Peter specialises in the recruitment of highly skilled engineers and managers for the defence and engineering industries. From shop floor to director level appointments, Peter is highly experienced in sourcing the best candidates for permanent and contract positions.
Having worked as a senior engineer in the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers for 20 years, Peter has an in-depth understanding of both client and candidate needs. His experience and knowledge of the defence industry, coupled with the time he has spent in recruitment, enables him to find the best talent the market has to yield.
Peter approaches each assignment with drive and enthusiasm, and prides himself on offering an outstanding, quality service. His honest, attentive and consultative approach provides an empathetic, yet efficient process which is appreciated by clients and candidates.
Validation Engineer (CSV) - Scientific & Pharmaceutical - North East or North West - Permanent - Attractive Due to continued growth, a strong order book and new projects, a leading independent provider of industrial software and systems integration solutions is looking to recruit a Validation Engineer to work from their offices in either Warrington or Middlesbrough. The company works with high profile blue chip clients across the Pharmaceutical, Medical and Manufacturing industries and experiences outstanding staff retention levels Salary: Competitive Permanent Salary plus Benefits Suitable for: Validation Engineer, Validation Engineer, Equipment Engineer, Computer Systems Validation Engineer The CSV Validation Engineer will be responsible for ensuring that all manufacturing processes, packing operations, equipment, cleaning, utilities/facilities, computer and analytical methods are fully validated to meet the expected and operational requirements and GMP regulatory requirements. Applicants must have the presence to promote the company image and ensure that this is enhanced by successful implementation of systems. This will be an interesting and varied role, and the opportunity to progress within the team will be available to the right candidate. Appropriate training will be provided where required and in line with business requirements. Applicants must have the ability to work on customers sites on their own. They will represent and enhance the company's image in related areas. They should be able to quickly gain the confidence of customers and internal staff. A "can do" positive attitude is required with the desire to extend their skill set. Take on board new challenges and to help the company grow its reputation and customer base. Background and experience required for the CSV Validation Engineer: At least 5 years experience in Validation (Computer System/Process/Project/Equipment/ Cleaning etc.) within the Biotech/Med Device/ Pharmaceutical (FDA/MHRA regulated industries). Strong cGMP, GAMP and GxP knowledge with knowledge of FDA 21 CFR Part 11, Annex 11 regulation. Must have strong ability to organize and manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. Demonstrated understanding and hands-on experience generating and reviewing validation lifecycle documents. Strong interpersonal skills, excellent review and analytical skills. Strong commitment to customer service and satisfaction are essential. Capable of building, cultivating and maintaining strong trusting client relationships. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Self-motivated and a quick learner of business processes and technologies. A working knowledge of or hands-on experience with Pharmaceutical, Biotech and Med Device production processes. Ability to discuss technical aspects of validation and GxP testing with clients. Strong attention to detail regarding documentation is a must. Must be well organized and capable of working effectively within a multi-disciplinary team. Their staff development ethos encourages team members to think laterally which results in better solutions for their customers. They recognise that to be able to retain the best employees with up-to-the-minute skills, they need to invest in your development. They marry on-the-job experience with formal training and have an open management style – Senior personnel are always available to discuss ideas. Over 60% of their workforce has been with the business for more than eight years which they believe demonstrates our commitment to good staff relations. If you feel you have the skills and background for this opportunity then please apply directly. For further information on the CSV Validation Engineer position please contact Peter Heap on my direct line 01384 446102 at Jonathan Lee Recruitment or send suitable CV’s to firstname.lastname@example.org 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 / Middlesbrough
Senior Avionics Technician - Middlesex - Attractive - Permanent A Senior Avionics Technician is required to repair and overhaul a wide range of Avionic Communications, Navigation, Instruments, and FDR units to component level based in the Middlesex area. The Senior Avionics Technician will be responsible for working with Electronic technologies ranging from analogue components to complex electronics, with the ability to repair RF circuits and will control the maintenance of aircraft components ensuring technical airworthiness requirements are met and manage all aspects of the service department. The Senior Avionics Technician will also manage the maintenance, repair and servicing of ground support equipment. The intention of this role is to progress the individual in becoming an Avionics Technical Manager in the future take sole responsibility for the workshop. Senior Avionics Technician - Key Responsibilities Precise mechanical work and electronics repair The control of maintenance of LRU's and aircraft components Maintenance of technical data contained in the Manufacturers component maintenance manuals Adhere to the relevant technical documents and procedures. Maintenance of equipment used in the repair and servicing of LRU's and aircraft components Responsibility for the calibration of equipment and test apparatus Perform tooling/equipment equivalence assessments Adhere to the company quality procedures to meet regulatory requirements Avionics spare parts inventory management including the ordering of replacement parts Technical Lead Responsibilities (Upon Promotion) Assist with the recruitment of technical staff Ensure compliance with procedures and standards for workshop Ensure technical competence of personnel Establishing training programs as applicable Communication with management team members Maintaining & Building customer relations with established customers Provide technical assistance and addressing customer complaints Submit repair evaluations and quotations to customers Skills Required for Senior Avionics Technician Experience in the Aviation industry as a qualified electronics and avionics technician Education or Certificate of Technology (instrumentation/electronics) Has an adequate understanding of Part 145 aviation maintenance requirements Soldering - Understand and apply knowledge of temperature, solder flow and finish ESD - Understand and apply knowledge of electrostatic damage, grounding techniques and testing Tools - Demonstrate the appropriate use of trade tools, technical hand tools and test equipment Computer - computer data entry knowledge and skills Attention to detail: Numerical, alphabetical **Security Clearance may be required for this role due to the nature of the Industry** If you feel you meet the requirements for the role of the Senior Avionics Technician, then apply directly or contact Peter Heap at Jonathan Lee Recruitment. Either Direct Line 01384 446102 or email suitable CV's to email@example.com 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 / Hayes
Stress & FEA Mechanical Engineer - Permanent West Midlands - Defence and Aerospace - Very Attractive A Stress & FEA Mechanical Engineer is required to join the team for a for a Global Defence and Aerospace manufacturing company . The Stress & FEA Mechanical Engineer will work within the area of stress and mechanical analysis. The Stress & FEA Mechanical Engineer will be working on complex products and components, providing mechanical hand calculations, reports, and approval of components. The Stress & FEA Mechanical Engineer will have a good knowledge of manufacturing processes on the strength of mechanical components and products. The Stress & FEA Mechanical Engineer role will be extremely varied so someone who is able to work under pressure and adhere to timescales. Key Expertise and Qualifications Required for the Stress & FEA Mechanical Engineer Degree qualified or equivalent in Mechanical Engineering or similar related subject Able to demonstrate an analytical, problem solving approach to your work Self-motivated and able to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team Knowledge of materials, their mechanical, static and fatigue properties is essential Knowledge of actuation/hydraulic systems & complex mechanical moving parts is desirable Understanding of manufacturing processes on the strength of mechanical components Knowledge of complex moving parts manufacturing techniques and their influence on stress Determine fatigue life of components using classical calculations and computer simulations Produce reports to a standard sufficient for issue to civil & military air worthiness authorities Perform hand stress calculations using standard methods and data sheets Produce Finite Element Analysis of components and systems using software Knowledge of fatigue analysis methods Good experience in hand calculations is essential Knowledge of Mathcad, ANSYS is desirable If you feel you meet the requirements for the role of the Stress & FEA Mechanical Engineer, then apply directly or contact Peter Heap at Jonathan Lee Recruitment. Either Direct Line 01384 446102 or Email suitable MS Word CV's to firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Midlands
Manufacturing Technician – Electronics Defence and Space Permanent – Attractive – Bedford Area A Manufacturing Technician is required to join the Engineering Team within a market leading Innovative Technology Company that specialise in Electronic Systems primarily within the Aerospace Defence and Space sectors. The Manufacturing Technician will be involved with products for the electronic warfare, military communications, aerospace, commercial wireless, and telecom industries. The successful Manufacturing Technician will be responsible to oversee the production onsite and ensure that the manufacturing processes are efficient and to the quality level expected by our customers in accordance with H&S standards. The successful Manufacturing Technician will have good attention to detail and able to improve production processes to maximise efficiency. Manufacturing Technician – Key Responsibilities Ensure all processes and equipment are up to date and maintained Updating detailed operating documentation Servicing and maintenance of key equipment Identify new equipment to fulfil manufacturing requirements Transfer equipment, product, and processes from other facilities Carry out manufacturing process experimentation Produce manufacturing process documentation Produce guidelines for equipment Provide training on use of new equipment and processes Ability to explain complex issues to non-specialists Gain acceptance of optimum solutions through sound arguments and reasoning Technical Skills and Experience required for the Manufacturing Technician Relevant technical and engineering qualification Apprentice or engineering trained ideally Experience within a technical manufacturing and production environment Knowledge of electronic manufacturing processes Understanding of Electronic products and technology Good level of IT literacy and experience Experience of using statistical software packages Experience of using CAD software would be advantageous Excellent planning and organisational skills Good written skills and the ability to communicate at all levels Able to work as part of a team An enthusiastic approach to work with a can do attitude **Security Clearance will be required for this role due to the sensitive nature of the products and therefore only applications from candidates able to obtain this will be considered** If you feel you meet the requirements for the role of the Manufacturing Technician, then apply directly or contact Peter Heap at Jonathan Lee Recruitment. Either Direct Line 01384 446102 or Email suitable MS Word CV’s to email@example.com 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 / Bedford
EMC Engineer - Permanent - Attractive - Gloucestershire - Defence and Government An EMC Engineer is required within a to join the Engineering Team within a market leading Innovative Technology Company that specialise in Communication Systems for Military, Defence and Secure Government Organisations. The successful EMC Engineer will carry out design, development and evaluation of equipment and sub-assemblies. The EMC Engineer will also be involved with the Design and Development of assemblies. Responsibilities for the EMC Engineer 3 - 6 years of work experience. Wants progression and to become a Lead Engineer/Manager in the future. Provide design for cost solutions for product development. Meet the technical requirements and company processes for manufacture. Ensure Manufacturing Packages (BoMs, test plans and drawings etc.) are generated. Maintain the use of relevant procedures. Contribute to programmes to ensure all aspects meet project requirements. Work under the guidance of the Engineering Manager. Support and contribute to an atmosphere of innovation within the team. Provide inspiration and support on new product developments. Supervise, and provide guidance to, Engineers, technicians, and production assemblers. Engage in the design, build and evaluation of components, sub-assemblies, and assemblies. Take an active lead in the acquisition of new test equipment. Person Profile Required for the EMC Engineer You will have the relevant 3 - 6 years of work experience and degree qualification within electrical or electronic engineering and may have experience and further education in RF Electronics and Microwave Engineering. You'll have good working knowledge of Tempest, RF and Emanation control products and of 'materials' associated with RF and Emanation control. In addition, you will have RF test experience and strong technical and communication skills. You will enjoy working as part of a team, be self-motivated and have an enthusiastic approach to work. Salary and Benefits for the EMC Engineer Competitive salary and benefits package A great work life balance 25 days holiday plus bank holidays Early finish Friday's Cycle to Work scheme Occupational health support Employee Assistance Programme with access to confidential counselling services Generous enhanced company sick pay entitlement Annual flu vaccination Free hot drinks learning and development Comprehensive and tailored induction programme Support for further education Annual appraisal with individual development plans Relocation assistance up to £8,000 Life assurance (death benefit) - four times basic salary The successful candidate will be required to obtain Security Clearance. If you feel you meet the requirements for the role of the EMC Engineer then apply directly or contact Peter Heap at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on either 01384 446102 or email suitable MS Word Format CV's to firstname.lastname@example.org 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 / Gloucester
Compliance Trainer - Permanent - Warrington or Middlesborough Area - Attractive A regulatory compliance trainer is required to deliver onsite training courses throughout the UK and occasionally overseas. Ideal candidates will have a training, validation or quality background, experience in the pharmaceutical or medical device industries, and a good working knowledge of GxP, validation, SOP writing, CAPA and risk management. A "can do" positive attitude is required with the desire to extend your skill set, take on board new challenges and help the company grow its reputation and customer base. You will be responsible for delivering a wide range of compliance training courses and sharing your knowledge and industry best practices, to improve the understanding and performance of delegates in pharmaceutical and medical device industries. You will be working with a number of customers and all of them require high quality training courses and a first class service. Essential Skills for the Compliance Trainer. Applicants must have experience of presenting training courses. A good understanding of either the pharmaceutical or medical device industry is essential. You must also have experience in validation activities, meeting GxP guidelines, SOP writing, performing risk management, and meeting the FDA's rule, 21 CFR Part 11. You must be confident in applying your training skills to design and deliver new training courses, and tailor ITS' current training courses to meet each customer's requirements. Applicants must be able to communicate effectively both formally and informally, orally and in written English. Career Progression for the Compliance Trainer The opportunity to progress within the team will be available to the right candidates. Responsibilities of the Compliance Trainer. You will be responsible for updating the design and delivery of a range of existing regulatory compliance training courses, both open and onsite for groups of 1-12 delegates. The majority of courses are delivered on a Tuesday to Thursday in high quality DeVere venues throughout the UK. The role will involve travelling to venues and customer sites throughout the UK and occasionally overseas. You will be responsible for maintaining an up-to-date understanding of the legislation and guidelines governing the industry. You will also be required to promote a range of complementary automation systems and validation services, during the courses. You will be responsible for the delivery of consistent high quality training events and value adding services. You will be responsible for developing good customer relationships in a highly professional manner. Location The location is flexible. If the right individual is not located close to one of our offices, a home-based position will be offered. Salary The salary is competitive. Interviews All interviews will be held in the UK. Working in UK Entitlement to work in the UK is a necessity. For further information on the Compliance Trainer position please contact Peter Heap on my direct line 01384 446102 at Jonathan Lee Recruitment or send suitable CV’s to email@example.com 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 / Middlesbrough
As featured in ADS Advance, Peter Heap, senior consultant, aerospace and defence division at Jonathan Lee Recruitment, explains why the unmanned air vehicle (UAV) sector provides opportunities for ex-forces technicians and engineers.Peter Heap
In recent years, we have seen an increased number of employees leaving the HM Forces in favour of civilian professions. Pete Heap, Recruitment Consultant and specialist aerospace and defence expert at Jonathan Lee Recruitment, explores the reasons why military servicemen and women are choosing the private sector and what transferable skills they can offer to employers in their second career.Peter Heap