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Philip Bloomer

Senior Consultant
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Philip specialises in the sourcing and placement of engineering and technical professionals across the FMCG sector covering food & beverage, packaging, consumer durables, white goods, leisure products manufacturers and also supports the logistics & transport services to the industry.

His 15 years’ experience in providing bespoke recruitment services means that Philip is uniquely placed to understand the customer’s needs and to build a solution that delivers the highly skilled, most relevant and appropriately qualified talent.

With expertise in production and manufacturing environments, he understands not only the skills required but the culture of his clients, allowing him to be an ambassador for your employer brand, creating desire in the candidate market.

He applies the values of hard work, common sense, respect and decency in all his business relationships and seeks to build relationships for the long term, adding value to and removing obstacles in the recruitment process.

Browse Phil's latest jobs

Multi Skilled Maintenance Engineer - Mech bias - DAYS

Multi Skilled Maintenance Engineer - Mechanical bias - £38k - Days - Manufacturing A rare opportunity to work on a day shift basis in a manufacturing based maintenance position is now available with this privately owned, independent and successful manufacturer. In this case we are looking for a multi skilled Engineer to join a small team of three in the delivery of fault free, uninterrupted manufacturing. You will need to be multi skilled in the role and offer electrical skills and qualifications such as 17th Edition however in this case we are seeking a strong set of mechanical skills and a mechanical bias to your work. We have an array of machinery and equipment across a site producing goods that could be described as FMCG type products. Equipment includes ovens, moulding equipment, material handling and conveying and all associated packaging. All equipment is industrial with three phase power and we are keen to hear from people with strong working knowledge of hydraulic and pneumatic systems with an ability to change drive arrangements, gear boxes, pumps, motors and similar. We are offering a competitive salary for a 08:00 to 16:45 day shift predominantly Monday to Friday. To be considered you must be able to demonstrate experience of delivering maintenance in a manufacturing/industrial environment. For more information or to apply please click the apply now box to submit your CV to Philip Bloomer at Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Permanent / Alton, Hampshire

Global Automation Engineer

Global Automation Engineer - FMCG Plastics based manufacturing - Extensive travel - £45k to £55k as a guide salary however completely flexible DOE - Offices based in Leicester however home based working considered. The business operates a global network of manufacturing site producing goods for FMCG based markets predominantly through a combination of plastic injection moulding and assembly with associated packaging. This role is a global position that will see you delivering against factory automation projects mostly around automated assembly relating to machinery and new product introduction. We are looking for a highly skilled Engineer capable of supporting with the specification of machinery and automation equipment requirements to suppliers. You will then meet equipment on site and with the support of contractors and site based Engineers work through installation, commissioning, trial to include SAT and FAT processes. It is expected the successful applicant will be skilled and experienced in PLC, HMI, SCADA, VFD, Guide Rails and similar equipment. In this case we are not looking for a Software Engineer however an ability to trouble shoot, debug and edit programmes in PLC/HMI and VFD would be a great advantage. It would also really help if you have an ability to work with CAD and similar. Outside of procuring, installing and implementing new equipment into factories you will also act as a subject matter expert making recommendations for improvements and supporting continuous improvement projects specifically in relation to automation. We are very keen to hear from applicants educated in Mechatronics or a similar multi skilled education/background. For more information, to have a confidential informal initial conversation or to apply please click the apply now button to submit your CV to Phil Bloomer of Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Permanent / Leicester, Leicestershire

Maintenance Technician (Electrical)

Facilities Maintenance Electrician (Static) - Shifts - Milton Keynes - £34k - plus some overtime. Static shift maintenance technician's are required to work with our client a major 3PL based in Milton Keynes. The position is based upon a 3 shift rotating system mostly over Monday to Friday with some weekend working required. Shifts are typically 7 hours worked once breaks are taken off the standard working day. The purpose of the position is to support the maintenance team in a busy distribution centre in electrical, mechanical and building fabric maintenance across site facilities and material handling equipment such as conveyors, tote lifts and similar. Duties will include but are not limited to: Working to pre set preventative maintenance plans checking site assets and systems. Responding to day to day breakdowns and building fabric issues. Delivering electrical maintenance, repair and servicing. Carry out repairs and upgrade of site utilities including warehouse, office space, canteens, site gym and all utilities such as toilets, bathrooms and shower rooms. To undertake building decoration such as painting etc. To fault find and repair on mechanical/electrical equipment such as tote lifts and conveyor systems. To carry out building infrastructure repair and modification e.g plumbing and other similar activities. To work to site health and safety standards at all times. You will not be required to work in or fault find on PLC equipment however experience of 3 phase electrical systems and associated equipment such as 3 phase motors, panels, switch gear and similar is essential. The ideal candidate: Qualified electrically to 17th Edition regs level 3, ideally with Inspection and Testing. Good mechanical aptitude would be an advantage. Prior experience of maintenance in facilities function within industrial or manufacturing environment's. A good team player. Good communication skills. A self starter able to work on own initiative. Applicants qualified by apprenticeship will be at a distinct advantage however all suitably qualified candidates will be considered. In return you will receive an excellent working environment and an employer willing to invest significant training into you over time. You will also be eligible for the company contributory pension scheme and other benefits such as life insurance cover. For more information please email or click apply to submit your CV.

Permanent / Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

Reliability Engineer - DAYS

Reliability Engineer (Maintenance Team) - Days 4 on 4 off - Northampton (Crick) - Circa £35k plus bonus and overtime. (Shift roles with shift allowances are available). The business, a leading FMCG/Food manufacturer have an unusual days only opportunity for a site Reliability Engineer to support the ongoing day to day delivery of fault free, uninterrupted manufacturing. You will form part of the maintenance team and will be focused upon investigating machine faults and issues where in some cases temporary repair has been completed and developing long term preventative solutions. You will also contribute to site improvement projects, enhance machine performance where possible and support the wider maintenance function as required with the delivery of PPM and reactive repair duties. The site is mostly automated and PLC controlled so applicants with experience of high volume FMCG base manufacturing would be at an advantage. This is a multi skilled role across electrical and mechanical although an electrical bias would be preferred. To be successful in the position you will be capable of fault finding in PLC's (S7, S5 and Alan Bradley), electrical systems and mechanical components. The role is all about machine reliability so an in depth understanding and ability to identify root cause in machine and equipment faults and produce solutions is essential. We are particularly keen to hear from apprentice trained multi skilled Engineers. For more information or to apply please click the apply now button to submit your CV to Phil Bloomer of Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Permanent / Northamptonshire, England

Maintenance Engineer - Multi Skilled

Multi Skilled Maintenance Engineer - FMCG Consumer Goods Manufacturing - Up to £40k DOE - 3 on 3 off continental shift pattern. We are offering a sensible proposition for skilled Maintenance Engineers with this great family feel business based in Stoke On Trent. We all know these adverts read the same and make similar promises, here we have some refreshing honesty. Working on a 3 on 3 off continental pattern you would be delivering effective preventative and reactive maintenance to an array of PLC controlled equipment. In addition you will support with improvement projects and equipment installations as required. The kit in scope includes some robotics, conveying and material handling. We have some specialist pressure casting machines which if you haven't seen them before are very similar to plastic injection moulding machines. We have different types of kiln, both gas and electricity fired. As you can imagine it gets quite warm and can be a bit dusty but for engineers that love engineering this is a great place to be based upon the amount of and variation of machinery and equipment for you to work on. What you get from us. Through our interview process your skill level will be assessed based upon our skills matrix. Applicants at the top of he matrix get a £40k base (you would have to be truly multi skilled with good PLC skills ideally in Siemens S7). Where applicants are identified to have a gap in skills for example you are not too hot on hydraulics or maybe robot programming we will offer a salary within our matrix reflective of your skills and put in place a training plan with a view to getting you to £40k. We also offer regular overtime for the delivery of projects and gap filling paid at over time rates making £45k annually at the top of the matrix very realistic. In summary, we are offering a solid engineering opportunity with an attractive salary and a very honest and open approach to reward for your commitment and hard work. This is all supported and underpinned by the business having a history spanning over 200 years. To be considered applicants will ideally be apprentice trained or similar and must be qualified electrically. We are looking for skills in electrical, mechanical to include hydraulic and pneumatic systems and PLC based fault finding and programme adjustments with robot program adjustments. Mechanical skills in bench fitting for stripping pumps, gear boxes and similar as would fabrication skills would be very desirable. To be considered, to apply or just have an initial informal and confidential conversation please click the apply now button to submit your CV to Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Permanent / Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire

Managing Engineer

Managing Engineer - Industrial Process based Manufacturing - Days Monday to Friday with some weekend working - Annual earnings realistically £40k and upwards. This a great opportunity for you to move from a Supervisor or Team Leader role into the first step in your Engineering Management career. The business is part of a huge group with annual revenue in the billions however the site is a smaller operation with a small Maintenance and Engineering team of 2 supported by a central engineering function. In this case we are looking for a very hands on multi skilled Engineer to deliver against PPM's, site improvements and equipment reliability while managing a small team of two other multi skilled Engineers. The site processes and packages raw material for its customer base with equipment generally consisting of a lot of pipe work, pumps, compressors, mixers, material handling, boilers, steam generation and some basic robotics. We would be very keen to hear from multi skilled Maintenance Team Leaders or Supervisors looking for the next step or existing Engineering Managers happy to take on a smaller site/function. To be considered you must be multi skilled and qualified to work on 3 phase electrical systems and some working knowledge of basic control systems. Any experience of managing and supervising others would be a distinct advantage. For more information, for an informal conversation or to apply please click the apply now button to submit your CV to Phil Bloomer of Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Permanent / Driffield, East Riding of Yorkshire

Multi Skilled Maintenance Engineer - DAYS

Multi Skilled Maintenance Engineer - Northallerton, North Yorks - DAYS - Circa £33k plus overtime. Yes, you are reading this correctly. A manufacturing/industrial based Maintenance Engineer role on days! The business is part of one of the largest food groups in the UK making this a very solid and stable opportunity for an electrically bias Engineer. Our plant here is pretty simple from a technology perspective, everything is similar o being in a mill with lots of pumps, compressors, Boilers, mixers some speciaised presses and material handling equipment. We have fairly simple Omron PLC's across the site but we are only looking for you to use them for fault finding, we bring in contractors for programming and similar. All electrical work is based around 3 phase UPS through to junction boxes, panels and then onto equipment through 3 phase motors. Due to the nature of the site some of the mechanical fitting can be heavy. Its a very hands on role in a team environment where everyone pulls together to help out. The site has a real family feel to it and a great working atmosphere, all we ask for is reliability and hard work. Working patterns are generally 08:30 to 16:30 over Monday to Friday with the site operating an on call rota which would come to you approx every third week. As with all maintenance roles overtime is in scope and the team regularly work on Sundays for shut down activities but this is paid at double time and call outs when they happen (not very often) are also paid at overtime rates with cal out payment. We are looking for Electrically qualified and boas Engineers with mechanical skills. Apprentice trained Engineers would be at an advantage however all routes to qualification and experience will be considered. Applicants must however have some experience of delivering maintenance in an industrial or manufacturing environment. For more information or to apply please click the apply now button to submit your CV to Phil Bloomer of Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Permanent / Northallerton, North Yorkshire

Project Engineer - Food

Project Engineer - Food Manufacturing and Processing - Banbury - Circa £46k plus 10% bonus. This is a pretty rare opportunity to join this business, a true engine to the industry is serves and a global player in food and ingredient processing. With over 50 factories world wide and over 10,000 employees you know that you are in safe hands with this business. In this case we are looking for a Project Engineer. You will join a small team of Project Engineers reporting to a Project Engineering Manager in a largely automated processing based plant. We have a lot to do this year with a lot of improvement and CAPEX projects planned of which you will play a key role. You will be delivering on all aspects of a project from conception to completion. You activities will include feasibility studies, providing technical reports, obtaining and evaluating supplier quotations and tenders, writing capital investment proposals, preparing project time scales and then managing the communication of project status. In short, everything you would expect to do as a full time professional Project Engineer. We have a couple of very hands on Engineers in the team and in this case we are looking for someone that can work with and manage suppliers, external contractors and all internal stakeholders and engineering teams. You will be effectively managing the delivery of projects which includes ensuring all activities are undertaken safely and within company processes ensuring on time and in budget delivery. The scope of the role will include all plant and machinery on site, the building and all building services. To be successful in this role you will be ideally degree qualified or minimum HND in a relevant engineering discipline. You will need to have solid working knowledge and experience of electrical, mechanical and process or machine automation and associated control systems. Applicants holding a NEBOSH general certificate and holding formal project management training such as Prince2 would be of particular interest. If you have experience of working with MS Project and CAD systems that would really help in the delivery of your duties. Due to the nature of upcoming projects training in current CDM regulations would also be an advantage. The environment is a hygienic food processing/manufacturing environment. We are very much hoping to hear from applicants with relevant experience and training in food manufacturing or processing, food safety and HACCP. The company offers an excellent pension scheme and an array of attractive benefits. You will also receive a competitive salary and bonus which is negotiable dependent upon your experience. For an informal conversation, to express your interest or to apply please click the apply now button to submit your CV to Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Permanent / Banbury, Oxfordshire

Customer Support Engineer - Field Based

Customer Support Engineer - Field based (West Gloucester based preferred, will consider NP, BS & GL post codes) - Basic salary Circa £30k - Realistic annual earnings of £40k with bonus and overtime - company estate type car. What a great little job this is for a multi skilled (electro/mechanical) field based engineer. We are looking for someone, hopefully you, to provide the highest levels of customer service to the businesses commercial clients across a broad range of Coding, Marking and Print and apply Technologies commonly found in FMCG manufacturing. Daily and weekly duties will see you install and configure full systems and software/firmware integrating with customer's automation systems where required. You will also carry our periodic servicing, maintenance and repair duties of company equipment on customer premises. This is a customer support and customer facing role so an ability to communicate well and deliver first class customer service is just as important as your engineering skills on this one. Ideal candidates will be apprentice trained or similar, electrically qualified with a good level of mechanical skill. A basic understanding of fluid/hydraulic systems would be a great help. It would also be great if you have some practical knowledge of PC's, there application in an industrial environment to include networking, interface software and data interrogation or diagnosis of third party applications. You will receive the support of a solid team, pension contributions over the statutory minimum, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, personal performance bonus and more. To apply or for more information please submit your CV by clicking the apply now button.

Permanent / Gloucestershire, England

Project Tool Engineer - Plastic Injection Moulding

Project Tooling Engineer - Plastics - FMCG Manufacturing - Leicester - Circa £40k however negotiable DOE. Here is something a little bit different. We are looking for a Project Tooling Engineer to join a global innovation center based in Leicester. The Innovation center supports new product development for manufacturing facilities across the globe. The team consists mostly of innovation experts, Design Engineers and you, an experienced Tooling Engineer with a particular strength in plastic injection mould tooling. We will be looking for you to support the team and global manufacturing units with a right first time approach to tooling solutions for plastic injection moulding machinery. You will be managing multiple projects over multiple products and any one time and delivering projects on time and in budget is paramount in the role. This is very much a hands on position in which you will work on new or LCM projects from the RFQ stage, through order placement, supplier management, buy off, commissioning, final sign off and acceptance. You will be supporting tooling purchases valued in the region of £5m per year over Circa 40 suites of tools. Some key duties within the role will include: Expert in tool qualification, knowledge of scientific moulding process. Will be responsible for tool validation to company process. Responsible for evaluating technical issues in order to develop proposals for investigations and/or solutions. Plan, control and deliver assigned projects, ensuring requirements are delivered to plan and budget (managing a number of projects at any one time) To work alongside the customer on new and existing product development ensuring delivery of solutions to meet the customer's requirements Excellent working knowledge of problem solving and failure mode avoidance tools (Six Sigma 8D and DMAIC) To ensure that any changes to product specification, project scope or deliverables requested by the customer are identified and considered for their commercial and timing implications and that they are communicated to the relevant Commercial Manager before agreement and implementation ensuring uncontrolled creep of project scope does not occur. If you are an "expert" in the development, purchase and validation of plastic injection mould tooling and would like more information on the innovation centre, the business and the opportunity please click the apply now button to submit your CV to Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Permanent / Leicester, Leicestershire

SMT Maintenance Engineer - Electronics Manufacturing

Multi Skilled Maintenance Engineer - rotating shifts, predominantly Monday to Friday with some weekend working - SMT Electronics manufacturing - £27k plus ample overtime at premium rates - Pencoed, South Wales The business is a global giant in all things electronic and entertainment from the latest in 4K recording technology today and a history of innovation and development in both professional and consumer electronic products. The company boasts revenues annually of over £70 billion and the site in South Wales is the only manufacturing unit in the UK. The collaboration with companies around the world to develop world-class products has delivered major projects from the site including the creation of LED technology, medical devices and the recent success of the Raspberry Pi a credit card-size micro-computer that has become hugely popular. As a result of sustained growth the South Wales manufacturing facility are seeking a number of SMT Technicians also known as multi skilled Maintenance Engineers to deliver preventative and reactive maintenance to SMT manufacturing machinery. The role will see you working to TPM principles working through preventative maintenance schedules ensuring uninterrupted, fault free manufacturing within the sites surface mount technology unit. You will be working on 3 phase electrical systems and mechanical systems to include pneumatic and hydraulics and some electronics such as PLC or machine control systems. Ideal candidates will have worked on SMT manufacturing machinery previously however we will consider all applicants that are suitably qualified and can demonstrate core competencies around fault finding and repair of electromechanical machinery. You will ideally be qualified to ONC/HNC or BTEC level 3 in a relevant Engineering discipline although other routes to qualification will be considered. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a state of the art facility offering excellent working conditions, subsidised canteen, on site gym, industry leading training facility and much more. Working patterns are rotating days and nights and are set up to offer effectively one week off every month with minimal weekend working outside of overtime paid at premium rates. For more information or to apply please click the apply now button to submit your CV to Phil Bloomer of Jonathan Lee Recruitment

Permanent / Bridgend, Wales

Multi Skilled Maintenance Engineer - Manufacturing

Maintenance Engineer, Multi Skilled with an Electrical bias - 4 on 4 off days and nights - Tewkesbury - Circa £37k An established and stable manufacturer and part of a much larger group based in Tewkesbury are seeking an electrically qualified multi skilled Maintenance Engineer. In this role you will form part of a team of 6 ensuring cost effective continuous fault free manufacturing while supporting ongoing improvement projects. As a Maintenance Engineer you will focus upon planned maintenance and servicing and also reactive repairs. You will also support the business with new installations, machine upgrades or adjustments and actively make recommendations for improvements in equipment and machinery output and reliability. The site is semi automated and so applicants must be able to work with PLC and control system equipment for fault finding and diagnosis. You will need to be able to demonstrate a background in machine and electrical system fault diagnostics and repair to be successful in this position. This is a business that will always put safety and best practice first and so it would be very appealing if you are able to follow process and safe systems of work. Applicants considered will be qualified to work on live 3 phase industrial electrical systems and offer mechanical skills. For more information or to apply please click the apply now button to submit your CV to Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Permanent / Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire