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Neil Cayley

Managing Consultant
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Neil is a former RAF aeronautical mechanical engineer with first-hand experience of aircraft mechanical engineering disciplines within the maintenance, repair and overhaul sector.

He now leads a team of specialist consultants, supporting aerospace, defence & aviation businesses both in the UK and globally to source candidates across the spectrum of engineering disciplines; from product development to production.

His aeronautical engineering background has provided him with the technical insight to deliver high calibre candidates to some of the world’s leading manufacturers, with a proven track record in the recruitment of specialist engineers, senior management and director level appointments.

Neil is a focused, highly driven individual, dedicated to supporting his clients and candidates. His consultative and partnership approach allows him to form long-term, productive relationships.

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CNC Programmer

CNC Programmer - Aerospace - Bedford - Permanent A CNC Programmer is required with knowledge off-line programming up to 5 Axis. Candidates with experience of the aerospace or other precision manufacturing industries would be well received. Due to the continued success and growth of the business, a manufacturer of precision machined parts for the aerospace sector based in the Bedford area requires a methodical CNC Programmer for a new permanent role. As the CNC Programmer you will be responsible for the following: Creation of NC programs for 3, 4 and 5 axis milling machines. Establish tooling and clamping sequences and creating optimum cutting paths. Prepare and load raw materials and components on to the machines. Supervise the machines during operation making adjustments as necessary. Raise program master record sheets to ensure correct instructions for the manufacture of components. The CNC Programmer should have the following skills or experience: Experience off-line programming for 3, 4 or 5 axis milling machines. Ideally experienced using Delcam but other packages are welcome. Ability to read and interpret 2D drawings and 3D models. Aerospace industry experience would be advantageous but not essential. Has experience of both Machining and Programming a variety of materials, in particular exotics. Also, on-line experience to ensure continuous improvement of the machine's performance. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of Off-Line CNC Programming and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the CNC Programmer role, please contact Neil Cayley at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446114. 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 / Bedfordshire

Machine Shop Manager

Machine Shop Manager - Aerospace - Bedford - Permanent A Machine Shop Manager is required with knowledge of CNC Machining within a precision manufacturing environment. Candidates with experience of the aerospace or similar precision industry would be well received Due to expansion this company, a precision manufacturer of machined parts based in the Bedford area requires a skilled Machine Shop Manager for a new permanent role. With the role you will be required to: Provide effective and concise direction with regards to the day-to-day running of the CNC Machining Team. Responsible for the delivery of manufactured parts in line with customer requirements and deadlines. Take a leading position when making decisions for operational purposes. Ensure the serviceability of all associated equipment and machines to include tooling. Contribute to Design Reviews for both the customer and internal stakeholders. A small amount of off-line Programming will be required as this will be a hands-on role. The successful candidate should have the following skills or experience: A proven leader with the ability to manage staff issues and drive forward production. Strong understanding of 3 and 4 axis machining processes (5 axis would be a distinct advantage). Able to program off-line ideally using PowerMill but this is not essential, other CAD/CAM packages are also welcomed. Experienced in new product introduction. Able to contribute with design reviews. Experienced in the scheduling of components onto machines. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of Machining and are an experienced leader or manager and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Machine Shop Manager, please contact Neil Cayley at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446114. 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 / Bedfordshire

Quality Engineer

Quality Engineer - Newcastle - Permanent - Aerospace Industry A Quality Engineer is required with knowledge of NPI and PPAP processes. Candidates with experience in aerospace industry would be well received. Due to the continued success and growth this company who offer metal forming solutions to the Aerospace, Defence, Medical, Energy and Space sectors in the Newcastle area requires a motivated and proactive Quality Engineer for a new permanent role. The responsibilities of the Quality Engineer will be: Assist Engineering teams with new product introduction processes in order to navigate part approval and sign off with customers including PPAP Support the QA Manager with liaison and co-ordination of activities with 3 rd party certification and audit bodies Conduct internal audits in line with ISO 9001 & AS9100 Quality Management Systems Lead assigned improvement activities using structured problem-solving techniques such as Six Sigma and 8D. Act as a point of contact for customer concerns, as required. Support the co-ordination of corrective and preventative actions Ensure that Internal and Supplier non-conformance 8D reports are completed and in line with company standards Actively promote and encourage CI and grow a culture within the business The Quality Engineer should have the following skills or experience: Understanding of FAIR's compilation QA knowledge and Audit Certification (or similar) Strong quality toolbox such as SPC, 5 Why's and Fishbone Process 8D NCR's and construct resolutions Good understanding of ISO9001 or AS9100 or TS16949 Excellent people skills and act as a POC for customers both internal and external Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of Quality Assurance and NPI processes and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Quality Engineer role, please contact Neil Cayley at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446114. 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 / Newcastle upon Tyne

Regional Field Sales Engineer

Regional Sales Engineer – (Home based) An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced and capable Regional Sales Engineer to join a specialist UK operation for metals corrosion controls and protection systems. Operating from home the Regional Sales Engineer will cover a wide geographical region, but concentrate on the Midlands, South West and Southern areas of the UK. The Regional Sales Engineer will be working with a wide variety of existing clients in the steel production and distribution sector, as well as other manufacturing based clients, supplying into the automotive and subcontract machining sectors as well as targeting the aerospace sector for the business. This is a great opportunity for a proactive and self-starting individual with experience and knowledge of the sector to develop a strong business line and revenue plan. The Regional Sales Engineer will act as an intermediary between UK clients and European group offices and facilities. The role is extensively new business generation based including all lead generation, sales visits, quotes and proposals, but will also include being involved in sales related engineering research projects and various client facing detailed technical issues. The Regional Sales Engineer will: - Develop new business leads and opportunities from sales calls, networking and business intelligence. Visit Clients in the UK with occasional trips to Ireland and European locations. Produce written quotes and proposals in response to Client requirements. Liaise with manufacturing and Customer Service to ensure delivery of product to clients in time and in full. Project manage new product and new business developments in conjunction with corresponding in-house teams. Handle commercial aspects of the sales and project requirements. Carry out Market Research in the UK market to develop market penetration and to support the sales and operations teams. Produce accurate and detailed documentation and reports. Qualifications, Skills and Experience required. Degree qualified (preferred) in an Engineering related subject or appropriately experienced. Experienced in the engineering and manufacturing arena, ideally with knowledge of the steel production operations and the aerospace sector specifically. Experienced in producing detailed commercial or technical reports/documentation. Good interpersonal skills as dealing with clients and suppliers. Previous track record of new business sales generation. Strong commercial awareness and ability to negotiate contracts and sales agreements. A self-starter, capable of operating autonomously, but experienced in liaison with internal customer service, sales and technical colleagues. Benefits Salary - negotiable dependent upon experience. Bonus scheme Company car or car allowance 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 Regional Sales Engineer role, please contact Philip Delaloye at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446192. 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 / Bristol

Supplier Quality Engineer

Supplier Quality Engineer – Coventry – Permanent – Defence Industry A Supplier Quality Engineer is required with knowledge of supplier development. Candidates with experience in metal fabrication and/or electrical harness manufacture would be well received. Due to the continued success and growth this company, a global leader in advanced low weight, high performance armour systems based in the Coventry area requires a motivated and detailed Supplier Quality Engineer with strong supplier development techniques or a new permanent role. As the Supplier Quality Engineer, you will be required to: Develop suppliers using various techniques with subsequent execution. Understand and interpret engineering drawings. Carryout supplier audits and report on Key Performance Indicators. Review supplier manufacturing processes and collaborate with suppliers on process improvement and value enhancement opportunities. Carryout and coach in Material Review Boards, Root Cause Corrective Action, Non-Conformance Management, design and development phases of programmes and support the link between Goods-In and the relevant manufacturing facility. Work with Engineering, Design and Manufacturing departments to define process parameters ensuring that supplier process capability is effective to meet design intent. Support the Product Introduction Management process to ensure that the supplier chain can meets the required standards. The Supplier Quality Engineer should have the following skills or experience: HND/HNC in manufacturing/engineering or relevant experience Experience in Metal Fabrication and Electrical Harness manufacture would be beneficial. Knowledge of measurement techniques including Metrology, Inspection Methods and Equipment. Working knowledge of ISO9001:2015 is required and an understanding of ISO14001:2015, ISO45001:2018 would advantageous but not essential. Must be strong and robust team player who can identify issues, self-starter and can provide tangible benefit to the product, process and service. Must be able to work efficiently and effectively as an individual and part of a wider team. Experienced Supplier Quality Engineer having prior successes working with suppliers throughout the design, development & production phases. Proficient in all Microsoft Packages. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of Supplier Development Techniques and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Supplier Quality Engineer role, please contact Neil Cayley at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446114. 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 / Coventry

NDT Technician

NDT Engineer - Saudi Arabia - Exceptional Benefits An NDT Engineer is required with knowledge multiple disciplines. Candidates with experience of the aerospace industry would be well received but will also consider others. Due to the continued success and growth of the business, a global powerhouse in the defence sector is looking for a large number if NDT Engineers to support their activities in Saudi Arabia. As the NDT Engineer you will be responsible for the following: Performing Non-Destructive Test Inspections to include DP, MP, UT, RT and EC. Responsible for mentoring and training Royal Saudi Air Force employees. The testing of material, parts, pressurised systems and components. Carry out Bonding Tests. Maintenance of NDT test and oils equipment. The NDT Engineer should have the following skills or experience: Qualified to Level 2 in either EN4179, ASNT or PCN in a range of the following disciplines: Radiography Ultrasonic Eddy Current Magnetic Particle Penetrant Inspection Knowledge of working to strict regulations, technical orders, manuals or procedures. Experienced carrying out NDT functions within a bay environment. Must be able to work well within a team. The role is offering an exceptional package to include the following: You will receive an extremely competitive salary which will be TAX FREE! Exempt from National Insurance deductions after 12 months Rent free accommodation-fully furnished apartments Able to relocate family with you Education provided for children Secure employment for a minimum of 2 years and likeliness for long term opportunities Private Pension Provision 41 Days leave per annum Service bonus Full access to all facilities on the compound. The compounds are very much like holiday complex's abroad and full videos will be shown to you later in the process. You will be living a luxurious lifestyle free of charge! Flights are operated all over the world directly from Saudi Arabia, so you are in the perfect location to take that first step to travel to your dream destinations when on leave periods. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity and we hope to assist you on this journey to the next step in your career. You will be working for a well-established trusted employer and will also be able to contact any of our recruitment team for advice at any point. We work together to support all candidates from the very beginning and will be here to support you throughout the process. Full health care scheme Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of Non-Destructive Testing and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the NDT Engineer role, please contact Neil Cayley at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446114. 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 / England

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