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James Randall

Senior Consultant
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  2. james.randall@jonlee.co.uk
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James specialises in recruiting within Food & FMCG manufacturing, covering the following areas: Technical, Quality, Engineering, Production, Supply Chain, Health & Safety, New Product Development and Purchasing.

With over 5 years’ recruitment experience, James progressed from Associate Consultant to Senior Consultant, developing strong knowledge and understanding of engineering and manufacturing recruitment.

James has a real passion for recruitment within Food & FMCG arena, with a desire to be the go-to consultant for the sector. He offers a professional and consultative approach to both candidates and clients.

He has worked with clients in the following industry specialisms:

- Bakery
- Fresh Produce
- Meat
- Dairy
- Food to Go
- Hygiene products and anti-bacterial products
- Contact manufacturing
- Packaging manufacturing

Maintenance Engineer

Maintenance Engineer £38,000 to £41,000 plus Benefits Milton Keynes Manufacturing A fast-paced manufacturing company are recruiting for multiple Maintenance Engineers. Working within a fast-paced manufacturing environment conducting routine, reactive and pre planned maintenance. Shift pattern is 4 on 4 off days & nights.   As a Maintenance Engineer your day-to-day responsibilities will consist of. Reporting into the Engineering Manager you will ensure that plant machinery and equipment meet the required standards to achieve production targets. To work closely with Engineers on shift, to carry out any servicing, repairs, and maintenance. Suggest new projects or working practices to ensure continual improvement in health and safety, quality, performance, and the general functioning of the site. To carry out all Planned Preventative Maintenance to agreed schedule. Monitor the performance of the machinery and equipment, and to be pro-active in avoiding downtime by initiating and necessary improvement measures prior to failure. To ensure that any routine day to day engineering tasks are priorities to be agreed with the Shift Manager and Engineering Manager. Repair any breakdown within the plant or site as requested. Minimise waste levels to achieve business targets. To assist with production, improvements, projects, and reconfigurations as required. An exciting opportunity for a Maintenance Engineer with the following. Apprentice trained Engineer within mechanical or electrical engineering. Confident conducting mechanical and electrical maintenance & fault finding. Knowledge of PLC’s, Scada systems and HMI’s. With the ability to fault find. Understanding of mechanical, electrical, electronic, pneumatic, hydraulic skills. A background working within fast paced manufacturing. Full UK Driving license. If you are a Maintenance Engineer with the right experience and you want to be considered, please apply today or please contact James Randall at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 07947343990.     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 / Milton Keynes

Automation Engineer

Automation Engineer £50,000 to £55,000 plus Benefits Christchurch Manufacturing A fast-paced manufacturing company are recruiting for an Automation Engineer. You will be responsible for automation design, PLC, and HMI programming. You will have a strong automation background with experience programming PLC within a manufacturing environment.   As an Automation Engineer your day-to-day responsibilities will consist of. Reporting into the Engineering Manager you will be a key member of the Engineering team in Issue RFQs for automation projects and generate internal quotations. Manage the quality and cost of automation programs and submit capital applications. Coordinate’s delivery, installation, and integration of custom equipment and robotics with assigned personnel. Write and maintain instructions and procedures for safe operation and preventative maintenance for custom equipment. Trains user site personnel in efficient use of custom automation.  General design, components, and controls for custom equipment. Participation in continuous improvement projects within the plant Works with plant staff to determine processing and automation needs of the facility and provide alternatives for continuous improvement in the plant operations. An exciting opportunity for an Automation Engineer with the following. Degree qualified in Engineering or equivalent work experience.   Experience in high level, PLC-programming including data tracking, indirect addressing, motion control, and sequential function charts. Strong automation design background Excellent mechanical, electrical, electronic, pneumatic, hydraulic skills relevant to state-of-the-art automation. Excellent technical, analytical, and logical problem-solving skills. Full UK Driving license. If you are an Automation Engineer with the right experience and you want to be considered, please apply today or please contact James Randall at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 07947343990. 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 / Christchurch

Production Shift Manager

Interim Shift Manager Competitive Day Rate- Inside IR35 Buckinghamshire Food Manufacturing A food manufacturing company are recruiting for an Interim Shift Manager on a three/four month contract. You will be responsible for managing up to forty heads across multiple production lines. You will have strong food manufacturing experience, with a experience leading teams, driving KPI’s and maintaining high food safety and standards. As an Interim Shift Manager your day-to-day responsibilities will consist of. Reporting into the Production Manager, you will drive food safety and KPI’s across the team. Daily production meetings with production plans and changes. Managing staffing issues and allocation of workloads. Conducting quality, safety, and line checks. Reporting any machinery issues to Engineering department. Collecting data and analysing and reporting back to Production Manager. An exciting opportunity for an Interim Shift Manager with the following. Experienced managing a team within a Food or FMCG manufacturing environment. Production planning experience. Strong man-management and ability to drive team to achieve targets. Awareness and understanding of BRC standards and food compliance. Happy to work a 3/4 month contract. Excellent communication and time keeping skills. Full UK Driving license. If you are an Interim Shift Manager with the right experience and you want to be considered, please apply today or please contact James Randall at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 07947343990. 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 / Buckinghamshire

Cyber Security Engineer

Cyber Security Engineer £40,000 to £45,000 plus Benefits Milton Keynes Manufacturing A fast-paced manufacturing company are recruiting for a Cyber Security Engineer. You will be responsible for IT infrastructure from malicious attacks, from without or within the organisation. Coming from a strong IT background with knowledge of computer systems, security, and IT infrastructure.   As a Cyber Security Engineer your day-to-day responsibilities will consist of. Analyse new technology and implementing new systems and software across the business. Research/evaluate emerging cyber security threats and ways to manage them. Plan for disaster recovery and create contingency plans in the event of any security breaches. Maintain an information security risk register and assist with internal and external audits relating to information security. Working closely with the IT Systems Manager on Monitoring for attacks, intrusions and unusual, unauthorised, or illegal activity. Identify potential weaknesses and implement measures, such as firewalls and encryption. Maintain an information security risk register and assist with internal and external audits relating to information security. An exciting opportunity for a Cyber Security Engineer with the following. A passion for cyber security and a keen interest in IT. Excellent IT skills, including knowledge of computer networks, operating systems, software, hardware, and security. Familiarity with solutions such as Carbon Black, KnowB4, Logic Monitor, and Proofpoint Analytical and problem-solving skills to identify and assess risks, threats, patterns, and trends. Verbal communication skills, including presentation skills, with an ability to communicate. Excellent communication and time keeping skills. Full UK Driving license. If you are a Cyber Security Engineer with the right experience and you want to be considered, please apply today or please contact James Randall at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 07947343990. 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 / Milton Keynes

Sales Engineer

Sales Engineer £35,000 to £42,000 plus Car/Car Allowance & Benefits Manchester Manufacturing A fast-paced manufacturing company are recruiting for a Sales Engineer to cover the North of UK. You will be responsible for driving sales, solutions strategy and account managing customers. You will have a strong electrical or electronic background with experience dealing with OEM manufactured products. As a Sales Engineer your day-to-day responsibilities will consist of. You will help implement a customised business solution, matching the needs of each customer, and utilizing the range of services available. Working collaboratively with the team to deliver a consistent approach to support the business development and implementation strategy from start to finish Be a constant point of contact for the OEM customers through the implementation process Take a focused approach to expand the sales footprint within an account. Driving the OEM Solutions strategy. Work closely with the OEM Solution team and Service Centres. An exciting opportunity for a Sales Engineer with the following. Degree or HNC in Electrical Engineering. Good knowledge of electrical control products gained within a sales environment. Understanding of the sales cycle and managing multiple accounts. Manage projects from start to finish, with excellent organisation skills. Excellent communication and time keeping skills. Full UK Driving license. If you are a Sales Engineer with the right experience and you want to be considered, please apply today or please contact James Randall at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 07947343990. 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 / Manchester

Maintenance Engineer

Maintenance Engineer £33,500 to £35,500 plus Overtime& benefits Gainsborough Manufacturing A fast-paced manufacturing company are currently recruiting for a Maintenance Engineer with an electrical bias working 4 on 4 off days and nights. You will have experience working within a fast-paced manufacturing environment with the ability to perform mechanical and electrical maintenance. As a Maintenance Engineer your day-to-day responsibilities will consist of. Providing engineering support to achieve the plant production targets and pre planned maintenance completion rate to KPI target levels.   Ensure all Engineering Breakdowns are identified and subsequently rectified as quickly as possible. Ensure all recording systems for work completion are correctly compiled with all relevant information detailed. Assist the Shift Operations Manager in minimising machine down time by proposing and introducing improved maintenance programmes & continuous improvement ideas. Responsible for timely completion of all plant PPM schedules and to provide support for all site wide PPM programs. Ensure good communication avenues are prevalent between the Engineering Teams and the Operational teams Work as part of a multi-functional Mechanical / Electrical on-site Team. An exciting opportunity for a Maintenance Engineer with the following. Apprentice trained Maintenance Engineer with an electrical bias. Full UK Driving license. Experienced working within a Multi Skilled Maintenance function within a fast-paced environment. Experience of fault finding, breakdown repairs, completion of preventative maintenance routines on both Mechanical & Electrical equipment.# Working knowledge of Pneumatic & Hydraulic systems Excellent communication and time keeping skills. If you are a Maintenance Engineer with the right experience and you want to be considered, please apply today or please contact James Randall at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 07947343990. 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 / Gainsborough

Workshop Supervisor

Workshop Supervisor £25,000 to £30,000 plus Benefits Dudley Engineering/Manufacturing An engineering manufacturing company are looking for a Workshop Supervisor. You will support the Workshop Manager and progress into the managers role within twelve months. You will have a strong mechanical engineering background with an understanding of hydraulics, gearboxes, and bearings. You will have experience supporting the management of a workshop. As a Workshop Supervisor your day-to-day responsibilities will consist of. Planning and allocation of workshop manpower and resources. Maintaining high health & safety standards across the Workshop. Crosschecking timesheets against clock cards on a weekly basis and authorising employee’s holidays, ensuring all departments are always staffed. Ensure the production schedule is followed as closely as possible with foremen’s input. Allocate available labour to assemble/test/disassemble as per individual modules and to drawing office instructions. Solve problems that occur during the assembly stage and involve production or drawing office for input/modifications. An exciting opportunity for a Workshop Supervisor with the following. Apprentice trained/HNC in Mechanical Engineering or Engineering qualifications. Experience of running and planning workloads and allocation of labour. Understanding of hydraulics, pneumatics, gearboxes, and bearings. Ability to read engineering drawings. Confident in leading a workshop and dealing with staffing issues. Excellent communication and time keeping skills. Full UK Driving license. If you are a Workshop Supervisor with the right experience and you want to be considered, please apply today or please contact James Randall at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 07947343990. 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 / Brierley Hill

Stock Controller

Stock Controller £20,000 to £22,000 plus Benefits Derby Manufacturing A fast-paced manufacturing company are recruiting for a Stock Controller to support the warehousing and planning team. You will control the inventory and stock level across the business. You will have an experience working within a fast-paced warehousing environment with a strong attention to detail and previous background using stock or warehousing systems. As a Stock Controller your day-to-day responsibilities will consist of. Assisting the planning team with controlling inventory levels across the business. Managing stock level against sales and predicted forecast. Supporting the planning team on administration duties and data entry. Work alongside the planning team to seamlessly schedule shopfloor production. Forecasting supply and demand alongside management team to prevent overstocking and running out of stock. Track shipments and address any delays. Support the production planner on duties whilst on annual leave. An exciting opportunity for a Stock Controller with the following. Previous experience working as a Stock Controller, Warehouse Administrator or Inventory controller who is looking for a new challenge. Understanding of stock management process and using warehouse systems. Excellent organisation skills. Excellent communication and time keeping skills. Full UK Driving license. If you are a Stock Controller with the right experience and you want to be considered, please apply today or please contact James Randall at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 07947343990. 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 / Denby

Automation Project Engineer

Automation Project Engineer £40,000 to £50,000 plus Benefits Warrington Manufacturing/Automation & Controls A specialist automation & controls company who work with a range of manufacturing and process companies are looking for an Automation Project Engineer. You will support the Project Manager on installation, design, and project management of automation equipment. You will have a strong controls background with experience managing projects and knowledge of programming and writing PLC’s, HMI’s and Scada systems. As an Automation Project Engineer your day-to-day responsibilities will consist of. Working with the Project Manager you will manage specialist automation and digital specific projects. Management and co-ordination of projects, schedule, costs, stakeholder management and procurement. Coordination of testing, installation, commissioning of new machinery. Creation of handover packs, including manuals, training, standard operating procedures and automation PPMs. Generate disaster recovery plans and procedures for new computerised systems. Complete quality-related activities in accordance with quality-management systems. Design or amend programs to suit the customers requirements. An exciting opportunity for an Automation Project Engineer with the following. Bachelor’s Degree in electrical, automation, or  related engineering field. Writing and reviewing technical documents. Experience working with PLC/HMI (Step 7, WinCC Flex 20008, TIA Portal) Previous experience managing projects from start to finish. An understanding of manufacturing environments. Excellent communication and time keeping skills. Full UK Driving license. If you are an Automation Project Engineer with the right experience and you want to be considered, please apply today or please contact James Randall at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 07947343990. 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 / Warrington

Maintenance Engineer

Maintenance Engineer Negotiable plus shift allowance, bonus & medicash plan Milton Keynes Manufacturing A fast-paced manufacturing company are recruiting for Maintenance Engineers to work 4 on 4 off days and nights. You will have an engineering background with mechanical and electrical maintenance within a fast-paced manufacturing environment. As a Maintenance Engineer your day-to-day responsibilities will consist of. Providing reactive maintenance support to the production operation. Assessing and conducting preventive maintenance, scheduled maintenance, modifications, or breakdowns on production and packaging machines. Working on lines with mechanical, pneumatics, hydraulics, and electrical. Engineering corrective actions to support the Production Line Manager in ensuring that safe product is produced in line with legislation and Quality standards. Actively identify and implement plans to eliminate unnecessary losses such as cost, waste, and inefficiencies Record in the in-house ERP system work performed, spare parts used and replaced parts. An exciting opportunity for a Maintenance Engineer with the following. Apprentice trained or strong Maintenance or Mechanical engineering background. Experienced working with pneumatics, hydraulics, gearboxes and conducting electrical fault finding.   A background working within a fast-paced manufacturing environment. Excellent communication and time keeping skills. Full UK Driving license. If you are a Maintenance Engineer with the right experience and you want to be considered, please apply today or please contact James Randall at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 07947343990. 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 / Milton Keynes
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