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4 Ways to Compete with ‘Sexier’ Industries for Talent

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Scott Williams Business Development Manager posted 9 months ago

At a time when long-standing engineering and automotive businesses are experiencing skills shortages, I often hear frustration that ‘sexier’ industries are scooping up the top talent. 

Interestingly, this concern comes from managing directors through to principal engineers and HR managers, and from SMEs to large OEMs. They’re working in future mobility and need skills to drive new technologies and applications – but think the tech-company-turned-EV-innovator or trendy-millennial-start-up are having an easier time getting the best people. But this is not the case; it’s tough across the board. 

Every business needs to play up its own key selling points. Also, understand that one candidate’s dream job at an exciting start-up will be another candidate’s nightmare (lack of stability is often cited as being a stumbling block).  Here are 4 ways to address the future mobility talent attraction challenges – and position your business as an employer of choice.

1. PROMOTE YOUR FUTURE MOBILITY VISION AND EMPLOYER VALUE PROPOSITION (EVP)

Future mobility is one of the most interesting areas out there right now - companies of all sizes throughout the auto supply chain need to own that excitement. After all, you’re at the forefront of an innovation revolution, so promote it with a clear future mobility proposition.  Here’s how:

  • Consider the business’ future mobility vision – this means looking at areas like core customer groups, routes to market, supply chain relationships, and plans to go from concept to commercialisation. This gives candidates a tangible growth story to connect with and be part of.
  • Frame your EVP around the vision – once you have your vision, you can more clearly articulate what you’re offering candidates, answering the question: “Why should you want to work here?” This should include opportunities to make an impact and learn skills in interesting technologies, applications and projectsand how your culture fosters the community and collaboration needed to drive innovation.

AI pioneer NVIDIA is a good example of a compelling EVP in action. It focuses on how employees are ‘solving some of the world’s hardest problems’ and ‘discovering never-before-seen ways to improve the quality of life for people everywhere.’ It cuts directly to what young tech and engineering talent are looking to get from a job. 

Cashless payment specialists, Crane Payment Innovations (CPI), fosters a culture powered by innovation. All employees are empowered to promote new ideas, explore Internet of Things (IoT) applications and apply innovation to their market-leading technology. CPI’s philosophy is to invest in their engineering talent – not just talk, but to really bring their vision to life. This has enabled them to not only attract the best talent but encouraged product development for applications such as EV charging stations, tolls, public transport and parking.

Both NVIDIA and CPI have EVPs that align with what motivates their ideal candidates, and are being recognised as exceptional employers as a result.


2. CONSIDER WHAT CAREER PATHWAYS, TRAINING AND BENEFITS WILL LOOK LIKE AS TECHNOLOGY AND MARKETS EVOLVE

When it comes to benefits and career progression, consider what drives your target talent. By next year, 50% of the workforce will be made up of millennials. This demographic prioritises flexible working and continuous development as well as competitive salaries. They’re driven by challenge and mental stimulation, as well as the freedom to think laterally and to come up with new ways to deliver business goals.

When you’re looking to boost your competitiveness within the skills market, ask yourself questions like:

  • How will departmental structures and progression opportunities change? – job titles may stay the same, but the specifications and skills may evolve, and candidates will appreciate clarity on this.
  • What training and mentoring should be in place to support professional development? – including ways to use Apprenticeship Levy funds.
  • What partnerships can you forge with academia and industry to create attractive opportunities for staff? – MIRA Technology Institute is a good example to look at.
  • How do benefit and salary packages need to evolve? – check out EV, CAV and infrastructure salary benchmarks in this eGuide
 
​3. LOOK FOR TALENT IN THE RIGHT PLACES

This has 2 elements:

Also, change your recruitment mindset to be totally open to exploring different talent pools, targeting new types of people and exploring different ways of filling skill gaps. Consider breaking down job roles to attract specific skills, driving inclusivity and diversity with target transferable skills from the likes of gaming, software development and energy, and using contractors to fill immediate gaps.

  • Finding the right cultural fit – culture is often seen as a differentiator for these ‘sexier’ industries, but it’s not all about superficial offerings like yoga and duvet days; it’s about fostering synergy among staff.

I highly recommend enlisting a good recruitment partner to help here. It’s one of those areas where having that external, objective brand ambassador is worth its weight in gold. When a partner immerses themselves in your culture, they can identify differentiators that will appeal to the current candidate market. ‘Partner’ is the operative word here. It’s not about getting a stream of CVs, it’s about using their understanding of your business, the talent pool and your competitors to find you the right mutual fit.

4. KEEP YOUR RECRUITMENT PROCESSES SLICK

Slick recruitment is about showing you’re a desirable employer – that you walk the walk as well as talk the talk. 

Your website and social media activity must publicise your future mobility strategic vision. You need quick decision-making, because candidates will be considering multiple offers. And, interviews must be peer-to-peer discussions where you sell the opportunity as much as candidates sell themselves – it’s about “how we can achieve great things together?” instead of “Why should we hire you?”.  You're promoting exciting opportunities, and your candidate experience should reflect this. 

A QUICK START GUIDE TO COMPETING FOR FUTURE MOBILITY TALENT

These 4 recommendations will help you appeal to your ideal candidates, ticking key boxes such as showing you’re committed to:

  • Helping people work at the cutting edge, explore ideas and achieve a work-life balance.
  • Mutually beneficial development opportunities rather than a stereotypical ‘job for life’.
  • Long-term future mobility success – for staff and for the company.

To get started, download this toolkit for setting your strategic vision, identifying skills requirements and developing career pathways in future mobility. The templates and checklists will help you refine your EVP and appeal to the talent your business needs.​

Also, change your recruitment mindset to be totally open to exploring different talent pools, targeting new types of people and exploring different ways of filling skill gaps. Consider breaking down job roles to attract specific skills, driving inclusivity and diversity with target transferable skills from the likes of gaming, software development and energy, and using contractors to fill immediate gaps.

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Permanent / Alton

Software & Commissioning Engineer

Due to continued growth this leading independent provider of industrial process control & automation solutions are looking to recruit Software & Commissioning Engineers to deliver projects into their Blue Chip customer base both within the UK & Overseas Salary: Circa £35,000 - £50,000 per annum plus benefits Suitable for: Control Systems Engineer, Controls Engineer, Automation Engineer, Sofrware Engineer, Commissioning Engineer, PLC/SCADA Engineer Reporting in to the Project Manager you will produce software programs both PLC and SCADA for process control and automation solutions primarily for the food and beverage industry. Key Responsibilities: The Software Engineer’s role will be to interpret customer requirements and translate into the necessary programming to match the application. Where applicable the Software & Commissioning Engineer will work with the end user to generate a FDS or URS (Functional Design Specification or User Requirement Specification) Once these documents have been generated then the Software & Commissioning Engineer will expected to either work alone or as part of a team to write comprehensive, bespoke code to successfully control the end users process as per design requirements, you may be required to write simulation code to allow for a SAT (Software Acceptance Test) to take place. On certain projects where a MCC or other electrical equipment has been designed and built by others in the company the Software & Commissioning Engineer will be expected to be involved in the full testing of this equipment from a software perspective, ensuring all of the control loops and network interfaces are set up and working correctly. You will work with an Electrical Design Engineer to resolve any issues before delivery to the client. Background and experience: Skills and Experience: Experience within the food industry is an advantage Strong technical electrical understanding and experience is essential, preferably time served apprenticeship Strong verbal and written communication skills are essential Process Logic Control (PLC) and SCADA Experience is essential Testing and Fault finding to component level would be an advantage As part of the commissioning process you will be required to travel to the End users premises to carry out final process commissioning and acceptance, you will be expected to travel within the UK as well as abroad to such areas as Europe, the Middle East, Eastern Block Countries, North and South America as well as Asia and the Indian sub continent. Most commissioning trips will be of 1 to 3 week duration, but on occasion up to 5 weeks away from home may be necessary This role offers an opportunity to work on interesting technical projects for a Blue Chip client base Please apply as soon as possible to be considered for this exciting Software & Commissioning Engineer role Commutable from: Northampton, Corby, Peterborough, Market Harborough, Kettering, Stamford Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Oundle

Software Support Engineer

Software Support Engineer Worcestershire Salary range £45-60000 p/a (Depending on experience and previous salary) ***Please note that this role does not currently support Visa sponsorship - As such UK and EU Citizenship is a must.*** Our client are a World-Leading Logistics and Warehouseing Automation and Internal Movement expert supplier. We are supporting their ongoing recruitment need for Outstanding Software Developers with demonstrable JavaEE and SQL experience. The Role: The Software Support Engineer provides technical assistance to customers for our client's Warehouse Management System. This is a customer facing role which requires daily interaction with customers typically over phone, by email and face to face so verbal and written communication skills are a must. Working closely with key external stakeholders, this role will: Provide remote software application support for customer sites across the UK Able to handle software incidents, conduct detailed problem analysis to find root cause of repeat incidents Contribute to in-depth functional testing for project implementation and enhancements Participate in commissioning and training at customer sites as required Manage monthly incident meetings with clients YOUR PROFILE We are seeking an individual who has: Strong customer relationship management experience Good knowledge of SQL (T-SQL/PL-SQL) Understanding of ITIL framework, Java EE programming language Comfortable with Linux operating system, knowledge of Unix scripting will be an advantage Excellent verbal and written communication skills A team player with a good attitude and positive outlook Strong interest in innovation and continuous improvement within technical applications Excellent incident management skills which involve performing in-depth analysis of issue resolution Ability to manage multiple tasks Willingness to travel to customer sites if required If you meet all of the above requirements and are eligible to work in the UK apply now, or send your CV and a short introduction to tim.parkes@jonlee.co.uk or APPLY NOW! Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Worcestershire

Senior Hardware Engineer

JOB DESCRIPTION Job Title: Senior Hardware Engineer Business: Transmission & Distribution Status: Permanent Location: Stone, Staffordshire Reference: T&D-2020-14 Summary of the role: We are looking for an Enthusiastic Experienced Engineer to join our existing Transmission & Distribution team to perform all aspects of design and implementation of Substation Control & Protection Systems. Suitable candidate must be able to communicate effectively with the customer, have the ability to interpret customer requirements (including schedules, drawings etc.), have an understanding of system engineering design and be prepared to be involved in and lead site visits for the purpose of survey. Suitable candidate would also be involved in extensive substation upgrade programmes. This position would suit someone who has a good grounding in Substation secondary systems engineering and enjoys working in an engineering environment, who is keen to become involved in all aspects of a project and is keen to learn and develop new skills as part of an experienced and committed team. Role description: Working to agreed procedures/methods and standards with configuration and engineering design responsibilities. Interpret and verify customer supplied data and specifications. Produce system designs from customer supplied information using Capula existing generic approach Creating/modifying system drawings, general arrangements, schematics & wiring diagrams etc. Produce client design documentation and test documentation Producing all necessary documentation to support the production of the systems Lead site surveys and assist in the preparation of Health and Safety Documentation Support Site acceptance testing Supervise/lead project team members Essential Skills Experience of substation control & protection systems Experience of substation secondary systems panel design At least, educated to HND level in an Electrical Engineering discipline. Preferably educated to degree level in relevant subject(s). Experience/Knowledge of IEC61850 Computer literate with Autocad and Excel experience. Capable of good customer communications. Methodical approach to the interpretation of customer requirements. Hold a current full driving licence (UK or be able to easily convert to full UK) Must be willing to go for a basic disclosure Scotland check. Desirable Skills Experience Transmission network substations Site Installation and Commissioning experience. Experienced in the GE or Pacis and/or DS Agile Control System Experience of ABB Control Systems. Experience of Protection solutions (GE/Siemens/ABB/SEL) Personal Qualities Ability to work as part of a team. Ability to work well under pressure and to deadlines. Have excellent communication skills. Be flexible in their methods of working. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / United Kingdom

Technical Sales Manager

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

Permanent / West Midlands

Senior Electronic Design Engineer - Test Equipment

Senior Electronic Design Engineer - Test Equipment - Permanent Aerospace & Defence - Attractive - West Midlands An Electronic Design Engineer is required in the Test Equipment area and to join an established company with a strong reputation in the aerospace and defence sectors. The Senior Electronic Design Engineer will be responsible for leading the development of electronic and electrical solutions, from concept to detailed design for complex Test Equipment Systems. The Senior Electronic Design Engineer will conduct technical reviews in the provision of Electronic & Electrical Test Equipment and lead appropriate work packages. Responsibilities of the Senior Electronic Design Engineer will include the following: Provide Technical Review for the deployment of electronic &electrical solutions Responsible for the definition, development, integration, validation & verification Demonstrate current knowledge and application of safety and industry standards Design and integration of electronic and electrical solutions into Test Equipment Systems Knowledge of requirements definition, concept, design, verification & validation methods Assist the Test Equipment Manager with the definition of electronic & electrical solutions Responsible for the preparation and release of documentation for Test Equipment Active participation at technical reviews with peers and Chief Engineers Responsible for the definition, completion and or direction of work packages maintenance or upgrade of existing electronic & electrical solutions. Responsible for update & release of Documentation for maintenance or upgrade activities Lead Root Cause investigations into all aspects of the Test Equipment Systems Identify appropriate training courses to maintain electronic / electrical capabilities Support the Test Equipment Manager with strategies for obsolescence management Ensure all Health & Safety practices are followed and, any new issues raised during activities Write or assist with the completion and review of work-related Risk Assessments Support internal and external Quality Audits of deployed Test Equipment solutions Actively participate in 5S activities with a continuous improvement program The Senior Electronic Design Engineer should have the following skills or experience: Bachelor Degree, preferably a Masters, in a relevant Electronic/Electrical subject Years of Experience in the development of Electronic/electrical solutions Knowledge of servo-hydraulic and electromechanical Test Systems Knowledge of Safety Related Equipment, PLCs, and Motor Drive systems Demonstrable commercial experience of analogue and digital electronics design Experience of closed loop control systems within Industry Knowledge of industry Safety related Directives and Standards would be advantageous Proficient in the use of diagnostic equipment to fault find electronic and electrical issues Experience in one or more of the following: eCAD, PCB Software, LabView, DOORS Experience of JIRA, MatLab and SubVersion is advantageous Proficient in the use of Microsoft applications including Excel, Word, VISO and Project Knowledge of PC operating platforms (DOS/ Windows/ Microsoft Environments) Knowledge of Low-Level Programming (C++, Visual Basic) ****Must be able to obtain UK Security Clearance**** For further information on the Senior Electronic Design Engineer - Test Equipment position please contact Peter Heap on my direct line 01384 446102 at Jonathan Lee Recruitment or apply directly or send suitable CV's to peter.heap@jonlee.co.uk Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / West Midlands

Maintenance Technician

Maintenance Technician (Electrical) - Stoke-On-Trent - Automotive £36,000 inc shift + OT Shifts: 6am-2pm, 2pm-10pm, 10pm-6am (Monday to Friday) A Multi-Skilled Maintenance Technician with an electrical bias is required to join a fast paced automotive manufacturing environment. As the Maintenance Technician you will require the followings skills & experiences; Electrical fault finding, testing and repairs Electrical qualifications (wiring regulations etc.) desirable Pneumatics and Hydraulics Steam, thermal oil, polyol and isocyanate technologies is desirable PLC experience ideally Siemens and Mitsubishi Mechanical stripping, building, servicing and maintenance Understanding of automotive manufacturers’ practices. Basic knowledge of business and quality systems in the automotive sector. Able to understand ‘modern engineering philosophies’, for example Kaizen, Poke Yoke, JIB, Muda, 5’s, standardised work, FMEA, ISO14001, etc. As the Maintenance Technician your responsibilities will include; Diagnose and rectify equipment problems quickly and efficiently. Investigate permanent solutions to equipment problems. Plan and implement equipment improvement. Ensure that all processes meet health and safety requirements and that procedures are followed. Carry out planned maintenance work. Contribute to the improvement and development of the planned maintenance system. Contribute to cost reduction projects. To maintain a safe working environment and actively support the continuing development of a safety culture. To work flexibly and carry out additional duties as requested. If you are interested in this Maintenance Technician opportunity please click on the link to apply or alternatively contact oliver.smith@jonlee.co.uk 01384 446104 Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Stoke-on-Trent

Control Systems Engineer

Due to continued growth, a strong order book and new projects, a leading independent provider of industrial software and systems integration solutions is looking to recruit a Control Systems Engineer to work from their offices in either Warrington or Middlesbrough. The company works with high profile blue chip clients across the Pharmaceutical, Medical and Manufacturing industries and experiences outstanding staff retention levels Salary: £35-50k plus benefits Suitable for: Control Systems Engineer, Controls Engineer, Automation Engineer, PLC/SCADA Engineer, Software Engineer, Project Engineer, Systems Engineer The Control Systems Engineer will be responsible for assisting in the design and implementation of process control system solutions and involved in all project lifecycle activities, including fault-finding, the preparation of design specifications and reports, software programming, project execution, testing, installation and commissioning. Other responsibilities include providing technical support to users internally and externally, and assisting your colleagues in ensuring the successful completion of projects on time, to budget and the relevant level of quali You will be responsible for maintaining and developing customer relationships in a highly professional manner. You will also be required to complete all tasks in line with the company Quality Management System. Background and experience: Significant experience in one of the following mainstream PLC / SCADA systems is required. Siemens S7/300, S7/400, S5, Allen Bradley SLC500, PLC5, ControlLogix, CompactLogix.SCADA systems such as WinCC, InTouch, FactoryTalk View, iFIX Applicants may not have knowledge of all these systems but should have a good knowledge of at least one PLC and one SCADA system with sufficient practical experience to be able to work with other types of systems as dictated by project requirements. Ability to work as part of a team of engineers on a day to day basis to ensure that all projects are delivered on time, under budget, with the required quality that the clients expect and in line with the Quality Management System. The successful candidate should have the ability to be able to work with minimal supervision on smaller projects or as part of a team on larger projects. The successful candidate will be required to mentor junior members of staff and be actively involved in their development. The candidate will be expected to produce project documentation, such as design documentation and test specifications and expected to review documents produced by junior engineers. Applicants must have the ability to work on customers sites on their own. They will represent and enhance the company's image in related technical areas. They should be able to quickly gain the confidence of customers and internal staff. A "can do" positive attitude is required with the desire to extend their skill set, take on board new challenges and to help the company grow its reputation and customer base. Good documentation & communication skills are essential for this role. Their staff development ethos encourages team members to think laterally which results in better solutions for their customers. They recognise that to be able to retain the best employees with up-to-the-minute skills, they need to invest in your development. They marry on-the-job experience with formal training and have an open management style – senior personnel are always available to discuss ideas. Over 60% of their workforce has been with the business for more than eight years which they believe demonstrates our commitment to good staff relations. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Warrington

NPI Manager - Halesowen

NPI Manager – Halesowen Our client is a growing business within the engineering, industrial and aerospace sectors. Alongside this growth, there is an increasing range in complexity of product and customer development activities around their tooling product solutions. To support these positive challenges, the business is building up its project management capability and an experienced NPI Manager is now sought to develop and lead the NPI activity within the company. Main duties Run the NPI process for multiple projects. Co-ordinate and support different contributing teams including product development, purchasing, sales, marketing, QA, production engineering and manufacturing Design and implement best practice program management, tools and processes to support project delivery performance Prepare timing plans for projects, ranging from new product programs to small engineering changes. Communicate initiation of projects and secure agreement on deadlines for activities with the responsible departments and external customers Lead new product projects with minimal complexity where the majority of the work resides within the existing company departments. This will include sourcing and close collaboration with sales and the customer facing teams Support strategic work to reduce costs and take cost out of the BOM to open new commercial opportunities Participate in and lead DFMEAs to ensure product reliability Perform root cause analysis and resolve problems as required Support QA to manage parts through the PPAP process Work and act independently at a management level. Work on multiple projects Create the planning documentation for the business and the various departments Monitor progress and completion of tasks across multiple departments. Where needed chase to ensure completion of overdue and at-risk tasks, working with departments to find solutions to any roadblocks. Exercise judgement to sign off completion of tasks Escalate issues to Senior Manager / Director level where a resolution cannot be found within the project Provide status updates and KPIs on projects to the business giving visibility and insight into project progress, risks etc Run and chair project meetings as necessary for the smooth delivery of the projects Lead post-launch reviews and lessons learned. Ensure lessons are incorporated into future projects Skills and Attributes Have: A professional and collaborative approach to others. Ability to develop strong working relationships Strong people management skills and an ability to communicate inside and outside of the business A positive attitude, tenacity in overcoming obstacles. The ability to sell the benefits of change and spread enthusiasm Commercially aware and numerate An ability to manage and process multiple demands Strong task and project leadership ability Qualifications and Experience Strong capability in project planning and task identification Relevant qualifications: manufacturing or engineering preferred Extensive experience in machining, and/or engineering and/or product introduction Strong experience with a range of project management tools. MS Project proficiency is essential Strong process awareness along with manufacturing techniques Knowledge and familiarity with main QA tools Experience delivering complex engineering or NPI projects on time Should you feel you have the range of skills, experience and structure to support this role, then please apply directly or contact Matthew Heath (matthew.heath@jonlee.co.uk). Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Halesowen

General Manager

General Manager Controls and Automation Sector Circa £55,000, £5000 car allowance, exceptional executive bonus potential, pension West Midlands We have been instructed to assist in the search and recruitment of an exceptional General Manager for this forward thinking, specialist controls and automation manufacturing business. Due to the continued success of this company, an award-winning provider of strategic outsourcing solutions to many of the most successful and respected machinery builder’s worldwide in the Walsall area, requires a highly motivated and commercially driven General Manager to develop, grow and dynamically run a new business unit. Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, you will have full control, including p/l accountability for this new business unit, manufacturing, bespoke, one off solutions to clients across the UK, Europe and beyond. You will be a charismatic leader and have the personality to develop a successful and market leading business using the strong reputation of the organisation around you, creating a new team and vision to deliver growth year on year. It is essential you come from the controls and automation sector at a senior level, be it a business unit leader or manager. You will be ready to take your next career step into a standalone, senior leadership role. You will have superb knowledge of continuous improvement and up to date methodologies acquired in a fast paced, complex manufacturing environment. It is a given that you will be commercially and financially astute, understanding costs and are always focused on delivering results and presenting financial expectations to the senior directors of the business. We are keen to talk to strong candidates from the controls and automation sector, and it is essential you have proven knowledge of electrical and electronic manufacturing, experience of managing a business unit, have strong customer facing and project management skills. This is an outstanding position for the right candidate, it offers genuine career progression and growth in a highly dynamic and forward-thinking business and sector. Please read the advert carefully and again if needs be, this is a challenging role with specific sector experienced required. Due to the predicted volume of applicants, those not from the controls and automation sector will be, unfortunately rejected. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Cannock

CNC Machinist

CNC Machinist - Northampton - Automotive - £28,000 to £32,000 p.a Double day shift Precision Machining, CNC Machining, Precision Components, Engines, setting, operating and programming. A skilled CNC Machinist is required to join a very busy and growing factory shop-floor based near Northampton. Specialising manufacturing high-end automotive and motorsport components. As the CNC Machinist you will be responsible for the following: 3, 4 and 5 axis machining Set up of new and existing tooling Set up of new and existing ancillary equipment Loading of programs into machines Proving out programs (new and modified) Develop and maintain process documentation Continuous process improvement Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you are a skilled CNC Machinist with vast experience and working knowledge of the automotive industry/CNC machined components and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the CNC Machinist role, please contact Oliver Smith at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446104 or email oliver.smith@jonlee.co.uk Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Northampton

Engineering Delivery Manager - Defence

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

Permanent / Surrey

Manufacturing Operations Manager

Job title: Manufacturing Operations Manager Salary Range: £Comp Location: West Midlands Automotive, 1st Tier, Change Management, OEE, Lean, 8D, Six Sigma, Manufacturing Processes & Improvement A Manufacturing Operations Manager is required with knowledge of manufacturing operations, P&L, equipment efficiencies and process improvement within a 1st Tier Automotive arena. Candidates with experience of the automotive industry would be well received. Due to continued growth and an increase in orders this company, a world class automotive parts manufacturer based in the West Midlands requires a forward thinking, hands on Manufacturing Operations Manager with knowledge process improvement, manufacturing systems, productivity, waste elimination, man-management and P&L for a new permanent role. As a Manufacturing Operations Manager you will be required to: Effectively and efficiently manage the production area in line with customer specifications and demand, to meet all quality and delivery expectations, minimising costs where possible and ensure the required best working practices are maintained at all times Responsible for plant production, manufacturing, financial performance, customer requirements and maintaining the orderly and productive operation of planned activities Drive process improvements on OEE by appropriate data analysis while attending various meetings and action/communicate instructions Undertake continuous training and development of all personnel within the sphere of responsibility Identify and deploy the technical skill sets, resource levels and systems to deliver projects, including the engagement of external resources as required. The Manufacturing Operations Manager should have the following skills or experience: Good understanding of manufacturing operations, process improvement, waste elimination, change management and quality standards/systems/processes Excellent leadership qualities having a track record in driving and developing teams within a medium/high volume automotive arena Commercially astute with strong organizational and analytical skills with knowledge of P&L, cost reduction and supply chain. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of leading teams within a high volume 1st Tier manufacturing environment seeking a career opportunity with a growing business. In return for your experience, this specialist automotive company will offer you: £Comp plus benefits Excellent opportunity to work within a growing and forward thinking organisations, were change management, process improvement and manufacturing principles at the forefront of all operations Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of leading manufacturing operations within the a 1st Tier Automotive environment and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Manufacturing Operations Manager role, please contact Mark Bignell at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446167 or email mark.bignell@jonlee.co.uk Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / West Bromwich

Operations Manager

Operations Manager Salary Range: £Comp Location: Northampton Operations, Manager, Assembly, Fabrication, Paint, H&S, Warehouse, Supply chain, Materials, Change Management, Lean, 8D, root cause, Manufacturing Processes & Improvement, Sales & Service An Operations Manager is required with knowledge of operational management, manufacturing processes (assembly, fabrication and/or paint), planning, logistics, supply chain, sales, service and process improvement within a medium volume production environment building niche vehicles. Candidates with experience of the low/medium vehicle build, assembly and/or fabrication/paint would be well received. Due to continued growth and an increase in orders this company, a this world class SME based in Northampton requires a forward thinking, hands on Operations Manager with knowledge process improvement, manufacturing systems, quality, productivity, waste elimination, man-management and sales/service for a new permanent role. As Operations Manager you will be required to: Provide strong leadership for the UK operational team, building a team of competent, engaged, safe and productive staff across varied disciplines Drive continuous improvement in Process, Quality and Safety through risk assessments, root cause analysis, training, and projects Develop and maintain a deep understanding of our supply chain ensuring our supply partners are delivering to the expected requirements in terms of time and quality Active ly manage the sales and operational planning function to meet customer needs (both external and internal) and maximise plant efficiency Actively manage the assembly function to efficiently build to market requirements Ensure capacity and sourcing requirements are aligned to market needs and potential Communicate effectively with suppliers, partners, colleagues, market representatives and customers The Operations Manager should have the following skills or experience: Good understanding of manufacturing operations, process improvement, waste elimination, change management and quality standards/systems/processes Excellent leadership qualities having a track record in driving and developing teams within a medium/high volume manufacturing operation Commercially astute with strong organizational and analytical skills with knowledge of business operations from supply chain, through production and on the customer dealing with sales, service and capacity planning. Knowledge of mild steel fabrication, coating allied with Microsoft Dynamics 365/AX would be advantageous This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of leading teams within a low to medium manufacturing environment (especially vehicle build, assembly, and fabrication/paint) seeking a career opportunity to make a difference with a world class SME. In return for your experience, this specialist niche manufacturer will offer you: £Comp plus benefits Excellent opportunity to work within a growing and forward-thinking organisation, were change management, process improvement and manufacturing principles at the forefront of all operations Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of leading business operations within a niche vehicle build, assembly and/or fabrication/paint environment and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Operations Manager role, please contact Mark Bignell at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446167 or email mark.bignell@jonlee.co.uk Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Northampton

Learning and Development Coordinator

Training and Development Coordinator Herefordshire, Packaging Plant Salary: £23,000.00-£27,000.00 per year Benefits: Company Pension, Life Insurance, On-site Parking, Sick Pay, Store Discounts This plant is part of a very well run, global packaging organisation. We have been asked to assist them in the recruitment of a Training and Development Coordinator. We are seeking an individual who has excellent communication skills and can engage with all levels of staff. Key areas of the position: Develop, implement, and manage a training & development support function to all operational departments for management, delivery and audit of training as required You will manage and audit 3rd party training, licences, and refreshers Manage and audit the shop floor training in fundamental skills and compliance training; manage and audit the Front-Line Management training and adherence process; develop and manage training matrices. Support Health & Safety Team with managing and auditing induction process for hourly, monthly, and temporary personnel PLUS support the delivery of OHSEH Training Courses i.e. managing safely, Manual handling, CoSHH etc. Support the Operations Department in developing a multi-skilled workforce, identify competency frameworks; training programmes; appropriate document trail to ensure full compliance to process through the pay structure. Ensure all our FLMs are equipped with a general understanding of employment law through training and development. Produce training materials for in-house training including e-learning packages. Evaluate training and development on site, with feedback questionnaires and discussions. Amend and review any training programme as necessary to adapt to changes occurring in the work environment. Support each function (both staff and shop floor) with the development and maintaining of training matrices. Maintain accurate and up-to-date training records which can be referred to during any external audit. Support Quality with any audits which cover the training and development on site. We are seeking a Training and Development professional who has successfully performed similar roles in a manufacturing environment, where there have been a large number of employees, so ideally you will have knowledge and experience of developing and delivering innovative training material. This is an excellent role for an experienced L/D candidate who has very strong communication skills. If you feel you have the right skills for the job, please apply. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Ledbury

Purchasing Analyst

Job title: Purchasing Analyst Salary Range: £20.00- £22.00 per hour Hours: 37.5 hour week Monday to Friday Location: Peterborough 6 month rolling contract working for a leading Equipment manufacturer. A purchasing analyst is required with knowledge of direct and indirect purchasing within a high-volume manufacturing/engineering business. Candidates from a corporate manufacturing background and experience in reviewing product technical data and soliciting bid proposals would be well received. Due to new projects this client based in Peterborough requires an experienced, dynamic, leading purchasing analyst from a direct manufacturing or engineering background to undergo a 6-month rolling contract role. As a purchasing analyst you will be required to: Purchase machinery, equipment, tools, parts, supplies or services necessary for the operation of an establishment. Be responsible for buying goods and services for use by their company or organisation. Exercise moderate independent judgment with direction from supervisor Research and evaluate suppliers based on price, quality, selection, service, support, availability and other relevant factors. Purchase the highest quality merchandise at the lowest possible price and in correct amounts. Prepare purchase orders, solicit bid proposals, and review requisitions for goods and services. Monitor shipments to ensure that goods come in on time and resolve problems related to undelivered goods The purchasing analyst should have the following skills or experience: University degree in a financial discipline - preferred. Previous finance-related experience required. Skills and Competencies: Verbal and written communication skills, attention to detail, negotiation skills and interpersonal skills. Ability to analyse financial reports, price proposals and other technical data. Ability to accurately document and record customer/client information. Ability to predict consumer buying patterns. Knowledge of applicable laws and regulations related to purchasing. Knowledge of supply chain management. Previous experience with computer applications, such as Microsoft Word and Excel This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of direct and indirect purchasing within a high-volume manufacturing business. In return for your experience, this Peterborough manufacturer will offer you: 6 month rolling contract position £20.00 -£22.00 per hour 37.5-hour week Monday to Friday Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of direct or indirect purchasing within a high-volume manufacturing business. If you have any questions about the purchasing analyst role, please contact Matt Johnson at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446116 Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Contracts are those of an Employment Business.

Contract / Peterborough

Functional Safety Engineer

Functional Safety Engineer Contract Kingston-Upon-Thames £55-70 per hour Our client, a global provider of systems and solutions for commercial and defence applications are looking for an experienced Functional Safety Engineer joining the Control Systems group within the Engineering department that specifies, designs, implements, tests and delivers Platform Management Systems and other safety-critical and safety-related maritime systems into the Defence marketplace. What you will do: The Functional Safety Engineer's role is to perform safety engineering analysis of software and complex hardware elements with the focus on certification of COTS PE based systems to IEC 61508 or similar. Please note for this particular role, all candidates must be eligible for SC - UK EYES ONLY clearance and therefore be a sole British National passport holder. Background and Experience: ** Please note for this particular role, all candidates must be eligible for SC - UK EYES ONLY clearance and therefore be a sole British National passport holder.** Required: • Relevant work experience in a safety-related engineering environment • Understanding and demonstration of compliance to international and defence standards such as IEC 61508 and Def Stan 056 • Experience in safety assurance of COTS PE based systems or high integrity software • Ability to understand hardware and software failure modes, causes and effects • Experience in achieving certification for SIL2 systems or equivalent • Experience in some areas safety/reliability analysis techniques: hazard identification and analysis, FMECA, FTA, Functional Failure Analysis • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team (e.g. systems, hardware, software and ILS engineers, project management, customer and supplier engineering teams) • Degree, HND, HNC in Electrical/ Electronic/ Control/ Software/ Systems Engineering or related discipline • UK Eyes Only Security Clearance required - Sole British Passport holders Only Desirable Criteria: • Experience of ship’s machinery control systems, Commercial or Military Maritime engineering • Experience of leading a team of safety and/or software engineers • Safety requirements capture and negotiation • PLC Code Development to IEC61131 - Ladder and Function Block • HMI /SCADA Software Development and Human Factors Engineering • Knowledge of formal Validation and Verification processes • Integration, Test and Fault Diagnosis on complex PLC based systems • UK Defence experience on maritime projects For more information to apply please contact Charles Cureton of Jonathan Lee Recruitment. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Contracts are those of an Employment Business.

Contract / New Malden

Marketing & Sales Co-ordinator

Job Title: Marketing & Sales Co-ordinator Location: Darlaston Salary: £Negotiable dependant on experience Overview: We are currently recruiting for Marketing & Sales Coordinator to work with our client at their site in Darlaston, the role will be to co-ordinate and contribute towards the growth of the business by providing marketing support and driving customer prospecting. Working with Group marketing, in developing and delivering marketing activities supporting business objectives. Main Objectives: To be responsible for the implementation and upkeep of the divisional marketing plan, working closely with the group marketing team. To champion the upkeep of CRM customer records supporting marketing initiatives. To implement and champion customer feedback questionnaires supporting both sales and service deliverables. Responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of website Maintain and build on divisional industry segments and contact databases. To support the administration process, along with inbound calls and sales enquiries/leads supporting the “day to day” sales order processing. Responsibilities: Develop, maintain and roll out the annual marketing plan, ensuring activities are timely completed as agreed with Group marketing, to include: Content creation including case studies, testimonials, website content, blogs/articles etc. Using Mailchimp, create digital newsletters and campaigns, in collaboration with Group marketing, and in accordance to the marketing plan. Create and post multiple times per week on social media content, specifically LinkedIn and Facebook. Maintain the company website, including product information, imagery, pricing etc. Attend and participate at monthly marketing meetings Provide support during events/exhibitions as requested Support during photoshoots, and video sessions as needed Support with the creation of new PPC campaigns To deliver campaign and newsletter content activities supporting marketing activities. Provide web sales content and “live chat” information. To be responsible for the online ‘live chat’ facility. Be responsible for gathering high quality imagery and videos from suppliers Using CRM, identify customer target list and action. (i.e. customer who purchased 14 months ago but hasn’t sent their product in for service/calib.) Manage the weekly digital communications to new and existing customers Build the customer database for campaign and prospecting purposes, by contacting businesses and gathering contact details (as agreed) Distribute and manage the customer feedback survey process. To be responsible for the Divisional “info” marketing inbox, processing and updating of records on both CRM and mail chimp databases To produce monthly reports on enquiries/leads, in addition to other areas outline by Group marketing To support Managing Director with ad-hoc monthly reporting items as requested. To support the day to day sales processes by accurately recording & completing sales orders received into the department, using CRM, Sage, and Google databases. To answer inbound calls to the division, supporting the sales administration co-ordinator. To provide cover for sales administration coordinator during annual leave / lunch breaks etc. Represent the business in Group marketing meetings Knowledge & Skills: Have excellent IT skills, including excel Mailchimp experience is desirable Good numeracy and literacy skills Excellent customer service skills Knowledge and experience of Sage and Microsoft Suite Good working experience of CRM systems. A knowledge of Prospect Soft is desirable. Strong administrative experience and attention to detail. Strong ability to prioritise, organise and problem solving Good verbal and written communication skills Good interpersonal and team working ability Must be able to work independently. To be self-motivated and able to work on own initiative. Photoshop and InDesign experience is desirable, but not essential Video, photography, and animation skills are desirable, but not essential If you are interested in applying for this role or would like more information please contact Lee Elwell on 01384 446 154 (Direct Line) or your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Contracts are those of an Employment Business. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Darlaston

Applications Engineer

Applications Engineer - Birmingham - £33k to £35k + benefits UK and Ireland Travel will be required. You will need to be in commutable distance of the Birmingham office. Hours: 8.30am - 5pm Conveyors, cutting machines, industrial machines, capital equipment An Applications Engineer is required to join a leading provider of cutting machines based in Birmingham. You will be the first point of contact for our customers with regards to service and support so making a great impression is key, therefore we are looking for enthusiastic and driven individuals to join our dynamic team. This position is more than servicing it is also providing technical solutions to our customers and up sellling. As the Applications Engineer you will require the following skills and experiences: Resilience and a must can do attitude. Engineering background at degree level or similar would be beneficial plus a history of customer support. Ability to up sell products. Previous experience in service would be an advantage. Strong communication skills are a must. Ability to multi-task and prioritise workloads with good time management. Poses a high level of administration ability to effectively manage paperwork. As the Applications Engineer your key responsibilities will include: Visiting customers on a daily basis across the UK and Ireland. Over night stay may be required on occasions. Responsible for conducting maintenance, breakdown calls and training. Develop and execute territory plans for development of the service business. Up sell products. Provide technical customer support internal and external. Daily use of internal CRM system. Must be capable of producing end of month reports following a set template. Support the actions of the sales team. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you are interested in this excellent opportunity please apply today. If you have any questions about the Service Engineer role, please contact Oliver Smith at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446104 or email oliver.smith@jonlee.co.uk Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Birmingham

Electronic Module Application Engineer

Body Control Module Application Engineer Dunton Contract rates (£23 per hour Ltd or £18.04 PAYE) Automotive Can you offer e xperience in electrical or electronic systems, hardware and/or software? Are you fully conversant in all Design & Release tools (WERS / GPDS etc)? Are you flexible to travel abroad as required? The key responsibilities for this Body Control Application Engineer role will include; The design and release engineer for Body and Security electronics components, software and features for Commercial Vehicle applications. To develop product and feature definitions, assumptions and targets with Marketing, Program Planning and Program Management. Leading engineering tasks to support programme milestones and gateways To design, develop, integrate and test hardware and software to meet feature and system specification requirements, to program targets (cost, weight and timing). To lead sourcing with Purchasing, Finance and Cost Estimating. Project managing high volume electronics suppliers to deliver the required engineering development and testing support. To s upport packaging of sensors and ECUs - meeting functional design rules in CAD and associated DPA requirements. To lead compatibility review process, cascading requirements to interfacing components and modules - Support latest software processes, CAN message lists, signal database development, and cyber security. The planning and co-ordinating of design verification and validation testing to support engineering sign off gateways (HiL, SiL, Buck, Vehicle) To support prototype builds and production launches at vehicle assembly plants. Supporting manufacturing requirements, diagnostics and EOL compatibility. Leading investigations and resolutions for any test failures, launch issues and customer quality concerns. To support programme meetings, monitor delivery performance and conduct weekly status report-outs to management to forums. Using lessons learnt, quality data, and FMA tools for continuous improvement. It is expected that the successful Application Engineer will be able to; Demonstrate the application and deployment of design methodologies, engineering processes and quality tools. Excellent knowledge of Word, Excel, Outlook and PC based apps. Project management skills with a thorough attention to detail. Able to demonstrate initiative, perseverance, and liaison skills working with a global team. Offer knowledge of VSEM, GPDS, eFDVS, AVBOM, WERS, AIMS and Teamcenter. If keen to learn more about this Application Engineer role please contact Grant Nisbet on grant.nisbet@jonlee.co.uk 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 / Basildon

Technical Sales Engineer

Technical Sales Engineer (External) - Home based - Covering South UK £30,000 to £35,000 + car + bonus Ideal candidate location: Anywhere South of Cambridgeshire - you will be covering the South of the UK, Oxfordshire southwards as far as Devon. Oxford, Reading, Southampton, Portsmouth, Brighton, London, Bristol, Bath, Devon, Kent. We are looking for an enthusiastic and driven engineer looking to progress their career into sales. You will be expected to manage a portfolio of key accounts, ensuring they are given a first class service as well as efficiently dealing with general day-to-day sales tasks. Key Responsibilities for the Technical Sales Engineer Arrange meetings with new and existing customers. Manage a portfolio of key accounts to hit and exceed specified targets Chase quotations to win orders and if the order isn't placed ascertain why Negotiates with customers, suppliers and colleagues at all levels Resolve any queries or problems as speedily as possible Keep your line manager and colleagues aware of anything major in the pipeline, good or bad including competitor strategy Develop customer call plans Manage a geographical territory to meet & exceed specified targets Key Skills and Competences required Education: HNC/HND/BSc (desirable) Hands on engineering experience looking to progress your career into sales is essential Knowledge of injection moulding or similar processes is desirable. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills Diplomatic and negotiation skills Outstanding organisational skills The ability to work under pressure Numerical and budgeting skills IT skills including CRM, Powerpoint, Excel, Outlook and Word Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you are interested in the Technical Sales Engineer (External) position covering the south of the UK please click on the link to apply, alternatively contact Oliver Smith at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446104 or email oliver.smith@jonlee.co.uk Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Maidstone

Machine Shop Manager

Machine Shop Manager £Competitive Thatcham Motorsport A Machine Shop Manager is required to provide leadership to the machine shop department teams, delegating and managing workload in order to achieve the required levels of quality and daily output. Candidates with experience within a production machine shop environment, especially from the motorsport, automotive or aerospace sector industries, would be well received. Due to a recent restructure this company, an award-winning transmission technology specialist based in Thatcham, requires a proactive Machine Shop Manager to oversee the daily workings of machine shop operations. As the Machine Shop Manager you are required to: Manage the success of the machine shop departmental teams to meet and exceed both manufacturing's and the business' targets, including identifying and delivering meaningful cost reduction Introduce, embed and manage problem-solving methodologies across the factory, whilst working closely with the Quality Manager and the manufacturing support office business improvement team Introduce, embed and manage continuous improvement (CI) methods and opportunities across the factory Engage with, support and where relevant manage the Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) process applicable to the machine shop Develop and manage the machine shop KPI reports to support the organisation's goals and strategy, including liaising with the Plant Manager and senior Leadership Team to assist in the setting of operational and Capex budgets, and to operate within those budgets Responsible for the production and planning of daily machine shop operations Plan and review workload, ensuring manpower is effectively trained in delivering targets on a cost effect basis, and identify and recruit additional manpower as required Manage shop floor consumable stock and introduce new and improved stock control processes The Machine Shop Manager should have the following skills or experience: Ideally degree qualified in mechanical engineering or relevant discipline Proven leadership and management skills with the ability to optimise team performance and development Good understanding of Engineering drawings, a good understanding of manufacturing principles, a good understanding of PFMEA or equivalent problem-solving techniques and have working knowledge of ERP Systems This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with good organisational skills and a structured approach to problem solving to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Thatcham based transmission technology specialist will offer you: £Competitive Pension Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have experience as a Machine Shop Manager / Supervisor and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Machine Shop 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 / Thatcham

HR Business partner

HR Business Partner Birmingham Excellent Salary and Benefits Package Our client is looking to recruit an experience, dynamic and commercially aware HR business partner to support their global brand. The HR Business partner will deliver strategic HR support to the Chief Operating Officers and their respective divisional management teams on all people related activity. As HR Business Partner for PDU, Engineering, logistics and supply chain you aren’t just doing the transactional elements of HR, you will be highly integrated into business groups to help craft programs and policies. You will have extensive experience of presenting and interacting with stake holders and able to offer support with strategy objectives for business and functional leaders. Your day to day will be providing guidance and interpretation on multiple business topics and policies to include business unit restructures to workforce and organisational planning. You will work as part of the HR Business partner team to support, guide, analyse and protect the company on all HR related issues, policies, practices and proposals. The HR BP will engage with stakeholders to ensure delivery of strategic business operations. You will engage with all employees and be flexible to attend meetings and strategy needs throughout the UK. As a leader in HR you will be a strong individual who is able to pull on years of HR experience and guidance within the work field, demonstrate a high level of commercial awareness and strategic personal development, you will identify, coordinate and deliver training needs of individuals and teams within your business sector as well as formal L&D needs of the business. This role comes with an excellent salary, company car, exceptional career growth and opportunities that you would expect in a leading global brand. A minimum of 2 years operational HR Business Partner experience ideally within a multisite engineering, manufacturing organisation, with experience of managing projects of change and delivering to director operational performance standards. Full UK driving licence. If you would like to know more about this role please apply below or contact Julie.thomas@jonlee.co.uk or call 01384 446168 Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Birmingham

Materials Handling Leader

Job title: Materials Handling Leader - Immediate Start Salary Range: £15p/h PAYE £16.87 p/h Ltd 3-month Contract Role Hours: 37.5-hour week Location: Bedford Working for a leading global Automotive OEM. A Materials Handling Leader is required with knowledge of Materials Handling/Stores/Goods Inwards & Outwards environments and Parts Inspection / Quality Control. Candidates with knowledge of automotive Stores/Inspection Key Performance would be well received. Due to ongoing new projects this client based in Bedford requires a dynamic, leading Materials handling leader. As a Materials Handling Leader, you will be required to: Provide leadership for the Stores/Goods In & Out and Parts Inspection area Manage, train and develop staff Learn bespoke OEM systems required to fulfill role Ensure a smooth and timely process for goods in/out, including inspection where required Liaise with test groups to understand requirements Manage the Stores database and take ownership for the introduction of a new Stores system later in 2020 Track performance of the department and provide clear reporting Support section management to maintain Health & Safety, to include writing risk assessments Identify opportunities to improve efficiency and capture knowledge Lead long term strategic improvements Deliverables / KPIs / SLAs Demonstrate that Stores/Inspection Key Performance Indicators are being met in a timely and professional manner. Ensure that stock is controlled using databases and provide clear reporting to management. Ensure excellent customer service at all times to support projects. Use skills to provide support to other sections as required The Materials Handling Leader should have the following skills or experience: Ideally a strong background in Materials Handling/Stores/Goods Inwards & Outwards environments Experience within Parts Inspection / Quality Control environments is preferred but not essential Experience of leading a team Assumption Fully proficient Excel data management and producing graphs A good knowledge of Word and PowerPoint for report writing & presentation preparation Excellent organisational skills Strong attention to detail Be able to manage and prioritise their own and others workload This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of stores and material handling. In return for your experience, this Bedford based automotive OEM will offer you: 3 month rolling contract 37 hour working week with overtime available £15p/h PAYE or £16.87 p/h Ltd Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of Material handling and want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Material Handling Leader role, please contact Matt Johnson at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446116 Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Contracts are those of an Employment Business.

Contract / Cranfield

Embedded Software Engineer

Aerospace Software Engineer – Aerospace – Permanent or Contract 4 Software Engineers are required for an aerospace, defence and systems specialist to work from their client site in Luton. It is vital that candidates have a knowledge of engineering software for Safety Critical Systems to aerospace standards. As a Software Engineer your responsibilities will include: Developing software for safety critical embedded systems. Creating high quality and robust designs and code. Recording work products; keeping them under configuration management and providing plans and progress reports. Use of C++ programming language. Using Object Oriented Design and UML. The Software Engineer should have the following skills/experience: Degree qualified in a mathematics or computer science based subject. Experience in software development in the aerospace or safety critical industry. Programming experience in an object-oriented programming language (C++) is essential. Ability to gain SC clearance is essential. Interviews for the Software Engineer will commence with immediate effect with a view to starting as soon as possible. If interested in this role then please contact Tom Duckett at Jonathan Lee Recruitment or apply directly. 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 / Luton

Group IT Manager

An experienced Group IT Manager is required for an established SME manufacturing and distribution business that supplies engineered components on a global basis. This company has an excellent reputation for supplying products across a wide range of industrial sectors. With a proud heritage based on customer service excellence they are a key supplier to many successful and widely recognised brands. To be considered for this Group IT Manager position you must have a demonstrable track record of managing and developing reliable and business focused IT systems that provide a solid platform for business acceleration, growth and competitive advantage. In the position of Group IT Manager position you will: Develop, manage and support the complete IT infrastructure and applications for users and stakeholders across two UK based sites. Take full responsibility for all business and user IT issues from helpdesk to disaster recovery, planning and testing. Work with the senior management team to evolve the digital strategy /roadmap for the business, keeping abreast of new emerging technologies that can deliver efficiencies and competitive advantage. Proactively manage develop, coach & train the IT team and allocate projects, work and resource where and when required. Be confident, able to work at senior management level to manage the IT capital and expense budget for all IT hardware and software maintenance contracts. Have a strong practical aptitude leading by example setting high standards and have a thorough understanding across a range of hardware / software and applications including Sage Line, ERP, CRM Microsoft office 365, windows, IOS, SQL DBA. Have a professional approachable and driven personality, able to think and plan strategically but capable of handling day to day IT issues and problems providing a rapid response service to end users and stakeholders. This is an important and highly visible position for this rapidly growing and successful company the role of Group IT Manager is a great opportunity to help move the business forward by creating a solid IT department and platform that can handle exciting new digital IT applications and software packages. 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 / Nottinghamshire

Quality Inspector

Job title: Quality Inspector Salary Range: £18 - £20 per hour Hours: Days Location: Wellingborough 1-2-month contract working for a leading manufacturing business within the automotive sectors 3 Quality Inspectors are required with knowledge of manual inspection of machined automotive parts. Candidates with experience of inspecting high precision machined products using Vernier Calipers and gauges will be well received. Due to a new client project this client based in Wellingborough requires 3 dynamic, leading quality inspectors on a 1 - 2 month contract basis. As a Quality Inspector, you will be required to: Prepare parts for inspection Perform regular quality assessments of all machined parts for despatch Reject all parts and materials that fail Measure using manual techniques with micrometres, gauges and Vernier Calipers Recording data and documentation Recommend solutions Working to drawing and tight tolerances The Quality Inspector should have the following skills or experience: A strong automotive inspection background Must have had experience in inspecting machined parts Must have experience in using manual inspection tools such as micrometres, gauges and Vernier Calipers Strong attention to detail Able to work in a fast pace environment This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with good knowledge of quality inspection. In return for your experience, this Wellingborough based manufacturer will offer you: 1-2 month rolling contract position 40 hour working week with overtime available Great working conditions Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of quality inspection and want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the quality inspector role, please contact Matt Johnson at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446116 Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Contracts are those of an Employment Business.

Contract / Wellingborough

Powder Coater

Job title: Powder Coater Salary Range: Dependant on Experience per hour Hours: 06:00 - 14:00/14:00 -22:00 rotating Location: Birmingham 4 month rolling contract working for a leading manufacturing business within the aerospace, automotive, plant construction equipment and truck and bus sectors. 4 Powder coaters are required with knowledge of powder coating, several other techniques on various materials, material preparation such as sand blasting, cleaning, dipping, masking, among other techniques is required. Candidates with experience of working with guns, hoppers and booth collection systems will be well received. Due to a new client project this client based in Birmingham requires 4 dynamic, leading contract Powder Coaters on a 4-month rolling contract basis. As a Powder Coater, you will be required to: Prepare parts for coating Follow all principles and practices of powder coating application Operate all coating equipment including guns, hoppers and booth collection systems Observe machine gauges and equipment operation to detect defects Determine paint flow, viscosity and coating quality by performing visual inspections or by using viscometers Bake parts at appropriate temperatures within time limitations Knowledge of thermosetting resin coatings, wash and pretreatments Ensure that all components are produced/coated efficiently, and are consistent with company established goals for quality and customer order on-time performance Ensure quality standards and processes are used throughout facility The Powder Coater should have the following skills or experience: At least 2/3 years powder coating To perform this job an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily Strong background in powder coating and industrial painting Strong attention to detail Able to work in a fast pace environment This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of powder coating. In return for your experience, this Birmingham based manufacturer will offer you: 4 month rolling contract position 40 hour working week with overtime available Great working conditions Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of powder coating and want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the powder coater role, please contact Matt Johnson at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446116 Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Contracts are those of an Employment Business.

Contract / Birmingham

Electronic Design Engineer - Test Equipment

Electronic Design Engineer - Test Equipment - Permanent Aerospace & Defence - Attractive - Gloucestershire An Electronic Design Engineer is required in the Test Equipment area and to join an established company with a strong reputation in the aerospace and defence sectors. The Electronic Design Engineer will be responsible for the development of electronic and electrical solutions, from concept to detailed design for complex Test Equipment Systems. The Electronic Design Engineer will support the role of Technical Review in the provision of Electronic and Electrical Test Equipment. Responsibilities of the Electronic Design Engineer will include: Responsible for the definition, development, integration, validation, and verification Electronic and Electrical Solutions in accordance with Quality processes and procedures Demonstrate current knowledge and application of safety and industry standards Design and integration of electronic and electrical solutions into Test Equipment Systems Demonstrate knowledge of requirements definition, concept, and design Assist the Test Equipment Manager with the definition of electronic/ electrical solutions Prepare and release documentation in support of the Test Equipment Development Process Participation at technical reviews with peers and Chief Engineers Technical direction for reliability and longevity of electronic and electrical systems Maintenance or upgrade of existing electronic/electrical solutions Maintain and release Documentation during maintenance or upgrade activities Support Root Cause investigations into all aspects of the Test Equipment Systems Identify appropriate training courses to maintain electronic/electrical capabilities Support the Test Equipment Manager with strategies for obsolescence management Ensure all Health & Safety practices are followed & completion/review of Risk Assessments Support internal and external Quality Audits of Test Equipment solutions Actively participate in 5S activities with a continuous improvement program The Electronic Design Engineer should have the following skills or experience: Bachelor Degree, preferably a Masters, in a relevant Electronic/Electrical subject Experience in the development of Electronic/electrical solutions Knowledge of servo-hydraulic and electromechanical Test Systems Demonstrable commercial experience of analogue and digital electronics design Experience of and engineering and production environment with test equipment Proficient in the use of diagnostic equipment to fault find electronic and electrical issues Experience in one or more of the following: eCAD, PCB Software, LabView, DOORS Knowledge of JIRA, MatLab and SubVersion is advantageous. Proficient in the use of Microsoft applications including Excel, Word, VISO and Project Knowledge of PC operating platforms (DOS/ Windows/ Microsoft Environments) Knowledge of Low-Level Programming (C++, Visual Basic). ****Must be able to obtain UK Security Clearance**** For further information on the Electronic Design Engineer - Test Equipment position please contact Peter Heap on my direct line 01384 446102 at Jonathan Lee Recruitment or apply directly or send suitable CV's to peter.heap@jonlee.co.uk Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Gloucestershire
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