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General engineering & manufacturing

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general engineering & manufacturing recruitment

The first choice for clients and candidates, Jonathan Lee Recruitment’s general engineering and manufacturing division provides clients with a unique level of expertise in contract, interim and permanent recruitment.

For over 40 years we have delivered solutions across all types of engineering, technical, supply chain and commercial disciplines in industries.  Working in partnership with our clients, who range from prestigious global blue-chip engineering companies through to SMEs, we identify and attract the best talent available.

Our professionalism and integrity mean that we take the time to listen to your requirements and provide only the best people for your roles across various engineering sectors including: Automation & Robotics, Metals Industry, Power Generation and Medical Device.

As many of our engineering consultants are specialists from relevant backgrounds, including automotive, aerospace, defence, electronics and manufacturing sectors, we pride ourselves on our in-depth understanding of the skills, experience and personal attributes required for general engineering and manufacturing roles.

Make UK Advantages Partner, industry supporter to the IMechE, REC accredited and member of the Confederation of British Metal Forming.

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UK Quality Director

UK Quality Director Preston, with regular UK and European travel Circa £100,000 plus car allowance, bonus, family healthcare. Relocation assistance will be considered. We are working with Baxi Heating UK, part of the wider BDR Thermea Group, as a retained partner to help secure the services of an exceptional, forward thinking Quality Director to lead all areas of quality across the UK operations from suppliers, through all manufacturing and on to aftermarket, installation and customer care. Baxi Heating UK is a leading provider of sustainable and efficient heating solutions across a diverse range of domestic and commercial brands. They have over 150 years of experience, who pride themselves on their values and strive for earning lifetime loyalty with their customers. This highly influential position can offer the opportunity to lead quality through the next phase of its development. As UK Quality Director you will design UK strategy, connect people and drive teams with progressively increasing standards as well as help bind long term UK and Group Quality initiatives. As Quality Director your main responsibilities will be to lead the UK quality function to achieve: Initiatives that drive improvements and cultural attitudes toward Quality. Champion a "we are all responsible for quality results" attitude into the UK business. Drive reliability through input to both our suppliers, our own NPD and manufacturing areas. Apply preventative models to ensure that best quality results are achieved, and issues negated. Maximise Quality effectiveness, efficiencies and optimise resources available Evaluate quality process and results, re calibrating initiatives to embrace changing needs Drive quality and focus into the Aftersales market business areas. Define, drive and utilise innovative solutions to achieve quality standards desired As Quality Director you will offer professional expertise, possibly holding a relevant qualification around Quality Management, Engineering or similar and possess a wider business and commercial understanding to accompany this. With people in mind, your tenacious, yet logical, approach will enable you to confidently manage a range of internal relations across various locations, both in the UK and at Group. Ultimately, you will ensure that the best outcomes are achieved, and innovations embraced. A leading reward package is on offer for this executive role, accompanied by a wide range of benefits to support you and your family. These include: executive bonus scheme, company car or allowance, private medical scheme, contributory pension scheme and 25 Days leave. If you would like further information on the role, please apply. Jonathan Lee Recruitment are the retained search consultancy working with Baxi on this role, direct applicants or agency approaches will be redirected to Jonathan Lee Recruitment for assessment. Baxi are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at their company. They do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status. 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 / Preston

Management Accountant

Operations Management Accountant Cambridgeshire £45,000 to £48,000 plus bonus & Pension Jonathan Lee Recruitment is working with a leading manufacturing business in Cambridgeshire to identify a talented Management Accountant. This is an exciting role with a globally recognised brand where you will be embedded in the management team for a significant business unit. As a key part of the finance team you will take responsibility for a significant and complex cost base. Duties will include: Detailed analysis of the monthly manufacturing costs and delivery of the associated reports Monthly consolidation reporting Participation in the month end close process Ad hoc reporting and analysis Person Specification Qualified ACA / ACCA / CIMA A minimum of 2 post qualification years’ experience Significant CAPEX management experience Excellent communication skills To take your career to the next stage and develop into a trusted business partner in a world class environment, apply with your current package and notice details. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Executive Search, a leading technical and industrial consultancy. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Executive Search are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Peterborough

Supply Chain Manager

Due to continued growth this international manufacturer of products supplied into a variety of industries including medical, electronics and automotive are looking for a Supply Chain Manager. The purpose of this role is to develop, implement and oversee an effective integrated Supply Chain incorporating: customer order placement; raw materials ordering; goods receiving; on-site and off-site warehouse storage; production planning and scheduling; and finished goods despatch Key responsibilities: Ensure effective interface with key customers to ensure an efficient supply chain from raw materials planning through to finished goods delivery Ensure that effective systems are in place for the storage, movement and recording of raw materials, W.I.P/ inventory management, and finished goods despatch Manage the planning & scheduling of all manufacturing activities to maximise production yield and ensure delivery and sales targets are met Manage the various types of recycling and waste disposal ensuring compliance with legislation and Company policies and procedures Ensure that appropriate materials handling equipment is provided for the Site to ensure that operations can run effectively Review and update the methods we use in our approach to all Logistical activities and Customer Services Support Sales team in addressing all customer enquires effectively including with direct customer contact when necessary Manage contracts and leases with hauliers, equipment and warehousing providers to ensure compliance with service level agreements and budgets Interface with Company Purchasing team to ensure that raw materials and packaging suppliers meet required standards of service Manage areas of responsibility to ensure that they meet ISO9001 standards and comply with all health, safety and environmental responsibilities Develop an integrated cross-functional Supply Chain team who are motivated and engaged to continually improved the Logistical operations of the business Key requirements: Ideally degree qualified (desirable not essential) Logistics and Supply Chain Management or CILT qualification At least 5 years experience in a logistics management role within a manufacturing logistics environment Senior management experience effecting strategic change Knowledge of transportation, warehousing and production planning MRP management and use People management with clear expectation and objective setting Personal Attributes: Problem solving and proactive approach. Goal driven Effective communicator at all levels Committed, focused Assertive and adaptable with good interpersonal skills You are likely to be currently working as a Supply Chain Manager or a Logistics Manager in a manufacturing logistics environment. Please apply as soon as possible to be considered for this attractive Supply Chain Manager / Logistics Manager role. 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 / Wrexham

Head of Manufacturing

An experienced Head of Manufacturing is required for a privately-owned innovative engineering company to establish a new manufacturing facility to assemble compressor products. Jonathan Lee Recruitment is working exclusively with our client Lontra in their search for this new and exciting Head of Manufacturing opportunity. Based in the rural countryside in Warwickshire, Lontra has developed a new Blade Compressor technology representing the first new, widely applicable and radical gas compressor design for nearly 80 years. This patented innovation provides industries with a clean-sheet approach to solving the problems associated with traditional compressor designs. As the Head of Manufacturing your role will be to establish a new manufacturing facility to assemble compressor products and to work with and manage the interface between Lontra and their Engineering Group partner and other suppliers, ensuring successful and timely completion according to demand. Reporting directly to the CEO you will be expected to: Drive the manufacturing strategy, consolidate the partnerships and ensure the necessary commercial agreements are in place. Providing strategic planning and leadership to ensure a sustainable cost-effective manufacturing and supply chain (with our manufacturing partner/s and suppliers) is in place with a strong focus on world class manufacturing, performance objectives and delivery of shareholder value. Working cohesively with all the other members of the executive team to collectively implement the company strategy and manage all aspects of its operational performance. Managing the creation, negotiation and closing of commercial agreements with our manufacturing partner/s, including pricing and quality agreements, as well supplier contracts. Managing the manufacturing activities of the company, including customer support and the delivery of manufacturing support to our licensees and clients where appropriate. Work closely with the Commercial Director to assure that production plan meets the sales forecast. Managing the development of the company’s supply chain functions, including recruiting suitably qualified and capable staff, and developing effective processes and cost-effective organizational structures. Leading lean manufacturing principles ensuring and maximizing inventory turns while maintaining maximum production flexibility. Maintaining a team focus to assure all Health, Safety and Environment requirements and regulations are met or exceeded. To be considered for this Head of Manufacturing position you must have or be: A self-motivated individual with strong analytical, negotiation, communication, presentation, interpersonal and influencing skills is sought. You will be naturally tenacious, driven by business success, have a passion for manufacturing high quality products and services to achieve outstanding manufacturing performance. You will have the ability to quickly analyse complex situations and be an effective problem solver, whilst operating a results-focused, professional and well organised approach. Comprehensive experience of manufacturing complex industrial products into international markets is essential. A proven track record of successful negotiations with key suppliers is essential and an understanding of supply contract structures and standard terms & conditions is essential. In-depth knowledge of either the medium-pressure or low-pressure compressor markets or one of their major end-user markets would be desirable. Experience in a rapidly growing company would be desirable. This is an exciting and unique opportunity for an experienced Manufacturing Manager to influence an expanding and diverse organisation by taking ownership of the manufacturing strategy and driving this forward. This will be a challenging position and you will work as part of a close-knit management team that reports directly into the CEO. In return our client is offering an attractive salary, plus incentivised bonus, share options, health care and pension. If you would like to discuss this role and our client in more depth, then please call 01384 397555 and ask for Les Hines or send your CV . 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 / Southam

Supply Chain Manager - Maternity Cover

Supply Chain Manager Up to £48,000 FTC (Maternity Cover) Manufacturing/Distribution Farnham The Role: Supply Chain Manager is required by global leading manufacturer / distributor of fasteners and fixing products. As Supply Chain Manager you will be wholly responsible for the procurement of raw materials, components, services and processes from a broad range of vendors across the globe. You will manage the day to day running of 3 direct reports within the Purchasing Department/Production Control/Shipping/Logistics areas. Your responsibilities will include: Locate, develop and monitor sources of goods and services. Being actively involved from requisition stage through to point of sale, operating the M.R.P. system. To negotiate the best goods and services the vendors can supply and to be aware of new techniques and procedures to make in-house procedures more efficient, utilising ISO9001. To analyse purchasing history of vendors, paying particular attention to quality, delivery and price. Liaise closely with all departments to ensure smooth flow of relevant information, including Production Control, Quality, Planning, Drawing Office and Sales Office. Supplier management. Responsible for all stores and warehouse. Controlling all staff, to ensure the smooth running and control of all raw amterials, components, work in progress, and finished goods, and stock in external warehouse (DEOI). Implement a continuous training programme for all staff to create awareness of quality systems, products and services that will effect them on a day to day basis. The Person: Strong leadership experience and success within a management/supervisory role. Front to back Supply Chain experience (Planning, Purchasing, Ops) Analytical skills / Problem solving Ability to work at pace with flexibility (travel, hours, changing demands) Proactive approach CIPS (Level 4 min.) This is a fantastic opportunity for a talented Supply Chain Manager to work on a fixed term contract basis. Should you be looking to secure a senior supply chain role, please forward your latest CV to lisa.osborne@jonlee.co.uk or for further information contact me directly on 01384 446162. 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 / Farnham

Management Accountant

Jonathan Lee Recruitment is working with a leading manufacturing business in Rugby to identify a Management Accountant. The business is a well-established subsidiary of a global brand name with a superb reputation of quality and service. As a Management Accountant you will report to the Financial Controller, and duties will include: Reporting and analysis of costs Budgeting and forecasting process Inventory management Ad-hoc analysis and investigations of variances Person Specification Part qualified ACCA / CIMA Minimum of 3 years experience Excellent understanding of Standard Costing Superb communication skills To take your career to the next stage and develop into a trusted business partner in a world class environment, apply with your current package and notice details. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Executive Search, a leading technical and industrial consultancy. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Executive Search are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Farnham

Employment Lawyer

Job Title: Employment Lawyer Location: Birmingham Salary: £ Negotiable p/a + Company Car + Benefits Overview: We are currently recruiting for an Employment Lawyer to work for our client at their site in South Birmingham, this would suit a solicitor who has specialised in employment law with 2-4 years broad post qualification experience, gained at a national or international law firm or in-house. Demonstrating strong verbal and numerical reasoning skills, with evidence of fast decision making and ability to make sound commercial judgements. Reporting to Senior Lawyer and Head of Employee Relations who in turn reports into the People Director Job Objectives: This is an exciting opportunity for an Employment Lawyer to make their mark on a fast-changing business. Reporting to the Senior Lawyer and Head of Employee Relations, this new position of Employment Lawyer will be responsible for the conduct of Employment Tribunal claims against the group of companies and delivering sound, pragmatic legal solutions to complex and rapidly changing situations. They will work closely together with the small in-house legal team, the HR department and the shared service centre. This position requires previous experience of tribunal claims management and willingness to get involved and solve problems, pragmatically and efficiently. The ideal candidate would have strong verbal and numerical reasoning skills, be 2-4 years qualified, with a broad range of employment law experience including litigation, gained at national law firms and/ or in-house businesses. Experience of conducting their own cases, including advocacy at the Employment Tribunal in unfair dismissal and discrimination claims is essential. They will support developing the profile of the team across the organisation and develop innovative solutions to delivering legal advice within a large employer. Main Duties: To take full conduct of tribunal claims against the company, under the supervision of the Senior Lawyer, from submitting ET3 Response, to preparing witness statements, instructing counsel, to negotiating settlements and attending hearings. To provide up to date and commercial employment law advice to all divisions of the company. This will include advice in relation to all key areas of employment law (for example, redundancy and reorganisation, NMW, holiday pay, Transfer of Undertakings (TUPE), settlement agreements, employee exits or disputes and changes to terms and conditions); To support in the formulation and regular review of HR policies and procedures and assist HR field teams and shared service centre in the delivery of consistent, coordinated employment law advice. To support the Senior Lawyer and Head of Employee Relations as needed in the development and maintenance of ER strategy, particularly in the management of claims To assist with the development and maintenance of a reliable, and comprehensive employment law precedent bank to enable standard documents to be prepared, adapted and produced as quickly as needed. To build and maintain strong relationships within all areas of the company in order to provide timely and commercial employment law support. To build and maintain strong relationships with external providers including existing law firms, legal counsel and other in-house legal team members. To assist with the development of processes and procedures to ensure that the Employment Legal team operates in the most efficient and organised way possible. To work collegiately and assist with the experienced Employment Paralegal and foster collaborative ways of working. To draft employment contracts, service agreements and settlement agreements as needed and review and update the same To assist with the regular provision of employment law related data (e.g in relation to Tribunals claim numbers, settlements, costs etc) to help identify risk areas or trends. To assist the Senior Lawyer and Head of Employee relations in providing guidance in all aspects of employment law and keeping the business up to date with all employment law developments. To be alert to significant employment law developments that may impact the company and its many businesses. To provide training to managers and the HR teams, as appropriate To continue to learn, develop and have a growth mindset - and keep themselves up to date with legal developments. The Person: Degree level education or equivalent, with strong verbal and numerical reasoning skills Professional qualification as a Solicitor Track record of expertise in employment law, typically of 2-4 PQE. We will consider applications from candidates outside this range with suitable skills and knowledge Experience at a well-recognised national or international law firm or a large in-house legal team Demonstrable ability to deal with a demanding volume of case-load, making fast decisions and being commercially aware Experience of the full employment tribunal litigation process, including advocacy at Preliminary Hearings Strong knowledge of unfair discrimination, discrimination law, TUPE and redundancy Demonstrable commercial and pragmatic approach to employment law issues Ability to influence and engage senior stakeholders High level influencing and communication skills (both written and verbal) Ability to multi-task, work well under pressure and ability to use own initiative Good presentation and negotiating skills Excellent organisation skills If you are interested in applying for this role or would like more information please contact Lee Elwell on 01384 446 154 (Direct Line) or 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. 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 / Birmingham

Technical Pump Manager

Job title: Technical Pumps Manager Salary Range; £50,000 to £55,000 pa plus Car, Bonus and Benefits Location: Homebased Pumps, Service, Repair, Workshop, Customer Service, Training, Field Service, Technical Support A Technical Pumps Manager is required with knowledge of Pumps and Pump Systems to provide support, coordination and leadership within the quotation, installation and rectification of pump products. Candidates with experience of the pumps from a service and repair industry would be well received. Due to continued expansion and growing orders this company, a world leading service solutions provider based throughout the UK requires a forward thinking, practical minded Technical Pumps Manager who has the ability to provide technical advice and support across all areas of the business to include service & repair, field service & applications and workshops on all pumps and systems for a new permanent role. As a Technical Pumps Manager, you will be required to: - Provide a comprehensive feedback on Failure Modes and Root Causes of failure when undertaking repairs so that corrective action can be implemented, and lessons learned - Support the customer on site to identify problems and put forward practical solutions to increase reliability and reduce energy consumption. - Formulate mitigation strategies to support obsolescent plant through uprating and reverse engineering - Working with our suppliers to develop authorised service capabilities and undertake deep learning of these products so that we can service what we sell. The Technical Pumps Manager should have the following skills or experience: - Technical knowledge of pumps and [pump systems to provide advice and support across all areas of the business on their applications, functionality and performance - Strong customer facing and commercial skills to support the field sales/applications teams onsite with clients during the tendering and negotiating process - Provide internal training and mentoring across multiple workshop locations to standardise processes while upskilling the current workforce This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of pumps and pump systems from an installation, repair, rectification and tender process, seeking to develop your career. In return for your experience, this UK based service provider will offer you: - £50,000 pa to £55,000 pa plus car, Bonus, Pension and Benefits - Opportunity to work from home in supporting multiple locations across the UK - Excellent career development and progression with a forward thinking organisation that is growing and expanding across multiple sectors to include food, FMCG, Aerospace, Automotive and Water. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of pumps/pumps systems from a service engineering, workshop and applications arena and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Technical Pump Managers role, please contact Mark Bignell at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446167 or email mark.bignell@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 / Whetstone

Production Process Manager - Precision CNC Grinding

Production Process Manager - Precision CNC Grinding Salary up to £50,000 (DOE) Oxford A Production Process Manager is required for this innovative start-up business that is involved in the manufacture of a range of novel high precision miniature products. These CE certified products are patent protected and have passed type approval. The challenge now is to move into volume production and establish a stable, capable and repeatable manufacturing process that can produce products of the highest quality meeting tight tolerances in a near clean room environment. As a Production Process Manager, you will have an in-depth understanding of precision surface grinding of thin gauge sheet metal components. The job would ideally suit someone with a precision engineering background, apprentice trained who has a strong background in machining process development To be considered for this Production Process Manager you must have or be: Experience working in a high-volume precision machining environment and be familiar with CNC grinding technology and the development of production processes. A strong manufacturing/production background ideally supported by qualifications to C&G, HNC, HND or degree level in production, manufacturing or mechanical engineering. A real passion for Continuous Improvement and implementing simple, meaningful and effective KPIs. An ability to coach, train and educate employees in modern machining techniques. Able to work with universities and machine tool suppliers to develop a stable process and select the most capable machine tools and high-speed tooling. Excellent communication skills, verbal, written and presentation, able to document, plan and develop standard operating procedures for high precision processes. This is a very interesting position that will involve research and development into precision CNC surface and profile grinding. The role is a permanent position and would ideally suit an engineer out of work, looking for an interesting challenge. A retired or semi-retired engineer capable of working 3 days a week would also be considered. A precision engineering background and knowledge of grinding and machining processes are essential for this position. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Executive Search, a leading technical and industrial consultancy. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Executive Search are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Oxford

Calibration Engineer

Job Title: Calibration Engineer Location: Dudley Salary: Negotiable Dependant on Experience Overview: We are currently recruiting for an experienced Calibration Engineer to work at our client’s facility in Dudley. The purpose of the Calibration Engineer is to support Service and Calibration activities that are carried out competently by the Service and Calibration team and align with the company’s business plan and strategic direction. This involves providing support and assistance for Service and Calibration operations, including procurement, scheduling and performance of Service and Calibration services on customer sites or at client’s premises to the required standard and customer specification. Main Objectives: Carry out service and calibration duties by planning, organising and scheduling calibration equipment to complete activities to the required customer and UKAS standard, both on customer sites and companies’ premises. Carry out force, stroke/displacement and extensometer calibration to UKAS standards Support, understand and interpret UKAS quality systems (17025) and processes Contribute to the growth and success of the business by proactively seeking opportunities for potential business to support the company’s business plan. Production of service and calibration paperwork, including UKAS and non-UKAS certificates Responsibilities & Accountabilities: Demonstrate a willingness to perform other tasks outside of main objectives or direct responsibilities 80% of work at customers sites with overnight stays required Support change management activities within the organisation, adapting well to new challenges in any area of the workplace Produce accurate written documentation for internal and external business purposes, with relevant and precise information Create internal and external correspondence that are appropriate in frequency, tone and content to the recipient File and store written documentation correctly, in line with Company procedures Communicate accurate information to appropriate person or department in a timely manner Engage in discussions and offers suggestions and solutions to improve business processes Proactively approach staff to clarify information and resolve issues Collaborate with other departments and teams, including group companies where necessary and sharing knowledge to support business activities Providing accurate information to relevant departments in order to work effectively to meet deadlines. Engage in annual performance appraisals, performance reviews and personal improvement or development plans in line with business objectives Undertake any reasonable requests for training, either internally or externally, in order to improve performance and capabilities Prepare for weekly and monthly meetings as appropriate within the agreed reporting structure and timetable, and ensure efficient collaboration and co-ordination between relevant departments Organise own time (information, tools, materials, suppliers, customers etc.) to complete tasks to the required standard, schedule and budget, ensuring that deadlines are met. Develop and maintain professional relationships with new and existing customers, providing high quality support and assistance Communicate in a timely and professional manner, provide accurate information to customers through the production of instruction manuals, procedures and technical documentation as required Providing technical support to customers and understand the nature of the enquiry, informing the appropriate department where further action is required Implementation and maintenance of quality systems and continuous improvement within department. Production of procedures, instruction manuals and technical documentation Comply with policies and procedures, including health and safety, personal protective equipment. Adopt safe working practices within your team in line with current company procedures and to understand appropriate training in Health and Safety Ensuring maintenance of tools, using equipment safely and correctly, and working areas are kept clean and tidy at all times. Reporting any faulty equipment or tools to the appropriate Line Manager. Reporting any accidents or injuries to the company first aid representative and following accident reporting procedures. Knowledge and Skills: Full clean driving license Fully competent with calibration of force, displacement and extensometry to international standards Interpreting customer calibration requirements Experience of working to International quality standards Knowledge and experience of UKAS Strong Numeracy & IT skills, with good knowledge of Microsoft Office and Outlook packages Logical thinking Works well under pressure and part of a team Work effectively at all levels internally and externally Organising and Problem solving If you are interested in applying for this role or would like more information please contact Lee Elwell on 01384 446 154 (Direct Line) or 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. 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 / Dudley

Drivetrain Project Lead

Job title: Drivetrain Project Lead Location: Wolverhampton Industry: Automotive Contract: 12 months A Drivetrain Project Lead opportunity has become available for a Global OEM. Joining an engineering team responsible for all small transmissions (<200kW). Manual shift (power-shuttle), Powershift (auto-shift), hydrostatic and HPPV (hydraulic parallel path variable). You will successfully lead a team and work within a team to create critical components, systems and/or processes. Whilst bringing technical expertise to the table, it will also be necessary to facilitate success by translating information from both customers, management and team members alike in to actions and leveraging some indirect resources as required. To be successful you will need the ability to draw upon foundational product development skills such as conceptual design, development of product and/or process, data analysis & extraction, failure resolution & prevention, and requirements management is required; as well as, ever increasing skill in technical project management, development of product, internal and external requirements management, and cost-value management. The ability to recognise and acknowledge trade-offs between time, resources and quality whilst raising the customers' and management's awareness of those trade-offs is essential. To apply for this position you should have some of the following: A Bachelor's or Master's degree in an accredited Engineering, Computer Science, or Materials Science Experience of driveline development, design, integration and validation and root cause analysis methodologies. Ability to self-direct, lead and work effectively in a diverse team environment. Ability to manage multiple complex projects simultaneously. Knowledge of engineering to release processes. Off-highway machine design, development and operational experience. ProE (Creo) and / or Windchill PDMLink. Experience in more than one engineering function. Please contact James Tilley for more details. 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

Software Engineer (Active Control Systems)

Software Engineer (Active Control Systems) £45 to £55 per hour Duration: 26 Weeks, 38hrs per week Location: Hethel, Norwich, UK Industry: Automotive A Software Engineer role who specialises in Active Controls Systems has become available for a historic brand and iconic leader within the automotive industry. Due to significant growth and new product launches you will join a team developing the next generations of active control technologies for future products. You'll be working on a variety of projects, including Active Control Systems development for our 3rd party engineering services, infotainment/ audio system development and the development of next gen of active control technologies. You will be a hands on technical expert with demonstrable proven experience in the successful delivery of control systems software in C & C# window interfaces. You will also have experience in developing control system algorithms and in-depth knowledge of electronics and DSP Hardware. To apply for this position you should have some of the following: Degree in Engineering or related field Significant experience in the development of control systems hardware and software Development of control system algorithms Indepth knowledge of electronics and DSP hardware PCB de-bugging to component level Software debugging Indepth knowledge of Matlab Please contact James Tilley for more details. 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 / Norwich

Business Development Manager - Contract Electronics Manufacturing

Business Development Manager - Contract Electronics Manufacturing Location: England - Home based Alternative job titles: Sales Manager, Sales Director, Business Development Director, Account Manager, Account Director Applicants MUST HAVE: Contract Electronics Manufacturing knowledge and experience of securing profitable business My client a leading contract electronics manufacturer are looking for a Senior Sales Manager to cover the UK, preferably to be based in Southern UK, but this is not essential as the position will be home based. Exciting opportunity for a UK based Business Development Manager with a leading specialist Medical Device manufacturer and Contract Electronic Manufacture (CEM) with established customer partnerships in a range of industry sectors. The UK Business Development Manager will be responsible for new business development, identifying new projects and customers. Your remit will also include the account management and further business development of a number of existing accounts. In this field based role you will be reporting to the MD and work in liaison with the operations and product engineering teams on new products, projects and technical matters. You will also be providing the engineering and estimating divisions market intelligence to enable the preparation of competitive contract bids. The successful Business Development Manager will have a current and proven Account and Business Development track record gained within the Contract Electronic Manufacturing (CEM) and/or the Medical Device market sector and an excellent understanding of Medical Device processes and strong project management skills. The position of Business Development Manager will require you to demonstrate a pro-active approach to developing new business, delivering consistent growth in sales and profit by developing and implementing sales plans to achieve agreed targets. Your success will be built on taking a structured approach and having the determination to win. You will be passionate about customer service, operate with integrity at all times and enjoy working in and contributing to, the on-going success of a highly effective and successful team. Key areas of responsibility: Your role will require you to build in-depth understanding of ‘targeted account’ customers in order to match appropriate the businesses offerings and develop mutually beneficial solutions. You are required to build strong relationships with a broad range of key stakeholders within and outside of the theatre environment in order to secure long-term sales growth. You will be required to take ownership of the non-clinical stakeholder mapping in ‘target accounts’ and understand the internal politics to drive the strategic direction. You are required to drive customer interaction to maximise our potential in a changing market environment. You must articulate and sell the value proposition tailored to strategic accounts in order to develop long term partnership agreements. In return you will receive a competitive package to reward your contribution and have the opportunity to gain professional and career development to potentially Director level in one of the UK's leading Contract Electronics Manufacturers. 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 / England

Multi-Skilled Maintenance Engineer

Multi skilled Maintenance Engineer Kidderminster Permanent Salary – Negotiable depending on experience Weekend Day shift (6am-6pm) Jonathan Lee are currently recruiting for a Multi skilled Maintenance Engineer for a well-established business based in Kidderminster. As a Multi skilled maintenance engineer your duties will be: Maintain & service all plant machinery Attend machine breakdowns to ensure downtime on machinery is kept to a minimum Follow TPM schedule Trouble shoot faults within electrical & mechanical issues General Building maintenance As a Multi skilled maintenance engineer you will: Have previous experience working on reactive & preventative maintenance duties Knowledge of working on pneumatic & hydraulic systems Previous experience working with PLC systems Ability to fault find electrical & mechanical issues Ability to work individually & as part of a team If you are currently looking for a new opportunity or keen to know more about this role then please get in touch with Kieron at Jonathan Lee. 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 / Worcestershire

Cost Engineer

Job title: Cost Engineer Salary Range: Up to £40.00 per hour LTD Location: Peterborough Industry: Manufacturing A Cost Engineer has become available for one of the world’s leading manufacturers of off-highway machinery and diesel and natural gas engines. The primary focus of this position is the development of detailed component cost models and high level cost estimates for existing parts, new parts and competitor parts. Cost models account for all costs drivers associated with the manufacture and supply of components. The creation of models and estimates will involve the application of your existing manufacturing/engineering and product knowledge, or through detailed investigation of the desired process and technology. The completed analysis sets the baseline that will help identify cost reduction opportunities/projects for subsequent delivery through Strategic Cost Management or NPI teams. This role covers both current and New Product Introduction (NPI) programmes. This is a great opportunity for someone who has experience in material cost management with a strong foundation in a range of manufacturing processes. To apply for this position you should have some of the following: Strong knowledge of manufacturing processes and commercial cost drivers. Experience of managing multiple projects. The ability to demonstrate cross functional team work. Analysing and interpreting numerical data and reaching sound judgements and recommendations. Driving License as travel will be required. Proficient in Microsoft packages. Please contact James Tilley for details. 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 / Peterborough

Field Application Engineer

Feild Application Engineer - Power Electronics Maidenhead - UK You must be eligible to work in the UK at the point of application Our Client is a supplier of high-performance electronic components used in high-voltage power-conversion systems. Our integrated circuits and diodes enable compact, energy-efficient AC-DC power supplies for a vast range of electronic products including mobile devices, TVs, PCs, appliances, smart utility meters and LED lights. Our SCALE™ IGBT drivers enhance the efficiency, reliability and cost of high-power applications such as industrial motor drives, solar and wind energy systems, electric vehicles and high-voltage DC transmission. As Application Engineer you will be responsibility for design and technical support for customers in the Northern European region and more specific the United Kingdom, Ireland, Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. Reporting to the Field Sales Manager for the region and based in Maidenhead, UK. Responsibilities Provide application and design support to customers: Paper/schematic theoretical designs building and testing SMPS design and build sample transformers Provide the highest quality laboratory, telephone and on-site customer support to maintain our leading edge in the market place Debug customers design, recommending changes for improvement Conduct periodical technical training to customers/distributors/workshops Support Sales Team technically in the region to increase number of Design Wins and revenue Travelling approximately 20% to 30% of the time (average) based in Maidenhead, UK Requirements BSc in Electronics Engineering or equivalent Minimum 2 years in designing High Voltage Switch Mode Power Supply Experience in high frequency transformer design Good theoretical background of power electronics combined with practical knowledge of switched mode power supplies Interpersonal skills and keen commercial awareness Valid Driving License for the UK Fluent in English (written and spoken) 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 / Maidenhead

Mechanical Fitter - Contract

Mechanical Fitter Contract Rates Birmingham Special Purpose Manufacturing These are immediate starts for experienced Mechanical Fitters; we are looking for 2 fitters to join an established company based in near West Bromwich. The Mechanical Fitter roles will be building special purpose machinery from engineering drawings under minimal supervision on a day shift. We are looking for the following for the Mechanical Fitter positions: Strong level of experience in mechanical fitting which includes building machinery from assembly drawings as well as refurbishment of older machinery Appropriate education in engineering Able to work pretty much unsupervised and get on with the work Previous experience of installation and commissioning of new machinery The Mechanical Fitter roles are on a day shift pattern and the company are looking to appoint straight away with them offering: Good hourly rate (LTD/Umbrella) Paid overtime in the week when required Initial contract until the end of 2019 Potential of permanent employment should you wish to become a permanent member of staff If the Mechanical Fitter jobs are of interest, then apply now or give Gareth at Jonathan Lee a call. 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 / Smethwick

Contracts Engineer

Title: Contracts Engineer Location: Borehamwood Salary: £Negotiable Overview: Working primarily from our Clients offices in Hertfordshire the Projects/Contracts Engineer will manage multiple projects for equipment supply and turnkey installation to commercial and technical completion within contract requirements. The role may also include the preparation of basic sales tenders for our complete range of equipment and site installation services. This opportunity can also develop to include working with the Applications Engineering team to plan and cost future project solutions to suit our client’s needs. This will further enhance the interest and allow the successful candidate to progress in the role. Duties & Responsibilities: Overall responsibility for the control of the day-to-day activities and co-ordination of projects, including design, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning. Communicate with cross functional team members and sub-contractors as required to deliver project goals. Ensure accurate information is assembled within the framework of the Company’s Quality Procedures to enable the procurement and manufacture of equipment to contract requirements. Provide on-going project planning/status reporting for use by the Company management and our customers. Ensure contract compliance with the Company’s commercial terms and conditions and negotiate acceptable variations where required. Provide timely, accurate and reliable project variation quotations to our customers in association with the Company’s Field Sales Engineers and Sales Management Occasional travel to sites within the UK and Ireland. Required: We are looking for a practical engineering professional with a proven track record who will drive projects for our business. Experience in the management of medium sized, technology orientated, multi-disciplinary projects is preferred. Ideal background would be from within the mechanical contracting services industry with specific reference to steam or high temperature process heating applications. Experience of estimating and managing project costs to completion. Knowledge of export contracts including Letters of Credit and negotiation of commercial terms would be an advantage. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Good project control and resolution experience is ideal. The ability to work within a team environment and to communicate clearly and effectively at all levels within the Company structure and with our customers and suppliers. Qualifications: Ideally you will have good practical engineering skills plus a formal qualification (HNC/HND or Degree) in a related field such as mechanical engineering, process engineering, or chemical engineering. Experience of working in this job role is preferred. Longer experience may be considered as an advantage over academic achievement. Benefits A competitive salary plus company performance related bonus, which currently pays up to a further 5% of basic salary. This position also offers a contributory pension scheme including life insurance. If you are interested in applying for this role or would like more information please contact Lee Elwell on 01384 446 154 (Direct Line) or 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. 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 / Borehamwood

Electronics Design Engineer

Title: Electronics Design Engineer Location: Dudley Salary: £37,000 p/a Overview: The central purpose of the Electronics Design Engineer is to support Design activities that are carried out competently by the Design team and align with the company’s business plan and strategic direction. This involves providing support and assistance for Design operations, including procurement, scheduling and performance of Design services on customer sites or at client premises to the required standard and customer specification. Main Objectives: Designing, documenting and testing bespoke electronics systems, ensuring all technical documentation and information produced is filed and maintained correctly in accordance with company procedures and processes. Discussing and solving technical design issues and queries with production departments, suppliers and customers Enhancing and improving existing products and seeking new and innovative solutions Duties & Responsibilities: Demonstrate a willingness to perform other tasks outside of main objectives or direct responsibilities Support change management activities within the organisation, adapting well to new challenges in any area of the workplace Produce accurate written documentation for internal and external business purposes, with relevant and precise information Create internal and external correspondence that are appropriate in frequency, tone and content to the recipient File and store written documentation correctly, in line with Company procedures Communicate accurate information to appropriate person or department in a timely manner Engage in discussions and offers suggestions and solutions to improve business processes Proactively approach staff to clarify information and resolve issues Collaborate with other departments and teams, including other partner companies where necessary and sharing knowledge to support business activities Providing accurate information to relevant departments in order to work effectively to meet deadlines. Engage in annual performance appraisals, performance reviews and personal improvement or development plans in line with business objectives Undertake any reasonable requests for training, either internally or externally, in order to improve performance and capabilities Prepare for weekly and monthly meetings as appropriate within the agreed reporting structure and timetable, and ensure efficient collaboration and co-ordination between relevant departments Organise own time (information, tools, materials, suppliers, customers etc.) to complete tasks to the required standard, schedule and budget, ensuring that deadlines are met. Develop and maintain professional relationships with new and existing customers, providing high quality support and assistance Communicate in a timely and professional manner, through written or verbal communications (to include correct grammar, punctuation, language, tone and content where applicable) Providing accurate information to customers through the production of instruction manuals, procedures and technical documentation as required Providing technical support to customers and understand the nature of the enquiry, informing the appropriate department where further action is required Implementation and maintenance of quality systems and continuous improvement within department. Production of procedures, instruction manuals and technical documentation Comply with company policies and procedures, including health and safety, personal protective equipment. Adopt safe working practices within your team in line with current company procedures and to understand appropriate training in Health and Safety Ensuring maintenance of tools, using equipment safely and correctly, and working areas are kept clean and tidy at all times. Reporting any faulty equipment or tools to the appropriate Line Manager. Reporting any accidents or injuries to the company first aid representative and following accident reporting procedures. Required: Ability to define and produce electrical/electronic wiring diagrams Knowledge of analogue and digital electronics, components and sensors Use of schematic capture and PCB layout software Knowledge of CE approval and EMC test requirements Design using programmable logic arrays and microcontrollers Understanding of transducers and sensors The ability to fault find Good practical skills Experience with electronic test equipment and procedures Good knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint Good level of numeracy. Strong focus on Customer Service & degree of flexibility Verbal and written communication skills Strong Numeracy & IT skills, with good knowledge of Microsoft Office and Outlook packages Logical thinking Works well under pressure and part of a team Work effectively at all levels internally and externally Organising and Problem solving If you are interested in applying for this role or would like more information please contact Lee Elwell on 01384 446 154 (Direct Line) or 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. 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 / Dudley

Junior Engineer

Junior Engineer Due to continued growth, we are now recruiting for a Junior Engineer on behalf of a world leader in Unattended Ground Sensors and Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance (ISTAR) systems. Our client provides essential capabilities into the defence, security and commercial sectors. You will be joining a small part of a large organisation and your input will be valued into the company- you will be a valued engineer rather than just a number in an organisation. You will be working in Basingstoke area (1 hour from London) Benefits As part of the Engineering team, you will have the opportunity to work on a very wide range of exciting projects including optics, bespoke electronic system design and software integration. You will work a 9-day fortnight and therefore benefit from an exceptional holiday allowance. You will be working for a close team who will support you through your long-term career. You will be working in a stunning rural location (no traffic!) Purpose of the role As a junior engineer you will be working in close liaison with France and Sweden Engineering teams, supporting the design and development of products and capabilities for Optics and Chemical, Biological Radiation and Nuclear (CBRN) equipment. We aim to guide you to grow into the subject matter expert in optical solutions for international markets and become an expert on all other ISTAR systems. Key Responsibilities Have a good understanding, and provide engineering input on all our products, particularly in Optics and CBRN To be the engineering lead for Software, Hardware and System Solutions to meet the customer requirements Report directly to lead engineer and support where required To ensure all products have configuration management documentation suitable to the product line Maintain and/or create documentation required for manufacture ensuring all drawings are available for production items (and where they are missing create the drawings) Work closely with the senior engineering team in Implement Engineering Change Requests Participate in sales activities by providing engineering knowledge into marketing/bid/EOI and sales activities. Create engineering and technical reports for customers and audits as required Provide engineering and technical input into proposals and commercial activities including offsite meetings and potentially working in harsh outdoor environments To be successful you must have the following: Degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. electronics, physics, maths) A positive attitude Willing to learn and progress within the company Excellent communication skills enabling you to express ideas fluently and professionally You will need to have 1-2 years’ experience in at least 2 of the following disciplines; Optics and Optical Systems development, CBRN Systems, Embedded Software development, digital circuit and board design, RF design and Antenna design. Be innovative and show initiative Driven to deliver great results Able to gain UK Security Clearance Full UK driving license This is an excellent opportunity to work for a unique client on specialist projects. Please apply to discuss further and we will assist you in making the next step in your career. 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 / Basingstoke
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