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Jonathan Lee Newsletter - Q2 2019

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

  • Utilising transferable skills crucial to electric mobility growth
  • Facing the 21st century: recruitment and skills
  • Interim opportunities as Brexit doubts linger
  • Powering up energy division
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Vehicle Crash Safety Performance Engineer - R00031334

Vehicle Crash Safety Performance Engineer - R00031334 Cranfield Automotive We are seeking a Vehicle Crash Safety Performance Engineer to be in Cranfield to conduct safety performance planning and analysis in accordance with company working practices. The successful candidate will be expected to: Coordinate safety performance planning on new model development, lifecycle management and optimisation of our European models Prepare for crash tests and conduct the analysis and make judgement to report at key development milestones. Understand crash regulation and ENCAP requirements to make test specification. Create component target and specification to correctly meet these requirements. Conduct crash test and analysis. Liaise between local engineering departments and global groups at all stages of the development process. Attend regular projecting meetings and feeding back key information to the department. The Safety Performance Engineer should have the following skills or experience: Minimum Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in Engineering or Physics related field Experience in safety performance design or planning within automotive engineering environment Knowledge of safety restraints systems, body engineering or electrical architecture and systems such as e-call or ACU design is a plus. Knowledge of CAE is a plus. Familiarity with the following applications would be ideal: Diadem X-Crash CAD System Animator If you have any questions about the Vehicle Crash Safety Performance Engineer role or would like to apply, please contact Tina Field at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01268 889259 Unfortunately candidates requiring visa sponsorship CANNOT be considered for this role. To apply you MUST have either an EU/UK passport or a Visa that does not require sponsorship 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 / Cranfield

Principal Closures Engineer

Principal Engineer Closures & Mechanisms - Hourly Contract - Coventry This is a terrific opportunity for an experienced Principal Engineer Closures & Mechanisms to join the Vehicle Concept Group of the European Technical Centre of a very ambitious vehicle manufacturer located in Coventry. The Vehicle Concept Group is responsible for the integration, design and development of: Bonnet, doors & tailgate BIW structures Release mechanisms - locks, latches, door release handles and check straps Side glass and window regulators Door, bonnet and tailgate sealing Fuel filler modules and release mechanism In this role the Principal Engineer Closures & Mechanisms will need engineering skills and experience of working on closure systems design and development from concept to production. Main Activities and Tasks of this Principal Engineer Closures & Mechanisms job: Report to the Chief Engineer Upper Body Responsible for generation and development of closures & mechanisms CAD operation skills required, able to create and manipulate geometry for primary communication of concepts and schemes Catia v5 operative skills, able to generate 3D geometry, 2D data and sectional data Team Centre PLM utilisation Candidate requirements for this Principal Engineer Closures & Mechanisms job: Degree qualified or similar qualification Depth of experience in the delivery of closure & mechanisms Experience of leading and mentoring a small team of CAD Engineers Interested Principal Engineers Closures & Mechanisms should contact Ray Greenman today to discuss this terrific opportunity. TMETC

Contract / Coventry, West Midlands

Foundry Engineer

Foundry Engineer Wednesbury £35,000 per annum My client are a well established manufacturer of castings owned by an international group of companies based in the Wednesbury area. Job description: * Support the Technical Manager in attending all technical related meetings including the weekly Quality Meetings. * Report all major process or product non-conformances to the Technical Manager as soon as possible. Initiate non-conformance reports and implement investigations and corrective actions as necessary. * Prepare new or update existing work instructions within your area of responsibility to ensure work practices are documented accurately and integrated into our quality system. * Support the estimating by providing accurate proposals for tooling manufacture and methods application to aid the manufacturing cost accuracy. * Design and development of new pattern equipment for foundry use with the support of external Pattern Shops and the Foundry Manager. * Chemically bonded sand analysis. The development and improvement of existing systems and procedures. * The management of the internal samples and trials procedure including, organising and supervising trials, informing department managers of any special instructions or requirements in a timely manner, the final analysis and reporting of trials including reports if necessary and recommendations. * Daily scrap analysis and reporting. * Casting Observations. * Preparation and presentation of Technical reports including customer complaint investigations, project updates, technical developments and concession applications. Background: Ideally you will currently be working in a foundry as a Foundry Engineer, Technical Officer or Methods Engineer. Experience of steel and or iron castings is desired although an aluminium background would also be considered. Metallurgy qualifications are a nice to have although experience gained through on the job training is also acceptable. Please apply as soon as possible to be considered for this excellent opportunity with a company with a very high staff retention rate.

Permanent / Wednesbury, West Midlands

Interim Production Manager

Interim Production Manager 6-9 month assignment up to £500/day South West An Interim Production Manager is required for an interesting and challenging assignment working within a fast paced volume manufacturing and assembly environment. This is a successful business with products that are sold globally and has a reputation for reliability, quality and service. As part of a management restructure, the business is now looking to appoint an experienced Operations Professional as an Interim Production Manager who can hit the ground running. The business has a culture of Continuous Improvement and a thorough understanding of Lean Manufacturing. Your challenge will be to take it to the next level. To be considered for this Interim Production Management assignment you must have experience of: Working as a Production/Operations Manager with experience gained in a cell manufacturing, flow line, assembly environment and be familiar with a high volume/low value and high value/low volume product mix. Modern manufacturing methods including JIT, Line Balancing, VSM, 5S, SMED, SOP, OEE, Error Proofing and Kanban pull systems together with problem solving tools such as 8D, DMAIC, PDCA, 5 Why, root cause and pareto analysis. Developing simple but effective measures and KPIs with an emphasis on Health Safety & Environment, Quality, Cost, Delivery and Morale. Developing an effective communication strategy that ensures everyone understands what the plan is, what is expected of them and what part they play in making it a success. Coaching and training people at all levels to ensure a common understanding of lean continuous improvement techniques. Developing a high performance and self-directed team culture, based on employee engagement and ownership. This is an immediate appointment and the role will require strong leadership and decision-making skills with a focus on safety, people development, delivery and proactive problem solving. It is essential that you have excellent people management skills and the ability to sustain a culture based on engagement, continuous improvement and customer service excellence. 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 / Taunton

Principal Systems Engineer

Principal or Senior Systems Engineer (Electrical Engineering) Rocester, Staffs Salaries between £38 - 58000 p/a Depending upon skills and experience. Permanent Positions Please note that you must be eligible to work in the UK to apply for this role OBJECTIVE OF ROLE Our client are a world-renowned manufacturer of off-highway multi-purpose vehicles and plant equipment based in North Staffordshire. Due to the development of a new model, and exciting opportunity for 3 Systems Engineers has risen at Principal Engneer and Senior Engneer levels. As such applications will be considered against wealth of skills and experiene in order to match candidates to the correct level of position. The Principal or Senior Systems Engineer is responsible for running a small team to ensure that all EE systems, components and the EDS system are correctly implemented and tested in a timely manner according to project milestones. Additionally, the role includes defining the system requirements for the EE systems in accordance with the vehicle features and targets. Illustrates and assesses the project risks together with possible corrective action options. KEY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES Delegation of technical tasks to other project team members. Produces systems specifications for all the EE features. Ensures that they are written in the correct format in a requirements capture tool such as DOORS, in a timely manner so that they can be tested by the integration team. Ensures that the relevant SFMEAS are completed and correctly reviewed with all stakeholders. Implements the project targets (characteristics, costs, weight, quality, deadline) Prepares project documentation and reports in standard format to the Engineering Manager to support Gateway and Project deliverables Supports technical reviews with the wider EE community with the company. Identifies conflicting targets, assigns and evaluates possible solutions. Supports all prototype and launch activities Undertakes other tasks in support of EE department or company QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE Must have “CAN DO” attitude Engineering degree or equivalent Proven experience in running small technical teams in the automotive/construction industry Extensive experience in EE system design using methodologies such as the V-model. Must have proven track experience of defining systems behavior and spec writing and capturing requirements in a capture tool such as DOORS. Must have good working knowledge of industry standard processes and tools e.g CANOpen, J1939 , FMEA. FuSi, PPAP Experience of diagnostics such as J1939, ISO14229, 14230. Good appreciation of the full vehicle development lifecycle. Good working knowledge of Vector CAN tools such as CANape & CANoe. Excellent verbal and written communication Must posses an engineering mindset and logical approach to problems Must be able to work under their own initiative with minimum supervision to deliver Must have driving license or able to get one. If you are interested in these opportunities, please 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 / Rocester

Heavy Duty Diesel Calibration Engineer

Calibration Engineer - Heavy Duty Diesel £Competitive plus benefits Peterborough Automotive / Off-Highway A Calibration Engineer is required to optimise the calibration of off-highway diesel engines and powertrains. Candidates with experience of engine calibration, preferably heavy duty engine / off-highway projects, would be well received. Due to increased workloads this company, the world's largest independent company for development, simulation and testing technology of powertrains, requires a proactive Calibration Engineer, based at a client site in Peterborough, to ensure that all target criteria are met and that the powertrain works to its full efficiency in all operating conditions. As a Calibration Engineer you will be required to: Planning and execution of an engine development programme Calibration dataset development in-line with attribute targets Dataset validation for operational & test conditions Development & refining of engine test plans Analysis of results and preparation of recommendations Liaison and reporting to various functions within the organisation Promote robust solutions to address client issues using a portfolio of internal services and knowledge The Calibration Engineer should have the following skills or experience: Degree qualified in an engineering discipline Good knowledge of Combustion Engine Fundamentals & factors effecting emissions and performance Good working knowledge of Engine Management Systems and related tools and software Experience of co-ordinating and executing tests on engine test beds Capable of working independently as well as part of large and small teams Understanding of worldwide emissions legislation (particularly NRMM Stage V) advantageous This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with calibration experience to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Peterborough based role will offer you: £Competitive Pension Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have experience as a Calibration Engineer and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Calibration Engineer role, please contact Paul Branton at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01268 455525. 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 / Peterborough

Powertrain Performance Systems Engineer

Senior Performance Systems Engineer £Competitive plus benefits Peterborough Automotive / Off-Highway A Senior Performance Systems Engineer is required to verify and optimise the system performance of a diesel engine powertrain. Candidates with experience of planning, as well as preparation, and supervision of powertrain simulation and testing would be well received. Due to increased workloads this company, the world's largest independent company for development, simulation and testing technology of powertrains, requires a proactive Senior Performance Systems Engineer, based at a client site in Peterborough, to undertake the generation & analysis of powertrain simulation tasks and co-ordinate calibration of powertrain simulation models from real world testing data & engine test cell results. As a Senior Performance Systems Engineer you will be required to: Planning and execution of diesel engine systems simulation activities Support conceptualisation studies for future powertrains Specification of physical engine test plans including DoE considerations Analysis of results and preparation of recommendations (written and verbal reports) Liaison with and reporting to various functional groups within the organisation Controls development and mathematical modelling using MATLAB/Simulink Through simulation, provide predictions on product performance and variability on engine systems such as aftertreatment Update and calibrate simulation models from test and data The Senior Performance Systems Engineer should have the following skills or experience: Degree qualified in an engineering discipline Good knowledge of Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) fundamentals Understanding of EAS performance and control Understanding and experience of DoE and emissions modelling Capable of working independently as well as part of large and small teams High level competence using MATLAB/Simulink to develop mathematical models Aftertreatment system modelling, ideally in the heavy duty/ off-highway sector beneficial This is an excellent opportunity for anyone familiar with off highway heavy duty powertrain applications to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Peterborough based role will offer you: £Competitive Pension Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have experience as a Senior Performance Systems Engineer and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Senior Performance Systems Engineer role, please contact Paul Branton at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01268 455525. 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 / Peterborough

Manufacturing Engineer

Job Title - Salary - up to £57000 Industry - Off Highway Location - Peterborough A position is available within the Manufacturing Advanced Planning team at the Peterborough Engine facility, for a Manufacturing Engineer to design, develop and enhance our assembly line processes and equipment. This is an excellent opportunity to join a highly flexible, motivated, skilled and enthusiastic Manufacturing engineering team. The key focus of the Manufacturing Advanced Planning team is to provide globally standardised manufacturing / production processes and equipment, designed to enable the introduction of new products and provide best asset utilisation leveraging the capability of our world class production facilities. This role requires expertise in manufacturing technology, assembly process design, quality processes, tool selection and introduction, and will involve the application of sound technical manufacturing/production engineering skills in both project and process-based environments. This role represents an exciting step forward for individuals wishing to develop their project leadership skills and their career within Manufacturing Engineering. Skills and Experience: Candidates will have gained the following skills and experience through previous roles: * Bachelor's degree in Manufacturing Engineering or a relevant Technical Engineering discipline (or equivalent experience) * The candidate must have previous experience as a Manufacturing / Production Engineer developing and implementing process / assembly solutions * Experience of introducing new products and/or managing significant change with proven and innovative manufacturing techniques within the manufacturing environment * Experience of implementing Lean manufacturing tools and techniques, utilising problem solving and root cause analysis tools * Must be able to communicate effectively with individuals at all levels of the business and build strong working relationships * Some travel will be required (5-10% of working time) We are unable to support sponsorship or VISAs If you would like to know more about this role, please contact Sarah Gilbert or Kate Stevens at Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Permanent / Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

Inventory Analyst

Job Title- Inventory Analyst Industry - Off Highway Location - Peterborough An opportunity has arisen within the supply chain team for an Inventory Analyst, with an engine manufacturer based in Peterborough. The main purpose of the role is to ensure all inventory is controlled and counted within Corporate procedures. The role supports facilities for all raw inventory incorporating Stores, Quality, Machining Areas, Offsite Warehouses and Return To Vendor Locations. The role requires all segregation of duties are met. The role ensures all stock issues are investigated, root caused, documented. Main Duties & Responsibilities: ensures that all areas adhere to all standard working procedures regarding transactions, also the control and counting of all inventory. highlight issues and non conformance to all Leaders within the business that own inventory. all root causing to be documenting and communicating all root causes. The Inventory Analyst will also be responsible for the following: Able to interact effectively with key support groups and departments in the business Attend meetings related to IRA and inventory issues. Take ownership for own learning and have development plan in place. Demonstrates a high level understanding of IRA Metrics. Engaging at all levels within the business. Provide training to ensure relevant knowledge and conformance is aligned to meet IRA disciplines and processes. Provide results and feedback to operational Team Leads & Section Managers on local issues. Escalate issues to IRA Team Lead for further support or guidance. If you would like to know more about this role please contact Sarah Gilbert or Kate Stevens at Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Contract / Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

ToolMaker

Toolmaker Day shift Worcester Manufacturing Salary – Up to £33,000 per annum + target bonus + overtime Jonathan Lee are currently recruiting a Toolmaker for a Global manufacturing client of ours based in Worcester. This is a Permanent opportunity & immediate starts available for the right candidate. As a Toolmaker you will: Safely use & maintain all tool room equipment Manufacture prototypes & product samples, jigs, fixtures in accordance with given work schedules Use of appropriate CAD/CAM systems when required Maintain/repair & modify production mould tools Operate all standard Toolroom machinery As a Toolmaker you will: Have previous experience of working within a manufacturing environment Ability to perform all aspects of plastic injection mould tool requirements Experience of operating toolroom machinery Previous knowledge of CAD CAM software is beneficial – not essential Experience of providing technical If you are currently looking for a new opportunity & keen to hear more about this role then please get in touch with Kieron at Jonathan Lee. 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

Technical Buyer

Technical Buyer £Competitive plus benefits Abingdon Energy A Technical Buyer is required for the procurement of a range of complex mechanical, machined, sub-contract manufactured and electrical components. Candidates with significant experience in an Engineering purchasing role with demonstrable delivery of strategic initiatives would be well received. Due to increased workloads this company, a leading Fusion Energy System Developer based in Abingdon, requires a proactive Technical Buyer to be responsible for developing a robust, sustainable Supply Partner Chain committed and capable of supporting our ambition to commercialise Fusion Energy. As a Technical Buyer you will be required to: End to end purchasing process for all Technical/ Engineering requirements Impart technical / commercial knowledge to the business developing awareness, and implementation of supply chain processes Balance both tactical and strategic initiatives to ensure our ambitious targets are achieved Ensure continuous supply of goods, communicate any supply issues which may pose a risk or impact business projects Negotiate framework contracts, improved prices and terms of business with suppliers Review opportunities to make business savings utilising negotiation and procurement best practice tools and methods. The Technical Buyer should have the following skills or experience: Ideally degree qualified, or other equivalent qualification, ideally in an engineering or procurement subject Significant experience in an engineering purchasing role with demonstrable delivery of strategic initiatives Ability to read and interpret technical drawings Competent user of ERP systems Able to follow BOM structures (Microsoft Dynamics NAV/ Teamcentre) Analytical, numerically astute with good problem identification and solution abilities This is an excellent opportunity for anyone that is commercially and financially aware and that has a keen attention to detail and accuracy to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Abingdon based Fusion Energy System Developer will offer you: £Competitive Pension Bonus PHC Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have experience as a Technical Buyer and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Technical Buyer role, please contact Paul Branton at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01268 455525. 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 / Abingdon

Senior / Principal Engineer - Transmission Controls

Senior / Principal Transmission Controls Engineer - Nuneaton - £ Highly Competitive Transmission Controls Engineers are required for a class-leading high-technology consultancy. Based in an innovative, supportive and quality driven environment, you will work with prestige and high profile clients on cutting-edge products. You will join an internationally respected team delivering an exciting mix of R&D and client specific automotive projects. As Senior / Principal Transmission Controls Engineer - you will be required to Demonstrate a sound understanding of vehicle systems and driveline control. Deliver key components of high-technology projects. Be a high-achiever, with the vision, flexibility, determination and enthusiasm to succeed in a fast-paced development environment. As Senior / Principal Transmission Controls Engineer - you will have Algorithm design and implementation experience, ideally using MATLAB/Simulink/Ascet-SD. An appreciation of the fundamentals of transmission control. Knowledge of vehicle / test-rig based control system testing and calibration. An understanding of vehicle and controller communication networks. What you will get: A highly competitive salary and benefits package, whilst working on exciting and dynamic projects in a fantastic new facility. The opportunity to influence the design of some of the most ground-breaking vehicle systems in the automotive arena. Suitably qualified and experienced Senior / Principal Transmission Controls 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 / Nuneaton, Warwickshire

Senior Vehicle Packaging Engineer

Senior Package and DMU Engineer Location: Hethel Department: Vehicle Integration Duration: 30 Weeks A leading automotive OEM is in search of experienced Vehicle Packaging Engineers to join them on a minimum 6 month basis. Job Details - General vehicle packaging activities with respect to positioning of components and creating packaging schemes and layouts. - To analyse CATIA designs and highlight components that do not fit correctly, foul other items, are misaligned or generally do not fulfil their required role within the context of the vehicle. - Review component package against system assemblies - Report package and clash issues to project teams - Propose alternate solutions to responsible designer/ release engineer - Ensure component design standards comply with DMU assembly rule This role gives the candidate the opportunity to work on class leading prestige sports cars. Lotus is under new management who are investing heavily in facilities and people, with this level of expansion there are a number of roles that this candidate could progress to. Specifics - The candidate will be expected to work with guidance from package lead and VI Chief engineer. From a package perspective the candidate will be expected to create package concept schemes and layouts as required, these will need to cover legal, ergonomic, in house criteria and general spacial constraints. From a DMU perspective - DMU is part of the Virtual build series and engineering sign off process and the DMU engineer will be expected to highlight, then facilitate the solution of issues so that parts can meet sign off criteria. The DMU Engineer will need to assist in maintaining the DMU chart which is a reference chart that aids in the location and contents of CAD installations. Although not owning each installation that build up the car the DMU engineer will be responsible for Policing these installations and liaising where required to get things corrected. The candidate will be expected to understand the roles of the Studio engineer and package engineers and work very closely with them. Within Lotus these groups work very closely together. General - The successful candidate will be expected to support the design studio and engineering community from sketch phase through clay development to surface release. Provide solutions to DMU problems, support engineers/designers who are using CATIA, CAS, clay or Alias. Must have a good automotive knowledge and be prepared to look at new designs and find possible solutions to engineering and design issues Qualifications and Experience (Essential & Desirable criteria) Engineering Degree/HND or equivalent Experience of concept and detail design of mechanical and automotive components. Experience of aeromodels, mules and seating bucks Experience of full vehicle packaging. Ability to run efficient meetings Ability to deliver on time and work to a plan. Good presentation skills. Good level of ability with office programmes including Exel, Word and Powerpoint. Must have high level of competency with Catia V5, being able to create and manipulate models. Previous experience of CAD data management, team centre Previous experience of full vehicle programmes from concept to production. Ability to create solutions to problems from a blank page with minimal guidance. Highly self motivated. Willing to work as part of a team. Support the design process from the sketch phase through to Clay / CAS model. They will need to provide solutions to problems; it is likely these will have implications to the designed surfaces. If required work engineers and designers to apply engineering's requirements in the most sympathetic way to the design to make sure it is feasible. Ensure the design meets the technical requirements in terms of performance, legal's, cost and part manufacture / assembly. Experience of ergonomic seating bucks in order to set criteria targets If you are interested in this job, please APPLY NOW. For more information, contact Lois Weston at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384446119.

Contract / Wymondham, Norfolk

Principal Systems Engineer - Power Electronics

Principal Systems Engineer - Power Electronics Birmingham Competetive Salary The Role Responsible for R&D project management and plan making for automotive power electronic products. Conduct electrical system simulation and design. Formulate technical specifications and mutual interfaces among components. Look for suitable components and purchase them to support overall product integration development. Conduct system commissioning and manage deliverable results/reports. Support technical communication & cooperation inside and outside the company. Provide other day-to -day administrative support to the whole team. Our Benefits Our benefits include: 24 days holiday + 8 bank holidays Holiday allowance increase with length of service Bupa healthcare Free on site car parking Subsidised canteen Contributory Pension Life assurance Cycle to work scheme Company sick pay Professional Membership fees paid e.g. CIPD, IEEE Family Friendly policies An Independent 24 hour confidential counseling service Key Responsibilities Responsible for development of automotive power electronic products, including main traction inverter, DC12V and DC48V converter and on board AC/DC charger; Formulate project program and be in charge of development progress and budget expenditure; Conduct overall system design, including but not limited to demand analysis, scheme design and electrical system simulation; Define necessary technical specification and interfaces for each component and carry on detailed development; Responsible for overall system integration, including sourcing components, related procurement and prototype; Responsible for overall system commissioning, consisting of compiling test program and results for further assessment; Examine the whole product design progress and archive related deliverable documents; Transfer validated products to production line and follow up later technical requirements; Investigate frontier technology and market demand on corresponding power electronic product; Participate in technology and product roadmap formulation; Necessary technical communication and bidding related with power electronic products; Provide other day-to-day administrative support to the whole team; Core Skills and Education A degree with related subjects of electronic Information, electrical automation, computer at least 8 years' relevant working experience 5 years and above of automotive electrics products development experience Familiar with and rich understanding on electrical vehicle power electronics product development process Familiar with related standards and laws & regulations Proficiency in CAD/CAE/Office software Attention to detailed work and accurate work information Company Values Continuous Improvement Engineering Excellence Performance Driven Accountability and responsibility Integrity and honesty If you are interested in this role, please apply now

Permanent / Birmingham, West Midlands

Field Service Engineer

Field Service Engineer A Field Service Engineer is required to join a world leading distributor of Generators, compressors, pumps and manufacturer of Lighting Towers for the Rail, Events and Construction Industry based in Wolverhampton. As the Field Service Engineer you will be required to travel to customer sites, both in UK and Europe. As the Field Service Engineer your responsibilities will include: Provision of on-site corrective/preventative maintenance and offer after-sales technical and commercial support. You will be required to develop technical knowledge of generators, compressors, pumps and manufacturer of Lighting Towers. Installation and start-up of equipment globally giving training and demonstrations to client personnel. Provide a first class service to clients. Give training and mentoring to internal Service Engineers where required. As the Field Service Engineer you will require the following skills and experiences: Ideally able to converse in German. Experience of servicing or maintenance of generators, compressors, pumps and or Lighting Towers. This role requires experience or aptitude to develop knowledge in both mechanical and electrical engineering. Experience with hydraulic and pneumatic systems desirable Benefits Salary negotiable dependent upon experience. Pension scheme. This is an ideal role for Ex-Military Engineers If you are interested in this role please forward your CV and contact details to Philip Delaloye at or for more details call +44(0)1384446192.

Permanent / Wolverhampton, West Midlands

Technical Sales Engineer

Technical Sales Engineer - Wolverhampton We are looking for a Technical Sales Engineer for a class leading company who manufacture, then retail and lease world-leading site machinery products from Lighting Sets to Generators to the Rail, Construction and Events industries and who will be based at their facilities in Wolverhampton. As the Technical Sales Engineer, you will: Be the technical-commercial point of expert contact within the internal sales team Development of winning techno-commercial positioning, material, commercial models and business cases that grow sales Analyse, project manage and deliver completed tender documents in liaison with Sales and Engineering, driving completion of RFQ/Tender type documents on time, with technical and commercial quality. Support customer service and customer administration activity Take responsibility for the physical and intellectual property, demonstration equipment, plant and equipment within your sphere of operations. We are looking for Experience in a similar Technical customer facing role. Previous RFQ/Tender completion experience for Technical content. Able to follow established protocol and clearly record action taken. Understanding of customer relationship management principles. Able to prioritise a demanding workload and be flexible to customer needs. Good Working knowledge of MS Office, including Excel, Word and PowerPoint Experience of IT systems Microsoft Office and CRM systems. Strong customer service focus with exceptional interpersonal skills. Clear and precise communication skills. You will be: Target driven with a strong commercial focus and self-initiative Significant technical sales experience in specified/consultative sales process Working knowledge of Plant, or Hire or Construction Industries ideally Demonstrable sales successes and growth Project management capability Strong negotiation skills Salary Negotiable dependent upon experience If you believe you have the relevant skills and experience and wish to apply please send a brief copy of your CV and a covering letter, outlining your suitability for the role, please send your CV to Philip Delaloye on or call on 01384446192

Permanent / Wolverhampton, West Midlands

Mechanical Fitter

Job Title: Mechanical Fitter Location: West Bromwich Salary: £24,600 p/a Overview: We are currently recruiting for a mechanical fitter to work at our client's site in the West Bromwich area, the role will be carrying out mechanical preventative and reactive maintenance work on site and would suit a fully qualified mechanical engineer who is looking work within a dynamic team. The Role: Working with a manufacturing facility that supports a wide range of sectors including Pharmaceutical, Agrochemical and Speciality Chemical industries the role would suit someone with the experience of process maintenance within a busy facility. The role will be working within their highly skilled maintenance department and is an excellent opportunity to work as part of their team within a lower tier COMAH facility. The successful candidate will be an experienced, qualified Mechanical Fitter with the relevant qualifications. Required to demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively with a range of departments to ensure that daily goals are achieved. Maintenance Activities: The ideal candidate will have the following experience listed below: Mechanical preventative and reactive maintenance work. Mechanical plant installation and modification work. Statutory inspections - pressure testing, plant integrity and commissioning work. The use of Computerised Maintenance Management Systems. The ability to use and interpret equipment drawings, manuals and other technical information to assist with all works. Work in accordance with the company safe systems of work and permit to work systems. Qualifications/Training: You will need to have a recognised mechanical apprenticeship and educated to ONC or City and Guilds level 3 (RQF level 3) in Mechanical Fitting/Engineering as a minimum. Ideally you would also have training with MEWP's, Abrasive wheels, Welding equipment and Confined Spaces. Career development will be possible with both internal and external training available. Benefits: Salary £24,600p/a 25 days paid holiday (and all UK Bank Holidays) Working a 38 hour working week Paid sick scheme Free life assurance and access to a stakeholder pension scheme 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 / West Bromwich, West Midlands

Delivery Assurance Field Rep.

Job title: Delivery Assurance Field Representative Salary Range: Competitive Location: Dusseldorf A Delivery Assurance Field Representative is required to improve supplier delivery commitments from suppliers within Germany. Candidates with experience of working with suppliers and communicating improved delivery commitments within manufacturing highly regulated environments would be well received. This global Aerospace company, requires a detailed and outstanding Delivery Assurance Field Representative who can improve and communicate supplier delivery commitments from suppliers within Germany. As a Delivery Assurance Field Representative you will be required to: Work with suppliers in the region to improve supplier delivery commits in order to achieve improved delivery to operations. Work with suppliers to provide Line of Balance for critical deliveries, and WIP trackers as needed to support such deliveries. Expedite critical parts out of suppliers. Work with BUs to understand critical parts impact, and status at suppliers. Communicate critical parts status using LOB and WIP Tracker to BU Operations and leadership. Drive delivery improvement plans such as overdue reduction, and buffer compliance. Work with supplier to expedite at Outside Processing Houses as needed. Work with BU to Eliminate risks and roadblocks such us outstanding SRIs, CADs, and FAIs that prevent suppliers from meeting performance targets, and escalate as needed. Participate in or lead process improvement projects to streamline Supplier Performance Operations. As a Delivery Assurance Field Representative, you should have the following skills or experience: Bachelor's degree in Operations, Supply Chain, Engineering, or other Business related field Minimum 3 years of experience in Engineering/Supply Chain/Manufacturing or related area with a continued proven track record of performance achievement, and growth with increased level of responsibility in an operations environment Experience in working with suppliers Able to work in a fast paced environment and still succeed. Knowledge of supply chain management in the Aerospace organisation Project/program Management Ability to lead in a collaborative team environment Travel Requirement: 90% Language English / German : Professional. Resident in Germany. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge and experience of Supplier improvement and development within Aerospace supply chain to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Aerospace high technology company will offer you: Competitive Salary. Comprehensive Benefits, including a company car. Career development. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge and experience of Supplier improvement and development and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Delivery Assurance Field Representative role, please contact Paul Broadhead at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 0044 1384 446 155.

Permanent / Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen

Delivery Assurance Field Rep

Job title: Delivery Assurance Field Representative Salary Range: Competitive Location: Milan A Delivery Assurance Field Representative is required to improve supplier delivery commitments from suppliers within Italy. Candidates with experience of working with suppliers and communicating improved delivery commitments within manufacturing highly regulated environments would be well received. This global Aerospace company, requires a detailed and outstanding Delivery Assurance Field Representative who can improve and communicate supplier delivery commitments from suppliers within Italy. As a Delivery Assurance Field Representative you will be required to: Work with suppliers in the region to improve supplier delivery commits in order to achieve improved delivery to operations. Work with suppliers to provide Line of Balance for critical deliveries, and WIP trackers as needed to support such deliveries. Expedite critical parts out of suppliers. Work with BUs to understand critical parts impact, and status at suppliers. Communicate critical parts status using LOB and WIP Tracker to BU Operations and leadership. Drive delivery improvement plans such as overdue reduction, and buffer compliance. Work with supplier to expedite at Outside Processing Houses as needed. Work with BU to Eliminate risks and roadblocks such us outstanding SRIs, CADs, and FAIs that prevent suppliers from meeting performance targets, and escalate as needed. Participate in or lead process improvement projects to streamline Supplier Performance Operations. As a Delivery Assurance Field Representative, you should have the following skills or experience: Bachelor's degree in Operations, Supply Chain, Engineering, or other Business related field Minimum 3 years of experience in Engineering/Supply Chain/Manufacturing or related area with a continued proven track record of performance achievement, and growth with increased level of responsibility in an operations environment Experience in working with suppliers Able to work in a fast paced environment and still succeed Knowledge of supply chain management in the Aerospace organisation Project/program Management Ability to lead in a collaborative team environment Travel Requirement: 90% Language English / German : Professional. Resident in Italy. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone who is resident in Italy with knowledge and experience of Supplier improvement and development within Aerospace supply chain to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Aerospace high technology company will offer you: Competitive Salary. Comprehensive Benefits, including a company car. Career development. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge and experience of Supplier improvement and development and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Delivery Assurance Field Representative role - Italy, please contact Paul Broadhead at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 0044 1384 446 155.

Permanent / Milan, Italy

Supplier Development Engineer

Job title: Supplier Development Engineer Salary Range: Competitive Location: Hamburg A Supplier Development Engineer is required to manage supplier development initiatives with key suppliers within Germany. Candidates with experience of Supplier continuous Improvement, problem solving and improving performance would be well received. This global Aerospace company, requires a detailed and outstanding Supplier Development Engineer who can strategically improve supplier operational performance from suppliers within Germany. As a Supplier Development Engineer you will be required to: Partner with key suppliers to pursue continuous improvement, problem solving, waste elimination with the objective of improving performance to the business units. Implement proactive and reactive strategies and tools to drive performance improvements in the supply base. Drive problem resolution process at supplier, incl. ability to lead problem solving teams. Drive problem resolution process at supplier, incl. ability to lead problem solving teams Provide supplier quality and delivery oversight, analysis, and performance tracking Lead the implementation of quality clinics and supplier gold at suppliers Perform capacity assessments at Suppliers on behalf of the business units. Develop and execute action plans to address opportunities in supply base Analyse strategic quality and delivery performance data Report results to the internal customers at various levels of the organisation. involve internal customers in problem resolution when needed. Contribute to the advancement of tools and techniques in the Supplier Performance teams. As a Supplier Development Engineer, you should have the following skills or experience: 4 - 6 years experience minimum in manufacturing, quality or engineering ACE or equivalent certification in Six Sigma and/or Lean preferred Significant experience in manufacturing and quality operations Experience with assessing supplier capability, applying lean manufacturing and value stream mapping Experience with Advanced Quality Planning tools (such as FMEAs, Control Plans, PPAPs, etc), and ability to assure implementation within the supply base Experience with capacity analysis and production readiness tools. Demonstrated ability to manage and complete multiple projects and objectives, simultaneously Demonstrated ability to work under different time lines and to manage in parallel short term imperatives and long term strategies Strong problem solving and analytical skills and ability to influence individuals and groups Excellent interpersonal, communication, presentation and facilitation skills Experience with ISO-9001 and/or AS9100 requirements; QS9000, ISO13485, TS-16949, a plus Knowledge of theory and application of statistical concepts In depth knowledge of quality systems, policies, procedures, and ability to apply them to supplier requirements Frequent travel requirement to suppliers Language English / German : Professional. Resident in Germany. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge and experience of Supplier improvement and development within Aerospace supply chain to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Aerospace high technology company will offer you: Competitive Salary. Comprehensive Benefits. Career development. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge and experience of Supplier improvement and development and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Supplier Development Engineer role, please contact Paul Broadhead at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 0044 1384 446 155.

Permanent / Hamburg, Germany

Supplier Development Engineer

Job title: Supplier Development Engineer Salary Range: Competitive Location: Turin A Supplier Development Engineer is required to manage supplier development initiatives with key suppliers within Italy. Candidates with experience of Supplier continuous Improvement, problem solving and improving supplier performance would be well received. This global Aerospace company, requires a detailed and outstanding Supplier Development Engineer who can strategically improve supplier operational performance from suppliers within Italy. As a Supplier Development Engineer you will be required to: Partner with key suppliers to pursue continuous improvement, problem solving, waste elimination with the objective of improving performance to the business units. Implement proactive and reactive strategies and tools to drive performance improvements in the supply base. Drive problem resolution process at supplier, incl. ability to lead problem solving teams. Provide supplier quality and delivery oversight, analysis, and performance tracking Lead the implementation of quality clinics and supplier gold at suppliers Perform capacity assessments at Suppliers on behalf of the business units. Develop and execute action plans to address opportunities in supply base Analyse strategic quality and delivery performance data Report results to the internal customers at various levels of the organisation. involve internal customers in problem resolution when needed. Contribute to the advancement of tools and techniques in the Supplier Performance teams. As a Supplier Development Engineer, you should have the following skills or experience: 4 - 6 years experience minimum in manufacturing, quality or engineering ACE or equivalent certification in Six Sigma and/or Lean preferred Significant experience in manufacturing and quality operations Experience with assessing supplier capability, applying lean manufacturing and value stream mapping Experience with Advanced Quality Planning tools (such as FMEAs, Control Plans, PPAPs, etc), and ability to assure implementation within the supply base Experience with capacity analysis and production readiness tools. Demonstrated ability to manage and complete multiple projects and objectives, simultaneously. Demonstrated ability to work under different time lines and to manage in parallel short term imperatives and long term strategies Strong problem solving and analytical skills and ability to influence individuals and groups. Excellent interpersonal, communication, presentation and facilitation skills Experience with ISO-9001 and/or AS9100 requirements; QS9000, ISO13485, TS-16949, a plus. Knowledge of theory and application of statistical concepts. In depth knowledge of quality systems, policies, procedures, and ability to apply them to supplier requirements Frequent travel requirement to suppliers Language English / German : Professional. Resident in Italy. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge and experience of Supplier improvement and development within Aerospace supply chain to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Aerospace high technology company will offer you: Competitive Salary. Comprehensive Benefits. Career development. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge and experience of Supplier improvement and development and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Supplier Development Engineer role, please contact Paul Broadhead at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 0044 1384 446 155.

Permanent / Turin, Italy

Senior Technical Buyer

Senior Technical Buyer Medical (Manufacturing) Cambridge Attractive Salary & Benefits Package A Senior Technical Buyer is required by one of the UK's most exciting companies to be joining right now. The scale of ambition to build a world-class medical devices company in Cambridge is matched only by the breathtaking innovation that underpins the next generation of surgical robot. An award-winning company that plans to significantly disrupt the way surgery is performed for the benefit of millions of patients all around the world. The Role We are looking for an experienced Senior Technical Buyer who has a proven track record of working with a global supply chain, ensuring best value performance and best in class supply. The Responsibilities As Senior Technical Buyer, your key responsibilities will involve: Organising and leading meetings both internally and externally with suppliers in remit Monitoring of supplier performance and feedback performance for continuous supplier improvement Build and maintain effective working relationships with critical and key suppliers within assigned material category Take ownership for daily activities in respect of suppliers within remit, placing PO's, expediting and general performance Proactively communicate design changes to supply base and agree implementation and timescales accordingly Preparation and communication of build data packs, BOM's, Drawings & work instructions to suppliers Visiting suppliers as part of a multifunctional team, to support the application of new designs or problem resolution Supporting with the development of ERP system against Procurement requirements Source new and alternative sources as necessary following new supplier guidelines About you A natural communicator hopefully goes without saying, but in addition we'd like you to have: Strong organisation and negotiation skills Degree qualified in a relevant discipline Additional professions qualifications highly desirable (CIPS) A self-motivated and customer focused approach A flexible, responsive approach and mindset to work productively in a busy environment Proven decision-making experience Experienced Purchasing background in relevant discipline or industry A good understanding of technical terms with respect to Mechanical and/or Electronic materials, to enable confident communication with suppliers and internal engineering A genuine desire to help and support team members so that we can all achieve our best In return for your extensive technical procurement skills and experience, we offer a competitive salary and a great benefits package (including non-contributory pension scheme, cycle-to-work scheme, life assurance, and our infamous monthly BBQs). On top of that, you'll be joining a company with a fabulous culture of ambition, creativity and teamwork, and where fun is just as valued as our commitment to make surgery better for millions of people. Interested? Please forward your CV as soon as possible.

Permanent / Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Senior Test Engineer

Job Title: Senior Test Engineer Location: Coventry 2 Senior Test Engineers are required to join a growing, niche engineering company that specialise in the research and development of micro turbines for use in power generation applications. Successful applicants will hold a qualification in electronic or electrical engineering. The ideal candidate will have experience in working within an electronic, control or electrical test function. Senior Test Engineer - Key Responsibilities Performing a variety of testing including: Performance Testing Endurance and Reliability Testing Customer Validation testing, such as testing the interaction of our product with customer equipment Research and Development into new product introductions, and solutions to problems cost down, product improvement etc Product investigation Fault finding and diagnoses of problems Actively participating in design improvement proposals Managing data, configuration details and results in a highly organised manner Writing detailed technical test reports Participation in development of new equipment and facilities Technical Skills and Experience required for Senior Test Engineer Electronics or electrical related degree qualification. Experience performing system and subsystem testing. Knowledge of Verification and Validation in an NPI environment. Experience in calibration and installation of test equipment. Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to produce concise reports. This is an excellent opportunity for a Senior Test Engineer to develop their career in product support. In return for your experience, this Coventry based company will offer you: Competitive salary package Private healthcare Generous holiday allowance Interviews for the Technical Report Writer will commence with immediate effect with a view to starting as soon as possible. For further information on the Senior Test Engineer position please contact Tom Duckett at Jonathan Lee Recruitment .

Permanent / Coventry, West Midlands

Supply Chain Planner

Supply Chain Planner Hereford Automotive Aftermarket The Company Supply Chain Planner required by global, market leading precision components supplier, providing components for engine, transmission and chassis applications. The Role: Supply Chain Planner required to maximise customer satisfaction of Industrial and Automotive customers by understanding their needs and influencing the internal and external supply chains to meet those needs: Support Central SCM with Market specific information to improve the quality of the UK forecast for Industrial and Automotive. Direct contact with suppliers to expedite due/overdue deliveries. Evaluate and report on supplier delivery performance. Develop and maintain forecasts for UK Automotive Monitor the availability of product in the UK within an assigned group of products and take actions to maintain availability at a level agreed with the Inventory Control Manager Place purchase schedules with internal and external suppliers and validate their responses. Have direct internal contact with our Customer Service Advisors and Goods Inwards personnel on product availability etc. Provide information to customers via Sales or Customer Service regarding the likely availability of specific product lines. Develop and maintain a program for the assembly of local kits in Hereford. Participate in Cross-functional and International teams to ensure the smooth delivery of new product ranges and customer support actions. The Person: This is an exciting opportunity for a supply chain / logistics planner to join a growing organisation, we are seeking a planner with preferably an automotive or high volume manufacturing / distribution environment: Strong analytical skills, expediting Excellent communication skills, ability to communicate with a variety of stakeholders including; customers, suppliers, sales, product management, central SCM. Demonstrable experience c. 2 years' with supply chain planning, production planning , inbound supply chain. SAP, MS Excel and Access/SQL Interested? Please contact or call directly for further info. 01384 446162.

Permanent / Hereford, Herefordshire

Global Planning Analyst

Global Supply Chain Analyst Salary Up to £45,000 per annum General Manufacturing/Engineering Worcester Global Supply Chain Analyst required by global leading manufacturer of engineered access solutions. A new Supply Chain role has been created - a 'stand alone' position this is a truly global role, responsible for the planning of multi-site operations, as part of a globally connected supply chain team. The supply chain team work across a variety of global locations in Europe, China and USA with the aim of gaining leverage of global resources and delivering customer proven solutions, to reduce overall cost and cycle times. With proven expertise and a track record of working in a high volume, fast moving, global multi-site manufacturing environment. As Global Supply Chain Analyst you will have the experience of selecting all 'make to stock' and 'make to order' materials based on forecast, historical customer demand patterns, actual sales orders with the objective of meeting or exceeding customer expectations whilst maintaining optimum inventory levels on products and raw materials. You will demonstrate your expertise in Planning and Sales and Operations Planning, developing Sales and Operations Planning within an SAP driven environment. This will include; Facilitating the forecasting of anticipated demand to the company for Sales, Inventory and Operations Planning and Master Production Scheduling. The lead and authority in the organisation for global Master Planning/Scheduling optimisation and Sales & Operations Planning. Provide forecasts of anticipated demand for new products and/or new markets working with Product and Marketing Managers. Participate in Technology Transfer Projects to ensure planning models are appropriately maintained. Work cross functionally and contribute at a strategic level to drive business improvements. Participate in the Planning ode data preparation for new company locations through acquisition or new facility build. The Person: Ideally, you will hold a Degree in Engineering, Business Studies, Math, Science or relevant course. Extensive functional experience in Product Planning, Production Engineering, Sales Controlling/Analysis, Customer Service within a global, diversified industrial organisation. Knowledgeable in SIOP process, (Sales, Inventory, Operations Planning). Proven experience in ERP planning systems and development, ideally SAP. Demonstrate strong, capable analytical skills. Advanced competencies in Microsoft Excel. Proven customer focused demand planning experience, managing volume SKU's within a high variant product environment. Do you have the experience as outlined above? Are you looking for an exciting and demanding Senior Supply Chain Analyst role? Please contact me as soon as possible.

Permanent / Worcestershire, England

Finance Analyst - 36008

An experienced Finance Analyst is required to join an Automotive OEM based in Solihull. Position Description: This is a varied role in a dynamic, fast moving and exciting environment within the recently created Shared Services Centre function. The role involves closing each accounting period, creating, analysing and posting several key journals. In addition, there will be multi-faceted reporting, variance analysis and Balance Sheet Reconciliations required for a variety of Operational functions. This is a blend of both Financial and Management accounting. There will be elements of managing internal customer relationships. This can be a month end (days 1-5) intensive role. Preparation and submission of a variety of complex month end journals. Month end reporting including variance analysis, Balance Sheet reconciliation and Performance Scorecard reporting. Assisting in the preparation and loading of Forecast, Budget and Business Plan data. Skills Required: Experience with SAP is essential Budgeting / Forecasting / Business planning experience would be beneficial. Hyperion & Insight / SmartView experience is advantageous as is working within a fast paced / dynamic Shared Service Centre environment. Education Required: Qualified Accountant preferred, but qualification by experience is accepted To apply for this role please contact Rachel Meacham.

Contract / Solihull, West Midlands

Procurement Executive

Job Title: Procurement Executive / Buyer Location: Hullavington A leading manufacturing organisation offers a unique opportunity for a Buyer to work in the expanding Procurement Team on our Electric Vehicle programme based in our new facility within Hullavington. The Electronics commodity is an exciting place to be right now, working with new technologies you will play a significant role in delivering our future. Accountabilities Own & manage a complex range of commodities Develop and deliver category strategies for a diverse range of commodities Fulfil departmental objectives, to include (but not limited to) cost targets, meeting FTA targets, ensuring supplier performance and delivery Managing Commercial terms and conditions as well as Legal compliance - particularly with regards to IP Support supplier visits including launch reviews Identify and source supply partners, in line with the departmental sourcing process and targets Provide cost analysis and ensure all risks and opportunities are captured and managed Manage the sourcing process from market research through to supplier nomination, contract award and contract management Support a continuous improvement program to advance procurement processes, governance and capabilities across the group Skills Own and manage a complex range of commodities Develop and deliver category strategies for a diverse range of commodities Fulfil departmental objectives, to include (but not limited to) cost targets, meeting FTA targets, ensuring supplier performance and delivery Managing Commercial terms and conditions as well as Legal compliance - particularly with regards to IP Support supplier visits including launch reviews Identify and source supply partners, in line with the departmental sourcing process and targets Provide cost analysis and ensure all risks and opportunities are captured and managed Manage the sourcing process from market research through to supplier nomination, contract award and contract management Support a continuous improvement program to advance procurement processes, governance and capabilities across the group If you are interested in this position, please APPLY NOW. For more information, contact Lois Weston at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384446119.

Contract / Chippenham, Wiltshire

Product Engineer

Product Engineer Interior Trim - Permanent - Solihull - £competitive salary & benefits This is a terrific opportunity for an experienced Product Engineer Interior Trim to join a leading global supplier of automotive components and systems, including interior and exterior trim. As a Product Engineer you will be part of a core team of Engineers and Designers tasked with the design, development and integration of interior commodities, supported by an infrastructure of specialists from Tooling, Process, Validation and Programme Management. What You Will Do: As Product Engineer Interior Trim You will develop the commodity through the virtual phases to the agreed programme timing and achieve on time tooling kick off with a fully validated, compliant and optimised design Focus on weight, cost and complexity reduction whilst maximising craftsmanship and quality feel Liaise with the OEM and Internal Teams to ensure customer concurrence and feasibility ahead of tooling kick off Manage own time and planning of necessary activities and meetings to deliver the project within budgeted hours Be flexible and willing to support project requirements at various locations throughout the duration of the project. There will be periods when significant levels of short-notice travel will be required What You Will Need: As Product Engineer Interior Trim An engineering degree, 2.1 or equivalent Minimum of several years of experience in a Product Engineering role within Automotive Interiors specifying and developing new parts Tier 1 or 2 experience in A-surface components, kinematic parts, injection mouldings and post wrapped parts In-depth knowledge of Automotive manufacturing processes and testing and validation standards Working knowledge of GD&T, DFM/DFA, CAE/FEA, CAD, FMEA and DVP&R What You Will Get: As Product Engineer Interior Trim A very competitive salary & benefits Involvement in a range of highly exciting projects Career development opportunities Suitably qualified and experienced Product Engineers Interior Trim should apply today by contacting Ray Greenman

Permanent / Solihull, West Midlands

Injection Mould Tooling Engineer

Injection Mould Tooling Engineer Permanent Birmingham Day shift Salary - Up to £50,000 per annum depending on experience Jonathan Lee are currently recruiting for an Injection Mould Tooling Engineer based at a client of ours in Birmingham. This is a Permanent position for the right candidate with immediate starts available. As an Injection Mould tooling engineer, you will: Liaise with manufacturing personnel to ensure tooling designs are sympathetic to planned process flow Be the main point of contact to all supplies & provide technical support of all aspects to clients Support & advise Product Design team Provide support to Product engineers in pursuit of tooling & secondary equipment trials Analyses supplier designs & manufacturing timelines Manage engineering changes, whilst providing support throughout the period of manufacturing & introduction to plant As an injection Mound tooling engineer, you will: Experience in a toolmaking environment covering all manufacturing processes Ability to negotiate with suppliers, understanding both technical & commercial issues Ability to identify & implement timely DFM inputs Experience & exposure within the Automotive industry is beneficial Excellent time management & interpersonal skills If you are currently a Tooling Engineer looking for a new opportunity & keen to discuss more about this role then please get in touch with Kieron at Jonathan Lee.

Permanent / Birmingham, West Midlands

Principal Rural Energy Project Officer

Principal Rural Energy Project Officer 2 year FTC Based in Nottingham Paying up to £32,878 An Principal Rural Energy Project Officer is required by Nottingham City Council to effectively manage their rural community energy fund. This role will be to report directly to the Regional Energy Projects Manager and will be situated within the Energy Services division. You will undertake engaging with rural community groups, supporting them to successfully access the Fund As an Principal Rural Energy Project Officer your duties and responsibilities will include: Manage the day-to-day operation of the Midlands Rural Community Energy Fund Form a key part of the regional energy projects team, with responsibility for community energy project development across the Midlands. Manage the financial aspect of the existing Rural Community Energy Fund Ensuring Community Groups manage their grant funding spend appropriately Develop additional energy project funds, where appropriate, and develop and maintain energy generation projects Agreeing grants / loans, keeping processes, procedures and evidence up to date, assessing and reporting performance, ensuring accuracy of recharging and complying with data capture requirements are all vital to the position Carry out energy project assessments Identify energy project potential within the Midlands Manage energy projects through to completion As an Principal Rural Energy Project Officer you will require the following skills and experiences: A background working on energy project or similar, ideally with local communities An appreciation for financials and budgets is essential The ideal applicant will have strong stakeholder management abilities Candidates with an interest in the application and development of new technologies would be of interest Strong analytical skills would be beneficial *The role will involve, on occasion working outside of normal working hours and travel across the East and West Midlands.* Deadline - 4th June

Permanent / Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Lead Vehicle Package Engineer

An experienced Lead Vehicle Package Engineer is required to join a blue chip product development company, who design state of the art products for global market. A Lead Package Engineer is needed for the layout and Architecture development in support of Vehicle Level Design. * Lead Package layout and Architecture development in support of Vehicle Level Design. * Lead all or part of a vehicle package to resolve specific issues as they arise. * Propose solutions to package issues in the interest of the product as a whole. * Run regular Package reviews with relevant groups to record issues, assign tasks and ensure progress on priority items. * Ensure compliance to market regulatory and type approval requirements. * For issues not easily resolved, ensure engagement of senior management to review options and suggest a design direction * Prepare plans and presentations for key milestone events as required * Ensure alignment of the package layout to vehicle and system targets and to the PALS attribute plan * Ensure timely development of package solutions to support the overall programme timing * Lead, guide and mentor other members of the integration team as necessary. * Work with other functional areas both internal and external to ensure system integration and compatibility. You will have: * A degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent (other relevant engineering disciplines will be considered). * Demonstrable experience in vehicle packaging or similar integration role. * A core expertise in at least one area of vehicle engineering * Hands on experience of running design activities in NX, CATIA or equivalent design system. * Proven ability to lead a team of engineers, designers and analysts. * Able to liaise with Product Design and systems engineering teams to analyse data, identify risk and work on resolutions. * Sound knowledge of FMEA, DFM, DFA, PLM, BOMs, releasing, GD&T and APQP. To apply for this role please contact Rachel Meacham.

Contract / Malmesbury, Wiltshire

Shift Engineer - Warehouse Automation

Job Title: Shift Engineer Location: Hatfield, England Salary: GBP40000 per annum pension, OT & benefits package Organisation A creative and innovative market leader in bringing new technology to warehouse logistics the world over. Working with our customers all over the world, our client develops customised solutions and is truly at the forefront of industry 4IR. Employing over 3,000 people across the planet and turning over more than €500 million year on year. They believe strongly in uniting technological know-how with a long-established experience in diverse industries to be the key to delivering successful solutions for their prestigious client base. Opportunity An exciting opportunity has arisen for experienced and aspiring multi skilled shift engineer to join this market leading, multi-national company within a brand new residence at a household brand name's distribution centre in the area local to Hatfield which is due to 'go-live' in June 2018. This maintenance Shift Engineer job opportunity comes with a basic salary of £40,000/year including shift allowance. We hope to speak to suitably skilled and career-focused multi skilled maintenance engineering professionals who may be looking to use 2019 as a year to take their next career step as soon as possible. Key Responsibilities: Mechanical strip-down/re-assembly, basic field wiring, machine calibration and system testing Working against a time-frame to complete reactive repairs Service and repair current installed products in a timely manner Interpreting electrical circuit diagrams and work with motor controls Carrying out risk assessments Mechanical aptitude including the ability to read assembly drawings Operate hand tools and assemble parts onto equipment Appreciation of control systems Qualification's/Experience Minimum Level 3 NVQ qualification in Engineering or equivalent Understanding of Non Destructive Technologies and Testing Understanding of and experience of PLC's and their function Pneumatic and Hydraulic knowledge beneficial Computer literate with basic Microsoft Office skills Live within a manageable commute of Hatfield Salary package Salary up to above £40,000/year (inc shift allowance) Up to 6% matched company pension contribution Employee benefits package Full uniform Company mobile phone OT regularly available - not mandatory Opportunity for Team Leader positions 2019 Industry leading training and career development opportunities at home and abroad 20 shifts (240 hours) of paid holiday rising with length of service and good attendance records Please note that this position involves working on a Panama shift pattern which includes 12-hour day and night shifts and occasional weekends once the facility goes live. This is an exciting job opportunity for multi skilled maintenance engineering professionals in the area local to Hatfield to join a market leading automation systems provider with an array of career paths available both at home and abroad. If you would like more information, please 'apply' now or contact Colin Reeves on 01384 446121.

Permanent / Hatfield, Hertfordshire

Field Service Technician

Due to a period of recent success and growth; A global market leading provider of machinery and services within the woodworking industry and woodworking shops are looking to recruit a new team of Field Service Engineers to join their team based at their client's Gravesend site. With a presence in over 100 countries and an extensive distribution network, they offer highly innovative solutions, as demonstrated by over 1000 active patents and holding approximately 30% market share within their industry globally. This is an excellent opportunity for aspiring Field Service Engineers living within a commutable distance of Gravesend, Essex to join a genuine market leader who takes great pride and goes to great expense to develop its staff. Key Responsibilities: Routine service and calibration of woodworking and CNC equipment. Provide technical support to customers during servicing / installations and subsequent telephone/email as necessary. Multi-skilled engineering service & fault finding of high-spec woodworking CNC equipment. Ability to read engineering drawings / electrical diagrams. What you will need to succeed: Multi-skilled maintenance engineering Electrical / mechanical qualifications to HNC/HND (or equivalent experience) Fault-finding experience (ideally on CNC equipment, but not essential as training can be provided) Experience working on or servicing engineering machinery Ability to read projection drawings and electrical diagrams Able to work on own initiative and as part of a team Occasionally travelling to customer sites (some overnight stays may be required) In return we can offer the following package: £35,500 - £37,700/year basic salary with pay progression available once training complete OT (paid after 40 hours) - most technicians earn circa £55,000/year including OT Company vehicle - travel time and expenses paid door to door Health care Contributory pension Mobile phone, laptop and iPad/tablet provided Company endorsed credit card for expenses Further employee benefits packages Best in industry training and career development opportunities both at home and abroad Initial product and technical training will be delivered in Germany within the first 6 months of your employment. Most of the additional training will be on the job with a mentor, no lone working required. If you feel as though you fit the above criteria and are ready to join a genuinely innovative market leading global and live in commutable distance from Gravesend then we would like to hear from you ASAP. Please 'apply' now or for more information please contact Colin Reeves on 01384 446121.

Permanent / Gravesend, Kent

Shift Engineer - Warehouse Automation

Organisation A creative and innovative market leader in bringing new technology to warehouse logistics the world over. Working with our customers all over the world, our client develops customised solutions and are truly at the forefront of industry 4IR. Employing over 3,000 people across the planet and turning over more than €500m year on year. They believe strongly in uniting technological know-how with a long-established experience in diverse industries to be the key to delivering successful solutions for their prestigious client base. Opportunity An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced multi skilled engineer to join this market leading, multi-national company within the residence at a household brand name's distribution centre in Bradford. This maintenance Shift Engineer job opportunity comes with a basic salary of circa 39,000/year including shift allowance. We hope to speak to suitably skilled and career-focused multi skilled maintenance engineering professionals as soon as possible. Key Responsibilities: Mechanical strip-down/re-assembly, basic field wiring, machine calibration and system testing Working against a time-frame to complete reactive repairs Service and repair current installed products in a timely manner Interpreting electrical circuit diagrams and work with motor controls Carrying out risk assessments Ability to read assembly drawings Operate hand tools and assemble parts onto equipment Appreciation of control systems Qualification's/Experience Minimum Level 3 NVQ qualification in Engineering or equivalent Understanding of Non Destructive Technologies and Testing Understanding of and experience of PLC's and their function Pneumatic and Hydraulic knowledge beneficial Computer literate with basic Microsoft Office skills Live within a manageable commute of Bradford Salary package Starting salary of just over £40,000/year (inc shift allowance) Up to 6% matched company pension contribution Employee benefits package Full uniform Company mobile phone OT regularly available - not mandatory Industry leading training and career development opportunities at home and abroad 20 shifts (240 hours) of paid holiday rising with length of service and good attendance records Please note that this position will from next year involve working on a Panama shift pattern which includes 12-hour day and night shifts and approximately two weekends per month. This is an exciting job opportunity for multi skilled maintenance engineering professionals in the Bradford area to join a market leading automation systems provider with an array of career paths available both at home and abroad. If you would like more information, please 'apply' now or contact Colin Reeves on 01384 446121.

Permanent / Bradford, West Yorkshire

Project Design Engineer

Project Design Engineer - Rotherham At an exciting time in this Rail Engineering company's history, we have a new role for a Project Design Engineer, who would be involved in projects from cradle to grave. An exciting and fulfilling role for a Designer, who really wants to be integrated into the project and work in a small team based at their facility in Rotherham. The company design and install Train Washing, Fuelling and other ancillary equipment for rail depots as well projects for other industries. The Project Design Engineer will: * Assist with initial tender design submission as required * Assist with the preparation of tender submissions (including site visits) * Be the Internal / External Design Interface * Prepare O&M and Installation manuals as required * Produce Technical scope of work for Client / Internal Projects * Specify scope of work for issuing to suppliers * Obtain quotations from external supply chain * Responding to technical queries throughout tender and contract deliverables * Prepare manufacturing design * Visiting customer sites to carry out surveys as required * Visiting suppliers for sign-off of equipment specified * Visiting customer sites at test & commissioning for verification sign-off Experience * Good of project management/engineering experience Good 2D and 3D CAD experience, ideally with AutoCAD Experience of BIM level 2, preferred but not essential as training will be given. Ability to communicate at all levels Ability to produce reports and documentation Experience in Microsoft Office packages including Word, Excel, Outlook Qualifications HNC/HND in Mechanical Engineering or relevant experience Benefits * Salary negotiable dependent upon experience. If you believe you have the relevant skills and experience and wish to apply, please send a brief copy of your CV and a letter, outlining your suitability for the role, please send your CV to Philip Delaloye on or call on 01384446192

Permanent / Rotherham, South Yorkshire

Procurement Manager

Job title: Procurement Manager Salary Range: Competitive Location: Wolverhampton An exceptional Procurement Manager is required to negotiate the lowest total acquisition costs for components, materials, OEM products, services and other consumable items without reducing quality or service levels. Candidates with experience of managing a Procurement department within a manufacturing and OEM purchasing environment would be well received. This Wolverhampton based company, requires a detailed and outstanding Procurement Manager who can improve the Procurement activities and contribute to the day to day running of the company. As the Procurement Manager you will be required to: Negotiate the lowest total acquisition costs for components, materials, OEM products, services and other consumable items. Maintaining agreed levels of product, delivery performance and customer satisfaction. Identify any improvements that will improve quality, reduce cost or help in the overall effectiveness of the Company Work with suppliers to provide Line of Balance for critical deliveries, and WIP trackers as needed to support such deliveries. Expedite critical parts out of suppliers. Maintain the agreed stock turns by negotiating J.I.T. deliveries from blanket orders, fulfilling Production & After-Sales requirements, through a defined S.O.P. To support and give guidance to members of staff who have a responsibility to order goods setting clear procedures and rules which would conform to the company's ethics policies. As the Procurement Manager you should have the following skills or experience: Procurement/Supply Chain qualification Minimum 3 years of experience in Engineering/Supply Chain/Manufacturing environments. Experience in supplier contracts and negotiation. Experience of buying from OEM suppliers. Operating to KPI's and development of continuous improvement plans. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge and experience of Procurement Management within engineering/manufacturing to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Wolverhampton based company will offer you: Competitive Salary. Comprehensive Benefits. Career development. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge and experience of Procurement within an engineering/manufacturing environment and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Procurement Manager role, please contact Paul Broadhead at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 0044 1384 446 155.

Permanent / Wolverhampton, West Midlands

Model Based Systems Engineer

I am seeking a Model Based Systems Engineer with significant experience in requirements gathering, requirements capture and systems modelling using SysML, Rhapsody, Matlab and Simulink tools in the aerospace engineering sector. Responsibilities of the Model Based Systems Engineer: Requirements capture, design documentation, verification and validation. Performance modelling; building physics-based models to test designs in silico. Algorithm design and test for signal processing, tracking, control & image processing. Data analysis; end-to-end system analysis using synthetic and 'real world' data. Working to Aerospace industry guidelines (ARP4754A, DO-178B/C, DO-254, DO-160G, ARP4761, AS8584, ARP1070). Ensures that the customer's requirements for all product/module-level deliverables are clearly defined and documented. Supports system integration between various system development disciplines Requirements for the Model Based Systems Engineer: Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, physics or maths. Significant experience in modelling and simulation using Matlab/Simulink is required Experience in Model Based Systems Engineering activities such as using SysML, UML, IBM Rational Rhapsody is essential. Excellent communication skills: verbal and written. Proficient in the use of requirements capture such as DOORS. **Security Clearance will be required for this role and therefore only applications from candidates able to obtain this will be considered. If you feel you meet the requirements for the role of the Model Based Systems Engineer, then apply directly or contact Tom Duckett at Jonathan Lee Recruitment. Either Direct Line 01384 446163 or Email suitable MS Word CV's

Permanent / Edinburgh, Scotland

Maintenance Manager

Job Title: Maintenance Manager Location: West Midlands Salary: Negotiable Dependant on Experience Overview: We are currently recruiting for a Maintenance Manager to work at our client's site in the West Midlands, the role will be to provide an efficient planned and responsive maintenance service to the plant. Along with ensuring optimum plant performance and output, and to ensure conformance of all workers in relation to; legal and regulatory requirements, quality and environment assurance standards, Health and Safety, Company policies, and Safe working practices. Position in organisation: To report to the Regional Operations Manager Responsible for: Chargehand, Control & Instrument (C & I) Technician, Electricians/Electrical Engineer and Mechanical Fitters Maintenance Activities: Planning, organisation and monitoring of all routine and preventative maintenance tasks. Development and implementation of a routine inspection and monitoring programme to ensure the plant and all equipment performs at optimum level, and to minimise incidents or breakdowns. Planning and performance of all maintenance activities necessary to conform to statutory requirements. Manage a preventative maintenance schedule using the company CMMS system. To identify repetitive issues and propose longer term measures and solutions where necessary by monitoring. Record maintenance activities using the company CMMS system. Ensure that all data reporting on planned and unplanned maintenance actions are recorded correctly, promptly and dealt with by appropriate persons within the required time scales. To react to all plant defects by monitoring shift log entries and the Electronic Maintenance system and assign priorities for rectification. Liaise with contractors as the need arises. Ensure plant cleaning schedules are fulfilled to a satisfactory standard. Ensure that stock levels at re-order level are re-ordered for all items of spares and consumables. Supply forecasting and liaison with the Purchasing Manager to maintain adequate minimum stock levels. Management: To supervise, control, support and motivate staff within the team and subcontractors. Manage the preparation, planning and execution of the annual outage and any unplanned shutdowns. Responsible for ensuring that all staff are trained, certified and competent in the performance of their duties. Ensure that all technical documentation for all on site equipment is adequate, up-to-date and accessible to all staff. Prepare and keep updated all technical specifications for goods and service requisitions. Collect and compare all offers for parts and services. Development of clearly defined procedures for all programmed or responsive maintenance activities and review where necessary to account of changes in operating systems and equipment. Develop and establish clear risk assessments and procedures for all maintenance activities. Monitor and analyse all maintenance related data in respect of controls, tests and technical reports. Prepare the annual maintenance budget. To work within the agreed maintenance budget and to manage its expenditure. Effectively manage all holiday requests and absences within the maintenance department, and ensure that adequate cover is consistently maintained. In the absence of the Plant Manager, take full responsibility for all plant staff and associated activities. To carry out annual staff appraisals, in line with Company policy. Implement safe working practices in line with the Company's Health and Safety procedures/Policy and all Company policies. Ensure there is a high standard of housekeeping on the plant at all times. Competencies: HND and relevant experience in Mechanical, Electrical and Instrumentation equipment. Must have held a similar role within the last 2 years for a period of no less than 3 years. Experience of managing a team is essential. Experience of managing budgets is advantageous. 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 / Dudley, West Midlands

Energy Projects Assessor

Energy Projects Assessor Permanent Based in Nottingham Paying up to £25,295 An Energy Projects Assessor is required by Nottingham City Council to effectively deliver their energy generation projects and energy efficiency targets. This role will be to assist in the delivery of energy surveys/option modelling and assist in coordinating energy efficiency works that will help to reduce energy consumption, cost and carbon emissions both internally and commercially. You will undertake Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) surveys and option modelling ensuring it is delivered on schedule, to budget and to achieve the outcomes required As an Energy Projects Assessor your duties and responsibilities will include: Undertake Energy Audits of internal sites and external customers as required to support a wide range of activities, ensuring they are delivered on schedule, to budget and to achieve the outcomes required Assist in the development of ESOS Phase 2 and related regulatory compliance services the team offers to commercial clients Proactively manage workload, anticipate problems before they happen, suggest ways to reach project goals under constantly changing circumstances and report them to the Energy Projects Service Manager Provide assistance to project managers in managing day to day project operations and communications with tenants and building managers Assist in the assigning of, monitoring and workflow of tasks; setting daily and weekly work targets To support effective communication throughout the projects, working closely with colleagues and partners ensuring that projects are on course for completion Escalate major project discrepancies (risk, cost, time etc) to the Energy Projects Service Manager on a timely basis and advise on corrective actions Assist in project reviews and quality assurance procedures Support the Energy Projects Manager in identifying any discrepancies in legal, statutory and other relevant provisions governing or affecting allocated projects As an Energy Projects Assessor you will require the following skills and experiences: Ability to provide technical advice and recommendations for EPC regulation compliance. Practical experience of energy auditing in a wide range of customers. Experience in the application of Project Management practical techniques to enable monitoring and control of individual programmes and projects. Awareness of the legislation surrounding the energy sector. Energy/environmental degree or equivalent (e.g. ESOS Lead Assessor, Domestic/Commercial EPC Assessor, DEC Assessor etc.).

Permanent / Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
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