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Kate Stevens

Consultant
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Kate specialises in the recruitment of manufacturing, supply chain and logistics professionals across the automotive sector. Having successfully recruited for major automotive OEMs, Kate is adept at searching for hard-to-find talent in a very competitive market sector.

She works closely with clients to ensure an open communication style and deliver a timely, highly professional and dedicated service for both permanent and contract recruitment. CIPS qualified, Kate is a conscientious and honest individual dedicated to continually improving her functional expertise and market knowledge to ensure the delivery of new talent to organisations.

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Supplier Quality Engineer

Supplier Quality EngineerUp to £35,000 per annum GloucesterAerospace New opportunity for a Supplier Quality Engineer to work for a world leader in aircraft landing and braking systems. Joining the Supplier Quality Team your role as Supplier Quality Engineer will be responsible for: Assessing and approving process and system capabilities externally, conducting Product, Process system and GRP0087 audits to assess suppliers for compliance. Working closely with internal manufacturing, you will provide assistance and provide advice on parts transferring externally. You will form strong links with our suppliers to ensure seamless New Product introduction and facilitate transition of parts within the supply base. Your communication style, both oral and verbal, will allow you to promote Lean principals and allow you to train and develop suppliers in FMEA, Statistical methods and other quality tools in line with our DVI processes. You will maintain the DK6000 approved vendor database and other databases as required with the appropriate documented reports. You will also conduct any other duties requested which, are directly associated with the role. You must hold a full driving licence and current passport and have a willingness to travel to all continents at short notice. Candidate skills & experience: The ideal applicant will be HNC or graduate calibre and have an in-depth, working knowledge of Quality Management System implementation, ideally to recognised Aerospace standards (AS9100 & 9102). You will be competent in the application of quality standards and procedure and have strong problem solving methods to support the business and supply base as appropriate. The ideal candidate will be an experienced Auditor, preferably as Lead Assessor level and you must hold a full driving licence and passport as overseas travel will be a prerequisite part of the role. This a permanent role working for a well-known aircraft equipment manufacturer based in Gloucester. If you are interested in the above role? Please contact Kate Stevens or Sarah Gilbert at Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Permanent / Gloucester, Gloucestershire

Industrial Engineer - 35423

Industrial EngineerUp to £26.00 p/h LtdWolverhampton/WhitleyAutomotive An opportunity has arisen for an Industrial Engineer to work for this luxury automotive OEM based in the West Midlands area. Joining the Powertrain Manufacturing Engineering (PTME) department as an Industrial Engineer you will be responsible for: Developing our new, technologically advanced powertrain assembly facilities that are currently under design and manufacture Work closely with the Engine Programme team, PTME Programme Managers and Engine Plant Manufacturing Operations Ensuring the achievement of manpower targets and successful launch of programmes and model years Assist and support Product Development and Manufacturing Engineering to develop processes and facilities to ensure that the most efficient product and processes are developed and delivered Assisting in the development of manufacturing best practice (benchmarking) productivity ideas and tools ensuring that these are incorporated into the programme and work on design for assembly analysis through virtual programme phases. Driving continuous improvement by establishing a specific course of action, and appropriately manage time, tasks, budgets and resources to ensure a first class service to our customer base. Skills Required: Must be qualified and experienced in M.O.S.T. synthetic time system Good knowledge of MS Office Applications (PowerPoint, Excel, Word and Project) An ability to work with others / lead a team and influence the design and process to optimise productivity; Ability to work in a fast moving/changing environment Experience Required: Design for assembly analysis through virtual programme phases. Line balance generation This is a 12 month contract role working for a well-known automotive OEM, the role is based between two sites: Wolverhampton and Whitley and is offering an hourly LTD rate of up to £26.00. If you would like to know more about this role, please contact Sarah Gilbert or Kate Stevens at Jonathan Lee Recruitment as soon as possible.

Contract / Wolverhampton, West Midlands

Project Lead - 2368

Project Lead £18.70 PAYE Bournville, Birmingham FMCG Primary Duties: Manage and lead projects, defining technical plans and ensuring successful execution with adherence to agreed time lines for the Minimising Chocolate platform. Keep up to date records on projects including time lines, budgets and milestones. Develop solutions to problems, ensure compliance to technical policies & procedures and deliver technical input to address business needs. Organise and execute pilot, field and supplier trials, including data analysis, data monitoring and data correction. Deliver results and interpretation, draw conclusions with business relevant recommendations to support programme. Share-point organisation of existing information and facilitate good project storage Create and maintaining literature reports within the "Inventing Joy Framework"; collating details of work both internally and externally with our competitors. Manage specific external resources linked with project tracks. Provide coaching and guidance to more junior project team members. Skills Required: 3 Key Skills: Technical rigour Learning on the fly Initiative - Proven track record of problem solving and applying innovative solutions to difficult technical challenges. Skills Preferred: Computer literacy (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) Data analysis Experience Required: Experience of machinery development. Experience of managing projects and external resources Experience of working on technically complex projects with a high level of technical unknowns. Machinery safety. Proven track record of machinery development. Attention to detail, with strong project management skills. Excellent organisational skills, including time management and priority setting. Able to adapt personal style to work in international environment. A team player, with the ability to work independently and on own initiative. Ability to Learn on the Fly Excellent presentation skills and the ability to influence others. Must be fluent in English Experience Preferred: Engineering experience within the Food Industry - hygienic design, food safety etc. Education Required: Degree or higher qualification in Mechanical Engineering (or similar) Interested in the above role? Please apply to Kate Stevens or Sarah Gilbert of Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Contract / Bournville, West Midlands

Quality Champion

Quality Champion Up to £26.40 Ltd Automotive Oxford Seeking a Quality Promotion Coordinator to work for this prestigious automotive OEM based in Oxfordshire. The Quality Promotion Coordinator will have overall responsibility the improvement of the quality culture and customer focus throughout all working levels in across the plant. Key role: Quality Promotion/Champion initiatives and cultural change programmes should be developed and implemented to increase associate pride and commitment to our automotive brand, increase the workforce awareness of best quality practices and methods and highlight the link between associates actions and the customer. Key responsibilities: * To help generate innovative ways to engage people and to promote the need for quality. * To support changing the culture within production areas that it is OK to ask for help and admit a mistake. * To help develop pride and loyalty to the product and company. * Obtain input for, and create, Quality newsletters and communications (using a range of media). * Generate ideas for Quality Promotion campaigns, ideas, initiatives. * Continuous Improvement of processes. Skills and experiences required: Experience of change communication or internal communications for a manufacturing organisation. Experience of developing cultural change programs would be beneficial. Ability to communicate complex messages simply. Highly developed communication & Influencing skills. Previous experience of writing / newsletter production beneficial. High IT literacy - Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc. Publisher, Adobe Acrobat desirable. Experience of dealing with print and design agencies beneficial. Good project management skills. Ability to organise workload and operate without the need for daily management. Credible at all levels. Valid UK Driving Licence. The role will be contracted until the end of 2018 with further extension likely and offering an hourly rate of up to £26.40 LTD. Interested in the above role? Please Apply TODAY! If you would like to know more about this role, please contact Sarah Gilbert or Kate Stevens at Jonathan Lee Recruitment

Contract / Oxfordshire, England

Quality Engineer (Body Electronics) - 34811

Job title: Systems Quality Engineer (Body Electronics) Salary Range: up to £20.00 p/h Location: GaydonIndustry: Automotive Seeking an experienced Systems Quality Engineer with a solid understanding of systematic problem solving and FMEA generation. Position Description: Working within the Body Electronics area the candidate will be working on the customer warranty claims for the area which includes exterior lighting, interior lighting, roof systems, wiper systems, ambient lighting. Skills required: Investigate issues, systematically work through the problem, and diagnose the faults, with the support of the system/component experts within the team to understand root cause. Drive the issues to resolution, track the progression of each issue, and implement permanent corrective actions to prevent these failures occurring in the future. Work with the system experts in the team generating system FMEAs for the features within our domain to ensure that all avenues have been covered in the system design and future failures are reduced. 2 KEY SKILLS REQUIRED: Systematic problem solving - ability to logically step through problems to ensure robust issue investigation and resolution implementation. FMEA training - ability to create and work through an FMEA generation for a system in order to close all gaps and potential failure escape points. Experience Required: Full UK drivers licence Timekeeping and self-discipline in managing own responsibilities Logical methodical problem solving techniques Education Required: Electronic qualification This is a 12 month contract position offering an hourly rate of up to £20.00 based at Gaydon. It is imperative that applicants demonstrate and prove their eligibility to work in the UK. If you have any questions about this role please contact Kate Stevens or Sarah Gilbert of Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Contract / Gaydon, Warwickshire

Project Engineer - 34897

Job title: Project Engineer (Forming Technologies) Salary Range: £22.50 p/h Location: Gaydon Industry: Automotive Seeking a Project Engineer with an understanding of materials, and material properties and processes specifically relating to forming technologies. Key responsibilities: Assist in projects to improve efficiency and reduce lead-times. Contribute to standardising material testing equipment and procedures across supply based and within our Press Shops. Supporting activities to ensure all incoming material is quality assured before going to press. Contribute to the creation and maintenance of material related process standards e.g. blanker and `Head of Line specifications. Support the timely ordering of material for TTO, HLTO and Production Ramp-up for all new Model Programmes. Contribute to material supplier identification, developments and performance assessments. Monitoring non-processed scrap rates and supporting activities to minimise avoidable scrap Skills Required: 1) Understanding of materials, and material properties and processes specifically relating to forming technologies. 2) A working knowledge of steel and aluminium manufacturing and press shop facilities (e.g. blast furnaces, cast houses, rolling mills, heat treatment lines, cut to length and blanking lines, destackers, reoilers, presses, etc. 3) An ability to analyse and assess large amounts of data and relevant previous experience in material quality assurance or similar. Experience Required: Suitable applicants are likely to possess a relevant degree or PhD although this is not essential if the individual can evidence the necessary capabilities. Experience Preferred: Proven ability in delivering tasks &/or projects within tight timescales. Strong MS Office (Word, PowerPoint and Excel) skill set and experience of Google tools. This is a 12 month contract position offering an hourly rate of up to £22.50 based at Gaydon with regular travel to each of our Press Shops (Castle Bromwich, Solihull, Halewood) anticipated and as well as occasional overseas travel. It is imperative that applicants demonstrate and prove their eligibility to work in the UK. If you have any questions or you are interested in applying to this role please contact Kate Stevens or Sarah Gilbert of Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Contract / Gaydon, Warwickshire

Press Tooling Engineer - 34632

Job title: Press Tooling Engineer Salary Range: up to £27.00 p/h LTD Location: Gaydon, Castle Bromwich, Solihull, Halewood Industry: Automotive Seeking an experienced Tooling and Launch Engineer with a solid understanding of Complex Pressed Tooled Parts. Skills and Experience Required: Press Part development - Understanding in an automotive arena Experience in delivering launch activities supporting pressed part/Body in White assembled parts Experience in delivering launch activities supporting pressed part/Body in White assembled parts. Assisting the Tooling Engineer/nominated supplier during the build maturation phases of the project. Demonstrable experience in Launch, Tooling development, Supplier Technical Assistance in BIW. Be the direct link between the production plant and the suppliers/toolmakers/JLR tooling Engineer, responsible for ensuring appropriate, build support, reporting and issue resolution. Possess a suitable back ground in body construction/ press tool development Proven track record of project/programme delivery, through launch planning LQOS support activities Education Required: Educated to Degree level or equivalent qualifications in a related field. Additional Information: Locations: Gaydon, Castle Bromwich, Solihull, Halewood This is a 12 month contract position offering an hourly rate of up to £27.00 LTD based at various locations. It is imperative that applicants demonstrate and prove their eligibility to work in the UK. If you have any questions about this role please contact Kate Stevens or Sarah Gilbert of Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Contract / Gaydon, Warwickshire

Applications Engineer

Job title: Sales Applications Engineer - System Simulations Salary Range: up to £35,000 to £40,000 p/a Location: Shoreham Industry: Engineering A global engineering consultancy based in Shoreham is seeking an experienced Applications Engineer. As Applications Engineer you will be responsible for supporting our UK customer base on physics-based software dedicated to system level simulations. This is a customer-facing role which requires ensuring that end-user customers receive timely and high-quality customer care. Key responsibilities: The primary responsibility is to support and help grow customer use of our physics-based system simulation package called IGNITE Deliver Application Engineering projects on time and to budget Identify potential Application Engineering leads from support enquiries Provide model setup, execution and analysis Provide customer- training courses, for which the successful candidate will be responsible for generating the training material Ensure timely communication regarding product updates (documentation and releases) to customers Report customer feedback to product management and development teams Working with colleagues in technical consulting to collect and coordinate data used on projects Assist with technical presentations and product demonstrations Support product evaluations by potential customers Create example applications to support the commercial team Support Application Engineering Manager with proposal input The ideal candidate should have proved expertise in system simulation packages, and experience with mathematical modelling using Modelica language is a definite plus. In return our client can offer you a permanent position based in Shoreham and offering an annual salary of c. £30,000 to £35,000. For further information about the roles please contact Kate Stevens or Sarah Gilbert of Jonathan Lee Recruitment. Similar simulation tools: Modelica based tools (Dymola/ Simulation X), Simulink, Python / Matlab, Amesim, Vsim, AVL Cruise/GT Drive

Permanent / Shoreham-By-Sea, West Sussex

Weights Engineer

Weights Engineerup to £36,000 p/a Cwmbran Aerospace Weights Engineer opportunity working for a world leader in aerospace equipment and systems for commercial, regional and business aircraft. Key responsibilities: To ensure current designs are interrogated for total mass properties according to project schedule. Fully support the engineering team to implement weight optimisation processes. To maintain project weight tracking document to schedule. Ensure mass calculation tools are robust and its use is enforced. Continuously improve mass properties tools and methodologies. Understand and enforce set of CAD model/product structure criteria to ensure weights are accurate. Review checklists and Detailed Design Specifications Provide technical support and KPI's to support the business unit. Key skills and experiences: Qualified to a minimum of HNC/HND or an equivalent qualification in an Engineering field, the successful candidates will be able to demonstrate the following: Good 3D Catia V5 background but further training will be provided if required. A good understanding of Smarteam structure and procedures. Good mechanical engineering skills ideally from an Aerospace background, but from any field with transferable skills - mechanism design, machined parts, composite structures, vacuum formed plastics etc. Good oral and written communication - must be a competent user of Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc. Good mathematical/numerical skills to generate cost and weight data KPI's. Self motivated and capable of independent decision making and managing time to meet project schedule. A proven track record of effective design and on time/cost delivery of projects. This is a permanent position offering an annual salary up to £36,000 based in Cwmbran. If you have any questions about this role please contact Kate Stevens or Sarah Gilbert of Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Permanent / Cwmbran, Torfaen

Engineering Change Coordinator (BOM)

Engineering Change Coordinator (BOM) £18.00 to £20.00 p/h LTD Peterborough Off-highway A Engineering Change Coordinator is required to work for one of the world's leading manufacturers of off-highway machinery and diesel and natural gas engines. Responsibilities: Implement design changes that impact multiple facilities in the UK and Overseas. Management & facilitation of Design Changes - both NPI & Current Products. Key role for the creation and release of Drawings across multiple facilities UK and Overseas. Daily contact with Global Engineering Team, Including working with Internal support groups Assessment of a Bill of Material (BOM). Creation and Maintenance of MFG/Pro content via Design Change - requires expertise in MFG/Pro & Teamcenter. Can be trained if the right candidate is found. Working with a wide network of supporting functions to enable the implementation of a design change. To apply for this position you should have some of the following: An understanding of Engineering Releasing, Manufacturing Releasing, and Engineering Manufacturing Change Control procedures. Requires good oral and written communications skills and excellent problem solving and analytical skills. Must be highly motivated. Project Management skills. Microsoft software skills are Essential but training will be provided. Siemens Team Centre software knowledge would be of benefit but not essential. Unfortunately candidates requiring visa sponsorship CANNOT be considered for this role. To apply you MUST have either an EU/UK passport or a Visa that does not require sponsorship. The position will be a long term contract role based in Peterborough and paying a rate of up to £20.00 Ltd Co per hour. Interested in the above role? Please contact Kate Stevens or Sarah Gilbert of Jonathan Lee Recruitment to apply immediately.

Contract / Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

Engineering Project Lead

Engineering Project Lead £42,000 to £50,000 (DOE) Cwmbran Aerospace Engineering Project Lead opportunity working for a world leader in aerospace equipment and systems for commercial, regional and business aircraft. Key responsibilities: Management of cross functional engineering delivery team Monitor and control costs, product cost and delivery schedule Purely focused on delivery Experiences and skills required: Ability to work on own initiative and make decisions Strong planning skills People management skills Experienced in project and delivery management HNC/HND minimum Ideally aircraft interiors or aerospace. Would also consider from any complex design/development/delivery environment (eg Auto) This is a permanent position offering an annual salary between £42,000 to £50,000 based in Cwmbran. If you have any questions about this role please contact Kate Stevens or Sarah Gilbert of Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Permanent / Cwmbran, Torfaen

Electrical Project Engineer

Electrical Project Engineer Up to £32.00 Ltd FMCG Wigan, Lancashire Seeking to recruit an experienced Electrical Project Engineer, to work within a Capital Projects team who are responsible for Electrical / Control Projects. The work includes the design, implementation, installation and commissioning of projects and provides the opportunity to work within a very successful blue chip company. The ideal candidate must have: Electrical Engineering experience within the food & beverage or FMCG manufacturing industries and a sound knowledge of electrical and P.L.C. systems. Overall knowledge and understanding of a wide variety of electrical systems and their installation methods. Time served apprentice with relevant electrical qualifications. Good people management and motivational skills. The ability to work under pressure to meet set deadlines. The ability to plan ahead, co-ordinate and prioritise workload. Duties include: writing specifications, liaising with and managing contractors, ensuring designs are to electrical standards, providing support for commissioning teams, control of project budget and delivery to plan. This is a 12 month contract role, based in Wigan and offering an hourly LTD rate of up to £32.00 (depending upon experience). Looking for a candidate who can start immediately! Please contact Kate Stevens or Sarah Gilbert of Jonathan Lee Recruitment to discuss further.

Contract / Wigan, Greater Manchester

Manufacturing Engineer

Manufacturing Engineer£38,000 to £48,000 + benefits Peterborough Off-highway A Manufacturing Engineer is required to work for one of the world's leading manufacturers of off-highway machinery and diesel and natural gas engines. Key Responsibilities: lead key projects and play a lead role in the development and implementation of new and existing manufacturing processes in Combustion Engine Assembly, Test and Finish support process alignment, product introduction & asset utilisation projects throughout global engine facilities successfully introduce and implement new/existing products into full production produce global manufacturing engineering standards ensure latest manufacturing technology is being used to increase efficiency and economy of operations ensuring delivered within time and budgetary targets work with external suppliers to design equipment, buy off new equipment, and approve specifications for modification of equipment be directly involved in the resolution of quality defects, utilising root cause analysis, 8D and other 6 Sigma tools apply techniques for determining work balance within workstations and adjoining processes participate fully in Quality Management Systems and manufacturing APQP activities e.g. developing Process Flows, PFMEAs, Control Plans, Standard Work Documentation etc. Skills, Qualifications and experiences: Previous Manufacturing Engineering experience Project management experience in a manufacturing discipline Experience of introducing new products Experience of implementing Lean manufacturing tools and techniques, utilisation of problem solving and root cause analysis tools Must be able to communicate effectively with individuals at all levels of the business and build collaborative relationships Some travel required (5% - 15% of working time) Bachelor's degree in Manufacturing Engineering or a Technical Engineering discipline (ideal) Knowledge of Combustion Engine Assembly, Test or Finish processes (ideal) Experience of automated equipment installation and/or programming and controls Knowledge of manufacturing systems such as ERP, PLM or manufacturing execution systems Experience of 3D modelling or 2D CAD experience (deal) This is a permanent position based in Peterborough and offering an annual salary between £38,000 - £48,000 (depending on experience) plus benefits. Interested in the above opportunity? Contact Sarah Gilbert or Kate Stevens of Jonathan Lee Recruitment as soon as possible, our client is actively interviewing!

Permanent / Peterborough, Cambridgeshire