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Grant Nisbet

Operations Manager
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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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Maintenance Site Engineer

Maintenance Site Engineer Heavy Mobile Equipment Loughborough Salary of £25,000 with OTE c£43,000 Can you offer a recognised Automotive, Construction Plant or Engineering Technical qualification, as a time served engineer in both the workshop and field? This Maintenance Site Engineer role will see you exposed to Heavy Plant and Equipment Engineering in the Quarrying and Aggregates field, delivering a first class Heavy Mobile Equipment (HME) repair and maintenance service for key customers in-line with contractual and business performance measures. You will be responsible for your own safety and that of other team members and working with the Workshop Manager, Team Lead and Site Administrator for the scheduling, maintenance and repair of the on-site HME fleet to ensure customer contractual and business requirements are consistently delivered and exceeded. In addition to delivering and promoting safe working practices, driving a health and safety culture in order to eliminate accidents, key accountabilities in this Maintenance Site Engineering role will include; Support the SHEQ team in conducting risk assessments and implementation of (localised) SHEQ policies and procedures. Support the SHEQ team in conducting near miss, accident and incident management activities (initial report, investigation, corrective actions) Ensure compliance with ISO quality accreditations as appropriate and support both internal and external audits as required. Support SHEQ team in inspection activities as part of internal and external audits and implement recommendations and corrective actions. Participate in relevant SHEQ training and briefings as required and ensure any health, safety and wellbeing surveillance assessments are completed in a timely manner. Attend and contribute to regular toolbox talks and safety briefings to reinforce the health and safety message, and work towards an ever increasing awareness of safety risks involved within the business. Responsible for ensuring that the work place is maintained in a clean and safe condition. Responsible for reporting all Health, Safety and Environmental non-compliance issues, near misses and incidents are reported in a timely manner. Responsible for - the delivery of all repair and maintenance activities to contractual Key Performance Indicators (KPI's) and deadlines in accordance with customer contractual requirements and internal business performance and quality standards. Responsible for following all industry 'best practice' guidelines, health and safety requirements and customer and business policies and procedures. Responsible for providing regular updates on maintenance activity to the Site Administrator and Team Lead to ensure the Fleet Reporting System is accurate and current. Drive to ensure adherence and development of established 'best practice' maintenance processes in-line with OEM recommendations, customer contractual requirements and agreed service and quality parameters and ongoing development of the maintenance provision. Support the delivery of continuous improvement in repair and maintenance performance and cost / value control. Work closely with the Team Leader to support the planning of tasks, continually improve maintenance strategies, manage local consumable and parts stocks, and support the training and development of the local engineer resource. Carry out periodic scheduled maintenance in line with OEM and industry best practice, and in accordance with the forward servicing schedule. Carry out fault diagnosis and unscheduled maintenance in line with OEM and industry best practice, ensuring tasks are prioritised to maximise equipment availability for the customer. Ensure that backlog repairs are captured and reported to the Site Administrator such that they are planned as appropriate and carried out at next most suitable maintenance intervention. Ensure that oils and fluids samples are expedited in a safe and efficient manner such that their interpretation can drive a condition monitoring methodology as required of the project. Ensure that all specialist tools and lifting equipment are calibrated and/or certified fit for purpose as required by industry best practice and legislation. Provide suitable and relevant data to enable the provision of reports and performance dashboards on fleet management and supply chain activities as required. To maintain a professional attitude, building and maintaining relationships with the customer. Key competencies for this Maintenance Site Engineer role will include; Strong customer relationship development skills at a customer site. Ability to develop innovative solutions to problems and maximise opportunities. Takes a positive and pro-active approach to problem solving. Experience of LEAN / Continuous Improvement activities and principles are desirable Results driven and strives to exceed expectations of the customer and business. Works in the interest of the entire business, not just own area of the business. An understanding of IT, fleet management systems and technology and their application in an office and fleet management environment. Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to act as a credible representative of the company . Knowledge of health and safety legislation in an automotive, engineering or HME environment and its effective application. If keen to learn more about this Maintenance Site Engineer role please contact Grant Nisbet for further details.

Permanent / Loughborough, Leicestershire

Condition Monitoring Engineer

Mobile Equipment Condition Monitoring Engineer Heavy Vehicle Fleet Management Coalville To £37,950 Can you provide technical and engineering support to ensure compliant and cost effective repair and maintenance of Heavy Mobile Equipment (20 tonne+) is delivered to the customer? You will ensure 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. The successful Condition Monitoring Engineer will possess; 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 Condition Monitoring 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 / Coalville, Leicestershire

Project Engineer - Facilities Engineers

Contract Project Engineer Transportation sectors Coventry To £32.50 per hour (DOE) Are you interested in joining a market leading organisation, performing a key role within the Engineering Team on large multi-million pound capital projects and offering consultancy services to external customers? This Project Engineer role will expose you to multi-disciplined projects involving building works, specialist test equipment installation, mechanical and electrical service provisions and infrastructure works. The requirement is for an engineer capable of managing internal resources and contractors to complete these projects. Other key requirements for the role will include; Excellent communication skills and therefore an eye for detail and good work ethic. Ability to produce high quality and detailed project documentation, maintain project records and work to agreed budgets and timescales. Managing multi-disciplined projects. Gathering, collating and assembling technical requirements to formulate the scope of projects. Working in a multi-disciplined project team environment. Familiarity with working on construction sites. Ability to assimilate control systems requirements, propose and interpret functionality. A knowledge of protection systems and their application to buildings and test equipment. Core duties in the Project Engineer role will include undertaking project studies; Working with clients to develop project scope and requirement specifications. Developing project solutions. Working with members of the team to develop schematic drawings. Estimating project cost budgets and timescales. Then when a project is approved you will be tasked with delivering the project to agreed timescales, budget and specification. Desired skills for this role include; Proficient with Microsoft Project. Proficient with Microsoft Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint. A good understanding of the CDM 2015 regulations. Able to demonstrate use of AutoCAD to produce block plans and schematic layouts. Ability to organise and monitor project budgets. If keen to learn more about this role please contact Grant Nisbet to speak further.

Contract / Nuneaton, Warwickshire

Manufacturing Engineering Manager - Machining

Manufacturing Engineering Manager Machining Environments Stafford To £57,975 + extensive package Are you 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

Machining Group Manager

Machining Group Manager Manufacturing Rugeley To £57,975 + generous package Are you interested in a role as a key member of the Operations Leadership Team, being responsible for the performance of a team of c.100 employees across a 2/3 shift-working pattern? Ideally you will have previous experience within Machining or Manufacturing Engineering. This role will demand responsibility for the Facility Machining area, a busy and challenging business unit that requires an individual with high levels of commitment and the ability to respond quickly and decisively to customer demands in a rapidly changing environment. You will own and set the overall direction for the value stream in the area, with overall responsibility for PQVC (People, Quality, Velocity, Cost) performance of the department. This role is pivotal to the success of the business and will strongly influence performance during a period of transformation and development, key responsibilities will include; - Elimination of Injuries - Target Zero - Site Safety. - Employee Engagement aimed at instilling a people first mind set through the team. - Defect Free Product Manufacture. Using problem resolution tools to focus on BIQ improvements. - Due Date Adherence. Leading the vision of customer satisfaction. - OEE improvement actions per component stream to maximise uptime and efficiency. - Budget setting, control and management to ensure financial plans are delivered. - Foster a culture of continuous improvement, focused on the customer and meeting key performance metrics. - Develop and lead positive and effective relationships with the shop floor team. - Establish and maintain a process orientated environment to deliver defect free products for the customer and downstream process. - Ensure efficient and accountable cross functional integration of support departments. - Develop and implement near and long term PQVC (People, Quality, Velocity and Cost) plans and ensure the goals are met. - Carries out regular PDP reviews with all employees to ensure ongoing coaching / advice and career development. In addition to Operational Management / Leadership experience for large extended teams, key experience for this Machining Group Manager role will include; - Accountability for delivering against challenging performance metrics. - Performed a pivotal role in effecting a step change in improving performance metrics. - Operated in a key role in effecting a cultural change. - Proven track record of building successful teams through coaching and mentoring. - Demonstrated experience in Six Sigma & CPS initiatives. If keen to learn more don't hesitate to contact Grant Nisbet for further details.

Permanent / Rugeley, Staffordshire

Electrical Facilities Engineer

Facilities Engineer (Electrical) Engineering/Manufacturing Leicester To £40,000 + package Are you interested in a role ensuring the day to day running of systems and services through to major facility projects including new buildings, new equipment and major refurbishments? Working for a key support group to the facility providing guidance and advice to other departments and facilitate the required testing and inspection of equipment and services. As an Electrical Facilities Engineer you will work independently and as part of the Plant Engineering Team. You will have responsibility to manage teams to deliver complex goals and projects, analyse and recommend systems, procedures, training and equipment needs based on facility requirements. Key Job Duties will likely include: Managing and leading maintenance resources performing maintenance and repairs To manage / lead new facility improvement projects To prepare documentation and leads compliance of site electrical systems to a planned maintenance program utilising a Maintenance Management System To co-ordinate electrical equipment maintenance and systems integration Investigating maintenance-related issues and recommends solutions Troubleshooting equipment and systems to prevent downtime Liaising with 3rd parties offsite to ensure compliance Assisting in the design of building changes The verification equipment and systems effectiveness and recommends revision or purchase of new equipment To oversee and lead new Equipment Installation projects Key skills, experience & qualifications required will include: Electrical/Electronic Engineering HNC or equivalent Previous job experience of relevance Previous experience in High Voltage Networks, equipment diagnostics, systems integration and maintenance coordination using Maintenance Management Systems Good communication, interpersonal and teamwork skills If keen to learn more please contact Grant Nisbet at Jonathan Lee Recruitment

Permanent / Leicester, Leicestershire