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Oliver Smith

Senior Consultant
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Oliver’s key areas of specialism cover the contract and permanent recruitment of professionals across sub contract manufacturing covering technical, supply chain and commercial engineering disciplines.

Oliver has worked directly in the engineering and manufacturing sectors including the metals industry for a number of years with a focus in precision fabrication. This experience allows him to understand the clients business, their requirements and the wider market.

Oliver has experience in recruiting hard to find candidates in this sector, from skilled workers through to senior management appointments. His reputation for providing a consultative and partnership approach allows him to form long term, productive relationships with his clients.

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Quality Manager

Quality Manager - Torquay - Manufacturing - ISO 13485 (Medical Devices) £35,000 to £45,000 p.a (relocation assistance is available) Quality Assurance Manager, Quality Systems Manager, Quality Engineer, QA Manager, QA Engineer, Quality Manager, Medical Device, ISO 13485 A Quality Manager is required to join a well-established, award-winning and forward-thinking manufacturing business with ISO9001 (Quality) and ISO13485 (Medical Devices) accreditation. We're looking to recruit a Quality Manager with ISO13485 (Medical Devices) experience to lead the quality team and support our growth as a medical device development and manufacturing partner of choice. Responsibilities Lead the quality function, ensuring the efficient, effective use of human and financial resources to achieve quality objectives. Manage the development of the Quality Management System (QMS), plus Environmental and Health & Safety systems in accordance with industry best practise. Provide training to improve quality and environmental awareness, process and systems knowledge, plus safe working practises. Undertake continuing professional development to become a Subject Matter Expert in ISO13485 (Medical Devices) certification Support the development and maintenance of other ISO certifications as needed. Assist in the reduction of accidents and incidents. Experience and Skills required Knowledge and competence in ISO13485 (Medical Devices) is essential. Have a background in quality systems and manufacturing. Be a good listener, have the ability to learn quickly, to absorb new skills, to identify challenges and how they can be solved Possess good numeracy, literacy, computer and inter-personal skills, able to mentor others Be fit and able to cope with the physical and mental demands of working in a fast-moving manufacturing environment Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you are interested in the Quality Manager opportunity please apply today. If you have any questions about the role, please contact Oliver Smith at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446104 or email oliver.smith@jonlee.co.uk 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 / Torquay

Production Team Leader

Production Team Leader - Automotive/Engineering - £25,000 to £30,000 p.a + shift allowance Hours: Basic 37.5 hour week. Shifts 6am-2pm & 2pm-10pm (Monday to Friday) Milton Keynes Production team leader, production supervisor, cell leader, team leader, manufacturing supervisor, cell team leader This is an exciting new opportunity for a Production Team Leader to join a successful metal manufacturing company based in Milton Keynes. Experience with machining and pressings is preferable but not essential. Responsibilities: To organise and manage the ‘front-line’ manufacturing function within a specific team. Monitor and control team productivity and output, ensuring that performance standards are met as a minimum. Undertake effective planning and prioritisation of workload. Ensure that resources are used to the optimum effect. Ensure that the team understands relevant legislation; company policy and company procedures and that they operate in line with these. Maintain the standards required for housekeeping. Ensure appropriate maintenance of plant, equipment and other facilities are undertaken when required. Contribute to the development of processes and practices in line with the principles of continuous improvement and best practice. Ensure that statutory training requirements are met. Requirements: Experience of working in an Automotive/Engineering environment (Essential). Minimum of 3 years in a supervisory or management role where productivity and performance measures are maintained and exceeded (Essential). CNC machine experience (preferred). Experience of Kaizen. Strong communication, interpersonal and time management skills. Self-motivated and capable of decision making. MS Office proficiency. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you are interested in the Production Team Leader opportunity please apply today. If you have any questions about the role, please contact Oliver Smith at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446104 or email oliver.smith@jonlee.co.uk 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 / Milton Keynes

Production Engineer

Production Engineer - Thatcham - Manufacturing - £28,000 to £32,000 p.a This is a great opportunity for an experienced Production Engineer looking to advance their career within a fast paced manufacturing environment. Responsibilities: Dealing with general manufacturing queries employees, sub contract suppliers and customers. Managing multiple production engineering projects. Improving and developing manufacturing/production processes. Working as part of the Production Engineering team you will also be responsible for advising designers about relevant manufacturing issues. Requirements: Ideally qualified to HNC/HND level in an engineering related discipline. At least 3 years experience within a production engineering team. CAD skills are essential. Ability to work under pressure with a robust approach to problem solving. self-motivated team player with excellent communications skills. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you are interested in the Production Engineer opportunity please apply today. If you have any questions about the role, please contact Oliver Smith at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446104 or email oliver.smith@jonlee.co.uk 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 / Thatcham

Production Test Engineer

Production Test Engineer - Watford - Electronics/Sensors £competitive + bonus A Production Test Engineer is required to join a leading technology company based in the Watford area. Specialising in the manufacture of innovative electronic products. We are looking for an individual with experience in testing of complex electronic assemblies and systems. Key responsibilities for the Production Test Engineer: Performing product testing and troubleshooting Performing service and repair of customer returns Working with Technology department to create and maintain product assembly and test procedures Assisting in implementing new product assembly and test procedures in Production department Ensuring continuous improvement and maintenance of production test stations Supporting various production duties when necessary Adhering to Company's and clients' HSE requirements and local legislation at all times and actively promote safe work practices As the Production test Engineer you will require the following skills and experiences: Dedicated individual with a background in physics or relevant engineering and preferably with industry experience in optoelectronics. At least a degree in the related technical field Experience in testing of electronic assemblies and systems Proven fault finding and troubleshooting ability Capable of multitasking, able to work under time pressure Ability to work in a team IT Literate - good knowledge of Microsoft Office Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you are interested in the Production Test Engineer opportunity please apply today. If you have any questions about the role, please contact Oliver Smith at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446104 or email oliver.smith@jonlee.co.uk 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 / Watford

Internal Sales

Internal Sales - Dudley - Automotive - £20,000 to £25,000 p.a + BONUS (OTE £30K-£32K) Hours of work - Mon-Fri 9.00 - 5.30 (1/2 hour lunch), Every third Saturday 9.00-1.00. ½ day off in lieu the following week A proactive and ambitious candidate is required to join the sales team for a well established automotive aftermarket supplier in the Dudley area. As the Internal Sales Engineer your key responsibilities will include; Prospecting new business. Working to monthly sales and revenue targets as set by the Sales Manager. Maintain regular contact with the customers for which you have internal account responsibility. Process customer's enquiries and orders in accordance with the company's business system. Provide sound technical and styling advice to customers. Assist with any sales campaigns, open days, trade days where required. As the Internal Sales Engineer you will require the following skills and experiences; Demonstrable new business sales/business development experience preferably in a technical sales environment. Knowledge of a vehicle anatomy would be advantageous but not essential. Consistent solid business ethics and integrity. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to build relationships. Outstanding organisational skills. The ability to work under pressure and to deadlines. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you are interested in the Internal Sales opportunity please apply today. If you have any questions about the role, please contact Oliver Smith at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446104 or email oliver.smith@jonlee.co.uk 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 / West Midlands

Customer Support

Customer Support - Borehamwood - Technical Manufacturing - £30,000 to £35,000 p.a This is an exciting new position to join a Customer Support team centred around a unique innovative electronic manufacturer based in the Watford area. In the Customer Support team your responsibilities include: Improving the customer experience and creating engaged customers. Build a sustainable and mutually beneficial relationship between the company and customers. Logging customer requests, questions and complaints via a variety of support channels. Processing, in collaboration with other departments, customer support tickets related to products and services. Keeping track of customer expectations and recurring issues. Generating leads and identify potential up/cross-sell opportunities. In the Customer Support team you will require the following Qualifications/Experience: A good degree or similar qualification/experience in a technical field or a related subject is required. Customer Support experience (required). An interest or technical background in electronics would be advantageous. We are looking for a dynamic and dedicated candidate. IT knowledge (required). Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you are interested in the Customer Support opportunity please apply today. If you have any questions about the role, please contact Oliver Smith at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446104 or email oliver.smith@jonlee.co.uk 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 / Borehamwood

Machinist

Machinist - Andover, Hampshire - Electro-Mechanical Components £20,000 to £27,000 p.a Hours: Mon-Thur (8am-5pm) Fri (8am-12pm) Our client designs, engineers and manufactures innovative electro-mechanical components of the very highest quality for a broad range of applications to the automotive, aerospace, medical, material handling, oil and gas sectors. They provide prototyping, low volume and high volume manufacturing processes. As a Machinist you will require the following skills: Ideally experienced operating manual and CNC machines. Ideally experienced operating manual Lathes, Mills, Grinding Machines [horizontal and cylindrical]. CNC programming (desirable) Experience of working in markets for Aerospace, Defence, Oil and Gas, Automotive and Marine Knowledge of work with quality systems [AS9100 and BS EN ISO 9001] - desirable As a Machinist your responsibilities will include: Machining parts for special purpose machinery [motors, actuators, and sensors]. Develop and machine tooling for production. Manual and CNC machine work. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you are interested in this machinist opportunity please apply today. If you have any questions about the role, please contact Oliver Smith at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446104 or email oliver.smith@jonlee.co.uk 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 / Hampshire

Production Manager

Production Manager - Watford - £50k to £55k + 20% bonus An experienced Production Manager is required to join a leading technology company based in Watford. Specliasing in the manufacture of innovative electronic products. The successful candidate is expected to adopt a hands-on approach and will be primarily responsible for the coordinating of day-to-day activities within the Production department to ensure timely delivery of finished products. This is an exciting opportunity for the successful candidate to join an expanding company with a view to delivering class leading optical fibre sensing products to customers across the world. Key responsibilities for the Production Manager: Planning production schedule based on demand forecast from business units. Assessing and planning of resource requirements; Identifying potential bottlenecks and formulating mitigation plans. Managing production schedule and ensuring timely delivery of product to meet sales demand. Managing of stock and purchasing activities. Establishing and maintaining product quality control processes. Coordinating with product engineering team on the release of build and test procedures for use by production department. As the Production Manager you will require the following skills and experiences: We are looking for a dedicated individual with a background in manufacturing of complex electronic or optical instrument. The candidate must possess excellent communication and organisation skills with a keen eye for attention to details. Bachelor's degree or higher in a related engineering or science field. Proven ability in leading and managing a team (at least 5-10 members). Minimum of 2-3 years of experience in production leadership role. Knowledge of lean manufacturing principles. Knowledge of material resource planning (MRP) system. Capable of multitasking with proven teamworking and interpersonal skills. IT Literate - Good Knowledge of Microsoft Office Excel and Words. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you are interested in the Production Manager opportunity please apply today. If you have any questions about the role, please contact Oliver Smith at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446104 or email oliver.smith@jonlee.co.uk 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 / Watford

CNC Machinist - Night Shift

CNC Machinist - Northampton - Automotive - £14 p/h to £16 p/h Night Shift Precision Machining, CNC Machining, Precision Components, Engines, setting, operating and programming. A skilled CNC Machinist with a strong background in an automotive machining environment is required to join a very busy and growing factory shop-floor based near Northampton. As the CNC Machinist you will be responsible for the following: 3, 4 and 5 axis machining Set up of new and existing tooling Set up of new and existing ancillary equipment Loading of programs into machines Proving out programs (new and modified) Develop and maintain process documentation Continuous process improvement Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you are a skilled CNC Machinist with vast experience and working knowledge of the automotive industry/CNC machined components and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the CNC Machinist role, please contact Oliver Smith at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446104 or email oliver.smith@jonlee.co.uk 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 / Northampton

Maintenance Engineer

Maintenance Engineer - Stoke-On-Trent - Automotive £36,000 inc shift + OT Shifts: 6am-2pm, 2pm-10pm, 10pm-6am (Monday to Friday) A Multi-Skilled Maintenance Engineer with electrical skills is required to join a fast paced automotive manufacturing environment. As the Maintenance Engineer you will require the followings skills & experiences; Electrical fault finding, testing and repairs Electrical qualifications (wiring regulations etc.) desirable Pneumatics and Hydraulics Steam, thermal oil, polyol and isocyanate technologies is desirable PLC experience ideally Siemens and Mitsubishi Mechanical stripping, building, servicing and maintenance Understanding of automotive manufacturer's practices. Basic knowledge of business and quality systems in the automotive sector. Able to understand ‘modern engineering philosophies’, for example Kaizen, Poke Yoke, JIB, Muda, 5’s, standardised work, FMEA, ISO14001, etc. As the Maintenance Engineer your responsibilities will include; Diagnose and rectify equipment problems quickly and efficiently. Investigate permanent solutions to equipment problems. Plan and implement equipment improvement. Ensure that all processes meet health and safety requirements and that procedures are followed. Carry out planned maintenance work. Contribute to the improvement and development of the planned maintenance system. Contribute to cost reduction projects. To maintain a safe working environment and actively support the continuing development of a safety culture. To work flexibly and carry out additional duties as requested. If you are interested in this Maintenance Engineer opportunity please click on the link to apply or alternatively contact oliver.smith@jonlee.co.uk 01384 446104 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 / Stoke-on-Trent
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  • The automation team at Jonathan Lee has taken the time to understand our business requirements, developing local relationships with the individual sites via visits to our locations to ensure the quality of candidates is of a high standard. Furthermore, Jonathan Lee has attributed a member of its Client Services team to act as a senior level contact for Knapp. This ensures there is a high-level of pro-active engagement with us as a customer not only in the traditional recruitment process but also in areas that can indirectly contribute to our business relationship. Should anyone be looking for a recruitment partner with in-depth industry knowledge in automation that operates in an ethical, partnership-based manner I can highly recommend the team at Jonathan Lee.

    Alexia English

    Human Resources Manager
  • We chose to use Jonathan Lee as they were recommended by Make UK and I have been a client for over 2 years. Since our initial contact with Jonathan Lee we have never regretted using them. Our consultant (Oliver Smith) took the time to get to know us, our business, our requirements and provides us with excellent candidates. He is extremely professional, industry experienced and has proven to be invaluable as part of our recruitment process. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending Jonathan Lee to anyone who is looking for an efficient, reliable and professional recruitment company.

    Bev Smith

    HR Manager
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