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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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Electrical Technician

Electrical Technician - West Yorkshire - Drive Systems - £20,000 to £25,000 per annum Commutable from: Wakefield, Leeds, Sheffield, Pontefract, Doncaster, Bedford, Huddersfield and surrounding areas Applications are invited for an Electrical Assembly/Repair Technician to join a leading supplier of Power Transmission and Drive Systems. The ideal candidate will have experience of geared motor drives & inverters & associated automation products. But this is not restrictive as full product training will be given. Days only Mon - Fri with overtime available. Required skills and experiences Semi- skilled electrical and mechanical experience. Either an apprentice with electrical knowledge/qualification who we can progress or a semi-skilled electrical engineer. Level 2 or equivalent qualification in Electrical/ Electronic engineering. Knowledge of fault finding techniques both mechanical and electrical Be able to read schematic and wiring diagrams Responsibilities Assembling customers electrical product orders. Test, inspect and repair specific products using propose built test station. Ensuring electrical stock levels are maintained. Working with other team members in the dept to ensure customer positive outcomes can be achieved This is a permanent opportunity offering fantastic benefits. If you are interesting in this Electrical Technician position please click on the link to apply. Alternatively send your CV directly to Oliver.Smith@jonlee.co.uk or call 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 / Wakefield

CMM Operator

CMM Operator - Shrewsbury - £20,000 to £30,000 DOE This is an exciting new opportunity for a CMM operator, programmer to join a leading manufacturing company based in the Shropshire area. As the CMM Operator your responsibilities will include; To Operate Stiefelmayer H Arm Man. Operate CMM machine to identify any non-conformances and collect data for customer review. Perform in-Process and final inspection of machined parts and fabrications on CMM Review manufacturing plans, work instructions, quality records, specification drawings, acceptance gages and tooling as stated on the process plan. Ensure adherence to the quality control standards and updating quality assurance data base As the CMM Operator you will require the following skills and experiences; Strong experience of performing tasks as a CMM operator Excellent knowledge of three dimensional geometry and engineering. Ability to multi-task and work in fast paced environments. IATF 16949 -Internal Auditor If you are interested in this exciting opportunity please click on the link to apply. 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 / Shrewsbury

Sales Executive

Sales Executive - Materials - Aerospace/Defence - £28,000 to £40,000 plus bonus This is an exciting opportunity to join the Internal Sales team for a well established supplier of high specification materials engineering and manufacturing industries. As the Sales Executive your responsibilities will include; Support the strategic growth of aerospace and defence customers. Manage a portfolio of accounts to hit and exceed specified targets. Accurately take enquiries and process quotations. Negotiates with customers, suppliers and colleagues at all levels. Accurately and correctly input sales orders. Resolve any queries or problems as speedily as possible. As the Sales Executive you will require the following skills and experiences; Experience in a technical sales environment is essential. Sales experience working with aerospace and defence customers is highly desirable. proactive and an ambition to develop and progress. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Diplomatic and negotiation skills. The ability to work under pressure. If you are interested in this exciting Sales Executive opportunity please click on the link to apply. 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 / Wokingham

Graduate Sales Engineer

Graduate sales Engineer - Automation - £25,000 to £30,000 + car + bonus Birmingham Our client is a world leader in sensors, safety, vision, measurement and microscopes they repeatedly are shortlisted on the Forbes most innovative companies list and are currently looking to engage driven sales graduates to complement their regional territory in Birmingham. Ideally candidates will be from a recent technical graduate discipline or will have a drive for sales within industry and excellent understanding of Maths and Physics. You will be hungry to succeed and advance your career within a consulting sales environment. Direct Sales position to which you will be delegated your own territory Weekly structure: 2 Office Days, 3 Field Days Your role will be to find and follow up on business leads and schedule new business opportunities You will be meeting and demonstrating our products to technicians, engineers, managers and directors in order to sell effective solutions To be a key contributor to our clients dynamic, close knit sales team To be able to work in a fast-paced environment where no two weeks are the same Personal Requirements Degree educated in any discipline, however business/economics, scientific or Technical degree (Engineering, electronics or similar) would be advantageous. Previous Sales or commercial experience A hunger to succeed and overachieve Extremely positive and enthusiastic individual with natural sales ability Must be eligible to work in the UK Must have full driving licence, valid in the UK The role of graduate sales comes with an excellent salary package including quarterly bonus and company car and will offer the most driven of sales consultants a career opportunity for progression within a world leading organisation. The company will provide a 4 - 8-week training programme which aims to give you a strong technical understanding of their products and an idea of what you will encounter out on the road. However, this is only the start of your continued training and development. If you are interested in this excited Graduate Sales opportunity, please click on the link to apply. 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

Graduate Sales Engineer

Graduate Sales Engineer - Covering Greater London Automation - £25,000 to £30,000 + car + bonus A Graduate Sales Engineer is required to join a world leader in automation products. Supplying sensors, vision systems and measurement equipment worldwide they have been repeatedly short-listed on the Forbes list for the most innovative companies in the world. You will need to be commutable from our office near Heathrow. Your customer base will be Greater London. As the Graduate Sales Engineer your responsibilities will include; Your role will be to find and follow up on business leads and schedule new business opportunities You will be meeting and demonstrating our products to technicians, engineers, managers and directors in order to sell effective solutions To be a key contributor to our dynamic, close knit sales team To be able to work in a fast paced environment where no two weeks are the same As the Graduate Sales Engineer you will require the following skills and experiences; Recent Graduate, educated to Degree level in any discipline, however Business/Economics, Scientific or Technical degree (Engineering, electronics or similar) would be beneficial We are searching for ambitious individuals A hunger to succeed and over achieve Extremely positive and enthusiastic individual with natural sales ability Must be eligible to work in the UK Must have a full driving licence, valid in the UK We provide a 4 - 8 week training programme which aims to give you a strong technical understanding of our products and an idea of what you will encounter out on the road. However, this is only the start of your continued training and development. If you are interested in this excited Graduate Sales Engineer opportunity please click on the link to apply. 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 / Twickenham

Senior Project Engineer

Senior Project Engineer - Manufacturing/Food Industry Equipment - Near Cambridge - £38,000 to £42,00 p.a We have an exciting new opportunity for Senior Project Engineer to join one of Europe's leading manufacturers of products and solutions for the global food industry. Reporting to the UK Operations Manager, we are seeking an ambitious and experienced candidate who will add value to the Projects team. Key responsibilities; Take ownership of allocated projects from order to delivery. Provides technical support to all teams throughout project timelines. Throughout lifetime of project, pro actively identifies any changes to the original scope of supply. Identifies and takes contingency action, where required. Uses knowledge and experience to produce layout drawings. Identifying and specifying all mechanical/electrical components within the scope of project. Uses knowledge for interrogation of product design. Identifies and documents cost savings. Key skills and experience; This role requires someone with a strong engineering background and customer facing personality. Experience in the food industry, or food industry equipment an advantage. Proven experience in a Project Engineering position. Strong customer facing personality. Ability to create AutoCAD and Solidworks drawings. If you are interested in this exciting Senior Project Engineer opportunity please click on the link to apply. Alternatively you can send your CV direct to 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 / Cambridge

External Account Manager

External Account Manager - Metals - Midlands - £28,000 to £32,000 + car + bonus An External Account Manager is required to join a well established international multi-metal supplier based in Birmingham. Full training will be provided with excellent progression opportunities for the right person. Your responsibilities will include; Developing new business opportunities with suitable metal manufacturing, processing or stockholding businesses. Establish productive, professional relationships with key personnel in assigned customer accounts. Daily face to face meetings with new and existing customers. Provide a fast and accurate response to customer queries regarding quotes, lead-times, discrepancies and problems. Pro-actively assess, clarify and validate customer needs on an ongoing basis. Utilise the company database and your own market knowledge to build potential business opportunities. Prospect for new clients to ensure a robust pipeline of opportunities. Required skills and experience Experience in a Field Sales position is essential. Experience in the metals industry is highly desirable. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills Strong presentation and negotiation skills A professional manner and a confident/positive approach. A proven ability to source and close new business. If you are interested in this exciting External Account Manager opportunity please click on the link to apply. If you have any questions about the External Account Manager 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 / Birmingham

Mechanical Engineer (Pumps)

Job title: Mechanical Fitter (Pumps) Salary Range: £28,000 to £30,000 pa plus overtime and benefits Location: Leeds Maintenance, Fitter, Pumps, Service, Rebuild, Installation, Repair, Testing A Mechanical Fitter (Pumps) is required with knowledge of strip down, installation and service of pumps with manufacturing and process sectors. Candidates with experience of pumps, valves, mechanical strip down of production and process equipment, would be well received. Due to continued growth and an increase in client portfolio this company, a world class service provider description based in Leeds requires a hands-on, proactive Mechanical Fitter (Pumps) who has experience in product and equipment repair and installation within a manufacturing or process arena for this new permanent role. As a Mechanical Fitter (Pumps) you will be required to: Rebuild, fix, install, maintain and refurbish pumps within a process and manufacturing arena. Work on customer sites fitting, installing and testing pumps. Deal with breakdown of pumps and pump systems involving refurbishment of bearings, seals, pressure testing, filter changing, machining and fault finding. The Mechanical Fitter (Pumps) should have the following skills or experience: Knowledge of mechanical equipment (preferably pumps) strip down onsite and within a workshop environment. Strong fault-finding experience with a practical hands-on approach to problem solving Mechanical equipment and/or rotating parts installation, repair, refurbishment and maintenance through both proactive and reactive service/maintenance. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of mechanical strip down, repair, installation and servicing of mechanical equipment, pumps and/or rotating parts seeking to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Leeds based service provider will offer you: £28,000 to £30,000 pa plus overtime and benefits Excellent career development, progression within a multi-sector organisation who have a very strong and growing client portfolio. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of the strip-down and repair of pumps and/or mechanical pumps and equipment and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Mechanical Fitter (Pumps) 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 / Leeds

Business Development Manager

Business Development Manager - Engineering/Manufacturing £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + car + bonus Home based position covering: West Midlands, North West and South West. This is an exciting new opportunity for an Business Development Manager to join a leading engineering company. We are looking for a candidate with experience of winning new sales and managing key accounts. As the Business Development Manager your responsibilities will include; Winning new business. Meeting and exceeding sales objectives. Working closely with the sales team to qualify/develop business. Providing reports regarding sales activity. Coordinating presentations and site visits with relevant people to promote the brand. As the Business Development Manager you will require the following skills & experiences; Proven sales experience in engineering/manufacturing. Proven track record of winning new business. Excellent communication skills with a great ability to build rapport. An eagerness to succeed and be highly motivated. If you are interested in this exciting new Business Development Manager opportunity please click on the link to apply. 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

Principal Civil Engineer

Principle Civil Engineer - Automotive - £45,000 to £50,000 p.a We are looking for a Principle Civil Engineer to join a global provider of pioneering engineering, research and test services to the automotive, defence, aerospace and rail sectors. As the Principle Civil Engineer your responsibilities will include; Determines project specifications by studying product design, customer requirements, and performance standards. Completing technical studies; preparing cost estimates and specifications. Determine project schedules by studying project plan and specifications; calculating time requirements; sequencing project elements. Maintains project schedule by monitoring project progress; coordinating activities; resolving problems. As the Principle Civil Engineer your skills and experiences include; Suitable for someone with experience in a Senior civil engineering role with a design practice or main contractor 10+ years site experience Proficient in AutoCAD Civils 3D ability to produce and develop detailed design models BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering preferable. Project management qualification (AMP PMQ, PRINCE2 etc.) CDM Regulation awareness If you are interested in this exciting Principle Civil Engineer opportunity please click on the link to apply. 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 / Nuneaton
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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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