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Tim Parkes Recruitment Consultant posted 11 months ago

Even in these turbulent and uncertain times, we are seeing a rise in the numbers of roles which are related to production IT infrastructure across all business sectors and demand has not slowed, in spite of the Coronavirus pandemic.

IoT and 4IR are continuing to change how manufacturers monitor and continually improve supply and production times and with increased expectation from customers, businesses  are having to consider the infrastructure and skills required to manage increasingly more complex data networks.  It’s no longer just a fixed closed control system on a production line, peripheral appliances such as printers, coding machines, 3D Printers, PDAs, mobile technology and CAD products need to be integrated into data network systems, cloud domains and IT managed services.

GET SMART…

Smart factories are definitely the future, but without robust infrastructure and systems architecture, gaining the efficiencies that technology can offer will be impeded. With many companies striving to achieve this, there is a real and urgent need to find people with practical knowledge and experience of digitised or controlled product and material flow. 

This is driving demand for infrastructure analysts, solutions architects (infrastructure), IT Engineers with IoT or fast transfer data experience, IT support engineers, 3D printer specialists, Server engineers, Amazon Web Services Training (AWS) among others and there are, at present, not enough skills to go around.

GET HELP…

Businesses therefore need to be creative in how they identify the skills they need, accessing help where it is available.  A good example of initiatives that are designed to help manufacturers with this evolution, is the Future of British Manufacturing Initiative (FoBMI), led by engineering design software specialists Autodesk, who are bringing a hands-on approach to helping UK design and manufacturing SMEs break through theory and embrace the digital technologies encompassed within the Internet of Things (IoT).  You can find out more about FoBMI here.

It’s also really important for businesses to think laterally when trying to access the skills they need, looking at other industries or sectors with complex and established IT infrastructures, for high calibre individuals who have transferable skills and may bring an entirely new perspective.

GET CREATIVE…

Another area where we are seeing this transferability of skills is in production and warehousing automation, where increasingly Java based languages and protocols are being adopted.  Java can be used to automate websites, ERP systems, SAP, and material flow processes for example, but experienced Java Automation Engineers are very rare. 

We are working with clients who need these skills but have only been considering candidates with directly relevant sector experience, which they consider a prerequisite for success.  Our team has successfully worked with these clients to demonstrate that excellent Java developers who have worked on end-to-end software solutions and products for alternative sectors can offer transferable skills and a fresh approach to manufacturing systems development and integration.

We can support clients and developers to understand where transferability of skills can exist, and our marketplace knowledge enables us to find the best skills and technical solutions for our clients.

 

Get in touch to find out more.
Tim Parkes 

01384 446145; tim.parkes@jonlee.co.uk

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Permanent / Telford

Quality Engineer

Quality Engineer FMCG Packaging Herefordshire Excellent salary, plus benefits This organisation is part of a multinational packaging specialist, providing innovative solutions to several consumer markets. Due to an internal promotion, we are assisting in the search to strengthen the quality team with several Quality specialists. The basic function for this role is to provide Quality Assurance support, investigation and laboratory testing support to the Production and QA Departments and you will be responsible for monitoring the compliance and quality of production processes and materials against agreed company, customer, or industry specifications. The Quality Engineer will keep Functional Managers/Team Leaders and the Quality & Technical Manager informed of all deviations from agreed specifications/standards and will identify such materials and where necessary quarantine and investigate affected materials. A key part of the role will include learning processes and procedures across all parts of the site with the goal to gaining expertise to positively impact quality and operational efficiency. The role is based on a 5-day working week and will develop a good understanding of products and processes used in this plant and others across the UK. Key Responsibilities: Foster a continuous improvement approach to QA activities. Manage and maintain all quality KPI’s. Manage defect tracking; monitor and report results. Report QA status, as appropriate, to keep project stakeholders informed on deliverables and timelines. Co-ordinate and resolve customer concerns within the area in a timely manner, using relevant continuous Improvement tools as appropriate. Support customer concern resolution using modified 8D approach. Provide and co-ordinate technical quality support to all manufacturing areas. Stop production in the event of manufacture of unacceptable goods/processes. Regular liaison with both internal and external customers on quality issues minimising the impact on the Company. First level negotiation on quality issues including PPM levels. Provide on-site support to the customer when necessary. Comply with and champion, within the manufacturing area, all company policies, and procedures. Excellent analytical skills with the ability to investigate and research multiple sources. Excellent interpersonal and oral/written communications skills. Supporting the business closely regarding customer complaints. Working cross functionally on New Product Development projects. Production of quality control plans in line with customer requirements. Customer facing with excellent Customer service skills. Skills and Abilities: Must be able to demonstrate the use of continuous improvement quality and problem-solving tools such as 8D 5 Why FMEA, CAPA, DMAIC, PDCA & Kaizen approaches. Solid knowledge of the quality assurance techniques, testing concepts, methodologies, and tools. Excellent IT skills and a knowledge of MRP/SAP systems would be an advantage. Good levels of resilience and able to respond well under pressure. Good communication and team skills. Proven ability to work to tight deadlines and strong levels of attention to detail. Effective influencing and persuading skills. Must be comfortable in managing teams and prioritising workloads. Experience: Experience as QA Engineer and Line Management would be an advantage. Experienced auditor of ISO9001 or TS16949 quality management system and regulatory controlled systems. Lead Auditor advantageous Understanding of BRC and HACCP is desirable Qualifications: Qualified Engineer to a diploma or degree standard as a minimum is desirable. 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

Mechanical Engineer - Technical Author

Technical Author / Mechanical Design Engineer – Walsall - £DOE This is a great opportunity for an enthusiastic Mechanical Design Engineer to join an engineering company that specialise in the design and manufacture of specialist and powered bathing products. The successful Mechanical Design Engineer will initially be responsible for updating technical documentation, including manuals and technical files. This will provide you with a deep understanding of the technology and manufacturing processes. Your work will evolve into a design and development role, focussing on new products and product innovation. The role involves: Maintaining technical documentation and files, using Solidworks to obtain images. Gather document information from around the business and communicate clearly and succinctly. Use Illustrator, to produce images for documents (training can be provided) Designing and developing concepts through to final production. Validation testing to prove concepts. Early involvement with relevant functions within the business. Supplier agreement on process capability. Production support. You will have experience in a range of the following skills Creating drawings and BOM. Design for manufacture and Fabrication techniques. Welded frames, Turned parts, CNC machined parts. Mould tool principles and injection moulding techniques. Detailed drawing specs including Critical to Quality (CTQ), Tolerance stacks. Realistic tolerance appreciation for the chosen manufacturing method.  Project Control Parts List (PCPL) tracking. Solidworks (preferred), MS Word & Excel. Illustrator. Suitably qualified and experienced Mechanical Design Engineers should apply today by contacting Paul Robson at Jonathan Lee Recruitment +44(0)1384 446146 or by emailing their CV and covering letter to paul.robson@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 / Walsall

2nd Line Support Engineer

2nd Line Support Engineer Salary – 28,000 - 38,000 + Benefits London Area 2nd Line Support Engineer, Windows Desktop, Microsoft Office 365, Active Directory, DNS / DHCP A 2nd line Support Engineer is required with knowledge of Windows Desktop, Microsoft Office 365, Active Directory, and DNS/DHCP. Candidates with experience of working within MSP environments would be well received. Due to promotion this award-winning business based in London requires an experienced 2nd Line Support Engineer with Infrastructure/windows support experience for a new permanent role. As a Support Engineer you will be working remotely/home based with a field element visiting clients. The 2nd Line Support Engineer should have the following skills or experience:  Experienced in a technical support position  Support of Windows Desktop 7-10, Server 2003/2012  Active Directory, Exchange, Office 365  Experience of VMware, Hyper V, Citrix  Experience of Cloud technologies will be an advantage  This is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic engineer with a good 2nd line background to develop your career. In return for your experience, this London based IT company will offer you:  The opportunity to work with exciting technologies  Excellent career development path and support  Assisting in gaining industry accreditations Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have 2nd line Support Experience and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the above role, please contact Kerry Heath at Jonathan Lee Recruitment at Kerry.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 / London

Electrical/Mechanical Fitters

Electro / Mechanical Fitter - Telford - Machine Build - Strong Salary & Benefits An Electro / Mechanical Fitter is required with a background in electro-mechanical assembly. Candidates from a special purpose machinery background would be well received. Due to the continued success of this company, a Telford-based organisation who design and manufacture special purpose machinery of a complex nature requires a meticulous and motivated Electro / Mechanical Fitter for a new permanent role. As the Electro / Mechanical Fitter you will be required to: Carry out the mechcanical and electrical ssembly of precision measurement machines, jigs and fixtures Follow strict operating procedures Conduct both mechanical and electrical tests Make minor adjustments to mechanical components using milling, turning, and grinding machines Fault find and trouble shoot on electrical systems (DC Control systems) The Electro / Mechanical Fitter should have the following skills or experience: HNC Degree preferred or will accept apprentice trained or educated to ONC/C&G L3/NVQ L2/3 (or equivalent experience) Proven experience of operating in a similar environment Able to use a wide range of hand tools to include pneumatic Competent in panel wiring Conduct mechanical and electrical test utilising special purpose equipment Able to use milling, turning, or grinding machines to make minor adjustments to components Proficient with a range of hand metrology equipment (DTI's, Gauges etc.) Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have experience of assembling precision equipment/components/systems and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Electro / Mechanical Fitter role, please contact Jade Whitmore at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446133. 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 / Telford

Principal Electronics Engineer

Principal Electronics Engineer – Advanced Electric Drive Systems – Milton Keynes - £ Highly Competitive DOE Our client is a highly regarded engineering consultancy, that has pioneered the application of high performance electric drives across a range of technology sectors, notably in the automotive and motorsport arena. They are now expanding their development teams and require a high-calibre and ambitious electronics engineer to contribute to the research and development of their award-winning drive systems. As Principal Electronics Engineer – You will be required to Hold technical ownership of electronic circuitry and sub-components through whole product development lifecycle                                                Technically mentor and develop electronics team.                            Collaborate with internal multidisciplinary engineering teams to ensure design targets are met.                                     Ensure all appropriate requirements and standards are met throughout product development lifecycle                                    Develop and maintain engineering design documentation for electronics circuitry and sub-components                                   Lead resolution of key development, launch and ongoing quality issues involving power electronic assemblies                                                 Provide input into new feature development As Principal Electronics Engineer – You will be Degree qualified in Electrical or Electronic Engineering discipline as a minimum   Have electronics design experience in a relevant industry (Automotive, Marine, Traction or similar)                                 Proven microprocessor and FPGA implementation experience                                     Knowledge of analogue and digital circuit design for complex automotive ECUs                                                  Simulation of electronic circuitry (Preferably with LTSpice)                                            Strong first principles approach with experience delivering tolerance and lifetime calculation Failure mode avoidance experience with demonstrable knowledge of associated processes such as DFMEA and FTA                            Knowledge of best practice approaches for design in accordance with global EMC standards Competent user of schematic capture and PCB design tools (Preferably with Altium Designer)                                                                                       Knowledge of electrified vehicle architectures & platforms                                            Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with strong influencing and engagement skills                                 Suitably qualified and experienced candidates should apply today by contacting Paul Robson at Jonathan Lee Recruitment +44(0)1384 446146 or by emailing their CV and covering letter to paul.robson@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 / Milton Keynes

Principal Power Electronics Engineer

Principal Power Electronics Engineer – Advanced Electric Drive Systems – Milton Keynes - £ Highly Competitive DOE Our client is a highly regarded engineering consultancy, that has pioneered the application of high performance electric drives across a range of technology sectors, notably in the automotive and motorsport arena. They are now expanding their development teams and require a high-calibre and ambitious power electronics engineer to contribute to the research and development of their award-winning drive systems. As Principal Power Electronics Engineer – You will be required to Hold technical ownership of power electronic circuitry and sub-components through whole product development lifecycle Mentor and technically develop the power electronics team. Collaborate with internal multidisciplinary engineering teams to ensure design targets are met (e.g. Electronics, Mechanical team, PCB Design, Embedded Software, Controls, E-Machine) Ensure all appropriate requirements and standards are met throughout product development lifecycle Develop and maintain engineering design documentation for power electronics circuitry and sub-components Lead resolution of key development, launch and ongoing quality issues involving power electronic assemblies Provide input into new feature development As Principal Power Electronics Engineer – You will be Degree qualified in an Electrical or Electronic Engineering discipline Have extensive power electronics design and simulation experience in a relevant industry (Automotive, Marine, Traction or similar) Experience developing inverters with working voltages up to 1000V and power ratings in excess of 150kW Knowledge of IGBT's, MOSFET's and associated drive / monitoring circuitry (Si and wide band gap device technologies) Strong first principles approach with experience delivering tolerance and lifetime calculations Failure mode avoidance experience with demonstrable knowledge of associated processes such as DFMEA and FTA Knowledge of ISO26262 with experience developing hardware work products in support of safety engineering process Knowledge of best practice approaches for design in accordance with global EMC standards Competent user of schematic capture and PCB design tools (Preferably with Altium Designer) Knowledge of electrified vehicle architectures & platforms Suitably qualified and experienced candidates should apply today by contacting Paul Robson at Jonathan Lee Recruitment +44(0)1384 446146 or by emailing their CV and covering letter to paul.robson@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 / Milton Keynes

Mechanical Fitter (pump Engineer)

Mechanical Fitter (Pump Engineer) Salary Range: £28,000 to £30,000 pa plus overtime and benefits Location: Leeds Maintenance, Fitter, Pumps, Service, Rebuild, Installation, Repair, Testing, Pump Engineer A Mechanical Fitter (Pumps) with knowledge of strip down, installation and service of pumps with manufacturing and process sectors is require to join a world class service provider. Candidates with experience of pumps, valves, mechanical strip down of production and process equipment, would be well received. As a Mechanical Fitter (Pumps) you will be required to: Rebuild, fix, install, maintain and refurbish pumps within a process and manufacturing arena. Work on customer sites fitting, installing and testing pumps. Deal with breakdown of pumps and pump systems involving refurbishment of bearings, seals, pressure testing, filter changing, machining and fault finding. The Mechanical Fitter (Pumps) should have the following skills or experience: Knowledge of mechanical equipment (preferably pumps) strip down onsite and within a workshop environment. Strong fault-finding experience with a practical hands-on approach to problem solving Mechanical equipment and/or rotating parts installation, repair, refurbishment and maintenance through both proactive and reactive service/maintenance. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of mechanical strip down, repair, installation and servicing of mechanical equipment, pumps and/or rotating parts seeking to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Leeds based service provider will offer you: £28,000 to £30,000 pa plus overtime and benefits Excellent career development, progression within a multi-sector organisation who have a very strong and growing client portfolio. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon.  If you have knowledge of the strip-down and repair of pumps and/or mechanical pumps and equipment and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Mechanical Fitter (Pumps) 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 / Leeds

Product Manager

Product Manager - Bearings - £40k to £48k + car + bonus Birmingham based. Commutable from all Midlands locations       A Product Manager is required to join a leading service provider based out of their Midlands offices. The Product Manager will require technical knowledge of bearings or associated rotating equipment and demonstrate qualities of strategic leadership, operational excellence, technical knowledge and entrepreneurial spirit.  The Product Manager will forge a strong network of contacts & close working relationships with Sales, Operational, Engineering and Business Support colleagues utilising the strengths of the organisation for maximum effect.   Responsibilities of the Product Manager Management and future development of assigned product & services group Define the Product & Service proposition - use customer and market insight to position the company as first choice for the UK market Develop key relationships with the senior stakeholders within our chosen strategic & partner suppliers Positive attitude towards achievement of Company goals Display excellent leadership skills; create and develop a winning platform for success Conduct monthly 121 reviews and project reviews Promote a best practice culture within teams to encourage continuous improvement and learning Provide ongoing support and collaborate proactively with colleagues throughout the organisation    Key Skills and Experiences Full technical and commercial understanding of bearings and service areas covered by the Rotating Equipment department.  Strong insight and experience of product & services marketing with a track record of designing and implementing sales & marketing plans to achieve company growth objectives Strong problem-solving experience with a commercial background and a recognised time served qualification including knowledge of analytical tools and systems Strong understanding of service metrics and a proven track record of continuous improvement Strong understanding of the MRO market (knowledge of the UK OEM market) and the areas of opportunity for profitable growth for each of the offerings Track record of building multi-level customer, colleague and supplier relationships and industry sector knowledge Inquisitive mind & a desire to develop innovative commercial & technical business models Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon.  If you have technical and commercial knowledge of bearings and/or rotating equipment and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Product Manager 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

Strategic Buyer

Strategic Buyer Permanent - Competitive Staffordshire Off Highway A Strategic Category Buyer opportunity has become available for a global equipment OEM. The Category Buyer role will be responsible for liaising with stakeholders in the group to formulate and execute business wide category strategies that deliver cost effective solutions for operational requirements and provide commercial services in respect to acquiring all materials at the total lowest cost. The role will build capability with their stakeholders to ensure supplier performance / productivity improvements in regard to the business quality, cost, delivery and risk targets. You will be required to have an in depth understanding of the supply market to ensure that all opportunities for cost reduction are highlighted and delivered and will be responsible for managing the lifecycle from demand to pay. It is imperative that the person in the role gain credibility with internal customers and persuade people to change/ or adhere to a certain strategic direction. To apply for this position you should have some of the following: Purchasing experience in an Engineering and production environment Strategic purchasing experience Cost and pricing management Managing and implementing supply contracts Holding and building relationships within a global and matrix organisation Engineering and/or Programme Management understanding Virtual Team Management Preferably CIPS/PRINCE2 qualified Experience of hydraulic component purchasing experience would be well received 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. Please send a copy of your CV to James Tilley for review. 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 / Staffordshire

Technical Sales Engineer

Technical Sales Engineer - Power Management £Competitive plus benefits Aylesbury Automotive A Technical Sales Engineer is required to be a key contact for new and existing customers, responding to enquiries, utilising a consultative approach alongside the internal sales team for the supply of power management components to the automotive industry. Candidates with proven technical understanding of EV platforms, including e-motor, power electronics and AC / DC power conversion theory would be well received. Due to increased workloads this client, a leading supplier of power management components within the transportation sector, based in Aylesbury, requires a proactive Technical Sales Engineer to generate technical sales proposals/pricing/quotations and progressing these to purchase orders, liaising with other members of staff as appropriate and to ensure that clients' technical are fully met in a timely manner. As a Technical Sales Engineer you will be required to: Create and execute strategic business development plans targeted towards identifying and closing key customer engagements Discuss, understand and accurately interpret customers/potential customers' technical requirements Manage customer requirements that demonstrate project compliance to initial requirements Work with design teams to agree and capture technical requirements that the design / application needs to meet The Technical Sales Engineer should have the following skills or experience: Degree qualified in an engineering or technological discipline Broad range of electronic design experience, including both analogue and digital Power electronics knowledge would be useful Experience working in the automotive sector would be beneficial Hands on experience of working with LV and HV electrical and electronic systems Experience of designing complex system requirements, ideally as it relates to motor/vehicle control, automotive applications, timing techniques, control algorithm design and simulation Can-Bus and J1939 knowledge would be beneficial This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with excellent commercial and technical skills within the power electronics sector to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Aylesbury based company will offer you: £Competitive Company Car Bonus Pension Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have experience as a Technical Sales Engineer or Power Electronics Engineer and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Technical Sales Engineer role, please contact Paul Branton at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01268 455525. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Aylesbury

Process Engineer

Job title: Process Engineer       Salary Range: £21.00-£23.00 per hour plus overtime paid at a premium Hours: Days Location: Yate, Bristol   4 month contract for a leading manufacturing client     A Process Engineeris required with knowledge of leading projects to improve work place organisation and efficiencies across the site’s plant and machinery. Engineers with press, tooling and an assembly background along with knowledge of CAD/CREO and Google SketchUp would be well received.   Due to ongoing workload this client based in Yate, Bristol requires an experienced, dynamic, leading Process Engineerto lead the continuous improvement of the plant and processes to deliver savings in the manufacturing process using lean manufacturing methodologies working a day shift on a permanent contract. As the Process Engineer, you will be required to: Continuous improvement of plant and processes to deliver savings in the manufacturing process using lean manufacturing methodologies Applying World Class Manufacturing methodology to the site’s assembly and production processes Provide cost benefit analysis for the introduction of new equipment, tools and moulds Train operators and maintenance technicians on new manufacturing/maintenance processes The Process Engineershould have the following skills or experience: Background in Automotive and assembly processes Background in press, assembly and heavy-duty manufacturing CAD/CREO and Google SketchUp would be advantageous Excellent communication skills; both verbal and written A continuous improvement mindset A degree in engineering This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with the background of process engineering. In return for your experience, this Yate, Bristol based company will offer you: 4 month contract role    £21 - £23 per hour Days with overtime paid at a premium Great working conditions Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge and experience of Continuous Improvement and want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Process Engineerposition, 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 / Bristol

Graduate Optical Design Engineer

Job Title - Graduate Optical Design Engineer £ 28,000 p.a. + early finish Friday + excellent career development opportunities Location: Milton Keynes Automotive Are you a Graduate in physics or similar, interested in working on advanced optical engineering projects for some of the most prestigious automotive manufacturers on the planet? We are looking for a Graduate Optical Design Engineer with a degree and an interest in optical Engineering and automotive, ideally with some relevant experience. If this sounds like you continue reading..   Graduate Optical Design Engineer responsibilities; Design and development work for new high tech optical solutions for automotive lighting projects Prototyping and testing of advanced optical systems using specialist equipment in the company's designated optical R&D test facility Undergo training from industry experts and gain specialist experience in an incredibly niche are of optical and automotive engineering. Develop and gain more project responsibly until you eventually run your own individual customer projects Direct involvement on projects with many of the world's most exclusive vehicle manufacturers Occasional international travel is expected as part of the role   An exciting opportunity for an Graduate Optical Design Engineer with the following; Degree in Physics or related Engineering subject, combined with an interest in optical systems and automotive engineering Some elements of Optical engineering or fundamental principles covered during degree or through experience   If you are a Graduate Optical Design Engineer with the right experience and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Graduate Optical Design Engineer, please contact Matthew Taylor at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 07947943994. 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. 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

Solidworks Design Engineer

Design Engineer £25.00 to £30.00 per hour LTD Wellingborough, Northamptonshire (ONSITE) 3-6 month contract FTC Engineering A Solidworks Design Engineer opportunity has become available for one of our engineering and manufacturing clients based in Wellingborough. They are looking for a Solidworks expert to help on a number of adhoc projects including the design of kitting trays that carry parts between stores and build lines.   To apply for this position you must have relevant, up to date experience of designing using Solidworks CAD programs and experience working within an engineering or manufacturing organisation. Unfortunately candidates requiring visa sponsorship CANNOT be considered for this role. 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

Head of Manufacturing

Head of Manufacturing Negotiable plus 26 days holiday + Bank Holidays, Bonuses, Pension and Health Scheme Kettering Food Manufacturing An exciting opportunity to join a growing food manufacturing business to lead the develop the manufacturing department. As the Head of Manufacturing, you will be accountable for production, engineering, facilities, and hygiene operations. You will have experience of working within food manufacturing with strong experience leading manufacturing departments. As the Head of Manufacturing your day-to-day responsibilities will consist of. Reporting into the Operations Director, you will manage the production, engineering, facilities, and hygiene operations. Managing budgets and associate costs across manufacturing as per forecast and seek opportunities to reduce costs and minimise waste. Being a member of the operation leadership team, driving and promoting core values of the business. Working with the Head of Technical to ensure the food safety management system is implemented, monitored, and controlled. Manage the Production resources of the Company to maximise the return on investment made in machinery, materials, and people. Ensure that the production plan is achieved and communicate any issues in a timely manner. Maintain and develop a manufacturing environment which systematically identifies and eliminates the waste of materials, effort, and time. Develop cross functional working & relationships and bring innovative ways of working to enhance continuous improvements. Ensure Hygiene operations are maintained to an acceptable standard and deliver an environment which reflects Good Manufacturing Practice. Comply with all current legislation in the operation and instigate and promote good manufacturing practice. Manage production staff in a manner which complies with current legislation, company processes and procedures. Lead and performance manage the team members, ensuring that 121's, performance reviews and relevant training/development activities are undertaken for both direct and indirect reports. An exciting opportunity for a Head of Manufacturing with the following. Degree qualified, management qualification and NEBOSH qualified. Strong understanding of continuous improvement knowledge with a Six Sigma or Green belt. Significant experience of managing a food production area, covering key areas such as planning, food safety, health and safety, resourcing, machinery, maintenance. Clear experience of cost control monitoring systems and the use of KPIs. Excellent communication and time keeping skills. Full UK Driving license. If you have the right experience for the Head of Manufacturing role and you want to be considered, please apply today or please contact James Randall at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 07947343990. 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 / Kettering

Design Engineer

Design Engineer Up to £30.00 per hour (Umbrella/PAYE) Desford, Leicestershire Off Highway 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. As a Design Engineer you will be responsible for the design of components and assemblies in hydraulic lines groups, light fabrications, component packaging, non-metallics and a variety of other installations. Job Duties/Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: CAD Design of components and assemblies in CREO. Completion of component and group drawings. Participating in Design Reviews, FMEA's Management of engineering changes through life cycle management. Collaborating with suppliers and internal teams Involving other engineers and technical resources to address detailed technical problems. Working with a global team that requires virtual collaboration. Working with design resources and suppliers to rapidly implement design changes. To apply for this position you MUST have the following: Working knowledge of solid modelling (ideally CREO and Teamcenter) Experience of off highway machine design and development Engineering Degree Qualification or HND with experience To apply, please submit a copy of your CV clearly indicating your relevant experience. Unfortunately candidates requiring visa sponsorship CANNOT be considered for this role. 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

Systems & Test Software Engineer

Jonathan Lee Recruitment are currently looking for a System and Automation Test engineer for a worldwide payment system company. Salary:- negotiable Location:- Manchester The System Test and Automation Software Engineer will design and develop PC software applications to support our system test and automation. The successful candidate will have the ability to create and implement system and automated test methods, documentation, and processes to help insure quality design releases. This individual will be responsible to run all system test with a test to fail culture to find any possible issue that may arise with our products or systems. About the team: The Department supports Product Design and Development by providing a dedicated test facility and resources during the new product development cycle. The work within the Department is diverse covering a range of different test techniques, from Environmental, functional and mechanical robustness, through to intensive Life and Reliability testing.  The Department also conduct Regulatory Compliance testing, using both in-house and external test resources. Testing being conducted to cover major international Safety Approvals, including UL, CE, CSA and UKCA, and EMC approvals. Teamwork being the underlying strength within the Department, along with the team's dedication to playing their part in the success of New Product Development. Responsibilities and Duties The System Test and Automation Software Engineer will be responsible for: Designing and developing test automation software in Visual C# or Visual Basic for Windows The maintenance and use of effective test tools for product release activities. This includes release of technical requirements, tool build, documentation, QA metrics, and tool maintenance. Writing test scripts and software for interface system tests and automated Life and Reliability Test rigs. Work with cross-functional peers to develop automated test suites for new and existing features. Estimating, developing and execution of functional and /unit tests with focus on exploratory/test to fail, security and Risk Based Testing Ability to identify test requirements, create formal test plans, test strategies and test matrices Development of automation test scripts, automation software and applications Experience tracking defects (using issue tracking tools) and reporting key metrics for proactively identifying areas for improvement. Produce automated tools and dashboards to support understanding of key quality and delivery metrics for various stakeholders and leadership. Participating in the project management process by providing accurate estimates, monitoring progress, and ensuring that deliverables are met. Qualifications and Required Skills   Bachelor's Degree in Electrical or Software Engineering 3+ years experience writing software in Visual C#, C++ or Visual Basic to interface with embedded devices Working knowledge of serial and networking protocols (e.g. RS232, RS485, USB, TCP/IP, HTTP etc. ) Git/Bitbucket or similar tool experience for code version control. Experience with Microsoft Visual Studio Experience configuring and maintaining Continuous Integration (CI) tools such as Jenkins would be plus Experience with Test Driven Development (TDD) and Behavior Driven Development (BDD) would be plus Strong understanding of database schemas using MongodB, SQL), as well as familiarity with Python or Java or Selenium would be plus Experience in writing software test procedures and verification documents Suitably qualified and experienced System and Automation Test engineers should apply by contacting Paul Coates at Jonathan Lee Recruitment +44(0) 07947 342 592 or by emailing their CV and covering letter to paul.coates@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 / Manchester

Safety Consultant - Defence Industry

We’re recruiting Safety Consultants (Defence Industry) for a leading multi-disciplinary engineering, science & technology consultancy based in Bath. Our client is recruiting Safety Consultants with varying levels of experience to support MoD Projects. They will be utilising your knowledge and experience of Safety & Risk Management techniques, processes and concepts to allow you to support clients understand and comply with UK Safety Legislation and all aspects of safety, particularly UK MoD Safety Policy. As a Safety Consultant you will be passionate about safety and providing independent and assured safety advice. You will support the delivery of safety projects to schedule, quality and budget, whilst also meeting client and corporate expectations. These roles will have a contracted location in one of our clients offices in Bath, Fareham, Plymouth, or Weymouth and you will be required to work on client sites, as necessary. We are looking for enthusiastic and dynamic team members, ideally with a UK Defence background in Engineering or System Safety; alternatively, experience of professional Systems Safety or Risk Management gained within the Infrastructure or Energy sectors. Ideally we’re seeking experienced Safety Practitioners, who is familiar with the application of UK MoD safety regulation, policy and standards such as: Defence Safety Authority (DSA) Regulations (DSA02-DMR, DSA02:DLSR), Military Aviation Authority Regulatory Publications (MRP), Joint Service Publication (JSP) 375, Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) Acquisition Safety and Environmental Management System (ASEMS) Project Orientated Safety Management System (POSMS), Def Stan 00-056 and/or Def Stan 00-055. You will have practical experience in the development and management of hazard logs; supporting and facilitating HAZID and hazard review meetings; and authoring safety assessment/ safety case reports, including providing justification of the ALARP status of the product. You will be knowledgeable in statutory safety legislation and how to attain, and manage, legislation compliance. If you would like to discuss these Safety Consultant roles and our client in more detail then please call 01384 446165 and ask for Les Hines or send your CV to 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 / Bath

Maintenance Manager

Maintenance and Facilities Manager (HV/LV) £Negotiable Plus Benefits (Days Based)   Coventry Maintenance, Facility, Management, HV, LV, Electrical Systems, Manufacturing, Coordination, Planning, Problem Solving, Improvements Are you a Maintenance and Facilities Manager (HV/LV) with a hands on approach to proactive and reactive maintenance within a fast moving manufacturing environment covering all mechanical and electrical maintenance, seeking a new and challenging opportunity? If yes this opportunity could be for you! As a Maintenance and Facilities Manager (HV/LV) you will be charged with improving, implementing and maintaining new technical processes, procedures, production equipment and facilities attributes in line with all Health and Safety standards and requirements. As a Maintenance and Facilities Manager (HV/LV) you will be responsible for: Day to day operations and budget management of all Production Equipment Maintenance (PEM) and Facility Services & Maintenance (FM) requirements across the Coventry site. This will include leadership responsibility for the site-based maintenance team members (tasks, performance, development, motivation) and subcontracted services for the PEM or FM areas of the business. Improving, implementing and maintaining new technical processes and procedures and will lead Health and Safety standards in line with HSQE support functions. Implementing the Company’s digital systems for PEM and FM will be a fundamental part of the role. Developing and improving existing Safe System of Works and be competent in managing the services of HV and LV Electrical Systems (up to 11kV on site) are both legally and client compliant. Developing state of the art solutions in PEM and FM applications that can be promoted towards external customers service lines based new technology or services that could help improve their equipment and building resilience and efficiency. Managing and improving the current Planned Maintenance System’s and further develop this into OS (Operating System) that incorporates preventative maintenance schedules for infrastructure assets & Reactive Cases. To participate in the design of contingency procedures for asset breakdowns. To identify opportunities for implementing improvements to working processes and assets.  Undertake or assist with their implementation. Ensure that maintenance operations are undertaken in a safe manner ensuring that:- All necessary risk assessments and method statements are available. All necessary current best practice data are available and used. Staff are thoroughly trained in all safety aspects relating to their job. To understand customer quality needs and to comply with the various audit processes Maintenance and Facilities Manager (HV/LV) will require the following skills and experience: Fault Finding capability and problem resolution techniques Electrical / mechanical maintenance and engineering background All round Siemens S7 PLC knowledge and understanding at an operator level. Building services (BMS/EMS) CAFM system experience Total Preventative Maintenance (knowledge and experience) Full responsibility for running a technical facility department of multi-skilled technicians and administrative. Maintenance management of large facility Electrical HV & LV Systems to 3000kVa SFG20 (Planned Maintenance Standards) NIC/EIC implementation and maintenance there of Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon.  If you have knowledge of Maintenance and Facility Management within a high volume manufacturing environment (ideally automotive) and want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Maintenance and Facilities Manager (HV/LV), 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 / Warwick

Bids Manager

A Bids Manager is required for a leading defence organisation based in Coventry. This permanent position will report directly to the Director of Programmes and is responsible for the delivery of current contract and future business requirements through the management, drafting, negotiation, and agreement of commercially, technically, and financially robust proposals in line with business objectives. As the Bids Manager, you must be capable of assessing the explicit requirements of solicitations (such as invitations to tender, pre-qualification questionnaires etc) alongside developing accurate, competitive, highly literate bids and well-informed responses in a timely manner and to bid budget. You will engage with senior management across the business and the Executive team routinely. Bids will vary in size and complexity, with values ranging from £10k up to very large, multi-million-pound opportunities. The Bids Manager will be accountable for the following: Leading on bid preparation activities, culminating in the delivery of robust proposals. To provide Bid Management services on Major and Minor Bids within the Company, taking full ownership for Bid Preparation, Delivery from Bid/No-Bid to Contract Acceptance, cooperating and collaborating with all other necessary business functions to do so. To provide Bid Management support to pre-bid activities in the Capture Prospect / Business Development phase, assisting Business Development in structuring and framing the opportunity prior to a bid being commenced as required. To manage pre-bid activities as required, including responses to Expressions of Interest (EoI), Pre-Qualification Questionnaires (PQQ) and Requests for Information (RFI). To perform some Cost / Price Estimation on occasion, primarily in support of Target Cost setting for Bids, or for the preparation of rapid turnaround ROM price submissions. We are seeking candidates that have the following experience: Experience of bid management, including the ability to draft highly literate responses in support of specific requirements. Experience of contracting with Prime Defence Contractors, UK MoD and related agencies, and Export Customers, would be viewed highly advantageously. Understands the different types of proposals and the implications associated with them, e.g.: Firm / Fixed / ROM or Budgetary / Max Price or Not-To-Exceed; Competitive / Non-Competitive or Single Source. High level of numeracy / literacy, and a good standard of computer literacy, particularly in MS Office applications (Word / Excel / Project / Visio). A good level of technical proficiency preferably underpinned by formal technical/engineering qualifications. Ability to communicate (and report) at all levels within the business. Strong negotiation skills with customers, management, peers, and subordinates. Experience of Cost Estimation / Cost Engineering an asset. If you would like to discuss this Bids Manager role and our client in more detail then please call 01384 446165 and ask for Les Hines or send your CV to 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 / Coventry

Lead Engineer - Defence Vehicle Systems

We’re recruiting 3 Lead Engineers (Vehicle Systems) for a leading defence organisation based in Coventry. These 12-month fixed term contract will report directly to the Chief Engineer and will be supporting in the delivery of the MoD’s fleet of Protected Mobility Vehicles, including vehicles such as the Mastiff, Wolfhound, Ridgeback, Foxhound and Husky. The Lead Engineer will primarily be responsible for the development of Mechanical & Electrical systems to support the integration of a range of armoured military vehicle platforms. You will act as the Technical Lead Engineer within the project team with responsibility for delivery of the technical content across a portfolio of varied development and integration projects. Applicable technologies cover armour, mission and automotive systems, which are collectively integrated into a base vehicle by the company to satisfy a set of defined overall system requirements. The Lead Engineer(s) will be accountable for the following: Project technical responsibility to ensure system design meets customer’s technical specification, and any other relevant quality or regulatory requirements, such as those associated with automotive legislation. Development of system designs that, in parallel, satisfy the needs of efficient and effective manufacture/assembly and ongoing supportability, while not compromising in terms of robustness and reliability. Technical direction of the project design team to ensure that the final design satisfies the requirements specified. You will recognise the need for engineering change and raise engineering change requests as appropriate. You will undertake problem solving of design and product issues to resolve functional issues as they arise throughout the development and service lifecycle. You will interact with production and quality teams to investigate and obtain any necessary corrective action data. Supervision of prototype system design and build. This is an exciting time to be joining an organisation that’s been awarded the Engineering Authority role for the MoD platforms via its Vehicle Systems and Services part of the business. We are seeking candidates that have the following experience: Honours Degree or equivalent in an appropriate Engineering or similar subject. Proven track record of successful involvement in design & development projects – inception to launch - within an industrial environment. Experience in electro-mechanical and/or mechanical system architecture. Understanding of engineering drawings and design standards, ideally to aerospace/defence requirements. Familiarity with configuration control and change management. Experience in the validation and verification of product including environmental qualification. Thorough understanding of the principles of systems engineering. Experience in compiling Design FMEAs. Development of complex technical customer documentation packages. Previous experience within an aerospace or defence environment. Experience in 3D CAD modelling and detail design. Exposure to Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) tools. Also if you have any of the following specific experience this would be viewed advantageously, Hydraulic Systems (brakes/steering), Driveline Development (gearbox, differentials, driveshafts), Structures (subframes, structural body systems) or Chassis Systems (wheel ends – hubs, bearings, ball joints etc.). If you would like to discuss these Lead Engineer roles and our client in more detail then please call 01384 446165 and ask for Les Hines or send your CV to 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 / Coventry

Administration Officer

An experienced Administrative / Admin Officer is required to join an Automotive OEM based in Cranfield. Rate - £13.18/hr PAYE Contact role - 3 months rolling The ideal candidate must have extensive experience in a similar position with the ability to work autonomously when task has been issued: Proactive schedule/ diary management/ maintenance Organising Meetings/Conference calls & task monitoring/progression management. Room booking, refreshment & equipment Management Organising Overseas travel, transport, accommodation and VISA applications when necessary Preparing expense submissions Prepare Yearly travel budget submission Travel budget management and reporting Management of Purchase Requisitions General administration support to a larger team of people including creating monthly reports, preparing presentations Ensuring reporting deadlines are met by key contributors and documentation received Organisation of offsite events including conferences and training on an ad hoc basis Implementing and maintaining procedures and administrative processes Maintaining an electronic filing system Manage special projects as required Support visitors with hospitality 5S/H&S support, report maintenance and IT requests Description: Administrative Officer to be based at Technical Centre, to provide full support to the Director of Test, and in addition provide administrative support to a large team of people and visitors to the office. Qualifications, Skills and Training Requirements Must have extensive experience in a similar position Educated to A level / Business Management would be beneficial Experience in a busy office environment with a high workload Fully proficient in the use of Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint High degree of integrity/confidentiality and the ability to work on their own to tight deadlines Excellent communication skills: comfortable liaising with Senior Management Fully conversant with all aspects of Microsoft Office, Sharepoint, Skype, & V/C facilities A full clean driving license Willingness to learn within a multi-cultural environment There is an assumption that the individual will have the following: Fully conversant with all aspects of Microsoft Office, Sharepoint, Skype, & V/C facilities Fully proficient in the use of Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint To apply for this postion please email your CV to rachel.meacham@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 Contracts are those of an Employment Business.

Contract / Cranfield

Product Technologist

Product Technologist £20,000 to £25,000 plus 24 days holiday + Bank Holidays, Pension and Health Scheme Moreton in Marsh Food Manufacturing A technical food company are currently recruiting for a Product Technologist to join the product innovation team. You will have experience of developing concepts to launch process. You will be degree qualified within a food related subject and passion for food development. As a Product Technologist your day-to-day responsibilities will consist of. Deliver food related scientific and technical innovation solutions to the food industry. Working within the innovation team to support strategic research and develop on projects within the food & drink sectors. Providing practical input to the execution of client work, a variety of contract and research projects. Working with processing and analytical equipment to provide accurate data. Training activities including providing support to practical delivery on training course and providing presentations. Practical support on other group activities where required. It is essential that the candidate is flexible and willing to work in other areas of the group’s activities. An exciting opportunity for a Product Technologist with the following. Degree in Food Science & Nutrition or Food Science & Technology with over twelve months experience working within a food manufacturing environment. A passion for food development and concepts. Exposure to concept to launch process and managing the process. Comfortable working with pilot scale processing equipment and analytical equipment. Excellent communication and time keeping skills. Full UK Driving license. If you are a Product Technologist with the right experience and you want to be considered, please apply today or please contact James Randall at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 07947343990. 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 / Chipping Campden