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Metals industry

engineering and manufacturing recruitment experts, since 1978

Metals engineering recruitment

Jonathan Lee Recruitment's Metals division provides best-in-class recruitment services in contract and permanent recruitment in three dedicated areas: product development, manufacturing and commercial, across industries that include:

Steel Manufacturing - Steel Processing - Steel Stockholding - Mixed Metals Manufacturing - Pressings - Roll Forming - Extrusion - Laser Cutting - Welding - Castings - Forgings - Turned Parts - Precision Engineering / Machining - Plating - Metallurgy and Inspection

Working in partnership with our global client base, who range from prestigious global blue chip clients through to SMEs, covering metal manufacturing, stockholding and distribution including steel, aluminium, copper and exotic metals, we identify and attract the best talent available. Our professionalism and integrity mean that we take the time to listen to your requirements to find the perfect candidate for your specific role.

As many of our metal consultants are industry specialists from relevant engineering 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 specialist roles.

Make UK Advantages Partner, member of the Confederation of British Metalforming, industry supporter to the IMechE and REC accredited.​  Contact Oliver Smith for more information.

 

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Electrical Technician

Electrical Technician Permanent position - Kent. Metals refining and processing. Salary negotiable + benefits. We have an interesting opportunity for an Electrical Technician to assist the Maintenance and Engineering team to ensure Electrical, control and Instrumentation equipment provides plant reliability. Due to an expansion of the department and an increase in projects, an Electrical Technician is required as soon as possible. As the Electrical Technician you will be required to: Work to a schedule of planned work including inspection, servicing and installation. Be a driver of continuous improvement in the key performance areas of cost reduction, process efficiency, plant reliability, as well as Health, Safety & Environment and Community (HSEC) compliance. Manage electrical engineering projects, applying recognised standards, from concept through to scoping, design, implementation, documentation & training. These may vary from low-cost continuous improvements to higher value Capex funded projects. Be a Responsible Officer and supervise contractors (including HSEC aspects) where employed for electrical tasks. Provide operational support to the Process plant (attending and resolving breakdowns, planned maintenance activities) as directed by the Electrical Supervisor. Willingness to provide ad-hoc, out-of-hours technical support in critical situations is expected. Identify improvement opportunities in plant and equipment that may provide improved reliability and ease of maintenance. Maintain a safe working environment through the correct application and diligent compliance with Safety, Health, Environment and Engineering standards. Carry out both refractory and electrical maintenance tasks to a predetermined schedule. Interactions with Electrical Maintenance Team consisting of Electrical Engineer, Supervisor, Lead Technician, Shift & Day Technicians & Apprentices. Planning Team, particularly Electrical Planner and Project Team, particularly the C&I Project Engineer. The Electrical Technician should have the following skills or experience: Fault-finding, repairing & maintaining PLCs, AC Drives, Instrumentation and LV distribution equipment in a manufacturing or process environment. Some experience of Allen Bradley PLC's would be an advantage. A background of programming PLC's and setting up variable speed drives is essential. A thorough understanding of IEE wiring regulations. HNC or equivalent in Electrical Engineering or other relevant qualification. This role has an attractive salary and benefits package for an experienced and suitably qualified Electrical Technician. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have experience as an Electrical Technician 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 / Kent

Refractory Craftsperson

Refractory Craftsperson Permanent position - Kent. Metals refining and processing. Salary negotiable + benefits. We have an interesting opportunity for a Refractory Craftsperson to assist Maintenance and Engineering to deliver the optimised level of asset reliability and availability necessary to meet business expectations. This will primarily be by way of both planned and breakdown Refractory based tasks on Plant and Infrastructure across site. Due to an expansion of the department and an increase in projects, a Refractory Craftsperson is required as soon as possible. As the Refractory Craftsperson, you will be required to: Work to a schedule of planned work including inspection, servicing and installation. Identify improvement opportunities in plant and equipment that may provide improved reliability and ease of maintenance. Maintain a safe working environment through the correct application and diligent compliance with Safety, Health, Environment and Engineering standards. Carry out both refractory and mechanical maintenance tasks to a predetermined schedule. Interact with Maintenance Supervisor, Maintenance Planner and shift/day work. Maintenance Operators. The Refractory Craftsperson should have the following skills or experience: Previous experience in refractory maintenance of industrial furnaces in a hot metal or heavy manufacturing environment is essential. Strong data entry skills with knowledge of M.S Word, Excel, email and internet. This role has an attractive salary and benefits package for an experienced and suitably qualified Refractory Craftsperson. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have experience as a Refractory Craftsperson 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 / Kent

Mechanical Fitter (pumps)

Mechanical Fitter (Pumps) Salary Range: £28,000 to £30,000 pa plus overtime and benefits Location: Leeds Maintenance, Fitter, Pumps, Service, Rebuild, Installation, Repair, Testing, Pump Engineer A Mechanical Fitter (Pumps) with knowledge of strip down, installation and service of pumps with manufacturing and process sectors is require to join a world class service provider. Candidates with experience of pumps, valves, mechanical strip down of production and process equipment, would be well received. As a Mechanical Fitter (Pumps) you will be required to: Rebuild, fix, install, maintain and refurbish pumps within a process and manufacturing arena. Work on customer sites fitting, installing and testing pumps. Deal with breakdown of pumps and pump systems involving refurbishment of bearings, seals, pressure testing, filter changing, machining and fault finding. The Mechanical Fitter (Pumps) should have the following skills or experience: Knowledge of mechanical equipment (preferably pumps) strip down onsite and within a workshop environment. Strong fault-finding experience with a practical hands-on approach to problem solving Mechanical equipment and/or rotating parts installation, repair, refurbishment and maintenance through both proactive and reactive service/maintenance. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of mechanical strip down, repair, installation and servicing of mechanical equipment, pumps and/or rotating parts seeking to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Leeds based service provider will offer you: £28,000 to £30,000 pa plus overtime and benefits Excellent career development, progression within a multi-sector organisation who have a very strong and growing client portfolio. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon.  If you have knowledge of the strip-down and repair of pumps and/or mechanical pumps and equipment and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Mechanical Fitter (Pumps) role, please contact Oliver Smith at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446104 or email oliver.smith@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 / Leeds

Sales Engineer

Sales Engineer - Round Tools - UK Based £48,000 + car + bonus All locations UK wide will be considered.  Suitable locations: Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Nottingham, Stoke, Leicester, Sheffield, Leeds, Manchester, Liverpool, Newcastle, Wales  Sales Engineer, Technical Sales, Business Development, Applications Engineer, Round Tools, machine tools, Sales Manager A Sales Engineer is required to join a leading supplier of tools and tooling solutions for the metalworking industry. You will take the lead to ensure accountability and responsibility for our round tool sales. Responsibilities: You will actively engage in all phases of the sales process including pre-qualifying the opportunity, customer presentations, project management and service. Target high potential, high consumption round tool customers in must win segments. Visit customers UK wide and sometimes internationally as required. Solution based selling and closure of sales. Engage entire organisation with open communication and hands-on customer work. Remove barriers and gaps in our way of working, solve problems. Excellent understanding of the design, application, optimization and trouble shooting for round tools. Experience: Minimum 5 years experience with sales or technical sales. Experience working with tools and tooling solutions for the metalworking industry - specifically round tools is highly desirable.  Experience of targeting and winning new business.  Excellent communication both written and orally.  Full driving licence.  Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you are interested in the Sales Engineer opportunity please apply today. If you have any questions please contact Oliver Smith at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446104 or email Oliver.Smith@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 / Birmingham

Welder Fabricator

Job title: Fabricator Welder   Salary Range:    £11.95 per hour                                 Overtime: Paid at Premium Hours:                  39 hours per week (Monday to Thursday 7.30am to 4.30 pm & Fridays 07.30am to 12.30pm) Location: Sandbach, Crewe Permanent role working for a leading metal fabrication organisation.     8 fabricator welders are required with knowledge of reading engineering drawings, MIG ARC welding. Fabricator welders with experience of working to tight tolerances, low volume and high value products would be well received. Due to new customers this client based in Sandbach Crewe requires 8 experienced, dynamic, leading MIG fabricator welders to fabricate and weld a variety of bespoke and production products. As an MIG/TIG fabricator welder you will be required to: Reading engineering drawings Prep own steel using bandsaws and brake presses Tack and Jig work MIG weld Work to tight tolerances Plasma and oxy acetylene cutting Pressure test or pen die own work The MIG fabricator welder should have the following skills or experience: Ideally time served NVQ level 3 in welding and fabrication 3 years’ experience within a similar role A flexible approach with a “can do” attitude Must be able to work as a team member but also individually This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of MIG fabrication welding. In return for your experience, this Sandbach Crewe manufacturer will offer you: Permanent contract £11.95per hour 39 hours per week (Monday to Thursday 7.30am to 4.30 pm & Fridays 07.30am to 12.30pm) Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of MIG fabrication welding with high value products and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the MIG fabricator welders 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 / Crewe
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