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Ed Smith

Consultant
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  1. 01384 446133
  2. ed.smith@jonlee.co.uk
  3. Linkedin profile
  4. @jonlee_automate

Ed specialises in the recruitment of technical and engineering professionals to the automation & robotics industry, covering a wide range of applications.

Having spent over 15 years in sales & account management roles, Ed has extensive knowledge and insight into the industry and its specialist needs. Ed’s knowledge, interest and passion for the innovative technologies extensively within Automation & Robotics has aided him with the delivery of assignments.

Ed is dedicated to delivering an exemplary service to both candidates and clients. He approaches each project with professionalism and integrity, ensuring that he takes the time to listen to client’s requirements and provide only the best people for their roles, aiming to find clients and candidates their perfect shortlist or position.

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Project Engineer

Project Engineer - West Sussex - Automation - £35,000 to £45,000 + bonus A Project Engineer is required to join a world recognised manufacturing company in West Sussex. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in robotic and electrical systems. As the Project Engineer your responsibilities will include; Review of client purchase order and attachments together with all sales handover documentation Issue of job instructions to each of the internal departments and specialists Management of departments to ensure completion of job instructions Project control by development and monitoring of programmes Monitor the development of quality plans Drafting of all material, fabrication and equipment purchase order requisitions and specifications As the Project Engineer you will require the following skills and experiences; Excellent project management skills Good understanding of mechanical and pneumatic systems Good knowledge of robotic and electrical systems Knowledge of special purpose design is favourable. If you are interested in this exciting opportunity please click on the link to apply.

Permanent / West Sussex, England

Technical Sales Engineer

Technical Sales Engineer Location: Bromsgrove Industry/Sector: Oil & Gas A Technical Sales Engineer is required with a proven track record of winning orders and building strong relationships with clients. Candidates with experience of the oil and gas industry with a mechanical engineering background would be well received. We are looking for strong commercial sales engineers with technical engineering skills, or experienced technical engineers who are very commercially driven. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a well-established and growing business who are experts in their field of design and manufacture of products supplying predominantly into the Oil & Gas industry. As a Technical Sales Engineer, you will be required to: Ensure sales enquiries are managed and responded to quickly and effectively Ensure quotations for clients are prepared in a competitive manner Ensure calculations of costings are accurate Build strong working relationships with client and agents Win orders and maximise profits Carry out preliminary mechanical design of equipment The Technical Sales Engineer should have the following skills or experience: Proven track record of winning significant value contracts in the Oil & Gas Industry Experience of bidding and successfully negotiating with clients Experience of sales within the Oil & Gas Industry HNC in Mechanical Engineering Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of technical sales and mechanical engineering and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Technical Sales Engineer role, please contact Ed Smith at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446133 or email .

Permanent / Bromsgrove, Worcestershire

Maintenance Lead Technician (Nightshift)

Maintenance Lead Technician Nightshift Location: Nuneaton Industry/Sector: Automation/Electrical Components A Maintenance Lead Technician is required for a leading distributor of electronics, automation and control components. We are looking for a multi-skilled electro-mechanical Maintenance Technician with experience in preventative, reactive and continuous improvement. The role is working my client's nightshift, leading a maintenance team ensuring production downtime is reduced to a minimum. As a Maintenance Lead Technician (Nightshift) you will be required to: Maintain automated warehouse equipment such as conveyors, packaging machines, labelling machines, vertical racking systems, shrink wrapping machines and palletising & cage stacking systems. Work in accordance within a planned maintenance routine and attending to reactive maintenance issues as they arise. Conduct manual and PLC fault finding activity always looking at ways to reduce or eliminate downtime. Respond to calls in areas of equipment failure. Provide shift control and work delegation in the absence of the Shift Supervisor. The suitable candidate for Maintenance Lead Technician will need to possess the following skills and experience: Multi-skilled Maintenance Technician Recognised Maintenance Qualification Experience within an automated warehouse operation is desirable but not essential. PLC Fault finding is essential. Able to interpret electrical, pneumatic and mechanical schematics. 17th Edition certification in electrical wiring is desirable but not essential. Experience with Material Handling Equipment, roller conveyors, and electro-mechanical systems and sensors. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of maintenance services and are willing to work nightshifts and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Maintenance Lead Technician role, please contact Ed Smith at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446133 or email .

Permanent / Corby, Northamptonshire

Site/Project Manager

Site/Project Manager Location: Wolverhampton Industry/ Sector: Automation/Automotive Assembly Lines A Site/Project Manager is required with knowledge and expertise of automated assembly lines and robotic systems. Candidates with experience of the automotive industry within Powertrain would be well received. My client has established a strong reputation in the global automotive marketplace. The successful candidate will manage the key Assembly projects of the business and work closely with the customer to ensure project success and maintain the company's strong reputation. As a Site/Project Manager you will be required to: Ensure that received enquiries are within the capabilities of the company. Issue of RFQ's to specialist companies and the subsequent review of received quotations for suitability. Preparation of technical quotations and cost estimates for changes or enhancements to machinery/equipment and to liaise with Engineering Departments for technical suitability. Contract review activities. Release of received orders into the Engineering and Project Departments of the company. Preparation of Project Technical Specifications. Preparation of Project Timing plans in Microsoft Projects or Excel. Budget control and reporting to company Senior Management. Chairmanship of frequent Project Meetings and attendance at company progress meetings. Supervision of the assembled installation team and close liaison with the Commissioning Engineer. Collation and issue of CE certification in accordance with the Machinery Directives. The Site/Project Manager should have the following skills or experience: Excellent project management skills Good understanding of mechanical and pneumatic systems, ideally in an automotive assembly environment Knowledge of special purpose design with a knowledge of the latest standards. Deadline driven and able to work to immovable deadlines. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have excellent knowledge of project management and Powertrain special purpose machinery and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Site/Project Manager role, please contact Ed Smith at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446133 or email .

Permanent / Wolverhampton, West Midlands

Embedded Design Engineer

Embedded Design Engineer Location: Lichfield Industry/ Sector: Automation A new Embedded Design Engineer is required within an established and growing company. The new candidate will be joining a strong, highly motivated and successful team, who will play a critical role in the progression of the business. We are looking for an extremely motivated candidate, a highly enthusiastic individual who is passionate about their work and can develop and grow within the role. The role of the Embedded Design Engineer will include the following: Provision of design, technical support and commissioning of Electronic control systems Conceptual design, development, prototyping and testing of new electronic control products and associated firmware Translation of customer specification into designs for electronic and control products Continuous improvement of existing products Provision of technical support to internal and external needs on new and existing products through an appropriate means Liaison with suppliers on technical aspects of integration of new products in to product range Design, development and testing of product firmware and software requirement Skills Required: Good understanding of electronics (including design for EMC and volume production / test). Around 3-5 years plus, working in an Embedded Design role Experience coding in embedded C for micro-controllers Defining & specifying product requirements Modern Client & server side Web development Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of embedded design and programming and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Embedded Design Engineer role, please contact Ed Smith at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446133 or email .

Permanent / Lichfield, Staffordshire

Supply Chain Integration Specialist (EDI Specialist)

Supply Chain Integration Specialist Location: Corby, Northamptonshire Industry/Sector: Automation and Electrical Components We are now recruiting for an EDI Specialist with a proactive and driven personality who will focus as the interface between the business and the 3rd party service provider. The role will concentrate on projects to re-design communications with their Carrier Network for both inbound and outbound deliveries via Electronic Data Interchange (EDI). Once established, the continued business-as-usual management of EDI with further trading partners such as stock vendors forms part of the role. As a Supply Chain Integration Specialist, you will be required to: Develop and maintain effective relationships within the Supply Chain function, the Product and Supplier Management teams, trading partners with a focus on transport and to the 3rd party managed service provider. Influence relevant stakeholders to support best possible decisions to improve digital Supply Chain are made. Contribute as expert to strategic, tactical and operational cross-functional decision making within Supply Chain that is aligned to business connectivity requirements Development and testing of new processes so that a friction-less business operation will be enabled. Deliver project work in line with the business needs. Participate in a culture of continuous improvement of people, systems and processes by engaging with, and understanding, the needs of customers and suppliers Being able and willing to take decisions on sound commercial principles The Supply Chain Integration Special should have the following skills or experience: Previous experience of B2B initiatives in a global organisation. Experience in managing relationships with third party managed services Good Knowledge of End-to-End Supply Chain processes and flows Understanding of wider systems and connectivity to integration platforms Good knowledge of relevant EDIFACT & ANSI X.12 standards are required along with knowledge of the main communications protocols such as XML or Web Services. Fluent in English language (written and verbal) Strong interpersonal skills to ensure that communication is confident and effective at all levels of the business and to various stakeholder groups, both written and verbal Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have experience of Electronic Data Interchange or EDIFACT and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Supply Chain Integration Specialist role, please contact Ed Smith at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 0044 1384 446133 or email .

Permanent / Northamptonshire, England
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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