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Neil Cayley

Lead Consultant
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Neil is an 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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Quality Manager

Quality Manager - Aerospace/Automotive - Gloucester - Permanent A Quality Manager is required with knowledge of the aerospace and ideally automotive sectors. Candidates with an aerospace bias would be well received. Due to expansion this company, a precision machining facility based in the Tewkesbury area requires a motivated and proactive Quality Manager with excellent people skills for a new permanent role. As the Quality Manager you will be required to: Lead and manage the day-to-day activities within the quality department. Deliver strategic plans to achieve the business mission, vision and values. Maintain customer, company and regulatory requirements. Maintain quality accreditation's and standards. Defined KPI targets are achieved. Continual improvement activities are undertaken to enhance the BMS (5S, Kaizen, Lean methods). The Quality Manager should have the following skills or experience: Competent in a relevant engineering discipline - preferably to Degree, HNC or equivalent experience. Proficient understanding of Quality Management System requirements (AS9100 and ISO9000 (mandatory) and TS16949 (beneficial). Proficient understanding and experience of using quality related tools and techniques (CAPA, APQP, SPC, PPAP, FMEA, MSA, problem solving tools, process control techniques). Effective communication skills (written, verbal and presentation) Ability to influence at all levels across the business, both internally and externally Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of Quality Management Systems within the aerospace industry and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Quality Manager role, please contact Neil Cayley at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446114.

Permanent / Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire

Fitter/ Machinist

Fitter/Machinist - Aerospace - Permanent - Tewkesbury A Fitter/Machinist is required with knowledge of honing and lapping. Candidates with experience of the aerospace industry would be well received. Due to the organisations continued success, this globally successful company based in the Tewkesbury area requires a meticulous Fitter/Machinist with experience of working to fine tolerances for a new permanent role. As the Fitter/Machinist you will be required to: Carry out precision machining duties with a variety of equipment Produce work to a high standard in line with aerospace standards Operate honing and lapping machines Undertake deburring duties The Fitter/Machinist should have the following skills or experience: Experience working to close tolerance of 2 microns or less Aerospace or related industry experience would be beneficial Experience of honing and lapping Experience of deburring Able to read geometric and engineering drawings This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of lapping, honing or deburring to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Tewkesbury based aerospace & defence company will offer you a flexible benefits package to include: Competitive salary Pension Healthcare Life Insurance Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of Honing and Lapping and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Fitter/Machinist role, please contact Neil Cayley at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446114.

Permanent / Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire

Manual Turner

Manual Turner - Aerospace - Reading - Permanent A Manual Turner is required with knowledge of setting and operating conventional turning machines. Candidates with experience of the aerospace or similar precision environment would be well received. Due to the continued success of the organisation, this globally successful company based in the Reading area requires a skilled and meticulous Turner with manual lathe experience for a new permanent role. As the Manual Turner you will be required to: Set and operate manual lathes Produce components to a high standard Perform layout and machining of angles, radii, milled slots, tapers and bores Carry out visual inspection of machined parts using a variety of hand metrology equipment Remove and replace broken tooling The Manual Turner should have the following skills: Experienced setting and operating manual turning machines Able to utilise a variety of hand metrology equipment Read interpret engineering drawings Carried out a similar role within a precision machining environment An indentured apprenticeship, craft or technical qualification is desirable but relevant specialist experience is acceptable Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of setting and operating manual turning machines and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Manual Turner role, please contact Neil Cayley at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446114.

Permanent / Reading, Berkshire

CMM Programmer

CMM Programmer - Aerospace - Permanent - Gloucestershire A CMM Programmer is required with knowledge of machined parts and Calypso or MCOSMOS software. Candidates with experience of the aerospace industry would be well received. Due to the continued success of the business this company, a global leader in the manufacture of safety critical systems based in the Tewkesbury area requires a meticulous CMM Programmer with Calypso or MCOSMOS experience for a new permanent position. As a CMM Programmer you will be required to: Program the CMM to meet the requirements of a component Carry out random inspection of machined parts Record and investigate any non-conformances Maintain the quality and integrity of the businesses complex products The CMM Programmer should have the following skills or experience: Experience of working in a similar role within an aerospace or automotive industry CMM operating and programming experience is essential Have Inspection knowledge and the ability to utilise a wide variety of gauges and sophisticated measuring equipment (CMM, Roundness machine, Surface Analyser, etc.) Have an analytical and methodical approach to problem solving Be able to interpret engineering drawings and processes and procedures Apprenticeship trained or equivalent This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of CMM Inspection to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Tewkesbury based aerospace company will offer you: X8 Basic salary life cover 25 days holiday Private healthcare Pension scheme up to 10% company contribution Share options Flexible benefit programme Sick pay scheme Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of CMM Programming and Inspection and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the CMM Programmer role, please contact Neil Cayley at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446114.

Permanent / Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire

Project Engineer

Project Engineer - Aerospace - Permanent - West Midlands A Project Engineer is required with knowledge of complex systems and full project delivery. Candidates with experience of the aerospace industry would be well received. Due to continued success and global growth, a leading manufacturer of safety critical systems based in the West Midlands area requires a proactive and dynamic Project Engineer with full product life cycle experience for a new permanent role. As the Project Engineer you will be required to: Work across both of the company's Commercial and Military Aircraft Businesses Manage internal resources, budgets, and assets Deliver on key customer, and program objectives. Contribute to the analysis, conceptual design, development, testing and sourcing of complex control hardware used on both Military and Commercial Vehicles The Project Engineer should have the following skills or experience: Strong aerospace background with a focus upon Product Design and Development Demonstrated leadership experience, exceptional communication skills, planning and fiscal management Degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline such as Mechanical, Electrical or Aerospace Engineering Knowledge of closed loop systems and mechanical hardware designs would be advantageous but not essential Possess excellent proficiency levels required for effective project engineer-related responsibilities Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of complex systems within the aerospace arena and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Project Engineer role, please contact Neil Cayley at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446114.

Permanent / Wolverhampton, West Midlands

Mechanical Design Engineer

Mechanical Design Engineer - Abingdon - Permanent A Mechanical Design Engineer experienced designing machine accessories and retro-fit parts for equipment and automation is required to join an Oxfordshire based organisation who are at the forefront of research and development within the hydrophobic nano coatings industry on a global platform. As the Mechanical Design Engineer you shall be responsible for identifying and solving problems related to production processes, equipment, and manufacturability whilst developing machine accessories and retro-fits, for both current and new equipment and automation. There is an immediate plan to take the company's manufacturing equipment to the next level, improving performance and efficiency to ensure machines, and accessories are developed to the highest standard to so they can be seamlessly transferred to the manufacturing team and customer sites. For the role of Mechanical Engineer you must have the following attributes: Previous experience within a design function Strong SolidWorks design capability An extensive knowledge of a wide range of materials and manufacturing processes An understanding of machining, plastic injection moulding or stamping would be advantageous 'Cradle to grave' development experience, with exposure to supplier sourcing, prototyping, design validation, mass production release BOM creation and management Design calculations and the application of advanced simulation / CAE techniques is advantageous but not essential Interviews for the role of Mechanical Design Engineer will commence with immediate effect with a view to starting as soon as possible. For further information on the position of Mechanical Design Engineer please contact Neil Cayley at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446114 or e-mail

Permanent / Abingdon, Oxfordshire

Programme Manager

Programme Manager - Aerospace - West Midlands - Permanent - Up to £80,000 A Programme Manager is required with knowledge of aerospace systems and global programme delivery. Candidates with experience of both civil and military platforms would be well received. Due to continued growth this company, a global leader in the design and manufacture of aircraft systems based in the West Midlands requires an accomplished and dynamic Programme Manager with a strong aerospace background for a new permanent role. As the Programme Manager, you will be required to: Deliver full system programmes across a number of platforms Develop the master program schedule with engineering and manufacturing Successfully manage cost, schedule, and tasks completion across all the businesses sites to ensure compliance with program and Business Unit objectives Coordinate with the business leadership and functional management (Engineering, Supply Chain, Quality), to ensure the assignment of adequate program resources and meet contractual development milestones Prepare regular status reports, for management and the customer, which provide visibility for programme issues and risks Lead the commercial negotiations with COMAC on contractual changes The Programme Manager should have the following skills or experience: Extensive background within global Project and Programme delivery Educated to Degree Level in a relevant subject Strong Aerospace background within civil aviation/aerospace manufacturing Excellent customer relation skills to develop and maintain relationships Experienced with budgetary figures of up to £20m Must be willing to travel (up to 50%) This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of programme delivery within aerospace manufacturing to develop your career as the role has the potential for succession planning. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of aerospace manufacturing and programme delivery and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Programme Manager role, please contact Neil Cayley at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on [01384 446114.

Permanent / West Midlands, England

Aviation Safety & Quality Manager

European Quality & Safety Manager - Aviation - Permanent - Home or Office Based A European Quality & Safety Manager is required with knowledge of aviation safety systems within an operational environment. Candidates with experience of rotary or fixed wing platforms would be well received. Due to growth and expansion this company, a helicopter services company based in multiple locations across the globe requires a proactive and motivated European Quality & Safety Manager with operational safety and quality experience for a new permanent role. As a European Quality & Safety Manager you will be required to: Provide strategical and operational safety & quality support across multiple sites Implement standardised processes across the regions Develop policies and procedures for a number of key areas within the business Lead FDM and LOSA processes and investigation training globally The European Quality & Safety Manager should have the following skills or experience: Extensive aviation background within safety systems and quality Fixed wing or rotary experience within a relevant field Held an operational/safety role in an aviation company An understanding of MRO, CAMO and AOC regulatory frameworks Must be able to lead and promote change Able to work collaboratively across various cultures Must be prepared to travel up to 50% of the time (will reduce over time) This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of aviation safety systems to develop your career and provides the option of working from home. In return for your experience, this globally based aviation company will offer you: A strong and competitive salary Pension Work related bonus Private health care Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of aviation safety systems and quality and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the European Quality & Safety Manager role, please contact Neil Cayley at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446114

Permanent / England