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Ed Smith

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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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Machinist

Machinist Permanent Bristol Day Shift Salary – Salary up to £30,000 (Plus overtime + Bonus) Jonathan Lee are currently recruiting for an experienced Machinist to join a well-established business based in Bristol. This role is based on a Permanent day shift with lots of opportunity for overtime (weekdays & weekends) As a Machinist you will: Have experience of working with Milling & Turning machinery Previous experience working in a general machinist role Good understanding of Conventional or manual machinery Understanding of maintenance services for generators/motors/pumps Ability to read engineering drawings As a machinist you will: Ability to work individually & as part of a team Experience of working on centre lathes, horizontal borers & other conventional machinery. Be offered full comprehensive on the job training Receive 33 days holiday (including bank holidays) Constant opportunities for overtime Competitive salary Are you a machinist currently looking for a new opportunity? If you are keen to hear more about this role then please get in touch with Ed Smith today at 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 / Bristol

Integrated Systems Test Engineer

Integrated Systems Test Engineer Location: New Malden, London Industry/Sector: Defence An Integrated Systems Test Engineer is required to join a specialist defence contractor with a strong reputation in the marine and naval sector. The successful candidates will be joining to assist in the development of control systems on a defence upgrade project to a major marine platform management system. The role of Integrated Systems Test Engineer will include the following: V&V responsibilities for control systems including software functionality and hardware qualification. Interaction with customer and suppliers to review technical documentation and requirements. Occasional travel to customer sites around the UK. Producing and reviewing project documentation and ensuring project milestones are completed. The suitable candidate for Integrated Systems Test Engineer will need to possess the following competences: Degree or HND qualified in a relevant subject or Software testing experience of complex integrated systems Experience in planning, conducting and reporting Hardware Environmental & EMC Qualification activities. Experience Test Automation experience For this position you must currently hold or be eligible for UK SC level clearance. This is an excellent opportunity for someone with expertise in Verification & Validation activities from within a Systems Engineering lifecycle to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Greater London based company will offer you: Competitive salary Non-standard pension scheme. BUPA Medical Insurance Subsidised lunches Buy and sell holiday Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of control systems and automation testing and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Integrated Systems Test 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 / London

Project Engineer

Project Engineer Location: Derby Industry/Sector: Control Systems Due to expansion a leading turnkey control systems solutions provider is currently recruiting a Project Engineer. You must be ambitious with drive and enthusiasm to work in a friendly and supportive environment where commitment, flexibility and a sense of humour are valued. The Project Engineer will work as part of a project team delivering control systems and automation projects to a Blue Chip customer base. Commutable from: Derby, Nottingham, Burton on Trent, Loughborough, Lichfield, Mansfield Salary: £ 25,000 - £ 35,000 p.a. + benefits The role of Project Engineer will include the following: Working as part of a team to design, implement and test control/integrated systems. Program a variety of PLCs using Ladder Logic, Function block or Statement List methods. Programming and configuring SCADA software packages Competent use of high level programming languages ranging from C, C++, C#, VB and VBA. IP network design and configuration. Design and test ELV electrical panels. Configuration of CCTV, PA and telephone systems over an IP network. Perform a FAT and site commissioning under formal client witnessed conditions. The suitable candidate for Project Engineer will need to possess the following competences: We require technically motivated professional engineers with a degree/HND in control, electrical, electronic or software engineering. You will have at least 2 years’ experience in the control system industry using some of the skills listed above as the role encompasses a variety of technology, locations and responsibilities. Therefore, we offer the opportunity to gain a wide range of skills and experience from technical to project delivery aspects. Suitable for: Controls Engineer, Control Systems Engineer, Project Engineer, Automation Engineer, Systems Engineer, SCADA Engineer, PLC Programmer Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of control systems and electrical/software engineering 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 / Derby

Mechanical Design Engineer

Mechanical Design Engineer Location: Birmingham Industry/Sector: Automation and Robotics A new Mechanical Design Engineer opportunity is available for a client who is in the automation and robotics industry. The position involves all aspects of mechanical design including production of initial design concepts, Inventor 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: Mechanical design engineering experience in the robotics / automation / special purpose machinery industry Inventor 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 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

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

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

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

Electrical Engineer

Electrical Engineer Location: St Ives, Cambridgeshire Industry/Sector: Engineering/Manufacturing A new Electrical Engineer is required within one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of products, machinery and solutions for the global food industry. We are seeking an ambitious and experienced candidate who will organise and drive the electrical activities for the UK site and manage all electrical sub-contractor activity. This role requires someone who is happy to be hands on and also capable of taking ownership of the whole electrical process. This role will be a key part in the development and growth of the engineering function of the business. The role of Electrical Engineer will include the following: Manage and develop all electrical process/procedures, ensuring full compliance and industry standards at all times - highlights risks to Operations Manager and works to find solutions and best practice standards Provides technical input at project bidding phase including specification reviews, drawing reviews, instrumentation selection and procurement/pricing. Hands on Electrical work - testing, commissioning, Instrumentation, Configuration – uses knowledge and experience to satisfy industry standards and develop appropriate working practices and risk assessments Work in partnership with internal QHS- supports product development in accordance with the company and industry standards Witnesses Electrical and Instrumental configuration and set up, loop checking, troubleshooting of electrical, mechanical and software issues Liaises between in-house mechanical project engineers and sub-contractors The suitable candidate for Electrical Engineer will need to possess the following competences: Electrical engineering degree/Technical Trade equivalent, experience with automation Proficient in use of electrical drawing and Microsoft Office packages Strong communication, analytical, influencing skills, - professional, confident attitude Clear and concise verbal and written communication and presentation skills Experience in the food industry an advantage Strong customer facing personality Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of electrical engineering and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Electrical 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 / St Ives

Sales Engineer

Sales Engineer Location: Ideally within 50 miles of Reading Industry/Sector: Industrial Automation - Automotive, Mobile & Industrial Vehicles A Sales Engineer is required for a world leading manufacturer of industrial automation and of sensors and sensor solutions. The role will cover the Southern region of the country and the ideal candidate will be located within the area. We are looking for an extremely motivated, highly energised individual, who can identify growth opportunities and demonstrate tenacity and drive in delivering objectives. This Sales Engineer role is a customer facing role, establishing new relationships and growing the existing customer base. The role of Sales Engineer will include the following: Establish and maintain knowledge of Automation products and application and system’s solutions relevant to the Automotive, Mobile, Industrial Vehicle and Supporting Industries market Sell those products and applications to existing and new customers and develop customer base Achieve targets by identifying sales opportunities, telephoning and visiting customers and potential customers, maintaining an average of 14 visits per week, making sales presentations, preparing and following up sales proposals / quotations Communicate regularly with the Internal Sales Office, the Sales Manager, the Product Managers and Sales Engineer colleagues Maintain and manage CRM and other company databases relevant to the role The suitable candidate for Sales Engineer will need to possess the following competences: Formal qualification in Engineering to at least BTEC HNC/D level or industry-based equivalent knowledge and experience Excellent sales record and proven Account Management skills About 2 years’ experience in a similar role within the Automotive, Mobile, Industrial Vehicle and Supporting Industries Demonstrate the ability to manage “Solution Sale” Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of automated solutions and a strong sales background and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Sales 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 / Reading
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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
  • Once again your Company and team (particularly Ed Smith) are by far the most professional out there.

    Ian Siddle

    Project Lead
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