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Neil Cayley

Lead 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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Planning Engineer or Process Engineer

Planning Engineer or Process Engineer - Coventry - Aerospace - Permanent - c£35,000 A Planning Engineer or Process Engineer is required with knowledge of Welding and Fabrication. Candidates with experience of the Aerospace sector would be well received. Due to the continued growth and success of this company, a highly successful organisation who manufacture and assemble low volume, high value modules for the aerospace industry requires a proactive Planning Engineer or Process Engineer for a new permanent role. As the Planning Engineer or Process Engineer, you will be required to: Maintain and ensure continuous improvement of the businesses range of products. Optimise efficiency and performance ensuring process flow, tooling fixtures and manufacturing methods are cost effective and competitive. You shall identify and provide solutions to problems as they arise to avoid re-occurrences. Provide technical support across the manufacturing operations primarily within the Welding and Fabrication section. Improve current methods, fixtures, tooling and process flow to maximise profitability and drive down lead times whilst maintaining quality specifications. Carry out 6 Sigma projects alongside the CI Manager. Ensure that TPM is allocated on business-critical processes and equipment. The Planning Engineer or Process Engineer should have the following skills or experience: Ideally educated to HNC/HND Level or equivalent experience in a similar role. Strong understanding of welding techniques to include MIG and TIG Good understand of manufacturing processes associated with Welding and Fabrication. Experience operating within the Aerospace sector is ideal but not essential Able to work directly with suppliers and customers and act as the technical subject matter expert. Must be able to communicate at a high level. Computer literate. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of Welding and Fabrication manufacturing processes and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Planning Engineer or Process Engineer role, please contact Neil Cayley at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446114.

Permanent / Coventry, West Midlands

Aircraft Engineer

Aircraft Engineer - Mechanical - Contract - South West A Mechanical Aircraft Engineer (Technician) is required with knowledge of maintaining fixed wing aircraft. Candidates with direct experience in supporting Fast Jet aircraft would be well received. Due to the continued success of this company, a globally successful organisation who provide expert advice, services (particularly test and evaluation) and innovative technology-based products requires a skilled Aircraft Engineer (Technician) for a 6-month contract. As the Aircraft Engineer (Technician) you will be required to: Carries out maintenance and repair tasks on aircraft and aircraft components within trade specialisation Works within competencies and authorisations as agreed with department management Is supervised by an appropriate Task Manager / Chargehand, works within limits of instructions given by that supervisor, and advises him/her of any matters arising outside the agreed parameters Ensures approved tools and equipment provided is used for the proper purpose and applies local Tool Control regime Conducts peer training when required, within competency range Each work area will have specific Health & Safety, Quality and Security instructions and protocols, ensures app applicable aspects are observed on task Works flexibly when given work within competency and experience Completes accurate Resource Recording returns within local time limits Flexible and adaptable to rapidly changing customer requirements The Mechanical Aircraft Engineer (Technician) should have the following skills or experience: Apprenticeship in an aircraft mechanical engineering discipline, or equivalent experience NVQs in engineering, or equivalent Human Factors experience Qualification courses on aircraft type or associated Good people management skills Good team working skills Good communications skills Computer literate, and familiarity with specific aircraft maintenance systems Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of Maintaining Merlin Helicopters and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Mechanical Aircraft Engineer (Technician) role, please contact Neil Cayley at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446114.

Contract / Salisbury, Wiltshire

Sales Co-ordinator

Sales Co-ordinator - South East Sheffield - Permanent - £30,000 A Sales Co-ordinator is required with knowledge of maintaining delivery plans and proficient with Efacs or similar MRP/ERP systems. Candidates with experience of the engineering industry would be well received. Due to the continued success of this company, a manufacturer of high precision parts for the Nuclear and Aerospace industry in South East Sheffield requires an organised and meticulous Sales Co-ordinator with planning experience for a new permanent role. As the Sales Co-ordinator you will be required to: Establish and maintain delivery plans that support the customer and business needs. Responsible for all schedule download, upload and updates ensuring customer commitments are reflected in the Efacs system. Working alongside business unit leaders to ensure customer on time delivery. Improving standards of delivery performance. Manage and co-ordinate delivery issues. Ensuring sales volumes and asset utilisation is at minimum cost. Act as the primary point of contact for all customers in relation to order progress and delivery. Provide feedback to the operations team on adherence to plan. The Sales Co-ordinator should have the following skills or experience: Relevant experience in a sales/planning role. Experience working with Efacs or other MRP/ERP systems. An understanding of production planning principles. Demonstrate a good level of numeracy, literacy and communication. Able to demonstrate previous involvement within an engineering business. Excellent Excel skills with the ability to analyse and interrogate data. Able to communicate at all levels within the business. Demonstrate the ability to present a professional and informed impression. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of Sales and Planning and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Sales Co-ordinator role, please contact Neil Cayley at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446114.

Permanent / Rotherham, South Yorkshire

Manufacturing Support Engineer

Manufacturing Support Engineer - Southampton - Permanent A Manufacturing Support Engineer is required with knowledge of 3D Cad Modelling within a manufacturing environment. Candidates with experience of the Wind Energy sector would be well received. Due to the continued growth and success of this globally recognised organisation who are at the cutting edge of wind energy technology requires a Manufacturing Support Engineer with manufacturing experience for a new permanent role. As the Manufacturing Support Engineer, you will be required to: Support sensor array manufacturing, maintaining tooling and equipment and troubleshooting problems Adjusting design, liaising with purchasing, build, test and maintain composite tooling and mechanical assembly jigs & fixtures for array production Maintain and adjust procedure documentation Contribute to the ongoing development of sensor array design Take part in group discussion & development projects within a multi-disciplined engineering team Carry out mechanical and environmental testing of sensor arrays, interrogators and related components Ensure all development projects follow defined procedures and documentation in line with ISO-9001 The Manufacturing Support Engineer should have the following skills or experience: HNC / HND or equivalent in Mechanical engineering or related subject Experience working within a manufacturing and production environment Competent using hand and power tools 3D CAD modelling, ideally SolidWorks This is a fantastic opportunity for anybody with a passion for engineering to develop their career and skills base as the incumbent shall form part of 20 strong team and will have the opportunity to get involved in multiple projects across design, development, manufacturing and support. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of SolidWorks and operated within a manufacturing environment and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Manufacturing Support Engineer role, please contact Neil Cayley at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446114.

Permanent / Fareham, Hampshire

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