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Oliver Smith

Consultant
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  1. 01384 446104
  2. oliver.smith@jonlee.co.uk
  3. Linkedin profile
  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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Engineering Manager - (Heavy Engineering/Recycling)

Engineering Manager - Heavy Engineering/Recycling - £50-£60k + 17% bonus, £7k car allowance An Engineering Manager is required to join an international engineering organisation based in Warrington. We are looking for a strong engineer who has managed significant engineering teams. As the Engineering Manager you will require the following skills & experiences; Worked in a heavy industrial plant with exposure to large scale equipment. Experience of delivering CAPEX/Revenue projects, Reliability, Site services, improving process performance through OEE improvements. Experience of implementation and delivery of Quality, Health and Safety initiatives across a site. Experience of developing timely plans to reduce maintenance cost and impact to the process. Electrically or mechanically biased. As the Engineering Manager your responsibilities will include; To lead and deliver the vision of Engineering on site. Empower individuals and teams to deliver a proactive culture of reliability. Responsible for the OpEx budget and delivering CapEx projects. Ensuring legalities through the EOHS plan from the Engineering perspective are maintained and sustained. This Engineering Manager opportunity is offering a very competitive package of £50,000 to £60,000 + 17% bonus + £7000 car allowance. Please click on the link to apply.

Permanent / Warrington, Cheshire

General Manager - Electronics

General Manager - Electronics - Sales Background - £50,000 to £60,000 + car allowance A General Manager is required to join a well established electronics manufacturing business based near Stourbridge. The candidate must have senior management experience within a technical sales and manufacturing business. As the General Manager your responsibilities will include; Deliver a sales and marketing plan that will drive growth in line with the businesses objectives. Manage the financial performance of the business to deliver sales growth, GP improvement, cost management and targeted net return. Developing commercial relationships with new and existing customers. Oversee the management of all business activity within the manufacturing and distribution divisions. Manage a team of 25 to 30 people. As the General Manager you will require the following skills and experiences; The candidate must have senior management experience within a technical sales and manufacturing business. Proven track record of achieving results in a management position. Experience in managing a business through robust systems and processes. A commercially astute individual who understands how to make a business profitable. A good level of education with a degree in either business or a technical subject. Some experience with electronics is essential. If you are interested in this exciting opportunity please click on the link to apply.

Permanent / Stourbridge, West Midlands

CNC Machinist

CNC Machinist - West London - Competitive Salary + Training - 3/5 Axis Mills An experienced CNC Machinist is required to join a leading bespoke manufacturer of high end steel products. This is a truly unique manufacturing environment. Hours of work: No shifts and flexibility on your working hours As the CNC Machinist you will require the following skills and experiences; Proven experience using 3/5 Axis Mills (Heidenhain control) and AgieCharmilles Die Sinking EDM machines Experience of working within a low volume batch environment Able to read from drawings and develop programmes and setting sheets Have the ability to run multiple machines and prioritise to give maximum efficiency Proactive nature and keen to work within a small team and take responsible for the role If you are interested in this exciting opportunity please click on the link to apply.

Permanent / West London, London

Business Development Manager - High Performance Metals

Business Development Manager - Metals - Mids to South - £35k to £45k + car, bonus A Business Development Manager is required to join a globally recognised supplier of high performance metals. You will be expected to cover the South region of the UK and ideally be in commutable distance of the Midlands Head Office. We are looking for a candidate with the potential to progress into senior management. As the Business Development Manager your responsibilities will include; Manage a geographical territory to meet & exceed specified targets. Establish productive, professional relationships with key personnel in assigned customer accounts. Pro-actively assess, clarify and validate customer needs on an ongoing basis. Prospect for new clients within your geographical area to ensure a robust pipeline of opportunities. Prepare sales forecasts & strategies for the complete range of tooling products. As the Business Development Manager you will require the following skills and experiences; Demonstrable key account management and new business development experience, preferably in a technical / solution based sales environment. Experience within metals processing/manufacturing or stockholding is preferable. An ability and motivation to move into management. Ideally qualified to a higher education level. If you are interested in this exciting opportunity please click on the link to apply.

Permanent / Swindon, Wiltshire

Production Planner

Production Planner - Metal Forging - West Midlands - £22,000 to £28,000 P.A A Production Planner is required to join a well established SME forgings business based in the heart of the West Midlands. As the Production Planner your responsibilities will include; Assistance in Planning function and interaction with department heads Printing and issue of department plans Active involvement in Quality improvement, Cost Reduction and OTIF Performance Involvement in stock control activities Organisation of transport activities (In-house and Sub-con) Co-ordination of sub-contract activities (Machining, Heat Treatment- inc test bars, Painting etc) As the Production Planner you will require the following skills and experiences; Experience of working in a similar Manufacturing environment. High level of attention to detail Able to work on multiple tasks concurrently Able to perform well under pressure Able to work well as part of a team If you are interested in this exciting opportunity please click on the link to apply.

Permanent / Cradley Heath, West Midlands

Tooling Engineer

Tooling Engineer - Metal Forging - West Midlands - £38,000 to £42,000 per annum A Tooling Engineer is required to join a well established SME forgings business based in the heart of the West Midlands. As the Tooling Engineer your responsibilities will include; Experience of technical drawing and design (dies and tools) Purchasing die blocks and tooling material Ensuring readiness of dies/tooling for production CAD/CAM and Simulation experience is essential Management of die costs It is essential the candidate has experience of designing, costing and purchasing of die and tools in a metal manufacturing environment. If you are interested in this exciting opportunity please click on the link to apply.

Permanent / Cradley Heath, West Midlands

Service Engineer - Instrumentation

Service Engineer - Instrumentation - 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; 5 year's experience in a similar multi-discipline service role Preferable experience of instrumentation servicing and calibration Electrical mechanics or software diagnostics experience 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

Area Sales Manager - Instrumentation

Area Sales Manager - £30,000 to £40,000 + car + £10k OTE - West Midlands & M5 corridor An Area Sales Manager is required to join a well established manufacturer and supplier of precision instrumentation equipment. Territory is the West Midlands and the M5 corridor. Ideal Location - Birmingham or M5 Corridor as far south as Bristol. As the Area Sales Manager your responsibilities will include; Sales development of larger clients Proactively hunts for new clients First line technical sales support Execution of the given top level strategy in the targeted territories Product recommendation for the extension of existing applications and recommendation for developing new applications for the potential markets As the Area Sales Manager you will require the following skills and experiences; Experience of technical engineering sales Personally driven to succeed Tactical planning Hunter sales attitude Ability to work at all levels of a business If you are interested in this exciting new opportunity please click on the link to apply.

Permanent / Birmingham, West Midlands

Maintenance Engineer - Electrical

Maintenance Technicians/Engineers - £30k to £46k + including 30% shift allowance Metals Industry - Wolverhampton - 24/7 shift rotational pattern Maintenance Technicians/Engineers D.O.E (electrically biased) 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
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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