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Ed Smith

Consultant
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  1. 01384 446133
  2. ed.smith@jonlee.co.uk
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  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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Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

Senior Mechanical Design Engineer Location: Lichfield Industry/Sector: Automation A Senior Mechanical Design Engineer is required within an established and growing engineering company, offering a complete turnkey solution from design and manufacture to installation, commissioning and on-going maintenance. 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 Senior Mechanical Design Engineer will include the following: Conceptual design, prototyping and testing of new products Continuous improvement / value engineering of existing products Provision of test support Delivery of technical training Liaison with suppliers on technical aspects of integration of new products in to product range Compile supporting technical documentation The suitable candidate for the Senior Mechanical Design Engineer role will need to possess the following competences: Relevant degree or demonstrable experience working in a relevant product design and development environment. Experienced Solidworks user. Knowledge of materials and manufacturing processes (e.g. machining, extrusion, plastic and alloy moulding, MIM, pressed metal powder and sintering, sheet metalwork etc.) Design of mechanical and electromechanical devices (e.g. small gear boxes, motors, etc.) Experience if Rapid prototyping, and additive manufacturing. Project management of whole product development cycle Design development from concept to series production Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of design engineering and electromechanical devices and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Senior Mechanical Design Engineer role, please contact Ed Smith at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446133 or email .

Permanent / Lichfield, Staffordshire

Mechanical Design Engineer

Mechanical Design Engineer Location: Felbridge Industry/Sector: Automation and Robotics A new Mechanical 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. Engineering within a multi-disciplined department the role will need the ability to communicate design information with different disciplines and adapt designs to suit; new designs will typically be completed in 3D but the modification of existing machines may be carried out in 2D or 3D. As a Mechanical Design Engineer, you will be required to: Conceptual layouts for new machines and modification to existing machines Detail design of assembly systems. Integration of proprietary equipment into bespoke designs. Creation of 3D models. Modification of existing equipment using 2D designs typically in AutoCAD. Presentation of designs at internal and customer reviews. Creation of detail drawings and bills of material plus checking of designs and drawings by others Producing engineering calculations where required Preparation of FMEA's, risk assessments and technical construction files Fault finding and analysis of machines during build and test both in house and on customer sites Liaising with project engineers, customers, suppliers and other departments Interfacing with electrical hardware and software / commissioning engineers Creating documentation for manuals and machine related documentation The Mechanical Design Engineer should have the following skills or experience: Educated to a minimum HNC in mechanical engineering or equivalent Experience in special purpose design with knowledge of assembly techniques Ability to work under time constraints and pressure in a calm and logical way. Ability to manage multiple projects at once. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of automation and mechanical design and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Mechanical Design Engineer role, please contact Ed Smith at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446133 or email

Permanent / East Grinstead, West Sussex

Proposals Engineer

Proposals Engineer Location: West Midlands Industry/Sector: Fire Protection A new Proposals Engineer is required for a leading designer and supplier of fire protection systems. We are looking for a pro-active and driven Proposals Engineer with experience in estimating and costing who has preferably worked previously within the sprinkler industry. You will ensure all work adheres to Health & Safety guidelines, policies, legislation and requirements. My client is experiencing continued growth within the market and is looking to expand and add to the existing excellent team. Based in the West Midlands you will be ideally located in this area. Key responsibilities as a Proposals Engineer: Reporting in to Director level you will be responsible for preparing accurate and competitive tender documents for projects. Responsible for liaising with clients and customers, discussing technical requirements and presenting solutions to satisfy their needs. Estimating and producing detailed quotations accurately ensuring pricing and profit margins are maintained. Responsible for ensuring Health & Safety and the Environmental requirements are met on their projects in line with the procedures in the Quality, Environmental and Health & Safety manual. Effectively communicate project needs and expectations to team members and stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion. Build, develop, and grow any business relationships vital to the success of the tender. Background and experience: Post-secondary education, HNC, ONC, BTEC or 'A' Level. Minimum 2-3 year's experience within an estimating role preferably within the sprinkler industry encompassing cost management and client relationships. This role offers an outstanding career development opportunity and the chance to join a well-respected market leading business. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of estimating and experience of sprinkler systems and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Proposals Engineer role, please contact Ed Smith at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446133 or email .

Permanent / Stourbridge, West Midlands

Maintenance Technician

Maintenance Engineer Location: Nuneaton Industry/Sector: Maintenance and Engineering A Maintenance Engineer is required for a leading distributor of electronics, automation and control components. We are looking for a multi-skilled Maintenance Engineer who you will support with the delivery of technical projects and technical support for both MHE and Building Services, whilst achieving a first-class level of Health and Safety, compliance and customer satisfaction. The successful candidate will provide technical and operational support to all teams where possible, dealing with and resolving any day to day issues for Technicians - being the liaison between the office and shop floor. As a Maintenance Engineer you will be required to: Help and assist with projects, improvements and repairs to equipment. Liaise and manage contractors, suppliers and Repairers including PTW and Audits, ensuring all tasks are managed in a timely manner. You will also help with risk assessments, attend H&S Meetings, assist the on-site CI team with bi monthly meetings and assist teams in driving their CI projects to a successful conclusion. Other duties will include obtaining quotes for parts e.g. Motor/gearboxes, Motor resolvers, Sorter pec's, LHD Motors, Crane carriage parts, maintaining stock system via NPI forms. Taking delivery of spares and assisting admin with allocation to teams and liaising with teams for return to stores/stock. Pack and dispatch parts for specialist repairs and track parcels to ensure delivery/SLAs. The Maintenance Engineer should have the following skills or experience: Ability to coach and lead on Technical issues / problem solving. Recognised trade qualification ONC or equivalent Previous experience in a similar industrial environment Able to interpret electrical, pneumatic, mechanical and PLC drawings and schematics Knowledge of H&S legislation. Experience of working within a time critical, distribution/operational/manufacturing environment. Experience of managing contractors. Knowledge of PLC's and control systems Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of industrial electrical equipment and have a maintenance background and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Maintenance Engineer role, please contact Ed Smith at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446133 or email .

Permanent / Nuneaton, Warwickshire

Conveyor Technician

Conveyor Technician Location: Corby Industry/Sector: Distribution A Conveyor Technician is required for a leading distributor of electronics, automation and control components. We are looking for a multi-skilled electro-mechanical Technician with experience in preventative, reactive and continuous improvement on conveyor machinery. You will provide Cradle to Grave support, identify opportunities, develop proposals and implement solutions that deliver tangible improvements to operations and the facilities department. You will ensure all work adheres to Health & Safety guidelines, policies, legislation and requirements. As a Conveyor Technician you will be required to: Work closely with the Operations, Facilities and Project teams providing appropriate, quality communications. Prioritise own workload, respond quickly to incidents, effectively, repairing or making adjustments to ensure maximum up-time, safety and efficiency of the equipment in more than one location. Take ownership of workshop to ensure all of the above is supported e.g. Spares availability, improvements, sourcing items etc. The Conveyor Technical should have the following skills or experience: Recognised trade apprenticeship or equivalent training and experience Computer literate with knowledge of MS Office and Planned Preventative Maintenance Systems Mechanical experience in a logistics or manufacturing environment Experience of working with the pressures associated within a time critical distribution/operational/manufacturing environment Proven track record of fault finding and hands-on technical experience and expertise. Excellent data analysis and problem-solving skills for the evaluation of logistics and technical issues. Ability to build and influence relationships across cultures and across functions. Ability to challenge and generate own ideas in a team environment. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of conveyor systems and materials handling industry best practice and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Conveyor Technician role, please contact Ed Smith at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446133 or email .

Permanent / Corby, Northamptonshire

Technical Sales Engineer

Technical Sales Engineer Location: Birmingham Industry/Sector: Manufacturing and Engineering A Technical Sales Engineer is required for an engineering materials handling manufacturer. We are looking for an extremely motivated, highly energised individual who is experienced in reviewing customer applications on-site and presenting a pragmatic technical solution confidently. This Technical Sales Engineer role is suitable for candidates who are experienced in reviewing customer applications and discussing solutions clearly showing technical knowledge. As a Technical Sales Engineer you will be required to: Work with the client to create an engineering specification and concept design. Liaise internally with the CAD Design Engineer. Be commercially aware and focused with business development, account management and relationship building. You are expected to be aware of and report on business levels, competitor activities and new industry developments. Candidates need to understand and be able to operate in both direct and indirect routes to market. Candidates must be capable of presenting technical products to a range of customer groups. The Technical Sales Engineer should have the following skills or experience: Communicate at a technical level to all stakeholders Identify and discuss in detail customer requirements Select most appropriate products which match the specific requirement of the customer Present proposals confidently which will include product demonstrations Overcome objections and win business Be commercially aware and focused with business development, account management and relationship building Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of material handling equipment with sales and engineering experience 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 / Birmingham, West Midlands

Automation Engineering Specialist

Automation Engineering Specialist Location: Nuneaton Industry/Sector Warehouse Automation An Automation Engineering Specialist is required for a leading distributor of electronics, automation and control components. We are looking for a solution driven Development Engineer with experience in warehouse automation and leading distribution improvement projects e.g. process, layout and equipment. This exciting new opportunity will lead distribution centre improvement projects including providing insights, expertise on innovative solutions, improving and implementing automation, equipment and process improvements across Europe. As an Automation Engineering Specialist, you will be required to: Research and provide advice on automation solutions for the business, leading distribution improvement projects e.g. process, layout and equipment. You will analyse space and sizing requirements for installation, optimising layout and coordinate reviews of all assigned projects including submissions and drawings. You will evaluate equipment providers via a tendering process and then coordinate the purchase, installation and trouble-shooting to ensure full resolutions of any issues. You will audit installations and ensure they are delivered as expected. This is an office based role with exciting opportunities to visit facilities and distribution centres globally. The Automation Engineering Specialist should have the following skills or experience: Relevant experience of working with, and maintaining, automated equipment (conveyors, robots, cranes, lifts, shuttles, etc.) Excellent awareness of latest mechanical handling equipment and technology and their suppliers Strong PC skills on Microsoft packages, as well as relevant experience of design software and warehouse management system software Confident, professional and persuasive people skills from routinely dealing with senior managers, engineers and contractors Ability to prioritise workload, working to deadlines, whilst remaining calm under pressure Analytical skills and ability to translate complex data and technical specifications into clear information for managers CI qualification re Lean & Six Sigma to at least a Green Belt standard Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of warehouse automation and project engineering and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Automation Engineering Specialist role, please contact Ed Smith at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446133 or email .

Permanent / Nuneaton, Warwickshire
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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
  • I would like to mention Ed Smith; one of your consultants who I have been working with for the last couple of years. He has helped me on a number of roles and no matter what the position, he stands out as a recruiter from all the agencies we use on our PSL. I have given him so many different roles and I don’t know how he does it, but always produces great quality candidates, managing the process with the utmost professionalism. A few months ago I recommended him to my colleague who had a project starting in Germany and again, Ed out-shone every other consultant/agency working on it. He is so professional and efficient – he is always my first call when I am realising a position.

    Ayesha Condon

    Lead Recruitment Partner - UK