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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.

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Process Technician

  Process Technician £Highly Competitive Plus Benefits Shift Rotating Pattern Shropshire Process, Technician, Die Casting, Cast, Mould Tooling, Tooling, Tool Repair, Systems, Manufacturing, Planning, Problem Solving, Improvements, Tool Change & Management A Process Technician is required with knowledge of managing and developing processes within a casting and/or moulding environment looking at process improvements, tooling, tool changes, tool management and waste elimination to support the Process Engineering Team. As a Process Technician you will be required to support the following: -           Promote the companies HSE policies across the department and plant. -           Actively seek to identify areas for process improvement within all areas of tooling, tool change and manufacturing processes to support new -           Instigate correct casting defect diagnosis and identify the KPIV and influence them accordingly -           Daily dialogue with the Production Team to ensure the Die Casting processes meet the delivery objectives (provide Tier 3 daily meeting representation) -           Developing & maintaining process documentation -           Controlling PFMEA documentation and actioning recommendations through score reduction projects -           Develop and implement process improvement strategies through OEE improvements Cost Avoidance projects -           Lead CI improvement activities within the Upstream processes -           Investigate, troubleshoot & resolve – root cause analysis -           Playing a key role in the implementation of new product through design input, launches/burst builds/tool trials -           Forge sound working relationships with suppliers to allow the company to remain at the forefront of HPDC technological advancement. Education / Skills / Experience -           Strong knowledge of production tooling, manufacturing processes predominately from a die cast, casting, moulding and/or forging industry    -           Effective communication and relationship building skills -           Creation of Standard Work Instructions (SWI) -           Continuous Improvement Activities and POKE YOKE (error proofing) -           Understanding of control systems and parameter management -           Knowledge of the impact tooling design has on the Die Casting Process -           Process change management experience -           Metallurgy experience – understanding the impact of alloying elements within aluminium -           Lean manufacturing / OEE -           PFMEA -           Methodical DOE approach  -           HPDC KPIV identification skills -           Root cause analysis/ 8D This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of die casting who has exposure to new product launch, process improvement, manufacturing systems and waste elimination seeking to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Shropshire based company will offer you: Competitive salary with excellent benefits package Excellent opportunity to work with a world class organisation were you can progress and develop your career Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon.  If you have knowledge of Process Engineering within a die casting environment, have supported new product launch and process improvement initiatives and want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Process Technician role, please contact Mark Bignell at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446167 or email 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 / Telford

Manufacturing Engineer / Senior Manufacturing Engineer

Senior Manufacturing Engineer £Competitive Plus Benefits Warwickshire Manufacturing, Prototype, Build, Process, Machining, Assembly, Development, DFM, PFMEA, Launch, NPI Are you a Senior Manufacturing Engineer looking to join an innovation company who are seeking to take new technology and components from conceptual design into production. Based at their Leamington technical centre, the role will be to deliver the design, validation, specification, sourcing, installation and commissioning of manufacturing systems for rotating, machined and assembled components/systems. Working alongside engineering, quality and production functions the Manufacturing Engineer will  support design for manufacture, create process documentation and support prototype and pilot builds. As a Manufacturing Engineer you will be responsible for: Lead DFM activities, including PFMEA and control plan generation. Work alongside supply chain to build make-vs-buy strategy. Define and document processes and controls to meet IATF16949 requirements. Plan and implement a flexible production facility on the Leamington site to deliver prototype, pilot build and initial customer volume. Identify, test and validate manufacturing process for key components and sub-systems in support of make vs buy decision process. Train and develop a team of production technicians in product build, TPM, 5S, SMED and other lean methodologies. Act as a consultant for contract manufacturers and partners to support outsourced volume production. Skills required: Essential Manufacturing experience in an assembly and test environment. Experience in designing, specifying, sourcing and validating assembly tooling and equipment. Ability to critically appraise product designs to improve manufacturability. Ability to create and control process documentation. Ability to expose and solve problems in a manufacturing environment. Ability to fully manage projects and coordinate cross-functional teams. The successful candidate is likely to hold an engineering degree or be able to demonstrate an equivalent level of engineering knowledge. Desirable Automotive or aerospace experience would be an advantage. Experience with electro-mechanical product assembly and test. Experience of a variety of manufacturing processes – Stamping, bonding, plating, grinding, casting, machining. A sound understanding of lean principles in manufacturing. Good PC skills with grounding in 3D CAD and shop floor systems. Qualities Flexible in approach; not afraid to get involved wherever their skills are needed. Be comfortable working without well-established systems and processes. Be tenacious and curious in finding problems and creative in delivering solutions. Able to communicate and engage from shop floor to board level. Willing to travel, including overseas, for short periods. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon.  If you have knowledge in taking prototype parts into production, devising processes, equipment and systems and want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Senior Manufacturing Engineers role, please contact Mark Bignell at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446167 or email 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 / Warwick

Principal Electrical Hardware Engineer

Principal Electrical Hardware Engineer – Attractive Permanent - Defence and Aerospace - Leicestershire A Principal Electrical Hardware Engineer is required to join a market leading Innovative Defence Systems Company. The Principal Electrical Hardware Engineer will provide Hardware Engineering expertise to the company for the Design, Development and Qualification of Defence Systems, Defence Platforms and other equipment that is required. The Principal Electrical Hardware Engineer will work with Senior Engineering Management to include Chief Engineering, Programme Management, and the engineering team. The successful Principal Electrical Hardware Engineer will Lead all hardware electrical design, test, integration, qualification aspects and be able to act as the technical lead for development projects as directed by the Senior Management. Principal Electrical Hardware Engineer– Key Responsibilities Provide guidance and oversight of tasks undertaken within Hardware engineering discipline. Overall responsibility to develop hardware engineering capabilities. Contribute to improvement and development of overarching engineering processes. Lead the hardware engineering discipline within the organisation. Oversee all aspects of hardware engineering undertaken within product life-cycle. Electrical and Electronic Hardware Design (Concept & Detailed). Conduct Analysis, Qualification, Integration & Test. Provide input into future estimates and schedules of hardware engineering. Manage regular reviews of relevant aspects of hardware engineering processes. Propose process improvements as required/identified. Mentor Junior members of the Hardware Engineering team as required. Support Customer and subcontractor activities. Conduct Hardware reviews, technical meetings & investigations as required. Technical Skills and Experience for Principal Electrical Hardware Engineer BEng (Hons) (or equivalent) in Hardware and Electrical Engineering Proven relevant experience working in hardware and electrical design and qualification field. Experience designing electronic equipment to military standards. Experience in EMC design. Competent and experienced with test methodology. Experience of defining and managing qualification testing. Experience in a range of technologies. Proven communication skills with ability to assertively lead subject debates. Prioritise and deliver whilst working on multiple projects and activities. Ability to motivate and develop individuals, driving the wider team performance. Ability to build effective working relationships both internal and external with customers. Proven experience with defence engineering specifications. Familiar with the use of standard tools for design and test. Good team player with the ability to build strong working relationships at all levels. Excellent communication skills both verbal and written. Good working knowledge and experience of Microsoft Office packages. **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 Electrical Hardware 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 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

Senior Project Engineer

Senior Project Engineer (Powertrain) £Highly Competitive Plus Benefits  Location: Warwickshire (Remote Working Available) Engine, Powertrain, Design, Development, Prototype, Build, Innovation, Packaging, Integration, Performance, Leadership, Delivery, DFM, DFA, CAD, FEA, Manufacturing  Want to work for a forward thinking organisation that design, develop and build powertrain systems for vehicle applications predominately within the maritime industry, driving engineering excellence across their range of products? We are looking for an experienced and innovative Senior Project Engineer (Powertrain) to help integrate their products into bespoke vehicles from concept through to production across their UK sites following a significant recent investment in the business. The role of Senior Project Engineer (Powertrain) will be to lead the development and integration of powertrain units predominately within maritime applications overseeing all design work and project delivery. A hands-on approach and can-do attitude are essential, as is the ability to challenge mainstream thinking in a constructive and energetic way. You will need to have experience of powertrain development, engineering and integration being responsible for the delivery of all projects including new platforms and support for existing combustion engines programmes. As a Senior Project Engineer (Powertrain) for both products and systems from concept to production, your main responsibilities will include; Develops and/or directs the creation of 3D models and drawings on CAD, bills of materials, DVP&R’s and other documentation necessary for the conceptualization, documentation, validation, release and implementation of products. Ensures product designs perform as intended, are reliable, and are safe for manufacturing and the end user per the FRD. Lead design reviews using FMEA and DFM/A techniques along with developing and overseeing the execution of the Design Validation Plan and Report (DVP&R). Analyzes and interprets engineering data including performing engineering calculations to problem solve and support product development Interact with Marketing, IP team, Sales, Manufacturing, Quality, Purchasing, and suppliers to meet the specifications and needs of the customer in the development of new and current products Provide engineering and technical assistance to both internal and external customers. Thoroughly documents product designs, project activities, communications, verification results and recommendations as required. Direct the activities of engineering staff working on assigned projects Actively engage in the development and use of “best practices” as it pertains to product development and design knowledge This is a challenging and exciting role and we are looking for a candidate who can demonstrate that they have the ability and passion to: Degree qualified in Engineering with extensive experience in a product design and development role Powertrain development and marine engine experience preferred Proficient with UGNX (preferred) or CREO CAD platforms along with Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and critical path software (MSProject). Strong communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively communicate to all levels within the organization. Possess well-developed product knowledge, problem solving skills, and project management capabilities Proficient in “Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance” (GD&T) and is able to perform tolerance stack-up analysis Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon.  If you have knowledge in the design and development of powertrain products, systems and their integration into vehicle and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Senior Project Engineer (Powertrain) role, please contact Mark Bignell at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446167 or email 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 / Eccleshall

Project Manager - Electronics and Avionics

Project Manager - Aerospace and Defence - Avionics and Electronics - Devonshire - Attractive A Project Manager - Avionics and Electronics is required to join an International aerospace and defence company with a solid background within Avionic or Electronic components for complex systems. Project Managers with experience of working in the Aerospace and Defence sectors would be well received. Due to this company's continued success, a leading manufacturer of complex aerospace and defence safety systems based in the Devon area requires a proactive and dynamic Project Manager - Avionics and Electronics for a new permanent role where experience of strict standards and regulations is a must. The Project Manager - Avionics and Electronics will join the Engineering Department to participate in the management, execution, and delivery of engineering activities, relating to the generation of a new range of products for use in industrial and avionic applications.   As the Project Manager - Avionics and Electronics you will be responsible for the following: Contribute directly to product development activities. Ensuring that project development activities are coordinated efficiently. Undertake direct management and reporting of key projects. Ensure that product activities are completed within project budget and time frame. Produce and review resource forecasts and manage any resource requirements. Manage product development projects. Ensure compliance with the NPI (New Product Introduction) process. Ensure engagement/communication with all relevant internal/external stakeholders. Co-ordinate product development activities through a multi-disciplinary engineering team. Hands on contribution to all elements of the engineering life-cycle. Identify and implement process and productivity improvements. Assist in the generation and review of bids and proposals. Work with the Engineering Management Team to ensure targets are met. The Project Manager - Avionics and Electronics should have the following Qualifications Skills or Experience: HND or Degree in Electronics, Software, Systems, Physics, or a related discipline. Proven Project Management experience is essential. Qualification to PRINCE2, APMP or PMP is advantageous. A demonstrable record of product delivery in a multi-discipline engineering environment. Proven practising engineer in a chosen engineering discipline. Experience of working in a design environment within military or aerospace. Experience of product development activity would be advantageous. Understanding of sensor interface, embedded computing, and user interface design. Software development life-cycle management to DO-178 is advantageous. An excellent communicator and be able to operate effectively at all levels. Experience with requirements capture, design, implementation, and verification. Knowledge of qualification, compliance, and support activities. Knowledge of electronic product certification to EMC and Environmental Standards. Ability to work independently using initiative and innovation to solve technical problems. Willingness for occasional UK and International travel. Willingness to accept responsibility and accountability. Honest and realistic in reporting project quality, cost, and schedule. Excellent project management, engineering life-cycle and organisational skills. Enthusiastic, confident, self-motivated, flexible, and determined to succeed. Comfortable with customer interaction. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have experience of Project Management within complex electronics and or avionics systems and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Project Manager - Avionics and Electronics role, please contact Peter Heap at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446102 or send suitable CV's to 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 / Devon

Senior Recruitment Consultant - Engineering & Manufacturing

Senior Recruitment Consultant - Engineering & Manufacturing Competitive Salary plus benefits Stourbridge Commercial / Engineering / Manufacturing We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Senior Consultant to join our growing team in our Stourbridge or Warwick offices, developing senior level retained business and providing recruitment support for new clients. With a fantastic reputation and track record in supporting the Technical, Engineering and Manufacturing industries, we pride ourselves on understanding our client needs and cover roles from senior management to executive and interim managers. As a Senior Consultant within our Search & Selection division you will be responsible for: Generating leads and converting them into opportunities for sales. Developing new client relationships, up-selling and cross selling our suite of complimentary services in line with agreed fee targets, utilising your negotiation skills to agree terms of business and fee arrangements. Identifying and qualifying target clients that align with our business growth strategy, attending client visits and preparing written proposals. Working to agreed KPI's and revenue targets. Delivering a senior level recruitment provision, managing client and candidate expectations throughout and providing solutions to recruitment challenges. Attracting suitable candidates through writing appropriate adverts, utilising relevant websites/social media, utilising our internal database or using your professional network of contacts. Interviewing candidates to evaluate their suitability. Attending networking events and exhibitions to promote the Jonathan Lee brand Successful applicants should have the following skills or experience: Demonstrable track record in the Technical, Engineering or Manufacturing industries or associated commercial functions such as Purchasing, Sales etc Experience of recruiting directors and senior managers, ideally through a retained solution Strong relationship building and negotiation skills, proven ability to drive pipeline revenue. Competitive drive and determination to succeed against your KPI's and performance targets. This is challenging and rewarding role with real growth potential for the right individual based on success and delivery. Jonathan Lee have been providing recruitment and associated services to our clients who range from SME's to high profile OEM's within the automotive, aerospace, defence and aviation, general engineering, commercial and manufacturing industries for over 40 years. We are immensely proud of our highly experienced and professional team and work hard to ensure that we nurture a climate of industry excellence alongside a dedicated socially responsible framework. We want great people to join our business who share our values of quality, service excellence and team work but can also bring their own skills, knowledge and experience to the table. If you have any questions about the Senior Consultant role, please contact Jon Blaze at Jonathan Lee Search & Selection on 01384 446184

Permanent / Stourbridge, West Midlands


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  • Having recently left HM Armed forces I had high hopes that my skill base would allow me to pursue a new career. Having applied for several vacancies I was contacted by Jonathan Lee Recruitment regarding a position with an internationally renowned prestige motor manufacturer. Being unaware of the way recruitment has changed, you provided me with advice and guidance throughout the process, keeping me up to date with progress and liaising with the employer when necessary. I was offered a position and look forward to starting my new career shortly. I cannot thank Jonathan Lee Recruitment enough for their dedication, support and advice throughout my career search.

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    Senior Engineer
  • We have been more than encouraged by the work that Jonathan Lee Recruitment has completed for the members of the EEF, their marketplace knowledge across a wide variety of engineering sectors and most importantly the strong professional culture that they work to and high levels of service they provide. We would happily recommend the Jonathan Lee Recruitment business to any engineering and manufacturing organisation looking to engage a professional, committed and quality consultancy to support their recruitment activities.

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