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Oliver Smith

Senior Consultant
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  1. 01384 446104
  2. oliver.smith@jonlee.co.uk
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  4. @jonlee_automate

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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Technical Advisor

Technical Advisor - £35,000 to £40,000 - Renewable Energy - Buckinghamshire We are looking for a Technical Advisor to join a well established solar energy provider based in the Buckinghamshire area. You will require knowledge in renewable energy markets in related positions such Applications Engineer, Technical Support or Sales. As the Technical Advisor your responsibilities will include; Technical support and assistance for customers (sales partners, service partners, installers) in UK Presales-assistance, such as PV- system-sizing, assistance with support cases via phone/email as well as on-site (as required) Give technical training to sales partners, installers and internal team members Electro-technical commissioning on site Demonstrate products at customer sites and in-house Participate in Sales Exhibitions or Trade Fairs (National or outside of the UK) As the Technical Advisor you will require the following skills & experiences; Knowledge in renewable energy is essential Experience in a similar position; technical support, applications engineer, sales, technical engineering/management Understanding of the UK Solar market Knowledge in electronics Completed a technical degree (Electrical engineering preferred but not essential) Ability to communicate on all levels with varied audiences. If you are interested in this exciting new opportunity please click on the link to apply. Alternatively you can 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 / Milton Keynes

Service Engineer (Tube Laser)

Service Engineer - Laser Tube - Greater Midlands Basic Salary £47,000 to £50,000 p.a + Company Car + Pension + Annual Leave Currently looking for an experienced Laser Tube Service Engineer to join a leading Machine Tool company. Candidates with experience of working within the metal industry will be well received. As a Service Engineer you will be required to complete the following tasks: Fault-find and repair machines both electrically and mechanically Installation and commissioning of new machines Provide customer training After-sales application support The Service Engineer should have the following skills and experience: Experience working as a Service Engineer Experience working with Industrial Tube Lasers and/or flatbed lasers is essential Experience working with CNC control systems preferably Siemens Experience working with hydraulics and pneumatics HND or equivalent in engineering In return for your experience this company will offer you a salary of up to £50,000 along with a company car, pension and paid annual leave. This is a home based role and you are expected to stay away from home from time to time. Full training will be provided to ensure the successful engineer can provide excellent customer service to new and existing customers whilst ensuring the maximum uptime and productivity. We are keen to hear from engineers living from within and around Birmingham, Coventry, Solihull, Kidderminster, Stafford, Telford, Wolverhampton, Stoke-on-Trent, Loughborough, Leicester and Cheltenham. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you are a Machine Tool Service Engineer and want to be considered for this role, please apply today. If you have any questions about this role, please feel free to contact Oliver Smith on 01384 446104 quoting reference 55254. 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 / Birmingham

General Machinist

General Machinist (Manual) - West Bromwich - £12 to £15 P/H - days only (Mon - Fri) + overtime Manual machining experience: Milling, grinding, cutting etc. An experienced General Machinist (Manual) is required to join a well established and leading manufacturer of engineering solutions based in the West Bromwich area. You will be cutting a range of metals from stainless steel, bronze, copper and brass. This is a permanent position, working 39 hours per week plus available overtime (paid x1.5 < 4 hours. paid x2 > 4hours) The General Machinist should have the following experience: Manual machining experience is essential. Milling experience. Grinding, screw cutting, turning would advantageous. Ability to read technical drawings. Experience of cutting a range of metals. Time served experience. If you are interested in this permanent position working for a leading manufacturer please click on the link to apply. Alternatively you can 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 / West Bromwich

Lead Design Engineer

Lead Design Engineer Salary Range: £35,000 to £38,000 p.a Location: Powys Drawing Office, Design, Lead, Fabrication, CAD, R&D, Solidworks A Lead Design Engineer is required with a hands-on ability to complete designs and project work, while leading and driving forward design teams within an engineering arena. Candidates with experience of the manufacturing, fabrication and site installation sectors would be well received. Due to continued growth and demand this company, a forward thinking and market leader based in Powys requires a proactive, well organized Lead Design Engineer for a new permanent role. As a Lead Design Engineer you will be required to: Manage, prioritise and delegate the Drawing Office Department workload subject to the on-going demands of the Company needs. Ensure internal and external technical requirements are met and provided in an agreed and timely manner. Provide mentoring skills, guidance and technical support to other members of the Drawing Office, to agreed levels of competency. Create and maintain a library of standard and bespoke drawings that can be utilised for future business support. Develop and continue to develop production drawings and specifications across existing and new product types. Liaise with the R & D + Technical Manager to ensure the most up to date drawings and technical specifications are available. Support R & D + Technical Department with design or resource when agreed. Develop with Head of Department and IT personnel the Drawing Office Department hardware and software needs including but not limited to Solidworks and Driveworks. The Lead Design Engineer should have the following skills or experience: Computer literate with extensive experience and understanding of Microsoft Office, Autocad, Solidworks, having the ability to prioritise and delegate work effectively. Able to manage multiple tasks, working accurately with attention to detail. Effective communicator with experience of working in a high-pressure environment as part of a team and leading a team to deliver tasks to stringent deadlines Ability to deal with a dynamic, changing work environment with multiple stakeholders and often rapidly changing priorities. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of leading design activities and projects possessing a good attention to design detail and systems seeking to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Powys based manufacturer and installation company will offer you: Competitive Salary and Benefits Opportunity to lead all design and drawing office activities both on and offsite allied with career progression and development Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of leading design teams and managing drawing offices processes and procedures and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Lead Design Engineer 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 / Powys

Shift Manager

Shift Manager - Birmingham - Engineering/Manufacturing - £25,000 to £28,000 p.a Shifts: 6am-2pm, 2pm-10am (2 week rotation) This is a great opportunity for a Shift Manager to join the team in our Birmingham office. To take full ownership, accountability and responsibility for the efficient and effective running of the shift in a large storage and distribution warehouse. The Role: Management of the shift (40-60 personnel) through use of effective and meaningful KPI's. Influence development focusing on building robust systems and process which can be maintained by staff. Act as a high-level escalation contact for customer issues and complaints. Responsibility for shift staffing levels and expenditure allied to ever changing client requirements. Create a positive Health & Safety culture within the business which is fully compliant with all legislation. The Person: 5 + years' experience in a similar role. Experience of managing large teams of 40+ personnel is essential. Passionate about all Supply Chain technologies. Energised by a challenging fast paced environment. Excellent communication and relationship management skills. Analytical skills and excellent attention to detail. 2 + years' SAP experience or Similar. If you are interested in this exciting new Shift Manager opportunity please click on the link to apply. Alternatively you can contact me directly at 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 / Birmingham
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  • 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
  • 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
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