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Charles Cureton

Principal Consultant
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Charles specialises in the recruitment of technical and engineering professionals to the automation & robotics industry, covering a wide range of roles, including Control Systems Engineers, Electrical Design Engineers, Mechanical Design Engineers, Project Managers, Service & Commissioning Engineers and Robotics Engineers

With over 8 years’ recruitment experience, Charles has worked at various levels, including Consultant, Team Leader and Director, and has extensive knowledge and insight of the industry, which enables him to source the very best engineering & sales professionals.

Charles is dedicated to delivering an exemplary service to both candidates and clients. His reputation for providing a consultative and partnership approach allows him to form long term, productive relationships with his clients, enabling them to grow, compete and succeed in this exciting and innovative industry.

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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

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

Controls Engineer

Due to expansion a world class provider of automation solutions based in Birmingham are looking to recruit an experienced Controls Engineer. The company provide specialist manufacturing, special purpose machinery, automation and robotics across a whole range of sectors and industries, Salary: £40-45k plus benefits Suitable for: Controls Engineer, Control Systems Engineer, Automation Engineer, PLC Software Engineer, Electrical Design Engineer Duties and Responsibilities: Design electrical control systems and circuits in order achieve the overall design intent (functionality) of the machine in order to meet the machine build plan. Create electrical schematics using Engineering Base & AutoCad LT. Asses Safety Systems, create Sistema documentation, and undertake lightguard testing and document. Design, write, and install software for safety PLC’s Order materials, plan and manage the building of control cabinets (the cabinet build plan), on time, within budget, within the Customers’ specification in order to satisfy the machine build plan. Plan and organise the hard wiring of machines, integration of cabinets and related electrical components on time, within budget, within the Customers’ specification in order to satisfy the machine build plan. Practical building of control cabinets and integrating them into machines and systems. Design, write, and install PC, PLC, HMI software to machines on time, within the customers’ specification in order to satisfy the machine build plan. Common software platforms are Omron, Mitsubishi, Allen Bradley and Siemens, but other platforms may also be needed to meet customer specification requirements. Design, write, and install Robot Software and interface with the machines on time, within the customers’ specification in order to satisfy the machine build plan. Common software platforms are Fanuc and Staubli, but other platforms may also be needed to meet customer specification requirements. Design, write, and install Servo Systems, network Communications, and Data Handing to machines on time, within the customers’ specification in order to satisfy the machine build plan. Common platforms are Devicenet, Ethernet IP, Fins, but other platforms may also be needed to meet customer specification requirements. Commission the electrical installation and associated software, run up the machine, and optimise the circuitry and software, so that the machine functions correctly. Attend meetings as requested in order to give status reports, and to support the day to day management of the project plan. Maintain and file all relevant documents and records, update build manuals in order to allow easy retrieval and as part of the ISO 9000 quality system. Suggest improved methods to existing and proposed designs. Actively participate (with the Technical Team) in design reviews, control design reviews and design (kaizen) workshops. Deputise for the Senior Controls Engineer in his absence including attending meetings, reporting to management and responding to call outs. The job will be reviewed by the senior controls engineer six monthly and will include the setting of objectives for the following period. Background and experience: • Hold suitable engineering qualifications to degree standard or equivalent. Possess several years’ relevant experience, and keep up to date with the latest industry developments. Be innovative and creative. Be proactive and prepare their own schedule of work. Work under own initiative and as part of a team. Be effective at problem solving. Be a good communicator with good listening skills. Have a pleasant, confident personality and be able to communicate well with colleagues and with customers. Have a “can do” attitude, and be self motivated to achieve exceptional results. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Birmingham

Control Systems Engineer

Due to growth and ongoing projects a successful automation & IT solutions provider to the manufacturing, process and automated industries is currently recruiting a Control Systems Engineer. You will have a proven track record of working within a systems integration organisation or similar environment delivering projects within industry. Commutable from: Leeds, Bradford, York, Harrogate, Keighley, Thirsk Salary: £30,000 - £40,000 pa plus bonus scheme and benefits package Suitable for: Control Systems Engineer, Controls Engineer, PLC/SCADA Engineer, Automation Engineer, Applications Engineer, Software Engineer The Role You will provide a key role in the business delivering full life cycle control systems engineering projects to a varied customer base Responsibilities will include: Site surveys/audits, requirements gathering, PLC, HMI, SCADA software development testing and commissioning Preperation functional/technical/software design specifications, test (FAT/SAT) specifications as per industry standards Factory acceptance testing of PLC, HMI and SCADA from perspective of processes logic (bench testing) at office Commissioning of PLC, HMI and SCADA software at client sites The Person Demonstratable relevant Control Systems Software Engineering ability within industrial domains. Proven ability with development, programming, testing and commissioning of Siemens PLC and SCADA system (experience on Rockwell technology will be an added advantage) 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 / Knaresborough

Electrical Project Engineer

Due to continued growth this leading independent provider of industrial process control & automation solutions are looking to recruit an Electrical Project Engineer to deliver projects into their Blue Chip customer base both within the UK & Overseas Salary: Circa £30,000 - £40,000 per annum plus benefits Suitable for: Electrical Project Engineer, Electrical Design Engineer, Controls Engineer, Controls Design Engineer Reporting in to the Project Manager you will design process control and automation solutions for the food industry. Key Responsibilities: The electrical design engineer role will be to interpret customer requirements and translate into the necessary electrical components required to match the application. Produce comprehensive electrical designs which achieve the process control requirements of clients in the food manufacturing industry. You will be responsible for compiling parts lists associated to the electrical design, generating quotations and liaising with software engineers to ensure the integration of appropriate programming to achieve the desired control processes. Once designs are complete and an order has been received you will be responsible for overseeing the assembly of the MCC's and Control Panels, this will include liaising with our purchasing department to ensure all necessary parts are available to meet the build slot. Once the assembly process has been completed, you will be responsible for the testing and fault finding of the finished control panel down to component level in conjunction with software engineers and resolving any issues before delivery to the client. Background and experience: Skills and Experience: Experience within the food industry is an advantage Strong technical electrical understanding and experience is essential, preferably time served apprenticeship Strong verbal and written communication skills are essential Process Logic Control (PLC) Experience would be an advantage Testing and Fault finding to component level This role offers an opportunity to work on interesting technical projects for a Blue Chip client base Please apply as soon as possible to be considered for this exciting Electrical Project Engineer role Commutable from: Northampton, Corby, Peterborough, Market Harborough, Kettering, Stamford Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Oundle

Controls Engineer

Due to retirement a global manufacturer for the metal forming industry are looking to recruit an experienced Controls Engineer. The company are passionate about achieving success, driving innovation and building rewarding, long-term careers and striving for excellence across all aspects of the business. Salary: £45-50k plus pension, life insurance, flexible working hours, perkbox, free parking, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays Suitable for: Controls Engineer, Control Systems Engineer, Automation Engineer, PLC Software Engineer, Electrical Design Engineer Duties and Responsibilities: Design and program control systems for the operation and integration of new and existing special purpose machinery. Produce electrical drawings and schematics to agreed standards and regulatory requirements (e.g. circuit and panel diagrams, quotes, parts lists/BOM’s and safety and CE documentation). Develop electrical design specifications and provide specialist knowledge of machinery control systems. Provide high quality technical support (particularly fault finding, troubleshooting and diagnostics) for a wide range of special purpose machinery, often at short notice. Participate in the design review process. Support the department in the scoping, development and integration of emerging technologies. Hands on involvement and support of the build, installation and commissioning processes as required. Investigate and evaluate new components, concepts, methods and technologies. Support the internal maintenance function as and when required. Background and experience: Education and Qualification(s) Degree qualified in relevant discipline or significant industrial experience with relevant training (e.g. NVQ/HND/BTEC) Experience PLC programming using IEC 61131-3 programming languages Bosch Rexroth programming (MLC and CLM) and experience programming Mitsubishi & Siemens S7PLC’s would be of particular advantage Use of AutoCAD Electrical required, ePlan desirable Relevant electronic design experience (ideally with special purpose machinery) Good general computer skills inc. MS Office Good understanding of the Machineries Directive, in particular CE conformity 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 / Smethwick

Control Systems Engineer

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

Permanent / Warrington

Systems Service Engineer

Due to growth and a strong order book a leading systems integrator and provider of automation solutions is currently recruiting a Systems Service Engineer. You will have previous experience in control systems and industrial drives Commutable from: Shrewsbury, Telford, Wolverhampton, Stafford, Bridgnorth, Cannock Salary: Highly competitive salary, car allowance, bonus scheme, pension and healthcare Suitable for: Service Engineer, Control Systems Engineer, Support Engineer, Mobile Engineer, Field Engineer The Role You will be working on complete Electrical Control Systems you will provide prompt, thorough support to customers both on-site and remotely for a range of equipment including PLC, AC/DC drives, Robotics and SCADA. Responsibilities will include: Carry out routine maintenance, servicing and breakdown repairs of equipment as necessary Support installation, commissioning activities, field troubleshooting and upgrade work Provide technical support to customers on-site and remotely Participate as a member of an on-call rota for out of hours support Provide a high quality service to customers, whilst delivering support in line with the Company’s philosophy Undertake site audit when necessary Maintain the Company’s reputation as a leading edge systems integrator Comply with all relevant standards and work to the Company’s ISO9001:2015 registered quality procedures Aid in the preparation of support contracts Be pro-active in supporting other company activities such as supporting fellow engineers, training, and assisting with sales and site support To maintain good relationships with customers, suppliers and company staff The Person HNC/HND in relevant discipline Previous experience in control systems and / or industrial drives Highly computer literate Ability to work either individually or as part of a team Working knowledge and understanding of some of the major manufacturers equipment to include PLC, drives, SCADA and systems Full Driving licence Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Telford

Control Systems Engineer

Job title: Control Systems Design Engineer Salary Range: £25,000 to £36,000 per annum 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 Control Systems Design Engineer is required with knowledge of programming and configuring Scada software packages using high level language programming such as C, designing electrical panels, implementation and testing control systems using PLC code and integrating audio-visual IP sub-systems. Candidates with knowledge of Scada, Ladder logic and competent in programming languages such as C, C++, C#, VB and VBA would be well received. Due to ongoing new projects this client based in Derby requires a dynamic, leading Control Systems Design Engineer. As a Control Systems Design Engineer, you will be required to: Working as part of a team to design, implement and test control/integrated systems Program a variety of PLCs using Ladder Logic, Function block or Statement List methods. Programming and configuring SCADA software packages Competent use of high-level programming languages ranging from C, C++, C#, VB and VBA. IP network design and configuration. Design and test ELV electrical panels. Configuration of CCTV, PA and telephone systems over an IP network. Perform a FAT and site commissioning under formal client witnessed conditions. The Control Systems Design Engineer should have the following skills or experience: HND/degree or equivalent in control, electrical, electronic or software engineering. A minimum of least 2 years’ experience in the control system industry using Design and integration of SCADA control systems. High Level Programming Language experience within SCADA environments. Production of technical documentation. SCADA/PLC interfacing and driver configuration. Data Archiving and Logging. Proven experience in SCADA control systems design and programming. Understanding of commissioning and setting to work This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of Control Systems Design Engineer. In return for your experience, this Derby based automation specialist will offer you: Full time permanent role 37 hour working week with overtime available £33,000 to £35,000 per annum Healthcare Pension contribution Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of Control Systems Design Engineering and want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Control Systems Design Engineer role please contact Charles Cureton at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446105 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

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