms of time and quality Active ly manage the sales and operational planning function to meet customer needs (both external and internal) and maximise plant efficiency Actively manage the assembly function to efficiently build to market requirements Ensure capacity and sourcing requirements are aligned to market needs and potential Communicate effectively with suppliers, partners, colleagues, market representatives and customers The Operations Manager should have the following skills or experience: Good understanding of manufacturing operations, process improvement, waste elimination, change management and quality standards/systems/processes Excellent leadership qualities having a track record in driving and developing teams within a medium/high volume manufacturing operation Commercially astute with strong organizational and analytical skills with knowledge of business operations from supply chain, through production and on the customer dealing with sales, service and capacity planning. Knowledge of mild steel fabrication, coating allied with Microsoft Dynamics 365/AX would be advantageous This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of leading teams within a low to medium manufacturing environment (especially vehicle build, assembly, and fabrication/paint) seeking a career opportunity to make a difference with a world class SME. In return for your experience, this specialist niche manufacturer will offer you: £Comp plus benefits Excellent opportunity to work within a growing and forward-thinking organisation, were change management, process improvement and manufacturing principles at the forefront of all operations Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of leading business operations within a niche vehicle build, assembly and/or fabrication/paint environment and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Operations Manager role, please contact Mark Bignell at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446167 or email mark.bignell@jonlee.co.uk 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 Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Northampton

Learning and Development Coordinator

Training and Development Coordinator Herefordshire, Packaging Plant Salary: £23,000.00-£27,000.00 per year Benefits: Company Pension, Life Insurance, On-site Parking, Sick Pay, Store Discounts This plant is part of a very well run, global packaging organisation. We have been asked to assist them in the recruitment of a Training and Development Coordinator. We are seeking an individual who has excellent communication skills and can engage with all levels of staff. Key areas of the position: Develop, implement, and manage a training & development support function to all operational departments for management, delivery and audit of training as required You will manage and audit 3rd party training, licences, and refreshers Manage and audit the shop floor training in fundamental skills and compliance training; manage and audit the Front-Line Management training and adherence process; develop and manage training matrices. Support Health & Safety Team with managing and auditing induction process for hourly, monthly, and temporary personnel PLUS support the delivery of OHSEH Training Courses i.e. managing safely, Manual handling, CoSHH etc. Support the Operations Department in developing a multi-skilled workforce, identify competency frameworks; training programmes; appropriate document trail to ensure full compliance to process through the pay structure. Ensure all our FLMs are equipped with a general understanding of employment law through training and development. Produce training materials for in-house training including e-learning packages. Evaluate training and development on site, with feedback questionnaires and discussions. Amend and review any training programme as necessary to adapt to changes occurring in the work environment. Support each function (both staff and shop floor) with the development and maintaining of training matrices. Maintain accurate and up-to-date training records which can be referred to during any external audit. Support Quality with any audits which cover the training and development on site. We are seeking a Training and Development professional who has successfully performed similar roles in a manufacturing environment, where there have been a large number of employees, so ideally you will have knowledge and experience of developing and delivering innovative training material. This is an excellent role for an experienced L/D candidate who has very strong communication skills. If you feel you have the right skills for the job, please apply. 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 Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Ledbury

Purchasing Analyst

Job title: Purchasing Analyst Salary Range: £20.00- £22.00 per hour Hours: 37.5 hour week Monday to Friday Location: Peterborough 6 month rolling contract working for a leading Equipment manufacturer. A purchasing analyst is required with knowledge of direct and indirect purchasing within a high-volume manufacturing/engineering business. Candidates from a corporate manufacturing background and experience in reviewing product technical data and soliciting bid proposals would be well received. Due to new projects this client based in Peterborough requires an experienced, dynamic, leading purchasing analyst from a direct manufacturing or engineering background to undergo a 6-month rolling contract role. As a purchasing analyst you will be required to: Purchase machinery, equipment, tools, parts, supplies or services necessary for the operation of an establishment. Be responsible for buying goods and services for use by their company or organisation. Exercise moderate independent judgment with direction from supervisor Research and evaluate suppliers based on price, quality, selection, service, support, availability and other relevant factors. Purchase the highest quality merchandise at the lowest possible price and in correct amounts. Prepare purchase orders, solicit bid proposals, and review requisitions for goods and services. Monitor shipments to ensure that goods come in on time and resolve problems related to undelivered goods The purchasing analyst should have the following skills or experience: University degree in a financial discipline - preferred. Previous finance-related experience required. Skills and Competencies: Verbal and written communication skills, attention to detail, negotiation skills and interpersonal skills. Ability to analyse financial reports, price proposals and other technical data. Ability to accurately document and record customer/client information. Ability to predict consumer buying patterns. Knowledge of applicable laws and regulations related to purchasing. Knowledge of supply chain management. Previous experience with computer applications, such as Microsoft Word and Excel This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of direct and indirect purchasing within a high-volume manufacturing business. In return for your experience, this Peterborough manufacturer will offer you: 6 month rolling contract position £20.00 -£22.00 per hour 37.5-hour week Monday to Friday Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of direct or indirect purchasing within a high-volume manufacturing business. If you have any questions about the purchasing analyst role, please contact Matt Johnson at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446116 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.

Contract / Peterborough

Functional Safety Engineer

Functional Safety Engineer Contract Kingston-Upon-Thames £55-70 per hour Our client, a global provider of systems and solutions for commercial and defence applications are looking for an experienced Functional Safety Engineer joining the Control Systems group within the Engineering department that specifies, designs, implements, tests and delivers Platform Management Systems and other safety-critical and safety-related maritime systems into the Defence marketplace. What you will do: The Functional Safety Engineer's role is to perform safety engineering analysis of software and complex hardware elements with the focus on certification of COTS PE based systems to IEC 61508 or similar. Please note for this particular role, all candidates must be eligible for SC - UK EYES ONLY clearance and therefore be a sole British National passport holder. Background and Experience: ** Please note for this particular role, all candidates must be eligible for SC - UK EYES ONLY clearance and therefore be a sole British National passport holder.** Required: • Relevant work experience in a safety-related engineering environment • Understanding and demonstration of compliance to international and defence standards such as IEC 61508 and Def Stan 056 • Experience in safety assurance of COTS PE based systems or high integrity software • Ability to understand hardware and software failure modes, causes and effects • Experience in achieving certification for SIL2 systems or equivalent • Experience in some areas safety/reliability analysis techniques: hazard identification and analysis, FMECA, FTA, Functional Failure Analysis • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team (e.g. systems, hardware, software and ILS engineers, project management, customer and supplier engineering teams) • Degree, HND, HNC in Electrical/ Electronic/ Control/ Software/ Systems Engineering or related discipline • UK Eyes Only Security Clearance required - Sole British Passport holders Only Desirable Criteria: • Experience of ship’s machinery control systems, Commercial or Military Maritime engineering • Experience of leading a team of safety and/or software engineers • Safety requirements capture and negotiation • PLC Code Development to IEC61131 - Ladder and Function Block • HMI /SCADA Software Development and Human Factors Engineering • Knowledge of formal Validation and Verification processes • Integration, Test and Fault Diagnosis on complex PLC based systems • UK Defence experience on maritime projects For more information to apply please contact Charles Cureton of Jonathan Lee Recruitment. 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.

Contract / New Malden

Marketing & Sales Co-ordinator

Job Title: Marketing & Sales Co-ordinator Location: Darlaston Salary: £Negotiable dependant on experience Overview: We are currently recruiting for Marketing & Sales Coordinator to work with our client at their site in Darlaston, the role will be to co-ordinate and contribute towards the growth of the business by providing marketing support and driving customer prospecting. Working with Group marketing, in developing and delivering marketing activities supporting business objectives. Main Objectives: To be responsible for the implementation and upkeep of the divisional marketing plan, working closely with the group marketing team. To champion the upkeep of CRM customer records supporting marketing initiatives. To implement and champion customer feedback questionnaires supporting both sales and service deliverables. Responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of website Maintain and build on divisional industry segments and contact databases. To support the administration process, along with inbound calls and sales enquiries/leads supporting the “day to day” sales order processing. Responsibilities: Develop, maintain and roll out the annual marketing plan, ensuring activities are timely completed as agreed with Group marketing, to include: Content creation including case studies, testimonials, website content, blogs/articles etc. Using Mailchimp, create digital newsletters and campaigns, in collaboration with Group marketing, and in accordance to the marketing plan. Create and post multiple times per week on social media content, specifically LinkedIn and Facebook. Maintain the company website, including product information, imagery, pricing etc. Attend and participate at monthly marketing meetings Provide support during events/exhibitions as requested Support during photoshoots, and video sessions as needed Support with the creation of new PPC campaigns To deliver campaign and newsletter content activities supporting marketing activities. Provide web sales content and “live chat” information. To be responsible for the online ‘live chat’ facility. Be responsible for gathering high quality imagery and videos from suppliers Using CRM, identify customer target list and action. (i.e. customer who purchased 14 months ago but hasn’t sent their product in for service/calib.) Manage the weekly digital communications to new and existing customers Build the customer database for campaign and prospecting purposes, by contacting businesses and gathering contact details (as agreed) Distribute and manage the customer feedback survey process. To be responsible for the Divisional “info” marketing inbox, processing and updating of records on both CRM and mail chimp databases To produce monthly reports on enquiries/leads, in addition to other areas outline by Group marketing To support Managing Director with ad-hoc monthly reporting items as requested. To support the day to day sales processes by accurately recording & completing sales orders received into the department, using CRM, Sage, and Google databases. To answer inbound calls to the division, supporting the sales administration co-ordinator. To provide cover for sales administration coordinator during annual leave / lunch breaks etc. Represent the business in Group marketing meetings Knowledge & Skills: Have excellent IT skills, including excel Mailchimp experience is desirable Good numeracy and literacy skills Excellent customer service skills Knowledge and experience of Sage and Microsoft Suite Good working experience of CRM systems. A knowledge of Prospect Soft is desirable. Strong administrative experience and attention to detail. Strong ability to prioritise, organise and problem solving Good verbal and written communication skills Good interpersonal and team working ability Must be able to work independently. To be self-motivated and able to work on own initiative. Photoshop and InDesign experience is desirable, but not essential Video, photography, and animation skills are desirable, but not essential 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. 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 Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Darlaston
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