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Mark Bignell

Operations Manager
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Mark Bignell (MBA) has over 25 years’ experience in technical recruitment as both a consultant and senior manager, providing a professional and consultative approach to clients and candidates.

With extensive account management experience, Mark has nurtured and developed strategic relationships within the transportation industries including automotive, aerospace, motorsport and rail, sourcing high calibre candidates for positions on both a contract and permanent basis, from engineers to senior managers.

Adept at delivering contingency, retained and project based recruitment activities, Mark is an advocate of a partnership approach, building strong relationships through effective communication and robust recruitment processes.

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CMM Programmer (Zeiss)

Job title: CMM Programmer (Zeiss/PC-DMIS) Salary Range: Competitive Location: Wellingborough Quality, CMM, Zeiss, PC-DMIS, Measurement, Machining, Powertrain, Engine A CMM Programmer is required with working knowledge of Zeiss/PCDMIS. Candidates must have experience of machined parts inspection within the Automotive or Aerospace industry. Due to growth this company, a leading provider of castings solutions based in Wellingborough requires a forward thinking CMM Programmer a new permanent role. As a CMM Programmer you will be required to: Write CMM Programs from both 2d and 3d data using Zeiss, CDMIS, Quindos and Mitutoyo Geopak software. Select suitable probes and attachments for the CMM to ensure accurate and efficient measurement of components. Develop and document fixturing requirements for each product. Generate clear and concise CMM reports which display all customer and manufacturing required outputs. Analyse CMM reports and communicate any non-conforming measured features and features which are moving towards the limits of tolerance and liaise with production staff to correct any such issues. Review and monitor CMM programs with a view to reducing cycle times whilst maintaining measurement integrity. Provide training to production operatives on the operation of the CMM’s for running jobs. Conduct CMM calibration as required. Conduct first off inspection reports for machined parts using a variety of measurement equipment. Compile corrective action reports for non-conforming products and liaise with production staff to ensure correction of any out of specification features. Sign off jobs as ready to run on completion of satisfactory first off inspection. Conduct ISIRs and compile reports as required by the customer. Assist with the checking of machined parts both in inspection and on the shop floor Escalate any issues found to supervision and management as required Identify appropriate inspection tools to be issued to production operatives to facilitate the checking of parts and features of parts on the shop floor The CMM Programmer should have the following skills or experience: A good understanding of inspection of machined parts whilst employing a wide range of measurement techniques mainly CMM but including, Shadow Graph and all generally used engineering inspection tools A good working knowledge of Zeiss/PCDMIS preferably for DEA CMM machines. Working knowledge of Quindos and Geopak also an advantage. Proven experience of meeting customer deadlines A good understanding of customer and engineering requirements. Experience of creating detailed instructions, control plans and standard working procedures. Able to work on their own initiative or as part of a team Demonstrates a high level of accuracy and attention to detail Good communication skills, both verbal and written Strong organisational skills Quality orientated Relevant industry experience of machined parts inspection employing all commonly used engineering inspection equipment. Preferably Automotive or Aerospace experience This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of machined parts inspection to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Wellingborough based machining company will offer you: A competitive salary plus benefits Excellent career progression and development within a forward-thinking organisation Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the CMM Programmer role, please contact Mark Bignell at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446167 or email: mark.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 / Wellingborough

SQA Engineer

Job: Supplier Quality Engineer Location: Lincolnshire Permanent: £40,000 to £45,000 pa Plus Benefits Industry: Automotive Industry SQA, STA, SDE, Quality, PPAP, APQP, Automotive, Powertrain, Machining, Casting, Engine, Supplier A Supplier Quality Engineer is required with a strong technical background combined with the ability to manager supplier quality performance. Experience of operating in the Automotive industry would be well received. Due to the continued success and growth this company, a world class automotive manufacturer of complex machined and assembled components based in the Lincolnshire area, requires a customer focused and meticulous Supplier Quality Engineer for a new permanent role. As the Supplier Quality Engineer, you will be responsible for the following: Manage the businesses supplier base to ensure quality standards are maintained and issues are resolved in a timely and efficient manner Responsible for the resolution of complex dimensional and process matters within the supply chain to ensure OTIF is achieved Monitor supplier performances and using robust analytical tools and processes, implementing corrective actions when necessary Provide internal support to the business through daily meetings to identify and resolve production build related supplier quality issues Conduct on-site supplier audits/evaluations to determine compliance with the businesses Industry Standards Manage and support all APQP, PPAP and PSW activities within the supply base The Supplier Quality Engineer must have the following: Engineering qualification or relevant quality manufacturing experience Operated in a Supplier Quality function within a complex engineering environment Conversant with continuous improvement methodologies, techniques and associated tools Knowledge of Automotive quality standards IATF16949 Experience utilising various problem-solving techniques such as 8D, 5Y and Ishikawa Able to validate supplier performances and support corrective action plans when required Must have the ability to manage multiple assignments In return, the Supplier Quality Engineer roles offers a competitive salary with excellent career progression and development plus benefits package. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of Supplier Quality Engineering and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Supplier Quality Engineer position, please contact Mark Bignell at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446167 or email, mark.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 / Grantham

Value Steam Lead

Job title: Value Stream Lead Salary Range: £45,000 to £50,000 pa plus benefits Location: Nottinghamshire Continuous Improvement, Business Improvement, Lean, 5S, VSM, Kaizen, Root Cause Analysis A Value Stream Lead is required with knowledge of introducing value stream improvements and business improvement. Candidates with experience of the introducing value stream and CI plans to improve performance and eliminate waste within business operations and a manufacturing environment would be well received. Due to continued growth this company, a world class supplier of electrical and power products based in Nottinghamshire requires a forward thinking and proactive Value Stream Lead with experience of VSM, lean and process improvements for a new permanent role. As a Value Stream Lead you will be required to: Be accountable for all operational results (People, Safety, Inventory, Quality, Cost, & Delivery) across the value stream defined from raw material reception through finished goods. Be accountable for reporting & delivering to all KPI’s which drive operations to continuously improve, ensuring Team Leaders (TL) maintain all key KPI data & visual management boards. Define and deliver CI Plans for the value stream from future state maps. Be accountable for contact between value stream and all external stakeholders in the production process in terms of delivery performance, quality issues, & flow between facilities. Through the TLs, ensure that all employees are fully conversant & compliant with Company’s H&S policies and that all relevant legislation are effectively implemented/managed. Support Operations Manager and Plant Manager in all business aspects. The Value Stream Lead should have the following skills or experience: 3-5 plus years work experience in a with end to end lean value stream. 5 plus years management experience in a production/lean work environment. Proven experience in setting process and monitoring for future improvement opportunities. Desirable- prior exposure to systems engineering business (Project based business). Demonstrate the highest level of customer focus and setting the highest levels of expectation within the teams to meet and exceed business plans. Strategic, business mind to plan future improvement strategy and execute. A self-motivated, proactive individual with high achievement drive and initiative, excellent verbal and written communication skills and good organisational awareness. Ability to impact and influence fellow workers. Demonstrate cultural awareness and sensitivity whilst working within diverse environments. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of value stream and process improvements seeking to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Nottinghamshire based world class organization will offer you: - £45,000 to £50,000 pa plus benefits - Offers excellent career progression & development within a forward-thinking organization Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of value stream, VSM, lean and process improvement within a manufacturing arena and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Value Stream Lead role, please contact Mark Bignell at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446167 or email mark.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 / Nottinghamshire

CI Manager

Job title: Continuous Improvement Manager Salary Range: £45,000 to £50,000 pa plus benefits Location: Nottinghamshire Continuous Improvement, Business Improvement, Lean, 5S, VSM, Kaizen, Root Cause Analysis A CI Manager is required with knowledge of process and business improvement. Candidates with experience of the Kaizen, VSM and waste elimination within a manufacturing environment would be well received. Due to continued growth this company, a world class supplier of electrical and power products based in Nottinghamshire requires a forward thinking and proactive CI Manager with lean and process improvements for a new permanent role. As a CI Manager you will be required to: To lead, manage and co-ordinate the continuous improvement programme within a manufacturing business with complex supply chains to meet the business goals and objectives To train other members of the organization in Lean tools and techniques to promote a culture of CI in the organization and create CI advocates within the business. Contribute to the development of CI strategic initiatives, business case elements on cost, quality and KPI’s and co-ordinate these projects to deliver the business objectives. The CI Manager should have the following skills or experience: Lead change throughout the business via identification, quantification and management of projects derived from all areas of the business from operations/manufacturing, supply chain and all support areas of the business Develop the strategy for CI and deploy the appropriate lean tools and techniques required to meet the business KPI’s while implementing process improvements. Deploy best practice lean tools and techniques within the business including (Lean Six Sigma) tools through coaching and training of key managers, supervisors and staff. Including leading and facilitation of Kaizen and 5S team events to meet customer and product demands. Continually improve project management techniques and coach others in the use and development of these tools to ensure projects are clearly managed and delivered. Eliminate or reduce business issues through root cause analysis & corrective actions plans Engage fully with the whole organization to promote the benefits of Lean/CI gaining the buy in on Lean/CI culture to become a business ethos while meeting corporate goals & objectives This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of lean and process improvements seeking to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Nottinghamshire based world class organization will offer you: - £45,000 to £50,000 pa plus benefits - Offers excellent career progression & development within a forward-thinking organization Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of Kaizen, lean and process improvement within a manufacturing arena and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the CI Manager role, please contact Mark Bignell at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446167 or email mark.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 / Nottinghamshire

Manufacturing Operations Manager

Job title: Manufacturing Operations Manager Salary Range: £Comp Location: West Midlands Automotive, 1st Tier, Change Management, OEE, Lean, 8D, Six Sigma, Manufacturing Processes & Improvement A Manufacturing Operations Manager is required with knowledge of manufacturing operations, P&L, equipment efficiencies and process improvement within a 1st Tier Automotive arena. Candidates with experience of the automotive industry would be well received. Due to continued growth and an increase in orders this company, a world class automotive parts manufacturer based in the West Midlands requires a forward thinking, hands on Manufacturing Operations Manager with knowledge process improvement, manufacturing systems, productivity, waste elimination, man-management and P&L for a new permanent role. As a Manufacturing Operations Manager you will be required to: Effectively and efficiently manage the production area in line with customer specifications and demand, to meet all quality and delivery expectations, minimising costs where possible and ensure the required best working practices are maintained at all times Responsible for plant production, manufacturing, financial performance, customer requirements and maintaining the orderly and productive operation of planned activities Drive process improvements on OEE by appropriate data analysis while attending various meetings and action/communicate instructions Undertake continuous training and development of all personnel within the sphere of responsibility Identify and deploy the technical skill sets, resource levels and systems to deliver projects, including the engagement of external resources as required. The Manufacturing Operations Manager should have the following skills or experience: Good understanding of manufacturing operations, process improvement, waste elimination, change management and quality standards/systems/processes Excellent leadership qualities having a track record in driving and developing teams within a medium/high volume automotive arena Commercially astute with strong organizational and analytical skills with knowledge of P&L, cost reduction and supply chain. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of leading teams within a high volume 1st Tier manufacturing environment seeking a career opportunity with a growing business. In return for your experience, this specialist automotive company will offer you: £Comp plus benefits Excellent opportunity to work within a growing and forward thinking organisations, were change management, process improvement and manufacturing principles at the forefront of all operations Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of leading manufacturing operations within the a 1st Tier Automotive environment and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Manufacturing Operations Manager role, please contact Mark Bignell at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446167 or email mark.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 / West Bromwich

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