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Lee Elwell

Senior Consultant
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  2. lee.elwell@jonlee.co.uk
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Lee specialises in the sourcing and placement of site services professionals within the power generation sector covering utilities, power distribution, renewables and energy from waste.

With a real dedication to delivering exemplary service, Lee’s passion for the industry and his experience of delivering services to major build projects in the UK, Europe and the Middle East, means that he understands the client’s business and the wider market; expertise he employs to design and deliver the most appropriate solution to meet your staffing needs.

Lee has delivered functional recruitment for a wide variety of site services roles, from skilled workers through to senior management appointments. It is this experience and his consultative, partnership approach which allows him to form long lasting relationships with clients and candidates.

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Indirect Commodity Manager

Job Title: Indirect Commodity Manager Location: Newton Salary: £35,000 - £40,000 p/a Overview: We are currently recruiting for a Indirect Commodity Manager for our client at their site in Newton, the role will be based in Newton but will require additional travel across the UK. The role will be to develop, maintain and execute a commodity based sourcing strategy, focusing on indirect supplies so is not related to product or components. It will look after all that a business requires to run so IT equipment, Stationary and many others "indirect" to production. Main responsibilities: Develop, maintain, communicate and execute a robust indirect commodity strategy. Close co-operation with the commodity teams. Develop, maintain and execute a robust containment / PV plan. Rolling review of future containment opportunities. Provide data required by Senior Management e.g. Monthly cost reduction vs target. Identify and minimise any risks in the supply chain and inform Senior Management of the risks being taken. Facilitate Zycus data integrity. Co-ordinate and implement reverse auctions. Identify inventory improvement opportunities. The candidate will be expected to support the New Product Sourcing Managers with new supplier selections to ensure that future products also meet the needs of the business. The candidate will be expected to contribute to the profitability of the company through cost reduction and extended credit terms, whilst driving key procurement strategies such as migrating to a preferred supplier list. Qualifications, Experience and profile: 3-5 years of relevant procurement or purchasing experience. Relevant engineering or business degree. Competent in Microsoft Office and in particular Excel. Strong analytical skills - both qualitative and quantitative If you are interested in applying for this role or would like more information please contact Lee Elwell on 01384 446 154 (Direct Line) or 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 Contracts are those of an Employment Business.

Permanent / Newtown, Powys

Shift Operations Technician

Job Title: Shift Operations Technician Location: Coventry Salary: £33,000 p/a + Benefits (£39,500+ after training) Overview: We are currently recruiting for an experienced Shift Operations Technician to work for our client at their site in the West Midlands, they are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join their busy team, and looking for someone with experience on Steam Boilers, Steam Turbines and Flue Gas Treatment. Key Duties: You will be an integral member of a team of Operations Technicians on shifts and will be responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the plant Working with the following plant equipment including: Steam Boilers, Steam Turbines, Flue Gas Treatment, Water Treatment, and Heat Exchangers. Suitable Candidate: The ideal candidate will have gained experience in Power, Waste to Energy, Chemical, Oil & Gas, Petrochemical or Marine industries either working as an Operator or Production Technician. Ideally having boiler and steam turbine experience. Mechanical fitting skills would be an advantage although not essential, to undertake PPM schedules and breakdown repairs. If you are interested in applying for this role or would like more information please contact Lee Elwell on 01384 446 154 (Direct Line) or 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 Contracts are those of an Employment Business.

Permanent / Coventry, West Midlands

Project Co-ordinator

Job Title: Project Coordinator Location: Bristol Salary: Negotiable Dependant on Experience Overview: We are currently recruiting for an experienced Project Coordinator to work for our client at their site in Avonmouth, they are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join their busy projects team, and looking for someone to assist with the organisation and administration of all aspects of our clients engineering and logistic projects to ensure their complete and efficient operation. Key Duties: Assisting with coordination and monitoring of consignments and other relevant administration; sourcing service providers / contractors & suppliers, obtaining quotes, monitoring and dealing with problems. Ensuring all work runs in a timely, cost effective manner to meet budgets & timescales. Negotiating deals with contractors and suppliers. Placing orders with various suppliers; making arrangement in relation to and monitoring all relevant deliverables. Maintaining schedules and coordinating workloads Complete required documentation Complete quotations for new and existing customers in conjunction with the sales team Invoice consignment and ensure reserve costs are shown on accounting system Reviewing contractors or suppliers to ensure best service & value. Providing risk assessments, method statements and other relevant documentation. Administering and maintaining up to date Health & Safety documentation. Assisting with implementation & review of company H&S policies and procedure. Carrying out other project / facilities / administrative duties as required. Assisting other team members with various matters as required. Engage in sharing/feeding sales leads / information as required Report to manager with observations and reservations Making decision regarding operational issues such as the handling of consignments and other daily business Assist in screening and selection of suppliers Knowledge and Skills Required: Relevant industry experience essential Keen eye for detail Good Communicator Able to plan and manage time in a changing environment Flexibility, adaptability to manage under pressure and cope with change Self starting and proactive Extensive knowledge & understanding of concepts of project management Full, clean driving licence If you are interested in applying for this role or would like more information please contact Lee Elwell on 01384 446 154 (Direct Line) or 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 Contracts are those of an Employment Business.

Permanent / Bristol, England

Design Engineer

Job Title: Design Engineer Location: Cheshire Salary: £35,000p/a Overview: We are currently recruiting for an experienced Design Engineer to work for our client at their site in Cheshire, they are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join their busy Engineering team, and looking for someone who is experienced Manufacturing Engineer who has proven experience of working with high value components. Key Responsibilities: Design and project manage effective tooling solutions. Ensure costs are documented in order to liaise with finance. Assist other engineering colleagues with best practice solutions. Assist quality department to determine cost reductions by designing fault proof tooling. Produce design drawings and detailed manufacturing drawings utilizing CAD (3D and 2D). Skills Required: Read and understand Engineering drawings Previous design experience working within an engineering environment. CAD (3D and 2D) - Radan and Inventor knowledge. Ability to delegate and communicate well with management and staff. Works well under pressure. Proficient with MS office applications, particularly Word, Excel and Outlook. Methodical, along with the ability to balance workloads for each area Good team player with the ability to work under your own initiative Flexible on working hours The ideal candidate is able to work as part of a team and on their own initiative and be willing to undertake other reasonable duties when required, ideally engineering apprenticeship served. Benefits: 25 days holiday plus 8 statutory days Pension scheme 38 hours per week - Monday to Thursday 8am to 5pm and Fridays 8am to 1pm Overtime available as required If you are interested in applying for this role or would like more information please contact Lee Elwell on 01384 446 154 (Direct Line) or 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 Contracts are those of an Employment

Permanent / Sandbach, Cheshire

Service Technician

Title: Service Technician (South East) Location: South East Region Salary: £25,700 p/a (Increasing after 12 weeks) Overview: We are currently recruiting for an experienced Service Technician to work for our client across the South East Region, the role will be providing service support (product installation, repair, maintenance) to an agreed customer base within a designated area. Key Responsibilities: To repair all company brand and competitor batteries and chargers. To fit and repair all company brand and competitor watering systems. To repair all company brand and competitor's ancillary equipment. Installation of all batteries to the customer requirements. The installation and connection of chargers to AC isolation point/plug. To fit and monitor battery and charger test equipment. Perform battery discharge and impedance testing as required. Carry out Surveys and complete detailed reports for battery & chargers as when required. Use an IPAD communication device to the agreed requirements and procedures. Provide data and report on application issues. Carry out and fulfil any requirements of battery, charger, watering and maintenance contracts. Ensure all works is completed within Health & Safety guidelines. Assist other Engineers as required, including training and liaise with other departments. Ensure all customers are advised on the safe and recommended use of products and offer detailed instructions/guidelines where necessary including product/part replacement. Support Customer training programs and inductions as required. To promote all company products and services in a positive and effective manner. To promote the Company image by ensuring all issued clothing is clean and respectable and the vehicle and equipment are maintained within Company guidelines. Ensure that the van is correctly stocked with all the necessary equipment to complete a job at the first visit. Knowledge, Training and Qualifications: Full and clean UK Driving Licence A recognised electrical qualification to NVQ3 or equivalent, fork lift truck licence Customer Focus, Commercial Awareness, Achievement Drive, Team Working, Flexible Approach, Detail Conscious, Able to work from initiative, Able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines, Good Communication Experience in the electrical industry, Experience in the repair and installation of industrial batteries, Experience in the repair and installation of chargers If you are interested in applying for this role or would like more information please contact Lee Elwell on 01384 446 154 (Direct Line) or 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 Contracts are those of an Employment Business.

Permanent / Reigate, Surrey

Multi-Spindle Setter/Operator

Job Title: Wickman Multi-Spindle Setter/Operator Location: Coleshill Salary: Negotiable Dependant on Experience Overview: We are currently recruiting for an experienced Wickman Multi Spindle Setter/Operator to work for our client at their busy site in Coleshill. They are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join their busy engineering team, and looking for someone with experience of Wickman machinery. Job Role: To ensure the smooth running of the Wickman multi-spindle lathes for the production of components to drawing. To change over a range of Wickman Multi Spindle machines unsupervised by working with the aid of layouts. This will include changing collets, feeders, steady bushes, speed and feed gears and altering strokes both cross slide and aux/main turret. Depending on the job to be changed over it may incorporate setting a range of attachments including tapping, longitudinal, recessing and thread milling. It may also include removing and installing the tapping clutches to different positions, changing drum cams when required etc. Setting to include knurling, roll marking, Tre-pan & Standard cross slide tooling. To act as the designated responsible person on site when as and when required. Key Responsibilities: Work to production schedules/plans, ensure output is in line with planned production and that service and in-process inspection requirements are met. Monitor component quality through periodic checking, using the correct gauges, measuring or inspection equipment for the job and carry out in-process inspection as per the drawing requirements. Carryout full and part change-overs and set multi-spindle autos to ensure components are produced and pass first-off quality requirements Obtain tooling as per layout requirements. Report any tooling issues both during production and when tooling is put away. Ensure cycle times are correct and adhered to at all times with a view to cycle time reduction and optimisation Ensure correct identification, labelling and recording of parts produced in order that they meet third party and internal identification requirements. Maintaining appropriate production records and documentation Ensure machine lubricants and soluble oil is maintained to the correct levels and conduct daily/weekly safety checks and lubrication checks on machines including interlocks/emergency stops and report any issues to the supervisor/manager. Ensure maximum machine utilisation by ordering/location raw material from stores well in advance reporting any shortages to the team leader/manager. Ensure that you comply with all aspects of health and safety and adhere to the Company Health & Safety Policy and safe working practices If you are interested in applying for this role or would like more information please contact Lee Elwell on 01384 446 154 (Direct Line) or 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 Contracts are those of an Employment Business.

Permanent / Coleshill, Warwickshire

CNC Programmer / Setter

Title: CNC Programmer / Setter Location: Wolverhampton Salary: £Competitive + Shift Allowance We are currently working with a well-established engineering company based in the Wolverhampton area, who are currently recruiting a CNC Programmer/Setter to carry out CNC Machinery projects for their clients bespoke requirement, this will include one off components in a range of different material including Carbon Steel, Stainless Steel, Duplex, Copper Alloys and Nickel Alloys including fabrications. Key Duties: To program CNC machinery To operate CNC machines with Fanuc and Heidenain controls To work to customer drawings and specifications with the minimum of supervision To work to tight tolerances and check your own work To work on your own initiative and understand the manufacturing processes Report any tooling required to Working Team Leader Prove out programs at the machine ensuring the highest quality is maintained at all times Keep a clean and manageable working area Fulfil training programs deemed necessary to allow efficient performance of duties and assist in your personal development To take a responsible approach to health, safety and environmental risks in relation to your own job role and to control the risks or report them to management as appropriate Any other duties, potentially drop onto conventional machines when required The role will be working a double day shift hours and will attract a shift allowances, the hours are as follows: Morning Shift: Mon-Thurs 05:30-13:20 and Fri 05:30-12:50 Afternoon Shift: Mon-Thurs 13:00-20:50 and Fri 12:00-19:50 If you are interested in applying for this role or would like more information please contact Lee Elwell on 01384 446 154 (Direct Line) or 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 Contracts are those of an Employment Business.

Permanent / Wolverhampton, West Midlands

Service Engineer (Field Based)

Job Title: Service Engineer (Field Based) Location: Luton & Surroundings Salary: Negotiable Dependant on Experience Overview: We are currently recruiting for an experienced Field service engineer to work for our client across their Reading region, they are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join their busy servicing team, and looking for someone with experience with industrial batteries and chargers. The role will be to provide a professional service to the Company's customers in respect of the maintenance, installation and repair of company's products, and related third party equipment. Key Responsibilities: Maintenance, installation and repair of companies and other manufacturers products. Fitting of O.E.M batteries in the warehouse and customer sites to agreed standards and technical specification Commission and check batteries and chargers on customer sites and brief the customer on the practical use and maintenance of the equipment Respond to breakdowns within the Company's call out policy and carry out the necessary fault diagnosis and repair Assist in the delivery and collection of the Company's products and supplies Assist in the installation of battery charging areas in co-operation with sub- contractors Submit legible completed job sheets to allow for accurate invoicing Submit monthly private mileage reports in a timely manner Any other reasonable duties as instructed Experience & Attributes: Good technical hands on skills, in a related field. Good attention to detail and an orderly approach to completing jobs Strong customer service focus The ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines Ability to build effective working relationships with customers Knowledge of large scale batteries and chargers - preferable but not essential Electrical or electronic qualification - C&G, 17thedition, ONC, NVQ etc If you are interested in applying for this role or would like more information please contact Lee Elwell on 01384 446 154 (Direct Line) or 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 Contracts are those of an Employment Business.

Permanent / Luton, Bedfordshire

Service Engineer (Field Based)

Job Title: Service Engineer (Field Based) Location: Reading & Surroundings Salary: Negotiable Dependant on Experience Overview: We are currently recruiting for an experienced Field service engineer to work for our client across their Reading region, they are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join their busy servicing team, and looking for someone with experience with industrial batteries and chargers. The role will be to provide a professional service to the Company's customers in respect of the maintenance, installation and repair of company's products, and related third party equipment. Key Responsibilities: Maintenance, installation and repair of companies and other manufacturers products. Fitting of O.E.M batteries in the warehouse and customer sites to agreed standards and technical specification Commission and check batteries and chargers on customer sites and brief the customer on the practical use and maintenance of the equipment Respond to breakdowns within the Company's call out policy and carry out the necessary fault diagnosis and repair Assist in the delivery and collection of the Company's products and supplies Assist in the installation of battery charging areas in co-operation with sub- contractors Submit legible completed job sheets to allow for accurate invoicing Submit monthly private mileage reports in a timely manner Any other reasonable duties as instructed Experience & Attributes: Good technical hands on skills, in a related field. Good attention to detail and an orderly approach to completing jobs Strong customer service focus The ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines Ability to build effective working relationships with customers Knowledge of large scale batteries and chargers - preferable but not essential Electrical or electronic qualification - C&G, 17thedition, ONC, NVQ etc If you are interested in applying for this role or would like more information please contact Lee Elwell on 01384 446 154 (Direct Line) or 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 Contracts are those of an Employment Business.

Permanent / Reading, Berkshire

Technical Sales / Project Consultant

Job Title: Technical Sales / Project Consultant Location: Dudley Salary: Negotiable Dependant on Experience Overview: We are currently recruiting for an experienced Technical Sales / Project consultant to work for our client at their site in Dudley, they are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join their busy technical sales team, and looking for someone with experience with Valves and the Pressure Market. Key Skills: Solving complex technical problems in a systematic way Technical valve and actuator expertise Product design and development Project and contract management Strong consulting and needs assessment skills Key Duties: Sourcing and procurement Design and adaption of unique valve and actuation packages Management of large projects and contracts specialising within the water and process sectors Technical support and consultancy On site surveys with occasional onsite actuator/valve commissioning Stock profiles and stock management Marketing and valve training Utility framework management If you are interested in applying for this role or would like more information please contact Lee Elwell on 01384 446 154 (Direct Line) or 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 Contracts are those of an Employment Business.

Permanent / Dudley, West Midlands

Design Engineer

Job Title: Design Engineer Location: Stoke-on-Trent Salary: Negotiable Overview: We are currently recruiting for an experienced Design Engineer to work for our client at their site in Stoke-on-Trent, they are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join their busy engineering team, and looking for someone with a proven track record in Design. Key Responsibilities: Provide technical assistance to Sales and Contracts. Attend site with Sales Engineers to gather information for quotations. Attend site to diagnose and/or rectify faults with equipment. Design special penstocks. Provide a paid consultancy service to clients on penstock condition and fitness for purpose. (This will include site visits.) Skills Required: Ideally degree qualified with at least 5 years experience. High level of technical proficiency in Mechanical Engineering. High level of site fault diagnosis including identifying immediate risk. Practical engineering experience will be considered an advantage. You will be proficient in the use of 3D modeling software and Finite Element Stress Analysis. You will be methodical and thorough in your working practices. The successful candidate should be self organised, a multi-tasker and be able to work with minimal supervision. Good oral and written communications are essential along with the ability to communicate with clients of all levels. Familiarity with CDM Risk Assessments. Familiarity with site Method Statements and Risk Assessments Hold CSCS, Blue Card and Confined Space certification. Be confident and sufficiently fit to cope with physically demanding situations, including working at height, in confined spaces and working in sewage and seawater. If you are interested in applying for this role or would like more information please contact Lee Elwell on 01384 446 154 (Direct Line) or 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 Contracts are those of an Employment Business.

Permanent / Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire

Value Stream Leader

Title: Value Stream Leader Location: Bolton Salary: £35,000 - £45,000 p/a Overview: We are currently working with our client based in the Bolton area who are currently recruiting for a Value Stream Leader to work within their production department. This is a challenging role that involves directly leading manufacturing teams of production personnel to control quality, cost and delivery within their production area. The person: The successful candidate will have strong people leadership and resource management skills to deliver against performance objectives focused on continuous improvement and people development. The purpose of the job: To ensure H&S excellence runs through the operation and is embedded in the workforce To transform the current shop floor into a modern, performance driven environment built on basic principles of 5S, work flow, daily productivity metrics and waste reduction To create a culture of continuous improvement, through the team leaders, to put the business on a strong journey of iterative improvement week on week To empower the Team Leaders to build their own teams, manage discipline and motivate operators To rapid resolution of issues that crop up that interrupt work and slow the flow To drive towards enduring zero accident rate To implement work cells to 5S programme that sees a 'place for everything' and ring-fencing of unused space To create daily metrics set for each department with daily Team Leader led performance discussions with the operators To reduce the cost of poor quality (COPQ) and cash tied up in WIP to agreed targets To effectively manage a team to set metrics, conduct Appraisals, 1-2-1s, and be confident in dealing with performance and conduct issues in line with HR and Quality policy To ensure savings to the P&L of continuous improvement to agreed targets each year To lead' and coordinate of departmental resources to include Raw Material, Plant, Tooling, Utilities and Labour to achieve departmental targets To liaise with the Design teams to identify engineering improvements, ensuring lead times of product assembly is reduced and accuracy of right first time is improved To facilitate and develop effective communication implementing interactive meetings to foster ownership, understanding and awareness within own department Experience and skills required: Experience of leading teams on improvement journeys in fabrication and metal businesses Strong background in a fabrication business Wealth of experience in understanding and translating Technical Drawings Knowledge of 5S implementation and setting productivity metrics Demonstrable use and application of core Lean tools and techniques If you are interested in applying for this role or would like more information please contact Lee Elwell on 01384 446 154 (Direct Line) or 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 Contracts are those of an Employment Business.

Permanent / Bolton, Greater Manchester

Warehouse Manager

Job Title: Warehouse Manager Location: Dudley Salary: Circa £35,000p/a Overview: We are currently recruiting for an experienced Warehouse Manager to work for our client at their site in Dudley, they are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join their site and looking for someone who is experience with all aspects of planning and organising the efficiency of their warehouse function. Main Duties: To organise, plan and coordinate the warehouse to improve efficiency Control of all goods in/out and dispatch activities within the facilities Work closely with the assembly teams Carry out reporting on shipment and dispatch Proven track record of managing engineering stores Candidates Experience: Proven track record with manual warehouse experience Knowledge of goods in/out Experience with Stores and Stock control Picking and packing experience including Shipment & dispatch If you are interested in applying for this role or would like more information please contact Lee Elwell on 01384 446 154 (Direct Line) or 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 Contracts are those of an Employment

Permanent / Dudley, West Midlands
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  • The automation team at Jonathan Lee has taken the time to understand our business requirements, developing local relationships with the individual sites via visits to our locations to ensure the quality of candidates is of a high standard. Furthermore, Jonathan Lee has attributed a member of its Client Services team to act as a senior level contact for Knapp. This ensures there is a high-level of pro-active engagement with us as a customer not only in the traditional recruitment process but also in areas that can indirectly contribute to our business relationship. Should anyone be looking for a recruitment partner with in-depth industry knowledge in automation that operates in an ethical, partnership-based manner I can highly recommend the team at Jonathan Lee.

    Alexia English

    Human Resources Manager