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Automation & controls

engineering and manufacturing recruitment experts, since 1978

Automation & controls recruitment

The first for clients and candidates, Jonathan Lee Recruitment’s 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 are key to maintaining a competitive advantage. 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. 

Make UK Advantages Partner, REC accredited and industry supporter of the IMechE. Contact Charles Cureton on 01384 446105 for more information.  

 

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Validation and CSV Engineer

Validation Engineer (CSV) - Scientific & Pharmaceutical - North East or North West - Permanent - Attractive Due to continued growth, a strong order book and new projects, a leading independent provider of industrial software and systems integration solutions is looking to recruit a Validation Engineer to work from their offices in either Warrington or Middlesbrough. The company works with high profile blue chip clients across the Pharmaceutical, Medical and Manufacturing industries and experiences outstanding staff retention levels Salary: Competitive Permanent Salary plus Benefits Suitable for: Validation Engineer, Validation Engineer, Equipment Engineer, Computer Systems Validation Engineer The CSV Validation Engineer will be responsible for ensuring that all manufacturing processes, packing operations, equipment, cleaning, utilities/facilities, computer and analytical methods are fully validated to meet the expected and operational requirements and GMP regulatory requirements. Applicants must have the presence to promote the company image and ensure that this is enhanced by successful implementation of systems. This will be an interesting and varied role, and the opportunity to progress within the team will be available to the right candidate. Appropriate training will be provided where required and in line with business requirements. Applicants must have the ability to work on customers sites on their own. They will represent and enhance the company's image in related areas. They should be able to quickly gain the confidence of customers and internal staff. A "can do" positive attitude is required with the desire to extend their skill set. Take on board new challenges and to help the company grow its reputation and customer base. Background and experience required for the CSV Validation Engineer: At least 5 years experience in Validation (Computer System/Process/Project/Equipment/ Cleaning etc.) within the Biotech/Med Device/ Pharmaceutical (FDA/MHRA regulated industries). Strong cGMP, GAMP and GxP knowledge with knowledge of FDA 21 CFR Part 11, Annex 11 regulation. Must have strong ability to organize and manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. Demonstrated understanding and hands-on experience generating and reviewing validation lifecycle documents. Strong interpersonal skills, excellent review and analytical skills. Strong commitment to customer service and satisfaction are essential. Capable of building, cultivating and maintaining strong trusting client relationships. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Self-motivated and a quick learner of business processes and technologies. A working knowledge of or hands-on experience with Pharmaceutical, Biotech and Med Device production processes. Ability to discuss technical aspects of validation and GxP testing with clients. Strong attention to detail regarding documentation is a must. Must be well organized and capable of working effectively within a multi-disciplinary team. Their staff development ethos encourages team members to think laterally which results in better solutions for their customers. They recognise that to be able to retain the best employees with up-to-the-minute skills, they need to invest in your development. They marry on-the-job experience with formal training and have an open management style – Senior personnel are always available to discuss ideas. Over 60% of their workforce has been with the business for more than eight years which they believe demonstrates our commitment to good staff relations. If you feel you have the skills and background for this opportunity then please apply directly. For further information on the CSV Validation Engineer position please contact Peter Heap on my direct line 01384 446102 at Jonathan Lee Recruitment or send suitable CV’s to peter.heap@jonlee.co.uk Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Middlesbrough

Production Planner

Production Planner - Walsall - Manufacturing - £20,000 to £25,000 p.a Customer coordinator, planner, planning, customer accounts coordinator, capacity planner, A Production Planner is required to join a well established and successful engineering and production company based in Walsall. Key responsibilities Coordinating orders from point of receipt to production Planning and prioritizing operations to ensure maximum performance and minimum delay Acknowledging customer orders and keeping the customer updated with any changes Determining manpower, equipment and raw materials needed to cover production demand Schedule shift according to production needs Communicating with other departments to ensure customer needs are met Experience required Appropriate experience in a high pressure, rapidly changing manufacturing environment is highly desirable Excellent communication skills and the ability to work within a team to achieve challenging targets Continually strive for excellence of quality and must have the correct mind-set to grasp issues surrounding manufacturing processes Lead time focused to successfully and reliably meet targets and deadlines A mind-set attuned to continuous improvement Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you are interested in the Production Planner opportunity please apply today. If you have any questions about the role, please contact Oliver Smith at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446104 or email oliver.smith@jonlee.co.uk Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Walsall

Sales Engineer

Sales Engineer - Automation - £35,000 to £40,000 PA + car, bonus Leeds and surrounding areas Our client supplies products from leading industrial automation and control product manufacturers, serving industry has been their prime focus and they have always specialised in providing their customers with the very best industrial control and automation products. Responsibilities Working in the Sales Team means working closely with our customers face to face, on the phone and via email, and maximising sales opportunities. We are looking for someone with initiative, determination and self-motivation who enjoys dealing with people to resolve their issues identified during the sales process and understands the nature of working within a team. Effective territory planning in order to maximise customer contact, proactive telephone canvassing and a call rate of 16 customer visits per week is expected, reported weekly and accurately. New trading account generation and Self generated leads via cold calling and account management. Conduct sales calls in a professional manner, ensuring that customer’s needs are explored extensively. Ensure that all business systems and CRM sales reporting requirements are updated accurately and on a weekly basis. Experience Ideally you will be qualified to at least ONC level in electrical engineering or a electrical HND / HNC qualification Good knowledge of electrical control product gained within a sales environment ideally electrical product and technical electrical product experience and knowledge The ability and determination to finish projects and take tasks through to their natural conclusion. Good day to day planning capabilities are an essential for satisfactory performance Technical interests, specialist skills and experience are important for long term success Excellent communication skills with the ability to work comfortably at Director level. If you are looking for a company that has a long-term vision and cares about its people and the planet, excels in a competitive sales environment and delivers exceptional customer experience then we want to hear from you. You should possess a minimum of 2 years customer facing sales within a technical electrical product field. Please click on the Apply button to submit your application or contact oliver.smith@jonlee.co.uk Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Leeds

Instrumentation Maintenance Technician

Job title: Laboratory Instrumentation Maintenance Technician Salary Range: DOE Hours: 8:00 - 17:00 two days per week. Scope for additional hours and flexible on days Location: Birmingham Contract role working for the world's largest supplier of rail transit equipment. An Instrumentation Maintenance Technician is required with knowledge of maintaining a variety of laboratory equipment. Technicians with experience of maintaining and calibrating equipment such as real time signal analysers, pre-amplifiers, semi-automatic wire bonders, sciencescope X-Scopes and ultrasonic bonders will be well received. Due to a new workload this client based in Birmingham requires a dynamic, leading Laboratory Instrumentation Maintenance Technician to work on a contract basis. As a Laboratory Instrumentation Maintenance Technician to will be required to: Manage the instrumentations/equipment for the Lab and Cleanroom including but not limited to. Ensure all instrumentations/equipment are functioning properly Perform regular checking and testing of instrumentations/equipment. Carry out maintenance for all the instrumentations/equipment Perform minor repairs or modifications if needed. To obtain more hours and days other duties will include: Ensure compliance with relevant legislation Ensure compliance with relevant legislation including LEV inspections, emissions to air and water, waste management, asbestos, legionella, CCA, electrical testing, etc. Ensure compliance with relevant legislation including LEV inspections, emissions to air and water, waste management, asbestos, legionella, CCA, electrical testing, etc. Manage H&S of all facilities in the Lab, Cleanroom and the office building, work with engineers and cleaning staff, ensuring COSSH, risk assessments and remedies measures are completed. The leading Laboratory Instrumentation Maintenance Technician must have the following skills or experience: At least 2 years experience maintaining a variety of laboratory equipment. Familiar with industry equipment NEBOSH in Health and Safety HNC/HND in Engineering Environmental Qualified This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of maintaining a variety of laboratory equipment. In return for your experience, this Birmingham based manufacturer will offer you: Part time ongoing contract role Working with a leading cutting edge worldwide company Great working conditions Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of maintaining a variety of laboratory equipment and want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Laboratory Instrumentation Maintenance Technician role, please contact Matt Johnson at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446116 Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Contracts are those of an Employment Business.

Contract / Birmingham

Control Systems Engineer

Due to growth and new projects a leading supplier of advanced and innovative integrated ship control systems based in Essex is looking to recruit an experienced Control Systems Engineer to specify, design, test and commission control systems delivery projects Commutable from: Chelmsford, Maldon, Colchester, Braintree, Clacton on Sea, Basildon Salary: £ 35,000 - £ 40,000 p.a. + uplifts & benefits Suitable for: Control Systems Engineer, Controls Engineer, PLC/SCADA Engineer, Automation Engineer, Project Engineer, Systems Engineer The Role Assume technical lead for projects in addition to supporting other Systems, and Lead Project Engineers on all other company projects. Produce Functional Design Specifications from customer specifications Produce block diagrams, system schematics, bill of materials and cable schedules Program PLC, HMI & Scada Systems Produce technical documentation, including manuals and test procedures Assist with internal and customer Factory Acceptance Tests Travel worldwide to commission systems on board all types of vessels Conduct Harbour and Sea Acceptance Trials through to customer handover Attend meetings with customers and other departments on and off site Assist with the development and assessment of new products Follow schedules and tasks assigned by the Systems Engineering Manager The Person More than 5 years’ experience, knowledge and understanding in PLC and Scada based software packages and environment Experience with Controls, Automation, Electrical and Electronics System Integration Familiarity with P&ID drawings Experience of structured programming languages Prepared to work on site aboard a variety of marine vessels afloat and in shipyards. Available for worldwide travel. Experience of PLC programming using IEC 61131-3 programming languages Experience of industrial communication protocols e.g. Modbus, Canbus & Profibus. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Maldon

Graduate Control Systems Engineer

Due to growth and ongoing projects a successful automation & IT solutions provider to the manufacturing, process and automated industries is currently recruiting a Graduate Control Systems Engineer. You will have a Degree in a relevant subject such as Control Systems, Electrical & Electronics, Software or Mechatronics and must want to develop your career in software and control systems engineering Commutable from: Leeds, Bradford, York, Harrogate, Keighley, Thirsk Salary: £23,000 - £27,000 pa plus bonus scheme and benefits package Suitable for: Control Systems Engineer, Controls Engineer, PLC/SCADA Engineer, Automation Engineer, Applications Engineer, Software Engineer The Role You will provide a key role in the business delivering full life cycle control systems engineering projects to a varied customer base Responsibilities will include: Site surveys/audits, requirements gathering, PLC, HMI, SCADA software development testing and commissioning Preperation functional/technical/software design specifications, test (FAT/SAT) specifications as per industry standards Factory acceptance testing of PLC, HMI and SCADA from perspective of processes logic (bench testing) at office Commissioning of PLC, HMI and SCADA software at client sites The Person Degree on HNC with relevant proven ability Knowledge of development & programming of Siemens PLC and SCADA systens (Experience on these applications would be advantageous) A flair and passion to develop your career within a software based control engineering organisation Car, driving license and respective necessary documents Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Knaresborough

Control Systems Engineer

Due to growth and ongoing projects a successful automation & IT solutions provider to the manufacturing, process and automated industries is currently recruiting a Control Systems Engineer. You will have a proven track record of working within a systems integration organisation or similar environment delivering projects within industry. Commutable from: Leeds, Bradford, York, Harrogate, Keighley, Thirsk Salary: £30,000 - £40,000 pa plus bonus scheme and benefits package Suitable for: Control Systems Engineer, Controls Engineer, PLC/SCADA Engineer, Automation Engineer, Applications Engineer, Software Engineer The Role You will provide a key role in the business delivering full life cycle control systems engineering projects to a varied customer base Responsibilities will include: Site surveys/audits, requirements gathering, PLC, HMI, SCADA software development testing and commissioning Preperation functional/technical/software design specifications, test (FAT/SAT) specifications as per industry standards Factory acceptance testing of PLC, HMI and SCADA from perspective of processes logic (bench testing) at office Commissioning of PLC, HMI and SCADA software at client sites The Person Demonstratable relevant Control Systems Software Engineering ability within industrial domains. Proven ability with development, programming, testing and commissioning of Siemens PLC and SCADA system (experience on Rockwell technology will be an added advantage) Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Knaresborough

Sales Engineer

Sales Engineer Dudley Up to £40,000 PA Our client supplies products from leading industrial automation and control product manufacturers, Serving industry has been their prime focus and they have always specialised in providing their customers with the very best industrial control and automation products. They are looking to expand their vast sales force with an energetic, conscientious sales person who interacts well and has the drive to secure new business opportunities across Dudley and the West Midlands to include postcodes: DY, WS & B. You’ll be joining a dynamic nationwide sales network of 250 people at one of the UK's leading distributors of industrial automation and control products. The role of External Sales Engineer includes the potential to grow and build your own career. Role Profile: Working in the Sales Team means working closely with our customers face to face, on the phone and via email, and maximising sales opportunities. We are looking for someone with initiative, determination and self-motivation who enjoys dealing with people to resolve their issues identified during the sales process and understands the nature of working within a team. Effective territory planning in order to maximise customer contact, proactive telephone canvassing and a call rate of 16 customer visits per week is expected, reported weekly and accurately. New trading account generation and Self generated leads via cold calling and account management. Conduct sales calls in a professional manner, ensuring that customer’s needs are explored extensively. Utilisation of Product Specialists and other company resources to add value is an absolute expectation. Ensure that all business systems and CRM sales reporting requirements are updated accurately and on a weekly basis. Presenting to various audiences on a range of subjects, including the clients value proposition, product demonstrations, services and commercial overviews. Remain customer focused with a can do attitude at all times. To deal with customers, you need a solid education with GSCEs (or equivalent) in Maths and English. Ideally you will be qualified to at least ONC level in electrical engineering or a electrical HND / HNC qualification Good knowledge of electrical control product gained within a sales environment ideally electrical product and technical electrical product experience and knowledge The ability and determination to finish projects and take tasks through to their natural conclusion. Good day to day planning capabilities are an essential for satisfactory performance Technical interests, specialist skills and experience are important for long term success Excellent communication skills with the ability to work comfortably at Director level. You will receive a basic salary of up to £40,000 depending on skills and experience, plus bonus and company car. 37.5 hours per week, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays to increase with service. You will be based in Dudley or close surrounding areas, If you are looking for a company that has a long-term vision and cares about its people and the planet, excels in a competitive sales environment and delivers exceptional customer experience then we want to hear from you. You should possess a minimum of 2 years customer facing sales within a technical electrical product field. Please click on the Apply button to submit your application or contact Julie.thomas@jonlee.co.uk Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Dudley

Vision Systems Engineer

Due to continued growth, a strong order book and new projects, a leading independent provider of industrial software and systems integration solutions is looking to recruit a Vsion Systems Engineer to work from their offices in either Warrington or Middlesbrough. The company works with high profile blue chip clients across the Pharmaceutical, Medical and Manufacturing industries and experiences outstanding staff retention levels Salary: Competitive Salary plus benefits Suitable for: CSV Engineer, Vision Engineer, Vision Systems Engineer, Machine Vision Engineer, Automation Engineer, Applications Engineer The Vision Systems Engineer will be involved in the design and implementation of non-contact vision systems to inspect items on high-speed production lines for quality, size, shape, position etc. The work will be varied and every project a new and exciting opportunity to use and develop different skills, both at a technical level and at a softer project execution interpersonal level. You will be involved in all aspects of projects from the initial requirements’ gathering, proposal production and the specification through to the design, development and installation of the solutions. You will provide support to senior members of the engineering teams in ensuring the successful completion of projects using a variety of vision system technology. You will be responsible for ensuring that all tasks are conducted in line with the company Quality Management System. Background and experience: Applicants must have experience or an education in industrial automation, an interest in integrating machine vision systems and good fault-finding skills. Engineers with the drive and ability to adapt to new technologies quickly and efficiently will definitely be considered for the positions. Ideally the successful candidate will be confident with VB.NET and will have an understanding of interfacing vision system equipment with PLCs and PCs, although this is not essential. Their staff development ethos encourages team members to think laterally which results in better solutions for their customers. They recognise that to be able to retain the best employees with up-to-the-minute skills, they need to invest in your development. They marry on-the-job experience with formal training and have an open management style – senior personnel are always available to discuss ideas. Over 60% of their workforce has been with the business for more than eight years which they believe demonstrates our commitment to good staff relations. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Warrington

MIS/MES Engineer

Due to continued growth, a strong order book and new projects, a leading independent provider of industrial software and systems integration solutions is looking to recruit a MIS/MES Engineer to work from their offices in either Warrington or Middlesbrough. The company works with high profile blue chip clients across the Pharmaceutical, Medical and Manufacturing industries and experiences outstanding staff retention levels Salary: Competitive Salary plus benefits Suitable for: MIS Engineer, MES Engineer, Control Systems Engineer, Automation Engineer, PLC/SCADA Engineer The MIS/MES Engineer will be involved in the design and implementation of a wide range of systems to improve the performance of manufacturing and processing companies including plant management information systems, manufacturing execution systems, track and trace systems and OEE systems You will be working with a range of industriss and companies such as AstraZeneca, Sellafield, Magnox, INEOS, Piramal Healthcare and Gatwick Airport. All of them requure state of the art solutions and first class service Background and experience: Applicants must have some knowledge of programming in VB.NET, VB, C++ or C#. MS SQL or Oracle database knowledge are also essential Web development skills and an understanding of business processes will also be beneficial. Applicants must be able to communicate effectively both formally and informally, orally and in written english Their staff development ethos encourages team members to think laterally which results in better solutions for their customers. They recognise that to be able to retain the best employees with up-to-the-minute skills, they need to invest in your development. They marry on-the-job experience with formal training and have an open management style – senior personnel are always available to discuss ideas. Over 60% of their workforce has been with the business for more than eight years which they believe demonstrates our commitment to good staff relations. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Warrington

Control Systems Project Engineer

Due to significant expansion a leading specialist in the manufacture of materials processing equipment and energy from waste power generation is currently recruiting a Control Systems Project Engineer You must have good process control knowledge and be able to deliver control systems projects Commutable from: Northampton, Milton Keynes, Bedford, Kettering, Rushden, Peterborough, Corby, St Neots Salary: £ 38,000 - £ 45,000 p.a. + benefits Suitable for: Control Systems Engineer, Controls Engineer, PLC/SCADA Engineer, Automation Engineer, Project Engineer The Role You will be part of a small team of cross functional engineering specialists within the Process and Controls Engineering department. The team's overall purpose will be to look at new concepts, introducing new technology to the company, implementing new developments, overseeing new projects and assisting the manufacturing department in Project delivery. Reporting to the Process & Controls Manager, the Controls Engineer will be a key role and will be accountable for developing Functional Design Specifications, developing PLC / HMI software developments and designing controls systems across a broad range of projects. Key responsibilities will include the following: Working closely with the senior stakeholders of the business, to provide Controls engineering expertise for a broad range of projects and new product developments. Implement upgrades and improvements to existing Controls systems within the on-site Power Plant. Implement new software developments for Projects and product developments Develop Functional Design Specifications (FDS) for all software developments. Develop and implement new Allen Bradley PLC/ HMI designs and modifications to existing ones. Knowledge of Wonderware Intouch SCADA Work closely with the Process, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering team members Provide support for product implementations and commissioning of plant Review existing processes and work on upgrades / improvements. Display excellent analytical skills, with the ability to specify and implement new innovative Controls systems. Good communication with all stakeholders ensuring full compliance to designs and budgets. Identify and provide solutions that meet the highest levels of Health & Safety, Quality and Regulatory standards. Provide regular and up to date reports on progress of projects to senior management. The Person We are looking for a proactive and experienced Controls Engineer who also possesses a sound electrical and mechanical knowledge, and is familiar with contactor logic, safety relays and inverter drives. Ideally from a thermal, steam, pressure systems, waste energy or power plant background, preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate a desire for a hands on role and who can apply their knowledge across a variety of applications. As important is the ability to be a quick learner and to analysis problems using engineering principals to present relevant ideas and solutions. A suitable degree in electrical / controls / software engineering would be advantageous, coupled with at least five years' experience in a related field. A hands-on approach, with the ability to liaise with all levels within the organisation, and with a strong desire to work within a dynamic team with exposure to a wide variety of projects. Excellent verbal and written English communication skills. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Rushden

Lead Enterprise Integration Engineer

Due to signifinant success this leading automation solutions provider is currently recruiting a Lead Enterprise Integration Engineer to concept, Specify and Integration of Industrial enterprise systems, utilising Industrial software applications Commutable from: Shifnal, Stafford, Telford, Shrewsbury, Wolverhampton, Bridgnorth Salary: £ 50,000 - £ 65,000 p.a. + bonus, car allowance and benefits Suitable for: MES Engineer, Control Systems Engineer, Controls Engineer, Automation Engineer The Role Liaise with sales team and clients to understand client's requirements or working from client's specifications. Concepting of Industrial Enterprise Solutions to meet requirements To integrate and implement Industrial IIoT solutions across a range of industries and applications Ensure adherence to all appropriate industry standards and regulations and in accordance with customer specifications Provide a high-quality service to customers, whilst delivering Industrial IIoT solutions in line with the Company's philosophy Maintain the Company's reputation as a leading-edge systems integrator Demonstrates team leadership through ownership of technical project deliverables and enhancement of sales support tools through case study development for assigned project work scopes. To handle integration on industrial automation projects (hardware and software) with special responsibility for MES, MOM, MI, Big Data and user interface dashboards Network design and commissioning Industrial IT security On-site integration management, commissioning, of completed project, if required To ensure that all design deliverables meet company standards and to work alongside Project Engineers assigned to the projects Comply with all relevant standards and work to the Company's ISO9001:2015 registered quality procedures To comply with all Company procedures as defined in various documents including the Quality Manual, Staff Manual and Health & Safety Manual Be pro-active in supporting other company activities such as supporting fellow engineers, training, and assisting with sales and site support To maintain good relationships with customers, suppliers and company staff Other duties as required re quotations and specifications for automation application tenders, within the set deadline date Oversee and manage the internal tenders team at our office Liaise with the sales team, to include project updates, latest industry technologies Handle sales and project customer requests for information Deliver a high quality service to customers, maintain the company's reputation as a leading edge systems integrator Provide technical support and training to the tenders team Manage and control engineering resources to support complex technical bids Attend customer survey, tender and project review meetings when required Adhere to all relevant standards and work to the Company's ISO9001:2008 registered quality procedures Comply with all company procedures as defined in various documents including the Quality Manual, Staff Manual and Health & Safety Manual Cooperate with company activities such as supporting fellow engineers and assisting with sales and site support Maintain excellent working relationship with customers, suppliers and company staff Work outside normal hours in order to meet required deadlines Travel within the UK and overseas The Person Knowledge, Skills & Experience Degree in relevant engineering or Computer Science field +5 years of experience in software delivery projects in industrial environments +3 years of domain experience working with integration of MIS, MES, MOM, SCADA, MRP/ERP systems, turnkey solutions or applications Experience delivering integrated solutions using modern software technologies and techniques to ISA 95 framework Client Engagement Experience in interfacing of enterprise systems to the SCADA or Automation layer through Data Historians, OPC servers, or other mechanisms Working knowledge of industrial IT networking and cyber security Knowledge of low-level automation devices (PLC, Robotics) Ability to work either individually or as part of a team Able to manage and document the information required for a successful project Previous Experience in industrial control systems Knowledge of Cloud solutions Knowledge and experience of some of the following is a requirement:- Manufacturing Information System (MIS) Reporting Historian Analytic Systems SCADA HMI Manufacturing Execution System (MES) Resource scheduling Product Quality Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) Materials track and trace Order execution and dispatch Network Devices Access Points Routers Switches Gateways Servers & Client Servers Fault Tolerant Servers High Availability Servers Thick Clients Thin Clients Industrial PCs Edge Computing Tablets Personal Qualities Being a great team player as well as the ability to work off own initiative Excellent communication skills, both oral & written Confident and pro-active with an organised approach to work Situational adaptability Good problem solver Hands on attitude Enthusiastic and able to be relied upon Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Telford

Lead Hardware Design Engineer

Due to signifinant success this leading automation solutions provider is currently recruiting a Lead Hardware Design Engineer to provide overall responsibility of the Hardware Design department Commutable from: Shifnal, Stafford, Telford, Shrewsbury, Wolverhampton, Bridgnorth Salary: £ 45,000 - £ 55,000 p.a. + bonus and benefits Suitable for: Hardware Design Manager, Electrical Design Manager, Hardware Design Engineer, Electrical Design Engineer The Role You will have overall responsibility of the Hardware Design Department, department strategy including team, software systems, and procedural development. The efficient man management of the Hardware Design Team members, ensuring adherence to current EU, UK standards, company standards and industry best practice. Job Objectives will include: To ensure that Hardware Design Department is efficiently and effectively deployed on all applicable company projects to meet the required project milestones To carry out detailed electrical hardware design, ensuring adherence to all appropriate industry standards and regulations and in accordance with customer specifications Complete all design calculations as required on a per project basis, including power, short circuit, volt drop, heat dissipation Provide a high-quality service to customers, whilst delivering hardware design drawings in line with the Company's Philosophy & Electrical Design Standard. Including but not limited to Layouts, Schematics, Cable Schedules, BOM's, Labelling, Coordinating the manufacturing, test, despatch of designed items Maintain the Company's reputation as a leading-edge systems integrator The Person You should have team leadership/man management skills and a strong understanding of the hardware design of control systems with any of the major CAD packages ie Eplan, AutoCAD Electrical or Solidworks Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Telford

Proposals Manager

Due to growth and a strong order book a leading systems integrator and provider of automation solutions is currently recruiting a Proposals Manager. You will have a good exposure to handling technical quotations, estimates and costings Commutable from: Shrewsbury, Telford, Wolverhampton, Stafford, Bridgnorth, Cannock Salary: Highly competitive salary, car allowance, bonus scheme, pension and healthcare Suitable for: Application Manager, Bid Manager, Proposal Manager, Estimating Manager The Role You will be responsible for managing internal proposal team, overseeing and coordinating engineering resources to support complex proposals Responsibilities will include: Prepare quotations and specifications for automation application tenders, within the set deadline date Oversee and manage the internal tenders team at office Liaise with the sales team, to include project updates, latest industry technologies Handle sales and project customer requests for information Deliver a high quality service to customers, maintain the company’s reputation as a leading edge systems integrator Provide technical support and training to the tenders team Manage and control engineering resources to support complex technical bids Attend customer survey, tender and project review meetings when required Adhere to all relevant standards and work to the Company’s ISO9001:2015 registered quality procedures Comply with all company procedures as defined in various documents including the Quality Manual, Staff Manual and Health & Safety Manual Cooperate with company activities such as supporting fellow engineers and assisting with sales and site support Maintain excellent working relationship with customers, suppliers and company staff Work outside normal hours in order to meet required deadlines Travel within the UK and overseas The Person Qualified to degree level in electrical/electronic engineering Previous experience in a similar role Detailed knowledge of systems integration incorporating variable speed drives, robotics, PLCs and SCADA/HMI technologies Strong communication skills in all areas Capable of using initiative and paying close attention to detail Excellent organisational and time management skills, capable of prioritising Ability to work either individually or as part of a team The ability to build relationships quickly and effectively Knowledge and experience of some of the following is a requirement: Variable Speed Drives SCADA PLC Fieldbus Robotics Industry 4.0 Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Telford

Systems Service Engineer

Due to growth and a strong order book a leading systems integrator and provider of automation solutions is currently recruiting a Systems Service Engineer. You will have previous experience in control systems and industrial drives Commutable from: Shrewsbury, Telford, Wolverhampton, Stafford, Bridgnorth, Cannock Salary: Highly competitive salary, car allowance, bonus scheme, pension and healthcare Suitable for: Service Engineer, Control Systems Engineer, Support Engineer, Mobile Engineer, Field Engineer The Role You will be working on complete Electrical Control Systems you will provide prompt, thorough support to customers both on-site and remotely for a range of equipment including PLC, AC/DC drives, Robotics and SCADA. Responsibilities will include: Carry out routine maintenance, servicing and breakdown repairs of equipment as necessary Support installation, commissioning activities, field troubleshooting and upgrade work Provide technical support to customers on-site and remotely Participate as a member of an on-call rota for out of hours support Provide a high quality service to customers, whilst delivering support in line with the Company’s philosophy Undertake site audit when necessary Maintain the Company’s reputation as a leading edge systems integrator Comply with all relevant standards and work to the Company’s ISO9001:2015 registered quality procedures Aid in the preparation of support contracts Be pro-active in supporting other company activities such as supporting fellow engineers, training, and assisting with sales and site support To maintain good relationships with customers, suppliers and company staff The Person HNC/HND in relevant discipline Previous experience in control systems and / or industrial drives Highly computer literate Ability to work either individually or as part of a team Working knowledge and understanding of some of the major manufacturers equipment to include PLC, drives, SCADA and systems Full Driving licence Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Telford

Sales Account Manager

Due to continued growth, a strong order book and new projects, a leading independent provider of industrial software and systems integration solutions is looking to recruit a Sales Account Manager to work from their offices in Warrington. The company works with high profile blue chip clients across a range of industries including Pharmaceutical & Medical Device and experiences outstanding staff retention levels Salary: £40,000 - £60,000 plus car allowance and benefits Suitable for: Sales Manager, Account Manager, Sales Engineer, Business Development Manager Your role will be selling automated solutions at a high level into Engineering Houses, the Pharmaceutical and Medical Device industries The work will need you to understand the customers business, processes and staff. You will need to understand their most important needs and use your skills to understand how you can deliver customer success by working closely with the customer and your staff to determine the best solution all round Background and experience: You'll have a proven successful track record in sales, and will be able to Maintain and grow relationships with potential and current clients Assess and evaluate customer requirements, defining approaches for new and existing clients Prepare proposals and presentations for prospective and existing customers Closing deals and delivering your KPI's Strong demonstrated face to face selling experience and remote working experience The ability to develop long term relationships with clients Have excellent verbal and face to face communication skills and be well presented Have full driving licence You’ll have at least 5 years experience in managing a portfolio of accounts and delivering System Solution sales to those customers. Their staff development ethos encourages team members to think laterally which results in better solutions for their customers. They recognise that to be able to retain the best employees with up-to-the-minute skills, they need to invest in your development. They marry on-the-job experience with formal training and have an open management style – senior personnel are always available to discuss ideas. Over 60% of their workforce has been with the business for more than eight years which they believe demonstrates our commitment to good staff relations. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Warrington

Software & Commissioning Engineer

Due to continued growth this leading independent provider of industrial process control & automation solutions are looking to recruit Software & Commissioning Engineers to deliver projects into their Blue Chip customer base both within the UK & Overseas Salary: Circa £35,000 - £50,000 per annum plus benefits Suitable for: Control Systems Engineer, Controls Engineer, Automation Engineer, Sofrware Engineer, Commissioning Engineer, PLC/SCADA Engineer Reporting in to the Project Manager you will produce software programs both PLC and SCADA for process control and automation solutions primarily for the food and beverage industry. Key Responsibilities: The Software Engineer’s role will be to interpret customer requirements and translate into the necessary programming to match the application. Where applicable the Software & Commissioning Engineer will work with the end user to generate a FDS or URS (Functional Design Specification or User Requirement Specification) Once these documents have been generated then the Software & Commissioning Engineer will expected to either work alone or as part of a team to write comprehensive, bespoke code to successfully control the end users process as per design requirements, you may be required to write simulation code to allow for a SAT (Software Acceptance Test) to take place. On certain projects where a MCC or other electrical equipment has been designed and built by others in the company the Software & Commissioning Engineer will be expected to be involved in the full testing of this equipment from a software perspective, ensuring all of the control loops and network interfaces are set up and working correctly. You will work with an Electrical Design Engineer to resolve any issues before delivery to the client. Background and experience: Skills and Experience: Experience within the food industry is an advantage Strong technical electrical understanding and experience is essential, preferably time served apprenticeship Strong verbal and written communication skills are essential Process Logic Control (PLC) and SCADA Experience is essential Testing and Fault finding to component level would be an advantage As part of the commissioning process you will be required to travel to the End users premises to carry out final process commissioning and acceptance, you will be expected to travel within the UK as well as abroad to such areas as Europe, the Middle East, Eastern Block Countries, North and South America as well as Asia and the Indian sub continent. Most commissioning trips will be of 1 to 3 week duration, but on occasion up to 5 weeks away from home may be necessary This role offers an opportunity to work on interesting technical projects for a Blue Chip client base Please apply as soon as possible to be considered for this exciting Software & Commissioning Engineer role Commutable from: Northampton, Corby, Peterborough, Market Harborough, Kettering, Stamford Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Oundle

Controls Engineer

Due to retirement a global manufacturer for the metal forming industry are looking to recruit an experienced Controls Engineer. The company are passionate about achieving success, driving innovation and building rewarding, long-term careers and striving for excellence across all aspects of the business. Salary: £45-50k plus pension, life insurance, flexible working hours, perkbox, free parking, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays Suitable for: Controls Engineer, Control Systems Engineer, Automation Engineer, PLC Software Engineer, Electrical Design Engineer Duties and Responsibilities: Design and program control systems for the operation and integration of new and existing special purpose machinery. Produce electrical drawings and schematics to agreed standards and regulatory requirements (e.g. circuit and panel diagrams, quotes, parts lists/BOM’s and safety and CE documentation). Develop electrical design specifications and provide specialist knowledge of machinery control systems. Provide high quality technical support (particularly fault finding, troubleshooting and diagnostics) for a wide range of special purpose machinery, often at short notice. Participate in the design review process. Support the department in the scoping, development and integration of emerging technologies. Hands on involvement and support of the build, installation and commissioning processes as required. Investigate and evaluate new components, concepts, methods and technologies. Support the internal maintenance function as and when required. Background and experience: Education and Qualification(s) Degree qualified in relevant discipline or significant industrial experience with relevant training (e.g. NVQ/HND/BTEC) Experience PLC programming using IEC 61131-3 programming languages Bosch Rexroth programming (MLC and CLM) and experience programming Mitsubishi & Siemens S7PLC’s would be of particular advantage Use of AutoCAD Electrical required, ePlan desirable Relevant electronic design experience (ideally with special purpose machinery) Good general computer skills inc. MS Office Good understanding of the Machineries Directive, in particular CE conformity Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Smethwick

Sales Account Manager

Due to continued growth, a strong order book and new projects, a leading independent provider of industrial software and systems integration solutions is looking to recruit a Sales Account Manager to work from their offices in Middlesbrough. The company works with high profile blue chip clients across a range of industries including Energy and Industrial Gases and experiences outstanding staff retention levels Salary: £40,000 - £60,000 plus car allowance and benefits Suitable for: Sales Manager, Account Manager, Sales Engineer, Business Development Manager Your role will be selling automated solutions at a high level into Engineering Houses, the Energy and Industrial Gases industries The work will need you to understand the customers business, processes and staff. You will need to understand their most important needs and use your skills to understand how you can deliver customer success by working closely with the customer and your staff to determine the best solution all round Background and experience: You'll have a proven successful track record in sales, and will be able to Maintain and grow relationships with potential and current clients Assess and evaluate customer requirements, defining approaches for new and existing clients Prepare proposals and presentations for prospective and existing customers Closing deals and delivering your KPI's Strong demonstrated face to face selling experience and remote working experience The ability to develop long term relationships with clients Have excellent verbal and face to face communication skills and be well presented Have full driving licence You’ll have at least 5 years experience in managing a portfolio of accounts and delivering System Solution sales to those customers. Their staff development ethos encourages team members to think laterally which results in better solutions for their customers. They recognise that to be able to retain the best employees with up-to-the-minute skills, they need to invest in your development. They marry on-the-job experience with formal training and have an open management style – senior personnel are always available to discuss ideas. Over 60% of their workforce has been with the business for more than eight years which they believe demonstrates our commitment to good staff relations. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Middlesbrough
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    Mechatronic Solutions
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  • 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.

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