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Industry 4.0: Back to Basics

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Mark Bignell Managing Consultant posted 4 months ago

Following my last blog where I considered some of the misconceptions surrounding Industry 4.0, I want to get 'back-to-basics' and look at what the component parts of Industry 4.0 actually are.

Without descending into the ‘white noise’, as described in my previous blog, it is important to have simple descriptions of what I understand big data, connected technology, connectivity, the Internet of things (IoT) and cloud computing to be:

  • Big Data

Big data is a term that describes the large volume of data – both structured and unstructured – that a business may collect on a day-to-day basis. Big data can be analysed for insights that lead to better strategic business decisions.

  • Connected Technology, Connectivity and Internet of Things

The combination of big data plus the internet is called connectivity or the Internet of things (IoT). 

We often control simple systems/everyday objects via computer devices by means of an app. Alternately we could combine with other control/display technologies to create a more complex system in which computers or robots make decisions instead of humans which is called artificial intelligence (AI).

  • Cloud Computing

Over the last 5 years, computing technology has evolved to enable us to collect, store and manipulate large amounts of data, usually off site in the cloud.

The cloud is really a collection of large purpose-built data farms and companies pay to access their data on a pay-as-you-go basis. As you can imagine, transferring high volumes of data requires high speed internet and protection from malicious and non-malicious threats (cyber security).   

Sometimes these data companies or third-party companies will store whole programs tailored to specific sectors and supply them on a pay as you use basis (either per request or via licence) – this is called Software as a Service (SaaS) or Platform as a Service (PaaS).  

Faster internet connection has also evolved to allow this data to be transferred or accessed in almost real-time. The mobile internet has meant that this transfer can be done anywhere that there is a good internet connection (hence we have music and video streaming). 


Connected Technology and how it could Apply to your Business
With a basic understanding of the definitions above, it’s important to next consider the real-world application to your business. There are four main areas where connected technology could have an impact:

  • SMART Products

These are ‘connected’ products – by this we mean controlled via internet/ethernet/Wi-Fi or similar. They can be simple products or include further technologies such as AI or augmented reality (AR).

Do not be fooled into thinking that SMART products are complex and therefore do not apply to your business. Many simple products are using SMART technology for product registration (consumer warranty), while manufacturers can monitor the use, misuse, performance and service intervals.

  1. SMART Manufacturing

If we follow the conventional manufacturing sequence from sales, design and development through to manufacturing and quality - each department depends on an input from the previous department and human intervention during the process itself. 

Sales departments frequently collect customer requirements, add them to a SAP system, order prototypes and answer questions regarding supply and stockists. Designers are required to optimise a product and design them on CAD – once their part in the process is complete, they then pass the design to manufacturing, who use subtractive manufacturing techniques to make the final product.

Companies embracing SMART typically have customer apps where the customer can customise their order – the app can automatically link to request a sample order or SAP so parts are automatically ordered, manufacturing is then scheduled, while a CAD design is made ‘generative’ (rather than relying on designer skill) and a 3D printed prototype or similar is created. In essence, SMART Manufacturing removes many forms of waste.

  1. SMART Buildings

Space comes at a premium; housing people, heating and lighting spaces alongside having the required software and IT infrastructure all comes at a price. At the same time flexible working and working from home is becoming more commonplace. What if you could understand how the space in your building is being utilised? What are the people flows? When and how are offices occupied? Can I limit the space required by buying software as a service instead of a licence hosted on your servers (i.e. pay-as-you-go)?

  1. SMART Logistics

Being able to track your product seamlessly from raw parts, through manufacturing to delivery using location finding services.


Skills in Demand Today
We are seeing huge demand for specialists in the market, for example cloud developers, app developers, AI specialists. These people have been educated in specific disciplines, and, usually command a salary premium. To satisfy demand in lower level positions, it is quite common to take parallel skills from other industries and cross train, for example, games developers.

Diversifying Skills for Tomorrow
The impact Industry 4.0 will have on conventional jobs could be profound. Within a short space of time we may see additional skills move from ‘unheard of’ to ‘desirable’ and ‘mandatory’.

For example, a manufacturing engineer in automation, who may have SCADA experience, may now be required to have an understanding of vision systems or a proximity location system. Or a facilities manager who, only within the last 12 months, is now expected to be proficient in specialist workspace optimisation software. It is the sheer rate of change that will catch many companies and candidates off-guard.

When considering future skills, carrying out an organisational skills audit can highlight home-grown specialists and where upskilling on the latest innovations could futureproof a business. Increased automation and adoption of Industry 4.0 concepts will lead the way to a new landscape of skills and jobs. With the right planning and a pro-development culture, employees could seize the opportunity to move into fulfilling new, previously non-existent jobs, while allowing the business to move forward.

What's Next?
If you aren’t sure how Industry 4.0 will affect your business, then take a look at my previous blog where I outlined the benefits of utilising trade associations and the Future of British Manufacturing Initiative as starting points on your journey.

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Permanent / Coventry

Procurement Manager(s) Electronic / Mechanical

Strategic Procurement Manager(s) – Electronics / Mechanical Cambridge Attractive salary and benefits package Exciting opportunity for strategic procurement professionals to work for one of the UK’s most innovative technology development companies. This is a truly exceptional organisation who are at the forefront of a leading edge and growing, technology led medical device market. We are looking to recruit procurement professionals who have a passion for working with a creative and forward thinking environment. A track record of success within a technical procurement role and experience of bringing complex new products to market is key. As a Strategic Procurement Manager, you will lead a new and expanding strategic procurement team, responsible for managing a small team of buyers. Your technical commodity background should either be mechanical or electronic biased. With your technical and commercial skills, you will build strong relationships with key suppliers, as well as cross-functional teams. This is a pivotal role providing the link between internal and external stakeholders. A natural communicator hopefully goes without saying, but in addition you will have: Strong organisation and negotiation skills Degree qualified in a relevant discipline Additional professions qualifications highly desirable (CIPS) Experience of procurement within a similar, technology led and highly regulated industry. Proven track record of success in strategically managing electronics or mechanical related commodities. A good understanding of technical terms with respect to Mechanical and/or Electronic materials, to enable confident communication with suppliers and internal engineering Ability to lead and develop a small team of procurement professionals. Influence and negotiate with both internal and external stakeholders. Desire to contribute directly to a company who will revolutionise the healthcare/medical sector globally. A self-motivated and customer focused approach A flexible, responsive approach and mindset to work productively in a busy environment Proven decision-making experience A natural communicator hopefully goes without saying, but in addition we’d like you to have: In return for your extensive technical procurement skills and experience, you will be offered 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? If so, please forward your latest CV to lisa.osborne@jonlee.co.uk or call me to discuss 01384 446162. 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 / Cambridge

HR Officer

Job title: HR Advisor Salary Range: £28,000 Location: Redditch A HR Advisor is required with knowledge of HR data systems and the recruitment process. Candidates must have experience working in an engineering or manufacturing environment. This Tier 1 Automotive company based in Redditch requires a proactive and organised HR Advisor with experience in a similar HR role for a new permanent position. As a HR Advisor you will be required to: Provide basic administrative advice to employees and managers regarding HR/payroll matters. Provide administrative support for the recruitment and selection process, occupational health and other activities as required. Organise the supply of temporary labour for manufacturing operations. Maintain records and complete time sheets Produce basic statistical information as required Administer all paperwork related to HR activities such as employment contracts, offer letters, job descriptions, and leavers documentation. Collate and scan training matrices onto the system. Collate and file appraisal forms . Arrange training, and administer relevant documentation. Collate and file certificates. Manage the training budget. Maintain comprehensive necessary employment records of all staff permanent and temporary. These records are kept in physical and electronic formats. Maintain the Civica HR system. Responsible for the Induction programme for both permanent and temporary staff. Manage the administration process for Occupational Health. Ensure that Company communications are administered in a timely manner. Administer birthday vouchers and arrange long service awards. Assist with employee opinion survey on a biennial basis. The HR Advisor should have the following skills or experience: Excellent written and spoken communication skills and good numeracy skills. Must be able to work within a team, but also able to work individually and use own initiative. Enthusiasm to learn and develop further within HR. Ability to prioritise effectively, managing a number of tasks simultaneously whilst maintaining excellent attention to detail. Able to cope well under pressure and meet tight deadlines. Computer literate and be able to use Microsoft Office products proficiently. Be able to utilise HR data systems and demonstrate the ability to extract relevant information from the HR database to assist HR management with the compilation of various reports. Ideally graduate level background CIPD qualified / working towards Driving Licence Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the HR Advisor role, please contact Georgia Silk at Jonathan Lee Recruitment. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Redditch

Administrator

Job Title - Administrator Hourly rate - £13.50 Location - Birmingham Industry - FMCG An opportunity has arisen for an Administrator to work within the manufacturing division of this international confectionery manufacturer based in the Birmingham area. You will be responsible for employee correspondence, including but not limited to contracts, letters, awards. You will receive and manage employee data maintenance and workforce administration requests including: employee relationship change, mass uploads, individual data correction for personal/non-personal data, employee category change, pay/work schedule change, effective date changes, execution of reversals, domestic relocation, temporary contract end and extension, cost centre change, untimely request, authorized signatories, and inter-regional changes. In addition you will manage other HR related documentation and requests from employees. Skills Required: Nordic Language preferred but not required. Administration excellence. Customer service. Systems and data knowledge. You will have previous experience in an HR role, and excellent customer service skills. If you would like to know more about this role, please contact Sarah Gilbert at Jonathan Lee Recruitment. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Contracts are those of an Employment Business.

Contract / Birmingham

Communications Marketing Senior Specialist

Job Title: Communications Marketing Senior Specialist Hourly rate - £28.27 Location - Coventry Industry - Automotive An opportunity has arisen for a Communications Marketing Specialist to work within the Global After Market Parts Supply Chain function for a major automotive OEM based in Coventry. Having embarked on an exciting transformation journey, the team requires a Communications Specialist to address the programme wide communication and engagement needs. You will be responsible for ensuring no adverse impact on business operations or customers is felt during this transformation through an effective and co-ordinated approach to communications and engagement with all impacted parties and stakeholders - both internal and external. Skills Required: To have developed and deployed a communications plan. Have demonstrable skills in creating communications in a variety of formats: video, email, presentations. Developed communications within a project or programme management environment. In addition to the above you will have experience of working in a project or programme management communications role. A qualification in Communications or Change Management would be an advantage. Working knowledge of MS Office 365 including Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Publisher, SharePoint. Prince 2 project management qualification or equivalent would be an advantage. If you would like to know more about this role, please contact Sarah Gilbert at Jonathan Lee Recruitment. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Contracts are those of an Employment Business.

Contract / Coventry

Technical Sales Engineer

Technical Sales Engineer Permanent Paying up to £40,000 per annum DOE Southam, Warwickshire An experienced Technical Sales Engineer is required on a permanent basis for a technology company within engineering based in Southam. Paying up to £40,000 per annum. The Technical Sales Engineer will have the following skills/experience; Providing technical sales Act as the main point of contact for technical questions Accountable for quotations and sales materials Coordinating the training of established clients Present market feedback to the marketing team The ideal candidate will have: A degree qualification Experience in engineering sales A background in an engineering field is essential A willingness to travel both within the UK and abroad A results focused attitude Excellent communication abilities both written and verbal Self-motivation Problem solving abilities The ideal candidate will be working in a technical business development role or in a relevant engineering department. In return, you will receive; Share options Health care Pension 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 / Southam

Procurement Specialist - Gloucester

Purchasing Specialist Salary: Competitive Location: Gloucester An experienced Purchasing Specialist is required to drive global supply chain management, plan and implement strategic initiatives that realise efficiency and operational savings. Candidates with experience of the Aerospace/Defence/IT industry sectors would be well received. This global company, based in Gloucester requires a dynamic and driven Purchasing Specialist with global strategic procurement experience. As the Purchasing Specialist you will be required to: Sourcing and Negotiation Supplier identification and development. Strategic and Analytical Technical buying. Supplier auditing. Contract management. Project and Risk Management. Working knowledge of modern MRP systems The Purchasing Specialist should have the following skills or experience: It is essential to the role that applicants must be eligible for security vetting Goal/Results driven with strong communication skills Personable and a Team player with a positive can-do attitude Good planning and organisational skills and Calm under pressure Experience of purchasing within Global Engineering or IT industry. In depth experience of managing a diverse supplier base in a technology led industry. Development of effective pricing strategies. Knowledge and demonstrable experience of introducing and implementing key procurement processes. Vendor Benchmarking Experience of providing procurement support within an Engineering environment. Knowledge of Import/Export regulations an advantage Relevant degree in supply chain management or Engineering/Scientific qualification with a Professional certification in Procurement. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with Strategic Procurement knowledge and delivering global improvements. In return this Gloucester based Aerospace/Defence/Security company will offer you: Competitive salary and benefits 25 days holiday plus bank holidays and early finish on Friday’s Support for further education Competitive salary exchange pension scheme + life assurance The successful candidate will be required to obtain Security Clearance. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of Strategic Global Purchasing and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Purchasing Specialist role, please contact Paul Broadhead at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446155. 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 / Gloucester

Building Surveyor

Job Title: Building Surveyor Location: Orpington Salary: Negotiable Dependant on Experience Overview: We are currently recruiting for a building surveyor to work at our client’s site in Orpington with the surveying team. Our client is an award-winning multi-disciplinary consultancy who specialise within the building services industry, mainly focusing on residential and commercial new builds. This is a great opportunity for a surveyor who is looking to expand their experience to work alongside chartered surveyors who will mentor you and help you achieve APC status. Key Duties: Duties to include but not be exclusive to: To work as part of a group under the overall supervision of the Group Leader and other group members. To assist with project co-ordinating, contract administration and performing general surveying duties Working with a group of qualified surveyors on a variety of developments utilizing JCT Design and Build Have attention to project fee stages Maintain awareness of current developments On a daily basis deal with Client related issues and provide professional services as required Each month ensure that progress reports and fee plans are fully updated and completed and report to group leader Candidate Profile: 2+ years experience within building services You will be motivated to develop your competency through experience and continued learning and development Motivated to succeed within the industry If you are interested in applying for this role or would like more information please contact Rob Johnson on 01384 446 160 (Direct Line) or your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Contracts are those of an Employment Business. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Orpington

Maintenance Technician - Toyota

Job Title: Maintenance Technician - Toyota Industry Sector: Automotive Permanent Location: Derby Salary: circa £40,000pa Inclusive of Shift + Overtime A new and exciting opportunity has arisen for two Maintenance Technicians to work at Toyota, based at the Burnaston manufacturing plant, Derby, to support the maintenance of equipment, technologies and systems, enabling ‘World Class’ Manufacturing for this high-volume manufacturing plant. As Maintenance Technician you will be responsible for keeping the production line running smoothly and you will become part of our dedicated maintenance team with the opportunity to develop and broaden your skills in this most demanding and fast-moving automotive environments. As a Maintenance Technician, your duties will be to: Maintain plant Machinery & Equipment Improve processes to minimise any disruption to line Reactive & Preventative maintenance on Assembly lines Ability to fault find Electrical & Mechanical issues Be able to work individually & as part of a team As a Maintenance Technician you will have: Flexibility to work a 3-shift working pattern (AMs/PMs & Nights) Experience of working with PLC programs Pneumatic or electrical systems experience Previous Maintenance experience within a fast paced Automotive or Manufacturing environment Electrical & Mechanical Maintenance skills The salary for Maintenance team members is circa £40,000 inclusive of shift premium is payable based on a 3-shift pattern plus any overtime. Your contribution will be recognised by an excellent package of benefits. In addition to an attractive salary, you can look forward to: Pension Life assurance Private healthcare Attractive car schemes 33 days’ paid holiday (including bank holidays) Company sickness benefit Free work wear Subsidised restaurant facilities Company bonus On-site Nursery Childcare vouchers During your first three months, we will assess your skills in each of the following: Electrical systems Mechanical systems Fluid power systems Toyota maintenance systems You’re not expected to be skilled in all these areas and there may be some in which you have no knowledge, however the aim is to assist in tailoring a training programme for you. The training will be on the job training, which will be supported by some off the job training which will take place at our on-site Training Academy. Interest for these positions will undoubtedly be high, so please apply directly to the advert or contact Katharine Bignell for more information at Jonathan Lee Recruitment Ltd. 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 / Derby

Lifecycle Engineer - Aftermarket

Job Title: Lifecycle Engineer - Aftermarket Location: Peterlee, County Durham Contract - 6 Months - LTD or Umbrella Industry - Off Highway A Lifecycle Engineer opportunity has become available for one of the world’s leading manufacturers of off-highway machinery and diesel and natural gas engines. You will play a key role in driving initiatives to support parts and service growth through product lifecycle for Aftermarket. Also responsibility for leading cross functional teams with responsibility for helping drive processes to protect and improve aftermarket parts OPACC for legacy products, current products and New Product Introduction. Engage with large NPI (New Product Introduction) or product deletion projects to ensure aftermarket growth and deliverables are met on time and are aligned with the product strategy. To apply for this position you should have some of the following: The position typically requires a college or university degree or equivalent experience in an Aftermarket environment. Must have the ability to learn and do statistical analysis and have good computer skills. Extensive knowledge of aftermarket parts, systems and processes, NPI, product deletion, aftermarket cost and pricing, brand, design change, service, repair and overhaul solutions. Life Cycle Product Management experience gained in an Aftermarket Spare Parts and/or service environment. Some knowledge of parts marketing, sales functionality and systems (LOGNET) would be advantageous. Excellent project management skills, able to work across functions such as Product Development, Engineering, Quality, Supply chain, Manufacturing, Aftermarket, and Operations. Must be able to cultivate an extensive knowledge of Articulated Trucks, aftermarket systems, processes, service and repair and overhaul solutions. Please contact James Tilley for more details. 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 / Peterlee

Buyer

Job Title: Buyer Location: Stafford A leading off highways organisation has an exciting opportunity for a Buyer to join the Global Supply Network Division (formerly Global Purchasing). This will be on a contract basis with a generous hourly rate. You will be responsible for managing procurement activity for the Large Power System Division (LPSD) at our Stafford Engine manufacturing facility. Your role will involve delivering procurement excellence and integration between Global Supply Network Division (GSND) and the facility. As a Buyer you will provide purchasing solutions expertise and deliver a lean, responsive and resilient material and services flow for the facility from source to dock. The role will demonstrate leadership in implementing cost reduction projects and inventory and quality improvement; as well as responsibility for soundness of business proposals and risk assessment. Job Duties/Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: Responsible and accountable for the implementation of a local sourcing strategy Managing policies, agreements, special purchasing programs; and supporting specific Product line(s) NPI programs Provide leadership for cost reduction, sourcing, logistics and resource management. Lead continuous improvement initiatives and new product introduction activities within Purchasing Liaison with corresponding Category buyers. Required Qualifications: Degree educated or equivalent experience within a Purchasing role. Previous experience in managing a supplier base. Ability to lead teams, suppliers and customers to effective solutions Analytical, problem solving, and project leadership skills Effective communicator in written and oral form Well-developed interpersonal skills Desired Qualifications: Previous experience of managing global suppliers. Professional certification in Purchasing and/or Inventory Management If you are interested in this role and have the relevant experience, please APPLY NOW. For more information, contact Lois Weston at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384446119. 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 / Stafford

Senior Cyber Security Specialist

Cyber Security Specialist Warwick Permanent The Cyber Security Centre is a world-leading research and teaching group, advancing our understanding of the cyber environment and protecting the human experience within it. We are looking for a deeply-technical individual with a strong background in the secure operational management of IT systems, who is capable of maintaining, developing and securing the WMG Cyber Security Centre's internal infrastructure. You will work with our team to ensure the availability and delivery of technical services, including providing continual security assessments of our infrastructure, and also providing expert technical response in the event of a cyber security incident. We are looking for candidates with a proven track record in systems administration of Linux and Windows environments where security is a critical priority. Ideally you will hold a relevant undergraduate or postgraduate qualification in a cyber security related field together, but candidates with considerable practical experience will be seriously considered. This role may be a good opportunity for ex-Armed Forces personnel who have experience of providing a technically secure environment with ongoing threat management, and applications from this sector are particularly encouraged. You must be capable of holding a UK National Security Clearance for this role. Closing date: 2 weeks from advert JOB DESCRIPTION JOB PURPOSE: To be responsible for the operational management and ongoing technical development of the network infrastructure and the devices and systems within the Cyber Security Centre, including the design, configuration, security, threat monitoring, incident response, management and support. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Ensuring the continued operation and strict security posture of the systems operating in the Cyber Security Centre. To provide management and direction to the WMGCSC for the teaching, research and corporate infrastructure, through the investigation and utilisation of new and emerging technologies. To continue to develop the Cyber Security Centre's threat-hunting capability by developing and implementing new defensive systems, and by carrying out regular security assessments against internal systems and processes, overseeing ongoing technical development as needed to maintain security. Providing specialist hardware, software and network problem solving for users. Troubleshooting operating systems (including Linux and Microsoft) endpoint and network devices such as workstations, servers, switches, routers and firewalls. Ensuring the availability and delivery of services, including providing an expert technical response in the event of high priority security incidents. Working with sensitive third party suppliers, and internal teams, to integrate chosen products into cyber security processes. Ensuring that standards in the handling and storing of original evidence are adhered to. Providing security services to the team and as part of the offered services from the WMGCSC. Acting as Security Controller for strategic implementation and the design, development, interpretation, implementation and monitoring of security policy and controls for the appropriate protection of government classified assets held within the WMGCSC area. Form alliances and relationships with key stakeholders across the University to enable effective delivery of services, raising the profile of the WMGCSC and ensuring clear, effective communication with internal and external stakeholders. Ensure compliance with the University's standards for information systems, security and technology in line with the relevant legislation and audit requirements. Work with other teams within WMG and the University to continuously look at pragmatic ways that inter-team working can be improved by sharing information, knowledge and best practice. Identify and suggest solutions to any process gaps that appear and help build a collaborative culture based on transparency, openness and trust. PERSON SPECIFICATION POST TITLE: Senior Cyber Security Specialist DEPARTMENT: The Person Specification focuses on the knowledge, skills, experience and qualifications required to undertake the role effectively. REQUIREMENTS Desirable: A relevant undergraduate, postgraduate or equivalent qualification in a cyber security related field, or equivalent professional experience Significant experience and a proven track record in the operational management of a cyber security facility, including experience of protecting systems containing government classified assets Proven track record in systems administration of Linux and Windows environments Experience or knowledge of the common tools, techniques and procedures used by attackers, and how they can be detected and defended against The ability to manage projects with multiple stakeholders and to engage with key people at all levels within organisations Excellent communication skills, written and verbal Able to work independently as well as part of a team Must be capable of holding a UK National Security Clearance Relevant professional certifications If you are interested in this opportunity 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 / Coventry

Purchasing Assistant

Purchasing Assistant Location: Bromsgrove Industry/Sector: Manufacturing/Engineering A new Purchasing Assistant is required with a proven track record of excellent administration skills in a purchasing/buying capacity. Candidates with experience of working in a faced paced office environment will be well received. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a well-established and growing business who are experts in their field of design and manufacture of products supplying predominantly into the Oil & Gas industry. The role of Purchasing Assistant will include the following: Responsible for issuing enquiries and purchasing goods and services Responsible for the completion of all relevant Databases Liaising with suppliers on a daily basis Liaising internally with all departments The suitable candidate for Purchasing Assistant will need to possess the following competences: Administration skills and experience essential High-level of attention to detail is essential Experience of dealing with suppliers Good communication, negotiation and organisational skills MS Proficient (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) Experience of working within a fast-paced Purchasing office or department Keen, reliable, hardworking A Purchasing related qualification would be well received, but not essential Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of purchasing/buying with an Administrator background and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Purchasing Assistant role, please contact Ed Smith at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446133 or email ed.smith@jonlee.co.uk. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Bromsgrove

CNC Operator/Setter/Programmer

Job Title: CNC Machinist Location: Stoke on Trent Salary: Negotiable Dependent on Experience Overview: Setter – Programmer – Operator We are currently recruiting for an experienced CNC Machinist to work at our client’s site in Stoke-on-Trent within their manufacturing department, the role will require the successful candidate to machine components for the water industry, using various machines and control systems. The ideal candidate would have experience of CNC milling and Turning Key Duties: Duties to include but not be exclusive to: To produce components within tolerance and in line with agreed schedules Ensure adherence to working practices, procedures, and H&S Ensuring work is completed on time Operate air tools Use of overhead cranes Use of various measuring devices Maintain a clean work area Any other as required Our client is looking for a candidate with the following experience: Time served apprenticeship in a relevant subject. Higher education in a relevant subject preferred. Fanuc Programming (G code): 5 years + preferred. Manufacturing: 5 years + preferred. Manual machining (mill/lathe) preferred. Working Hours: Normal Working Hours will be Mon-Fri 14:00 to 22:00 If you are interested in applying for this role or would like more information please contact Rob Johnson on 01384 446 160 (Direct Line) or your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Contracts are those of an Employment Business. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Stoke-on-Trent

Finance Assistant

Finance Assistant Milton Keynes £23,000 to £25,000 plus excellent benefits Jonathan Lee Recruitment has partnered with a leading technology business in Milton Keynes to recruit a Finance Assistant. This business designs and manufactures world class components for supply to the military and aerospace sectors, and this role is ideally suited to an ambitious part qualified accountant who wants to work in an environment dedicated to excellence. The candidate You will be studying towards ACCA / CIMA Your excel skills will be outstanding, as will be your ability to process and analyse large amounts of data You will have experience in a manufacturing environment, with an understanding of stock control and month end processes. The role Reporting to the Financial Controller, the finance assistant will ensure the integrity of the finance data, with particular focus on manufacturing costs, inventory control and the associated analysis You will participate in the month end close process, supporting the controller with timely data analysis and other query resolutions You will monitor the costing process ensuring the correct recording of all project and R&D costs If you are looking for a great place to work, and a demanding but rewarding finance assistant role, please get in touch! Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Executive Search, a leading technical and industrial consultancy. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Executive Search are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Milton Keynes Village

Supplier Development Engineer

Job title: Supplier Development Engineer Salary Range: Up to £36.00 per hour LTD Location: Stafford Industry: Off-Highway Diesel Engines A Supplier Development Engineer opportunity has become available for one of the world's leading manufacturers of off-highway machinery and diesel and natural gas engines. The SDE is responsible for the supplier's processes from design concept to the end of product life (cradle to grave). Ensuring that APQP activities related to process control are being performed by the supplier. The primary responsibility of this position is to serve as the trusted advisor for assigned supply base through the following functional responsibilities: Assessing potential suppliers via on-site Quality, Cost, Logistics, Development, Management (QCLDM) audits, driving implementation of Lean, BIQ, & APQP, continuously reviewing supplier capacity, assuring production readiness through rigorous review of supplier PPAP submission, being recognised as the expert in supplier quality. The successful candidate will demonstrate an extensive well-rounded knowledge of multiple supplier manufacturing technologies and the following skills: Minimum HND in an Engineering Discipline experience in a Supplier Development Function supporting Internal Combustion Engine Components (Spark Ignition or Compression Ignition). Strong experience and understanding of cooling groups/radiators/charge air coolers would be a distinct advantage. Previous Experience of Managing Supplier Quality and Development. Demonstrable in depth knowledge of Supplier Issue Investigation tools. Demonstrable in depth Knowledge of Advance Product Quality Planning tools. Knowledge of the tools and techniques of 6 Sigma methodology is highly desired and will likely be attained through prior completion of Green Belt training and/or other 6 Sigma experience. Ability to work with an integrated team of Supplier Development and Supplier Quality Engineers and support SQE's with Velocity driven ECA (STOP) activity at Suppliers. (BIQ) Experienced in supporting Lean Manufacturing both at Suppliers and on Site. Please call James Tilley for more details. 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 / Stafford

SVO Marketing Analyst

SVO Marketing Analyst - 52901 £20.84 Ltd Co Basildon Automotive A SVO Marketing Analyst is required with strong analytical capabilities This company based in Basildon requires a SVO Marketing Analyst with understanding of Commercial Vehicle business and GPDS process for a new contract role. As a SVO Marketing Analyst you will be required to carry out the following tasks: Lead the Global CV Marketing Wants Process and represent European wants at the Governance Meetings to achieve project selection. Manage the European Marketing SVO priority wants based on customer type (e.g. Fleet, Vocational and Retail) and by business case. Consolidate a summary projects report for market communication. Support the SVE Product Development gateway process and attend the Business Review meetings for new opportunities. Ensure product actions from new programs and ongoing changes are reflected in PDL's and pricing papers and support coding areas (e.g. ACM/MSL/CTM) and CV Pricing and Brand Finance areas Maintain the SVO Sharepoint site to ensure it provides up to date, clear and accurate information regarding existing SVO options, paints and enquiries. Manage jointly with SVE in the development of the CV BEMMs (Body and Equipment Mounting Manual). Plan the development of SVO marketing communications including input for print and digital assets (e.g. Bulletins, Brochures, Training Guides, National Web Portal sections). Act as the voice of the customer and represent NSCs as the primary interface with SVO product development. Provide consolidated NSC volume and mix rates to support capacity planning requirements. Deliver quarterly SVO Reports to the CV MS&S Management Team Update changes to the SVO bodybuilder sheet and communicate to logistics to update GPAM tables. The SVO Marketing Analyst should have the following skills or experience: Team player with strong interpersonal skills Understanding of Commercial Vehicle business and GPDS process Strong desire for delivering results Affinity/empathy towards commercial vehicles Effective written and verbal communication skills Strong analytical capabilities Ability to meet deadlines Good PC skills - Excel and PowerPoint important Ability to effectively manage workload Close attention to detail Previous CV product, marketing or sales knowledge and experience an advantage Higher Education / degree This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of GPDS process to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Basildon based automotive company will offer you: £20.84 Ltd Co If you have any questions about the SVO Marketing Analyst 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 / Basildon

Key Account Manager

Key Account Manager - 52737 Up to £41.60 Ltd Co Stratford Automotive We are seeking a Key Account Manager to be responsible for developing long-term relationships and business opportunities with client accounts in the United Kingdom. This person will implement the expansion model in the UK, be the lead point of contact for all key client matters, anticipate the clients needs, work within the company to ensure deadlines for client are met, and help the client succeed. The key account manager will also strengthen relationships with existing clients or contacts and will develop new relationships with other potential city accounts and contacts. Develop and maintain strategic long-term trusting relationships with high volume clients to accomplish organic growth and long-term company objectives Research key customer wants and needs. Propose solutions that answer clients needs and wants. Ensure successful and timely delivery of products/services to customers according to their specifications. Identify opportunities within assigned accounts and incorporate into the growth and development of the company Serve as contact point for key customers and internal teams. Resolve customers' complaints in an effective and respectful way. Gather, report and communicate customers' feedback on service, technology and product delivery. Prepare reports of sales metrics over a specified period of time monthly, quarterly, and yearly. Keep internal and external stakeholders posted on the progress of implemented initiatives. Represent the customer internally. Coordinate account activity with other FSM teams. Write proposals and business plans for securing business opportunities. Create and develop new business pitches. Negotiate business opportunities and contracts with clients Assist in developing company’s marketing strategy, and also ensure its execution Research and source new potential clients Measure, track and analyse key account metrics. Forecast key account metrics. Create reports for upper management Keep abreast with industry and market trends and best practices The successful candidate will be expected to: Assist in developing company’s marketing strategy, and also ensure its execution Research and source new potential clients Measure, track and analyse key account metrics. Forecast key account metrics. Create reports for upper management Keep abreast with industry and market trends and best practices The Key Account Manager should have the following skills or experience: Key Account Management experience Digital Technology/ Mobility background Experience in sales to UK Government and city Councils Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills Aptitude in networking and building relationships Excellent time and project management skills Ability to prioritize and meet critical deadlines Problem-solving and negotiation aptitude Able to multitask, prioritize, and manage time efficiently Goal-oriented, organized team player Self-motivated and self-directed In-depth understanding of company key clients and their position in the industry Eager to expand company with new sales, clients, and territories Able to analyse data and sales statistics and translate results into better solutions Basic computer skills, and experience with CRM software (MS Dynamics or Salesforce) and the Microsoft Office Suite. Able to travel. Suitable candidates will also require the following experience and qualifications: Given the transformational and entrepreneurial nature of the Smart Mobility business, the Key Account Manager must possess experience and skills different to those required to execute established business models. Bachelors degree in marketing, business administration, sales, or relevant field Masters degree preferred Previous work experience in key account management sales, or Key Account Consulting Experience in technology related commercial activity (software, hardware, telecoms, or any information systems). Experience in Sales to Public sector, City Councils, Government Offices and Public Companies. Experience in sales and customer services will be an advantage Proven results of delivering client solutions and meeting sales goals If you have any questions about the Key Account Manager 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 / Stratford

Project Engineer

Project Engineer Very good contract rates Northampton Automotive This is an immediate start for an experienced Project Engineer who can run NPI projects for an established tier 1 automotive company. The Project Engineer position is working for a SME in Northampton for an initial duration of 6 months and from then on it could move into permanent employment as the company have orders through to 2026. We are looking for the following for this Project Engineer position: Has run projects integrating NPI into existing lines to pre-agreed production schedules in a precision manufacturing environment Previous experience of running the projects on your own which includes process development The confidence to act as the face of the company with these projects Able to work with the document control and quality side liaising with the in-house Director and other staff Relevant education in Engineering This Project Engineer role is a big acquisition for the company so they are keen to get the right person; the company are offering the following: Very good contract rates (call for more information) Paid overtime 6 month initial duration Day hours If this Project Engineer role is of interest, then please get in touch today by giving me a call at Jonathan Lee Recruitment. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Contracts are those of an Employment Business.

Contract / Wellingborough

IT Engineer - Automotive Manufacturing

Permanent - ASAP Liverpool Salary range £35-39000 p/a Our Client are seeking to recruit a dynamic and capable IT Engineer for a busy Automotive Interiors supplier in Huyton, Liverpool with helpdesk, floor walking and production support experience. You will be responsible for both proactive and reactive IT support, configuration and system documentation in a highly diverse production environment providing timely resolutions to user and business requirements. Working knowledge of ITIL (incident and problem management and change management) is a must. Strong communication skills and the ability to present high quality concise documentation for colleagues and end users. You will be able to demonstrate Project management and organisational skills. Someone who keeps up to date with technology you will contribute new ideas and techniques. IT Engineer - Automotive Manufacturing Functions / Tasks: • Providing 1st/2nd/3rd line IT support to end users with technical queries, troubleshooting helpdesk tickets via email, telephone or in person. • Ensure the correctness and efficiency of the local technical infrastructure, reporting and escalating issues at the earliest point and taking action where necessary. • Provide 100% uptime for plant sequencing systems. • Support, Maintain site Server/Network Infrastructure. • Provide Support and assistance to system users via the IT Helpdesk facility. • Maintain the addition and deletion of users and maintenance of user permissions • Control and Administer IT hardware asset register • Completing tasks and projects assigned by the UK Regional IT Manager within given timeframes and taking a proactive approach to finding solutions to problems. • Ensure the correctness and efficiency of the local technical infrastructure, reporting and escalating issues at the earliest point and taking action where necessary. • Provide 100% uptime for plant sequencing systems. • Support, Maintain and continuously improve Server Infrastructure. • Provide Support and assistance to system users via the IT Helpdesk facility. • Administer Data Security procedures with regard to data backup and restore procedures. • Administer Antivirus protection at Server and desktop level. • Maintain the addition and deletion of users and maintenance of user permissions • Control and Administer IT hardware asset register • Completing tasks and projects assigned by IT Manager within given timeframes and taking a proactive approach to finding solutions to problems. If you are interested in this IT opprtunity 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 / Liverpool

SBOM Lead Engineer

SBOM Lead Engineer - Permanent - Norwich - £competitive salary & benefits This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced BOM Engineer to join a small OEM who are at the forefront of innovation in automotive technology. This role is critical to ensure the accurate build of vehicle serviceable parts and planning of material into the production line. Challenging existing methods of working, you'll help improve accuracy and efficiency of design change activities. What You Will Do: As SBOM Lead Engineer; Part Breakdown Structure completeness for spare and accessory parts SBOM usage, build and release based on EBOM release. Responsible for SBOM Change Management, monitoring and coordinating plant change execution. Relevant SBOM data correction and verification, securing BOM accuracy and delivering output against project milestones Verifying and correcting the consistency of SBOM Populating SBOM usability and technical support Data gap analysis Defining and optimising SBOM relevant business management standardisation What You Will Need: As SBOM Lead Engineer; Background in Automotive Engineering with strong academic qualifications to support this Strong BOM Data Analysis skill PLM system operation experience SBOM Release based on NPDS Gateways SBOM Change Management Service Part experience What You Will Get: As SBOM Lead Engineer; A very competitive salary & benefits Involvement in a range of highly exciting projects Opportunity to work in a fast-paced learning environment Suitably qualified and experienced BOM Engineers should apply today by either calling Jeff Lane on +44 (0)1384 446108 or by emailing their CV and covering letter to jeff.lane@jonlee.co.uk Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Norwich

Development Engineer - Base Engine

Development Engineer Up to £36.00 per hour LTD Peterborough Diesel Engines A Development Engineer opportunity has become available for one of the world’s leading manufacturers of off-highway machinery and diesel and natural gas engines. Each project offers the opportunity to work on the design and development of engines intended to meet the latest emissions legislation, with world-class levels of quality and reliability. You will be part of a small, friendly team working together to deliver programmes that are critical to the long-term success of a respected, global company. Ideal candidates will have engine development experience, knowledge of IC engines and be able to plan & execute challenging tasks/projects with minimal supervision. Through this role, the successful candidate will have an excellent opportunity to take part in, and have significant responsibility for, the end-to-end design & validation process for engine components and systems. To apply for this position you should have some of the following: Strong technical background (HND/HNC or above preferred in mechanical engineering) though other qualifications / experience will be considered. IC engine knowledge and experience (ideally diesel and off road). Demonstrated component ownership - working with suppliers, Creating / maintaining FMEA, Executing DVP – whole engine, rig and supplier testing, Working knowledge of APQP, Issue resolution and Data analysis. Ability to lead and deliver problem resolution projects for engine components or systems. Self-motivation and an ability to manage & deliver tasks to meet established commitments. Excellent communications skills & teamwork. Experience of core engine, oil and cooling components and or systems would be desirable but is not mandatory. Please contact James Tilley for more details. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Contracts are those of an Employment Business.

Contract / Peterborough

Application Engineer (Process Equipment)

Job title: Applications Engineer (Process Equipment) Salary Range: £30,000 to £36,000 pa plus car and benefits Location: Gloucester Maintenance, Process Equipment, Plant Specification, Project, Delivery, Customer Relations An Application Engineer (Process Equipment) is required with knowledge of specifying process and/or plant equipment to meet customer requirements within a high-volume production environment. Candidates with experience of the process equipment, pumps, manufacturing environment and mechanical maintenance would be well received. Due to continued growth this world class company, who deliver service and systems solutions to the food and FMCG industries based in Herefordshire requires a forward thinking Applications Engineer (Process Equipment) who can be based onsite with a client providing solutions and advice on plant/process equipment to improve production and reduce costs for this new permanent role. As an Applications Engineer (Process Equipment) you will be required to: - Introduce the appropriate Inventory, Repair, Engineering and New Product solutions to customers, ensuring the delivery and documentation of quantifiable savings in the areas of commercial, engineering reliability or safety solutions for the customer - Provide technical support and advice for equipment and process related functions recommending effective solutions that will improve performance, efficiencies whilst reducing waste and costs. - Represent the organisation onsite with the client managing all expectations while building strong relationships to increase sales through strategic advice in the introduction of new products, improvement within process equipment and reduction in manufacturing costs through equipment selection and installation. The Applications Engineer (Process Equipment) should have the following skills or experience: - Strong communication skills at all levels to enable the effective client management and delivery of key projects onsite at the client while seeking new business opportunities - Excellent mechanical engineering background with a knowledge of specifying and commissioning of process and/or production equipment - Commercially astute to enable the effective specification, quotation, tendering and project management of fully process systems into manufacturing This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of process/production equipment being able to specify and provide technical advice seeking to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Herefordshire based Engineering Service provider will offer you: - £30,000 - £36,000 pa plus car and benefits - Excellent career progression and development within a world class organisation Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of specifying, quoting and providing technical advice as either an Applications Engineer, Service Engineer or Maintenance Engineer and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Applications Engineer (Process Equipment) role, please contact Mark Bignell at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446167 or email mark.bignell@jonlee.co.uk Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Gloucester

Maintenance Technician

Maintenance Engineer Coventry Days Shift Salary – Up to £30,000 per annum Jonathan Lee are currently recruiting for a Maintenance engineer for a prestigious client of ours based in Coventry. This is a permanent role & is also on a permanent day shift. As a Maintenance Engineer you will: Preventative & reactive maintenance on all plant equipment Ensure completion of all maintenance activities following a schedule Complete all Maintenance reports to ensure up to date Maintenance records on site Liaise with all departments to ensure any maintenance activities that need to be carried out are completed within scheduled plan Support on any continuous improvement projects within the business As a Maintenance Engineer you will: Experience of working on Mechanical & electrical maintenance activities within an engineering or workshop environment Pc literate – ability to produce reports & records on all Microsoft packages Experience of Machining. welding & fabrication Ability to fault find & identify electrical issues Be organised, with the ability to plan maintenance activities Experience of working on Reactive & preventive maintenance duties If you are currently looking for a new opportunity, or keen to discuss 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 / Coventry

Head of Test & Research

Title: Head of Testing and Research Location: West Midlands Salary: £43,000 p/a Overview: We are currently recruiting for a Head of Testing and Research to work for our client based at their site in the black country, the role is a fantastic opportunity to work with first in class test machines that are being used in our client research laboratory for long term testing programmes for a range of blue chip companies. These tests are principally fatigue tests (LCF, HCF and TMF) at high temperatures and in differing environments. The Role: This role will lead those testing programmes from being responsible for the implementation of the tests through to discussing the results with the customers. This role will be responsible for taking corrective action and solving problems that may arise from the test procedures. Throughout this process, this role will ensure that the customer is fully briefed on the testing procedures, the results and the on-going actions arising from those results. The successful applicant will have relevant technical experience but also be commercially aware, being able to identify potential opportunities for further testing or future testing requirements of the customer. Alongside working closely with the customer, the successful applicant will also work closely with our technical design team in understanding future testing requirements. Main Objectives: Have a detailed knowledge of how the test machines operate so problems and issues with the testing can be resolved in a timely manner. Quickly establish an effective working relationship with the customers so they can discuss complex technical requirements/information on a peer to peer basis. Ensure we deliver a consistently high standard of customer service. To make a significant contribution to the growth and success of the business by delighting our customers and identifying further high specification testing needs. Responsibilities: Setting up and running high accuracy tests on closed loop servo hydraulic test machines. Analysing and interpreting test results to identify and asses the influence of test set-up and / or sample behaviour. Own the day to day relationship with the customer. Communicate test results on a regular/agreed basis Have an in-depth knowledge of how each test machine works so issues can be identified and fixed on a timely basis. Submitting and presenting research papers to conferences Working with customers to specify test requirements Working with suppliers to source specialist parts to run the tests Working with colleagues to design new "first in class" test systems Responsible for writing of test schedules and plans, ensuring these are fully in line with customer demands and monitoring and evaluating at regular intervals Maintain physical condition of test laboratory, including keeping it tidy. Ensure day to day activities are being carried out to a high standard and in the achievement of all site KPI's taking appropriate corrective action as necessary Responsible for ensuring appropriate management reports are completed. Adopt safe working practices in line with current company procedures and to undertake appropriate training in Health and Safety. Ensure compliance with our quality assurance system. Ensure your area is compliant with GDPR data protection rules. Ensure you fully engage in the performance management/appraisal process and have a personal current up to date Development Plan in operation at all times so that appropriate learning and development activities are undertaken for the role Technical Skills: Use of instrumentation such as; Pyrometers, DIC systems, Thermal imaging cameras, High temperature extensometers etc Strong mechanical background If you are interested in applying for this role or would like more information please contact Lee Elwell on 01384 446 154 (Direct Line) or your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Contracts are those of an Employment Business. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Dudley

Powertrain Project Manager - BEV

Powertrain Project Manager £Competitive plus benefits Coventry Automotive A Powertrain Project Manager is required to take responsibility for the success of powertrain projects, controlling timing, resource allocation, maintaining relationships with our customers. Candidates with knowledge of customer systems/processes of major OEMs would be well received. Due to increased workloads this company, the world's largest independent company for development, simulation and testing technology of powertrains, based in Coventry, requires a proactive Powertrain Project Manager to be responsible for the overall management of customer projects from the pre-project phase through to customer acceptance and project completion. As a Powertrain Project Manager you will be required to: Lead and supervise project teams in-house and with the customer Supervise integration partners (suppliers) Ensure target-oriented customer communication including coordination with the customer's departments involved in the project Report project progress, both to customer and to management Project management and controlling with respect to technical progress, quality, timing and costs Supporting sales and project planning in planning and acquisition of new projects Support in the continuous improvement of project management processes The Powertrain Project Manager should have the following skills or experience: Degree qualified in an engineering discipline Professional experience in engine and powertrain development Battery Electric Vehicle experience an advantage Understanding of business management Excellent communication skills and confidence in dealing with customers MS Office (Word, Excel, MS Project and VBA knowledge an advantage) Experience in managing SOP projects preferable This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with experience of delivering powertrain projects to / for major automotive OEMs to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Coventry based powertrain consultancy will offer you: £Competitive Pension PHC Flexitime Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have experience as a Powertrain Project Manager and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Powertrain Project Manager 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 / Coventry
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