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Skilled Workers in Aerospace Manufacturing, Production and MRO Outstripping Demand

Paris Air Show Aerospace manufacturing production MRO Apprenticeship Levy
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Neil Cayley Managing Consultant posted 7 months ago

I am thrilled to be attending the 53rd International Paris Air Show next week. As the Show quickly approaches, I have no doubt that the ongoing skills shortage will be a hot topic.

The industry has proved to be resilient despite Brexit uncertainty with production hitting record levels in response to growing aircraft demand. This is creating a substantial need for skilled workers in manufacturing and production, with demand outstripping the availability of suitable skills.

We are seeing high recruitment demand in the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) market. As the global in-service fleets steadily grow in response to higher demand from middle class emerging economies, the MRO market that supports in-service aircraft is also expanding and that is naturally where we are also seeing businesses looking to strengthen their teams.

The recent increase in universities offering targeted aerospace courses has helped at entry level, but there are still some areas that are lacking. For example, individuals can only specialise in quality and inspection by working their way up from the shop floor – a more direct route via a degree qualification would be beneficial.

The main difficulty over the last 10 to 15 years has been to find engineers with the requisite hand skills. Employers are making the effort to close the gap with the re-introduction of more apprenticeship schemes, encouraged by the structure the Apprenticeship Levy has provided.

Savvy employers are utilising Apprenticeship Levy funds to not only train school leavers, but to also upskill their existing workforce. If levy contributions are re-invested in a strategic way, it can be a perfect opportunity to upskill employees in relevant apprenticeships; from non-destructive engineering technician (level 3), aerospace software development engineer and aerospace engineer (degree), through to senior management (masters).

The Apprenticeship Levy should be seen as an opportunity to help fill the void left by any skill shortages within a specific business.

SEE YOU AT THE PARIS AIR SHOW!

Jonathan LeeJason Cole and I are attending the International Paris Air Show between the 18-19th June. We would love to hear if you too are attending - visit jonlee.co.uk/parisairshow and get in touch with me!

Impartial Apprenticeship Advice

To get impartial advice about the aerospace apprenticeships available and how your business could utilise your Apprenticeship Levy contributions to bridge skill gaps, visit jonlee.co.uk/skills-consultancy.

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Permanent / London

Automotive Systems Engineer

Automotive Systems Engineer - 53160 £23.00 Ltd Co Basildon Automotive IR35 Status: Inside A Automotive Systems Engineer is required to cover Dash/Cowl, Front Floor, Cockpit, Wiring, Electrical Modules, Steering Column, Pedal Box, EBB, Dash Insulators, Interface of the Dash with Under hood Components, Safety, NVH, Durability, Corrosion This company based in Basildon requires a Automotive Systems Engineer with experience of completing geometrical designs on multi-part assemblies to achieve functional performance and compatibility for a new contract role The Automotive Systems Engineer should have the following skills or experience: Demonstrates critical thinking, courage, humility, decisiveness, flexibility, knowledge, vision, resilience and communications Strong systems thinking and analytical skills Strong application ability with the following: OEM visualization tools (e.g Team Centre), OEM Design and Release systems and Requirements Databases (e.g. FEDE, WERS, eFDVS or equivalent), SysML (MagicDraw) and quality documentation (DFMEA, LFMA, Boundary Documents) Experience with Systems Engineering Experience with product development in the Automotive, Aerospace, Defense or Medical Device industry Experience of completing geometrical designs on multi-part assemblies to achieve functional performance and compatibility. Experience of completing or reviewing computational models to assess product and system performance. Bachelors Degree in Engineering or Systems Engineering. Masters Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Systems Engineering, Physics or related degree Chartered engineering status (incl. INCOSE, IMechE or IET) This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with prior experience in design and release of Interior Trim, HVAC, Electrical, Exterior Ornamentation, Chassis or Body Structure to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Basildon based automotive company will offer you: £23.00 Ltd Co If you have any questions about the Automotive Systems 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 / Basildon

Design Engineer - Cab Systems

Design Engineer - Cab Systems Up to £33.00 per hour LTD/Umbrella Desford, Leicestershire, UK Off Highway - Design A Design 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 be responsible for delivering a significant portion of the Next Generation cab design, supporting the Tech Lead in delivering the operator station solution for Compact Wheel Loader Longbow NPI program. You will be expected to provide intelligently designed, reliable, cost effective components in both non-metallics and light fabs for the future CWL product. Job Duties/Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: Primarily utilising Creo 2 (Pro/E) and aligned PLM tools, the successful candidate will be responsible for delivering cab component designs in support of CWL NPI and the occasional design solution for current production CWL and BHL machine platforms. Supporting the NPI development machines by investigation of design failures and operator improvements. Also support current production by interfacing with assembly operations and working with our manufacturing supply base to provide validated design solutions in resolving known issues. The candidate would be expected to contribute to varying stages of the new product development process including; requirements capture, specification, FMEA, design, development testing, validation and certification depending on the individual's skills sets. The candidate will work with a project team lead, supervisors and peers in a variety of areas including engineering, manufacturing, assembly planning, purchasing, releasing, engineering change control, scheduling and product field service support. To apply for this position you should have some of the following: Competent in non-metallic design (CAD surfacing skills), familiar with injection moulding, roto-moulding, thermo-forming & blow moulding processes. Experience using Creo 2 (Pro/E) Software. Expected to be competent in mechanism design, ROPS design, light fabrication. Be able to hold design reviews with cross functional teams. Operations, purchasing, manufacturing engineers, quality department. Be able to run self-managed design projects. 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 / Desford

CNC Setter/Operator

We are urgently recruiting x4 CNC Setter/Operators for a new purpose built cutting-edge manufacturing facility based near Southam which will revolutionise the compressor technology market. This flagship project with a total investment of £65m is a joint business venture between one of the UK’s most innovative R&D Compressor Technology company’s and one of largest manufacturers in the UK to spearhead a new wave of precision manufacturing. This role will be reporting to the engineering manager and will be responsible for setting & operating x2 robotic cells that will require you to monitor, adjust and maintain the running of these cells. To be considered for this role you will have a proven track record within a production or manufacturing environment. Our client is seeking applications from candidates that have experience of using Mazak Mazatrol controls (preferable) but other CNC machine controls experience will be considered as training can be given. You will have experience of carrying out changing your own tools and adjusting wear offsets. Knowledge of using robotic systems would be seen as a considerable plus. In return our client can offer the opportunity to be involved in one of the most exciting engineering projects in region with genuine opportunities for career development within this newly formed organisation. A salary of £22,000 to £25,000pa is available with contributory pension, death in service and a total 33 days holiday per annum. The working hours for this role will be 7.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Thursday and 7.30am to 12.30pm on Fridays. If you would like to discuss this opportunity in more detail then please call Les Hines on 01384 397555 or send your CV les.hines@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 / Southam

Rail Engine Application Engineer

Rail Engine Application Engineer Contract - LTD/Umbrella Peterborough, UK Rail A Rail Engine Application Engineer opportunity has become available for one of the world’s leading manufacturers of off-highway machinery and diesel and natural gas engines. The Rail Engine Application Engineer will be required to work within a team providing assistance to customers with engine configuration and application engineering. This will be a broad role within a small team focused on selling engines to the worldwide rail market. Role description: Working with worldwide rail engine sales team to address technical issues related to selling rail engines. Responding to dealer and customer enquiries placed through the web based portal regarding configuration of price list engines. Responding to dealer and customer requests on meeting installation requirements or performing installation testing. Become a trusted advisor to customers and dealer network regarding engine application and installation requirements. Efficiently working through technical aspects of sales process to grow sales in robust applications & installations. Liaising with engine design and platform teams to address customer concerns and application issues. To apply for this position you should have some of the following: Engineering degree (or equivalent) Experience in engine application and customer configuration strongly desired, similar experience in the automotive industry will be considered Good interpersonal skill, with the ability to communicate clearly over email, telephone & video conference Experience within the rail market would be highly beneficial Ability to travel Europe, USA and possible elsewhere. Travel will not exceed 25%. 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

Senior Mechanical Engineer

Senior Mechanical Engineer- Structures- Rail Permanent Milton Keynes This new and exciting organisation is at the forefront of rail and rolling stock engineering, providing customers with the products and services to enable us all to benefits from a more sustainable railway. You will ensure that the mechanical and structural engineering aspects of rolling stock projects are successfully specified, validated and delivered and comply with Railway Group Standards. What you will do: • Visit potential customers’ sites to view damaged railway vehicles and assess scopes of work for Incident Repair Department • Assist Project Manager in the preparation of cost and timescale plans for any reengineering project. • Generate work instructions and repair procedures for the workshop and VAB (Vechicle Acceptance Body) authority to document repairs to railway vehicles. • Ensure the risk associated with the mechanical and structural changes and repairs to rolling stock are understood, documented and managed. • Ensure design changes and repairs comply with appropriate Railway Group Standards. • Produce reports to justify the use of reverse engineering techniques to support obsolete materials or methods of production for replacement components. • Manage the resolution of emerging technical issues arising out of the application of the changes. • Collaborate with the Welding Engineering resource. • Assist other departments within Geminin Rail Group regards to structural or design issues. • Perform FEA analysis on 3D models produced by the other parties. • Create 3D models and drawing for FEA analysis where required. (Solidedge and Ansys experience preferred but not essential). • On project completion ensure that the Structural & Welding element of the “vehicle history book” is accurate, signed and that the content reflects the work undertaken, prior to customer handover. What you will need: • Degree in Mechanical Engineering or similar • Detailed knowledge of railway vehicle structural designs and build is preferred • Must be prepared to pass a PTS (Personal Track Safety) course For more information or to apply, please contact Gemma Skidmore of Jonathan Lee Recruitment. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Milton Keynes

Mechanical Design Engineer

Mechanical Design Engineer – Reading – Permanent - Competitive Salary & benefits An exciting role has opened for a Mechanical Design Engineer Engineer to join an established engineering team at the Reading facility of a leading engineering company who produce civil and military aircraft components. As the Design Engineer, you will be responsible for detailed design and development work on new and existing products in collaboration with cross functional teams. The Design Engineer will introduce new design concepts and methods of manufacture. What You Will Do: As Design Engineer, you will; Undertake detailed design work on new and existing products To oversee the new products from quotation through to delivery, ensuring that the company achieves its targeted technical performance, costs and delivery time objectives To develop specifications for these products To maintain appropriate design data, design records and test information To maintain standards and specifications issued by standard bodies Create detail drawings of designs, using the CAD system To discuss project and design requirements with customers and suppliers as necessary What You Will Need: As Design Engineer; Degree qualified or equivalent in mechanical engineering or similar related subject with proven industry experience Knowledge of the drawing/documentation standard BS8888 3D CAD design and technical drawing experience required, knowledge of GD&T Knowledge of modern manufacturing methods Basic electrical knowledge What You Will Get: As Design Engineer; Excellent salary – negotiable dependent upon experience 25 days Holiday – Additional days are available upon long service Private Healthcare, Pension Scheme, Share option scheme, Sick pay scheme Applications Suitably qualified and experienced Mechanical Design Engineers should apply today by either calling Jeff Lane on +44 (0)1384 446108 or by emailing their CV and covering letter 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 / Reading

Principal Mechanical Design Engineer - Electrification

Principal Mechanical Design Engineer - DriveLine & Electrification - Lichfield - Permanent - £Competitive Reporting to the Mechanical Design Team Leader, the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate proven capability and experience in mechanical design. The work will involve the mechanical design of electromechanical systems such as electric machines, inverters, DCDC converters, etc, along with associated tooling and test equipment. What You Will Do: As Principal Mechanical Design Engineer; Responsible for all technical output of Mechanical Design team Liaise with Mechanical Design Team Leader to optimise output of Mechanical Design team Mechanical design of hybrid and electric vehicle systems along with associated tooling and test equipment Use of 3D CAD & PLM to produce models, assemblies & 2D drawings Finite element analysis Completion and review of engineering calculations Leading Mechanical FMEA activities Presentation of design concepts and technical analyses both internally and to external clients Participating in technical project leadership tasks What You Will Need: As Principal Mechanical Design Engineer; A good engineering qualification in Mechanical or Automotive Engineering Significant experience in a hands-on mechanical design role in a comparable field Experience of electric motor & electronic control unit mechanical design A good knowledge of hybrid and electric vehicle systems Excellent 3D modelling skills with knowledge of FEA analysis A good knowledge of engineering standards & manufacturing processes Experience in a position involving technical leadership Willingness to travel within the UK and worldwide What You Will Get: As Principal Mechanical Design Engineer; Competitive Salary & benefits with flexible working practices Excellent professional development Work for an established engineering company being leaders in their field 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 / Fradley

Technical Analyst x 10 - 36388

**A number of exciting roles available below, under all different job titles** Title: Technical Analyst Division: P3&O Contract Position based at: Gaydon Position Description: Product Information is responsible for the vehicle configurations and the release of the Bill of Material so that all JLR vehicles can be ordered and built to require time scale with no specification defects. PI has a wide number of entry level roles that include the following: 1. Product Planner - responsible for coordinating all the PI activities that deliver vehicle programmes across JLR locations 2. Validation Engineers - responsible for the validation of vehicle orders ahead of build to highlight an error states and work closely with JLR teams to resolve the issues 3. Product Modeler - working from a collection of inputs documents the product modeler is responsible for modelling with the latest configuration application to build and test a coherent spec 4. Engineering Release Specialist - Working closely with the engineering teams this person is responsible for the release of the parts so that vehicle programmes are delivered on time 5. Governance Engineer - Ensures that process and procedures are created, improved and validated to ensure the depart runs as efficiently as possible Skills Required: Excellent analytical and problem solving skills Strong written, verbal and presentation skills Time management - must be able to balance and prioritise tasks through close customer engagement. Experience Required: High drive, self motivated and able to deliver with minimum supervision. Be able to demonstrate the ability to analyse problems and develop effective solutions using lean methodologies where applicable Both verbal and written communication skills are important, these should be combined with a confident attitude. The candidate must have a record of proactive delivery and commitment to meeting deadlines. Experience Preferred: Experience of working with systems and applications Excellent IT skills alongside data analytics Project Management Skills Understanding of engineering component design Education Required: Educated to Degree level Additional Information: The position would be based at JLR Gaydon site within the Product Information team. Working hours are 40 / week. Travel to other sites may be required To apply for these roles please contact Rachel Meacham. 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 / Warwick

Architecture Structural Analyst (Body Engineering) - 36482

Title: Architecture Structural Analyst Division: Body Engineering Contract Position based at: Gaydon Position Description: Architecture Structural Analyst specialising in vehicle safety activities to include: SORB - analysis and characterisation of design elements at a vehicle level that influence, stop and turn vs deflect kinematic. Loadpath topology and sizing calculation. FFB/ODB/Rear/ Side Analysis of energy distribution across components in current CAE models. Develop geometric solutions in conjunction with CoC Specialist Engineers that conform to the requirements Iterate and verify for robustness the component solutions in conjunction with the CAD team Skills Required: Experience of design or development of safety related structural parts Results driven, demonstrates, tenacity, drive and perseverance, with the ability to deliver in a complex, highly demanding environment. LS Dyna Experience Required: Proven experience of design and development in safety related structural components e.g., BIW structures, Chassis Subframes or HV battery frames. Experience covering both concept development and launch / delivery Experience Preferred: Catia knowledge MATLAB knowledge Education Required: Degree or equivalent qualified in an Engineering or Physics discipline To apply for this role please contact Rachel Meacham. 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 / Gaydon

Rig and Test Kit Engineer - 36518

Title: Rigs and Test Kits Engineer Contract Position based at: Gaydon Position Description: The Rigs and Test Kits Engineer will be responsible for Rigs and Test Kits for the complete programme that enable testing to occur either at a component level or a system level. This includes all spares that will be required for testing to continue in order to minimise downtime and keep the test programme on track for delivery. The candidate will be working across all CoC's and multiple programme lines to either collate or prepare the complete parts list and then work with Finance to agree the overall costs and ensure it meets the budget requirements. Once completed, the Engineer will review the final parts lists with the CoC's before progressing through to the procurement route to ensure parts are delivered and kitted as per the plan and in a timely manner. Parts will also be required globally at any one of our test centres so the Engineer will need to coordinate the efficient delivery of the consignment to the test centres. Skills Required: Overall Vehicle Engineering knowledge Planning and Build experience Strong written, verbal and presentation skills Experience Required: High drive, self-motivated and able to deliver with minimum supervision. Good understanding of vehicle systems and architecture Experience of using the Office 365 and tools to aid efficient communications Knowledge of automotive technical issues resolution Both verbal and written communication skills are important, these should be combined with a confident attitude. The candidate must have a record of proactive delivery and commitment to meeting deadlines Experience Preferred: Experience of project management and delivery Education Required: Educated to Degree level in an engineering discipline 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 / Gaydon

Data Cubing Engineer - 36519

Title: Data Cubing Engineer Division: Design Contract Position based at: Gaydon Position Description: Data Cubing Engineer required with the capability to improve current processes within the department to standardize internal activities. Skills Required: 3 Key Skills Required: Software Catia V5 Data management Design / Engineering delivery Experience Required: Proven Catia V5 capability demonstrated by recent delivery. Data management and Tracker creation and maintenance demonstrated experiences. Proven ability to work to deadlines and prioritise your own workload. People skills to work independently or as part of a group. Communication skills to interact with different departments inside the business. PC Literate - Power Point, Excel, Word etc. (Essential). Experience Preferred: Working experience at similar environment at automotive sector, Design or Engineering departments. Knowledge in Catia V6/Enovia is desirable. Ability to understand programme activities within JLR cycle plan principles. Ability to think creatively to solve issues. Timing management. Education: Engineering related Degree preferred. 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 / Gaydon

Digital Software Engineer - 36512

Title: Digital Software Engineers Contract Position based at: Gaydon Position Description: The Digital Engineering Capability team is looking for a small team of experienced Engineers to join us to deliver robust software tools to support modelling and simulation activities and so enhance the capabilities and efficiency of CAE teams across product engineering. You will collaborate with the full range of JLR`s CAE Experts to drive the wider adoption of digital tools and reduce dependence on physical testing. A variety of roles are available, including enhancing the capabilities of, and providing support for, JLR`s existing in-house MATLAB "App Store" which is used to distribute MATLAB based engineering applications across the Product Engineering function You will be responsible for supporting Model Integration objectives, with a primary focus on the delivery of integrated vehicle model templates to digital vehicle build; and enhancing the capabilities of our existing database application to enable efficient sharing and use of consistent engineering data throughout the engineering community. You will work closely with a team of software development engineering to ensure that robust, quality assured tools are delivered to the engineering community are delivered in a responsive manner. Skills Required: High levels of personal organisation and attention to detail Strong verbal and written communication skills with the confidence to communicate across all levels Good team player and self-motivated Experience Required: Experience in software development best practice, incl. OOP, software architecture design, change management, unit testing / continuous integration etc. Demonstrable skills in a relevant programming language, e.g. MATLAB, Python, C, C++, python and Java Experience of using 1D / Systems Modelling & Simulation methods to solving real world, automotive related engineering problems Experience of both SQL and NoSQL database design Experience of model integration / co-simulation methods and tool coupling interfaces such as s-function and FMI Familiarity with automotive systems and technologies, and CAE methodologies Experience of solving complex technical issues using a structured approach with the ability to identify areas for improvement Familiarity with working in an Agile environment Education Required: Relevant Degree or equivalent (Automotive/Mechanical Engineering, Physical Sciences, Computer Science or similar) Additional Information: This position has been deemed to be INSIDE IR35 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 / Gaydon

Service and Warranty Lead Engineer - 36527

Service and Warranty Lead Engineer - 12 month Maternity Cover Skills Required: WERs Literate Microsoft office literate Previous Product Engineering Automotive Experience Experience Required: Knowledge of Engineering Release process - AIMs, PACN's, CRIDXs, WERS is essential. Working knowledge of stamping feasibility, joining technologies, including sealant and adhesives, would be advantageous. Problem solving tools and techniques, Six Sigma, 8D. Proficient in Excel, Word and PowerPoint. Good interpersonal skills are required. Education Required: Engineering degree or alternative qualifications or experience To apply for this role please contact Rachel Meacham. 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 / Gaydon

CNC Project Engineer - 36504

An experienced CNC Project Engineer is required: Produce simulated NC programs and associated paperwork using Tebis software for the manufacture of clay, tooling board, metallic and composite components for design and DCM models. Attention to detail and the ability to produce right first time programs and associated paperwork are essential. JLR role specific training will be provided to the successful candidate. Tebis experience is essential but update training to the latest software release will be provided if necessary. Skills Required: 3 Key Skills Required Ability to program 5-axis CNC milling machines using Tebis CADCAM software Substantial experience working with a wide range of materials including metals, tooling boards, acrylics, clay and composite materials Experience of batch of one production within an automotive design model making environment Experience Required: Experience in other industry sectors and/or with other CAM software is desirable Hands on experience of the operation of CNC machinery within relevant industry sectors. Education Required: "C" Grades for Maths, English and Science at GCSE level + a time served (Indentured or Modern) Engineering Apprenticeship or relevant Degree To apply for this role please contact Rachel Meacham. 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 / Gaydon

Test Equipment Engineer

Test Equipment Engineer Gloucester Aerospace Permanent A Test Equipment Engineer is required to join an established company with a strong reputation in the aerospace and defence sectors. The successful candidate will be joining to ensure continuing operation of deployed test equipment in support of the product life cycle. Working closely with the Test Equipment team and manager in sustaining and upgrading electronic, mechanical and electrical test rigs. Responsibilities of the Test Equipment Engineer will include the following: Use of the Test Equipment Maintenance Management System (MMS) to log, track and document customer work requests, preventative maintenance activities and other sustainment activities. Maintain the configuration of deployed test equipment. Manage test equipment obsolescence, identifying opportunities for replacement of capital assets and co-ordination with the Test Equipment Design and Project/ NPI functions in completion of obsolescence work packages. Investigation and resolution of issues creating a stop on production. The Test Equipment Engineer should have the following skills or experience: Bachelors Degree in an Engineering Discipline. Significant experience working in a similar position within the aerospace (or similar) sector. Experienced in the development of test equipment solutions for complex test systems. Experience in JIRA, Pirana, Maximo or similar software. Proficient in the use of Microsoft applications including Excel, Word and VISO. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of aerospace test equipment to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Gloucestershire based company will offer you: Competitive basic salary Annual bonus scheme Health plan The opportunity to work on a wide variety of equipment and projects Interviews for the Test Equipment Design Engineer will commence with immediate effect with a view to starting as soon as possible. For further information on the Test Equipment Design Engineer position please contact Tom Duckett 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 / Tewkesbury

Firmware Engineer

A Firmware Engineer is required to join the electronics and software engineering team within a market leading, innovative engineering solutions company that specialise in safety critical and high technology environments. The Firmware Engineer will be responsible for design and development of Firmware designs using VHDL and verifying designs using VHDL or System Verilog, working closely with Systems, Hardware and Software teams to solve integration problems on complex systems. Firmware Engineer - Key Responsibilities Creating innovative and robust VHDL based designs; Documenting and recording deliverables Ensuring configuration management, Providing progress reports. Technical Skills and Experience required for Firmware Engineer Significant experience of developing real-time embedded safety-critical firmware preferably in accordance with RTCA/DO-254 DAL A or B Experience of VHDL or Verilog A good understanding of configuration management Hands on test and debugging skills Knowledge of AWR Microwave Office, Keysight ADS, Matlab and CST Microwave Studio This is an excellent opportunity a firmware specialist to develop your career and work in a highly technical environment. In return for your experience, this Edinburgh based company will offer you: Cutting edge technical projects. Early finish on a Friday. Competitive rate. **Security Clearance will be required for this role and therefore only applications from candidates able to obtain this will be considered We are specialists in Aerospace and Defence jobs. If you feel you meet the requirements for the role of Firmware Engineer or are interested in Aerospace and Defence Engineering jobs, then contact Tom Duckett 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 / Edinburgh

NDT Inspection Technician

Non-Destructive Inspection Technician for Saudi Arabia required Job title: NDT Inspection Technician- Aircraft Salary Range: Approx. £48k tax free including leave allowance + £6250 annual bonus Location: Saudi Arabia NDT Technician required working with the Tornado airframe. Due to a long-term mission to train Saudi Nationals on this platform, our client is looking for experienced and enthusiastic technicians for a minimum of 2 years employment in Saudi Arabia. As an NDT Technician on Tornado, you will be required to: Perform Non-Destructive Test Inspections to include DP, MP, UT, RT and EC. Responsible for mentoring and training Royal Saudi Air Force employees. The testing of material, parts, pressurised systems and components. Carry out Bonding Tests. Maintenance of NDT test and oils equipment. The NDT Engineer should have the following skills or experience: Qualified to Level 2 in either EN4179, ASNT or PCN in a range of the following disciplines: Radiography Ultrasonic Eddy Current Magnetic Particle Penetrant Inspection Knowledge of working to strict regulations, technical orders, manuals or procedures. Experienced carrying out NDT functions within a bay environment. Must be able to work well within a team. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone who is in the process of leaving the forces, or who has already left, to take the next step in their career. We pride ourselves on supporting forces leavers through resettlement and this is a once in a life time opportunity. In return, we are offering an excellent benefits package including: Tax free salary Rent free accommodation- fully furnished apartments Free location for your family Free education for your children Quarterly bonus for leave Annual bonus after 24 months service If you have the skills that are required, we strongly recommend gaining the experience in Saudi Arabia even If you chose to only complete the first 2 years and not renew your employment. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have NDT experience and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the NDT vacancy, please contact Jade Whitmore at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446195 or jade.whitmore@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 / England

Group Purchasing Manager

Group Purchasing Manager Based in the West Midlands and reporting to the Directors of a specialist aerospace and industrial focused engineering and manufacturing company, the Group Purchasing Manager will oversee the planning and co-ordination of the company's inventory and purchasing departments whilst ensuring best prices and security of supply is always achieved. This established family owned business has a recognised brand in their industry for the design, manufacture and supply of specialist EDM components, equipment and solutions across the global aerospace manufacturing sector. In detail, the Group Purchasing Manager will be responsible for working closely alongside the directors and operations management to identify and deliver a purchasing and supply chain strategy which will: Recommend and implement solutions to reduce cost as well as to simplify the existing global supply chain Record and assess all materials quality, movement and expenditure Manage the distribution of supplies internally and externally Monitor inventory levels and access to material Collaborate with management to plan forecasting models Oversee, manage and support a small team of buyers and stores personnel Prepare and file detailed records on procurement activity, quantity and vendors Work within agreed authorisation levels Ensure dual supply of key components Deliver year on year material cost savings to agreed targets Interact with Engineering/Production to ensure procured parts are at the latest revisions of BOM's Utilise the company's MRP system to effectively plan materials Identify and introduce opportunities Kanban/JIT methodologies as necessary Ensure high value desirable materials are in a controlled environment and only issued prior to assembly Ensure inventory levels are accurate. Regular stock takes and perpetual inventory checks should be carried out regularly with results being communicated. This is a strategically important role for the business and the right candidate should be motivated and self-managing. Additional essential skills include: Commercially astute and be an effective negotiator and communicator Experienced and dynamic in strategic sourcing and procurement, ideally with the aerospace sector Experienced in all aspects of MRP Have a tenacity to find and develop new competitive suppliers, domestic and globally Ability to lead, develop and motivate relating department teams Experienced in implementing and controlling a variety of stocking approaches (Kanban, consignment, JIT) Ability to plan and execute effectively Ability to develop and implement management information on purchasing and materials performance, KPI's and improvement plans Control and optimise inventory levels including perpetual inventory systems Ability to effectively represent the company in disputes with suppliers Control the monitoring and assessment of suppliers in QCD that will determine ongoing supply Experienced in capacity planning To support this role, you should have either a degree or recognised senior level accreditations (CIPS, MCIPS) in purchasing and have a strong experience range in a similar role. With proven management experience, you should also have a solid understanding of supply chain and inventory management systems. In addition, you will have advanced knowledge of forecasting and budgeting processes supported by outstanding communication and leadership skills and be an effective negotiator. If interested in this new position, then please apply directly or contact Matthew Heath (matthew.heath@jonlee.co.uk). Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Executive Search, a leading technical and industrial consultancy. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Executive Search are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / West Midlands

Junior Sales and BD Manager

Junior Sales & BD Manager - Aerospace and Defence Gloucestershire Area – Permanent - Attractive A Junior Sales & BD Manager is required to join the Team within a market leading Innovative Technology Company that specialise Communication Systems for Military and Government Organisations. The successful Junior Sales & BD Manager will be reporting to the Head of Sales and will assist in creating and delivering the sales strategy for assigned accounts. The Junior Sales & BD Manager will be assist with delivering the Annual Order Intake targets and will be assist with producing annual forecast and the annual Account Plan for each account. Additionally, the Junior Sales & BD Manager will be responsible for maintaining the reputation and profile of the company in our chosen markets. Responsibilities and Experience Required of the Junior Sales & BD Manager Assist to develop robust sales strategies, tactics and capture plans Assist to prepare the necessary material for the bids and proposals process Assist to deliver the order intake and gross margin for each assigned account Update the CRM (weekly) for all prospects within the assigned accounts Develop and maintain an accurate monthly funnel and forecast Assist to process new bids as per Bids and Proposals Process Provide Sales input and direction to company S&OP process Must be able to negotiate and operate effectively in both domestic and export markets Conduct regular visits with all assigned customers Develop and maintain relationships with key customers Demonstrated ability to engage successfully up to VP level Demonstrate excellent negotiation, presentation, organisational and multi-tasking skills Enforce and oversee the Capture Plan policy for key opportunities Be able to identify and capture new prospects and accounts Assist Product Line Manager in identifying future products Recommending standard prices and launch new products Accurately capture the customer's requirements Setting time-lines for development of solutions and assist with contract negotiation Liaising between customer and Engineering on alternative proposals Assist to support the development and maintenance of the Multi-Year Business plan Requirements of the Junior Sales & BD Manager Have excellent communication and 'people skill's Must have previous experience as a Sales Manager An ethical and moral attitude to selling Exhibit exceptional planning, presentation and organisational skills Act as an ambassador and role model for the company Must have worked in IT, communications, security, or cyber environments Experience in selling system solutions Must be prepared to travel oversees Have or be able to gain DV clearance Holds a full UK driving license UK & International travel will be required Security and DV Clearance will be required due to the nature of the Products involved. If you are interested in this Junior Sales & BD Manager position, then please apply directly or send a suitable MS Word Format CV directly to my Email at peter.heap@jonlee.co.uk. Alternatively, if you wish to discuss then please contact Peter Heap on my direct line 01384 446102. 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

Principal Engineer Digital Manufacturing

Principal Engineer/Technical Project Manager - Digital Manufacturing - Coventry - £50k - £58k DOE This is an exceptional opportunity to provide technical leadership in technology transfer and help to improve the UK's long-term supply chain competitiveness You will lead a team working to support SMEs de-risk and accelerate innovation. The Principal Engineer Digital Manufacturing will join a team to assist in delivery of innovation support activities in the areas of digital manufacturing and materials and manufacturing. The aim is to de-risk and accelerate innovation in supply chain mid-caps and SMEs with the mission of "making more in the UK". What you will do As Principal Engineer Digital Manufacturing; To provide broad ranging technical leadership, and project management, for the successful and timely delivery projects in the field of digital manufacturing or materials and manufacturing To develop and deliver interventions to SMEs; including business engagements, collaborative product and service development, collaborative research and development, project workshops and events and building innovation ecosystems To represent and be recognised as a credible expert in digital manufacturing or materials and manufacturing. To identify the challenges and needs faced by industry and to establish collaborative research and development activities To increase the uptake of collaborative R&D in the supply chain mid-caps and SMEs To be responsible for developing and delivering a range of manufacturing and technology related masterclasses To provide the leadership, and to develop, Innovation Managers and Technology Transfer Engineers What you will need As Principal Engineer Digital Manufacturing; Educated to degree level or equivalent in a business or technical subject Significant industrial experience in either digital manufacturing or materials and manufacturing The ability to provide technical leadership to a multi-disciplinary team of engineers and researchers Extensive knowledge of own area of specialism, with sufficient confidence and ability to line manage individuals who are technical experts in other disciplines High level of self-motivation with ability to plan and deliver goals to deadlines Strong leadership skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills What you will get As Principal Engineer Digital Manufacturing; Experience of working on a range of projects with the opportunity to help to improve the UK's long-term supply chain competitiveness Ongoing training and development The chance to work in excellent facilities Career advancement Applications Suitably qualified and experienced Principal Engineers/Technical Project Managers 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 / Coventry

Architecture Structural Design Lead - 36481

Title: Architecture Structural Design Lead Division: Body Engineering Contract Position based at: Gaydon Position Description: Architecture Structural Design Lead specialising in vehicle structure activities to include: SORB Analysis and characterisation of design elements at a vehicle level that influence, stop and turn vs deflect kinematic. Loadpath topology and sizing calculation. FFB/ODB/Rear/ Side Analysis of energy distribution across components in current CAE models. Formulate base system 1D force- distance / force -time requirements and iterate in MATLAB Develop geometric solutions in conjunction with CoC Specialist Engineers that conform to the requirements Iterate and verify for robustness the component solutions in conjunction with the CAE Analysts Skills Required: BIW construction experience, including forming processes (such as, but not limited to pressing, casting, rolling and forging), joining processes (such as but not limited to riveting, bonding, welding, FSW, FDS) and mixed material joining and corrosion prevention. Results driven, demonstrates, tenacity, drive and perseverance, with the ability to deliver in a complex, highly demanding environment. Experience of design or development of safety related structural parts in Catia V5 Experience Required: Proven experience (ideally 5 years plus) of design and development in safety related structural components e.g. BIW structures, Chassis Subframes or HV battery frames. Experience covering both concept development and launch / delivery BIW materials and joining technologies Experience Preferred: Project management experience Knowledge of composites design, use and joining Education Required: Degree or equivalent qualified in an Engineering or Physics discipline To apply for this position please contact Rachel Meacham. 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 / Gaydon

Senior Lead Chassis Engineer - Structures

Senior / Lead Chassis Engineer- Structures Norwich, Norfolk. Permanent- 38 hours £Competitive plus benefits A well-known automotive brand with an investment in facilities, technologies and vehicle lines require a Senior or Lead Engineer to with aluminium tub, sub-frames experience to help lead projects from concept to production within the chassis team. Working for this world leading powertrain and automotive company, you will support the team leader to deliver technical solutions to project teams within the defined cost, quality and time targets. The primary technical responsibility will cover the vehicle Chassis Structure system parts. Individuals at this level would be expected to accept design ownership of individual systems / parts and operate with an agreed level of autonomy and accountability consistent with their experience. What you will do: Design support of vehicle subsystems or components within a project: Concept and detailed engineering design utilising internal departments and suppliers as appropriate. Creation of CAD models, component drawings, assembly drawings, exploded views, installation drawings and data packs including FMEA’s and DVP’s to support project requirements in accordance with the project quality acceptance standards. Support to ‘fit and function’ evaluation of subsystem components. Support to performance testing of subsystem components. Support to the generation of planning and proposal information if required. B What you require: HNC or equivalent in mechanical Engineering / automotive Engineering. Expert user of 3D CAD, CATIA V5 + TeamCenter or similar preferred. Has technical knowledge covering the specification and delivery of Chassis Structure system related parts. Has experience which spans the design process from concept through to production launch. Has related experience from a role in an Automotive OEM. What you will receive: Yearly bonus scheme ( 5 – 10% depending on candidate level) Bupa private healthcare 25 days holiday + Bank holidays Pension scheme Involvement in a range of highly exciting projects For more information or to apply, please contact Gemma Skidmore of Jonathan Lee Recruitment. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Norwich
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