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Neil Cayley

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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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Quality Engineer

Quality Engineer - Coventry - Permanent - Aerospace Industry A Quality Engineer is required with knowledge of APQP and PPAP processes. Candidates with experience in aerospace industry would be well received. Due to the continued success and growth this company, a precision manufacturer of machined components in the Coventry area requires a motivated and proactive Quality Engineer for a new permanent role. The responsibilities of the Quality Engineer will be: Implementation, development and control of all quality practices and procedures Knowledge of Continuous Improvement, 5S, Kaizen and Lean manufacturing processes, QA tools such as APQP, PPAP, MSA, SPC, Control Plans, FMEA, Poke Yoke, 8D and RCCA Lead and participate in containment, root cause and corrective action investigations on customer internal and supplier non-conformance, compile trend assessment and risk identification and take appropriate remedial action. NADCAP working experience Knowledge of AS9100, ISO9001 and Rolls Royce SABRE Strong interpersonal skills: ability to initiate and maintain relationships with challenging international suppliers and manage frequent interactions with senior management and other internal customers Ability to challenge individuals at all levels to ensure compliance to business processes and standards The Quality Engineer should have the following skills or experience: Strong understanding of FAIR's and LAIR's - Preparation and Delegation Status, management of queries PIR's / PAD/ TAD / 8D / Quarantine / Supplier rejects ERP literate with knowledge of BOM's, route cards, stores and WiP control Gauge R&R / SPC / PFMEA and Calibration Quality Notice responses, Concessions, Production Permits and DAR preparations NPI - drawing / inspection plan / operation inspection sheet / gauges (advise / contract review) Aerospace material knowledge Customer Quality point of contact - Customer portals and Score Card queries Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of FAIR's, APQP and PPAP 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.

Permanent / Coventry, West Midlands

CNC Machinist - Nights

CNC Machinist/Miller - Aerospace - West Midlands - Permanent Nights A CNC Machinist is required with knowledge of CNC Machining. Candidates with experience of the aerospace industry would be well received Due to expansion this company, based in the West Midlands, requires a skilled CNC Machinist for permanent nights with mainly milling experience for a new permanent role. With the role you will be required to: CNC machining experience using Fanuc / Siemens / Heidenhain controls, able to set and run multiple machine / processes Experience of the setting and operating CNC machines, Mazak would be a distinct advantage. Capability of machining exotic and hardened materials Carry out 1st off inspection and check / complete the necessary quality documentation. Capable of achieving tight tolerances The successful candidate should have the following skills or experience: A recognised engineering apprenticeship/education Previous experience operating within an engineering environment Good knowledge of machining techniques & appropriate tooling. Programming experience is essential Attention to detail & accuracy, and process improvement techniques Mate grinding experience desirable Using the relevant inspection techniques / equipment to achieve drawing tolerance 5x GCSE's grade A-C or equivalent in Maths, English and Science This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of CNC Machining, setting or operating to develop your career. In return for your experience, this West Midlands company will offer you: 33 days holiday Employee Pension Scheme Private Health Care Employee Share Scheme Flexible Benefits Program Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of milling and/or turning 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 / Wolverhampton, West Midlands

Quality Engineer

Supplier Quality Assurance Engineer - Milton Keynes A Supplier Quality Assurance Engineer is required to join an established company with a strong reputation in the defence electronics sector. The successful candidate will be joining to manage and lead quality management systems and their improvements working closely with suppliers and internal teams to ensure consistent and continually improved delivery. Responsibilities of the Supplier Quality Assurance Engineer will include the following: Identify best practice inspection methodologies. Investigate internal and external quality failures through to root cause and provide written cause and corrective action responses to improve yield and reduce cost of poor quality. Monitor and report on monthly metrics. Audit product and processes for compliance against ISO9001:2015 and Customer requirements. Manage response to non-conformance. The Supplier Quality Assurance Engineer should have the following skills or experience: It is essential applicants have experience in electronics manufacturing, preferably from a high integrity / safety critical industry such as aerospace or defence. IPC 160 Trained - Desirable. Come from a lean manufacturing environment, implementing change programs for Continuous improvement. Have the ability in to compile FAIRs and FMEAs and report clearly on the relevant metrics. This is an excellent opportunity for a Quality Engineer with knowledge of electronics manufacturing to develop their career. In return for your experience, this Milton Keynes based company will offer you: Competitive salary package Non-standard pension scheme Early Finish on a Friday Interviews for the Quality Engineer will commence with immediate effect with a view to starting as soon as possible. For further information on the Quality Engineer position please contact Neil Cayley at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446114

Permanent / Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

Manual Machinist

Manual Machinist - Miller/Turner - Aerospace - South Sheffield - Permanent - Days & Nights A Manual Machinist is required with knowledge of Milling or Turning. Candidates with experience of the aerospace or similar precision industry would be well received Due to expansion this company, based in Birmingham requires a skilled CNC Machinist for permanent nights with mainly milling experience for a new permanent role. With the role you will be required to: Manufacture close tolerance, small batch work, predominantly fixture based in a wide range of exotic materials. Willingness to up skill and with reference to other machines within the business. Interpret engineering drawings to a high standard. A good understanding of Batch Card and Standard Working Instructions. The successful candidate should have the following skills or experience: Experience in machining precision or critical components Able to operate manual milling or turning machines. Experience in self inspection and recording results of manufactured components. Demonstrate a good level of numeracy and literacy. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of Manual Machining and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Manual Machinist - Miller/Turner role, please contact Neil Cayley at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446114.

Permanent / Rotherham, South Yorkshire

CNC Machinist - Days

CNC Machinist/Miller - Aerospace - West Midlands - Permanent Days A CNC Machinist is required with knowledge of CNC Machining. Candidates with experience of the aerospace industry would be well received Due to expansion this company, based in the West Midlands, requires a skilled CNC Machinist for permanent days with mainly milling experience for a new permanent role. With the role you will be required to: CNC machining experience using Fanuc / Siemens / Heidenhain controls, able to set and run multiple machine / processes Experience of the setting and operating CNC machines, Mazak would be a distinct advantage. Capability of machining exotic and hardened materials Carry out 1st off inspection and check / complete the necessary quality documentation. Capable of achieving tight tolerances The successful candidate should have the following skills or experience: A recognised engineering apprenticeship/education Previous experience operating within an engineering environment Good knowledge of machining techniques & appropriate tooling. Programming experience is essential Attention to detail & accuracy, and process improvement techniques Mate grinding experience desirable Using the relevant inspection techniques / equipment to achieve drawing tolerance 5x GCSE's grade A-C or equivalent in Maths, English and Science This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of CNC Machining, setting or operating to develop your career. In return for your experience, this West Midlands company will offer you: 33 days holiday Employee Pension Scheme Private Health Care Employee Share Scheme Flexible Benefits Program Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of milling and/or turning 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 / Wolverhampton, West Midlands

CNC Turner

CNC Turner - Aerospace - South Sheffield - Permanent - Days & Nights A CNC Turner 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 South Sheffield area requires a skilled CNC Turner for a new permanent role. With the role you will be required to: Manufacture close tolerance, small batch work, predominantly fixture based in a wide range of exotic materials. Willingness to up-skill and with reference to other machines within the business. Ability to operate multiple machines where applicable. Interpret engineering drawings to a high standard. Understanding of various controls such as Heidenhain & Fanuc. A good understanding of Batch Card and Standard Working Instructions. The successful candidate should have the following skills or experience: Experience in machining precision or critical components Able to set and operate CNC Turning machines. Experience in self inspection and recording results of manufactured components. Demonstrate a good level of numeracy and literacy. Demonstrate the ability to use multiple control systems. There are a number of positions available across a selection of shifts, all offering excellent rates of pay, please enquire within for further details. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of CNC Turning and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the CNC Turner role, please contact Neil Cayley at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446114.

Permanent / Rotherham, South Yorkshire

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.

Permanent / Bedworth, Warwickshire

Auditing Team Leader

Quality Auditor / Team Lead - Aerospace - Birmingham - Permanent - Competitive Salary A Quality Auditor is required with knowledge of AS9100 and experience leading small teams. Candidates with experience of the Aerospace industry would be well received. Due to the continued success of this company, a manufacturer of specialist products for the Aerospace industry based in the Birmingham area requires a meticulous Quality Auditor with the ability to manage a small team for a new permanent role. As the Quality Auditor you will be responsible for: Health, Safety and Environmental requirements as per the Company HS&E policies. Create and maintain audit schedules ensuring they meet the requirements of AS9100, EASA Part 145 and 21G as well as any other future regulatory requirements. Ensure that audit plans are completed to schedule and participate in undertaking audits. Follow up completion of non-conformances and quality concerns, encourage team to support departments in regard to closure meeting our requirements. Act as point of contact for 2nd /3rd party audits. Conduct communication meetings regarding compliance issues/updates Liaise with the Quality Compliance Manager on the development of team members and departmental issues. Update Compliance documentation and ensure that all data and records are accurate. The Quality Auditor - Team Leader should have the following skills or experience: Held a similar position within a manufacturing environment. A strong understanding of AS9100 and ISO9001. An understanding of any of the following: - EASA Part 145, Part 21 subpart G, OHSAS 18001/ISO, 45001 or ISO14001 would be advantageous but not essential. An experienced internal auditor. Good problem-solving techniques to include such tools as 8D and 5Y. Lead small teams with experience of planning on a shift basis would be advantageous. Ability to undertake occasional travel requirements to support the business. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of Auditing and a strong understanding of AS9100 and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Quality Auditor role, please contact Neil Cayley at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446114.

Permanent / Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands

CNC Programmer

CNC Programmer - Aerospace - Nottingham A CNC Programmer is required with knowledge off-line programming up to 5 Axis. Candidates with experience of the aerospace industry would be well received but welcome other precision industries. Due to the continued success and growth of the business, a manufacturer of precision machined parts for the aerospace sector based in the Nottingham 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 using Catia V5, Mastercam or Edgecam on 3, 4 and 5 axis machines. Utilise Vericut to ensure all the programs conform to all drawings. Create Tool builds and ensure that all Tooling is ordered. Ensure that all CAPEX spend is strictly monitored and in budget. Accurate entry of geometry for part programming The CNC Programmer should have the following skills or experience: Experience off-line programming using either Catia V5, Mastercam or Edgecam. Ability to read and interpret 2D drawings and 3D models. Ideally experience using Solidworks 3D Modelling. An understanding of Vericut. Aerospace industry experience would be advantageous but not essential. Has experience of both Machining and Programming a variety of materials, in particular Aluminium or 300M. Has experience of 5 axis machining on both Milling and Mill-Turn machines. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of 5 Axis CNC Programming and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Paint Sprayer role, please contact Neil Cayley at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446114.

Permanent / Sutton-In-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire

Paint Sprayer

Paint Sprayer - Aerospace - Birmingham - c£30,000pa A Paint Sprayer is required with knowledge of painting/spraying complex components. Candidates with experience of the aerospace industry 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 Birmingham area requires a driven and proactive Paint Sprayer for a new permanent role. As the Paint Sprayer you will be responsible for the following: The application of Dry Film to a specific product. Provide guidance and expertise throughout the process. Preparing components for painting, to include masking. Complete all associated paperwork with a high degree of accuracy. Play a pivotal part within process development. The Paint Sprayer should have the following skills or experience: Previous experience carrying out the role. Aerospace knowledge/background is desirable but not essential. Skilled in the application of paint or dry film. Work to strict standard operating instructions. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of Paint Spraying to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Birmingham based Aerospace company will offer you: Salary of £c£30,000 (negotiable) Company pension scheme - standard Sick pay Death in Service x3 basic salary Flexible working hours Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of Paint Spraying and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Paint Sprayer role, please contact Neil Cayley at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446114.

Permanent / Birmingham, West Midlands

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