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Oliver Smith

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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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Project Engineer

Project Engineer - Medical Manufacturing - Bridgend - £40k to £45k A Project Engineer is required to join an international manufacturing organisation based in Bridgend. The role is to oversea the projects engineering team within the Bridgend facility. As the Project Engineer your responsibilities will include; Delivering world class, cost effective engineering solutions through sustainable engineering practices in accordance with the appropriate Medical Device Regulations. (FDA, ISO-13485, etc). Proactively research new technologies and novel methods of improving the efficiency and productivity of operations. Responsible for projects budgets and planning. Work independently against priorities set by the business and engineer manager. Motivate, developing and mentor the coating process engineering team, promoting on the job and external training to ensure we have the required talent and skill sets. As the Project Engineer you will require the following skills and experiences; An Engineering mind-set, comfortable around production or experimental equipment. Excellent co-ordinator, able to prioritise and manage workload and delegate tasks when appropriate. Experienced in project management and budget planning. Familiar with industry standards and certification such as ISO 13485 and drive efforts to ensure products and process conform to these Quality Management Systems standards. Bachelors degree, higher diploma or equivalent in an engineering, or a related discipline. If you are interested in this exciting new Project Engineer opportunity please click on the link to apply.

Permanent / Bridgend, Wales

Service Engineer

Service Engineer - Dudley - Production Equipment - £30k to £40k A Service Engineer is required to join a world leading manufacturer of processing and roll forming equipment. You will be required to travel to customer sites, both domestically and internationally. As the Service Engineer your responsibilities will include; You will provide on-site corrective/preventative maintenance and offer after-sales technical and commercial support. You will be required to develop technical knowledge of highly engineered and automated material processing equipment. PLC fault finding. Installation and start-up of equipment globally Providing a first class service to our customers. As the Service Engineer you will require the following skills and experiences; Experience of servicing production processing equipment is highly beneficial (roll forming, coil processing, packaging systems, automation systems etc.) This role requires experience or aptitude to develop knowledge in both mechanical and electrical engineering. Experience with hydraulic and pneumatic systems knowledge of PLC Systems (Allen Bradley or Siemens). If you are interested in this exciting new Service Engineer opportunity and have the flexibility to travel UK and internationally please click on the link below.

Permanent / Dudley, West Midlands

Internal Sales

Internal Sales - Dudley/Birmingham - Metals - £20-27k P.A + Bonus This is an exciting Internal Sales opportunity to join a well-established market leader in multi-metal stock holding. We are looking for an ambitious and proactive individual with a multi-metals background. Other engineering backgrounds will be considered. As the Internal Sales Representative your responsibilities will include; Manage a portfolio of key accounts supporting the Sales Manager and the internal/external team. Develop long term business opportunities with OEM's, end users & distributors. Seek out and execute 'added value' opportunities to secure profitable long term business. Excellent understanding of the full product range of high performance metals. This Internal Sales opportunity is a permanent position offering quick progression opportunities and a competitive starting salary. If you are interested in this exciting opportunity please click on the link to apply or

Permanent / Dudley, West Midlands

Electronics Engineer

(Junior) Electronics Engineer - Near Stourbridge - £20,000 to £28,000 per annum A Junior Electronics Engineer is required to join a well established electronics manufacturer near Stourbridge. We are looking for an energetic, electrical/electronics qualified candidate to grow with the business. Full training will be provided. As the Junior Electronics Engineer your responsibilities will include; Supporting innovative new electronic designs Undertaking the prototyping and testing of products. Maintaining and enhancing existing products Assessing compliance with regulations (e.g. requirements for CE marking Ensuring designs are fully documented in product design and technical files As the Junior Electronics Engineer you will require the following skills and experiences; Relevant work experience or qualifications in electrical/electronic engineering. An ability to read technical drawings is essential A passion for electronics is essential An ability to communicate with customers at all levels If you are interested in this exciting opportunity please click on the link to apply.

Permanent / Stourbridge, West Midlands

Sales Engineer - Electronics

Sales Engineer - Birmingham - Electronics - £25,000 to £45,000 D.O.E A Sales Engineer is required to join a well established and growing manufacturer of electronic testing equipment for the automotive industry. As the Sales Engineer your responsibilities will include; Proactive generation of sales and new business development opportunities Providing pre-sales product information and education, assist with preparation and timely delivery of quotations Generating visit reports, project feedback and updating the sales database The position requires visits to customer sites throughout the UK and EU, with occasional international travel Ability to arrange own customer visits and be pro-active As the Sales Engineer you will require the following skills and experiences; Experience / knowledge of bespoke manufacturing, assembly and test equipment Technically astute with a knowledge of PC/PLC control systems and automotive systems is desirable. Able to increase business by developing strong relationships with existing and new customers The tenacity and determination to succeed A high degree of Initiative, resourcefulness and problem-solving skills Full UK Driving license. If you are interested in this exciting new Sales Engineer opportunity please click on the link to apply.

Permanent / Birmingham, West Midlands

Mechanical Design Engineer

Mechanical Design Engineer - Dudley - Processing Machines - £30k to £35k P.A A Mechanical Design Engineer is required to join a leading manufacturer of metal processing equipment for steel and aluminium manufacturing companies. The successful Mechanical Design Engineer will demonstrate a strong engineering background with an emphasis on mechanical design and with the ability to meet deadlines as required. THE ROLE In this role as Mechanical Design Engineer, you will be tasked with:- Establishing detailed designs using company engineering methods and best-practices Create and review designs using 3D/2D CAD software programs including Inventor and AutoCAD Create and review BOM documents in MS Excel Generate/review calculations to define machine specifications Assist in specification and selection of proprietary components Liaise with all departments within the group providing technical support as required Liaise with the customers, partaking in site visits as required THE PERSON To be considered for this varied and challenging Mechanical Design Engineer role, you will have: - Experience in the design & manufacture of heavy precision machinery - steel and/or aluminium industry preferable Be educated to a minimum of HNC level Experience in the use of Inventor 3D and AutoCAD 2D design is desirable Strong communication skills Proven problem solving skills The role comes with good benefits package, if you feel that you meet the criteria of the advertisement, please apply for immediate interview.

Permanent / Dudley, West Midlands

Technical Writer

Technical Writer - High-Tech Engineering - Telford - £30,000 to £35,000 + 10% bonus A Global Marketing Copywriter is required to join a leading manufacturing solution specialist based in Telford. As the Technical Writer your responsibilities will include; Produce customer-facing written content across multiple channels, ensuring that technical concepts are suitable for the audience and accessible to the reader Develop technically-oriented marketing copy to include product brochures, press releases, web copy, articles for third-party publications, blogs, case studies Work with colleagues in the product management team to develop and expand the content marketing strategy in line with global objectives Work with colleagues in the global marketing team to reinforce the company brand and tone of voice. As the Technical Writer you will require the following skills and experiences; Experience of professional written work and a portfolio demonstrating the ability to convey complex and technical messages clearly. A background in B2B Marketing, journalism or creative writing is essential. An outstanding level of written English. Demonstrable experience of working with subject matter experts to capture information and communicate it effectively. If you are interested in this exciting Technical Writer opportunity which combines the dynamism of creative agency work with the stability of an in-house position please click on the link to apply.

Permanent / Telford, Shropshire

Process Engineer

Process Engineer - Bridgend - Medical Packaging - £38k to £42k + benefits A Process Engineer is required to join an international manufacturing organisation based in bridgend. This position is to lead, develop and co-ordinate the companies packaging activities. As the Process Engineer your responsibilities will include; Manages packaging projects to meet company and regulatory needs Creates project plans and executes packaging projects to ensure milestones are met within expectations of timeline, quality and budget Continuously be looking to support improvement activities in the execution of operations for manufacturing equipment and package configurations Ensure compliance with ISO 9001, ISO 13485, 21 CFR Part 820 and other International Regulatory requirements. As the Process Engineer you will require the following skills and experiences; Knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), applicable quality system standards and regulations. Minimum 5 years of experience working in a highly regulated environment. Strong mechanical knowledge of packaging equipment including good troubleshooting skills and good mechanical aptitude. Experience writing SOPs and validations for medical device or pharmaceutical packaging. Degree in Engineering or equivalent experience is required If you are interested in this exciting Process Engineer opportunity please click on the link to apply.

Permanent / Bridgend, Wales

Product Manager

Product Manager - Cutting Tools - Sheffield - £45,000 to £50,000 p.a A Product Manager is required to join an internationally recognised business in the metalworking/cutting tools industry. As the Product Manager your responsibilities will include; Manage the product life cycle of products and ensure we carry and develop a competitive product program/portfolio that meets profitability target. You will follow up, analyse and act on sales statistics including, sales volumes, profitability and sales revenue. You will also create and update the segment coverage Strategy for your area of responsibility. You will update the product plan and provide forecast for existing and newly introduced products, according to the sales and operation process. You will proactively build and maintain effective relationships with key stakeholders as defined. As the Product Manager you will require the following skills and experiences; You have a good knowledge of applications and products within the area of threading/metal cutting. Possess an excellent overall understanding of the metal cutting industry - product application, customer segments, competitors. Relevant qualifications in a technical subject or business administration coupled with extensive experience in technical sales or a similar role. You have strong analytical skills and ability to take on a comprehensive view. If you are interested in this exciting Product Manager opportunity please click on the link to apply.

Permanent / Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Credit Controller

Credit Controller - Dudley - Manufacturing - £22,000 to £24,000 + 10% bonus A Credit Controller is required to join a highly successful international metals manufacturer based in the Dudley area. We are willing to financially support credit control qualifications (ICM). Full-time position, 35 hours a week from 08.30 to 16.30 Monday to Thursday and 8.30 to 15.00 on Friday As the Credit Controller your responsibilities will include; Main point of contact with Customer for debt collection. Liaise with Commercial and Technical personnel to resolve customer queries. Production of Debtor Reports. Production of Month, Quarter and Year end Debtor reports. Production and Despatch of Statements, Credit Control letters and other communications to customers. As the Credit Controller you will require the following skills and experiences; Minimum 2 years accounts administration or credit control experience. Knowledge of the special steel industry would be an advantage. Working towards or looking to study credit control qualifications (ICM) is essential. Accounts and mathematics skills. Consistent solid business ethics and integrity. If you are interested in this exciting opportunity please click on the link to apply.

Permanent / Dudley, West Midlands

Maintenance Engineer - DAYS ONLY

Maintenance Engineer (electrical) - Central Birmingham - Presses/CNC's - £26k to £32k A multi-skilled and multi-faceted Maintenance Engineer is required to join a well-established, successful and progressive family business which is a manufacturer of specialist material handling equipment, components and systems. The role is based in the new purpose-built manufacturing facility in central Birmingham and requires a maintenance person with experience, capability and flexibility. Maintenance Engineer responsibilities will include; Servicing and maintenance on CNC machines and power presses. Coordinate and deliver the TPM. Develop all plans and look to improve the general function of the maintenance department. To move away from a reactive culture to a planned maintenance approach and programme. General day to day site/facilities maintenance will also be a part of the role as required. As the Maintenance Engineer you will require the following skills & experiences; A multi-skilled ability to maintain plant, equipment and facilities. Experience of maintaining/servicing power presses and CNC machines is desirable. Experience of PLC fault finding (desirable). Experience of implementing TPM. The opportunity for a Maintenance Engineer with this business will suit any experienced individual who is looking for a wide-ranging role where, as part of a smaller business they can be effective and make a difference. Please click on the link to apply.

Permanent / Birmingham, West Midlands

Process Engineer

Process Engineer - Central Birmingham - Manufacturing - £30,000 to £40,000 As the Process Engineer for this family business with a global supply capability, this role has significant opportunity. The business is now situated in a new manufacturing and assembly facility just outside the city centre. It produces specialist material handling equipment and systems from a basis of machining, pressings and assembly operations. As the Process Engineer your responsibilities will include; Standardise processes across the business and help to implement a right-first time methodology and quality first culture. Develop and ensure the business works to a lean and continuous improvement methodology, identifying and correcting opportunities to reduce bottle necks and improve productivity. Solve and eliminate double handling. Generate new process flows, review and improve. Improve factory layout and manage all changes and improvement programmes including new equipment and machinery. As the Process Engineer you will require the following skills & experiences; Continuous Improvement background is essential - proven track record of completed projects in a manufacturing environment Kaizen, SMED, 6Sigma, 5S Knowledge. CNC machining and small to medium batch manufacturing environment understanding. Knowledge of ISO 9001:2015. Six Sigma Green Belt (Desirable). NEBOSH (Desirable). If you are interested in this exciting new Process Engineer opportunity and have strong continuous improvement background please click on the link to apply.

Permanent / Birmingham, West Midlands

Production Engineer

Production Engineer - London - CAD/Machining - Very Competitive A Production Engineer is required to join a specialist manufacturer of high value products. Main Purpose of Role: To be the link between the CAD team and the production being the guarantor of the phase of industrialisation. As the Production Engineer your responsibilities will include; Implement engineering best practices and standards across all aspects of the manufacturing environment Develop, implement and manage the standard tools (machining department and craft production) to ensure the company has the most appropriate technology at its disposal. Collaborate with the CAD team throughout the new product development life cycle Develop, implement and manage the standard tool procurement and repair As the Production Engineer you will require the following skills & experiences; Minimum 3-5 years production / manufacturing / industrial engineering experience Experience implementing effective engineering solutions to improve manufacturing processes resulting in operational improvements A sound understanding of manufacturing processes, ferrous material science (practical background), metrology, mechanical design. A good blend of academic and intellectual capability with a practical and hands on approach, as is appropriate with a small business. Degree qualified in Manufacturing or Industrial Engineering or similar discipline. If you are interested in this exciting new Production Engineer opportunity please click on the link to apply.

Permanent / London, England

Sales Engineer

Sales Engineer (Export) - Dudley - Material Testing - £30,000 to £40,000 p.a A Sales Engineer is required to join a well established manufacturer and international supplier of material testing equipment. As the Sales Engineer (Export) you will require the following skills and experiences; Considerable overseas selling experience Experience dealing with overseas agents Experience within a laboratory or testing background involved in calibration would be an advantage Effective communicator at all levels with excellent interpersonal, presentation and influencing skills HNC/D or Degree in Mechanical or Material Science Engineering would be an advantage As the Sales Engineer (Export) your responsibilities will include; Develop and maintain customer relationships via our network of international sales and service partners. Set up, train and manage overseas agents. Provide effective sales forecasts identifying opportunities and developing sales potentials. Develop existing and new business. To contribute to overall development of the company's business strategy and objectives. Prepare quotation, perform pre-tests and general day to day communications with our international partners If you are interested in this exciting new Sales Engineer opportunity please click on the link to apply.

Permanent / Dudley, West Midlands

Marketing Executive

Marketing Executive - Engineering Software - Telford - £26k to £32k + 10% bonus A Marketing Executive is required to join a leading manufacturing solution specialist based in Telford. As the Marketing Executive your responsibilities will include; This position is focused on producing articles for a quarterly technical marketing publication delivered to software users worldwide. Work with management to define an editorial plan, then coordinate with a global team of application engineers to execute it. Manage design and translation of the publication, ensure delivery to customers, and report on activities, costs, approval rates and other KPI's. Produce high-quality customer-facing written content, ensuring that technical concepts are suitable for the audience and accessible to the readership. As the Marketing Executive you will require the following skills and experiences; At least 3-5 years' experience of professional written work and a portfolio demonstrating the ability to convey complex and technical messages. Experience of software marketing is highly desirable. An outstanding level of written English. Motivated and adaptable personality with a work ethic that produces results in a highly-structured international matrix organisation. If you are interested in this exciting new Marketing Executive please click on the link to apply. Project 4IR

Permanent / Telford, Shropshire

Quality Manager

Quality Manager - Metal Manufacturing - Wolverhampton - £40,000 to £50,000 p.a A Quality Manager is required to join a leading manufacturer of metal components based near the Wolverhampton area. As the Quality Manager your responsibilities will include; Manage the outgoing product Quality, the in process quality and drive the company systems and procedures. Engage with customers to further the reputation of the business. Sustain key approvals - eg AS9100. Capture, root cause and identify solutions for day to day problems experienced by the factory. Minimise risk and secure prompt resolution to process problems from suppliers, assure future quality and comply with customer flow down. As the Quality Manager you will require the following skills and experiences; Well versed in metallurgy. They need to be skilled in problem solving. The role requires providing a high level of competent leadership whilst able to work on initiative introducing new techniques and Continuous Improvement activities. Fully conversant with QMS ISO9001, 14001 & AS9001. if you are interested in this exciting Quality Manager opportunity please click on the link to apply.

Permanent / Wolverhampton, West Midlands
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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 the EEF and 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