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Automation & Robotics

engineering and manufacturing recruitment experts, since 1978

automation & robotics  recruitment

The first for clients and candidates, Jonathan Lee Recruitment’s Automation and Robotics 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 - 
Robotics – 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. 

EEF Advantages Partner, REC accredited and industry supporter of the IMechE. Contact Richard Heaton on 01384 446105 for more information.

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Software Development Engineer

Summary Panel: Job title: Software Development Engineer - Automation, Robotics, Testing and Measurements. Salary Range: £60,000 per annum Location: West Midlands This measurement and testing specialist are seeking a Software Development Engineer for their West Midlands Head Office. A Software Development Engineer is required with expert knowledge of C++ programming and machine controlling software. Candidates with experience of the packaging, food and engineering industry would be well received. Due to expansion this company, this diverse engineering organisation based in the West Midlands requires a tenacious Software Development Engineer with Image Processing experience for a new permanent role. As a Software Development Engineer, you will be required to: - Create interface drivers for a large range of hardware including Motors, Sensors, Printers and Cameras. - Maintaining and enhancing the C++ based gauge/machine control software as well as designing and creating bespoke software applications. - Provide customer and internal support for production and service departments including on-site at customer facilities globally. The Software Development Engineer should have the following skills or experience: - Qualifications in Computer Software, Computer Systems Engineering and Mathematics. - Knowledge and Experience of Visual C++, C#, SQL, Windows OS, Stemmer CVB, Machine Control and Image Processing. - Previously worked in pressurised situations, under time deadlines whilst being extremely dedicated and attentive to detail. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of Electronics and Mechanical Engineering to develop your career. In return for your experience, this West Midlands-based bespoke engineering company will offer you: - Up to £60,000 per annum - Pensions and Holiday Schemes - Diverse and rewarding bespoke work load including global travel opportunities. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of Machine Controls and Computer Software Programming and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Software Development Engineer role, please contact Mary O'Brien at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446 168.

Permanent / Telford, Shropshire

Project Coordinator - Manufacturing Solutions

Project Manager Luton Strong pay scales and excellent employee benefits package The company Your new company's mission is to further the development of production technology in every way possible. They are genuine market and technology leaders in machine tools and lasers for industrial production and influence almost all industries with game changing innovations. Their signature software solutions are driven by their greatest asset: Their people. Approximately 12,000 employees worldwide represent the performance and ethos of a family business. The opportunity Due to continued growth, we are looking to welcome a Project Manager to the team at their UK Headquarters in Luton. The job purpose will be to assume ownership and proactively manage projects throughout their respective life-cycles (Initiation, Planning, Execution and Closure). Responsibilities To ensure all projects are completed within agreed timescales and agreed costs. Understand and communicate the scope of supply and delivery to each customer. To instigate and co-ordinate project kick-off meetings as required. Carry out site surveys and produce layout drawings and documentation. Provide Risk Assessments and Method Statements as required. Provide the necessary regular on-site support. To liaise with and co-ordinate the scheduling of personnel and the tasks of the sales, service, application and training departments, suppliers, Health and Safety and the customer's responsibilities. Ensure a project remains within time and financial targets. Provide regular updates to all stakeholders. Manage the phased handover of a completed project to the relevant departments. Conduct project closure review and document for future improvements CIP. Devise and implement project relevant processes. Implement relevant KPIs in order to provide measurable feedback to Management on projects. Skills MS Project, MS Word and MS Excel, PowerPoint skills Working knowledge of CAD software Ability to learn and utilise new software programs Interpersonal skills: listening, oral and written Organisational skills Numeracy skills Commercial awareness Behaviours Professional Team working Diplomacy Time management Customer service orientation Able to use initiative Working hours/arrangement Office based, with 50% of time visiting customers. Major projects may involve staying away from home for several weeks at a time. 42.5 hour standard working week (flexible working approach) Remuneration Industry competitive starting salary with regular pay and career progression opportunities 25 days holiday (rising with service) Personal pension plan Life assurance Private medical insurance - Bupa/MEDEX Employee service awards Vision/eye tests, prescription etc Employee assistance programme Childcare vouchers This is an excellent opportunity for an aspirational project professional to join and play an integral part in the project delivery of a market-leading innovator in the world of machine and laser technology. If you feel that you have the above skills and experiences and are ready for a new challenge then we would like to hear from you. Please 'apply' now with your up to date CV or for more information contact Colin Reeves on 01384 446121.

Permanent / Buntingford, Hertfordshire

Cost Engineer

Cost Engineer - R00010610 Cranfield, Bedford Automotive A Cost Engineer is required with strong project management and analytical skills. This company based in Cranfield requires a Cost Engineer with understanding of all vehicle components, systems and development process for a new contract role. As a Cost Engineer you will be required to: Generate cost reduction opportunities through analysis and benchmarking Gather, manipulate then interrogate component cost data Gather and analyse ideas from other regions Identify gaps and opportunities by expert cost analysis and benchmarking Generate cost reduction opportunities through the analysis of the material content Gather already available data from design & quality assurance activities Interrogate component content from CAD/drawing data Perform physical checks on selected parts as necessary Analyse manufacturing processes for selected parts Validate actual material content vs. declared content and identify gaps Support buyers negotiations and follow through on delivery of savings Generate cost reduction opportunities through cross-company activities Engage with affected business areas of Design, Purchasing, Manufacturing Plan & organise events with clear structure and objectives to generate opportunities Lead and manage projects to deliver savings from the opportunities found Select the best opportunities for detailed study Manage the development progress with Product Development teams Set milestones and clear reporting of achievement and pending actions Share findings and best practice with other regions The Cost Engineer should have the following skills or experience: Ideally qualified with an engineering degree or equivalent experience Understanding of all vehicle components, systems and the vehicle development processes Processes knowledge: Stamping, forging, casting, machining, injection molding Self-motivated, organised & disciplined to work diligently to deadlines Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail Confident, inquisitive and challenging mindset to find opportunities Strong interpersonal skills and excellent communication skills Strong PC skills with Excel, MS PowerPoint and MS Word are essential CAD experience is desirable but can be learned on the job Languages: English - fluent, (Spanish French or Russian useful but not essential) If you have any questions about the Cost Engineer role or would like to apply, please contact Shannon Wade at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01268 889262 Unfortunately candidates requiring visa sponsorship CANNOT be considered for this role. To apply you MUST have either an EU/UK passport or a Visa that does not require sponsorship

Contract / Bedford, Bedfordshire

Field Service Engineer - CNC equipment

A global market leading provider of integrated solutions for production in the woodworking industry and woodworking shops are looking to welcome a Service Engineer to their team is and will cover the home Counties. With a global market share of over 30% and some 6,400 employees, this is a company who specialise in developing wood processing solutions around the world. Manufacturing machines for furniture and component production and timber work across their 14 production locations. With a presence in over 100 countries and an extensive distribution network, they offer highly innovative solutions, as demonstrated by over 1000 active patents. Due to ongoing and sustained market growth, an opening for an experienced Field Service Engineer has arisen. This is an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to join a genuine market leader who takes great pride and goes to great expense to develop its staff. Key Responsibilities: Investigation, diagnosis, and rectification of breakdowns on woodworking CNC equipment Routine service and calibration of woodworking and CNC equipment Provide technical support to customers during service visits and subsequent telephone/email as necessary Service & Fault finding of woodworking CNC equipment Travelling to customer sites (some overnight stays) What you will need to succeed: Completed modern apprenticeship in Electrical Engineering or equivalent HNC/HND or equivalent Electrical and mechanical fault-finding experience on CNC equipment Experience working on or servicing CNC machines (5 axis desired but not essential) Experience using any of TwinCAT/Drivetop/Indraworks/Siemens starter/COMBIVIS etc Ability to read projection drawings and electrical diagrams Able to work on own initiative and as part of a team In return we can offer the following package: £30,000 - £33,500/year salary with pay progression available once advanced training complete Overtime (paid after 7.5 hours) Company vehicle Healthcare Bonus scheme Contributory pension Mobile phone, laptop and iPad/tablet provided Company endorsed credit card for expenses Further employee benefits package Best in industry training and career development opportunities both at home and abroad This role will make up a vital part of the service division where you will be able to help further increase the company's reputation in the Home Counties as well as opening a range of career options for you in the future. Annual training in Germany would be required and in the first year this could potentially span up to 5 weeks in total. If you feel as though you fit the above criteria and are ready for the challenge of joining a genuinely innovative market leading global brand covering the Home Counties then we would like to hear from you. Please 'apply' now or for more information please contact Colin Reeves on 01384 446121.

Permanent / Guildford, Surrey

Project Manager

Project Manager Vehicle Test Engineering Essex Permanent Salary £Neg Working with a major automotive OEM to deliver projects in a wide variety of areas from research through to production. Completing these projects on time and with high quality is essential to the business. As a Project Manager you will take significant responsibility for the success of projects, controlling timing, resource allocation, maintaining relationships with the customers and supporting the development of best practices within the business. What you will do as the Senior Project Manager: To manage all aspects of client contracts to ensure they are completed within time, specification and budget. Project planning Agreement on and coordination of project work with the customer Management of project teams/resources Management of suppliers Facilitating customer meetings Quality, progress and cost control Management of multiple concurrent projects Reporting project status both internally and externally Support in the continuous improvement of project management processes What you will need for the Senior Project Manager role: A degree in Automotive or Mechanical Engineering or Project Management postgraduate studies. Ideally MAPM A solid career history in Project Management and senior roles within an automotive or similar sector. An eye for technical input, being able to quickly grasp and interrogate information being supplied from different engineering fields to make decisions and recommendations Several years' experience in project management, ideally in automotive development or a similar industry Team-leading skills Excellent communication skills Excellent command of English, both written and verbal Professional presentation skills Confident and self-motivated Self-directed and independent Ability to work both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment Readiness to travel Applications: We are immediately sourcing suitable candidates for this role. If you are interested please apply with your CV and covering letter, along with confirmation of your current notice period and salary expectations. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted prior to submission with further details. However should you wish to discuss your application first hand, please contact Justin Wainwright on 01268 889267 or 07711 156281

Permanent / Basildon, Essex

Robotics Process Automation Specialist

Robotics Process Automation Specialist Automotive Coventry To £53,975 + extensive package Are you interested in a broad role that encapsulates process analysis, development and control responsibilities - delivering maximum value within the Robotics Process Automation team? As Robotics Process Automation Specialist, you'll identify business processes for automation and perform requirement gathering and opportunity assessments. Blue Prism is the tool of choice so there is a strong desire for Blue Prism development experience to ensure effectiveness in the development aspects of the role. In the Process Developer aspect of the role you'll be responsible for the design, development and configuration testing of Blue Prism Robotic Process Automation solutions. Acting as Process Controller you will schedule and run Blue Prism processes, ensure the stability of the Blue Prism IT environment, investigate any issues in the live processes and raise change requests or support calls where required. Ideally you'll come from a Business Analyst background and offer relevant experience throughout the entire lifecycle, excellent stakeholder management and communication skills are essential - Blue Prism development hugely advantageous, as is a passion for process improvement ensuring process which are automated are lean and fully optimised. The successful Robotics Process Automation Specialist will offer; excellent stakeholder management skills and business acumen personal initiative and a strong desire to succeed ability to quickly adapt the standard approach to one that is suitable for the purpose systems thinking and the ability to put process into context across the company, considering the human, commercial, business and technology areas If keen to learn more and discuss the next steps please don't hesitate to contact Grant Nisbet at Jonathan Lee Recruitment

Permanent / Coventry, West Midlands

Machining Group Manager

Machining Group Manager Manufacturing Rugeley To £57,975 + generous package Are you interested in a role as a key member of the Operations Leadership Team, being responsible for the performance of a team of c.100 employees across a 2/3 shift-working pattern? Ideally you will have previous experience within Machining or Manufacturing Engineering. This role will demand responsibility for the Facility Machining area, a busy and challenging business unit that requires an individual with high levels of commitment and the ability to respond quickly and decisively to customer demands in a rapidly changing environment. You will own and set the overall direction for the value stream in the area, with overall responsibility for PQVC (People, Quality, Velocity, Cost) performance of the department. This role is pivotal to the success of the business and will strongly influence performance during a period of transformation and development, key responsibilities will include; - Elimination of Injuries - Target Zero - Site Safety. - Employee Engagement aimed at instilling a people first mind set through the team. - Defect Free Product Manufacture. Using problem resolution tools to focus on BIQ improvements. - Due Date Adherence. Leading the vision of customer satisfaction. - OEE improvement actions per component stream to maximise uptime and efficiency. - Budget setting, control and management to ensure financial plans are delivered. - Foster a culture of continuous improvement, focused on the customer and meeting key performance metrics. - Develop and lead positive and effective relationships with the shop floor team. - Establish and maintain a process orientated environment to deliver defect free products for the customer and downstream process. - Ensure efficient and accountable cross functional integration of support departments. - Develop and implement near and long term PQVC (People, Quality, Velocity and Cost) plans and ensure the goals are met. - Carries out regular PDP reviews with all employees to ensure ongoing coaching / advice and career development. In addition to Operational Management / Leadership experience for large extended teams, key experience for this Machining Group Manager role will include; - Accountability for delivering against challenging performance metrics. - Performed a pivotal role in effecting a step change in improving performance metrics. - Operated in a key role in effecting a cultural change. - Proven track record of building successful teams through coaching and mentoring. - Demonstrated experience in Six Sigma & CPS initiatives. If keen to learn more don't hesitate to contact Grant Nisbet for further details.

Permanent / Rugeley, Staffordshire

IT Support (Dynamics AX/SAP/ERP)

Position: IT Support/Dynamics AX Support/ ERP or SAP IT support Location: Coventry - Initial travel to Italy will be required for training Salary: Competitive + pension To support, maintain and develop the comprehensive use of an existing Microsoft Dynamics AX System across all functional departments. This will involve working with and on behalf of the user base (Business partnering where required) and in close collaboration with an international central function hosting the system. To support the above role, you should possess a strong understanding and professional background in all functional aspects of a modern comprehensive Finance/ERP system (preferably Microsoft Dynamics AX) and the related business processes. In addition an understanding of SQL and programming would be advantageous as some projects may require reports creation using data directly from the AX system. We are looking for candidates who have an understanding of the IT system requirements and functionality within an engineering/manufacturing environment. Someone who has helped develop, maintain and implement IT Systems, functions and processes throughout the supply-chain, logistical, buying/purchasing, stock control, inventory, product analytic, production control etc or similar functionality. You should ideally possess the following qualifications, experience and skills: A degree in the area of IT Engineering, Software Engineering or computer science. 3-4 years professional experience in a similar role within a sophisticated manufacturing business, or in a relevant consulting capacity (automotive, aerospace, automation preferable, but not essential). Strong knowledge relating to ERP and Finance functionality is essential. Supporting systems users in all aspects of its use including implementation and upgrade of systems. Excellent analytical and troubleshooting skills. Methodical and persistent approach to problem solving. Confidently document, facilitate and present internal system related training sessions. Good interpersonal support skills with a patient and engaging internal training demeanour. The ability to create sophisticated, structured reports using Excel and Access in conjunction with pre-existing system generated flat data and pivot tables. Efficient time management, project management and workload prioritisation skills with a high degree of self-motivation and independence. Willingness to make business trips abroad and foster close professional working relationships with international colleagues. Must be eligible to live and work in the UK. To apply for this IT Support vacancy please email your up to date CV to Amo Rai, Senior Consultant at Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Permanent / Coventry, West Midlands

Engineering Manager

Position: Engineering Manager/Divisional Manager/Product Design Manager Location: Manchester Area Salary: Negotiable depending on experience Essential: Must be eligible to live and work in the UK We have a fantastic opportunity for an Engineering Manager to join our business in the Manchester area. The Engineering Manager will have overall mechanical design leadership responsibility for developing world class material handling inspection solutions to the latest safety and regulatory standards through continual improvement of products, people and processes. You will ensure all standard and none standard designs are delivered to meet the highest levels of customer service. Key responsibilities include the following: Maintain, support and improve existing standard product platforms Continual improvement of the None Standard Make to Order (NSMTO) and Engineer to Order (ETO) system solutions and design processes leading to sustain high levels of customer satisfaction (Enquiry / Quotation Turn-a-round, On Time Delivery of Drawing Packages, Reduced Lead-time, Right First Time Design, Productivity, etc.) Research into innovative technologies, techniques and methodologies Support the wider organisation in all technical matters relating to mechanical design and system integration Support departmental "Hull Speed" initiative to increase innovation and reduce time to market Continuous improvement (Product Reliability & Quality, Regulatory Compliance, H&S, etc) Qualifications, skills and experience Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Design or other similar related mechanical design discipline or relevant engineering/industry experience. Strong mechanical technical leadership and proven management experience in a fast-paced mechanical systems design environment producing low to mid volume B2B industrial products. Ability to articulate and deliver to market full engineering system solutions system. Should therefore possess electrical and control system awareness and ability to relate to core sensor technologies and software controls Must be able to demonstrate own design flair and capability as well as the ability to technically lead a reasonable sized systems engineering design team (10 to 20 people). Achieved or advancing to recognised professional status e.g. IMechE. Skilled in Inventor / Solidworks or similar 3D design package. Ability to produce own conceptual design supported by rendered images. Experienced in Safe Mechanical Design (SMD), conducting Risk Assessments (RA) and ensuring designs meet regulatory and industry requirements e.g. CE, Machinery Directive, FDA, EHEDG, ATEX / IEC Ex etc. Good knowledge of fabrication, welding, casting, vacuum forming etc. Strong leadership, project management skills, time management, problem solving and communication skills. Good understanding of full Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) IT literate. MS Office (Outlook, Word, PPT, Excel). To apply for the Engineering Manager vacancy please email your updated CV to Amo Rai, Senior Automation & Robotics Consultant.

Permanent / Salford, Greater Manchester

Mechanical Fitter

Position: Mechanical Fitter / Development Engineer Location: Rotherham/Catcliffe Salary & hourly rate: Negotiable depending on experience Due to business growth and the start of new projects we require a mechanical fitter for our machine build projects located on our site in Rotherham, Catcliffe. The mechanical fitter must have experience of working to tight tolerances with previous experience of working in an assembly/machine build/special purpose equipment environment. Key skills required for the Mechanical Fitter vacancy: Previous experience working as a mechanical fitter. Should have previous experience with pumps, motors, drives, piping/pipework, pneumatic & hydraulic systems/build. Previous experience working within an industry where your mechanical fitting/machine build experience is with fluids/water/chemicals would be highly advantageous. Should be capable of working from engineering drawings. Mechanical HND/HNC/Mechanical Engineering Degree or apprentice trained mechanical engineering qualifications). Ability to work to tight tolerances and to high engineering standards. Must have a fast pace/sense of urgency in their work to meet tight deadlines and time-scales. Previous experience working on special purpose machinery, packaging machinery, CNC machinery, end of line manufacturing equipment/machinery, automation & robotics integrator/machine build companies, process equipment, conveyor/material handling equipment or automation and bespoke plant machinery sector. Must be eligible to work in the UK and be able present all documentation & qualifications during the interview process. To apply for this mechanical fitter vacancy please email your CV to Amo Rai, Senior Automaton & Robotics Consultant.

Permanent / Rotherham, South Yorkshire


Position: PLC Software Engineer Location: Birmingham, (near Walsall) Salary: £40,000 - £50,000 depending on experience and technology knowledge Essential: Must be eligible to live and work in the UK We have an exciting opportunity for a PLC Software Engineer to join our business during this period of significant growth. As the PLC Software Engineer you will be responsible for all aspects of specifying electrical control, hardware and software required to automate special purpose machines, test equipment and process lines. You must have a hands-on approach for all related aspects detailed PLC Software Engineer responsibilities: PLC & HMI & instrumentation data acquisition programming Commissioning and validation of all software Good working knowledge & integration of servo motors & drives / software interfacing Knowledge of industrial communications OPC /Ethernet/profibus/rs485/etc. Circuit design and validation Specifying electrical hardware, and safety relays Good project planning skills and able to maintain deadlines Experience & Skills required: PLC programming Siemens, Bradley, Mitsubishi HMI programming & Scada software LabVIEW knowledge & programming skills Software design specifications Functional design specifications Setup & commission servo motors & drives and associated systems & software interfaces Circuit design & specifications & BOM System commissioning Overview: To be considered for this opportunity you must have experience with programming Siemens and Mitsubishi PLCs and HMI including S7 and S1200 using step 7, TIA Portal and Wincc software Mitsubishi PLCs & GOT HMI systems PLC & Networking to third party devices using, RS232, Modbus RTU 485, Profibus, Ethernet etc. We design and build special purpose assembly and product testing machines across many industry sectors. We are a progressively growing forward thinking company looking to further expansion during 2018 & 2019. Applicants must be self-motivated good team players who enjoy a challenge and would like to be part of a growing team To apply for this PLC Software Engineer vacancy please email your up to date CV to Amo Rai, Senior Automation & Robotics Consultant.

Permanent / Birmingham, West Midlands

Field Service Engineer - food and medical

A renowned specialist innovator and a market leader in their chosen field. Employing over 14,000 professionals in over 40 countries worldwide. Our client are at the forefront of 4IR as a manufacturer and supplier of a number of high precision and high value machine, devices and services used in both professional, research and every day life settings through the supply of industrial metal detection systems primarily for the food and pharmaceutical business sectors. Due to ongoing and sustained success, an opening for an experienced Service Engineer has arisen. This projects as a rare opportunity for the right candidate to join a genuine market leader who will reward dedication, self-motivation and consistent performance with all the tools needed in your role to shape the product service and customer relationship outlook of the company as well as develop your own skill set and experience base. Key Responsibilities: Investigation, diagnosis, and rectification of breakdowns on customer equipment Routine service and calibration of customer equipment Provide technical support to customers during service visits and subsequent telephone/email as necessary Provide first line technical help desk support to customers, admin teams and other sales/service team colleagues What you will need to succeed: A minimum of a HNC or equivalent in Electrical Engineering Competent IT systems knowledge and experience Experience in electrical engineering/maintenance in a production/service environment Working knowledge of SQL databases (beneficial) Pro-active, enthusiastic, customer focused and outcome orientated Excellent communication and interpersonal skills Experience working remotely on customer sites in a service capacity. Possess a full driving licence. In return we can offer the following package: Industry competitive salary and pay progression Company Car Bonus scheme BUPA Contributory pension Childcare vouchers Life assurance Further employee benefits Industry leading training and career development opportunities both at home and abroad This role will make up a vital part of the service division where you will be able to help further increase the companies reputation in the North West. Furthermore, this is a great time to join the team in the North West as they are experiencing an exciting period of growth in terms of customer numbers and new products been released to market. We look forward to welcoming a self-sufficient and experienced service engineering professional to an already high-performing team. If you feel as though you fit the above criteria and are ready for the challenge of joining a genuinely innovative market leading global brand based in Greater Manchester covering the North West then we would like to hear from you. Please 'apply' now or for more information please contact Colin Reeves on 01384 446121.

Permanent / Preston, Lancashire

Controls Engineer

Position: Controls Engineer Location: Aylesbury Salary: £40,000 - £45,000 depending on experience and level of technical knowledge Essential: You must be eligible to live and work in the UK This is an exciting role within a developing and growing business with a reputation as a leading designer and manufacturer of high speed automated machinery. Working in a dedicated team of industry professionals you will provide a creative and problem-solving solution to a range of ground breaking projects. Primarily you will assist in the development of specialist bespoke equipment. This is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious engineer to further their career within a fast-paced environment. To be successful in this role you will: Deliver control and safety systems which comply with the appropriate national and international standards Be responsible for the creation and development of machine electrical and software solutions for special purpose automated machinery projects. Programme and commission various robots and PLC systems. Test and debug software applications and produce detailed test plans Produce software documentation Communicate effectively with customers, suppliers and team members Be responsible for testing within the factory test and on customer sites Be part of a team dedicated to delivering projects to plan and budget What you'll bring to the role: HND/Degree in Electrical, Electronic or Software Engineering or equivalent experience. A proven track record of successfully delivering machine control system projects to required timescale and budget Electrical design understanding and electrical fault finding. Experience working with PLC and software applications in Siemens or Allen Bradley. Ideally knowledge and experience of some of the following: Robotic systems HMI development Ethernet devices Vision Systems Communications protocols (e.g. TCP/IP) Configuration of networks Electrical design Machine safety standards Motion control equipment Experience of automation and production machinery design, ideally with a hands-on approach. Working on the full project lifecycle of projects - design, development, commissioning, customer training and support To apply for this Controls Engineer opportunity please email your up to date CV to Amo Rai, Senior Automation & Robotics Consultant.

Permanent / Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

Senior Mechanical Design Engineer Location: Lichfield Industry/Sector: Automation A Senior Mechanical Design Engineer is required within an established and growing engineering company, offering a complete turnkey solution from design and manufacture to installation, commissioning and on-going maintenance. The new candidate will be joining a strong, highly motivated and successful team, who will play a critical role in the progression of the business. We are looking for an extremely motivated candidate, a highly enthusiastic individual who is passionate about their work and can develop and grow within the role. The role of the Senior Mechanical Design Engineer will include the following: Conceptual design, prototyping and testing of new products Continuous improvement / value engineering of existing products Provision of test support Delivery of technical training Liaison with suppliers on technical aspects of integration of new products in to product range Compile supporting technical documentation The suitable candidate for the Senior Mechanical Design Engineer role will need to possess the following competences: Relevant degree or demonstrable experience working in a relevant product design and development environment. Experienced Solidworks user. Knowledge of materials and manufacturing processes (e.g. machining, extrusion, plastic and alloy moulding, MIM, pressed metal powder and sintering, sheet metalwork etc.) Design of mechanical and electromechanical devices (e.g. small gear boxes, motors, etc.) Experience if Rapid prototyping, and additive manufacturing. Project management of whole product development cycle Design development from concept to series production Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of design engineering and electromechanical devices and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Senior Mechanical Design Engineer role, please contact Ed Smith at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446133 or email .

Permanent / Lichfield, Staffordshire

HiL System Engineer

Engineer - HiL System Technical Expert - (Job Number: 1700095X) Job Title: HiL System Technical Expert Salary: £48,000 - £55,000 (depending on depth of experience) Benefits: 25 days annual leave, excellent bonus, car cash allowance, childcare vouchers, contributory pension scheme, contributory share scheme Location: Peterborough, Cambridgeshire World's leading manufacturer of off-highway machinery and diesel and natural gas engines. The brand is recognised worldwide and is synonymous with quality and reliability. Within ACSD Advanced Technologies & Solutions is responsible for electronic and electrical systems development across all engine and machine platforms. Based in Peterborough, the European Division of ACSD Advanced Technologies & Solutions works with all European facilities to develop and apply advanced technology to the control of our highly integrated engines and machines. With unrivalled levels of vertical integration within the industry, our electronic systems help to maximise the customer value and efficiency of end products, whilst minimising owning and operating costs. The successful applicant for this position will join the European Engine Controls and Software team and will provide HiL system technical expertise to the team responsible for the verification of all aspects of all core engine software releases created by the team for IPSD Small and Medium diesel engines. This will encompass all programmes, including current product, Compact, 400J and 1200J. These programmes offer the opportunity to work on cutting edge software test technology, helping to achieve the team's goal of a world class approach to software verification leading to unrivalled levels of engine software quality. You will be part of a small, friendly team working together to support engine programmes that are critical to the long-term success of a respected, global company. What's the role? Establishing and maintaining in-depth technical knowledge of dSPACE hardware in the loop test systems (including Scalexio, mid-range and full-size simulators), including their setup and configuration. 2. Establishing and maintaining in-depth technical knowledge of dSPACE software tools including (but not limited to) Control Desk, Automation Desk and Configuration Desk. 3. Development and commissioning of new dSPACE test systems, including the establishment of standards for I/O connection, generation of I/O models and the development of FIU (failure insertion unit) functionality 4. Maintenance of existing dSPACE test systems, updating software, I/O models, plant models and FIU as necessary to keep pace with updates. 5. Maintaining commonality across all deployed HiL systems. 6. Working with HiL Test Lead Engineer and Engineering Manager to help establish and deploy a strategy for HiL test equipment for current and future product development programmes. Through this role, the successful candidate will have an excellent opportunity to develop and maintain start of the art test equipment to support the UK core engine team in achieving its vision of a world class approach to software verification. Key competencies for the role: Team leadership Customer focus Innovation Initiating action Good problem-solving and analysis skills High work standards Good planning and organisational skills Skills, experience and qualifications you will have: Strong technical background - ideally a good technical degree in mechanical, electronic, electrical, control systems or automotive engineering - though consideration will be given to other qualifications or significant relevant experience in lieu of this. Significant, demonstrable experience of developing and commissioning HiL test systems, ideally dSPACE. This is likely to have been obtained through a similar role in the off-highway or automotive industries, or in the off-highway or automotive supply chain. Significant, demonstrable experience of the software tools typically used in developing and using HiL simulators, such as Matlab, Simulink, Control Desk, Automation Desk and Configuration Desk. Prior experience in engine control system development and / or verification testing (preferably in the off-highway or marine industry) Good understanding of diesel engine technology, including common rail fuel systems and aftertreament. Strong team player Excellent communications skills Strong customer focus This is a technical specialist role which will allow the successful candidate to develop, maintain and deploy significant expertise in the area of HiL system development. It can be considered an excellent step on a technically-focused career path. Skills, experience and qualifications you may have: Detailed knowledge of engine control system architecture. Experience of electronic system development tools such as CANape, CANalyser and a working knowledge of J1939 datalink standards Experience of writing technical documents / requirements / test plans Leadership skills Innovative approach Strong interest in engine control system development, particularly for off-highway, marine and military applications

Permanent / Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

Conveyor Technician

Conveyor Technician Location: Corby Industry/Sector: Distribution A Conveyor Technician is required for a leading distributor of electronics, automation and control components. We are looking for a multi-skilled electro-mechanical Technician with experience in preventative, reactive and continuous improvement on conveyor machinery. You will provide Cradle to Grave support, identify opportunities, develop proposals and implement solutions that deliver tangible improvements to operations and the facilities department. You will ensure all work adheres to Health & Safety guidelines, policies, legislation and requirements. As a Conveyor Technician you will be required to: Work closely with the Operations, Facilities and Project teams providing appropriate, quality communications. Prioritise own workload, respond quickly to incidents, effectively, repairing or making adjustments to ensure maximum up-time, safety and efficiency of the equipment in more than one location. Take ownership of workshop to ensure all of the above is supported e.g. Spares availability, improvements, sourcing items etc. The Conveyor Technical should have the following skills or experience: Recognised trade apprenticeship or equivalent training and experience Computer literate with knowledge of MS Office and Planned Preventative Maintenance Systems Mechanical experience in a logistics or manufacturing environment Experience of working with the pressures associated within a time critical distribution/operational/manufacturing environment Proven track record of fault finding and hands-on technical experience and expertise. Excellent data analysis and problem-solving skills for the evaluation of logistics and technical issues. Ability to build and influence relationships across cultures and across functions. Ability to challenge and generate own ideas in a team environment. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of conveyor systems and materials handling industry best practice and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Conveyor Technician role, please contact Ed Smith at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446133 or email .

Permanent / Corby, Northamptonshire

Part-time Buyer

Job title: Buyer (part-time) Salary Range: c. £38,000 pro rata (circa 20 hours per week) Location: Halesowen Are you an experienced Buyer from within the engineering or manufacturing equipment/machinery industries seeking a new challenge? We are recruiting for a part-time Buyer to join a relatively small yet reputable, well-run and friendly team based in Halesowen. As the part-time Buyer in your new role, your duties will include: Managing a national and international supply base from customer RFQ via Start of Production till end of life in line with Purchasing Standards Analysing and editing Bills of Material Making enquiries for all relevant parts (new, serial, development parts, make or buy decisions) for project applications according to Commodity Strategy Supporting selection and release of suppliers Negotiating costs and conditions for purchases Developing, negotiating and preparing contracts with suppliers in line with Purchasing Standards Coordinating material cost of the assigned projects through lifetime and observing cost targets Identifying and realising material cost reduction ideas by using all levers (resourcing, localisation, new technologies etc) Following up/reporting productivity performance within own projects We are seeking a part-time Buyer who can offer: Team work orientation Competent IT skills: Excel and MS Office etc Reliability, rigour and analytical mind-set Strong negotiation, communication and presentation skills Able to work on own autonomy and with flexibility This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Buyer with knowledge of purchasing within the engineering/manufacturing sector who is looking for part-time working opportunities in a friendly and well-run company. In return for your procurement experience, we can offer you: Starting salary of £28,000 - £32,000/year (pro rata to circa 20 hours/week) Generous holiday entitlement Friendly and focused working environment in a well reputed company Excellent visibility with management and opportunities to see the positive effect of your efforts Company pension contribution Flexible working available This represents as an excellent opportunity for the right person. If you are an experienced buyer from within the engineering/manufacturing machinery industry and are looking for part-time work in the West Midlands area then we would like to hear from you. If you have any questions please contact Colin Reeves at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446162.

Permanent / Halesowen, West Midlands

Vehicle Hardware Test Engineer - 35619

Ref: 35619 Title: Hardware Test Engineer Salary Range: £27.10 - £28.68/hr Division: Electrical Engineering Contract Position based at: Gaydon Position Description: Experienced and independent Engineer to join an established team to perform assigned tasks with minimum supervision to lead the offshore team through the implementation. We are looking for someone with the right skills to set up a hardware testing environment. This would include: Procuring equipment for the test activities. Write test plans for both ASIC and ECU Provide process and technical support to HIL team (With hardware perspective) Lead failure investigation analysis of current production and development ECUs Skills Required: 3 KEY SKILLS Hardware Background Software development process experience Software validation methods HIL, SIL, PIL Experience Required: Hands on experience in hardware validation preferably in automotive industry Understanding of systems analysis and IC validation In-circuit Test development &test automation Knowledge of various electrical sensors Knowledge of CAN, SPI, Flexray Knowledge of data logging and analysis Experience of production software development and delivery through all stages of the engineering development `V' cycle, from requirements to validation. Experience with low level drivers implementation, on 32,16 and 8bits microcontrollers; experience with NXP MPC55xx, HCS08 would be an advantage Proficiency in using test equipment including, but not limited to, Canalyser, Canape, oscilloscope, digital logic anyser and other test equipment Experience with Lauterbach debuggers. Experience in software architecture implementation, including software and software-hardware interfaces, preferably for AutoSAR compliant and multicore / multiprocessor systems. Thorough understanding of embedded software design and development process in real time applications. Good knowledge of embedded "C", and relevant standards such as MISRA. Automotive SPICE. ¿ Excellent debugging and issue investigation skills. Experience Preferred: Understanding of quality and robustness techniques and standards such as FMEA, P-Diagrams, noise factor analysis, and data analysis techniques to support this Prior automotive experience preferably in Chassis, Vehicle Dynamics, or Longitudinal Control preferred, Virtual validation tools and techniques such as desktop Simulation tools (e.g. IPG CarMaker) or HIL environments (e.g. dSpace), and associated plant model development. Experience of virtual test, component test and vehicle testing including proving ground environments Component and system level issue investigations including appropriate problem solving and reporting tools (Six Sigma, 5D, Is / Is Not, Fault Tree etc) Understanding of automotive networking, diagnostics and fault handling techniques, and related system development tools (CANalyzer, ASL, CANape, etc.) Experience of safety critical systems including standards such as ISO26262, IEC61508 or similar. Education Required: Degree in Electronics, Software

Contract / Gaydon, Warwickshire

Specialist Electronics Engineer - 35621

Ref: 35621 Title: Specialist Engineer Salary Range: £28 - £32.41/Hr Ltd Co Division: SVO Contract Position based at: Fen End Position Description: Electrical Engineering Subject Matter Expert (SME). Skills Required: 3 Key Skills Required Extensive experience in Electronics design and/or Software design. Extensive experience in all Electrical related fields (EMC, Validation, Networks, CAN, LIN, PCB design). Must be a subject matter expert in the field of Electronics. Experience Required: Extensive experience in Electrical / Electronic Engineering. Automotive background preferred. Degree qualified. Experience Preferred: Chartered Engineering status would be desirable. Additional Information: Will be a subject matter expert looking after an Electronic module on the CAN bus, must be capable of understanding all Electronic and Software design principles and have experience designing and implementing these. If you are interested in this role apply now.

Permanent / Gaydon, Warwickshire


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