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High precision CNC sheet metal stamping and punching machinery.

Metals industry

engineering and manufacturing recruitment experts, since 1978

metals engineering recruitment

Jonathan Lee 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.

EEF Advantages Partner, member of the Confederation of British Metalforming, industry supporter to the IMechE and REC accredited.​  Contact Scott McIntee for more information.

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Operational Sales Administrator

Operational Sales Administrator Bromsgrove Automotive Manufacturing c£26,000 Can you offer knowledge of MRP/ERP systems and experience of processing orders efficiently, management of customer order deliveries, tracking against sales forecasts and the upkeep of new business pipeline data? Essentially you must ensure that the customer receives the correct products at the correct price on the correct date. You will maintain the tracker for sales v budget, reporting trends to the sales team and other stakeholders. Other core duties in this Operational Sales Administration role will include; Assisting the Sales Manager as required with component price sourcing from suppliers The reviewing of incoming orders against contracts to ensure correct pricing, products and terms of sale are quoted (in line with contract review) Liaison with customers to ensure status understanding on the receipt of RFQs for expected projects Liaison with the production and planning teams to achieve the best lead times and stock availability Ensuring accurate customer information is transferred on to the ERP system Providing order acknowledgements to the customer and informing of delays if they may occur Working with the manufacturing team on a daily basis regarding at risk orders Maintaining customer orders and associated records, ensuring ERP system information stored is correct and up to date The role will suit someone with a strong customer focus and desire to progress within an organisation. It will require good administration skills, attention to detail and a methodical approach, a knowledge of Microsoft systems is essential. If keen to learn more please contact Grant Nisbet for further discussions.

Permanent / Bromsgrove, Worcestershire

Planning Manager

Planning Manager Location: Cradley Heath Industry/ Sector: Forgings/Steel A new Planning Manager is required with knowledge of MRP control and production scheduling. Due to significant growth and expansion this company, requires a self-motivated and ambitious Planning Manager with planning and scheduling experience for a new permanent role. As a Planning Manager you will be required to: Facilitate site capacity review process. Maintain planning schedule according to capacity review. Re-set the production plan according to Customer requirements or business priorities. Ensure accuracy of MRP and production parameters within the ERP system. Ensure product safety stock levels are monitored and maintained to ensure production continuation. Run weekly MRP process. Check MRP results and ensure requested materials and quantities are in line with actual requirements. Monitor and execution of appropriate manufacturing orders. Ownership of planning standard operating procedures. Support the company Continuous Improvement program at all times. Make suggestions for improvement and implement agreed actions. Lead and participate in improvement projects according to business requirements. Co-ordinate with company TPM program to ensure machine availability. The Planning Manager should have the following skills or experience: Production certification (APICS BASIC level 1). Lean Six Sigma. SIOP and shop-floor production schedule and sequencing. Purchase program calculation and MRP control (material requirements planning). MRP parameters. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of planning and scheduling and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Planning Manager role, please contact Ed Smith at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446133 or email .

Permanent / Cradley Heath, West Midlands

Metallurgist - Production Support

Job title: Metallurgist - Production Support Salary Range - £30,000 - £45,000 p.a. - Based on experience Location: Hertfordshire Working hours - Days, No shifts Industry - Chemical Production A Metallurgist - Production Support is required within a Materials science, Metallurgy, Engineering or similar industry background. Candidates with experience of the Metals industry would be well received. Due to demand of the well-established company, a Hertfordshire based company requires a Metallurgist - Production Support for a permanent role. As a Metallurgist - Production Support, you will be required to: Provide technical support to the commercial team advising on capabilities and customer technical queries Undertake production trials, define specifications and produce process instructions Provide metallurgical technical support to production to resolve issues and improve processes Assess the feasibility and economic viability of new product manufacture Prepare works costings and quotations Analyse and report on customer rejections and returns Undertake process development for new alloy and product variants of existing products Assess and authorise process deviations based on H&S, quality and economic considerations Recommend and procure new equipment and processes to enhance company's capabilities and efficiency The Metallurgist - Production Support should have the following skills or experience: Experience in structured problem-solving techniques The ability to plan and organise work schedules to meet deadlines Good spoken and written communication skills with ability to engage effectively with personnel at all levels Resilience to work under sustained pressure Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment Demonstrable strong health & safety awareness This is an excellent opportunity for anyone would like to develop their career. In return for your experience, this Hertfordshire based company will offer you: £30,000 - £45,000 p.a. - Based on experience Excellent Pension, Free Lunches and more! Career development opportunities Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of Materials science, Metallurgy, Engineering or similar industry and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Metallurgist - Production Support role, please contact Harry Corper at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01268889263.

Permanent / Hertfordshire, England

Machine Operator - Production Operative

A Machine Operator / Machine Setter Operator is required to set, operate and load robotic welding cells to produce fabricated parts for the construction and home leisure industry. Rate: £8 - £9.50 per hour dependant on experience Hours: 40 hours per week (flexibility for overtime is required) The role of Machine Operator / Production Operative includes: Working to order schedules to operate and load a range of industrial machinery. Ensure robot cells are loaded quickly and accurately in line with the robotic cycle time. Work smart, ensuring availability of parts for each machine operation. Check welded parts meet the standard required, escalating quality concerns to the production manager. Migrate from one machine to another in line with planned production schedules Abide by all health and safety regulations at all times. The suitable candidate for Machine Operator / Production Operative will need to possess the following experience: Experienced Machine Operator / Production Operative is essential. Robot weld cell loading is desirable but not essential as training will be provided Fast paced with great attention to detail. Driving license with experience of making deliveries and collections. Trained FLT - highly desirable. If you have the required experience for Machine Operator / Production Operative and would like to work for a faced paced and successful manufacturer then please click on the link to apply. In return for your experience we can offer an above market rate with great potential for internal progression.

Permanent / Swadlincote, Derbyshire

Internal Sales

Internal Sales Oldbury, West Midlands Salary Range: Circa £24,000 per annum Location: Oldbury Industry: Steel and Metals Based in the Midlands and focused on new business development and sales growth of tube and pipe products, we are seeking an Internal Sales person with sales experience, preferably in selling Stainless Steel, Duplex and Super Duplex tube/pipe and have knowledge of the UK market. As part of the Internal Sales team you will be responsible for identifying new opportunities within core sectors such as oil and gas. You will also be responsible for supporting and developing existing accounts for this established company and have the ability to build effective working relationships with internal and external colleagues, customers and suppliers. Key responsibilities as Internal Sales will include: - Manage a portfolio of key accounts to hit and exceed specified targets Accurately takes verbal enquiries Swift and accurate turnaround from enquiry to quotation, either verbal or written Chases quotation to win orders and if the order isn't place ascertain why Negotiate with customers, suppliers and colleagues at all levels Accurately and correctly input sales orders onto the computer system in a timely manner Resolve any queries or problems as speedily as possible Keep accurate specific customer information up to date by using the company CRM system. Desired skills and experience required for Internal Sales includes: - Consistent solid business ethics and integrity Excellent interpersonal and communication skills Diplomatic and negotiation skills The ability to work on their own initiative The ability to work with personnel from all levels Tact, and the ability to deal with difficult situations Numerical and budgeting skills IT skills Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have experience within a sales environment and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Internal Sales role, please contact Ed Smith at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446133 or .

Permanent / Oldbury


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    Recruitment Business Partner
  • We have been more than encouraged by the work that Jonathan Lee Recruitment has completed for the members of the EEF, their marketplace knowledge across a wide variety of engineering sectors and most importantly the strong professional culture that they work to and high levels of service they provide. We would happily recommend the Jonathan Lee Recruitment business to any engineering and manufacturing organisation looking to engage a professional, committed and quality consultancy to support their recruitment activities.

    Richard Halstead

    National Interim Membership Engagement Director
  • I would like to thank Jonathan Lee Recruitment for the fantastic assistance given to me along my recruitment path to find employment. The communication was great via e-mail and telephone. The guidance you gave was second to none relating to my CV and experience. I received the perfect job description matches from your systems job alerts which I duly successfully applied to. Thank you Jonathan Lee Recruitment...the perfect team!

    Gabriel Braileanu

    Maintenance Supervisor
  • I was contacted Jonathan Lee Recruitment, who guided me through the labyrinth of modern day recruitment. Keeping me fully informed and allaying my fears at every step of the process. Working with me to ensure I was fully prepared for every new encounter. The only company I found to give such a “full on” supporting role. Thanks to Jonathan Lee Recruitment. I was offered the role within 2 months of my initial application and will be continuing my career soon.

    Darren Maher

    Engineering Co-ordinator
  • Regarding the team at Jonathan Lee, all I can say is top drawer...information that flowed from the very first moment of my interview to the contacted position of myself and company. I will miss the faultless administration regarding my contract and be paid on time every time.

    Daniel McClafferty

  • We chose to use Jonathan Lee as they were recommended by the EEF and have been a client for over 2 years. Since our initial contact with Jonathan Lee we have never regretted using them. Our consultant took the time to get to know us, our business, our requirements and provides us with excellent candidates. He is extremely professional, industry experienced and has proven to be invaluable as part of our recruitment process. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending Jonathan Lee to anyone who is looking for an efficient, reliable and professional recruitment company.

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    HR Manager
  • I have been working Jonathan Lee for 9 months on a contract based in Rainham Essex. At the beginning my consultant helped me through all the legal documentation and insurance requirements to be able to undertake the assignment and we have been in regular contact throughout. The assignment itself is great and I am glad to have found this through Jonathan Lee. I would and already have recommended Jonathan Lee to my friends and colleagues to use in the future.

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