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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

Manufacturing Engineer Ilminster £42,000pa A Manufacturing Engineer with knowledge of new and existing manufacturing processes including documentation, equipment and procedures is required for a progressive company in Ilminster, who produce products for the Scientific, Aerospace and Space sectors. As Manufacturing Engineer, you will support the improvement of manufacturing methods, tooling, fixture, and process flow for this exciting business based in Ilminster, Somerset. Manufacturing Engineer Responsibilities:- The generation/updating of new/existing manufacturing documentation and equipment requirements for product manufacture. Development and deployment of processes, fixtures and tooling required for assembly tasks Proactively identify improvements and apply change management. Investigate production and process issues providing technical support Lead and/or support technicians and process engineers. Deployment of best practice concerning process yields, process takt times and process profitability. Working within the NPI process and undertaking tasks as assigned within project RASIC Present project risks and solutions early within the product life cycle so allowing the business opportunity to respond. Conduct / support Design Reviews at key product introduction stages. Support Customer Service in their communications with external customers. Develop key networks with internal departments, other G&H sites, customers, suppliers and other third-party service providers. Reduce variability in manufacturing by providing standard work methods, process flow and repeatability. Support Business system deployments such as COPQ (SQPD), Lean, CI, NPI cost reduction programs within the manufacturing centre. Manage the obsolescence process for the manufacturing activities, with a clear understanding of Single point failure and its mitigation. Knowledge, Skills and Experience Personal Attributes 5 year + Experience of working within Manufacturing Engineering teams within a NPI environment Results orientated lead by site KPI’s Experience in problem solving techniques Flexible approach to working to meet project deadlines Proven capability to learn and implement new skills and processes. Attention to detail and understanding of the business environment Ability / robustness to self-prioritise work packages within a dynamic agile NPI Environment The Manufacturing Engineer will have strong written and verbal communication skills and experience of leading multi-disciplinary teams, process mapping, PFMEA/control plan development, applicants with an understanding of machining processes and finishing would be at an advantage. Please apply for this role today, should you have any questions then 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 / Ilminster

Manufacturing Engineer

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

Field Sales Engineer

Field Sales Engineer £35,000pa - £40,000pa Birmingham Industrial Food Equipment A Sales Engineer is required with knowledge of providing customers with a great first impression and identifying account and business development opportunities. Candidates with experience of selling food processing equipment or special purpose equipment would be well received. Due to expansion this company, a leading food process equipment supplier based in Birmingham requires a resilient Sales Engineer with strong communication skills for a new permanent role. As a Sales Engineer you will be required to:- Be the ambassador for the company and have the ability to work within a small team to increase profitability and raise brand awareness. Candidates will need to have proven track record in territory management and the sale of capital equipment, ideally within the food industry. You will develop long term client relationships and provide a consultative solutions to your sales approach, understanding the product base and clients requirements. The Sales Engineer should have the following skills or experience:- Previous experience in service would be an advantage. Engineering background at degree level or similar would be beneficial and a strong background of customer support. Willingness to travel around UK & Ireland to support customer base. Strong organisational and administrative skills and have a consultative approach to sales. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of Sales within engineering to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Birmingham-based FMCG company will offer you: £35,000pa to £40,000pa Car Pension Bonus Training Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you are an enthusiastic, resilient individual seeking to join a vibrant and dynamic team, please apply to this advert today. If you have any questions about the Sales Engineer, please contact Katharine Bignell 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 / Birmingham

Service Engineer

Service Engineer £35,000pa Birmingham Industrial Food Equipment A Technical Service Engineer is required with knowledge of providing customers with technical support, with the ability to carry out schedule maintenance, support with training and the installation of new equipment at customer site locations. Candidates with experience of the food processing industry would be well received. Due to expansion this company, a leading food process equipment supplier require a resilient Technical Service Engineer with strong communication skills for a new permanent role. As a Technical Service Engineer you will be required to:- Will be the first point of contact for customers to service and support. You will build rapport with customers to find the right solution every-time. Work with customers and support with maintenance, breakdowns and training. The Technical Service Engineer should have the following skills or experience:- Engineering background at degree level or similar would be beneficial with a background in customer support. Willingness to travel around UK & Ireland to support customer base. Have excellent customer service skills to diagnose faults and resolve issues. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of Service Engineering to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Birmingham-based FMCG company will offer you: £35,000pa Rising to £37,500pa after 6 months Use of a Company Car Pension Training Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you are an enthusiastic, resilient individual seeking to join a vibrant and dynamic team, please apply to this advert today. If you have any questions about the Technical Sales Engineer, please contact Katharine Bignell 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 / West Midlands

Project Manager (Facilities)

Facilities Project Engineer Oxford £40,000pa - £45,000pa A Facilities Project Engineer is required with knowledge of managing the demands and requirements from departments to ensure that the facility is first class and fully operational to support a fast-paced manufacturing and production environment. Candidates with experience of Facilities Management, including HVAC, Plumbing, Electrical Maintenance in the manufacturing industry would be very well received. Due to growth this company, a leading employer based in Oxford requires a dynamic, energetic person to join their team, who is still looking for some development, with a strong electrical/mechanical engineering background and experience of managing service contracts across site. As a Facilities Project Engineer you will be required to: Set up direct line of communication, using the service providers resources to support production. You will be responsible for all demands and requirements of the department, ensuring all requests are actioned, monitored and progress reported. You will have to fulfil the SLA's agreed with the technology and care for any corrective actions including asset verification and replacement planning. The Facilities Engineer should have the following skills or experience: Engineering/technical qualification desirable with good knowledge and experience Knowledge of Technical and Environmental Legislation Knowledge and experience production process of the Business partners process Competence in service contracts, clauses and mutation Competence in evaluation of facility services and processes Experience with performance measures and audits Experience and ability to negotiate with internal and external bodies Proactive with a 'hands on' approach and a positive 'can do' attitude Confidence & ability to put ideas forwards This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of Facilities Management or Facilities Maintenance seeking to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Oxford-based automotive company will offer you: £40-45K Lease Car Pension 26 Days Holidays + BH Training & Development Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of Facilities Management/Maintenance and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Facilities Project Engineer role, please contact Katharine Bignell at Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Permanent / Oxford, Oxfordshire

Quality Manager

Quality Systems Coordinator £30,000pa - £35,000pa Birmingham Heavy Industry A Quality Systems Coordinator/Manager is required with knowledge of working in the engineering industry and providing clear leadership of quality improvements and maintaining all internal Quality Systems and procedures. Candidates with experience of working in the automotive or heavy engineering industry would be well received. This company, a heavy engineering business based in Birmingham requires a Quality Systems Manager with quality systems IATF 16949/ TS 196949 / ISO 14001/ ISO 18001 standards for a new permanent role. As Quality Systems Coordinator you will be required to: Manage and lead the Quality function within a unique engineering processing environment whereby maintaining quality, environmental and H&S is paramount. Lead and investigate non-conformance's and ensure correct systems are in place. Carry out Internal System, Process and Product audits and drive corrective actions for issues identified until audit closure. The Quality Systems Coordinator should have the following skills or experience: Ability to work within a dynamic, fast moving production environment Strong Quality orientation Must be conversant with ISO 9001:2008 Experience of aluminum / iron cast components (preferable) A good understanding of inspection of components whilst employing a wide range of measurement techniques including CMM, Shadow Graph and all generally used engineering inspection tools This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of quality systems within an engineering environment to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Birmingham-based automotive company will offer you: £30-35K Paid Holiday + Pension Career development Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of quality systems and are a qualified auditor and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Quality Systems Manager role, please contact Katharine Bignell at Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Permanent / Birmingham, West Midlands

Sales Engineer

Sales Engineer £35,000pa - £40,000pa Birmingham Industrial Food Equipment A Sales Engineer is required with knowledge of providing customers with a great first impression and identifying account and business development opportunities. Candidates with experience of selling food processing equipment or special purpose equipment would be well received. Due to expansion this company, a leading food process equipment supplier based in Birmingham requires a resilient Sales Engineer with strong communication skills for a new permanent role. As a Sales Engineer you will be required to:- Be the ambassador for the company and have the ability to work within a small team to increase profitability and raise brand awareness. Candidates will need to have proven track record in territory management and the sale of capital equipment, ideally within the food industry. You will develop long term client relationships and provide a consultative solutions to your sales approach, understanding the product base and clients requirements. The Sales Engineer should have the following skills or experience:- Previous experience in service would be an advantage. Engineering background at degree level or similar would be beneficial and a strong background of customer support. Willingness to travel around UK & Ireland to support customer base. Strong organisational and administrative skills and have a consultative approach to sales. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of Sales within engineering to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Birmingham-based FMCG company will offer you: £35,000pa to £40,000pa Car Pension Bonus Training Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you are an enthusiastic, resilient individual seeking to join a vibrant and dynamic team, please apply to this advert today. If you have any questions about the Sales Engineer, please contact Katharine Bignell at Jonathan Lee Recruitment Ltd.

Permanent / Birmingham, West Midlands

Technical Service Engineer

Technical Service Engineer £35,000pa Birmingham Industrial Food Equipment A Technical Service Engineer is required with knowledge of providing customers with technical support, with the ability to carry out schedule maintenance, support with training and the installation of new equipment at customer site locations. Candidates with experience of the food processing industry would be well received. Due to expansion this company, a leading food process equipment supplier require a resilient Technical Service Engineer with strong communication skills for a new permanent role. As a Technical Service Engineer you will be required to:- Will be the first point of contact for customers to service and support. You will build rapport with customers to find the right solution every-time. Work with customers and support with maintenance, breakdowns and training. The Technical Service Engineer should have the following skills or experience:- Engineering background at degree level or similar would be beneficial with a background in customer support. Willingness to travel around UK & Ireland to support customer base. Have excellent customer service skills to diagnose faults and resolve issues. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of Service Engineering to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Birmingham-based FMCG company will offer you: £35,000pa Rising to £37,500pa after 6 months Use of a Company Car Pension Training Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you are an enthusiastic, resilient individual seeking to join a vibrant and dynamic team, please apply to this advert today. If you have any questions about the Technical Sales Engineer, please contact Katharine Bignell at Jonathan Lee Recruitment Ltd.

Permanent / Birmingham, West Midlands

Supply Chain Controller

Role: Supply Chain Controller Industry: Automotive Engineering Location: Bridgnorth Experienced Supply Chain Controller required by global leader in the manufacture of specialist castings. Due to business growth this company is seeking a Supply Chain professional that support the Materials Planning and Logistics management team. The Role: Responsible for supporting the MP&L Management team with all MP&L responsibilities. Controlling Supply Chain activity, including sub-contract processes. Data Audit and analysis on behalf of the MP&L function. Assist with the development of junior members of the materials planning and logistics team. Ensure on-time delivery of castings to all customers. Complete Perpetual Inventory Count (PI). Ensure all MP&L activities are carried out inline with the approved risk assessments and process instructions. The Person: Proven experience of leading material planning and logistics within a manufacturing environment. Knowledge of Health and Safety legislation as it applies to the role. Competence in using Health, Safety and Environmental awareness. Organising and planning skills. Problem Solving skills This is an exciting opportunity and in return for your material planning and logistics skills, you will be offered a competitive salary and package. Interested, please apply asap or call for further information 01384 446162.

Permanent / Bridgnorth, Shropshire
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