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Tom Duckett

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Tom specialises in sourcing and placing development, design and engineering professionals in the aerospace, defence & aviation industries.

Having spent 12 years recruiting in a variety of highly technical markets, Tom is adept at finding talented people for the most challenging positions.

Tom has delivered high volume international projects in the UK, South Africa, Australia, Poland and the Middle East. This experience has provided him with in-depth knowledge of the global recruitment market, allowing him to deliver skilled and experienced talent worldwide.

Tom takes a focused and pragmatic approach to deliver a service tailored to the needs of both candidates and clients, utilising the best and relevant recruitment sourcing tools available.

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Mechanical Engineer

A Mechanical Design Engineer is required to join a leading manufacturing and development company specialising in photonics technology for the aerospace and defence sectors. The successful candidate will be joining to design and develop optical mechanical products. Responsibilities of the Mechanical Design Engineer will include the following: Opto-Mechanical design from initial concept to production release of acousto-optic packages, precision optical components and systems for use within in Industrial, Aerospace and Defence sectors. Generate conceptual design, layout, prototyping, bill of materials, mechanical and optical Manage and implement design changes on existing products within the Business Quality system and NPI process. Customer and supplier management. The Mechanical Design Engineer should have the following skills or experience: 3D design, modelling and 2D drawing creation (SolidWorks or equivalent, utilising a data vault) Experience or knowledge of glass machining and polishing, thin film coating, machining of metals, painting, powder coating, plating and conversion coating Experience of working within an agile NPI environment Degree qualification in Mechanical engineering. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with a mechanical knowledge of optical systems to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Somerset based company will offer you: A competitive base rate salary. The opportunity to work a variety of interesting projects. Flexible benefits package. Interviews for the Mechanical Design Engineer will commence with immediate effect with a view to starting as soon as possible. For further information on the Mechanical Design Engineer position please contact Tom Duckett at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446163.

Permanent / Somerset, England

Senior Electrical Design Engineer

A permanent senior electrical design engineer is required for a defence specialist to work from their headquarters in Birmingham. It is vital that candidates have an extensive knowledge of electrical design engineering in a safety critical environment. Due to ongoing successful programmes of C & I defence projects; a permanent position exists for a senior electrical design engineer in Birmingham. As a Senior electrical design engineer your responsibilities will include: Liaising with the client to specify and produce creative design solutions. Produce detailed design drawings. Select component parts to fulfil specification requirements of the design. Project management aspects including controls, planning and estimating, and the preparation of deliverables / work package. Technical Specification reviews in order to prepare design proposals to industry standards using mainly SolidWorks (some AutoCAD) Electrical and Microsoft Office The Senior Electrical design engineer should have the following skills/experience: Degree qualified in Electrical Engineering. Experience in the use of Solidworks, Autocad or ElecWorks to create electrical designs. Ability to demonstrate an innovative approach to investigating and introducing new C&I concepts. Extensive senior design engineering experience in a defence, naval, aerospace or similar background. This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced electrical designer to develop a career with a growing and successful business. In return for your experience, this Birmingham based company will offer you: Annual salary up to £55,000 25 days holiday Early finish on a Friday The opportunity to work on cutting-edge defence technology projects Interviews for the Senior electrical design engineer will commence with immediate effect with a view to starting as soon as possible. For further information on the Senior electrical design engineer position please contact Tom Duckett at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446163

Permanent / Birmingham, West Midlands

Aircraft Structures Mechanic

An Aircraft mechanic is required to join a leading aerospace development company specialising in hybrid aviation. The successful candidate will be joining to maintain and install mechanical components and parts onto a cutting-edge aerospace project. Responsibilities of the Aircraft mechanic will include the following: Reading technical manuals to understand equipment and controls. Building and preparing composite and light-weight metal structures. Assemble and Disassemble different machinery and equipment when there is a problem. Repair or replace broken or malfunctioning components. Perform tests to make sure that the machine is running smoothly. Adjust and calibrate equipment and machinery. The the Aircraft mechanic should have the following skills or experience: Previous experience in mechanical structure maintenance of civil or military aircraft is essential. Understanding of design and assembly drawings including tolerance. Experience in producing 3D printed parts is desirable. German language skills are advantageous. This is an excellent opportunity for experienced Aircraft mechanics to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Munich based company will offer you: A highly competitive salary & benefits package. The opportunity to work on cutting edge, world first projects. Interviews for the Aircraft mechanic will commence with immediate effect with a view to starting as soon as possible. For further information on the Aircraft mechanic position please contact Tom Duckett at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446163.

Permanent / München (81249), Bayern

Aircraft Electrician

An Aircraft Technician is required to join a leading aerospace development company specialising in hybrid aviation. The successful candidate will be joining to maintain and install mechanical components and parts onto a cutting-edge aerospace project. Responsibilities of the Aircraft Technician will include the following: Operate a variety of diagnostic and measuring equipment (including DMMs and oscilloscopes). Coordinate with design teams to perform further root cause analysis by component owners where necessary. Build up Low Voltage and signal supply network up to 1 kV. Work on circuit board design, choose suitable components and perform soldering work. The the Aircraft Technician should have the following skills or experience: Educational background as an Electronic technician is essential. Significant experience in assembly and/or repair of electro-mechanical components, including systems with medium or high voltages. Work experience within electro mobility or aviation industry. Ability to read and understand manufacturing instructions, electrical diagrams, and mechanical drawings. Experience with operating and maintaining a wide variety of hand and power tools, shop tools, test equipment. German language skills are advantageous. This is an excellent opportunity for experienced an Aircraft Technician to develop your career with a unique company. In return for your experience, this Munich based company will offer you: A highly competitive salary & benefits package. The opportunity to work on cutting edge, world first projects. Interviews for the Aircraft Technician will commence with immediate effect with a view to starting as soon as possible. For further information on the Aircraft Technician position please contact Tom Duckett at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446163.

Permanent / München (81249), Bayern

Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

A Senior Mechanical Design Engineer is required to join a leading, aerospace manufacturing and development company specialising in the civil and military electronics sectors. The successful candidate will be joining to design and develop of enclosures and packaging for avionics and instrumentation. Responsibilities of the Senior Mechanical Design Engineer will include the following: Providing mechanical design input to develop new mechanical items or improving existing ones. Value analysis during the product design phase while optimising product development costs. Technical support for new projects and evaluation of the requirements and implications. Acts as a lead, providing knowledge and expertise for colleagues The the Senior Mechanical Design Engineer should have the following skills or experience: Considerable experience in the design and development of mechanical enclosures and packaging for complex electronics and instrumentation. Expert level knowledge of 3D & 2D CAD design. Experience in the analysis of thermal, vibration and stress environmental effects. Minimum HND qualified in Mechanical engineering or similar discipline. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with a mechanical knowledge of electronic equipment to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Hampshire based company will offer you: Annual bonus scheme Health plan The opportunity to work on exciting cutting-edge aerospace projects Interviews for the the Senior Mechanical Design Engineer will commence with immediate effect with a view to starting as soon as possible. For further information on the Senior Mechanical Design Engineer position please contact Tom Duckett at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446163.

Permanent / Hampshire, England

Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

A Senior Mechanical Design Engineer is required to join a leading, defence manufacturing and development company specialising in the land and marine defence vehicle sectors. The successful candidate will be joining to design and develop gearbox components and assemblies. Responsibilities of the Senior Mechanical Design Engineer will include the following: Engineering Design of geared transmission systems and components. Liaising with customers to define and interpret requirements and present solutions. Design of test equipment Development of new and re-engineering of existing designs for new applications. The the Senior Mechanical Design Engineer should have the following skills or experience: Extensive design skills using 2D & 3D CAD, preferably Solid Edge. A good understanding of manufacturing, materials and processing techniques. Experience working in a high integrity industry such as defence, automotive, nuclear or aerospace. Degree qualified din an engineering discipline. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with a mechanical knowledge of transmission or gearbox systems to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Yorkshire based company will offer you: A salary of up to £45,000 The opportunity to work on dynamic marine and defence projects. Flexible benefits package Interviews for the Senior Mechanical Design Engineer will commence with immediate effect with a view to starting as soon as possible. For further information on the Senior Mechanical Design Engineer position please contact Tom Duckett at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446163.

Permanent / Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

Hardware Engineer

A Hardware Engineer is required by our client who design and manufacture flight deck avionics, data acquisition systems, instrumentation and life support equipment. The Hardware Engineer will develop and implement structured engineering solutions to meet programme requirements across the whole development life cycle. Key Responsibilities for the Hardware Engineer: Designing, modifying, commissioning, verifying and proving electronic circuits Preparing plans and documentation in support of the qualification and certification/approval of safety critical products in accordance with programme-specific requirements Troubleshooting and problem resolution of issues identified during production or in service Generating hardware requirements documents from higher level requirements and ensuring designs are documented to the relevant project/company standards Planning and managing hardware qualification activities Developing innovative engineering solutions to meet the requirements of the project Assisting in the compilation of plans, estimates, task lists and risk management plans in support of programme objectives, project estimates and bids Capturing and defining requirements through a disciplined and rigorous approach to requirements management Contributing to the development of systems architectures considering alternative concepts and trade analysis in order to determine preferred solution. Constructing and implementing embedded solutions including detailed design, contribution to technical reviews and performance optimisation. Key skills and competencies required for the Hardware Engineer: Experienced Hardware Engineer Experience of unit level box design Experience of Avionics or extensive safety critical industry experience Past experience as a Hardware or Electronics Engineer Experience of working on unit level equipment rather than whole aircraft or whole system based work Proven and extensive electronic hardware design skills Understanding of data acquisition concepts Experience of VHDL and programmable logic development tools desirable Interviews for the Hardware Engineer will commence with immediate effect with a view to starting as soon as possible. For further information on the Hardware Engineer position please contact Tom Duckett at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446163.

Permanent / Fareham, Hampshire

Senior Software Engineer - Aerospace

A Senior Software Engineer is required for an aerospace and avionics systems specialist to work from their branch in Hampshire. It is vital that candidates have a knowledge of engineering software for high integrity systems to safety critical standards. As a Senior Software Engineer your responsibilities will include: - Developing software for safety critical embedded systems working on all development phases of the V-Cycle. - Performing verification and validation testing in accordance with project schedules, processes and standards. - Use of C or C++ programming languages. - Developing software through the full life-cycle from requirement gathering to design, testing, documentation, implementation, integration and training. The Senior Software Engineer should have the following skills/experience: - Degree qualified in a mathematics or computer science based subject. - Experience in software development and validation in the aerospace or similar safety critical industry. - A knowledge of safety critical SW standard DO-178 B/C. - Experience in model-based software development using SCADE, SysML or UML. - Experience in real-time operating systems, embedded systems and C/C++ or ADA programming languages. Interviews for the Senior Software Engineer will commence with immediate effect with a view to starting as soon as possible. Please contact Tom Duckett at Jonathan Lee Recruitment for further information.

Permanent / Fareham, Hampshire

Electrical Design Engineer

An Electrical Design Engineer is required to join an established and growing company with a strong reputation in the coatings and treatments sector. The successful candidate will be joining to assist in the development of machines and machinery accessories to the highest standards, transitioning new designs in to manufacturing teams and on to customer sites. Responsibilities of the Electrical Design Engineer will include the following: Producing electrical designs and working with the engineering department including mechanical, automation and R&D to improve existing products and the development of new machines. Prototype development including detailed design through to final validation. Ensuring all designs meet electrical safety requirements and standards. Assisting other departments including R & D, Service & Support and Manufacturing throughout the development and production processes . The Electrical Design Engineer should have the following skills or experience: Considerable experience in an electrical design role. Strong Solidworks or Electrical design software skills. Development experience including all aspects of supplier sourcing, prototyping, design validation and mass production release. BOM creation and management. Experience in machine design and development. Knowledge of PLC / PAC software development. Creating / participating in FMEAs. Bachelor's degree in Electrical Design. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of electrical machinery design to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Oxfordshire based company will offer you: Salary up to £50,000 per annum Annual bonus scheme Health plan The opportunity to work on exciting cutting-edge technology projects Interviews for the Electrical Design Engineer will commence with immediate effect with a view to starting as soon as possible. For further information on the electrical design Engineer position please contact Tom Duckett at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446163.

Permanent / Didcot, Oxfordshire

Operations Project Manager

A Project Manager is required to join an established company with a strong reputation in the defence electronics sector. The successful candidate will be joining to manage client relationships and manufacturing programmes in the operations department of high-tech RF and microwave components. Responsibilities of the Project Manager will include the following: Responsible for the timely delivery of manufacturing programmes to the customer cost and quality expectations. Act as the point of escalation for customer issues. Ensure production and operations milestones are aligned. Adherence to health and safety and company policy and processes throughout programmes. Managing complex development programmes through to completion. The Project Manager should have the following skills or experience: Experience in a Continuous Improvement complex engineering environment. In depth programme management experience from a defence, aerospace or safety critical manufacturing background. Extensive knowledge of Project Management methodologies and processes. Excellent communication and customer management skills. Degree qualified, certified Project manager. This is an excellent opportunity for Project Managers to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Milton Keynes based company will offer you: Salary up to £55,000 per annum. Private health care. Competitive non-standard pension scheme. Interviews for the Project Manager will commence with immediate effect with a view to starting as soon as possible. For further information on the Project Manager position please contact Tom Duckett at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446163.

Permanent / Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

Test Technician

A Test Technician is required to join an established company with a strong reputation in the defence electronics sector. The successful candidate will be joining to assist in the test of high-tec RF and microwave components. Responsibilities of the Test Technician will include the following: Align and test microwave products. Record results precise results accurately. Fault finding, soldering and component level test and repair. Work using a microscope to pinpoint issues. The Test Technician should have the following skills or experience: Have experience of fault finding at a component level. Experience in alignment and test of electronic assemblies. Hold a HNC or equivalent in electronics or similar relevant subject. Excellent communication skills. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of electronic test to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Milton Keynes based company will offer you: Salary up to £24,000 per annum Competitive non-standard pension scheme 1pm Finish on a Friday Interviews for the Test Technician will commence with immediate effect with a view to starting as soon as possible. For further information on the Test Technician position please contact Tom Duckett at Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Permanent / Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

Calibration Technician - Aerospace

A Calibration Test Technician is required to join an avionic systems company to conduct the repair, test and calibration of aviation ground test equipment and general purpose test equipment. The Calibration Test Technician will be responsible for testing equipment including aircraft battery Chargers to relevant standards and fault find and repair avionic equipment down to component Level using specialised test equipment. Calibration Test Technician Key Responsibilities Completion of fault finding, repair, testing and calibration of avionics using specialised and general -purpose test equipment. Complete accurate records and ensure that they are filed in a timely manner. Maintain and agreed level of quality and cost effectiveness, ensuring accuracy and safety standards are met. Keep abreast of company working practices and procedures. Undertake cross-training in other technical areas in line with requirements of the business. Skills Required for Calibration Test Technician PC literate Microsoft word, excel, databases. Fully qualified calibration engineer with significant experience in a similar role. Experience in electronic repairs at component level RF experience with ability to repair complex RF circuits and technology. Experience of amplification and mixers Hands on knowledge of calibration and repair. Experience with general purpose test equipment including DMM's, frequency counters, oscilloscopes, etc. Security Clearance will be required for this role due to the nature of the Industry If you feel you meet the requirements for the role of the Calibration Test Technician then apply directly or contact Tom Duckett at Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Permanent / Southall, Middlesex

Systems Engineer

A Systems Engineer is required for a high integrity aerospace and defence specialist to work from their branch in Birmingham. It is vital that candidates have an excellent knowledge of electronic and software systems engineering. As a Systems Engineer your responsibilities will include: - Full development life-cycle electronic systems engineering. - Systems requirements definition, management and validation. - Systems integration in real time embedded systems with both hardware & software. - Systems verification such as test procedure development, requirements to test traceability and unit based testing. The Systems Engineer should have the following skills/experience: - Extensive electronic systems experience in the Defence, Nuclear or Aerospace industries. - Degree qualified in electronics related subject. - Use of Doors - Good knowledge of embedded systems. - Model based software engineering - UML or SysML Security Clearance will be required for this role due to the nature of the products involved. If you are interested in this role then please contact Tom Duckett at Jonathan Lee Recruitment or apply directly.

Contract / Birmingham, West Midlands

Software Controls Engineer

A Software Controls Engineer is required to join an established and growing company with a strong reputation in the coatings and treatments sector. The successful candidate will be joining to assist in the development of PLC control systems for machines and machinery accessories to the highest standards, transitioning new developments in to manufacturing teams and on to customer sites. Responsibilities of the Software Controls Engineer will include the following: Works in conjunction with mechanical, electrical and automation engineering, and colleagues in Research & Development in the development of current machines and the design of new machines with particular focus on all aspects of software including development and maintenance. Project manages with hands-on ownership of all aspects of software developments, from detailed design through to final validation Ensure all prototypes are programmed to the correct/desired standard and are validated for use. The Software Controls Engineer should have the following skills or experience: Demonstrable software development / architecture experience working on industrial machinery. PLC / PAC programming capabilities; Omron, Opto 22, Mitsubishi and Siemens desirable. Ability to work under pressure and to tight timescales with excellent problem-solving skills. Experience of a variety of different PLC programming solutions. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of industrial machinery software to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Oxfordshire based company will offer you: Competitive annual salary. Annual bonus scheme. Health plan. The opportunity to work on exciting cutting-edge technology projects. Interviews for the Software Controls Engineer will commence with immediate effect with a view to starting as soon as possible. For further information on the Software Controls Engineer position please contact Tom Duckett at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446163.

Permanent / Oxford, Oxfordshire

Calculation Engineers - Aerospace

We are looking for calculation engineers to join an innovative aerospace development team, the successful candidate will be joining to perform analysis, calculation and simulation of environmental and physical conditions that an aircraft undergoes in flight. Responsibilities of the calculation engineer will include the following: Perform leading role for the stress and fatigue calculations for all departments by means of analytical and numerical (FEM) simulations and CFD analysis. Develop and implement routines for precise prediction of CFRP failure of complex aircraft structures Work on specific projects at multiple times and create reports for management Hold main responsibility for numerical modelling, pre-processing, conduction of simulations / calculations and post-processing of the results The calculation engineer should have the following skills or experience: Hold an MSc./M.Eng. or PhD in Aerospace Engineering, Techno-mathematics, Physics or a related field Significant experience in a similar position with aerospace expertise. Exceptional knowledge in one of the following: Flutter Vibration Stress Fatigue Aero acoustics Simulation and Modelling Outstanding expertise in coupled aerodynamic - structural simulations Proven experience in project management and team coordination required Strong motivation to help build structures and processes Fluent English language skills are essential, fluent German or any other language would be beneficial This is an excellent opportunity to develop your career working with an ambitious, highly technical company. In return for your experience, this Munich based company will offer you: A highly competitive salary & benefits package. The opportunity to work on cutting edge, world first projects. Interviews for the calculation engineers will commence with immediate effect with a view to starting as soon as possible. For further information on the calculation engineer positions please contact Tom Duckett at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446163.

Permanent / München (81249), Bayern

Systems Engineer

I am currently working with a niche provider of systems engineering, project management and product development services that work across a number of different sectors including R&D, space, defence and civil. They are recruiting for a systems engineer with a broad knowledge of the project life-cycle, with excellent communication skills and the ability to deal with existing clients and leverage their business network to assist in identifying new customers. System Engineer Responsibilities will include but not be limited to: System engineering throughout the project including requirements capture, analysis, verification and management, trade-off studies, parametric modelling, concept development and down-selection and interface management. Present engineering reports and findings to stakeholders and project teams from both internal and external organisations. Creation and maintenance of Interface Control Documents. Support engineering reviews including SRR, PDR and CDR. Generating and peer reviewing of Engineering Reports/Design Documentation. Systems Engineer - Skills and Qualifications - Essential Educated to minimum MSc level in a Physics, Engineering or closely related field. Demonstrable systems engineering in a science, space or aerospace related field, this may be mechanical, electrical or electronics / software. Significant expertise in the use of SysML Requirement management using DOORS, Rhapsody or similar software within a complex engineering project. Superb communication skills with the ability to work collaboratively with multiple project inputs. Willingness to travel nationally and internationally. Ability to work in a fast-paced mission critical environment Systems Engineer - Skills and Qualifications - Desirable Knowledge of RF and radio systems or astronomy instruments. Experience of working with R&D or managing academic staff. Knowledge of signal and data transport systems and synchronisation and timing systems. Membership of a recognised national/international engineering institute. For further information on the Systems Engineer position please contact Tom Duckett at Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Permanent / Crewe, Cheshire