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Gareth Simpson

Senior Consultant
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Gareth is a senior recruitment consultant with 12 years experience in the sourcing and placement of maintenance, CNC and tooling professionals within the automotive sector.

He is adept at recruiting hard-to-find candidates, in particular maintenance and toolmaking specialists on both a contract and permanent basis.

Gareth frequently works with with SMEs, forming close working relationships with clients and candidates, primarily based in the UK. He employs a consultative approach to understand their needs and become a trusted member of their supply chain.

Working with honesty and integrity, Gareth is dedicated to supporting his clients and candidates, offering sincere and unbiased guidance to assist in achieving their recruitment needs and career goals.

Browse Gareth's latest jobs

Tool Setter

Tool Setter Salary Dependent on Experience (Call to Discuss) Wolverhampton area FMCG This is a great opportunity for a Tool Setter in the plastics environment; you'll be working for a SME near Wolverhampton on state of the art machinery with plastic as the main material. You'll be overseeing production of this specialised machine to produce low to high volume parts for major FMCG companies. We are looking for the following for the Tool Setter role: Experience of setting plastics based machinery in any environment Relevant qualifications and training Able to perform routine maintenance on the machine (once trained) Diligent worker who is able to work on their own The Tool Setter role is working on days and we are looking to build a shortlist of candidates to present to the company on the 9th February. The company can offer the following for the Tool Setter position: Good basic salary Day shift with an early finish on a Friday Paid overtime Benefits Chance to work on some very bespoke machinery Ongoing training and development (with the potential of some training to be undertaken outside of the UK) If the Tool Setter opportunity is of interest, then apply now as we have only 5 spaces to fill the shortlist. You must be able to attend a face to face interview with myself before the 9th February also so please advise of your availability when applying; apply now by speaking with Gareth at Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Permanent / Wolverhampton, West Midlands

Engineering Facilities Supervisor

Engineering Facilities Supervisor Excellent permanent salary (call for more information) Gaydon (moving to Warwick this year) Automotive This is a very exciting opportunity for an experienced Engineering Facilities Supervisor for a major European Technical Centre based initially in Gaydon; the Engineering Facilities Supervisor position will be overseeing the management of the site and then the move to a new site in Coventry later this year. The Engineering Facilities Supervisor will be working in a new state of the art facility which is principally designed for demonstrator cars, show cars and prototype builds. We are looking for the following for this Engineering Facilities Supervisor position: Experience in running a small workshop team including the workshop and laboratories on-site Background in on-vehicle test and development, electrical & electronic systems and EVs Relevant education and training (ideally an apprenticeship or equivalent) Able to work to deadlines Adopt a professional demeanour and appearance; this is a showpiece facility with glass walls so it's imperative that you are professionally presented This Engineering Facilities Supervisor role is an immediate start and working on standard days; it's a very exciting role and the chance to work on advanced engineering technologies. The company is offering the following for the Engineering Facilities Supervisor Opportunity: Great salary (to be discussed over the phone) Very good benefits package Ongoing training and development Good career path once the move has been completed to the new site If this Engineering Facilities Supervisor position is of interest, then please get in touch with Gareth at Jonathan Lee Recruitment (TMETC.)

Permanent / Gaydon, Warwickshire

Tooling Engineer (Press Tools)

Tooling Engineer (Press Tools) To £35,000 depending on experience (days) Tamworth Automotive This is an immediate start permanent opportunity for an experienced Tooling Engineer (Press Tools) working for a tiered automotive company in Tamworth. You'll be overseeing new tooling development working with the designers, through trials and then on to production; the range of tools are up to circa 400T. We are looking for the following for the Tooling Engineer position: Experience working as a Tooling Engineer in the press tool arena, preferably automotive Able to demonstrate running a project from design liaison to production (new tooling integration into existing lines/production) to include all associated paperwork Relevant education and training (apprenticeship or equivalent) The Tooling Engineer position is an immediate start working on a day shift and the company are offering the following: Good basic salary Benefits including holiday and pension Ongoing training and development If this Tooling Engineer position is of interest and you'd like to know more, please get in touch with Gareth Simpson of Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Permanent / Tamworth, Staffordshire

Quality Engineer

Quality Engineer To £35,000 per annum depending on experience Sunderland/Middlesbrough area Automotive electronics manufacturer This is an immediate start opportunity for an experienced Quality Engineer working for a SME in the North East near Sunderland and Middlesbrough; this is working mainly with Quality Assurance of produced parts and auditing internally to the new IATF standards. We are looking for the following for this Quality Engineer role: Experience at quality engineer level within an automotive company Capable of auditing in-house to TS/IATF standards (registered auditor would be great) Able to work as part of a small in-house Quality team Relevant engineering qualifications and education (degree would be preferable) This Quality Engineer role is to work Quality Engineer on a day shift pattern; the company can offer the following: Good basic salary Benefits Day shift Ongoing training and development If this Quality Engineer role is of interest, then please get in touch now with Gareth at Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Permanent / Durham, County Durham

Electrically Bias Maintenance Engineer

Electrically Bias Maintenance Engineer To £40,000 per annum Taunton Manufacturing This is a great opportunity for an experienced maintenance engineer with an electrical bias; it's working for a company near Taunton that are experiencing growth over this year and last in a variety of manufacturing industries. The maintenance engineer role will be working as part of an existing maintenance team and on a permanent backshift; we are looking for the following for the maintenance engineer role: Electrically bias candidate with either 16th or 17th edition wiring regulations Experienced in diagnosing electrical faults via schematics and PLC's I/O level with any mainstream PLC Appropriate education in an electrical disciplined (apprenticeship, NVQ, ONC or equivalent. The Maintenance Engineer role is on a permanent afternoon shift being Mon-Fri 1400-2200 so you must be happy with this shift to apply. The company are offering the following for the Maintenance Engineer opportunity: Good permanent salary to £40,000 per annum (dependent on experience) Benefits package Ongoing training and development If this Maintenance Engineer role is of interest, the please get in touch with Gareth Simpson of Jonathan Lee Recruitment today.

Permanent / Ilminster, Somerset

Tooling Engineer (Stampings)

Tooling Engineer Excellent permanent salary (call for more information) Telford Automotive We have 2 permanent roles for experienced Tooling Engineers for a leading tier 1 automotive company based in Telford; you'll be working with external toolmakers to deliver new tools, run trials through to production. We are looking for the following for the Tooling Engineer positions: Experience of integrating new build tools into existing lines; these being press tools up to 2,000T Capable of working with external toolmakers to talk through design and agree before commissioning Able to run tools trials before launching them into existing lines Suitable education be it an apprenticeship, NVQ or equivalent qualifications The Tooling Engineer positions will be working on a day shift and predominantly based in Telford with travel to their other UK sites as and when; there is also travel the toolmakers they use which could mean extended UK and worldwide travel also. The company can offer the following for the Tooling Engineer opportunities: Excellent permanent salary (call for more information) Very good benefits package If this Tooling Engineer position is of interest, please do get in touch with Gareth at Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Permanent / Telford, Shropshire

CNC Programmer (DelCAM)

CNC Programmer (DelCAM) Very good contract rates Nottinghamshire Automotive This is an immediate start for an experienced CNC Programmer who can program offline using DelCAM and then prove out the product on the mill (mainly 3 and 4 axis work); this CNC Programmer position is working for a SME in Nottinghamshire and an initial duration of 6 months. We are looking for the following for this CNC Programmer position: Experienced in offline programming with DelCAM Able to then produce the product on a mill and capable of working with 3 and 4 axis standards (Heidenhein controls) Relevant education in Engineering This CNC Programmer role will be machining with aluminium predominantly and the company are offering the following: Very good contract rates (call for more information) 6 month initial duration Set shift of Monday to Thursday 1600-0200 If this CNC Programmer role is of interest, then please get in touch today by giving me a call at Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Contract / Lincoln

Press Toolmaker

Press Toolmaker To £14 per hour (depending on experience) Birmingham (centre) Automotive/aerospace This is a permanent opportunity for an experienced press toolmaker to work for an established Birmingham based company; this is a bench hand role using conventional machinery to produce parts for their own presses. We are looking for the following for the press toolmaker role: Capable bench hand with experience of making small new build tools for presses (if you have Bruderer experience, that would be great) Apprentice trained or equivalent qualifications Background in die maintenance using conventional machinery This is an immediate start press toolmaker role with the company using a 2 stage interview process. The can offer the following for the press toolmaker role: Good hourly rate (permanent role) Paid overtime Benefits Day hours Easily accessible by train If you are interested please apply now or get in touch directly to learn more about the role; please ask to speak with Gareth Simpson of Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Permanent / Birmingham