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Katharine Bignell

Senior Consultant
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Katharine is a BSc (Hons) Product Design qualified automotive specialist, with 12 years experience recruiting in providing a professional and consultative service to global automotive OEMs and suppliers.

Successfully sourcing skilled engineering professionals on both a permanent and contract basis, within her areas of professionalism, manufacturing, project management, production, operations & lean, she is focused on providing a first class experience for both candidates and clients.

With strong account management ability, Katherine manages recruitment projects effectively and provide strong communication lines throughout the process. Experienced in managing contingency based searches, retained assignments and mass recruitment projects, she is driven, organised and has exceptional resourcing skills.

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Manufacturing Engineer

Industrial Engineer £40,000pa - £45,000pa West Midlands An Industrial Engineer is required with knowledge of the implementation of industrial engineering process improvements through the use of continuous improvement and lean manufacturing tools for an established manufacturing site in Birmingham, candidates with experience of the Automotive industry would be well received. Due to an increase in orders this company, a high-volume supplier of automotive products and services requires a forward thinking and proactive Industrial Engineer with strong lean, CI and problem-solving skills for this new permanent role. As a Process Team Leader you will be required to: Design factory layouts. (AutoCAD) Implement new Process layouts Capacity Planning Industrialisation of NPI Cellular Manufacture Manufacture Route Planning Investigating New Plant & Equipment Work Measurements Education / Skills / Experience Good level of standard Education Minimum HNC/HND Knowledge of continuous improvement tools Kaizan, Kanban, Six Sigma, 5Whys, Lean would be beneficial. Good working experience of MS platforms, such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of process improvement, production engineering, manufacturing systems and/or CI seeking to develop your career. In return for your experience, this West Midlands based Automotive company will offer you: Circa £40-45K pa plus benefits Excellent opportunity to progress your career into a more senior role Be part of a growing organisation with significant growth plans over the next 2 years. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of Industrial Engineering, Process Improvement, CI and/or Manufacturing Systems and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Process Team Leader role, please contact Katharine Bignell at Jonathan Lee Recruitment. 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 / West Bromwich

Maintenance Technician - Toyota

Job Title: Maintenance Technician - Toyota Industry Sector: Automotive Permanent Location: Derby Salary: circa £40,000pa Inclusive of Shift + Overtime A new and exciting opportunity has arisen for two Maintenance Technicians to work at Toyota, based at the Burnaston manufacturing plant, Derby, to support the maintenance of equipment, technologies and systems, enabling ‘World Class’ Manufacturing for this high-volume manufacturing plant. As Maintenance Technician you will be responsible for keeping the production line running smoothly and you will become part of our dedicated maintenance team with the opportunity to develop and broaden your skills in this most demanding and fast-moving automotive environments. As a Maintenance Technician, your duties will be to: Maintain plant Machinery & Equipment Improve processes to minimise any disruption to line Reactive & Preventative maintenance on Assembly lines Ability to fault find Electrical & Mechanical issues Be able to work individually & as part of a team As a Maintenance Technician you will have: Flexibility to work a 3-shift working pattern (AMs/PMs & Nights) Experience of working with PLC programs Pneumatic or electrical systems experience Previous Maintenance experience within a fast paced Automotive or Manufacturing environment Electrical & Mechanical Maintenance skills The salary for Maintenance team members is circa £40,000 inclusive of shift premium is payable based on a 3-shift pattern plus any overtime. Your contribution will be recognised by an excellent package of benefits. In addition to an attractive salary, you can look forward to: Pension Life assurance Private healthcare Attractive car schemes 33 days’ paid holiday (including bank holidays) Company sickness benefit Free work wear Subsidised restaurant facilities Company bonus On-site Nursery Childcare vouchers During your first three months, we will assess your skills in each of the following: Electrical systems Mechanical systems Fluid power systems Toyota maintenance systems You’re not expected to be skilled in all these areas and there may be some in which you have no knowledge, however the aim is to assist in tailoring a training programme for you. The training will be on the job training, which will be supported by some off the job training which will take place at our on-site Training Academy. Interest for these positions will undoubtedly be high, so please apply directly to the advert or contact Katharine Bignell for more information at Jonathan Lee Recruitment Ltd. 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 / Derby

Maintenance Engineer - Night Shift

Maintenance Engineer Night Shift (Mon-Thurs) £35,000pa Solihull A Multi-Skilled Maintenance Technician is required with experience of maintaining plant equipment for a high volume manufacturing plant of Automotive components in Solihull. The role requires a Maintenance Technician to work 4 x Night Shifts on a permanent basis (2045hrs - 0600hrs Mon - Thurs) and have experience in both mechanical and electrical breakdowns. As Maintenance Technician you will:- Maintain plant and equipment ensuring production targets are met and breakdowns to a minimum Ensure PPM activities are conducted in line with schedules Able to fault find electrical and mechanical issues quickly and efficiently in a JIS plant Keep all tooling requirements/drawing up-to-date Work with others to consistently improve the plant performance. Able to work a night-shift Mon-Thurs Skills and Experience:- NVQ Level 3 or City & Guilds Level 3 5 Years Post Graduate Experience 5 Years Hands on knowledge 17th Edition of IEE wiring regulations Siemens S7 Basic/ Advanced Problem solving experience in high volume production environment Strong IT Skills, Microsoft Office - Word, Outlook etc Interest for this role will no doubt be high, interested applicants should apply to this advert as soon as possible or call Katharine Bignell at Jonathan Lee for further information. 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 / Solihull

Process Team Leader

Job title: Process Team Leader Salary Range; Circa £35,000 pa plus benefits Location: West Midlands A Process Team Leader is required with knowledge of people management and process improvements through the use of contiuous improvement and lean manufacturing tools for a new manufacturing site in Birmingham, candidates with experience of the Automotive industry would be well received. Due to an increase in orders this company, a high-volume supplier of automotive products and services requires a forward thinking and proactive Process Team Leader with strong lean, CI and problem-solving skills for this new permanent role. As a Process Team Leader you will be required to: Delivering operational KPI’s Working with sales team to ensure production schedules/output meets customer demand Organising and managing direct operatives over two shifts Proactively implementing ideas that improve process safety and efficiency Analysis of daily operational data to ensure short and long term KPI's are being met Managing stock control Managing and ensuring Preventative Maintenance Programs implemented Responsible for site Health & Safety, 5S, and continuous improvement programs Education / Skills / Experience Good level of standard Education Minimum HNC/HND Experienced Production / People manager, ideally from a similar background / industry, but not essential Good working experience of MS platforms, such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc Excellent interpersonal and communication skills This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of process improvement, production engineering, manufacturing systems and/or CI seeking to develop your career. In return for your experience, this West Midlands based Automotive company will offer you: - Circa £35,000 pa plus benefits - Excellent opportunity to progress your career into a more senior role - Be part of a growing organisation with significant growth plans over the next 2 years. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of Team Management, Process Improvement, CI and/or Manufacturing Systems and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Process Team Leader role, please contact Katharine Bignell at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446188 or email Katharine.bignell@jonlee.co.uk 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 / Birmingham

Manufacturing Engineer (CNC)

Manufacturing Engineer 'Competitive Salary' Bridgnorth A Manufacturing Engineer is required with knowledge of CNC Machining within a high volume manufacturing environment. Candidates with experience of the automotive industry would be well received. Due to growth this company, a description based in Bridgnorth requires a dynamic Manufacturing Engineer with machining experience for a new permanent role . As a Manufacturing Engineer you will be required to: Manufacturing process planning CNC offline program creation Training and instruction of others in offline programming CNC cutting tool selection and procurement. Fixture design and procurement when appropriate Customer liaison on design for manufacture and general technical issues Data control, route cards, drawing control, program storage and management Introduce and progress New Products through the shop Liaise with suppliers for sub-contract processing Support costing of new work Setting and operation of CNC machines for the prove out process of new products Technically guide the datum balancing machining section Responsibility for sign off of new programs and hand over to B56 & B52 production teams Responsibility for New Product Introduction in both B56 & B52 machining areas. Introduction of Open Minds Hypermill programming to B56. Any other duties commensurate with the position as requested. The Manufacturing Engineer should have the following skills or experience: Experience of CAM Knowledge of on line ISO programming An in-depth knowledge of technical drawings, geometric tolerances and practices A good understanding of inspection methods. Self motivated and disciplined A confident communicator Able to motivate others Quality orientated Team player Solution provider and good researcher Experience of managing a small team would be desirable Understanding of Open Minds Hypermill programming system Experience of automotive high tolerance component machining in a production environment This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of manufacturing engineer to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Bridgnorth-based automotive company will offer you: - Competitive Salary - Career Development Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of CNC Machining and CAD/CAM and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Manufacturing Engineer role, please contact Katharine Bignell at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446188. 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 / Bridgnorth
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