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Oliver Smith

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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Production Engineer

Production Engineer - West London - CAD/Machining - Very Competitive A Production Engineer is required to join a specialist manufacturer of high end bespoke 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 lifecycle 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 / West London, London

Internal Sales

Internal Sales - Wolverhampton - Forgings/Metals - £20,000 to £30,000 per annum This is an exciting Internal Sales opportunity to join a well established metals forging and manufacturing business near Wolverhampton. We are looking for somebody with the potential to progress into a Sales Manager position. As part of the Internal Sales team your responsibilities will include; Manage a portfolio of key accounts. Proactively establish new business leads. Process enquiries and orders quickly and diligently. Develop lasting relationships with existing customers. Work commercially and effectively on the CRM system. Excellent understanding of the full product range. If you are interested in this exciting Internal Sales opportunity please click on the link to apply.

Permanent / Wolverhampton, West Midlands

Process Engineer (reliability)

Process Engineer (Reliability) - Warrington - £38,000 + bonus - Heavy Engineering A Commissioning Engineer is required to join a globally recognised engineering organisation based in Warrington. Hours: Monday to Friday - 8am to 4pm. As the Process Engineer your responsibilities will include; Ensure reliability of our manufacturing processes by stabilising the performance of physical assets. Support the Site Engineers to deliver the maintenance plan. Monitoring the performance of the assets through key KPI's; OEE, MTTR, MTBF Upgrade and obsolescence planning for critical machines; PLCs, Instrumentation, Automation & Controls As the Process Engineer you will require the following skills & experiences; Strong Electrical, Control, Automation and Instrumentation skills. Minimum 5 years experience in a similar position. Experience within a heavy engineering environment is essential. HNC qualification (depending upon experience) to BEng in Electrical/Instrumentation (desirable) If you are interested in this exciting new position please click on the link to apply.

Permanent / Warrington, Cheshire

Production Planning Manager

Production Planning Manager - Central Birmingham - Material Handing - £35k to £45k A Production Planning Manager is required to join a well established and specialist material handling manufacturer based in central Birmingham. As the Production Planning Manager your responsibilities will include; Monitoring production outputs, liaising with customers on forecast demands and schedule changes. Managing stock forecast and supplier performance evaluation. Driving cost down activity. Production scheduling and planning end to end process. Issuing OTIF, Factory Compliance and Stock Reports. Manage Bills of Materials (BOM's) and route cards. Drive the area to meet its targets and objectives. As the Production Planning Manager you will require the following skills & experiences; Production planning experience within a manufacturing environment is essential. Knowledge of managing BOM's & route cards. Significant experience of leading a team. An ability to work effectively with customers and stakeholders at all levels. Strong commercial acumen. If you are interested in this exciting Production Planning Manager opportunity and have significant production planning/scheduling experience please click on the link to apply.

Permanent / Birmingham, West Midlands

Operations Manager

Operations Manager - Surface finishing/coating - Leeds - £50,000 to £60,000 + car An Operations Manager is required to join a leading specialist supplier of high performance surface treatments. As the Operations Manager your responsibilities will include; In line with the Company's corporate objective, formulate strategic and short term plans to develop and promote the Company's products/services To develop, direct and control the sales and operation activities of the Leeds site. Control and monitor day to day production activities of the site to ensure customer orders are processed to agreed delivery dates and appropriate quality standards Establish KPI's for all key functions of the business and provide regular, relevant reporting against these to the Monthly Executive Committee. Oversee the site's Maintenance/Engineering function As the Operations Manager you will require the following skills and experiences; Experience of working in a fast turnaround process industry or engineering services organisation Perhaps worked for a medium sized Company (sub-contract business, Sub-contract machinist, engineering, servicing) Commercial experience and communication with customers is required. Knowledge of modern manufacturing tools (5S, Lean manufacturing, etc.) An honours degree in a science or engineering discipline (desirable). If you are interested in this exciting new opportunity please click on the link to apply.

Permanent / Leeds, West Yorkshire

Maintenance Engineer - DAYS ONLY

Maintenance Engineer (electrical) - Central Birmingham - Presses/CNC's - £30k to £34k HOURS: Days only (8am-5pm) A Maintenance Engineer is required to join a well established and specialist material handling manufacturer based in central Birmingham. As the Maintenance Engineer your responsibilities will include; Servicing and maintenance on CNC machines and power presses (mechanical and electrical). PLC fault diagnosis. Support the implementation of TPM and look to improve the general function of the maintenance department. To move away from a reactive culture to a planned maintenance programme. General day to day site/building maintenance 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. If you are interested in this exciting Maintenance Engineer opportunity lease click on the link to apply.

Permanent / Birmingham, West Midlands

Key Account Manager - Coatings

Key Account Manager - Midlands & South West - Industrial Coatings We are a globally recognised manufacturer and supplier of paints and coatings into construction, industrial and transportation markets looking to recruit a Key Account Manager. This position will be managing Birmingham and Nottingham to South Wales and South West regions. You will need to be located within this patch. As the Key Account Manager your responsibilities will include; Winning and growing sales within targeted accounts both personally and regionally to meet P&L objectives. Understanding and focusing on our distribution strategy within the UK marketplace. Supporting Regional and National sales colleagues in identifying and winning new business opportunities. Building effective internal and external working relationships with manufacturers, influencers, paint shops and distributors to win and retain new business. As the Key Account Manager you will require the following skills and experiences; Previous experience of working within coatings, finishing, powder coating or heat treatment environment in a sales or technical role would be very much of preference. This position needs to be someone who has a 'fire in their belly', who really wants to come in and develop the business and drive things forward. It is a field based role covering up as far as Birmingham and Nottingham right down across South Wales and the South West and they can be based anywhere on patch. Given the remit of the area they must be willing to travel. if you are interested in this exciting Key Account Manager opportunity please click on the link to apply.

Permanent / Birmingham, West Midlands

Shift Team Leader

Shift Team Leader - Heavy Engineering/Recycling - Warrington - circa £34,000 p.a including shift A Shift Team Leader is required to join an international engineering organisation based in Warrington. This position will require working shifts; 2 on / 2 off 12 hours days and nights As the Shift Team Leader you will require the following skills and experiences; Previous Team Leader experience is preferred but not essential Knowledge of work permits is desirable Knowledge of carrying out PMs/ 6S activities Ability to deal with people at all levels within the company Ability to work on own initiative Evidence of leading continuous improvement projects As the Shift Team Leader your responsibilities will include; Issuing of Permits to Work Responsible for achieving production target Accountable for the team following standard work Responsible for completion of production PMs and cleaning tasks Responsible for providing detailed root cause information relating to plant issues and break downs Responsible for coordinating effective use of time for carrying out PMs/ 6S activities/ cleaning when the plant is stopped Accountable for the time management of the time, particularly regarding time keeping and breaks If you are interested in this exciting Shift Team Leader opportunity please click on the link to apply.

Permanent / Warrington, Cheshire

Technical Sales Manager - Coatings

Technical Sales Manager - South East - Industrial Coatings - £37k to £42k + car, bonus We are a globally recognised manufacturer and supplier of paints and coatings into construction, industrial and transportation markets looking to recruit a Technical Sales Manager within our Protective & Marine Coatings division. This position will be managing the South East regions. including London, South East and East Anglia As the Technical Sales Manager your responsibilities will include; Executing the sales budget - Delivering sales plan for the territory by focusing on key strategic areas agreed in the country mission plan Develop and tracking the progress of both key and target account plans. Develop strong client relationships across the region, ensuring a clear understanding of a client's business needs and problems. Actively managing the sales pipeline and providing accurate forecasting. As the Technical Sales Manager you will require the following skills and experiences; Be educated to 'A' Level standard or the equivalent. Ideally experience in the Protective or Marine coatings industry. Have a proven track record in sales Drive, enthusiasm, eagerness to learn and to challenge oneself The ability to deliver under pressure and to increase success rate Hold a full driving license and have a willingness to travel extensively (75% travel is expected in this role). If you are interested in this exciting Technical Sales Manager opportunity please click on the link to apply.

Permanent / London, England

Internal Sales

Internal Sales - Stoke (Biddulph) - £20-26k per annum + uncapped bonus This is an exciting Internal Sales opportunity to join a well-established market leader in the supply of multi-metals. If you are looking for a career and not just another job this is could perfect opportunity for you! No product experience is required as we will provide full training. We are looking for an ambitious and proactive individual - no product experience is required. 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. 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.

Permanent / Biddulph, Staffordshire

Maintenance Engineer

Maintenance Technicians/Engineers - £30k to £46k + including 30% shift allowance Metals Industry - Wolverhampton - 24/7 shift rotational pattern Maintenance Technicians/Engineers D.O.E are required to join a globally recognised steel manufacturer based in the Midlands. Company benefits include; 30% shift allowance 20% bonus potential 10% Pension contribution Training - ABB and Siemens As a Maintenance Technician/Engineer you will require the following skills and experiences; Completed an engineering apprenticeship, NVQ/City & Guilds or time served Knowledge of electrical installations including single and three-phase fault finding in a manufacturing environment. Repair/modification/fault finding experience on PLC's Experience of fault finding, stripping and reassembling component parts. Experience with slitting machines, profiling and laser welding machines is highly desirable. If you are interested in this exciting opportunity please click on the link to apply or alternatively send your CV direct

Permanent / Wolverhampton, West Midlands

Service Engineer - Metrology

Service Engineer - Metrology - Near Milton Keynes (UK travel) - £26k-£30k + car + bonus A Service Engineer is required to join a globally recognised brand in the manufacture and supply of precision instrumentation equipment. This role will involve UK travel As the Service Engineer your responsibilities will include; Install equipment to manufacturer's specification. Keep up to date with the latest service bulletins and training Training customers on correct operation procedures after installation. Repair systems in-house and at customer sites. Resolve customer issues either by phone or on-site visit. As the Service Engineer you will require the following skills and experiences; Experience in a similar multi-discipline service role Preferable experience of instrumentation/metrology servicing and calibration (desirable) Electrical mechanics or software diagnostics experience (desirable) Proven experience of problem solving. Full training will be provided. If you are interested in this exciting opportunity please click on the link to apply

Permanent / Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

Process Engineer

Process Engineer - Central Birmingham - Material Handling - £30,000 to £40,000 A Process Engineer is required to join a well established and specialist material handling manufacturer based in central Birmingham. As the Process Engineer your responsibilities will include; Standardise processes across the department and help to implement a right first time methodology. Work to a lean and continuous improvement methodology, identifying opportunities to reduce bottle necks and improve productivity. Work as part of a team to ensure department targets and business goals are achieved. Solve and eliminate double handling. Generate new process flows, review and improve. Improve factory layout. As the Process Engineer you will require the following skills & experiences; Continuous Improvement background is essential. Kaizen, SMED, 6S Knowledge. Experience of continuous improvement within a Manufacturing Environment. 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
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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