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Tom Duckett

Consultant
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Tom specialises in sourcing and placing development, design and engineering professionals in the aerospace, defence & security 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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Software and Infrastructure Developer

A Software and Infrastructure Developer is required to join a specialist cyber security and computer forensics team within an innovative electronics technology company that specialise in high-performance control systems. The Software and Infrastructure Developer will likely be from a IT infrastructure or software engineering background and will be developing services to detect, manage and prevent security breaches. Software and Infrastructure Developer - Key Responsibilities Design, develop and maintain a suite of in-house software applications, agents and scripts Troubleshoot, diagnose and resolve issues across a broad range of technologies. Develop cyber defence incident management systems. Be involved of all stages of the project cycle from conceptualisation through to deployment and test. Technical Skills and Experience required for Software and Infrastructure Developer Master's Degree in software engineering, Computer Science or related subject Considerable experience in software coding through the entire lifecycle using C#, C++ or Java. Experience in database (big-data) and messaging technologies (Microsoft Exchange, AMQP). Design of RESTful API's. Complex system design and monitoring including hardware, networks and applications. This is an excellent opportunity for a software technologist to develop your career and work in a highly technical environment. In return for your experience, this Gloucestershire based company will offer you: Flexible benefits scheme. Relocation allowance (dependent on circumstances). Competitive basic salary. **Security Clearance will be required for this role and therefore only applications from candidates able to obtain this will be considered We are specialists in Aerospace, Defence and Aviation jobs. If you feel you meet the requirements for the role of Software and Infrastructure Developer then contact Tom Duckett at Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Permanent / Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Production Operator

A Production Operator 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 production and assembly of high-tec RF and microwave components. Responsibilities of the Production Operator will include the following: Assembly of electronic devices using a range of manufacturing tools and equipment, some under high magnification. Involvement in Lean Six Sigma activities / initiatives. Using wire bonding, thermo-coupling and electronics assembly techniques and tools. Reviewing tooling effectiveness and reporting defects. The Production Operator should have the following skills or experience: Have experience of electronics component assembly. Experience in wire bonding. Experience using Pick and Place. Excellent communication skills. Interviews for the Production Operator will commence with immediate effect with a view to starting as soon as possible. For further information on the Production Operator 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-tech 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: Competitive annual salary and development plan. Competitive non-standard pension scheme Early 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

Material Controller

A Material Controller is required to join a specialist, innovative electronics technology company that specialise in high-performance control systems. The Material Controller will be working closely with suppliers and customers to follow and expedite MRP processes and closely monitor material availability. Material controller- Key Responsibilities Place/Expedite/Confirm purchase orders in line with MRP. Action shortage reports (for both manufactured and purchased parts). Manage suppliers building relationships and ensuring KPIs are met. Plan actions with suppliers when their performance falls below the accepted rate. Cost reduction in line with agreed targets Work closely with the Commodity managers to take opportunity to consolidate the supply chain utilising alliance and strategic suppliers. Skills and Experience required for Material Controller Significant experience in MRP methods and processes. Robust approach to supplier management and relationship building. Experience working in a Material Controller position for a manufacturing company, ideally within a regulated market such as aerospace or defence. This is an excellent opportunity for a Material Controller to develop your career and work in a highly technical environment. In return for your experience, this Gloucestershire based company will offer you: Non-standard pension scheme Relocation allowance (dependent on circumstances) Competitive basic salary **Security Clearance will be required for this role and therefore only applications from candidates able to obtain this will be considered

Permanent / Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Senior Test Equipment Engineer

A Senior Test Equipment Engineer is required to join a specialist defence and aerospace team within an innovative electronics technology company that specialise in high-performance control systems. The Senior Test Equipment Engineer will be providing innovative solutions that meet the environmental and operational requirements of high reliability environments. Senior Test Equipment Engineer - Key Responsibilities Design and produce technical specifications for Test Equipment Systems. Use LabVIEW application, real time and FPGA design and development Configuration management and verification of test equipment. Identify and capture test equipment requirements (TERS). Act as a senior team member assisting in project management and team leadership. Technical Skills and Experience required for Senior Test Equipment Engineer Degree in Software Engineering Electronics, Computer Science or related subject Significant experience working with test equipment software n an aerospace, defence or safety critical industry. Proficient in the working towards strict industry standard protocols and guidelines related to safety critical systems in defence, military communications or aerospace. Considerable knowledge of top-level architecture, concept & final design, build & assembly, verification & validation methods and finally implementation hand over to operations. This is an excellent opportunity a Test Equipment specialist to develop your career and work in a highly technical environment. In return for your experience, this Gloucestershire based company will offer you: Non-standard pension scheme. Relocation allowance (dependent on circumstances). Competitive basic salary. Flexible benefits package. **Security Clearance will be required for this role and therefore only applications from candidates able to obtain this will be considered We are specialists in Aerospace, Defence and Aviation jobs. If you feel you meet the requirements for the role of the Senior Test Equipment Engineer please contact Tom Duckett at Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Permanent / Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Electronics Design Engineer

An Electronics Design Engineer is required to join a market leading Innovative defence and aerospace technology company that specialise in high-performance RF, microwave & microelectronic solutions. The Electronics Design Engineer will develop and implement safety critical solutions to meet programme requirements across the whole development life-cycle in accordance with customer requirements, legislation, human factors and business needs. The Electronics Design Engineer will have technical expertise in the design of Electronic systems and subsystems in Military, Defence, Aerospace or high integrity, safety critical industries. Electronics Design Engineer- Key Responsibilities - Creation of FPGA designs using VHDL. - Work with the software engineering department to ensure products meet the customer specification. - Design of logic circuits and digital state machine - Using CadStar to capture schematics. - Design of analogue components. Technical Skills and Experience required for Electronics Design Engineer - Bachelor's degree in Electronic Engineering or equivalent (preferred 2.1 or higher) - Significant hardware design life cycle experience within Military, Defence, Aerospace or high integrity, safety critical industries. - Knowledge of RTL in VHDL using Altera or Xilinx IDE environments. - Experienced in high speed digital and mixed signal circuit design. **Security Clearance will be required for this role and therefore only applications from candidates able to obtain this will be considered

Permanent / Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

Engineering Manager

An Engineering Manager is required to join an established company with a strong reputation in the defence electronics sector. The successful candidate will be joining to lead product development, providing innovative solutions, team leadership and act as Design Authority on behalf of the Company Responsibilities of the Engineering Manager will include the following: Responsible for delivering Design and Development programs to specification and to agreed schedules. To lead the Engineering team, setting and achieving challenging targets related to cost, quality and timescales. Maintain, deliver and develop key performance indicators and metrics for the Engineering dept. Provide technical proposals in response to new opportunities. Contribute to planning and tactical implementation of the strategic business plans to maximise value creation. To support business development and sales in promoting the company, products and services and have contact with the customer base as required. The Engineering Manager should have the following skills or experience: Engineering/Technical based degree ideally within electronics or a related subject. Significant experience in leadership and management from an engineering background. Experienced in design strategies to minimise EMC/EMI emanations from Electronic equipment. Good working knowledge of RF and Electronic products. Commercially aware with an ability to interface credibly and proactively with customers and internal teams. This is an excellent opportunity for an Engineering Manager with knowledge of electronics manufacturing to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Gloucester based company will offer you: Competitive salary package Non-standard pension scheme Optional health benefits Interviews for the Engineering Manager will commence with immediate effect with a view to starting as soon as possible. For further information on the Engineering Manager position please contact Tom Duckett at Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Permanent / Gloucester, Gloucestershire

Graduate UAV Embedded Programmer

An Embedded Programmer is required for a company that specialise in beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) inspection and maintenance using UAVs. Their customers operate in a number of sectors including oil & gas, energy, defence and rail. The role will be working to develop embedded programming for Flight Control Systems for their UAV platform. As an Embedded Programmer your responsibilities will include: - Developing Application Program Interfaces and full Flight Control Systems using LabVIEW - Implementation of flight algorithms and control routines for autonomous BVLOS flights. - Optimising and ensuring reliability of network communications. - Developing drivers for sensor systems. The Embedded Programmer should have the following: - MSc or MEng qualification in a relevant subject (Computer Science, Mathematics, Software Engineering etc). - Experienced in programming using LabVIEW, included OOP and RTOS programming. - Capable user of embedded C or C+ programming language. - Professional experience in control theory and programming. - Some knowledge of rotary or fixed wing UAV platforms for commercial purposes. This is an excellent opportunity for a junior programmer or graduate with relevant internship or placement experience to develop your career and work in a growing high-tech sector. If you feel you meet the requirements for the role of the Embedded Programmer please contact Tom Duckett at Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Permanent / Wokingham, Berkshire

FCS Simulation Engineer

A Simulation Engineer is required for a company that specialise in beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) inspection and maintenance using UAVs. Their customers are from a number of sectors including oil & gas, energy, defence and rail. The role will be working to develop simulation tools for testing and validating Flight Control Systems for their UAV platform. As a Simulation Engineer your responsibilities will include: - Developing a toolset on LabVIEW for simulating a number of factors including Geofencing, Flight Path, Hardware in the loop, Sensors, Failures and Aircraft Dynamics. - Optimising the simulators performance and resource allocation. - Developing API in LabVIEW for simulating results from the ground station. The Simulation Engineer should have the following: - MSc or MEng qualification in a relevant subject (Computer Science, Mathematics, Software Engineering etc). - Experienced in programming using LabVIEW, included OOP and RTOS programming. - Software development experience. - Professional experience in sensors and aircraft dynamics modelling. - Some knowledge of rotary or fixed wing UAV platforms for commercial purposes. This is an excellent opportunity for a software developer or programmer to develop your career and work in a growing high-tech sector. If you feel you meet the requirements for the role of the Simulation Engineer please contact Tom Duckett at Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Permanent / Wokingham, Berkshire

Electronics Design Engineer

An Electronics Design Engineer is required to join the Hardware Engineering Team within a market leading Innovative Aerospace Technology company that specialise in high-performance sensing, monitoring, power and motion systems. The Electronics Design Engineer will have technical expertise in the design of digital, analogue or power electronic systems and subsystems in Military, Defence, Aerospace or high integrity, safety critical industries. Electronics Design Engineer- Key Responsibilities Circuit Analysis. Hardware prototyping and test. Concept and detailed design of analogue electronic circuits for use in aeronautical actuation systems. Management of external subcontractors and their input. Production test procedure specification. Production test failure support. Component obsolescence support. Root-Cause and Corrective Action investigations. Technical Skills and Experience required for Electronics Design Engineer Bachelor's degree in Electronic Engineering or equivalent (preferred 2.1 or higher) Significant Electronics design experience within Military, Defence, Aerospace or high integrity, safety critical industries. Expertise in digital, analogue or power electronics. Experience of either SPICE modelling, SABER or VHDL A good knowledge of FMEA Tolerance and Stress analysis skills A preference will be given to candidates that have experience in one or more of the following areas: PCB Layout Motor Controls Electromagnetic Interference filtering and protection Matlab & Simulink FPGA This is an excellent opportunity an electronics specialist to develop your career and work in a highly technical environment. In return for your experience, this West Midlands based company will offer you: Non-standard pension scheme. Early finish on a Friday. Competitive salary and benefits package. **Security Clearance will be required for this role 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 Electronics Design Engineer please contact Tom Duckett at Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Permanent / Wolverhampton, West Midlands

Project Manager

A Project Manager is required to join an established company growing within the aerospace manufacturing sector. The successful candidate will be joining to manage client relationships and manufacturing projects in the aero engines sector. 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 and communicating this with a variety of teams. 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 project management experience from a defence, aerospace or safety critical manufacturing background. Robust knowledge of Project Management methodologies and processes. Excellent communication and customer management skills. Ideally be a degree qualified, certified Project manager. This is an excellent opportunity for Project Managers to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Leicestershire based company will offer you: Competitive salary up to £55,000 per annum. Flexible benefits package 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 / Hinckley, Leicestershire

Calibration Technician

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