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Amo Rai

Senior Consultant
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  2. amo.rai@jonlee.co.uk
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Amo specialises in the recruitment of highly skilled engineers and managers to the automation & robotics industry.

Committed to delivering technical experts for this high-tech complex sector, Amo has supported large, well-established automation industry leaders to build & strengthen their teams.

Conversely, he has helped many SMEs to implement automation systems into their workplace through the development of bespoke recruitment plans.

Amo’s networking activities at specialist manufacturing events (EEF), attendance of key national industry events (for example, PPMA and Mach Show) and active contribution to online specialist automation communities, has placed him well connected in the UK’s automation, engineering and manufacturing sectors.

His experience and knowledge of the industry, complemented by his consultative approach ensures Amo can support all of his clients and candidates needs and requirements to form a long lasting partnerships.

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CAD Engineer

Position - CAD/Design Engineer (Solidworks experience essential) Location - Sheffield/Rotherham Salary/Rate - £20 - £25ph depending on skills and experience The focus for this role is to support the design and development of new innovative technologies. The CAD/Design Engineer will be involved with projects which will vary from fast paced prototype explorations to fully detailed engineering developments culminating in product manufacture. Key Duties & Responsibilities Work alongside the senior engineer within the engineering team to support the design and development of new technology products from initial concept phases to full product development. Take responsibility for the design and development of key product sub-systems, managing delivery deadlines and interfacing with other team members to create final products technical packs. Create detailed CAD models and engineering drawings for both internal use and for working with suppliers and main manufacturing partners. Manage relationships with suppliers to ensure the delivery of parts required for the delivery of on time completion of prototypes and rigs. Take responsibility for the safe construction and commissioning of rigs and prototypes based on their own designs and validate new concepts and document findings. Participate in the physical testing and validation of rigs and machines alongside members of the team to expand the knowledge of the team and help move designs forward. Background Experience and Qualifications Previous CAD/Design experience required with designing and engineering electro-mechanical products. HND/HNC/Degree level or equivalent engineering experience. Skilled in engineering problem solving and conceptual design. Strong CAD skills in SolidWorks. Strong working knowledge in engineering drafting to BS 8888 to ensure optimum product quality. Must be comfortable working with electro-mechanical products; a good working knowledge of fluids/ pumps /motors is desirable but not essential. Capable of working at a prototype level and moving designs through to manufacture. Strong hands on skills would be an advantage. To apply for this CAD/Design Engineer vacancy please email your up to date CV to Amo Rai, Senior Automation & Robotics Consultant.

Permanent / Rotherham, South Yorkshire

Contract Electrical Controls Engineer

Position - Contract Electrical Design/Controls Engineer Location - Sheffield/Rotherham Salary/Rate - c£35 - £50 per hour depending on level of design, controls and programming experience This role is focused on supporting the design and development of new innovative technologies which create market changing opportunities across a broad range of industrial industries, these projects vary from fast paced prototype explorations to fully detailed engineering developments culminating in product manufacture Key Duties & Responsibilities Work under instruction from a Senior Engineer (or director) within the engineering team to support the electrical and controls design and development of new technology products from initial concept phases to full product development Manage relationships with suppliers to ensure the delivery of parts required for the delivery of on time completion of prototypes and rigs Consolidate electrical design across multiple projects to suit company requirements Coordinate the development and delivery of the electrical design drawings documentation to meet the agreed project programme Support and coordinate design and assembly, installation and commissioning of all electrical control systems and design Support and produce the Control Function Hardware Specification; to include P&ID; Control Schematics, alongside key control electrical documentation Contribute to the production of the Software Functional Design Specification as part of a multidiscipline team Working compliantly in line with health and safety regulations and always accepted safe practice PLC and micro-controller software uploading and reviewing Production of Software Specific Test Documentation Specification of hardware & software parts list Design of project specific networking (Ethernet, Field bus, etc) Ensure company policy and procedures are being applied across the projects Communicate at all levels with both internal and external customers Background Experience and Qualifications Experience working on the build and or testing of engineering electro-mechanical products Experience in one or all of the following PLC programming experience (eg Siemens) HMI programming experience (eg Siemens, WinCC) SCADA programming experience (eg Siemens, WinCC) Some form of higher level educational qualification in a relevant electrical area Must be capable producing technical & functional specifications to define electrical systems, Must be able to read and use wiring schematics/layouts and P&ID documents Experience with Electrical layout CAD tools to produce schematic drawings will be an advantage Good working knowledge of engineering practice and process for use in the workshop (and elsewhere) to ensure optimum rig/equipment/product quality Capable of working in a team at a prototype level and moving designs through to manufacture Experience of Control System Design Experience in electrical system design and component specification Electrical Engineering Experience to IEE 17th edition wiring regulations including certification Experience in system wiring and fault finding Experience working to international standards, UL/CUL/CE requirements/standards/law Must have strong interpersonal and communications skills with excellent analytical, design and problem-solving skills and be committed to maintaining high quality standards Proficient in the use of PC's - MS Office tools (Word, Excel, Access, Power Point) To apply for the Contract Electrical Controls Engineer vacancy please email your up to date CV to Amo Rai, Senior Automation & Robotics Consultant.

Permanent / Rotherham, South Yorkshire

Product Manager

Position - Product Manager (Software/Applications/manufacturing) Location - Based at Worcester, travel expected across Europe Salary - £45,000 - £55,000 depending on technical experience Knowledge - You should have a good understanding of some of the following areas: PLM (Product Life cycle Management), MES (Manufacturing Engineering Systems), SCADA, Big Data/Data Analytics, knowledge of advanced production systems and monitoring systems, Industry 4.0/4IR, Smart factories, Inter-connected machinery/capital equipment. Overview: We have an exciting new requirement for a Product Manager to join our global business. We are a renowned leader in Manufacturing Systems, having been a pioneer in Flexible Manufacturing Systems and also advanced monitoring of production systems. These technologies have not only been used in our own production facilities but have been developed for use by our customers globally. The Smart Factory concept was a forerunner of today's smart factory developments that take advantage of new sensors, data communications, wireless technology and cloud based data analytics for improved productivity. As Product Manager you will support the commercial activities and implementation of our own smart factory products and concepts across Europe. Responsibilities for the Product Manager: Promotion of products related to Industry 4.0 solutions both internally to engineers and externally to customers. Consulting customers for achieving their Industry 4.0 solution with our products. A certain level of knowledge about network systems will be required. Sales Training and education about Industry 4.0 solutions to our/customer sales team across Europe. Competitor analysis about Industry 4.0 related products. Marketing activity, including market research, to propose new product / technology development related to Industry 4.0. To support the development of a marketing communications plan to promote our unique capabilities across Europe Key skills/experience required for the Product Manager: You should have a degree level technical education or equivalent industry/technology experience. Have some previous experience of industrial software applications (e.g. CAD/CAM, shop floor monitoring). A technical understanding of networked systems. Previous experience in a manufacturing environment is desirable and you will be required to demonstrate an understanding how the latest IoT/ Industry 4.0 will provide opportunities for manufacturers to improve productivity. To apply for the Product Manager vacancy please email your up to date CV to Amo Rai, Senior Automation & Robotics Consultant.

Permanent / Worcestershire, England

Machine Shop Supervisor

Position - Machine Shop Supervisor Salary - £35,000 - £45,000 depending on level of experience (+ additional overtime) Location - Birmingham, Redditch, Worcester We are seeking to recruit a Machine Shop Supervisor who can manage and lead multiple machining operations. This is a challenging yet rewarding role therefore the Machine Shop Supervisor should be self-motivated and driven, highly energetic and have the determination to lead his team across 2 or 3 shifts and ensure machining operations are completed on time and to budget. Key experience required for the Machine Shop Supervisor: It is essential that you have experience of having worked and managed in a machine shop environment. Previous experience of high accuracy machining will be highly beneficial. Experience of either turning centres, machining centres and grinding technology. Experience of working to Lean/Six Sigma and Continuous Improvement will be beneficial and not essential. You should be able to work from engineering diagrams. You should have management experience managing your teams across 2 or 3 shifts. Engineering qualifications would be desirable however relevant engineering experience within machining would also be considered as an alternative. To apply for the Machine Shop Supervisor vacancy please email your up to date CV to Amo Rai, Senior Automation & Robotics Consultant.

Permanent / Birmingham, West Midlands

Automation Service Engineer

Position - Automation Service Engineer Location - Primarily based in Birmingham with travel to customer sites, approx. 3 days out on customer sites servicing special purpose equipment, high speed machinery, bespoke automation products, robotics and related hi-tec equipment, with 1 or 2 days at site in Birmingham supporting on going projects and up-selling service/products offering. Salary - £30,000 - £40,000 depending on level of technical experience, servicing and maintenance carried out on automation/special purpose equipment related work. Must be aware of new technological developments within the world of automation - Industry 4.0/4IR/ioT, smart factories, inter-connectivity of all machinery etc and be able to discuss with customers their requirements of upgrading/implementing 4IR technologies & related equipment into their work place (across manufacturing & production). Overview We specialise in bespoke and re-configurable automation solutions, across a wide range of industries, there's never a dull day at our site in Birmingham. Whether you're working on the shop floor or in one of the offices, we encourage education, development and growth amongst all of our staff. Sitting on the cutting-edge of innovative technology, our employees are forward thinking and eager to push the boundaries of typical manufacturing and engineering. So whether you're an experienced engineering manager, or an engineer at the start of your career, there's no better place to learn, grow and flourish than with us. Key skills and experience required for the Automation Service Engineer: Previous experience in a servicing or maintenance role would be beneficial however we would consider applicants from a wider engineering sector. Ideally mechanical & electrical skills/multi skilled engineering requirements. Experience of carrying out repairs, fault finding, diagnostics, preventative planned and reactive maintenance. Experience of installation and/or commissioning would also be an added advantage. Knowledge (not programming from scrtach) of PLC control systems is also required (Omron, Siemens, Allen Bradley or Mitsubishi). Knowledge of servos, drives, pneumatic, hydraulics, actuators, manipulators would also be an added advantage. Health & Safety awareness will be required. Have commercial awareness to be able to engage with customers on product upgrades, new service agreement plans and 4IR. Must be aware of new technological developments within the world of automation - Industry 4.0/4IR/ioT, smart factories, inter-connectivity of all machinery etc and be able to discuss with customers their requirements of upgrading/implementing 4IR technologies & related equipment into their work place. Undertake continual training and further development of skills. This position offers an opportunity to join the service department with a view to developing and growing the division. There is significant scope for career development as this department grows into senior service engineering and service management positions over the next 3 - 5 years. If you would like to apply for this Automation Service Engineer vacancy please email your up to date CV to Amo Rai, Senior Automation & Robotics Consultant.

Permanent / Birmingham, West Midlands

Development Technician

Position - Development Engineer Location - Rotherham/Sheffield Contact - 2-3 month contract, may become permanent if circumstances allow Rates - Flexible £18 - £25 per hour (negotiable) depending on exp/skills We have a fantastic opportunity for a Development Engineer to join our innovative organisation located in Rotherham, Sheffield. The purpose of this job role is to provide R&D support to the project leader to ensure the project tasks and work assigned are completed in a timely, precise and satisfactory manner. You will be working on projects and will help develop cutting edge technologies, that have the potential to solve a global problem and must have the motivation, interest and work ethic to reflect this. Key Duties & Responsibilities Adhere to the safety and environmental standards outlined by the organisation Carry out experimental procedures and record all data accurately Interpret, manipulate and present data in reports Learn how to use and operate equipment safely Support the development new test methods and creation of SOPs Background Experience and Qualifications Experience working in R&D or quality control A degree in a physical science subject or equivalent desirable, but not essential Experience of new product development and a good understanding of experimental test design The ability to work well in a team Attention to detail and accuracy is essential Ability to collate, analyse and understand the output from scientific data generated in projects Basic competence using hand tools Must have excellent attention to detail, performing and recording all experiments in a consistent manner. The role will entail the collection of raw data for our technologies, where perseverance and critical thinking are key to success. Ideally, you will be able to work independently as part of a wider team, with good problem-solving skills and actively maintain and improve test equipment. To apply for the Development Engineer vacancy please email your up dated CV to Amo Rai, Senior Automation & Robotics Consultant.

Contract / Rotherham, South Yorkshire

Technical Sales Engineer

Position - Technical Sales Engineer Location - Bromsgrove, Birmingham Salary - £30,000 - £40,000 depending on experience and technical knowledge You should have experience of some of the following technologies: Additive Manufacturing, Rapid Prototyping, 3D Printing/Scanning Technologies, Metrology Equipment, Laser/Optical Measuring/Scanning/Inspection & Reverse Engineering. We have a fantastic opportunity for a Technical Sales Engineer to join our growing business located in Bromsgrove, Birmingham. We have grown from strength to strength, developing close working relationships with our clients offering an attentive, professional and efficient service. From small teeth sized objects to complete cars & more we are able to provide a full service for 3D Scanning, Digitisation, Reverse Engineering or inspection as required. Technical Sales Engineer requirements: Previous experience working in a technical sales position with the capability to learn new skills, understand & interpret technical requirements and be able to relay this to the customers. Should be able to demonstrate 3D Scan/Print technology to customers either on a site visit or at a trade show. To produce dimensionally accurate imagery. To promote the technology products and services to existing and new customers. To liaise with customers and to be able to find solutions for their requirements and to actively convert leads. You should be able to work from and interpret engineering 2D/3D drawings. Previous experience of attending trade shows, exhibitions and open houses. To demonstrate an appetite to follow up on leads and generate quotes. Be able to help provide training to new customers if required. Be able to react to changing market forces, change tact & strategy in-line with competition and to be able to interpret and analyse market analysis reports. You should be flexible with your time as this role will involve travelling 3 - 4 days per week to customer sites. On days where you are not expected at customer site you will be expected to work from the office in Bromsgrove, Birmingham. Interested applicants should apply with an updated CV to Amo Rai, Senior Automation & Robotics Consultant.

Permanent / Bromsgrove, Worcestershire

In-House Service Engineer

Position- In-House Service Engineer Location - Stevenage, Luton, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire Salary - £28000 - £32,000 depending on skills and experience We have an In-House Service Engineer vacancy located at our site around the Bedfordshire/Hertfordshire area. You will provide remote support for customers and engineers using CNC Machine Tools predominantly Punch and Press Brake. The In-House Service Engineer will diagnose and solve electronic, hydraulic and software faults with CNC punches and press brakes over the telephone and remote diagnostics: Your duties will include: Spare part clarification Manage and plan service activities in the field Support with retrofits and machine upgrades Communication with internal and external customers regarding dates, missions and follow up of problems and issues that have occurred Documentation of service activities The ideal candidate: Experience with servicing CNC sheet metal working machine tools (not just maintenance) Preferably CNC Punch and Press Brake knowledge / experience / qualifications Ideally have an electrical / electronics qualification or to have completed an apprenticeship in electromechanical engineering Experienced in bus systems e.g. ASI, Profibus, ProfiNet, CAN preferred not essential Experienced in servo drives - Bosch and Siemens Capable of working to close mechanical tolerances The holder of a full clean UK driving license What you can expect: A competitive salary dependent upon relevant experience Healthcare & Pension scheme Holidays (increased with length of service) 39 hour week with paid overtime To apply for this In-House Service Engineer vacancy please email an update CV to Amo Rai, Senior Automation & Robotics Consultant

Permanent / Stevenage, Hertfordshire

Electrical Design Engineer

Position - Electrical Design Engineer (Will also consider Junior or Graduate Electrical Engineer) (Hardware Design, LV industrial cabinets) Location - Worcester, Birmingham & Redditch Salary - £25,000 - £35,000 + overtime depending on engineering qualifications and electrical design experience The Role Electrical design, development, commissioning and support activities on highly complex machine tool/automation projects. Hardware design of LV industrial Cabinets Primarily using electrical design skills, working as part of a cross functional team of electrical, mechanical and software engineers to develop innovative solutions for both large capital equipment and smaller continuous improvement projects. Principal duties and responsibilities Design, development and commissioning of electrical designs for CNC/PLC-controlled machine tools/automation projects and associated products Evaluation and enhancement of existing designs Preparation of hardware specifications, test procedures and manuals Liaison with clients, suppliers and contractors Commissioning of electrical systems and servo drive systems Technical support in the UK and abroad Experience required HNC/HND/degree qualification in electrical engineering or relevant industry experience working in the field of industrial automation or machine control systems Highly competent in design and commissioning of electrical low voltage power circuits, NC/PLC control interfaces and industrial bus systems. Knowledge of relevant regulations and standards is essential. Self-motivation, strong communication skills and a high level of individual initiative will be required for this role. To apply for the Electrical Design Engineer vacancy please email your up to date CV to Amo Rai, Senior Automation & Robotics Consultant.

Permanent / Worcestershire, England

Service & Installation Engineer

Position - Service & Installation Engineer / Multi-Skilled Engineer Location - Coventry although travelling to customer sites in the UK and sometimes overseas will be expected Salary - £28,000 - £35,000 depending on experience and technical knowledge Due to business growth we are seeking a Service & Installation Engineer to join our team located in Coventry. You will offer technical/commercial project support on customer's orders, R&D projects/internal costing as required. As the Service & Installation Engineer you will technically support our impregnation process equipment around the world. You will offer technical/project support on equipment installations, conversions, services and upgrades of equipment and associated equipment as and when required. This is a pro-active customer facing role involving complex project activities and overseas work. You will need to be a personable team player, able to travel at short notice and work away from home or overseas for up to 2/3 weeks at a time. You will need to have a good positive attitude, be committed, conscientious, flexible and self motivated. Key skills and experience: Experience of installing new plant & equipment, servicing and/or maintenance work on plant/machinery Experience of servicing, repair, modifications/upgrades of equipment Experience of operating to industry standards ISO 9001, ISO 14001 Time served Apprentice or HNC Engineering / Technical qualifications Electrical Bias PLC Programming skills (Siemens, Allen Bradley, Mitsubishi, Omron etc) Fault finding experience Installation & Commissioning skills/experience Experience with the maintenance of pumps, filters, pneumatic or capital plant equipment Able to work from engineering drawings Must be eligible to live and work in the UK To apply for this Service & Installation vacancy please email your up to date CV to Amo Rai, Senior Automation & Robotics Consultant.

Permanent / Coventry, West Midlands

Mechanical Fitter

Position - Mechanical Fitter Location - Birmingham Salary - £18 - £20 per hour (limited company) depending on level of experience Due to business growth, we require a Mechanical Fitter for our machine build projects located on our site in Birmingham. The Mechanical Fitter must have experience of working to tight tolerances with previous experience of working in an assembly/machine build/special purpose equipment environment. Key skills required for the Mechanical Fitter vacancy: Previous experience working as a mechanical fitter. Mechanical HND/HNC/Mechanical Engineering Degree or apprentice trained mechanical engineering qualifications). Ability to work to tight tolerances and to high engineering standards. Must have a fast pace/sense of urgency in their work to meet tight deadlines and time-scales. Previous experience working on special purpose machinery, packaging machinery, CNC machinery, end of line manufacturing equipment/machinery, automation & robotics integrator/machine build companies, process equipment, conveyor/material handling equipment or automation and bespoke plant machinery sector. Must be eligible to work in the UK and be able present all documentation & qualifications during the interview process. To apply for this mechanical fitter vacancy please email your CV to Amo Rai, Senior Automaton & Robotics Consultant.

Permanent / Birmingham, West Midlands

Automation & Robotics

Automation & Robotics vacancies: - Project Manager - Project Engineer - Design Engineer/Manager (Mechanical/Electrical) - Controls Engineer/Manager - Sales Manager (Automation/Robotics) Location - We have opportunities in the following locations: - Birmingham - Worcester - Tamworth - Warwick - Aylesbury - Manchester - Tadcaster Salary - £35,000 - £60,000 depending on automation/technical knowledge and experience. We have fantastic opportunities for Automation & Robotics engineers located across the UK. If you have experience within the Automation sector with relevant qualifications in electrical or mechanical engineering, then please get in touch. Key areas of experience required: Mechanical or Electrical qualifications or relevant engineering experience. Experience with design (electrical/mechanical), building/fitting/wiring, project engineering, robot/PLC programming or project managing. Experience from any of the following: Automated equipment, robotics, conveyors, special purpose machinery, packaging/wrapping machinery, metrology/inspection/weighing equipment or similar machinery/hi-tech equipment. A desire and passion to learn/develop engineering skills/knowledge. A team player, willing to work together to ensure machinery/projects are completed on time to budget. Can also work on their own when required to do so. Experience of working from engineering drawings/designs. Good communication skills. To apply for one of the opportunities above or for more information please email your up to date CV to Amo Rai, Senior Automation & Robotics Consultant at Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Permanent / Birmingham, West Midlands


don't take our word for it...

  • The automation team at Jonathan Lee has taken the time to understand our business requirements, developing local relationships with the individual sites via visits to our locations to ensure the quality of candidates is of a high standard. Furthermore, Jonathan Lee has attributed a member of its Client Services team to act as a senior level contact for Knapp. This ensures there is a high-level of pro-active engagement with us as a customer not only in the traditional recruitment process but also in areas that can indirectly contribute to our business relationship. Should anyone be looking for a recruitment partner with in-depth industry knowledge in automation that operates in an ethical, partnership-based manner I can highly recommend the team at Jonathan Lee.

    Alexia English

    Human Resources Manager