Automation & Controls

recruitment experts

The first choice for clients and candidates, our Automation and Controls division provides clients with a unique level of expertise in contract, interim and permanent recruitment. For over 40 years we have provided solutions across three dedicated areas: product development, manufacturing and commercial over the complete product lifecycle supporting industries that include:

Special Purpose Machines – Automated Warehousing and Logistics -  Controls – Research and Development

With a surge in manufacturing output and revolutionary developments within the industry, automated solutions can be the key to maintaining a competitive advantage. 

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Industry accreditations including REC, ISO, liP and IoD. Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus, Working knowledge of ISO 27001, ISO 9001:2015 certified.

Our Automation & Controls recruitment consultants and clients

Working in partnership with our global client base, who range from high tech start-up businesses to leading global manufacturers of bespoke machinery, automated system integrators, end of line packaging machinery providers, automated assemblers, robotic welders and equipment dispensers, we’re committed to a culture of continuous improvement, providing clients with world-class recruitment services to keep us at the forefront of industry technological developments.

As many of our consultants are industry specialists from relevant engineering backgrounds, including automotive, electronics, mechanical, maintenance, design, quality assurance and software engineering, we pride ourselves on our in-depth understanding of the skills, experience and personal attributes required for specialist automation and robotics roles over engineering, manufacturing, technical, supply chain and commercial roles. 


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Project Engineer


£40k - 45k per year

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Senior Proposal Engineer


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Automation & Controls

Regional Sales Manager

Milton Keynes

Competitive salary + hybrid car + bonus

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What our customers think

With over 85% repeat business, it's always good to hear what our clients, candidates and contractors have to say about us.

Automation & Controls

​Jonathan Lee had a deep empathetic understanding of our business from the very beginning, and as we got to know them better, they became very knowledgeable, demonstrating this deep understanding of our manufacturing methods. We have found that their consultative approach has gone beyond just the recruitment of permanent and contract staff. Recruitment has been a challenge for us in the past and we’ve had invaluable assistance in this relationship. Going forward, I would say we have a true partnership here with Jonathan Lee Recruitment and that is the way we will continue.

Richard Evans, Mechatronic Solutions

Automation & Controls

​​The automation team at Jonathan Lee has taken the time to understand our business requirements, developing local relationships with the individual sites via visits to our locations to ensure the quality of candidates is of a high standard. Furthermore, Jonathan Lee has attributed a member of its Client Services team to act as a senior level contact for Knapp. This ensures there is a high-level of pro-active engagement with us as a customer not only in the traditional recruitment process but also in areas that can indirectly contribute to our business relationship. Should anyone be looking for a recruitment partner with in-depth industry knowledge in automation that operates in an ethical, partnership-based manner I can highly recommend the team at Jonathan Lee.​

Alexia English, Knapp