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Automotive engineering recruitment

Having evolved with the sector over four decades, Jonathan Lee Recruitment’s capabilities are strongly aligned with the advanced technologies associated with contemporary and future automotive and motorsport development.

We provide permanent, contract and interim recruitment solutions to OEMs, tier 1 and 2 suppliers, technology developers, consultancies and research institutions. Covering the complete automotive product lifecycle across product development, manufacturing and commercial roles, we support passenger car, motorsport, motorcycle, commercial and off-highway vehicle applications.

Advanced Engineering

Careers within automotive, motorsport and adjacent technology industries are continually evolving due to unprecedented technological innovation.

We are uniquely equipped to source the specialist skill-sets that will assist businesses to take advantage of digital manufacturing and the Internet of things, connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs), low emission vehicles and advanced materials. 

Industry supporters to the IMechE, MIA, REC accredited, Make UK Advantages partner.​

Contact Mark Bignell for more information on 01384 446167. 

 

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NPI Program Manager

NPI Program Manager Up to £32.00 per hour LTD/Umbrella Stafford Diesel Engines An NPI Program Manager opportunity has become available for one of the world’s leading manufacturers of off-highway machinery and diesel and natural gas engines. As NPI Program Manager you will lead the execution of NPI projects; establish project management plan and use the plan to manage product delivery; plan and manage resources for implementing changes; assist in evaluating requests. Job Duties: Manages large NPI projects to ensure they are on time, within budget, and aligned with the product strategy. Builds relationships with other departments within the NPI program team. Assists in marketing the NPI process to customers. Identifies cost containment opportunities. Identifies trends and areas of focus for continuous improvement. The position guides and coaches both junior members of the project management team as well as global cross functional areas representatives assigned to the relative NPI program. Impacts key quality goals including Customer Satisfaction, Continuous Improvement, Timeliness, Accuracy, Efficiency, Cost Savings, Process Quality, etc. To apply for this position you should have some of the following: Knowledge of Diesel Engines or electric power product applications. University degree or equivalent experience. Extensive project management job-related experience. The ability to demonstrate initiative and work with diverse groups to reach consensus is required. Communication skills are critical as incumbent initiates communication with others outside immediate work group to work on new ideas or to counsel others, etc. Strong analytical and problem solving skills are essential as well as project management efficiency. To apply, please submit a copy of your CV clearly indicating your relevant experience. Suitable candidates will be contacted. Unfortunately candidates requiring visa sponsorship CANNOT be considered for this role. 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 / Stafford

Lead DevOps Engineer

We are currently recruiting for a permanent Lead DevOps engineer for an automotive OEM. The successful candidate will be responsible for the development, design and implementation of modified or new software products and applications using platforms, such as Odoo, K2 and SharePoint. Responsibilities Build business solutions using Odoo, SharePoint & K2. Integration of SAP Products. Deploying software tools, processes and metrics. Development of Databases such as SQL/MySQL Leading a team of two developers Required Qualifications and experience Significant experience of using an object oriented language Development in Sharepoint, Odoo and K2 Five or similar. Experience of Python, HTML, JavaScript, C#, .Net and other development languages. Experience of working with Azure DevOps or GitHub This is an excellent opportunity for a Senior or Lead DevOps Engineer to develop their career working for an exciting company. In return for your experience, this company will offer you: Salary up to £53,000 Flexible working opportunity. Bonus scheme Bupa Health cover Interviews for the Lead DevOps Engineer will commence as soon as possible. If you are interested in this position, please contact Tom Duckett at Jonathan Lee Recruitment. 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 / Norwich

Senior Test and Development Engineer

Senior Test and Development Engineer - Oxford - £40k to £50k pa Engines, lubricants, oil, powertrain, fuel A Senior Test and Development Engineer is required to join a leading manufacturer of fuel and lubricants. You will require significant experience of base engines and/or lubricant development engineering. As the Senior Test and Development Engineer your responsibilities include; Test Process Development Generate innovative solutions for lubricant and engine testing Lead root cause analysis of test failures / unexpected results Deliver new test development projects on time and on budget Develop test methods with proven repeatability and in conjunction with outsource partners Contribute to the advancement of test methodologies for rapid product development and advantage demonstration Identify challenges and opportunities related to hybrid powertrain lubrication and other emerging applications / technologies As the Senior Test and Development Engineer you will require the following skills and experience; BEng Mechanical or Automotive Engineering with significant mechanical/automotive development experience experience of base engine or lubricant development engineering Proven track record of delivering innovative test and development methods in friction, wear, durability Strong safety culture Culture of innovation and driving change Ability and desire to learn new competencies Effective Team Player. Willingness to share, support and be collaborative Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you are interested in the Senior Test and Development Engineer opportunity please apply today. Alternatively contact James Tilley (james.tilley@jonlee.co.uk) or Oliver Smith (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 / Oxford

Principle Test and Development Engineer

Principle Test and Development Engineer - Oxford - £50k to £60k pa Engines, lubricants, oil, powertrain, fuel A Principle Test and Development Engineer is required to join a leading manufacturer of fuel and lubricants. You will require significant experience of base engines and/or lubricant development engineering. As the Principle Test and Development Engineer your responsibilities include; Leading a small team of engineers. Designing full Test and Development Processes Generate innovative solutions for lubricant and engine testing Lead root cause analysis of test failures / unexpected results Deliver new test development projects on time and on budget Develop test methods with proven repeatability and in conjunction with outsource partners Contribute to the advancement of test methodologies for rapid product development and advantage demonstration Identify challenges and opportunities related to hybrid powertrain lubrication and other emerging applications / technologies As the Principle Test and Development Engineer you will require the following skills and experience; BEng Mechanical or Automotive Engineering with significant mechanical/automotive development experience Significant experience of base engine or lubricant development engineering Proven track record of delivering innovative test and development methods in friction, wear, durability Strong safety culture Culture of innovation and driving change Ability and desire to learn new competencies. Effective Team Player. Willingness to share, support and be collaborative Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you are interested in the Principle Test and Development Engineer opportunity please apply today. Alternatively contact James Tilley (james.tilley@jonlee.co.uk) or Oliver Smith (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 / Oxford

Operations Manager

Operations Manager Salary Range: £40,000 to £50,000 p.a Location: Bromsgrove Operations, Manager, Steel, Stockholder, Fabrication, Metals, Automotive, H&S, Warehouse, Supply chain, Materials, Change Management, Lean, 8D, root cause, Manufacturing Processes & Improvement An Operations Manager is required with knowledge of operational management, manufacturing processes (metal fabrication ideally), planning, logistics, supply chain, sales, service and process improvement within a medium volume production environment. This SME based in Bromsgrove requires a forward thinking, hands on Operations Manager with knowledge in process improvement, manufacturing systems, quality, productivity, waste elimination, man-management and sales/service for a new permanent role. As Operations Manager you will be required to: Provide strong leadership, building a team of competent, engaged, safe and productive staff across varied disciplines Drive continuous improvement in Process, Quality and Safety through risk assessments, root cause analysis, training, and projects Develop and maintain a deep understanding of our supply chain ensuring our supply partners are delivering to the expected requirements in terms of time and quality Actively manage the sales and operational planning function to meet customer needs (both external and internal) and maximise plant efficiency Set comprehensive goals for performance and growth Communicate effectively with suppliers, partners, colleagues, market representatives and customers The Operations Manager should have the following skills or experience: Good understanding of manufacturing operations, process improvement, waste elimination, change management and quality standards/systems/processes Excellent leadership qualities having a track record in driving and developing teams within a medium/high volume manufacturing operation Automotive and/or metal fabrication background is highly desirable Commercially astute with strong organisational and analytical skills with knowledge of business operations from supply chain, through production and on the customer dealing with sales, service and capacity planning. Knowledge of stainless steel fabrication would be advantageous Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of leading business operations within a fabrication environment and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Operations Manager role, please contact Oliver Smith at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446104 or email oliver.smith@jonlee.co.uk · Set compressive goals for performance and growth. · Oversee and responsible for all daily operational aspects within the business. 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 / Bromsgrove

CNC Machinist - Night Shift

CNC Machinist - Northampton - Automotive - £14 p/h to £16 p/h Night Shift Precision Machining, CNC Machining, Precision Components, Engines, setting, operating and programming. A skilled CNC Machinist with a strong background in an automotive machining environment is required to join a very busy and growing factory shop-floor based near Northampton. As the CNC Machinist you will be responsible for the following: 3, 4 and 5 axis machining Set up of new and existing tooling Set up of new and existing ancillary equipment Loading of programs into machines Proving out programs (new and modified) Develop and maintain process documentation Continuous process improvement Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you are a skilled CNC Machinist with vast experience and working knowledge of the automotive industry/CNC machined components and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the CNC Machinist 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 / Northampton

Maintenance Engineer

Maintenance Engineer - Stoke-On-Trent - Automotive £36,000 inc shift + OT Shifts: 6am-2pm, 2pm-10pm, 10pm-6am (Monday to Friday) A Multi-Skilled Maintenance Engineer with electrical skills is required to join a fast paced automotive manufacturing environment. As the Maintenance Engineer you will require the followings skills & experiences; Electrical fault finding, testing and repairs Electrical qualifications (wiring regulations etc.) desirable Pneumatics and Hydraulics PLC experience ideally Siemens and Mitsubishi Mechanical stripping, building, servicing and maintenance Understanding of automotive manufacturer's practices. Basic knowledge of business and quality systems in the automotive sector. Able to understand modern engineering philosophies, for example Kaizen, Poke Yoke, JIB, Muda, 5’s, standardised work, FMEA, ISO14001, etc. As the Maintenance Engineer your responsibilities will include; Diagnose and rectify equipment problems quickly and efficiently. Investigate permanent solutions to equipment problems. Plan and implement equipment improvement. Ensure that all processes meet health and safety requirements and that procedures are followed. Carry out planned maintenance work. Contribute to the improvement and development of the planned maintenance system. Contribute to cost reduction projects. To maintain a safe working environment and actively support the continuing development of a safety culture. To work flexibly and carry out additional duties as requested. If you are interested in this Maintenance Engineer opportunity please click on the link to apply or alternatively contact oliver.smith@jonlee.co.uk 01384 446104 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 / Stoke-on-Trent

Materials & Metrology Engineer

Job Title - Materials & Metrology Engineer £Highly Competitive Plus Benefits Location: Banbury Project, Design, Development, Engineering, Prototype, Build, Innovation, Performance, Leadership, Delivery, DFM, DFA, CAD, Manufacturing Do you want to work for one of the most iconic and exciting British Motorcycling brands, driving engineering excellence across their range of products? We are looking for an experienced and innovative Materials & Metrology Engineer to help grow the product range and support the delivery of strategic projects across all design and engineering in the UK following a significant recent investment in the business. The Materials & Metrology Engineer will ensure adherence to Quality Standards of supplier parts at par standards set by doing inspection of Products and to ensure the overall customer satisfaction. As Materials & Metrology Engineer you will need to be able to demonstrate experience: Hands on experience on Metallurgical Sample Preparation. Metallurgical Testing of New Development samples Experience on Metallurgical Etchant Preparation. Hands on experience on Equipment’s like Cutting Machine, polishing machine, Rockwell Hardness tester, vicker’s hardness tester, Spectromaxx etc Maintaining Good 5S in Laboratory. Ensuring daily calibration of Lab Equipment’s calibration Inspection records keeping. Deep domain knowledge of Two Wheels parts & their inspection system. Timely disposal of Metallurgical Scrap & coolants. Possess knowledge of Machined/sheet metal/fabrication parts, covers/block/shafts/gears/cam shaft, spot welding, Co2 welding, MIG welding, sheet metal part, welded assembly and fuel tank assembly. CMM Programming and 3D inspection of Machined parts, assembly and sheet metal parts. Applications will be welcomed from Engineering Professionals with a practical approach to leading product development programmes in the automotive, motorsport, EV and/or innovation arena. Interest in this position is expected to be high so if you have skills and experience required to deliver products from concept through all development phases and into production and are interested, please contact Rachel Meacham on 01384 446112 to discuss further or email Rachel.meacham@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 / Banbury

Chief Engineer

Chief Engineer £Highly Competitive Plus Benefits Location: Banbury Chief, Principal, Project, Design, Development, Engineering, Prototype, Build, Innovation, Performance, Leadership, Delivery, DFM, DFA, CAD, Manufacturing Do you want to work for one of the most iconic and exciting British Motorcycling brands, driving engineering excellence across their range of products? We are looking for an experienced and innovative Chief Engineer to help grow the product range and support the delivery of strategic projects across all design and engineering in the UK following a significant recent investment in the business. As a Chief Engineer you will need to be able to demonstrate experience in delivering projects from a new product development perspective to meet corporate objectives and targets within a highly technical and innovative environment. As a Chief Engineer you will be responsible for: Creation of technical solutions, this role also requires proven team leadership capability and offers commercial development opportunity Delivery of technical solutions (often new or novel to meet demanding client requirements) for motorcycle chassis and body system Lead cross functional delivery teams, typically encompassing; chassis design and the integration of styling, powertrain and electrical systems, calling upon domain specialist expertise support as required Provide senior input and approval to proposals, presentations and concepts / reports / drawings etc. including leading client meetings and providing significant customer management All technical and potentially commercial aspects of project delivery of self and team, as well as awareness of and adherence to common project management techniques Leading technical authority for the company in chosen area, shaping company position on subject, promotes excellence both internally and externally Project variety, encompassing many different customer markets, highly varied product sectors e.g. scooter, off-road and cruiser at any or all project phases, from clean sheet to production Managing and leading simulation, analysis and diagnosis, design, planning, implementation and evaluation of technical systems and problem root cause analysis Contributes to significant commercial and organisational planning being able to approve documents, deliverables, proposals and requisitions according to defined limits Contributes to the development of design guidelines, tools and techniques, supporting relationships both internally and externally while developing commercial opportunities customer project work As a Chief Engineer you will have the following skills and experience: Highly competent in the application of a comprehensive range of fundamental Engineering principles to generate or guide the creation of optimal motorcycle specific solutions and sufficiently flexible to adapt first principle techniques across a wide range of known and sometimes novel contexts Capable of writing technical standards and promotion of excellence in motorcycle vehicle design, through coaching of others, and engagement in technical reviews Operated within a similar role at an OEM / Tier 1 or Engineering consultancy, ideally in a design, analysis, test and development, manufacturing related discipline. Track record in delivering project and programmes within the product development arena in the motorcycle, automotive and/or motorsport sector (ideally two wheels, innovation, EV or advanced technology) is essential. Applications will be welcomed from Engineering Professionals with a practical approach to leading product development programmes in the automotive, motorsport, EV and/or innovation arena. Interest in the Chief Engineers position is expected to be high so if you have skills and experience required to deliver products from concept through all development phases and into production and are interested, please contact Mark Bignell on 01384 446167 to discuss further or email mark.bignell@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 / Banbury

Project Manager

Project Manager (Full Vehicle) £Highly Competitive Plus Benefits Location: Banbury Project, Design, Development, Prototype, Build, Innovation, Performance, Leadership, Delivery, DFM, DFA, CAD, Manufacturing Do you want to work for one of the most iconic and exciting British Motorcycling brands, driving engineering excellence across their range of products? We are looking for an experienced and innovative Project Manager to help grow the product range and support the delivery of strategic projects across all design and engineering in the UK following a significant recent investment in the business. The role of the Project Manager will be to manage and oversee all elements of new product development programmes, from scoping out objectives through to capacity and resource planning to ensure gateways are achieved and budgets are realised. As a Project Manager you will need to be able to demonstrate experience in delivering projects from a new product development perspective to meet corporate objectives and targets. As a Project Manager you will be responsible for: Determining and defining project scope and objectives Predicting resources needed to reach objectives and manage resources in an effective and efficient manner Preparing budgets based on scope of work and resource requirements Tracking project costs to meet budget Developing and managing a detailed project schedule and work plan Providing project updates on a consistent basis to stakeholders about strategy, adjustments, and progress Managing contracts with vendors and suppliers by assigning tasks and communicating expected deliverables Utilizing industry best practices, techniques, and standards throughout entire project execution Monitoring progress and adjust as needed Measuring project performance to identify areas for improvement This is a challenging and exciting role for a forward thinking and hands on Project Manager who has led and delivered projects within the automotive arena (preferable two wheels, EV or motorsport) who can demonstrate the following characteristics and experience: Ideally degree qualified with a track record in project management within product development and innovation Project Management Professional (PMP) certification preferred Proven ability to solve problems creatively, managing timing plans and budgets effectively Strong familiarity with project management software tools, methodologies, and best practices Ability to deliver projects through the full life cycle pulling together cross functional teams and stakeholders Excellent analytical skills with strong interpersonal and communication skills and extremely resourceful Proven ability to complete projects according to outlined scope, budget, and timeline Applications will be welcomed from Project Professionals with a practical approach to leading projects/programmes in the automotive, motorsport, EV and/or product development arena. Interest in the Project Manager position is expected to be high so if you have a proven track record of delivering technical projects from concept through all prototype stages and into production, please contact Mark Bignell on 01384 446167 to discuss further or email mark.bignell@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 / Banbury

Prototyping and Virtual Build Engineer

Job Title - Prototype & Virtual Build Engineer £Highly Competitive Plus Benefits Location: Banbury Project, Design, Development, Engineering, Prototype, Build, Innovation, Performance, Leadership, Delivery, DFM, DFA, CAD, Manufacturing Do you want to work for one of the most iconic and exciting British Motorcycling brands, driving engineering excellence across their range of products? We are looking for an experienced and innovative Prototype & Virtual Build Engineer to help grow the product range and support the delivery of strategic projects across all design and engineering in the UK following a significant recent investment in the business. The Prototype Build Engineer will be responsible for managing all prototype build activities including developing and communicating build plans based on vehicle specifications, test plans, and program timing. The Prototype Build Engineer will also be leading multiple teams to assure all program deliverables are met and resolving any issues affecting build quality, engineering design, manufacturing process, and timing. You will be responsible for the planning of prototypes and subassemblies; ensuring that all the deadlines from the engineering department are met. This includes all engineering needs for vehicle builds, testing and validation; Coordinate and organize all activities that are relevant to the success of the prototype builds. This might include organization of meetings, workshops etc. You will be a key interface between the engineering, workshop and manufacturing team; propose alternative production methods for prototype parts acc. Propose engineers DFMs alternatives to improve the manufacturability of the vehicle during development phases, support design engineers with the selection of standard parts such as fasteners. You will also be the main interface to other departments for these parts (e.g. purchasing), support on selecting prototype suppliers in accordance with the responsible engineers and the purchasing department, this will include to document, track and communicate build issues to ensure timely resolutions. Root cause analysis for prototype build problems, develop processes and methodologies for traceability of prototypes and critical parts and be responsible for maintaining proper documentation of the prototype vehicle release plans and notes. In the workshop, you be responsible for the technicians in the workshop (including management activities), maintaining and enhancing the inventory and equipment in the workshop together with the build needs, maintaining the parts stock in the workshop for prototype builds along with maintaining the workshop based on 5S principles. Extensive relevant experience in two wheeler, automotive field is required along with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent. Applications will be welcomed from Engineering Professionals with a practical approach to leading product development programmes in the automotive, motorsport, EV and/or innovation arena. Interest in this position is expected to be high so if you have skills and experience required to deliver products from concept through all development phases and into production and are interested, please contact Rachel Meacham on 01384 446112 to discuss further or email Rachel.meacham@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 / Banbury

Virtual Validation CAE Engineer (Mechanical)

Job Title - Virtual Validation Engineer (Mechanical) £Highly Competitive Plus Benefits Location: Banbury Project, Design, Development, Engineering, Prototype, Build, Innovation, Performance, Leadership, Delivery, DFM, DFA, CAD, Manufacturing Do you want to work for one of the most iconic and exciting British Motorcycling brands, driving engineering excellence across their range of products? We are looking for an experienced and innovative Virtual Validation Engineer (Mechanical) to help grow the product range and support the delivery of strategic projects across all design and engineering in the UK following a significant recent investment in the business. The Virtual Validation Engineer will need to be able to demonstrate experience: Virtual validation (FEA) of Mcycle structural parts FEA/MBD analysis of Mcycle parts for it’s functionality and durability Develop new analysis procedures/Refinement of existing Procedures/Correlation of analysis results with test/Develop test for parts durability and correlation of CAE results Exposure to CAE (FEA) tools /techniques and domains (like durability, NVH) Awareness about Mcycle systems ANSYS, Altair Tools (Hypermesh, Hyperview, SIMLAB etc), ADAMS, MATLAB, ABAQUS, etc Knowledge related to strain gauges, accelerometer, load cell etc Specific expertise required for functional area: Experience with any of following software’s is preferable: Altair/Hyperworks, ANSYS, Nastran etc Fatigue Code – Ncode/DesignLife CAE Basics Tools and knowledge of FEA Should be able to seamlessly integrate between test and simulation, attitude to take initiatives Qualification: Post Graduate / Graduate in Mechanical/Automotive Engineering Years of Experience: Post Graduate with a number of years relevant experience. Virtual Validation Skills: Should be able to carry out static and dynamic analysis of motorcycle components and fatigue analysis to predict life using Ricardo, Hypermesh, Motionsolve, Adams, ANSYS, NASTRAN., ABAQUS, Matlab. Knowledge of FEMFAT / MSC FATIGUE / Design life will be an added advantage. Applications will be welcomed from Engineering Professionals with a practical approach to leading product development programmes in the automotive, motorsport, EV and/or innovation arena. Interest in this position is expected to be high so if you have skills and experience required to deliver products from concept through all development phases and into production and are interested, please contact Rachel Meacham on 01384 446112 to discuss further or email Rachel.meacham@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 / Banbury

Motorcycle Testing Engineer

Job Title - Motorcycle Testing Engineer £Highly Competitive Plus Benefits Location: Banbury Project, Design, Development, Engineering, Prototype, Build, Innovation, Performance, Leadership, Delivery, DFM, DFA, CAD, Manufacturing Do you want to work for one of the most iconic and exciting British Motorcycling brands, driving engineering excellence across their range of products? We are looking for an experienced and innovative Motorcycle Testing Engineer to help grow the product range and support the delivery of strategic projects across all design and engineering in the UK following a significant recent investment in the business. Job Summary - Motorcycle Drivetrain and Vehicle Testing (Development, Performance, Ride and Handling, Durability, Off road testing Component level, Reliability testing, NVH Testing). As Motorcycle Testing Engineer you will need to be able to demonstrate experience in the following: Knowledge about motorcycles (Vehicle & Drivetrain) and their functioning with strong problem solving & testing capabilities Engine and Vehicle preparation as per checklist and conformance for test execution Update the testing records Parts planning & organizing the parts for Testing support. Knowledge of motorcycle parts measurements & tools usage. Report preparation (failures, observations) and feedback to design team Identification of Cost reduction areas and Implementation Carryout the Periodical service on testbench, vehicle and retro fitment parts update Powertrain and Vehicle testing related Daily, weekly & Monthly report circulation Engine and Vehicle Brake down assistance. Adhering the Project time line for all testing activities Qualification: Graduate / PG (Mechanical/Automotive) Applications will be welcomed from Engineering Professionals with a practical approach to leading product development programmes in the automotive, motorsport, EV and/or innovation arena. Interest in this position is expected to be high so if you have skills and experience required to deliver products from concept through all development phases and into production and are interested, please contact Rachel Meacham on 01384 446112 to discuss further or email Rachel.meacham@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 / Banbury

Vehicle Design & Integration Engineer

Job Title - Vehicle Design & Integration Engineer £Highly Competitive Plus Benefits Location: Banbury Project, Design, Development, Engineering, Prototype, Build, Innovation, Performance, Leadership, Delivery, DFM, DFA, CAD, Manufacturing Do you want to work for one of the most iconic and exciting British Motorcycling brands, driving engineering excellence across their range of products? We are looking for an experienced and innovative Vehicle Design & Integration Engineer to help grow the product range and support the delivery of strategic projects across all design and engineering in the UK following a significant recent investment in the business. As Vehicle Design & Integration Engineer you will need to be able to demonstrate experience in the following: Must have strong knowledge of sheet metal part design for structural components as well as plastic part design. Expert in 3D modelling and drafting in Unigraphics NX. Must have strong knowledge on Design and manufacturing process. Understanding of Mechanical Design / Computer Aided Engineering processes. Experience in Vehicle packaging design. Should be able to make concept design in Casting / forging/ sheet metal parts. Must know kinematics/ vehicle movements, Vehicle / System related BOM preparation. Should have knowledge of Teamcenter release activities. Working experience on vehicle layouts, assembly and Master models. Good understanding of engineering drawing standards, GD&T and tolerance stack-up. Preferable having Knowledge of Two-wheeler vehicle design. Qualification: Post Graduate / Graduate in Mechanical/Automotive Engineering. Applications will be welcomed from Engineering Professionals with a practical approach to leading product development programmes in the automotive, motorsport, EV and/or innovation arena. Interest in this position is expected to be high so if you have skills and experience required to deliver products from concept through all development phases and into production and are interested, please contact Rachel Meacham on 01384 446112 to discuss further or email Rachel.meacham@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 / Banbury

Manufacturing Operations Manager

Manufacturing Operations Manager (SME) Salary: £Competitive Plus Benefits Location: Coventry Principal, Manufacturing, Production, Systems, Innovation, Digitisation, Improvements, Leadership, 8D, 5Y, automation, manufacturing systems, advanced manufacturing. We are looking for an experienced Manufacturing Operations Manager with a track record of driving and developing operational performance within an SME's environment, preferably within the automotive and/or engineering arena. As an enthusiastic and natural leader, you will be a capable individual with a hands-on approach to introducing new systems, processes and techniques into the manufacturing environment to improve efficiencies, increase productivity, eliminate waste and ultimately have a positive impact on bottom line profit. As a Manufacturing Operations Manager, you will need to demonstrate the ability to manage the identification, rationalisation and delivery of new systems, processes and techniques to target the improvements of production and manufacturing processes across the SME marketplace, being able to manage teams through effective leadership to delivery results in a quick and effective time frame and within budget constraints. As a Manufacturing Operations Manager, you will require: Support SME’s in the identification and implementation of modern manufacturing principles and practices to include areas such as digitization, automation, and modernization of the production arena. Day to day support to the manufacturing team in production of automotive and general engineering components and systems Identify wate within the manufacturing environment and make recommendations for improvements Developing manufacturing processes to support production driving continuous improvement. Optimising of manufacturing processes by improving efficiencies, reducing wastage, enhancing yield and reducing cost. Industrialisation of new products / New Product Introduction – take a design concept and find the best way of manufacturing it. Fully use the tools of APQP such as FMEA, PPAP, DFM, DFA to develop and support operations Lead teams in the delivery of effective manufacturing solutions across the SME market to positively impact operations. As a Manufacturing Operations Manager, you should have experience in the following: Driving improvements, performance and efficiencies within an SME environment from a senior managerial level to positively impact bottom line profits Deliver the introduction of advanced manufacturing technology, digitization, business transformation, automation and improvements across all engineering / manufacturing operations within the SME or 1st / 2nd Tier arena Ability to optimize manufacturing processes, equipment, and systems to increase efficiencies and eliminate waste to positively impact productivity, quality, and ultimately bottom-line profits Ability to support the development of a modern continuous improvement and lean manufacturing culture across the organization. Lead multiple manufacturing and digitization projects and programmes across various SME’s to understand needs and requirements while engaging with the organizations deliver solutions in a personal way to ensure buy in and delivery with minimal disruption Have exposure in driving change management and lean manufacturing, Six Sigma, or similar continuous improvement methods to drive effective change. So if you have a true passion for modern manufacturing, automation, digitisation, business transformation and process improvement and have exposure to driving and managing change with an SME environment having, have held a senior managerial level position (Operations, Manufacturing, General Management, CEO) with a proven track record of leadership and delivering projects, you should apply today as applications are expected to be high. For further information please contact Mark Bignell on 01384 446167 or email.mark.bignell@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 / Coventry

Procurement Buyer / Planner - up to £24.76/hr Ltd - 36723

Ref: 36723 Title: Procurement Buyer / Planner Division: Manufacturing Engineering Contract Position based at: Solihull Position Description: The Procurement Buyer/Planner has the primary responsibility of ensuring material availability to support the production schedule. Other responsibilities include: Managing inventory levels, supporting material/product level revisions Interacting/coordinating with suppliers on a variety of topics and supporting other business functions as required. Place purchase orders with suppliers for the procurement of production material as required by forecast and the production schedule. Monitor status of open purchase orders to ensure on-time delivery of all materials, including timely resolution, communication and mitigation of future potential problems Expedite or defer orders as required based on schedule/inventory changes Determine and establish optimal inventory levels based on forecast, demand variation and material lead times Coordinate material flows throughout product/BOM changes, obsolescence, and the introduction of new suppliers and/or materials due to new product development Manage the inter-company flow or materials between warehouse locations Manage and resolve issues regarding PO to invoice discrepancies, returns and quality problems with suppliers Provide back-up support for supply chain functions including shipping, receiving, material handling and other duties as assigned Setup & maintain material master system planning parameters (MOQ, lead time, safety stocks) Collaborate with internal customers and provide a high level of customer service, including recommending solutions, resources, and alternative supply options Ensure and promote compliance to Company and Procurement policies and procedures Skills Required: 5-7 years of experience in a Buyer / Planner / Material Scheduler role working for a direct manufacturer Expert applied knowledge of forecasting, MRP, transportation, supply chain, inventory management and warehousing disciplines Experience establishing and employing demand-pull material planning methods Experience Required: Proficient with MS Office suite with advanced skills with MS Excel Strong sense of urgency & attention to detail Excellent organization, communication and follow-up skills Able to influence others & manage conflict Ability to self-direct and take constructive action in ambiguous situations Extremely high standards of excellence Analytical with a methodical approach to problem solving Education Required: Degree Educated Additional Information: INSIDE IR35 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 / Solihull

Indirect Non-Production Buyer MRO - 36657

Indirect Non-Production Buyers for MRO (36657) are required to join an automotive OEM based in Whitley. Position Description: Overall responsibility and leadership for all Purchasing activities within specified sub categories within the sphere of Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO); The position will interface with internal stakeholders primarily Manufacturing Engineering (ME), Finance and Legal and external stakeholders primarily suppliers and industry forums Responsible for internal stakeholder alignment on requirements and sourcing approach and strategy, supplier negotiations; validating value for money; on-boarding new suppliers; and leading supplier interaction throughout the sourcing process; Responsible for researching the relevant markets; to be the SME with reference to the categories; Responsible for applying the appropriate due diligence, cost analytic tools and benchmarking to ensure best value for money; Responsible for supporting the MRO Category Buyer in strategy development [Strategic Category Plan (SCP)] for Electrical and Mechanical sub categories and deployment to deliver company cost and quality targets through sourcing. Skills Required: A level of experience in the procurement of MRO and or Catalogue Buying Experience in negotiating supplier contracts (pricing and terms and conditions) and strong stakeholder/supplier management An understanding of key cost-drivers, ability to analyse cost and use benchmarking data to ensure value for money Experience Required: An individual who is results driven, demonstrates, tenacity, drive and perseverance, with the ability to deliver in a complex, highly demanding environment. Flexibility and agility to be able to adjust to changing business needs Previous experience in a procurement role in MRO and/or high-volume commodities (indirect) Relationship management - supplier and stakeholder Commercial Awareness and negotiation skills An understanding of key cost-drivers, ability to analyse cost and use benchmarking data to ensure value for money Contract Management experience Understand category management principles Strategic thinking Global business understanding and experience Degree qualified and relevant professional qualification is required. To apply for this position please contact Rachel Meacham. 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 / Coventry

Vehicle Build Technician

Vehicle Build Technician Good permanent salary Bradford Automotive This is a really exciting opportunity for an experienced Vehicle Build Technician to work on new build restored vehicles from the 1970's; each vehicle is made to order so the role will encompass the following: Strip down and repair of classic vehicles Rebuild and make to customers bespoke designs Work with state of the art powertrain applications See the build of the vehicle from the beginning to customer handover The company are in their early days of trading but have an order book through to 2022 at present, with the plan to increase build volumes year on year; the are looking for the following for this role: Experience of niche vehicle builds Strong eye for detail Strong organisational skills as you could be working on many parts of the vehicle simultaneously Potentially a candidate who has achieved Master Tech level with a niche car builder On offer is the following for this Vehicle Build Technician: Good permanent salary Day hours Paid overtime Chance to work and build some truly bespoke cars If this Vehicle Build Technician is of interest, please do apply now or give me a call at Jonathan Lee Recruitment. 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 / Bradford

Principal Engineer - Electric Machines and Drives

Principal Engineer – Electric Machines and Drives - Coventry - £ Highly Competitive DOE A Principal Engineer – Electric Machines and Drives is required to work on the development of new and highly innovative electric machine and drive systems for a world-renowned research group. This will involve the application of electric machines, power electronics and associated control technology. This is an exceptional opportunity for a talented engineer to turn their ideas into reality, from blank page concepts to outstanding designs with ground-breaking performance. As Principal Engineer – Electric Machines and Drives – you will be required to Lead the development of the Electric Powertrain for new vehicles, with a particular focus on delivering a high power-to-weight ratio electric drive unit. To provide specialist technical knowledge in the field of electric machines and drives for automotive traction applications. You will also guide the development of inhouse models for the electric drive unit and the associated manufacturing and in process measurements of the system. Your role will also be to maximise academic and industrial partnerships embedding the technology in UK SMEs, working closely with current and future collaborative partners. Provide effective technical management, analysis, planning, monitoring and design expertise in conjunction with all other related project areas and be responsible for test and development activities and contracts with external partners. To disseminate project output by reports, presentations and other suitable methods. As Principal Engineer – Electric Machines and Drives – you will have A degree in a relevant subject Experience of technical leadership of electric powertrain designs and deliverables. The ability to manage multi-disciplined, complex, technical projects. The ability to supervise and support junior engineers. Suitably qualified and experienced Electric Machines and Drives Engineers should apply today by contacting Dr Paul Robson at Jonathan Lee Recruitment +44(0)1384 446146 or by emailing their CV and covering letter to paul.robson@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 / Coventry

Lead Engineer - Power Electronics and Controls

Lead Engineer – Electric Powertrain - Coventry - £ Highly Competitive DOE A Lead Engineer – Electric Powertrain is required to work on the development of new and highly innovative EV and hybrid vehicle programmes. This will involve the application of power electronics, electric machines and associated control technology. This is an exceptional opportunity for a talented engineer to turn their ideas into reality, from blank page concepts to outstanding designs. As Lead Engineer – Electric Powertrain – you will be required to Lead the development of the Electric Powertrain for various new vehicle platforms. Provide effective technical management, analysis, planning, monitoring and design expertise in conjunction with all other related project areas. To provide specialist technical knowledge in the field of electric machines and drives for automotive traction applications. Work closely with current and future collaborative partners. To be responsible for test and development activities To disseminate project output by reports, presentations and other suitable methods. As Lead Engineer – Electric Powertrain – you will have A degree in a relevant subject Experience of technical leadership of electric powertrain designs and deliverables. The ability to manage multi-disciplined, complex, technical projects. The ability to supervise and support junior engineers. Suitably qualified and experienced Electric Powertrain Engineers should apply today or for further information contact Paul Robson at Jonathan Lee Recruitment. 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 / Coventry
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