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Grant Nisbet

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Grant is an expert in the recruitment of operational, quality and manufacturing professionals within the automotive sector, supporting OEMs, SMEs, tier 1 and tier 2 suppliers.

Working on a contingency or retained basis, he has successfully recruited for companies based in the UK, Europe and Middle East, ranging from graduate to senior management and executive level appointments.

He is BA (Hons) Business Management qualified and has specialised in technical recruitment for over 15 years, delivering the highest calibre recruitment service.

Both clients and candidates benefit from his technical understanding, sector knowledge and his consultative approach; gaining an in-depth understanding of their needs and adopting a working partnership to form long-standing relationships.

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Manufacturing Engineering Manager - Machining

Manufacturing Engineering Manager Machining Environments Stafford To £57,500 + extensive package Consider yourself a recognised expert in manufacturing & machining processes who can offer significant experience of managing new products into existing manufacturing process streams? This is a key leadership role within a Technical Services organisation, the successful candidate will be responsible for supporting the Manufacturing Operation and Product Groups by managing specific technical functions, supervising Manufacturing Engineering and support functions for current manufacturing processes, new process justification and implementation, machines, equipment, tooling, work standards, NC programming, gage planning and technical troubleshooting to provide the most efficient and economical manufacturing and assembly of quality products. Leading a team of manufacturing engineers using computer aided design to provide work instructions and NC and robotic programs to the machining manufacturing operations team, you will also oversee facility layout, area allocations and related regulatory compliance. Other core responsibilities for this Manufacturing Engineering Manager post will include; Ensuring optimum use of equipment and space in support of changing production requirements. Coordinating release dates and availability of machines, equipment and material schedules to satisfy demand. Directly working with other teams and suppliers, requires that the successful candidate demonstrates skill in negotiation, building consensus and achieving compromise to agree project deliverables and milestones. Representing their function in key forums such as Design Reviews. Evaluating and promoting new manufacturing processes. Establishing standards and working with other teams to resolve problems related to process, tooling & equipment. Working jointly with marketing, engineering and customer services areas on concurrent product and process designs to ensure products and processes are of robust design and support economical production. Providing project management support for major systems and equipment installations. Managing new product introduction programs including coordination of product design, component processing and financial management to assure customer expectations are met whilst achieving functional and cost targets. Adhering to established standards, policies and practices relating to quality, cost reduction, safety, ergonomics and affirmative action. Identifying & implementing training, development and motivation for a staff capable of completing objectives and implementing cost reduction projects, ensuring concurrent product and process design and meeting the requirements of the manufacturing process. Key desires for this manufacturing Engineering Manager role will include; An Engineering, Technical or Science degree or relevant proven technical experience is essential. Extensive experience of engine component machining and manufacturing processes gained whilst working for an Engine Manufacturer or similar company. Excellent Analytical skills, able to interpret complex technical date and make recommendations. Previous experience using 3D modelling tools (Vis Mockup). Previous experience using project & programme management systems. A self-starter with strong technical leadership skills. Ability to communicate technical information effective. If keen to learn more please don't hesitate to contact Grant Nisbet for more details.

Permanent / Stafford, Staffordshire

Operational Sales Administrator

Operational Sales Administrator Bromsgrove Automotive Manufacturing c£26,000 Can you offer knowledge of MRP/ERP systems and experience of processing orders efficiently, management of customer order deliveries, tracking against sales forecasts and the upkeep of new business pipeline data? Essentially you must ensure that the customer receives the correct products at the correct price on the correct date. You will maintain the tracker for sales v budget, reporting trends to the sales team and other stakeholders. Other core duties in this Operational Sales Administration role will include; Assisting the Sales Manager as required with component price sourcing from suppliers The reviewing of incoming orders against contracts to ensure correct pricing, products and terms of sale are quoted (in line with contract review) Liaison with customers to ensure status understanding on the receipt of RFQs for expected projects Liaison with the production and planning teams to achieve the best lead times and stock availability Ensuring accurate customer information is transferred on to the ERP system Providing order acknowledgements to the customer and informing of delays if they may occur Working with the manufacturing team on a daily basis regarding at risk orders Maintaining customer orders and associated records, ensuring ERP system information stored is correct and up to date The role will suit someone with a strong customer focus and desire to progress within an organisation. It will require good administration skills, attention to detail and a methodical approach, a knowledge of Microsoft systems is essential. If keen to learn more please contact Grant Nisbet for further discussions.

Permanent / Bromsgrove, Worcestershire

Production Supervisor

Production Supervisor Heavy Machinery Manufacturing To £50,000 + package Stafford Can you offer experience of managing and leading teams (50+) and being responsible for managing area metrics in busy manufacturing environments? You must be able to demonstrate experience of budgetary control, implementing continuous improvement programmes and leading change within a manufacturing area (Engines experience a strong desire). The Production Supervisor (who may also known as Section Manager) will be held accountable for leading production employees to execute machining, assembly, test, paint and engine finish processes within the manufacturing facility to deliver a a market leading product to exceed customer expectation; utilising lean manufacturing principles in driving for PQVC (People, Quality, Velocity and Cost) improvements. Core duties in the Production Supervisor role will include; The planning, facilitating and delivery of schedules and production requirements Taking a proactive lead to safety management across all production processes Exceeding product quality and cost targets through effective prioritisation of and workforce utilisation The implementation of lean manufacturing improvement tools To ensure that corporate compliance policies are implemented in order to support internal and external accreditation Staying in control of manpower planning and development; running briefing meetings, leading employee engagement etc If keen to learn more about this Production Supervisor role and to explore the highly attractive benefits package please contact Grant Nisbet for further details

Permanent / Stafford, Staffordshire

Machine Condition Engineer

Machine Condition Engineer Leicester c£37,500 Can you provide technical and engineering support to ensure compliant and cost effective repair and maintenance of Heavy Mobile Equipment is delivered to the customer, ensuring that equipment is serviced and inspected correctly in-line with OEM recommendations (including statutory inspections) and identified residual defects are reviewed and actioned appropriately to ensure operational and safety performance is maintained whilst promoting optimum whole life cost of the asset? You will need to offer: Knowledge of heavy mobile plant and auxiliary equipment rules and legislation. Good technical knowledge of heavy mobile plant and auxiliary equipment. Good knowledge of equipment operating costs and the important part that effective condition monitoring plays in optimising whole life costs of an asset. Ability to develop and maintain effective customer and supplier relationships. Recognised construction plant and equipment qualification Experienced in overseeing repair and maintenance activities in the workshop and in the field. Some of the key duties in this Mobile Equipment Machine Condition Engineer will include; To provide technical support to the business and customer in terms of asset on-boarding, asset specification changes and any asset disposal or return condition processes. Ensuring that a stable plan for scheduled maintenance events for all assets across the region is in place and maintained, these include but are not limited to Scheduled Service Events and Inspections, LOLER and PUWER examinations and Brake Testing - the specification of the scheduled service event is to be in-line with OEM recommendation, customer requirement and statutory regulations as appropriate. Managing and maintaining communication with customer sites in relation to all service events and inspections events including recommended course of action in the event of any failed inspection events. Making sure that Warranty and Recharge jobs are correctly identified, processes are adhered to and component core returns are actioned as required to ensure maximum recovery for the business. Reviewing Fluid Sample Reports to ascertain condition of asset components and ensuring that appropriate actions are taken - updating to reflect the course of action and updated with any documentation. To review Telemetry / Diagnostic based data from downloads (internal and OEM) to ensure timely interventions are made and provide recommendations on developing faults and asset operation. Making sure that Mobile and Site Based Engineers time sheets and job cards and service / defect reports are received, checked and entered appropriately. Review invoices to ensure supplier end costs for repair and maintenance events match quotations and where discrepancies are present manage resolution with supplier to satisfactory outcome. If keen to learn more about this role please contact Grant Nisbet for more details.

Permanent / Leicester, Leicestershire

Electrification Quality Engineer - 34336

Electrification Quality Engineer - 34336 Automotive Powertrain To £27.23 per hour Coventry Can you offer a sound technical knowledge of vehicle systems, involving Powertrain and Electrical sub-systems and components, an understanding of Quality and Diagnostic activities and the ability to identify concerns and identify solutions to overcome? In a role leading activities with the Electrification Quality function you will offer experience of technical analysis and problem resolution and Service sector design requirements. Duties will include: Current Vehicle Quality metrics and issue management Escape point analysis, process control & Prevent Recurrence Root Cause analysis by Observation & Data analysis Problem definition, team based Problem Solving Processes (Technical & Process) Lean principles and Process Mapping/Analysis Monitor/manage the improvement, verification and implementation of issue resolution, liaising with suppliers Liaise with Plant Teams on resolution and robust engineering projects closure Manage the Supplier Quality Review process Report Quality project status both internally and at supplier review forums. Implementation on all forward model programmes. Drive requirements is for a person who can drive the internal behaviours, with the quality deliverables at the forefront of delivery. Interaction with other departments within Electrification, Powertrain, Electrical Engineering and other areas of the business, e.g. Manufacturing and Service. Desired skills for this Electrification Quality Engineer include; Sound experience of Powertrain, Electrical systems Successful experience of technical analysis and complex problem resolution Complex understanding of Service environment requirements - automotive diagnosis and repair Good communication, interpersonal and presentation skills - with an ability to apply inventive ways to steer issues toward resolution Self-motivated with the ability to deliver with minimum supervision If keen to learn more please contact Grant Nisbet. 34336

Permanent / Coventry, West Midlands

NPI Project Leader

NPI Project Leader Battery System Production Brighton To £55,000 + package Are you a of Degree/HND calibre in a technical discipline with a professional project management background and clear track record of achievement in an engineering or technical or manufacturing environment? This role offers an excellent opportunity to be involved in the growth phase of an exciting new venture, in a field that is increasingly relevant to the future of the automotive industry - typical projects will range from clean sheet implementation of new battery pack assembly lines for niche volumes, through adding capacity and capability to existing facilities to concept studies for early life projects. As NPI Project Leader you will be required to; Lead all NPI activities for future battery system production programmes, with responsibility for achieving key deliverables and timing, within budget Be the main point of management contact, externally (end customer and key suppliers) and internally (senior management and production) with respect to project delivery, launch readiness and manufacturing sign-off Drive continuously improving performance in all disciplines up to product launch Coordinate purchase, quality assurance, process and engineering disciplines deployed in the project Work with the supply chain through component prototype stages to production launch and SOP Construct, update and forecast the project plan, driven by key project gateways, management of lead times and resource deployment Assess overall project timing and financial performance and report to senior management The successful applicant is very likely to offer the following; Knowledge of manufacturing process and documentation including: DFMEA, PFMEA, Control Plans Proven experience of working with and implementing lean manufacturing principles Understanding of APQP and PPAP of components Ability to deploy problem solving techniques such as 8D systems Knowledge of ISO9000, ISO14000, ISO26262 & TS16949 Proficient IT skills Flexible to travel within UK & overseas from time to time Proven leadership and interpersonal skills Able to lead meetings, reporting & presenting to Suppliers and Clients Experience in Automotive Engineering (preferably in battery systems or related technology) Possess a keen interest in the state of the art for battery systems, their future evolution and the consequences for their manufacture Conversant in manufacturing methods relevant to battery assembly (preferably including knowledge of precision welding, cell conditioning and EoL testing) If keen to learn more about this NPI Project Leader role please contact Grant Nisbet

Permanent / Brighton, East Sussex

Launch Quality Engineer - 34796

Launch Quality Engineer - 34796 To £33.80 per hour Coventry Automotive Can you offer a proven track record operating within a BIW, Metrology / Measurement or Quality area? Have you the aptitude for analysing dimensional reports for parts and components and assemblies? Can you offer experience of tooling, gauging and checking media and the ability to write technical reports? In this role you will be required to; Drive single panel maturation and root cause analysis to deliver exceptional product requirements through the use of the Part Co-ordination Fixture (PCF) system and toolkit. Close interaction with Stamping Engineering and vendor tooled component suppliers will be required and you will need to clearly document and share any error states and prioritise appropriately for corrections. Utilise great organisation skills to be able to co-ordinate all of the components required to build a complete body structure. Use your assembly tooling and measurement knowledge to review the PCF tooling from the concept design and manufacture stages through to final buy off and onsite installation. During the prototype and launch delivery phases, you and your small team of measurement technicians will assembly parts and assess the key interfaces utilising the Parts Co-ordination Fixture system. Create reports and develop action plans for improving the dimensional integrity of the supplied parts. Keep the build on track you'll create detailed timing plans and review your progress, providing regular status reports to the lead project engineer. Desires for this Launch Quality Engineer role will include; A valid driving licence and ability to travel. Experience in metrology and manufacturing engineering as well as Six Sigma experience as Green Belt or Black Belt are beneficial Closure Assemblies and/or Cladding Processes experience would be ideal but not a necessity A minimum HNC qualification, though a Degree is desirable. For more details please contact Grant Nisbet at Jonathan Lee Recruitment

Contract / Coventry, West Midlands

Manufacturing Engineer

Manufacturing Engineer Peterborough Vehicle Manufacturing To £40k + package Would you like a cross-functional role requiring a high degree of expertise in manufacturing technology, quality processes and tooling, ensuring the application of sound technical manufacturing engineering skills in both project and process based environments? This Manufacturing Engineer role is an exciting step forward for any individual wishing to develop their project leadership skills and their career within Manufacturing Engineering, support in further educational development is available also. A knowledge of Engine Manufacturing would be highly desirable. Key duties in this role will include: To provide manufacturing engineering support for process alignment, product introduction & asset utilisation projects throughout the business. To successfully introduce and implement new/existing products into full production. To produce global manufacturing engineering standards. The planning and coordinating the procurement, installation and capability of new manufacturing facilities, controls and related equipment, ensuring latest technology is being used to increase efficiency and economy of operations, ensuring they are delivered within time and budgetary targets. To be directly involved in the resolution of quality defects, utilising root cause analysis, 8D and other 6 Sigma tools as necessary. The application of techniques for determining work balance within workstations and adjoining processes using appropriate tools and technologies. Working with external suppliers to design equipment, buy off new equipment, and approve specifications for modification of equipment. Ensuring full participation in Quality Management Systems and manufacturing APQP activities e.g. developing Process Flow's, PFMEA's, Standard Work Documentation, Control Plans etc. It is expected that the successful candidate for the Manufacturing Engineer role will be able to offer; Experience of manufacturing automation installation and/or programming and controls Industry knowledge and/or experience of deploying Industry 4.0 methodologies (machine connectivity/learning, data analytics, digital manufacturing, cobots, Virtual/Augmented/Mixed reality solutions etc.) Working knowledge of corporate based Enterprise Resource Planning systems, such as MFGPro, Product Lifecycle Management systems, specifically: Teamcenter, Knowledge and use of Virtual process planning tools such as Teamcenter VisMockup Experience of working with Manufacturing Execution Systems such as Paperless MES 3D Modelling or 2D CAD experience Previous experience as a Manufacturing Engineer developing and implementing process/assembly solutions within a medium volume production environment Demonstrated manufacturing project management experience including implementation of complex and technically challenging projects Experience of implementing Lean manufacturing tools and techniques, utilisation of problem solving and root cause analysis tools If keen to learn more please contact Grant Nisbet to discuss further.

Permanent / Peterborough, Cambridgeshire