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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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Typhoon Aircraft Mechanical and Avionics Technicians

We are currently recruiting Aircraft Technicians with TYPHOON experience to work in Saudi Arabia. You will be working for one of the world’s largest Defence organisations and assisting with providing training to Saudi Nationals. You will benefit from the following: You will receive an extremely competitive salary which will be TAX FREE! You will be exempt from National Insurance deductions after 12 months Rent free accommodation-Fully furnished apartments Able to relocate family with you Education provided for children Secure employment for a minimum of 2 years and likeliness for long term opportunities Private Pension Provision 41 Days leave per annum Service bonus Full access to all facilities on the compound. Flights are operated all over the world directly from Saudi Arabia, so you are in the perfect location to take that first step to travel to your dream destinations when on leave periods. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity and we hope to assist you on this journey to the next step in your career. You will be working for a well-established trusted employer and will also be able to contact any of our recruitment team for advice at any point. We work together to support all candidates from the very beginning and will be here to support you throughout the process. Full health care scheme You will be responsible for the following: Carrying out Mechanical maintenance activities including detailed troubleshooting and rectification Carrying out flight line duties as directed Support the work centre Supervisor in ensuring shift handovers are accurate Adhering to tool control procedures Provide and Supervise consolidation training and mentoring to assigned RSAF personnel leading to the award of 1st signature (Technician) Provide Training Guidance and mentoring of nominated RSAF personnel leading to the award of 2nd (Supervisor) signature Providing Supervisory 2nd Signature (over sign) for engineering and maintenance tasks carried out by the RSAF in support of consolidation training on operational aircraft Maintain accurate logbooks for the assigned RSAF technician Assist the training cell by providing additional training and supervision to RSAF and PC personnel (to include but not limited to) Flight Line servicing, aircraft tow duties etc. Providing trade cover for the flight line hit team troubleshooting and fixing crew in faults. Depending on experience, the post holder may be required to be authorised to undertake independent inspections of Safety Critical Systems (3rd Signature responsibility). Deputise for the work centre trade supervisor during periods of leave or absence. Train RSAF personnel in the role of Supervisor. To be successful in this role you must have the following: Must be educated to ONC/HNC level or recognised equivalent or have relevant experience supported by formal, recorded workplace applied related training. Must have completed a recognised aircraft engineering apprenticeship in industry/military or similar qualification in aircraft systems. Must have previous Typhoon Mechanical Systems experience with a formal ‘Q’ annotation. Previous Supervisory experience gained in a Military environment. 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 / Saudi Arabia

CFD Analyst

CFD Analyst Contract 6 months rolling contract Buckinghamshire Our cliient, an expert in the design and production of aeronautical electrical systems require a CFD Analyst to support the customer team in flow and cooling analysis using CFD, Aerospace/Avionics thermal management would be preferred but is not essential. PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES / ACCOUNTABILITIES Understand analysis requirements from the design and analysis leads Model and set up the appropriate analyses in CFX/ 1D code as applicable Post process and provide inputs to design COMPETENCIES & SKILLS Deep understanding of fluid dynamics and heat transfer Compressible flow, shock dynamics Boundary layer Low Reynolds number flow Two-phase flow Turbulence models Vortex-shedding Thermodynamic cycles Conjugate heat transfer Aero-Thermal analysis using: First principle models Reduced order models 1D 3D numerical simulations Significant experience running CFD and thermal simulation software ANSYS CFX. Experience in data post-processing methods, software, and algorithms. Excellent problem-solving skills. Excellent written and verbal communications skills PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES Confident communicator Ability to engage engineers and experts from different disciplines to learn and deliver QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE BE/ ME/ MTech in Mechanical Engineering Very experienced in use of ANSYS CFX for thermal analysis Customer Focus - Ability to build and develop Customer & Supplier relationships Problem solving ability Logical Thinking Effective Time management DESIRED PROFILE Flexible to work with customer team in supporting needs of product design and development schedules Taking a pro-active approach to solving problems For more information or to apply, please send your details today. 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 / Buckinghamshire

Assembly and Testing Technician, Aerospace

We are currently recruiting 4 x Assembly and Testing technicians for a well known Aircraft group client in Wolverhampton. This is on a 12 month fixed term contract and you may be offered a perm position afterwards depending upon performance. Average day shift hours are 0800-1700 Mon-Thurs and 0800-1200 on a Friday. You will also receive any uplifts if requested to complete shift work. Our client are known for their high quality work and know how important technicians are to the business therefore they are offering opportunities for development of skills and progression. Your daily responsibilities will consist of the following: Perform precision assembly of valves, manifolds and/or actuators Ensuring precision and innovation are part of your daily routine Working from engineering drawings Completing quality audits Taking responsibility of A&T process including cleaning, strip, assembly and flow matching Regularly use hand tools, gauges and measuring equipment to work to stringent quality standards Strip & re-build reworks for rectification Flow matching operations as applicable Wirelocking/Labeling/Finishing activities Set-up valves manifolds and actuators on manual and computerized test stands from set-up to final test. To be successful you must have the following: Apprenticeship trained or HND/HNC Experience within assembly and test within Aerospace industry Understanding of basic hydraulic and electrical/electronic schematic drawings Ability to perform strip examinations and write in depth failure reports If you are looking for your next challenge and to work for an international client specialising in aerospace, then please apply! 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 / Wolverhampton

Egress/Weapons Systems Maintenance Technician Saudi Arabia

We are currently recruiting 2 x Egress Systems Technicians to work on a 18 month contract in Saudi Arabia. You will be working for one of the world's largest Defence organisations and assisting with providing training to Saudi Nationals. Your responsibilities will be as followed: 1. Advising on Technical Problems of Installation, Maintenance and Repair of Egress Systems: Solving installation and maintenance problems by studying schematic diagrams, wiring diagrams and appropriate technical publications. Interpreting installation, maintenance and safety policies related to egress systems. Diagnosing malfunctions and maintainability when it comes to difficulties, as well as recommending corrective action for required reports, proposing modifications or other appropriate means. Devising maintenance procedures pertaining to aircrew egress systems and related support equipment. 2. Installing, Removing, Repairing and Modifying Egress Systems: Performing installation, repair or removal of critical components such as initiators, simulators, pre-egress and egress controls and linkage, down locks, up-locks, inertia reel, seat positioning and actuator mechanisms, catapults and thrusters. Conducting detailed tests of replacement, repaired or installed components and performing functional tests of applicable egress sub-systems using bench mock-ups, test kits, inertia reel testers and another related test equipment. Performing corrosion control. 3. Inspecting Aircrew Egress Systems: Performing routine and special inspections for security serviceability and currency of associated safety equipment, containers and release mechanisms. Inspecting seat actuators, initiators, positioners, thrusters, catapults and rails. Ensuring availability of required maintenance equipment, tools and spare parts. Assigning maintenance functions to subordinates and establishes priorities for work accomplishment. Evaluating performance of egress systems personnel in terms of compliance with operational policies, preventative maintenance directives and technical orders. Orienting newly assigned personnel and assigning individuals to unit positions. Planning and conducting on-the-job training. Reviewing training status to determine level of qualification achieved by individual and units. To be successful you will need the following: Essential Knowledge of egress, electrical, hydraulic and mechanical principles as applied to the aircraft. Experience in maintaining egress systems is mandatory with completion of an Egress Systems Maintenance course. Applying maintenance directives, maintenance data reporting, using blueprints, diagrams, schematics and technical publication and well as implementing the proper handling, use and disposal of hazardous wastes and material. Completion of a basic and advanced aircraft maintenance course is essential. Security clearance as specified by the current RSAF directive is mandatory. Establish and maintain close working relations with the RSAF and the contractor personnel by working under the direct control of the Egress supervisor, contractor or RSAF who will be directed by RSAF or BAE higher management to carry out the Egress functions of their work area. Desirable · Completion of a Martin Baker course. · Educational courses in mathematics or mechanics and electronics are all desirable. · A completed Tornado on Aircraft course would be desirable. · Knowledge of aircraft maintenance supply procedures. · Knowledge of mechanical, pneumatic and electrical principles as applied to aircrew egress systems; concepts and application of RSAFM 4-7166 series and supporting publications and use and interpretation of schematic drawings, wiring diagrams and technical publications is desirable. · Understanding the concepts and application of RSAFM 4-7166 series and supporting publications. You will benefit from the following: You will receive an extremely competitive salary which will be TAX FREE! You will be exempt from National Insurance deductions after 12 months Rent free accommodation- fully furnished apartments 41 Days leave per annum Full access to all facilities on the compound. The compounds are very much like holiday complex's abroad and full videos will be shown to you later in the process. You will be living a luxurious lifestyle free of charge! Flights are operated all over the world directly from Saudi Arabia, so you are in the perfect location to take that first step to travel to your dream destinations when on leave periods. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity and we hope to assist you on this journey to the next step in your career. You will be working for a well-established trusted employer and will also be able to contact any of our recruitment team for advice at any point. We work together to support all candidates from the very beginning and will be here to support you throughout the process. Full health care scheme 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 / Worcestershire
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