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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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Stores Operative

Aerospace and Aviation - Permanent - Competitive Salary - West London A Stores Operative is required to join an Aerospace and Aviation organisation on a Permanent basis and the Stores Operative will report to the Customer Services Team Leader. The Stores Operative will form part of the Customer Service Team and will be responsible for delivering an effective operation of the stores, despatch and receipt areas of the department. The Stores Operative will support the Customer Services Department to deliver excellent Customer Service and to work as part of the Customer Services Team, ensuring the effective, speedy and accurate receipt and despatch of goods and services by carrying out, although not limited to, the following tasks. Stores Operative - Key Responsibilities The receipt and unpacking of goods received into Stores in a structured way Record on computer or otherwise receipt and despatch of goods and services Check accuracy of all received and despatched goods including associated paperwork Ensure that all Units/Spares/Data are booked in on the day of arrival To pack goods for despatch in accordance with correct procedures Carry out organising and arranging shipping of domestic and overseas goods To undertake regular stock checks/audits and resolve discrepancies To liaise with Customer Services to resolve any booking in or shipping issues To answer and resolve general customer enquiries Ensure the stores area is clean and tidy and complies with Health & Safety requirements Keep abreast of current working practices operated by the company and approving bodies Work as part of the Customer Services Team, to act in a professional and constructive manner Skills and Requirements for the Stores Operative PC literate and Manual Handling Certified Knowledge of domestic and overseas shipping Experience of working in an aviation or aerospace industry Experience of using Quantum Software would be desirable Ability to lift and carry heavy items safely Good written and spoken English Experience with computerised Stock Systems Goods and Stock Inspection Skills Ability to arrange domestic and overseas shipping Methodical, logical and good time management Team Player, Self-motivated and Flexible attitude **Security Clearance will be required for this role due to the nature of the Industry** If you feel you meet the requirements for the role of the Stores Operative then apply directly or contact Peter Heap at Jonathan Lee Recruitment. Either Direct Line 01384 446102 or Email suitable MS Word CV's

Permanent / Middlesex, England

Project Quality Manager

Project Quality Manager - Hampshire We are looking for a detailed Project Quality Manager who will take a proactive approach in the development and implementation of quality assurance to meet business, customer and regulatory needs. This role is for a world leading Aerospace and Avionics supplier for their Fareham facility that designs and manufactures aircraft sensors, displays and systems across three product groups: flight deck avionics, data acquisition systems and life support. Key responsibilities: Develop and handle all external QA interfaces within Engineering. Ensure engineering processes are measured for efficiency and effectiveness Auditing projects lifecycles to ensure compliance with plans processes. Ensuring customer requirements, design review criteria, and transition criteria are satisfied. [Systems, Software, Hardware, Mechanical Design and Development activities / NPI]. Ensure the design life cycle data produced complies with the approved plans. Detect, manage, and agree deviations to the design process ensuring a consistent approach within the team Establish, monitor, and develop customer / supplier QA relationships. Ensure design and development sub-contractors perform to contract and are compliant with plans. Lead and facilitate continuous improvement activities, internal and external. Essential skills and competencies required: Software quality experience (Supplying quality techniques in a software environment) Ability to Lead Software quality projects Experience of Process mapping and NPI processes experience. Experience of facilitating meetings with customers and suppliers Experience of quality management system process audits throughout an engineering organisation for products Life-Cycle Able to carry out product and source acceptance tests both on-site or as part of an offsite working party Quality team management experience Internal and external quality auditing experience Aerospace Systems or other Safety critical industry experience An understanding of APQP, PPAP, FMEA and SPC Experience of Lean Manufacturing / 6 Sigma experience (to Green or Yellow belt level) Knowledge of advanced problem solving tools, such as design of experiments, analysis of variance Experience of Value Stream Mapping Salary Salary Negotiable dependent on experience plus benefits. If you believe you have the relevant skills and experience and wish to apply please send a brief copy of your CV and a covering letter, outlining your suitability for the role, please send your CV to Philip Delaloye on or call on 01384446192.

Permanent / Fareham, Hampshire

Site Management Accountant

SITE MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTANT £30,000-£45,000 + Bonus + Benefits Leicester (south) Manufacturing Permanent The Role This position is a standalone Finance role, working closely with the Plant General Manager & Technical Colleagues, and reports to the Financial Controller who is located remotely. The position will involve: Forecasting and reporting on costs across the site, including standard costs, overheads, and operating costs. Performing variance analysis to identify and interrogate discrepancies. Liaising on a daily basis with general management and technical colleagues in order to drive efficiencies, using financial data as justification. Producing standard month-end & year-end periodic reports, for review by finance colleagues located in a UK Shared Service Centre. Having input in the optimisation of a new ERP system; QAD (previously MFG/Pro). The Person This opportunity is ideal for a Finalist or fully Qualified Accountant, who has experience in a business facing role, to continue their professional development in friendly yet rewarding environment. To be successful in this position you will: Be able to demonstrate excellent management accounting abilities, particularly cost accounting and forecasting. Have worked in a manufacturing or engineering type environment, which may include the automotive or aerospace sectors. Be capable of communicating complex financial information to non-finance colleagues, in order to justify points effectively. Think and act independently, with limited oversight from more senior finance colleagues. Possess a full ACA / ACCA / CIMA qualification, or be at the final stages of professional study. The Company Our client is a subsidiary of a global manufacturing corporation. They now seek a dynamic & commercially minded Accountant or Finance Manager. The business is easily commutable from along the M1 from the north or south, and the M69/M6 from Birmingham and Warwickshire. How to Apply To apply, please do so online, attaching a copy of your CV and details of your current remuneration.

Permanent / Leicester, Leicestershire

Weights Engineer

Weights Engineerup to £36,000 p/a Cwmbran Aerospace Weights Engineer opportunity working for a world leader in aerospace equipment and systems for commercial, regional and business aircraft. Key responsibilities: To ensure current designs are interrogated for total mass properties according to project schedule. Fully support the engineering team to implement weight optimisation processes. To maintain project weight tracking document to schedule. Ensure mass calculation tools are robust and its use is enforced. Continuously improve mass properties tools and methodologies. Understand and enforce set of CAD model/product structure criteria to ensure weights are accurate. Review checklists and Detailed Design Specifications Provide technical support and KPI's to support the business unit. Key skills and experiences: Qualified to a minimum of HNC/HND or an equivalent qualification in an Engineering field, the successful candidates will be able to demonstrate the following: Good 3D Catia V5 background but further training will be provided if required. A good understanding of Smarteam structure and procedures. Good mechanical engineering skills ideally from an Aerospace background, but from any field with transferable skills - mechanism design, machined parts, composite structures, vacuum formed plastics etc. Good oral and written communication - must be a competent user of Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc. Good mathematical/numerical skills to generate cost and weight data KPI's. Self motivated and capable of independent decision making and managing time to meet project schedule. A proven track record of effective design and on time/cost delivery of projects. This is a permanent position offering an annual salary up to £36,000 based in Cwmbran. If you have any questions about this role please contact Kate Stevens or Sarah Gilbert of Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Permanent / Cwmbran, Torfaen

Principal Systems Engineer

Aerospace and Defence - Leicestershire - Permanent - Competitive Salary A Principal Systems Engineer is required to join the Systems Team within a market leading Innovative Defence Systems Company. The Principal Systems Engineer will report to the Engineering Manager and will be part of an engineering team responsible for Systems, Test and Integration Engineering on the company's product range. Principal Systems Engineer - Key Responsibilities Senior member of the Systems Integration team Establish, document and maintain documentation standards and provide guidance Integration documentation required during the system development phases System and subsystem Integration and qualification process and plans Responsibility for the integration lab functioning and equipment availability Interact with Prime Integration manager to deliver integration output to programme Support the Programme Managers as required Plan the integration and qualification performance (activities, Labs, Equipment etc.) Produce, update and maintain Integration & qualification documents Oversee integration at system level and support integration of subsystems Maintain Technical Specs and external interface requirement specification Capture/track Customer, User and/or System requirements Prepare readiness review datapacks and support Field and Flight Engineering teams Technical Skills and Experience for Principal Systems Engineer Degree in electrical/electronic engineering or equivalent engineering alternative Proven experience in systems test and integration Knowledge and experience in integration, verification and qualification Technical experience in a multi-disciplined project environment Experience of customer interaction and Excellent communication skills Ability to gain/hold the requisite Security Clearance Defence sector background or other development/process oriented industry Using systems and requirements engineering tools such as DOORS Working in a multi-cultural/multinational environment Self-motivated, reliable, accurate, assertive and confident approach Good communication skills at all levels Ability to influence and communicate well in a multi-cultural environment Prepared to travel to sites at various locations within and outside the UK occasionally **Security Clearance will be required for this role and therefore only applications from candidates able to obtain this will be considered** If you feel you meet the requirements for the role of the Principal Systems Engineer then apply directly or contact Peter Heap at Jonathan Lee Recruitment. Either Direct Line 01384 446102 or Email suitable MS Word CV's

Permanent / Leicestershire, England

Project Manager

Project Manager - Aerospace - Attractive - Hampshire - Permanent A Project Manager is required to join a market leading Innovative Aerospace and Defence Technology Company that specialise in aircraft sensors, displays and systems. The Project Manager will deliver on a £6m + Engineering Development Project and will Manage a multifunctional team of up to 20 Engineers and Technicians, over more than one site. The Project Manager ensure contract deliveries through the management of engineers in an IPT environment. Responsibilities of the Project Manager Strong ability to manage customer relationships over the short and long term Be the identifiable leader of an integrated project team, internally and with the customer Coaching engineers and other allocated resources in the rigorous application of best practice Engineering process tailored to specific project aims Motivate, track and challenge delivery teams using appropriate metrics Direct line management of engineers to include supporting development Sustainment of professional competencies Support skills analysis and recruitment activities within the engineering department Full ownership of planning and delivery to cost, schedule and quality Manage Aerospace engineering development projects Develop Work and Product Breakdown Structures (WBS/PBS) Analysis of customer requirements, Statements of Work and internal constraints Facilitate and enhance the input of engineers to plans, costing and work activities Provide project reporting to senior management (resource, progress leading to EVM) Manage the risk process on projects; Identifying risk associated with work packages Produce analysis evidence and recommendations to support senior management Develop Statement of Work documentation to support engineering requirements Take ownership of elements of departmental process Champion continuous improvement in these areas Qualifications and Desired Characteristics of the Project Manager An experienced project manager with a record of delivery across full project lifecycle Solid understanding of project management best practice theory PRINCE2 or APMP with the practical ability to tailor and adjust process to gain efficiency Experience of day to day people management of local engineering teams An ability to interpret complex task data to identify a planned path An articulate communicator (written and oral) with the ability to rapidly gain credibility with customers, peers and engineers Experience of interfacing with Large Commercial related businesses is desirable Security Clearance may be required for this position due to the nature of the Products Manufactured If you feel you meet the requirements for the role of the Project Manager then apply directly or contact Peter Heap at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on either 01384 446102 or email with suitable MS Word format CV's

Permanent / Hampshire, England

Electronics Avionic Technician

Aviation/Aerospace - Competitive Salary - Permanent - West London An Electronic Technician is required to repair and overhaul a wide range of Avionic Communications, Navigation, Radar, Audio units to component level. The Electronic Technician is required to join an Avionic Systems Company immediately. The Electronic Technician will be responsible for working with Electronic technologies ranging from analogue electronics to complex microprocessor electronics with the ability to repair RF circuits. Electronic Technician - Key Responsibilities Precise mechanical work and electronics repair Electronics repair of through hole and surface mounted components fault finding and testing using specialised and general-purpose electronics test equipment Complete accurate and legible repair records Ensure accuracy and safety standards are met Understanding the Standard Operating and Company Procedures Skills Required for Electronic Technician PC literate - Microsoft word, excel, databases HNC/HND level electronics preferred Good command of spoken and written English Good eyesight with or without glasses or lenses (No Colour Blindness) Good experience in electronic repairs at component level RF experience with ability to repair complex RF circuits and technology Soldering skills both surface mount and through hole components Experienced in the use of electronic test equipment Experience in similar role advantageous Aviation or Military background desirable Previous experience within an Avionics desirable Good working knowledge of aircraft systems would be an advantage Security Clearance will be required for this role due to the nature of the Industry If you feel you meet the requirements for the role of the Avionic Electronic Technician then apply directly or contact Peter Heap at Jonathan Lee Recruitment. Either Direct Line 01384 446102 or Email suitable MS Word CV's

Permanent / West London, London


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