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Is localisation the future of Supply Chain?

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Simon Roberts Associate Director posted 8 months ago

In our everyday operations, we speak to hundreds of business leaders about the challenges facing them both during the Coronavirus pandemic and as they begin to make plans for when we emerge from the crisis.  A core theme we are hearing is that the COVID-19 outbreak will have a lasting outcome on their supply chains, with many analysing anew the risk management processes, resilience and agility of their businesses.

As a recent estimate from Bain & Co indicates, while most business closely monitor their tier 1 suppliers, up to 60% of executives have little to no grasp on the locations and relationships in their supply chain beyond the tier 1 level.

One thing is clear, when the pandemic is finally over, we still cannot expect business as usual.

Changing focus

Over many years, supply chain professionals have had a primary focus on reducing cost and prioritising profitability which has driven the increase in globalisation of supply chains and in particular, for many manufacturers, a significantly increased reliance on China and other low-cost territories.

With so many businesses disrupted if not crippled very quickly by restrictions and delays on international movement of raw materials and components, businesses are starting to ask questions about the cost benefits of their reliance on a global vs more local supply networks.

One very high profile example of the disruption and risk of having an “all-your-eggs-in-one-basket approach” to supply chain has been the manufacture and distribution of PPE for medical and care professionals during the crisis.  I think few of us were aware that the majority of the world’s face masks were manufactured in China prior to the onset of the crisis.

What we have seen in response to this should actually be very encouraging for the future of UK manufacturing; many UK based companies have adapted their processes and operations speedily to fill the gap in the supply of critical equipment  whether it is the National Composites Centre turning their hand to face shield manufacture or the High Value Catapult Ventilator Challenge.

The UK is proving that its heritage of innovation and adaptability is still going strong, perhaps giving more businesses confidence in considering a supply chain localisation strategy.


Going local?

While localisation of supply chains has the potential to increase manufacturing costs and consumer prices, it does offer some wider-reaching benefits such as increasing employment opportunities and increasing tax revenues for HMRC which will be much needed as we come out of the crisis. It could also offer manufacturers tighter control of supplier standards leading to better product quality and higher levels of customer satisfaction.

It’s also easy to forget in the turbulence of the pandemic that most companies have been seeking ways to reduce their carbon footprint and localisation could be the answer to this with goods and components having far shorter distances to travel.

It is not reasonable to expect that fully localised supply chains will be able to meet all of the needs of a business, but shifting the balance away from globalisation could well provide security, environmental benefits, improve job prospects, grow skills and increase resilience in these times of global uncertainty even helping the UK economy spread away from service industries and back towards manufacturing.


Putting it into practice…

Further investment in and utilisation of automation, IOT and intelligent technologies will, to a certain extent, support a more even playing field for UK suppliers, helping to reduce the labour cost content when considering low cost country sourcing v localisation.  Working with banks and OEMs to release investment funds and build partnerships will be critical as we move out of the present situation. The focus for most companies understandably is survival but a long term plan and strategy is required to release the full capability of the UK manufacturing supply chain.

The great news is that the skills required to remodel supply chains exist in the UK today.  Many of the highly experienced professionals who were responsible for driving low cost sourcing and globalisation can switch those skills to look at how more local businesses, including SMEs and start-ups can supply directly to OEMs.

The first stage is getting a strategy together and with many business leaders so busy managing the current challenges, it could be the perfect time to consider taking on an interim specialist who understands the market and can really add value.

Now is a good time to make use of your networks and to seek out opportunities for collaborations with more local suppliers. 

One thing is for certain, business as we know it has changed and now more than ever supply chains need to adapt to survive.


Get in touch

If you want to discuss further how Jonathan Lee can support your business through supply chain evolution, please get in contact with me.


Simon Roberts, Associate Director
01384 446112
simon.roberts@jonlee.co.uk


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Ensure the management of budgets and expenditure.  Attend regular management meetings as required.  Carry out annual staff appraisals, in line with Company policy.  Along with General and Health and safety activities Candidate Requirements: A full UK driving licence and willingness to travel where necessary. Strong Leadership - Experience of managing a team is essential.  Competency - Ability to demonstrate excellent Health and Safety behaviours at all times, while ensuring and enforcing safety expectations are continually implemented and maintained.  Must have worked in an Energy from Waste (EFW), power, civil engineering or similar industry within the last 5 years. Recent knowledge and proven recent experience of working in an operations team environment.  Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English for interfacing with the Councils, Client representatives and the wider staff base. Able to work under pressure and effectively execute all plans for successful operation of the Plant. Ability to work at height and in confined spaces/restricted entry, supported with relevant training and experience of competency. Exceptional organizational and time management skills Good understanding of regulatory requirements for operating plants. Training/Qualifications: Relevant knowledge and recent experience in the operation of steam to energy and high pressure boiler systems. Minimum HNC level of qualification but preferably trained to degree level in a technical/engineering capacity  Computer Literate – Able to manipulate data on Microsoft packages and basic IT software, (including our internal systems CMMS, and DCS). Attend conferences and training (internally and externally) as required to maintain proficiency. Desirable: High voltage authorised person electrical experience and qualifications highly desirable. IOSH Managing Safely experience. City and Guilds qualification of small thermal power plant would be desirable. A current first aid qualification would be desirable. 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 / Wolverhampton

Account Manager

Account Manager - Thatcham - Berkshire £22,400 + car + uncapped commission  Account Manager, Business Development Manager, Business Development Executive, Sales Executive, Sales Engineer, Technical Sales, External Sales, Regional Sales, Telesales An Account Manager is required to join a world class leading freight and logistics solutions provider based in Thatcham. This is an entry level position offering excellent training and progression opportunities.  As the Account Manager your responsibilities will include; Consistently grow the gross profit and achieve the targets. Maximise all revenue opportunities from existing customers by pro actively pursuing undeveloped areas. Generate new prospect leads and new accounts over the telephone and face-to-face. Process orders and enter sales information on to the CRM system. Monitor orders ensuring that the highest levels of service are carried out at every stage. Provide customers with accurate and cost effective quotations. Prepare weekly/monthly figures of sales activity as instructed by the Branch Manager. You will require the following skills and experiences; Demonstrate an ability to negotiate and influence others both internally and externally. Experience of working in a sales environment is highly desirable.  Have a strong attention to detail and accuracy. Have proven experience of stakeholder management and networking to achieve results. Experience of working to targets and deadlines. Experience of working in a proactive  outbound cold calling sales role either on the phone or face-to-face. Full driving licence Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you are interested in the Account Manager opportunity please apply today. If you have any questions about the 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 / Thatcham

Account Manager

Account Manager - Newcastle £19,400 + car + uncapped commission  Account Manager, Business Development Manager, Business Development Executive, Sales Executive, Sales Engineer, Technical Sales, External Sales, Regional Sales, Telesales An Account Manager is required to join a world class leading freight and logitics solutions provider based in Newcastle. This is an entry level position offering excellent training and progression opportunities.  As the Account Manager your responsibilities will include; Consistently grow the gross profit and achieve the targets. Maximise all revenue opportunities from existing customers by proactively pursuing undeveloped areas. Generate new prospect leads and new accounts over the telephone and face-to-face. Process orders and enter sales information on to the CRM system. Monitor orders ensuring that the highest levels of service are carried out at every stage. Provide customers with accurate and cost effective quotations. Prepare weekly/monthly figures of sales activity as instructed by the Branch Manager. You will require the following skills and experiences; Demonstrate an ability to negotiate and influence others both internally and externally. Experience of working in a sales environment is highly desirable.  Have a strong attention to detail and accuracy. Have proven experience of stakeholder management and networking to achieve results. Experience of working to targets and deadlines. Experience of working in a proactive  outbound cold calling sales role either on the phone or face-to-face. Full driving licence Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you are interested in the Account Manager opportunity please apply today. If you have any questions about the 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 / Newcastle upon Tyne

Account Manager

Account Manager - Manchester £19,400 + car + uncapped commission  Account Manager, Business Development Manager, Business Development Executive, Sales Executive, Sales Engineer, Technical Sales, External Sales, Regional Sales, Telesales An Account Manager is required to join a world class leading freight and logistics solutions provider based in Manchester. This is an entry level position offering excellent training and progression opportunities.  As the Account Manager your responsibilities will include; Consistently grow the gross profit and achieve the targets. Maximise all revenue opportunities from existing customers by pro actively pursuing undeveloped areas. Generate new prospect leads and new accounts over the telephone and face-to-face. Process orders and enter sales information on to the CRM system. Monitor orders ensuring that the highest levels of service are carried out at every stage. Provide customers with accurate and cost effective quotations. Prepare weekly/monthly figures of sales activity as instructed by the Branch Manager. You will require the following skills and experiences; Demonstrate an ability to negotiate and influence others both internally and externally. Experience of working in a sales environment is highly desirable.  Have a strong attention to detail and accuracy. Have proven experience of stakeholder management and networking to achieve results. Experience of working to targets and deadlines. Experience of working in a proactive  outbound cold calling sales role either on the phone or face-to-face. Full driving licence Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you are interested in the Account Manager opportunity please apply today. If you have any questions about the 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 / Manchester

Welder Fabricator

Job title: Fabricator Welder   Salary Range:    £11.95 per hour                                 Overtime: Paid at Premium Hours:                  39 hours per week (Monday to Thursday 7.30am to 4.30 pm & Fridays 07.30am to 12.30pm) Location: Sandbach, Crewe Permanent role working for a leading metal fabrication organisation.     8 fabricator welders are required with knowledge of reading engineering drawings, MIG ARC welding. Fabricator welders with experience of working to tight tolerances, low volume and high value products would be well received. Due to new customers this client based in Sandbach Crewe requires 8 experienced, dynamic, leading MIG fabricator welders to fabricate and weld a variety of bespoke and production products. As an MIG/TIG fabricator welder you will be required to: Reading engineering drawings Prep own steel using bandsaws and brake presses Tack and Jig work MIG weld Work to tight tolerances Plasma and oxy acetylene cutting Pressure test or pen die own work The MIG fabricator welder should have the following skills or experience: Ideally time served NVQ level 3 in welding and fabrication 3 years’ experience within a similar role A flexible approach with a “can do” attitude Must be able to work as a team member but also individually This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of MIG fabrication welding. In return for your experience, this Sandbach Crewe manufacturer will offer you: Permanent contract £11.95per hour 39 hours per week (Monday to Thursday 7.30am to 4.30 pm & Fridays 07.30am to 12.30pm) Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of MIG fabrication welding with high value products and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the MIG fabricator welders 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 Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Crewe

Core Powertrain Control Module Hardware Engineer

Core Powertrain Control Module Hardware Engineer - 53598                                                    Up to £22.90 per hour (Umbrella/PAYE) Basildon, Essex Automotive Core Powertrain Control Module Hardware Engineer An engineering position responsible for the development and delivery of powertrain control modules for a number of global vehicle applications. Generation and management of component timing plans including deliverables to vehicle development plan. Identification of cost reduction opportunities and generation of supporting business case. Development and release of application specification and sign off requirements. Development and/or update engineering specifications and system design specifications as required. Review and sign off of supplier component design failure mode effects analysis. Development, tracking, reporting and sign off of Powertrain control module design and production verification plans. Generation and delivery of hardware design change requests as required including approval of design change and associated piece price and engineering costs. Development and delivery of component quality improvement plan. Ownership of design driven elements of PCM/ECM piece price including development and delivery of design gap road map and complexity/cost trade off. Approval and tracking of supplier recommended engineering actions. Generation of conformance plans for technical or timing non-compliances. Generation and communication of component pinout to vehicle teams. Lead powertrain control module component level APQP & PPAP activities. To apply for this position you should have some of the following: Core Electronics Design engineer at Tier 1 automotive supplier and/or Automotive OEM experience of managing complex electronics module. Degree in Electrical Engineering, Electrical & Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering or Controls Engineering. To apply, please submit a copy of your CV clearly indicating your relevant experience. Suitable candidates will be contacted. 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 / Basildon

CNC Programmer

CNC Programmer - West Midlands - Aerospace - Strong Salary & Benefits   A CNC Programmer is required with a background in complex machining. Candidates from an Aerospace or other precision machining environment would be well received. As this West Midlands based business who manufacture complex aerospace components and systems continues to grow due to its global success, they require a highly skilled CNC Programmer for a new permanent role. As the CNC Programmer you will be required to: Support the fabrication of complex machined parts by providing timely and accurate CNC programs and work instructions from 3D models for a range of different manufacturing processes. To develop and execute effective manufacturing systems that are based on best practice Establish standard times for each operation ensuring minimisation of the 7 wastes Provides "Practical Problem Solving" support to the business in tackling process or yield issues Support in the creation, review and approval of gauging, fixtures and special tooling required to support the efficient and effective manufacture of machined and assembled products. Ensure compatibility of engineering drawings and specifications with manufacturing and fabrication capabilities. Support NPI programs to ensure new designs fit within the manufacturing strategy. The CNC Programmer should have the following skills or experience: BSc Degree (vocational, professional, or advanced) or equivalent in the field of Mechanical/Manufacturing Engineering. (desirable) HNC/ HND (vocational, professional, or advanced) or equivalent in the field of Mechanical/Manufacturing Engineering. Proven general capabilities in DFM, DFSS, APQP methodologies, Lean methodologies and Zero Defects. Proven specific capabilities in CNC programming using 3D CAD/CAM, (Siemens NX10.0 (Preferred), SolidWorks, EdgeCAM, Vericut) Knowledge and exposure to 5 Axis Milling, Mill/Turn techniques and programming, Honing, Lapping, Grinding, Flow Deburring, Heat treatment would be highly advantageous.   Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have experience of Precision Machining Processes and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the CNC Programmer role, please contact Neil Cayley at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446114. 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

Electric Machines Design Specialist

Electric Machine Design Engineer – North Yorkshire - £ Competitive DOE An Electric Machine Design Engineer is required for a rapidly expanding electric drives company, to work in the area of advanced technology solutions for a very wide range of cross-sector applications. This market-leading business is looking to recruit an electric machine design engineer to support current programmes, new product development and advanced research programmes. As Electric Machine Design Engineer – you will be required to Specify the design, control, development, test and benchmarking of electric machines. Contribute to a wide range of electrical technologies including brushless permanent magnet motors. Develop and implement performance prediction data of electrical machines using electromagnetic FEA. Produce innovative electromagnetic, mechanical and thermal design solutions to achieve the performance requirements of the electric machines. Supervise the build and testing of electric machines prototypes. As Electric Machine Design Engineer – you will have A range of experience in designing, developing and controlling a variety of electric machine types. Electrical machine design for high-volume applications (e.g. automotive or industrial). An appreciation of the role of scripting in design optimisation. A degree or PhD in an electric machine related field. What you will get: A competitive salary and benefits package, whilst working on exciting and dynamic projects in an ever-expanding field.                                                                                                Suitably qualified and experienced Electric Machine 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 / North Yorkshire

PLC Scada Service Engineer

Job title: PLC Scada Service Engineer    Salary Range: £27,000 Basic - £40,000 - £45,000 per annum OTE Permanent Role Hours: 37.5-hour week     Location: Derby Working for a leading independently owned, UK-based company of professional designers, engineers and technical consultants within the automation sector.     A PLC Scada Service engineer is required with knowledge of preventative maintenance, design and modifications of existing SCADA, PLC and associated sub-systems.  for project solutions to the transportation infrastructure industry. Candidates with knowledge of Scada, PLC and associated sub systems, fault finding using at least one of the IEC61131-3 PLC programming languages would be well received Due to ongoing new projects this client based in Derby requires a dynamic, leading Scada PLC service engineer. As a leading Scada PLC service engineer, you will be required to: Working as part of a team, responsible for planning, procuring, maintaining and reporting over a wide range of sites and sub-systems A team player is a must in this experienced and professional team of engineers An individual who is determined and conscientious, enjoys diagnosing, solving problems and is committed to customer service Conducting preventative maintenance, design modifications of existing SCADA, PLC and associated sub-systems. Fault finding using at least one of the IEC61131-3 PLC programming languages. Traveling the UK The PLC Scada Service Engineer should have the following skills or experience: Eligible to work in the UK and pass Security Clearance Must be Qualified to at least a C&G or HNC/HND level or above in a relevant Electrical/Electronic or IT engineering discipline. IEC61131-3 PLC programming languages Familiar with SCADA principles Must have a minimum of least 2 years’ experience in a field service role Full UK Driving License   This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of Scada and PLC fault finding. In return for your experience, this Derby based automation specialist will offer you: Full time permanent role 37.5 basic working hour week with overtime paid at a premium Basic salary up to £27,000 with an OTE of £40,000 to £45,000 per annum Company Vehicle 33 days holiday Healthcare Pension contribution Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge and experience with a PLC Scada service role and want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the PLC Scada service engineer 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 Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Derby

Purchasing Analyst

Supply Network Specialist  Up to £19.00 per hour LTD/Umbrella Desford, Leicestershire, UK Off Highway Supply Chain/Purchasing A Supply Network Specialist opportunity has become available for one of the world’s leading manufacturers of off-highway machinery and diesel and natural gas engines. The role will involve performing advanced analytical tasks, often of a confidential nature in support of the global purchasing supply network to include category management, buyers and purchasing professionals. Manage suppliers by developing improvement plans and support buyers & professionals related to: Response Time, Lean Targets Quality, Cost, Logistics, Development, and Management (QCLDM) to enable optimal and efficient operations. Includes the analysis and maintenance of procurement and logistics data including but not limited to: purchase orders, quotations, invoices, source catalogues, material rejection reports, tooling records, supplier data/measurement, inventory mgmt and engineered value chains. This role has responsibility for implementation of local or regional sourcing strategy, under the direction of their Manager and experienced Buyers & professionals. To apply for this position you should have some of the following: The position requires an undergraduate degree from a college / university or equivalent experience and relevant experience in a similar position. Intermediate to advanced skill in use of computer software programs including Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Visio, Power Point, purchasing systems, and e-mail systems is preferred. Requires effective communications skills – both oral and written. Must exhibit strong interpersonal skills and a collaborative work style. Preferred that the incumbent is familiar with basic procurement and quality principles, procedures, and techniques. Required to be able to prioritize work in a dynamic environment. 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 Contracts are those of an Employment Business.

Contract / Desford

Design Engineer

Role: Electrical Design Engineer       Location: Scunthorpe Salary: £40,000 - £50,000 p/a depending on experience + Company Vehicle Overview: We are currently recruiting for an experienced Electrical Design Engineer to work for our client at their facility in Scunthorpe, the role will be producing preliminary and detailed engineering designs from LV – 132kV and liaising with DNO/IDNO to get design approval. The role reports to the Design Manager and involved with project cost estimates and reports along with Obtaining technical or major procurement item quotations. Main Purpose of Role: Producing electrical designs ranging from LV-33kV. With knowledge of 132kV designs being preferable. Designer to liaise with the customer, DNO and construction team to ensure the design approval process runs smoothly as well as the design construction process. The designer will be expected to assist the construction team in interpreting the designs and will be expected to carry out audits when necessary to ensure quality. The role will include training of other electrical design team members, checking the quality of their work and carrying out initial sign off. The design engineer is also as part of his/her role expected to contribute to business development as required by the commercial team for new projects. Key Duties and Responsibilities: Producing preliminary and detailed engineering designs from LV – 132kV Designs to include the following: Electrical Design and basic protection design, Civil Layout designs and basic construction details, managing manufacturer designs and design produced by consultants Liaising with DNO/IDNO to get design approval. Leading on the management of the customer through the design process Project cost estimates and reports Obtaining technical or major procurement item quotations Assisting and mentoring junior team members in their development Assisting the commercial team when required Training/mentoring of other team members Technical and quality check of work produced by junior team members. Taking the lead on project design production, without the need for assistance. Assisting other internal departments with technical electrical advice. Produce regular reports to Senior management, such documentation shall include key performance indicators and a summary of design progress and HSQE targets, in line with business objectives. Accountabilities: Producing high quality designs for approval and construction within time and budget. Managing the DNO/IDNO and assisting with the management of the client through the design approval process. Assisting construction team with delivery and interpretation of designs. Technical and quality checking of designs produced by others. Assisting other team members in their training and development. Qualifications and Education: A highly motivated individual with excellent interpersonal skills Possess excellent communication skills and be confident in a client facing role.  Minimum of 5 years of experience in Electrical Distribution Design up to and including 132kV or possess extensive and specialist experience within 11kV and 33kV. Possess a Degree/HND level qualification in a relevant Engineering subject. Experienced in using AutoCAD software Experienced in using Windebut Software Experienced with using ERACS or other Power system softwares. Possess a clean current driving licence   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 / Scunthorpe

Control Systems Software Engineer

Due to continued growth this global provider of systems and solutions for commercial and defence applications are looking to recruit a Control Systems Software Engineer Salary: Circa £35,000 - £50,000 per annum plus benefits Suitable for: Control Systems Engineer, Controls Engineer, Process Control Engineer, Automation Engineer, PLC Software Engineer, PLC Programmer The software team is part of the Control Systems group within the Engineering department based in New Malden. The team provides software design and development expertise for maritime control and instrumentation systems throughout the product lifecycle. As a key member of the software team, this role will be to take customer requirements/specifications from concept through to fruition on a maritime platform management system. Key Responsibilities: Capture, interpret and develop customer requirements. Produce technical documentation in accordance with company/customer procedures. Specify, design and test solutions for PLC/SCADA control systems. Manage data communications with third party equipment. Implement PLC code from multiple design formats such as Block Diagrams, Flow Charts & Pseudo Code. Validate software designs through analysis and test. Provide technical oversight of subcontractors. Support the preparation of contract changes and proposals. Be aware of and comply with company standards of conduct and all relevant statutory requirements. Carry out any other reasonable management request. Background and experience: Skills & Experience Design and integration of PLC control systems. Fieldbus configuration and implementation. Production of technical documentation. Siemens Step 7 Professional Classic. Siemens S7-300/400 programming and integration experience. Profibus and Profinet communication protocols and networking standards. Experience of control systems design and programming experience. Understanding of commissioning and setting to work. Degree, HND, HNC or equivalent in Electrical/Electronic engineering or a related discipline e.g. C&I engineering, Systems engineering Please note, for this particular role we can only accept British Passport holders, no dual nationals. In the event that the required clearance cannot be obtained you may not be eligible for the role and/or any offer of employment may be withdrawn on grounds of national security. This role offers an outstanding career development opportunity and the chance to join a well respected global business Please apply as soon as possible to be considered for this exciting Control Systems Software Engineer 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 Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / New Malden

Maintenance Engineer

Maintenance Engineer - Stoke-On-Trent - Automotive £36,000 inc shift + OT 3 Shifts: 6am-2pm (Mon to Fri), 2pm-10pm (Mon to Fri), 10pm-6am (Sun-Thur) A Multi-Skilled Maintenance Engineer with electrical skills is required to join a fast paced automotive manufacturing environment.  As the Maintenance Engineer you will require the followings skills & experiences; Electrical fault finding, testing and repairs Electrical qualifications (wiring regulations etc.) desirable Pneumatics and Hydraulics PLC experience ideally Siemens and Mitsubishi Mechanical stripping, building, servicing and maintenance As the Maintenance Engineer 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 Engineer 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

Cost Specialist

Cost Specialist - up to £29.68hr LTD Whitley, Coventry Automotive A Cost Specialist opportunity has become available for a global automotive OEM As a Cost Specialist/Cost Engineer you will have experience using a variety of tools, techniques, and databases to support buyers achieving Value For Money in negotiations. Using industry experience and knowledge to provide cost support across a variety of categories within the Manufacturing Engineering function. Responsible for cost monitoring and reporting systems and procedures and monitor trends, including development and maintenance of cost databases and identification of appropriate sources of 3rd party cost information. Experience Required: Extensive experience working as a cost engineer or cost specialist. Previous experience within manufacturing, and ideally working with Capital Equipment Working towards, or completed ICEAA (or similar) - International Cost Estimating and Analytics Association An individual who is results driven, demonstrates; tenacity, drive and perseverance, with the ability to deliver in a complex, highly demanding environment Stakeholder Management experience Flexibility and Agility to meet changing business demands Establishing Should Cost as a tool for VFM 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. Demand for this position is likely to be high, so if you feel you meet all the criteria, then please apply straight away.  If you have any queries, please contact Rachel Meacham by email - 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 / Coventry

Robotics Service Engineer

Due to continued growth this global and innovative provider of automation technology are looking to recruit a Robot Service Engineer to join their Robot Service department providing technical support to their customers primarily based on After Sales Support for the EMEA region Salary: Circa £40,000 - £50,000 plus car and excellent benefits package Suitable for:  Service Engineer, Applications Engineer, Support Engineer, Automation Engineer, Controls Engineer, Software Engineer Key Responsibilities: Planning and executing onsite services for customers and system vendors Telephone support for customers in the above-mentioned area Planning and executing repairs at our current installed customer base Planning, organizing and executing seminars/trainings at customer site and occasionally at our training center Preparing, continuing and extending service documentation Possibly accruing telephone support and onsite services at the weekend Preparing information for quotations about possible service performances for local Omron Offices Entering the service projects in the CRM system Consulting customers concerning a service strategy Reporting quality defects and problems (quality control, engineering) Updating cases in the CRM system and corresponding database maintenance of products installed at the customer Supporting other locations in Europe  Repairing customers robot systems both mechanically and electrically. Travel to customers and possibly means time away from home, both abroad and in your home country.   Background and experience: Completed apprenticeship in mechanical, electronics and electrical Further education as technician or Bachelor of Engineering Experience in maintenance and repair of robotic hardware mechanics and electronics Know how in automation (PLC, Vision) Know how in programming of robotic systems. Preferably Omron Adept Programming Language V+ or high-level programming language Hands on experience both mechanical and electrical. English (spoken and written, it is the main language) Full Driving license according to local driving legislation is essential Passport is an essential part for the ideal candidate The offer: A challenging, interesting and varied job in a growing corporation Entry into a future-oriented industry with excellent development opportunities Working with an established robotic service team Personal and professional training will be given An attractive salary and a company car - also for private use other benefits depending on country rules This role offers an outstanding career development opportunity and the chance to join a well respected international automation business. Please apply as soon as possible to be considered for this exciting Robot Service Engineer 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 Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Milton Keynes

Plant Operator

Plant Operator – Energy from Waste Location: Wolverhampton Salary: £30,679 p/a    6 Month FIXED TERM CONTRACT Shift Pattern: 2-day shifts, 2-night shifts, 4 rest days, etc. (each shift is 12 hours long) Overview: We are currently recruiting for an experienced Plant Operator to work for our client at their facility in Wolverhampton on a 6-month fixed term contract. The position will be control and monitor operations of the boilers and turbine to ensure the optimum generation of steam. Position in organisation:  To report to the Shift Team Leader / Deputy Team Leader Operational Duties & Responsibilities:      Report and monitor all functions associated with the operation of the plant turbine, boilers, and coordination of incoming and outgoing waste. To maintain a steady control of the above by measuring temperature flow, pressure readings from the turbine/boiler, control systems and gauges.  Accurately report readings and log daily operations in the shift log for continued monitoring and shift changeovers.  Effectively react to planned and unplanned (i.e. emergency) repairs, blockages and changes in the plant central systems.  Promptly react to system alarms/protocols to secure areas of the plant if/as required.  Monitoring all areas of the plant from the control room. This includes, operating the overhead crane for the systematic removal of waste, and accessing all areas of the plant (from height to ground levels) to check instruments, gauges, and to take readings and take actions as required.  Fulfil the role of Plant Attendant if/when required. This includes, (and is not limited to) the loading and unloading of vehicles, use of the Fork Lift Truck (FLT) for the fitting and removal of Big Bags.  Ensure plant cleaning schedules are fulfilled to a satisfactory standard.  Working at height and in confined spaces.  Health & Safety Duties: Maintain a high standard of housekeeping on the plant at all times.  Demonstrate safe working practices in line with the Company’s Health and Safety policy and procedures.  Active involvement in fire drills and evacuation exercises. Reporting to the relevant levels of management any contravention of statutory and companies Safe working practices, this includes reporting accidents and incidents.  As a minimum requirement to work towards acting as designated person within the Company’s Permit to Work (PTW) system.  Highlight any necessary changes required within Plant Operating Instructions (POI’s), and Risk Assessments.  Build and maintain strong working relationships with all departments.  The above duties are not exhaustive. The job holder will also be required to carry out other ad hoc duties that are necessary.  Competencies: Understanding/experience of operating and monitoring boiler and steam turbine plants. Experience/qualifications in the use of Fork Lift Truck (FLT). Must be able to work at various height levels via access through stairs and ladders Physically able to engage in varying amounts of manual handling/lifting Experience of Front Loading Shovel (FLS) vehicle also advantageous.  Desirable: City & Guilds in Small Thermal Plant for Heat & Power production, or equivalent.   A current first aid qualification Experience/qualification in operating overhead Cranes Additional Information: Shift pattern – 2-day shifts, 2-night shifts, 4 rest days, etc. (each shift is 12 hours long) Average working week - 42 hours. (07:00a.m – 19:00pm). The successful candidate will be required to work a 12-hour day/night shift rota, which will include working on Saturdays, Sundays, and Bank Holidays. Overtime – M to S is time and a half. Sundays and BH’s paid at a double-time unless scheduled for a shift. Holidays – 14 12 hour shifts (168 hours) Plus BH’s if not scheduled to be on shift (96 hours). Profit Share Bonus Scheme & Pension scheme/Auto Enrolment 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 / Wolverhampton

Mechanical Maintenance Engineer

Title: Mechanical Maintenance Engineer Location: Blackburn   Salary: £ Negotiable Dependent on Experience    Overview: We are currently recruiting for a Mechanical Maintenance Engineer to work for our client based at their site in Blackburn, the role will to provide shift based mechanical engineering support to the operations of our client, with the main focus to ensure continued operation of equipment and services. Responsibilities & Accountabilities: Ensuring equipment is always operated and maintained in a safe condition. Ensuring personal and team mates safety through the undertaking of effective risk assessments. Repairing equipment and troubleshooting. Conducting effective preventative maintenance to minimise unplanned downtime. Improving equipment performance through the effective use of data analysis. Carry out Projects within agreed budget and timescales. Complete documentation which may include purchasing, shift reports and accurate, up-to-date drawings/manuals and procedures. Candidate Profile: Essential: Time served mechanical apprentice in either fitting, milling and turning or similar standard. Minimum City & Guilds fitting/turning or mechanical engineering. Machining; turning and milling experience Able to work on own initiative and be a team player. Positive approach to work and building relationships with production. A quick learner with good attention to detail. Have a persistent but pragmatic approach to problem solving. Demonstrate a curious and analytical mind. UK driving license and own transport to enable shift working. Desirable: Dual Electrical/Mechanical qualified to NVQ3 level. Knowledge/experience of nonwoven manufacturing and technology (or related field). B Tech in Mechanical engineering. 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 / Blackburn

Export and Shipping Analyst - 36808

An Export and Shipping Analyst is required to join an automotive OEM. Position Description: The Trading Divisions role is to support the development and advancement of new markets through the construction of a global supply chain network, and also support the commencement of production vehicles outside Europe and UK.  The Export & Shipping function sits within the Export Sales Centre and is critical to facilitating the collection and export of goods, as well as creating fundamental documentation for import by our overseas customers/production plants. The Analyst position requires knowledge of export processes and regular communication with external stakeholders downstream (including freight companies, logistics service providers and customs brokers and customer departments), as well as a degree of interaction with upstream departments within the company in the UK. Key Responsibilities Work accurately and efficiently to departmental processes, to ensure that system shipping exactly corresponds to physical shipments made each day Can manage large data sets in excel and SAP (latter desirable) Processes pack lists, checks for mismatches, correct inaccurate data Liaise with LLPs (lead logistics providers), customs brokers, carriers and forwarders Work with internal and TD teams to coordinate data and customer documentation requirements and timely execution of exports Process the majority of standard production and pre-production air freight and sea freight shipping requests. Highlight opportunities for optimising and improving efficiency Awareness of how export IT systems work and know how to respond in the event of system failure. Execute daily departmental records maintenance and filing tasks as supporting evidence for auditors Carry out ad hoc requests as required Skills Required: SAP Customs processes Customs documentation preparation with good Excel skills Multi modal Int transport experience and experience of shipping Dangerous goods Experience Required: Attention to detail Ability to follow process Proven years` experience within an International trade role Additional Information: INSIDE IR35 If you have the above skills and experience please send 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 / Birmingham

Project Administrator

An experienced Project Administrator is required to join an automotive company based in Cranfield. RESPONSIBILITIES: Project Administration Support required to Support project teams by providing administration support as detailed below. Administration support to multiple projects as requested by the Cross Car Line (CCL) Senior. Support in the creation and distribution of formal communication documents to support project development. Meeting management to include booking, sending invites and distributing agendas and minutes. Support in the preparation and running of project events related to the department. Management of online team intranet sites where required. Liaison with other R&D sections to request feedback, responses and data, following up where necessary. Lifecycle Planning Support, chairing meetings and gathering responses and feedback. Short Term Schedule (STS) collation for distribution to Managers. Attendance on weekly project meetings alongside attendance at CCL meetings.   QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS TRAINING REQUIREMENTS: In depth knowledge of Microsoft Office with particular emphasis on Excel, Word and Powerpoint. Interpersonal skills, to be able to appreciate a multicultural environment and be able to communicate clearly. Self-motivation to proactively identify what needs to be done rather than waiting to be told, by tracking, monitoring and reporting on assigned tasks. Knowledge of MS Outlook to book rooms and manage Engineers' calendars. Knowledge of the process file storing and archiving Confident communication skills as regular liaison with Engineers and Managers will be required, including chasing up late responses. Administration Experience   Additional Information: 39 core working hours Mon-Thurs 8am-5pm, Fri 8am-1.20pm. Service provider is on-site unless a planned business trip is approved - COVID National restrictions mean that there is likely to be a balance between Work from Home and Office Based working for the foreseeable future. The site is deemed to be COVID safe based on actions taken to protect all staff. Non-business-critical activity is assumed, where possible, to be undertaken from home - however, support of major meetings including upper management will be expected to be undertaken on-site. Materials and Equipment The company shall provide the following materials and equipment and shall be returned at the end of the assignment. - IS/IT Hardware & Software - Security ID badge - Workspace To apply for this position please send 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

Powertrain EMS Systems Control Engineer

Job title: Powertrain EMS Systems Control Engineer Salary Range: Competetive Hours: 37.5-hour week Monday to Friday Location: Coventry, Warwickshire 6 month rolling contract working for a leading automotive manufacturing business A Powertrain EMS Systems Integration Engineer is required with knowledge of powertrain development ECUs (Bosch/Delphi) to support the powertrain strategy to deliver conventional, hybrid, electrification powertrains and related technology into passenger/commercial vehicles. Candidates with Simulink RTP, MATLAB and PT EMS experience would be well received. Due to new projects and workload this client based in Coventry requires an experienced, dynamic, leading Powertrain EMS Systems Integration Engineer to undergo a 6-month rolling contract role. As a Powertrain EMS Systems Integration Engineer you will be required to: PT EMS development aspects across a range of powertrain efficiency projects like Atkinson cycle and alternate fuel technologies as required. Responsible for all powertrain EMS functionality and implementation Develop SW and integration into EMS Support EMS supplier liaison and supplier technical development Component integration and use of rapid prototype SW and HW Software fault diagnosis / report throughout S/W release phases. Vehicle build support and associated diagnosis Support Calibration team in OBD and diagnostic activity Ensure all data and reports are appropriately documented Ensures that the appropriate test standards are applied and are reviewed/updated as technology progresses Support where required in quality documentation and diagnostic specification and implementation Supporting the function lead, controls and calibration Support development and use of new technologies within the department The Powertrain EMS Systems Integration Engineer should have the following skills or experience: Experience of working with Powertrain development ECU's (Bosch/Delphi) Experience with technical report writing and improvements PT EMS Systems Simulink RTO and MATLAB PT Technology projects Degree Qualified - Desirable Working towards Chartered status or already chartered - Desirable This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of Powertrain EMS Systems Integration Engineering. In return for your experience, this Coventry business will offer you: 6 month rolling contract position Competetive pay rates  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 Powertrain EMS Systems Integration Engineering. If you have any questions about the direct procurement specialist 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 / Coventry

Business Development Manager

Business Development Manager General Manufacturing Competitive Salary + car, bonus Nottingham My client manufactures and distributes safety critical parts across a range of sectors including Aerospace & Defence, Nuclear and Petrochemical. They are seeking a high calibre Business Development Manager who will prove to be a key leader in driving through new business across a range of sectors. Your duties and responsibilities will include the following:   Driving best practice of key account management Consistently winning new business within key market segments Developing and fostering long-term relationships with clients Attending exhibitions and events to network and promote the business Delivering on revenue targets and business growth Managing new projects whilst setting long-term sales strategies You will develop business plans, policies and programs associated with the business unit Working closely with Engineering and New Product Development Develop and maintain direct customer relationships at high strategic levels to keep informed of market issues and opportunities You’ll identify and target growth opportunities in relevant sectors We are looking for the following:   An experienced technical sales professional with a demonstrable track record of achieving new business on a consistent basis Experience of working within an engineering environment with a good understanding of manufacturing process A self-starter who can scope the market and target and work autonomously as well as part of a team Sector experience can include Aerospace & Defence, Nuclear and Petrochemical and General Manufacturing You’ll be an excellent communicator and relationship builder This person should enjoy the challenge of leading and developing a team 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 / Nottinghamshire

Manufacturing Manager

Manufacturing Manager SME General Engineering business Worcestershire Circa £35,000, company pension, 25 days holiday plus bank holiday, medical insurance after qualifying period. A well respected and regarded general engineering SME have asked us to assist them in the recruitment of an outstanding Manufacturing Manager to complement their management team in driving forward business change. As Manufacturing Manager, you will be expected to lead the manufacturing function keeping within budget and achieving output targets to exceed customer requirements and standards. You will be expected to work closely with all levels of the business including the senior management team. A major part of the role is to influence positive culture change through developing an enthusiastic, motivated, and flexible team by building working relationships with all business units in the company. You will be instrumental in implementing and managing continuous improvement and modern manufacturing principals by highlighting deficiencies and recommending changes in training, working practices and processes. As Manufacturing Manager, you will improve excellent by Effectively and efficiently managing the production of the required daily/weekly/monthly targets and meeting customer specifications, exceeding where possible quality and delivery expectations. Communicating and liaising with other departmental managers regarding throughput of parts to ensure production targets are met. Identifying and implementing process improvements across both own and supporting departments. Assisting with resolution of quality concerns with customers and internal teams. Building customer relationships Delivering a high performing multi-disciplined team is a critical part of the role, and ensuring that your team is continually motivated and managed professionally with robust targets and kpi’s You will do this by: Monitoring the completion of tasks and ensure good performance and record on appropriate systems Consistently promote high standards through personal example and roll out through the team so that each member of the team understands the standard and behaviours expected of them Identify and qualify capital expenditure requirements Proactively contribute to creating a good team atmosphere You will take ownership for team cohesion and team development Developing a culture of continuous improvement It is desirable you will have the following qualifications: Qualified to degree level, ILM Certificate of level 5 or above or equivalent Six Sigma qualification We are seeking a Manufacturing Manager who has the following experience: Minimum of 5 years’ experience in manufacturing environment Competence in problem solving, team building, planning and decision making Demonstrable evidence of leading a team Ability to communicate with employees at all levels of the business Understanding and ability to work in an SME Lean manufacturing/kaizen experience ERP systems knowledge This is an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to join this business at the beginning of an important journey, the position will enable you to influence change and have a strategic say in the direction of the business. If you would like further information, 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 / Kidderminster

Tool and Die Engineer (Mould)

Tool and Die Moulding Engineer Circa £40,000 per annum including shift allowance Burnaston (Derbyshire) Working for Toyota Manufacturing Jonathan Lee are working exclusively with Toyota Manufacturing UK once again for the provision of Tool and Die Moulding Engineers to be based at their Burnaston site in Derbyshire. These permanent Tool and Die Moulding Engineer roles will be working on a 3 shift rotation and across the factory; we have multiple Tool and Die Moulding Engineer positions and would be keen to speak with candidates who have the following: Proven experience in a high volume manufacturing environment (automotive, aerospace and so on) Experience of maintaining mould tools and dies for injection mould machinery utilising hand skills and welding among others Experience of maintaining press tools as Toyota will provide the training to move into plastic Recognised engineering based accreditation (apprenticeship, HNC or such like) Willingness to commit to ongoing in-house training The Tool and Die Moulding Engineer positions are working on a 3 shift basis and are permanent roles with Toyota offering the following: Salary including shift allowance of £40,000 per annum Excellent benefits package Bonus (subject to group performance) Paid overtime As we have several Tool and Die Moulding Engineer opportunities available, if this permanent role is of interest, please apply now or get in touch with Gareth at Jonathan Lee for an initial chat. 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 / Burnaston

Manufacturing Engineer - Component Remanufacturing

Manufacturing Engineer (Machining)   £Highly Competitive Plus Benefits  Location: Nottinghamshire  Manufacturing, Machining, Engine, 3 – 4 Axis, CNC, Programming, Re-Manufacturing, Fanuc, PPAP, FMEA, IATF16949   We are looking for an experienced Manufacturing Engineer (Machining) to help identify and improve machining operations and processes within a high precision machining environment. As a Manufacturing Engineer (Machining), you will need to be able to demonstrate experience in low to medium volume precision machining operations to support NPI and current production activities to meet corporate objectives and targets. As a Manufacturing Engineer (Machining), you will be responsible for:   Develop Specification Documents for capital equipment for engine/subcomponent assembly equipment Project Management of capital expenditure projects including supporting writing and maintaining project timing plans Working with both suppliers and customers to provide solutions to engineering requirements Support new product introduction involved with complex machined parts and components (predominately engine and powertrain) Good time management skills Proficient in Microsoft Office applications Familiar with the Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) and the sections that make this up including Process Flow Diagrams, Process FMEA’s, Control Plans, ISIR Requirements Support production for issue resolution, training, and process optimisation Deliver strategic projects within the CNC and machining area to meet customer requirements Process improvement and waste elimination within machining operations to increase productivity and eliminate waste   Take the lead in Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) and the sections that make this up including Process Flow Diagrams, Process FMEA’s, Control Plans, ISIR Requirements Support production for issue resolution, training, and process optimisation Work in an IATF16949 environment and in line with the company’s quality standards As a Manufacturing Engineer (Machining), you will have the following skills and experience: A degree in Mechanical Engineering or other relevant field however other qualifications or experience may be considered 5 years’ experience in machining or component remanufacturing environment (other relevant experience may be considered) Experience of 3 and 4 axis CNC machining Experience of component washing processes Experience of pressure testing processes Experience of programming Fanuc/Kuka robots Experience of CNC programming Experience of cylinder honing Self-starter, able to prioritise and plan effectively. Excellent problem-solving skills and a creative approach for new ideas. Keen attention to detail. Applications will be welcomed from Manufacturing Engineer with machining experience who can support and drive forward NPI and improvement within current manufacturing. Interest in the Manufacturing Engineer (Machining) is expected to be high so if you have skills and experience required to deliver products from concept through all development phases and into production and are interested, please contact Mark Bignell on 01384 446167 to discuss further 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 / Grantham

Electrical Maintenance Technician

Electrical Maintenance Technician - Days Salary of £25,000 West Bromwich Manufacturing We are recruiting for an Electrical Maintenance Technician on a permanent basis for a specialist manufacturing company based in West Bromwich; the role is working on days (no shifts). We are looking for the following for the Electrical Maintenance Technician position: Level 3 qualification in an engineering discipline (NVQ, C&G or equivalent); this is mandatory and we cannot proceed an application without this qualification Some electrical maintenance experience (any industry considered) Able to work in a small team that includes some instrumentation work These Electrical Maintenance Technician role would suit a person who has completed their qualifications and looking for more in-depth experience in manufacturing, or a person that work/life balance is of greater importance to them rather than money. The company can offer the following for the Electrical Maintenance Technician role: Salary of just over £25,000 per annum Paid overtime Benefits package If these Electrical Maintenance Technician position is of interest, do get in touch with Gareth at Jonathan Lee Recruitment. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / West Bromwich