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Colin Reeves

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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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Internal Technical Sales Engineer

Telford, Shropshire £25,000 - £32,000 plus bonus Training + Progression + Pension + Bonus Are you a Sales Engineer looking for a role that will offer you the chance to develop a long and exciting career within a growing and innovative company based in Telford? Are you hungry to earn monthly bonuses and increase your earning potential each and every year? We are recruiting for a lean and innovative engineering company who specialise in providing components, products and full turnkey solutions to the automation and robotics industry both in the UK and overseas. The business is financially robust and responsible one who's owners and directors believe passionately in helping develop the skill base and career potential of each and every member of staff they appoint. In this role as a Internal Technical Sales Engineer, you will be responsible for the following: Supporting the sales and support team with quotations and bid preparation. Working with a wide variety of companies industry in what is a dynamic and fast growing automation and robotics market. Liaising and working with the production, project and service teams to produce solutions for clients needs. For your hard work, you can expect the following: £25,000 - £32,000 base starting salary Bonus for hitting targets Product and industry training A chance to work in newly furnished offices within the growing automation/robotics industry Opportunities to progress your career within a lean and innovative organisation You may already be a Internal Technical Sales Engineer with a background in robotic products, or someone who has completed an associated apprenticeship or degree and is looking for an opportunity to use your degree and knowledge in a technical and commercial setting. If you are one of either, and the above information is of interest, then we would like to hear from you. This is a rare opportunity to join an innovative and robust employer who will reward hard work with outstanding career development opportunities in the coming years with plans to expand their operation abroad with particular emphasis within the USA. If you wish to be considered, please 'apply' or for more information contact Colin Reeves on 01384 446121.

Permanent / Telford, Shropshire

Area Sales Manager - Automation Products

We are looking to speak to experienced and high-performing Technical Sales Engineers who understand the Automation products and components market and are looking to take their career and earning potential to the next level. Our client specialise in providing linear transmission actuator products and high precision planetary gearboxes to a range of well-known, diverse and respected customers throughout the automation engineering industry. An agile and innovative company by nature, they pride themselves the ability to offer full technical support, high quality goods and a best in class standard of customer service, all coming at a sensible price to both the OEM and re-seller market. As the Midlands-based Area Sales Manager, your role and responsibilities would include: Expanding current customer base throughout the Midlands area Maintaining relationships with existing customers in the Automation industry. Selling a range of high quality and high value Linear Guides, Planetary Gearboxes, Slewing Rings, Ballscrews, Racks and Pinions, Screwjacks and more from leading manufacturers We would be interested in speaking with candidates who possess the following: Demonstrable knowledge of automation products. Knowledge and understanding of the UK transmissions market Is based in the Midlands region of the UK Full driving licence essential A track record of successful sales within the Automation/Transmissions sector or products similar to that listed A hunger to win business and significantly boost your own earning potential As the new Area Sales Manager, you can expect the following salary and benefits package: Starting salary of £30,000 - £45,000/year Excellent bonus structure (OTE opportunity to double your salary in first year) Company car and fuel allowance Access to newly furnished office facilities located in Telford area Total autonomy to manage own diary Remote working capability Significant shares in company profits The Automation and especially the transmissions market has never been more engaged across the UK as it currently is. As such, if you are interested in this opportunity as the new Area Sales Manager within the Automation & Transmissions component space, or would like more information, please get in apply or call Colin Reeves on 01384 446121.

Permanent / Sutton-In-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire

Technologies Innovation Assistant - Maidenhead

A rare and exciting contract opportunity has come up for a proactive, efficient and experienced Data Analysis Administrator or Research Assistant to join a specialist diamond manufacturer who have an office based in Maidenhead. Are you a Data Administrator or Research Assistant with a background working in the engineering or manufacturing industry? Do you enjoy a fast-paced, challenging yet vibrant and supportive working atmosphere? If so then we would like to hear from you. The Opportunity... You will be responsible for analysing data generated by the engineering team, creating excel based charts to communicate technical trends in testing and development. Assisting in generating up to date intelligence for ongoing use in support of key projects Contribute to various reports with your own analysis and written documentation Assist in creating technical user documentation Design and manage an appropriate documentation system for data Skills and Qualifications required... Bachelors degree in business or engineering field Understanding of how to independently collect, collate and and analyse data from a variety of engineering sources Experience in primary and secondary research activities Proficient use of Microsoft Office including strong Excel modelling A collaborative and proactive yet organised and detail-orientated attitude to your work Benefits we can offer to you... 6 month contract minimum with opportunity for extension £14.00 - £25.00/hour Opportunity to work for a leading brand in the creation, sale and analysis of equipment and technology within the diamond industry An opportunity to work in a diverse, precise, compelling and progressive environment which cannot fail to enhance your CV, skill set and experience base for future If you feel that you have the skills and experience for this position or would like to know more, then please 'apply' or contact Colin Reeves on 01384 446121.

Contract / Maidenhead, Berkshire

Shift Engineer - Automation

We have a requirement for 3 multi skilled maintenance engineers to join a market leading, multi-national company working within the automated warehousing field at a household brand name's distribution centre in the West Yorkshire area. This maintenance team engineer job comes with a basic salary of £34,000/year plus £5,000 shift allowance. 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 415V 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. 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

National Sales Manager - Woodworking

Sales Engineer Hinckley, Leicestershire £35,000 - £45,000 salary + commission and benefits package A rare and exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Sales Engineer to join this small yet highly successful woodwork machinery supplier. Our client is one of the UK's leading suppliers of new and second-user woodworking machinery and hold an excellent reputation throughout their industry for their honest, integrity and excellent after-sales care standards. You will be responsible for the following: Generating leads for the sale of woodworking machinery throughout England. Taking ownership of potential customer inquiries and converting to sales. Building on existing client relationships and accounts. Approximately 2 days a week away from the office visiting potential/existing customers to develop business and generate sales. Managing own diary around appointments and arranging call backs etc. About You: A proven technical sales professional who enjoys taking incoming customer inquiries and managing the sales process through to a successful sale. Be able to engage prospective customers and generate leads. Able to work effectively without close supervision and must possess good organisational skills. Effective communication skills and the ability to prepare clear and precise reports and presentations. Experience of working in a woodwork machining environment or equivalent sales experience is preferred but not essential. Remuneration: £35,000 - £45,000/year basic starting salary Uncapped commission structure Car allowance Flexible working opportunities Welcoming and friendly working environment This is an exciting opportunity for a strong and enthusiastic sales professional to join a friendly, well-established and supportive team. If you are interested in applying for this role or would like more information please contact Colin Reeves on 01384 446121 or click 'apply' and your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment. Jonathan Lee Recruitment is a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Contracts are those of an Employment Business.

Permanent / Hinckley, Leicestershire

Technical Author - Robotics

A rapidly growing Automation and Robotics company are looking to recruit an experienced Technical Author to join their creative and innovative team. As the Technical Author, you will become a vital member of a team who specialise in providing cutting-edge automated and robotic machinery and process management solutions to a portfolio of prestigious Automation and Robotics clients worldwide. Your responsibilities as a Technical Author in this busy and growing team will consist of the following: Writing assembly, instruction and maintenance manuals with regard to automated and robotic products and machinery. Assisting in the writing in pre-sales documentation, post-sales orders and aftercare and the writing of tenders. To be successful in this Technical Author role within automation and robotics, you will posses the following experience and attributes: Experience in CAD design (across any software) Demonstrable experience of drafting, simplifying and detailing drawings including exploding diagrams to be used in company bids, maintenance and assembly instructions etc A high degree of literacy Ability to accurately understand and articulate conceptual offerings on behalf of the business, tailored to the needs of the client Engineering background desired but not essential Recognised University Degree (or equivalent) in Product Design or similar qualification The role of the technical author is vital to this innovative company's strategy to achieve their short, medium and long term market growth goals. In return for your skills and dedication, you can expect the following re numeration: £30,000 - £38,000 salary + bonus scheme Employer pension contribution Career growth and pay progression opportunities Private medical/Life insurance Generous holiday entitlement and flexible use of bank holiday entitlement A chance to work in a flexible and mature, innovative - team focused environment You may already be working as a Technical author, Document Writer or Proposals Engineer with an element of design and/or manual drawing background from within a technical sector of engineering or manufacturing to be considered a strong fit for this position. If you are also looking to use 2018 to join a company that will enhance your career prospects and to really have the chance to play a significant part in a company's growth then we would like to hear from you. Please 'apply' now or contact Colin Reeves on 01384 446121 for a discussion in confidence.

Permanent / Leicester