Dan Plimmer

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Dan specialises in the sourcing and placement of operations, manufacturing, supply chain, logistics and purchasing professionals within the FMCG and transportation sectors.

With more than 16 years’ experience of delivering the highest calibre recruitment services to both clients and candidates, Dan’s knowledge of the market and his functional expertise means that he is adept at delivering skilled and experienced talent for the most demanding of positions.

He has successfully worked with clients on both retained and contingency search assignments, bringing his dedication to quality and his passion for recruitment to everything he does.

His breadth of experience of working for large corporates as well as SMEs, coupled with his consultative, open and honest approach means that he can add real value to your recruitment process, designing a bespoke solution to best meet your specific needs.

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Engineering Manager

Engineering Manager Suffolk Excellent basic salary, Bonus, 25 days holiday, pension This organisation is part of a wider food group, providing exceptional products to the agricultural sector, not only in the UK, but globally. We are working with them to find an experienced engineer to oversee the management and maintenance of the performance and reliability of all plant and equipment on site while driving for world class standards. You will ensure safety, maximise process efficiency, provide service, product consistency and a safe working environment on a best cost framework. We are especially keen to talk to engineers who have experience of working in the food production, FMCG and aligned sectors. As Engineering Manager, your key responsibilities will be: Always demonstrate consistent Technical and behavioural leadership Ensure compliance with ALL relevant legislation & Statutory Inspections, ensuring health & safety is always suitably prioritised and that teams operate safely Ensure that the achievement of food safety is always a priority Manage the planned maintenance regime for all plant & equipment. Consistently drive energy efficiency improvements and activities Create the budget plan for the financial year and maintain control of spend (by month) Engage with operational teams and support Lean implementation activities Own the 5-year Capital Plan with Central team; Support execution of major site works Assist in the roll out of the new CMMS system We are keen to talk to engineers who have the following skills & experience Multi-skilled engineer; HNC (or equivalent) Mechanical/Electrical Engineering Suitable & relevant engineering experience, perhaps in a leadership role Experience of planned maintenance systems, preferably within the food industry Good health and safety knowledge in legislation and application (IOSH qualification, desirable) A logical and structured thinker, with a strong ability to solve problems Exposure to high volume manufacturing; CI or lean methodologies Strong communication skills; Ability to engage and motivate teams and individuals Resilient personal development focus to continuously improve A degree of hands-on working especially during holidays and unplanned absence cover The role is on days, but the business conducts a 24 hour call out rota. This is an excellent time to join the business as they are going through a period of expansion and strong capital expenditure to improve manufacturing outputs. If you are keen to learn more, please apply. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Bury St Edmunds

Product Support Specialist

Product Support Specialist Cambridgeshire Excellent salary and very good benefits package including pension, bonus, private medical plus 25 days holiday. This organisation is a very well respected and true market leader in is field. They are a specialist manufacturer of equipment which is used in multiple industries and sectors. This is a pivotal role in supporting efficient customer operating environments with their use of automation software, thereby enabling consumer security and safety. As Product Support Specialist you will provide technical support to end users and distributors for their software-based products. You will assist in the training of colleagues and customers to improve their capability in addressing issues and supporting their own customer enquiries. Provide Tier1 and 2 escalation support for issues related to a specialist product groups. You will also form good working relationships with field support teams and acts an interface between site teams and software development teams. As Product Support Specialist you will: • Provide technical support of new and existing product ranges. • Train end customers and distributors to provide improved support for our software products. • Support new users during and after roll-out of new product range. • Continuing support of existing product range producing tracking documentation. • Primary contact of escalated issues covering a specialist product. • Work closely with colleagues to recognise potential issues and initiate a plan to manage. • To managed issues escalated into other teams e.g. Product Support Group and R&D • Identify and new trends and determine issues for resolution/escalation As this position deals with numerous internal and external stakeholders, you will have excellent listening and verbal skills, show a good deal of empathy and support to end users and customers. We are ideally looking for candidates who have HNC or equivalent experience in engineering or similar discipline, training in project management is desirable Technical knowledge and experience will include: Integration of factory automation solutions (software and capital equipment) into production line environments Product knowledge and issue diagnosis of automation software Communications and networking (RS232, RS485, TCP/IP etc) Barcoding and scanning Log file extraction and analysis Working knowledge of control systems, application software, network topology and enterprise systems I/O control to and from control systems (OPC) Data exchange from remote data services Software – installation, operation and training Knowledge of software protocols and tools Software Scripting Capability, Lua, Java C#. PLC programming PC / IT knowledge including registry and network configuration Server installation and configuration VPN and remote support tools Database knowledge and ability to write SQL queries is desirable We are seeking candidates who having the following knowledge: • Customer focus • Ability and willingness to travel • Excellent communication skills, both orally and in writing • Knowledge of MS Office, databases and CRM tools • The ability to take the initiative in a confident and personable manner • Enthusiasm and drive with the desire to broaden knowledge and experience • Ability to prioritise and manage own time, sometimes with minimal supervision • Good organisational skills This is an excellent role for candidates who want to work with a leading-edge manufacturing organisation, that is embracing Industry 4.0 and automated, remote equipment. The position will offer very strong career progression for the right candidates. If you feel you can add value to the role, please apply. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Cambridge

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