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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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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, England

Quality Inspector

Quality Inspector - Permanent - Dartford - Aerospace A Quality Inspector is required with knowledge of both hand metrology and CMM operation. Candidates with experience of the aerospace industry would be well received. Due to the continued success of this company, a manufacturer of precision machined parts based in Dartford requires a meticulous Quality Inspector with CMM experience for a new permanent role. As a Quality Inspector you will be required to: Perform both hand and CMM inspection duties Visually inspect components for surface defects Maintain and produce records relating to First Article Inspection Reports Update the company's MRP system with your inspection findings Generate Non-Conformance Reports The Quality Inspector should have the following skills or experience: Previous experience carrying out a similar role within a high precision environment Operate CMM and a range of hand metrology equipment Read and interpret engineering drawings Generate FAIR's or similar documentation in relation to inspection Experience carrying out first-off, patrol and final inspection of components The working hours will be: Day Shift Monday: 7.30am to 12.30pm and 1.15pm to 4.15pm, Tuesday-Friday: 7.30am to 12.30pm and 1.15pm to 4.00pm Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of CMM's and a range of hand metrology equipment and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Quality Inspector role, please contact Neil Cayley at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446114.

Permanent / Dartford, Kent

Project Engineer - Automation

Project Engineer - Permanent - Rugby - Automation / Robotics A Project Engineer is required with knowledge of Automation or Robotics. Candidates with experience of system integration would be well received. Due to the continued success of this company, a manufacturer of precision components for the aircraft industry based in Rugby requires a dynamic and motivated Project Engineer with automation and robotics experience for a new permanent role. As a Project Engineer you will be required to: Works closely with the process development team, system integrators, automation technology suppliers as well as internal customers Identify and explore automation opportunities within the business Collaborate with engineers on development / stabilisation of a process prior to automation Work with a system integrator to design out as much process variation as possible Formulate and execute high value automation projects Provides and coordinates automation operator training (takes a hands-on leading role) Manage projects using a structured methodology Ensure process evaluation and improvement activities are captured in formal engineering reports The Project Engineer should have the following skills or experience: Educated to HNC level or equivalent experience in a similar role Experience working for a system integrator within automation or robotics A proven background in the improvement of operator productivity through reduction or automation of non-value-added activities Operated successfully within project engineering teams Able to identify "best practice" from both within the group and from external customers Ideally Lean Six Sigma Qualified Experience with machine tending and linked process automation would advantageous but not essential Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of automation and robotics 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 / Rugby, Warwickshire

Production Supervisor or Production Leader

Production Leader or Production Supervisor - Wolverhampton - Aerospace - Permanent A Production Leader or Production Supervisor is required with an in-depth knowledge of Heat Treatment and Special Processes. Candidates with experience of the Aerospace industry would be well received. Due to the continued success of this company, a global leader in the design and manufacture of high complex systems based in the Wolverhampton area requires a leading and dynamic Production Leader or Production Supervisor for a new permanent position. As a Production Leader or Production Supervisor you will be required to: Provide direction and technical expertise in heat treatment, special processing and NDT techniques Ensure teams follow correct procedures, policies and documentation requirements across project phases Guide the team through the development, testing and implementation stages Identify resource and equipment requirements Ensure standard operating procedures and project guidelines are in place Allocation of tasks and performance evaluation of team members Responsible for the current working environment in line with EH&S policy and procedures The Production Leader or Production Supervisor should have the following: Experience in a heat treatment and special processing environment within the Aerospace Industry or similar Heat treatment operational experience is essential Knowledge of Magnetic Particle and Dye Penetrant Processes and Chemical Processing Ability to communicate effectively with teams and customers both internal and external Experience of NADCAP procedures is essential Knowledge of AMS2750 Rev 'E' or BAC IT skills in Excel advantageous for data analysis Degree level or equivalent would be advantageous but not essential This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of Heat Treatment to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Wolverhampton based Aerospace company will offer you: 33 days holiday including bank holidays 8x basic salary life cover Pension scheme - With up to 16% employer contribution (length of service applicable) Private healthcare Employee share option scheme Flexible benefits programme Sick pay scheme Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of Heat Treatment and Special Processes and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Production Leader or Production Supervisor role, please contact Neil Cayley at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446114.

Permanent / Wolverhampton, West Midlands

CNC Machinist

CNC Machinist - Aerospace - Tewkesbury - Permanent A CNC machinist is required with experience of setting and operating CNC machines. Candidates with experience of the Aerospace industry or similar manufacturing environments would be well received. Due to the continued success and growth of this company, a successful manufacturer of high precision machined components for the Aerospace industry requires motivated and detailed CNC Machinist with experience of operating either vertical or horizontal milling machines or lathes for a new permanent role. As the CNC Machinist, you will be required to: Set and operate a variety of CNC Machines Support Continuous Improvement activities to include LEAN methodologies Ensure standards are maintained Adhere the company's Health & Safety policies Carry out other additional duties as required by the management The CNC Machinist should have the following skills or experience: Able to set and operate a range of CNC Machinery Experienced with either vertical or horizontal milling machines Utilised FANUC or FEDAL operation systems Able to read and interpret engineering drawings Experience of editing tool off-sets and setting tooling Competent with a range of hand metrology equipment such as micrometers, vernier's and bore mic's. This is a day shift position with a 39hr working week 07:45 to 16:45 Monday-Thursday and 07:45 to 12:45 Friday. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have experience of setting and operating CNC Machines and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the CNC Machinist role, please contact Neil Cayley at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446114.

Permanent / Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire

Continuous Improvement Specialist

Continuous Improvement Specialist - Manufacturing - Leicester - Permanent A Continuous Improvement Specialist is required with experience of Systems Development and Implementation. Candidates with experience of the Aerospace or Automotive industry or similar manufacturing environments would be well received. Due to the continued success and growth of this company, a globally successful manufacturer of high strength components for the Aerospace industry requires an analytical and transformational Continuous Improvement Specialist with experience of driving CI activities on a strategical level for a new permanent role. As the Continuous Improvement Specialist, you will be required to: Identify, lead and direct operational excellence projects Analyse and measure the effectiveness of complex business processes and develop sustainable, repeatable and quantifiable business process improvements Research best business practices within and outside the organisation to establish benchmark data Collect and analyse process data to develop business practices and procedures that enhance safety, increase productivity and reduce costs Determine how "new information" technologies can support re-engineering business processes Coach and train employees in knowledge and skills to apply CI and process control concepts and tools. Promote a culture of process improvement, reduction in waste and continuous improvement. The Continuous Improvement Specialist should have the following skills or experience: Experienced in operating system development and deployment within a large engineering/manufacturing environment Expert in Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma/DMAIC methodology - including relevant certification - i.e. Six Sigma, Black Belt Project Management skills, delivering Operational Excellence/Continuous Improvement projects Strong Change Management skills Highly driven and hands on Experienced in either the Aerospace, Automotive or similar engineering environment is desirable Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have experience of operating system development and deployment and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Continuous Improvement Specialist role, please contact Neil Cayley at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446114.

Permanent / Leicester, Leicestershire

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