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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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Logistics Operator - Exports

Logistics - Export Operatives We are looking for 3 Logistic / Export Operatives, for a third-party logistics (3PL) company, at their facility in the Heathrow area, for a 7am to 7pm Shift, that is 4 days on and 4 days off. The Logistic / Export Operatives will be responsible for the preparation of shipping documents for the distribution and export of aircraft spares worldwide. The ideal candidate will: Demonstrate their attitude and ability to excel at ensuring the end clients targets and standards are met or exceeded. To prepare the shipping documents for the distribution and export of aircraft spares worldwide. Process work to Customer KPI's. Update and operate various operating systems. Liaise with Supervisor as to daily priorities and functions within the office routine that will assist with workloads/achieving KPI's. Maintain teamwork over all shifts in conjunction with all departments. To ensure that all stock (Engineering parts) are moved using correct Manual Handling procedures. To ensure that all documentation and information is handled and completed as required. Able to work to strict deadlines. Experience: 2 years' experience in an Export, Courier or Customer Service environment. (ideally in a 3PL or aircraft stores environment). Good Standard of General education with good Maths, English and Geography. Attention to detail and able to work on own initiative with accuracy and consistency. Previous experience of operating TE2, SAP and CSP or similar systems. Previous experience of Fedex, DHL, UPS, TNT, ID-database processing. Good PC skills with Microsoft Office and Outlook. Have a pro-active attitude and able to work to deadlines. Benefits: Salary - negotiable dependent upon experience Shift allowance Overtime 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 / Southall, Middlesex

Business Development Manager (South East)

Business Development Manager - South East We are seeking a Business Development Manager to be based in the South East of England for one of the largest manufacturers of interconnect products in the world. The Company designs, manufactures and markets electrical, electronic and fibre optic connectors, coaxial and flat-ribbon cable, and interconnect systems. This role will be home based but reporting into the main Whitstable facility. The primary end markets for the Company's products are communications and information processing markets, including cable television, cellular telephone and data communication and information processing systems; aerospace and military electronics; and automotive, rail and other transportation and industrial applications. The Business Development Manager will manage existing customers, identify new business opportunities and convert them into sales to meet the company targets for growth and profitability across multiple markets. Responsibilities & Duties include: Responsible for developing new business from new accounts Interfaces between customers and other functions within the organisation to provide service to new and developing customers Ensures that responses to customer enquiries are completed on a timely basis to achieve service and quality standards Informs customers of new product/technologies and services Creates, monitors and revises lead generation plans to generate a substantive sales opportunity pipeline Submits reports detailing sales statistics such as order levels, margin levels, call rates, leads, etc Maintains up-to-date and comprehensive knowledge of the organisation's and competitor's products and/or services Manages performance through key performance indicators Develops strategic plans for business development and responsible for achieving profitable growth in line with the business objective Conducts joint visits with engineering, sales and other relevant departments and provides feedback to the business Responsible for achieving sales and order intake, as well as budgets and forecasts Experience and Qualifications Significant sales and business development experience in preferably in this sector Demonstrable sales successes and growth Self-motivated and extremely focused, work on own initiative Able to adopt an advisory, consultative approach when selling products, with a can-do attitude. Excellent IT skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) Strong commercial flair and applies the highest ethical standards in all dealings and transactions Driving Licence - Essential Benefits Salary - Negotiable dependent upon experience Bonus Scheme Pension Plan Car allowance 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 / Whitstable, Kent

FP&A Accountant

FP&A ACCOUNTANT To £40,000 + package Permanent Leicester Aerospace The Role This position supports the Finance Director of this Leicester division of a global aerospace business: Undertake monthly, quarterly and annual forecasting activities. Assist the Finance Director and wider team in developing budgets for projects in different business areas, including commercial work, CAPEX, and investment appraisal. Use sales information to undertake profit margin analysis. Analyse spend against budgets, reporting on variances. Report key financial information to departmental heads. The Person This opportunity is ideal for a Finalist or Qualified Accountant who is looking to continue their development in a professional blue-chip environment. To be successful you will: Be able to demonstrate excellent commercial awareness and be able to partner with multiple stakeholders. Be capable of developing complex budgets & financial forecasts, and performing variance analysis. Possess advanced Excel skills. Hold a full ACA / ACCA / CIMA qualification, or be at the final stages of study. The Company Our client is a UK division of a US multi-billion dollar business which manufactures components to be supplied to the aerospace and defence industries. How to Apply To apply, please do so online, attaching a copy of your CV and details of your current remuneration.

Permanent / Leicester, Leicestershire

Avionic Technician

Avionics Technician - Permanent - Lincolnshire - Aerospace An Avionics Technician is required with knowledge of the repair and test of avionic/electrical components. Candidates with experience within the aerospace/defence industry would be well received. Due to the continues success of this company, a global leader in the delivery of supply chain management solutions within the aircraft maintenance sector based in Lincolnshire requires an Avionics Technician with component, electrical or PCB repair experience for a new permanent role. As an Avionic Technician you will be required to: Carry out the test and repair of avionic, PCB and aircraft electrical components. Work to strict standard operating procedures. Complete all documentation with a high degree of accuracy. Ensure that all components are traceable and logged. Assist in other workshop activities in support of the department. The Avionic Technician should have the following skills or experience: Operated in a similar avionics environment. Carried out repair and test duties on avionic/electrical systems or PCB's. Educated to NVQ Level 3 or above or equivalent experience. An understanding of Military documentation is required. Have the ability to communicate effectively at all levels Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of Avionics Test & Repair and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Avionic Technician role, please contact Neil Cayley at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446114.

Permanent / Lincolnshire, England

Project Engineer

Project Engineer - Aerospace - Permanent - West Midlands A Project Engineer is required with knowledge of complex systems and full project delivery. Candidates with experience of the aerospace industry would be well received. Due to continued success and global growth, a leading manufacturer of safety critical systems based in the West Midlands area requires a proactive and dynamic Project Engineer with full product life cycle experience for a new permanent role. As the Project Engineer you will be required to: Work across both of the company's Commercial and Military Aircraft Businesses Manage internal resources, budgets, and assets Deliver on key customer, and program objectives. Contribute to the analysis, conceptual design, development, testing and sourcing of complex control hardware used on both Military and Commercial Vehicles The Project Engineer should have the following skills or experience: Aerospace background with a focus upon Product Design and Development Demonstrated leadership experience, exceptional communication skills, planning and fiscal management Degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline such as Aerospace, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering. Possess excellent proficiency levels required for effective project engineer-related responsibilities Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of complex systems within the aerospace arena and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Project Engineer role, please contact Neil Cayley at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446114.

Permanent / Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire

Project Engineer

Project Engineer - Aerospace - Permanent - West Midlands A Project Engineer is required with knowledge of complex systems and full project delivery. Candidates with experience of the aerospace industry would be well received. Due to continued success and global growth, a leading manufacturer of safety critical systems based in the West Midlands area requires a proactive and dynamic Project Engineer with full product life cycle experience for a new permanent role. As the Project Engineer you will be required to: Work across both of the company's Commercial and Military Aircraft Businesses Manage internal resources, budgets, and assets Deliver on key customer, and program objectives. Contribute to the analysis, conceptual design, development, testing and sourcing of complex control hardware used on both Military and Commercial Vehicles The Project Engineer should have the following skills or experience: Aerospace background with a focus upon Product Design and Development Demonstrated leadership experience, exceptional communication skills, planning and fiscal management Degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline such as Aerospace, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering. Possess excellent proficiency levels required for effective project engineer-related responsibilities Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of complex systems within the aerospace arena and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Project Engineer role, please contact Neil Cayley at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446114.

Permanent / Wolverhampton, West Midlands

RMS Technical Specialist Safety Engineer

RMS Technical Specialist Safety - Gloucestershire - Permanent - Aero + Defence An RMS Technical Specialist Safety is required to join an innovative Aero + Defence Systems company on Permanent basis that specialises in advanced products primarily for the Defence and Aerospace industry. The RMS Technical Specialist Safety will provide technical expertise to support the optimisation of systems and equipment reliability, maintainability and safety parameters. The RMS Technical Specialist Safety will proactively influence the development of products to ensure Safety, Testability and that the R&M principles are implemented and integrated. Responsibilities of the RMS Technical Specialist Safety Provide technical supervision and management of contractor safety, reliability and supportability deliverables Understand and apply the principles of Safety, Reliability, Maintainability and Testability Engineering in accordance with military and civilian standards, directives and requirements for example: Def. Stan's, MIL-STD, ARP 4761/4754 Identify and analyse Safety, Testability, R&M requirements from customers Generation of Safety, Reliability, Maintainability, Testability and Supportability plans and case reports Safety and Reliability & Maintainability analysis FMECA and Fault Tree Analysis (FTA) as part of the design and development Provide guidance for design for safety, reliability, maintainability and testability Influence the design and development of engineering solutions to be safe Conduct/co-ordinate Safety, R&M and Supportability reviews of supplier docs Identify and agree Safety and Supportability requirements from international legislation, directives and standards that may be outside of the project scope Technical Requirements of the RMS Technical Specialist Safety Degree or HNC educated in an engineering or science discipline A background in electronics would be a distinct advantage Understanding of product development lifecycle and associated requirements Understands the importance of delivery performance to cost and schedule Experience and understanding of product development practices to ISO9001 & AS9100 Quality standards Understanding of product development lifecycle and associated requirements Understands the importance of delivery performance to cost and schedule Experience and understanding of product development practices and Quality standards Understanding and experience of data capture in terms of Technical Publications Knowledge of Training, Integrated Logistics Support (ILS), Logistic Support Analysis (LSA) Understanding and experience of data capture in terms of Technical Publications, Training, Integrated Logistics Support (ILS), Logistic Support Analysis (LSA) and WLC/LCC Experience of identifying Programme and Customer Related Supportability requirements Some experience of Mechanical Engineering Development Security Clearance will be required for this role due to the nature of the products and the Industry sectors involved. If interested in this RMS Technical Specialist Safety, then please contact Peter Heap at Jonathan Lee Recruitment by calling my direct line on +44 (0) 1384 446102 or apply directly. Alternatively, please send suitable MS Word Format CV's directly to this Email for review.

Permanent / Gloucestershire, England

Maintenance Engineer - DAYS ONLY

Maintenance Engineer (mechanical) - Central Birmingham - Presses/CNC's - £26k to £32k A Maintenance Engineer is required to join a well-established, successful and progressive family business which is a manufacturer of specialist material handling equipment, components and systems. The role is based in the new purpose-built manufacturing facility in central Birmingham. We are offering to financially support the candidate through electrical courses if they wish to multi-skill train. Maintenance Engineer responsibilities will include; Servicing and maintenance on CNC machines and power presses. Coordinate and deliver the TPM. Develop all plans and look to improve the general function of the maintenance department. To move away from a reactive culture to a planned maintenance approach and programme. General day to day site/facilities maintenance will also be a part of the role as required. As the Maintenance Engineer you will require the following skills & experiences; A multi-skilled ability to maintain plant, equipment and facilities. Experience of maintaining/servicing power presses and CNC machines is desirable. Experience of PLC fault finding (desirable). Experience of implementing TPM. The opportunity for a Maintenance Engineer with this business will suit any experienced individual who is looking for a wide-ranging role where, as part of a smaller business they can be effective and make a difference. Please click on the link to apply.

Permanent / Birmingham, West Midlands

Senior Safety Engineer

Senior Safety RMS Engineer - Gloucestershire - Permanent - Aero + Defence A Senior Safety RMS Engineer is required to join an innovative Aero + Defence Systems company on Permanent basis that specialises in advanced products primarily for the Defence and Aerospace industry. The Senior Safety RMS Engineer will report directly to the Safety RMS Manager and provide technical expertise to support the optimisation of systems and equipment reliability, maintainability and safety parameters. The Senior Safety RMS Engineer will proactively influence the development of products to ensure Safety, reliability, Testability and that the R&M principles are implemented and integrated. Responsibilities of the Senior Safety RMS Engineer Take a lead role in developing the technical capability of the RM&S department Understand and apply the principles of Safety, Reliability, Maintainability and Testability Identify and analyse Safety, Reliability, Testability, R&M requirements from customers Generation of Safety, Reliability, Maintainability, Testability and Supportability plans Safety and Reliability & Maintainability analysis including reliability prediction FMECA and Fault Tree Analysis (FTA) as part of the design and development Provide guidance for design for safety, reliability, maintainability and testability Influence the design and development of engineering solutions Conduct and co-ordinate Safety, R&M and Supportability reviews Identify and agree Safety and Supportability requirements from international legislation Technical Requirements of the Senior Safety RMS Engineer Good knowledge of standards and directives such as MIL-STD's, ARP4761 & 4754 Degree or HNC educated in an engineering or science discipline A background in electronics would be a distinct advantage Some experience of Mechanical Engineering Development Understanding of product development lifecycle and associated requirements Understands the importance of delivery performance to cost and schedule Experience and understanding of product development practices and Quality standards Understanding and experience of data capture in terms of Technical Publications Knowledge of Training, Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) & Logistic Support Analysis Understanding and experience of data capture in terms of Technical Publications Experience of identifying Programme and Customer Related Supportability requirements Security Clearance will be required for this role due to the nature of the products involved. If interested in this Senior Safety RMS Engineer then please contact Peter Heap at Jonathan Lee Recruitment by calling my direct line on +44(0)1384 446102 or apply directly. Alternatively, please send suitable MS Word Format CV's directly to this Email for review.

Permanent / Gloucestershire, England

Design Engineer

Design Engineer - Gloucester - Defence Systems - Permanent - Attractive A Design Engineer is required to join the Engineering Team within a market leading Innovative Technology Company that specialise Communication Systems for Military and Government Organisations. The successful Design Engineer will design and detail mechanical solutions in line with Product Design Specifications and relevant standards, complete cable drawings, compiling BoM's, assist with prototype build tasks. The Design Engineer will document the design information for formal release to manufacture. The Design Engineer will support the Production and Sales teams as products progress through all stages of the development and production process life-cycle. Design Engineer - Key Responsibilities Create mechanical design solutions to comply with the Product Design Specifications. Create cable drawings and Create/Manage Product, Cable & PCB BOM's. Produce accurate product build documentation. Produce concept renders in support of quotations for sales. Assist with validation testing of developed products. Actively support the company Engineering Change Request procedures. Ensure work is carried out in accordance with company, customer and BS standards. Carry out Continuous Improvement activities within the business. Technical Skills and Experience required for the Design Engineer HNC in Mechanical Engineering and Experience in designing and drafting. Knowledge of 3D and 2D CAD tools, preferably Solidworks & AutoCAD. A strong understanding of manufacturing processes. Experience designing electro-mechanical enclosures, sheet metal & machined components. An appreciation of documented quality standards and systems. Effective communication skills and a good attention to detail. Able to produce drawings and design documentation with a "right first time" attitude. Basic understanding of UK & US Military EMC and Environmental Test Standards. Occasional travel to Customers. **Security Clearance will be required for this role due to the sensitive nature of the products 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 Design Engineer then apply directly or contact Peter Heap at Jonathan Lee Recruitment. Either Direct Line 01384 446102 or Email suitable MS Word CV's to

Permanent / Gloucestershire, England

Test Equipment Development Engineer

Test Equipment Development Engineer - Permanent - Aerospace & Defence - Attractive A Test Equipment Development Engineer is required to join an established company with a strong reputation in the aerospace and defence sectors. The successful candidate will be joining to assist in the development of test equipment and rigs to the highest standards. Responsibilities of the Test Equipment Development Engineer will include the following: Design and development of new assembly and electronics hardware & test equipment. Develop and write software primarily using LabView. Provide drawings, software listings and technical support for assembly and test equipment. Work alongside repair, maintenance and calibration test teams. The Test Equipment Development Engineer should have the following skills or experience: BSc Degree in Electronics/Electrical Engineering or equivalent Experience in an electronics design role for safety critical engineering applications. Experience using LabView and Excellent communication skills. Experience in an engineering environment Computer literate with software programming experience Ability to fault find to component level with little or no drawing cover. A desire to develop a career in the field of Test Equipment Development Engineering This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of electronic test design to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Gloucestershire based company will offer the successful Test Equipment Development Engineer. Competitive salary Annual bonus scheme Health plan The opportunity to work on exciting cutting-edge technology projects Interviews for the Test Equipment Development Engineer will commence with immediate effect with a view to starting as soon as possible. For further information on the Test Equipment Development Engineer position please contact Peter Heap on my direct line 01384 446102 at Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Permanent / Gloucestershire, England

Test Engineer

Test Engineer - Aerospace & Defence - Permanent - Attractive - Berkshire A Test Engineer is required to join an established company with a good reputation in the Aerospace and Defence sectors. The successful Test Engineer will report directly to the Cell Team Leader and they will join the Assembly and Test dept. Responsibilities and Skills Required of the Test Engineer Ability to utilise all manner of test equipment within the area to perform required tests Development of new test programs and manufacture of test harnesses Liaison with relevant Production engineer to enable inspection test standard times Ensure compliance to the company's registered Quality Management System Knowledge of BS EN ISO 9001/AS9100 as detailed in the Quality Manual Conform to electrical test methods as stipulated in the Quality Standards Manual Conformance to respective test criteria, i.e product specifications and test procedures Responsible for compiling and signing off final test result sheets Adhere to all company Health and Safety disciplines Possess good interpersonal skills and the ability to motivate and delegate as required Practice a confident, enthusiastic, and professional attitude at all times To be adaptable and flexible when required to work in other areas. Experience and Qualifications Required for the Test Engineer Minimum ONC or equivalent qualification in Electronic / Electrical Engineering preferred Experience working in a manufacturing Company Experience in an electro-mechanical manufacturing company The ability to use a PC and able to work with minimum supervision Able to use a microscope or magnifier for fine detail work Manual handling of product would be required Good dexterity is required for the fine detail work 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 Test 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 / Reading, Berkshire

Service Engineer

Service Engineer - Birmingham - Production Equipment - £30k to £40k A Service Engineer is required to join a world leading manufacturer of coil processing and roll forming equipment. You will be required to travel to customer sites, both domestically and internationally. As the Service Engineer your responsibilities will include; You will provide on-site corrective/preventative maintenance and offer after-sales technical and commercial support. You will be required to develop technical knowledge of highly engineered and automated material processing equipment. PLC fault finding. Installation and start-up of equipment globally Providing a first class service to our customers. As the Service Engineer you will require the following skills and experiences; Experience of servicing production processing equipment is highly beneficial (roll forming, coil processing, packaging systems, automation systems etc.) This role requires experience or aptitude to develop knowledge in both mechanical and electrical engineering. Experience with hydraulic and pneumatic systems knowledge of PLC Systems (Allen Bradley or Siemens). If you are interested in this exciting new Service Engineer opportunity please click on the link below.

Permanent / Birmingham, West Midlands
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