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Colin Reeves

Consultant
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  1. 01384 446121
  2. Colin.Reeves@jonlee.co.uk
  3. Linkedin profile
  4. @jonlee_automate

Colin specialises in sourcing professionals within the automation, robotics and engineering industries. Particular areas of interest include special purpose machines, conveyors, automated production and application technology throughout the wider engineering and manufacturing industries.

With several years as a time-served recruitment consultant within both public and private sectors with experience of delivering the highest calibre recruitment service, Colin is well versed in delivering the skills, experience and personal attributes required for specialist automation & robotics roles.

His problem-solving ability, consultative approach and ability to develop long-term relationships enables him to build an in-depth understanding of customer requirements and to propose the most appropriate solutions to the specific needs of both clients and candidates.

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Electrical Engineer (X-Ray, Medical Electrical Devices)

The company A multi-national and acclaimed company with various affiliates throughout the industry on a global scale whose purpose is to help eradicate cancer. A leading company in the design and manufacture of medical X-Ray systems used in the treatment of cancers and dermatological disorders, as well as a pioneer in the development of advanced X-Ray systems for pre-clinical radiation research. With manufacturing facilities both in the USA and UK, the company has operated globally through an international network of distributors for more than 25 years. Supporting the X-Ray therapy requirements of health care professionals and their patients in over clinics around the world. Our client has consistently delivered an unsurpassed level of service from initial specification and suite design, through to installation, on-going training, education and maintenance. Due to rapid company growth in recent years, a Design Engineer is required to join the team in their Walsall facility. The role Designing, developing, auditing, testing and supporting electronic and electrical products for use in a medical radiation-therapy environment. Attention to detail, debugging skills and technical communication skills. Participation with the product development team to ensure the quality of released products and communication on usage and expectations. Key responsibilities Contributing to design decisions as an electronics expert among the team Creating QMS documentation Compiling and maintaining design history & technical files Conduct and document product safety, electrical safety, EMC and other regulatory testing in conformance with industry standards Working with colleagues to address design, warranty and quality issues including root cause analysis Support of current products, fault finding and QMS modifications Ideal candidate Ability to adapt to change in a fast-paced environment with excellent personal skills Able to design, develop and maintain electrical control systems and components to required specifications, applying current knowledge of electrical standards Experience of industry standards and compliance within X-Ray and medical sector Capacity to apply analytical skills to understanding process, identifying production issues, and producing documentation Inventive and solutions-focused problem solver Qualifications Degree in Electrical/Electronics Engineering or equivalent subject matter A background in electrical/electronic engineering Experience in selecting components and creating electrical schematics, layouts and assembly Design experience using Altium or similar software package Salary package £35,000 - £50,000/year starting salary Excellent company pension contribution Employee benefits package 25 days annual leave Progressive and expanding role in a company set-up to allow you to progress as far as your drive and skill level will allow If you have the above listed experience and feel ready to join an innovative and progressive company in this exciting and growing role then we would like to hear from you. For more information or to discuss your current circumstances and your interest in joining a leading brand within the x-ray and medical industry. Please 'apply' now with your up to date CV or contact Colin Reeves on 01384 446121 for more information.

Permanent / Walsall, West Midlands

Project Manager - New Installations

A rare and career-defining opportunity has arisen for a technically astute and experienced Project Manager to join a privately owned worldwide specialist who over 70 years has become a market leader in the design and manufacture of automated lifts and logistical solutions for huge household name projects throughout 5 continents covering major landmark locations on a global scale. Due to the company's expansion plans within their UK operation, we are looking to speak to experienced Project Managers from who have a proven track record of managing the installation, commissioning and ongoing services regarding full turn key solutions offered and sold by the company from their high-value, high-spec product and solution range. You will be responsible for project management of the following or similar supply and fit solutions: Vehicle lifts, goods lifts Cargo systems Automated parking solutions Airport logistics systems Luxury building access What we're looking for from you: You will have prior experience in engineering, construction or automation settings. A time-served and proven track record of managing high-scale projects within industry Showing a thirst for knowledge and a hunger to progress within the company. The personal self-awareness and soft-skills required to build and manage relationships with colleagues, customers and contractors against targets and KPIs to meet criteria required in reports. To be ideally based approximately one-hour north of London so to allow for you to link in the with the company's UK Headquarters while servicing the north of the country. What we can offer you: Starting salary of £40,000 - £50,000/year (regular salary reviews available) Company car (allowances/expenses) Remote working - total autonomy over your own diary Industry leading training and CPD Opportunity to be part of a market-leading organisation working on sites based north of the London across the UK. If you consider yourself a career-minded professional who is looking to take their career to the next level, can work on your own autonomy and motivation and are looking to partner with a premium company in an innovative and dynamic market place then I would like to hear from you. Please 'apply now' with your up to date CV or contact Colin Reeves on 01384 446121 to discuss in confidence.

Permanent / Northamptonshire, England

Business Development Manager - London

A rare and career-defining opportunity has arisen for hungry and pro-active technical sales professionals and busines development managers to join a privately owned worldwide specialist who over 70 years has become a market leader in the design and manufacture of automated lifts and logistical solutions for huge household name projects throughout 5 continents covering major landmark locations on a global scale. Due to the company's expansion plans within their UK operation, we are looking to speak with technical sales professionals/BDMs from all sectors who have a proven track record of exceeding targets in a new business development role. You will be responsible for selling or managing accounts for the following or similar supply and fit solutions: Vehicle lifts, goods lifts Cargo systems Automated parking solutions Airport logistics systems Warehousing Automation What we're looking for from you: Someone looking to learn their high-spec and high-value products and solution offerings A time-served and proven track record of exceeding sales targets Progress within the company To hold some form of experience or qualification in an engineering or construction discipline What we can offer you: Starting salary of £45,000 - £60,000/year Bonus of £15,000 OTE Company car - Audi A4 (allowances/expenses) Remote working - total autonomy over your own diary Industry leading training and CPD Opportunity to be part of a market-leading organisation working on London-based sites in prestigious such as Canary Wharf, Chelsea, Notting Hill, Financial District etc If you consider yourself a high-level sales person who is looking to take their career to the next level, can work on your own autonomy and motivation and are looking to partner with a premium company in an innovative and dynamic market place then I would like to hear from you. please 'apply now' with your up to date CV on contact Colin Reeves on 01384 446121 to discuss in confidence.

Permanent / London, England

Shift Engineer - Warehouse Automation

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a multi skilled maintenance engineer with a strong electrical background to join a global market leader in the provision of automated warehouse systems at their resident site in the Corby area. You would be joining a team of circa 16, multi skilled engineering staff who take responsibility for the maintenance and upgrading of an integrated automated picking/decant/packing system within a distribution warehouse in Corby. The multi skilled Shift Engineer's role will consist of: Providing a first class site response to customer sites maintenance needs. Emergency breakdown and maintenance support on all equipment and software issues on the installed equipment Be part of the Issue Management and the internal escalation process on all related maintenance issues, in partnership with the customer. Create strong effective working relationships with our customers and your responsibility team, to enable Knapp to provide a first class service. Provide performance in terms of supporting maintenance activities on site, speed of response and quality of repair and standards of workmanship. To provide maintenance support on all aspects of the installed system. To work within a team of site technicians and third party repair companies on their activities on site. Key Responsibilities for a multi skilled Shift Engineer: Undertake breakdown maintenance of site automation as required Carry out PPM of automation equipment to the required standard Complete breakdown reports and shift reports including any issues arising on shift which may have an impact on the performance of the site equipment and/or the maintenance department Undertake improvement, repairs and modifications Assist in project installation work including cost reduction activities Qualifications/experience: Apprenticeship trained NVQ/BTEC Level 3 in an Engineering discipline Electrical/Mechanical maintenance and inspection experience Good electrical fault finding skills 17th Edition wiring regulations or equivalent (desirable) IOSH and/or pneumatic experience (desirable) PLC experience (desirable) Candidate profile: Hands-on and team oriented Customer focused Reliable Self-motivated Accountable Able to work at height This role will include working on a varied double-days (Monday to Friday) shift pattern which will consist of the following rotation: Week 1 - 06:00 - 14:00 Week 2 - 14:00 - 22:00 Week 3 - 16:00 - 00:00 Overtime is available on weekends or to cover staff absence at 1.5 Monday - Saturday & 2.0 on Sundays. In exchange for your hard work and professionalism we can offer the following: Starting salary of £34,500/year Excellent pension and personal employee benefits package Best in industry training and career development opportunities both at home and abroad A clean and organised automated warehousing environment An opportunity to develop within the ever-growing automated warehousing industry with a market leader who specialise in providing cutting edge automated solutions to premium brand names globally If you hold the relevant qualifications and feel that you are ready for an opportunity to join a market leader in automated warehousing as a multi skilled maintenance engineer and consider yourself to have a strong electrical background then we would like to hear from you. Please 'apply' with your up to date CV or contact Colin Reeves on 01384 446121 for more information.

Permanent / Corby, Northamptonshire

Maintenance Team Leader - Automation Warehousing

A career development opportunity for a multi skilled maintenance engineers to join a market leading, multi-national company operating within the automated warehousing field at a household brand name's distribution centre in the West Yorkshire area. This Maintenance Supervisor job comes with a basic salary of £43,860/year including shift allowance, OT availability, industry leading training and career development opportunities as well as an excellent company pension scheme and employee benefits package. We hope to speak to suitably skilled and ambitious multi skilled maintenance engineering professionals as soon as possible. This job will require the following Key Skills and Responsibilities: The position requires a wide range of skills and responsibilities including: To support the Site Engineering manager in providing a highly available automation system and a first class site response to the customer, ensuring as far as reasonably practical a first time right policy. Involvement in meetings as and when required. Provide emergency breakdown and maintenance support on equipment and software issues on automated equipment. Controlling maintenance activities on site, speed of response and quality of repair and standards of work. To co-ordinate a team of site technicians and third party repair companies on their activities on site. Implementation of Site quality procedures, safety procedures, and any statutory procedures. Ensure that all spares issues are dealt with efficiently and rapidly. Ensuring the company equipment supplied is well cared for and is always in a presentable/usable/maintained condition. Provide flexibility and the best use of skills and capabilities of the maintenance team on site. We require the following Qualification's/Experience HNC/HND/ONC Apprenticeship/BTEC or City and Guilds in Electrical & Mechanical Engineering or equivalent. Knowledge and understanding in Control software at PC and PLC level Time-served experience in an Automated environment or similar Demonstrable experience in management or supervising teams Proven track record in service maintenance IOSH qualification in Health and Safety. Please note that this position will involve working on a Panama shift pattern. In return for your hard work and skills, we can offer the following: Starting salary of £43,860/year (including shift allowance) OT frequently available Up to 6% Pension contribution matched Excellent employee additional benefits package Industry leading training and career development opportunities both at home and abroad This is an exciting job opportunity for multi skilled maintenance engineering professionals to join a market leading automation systems provider with an array of career paths available both at home and abroad. You will have high aspirations for your career and will hopefully be looking to build a rewarding and ever developing skill set as a Team Leader within a company who genuinely are set up to train you and help you take your career as far as your own motivation and skill set allows. We can also offer an opportunity to become a specialist in all things automation over the course of your career in what is one the sectors of manufacturing that shows the most promise for industry growth in the coming generations and to in doing so surround yourself with like minded professionals every day. This will be supported by industry leading training and career development potential. If you would like more information please contact Colin Reeves on 01384 446121. Otherwise, 'apply' and 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.

Permanent / Bradford, West Yorkshire

Engineering Team Leader - Automated Warehousing

A career development opportunity for a multi skilled maintenance engineers to join a market leading, multi-national company operating within the automated warehousing field at a household brand name's distribution centre in the Peterborough area. This Maintenance Supervisor job comes with a basic salary of £45,250/year including shift allowance; OT availability, industry leading training and career development opportunities as well as an excellent company pension scheme and employee benefits package. We hope to speak to suitably skilled and ambitious multi skilled maintenance engineering professionals as soon as possible. This job will require the following Key Skills and Responsibilities: The position requires a wide range of skills and responsibilities including: To support the Site Engineering manager in providing a highly available automation system and a first class site response to the customer, ensuring as far as reasonably practical a first time right policy. Involvement in meetings as and when required. Provide emergency breakdown and maintenance support on equipment and software issues on automated equipment. Controlling maintenance activities on site, speed of response and quality of repair and standards of work. To co-ordinate a team of site technicians and third party repair companies on their activities on site. Implementation of Site quality procedures, safety procedures, and any statutory procedures. Ensure that all spares issues are dealt with efficiently and rapidly. Ensuring the company equipment supplied is well cared for and is always in a presentable/usable/maintained condition. Provide flexibility and the best use of skills and capabilities of the maintenance team on site. We require the following Qualification's/Experience HNC/HND/ONC Apprenticeship/BTEC or City and Guilds in Electrical & Mechanical Engineering or equivalent. Knowledge and understanding in Control software at PC and PLC level Time-served experience in an Automated environment or similar Demonstrable experience in management or supervising teams Proven track record in service maintenance IOSH qualification in Health and Safety. Please note that this position will involve working on a Panama shift pattern. In return for your hard work and skills, we can offer the following: Starting salary of £45,250/year (including shift allowance) OT frequently available Up to 6% Pension contribution matched Excellent employee additional benefits package Industry leading training and career development opportunities both at home and abroad This is an exciting job opportunity for multi skilled maintenance engineering professionals to join a market leading automation systems provider with an array of career paths available both at home and abroad. You will have high aspirations for your career and will hopefully be looking to build a rewarding and ever developing skill set as a Team Leader within a company who genuinely are set up to train you and help you take your career as far as your own motivation and skill set allows. We can also offer an opportunity to become a specialist in all things automation over the course of your career in what is one the sectors of manufacturing that shows the most promise for industry growth in the coming generations and to in doing so surround yourself with like minded professionals every day. This will be supported by industry leading training and career development potential. If you would like more information please contact Colin Reeves on 01384 446121. Otherwise, 'apply' and 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.

Permanent / Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

Shift Maintenance Engineer

We have a requirement for a multi skilled maintenance engineers to join a market leading, multi-national company operating within the automated warehousing field at a household brand name's distribution centre in the West Yorkshire area. This maintenance engineer job comes with a basic salary of £39,000/year includuding allowance, OT available, industry leading training and career development opportunities as well as an excellent company pension scheme and employee benefits package. We hope to speak to suitably skilled and ambitious multi skilled maintenance engineering professionals as soon as possible. Key Responsibilities: The position requires a wide range of skills including: Mechanical strip-down/re-assembly, basic field wiring, machine calibration and system testing Working against a time-frame to complete reactive repairs Service and repair current installed products in a timely manner Interpreting electrical circuit diagrams and work with motor controls Carrying out risk assessments Mechanical aptitude including the ability to read assembly drawings Operate hand tools and be able to assemble parts onto equipment Appreciation of control systems Qualification's/Experience Minimum Level 3 NVQ qualification in Engineering or equivalent Understanding of Non Destructive Technologies and Testing Understanding of PLC's and their function Pneumatic and Hydraulic knowledge beneficial Computer literate with basic Microsoft Office skills Please note that this position will involve working on a Panama shift pattern. This is an exciting job opportunity for multi skilled maintenance engineering professionals to join a market leading automation systems provider with an array of career paths available both at home and abroad. You will have high aspirations for your career and will hopefully be looking to build a rewarding and ever developing skill set within a company who genuinely are set up to train you and help you take your career as far as your own motivation and skill set allows. We can also offer an opportunity to become a specialist in all things automation over the course of your career in what is one the sectors of manufacturing that shows the most promise for industry growth in the coming generations and to in doing so surround yourself with like minded professionals every day. This will be supported by industry leading training and career development potential. If you would like more information please contact Colin Reeves on 01384 446121. Otherwise, 'apply' and 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.

Permanent / Bradford, West Yorkshire
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  • 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