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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.

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Thermal Specialist

Job Title: Thermal Specialist Location: Coventry Permanent A Thermal Specialist is required to join a growing, niche engineering company that specialise in the research and development of technology for use in power generation applications. Successful applicants will be involved in development and validation of Micro Gas Turbine systems using CFD and 1D heat transfer networks. Thermal Specialist - Key Responsibilities Provide significant in-depth knowledge and expertise in Thermal engineering - both internal and external flows. Produce thermal designs, based on research, for prototypes using computer-aided design (CFD) and 1D Flow analysis. Mathematical modelling Responsible for specifying requirements and evaluation of designs, analysis, development, testing and control of features, the role provides for a high level of independent judgement. Technical Skills and Experience required for Thermal Specialist Degree qualified in a relevant scientific or engineering discipline. Experience of analysing the data from both CFD and experiments, as well as having a basic knowledge of cooling power electronics Good knowledge of CFD, 1D Thermal flow networks, and CAD - ideally ANSYS FLUENT, FLOWNEX, SOLIDWORKS. It is essential that applicants have the ability to work unsupervised with excellent communication and presentation skills. This is an excellent opportunity for a Thermal Specialist to develop their career in a highly technical environment. In return for your experience, this Coventry based company will offer you: · Competitive salary package · Private healthcare · Cutting edge projects with an industry leading product. Interviews for the Thermal Specialist will commence with immediate effect with a view to starting as soon as possible. For further information on this position please contact Tom Duckett at Jonathan Lee Recruitment. 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 / Coventry

CNC Turner Setter - Operator

Job title: CNC Setter - Turning Salary Range: Days = £13.00 per hour with overtime paid at time 1.3 after 40 hours Nights = £17.75 per hour Hours: Days = 07:45 - 16:45 Monday to Thursday, 13:00 Finish Friday Nights = 18:00 - 06:00 Monday to Thursday Location: Walsall, West Midlands Permanent or Contract position working for a oil and gas manufacturer. A CNC Setter is required with knowledge of programming and setting CNC turning machines. Working as part of a small team running 2-3 axis CNC turning machines, small to high volume batch work of high-quality components with a responsibility to continually improve processes, tooling and fixtures. Candidates with experience of Fanuc controls will be well received. Due to ongoing CNC expansion this client based in Walsall requires a dynamic, leading CNC Setter on a permanent or contract basis. As a CNC Setter, you will be required to: Set and online programme 2-3 axis CNC turning machines Use Fanuc controls Tool changes First offs First off inspections Using Verners, Gauges, Micrometres and manual CMMs Producing setup documents Working with low volume high value parts Low batch work so ability to work with short leads times Reading GD&T drawings The CNC Setter should have the following skills or experience: CNC setting and operating CNC turning CMM and manual measuring would be advantageous This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of programming and setting 2-3 axis CNC turning machines. In return for your experience, this Wolverhampton based machining company will offer you: Contract or Permanent Position 40 hour working week with overtime paid at a premium Good salaries 34 days holiday Great working conditions Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of programming and setting CNC turning machines and want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the CNC setter role, please contact Matt Johnson at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446116 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 / Wednesbury

Area Sales Manager

Area Sales Manager - Coatings/Paint - South West - £40,000 to £45,000 p.a + car & bonus Benefits include: Hybrid car, bonus, holidays and pension An Area Sales Manager is required to join a global family owned company that supply specialise coatings to the industrial and retail markets. Your role will be to develop coating sales in the South West of England; through protecting and developing existing accounts and prospecting for and securing new business. As the Area Sales Manager your responsibilities will include; Maintain existing business and to progress planned development of the Customer base in the region in line with the Company's growth strategy. Prospect and develop new Customers, with the objective of new business accounting for 10% of the regional turnover each year. Make a proactive contribution to Company market and technical planning process. Such other duties and tasks as are allocated to you at the discretion of the Company. Aa the Area Sales Manager you will require the following skills and experiences; Sound knowledge of coatings technology will be highly beneficial. Good communication and people skills at all levels is essential. Sales training and experience, particularly in business-to-business benefit selling, territory plans, Specifier selling and account management. Broad commercial awareness, with particular focus on pricing, negotiation, and key account management. Interest in travel and meeting/working with people from a wide range of backgrounds and experience. If you are interested in this exciting Area Sales Manager opportunity please click on the link to apply. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Bristol

Principal Engineer Digital Manufacturing

Principal Engineer/Technical Project Manager - Digital Manufacturing - Coventry - £50k - £58k DOE This is an exceptional opportunity to provide technical leadership in technology transfer and help to improve the UK's long-term supply chain competitiveness You will lead a team working to support SMEs de-risk and accelerate innovation. The Principal Engineer Digital Manufacturing will join a team to assist in delivery of innovation support activities in the areas of digital manufacturing and materials and manufacturing. The aim is to de-risk and accelerate innovation in supply chain mid-caps and SMEs with the mission of "making more in the UK". What you will do As Principal Engineer Digital Manufacturing; To provide broad ranging technical leadership, and project management, for the successful and timely delivery projects in the field of digital manufacturing or materials and manufacturing To develop and deliver interventions to SMEs; including business engagements, collaborative product and service development, collaborative research and development, project workshops and events and building innovation ecosystems To represent and be recognised as a credible expert in digital manufacturing or materials and manufacturing. To identify the challenges and needs faced by industry and to establish collaborative research and development activities To increase the uptake of collaborative R&D in the supply chain mid-caps and SMEs To be responsible for developing and delivering a range of manufacturing and technology related masterclasses To provide the leadership, and to develop, Innovation Managers and Technology Transfer Engineers What you will need As Principal Engineer Digital Manufacturing; Educated to degree level or equivalent in a business or technical subject Significant industrial experience in either digital manufacturing or materials and manufacturing The ability to provide technical leadership to a multi-disciplinary team of engineers and researchers Extensive knowledge of own area of specialism, with sufficient confidence and ability to line manage individuals who are technical experts in other disciplines High level of self-motivation with ability to plan and deliver goals to deadlines Strong leadership skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills What you will get As Principal Engineer Digital Manufacturing; Experience of working on a range of projects with the opportunity to help to improve the UK's long-term supply chain competitiveness Ongoing training and development The chance to work in excellent facilities Career advancement Applications Suitably qualified and experienced Principal Engineers/Technical Project Managers should apply today by either calling Jeff Lane on +44 (0)1384 446108 or by emailing their CV and covering letter to jeff.lane@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 / Coventry

Applications Engineer

Applications Engineer Reports to: BDM Elevator Division Coventry (With occasional International travel) We are recruiting an Applications Enginer to support this clients Elevator Sales Team in order to provide technical advice and assistance on all their elevator products and services. What you will do: - Be part of the sales team providing application engineering expertise for elevator buffers, a strong interface to quality, manufacturing and engineering team. - Product management for the elevator buffers product portfolio, leading and planning assigned projects or tasks within product scope, time and budget. - Prepare and deliver presentations for internal/external staff and customers on issues of the day/complex products, offer technical advice (application/legislative/relevant elevator regulations), comments on enquiry specification by phone or on-site to customers, sales or internal personnel. - Understand Elevator standards, support the engineering department developing global certification requirements, develop an understanding of the reasons / process for selecting buffers in order to help with decisions regarding product features, technical requirements and changes in regulations. - Manage the customer approval processes, responsible for technical documentation, maintaining technical dossiers, sales brochures, installation and maintenance manuals. - Support territory-based sales team world-wide and local technical support personnel. What you will need: - Previous experience in an Elevator/Lift company would be advantageous. - Computer literate, proficient in MS Office. - Experience in use of 3D CAD packages, would also be advantageous. - Good interpersonal skills. - Self-motivated with the ability to work under own supervision. Education and qualifications - Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Lift Engineering or similar. For more information or to apply please contact Gemma Skidmore. 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 / Coventry

Purchasing and Planning Manager

Due to continued growth this global manufacturer of precision machined parts for various industries including automotive, aerospace and power generation are seeking a Procurement and Planning Manager. Currently you may be working as a Procurement Manager, Purchasing Manager, Supply Chain Manager or Logistics Manager in a manufacturing business. Essential Functions Strong leadership skills are vital, together with initiative in identifying and focusing on continuous improvement and operational excellence. Key tasks will include developing a strong supplier strategy to deliver cost savings whilst maintaining a reliable and quality driven service and enhancing our planning processes to improve on time delivery to our customers. Good planning, analytical and forecasting skills are needed to ensure excellent service delivery to a demanding customer base. The successful candidate must have a strong track record of achievement in a fast moving manufacturing / production related environment and be both financially and commercially astute. Specific Responsibilities Procurement Planning and managing inventory of parts sourced from external suppliers to ensure high on time delivery to customer without exceeding the correct levels of inventory Close management and development of key production suppliers Monitoring supplier quality and delivery performance and direct actions to ensure the resolution of concerns and the achievement of agreed improvement targets Off site visits to suppliers at all levels Sourcing new suppliers in order to improve products, services and costs Identify and realise cost saving opportunities Review, evaluate, and approve specifications for issuing and awarding bids to suppliers through RFQ process Generation of purchase contracts and blanket orders Planning Ensuring inventory levels, both in terms of materials and finished goods, are maintained in line with corporate/business expectations. Responsible for the effective planning and scheduling of production, inter co part finished goods and sub-contractor processes Ensuring that priorities are established in line with customer demand, managing safety stock levels accordingly. Improving the overall planning process and utilisation of the ERP system. Import SPA Role Track incoming shipments as requested Work with local TFP (technical focal point) on classification and maintenance of products HTS codes seeking advise & confirmation of accuracy from Export location & compliance HQ. Develop & revise written procedures & work instructions for internal & external import processes Give special instructions to Customs Broker as required Establish reasonable goals for Customs Broker service Audit Customs Broker/Freight forwarder invoices & customs entry for accuracy - process payment approval Advise Customs Broker of any required changes to entry Confirm that goods received = goods invoiced & reported to Customs Education CIPS qualification Experience & Background. Demonstrated leadership success in a procurement/planning environment Working knowledge of financial principles. Experience of working within KPI framework. Person specification Natural leader with the ability effectively lead, coach and engage people at all levels within the organisation Excellent written and verbal communication skills Professional approach with the ability to network and develop effective working relationships at all levels Strong business acumen and commercial awareness Can do attitude, with a determined and positive outlook Calm and methodical, with the ability to make decisions Logical approach to analyzing and resolving problems Approachable but assertive Able to think laterally and is open to new ideas and change Strong strategic planning and organizational abilities IT Literate - MS Office Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Telford

Manufacturing Test Engineer

Job title: Manufacturing Test Engineer Salary Range: Up to £32 per hour LTD Location: Coventry Contract: 6 - 12 Months Industry: Power Generation - Gensets A Manufacturing Test Engineer opportunity has become available for a global (OEM), combining world-renowned British engineering and design expertise with innovative manufacturing processes. We are looking for a skilled Test Engineer to join a unique manufacturing team to work on the development, verification and improvement of production validation test equipment and processes. Key deliverables To deliver new test equipment design, development and production relating to key subsystems Project management of new equipment implementation Involvement with the capital equipment supplier selection process, alongside the provision of being a contact point for the technical interface Fault finding and diagnosis of problems Active participation in design improvement proposals Manage data, configuration details and results Report out through detailed written technical test reports To apply for this Test Engineer position you should have some of the following: Degree in Electronic, Electrical or Control related field Extensive experience in a role with test experience or exposure. A good 'all-round' background is sought as this is primarily a full system level role Demonstrable general software knowledge A desire for 'hands on' work, and to collaborate within a highly qualified and driven team Ideally experience in calibration, installation and utilisation instrumentation and DAQ systems If you have a proven track record within this area and are capable of working in a highly dynamic environment with changing priorities, please get in touch. 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 / Coventry

CE Compliance Manager - Machinery Directive

A CE Compliance Manager with knowledge of the CE Marking machinery directive is required for a an established systems integrator. The role of CE Compliance Manager will include: Work alongside project and engineering teams to ensure that all machines, new and in use comply with the CE Machinery Directive Through understanding the customer specification and reading up on the latest CE Directives you will be the responsible person to interpret, advice and test to ensure full compliance. You will be required to to conduct risk assessments, site acceptance testing and produce written compliance reports. Where necessary, work closely with external EMC testing and CE compliance specialists. These systems go in to a variety of industries, from pharmaceutical, food production companies including clean room regulation. Addressing CE Compliance at the design stage is critical in reducing re work and as such you will be instrumental in coaching the engineering teams with compliance standards. Stay abreast of upcoming changes to CE compliance and ensure the company is well informed of these changes well in advance, particularly as some systems will have extended lead times. The suitable candidate for CE Compliance Manager will need to possess the following skills and experience: Knowledgeable in CE requirements and testing. Interpretation of CE Compliance standards and experience of writing concise compliance reports. Experience with machinery directive and robotic safety is desirable but not essential providing experience with other CE Compliance standards. Technical qualification in an electrical or mechanical engineering discipline is highly desirable but most importantly is the ability to read technical mechanical and/or electrical engineering drawings. This is an exciting role working for an established manufacturer of automated and robotic integrated solutions. The company has a strong presence in the UK and they are expanding their reach in to the US. If you have experience as a CE Compliance Engineer or CE Compliance Manager then please click on the link to apply. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Farnborough

Planner

Production Planner Coventry, Warwickshire Engineering/Manufacturing A Production Planner is required by global engineering/manufacturing organisation based in Coventry. This is an exciting opportunity to join a well-established, growing organisation and be an integral part of the Logistics team. The Role: As Production Planner, you will support members of the Operations Management team with the workload aims and department vision. Deliver on-time product supply to a variety of customers by translating customer demand into an achievable, optimised production schedule. Optimise capacity through capacity planning and machine/man availability. Support the development of planning, stock management systems and processes. Understand, maintain appropriate KPIs and meet/exceed KPI targets. If below targets and achieve clear recovery plans. Support and manage Engineering Change (ECN) activities. Cross functional problem solving related to planning areas ie capacity, production planning. Analyse customer requirements to ensure efficient build planning. The Person: Experience of working within a demanding manufacturing/engineering environment, having a proven track record of a success within an internal logistics/planning environment. You will have an excellent understanding of MRP or SAP based systems, as well as Microsoft Office (Excel, Word). Ideally, you will be qualified to HNC level and have good organisational and time management skills. We are seeking a self-motivated, Planning professional who is seeking a new challenge and willingness to take ownership. If you are and offer the above experience in return you will receive a competitive salary and benefits package. Interested? Please contact forward your latest CV to lisa.osborne@jonlee.co.uk or call 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 Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Coventry

CNC Turner Programmer - Setter

Job title: CNC Programmer/Setter - Turning Salary Range: £13.00 per hour with overtime paid at time 1.3 after 40 hours Hours: 08:00 - 16:30 Monday to Friday Location: Wolverhampton, West Midlands Permanent or Contract position working for a oil and gas manufacturer. A CNC Programmer/Setter is required with knowledge of programming and setting CNC turning machines, online. Working as part of a small team running 2-3 axis CNC turning machines, small to high volume batch work of high-quality components with a responsibility to continually improve processes, tooling and fixtures. Candidates with experience of Fanuc controls will be well received. Due to ongoing CNC expansion this client based in Wolverhampton requires a dynamic, leading CNC Programmer/Setter on a permanent or contract basis. As a CNC programmer/Setter, you will be required to: Set and online programme 2-3 axis CNC turning machines Use Fanuc controls Tool changes First offs First off inspections Using Verners, Gauges, Micrometres and manual CMMs Producing setup documents Working with low volume high value parts Low batch work so ability to work with short leads times Reading GD&T drawings The CNC Programmer/Setter should have the following skills or experience: CNC programming online CNC programming, setting and operating CNC turning CMM and manual measuring would be advantageous This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of programming and setting 2-3 axis CNC turning machines. In return for your experience, this Wolverhampton based machining company will offer you: Contract or Permanent Position 40 hour working week with overtime paid at a premium £13.00 per hour 34 days holiday Great working conditions Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of programming and setting CNC turning machines and want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the CNC programmer role, please contact Matt Johnson at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446116 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

Supply Chain Consultant

Job title: Supply Chain Consultant Salary Range: LTD - Contract Location: Peterborough, UK Industry: Supply Chain A Supply Chain Consultant opportunity has become available for one of the world’s leading manufacturers of off-highway machinery and diesel and natural gas engines. The role will be responsible for facility performance levels to corporate targets for inventory reduction, increased inventory turns and improved order-to-delivery results. Major Job Duties and Responsibilities: Performing work to achieve corporate supply chain performance targets focused on inventory reduction, increased inventory turns and improved order-to-delivery results. Working on the deployment of the Supply Chain Planning Process, which develops the Plan for Every Part and Pull Replenishment methods for a facility. Working effectively with diverse, multi-functional teams in order to apply the supply chain planning process and leading team efforts to develop lean material flow plans for a facility, which may include implementing changes to factory floor layout and material presentation at the point of use. Gathering and analysing data on facility demand and demand variability for each part required for production. Gathering and analysing data about supplier shipping performance and variability % for each part number. Developing material flow plans for all material coming into a facility for production. Reviewing, analysing and cleaning data prior to migration it into the PFEP Web Tool. Leading the work of Supply Chain Planning Analysts in the documentation of this data into the Plan for Every Part web tool. Creating and maintaining a site level Flow Map for parts used in production. Leading deployment teams, in the execution of Pull Material Replenishment processes in a plant. Performing physical, tactical work across multiple functions to make improvements required to attain MQ or other like Certification for a Facility. Performing physical, tactical work to reduce / eliminate supply chain constraints at both the facility and value stream level, working with a cross-functional team of personnel. To apply for this position you should have some of the following: APICS CPIM or CSPC National Certification. College or university degree, preferably in Supply Chain and/or Logistics Management or Industrial Engineering. Experience with the CPS RIW and Value Stream Transformation process. Experience in the development and deployment of Supply Chain processes. Experience and knowledge of lean concepts and tools. Experience and knowledge about CPS supply chain principles, specifically those applied to pull replenishment using material replenishment tools and processes, Supply Chain Planning analytical tools, material flow and throughput efficiency. Thorough understanding of company policies and procedures and solid product knowledge. Ability to design and deploy lean systems in a highly productive environment with minimal disruption to daily requirements. Strong understanding and previous experience using common supply chain systems. Knowledge of and / or experience deploying using 6Sigma Project Management principles. Leadership skills to effectively lead supply chain improvements making the best use of available resources, while maintaining strong people focus and fulfilling the responsibilities for leading people. 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 / Peterborough

Sales Operations Coordinator

Operations Coordinator Bedford Salary - £22,000 + Benefits The Company: An Operations Coordinator is required by global leading designer and manufacturer of heavy-duty clutches and brakes. A large variety of configurations are used globally by leading process equipment OEMs. The Role: As Operations Coordinator you will process customer orders into manufacturing and purchase requirements with the goal of optimising service levels to the customer: Enter sales orders into the computer system from order entry and printing through to invoicing. Computer entry of purchase orders through to receipt. Effectively prepare all documentation regarding export orders, e.g. Letter of Credits. Give detailed instructions to the relevant freight forwarders re the method of despatch and terms of shipment. Review forwarders for Imports/Exports for service and cost. Take incoming calls from customers and inform them of their shipment details. Assist other departments and Area Sales Managers with information available from the computer system and operation files. Support the purchasing function as directed by the Operations Manager. Participate fully in the implementation of lean manufacturing, the continuous improvement process and maintaining ISO9001 certification. The Person: Are you an experienced administrator with previous working knowledge of import/export gained within a manufacturing environment? In addition, you will must be able to demonstrate: Excellent communication skills both written and verbal Experience of working within a similar administrative or office-based role Good general IT skills – Microsoft Office Good time management skills with the ability to work within a busy, fast paced environment Educated to GCSE standard or equivalent - Grades A-C in Maths and English This is an exciting opportunity for an import/export administrator or a sales administrator looking for a challenging new administration role. If you are interested and can offer the above skills and experience, please forward your latest CV to lisa.osborne@jonlee.co.uk or call Lisa directly for additional information 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 Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Bedford

Quality Engineer

A Quality Engineer is urgently required for a new purpose built cutting-edge manufacturing facility based near Southam which will revolutionise the compressor technology market. This flagship project with a total investment of £65m is a joint business venture between one of the UK’s most innovative R&D Compressor Technology company’s and one of largest manufacturers in the UK to spearhead a new wave of precision manufacturing. Reporting to the Quality Manager and senior team members the role is to support, grow and continuously improve the manufacturing & assembly of world class products. The candidate will be a critical team leader in developing new methods of checking and validation of internal components to drawings specifications. You will be required to working closely with the Engineering, Quality and Manufacturing teams to influence the quality for manufacture on existing products and NPI. Your duties and responsibilities for this critical role will include the following: Knowledge and experience of ISO standards and IATF (TS16949). Capable of using more traditional checking equipment, height gauges, micrometers, verniers, gauging (hard & electronic) etc. Understand & interpret 2D drawings and models. Control & produce quality procedures. Be part of the NPI / design team introduction. Work closely with engineering during 1st off to production. Support the supply chain & production team on a day to day basis to ensure timely delivery of customer expectations. Be proactive in the recommendation of new or improved quality techniques. To be considered for this role you will have a proven track record within a production or manufacturing environment. Our client is seeking applications from candidates that have a recognised technical apprenticeship, HNC level equivalent qualification in manufacturing engineering or time served industry experience. We will also be seeking this individual with have some of the following knowledge and experiences: A proven track record within quality engineering department/role. Able to read and interpret 2D drawings and models. A good knowledge of castings and machining. Be the internal & external face of the quality department. Generate quality documentation for supply chain and internally production. Experienced in NPI and process improvements. Communicating and presenting data effectively. Familiar with Quality Systems / PPAP & Environmental Issues. Ability to pick up a project from cradle to grave hitting pre-determined timelines. Experienced in Quality Processes including First Off’s, APQP, NPI and inspection. Knowledge of ISO9002 and other relevant systems. In return our client can offer the opportunity to be involved in one of the most exciting engineering projects in region with genuine opportunities for career development within this newly formed organisation. A salary of up to £45,000pa is available dependent on experience with contributory pension, death in service and a total 33 days holiday per annum. The working hours for this role will be 7.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Thursday and 7.30am to 12.30pm on Fridays. If you would like to discuss this fantastic opportunity in more detail then please call Les Hines on 01384 397555 or send your CV les.hines@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 / Southam

Senior Sales Manager - General Manufacturing

Senior Sales Manager Off-Highway, Rail, Marine £70,000 - £80,000 + car allowance, bonus West Midlands My tier one client is seeking a high calibre Senior Sales Manager who will prove to be a key leader in driving through new business across a range of sectors whilst managing and developing a cross functional team of Key Account Managers. Your duties and responsibilities will include the following: Driving best practice of key account management Delivering on revenue targets and business growth Managing new projects whilst setting long-term sales strategies You will develop business plans, policies and programs associated with the business unit Working closely with Engineering and New Product Development Develop and maintain direct customer relationships at high strategic levels to keep informed of market issues and opportunities Competently manage programs across the organisation Frequent European travel to develop strategic accounts You’ll coordinate with Marketing to identify growth opportunities in relevant sectors We are looking for the following: An experienced technical sales professional with a demonstrable track record of effective man management Experience of working within an engineering environment with a good understanding of manufacturing process Sector experience can include Off-Highway, Marine, Rail and General Manufacturing You’ll be an excellent communicator and relationship builder This person should enjoy the challenge of leading and developing a team Ideally degree qualified 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 / West Midlands

Toolmaker

Toolmaker Manufacturing Day Shift Permanent West Bromwich Salary – Up to £15ph plus overtime Jonathan Lee are currently recruiting for a Toolmaker on behalf of a client of ours based in West Bromwich. This opportunity has arisen due to business growth & they are looking to expand their current team. As a Toolmaker you will: Capable bench hand with experience of making new build tools for presses to high tolerances (medium sized components) Apprentice trained or equivalent qualifications Background in die maintenance using conventional machinery (this is only a small part of the role) Proven experience working in contract toolrooms There are immediate interviews available for the right candidate. Working hours for this role are 8-4.30 Monday-Thursday with an early finish on a Friday. Lots of overtime available on a daily basis in the week & availability on weekend mornings. If you would like 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 / West Bromwich

Supply Chain Manager - 12 months FTC

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 paul.broadhead@jonlee.co.uk or for further information contact me directly on 01384 446155. 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

Electro-Mechanical Fitter

Summary Panel: Job title: Electro-Mechanical Fitter Salary Range; Up to £28,000 DOE Location: Telford This leading engineering company are seeking Electro-Mechanical Fitters for their Telford Head Office. An Electro-Mechanical Fitter is required with knowledge of bench fitting and fault finding. Candidates with experience of the automation industry would be well received. Due to expansion this company, an advanced company based in Telford requires a dedicated Electro-Mechanical Fitter with machining experience for a new permanent role. As an Electro-Mechanical Fitter, you will be required to: Assemble measurements machines, jigs and fixtures from components to completion working with high tolerances. Able to read and work to assembly engineering drawings, electronic and electrical drawings as well as pneumatic schematics. Work collectively within a team of skilled electro / mechanical engineers, fitters and wiremen. The Electro-Mechanical Fitter should have the following skills or experience: Similar working experience and relevant qualifications such as served apprenticeship or ONC/City & Guilds Level 3 in engineering. Able to successfully work in a challenging environment, under pressure and to strict time scales whilst having meticulous attention to detail. Possess an achievement motivated mindset and flexibility on working hours when required. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of bespoke machine fitting to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Telford-based measurement company will offer you: Basic Salary up to £28,000 per annum Competitive benefits package including pension. A create working environment and career development opportunities. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of mechanical fitting and panel wiring and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Electro-Mechanical Fitter role, please contact Mary O’Brien at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446 168. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Telford

Mechanical Fitter

Job Title: Mechanical Fitter Location: West Bromwich Salary: £24,600 p/a Overview: We are currently recruiting for a mechanical fitter to work at our client’s site in the West Bromwich area, the role will be carrying out mechanical preventative and reactive maintenance work on site and would suit a fully qualified mechanical engineer who is looking work within a dynamic team. The Role: Working with a manufacturing facility that supports a wide range of sectors including Pharmaceutical, Agrochemical and Speciality Chemical industries the role would suit someone with the experience of process maintenance within a busy facility. The role will be working within their highly skilled maintenance department and is an excellent opportunity to work as part of their team within a lower tier COMAH facility. The successful candidate will be an experienced, qualified Mechanical Fitter with the relevant qualifications. Required to demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively with a range of departments to ensure that daily goals are achieved. Maintenance Activities: The ideal candidate will have the following experience listed below: Mechanical preventative and reactive maintenance work. Mechanical plant installation and modification work. Statutory inspections - pressure testing, plant integrity and commissioning work. The use of Computerised Maintenance Management Systems. The ability to use and interpret equipment drawings, manuals and other technical information to assist with all works. Work in accordance with the company safe systems of work and permit to work systems. Qualifications/Training: You will need to have a recognised mechanical apprenticeship and educated to ONC or City and Guilds level 3 (RQF level 3) in Mechanical Fitting/Engineering as a minimum. Ideally you would also have training with MEWP’s, Abrasive wheels, Welding equipment and Confined Spaces. Career development will be possible with both internal and external training available. Benefits: Salary £24,600p/a 25 days paid holiday (and all UK Bank Holidays) Working a 38 hour working week Paid sick scheme Free life assurance and access to a stakeholder pension scheme 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 / West Bromwich

Health and Safety Advisor

Health and Safety Advisor £Competitive plus benefits Coventry Automotive A Resident Health and Safety Advisor is required to play a key role in the operations of a new state-of-the-art powertrain testing facility. Candidates with experience working in a Health and Safety role with a good understanding of the Health and Safety at work act 1974 would be well received. Due to increased workloads this company, the world's largest independent company for development, simulation and testing technology of powertrains, based in Coventry, requires a Health and Safety Advisor. As the Health and Safety Advisor you will be required to: Provide advice and support to management, employees, visitors and contractors on all aspects of Health and Safety on site. Advise the Head of Quality Safety and Security on the site's compliance with the interpretation of the Health and Safety at work act, the management of Health and Safety at work regulations and all other regulations. Encourage and promote pro-active behaviours towards Health and Safety. Reviewing policies and procedures, carry out incident investigations and carry out training and inductions. Ensure suitable safe systems of work are in place. Reviewing the organisations Health and Safety policies and procedures, carry out incident investigations and carry out training and inductions. The Health and Safety Advisor should have the following skills or experience: NEBOSH Diploma in Health and Safety. Experience of undertaking risk assessments including COSHH and PUWER. Relevant experience of managing contractors under CDM regulations. Commercial acumen and ability to translate Health and Safety requirements and legislation into common knowledge for all employees, visitors and contractors. Ability to organise and prioritise responsibilities and workload along with multi-tasking a variety of projects. Knowledge and experience with OHAS 18001 and ISO45001 would be a benefit. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with experience in Health and Safety and in return for your experience, this Coventry based powertrain consultancy will offer you: £Competitive Pension Private Health Care Flexitime Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have experience as a Health and Safety professional and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the role, please contact Justin Wainwright at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01268 889267. 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 / Coventry

Project Manager

Project Manager - Digital Engineering £Comp/day London Automotive A Project Manager is required to lead a number of agreed projects that form part of an overall portfolio of projects that support the delivery of the programmes objectives. Candidates with experience of product development activities within the automotive industry would be well received. Due to increased workloads this organisation, created to enhance the UK's engineering capability, based in London, requires a proactive Project Manager to drive the creation and adoption of digital technology and science across the UK automotive sector. As a Project Manager you will be required to: Drive the definition of project scope and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility Work as an intrinsic part of the team to identify appropriate project consortium constituents and engage in project maturation Secure resource availability and commitment Develop and lead the delivery of a detailed project plan to monitor and track progress. Manage the relationship with the project lead organisation, consortium members and all stakeholders to progress the project in a timely fashion Track project performance, specifically to analyse the successful completion of short and long-term goals Meet budgetary objectives and adjust project constraints based on financial analysis The Project Manager should have the following skills or experience: Degree qualified in an engineering or technological discipline Proven Project/Programme management experience, preferably within the engineering, technology or manufacturing industry Knowledge of the Automotive sector Excellent industry-facing and internal communication skills Exceptional written and verbal communication skills Strong organisational skills including attention to detail and multitasking skills Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Project Management Professional (PMP) / PRINCE II certification is advantageous This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with project management experience within an automotive product development environment to develop your career. In return for your experience, this London based organisation will offer you: £Comp/day Long Term Contract Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have experience as a Project Manager and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Project Manager role, please contact Paul Branton at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01268 455525. 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 / Stratford
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