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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.

Contact Oliver Smith for more information.

 

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Financial Controller - Shrewsbury (Interim or Perm)

Financial Controller - Shrewsbury (Interim or Permanent)   Our client is based in Shrewsbury and is a member of a group of companies supplying metal-based products and services primarily to the aerospace and defence sectors. In support of their ongoing manufacturing capabilities, they are urgently seeking either a relevantly qualified Financial Controller on a long-term fixed contract or permanent basis.   Primarily, this role will be the site lead Finance role overseeing and responsible for the finances and related performance of the business, maintaining robust controls over financial and other business systems and preparing management accounting analysis to support sound business decisions. You will support the site General Manager (GM) in owning the business KPIs and monitoring business performance, whilst making a significant contribution as a member of the senior management team and sharing knowledge/increasing awareness of financial and other issues and risks.   The role is supported from above by the Group FD and by one direct report, (Cost and Project Accountant) making up the 'Site Finance' team responsible for financial planning, analysis and costing. All transactional accounting support (including but not limited to GL, Accounts Payable/Receivable, Payroll, Credit Control and Banking) is provided by the UK Shared Finance team at a group site in Sheffield.   Core Responsibilities: Management Accounting Driving a system of daily/weekly/monthly trackers and dashboards for business performance and delivery of forecasts, including improving forecast accuracy and tools to estimate impact of known and potential issues Responsibility for forecasting and budgeting processes, including roll-out across non-financial functions and communication of risk to/managing expectations of the leadership teams Understanding of business performance drivers through trend analysis, financial modelling and engagement in operational matters to understand and identify root causes and countermeasures Oversee development and updating of the costing system Production of management reports and analytical review to aid discussion with GM and management team focusing on performance versus targets and improving quality of information Working capital management - supporting the business to improve ratios by both direct and indirect actions Inventory management support, including leading the stock take process, tracking and driving actions to improve excess inventory levels and turnover of stock and WIP Lead reporting into US parent by collaborating with the UK Shared Finance team and sharing information, assisting in process change and any roll-out of new Group global policies and requirements Business Partnering Challenge and debate business ideas and strategies whilst providing timely and accurate management information to support Support business change initiatives and lead where necessary/relevant Support Group FD in evaluating site specific commercial opportunities, contract pricing and business strategies Assist site General Manager in conduct of their duties where required Analyse, interrogate and drive actions related to key business projects that may be non-financial, by building a broad knowledge base of the site and the company and building relationships outside of finance Build evaluation and justifications for site investment decisions, supporting the management team in pulling together capital requests and other investment cases Support and mentor the Cost & Project Accountant and members of the Shared Finance Team building a succession pipeline for the Controller role Undertake ad hoc projects where required, including standardization of process across the UK and wider Group, reducing overall operating cost and waste in process.   Education, Experience and Knowledge/Skills: Graduate with recognised Professional Qualification (Industry or Practice) e.g., CIMA, ACCA, ACA etc. Significant post qualification experience in manufacturing environment Ability to control and sense-check own work to ensure 'right first-time' output with no surprises Able to report and explain financial results clearly and concisely to General Manager and Divisional Management Complex problem solving and project management Strong IT and analytical skills and must be an effective communicator Interest and detailed awareness of internal business performance and knowledge of external industry specific environment and impact of changes to it   If you feel you have the experience and interest in this role, then please apply directly. 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 / Shrewsbury

Senior Engineering Manager

Senior Engineering Manager (Castings & Forging) £Competitive plus Benefits Shropshire Engineering, Manager, Prototype, Launch, NPI, Manufacturing, DFM, APQP, Casting, Forging, Machining A Senior Engineering Manager (Casting & Forging)  is required with knowledge of taking product designs through all prototype trials and launch activities into full production within a high precision and innovation environment to meet customer requirements. Candidates with experience of new product introduction, launch and product development from a manufacturing perspective with knowledge of casting, forging and/or machining would be well received. Due to continued growth this niche supplier of specialist casting and forged components and machined components based in Shropshire requires a proactive, hands on Senior Engineering Manager who can lead the introduction and launch of new products into manufacturing dealing with customer, suppliers and Engineering Teams to ensure products can be taken from initial design stages, through all prototype phases and into prototype trials and into small to medium volume production. As a Senior Engineering Manager you will be required to: Proactively manage health, safety and environmental matters for the engineering function Responsible for ensuring products and services meet or exceed customers’ expectations for innovation, quality and value Build effective long-term customer relationships Integrate engineering team into daily business operations. Lead and develop employees Help develop and set technical strategy and policy as part of the senior team As a Senior Engineering Manager you will have the following: Primary manufacturing company transforming raw material to high value finished products, ideally conversant with aluminum automotive structures, engine and transmission system applications.  Knowledge of ISO 9001:2015 & IATF16949 2016 Understanding of fluid/thermo/mechanics and the ability to extrapolate these toward design development and improvement of casting products and processes Proficient in FMEA and PDCA problem solving. A demonstrable track record of leadership of an engineering team Demonstrable experience of adapting to the changing market in order to effectively align with industry grand challenges. Recent previous experience in a senior engineering role in a Tier 1 / 2 mid-size manufacturing / casting company. Strong written and verbal communication skills Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon.  If you have managed an Engineering Team/Department in the delivery of new products, process improvement and launch within a powertrain, transmission and/or casting environment, preferably automotive and want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Senior Engineering Manager 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 / Bridgnorth

Process Engineer (Die Casting)

  Process Engineer (Die Casting) £Highly Competitive Plus Benefits Shropshire Process, Engineer, Die Casting, Tooling, Systems, Manufacturing, Planning, Problem Solving, Improvements, Tool Change & Management A Process Engineer is required with knowledge of managing and developing processes within a die casting environment looking at process improvements, tooling, tool changes, tool management and waste elimination to support manufacturing operations. As a Process Engineer you will be required to: -           Promote the companies HSE policies across the department and plant. -           Actively present on the shop floor -           Provide Technical lead on Die Casting process related items -           Instigate correct casting defect diagnosis and identify the KPIV and influence them accordingly -           Daily dialogue with the Production Team to ensure the Die Casting processes meet the delivery objectives (provide Tier 3 daily meeting representation) -           Developing & maintaining process documentation -           Controlling PFMEA documentation and actioning recommendations through score reduction projects -           Develop and implement process improvement strategies through OEE improvements Cost Avoidance projects -           Lead CI improvement activities within the Upstream processes -           Investigate, troubleshoot & resolve – root cause analysis -           Offer guidance to others in the business unit through effective communication, leadership, coaching and mentoring. -           Playing a key role in the implementation of new product through design input, launches/burst builds/tool trials -           Forge sound working relationships with suppliers to allow the client to remain at the forefront of HPDC technological advancement. Education / Skills / Experience -           Processes expert within Die Casting -           Effective communication and relationship building skills -           Creation of Standard Work Instructions (SWI) -           Continuous Improvement Activities and POKE YOKE (error proofing) -           Understanding of control systems and parameter management -           Knowledge of the impact tooling design has on the Die Casting Process -           Understanding of VSM, SMED, APQP and PPAP -           Process change management experience -           Metallurgy experience – understanding the impact of alloying elements within aluminium -           Leadership skills mentor and coach team members -           Lean manufacturing / OEE -           PFMEA -           Methodical DOE approach   -           HPDC KPIV identification skills -           Root cause analysis/ 8D This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of die casting who has exposure to new product launch, process improvement, manufacturing systems and waste elimination seeking to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Shropshire based company will offer you: Competitive salary with excellent benefits package Relocation assistance provided and sponsorship for individuals with extensive die casting experience Excellent opportunity to work with a world class organisation were you can progress and develop your career Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon.  If you have knowledge of Process Engineering within a die casting environment, have supported new product launch and process improvement initiatives and want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Process Engineer 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 / Telford

Process Technician

  Process Technician £Highly Competitive Plus Benefits Shift Rotating Pattern Shropshire Process, Technician, Die Casting, Cast, Mould Tooling, Tooling, Tool Repair, Systems, Manufacturing, Planning, Problem Solving, Improvements, Tool Change & Management A Process Technician is required with knowledge of managing and developing processes within a casting and/or moulding environment looking at process improvements, tooling, tool changes, tool management and waste elimination to support the Process Engineering Team. As a Process Technician you will be required to support the following: -           Promote the companies HSE policies across the department and plant. -           Actively seek to identify areas for process improvement within all areas of tooling, tool change and manufacturing processes to support new -           Instigate correct casting defect diagnosis and identify the KPIV and influence them accordingly -           Daily dialogue with the Production Team to ensure the Die Casting processes meet the delivery objectives (provide Tier 3 daily meeting representation) -           Developing & maintaining process documentation -           Controlling PFMEA documentation and actioning recommendations through score reduction projects -           Develop and implement process improvement strategies through OEE improvements Cost Avoidance projects -           Lead CI improvement activities within the Upstream processes -           Investigate, troubleshoot & resolve – root cause analysis -           Playing a key role in the implementation of new product through design input, launches/burst builds/tool trials -           Forge sound working relationships with suppliers to allow the company to remain at the forefront of HPDC technological advancement. Education / Skills / Experience -           Strong knowledge of production tooling, manufacturing processes predominately from a die cast, casting, moulding and/or forging industry    -           Effective communication and relationship building skills -           Creation of Standard Work Instructions (SWI) -           Continuous Improvement Activities and POKE YOKE (error proofing) -           Understanding of control systems and parameter management -           Knowledge of the impact tooling design has on the Die Casting Process -           Process change management experience -           Metallurgy experience – understanding the impact of alloying elements within aluminium -           Lean manufacturing / OEE -           PFMEA -           Methodical DOE approach  -           HPDC KPIV identification skills -           Root cause analysis/ 8D This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of die casting who has exposure to new product launch, process improvement, manufacturing systems and waste elimination seeking to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Shropshire based company will offer you: Competitive salary with excellent benefits package Excellent opportunity to work with a world class organisation were you can progress and develop your career Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon.  If you have knowledge of Process Engineering within a die casting environment, have supported new product launch and process improvement initiatives and want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Process Technician 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 / Telford

Operations Manager

Operations Manager - Metal Manufacturing & Fabrication Kidderminster Salary Competitive Our successful metal manufacturing and fabrication business (c90 employees) is looking for an experienced Operations Manager. This is a good opportunity for an experienced leader to oversee and introduce additional everyday skills to this profitable and growing business and help develop key departments. A capable and loyal workforce is already in place and our objective is to improve skills and working practices. An important part of the brief will be to mentor younger team members and other individuals to develop their skills / capabilities. Operations Manager Responsibilities; Manage all operational teams within the production, warehouse, maintenance and toolroom departments within an SME establishing effective processes and procedures to meet corporate objectives and targets for future growth. Provide strong leadership for the multiple business operations, ensuring a collaborative and proactive culture is established and driven across all areas of operations to increase efficiencies while reducing waste. Support the Management Team in driving forward all SHEQ functions, policies and procedures to ensure a safe working environment across all operations. Lead and assistance the managers in establishing and managing departmental budgets while implementing effective plans for growth and development of the separate business units. Provide leadership, training and development across all facets of a warehouse, manufacturing and maintenance/toolroom environment Drive continuous improvement in Process, Quality and Safety through risk assessments, root cause analysis, training and projects. Prioritise workload, material flow and deliver against productivity levels while maintaining quality standards Required Skills and Experiences; Proven experience of operational management in a fast-paced, people-facing, and multi-product manufacturing environment. Proven experience of change management in an SME environment is essential.  Experience of metal fabrication processes would be advantageous.  Comprehensive knowledge and proven experience of lean manufacturing practices and modern manufacturing systems. Strong communicator at all levels who can influence change while improving team moral, business systems and performance. Capable of providing analysis and devising corrective measures to improve operational performance. Degree qualified in engineering/ science discipline (or relevant equivalent qualification) or significant experience in relevant fields.  If you are interested in this exciting new Operations Manager opportunity please click on the link to apply. Alternatively you can send your CV direct to 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 / Kidderminster

Senior Recruitment Consultant - Engineering & Manufacturing

Senior Recruitment Consultant - Engineering & Manufacturing Competitive Salary plus benefits Stourbridge Commercial / Engineering / Manufacturing We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Senior Consultant to join our growing team in our Stourbridge or Warwick offices, developing senior level retained business and providing recruitment support for new clients. With a fantastic reputation and track record in supporting the Technical, Engineering and Manufacturing industries, we pride ourselves on understanding our client needs and cover roles from senior management to executive and interim managers. As a Senior Consultant within our Search & Selection division you will be responsible for: Generating leads and converting them into opportunities for sales. Developing new client relationships, up-selling and cross selling our suite of complimentary services in line with agreed fee targets, utilising your negotiation skills to agree terms of business and fee arrangements. Identifying and qualifying target clients that align with our business growth strategy, attending client visits and preparing written proposals. Working to agreed KPI's and revenue targets. Delivering a senior level recruitment provision, managing client and candidate expectations throughout and providing solutions to recruitment challenges. Attracting suitable candidates through writing appropriate adverts, utilising relevant websites/social media, utilising our internal database or using your professional network of contacts. Interviewing candidates to evaluate their suitability. Attending networking events and exhibitions to promote the Jonathan Lee brand Successful applicants should have the following skills or experience: Demonstrable track record in the Technical, Engineering or Manufacturing industries or associated commercial functions such as Purchasing, Sales etc Experience of recruiting directors and senior managers, ideally through a retained solution Strong relationship building and negotiation skills, proven ability to drive pipeline revenue. Competitive drive and determination to succeed against your KPI's and performance targets. This is challenging and rewarding role with real growth potential for the right individual based on success and delivery. Jonathan Lee have been providing recruitment and associated services to our clients who range from SME's to high profile OEM's within the automotive, aerospace, defence and aviation, general engineering, commercial and manufacturing industries for over 40 years. We are immensely proud of our highly experienced and professional team and work hard to ensure that we nurture a climate of industry excellence alongside a dedicated socially responsible framework. We want great people to join our business who share our values of quality, service excellence and team work but can also bring their own skills, knowledge and experience to the table. If you have any questions about the Senior Consultant role, please contact Jon Blaze at Jonathan Lee Search & Selection on 01384 446184

Permanent / Stourbridge, West Midlands
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