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Jonathan Lee Recruitment’s Defence division offers clients a unique level of expertise in contract, interim and permanent recruitment across all aspects of engineering, technical, supply chain and commercial disciplines that include land, sea and air defence manufacturing and systems technology.

We understand the requirements for engineering, maintenance and manufacturing, production and management across the defence sector, from shop floor to executive appointments. 

Our specialist team identifies and attracts the best defence industry talent available including many who already possess security clearances which can save significant time in the recruitment process. We work with a wide range of experienced candidates across defence and security engineering and technical disciplines, including ex-military professionals from the Army, RAF and Navy - securing appointments globally including the Middle East.

As many of our highly-experienced defence consultants come from relevant sector backgrounds including engineering and maintenance, aeronautical engineering, military and defence, (including UAV, drone and UAS markets) we pride ourselves on our in-depth understanding of transferable skills, defence experience and personal attributes for qualified roles, both blue and white collar.

Contact Peter Heap for more information. 








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Applications Support Analyst - Marlow/Bournemouth

Application Support Analyst (Job Number: 00S7G) Marlow or Bournemouth Competitive Salary Description Our Client's IT division has an exciting opportunity for an Applications Support Analyst. The role of the Applications Support Analyst is to provide regional support of key Engineering applications such as PTC Windchill PLM, IBM CLM (Doors NG), Creo CAD, Solidworks CAD, Ansys simulation and analysis. Engage with other IT services to provide suitable environments for engineering applications. Administer PLM and CLM environments including application of updates and upgrades. Note you will need to meet the requirements to achieve SC Clearance Location Marlow/Bournemouth As the Applications Support Analyst your skills and qualifications will ideally include: Required: Knowledge of one or more PLM solutions (Windchill, Agile, SmartTeam) Knowledge of one or more CAD solutions (Creo, Solidworks, Catia, OrCAD) Knowledge of MS SQL based applications Advantageous: Experience of working in an engineering background. Knowledge of one or more simulation tools (Ansys, Matlab/Simulink) Ability to support applications and users remotely Support & Administration of various engineering applications As the Applications Support Analyst your main responsibilities will involve: Resolving level 2 and 3 Engineering application issues Train service desk to 'fix' 1st line tickets. Maintain access control for regional engineering applications Install, upgrade and patch regional engineering application environments Resolve problems/requests related to engineering applications Create, modify and maintain workflows for regional engineering applications Produce monthly metrics related to Engineering applications Upgrade applications and clients to support current OS and application environment Document processes for Engineering applications About our client: Our Client is a leading global technology and services innovator, respected for providing solutions to the greatest challenges, from deep space to the depths of the ocean. If you are interested in this opportunity, please apply now. 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 / Marlow

MOD Compliance Manager

We are currently recruiting a Government Controls and Compliance Manager on behalf of the world’s largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and defense products. They design, manufacture and service systems and components and provide integrated solutions for commercial, regional, business and military aircraft, helicopters and other platforms. They are also a supplier to international space programs. The Government Controls and Compliance Manager will be responsible for all aspects of UK and US Government compliance. We are looking for a candidate who has clear knowledge and experience with UK and US compliance. You will be responsible for the following: Management of day to day UK MOD/USG compliance requirements, with a focus on finance and supply chain activities, including the development, improvement and documentation of sustainable processes therein Training and development of key supply chain and finance team members to raise awareness of government compliance requirements Critical review of supporting documentation relating to customer proposals with respect to government compliance requirements (for example TINA representations, vendor qualifications, sweep certifications) Annual review/submission of QMAC to UK MOD Development/maintenance of government compliant charge out rates, including assessment of non-allowable costs Implementation and execution of labour floor check procedures for the Wolverhampton site Support for internal and external audits by stakeholders Subject matter expert on CAS, FAR/DFAR, DCAA/DCMA audits, TINA, government compliance Application of knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and supplements, e.g., DFARS Awareness of regulatory changes to support compliance with appropriate statutes, regulations and Company practices Provide inputs to the Purchasing Manual, including implementing changes to documentation, policies, procedures and standard work Performance of Cost and/or Price Analysis where required by company policy and regulation Critical reviews of Contracts/Purchase Orders to ensure the award is compliant to regulation and company policy and contains sufficient supporting documentation Post Award reviews of Orders on a periodic basis Experience/Qualifications Accountant, qualified with a recognised international body 7+ years of government accounting experience, preferably in an Aerospace/manufacturing environment Working knowledge of FAR, DFARS, DEAR, CAS, ITAR and EAR regulations as well as an understanding of supplier administration, supply chain, purchasing, material management, price/cost analysis and/or production control principles, theories, concepts and techniques. Sound reasoning skills and ability to work with broad base of technical, operations, finance and sr. leadership. Flexible, self-starter; works under pressure to meet tight timelines, manage priorities (multitask) and possess ability to drive changes promoting productivity and efficiency. Knowledge of SAP system with experience in data mining. Strong presentation skills and ability to explain complex regulations clearly and concisely to all levels of Leadership Ability to work with individuals and teams at all levels of the organization. Strong problem solving skills as well as business writing and communication skills. 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 / Wolverhampton

Health and Safety Manager

We are currently recruiting for a Health & Safety Manager on behalf of the world's leading supplier of critical control solutions. The company’s main goal is to increase the safety and mission capabilities of their personnel and equipment in extreme environments. They are looking for a Health & Safety Manager to pro-actively support the site leadership team and business unit in implementing SHE processes and delivering SHE strategy. We are ideally looking for someone who comes from a Aerospace/Engineering background and you will be based in Wimborne, Dorset. As a Health & Safety Manager your main responsibilities will include: Responsible for attending site leadership meetings in order to progress the SHE agenda Apply suitable and sufficient SHE arrangements locally Ensures proactive management principles and tools (e.g. root cause analysis, cost benefit analysis, risk assessments, carbon foot-printing, LC assessment etc.) are applied locally Ensures that reactive principles are recorded and reported to BU SHE Lead Monitors SHE performance and ensures internal assurance processes are in place locally Ensures area of responsibility is in compliance with regulatory and corporate requirements Ensures suitable and sufficient advice and guidance is communicated to operational management Development, implementation and monitoring of objectives and targets locally to continually improve through the Cobham SHE Standards Manages financial resource to ensure suitable and sufficient SHE management locally Develop, provide or arrange suitable and sufficient SHE training locally As a Health & Safety Manager your skills and qualifications will ideally include: Proven experience as a minimum at SHE Advisor/Coordinator level. Complex manufacturing business experience is essential (all types of manufacturing business considered) NEBOSH General Certificate part qualified or equivalent. Affiliated member of internationally recognised Occupational Safety and Health organisation (e.g. IOSH) Affiliated member of recognised environmental organisation (e.g. IEMA) would be highly desirable. Internal Auditor ISO14001 and OHSAS18001 (ISO45001) would be highly desirable Evidence of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) to keep current with best practice within the industry 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 / Dorset

International Marketing and Business Development Manager

Job title: International and Business Development Manager Salary Range: Competitive Location: Leicester An International and Business Development Manager is required to pursue new markets, opportunities and leads in International markets. Candidates with experience of International defence markets within high technology environments would be well received. A technology company based in Leicester with strong potential growth, requires an outstanding and experienced International and Business Development Manager who can build pipeline opportunities, lead marketing campaigns and lead the bidding process. As an International Marketing and Business Development Manager you will be required to: Build pipeline for potential opportunities through business development activities. Understand customer sales process and identify key decision makers. Lead Marketing campaigns in several regions from marketing phase, business capture, biding, negotiation and up to contract signature. Building and maintaining strong relationships with potential customers. Develop partnerships with potential local partners. Lead the bidding process with internal teams to build a winning proposal. As an International and Business Development Manager, you should have the following skills or experience: Minimum 5 years proven record of accomplishments in defence marketing roles in international markets, preferably in non-western countries. Good understanding of technologies within the defence market (preferably operational experience) Understanding of processes and decision-making mechanisms in large enterprises. Developing and working with local business partners. Superior interpersonal and communications skills, presentation written and verbal. Excellent knowledge in all areas of business operations. Motivated leader with strong ambition. Independent, self-motivated, multi-tasking and dynamic leader. Bachelor or master’s degree (Marketing and/or BD will be an advantage). Significant oversees travel will be required. UK (preferred) or EU citizenship, SC clearance will be required. Engineering and /or military experience preferred. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge and experience of International Marketing and Business Development within defence and technology environments to develop your career. In return for your experience, this defence/high technology company will offer you: Competitive Salary. Comprehensive Benefits, including a ‘9 day working fortnight. Career development. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge and experience of International Marketing and Business Development and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the International Marketing and Business Development Manager role, please contact Paul Broadhead at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446 155. 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

Procurement Manager

Job title: Procurement Manager Salary Range: Competitive Location: Wimborne An exceptional Procurement Manager is required to negotiate and manage the purchase of 'made to print' mechanical components from UK and International suppliers. Candidates with mechanical commodity management and sub contract management experience would be well received. This Wimborne based company, requires a detailed and outstanding Procurement Manager who has national and international commodity and sub contract management experience. As the Procurement Manager you will be required to: Manage and monitor the end to end supply chain relationship with a specified group of vendors to ensure the best possible quality, cost, delivery and overall supplier reliability. Undertake sourcing/selection processes. Undertake supplier relationship management tasking for allocated supply base i.e. business reviews, tactical improvement initiatives, supplier development etc Review MRP requirements to ensure component deliveries are scheduled in line with production requirements Manage the communication of all engineering changes, & schedule changes Ownership of all supply master data and procurement elements of plan for every part Monitor delivery status of scheduled receipts to ensure on time delivery to need. Manage the QCD performance of allocated vendors. Perform all operations according to appropriate regulations (FAR, DFAR, ITAR, EAR) As the Procurement Manager you should have the following skills or experience: MRP Systems Experience Procurement career background Sub-contract management and negotiation Strong relationship management and personality for managing challenging negotiations. Direct/Indirect supervision of buyers Aerospace/ Engineering/ Manufacturing/ High Technology business experience Mechanical/MTP commodity experience preferred Procurement/Supply Chain qualification Travel roughly one week in 6 – to UK & Europe suppliers This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge and experience of Procurement Management within an engineering/manufacturing to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Wimborne based company will offer you: Competitive Salary. Comprehensive Benefits. Career development. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge and experience of Procurement within an Aerospace/Defence environment and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Procurement Manager role, please contact Paul Broadhead at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446 155. 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 / Wimborne Minster

Avionics Technician - Fixed Term

Aircraft Avionic Technician – Attractive - Fixed Term – Wiltshire An Aircraft Avionic Technician is required to join a market leading Innovative Defence Systems Company. The Aircraft Avionic Technician will provide support for the Ground Control Station (GCS) and Aircraft Platform. This is a Fixed Term role which is very likely to extend long term. The Aircraft Avionic Technician will carry out maintenance and engineering activity in accordance with the relevant Maintenance Manuals and Engineering Technical Instructions. The Aircraft Avionic Technician will assist in preparing the system for flight, maintain, troubleshoot and rectify Avionic systems and to operate as a flight line Aircraft Avionic Technician within the flight line team Aircraft Avionic Technician – Key Responsibilities Maintenance of Avionic and Electrical components of an Aircraft system Preparation of airfield for launch and recovery Pre and post flight routine checks on the aircraft components Provide technical liaison, advice, support and assistance as required Manage and carry out all regular maintenance and long-term storage tasks Maintain and repair the training facilities and platform Perform Avionic tests using relevant Test Equipment Tasks including Maintenance, Troubleshooting, Replacement and Calibration Replacement of faulty components Technical Skills & Experience for Aircraft Avionic Technician Qualified Avionic Technician Familiar with air, aviation and ISTAR operations preferred Mentally and physically fit and robust individual who is highly Self-motivated with the ability to work in physically arduous conditions Excellent communication skills, both written and oral Experience with Avionic systems and equipment First and second line (forward and depth) maintenance experience Sound working knowledge of Military and Air Publications Experienced in airfield, flight line and runway operations Capability to operate as part of small team Flexible approach to duties and responsibilities Good team player with the ability to develop strong working relationships Able to communicate clearly by voice, phone and radio Knowledge and experience of Microsoft Office packages Previous military aviation systems experience preferred Previous aircraft and airfield experience in aircraft dispatch/receipt **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 Aircraft Avionic Technician, then apply directly or contact Peter Heap at Jonathan Lee Recruitment. Either Direct Line 01384 446102 or Email suitable MS Word CV’s to peter.heap@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 / Salisbury

Aircraft Avionics Technician

Aircraft (Avionics) Technician – Attractive - Permanent – West Wales An Aircraft (Avionics) Technician is required to join a market leading Innovative Defence Systems Company. The Aircraft (Avionics) Technician will provide support for the Ground Control Station and Aircraft Platform. The Aircraft (Avionics) Technician will carry out maintenance and engineering activity in accordance with the relevant Maintenance Manuals and Engineering Technical Instructions. The Aircraft (Avionics) Technician will assist in preparing the system for flight, maintain, troubleshoot and rectify avionics systems and to operate as a flight line Avionics Technician within the flight line team Aircraft (Avionics) Technician – Key Responsibilities Maintenance of avionics and electronic components of an Aircraft system Preparation of airfield for launch and recovery Pre and post flight routine checks on the aircraft components Provide technical liaison, advice, support and assistance as required Manage and carry out all regular maintenance and long-term storage tasks Maintain and repair the training facilities and platform Perform electrical tests using relevant Test Equipment Avionics tasks including Maintenance and Troubleshooting Replacement and Calibration of Components Replacement of faulty components Technical Skills and Experience for Aircraft (Avionics) Technician Qualified Avionics Aircraft Technician Familiar with air, aviation and ISTAR operations preferred Mentally and physically fit and robust individual who is highly Self-motivated with the ability to work in physically arduous conditions Excellent communication skills, both written and oral Experience with avionics, electronics and communications equipment First and second line (forward and depth) maintenance experience Sound working knowledge of military and Air Publications Experienced in airfield, flight line and runway operations Capability to operate as part of small team Flexible approach to duties and responsibilities Good team player with the ability to develop strong working relationships Able to communicate clearly by voice, phone and radio Knowledge and experience of Microsoft Office packages Previous military aviation experience OR previous civilian aircraft and airfield experience in avionics and aircraft dispatch/receipt **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 Aircraft (Avionics) Technician, then apply directly or contact Peter Heap at Jonathan Lee Recruitment. Either Direct Line 01384 446102 or Email suitable MS Word CV’s to peter.heap@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 / Cardigan

Finance Manager

Finance Manager – This role is based overseas with a UK Client £70,000 plus All Expenses Paid Important *As this role requires a UK security clearance certificate, UK residency / nationality is required* Do you have a sense of adventure? Do you fancy being mortgage free in couple of years? If so, read on. The “technical” bit: My client is a global brand with operations in the Gulf and are recruiting for a finance manager to manage the cost & project base. This is a challenging role to ensure the timely management of multiple legal entities and ongoing projects, ensuring accurate consolidations and automated reconciliations are efficiently delivered. Managing a small team, you’ll be commercially minded and have the communication skills to work with senior stakeholders in both the delivery and analysis of key reports. The “Lifestyle” bit: You’ll be based on a superb compound in Riyadh, where you and your family have access to schools, hospitals, gyms, shops, swimming pools and more. All accommodation, facilities and food are free, so this is an opportunity to turbo boost your bank account whilst exploring a new culture AND advancing your career with a terrific employer. Qualifications You’ll hold a recognised accountancy qualification with a minimum of 3 years post qualification experience. Excel and SAP skills are a must, as are excellent communication abilities. The firm offers world class training and development to ensure all team members have the skills and tools to be enormously successful. For a confidential discussion to learn more, please submit your CV to Jonathan Lee recruitment, quoting reference 52613. 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 / United Kingdom

Senior Signal Processing & Modem Development Engineer

Senior Signal Processing & Modem Development Engineer - Hertfordshire. £ Competitive Salary and Benefits. All applicants must be elligible for SC Vetting or be currently Security Cleared. All applicants must be elligible to work in the UK and be resident for at least 5 years in the UK. Seeking a senior engineer to take ownership of our modem specifications and modelling as part of a development team. This could be an opportunity for someone with solid experience and a passion for digital signal processing to take technical ownership of an exciting area of technology within the company. Key Objectives Specification, modelling and simulation of RF modems. Participate in development and maintenance/ enhancement of software defined radio products. Definition of air-interfaces including ability to customise existing and standard air interfaces. Thereby to support development, integration and validation of FPGA SoC solutions for use in satellite communications applications including terminals and test tools. Responsibilities Work with system requirements to identify and define appropriate air-interfaces. Design RF modems using existing processing blocks and specification of new blocks. Use modelling and simulation tools to define, test and refine specifications. Produce or validate bit-correct simulations for the modems. Support or carry out modem development in VHDL or software; troubleshoot development issues. Work as part of a small focussed team to deliver full stack solutions. Skills/Experience Required Mandatory: Detailed familiarity with radio communication air interface specifications; thorough understanding of digital modulation techniques; understanding of access technologies including CDMA, TDMA etc. Specification of RF modems. Modelling and simulation of digital signal processing systems in general and RF modems in particular. Development of modems in software defined radio (SDR) solutions, either in software or using hardware description languages (HDL). Use of tools to perform simulation-based validation of algorithm design e.g. through HDL-based test benches, MALAB/ Simulink, Octave. Preferable: Definition and maintenance of link budgets. System design and development of FPGA System on a Chip (SoC) architecture definition and partitioning, algorithm implementation, HW/SW interfaces. Track-record in delivery of integrated SoC solutions for digital signal processing Software development. Xilinx Design Tools (ISE/EDK/SDK, Vivado), C/C++, Windows and Linux environments. Xilinx background, Zynq SoC (e.g ZC702) Analogue Devices, e.g. AD-FMComms2 hosting AD9361 Programming of DSPs in relation to modems Personal Profile: Professional engineering approach Proven ability to work within tight timescale and budgetary constraints Proven ability to produce clear, concise and unambiguous documentation confirming to applicable technical and quality standards Proven ability to work as an integral part of a highly-focused team Proven ability to take full responsibility for the delivery of critical system components Proven ability to develop innovative and efficient solutions to defined problems Proven ability to produce and present clear, concise and unambiguous presentations to customers and other clients Good communication skills If you are interested in this opportunity please apply now. 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 / Welwyn Garden City

Assembly Fitter

Assembly Fitters – Defence and Aerospace Location: Dorset – Permanent - Attractive A leading supplier of critical control systems within the Defence and Aerospace sector is in search of Multiple Assembly Fitters to be based at their site in Dorset. The Assembly Fitters will work primarily within the Assembly and Test facility building safety critical systems and products. The Assembly Fitters will be assembling and testing products to agreed engineering methods and processes. This opportunity is an ideal role for an Ex Forces Technician or Engineer or someone that has a background within the Defence Sector due to the products involved. As an Assembly Fitter your skills and qualifications will ideally include: An apprenticeship/NVQ within mechanical/aerospace engineering. Applications from Candidates with equivalent experience will also be considered. Fuel or Fluids system experience. Defence or Aerospace sub-system assembly and test experience is preferred. Be able to read technical engineering drawings. Aircraft or Defence platform experience from a line or base maintenance background. You will be a team player with a flexible approach to shift work as required. As an Assembly Fitter your responsibilities will involve: Working in a team building Defence and Aerospace Systems and products. Assembling and testing products in a manufacturing environment. Attending training courses as required for your professional development. Adhering to Company Processes and Safety Critical Standards. Putting forward ideas for Continuous Improvements to the line managers. Problem-solving and teamwork skills are a must. A flexible approach to the working environment and the team. This role for an Assembly Fitter is a great opportunity for someone that wishes to develop themselves with a fantastic organisation. This opportunity is a long term and Permanent role that will offer the right Candidates a very bright future ahead of them in a great company. Security Clearance will be required for this position due to the nature of the Products involved. If you are interested in this position, please apply directly or for further information on this role, please contact Peter Heap at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446102 or email suitable CV’s 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 / Bournemouth

Project Engineering Lead/ Technical Program Manager

Project Engineering Lead - Contract & Permanent Edinburgh - Aerospace & Defence A Project Engineering Lead or Technical Programme Manager is required to join the team within a market leading, innovative engineering solutions company that specialise in safety critical and high technology environments. The Project Engineering Lead will lead the engineering activities on their projects that are primarily military products and equipment. The Project Engineering Lead - Key Responsibilities Lead Engineering activities of a multi-discipline engineering team. Deliver Engineering Solutions on time to cost and performance. Own and manage design compliance against requirements. Provide Engineering Support to Operations. Management of Engineering Risk and Opportunity. Define and implement Cost reduction opportunities. Define and maintain engineering estimates, plans and schedules. Support project manager with monthly status / progress reports. Provide primary interface and support to Sales and Marketing Team. Conduct off-site support to trials activities. Technical Skills and Experience required for The Project Engineering Lead Hons Degree in an Engineering Discipline or related Aerospace/Engineering subjects. Well-rounded engineering experiences in all phases of the lifecycle across several projects. Knowledge of Programmes and preferably in several engineering domains. Prior experience in a Team Leader or Principal Engineer Role. Experience of customer/ supplier relations and working within Project teams (IPT's) Good interpersonal skills and able to communicate well with engineering team. Able to lead, encourage and share experience and knowledge with all other engineers. Able to liaise with Operations, Procurement, QA and Programme Management. Able to communicate and with Customer and multiple suppliers. Able to influence and drive change within the team. A broad experience of Design experience, preferably in products for military applications. Experience of the application & management of a design lifecycle. Experience in negotiating and writing requirements specifications. Experience in communicating directly with customers both internal and external. **Security Clearance will be required for this role and therefore only applications from candidates able to obtain or already hold this will be considered** If you feel you meet the requirements for the role of the Project Engineering Lead, please contact Peter Heap at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on my direct line 01384446102 or email suitable CV's to peter.heap@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 Contracts are those of an Employment Business.

Contract / Edinburgh

Project Engineering Lead

Project Engineering Lead - Contract & Permanent Edinburgh - Aerospace & Defence A Project Engineering Lead or Technical Programme Manager is required to join the team within a market leading, innovative engineering solutions company that specialise in safety critical and high technology environments. The Project Engineering Lead will lead the engineering activities on their projects that are primarily military products and equipment. The Project Engineering Lead - Key Responsibilities Lead Engineering activities of a multi-discipline engineering team. Deliver Engineering Solutions on time to cost and performance. Own and manage design compliance against requirements. Provide Engineering Support to Operations. Management of Engineering Risk and Opportunity. Define and implement Cost reduction opportunities. Define and maintain engineering estimates, plans and schedules. Support project manager with monthly status / progress reports. Provide primary interface and support to Sales and Marketing Team. Conduct off-site support to trials activities. Technical Skills and Experience required for The Project Engineering Lead Hons Degree in an Engineering Discipline or related Aerospace/Engineering subjects. Well-rounded engineering experiences in all phases of the lifecycle across several projects. Knowledge of Programmes and preferably in several engineering domains. Prior experience in a Team Leader or Principal Engineer Role. Experience of customer/ supplier relations and working within Project teams (IPT's) Good interpersonal skills and able to communicate well with engineering team. Able to lead, encourage and share experience and knowledge with all other engineers. Able to liaise with Operations, Procurement, QA and Programme Management. Able to communicate and with Customer and multiple suppliers. Able to influence and drive change within the team. A broad experience of Design experience, preferably in products for military applications. Experience of the application & management of a design lifecycle. Experience in negotiating and writing requirements specifications. Experience in communicating directly with customers both internal and external. **Security Clearance will be required for this role and therefore only applications from candidates able to obtain or already hold this will be considered** If you feel you meet the requirements for the role of the Project Engineering Lead, please contact Peter Heap at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on my direct line 01384446102 or email suitable CV's

Contract / Edinburgh, Scotland

Assembly Fitter

Assembly Fitters - Defence and Aerospace Location: Dorset - Permanent - Attractive A leading supplier of critical control systems within the Defence and Aerospace sector is in search of Multiple Assembly Fitters to be based at their site in Dorset. The Assembly Fitters will work primarily within the Assembly and Test facility building safety critical systems and products. The Assembly Fitters will be assembling and testing products to agreed engineering methods and processes. This opportunity is an ideal role for an Ex Forces Technician or Engineer or someone that has a background within the Defence Sector due to the products involved. As an Assembly Fitter your skills and qualifications will ideally include: An apprenticeship/NVQ within mechanical/aerospace engineering. Applications from Candidates with equivalent experience will also be considered. Fuel or Fluids system experience. Defence or Aerospace sub-system assembly and test experience is preferred. Be able to read technical engineering drawings. Aircraft or Defence platform experience from a line or base maintenance background. You will be a team player with a flexible approach to shift work as required. As an Assembly Fitter your responsibilities will involve: Working in a team building Defence and Aerospace Systems and products. Assembling and testing products in a manufacturing environment. Attending training courses as required for your professional development. Adhering to Company Processes and Safety Critical Standards. Putting forward ideas for Continuous Improvements to the line managers. Problem-solving and teamwork skills are a must. A flexible approach to the working environment and the team. This role for an Assembly Fitter is a great opportunity for someone that wishes to develop themselves with a fantastic organisation. This opportunity is a long term and Permanent role that will offer the right Candidates a very bright future ahead of them in a great company. Security Clearance will be required for this position due to the nature of the Products involved. If you are interested in this position, please apply directly or for further information on this role, please contact Peter Heap at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446102 or email suitable CV's

Permanent / Dorset, England

CNC Machinist - Nights

CNC Machinist/Miller - Aerospace - West Midlands - Permanent Nights A CNC Machinist is required with knowledge of CNC Machining. Candidates with experience of the aerospace industry would be well received Due to expansion this company, based in the West Midlands, requires a skilled CNC Machinist for permanent nights with mainly milling experience for a new permanent role. With the role you will be required to: CNC machining experience using Fanuc / Siemens / Heidenhain controls, able to set and run multiple machine / processes Experience of the setting and operating CNC machines, Mazak would be a distinct advantage. Capability of machining exotic and hardened materials Carry out 1st off inspection and check / complete the necessary quality documentation. Capable of achieving tight tolerances The successful candidate should have the following skills or experience: A recognised engineering apprenticeship/education Previous experience operating within an engineering environment Good knowledge of machining techniques & appropriate tooling. Programming experience is essential Attention to detail & accuracy, and process improvement techniques Mate grinding experience desirable Using the relevant inspection techniques / equipment to achieve drawing tolerance 5x GCSE's grade A-C or equivalent in Maths, English and Science This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of CNC Machining, setting or operating to develop your career. In return for your experience, this West Midlands company will offer you: 33 days holiday Employee Pension Scheme Private Health Care Employee Share Scheme Flexible Benefits Program Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of milling and/or turning and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the CNC Machinist role, please contact Neil Cayley at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446114.

Permanent / Wolverhampton, West Midlands

Quality Inspector - Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, UK

An exciting role has become available for a Quality Inspector to join the Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, UK facility of a leading provider of military and civilian aircraft components You will be an integral part of the Quality department promoting the highest standards of quality. Working for a low volume, high value manufacturer of cutting-edge components the Inspection team is responsible for ensuring supplied and processed parts meet all quality standards. Your daily duties and responsibilities as Quality Inspector will consist of Inspection of supply chain products and processes First article inspection Assist with engineering investifations Corrective action determination Provide training to employees relative to interpretation of engineering drawings, work instructions, inspection techniques and application of gauging Deal extensively with suppliers and customers and as such will be able to communicate well at all levels Encourage an environment of continuous improvement to attain elevated Quality attitudes and superior standards of workmanship To be successful in your application as a Quality Inspector you must have the following: Inspection knowledge and use of a wide variety of gauges and sophisticated measuring equipment (CMM, Roundness machine, Surface Analyser, etc.) Broad training and knowledge of Heat Treatment and Wet Processes Analytic and methodical approach to problem solving with a strong sense of urgency Ability to interpret engineering drawings and processes and procedures Have experience of using Microscope for the inspection/detection of burrs Have experience of working with Quality Systems and a sound knowledge of ISO9000 & Inspection sampling plans Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to describe complex problems in a concise manner CMM operating and programming experience NVQ-3, BTEC National Certificate achieved within an indentured apprenticeship, or equivalent Knowledge and experience with machined parts finishing processes and workmanship standards

Permanent / Gloucestershire, England

CNC Turner

CNC Turner - Aerospace - South Sheffield - Permanent - Days & Nights A CNC Turner is required with knowledge of CNC Machining within a precision manufacturing environment. Candidates with experience of the aerospace or similar precision industry would be well received Due to expansion this company, a precision manufacturer of machined parts based in the South Sheffield area requires a skilled CNC Turner for a new permanent role. With the role you will be required to: Manufacture close tolerance, small batch work, predominantly fixture based in a wide range of exotic materials. Willingness to up-skill and with reference to other machines within the business. Ability to operate multiple machines where applicable. Interpret engineering drawings to a high standard. Understanding of various controls such as Heidenhain & Fanuc. A good understanding of Batch Card and Standard Working Instructions. The successful candidate should have the following skills or experience: Experience in machining precision or critical components Able to set and operate CNC Turning machines. Experience in self inspection and recording results of manufactured components. Demonstrate a good level of numeracy and literacy. Demonstrate the ability to use multiple control systems. There are a number of positions available across a selection of shifts, all offering excellent rates of pay, please enquire within for further details. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of CNC Turning and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the CNC Turner role, please contact Neil Cayley at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446114.

Permanent / Rotherham, South Yorkshire

CNC Turner/Miller

CNC Miller/Turner - Permanent - Aerospace - South Yorkshire - Attractive An Opportunity has arisen for an experienced CNC Miller/Turner to join a leading Aerospace Manufacturing company within the Sheffield area and will report to the Production Manager. The successful CNC Miller/Turner will be machining sensitive aerospace components in line with the Master Production Schedule. The CNC Miller/Turner must have experience in aerospace machining and be able to work alone or as part of a team. This position will operate on a Continental Shift Pattern 4 on 4 off. Duties for the CNC Miller/Turner Work to close tolerances, small batch work, predominantly fixture based. Use wide range of aerospace materials such as Titanium and Nickel based alloys. Ability to learn multiple machines within the business. Ability to operate multiple machines where applicable. Understanding and ability to interpret engineering drawings. Understanding of various controls such as Heidenhein & Fanuc. Use overhead crane for fixture transportation. Understand and be able to follow Batch Card and Standard Working Instructions. Have a good level of Computer Literacy. Cover holidays and capacity issue with overtime when required. Additional Knowledge and Skills Required for the CNC Miller/Turner Experience working in an engineering environment. Experience in machining sensitive or critical aerospace components. Experience in operating and setting CNC Turning and Milling machines. Experience in self inspection and recording results of produced components. Demonstrate a good level of numeracy/literacy. Demonstrate the ability to used multiple control systems. Excellent understanding of tooling. Ability to work part of a team or individually. Effective communication skills. Have a continuous improvement thought process. This position will operate on a Continental Shift Pattern 4 on 4 off. If you feel you meet the requirements for the role of the CNC Miller/Turner, 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 / Sheffield, South Yorkshire
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