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Ed Smith

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  1. 01384 446133
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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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Compliance Engineer

Compliance Engineer Location: Farnborough Industry/Sector: Automation A new Compliance Engineer is required for a leading Automation and Robotics company. My client is looking for a talented and motivated Compliance and Safety Risk Manager. The candidate will have a strong understanding of the regulatory compliance schemes and the process required to specify, test, qualify, document and maintain certifications related to Machine Safety and Functional Safety compliance for domestic and international markets. The role of Compliance Engineer will include the following: Interpret and apply regulations, standards and requirements to new technologies/products Work with external testing houses to ensure certifications are achieved and maintained Conduct external Risk Assessment, Design Reviews, Factory/Site Acceptance testing and launch support Prepare technical files for CE certification Provide Safety & Compliance input during the product scoping to identify any concerns for operators interacting with the equipment Evaluate and review schematics and drawings and provide Safety & Compliance input during product development/early design Create and maintain problem resolution procedures and identify need for new tools to support existing solutions The suitable candidate for Compliance Engineer will need to possess the following competences: Bachelor’s degree in engineering, safety or a related science-based field 5+ years’ experience applying safety principles and addressing safety issues in a manufacturing, warehouse or other operations focused environment Experience working on bespoke robotics/machines Excellent written and oral communications skills with the ability to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical stakeholders Experience supporting safety programmes by means of identifying equipment needs, documentation needs, support equipment needs, staging and support of equipment to be tested, debug capabilities, etc. Experience of interacting with customers, regulatory agencies, test labs, etc. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of machine safety and compliance regulations and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Compliance Engineer role, please contact Ed Smith at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446133 or email ed.smith@jonlee.co.uk. 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 / Farnborough

Project Engineer

Project Engineer Location: Northampton Industry/Sector: Manufacturing/Engineering A new Project Engineer is required for a specialist engineering company. My client has a worldwide reputation as an innovator in low volume, high performance solutions for torque measurement, power transmission and test bed systems across various industries such as aerospace, automotive, energy and oil & gas. We are looking for an extremely motivated candidate, a highly enthusiastic individual who is passionate about engineering and can develop and grow within the role. The role of Project Engineer will include the following: To run and control multiple engineering jobs and have active involvement in a range of projects, to include interaction with internal departments as required. Provide technical liaison from inception to realisation in the specification and / or design, development and commissioning of customer and / or internal projects. Diagnose faults and rectify to validate products. Ensuring designs meet all legislative requirements necessary and comply with company quality procedures. Produce specifications, test documentation and instructions to accurate high standards. Assist with commissioning products as required. The suitable candidate for Design Engineer will need to possess the following competences: Possess the ability and organisational skills to manage projects to timescales and budget. Identify the technical challenges and implementing solutions. Must be an excellent team player with good interpersonal skills with customers. Qualified to either Master or Batchelor degree level in an engineering discipline with regards to mechanical engineering. Experience in technical design and CAD, with the ability to produce 3D CAD conceptual designs and 2D drawings. Self-motivated and enthusiastic, with strong interpersonal skills. Possessing excellent levels of detail and accuracy, and able to shoulder responsibilities. Microsoft packages, to include Excel, PowerPoint, Project, to an intermediate standard. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of mechanical engineering and have project management experience and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Project Engineer role, please contact Ed Smith at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446133 or email ed.smith@jonlee.co.uk. 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 / Northampton

Design Engineer

Design Engineer Location: Northampton Industry/Sector: Manufacturing/Engineering A new Design Engineer is required within an established and growing company. The new candidate will be joining a strong, highly motivated and successful engineering team, who will play a critical role in the progression and future of the business. We are looking for an extremely motivated candidate, a highly enthusiastic individual who is passionate about engineering and can develop and grow within the role. My client is an innovator in low volume, high performance solutions for torque measurement, power transmission and test bed systems. The Design Engineer will study, research and develop ideas for new products and the methods used to make them. Working on a wide range of bespoke rotating machinery, couplings and test beds that must be functional and reliable, easy and safe to use. The role of Design Engineer will include the following: Ensuring are designs are as cost effective and efficient as possible Modifying existing products or processes to increase efficiency or improve performance. Brainstorming design solutions Studying a design brief and researching whether it will work and be cost-effective Performing initial sizing calculations Assessing the usability, environmental impact and safety of a design Using computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-assisted engineering (CAE) software to create viable solutions Conducting and documenting formal design reviews Producing detailed manufacturing drawings and B.O.M. Creating the inspection and test schedule The suitable candidate for Design Engineer will need to possess the following competences: A creative flair and design ability with strong visual and spatial awareness Excellent attention to detail with ability to spot potential errors Strong maths and IT skills Problem solver, self-starter and multi-tasker with good team working mentality Strong written and oral communication Proven time management and procedural abilities Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of design engineering and rotor dynamics and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Design Engineer role, please contact Ed Smith at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446133 or email ed.smith@jonlee.co.uk. 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 / Northampton

Controls Engineer

Controls Engineer Location: Birmingham Industry/Sector: Automation & Robotics A Control Engineer is required for a leading design and manufacturing organization within the automation and robotics industry. We are looking for a pro-active and driven Control Engineer with experience in machine control systems, control panel, circuit diagrams and software. You will provide Cradle to Grave support, identify opportunities, develop proposals and implement solutions that deliver tangible improvements to projects and products. You will ensure all work adheres to Health & Safety guidelines, policies, legislation and requirements. As a Controls Engineer, you will be required to: Design electrical control systems and circuits in order to achieve overall design functionality of the machine in order to meet the machine build plan. Order materials, plan and manage the building of control systems, on time and within budget. Design, write and install PC, PLC, HMI software to machines within customers specification. Common platforms are Omron, Mitsubishi, Allen Bradley and Siemens but other platforms may also be needed to meet customer specification requirements. Commission the electrical installation and associated software and optimize the circuitry and software, so that the machine functions correctly. Attend meetings in order to give status reports and support the day to day management of the project plan Suggest improved methods to existing and proposed designs The Controls Engineer should have the following skills or experience: Be innovative and creative Recognised trade apprenticeship or equivalent engineering qualifications PLC experience – preferably Siemens S7, Omron, Allen Bradley Electrical/control experiences in an automation environment. Experience of working with the pressures associated within a time critical project-based environment Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of control systems and automated machines and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Controls Engineer role, please contact Ed Smith at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446133. 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 / Birmingham

Service Engineer

Service Engineer Location: Birmingham Industry/Sector: Automation & Robotics A new Service Engineer is required for a leading automation and robotics manufacturer within their field. With manufacturing operations in the UK, my client ensures a complete and high-quality design, build and service offering to meet their client’s requirements. My client is looking for a multi-skilled and experienced Service Engineer who can respond to requirements and diagnose, report, fix or install equipment. Previous experience of working in a technical engineering and service position, with a technical qualification or relevant experience in an electrical, robotics or related field would be preferred. Domestic travel is required for this position to support installation, repairs, upgrades and service requirements. The role of Service Engineer will include the following: Become familiar with all aspects of automation solutions and assembling bespoke automated systems. Assist with the manufacture of robotic work cells as required. Attend customer site on short notice to analyse reported issues and perform repairs. Communicate accurately with customers and formally record agreements Assist customers remotely to identify nature of reported issues and resolve where possible, before conducting site visit The suitable candidate for Service Engineer will need to possess the following competences: Problem solver able to overcome unforeseen challenges quickly & effectively Fundamental programming skills advantageous Independent thinker with acute attention to detail Proficient in using hand power tools such as Circular & jig saws, drills & taps. A proven history in mechanical, automation engineering or related discipline Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of automation and you’re a multi-skilled engineer and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Service Engineer role, please contact Ed Smith at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446133 or email ed.smith@jonlee.co.uk. 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 / Birmingham

Business Development Manager

Business Development Manager Location: UK Industry/Sector: Medical Device An exciting opportunity for a UK based Business Development Manager for a leading Medical Device manufacturer and Contract Electronic Manufacture (CEM). In this field based role you will be reporting to the Sales Manager and will require you to demonstrate a pro-active approach to developing new business, delivering consistent growth in sales and profit and have experience of implementing sales plans to achieve agreed targets. We are looking for an extremely motivated, highly energised individual, who can identify growth opportunities and demonstrate tenacity and drive in delivering objectives. The role of Business Development Manager will include the following: Responsible for new business development, identifying new projects and customers. Account management and further business development of a number of existing accounts. Build in-depth understanding of ‘targeted account’ customers in order to match appropriate offerings and develop mutually beneficial solutions Build strong relationships with a broad range of key stakeholders within and outside of the theatre environment in order to secure long-term sales growth Articulate and sell the value proposition tailored to strategic accounts in order to develop long term partnership agreements Strategically co-ordinate internal resources to deliver appropriate Value-Added Solutions The suitable candidate for Business Development Manager will need to possess the following competences: A current and proven Account and Business Development track record Experience within the Contract Electronic Manufacturing (CEM) and/or the Medical Device market sector An excellent understanding of Medical Device processes and strong project management skills Hold experience and demonstrate a pro-active approach to developing new business, delivering consistent growth in sales and profit by developing and implementing sales plans Proven success and ability to take structured approach and having the determination to win. Passionate about customer service, operate with integrity at all times and enjoy working in and contributing to, the on-going success of a highly effective and successful team Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of medical devices and have a proven successful sales background and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Business Development Manager role, please contact Ed Smith at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446133 or email ed.smith@jonlee.co.uk. 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 / London

Mechanical Design Engineer

Mechanical Design Engineer Location: Coventry Industry/Sector: Automation and Robotics Salary: £40,000 - £45,000 per annum A new Mechanical Design Engineer opportunity is available in the automation and robotics industry in my clients busy engineering office. The position involves all aspects of mechanical design including production of initial design concepts, Solidworks component and assembly CAD models, detail manufacturing and assembly drawings, BOM’s and other associated project related documentation. My client is looking for an experienced and qualified Design Engineer with knowledge of robotics/automation/special purpose machinery. The role of Mechanical Design Engineer will include the following: Generate prototype models of new designs and products The primary role is to evolve current product designs to meet immediate customer specific needs Generate 3D models from existing hand drawings and 2D AutoCAD designs Design enhancements to the current product range Creation and managing product BOMs The suitable candidate for Mechanical Design Engineer will need to possess the following competences: At least 5 years + mechanical design engineering experience in the robotics / automation / special purpose machinery industry Solidworks 3d CAD software experience. You will have the ability to work on your own initiative and have an aptitude for practical and innovative design, but with meticulous attention to detail . You will be an experienced engineer qualified to HNC/D or degree level Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of robotics and automation engineering 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 . 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 / Coventry

Design Engineer

Design Engineer Location: Birmingham Industry/Sector: Manufacturing/Engineering A new 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 will include design, reliability engineering, NPI, project management, testing and commercial requirements. The role of Design Engineer will include the following: Develop preliminary sketches or schematics, layouts and detailed assembly drawings Operate CAD (Solidworks) to generate modelling and simulation of existing and new designs to meet engineering specifications using DFMEA, DFM and DFA techniques Implement best practice engineering design processes and procedures to aid and improve business performance. Gather all necessary information to develop cost effective and innovative designs to ensure that products continually meet the demands of the customer and the business objectives. Evaluate the challenges faced by the business and to take action to mitigate risk and develop opportunities. Investigate new markets with research & development of current products. Initiate and develop creative and innovative Value Analysis/Engineering programmes on existing and new products for design and manufacturing improvements. The suitable candidate for Design Engineer will need to possess the following competences: We are looking for a highly motivated, hands on and dynamic design engineer with creativity, enthusiasm, confidence and the drive to make things happen. You must have a proven design/technical/engineering background with an ability to add value. The successful candidate will ideally possess a minimum qualification of a HNC/degree in a relevant technical discipline with proven design credentials. Experience of electro-mechanical engineering. Design experience with Solidworks or similar software using DFMEA/FMEA and knowledge of DFM & DFA techniques is essential. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of mechanical engineering and product design and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Design Engineer role, please contact Ed Smith at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446133 or email ed.smith@jonlee.co.uk. 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 / Birmingham

Goods Inwards Inspector

Goods Inwards Inspector Location: Bromsgrove Industry/Sector: Manufacturing A new Goods Inwards Inspector is required for a well established and growing business. Responsible for Quality Control Inspection of materials at Goods Inwards, patrol inspection of components on shop floor and at Sub-Vendors, when required, to final inspection of finished products, prior to despatch. The role will be responsible for the maintenance and good house-keeping of Goods Inwards storage areas, in accordance with company policies and procedures. The role of Goods Inwards Inspector will include the following: Responsible for ensuring Goods Inwards material is adequately inspected against Purchase Order prior to release to Stores/Production, i.e. dimensional, visual, material traceability, certification, etc., within reasonable time restraints Responsible for in-process inspection of products, machining, fabrication, testing, assembly, packing and completing inspection Route Cards Responsible for ensuring that non-conforming material is identified and quarantined, with supporting NCRs being prepared for issue Carrying out inspection at sub-suppliers, as instructed by the Assistant Quality Control Manager, Quality Control Manager or the Quality Assurance & HSE Manager Responsible for carrying out off-site inspections, as designated by the Quality Control Manager or Quality Assurance & HSE Manager Responsible for carrying out final inspection of products, identifying and issuing final release notes Responsible for the maintenance of the stores to a company acceptable level of tidiness, including Health, Safety & Environmental considerations The suitable candidate for Goods Inwards Inspector will need to possess the following competences: IT literate with excellent Microsoft Office skills, i.e. Word, Excel & Access Minimum of HND/HNC (or equivalent) in a technical discipline (e.g. Mechanical Engineering) Experience in a similar technical quality role Experience of problem solving and continuous improvement techniques Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of quality control and a background in mechanical engineering and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Goods Inwards Inspector role, please contact Ed Smith at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446133 or email ed.smith@jonlee.co.uk. 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 / Bromsgrove
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