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Jonathan Lee Recruitment's Aviation division offers clients an unrivalled level of expertise in contract, interim and permanent recruitment for airports, aviation services (rotary and fixed wing), aircraft (civil, commercial and defence), the airline industry (commercial and civil) and fleet operators across disciplines including:

Aviation Flight Safety – Ground Staff - Airport Staff - Airport Security – MRO – Airworthiness  

As many of our highly-experienced aviation consultants come from relevant sector backgrounds including civil aviation, aerospace and defence, we pride ourselves on our in-depth understanding of the skills, experience and positive attributes required across roles at all levels (blue and white collar). With clients ranging from prestigious global aviation industry brands through to SMEs supporting a range of aftermarket services we identify and attract the best talent to meet the demands of your business.

Affiliated to RAeS. Midlands Aerospace Alliance, WEAF and NWAA. Industry supporter to the IMechE and REC accredited.

Contact Neil Cayley for more information. 


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Senior Avionics Technician

Senior Avionics Technician - Middlesex - Attractive - Permanent A Senior Avionics Technician is required to repair and overhaul a wide range of Avionic Communications, Navigation, Instruments, and FDR units to component level based in the Middlesex area. The Senior Avionics Technician will be responsible for working with Electronic technologies ranging from analogue components to complex electronics, with the ability to repair RF circuits and will control the maintenance of aircraft components ensuring technical airworthiness requirements are met and manage all aspects of the service department. The Senior Avionics Technician will also manage the maintenance, repair and servicing of ground support equipment. The intention of this role is to progress the individual in becoming an Avionics Technical Manager in the future take sole responsibility for the workshop. Senior Avionics Technician - Key Responsibilities Precise mechanical work and electronics repair The control of maintenance of LRU's and aircraft components Maintenance of technical data contained in the Manufacturers component maintenance manuals Adhere to the relevant technical documents and procedures. Maintenance of equipment used in the repair and servicing of LRU's and aircraft components Responsibility for the calibration of equipment and test apparatus Perform tooling/equipment equivalence assessments Adhere to the company quality procedures to meet regulatory requirements Avionics spare parts inventory management including the ordering of replacement parts Technical Lead Responsibilities (Upon Promotion) Assist with the recruitment of technical staff Ensure compliance with procedures and standards for workshop Ensure technical competence of personnel Establishing training programs as applicable Communication with management team members Maintaining & Building customer relations with established customers Provide technical assistance and addressing customer complaints Submit repair evaluations and quotations to customers Skills Required for Senior Avionics Technician Experience in the Aviation industry as a qualified electronics and avionics technician Education or Certificate of Technology (instrumentation/electronics) Has an adequate understanding of Part 145 aviation maintenance requirements Soldering - Understand and apply knowledge of temperature, solder flow and finish ESD - Understand and apply knowledge of electrostatic damage, grounding techniques and testing Tools - Demonstrate the appropriate use of trade tools, technical hand tools and test equipment Computer - computer data entry knowledge and skills Attention to detail: Numerical, alphabetical **Security Clearance may be required for this role due to the nature of the Industry** If you feel you meet the requirements for the role of the Senior Avionics Technician, then apply directly or contact Neil Cayley at Jonathan Lee Recruitment. Either Direct Line 01384 446114 or Email neil.cayley@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 / Hayes

Aircraft (Electrical) Maintenance Technician

Aircraft (Electrical) Hawk Technician - Attractive - Permanent - Saudi Arabia An Aircraft (Avionics) Hawk Technician is required to join a Large Aerospace and Defence Systems Company in Saudi Arabia. The Aircraft (Electrical) Hawk Technician will provide maintenance of Royal Saudi Air Force aircraft and train RSAF personnel safely in a training environment in how to use their aircraft, equipment and weapons. The successful Aircraft (Electrical) Hawk Technician will be inspecting, operating, maintaining and repairing and running the Hawk Electrical / Environmental shop in support of the Hawk aircraft. The Aircraft (Electrical) Hawk Technician will ensure the smooth operation t o meet the operational training requirements and display team flying of the RSAF at King Faisal Air Base (KFAB). Aircraft (Avionics) Hawk Technician - Key Responsibilities Maintaining good engineering practice and compliance with RSAF Technical Orders in all aspects of the Hawk Elect/Enviro Shop Prepare items for calibration within work area Carry out TCTO's and Special inspections when directed Have a thorough knowledge of Aircraft Safety devices and Aircraft operating areas Ensure compliance with tool control and the KFAB SAFO program Support deployments to other bases within and out of KSA when required and be able to prepare equipment to support these deployments Be able to provide functional guidance to the Saudi National Technician Training Programme (SNTTP) programs in respect of any engineering issues that may arise Act as MIIP on any aircraft or ground support technical related issues Monitor all supply issues affecting the Hawk Elect/Enviro Shop Technical Skills and Experience for Aircraft (Electrical) Hawk Technician Will be able to demonstrate experience in aircraft maintenance and engineering in a relevant role Must be trained in aircraft engineering or a related technical discipline at a civilian or military school of technical training, or have completed an appropriate engineering apprenticeship Quality minded, individual that adopts a positive and proactive approach to aircraft maintenance and support issues Work in close harmony in a mixed EE/SN workforce Able to work on own initiative to resolve complex technical issues Must hold a current driving licence **Security Clearance will be required for this role and therefore only applications from candidates able to obtain this will be considered** Benefits for the Aircraft (Electrical) Hawk Technician 48 Hours work per week based on 5 day working week Tax Free Salary and Private Pension Provision Service Bonus and NI Contributions Deducted after 12 Months 41 Days Leave per annum and Travel Allowances Rent Free Accommodation and Complimentary Recreation Facilities Available on Compound Medical Support when in KSA and Extended Further Medical Cover when necessary If you feel you meet the requirements for the role of the Aircraft (Electrical) Hawk Technician, then apply directly or contact Neil Cayley at Jonathan Lee Recruitment. Either Direct Line 01384 446114 or Email suitable MS Word CV's to neil.cayley@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 / West Midlands

Technical Sales Manager

Technical Sales Manager - Microelectronics - Home Based - Strong Salary & Benefits A Technical Sales Manager is required with a proven sales background within electronics / microelectronics manufacturing selling technical solutions based on the capabilty of the business. Candidates from a Defence or Aerospace background would be well received. Due to the continued success of this company, a global provider of high reliability, high-temperature electronic components, optoelectronics, modules, and hybrids for use in defence, aerospace, space, industrial, and energy sectors based on the west coast requires a motivated and driven Technical Sales Manager with a strong microelectronics / electronics background. As the Technical Sales Manager you will be required to: Deliver sales and grow the market share for the business focused on the North America and Asia Pacific markets Identify and develop new revenue streams for the company's capabilities. Deliver information necessary for the business unit to prepare a timely and accurate detailed cost/bid proposal with regards to new business Undertake market research activities to identify potential new customers, programmes and markets Work closely with applicable regionally based sales managers and Sales Channels as well as market sales leads Support EUMEI Sales Director in the execution of their duties. Undertake any reasonable task synonymous with your role. The Technical Sales Manager should have the following skills or experience: Qualified to HND, Degree level or equivalent applicable experience within electronics Strong electronics design understanding in order to deliver solutions based on company capability A proven background with sales, achieving and exceeding targets Knowledge of supply chains associated with electronic manufacturing Good understanding of electronic component/equipment manufacturing Experience operating within the Aerospace, Defence, Space or O&G sectors A familiarity with Opto-Electronics would be advantageous but not essential Knowledge of the EMS, PCBA, RF or Microwave markets would highly desirable Candidate profile: Excellent planning and organisational skills Flawless relationship building and communication skills Ability to handle rejection, adapt and overcome Customer focused Operates effectively as a team player and self-driven to operate on a sole basis Must flexible as both domestic and international travel will be required Must have a clean driving licence and the ability to obtain Security Clearance Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon whereby alternative methods will be utilised given the current circumstances. If you have experience of sales within the electronics / microelectronics industry and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Technical Sales Manager role, please contact Neil Cayley at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446114. 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 / Great Yarmouth

Quality Engineer

Quality Engineer – Systems - Aero/Defence/Marine £35,000 to £47,000 pa plus Benefits Location: Surrey Quality, Inspection, Electronic Systems, Control Systems, Marine, Defence, Production, Quality Control A Quality Engineer (Systems) is required with knowledge of complex product inspection, test and auditing. Candidates with experience of the complex electronic systems, control systems and products from within the defence, marine and/or aerospace industry would be well received. Due to continued growth this company, a world class manufacturer of complex electronic products and systems based in Surrey requires a forward thinking, hands on Programme Quality Engineer (Systems) with knowledge of inspection, auditing and visual management of complex systems for a new permanent role. As a Quality Engineer (Systems) you will be required to: Oversee production activities to ensure the client achieves the highest possible build quality in our systems. Assess products by means of auditing and a planned inspection regime, working closely with the Programme Delivery & Functional Safety Teams to ensure that the product is safe, and built to the highest possible quality standards. Provide effective feedback and reports on inspection, auditing and test results to ensure non-conformance can be captured and recommendations made to improve quality The Quality Engineer (Systems) should have the following skills or experience: Significant experience of quality assurance and product inspections. Domain experience from the defence, marine and/or aerospace sector would be helpful. Comfortable in auditing and inspecting complex systems, contributing to planning ensuring all aspects of production documentation are completed to the customer's standards. Creation of inspection reports making recommendations on results to support product quality activities for new and current product range. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of complex systems and product inspection and auditing seeking to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Surrey based Defence company will offer you: £35,000 to £47,000 pa plus Benefits Career progression and development within a highly technical and innovative environment All applicants must be British Citizens as Security Clearance is a pre-requisite for the role Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of Complex systems inspection and auditing and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Programme Quality Engineer (Systems) 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 / New Malden

Manufacturing / Production Planner

Manufacturing / Production Planner - Leicester - Aerospace & Defence - Strong Salary & Benefits A Manufacturing / Production Planner is required with a procurement and production planning background. Candidates from an aerospace or defence background would be well received. Due to the continued success of this company, a market leading Innovative Defence Systems Company based in the Leicester area requires an organised and driven Manufacturing / Production Planner for a new permanent role. As the Manufacturing / Production Planner you will be required to: Understand and support the Programme Plan, key events and milestones. Coordination of design release, requirements planning and timely material availability to the business. Work in accordance with the Military Aviation Authority Regulatory Publications (MRP) and Maintenance Approved Organisational Scheme (MAOS) part 145 regulations. Working with the engineering team, extracting design and manufacturing data to meet the manufacturing schedule Generate and progress the Production detailed schedule Review, progress and report material availability Prepare production packs containing relevant documentation Coordinate repair of faulty equipment Coordinate upgrade of customer owned assets Generation of requisitions The Manufacturing / Production Planner should have the following skills or experience: Excellent communication (both written and verbal), time management and organisational skills A strong track record within the procurement and production planning functions, preferably within a defence / aerospace manufacturing environment. Experience of using and maintaining an ERP system. Awareness of internal controls for appropriate stock segregation and specific material handling requirements. Extensive knowledge and experience of Microsoft Office packages (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Outlook). Attention to detail and ability to demonstrate accuracy Ability to work independently and as part of a multi-cultural / multinational team environment. Very flexible approach to duties and responsibilities. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have experience of Production Planning within a highly regulated environment and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Manufacturing / Production Planner role, please contact Neil Cayley at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446114. 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 / Leicester
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