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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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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

Senior Software Quality Engineer

A Software Quality Assurance Engineer is required for an aerospace and avionics systems specialist to work from their branches in either Fareham or Coventry. It is vital that candidates have a knowledge of engineering software and quality audits for high integrity systems to safety critical standards. The Software Quality Assurance Engineer responsibilities will include: Complete software quality audits in line with company compliance plans and conformity regulations. Generate and implement software quality plans based on customer requirements. Ensure compliance with Aerospace regulatory and certification requirements. Management of software supplier quality. Implement a new quality management system that will monitor, maintain and implement improvements as necessary. The Software Quality Assurance Engineer must have the following: Degree in Computer Science, Mathematics or similar subject. Experience assuring safety-critical or ideally aerospace software engineering and developing quality management systems compliant to the AS9100 quality standard. Experience with aerospace standards for software development including DO-178/ED-12 and completion of software certification audits. Team leadership experience including coaching and managing others and evaluating performance. This is an excellent opportunity for someone with a Safety Critical Software Quality background to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Hampshire based company will offer you: Excellent basic salary Annual bonus scheme Health plan The opportunity to work on exciting cutting-edge aerospace projects Interviews for the Software Quality Assurance 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

Assistant Hardware Engineer

An Assistant Hardware Engineer is required to join the avionics team within a market leading, innovative, aerospace technology company that specialise in high-performance sensing, monitoring, power and motion systems. The assistant hardware engineer will develop and implement safety critical hardware solution and will have technical expertise in the design, development and verification of aircraft electronic systems and subsystems. Hardware Engineer- Key Responsibilities - Design, analyse, commission and verify analogue and digital circuits to DO-2564 standards. - Generate, perform and validate results of verification plans and test plans - Work collaboratively with systems, software and mechanical engineers - Ensure that hardware level requirements are met and Design problems identified - Implement the requirements for certification of safety critical products Technical Skills and Experience required for Hardware Engineer - Some previous work experience as a hardware or electronics engineer within a safety critical environment is essential. - Degree qualification in electronics, hardware or electrical engineering. - Knowledge of VHDL or Verilog coding techniques for FPGA devices. - Microcontroller and / microprocessor engineering exposure. - Some practical knowledge of embedded software applications. **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 Hardware Engineer then apply directly or contact Tom Duckett at Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Permanent / Fareham, Hampshire

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 (ball and wedge) Experience using Pick and Place (ideally Datacon) 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

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

Aerospace Software, Hardware & Systems Engineers

A number of safety critical software, hardware and systems engineering staff are required to join a market leading, innovative aerospace technology company that specialise in the design and development of flight deck avionics, data acquisition systems, instrumentation and life support equipment. The roles exist at varying levels from Engineer to principal level and include a competitive salary and benefits package. Positions exist in both Coventry, West Midlands and Fareham, Hampshire. Successful applicants will develop and implement structured engineering solutions to meet programme requirements across the whole development lifecycle in accordance with aerospace legislation and standards DO178C and ED-12. Key Responsibilities (role dependent) will include: Prepare and manage system requirements and design specifications following analysis of customer requirements in accordance with legislation, human factors and business needs. Conduct Validation and Verification activities Design, development integration, verification and support of embedded software Design, develop, integrate and test complex software projects using model-based development tools such as UML and SCADE Design management and design, modification, commissioning, verification and proving of analogue and digital electronic circuits and casings for use in a safety critical environment. Skills and Experience required Engineering degree within an electronics, computing or aerospace engineering subject. Experience in a similar role is essential - working with safety critical software and hardware developments within aerospace, rail or defence industries. Experience of validating and verifying - Experience of hardware and software architectures. Experience of hardware and software design processes - Experience of integration and verification plans, and test procedures activities. Experience of design for safety in civil or military airborne systems and equipment. **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 please contact Tom Duckett at Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Permanent / Fareham, Hampshire

Electronics Design Engineer

Job Title: Electronics Design Engineer Location: Milton Keynes Industry: Electronics 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

Quality Manager

A Quality Manger is required to join an established company with a strong reputation in the defence electronics sector. The successful candidate will be joining to manage and lead quality management systems and their improvements working closely with suppliers and internal teams to ensure a consistent and continually improved delivery. Responsibilities of the Quality Manager will include the following: Develop defined inspection procedures and work instructions with Suppliers Identify best practice inspection methodology and implement within supply base Analysis of Quality related data including vendor measurements, in-process, final inspection, test data and complaints. QMS management and improvement when needed. Manage external audits and review process. The Quality Manager should have the following skills or experience: BSI Audit experience. It is essential applicants have experience in an electronics manufacturing background, preferably from a high integrity industry such as aerospace or defence. Experience in team leadership or management. Come from a lean manufacturing environment, implementing change programs for Continuous improvement. Have extensive knowledge of Quality Management Systems. This is an excellent opportunity for a Quality 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 Competitive non-standard pension scheme Early Finish on a Friday Interviews for the Quality Manager will commence with immediate effect with a view to starting as soon as possible. For further information on the Quality Manager position please contact Tom Duckett at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446163.

Permanent / Gloucestershire, England

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 preferably in the aerospace or defence sectors. 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 / Portsmouth, Hampshire

Goods Inward & Product Inspector

A Goods Inward Inspector is required for an established manufacturer of electronics within the aerospace and defence industries. The successful candidate will be joining to assist in the quality control department of this successful electronics manufacturer. The role of Goods Inward Inspector will include: Inspection and validation of products from a variety of suppliers. Record supplier performance and KPI data. Follow drawing and diagrams and ensure component build standards are met. Pick stored components and provide correct parts are provided to the shop floor. The suitable candidate for this Goods Inward Inspector position will need to possess the following experience: have experience working in an electronics manufacturing company, ideally a safety critical of high integrity background such as aerospace, nuclear or defence. Understanding of PCB and circuitry with the ability to read technical drawings and use measuring equipment. Production or assembly experience . Good communication skills. This is an excellent opportunity for someone with a good knowledge of goods inward or product inspection to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Gloucester based company will offer you: A competitive salary. Excellent non-standard pension scheme. Early finish on a Friday If you have the required inspection experience and looking for a position where you have autonomy working within a very reputable and highly technical manufacturing company then please click on the link to apply or contact Tom Duckett at Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Permanent / Gloucester, Gloucestershire

Aerospace Software, Hardware & Systems Engineers

A number of safety critical software, hardware and systems engineering staff are required to join a market leading, innovative aerospace technology company that specialise in the design and development of flight deck avionics, data acquisition systems, instrumentation and life support equipment. The roles exist at varying levels from Engineer to principal level and include a competitive salary and benefits package. Positions exist in both Coventry, West Midlands and Fareham, Hampshire. Successful applicants will develop and implement structured engineering solutions to meet programme requirements across the whole development lifecycle in accordance with aerospace legislation and standards DO178C and ED-12. Key Responsibilities (role dependent) will include: Prepare and manage system requirements and design specifications following analysis of customer requirements in accordance with legislation, human factors and business needs. Conduct Validation and Verification activities Design, development integration, verification and support of embedded software Design, develop, integrate and test complex software projects using model-based development tools such as UML and SCADE Design management and design, modification, commissioning, verification and proving of analogue and digital electronic circuits and casings for use in a safety critical environment. Skills and Experience required Engineering degree within an electronics, computing or aerospace engineering subject. Experience in a similar role is essential - working with safety critical software and hardware developments within aerospace, rail or defence industries. Experience of validating and verifying - Experience of hardware and software architectures. Experience of hardware and software design processes - Experience of integration and verification plans, and test procedures activities. Experience of design for safety in civil or military airborne systems and equipment. **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 please contact Tom Duckett at Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Permanent / Coventry, West Midlands

Test Development Engineer

A Test Development Engineer is required to join the electronics manufacturing team for an established technology company that specialise in electronic products for safety critical industries. The Test Development Engineer will have technical expertise in various testing techniques on electronics systems in the defence or aerospace sectors. Test Development Engineer- Key Responsibilities Fault find to component level RF & Microwave assemblies. Use of test equipment such as Vector network analysers. Development of testing procedures and test rigs. Software programming to automate tests Technical Skills and Experience required for Test Development Engineer positions Minimum HNC or equivalent in Electronics or a closely related subject. Extensive experience in an electronics environment either defence or aerospace environment. Significant test development experience with RF or Microwave products. Ability to fault find to a component level. Automated test programming and experience with Labview. **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 Test Development Engineer then apply directly or contact Tom Duckett at Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Permanent / Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

Aerospace Software, Hardware & Systems Engineers

A number of safety critical software, hardware and systems engineering staff are required to join a market leading, innovative aerospace technology company that specialise in the design and development of flight deck avionics, data acquisition systems, instrumentation and life support equipment. The roles exist at varying levels from Engineer to principal level and include a competitive salary and benefits package. Positions exist in both Coventry, West Midlands and Fareham, Hampshire. Successful applicants will develop and implement structured engineering solutions to meet programme requirements across the whole development lifecycle in accordance with aerospace legislation and standards DO178C and ED-12. Key Responsibilities (role dependent) will include: Prepare and manage system requirements and design specifications following analysis of customer requirements in accordance with legislation, human factors and business needs. Conduct Validation and Verification activities Design, development integration, verification and support of embedded software Design, develop, integrate and test complex software projects using model-based development tools such as UML and SCADE Design management and design, modification, commissioning, verification and proving of analogue and digital electronic circuits and casings for use in a safety critical environment. Skills and Experience required Engineering degree within an electronics, computing or aerospace engineering subject. Experience in a similar role is essential - working with safety critical software and hardware developments within aerospace, rail or defence industries. Experience of validating and verifying - Experience of hardware and software architectures. Experience of hardware and software design processes - Experience of integration and verification plans, and test procedures activities. Experience of design for safety in civil or military airborne systems and equipment. **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 please contact Tom Duckett at Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Permanent / Portsmouth, Hampshire

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 someone with knowledge of industrial machinery controls 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

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: Competitive salary 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