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engineering and manufacturing recruitment experts, since 1978

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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 Scott McIntee for more information.


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Quality Inspector

Junior Quality Inspector - Engineering - Dudley - £24,000-£25,000 per annum Benfits include; Significant Monthly & Annual bonuses, fully expensed Bupa health care, training & development Hours: Mon-Thur (8-5) Friday (8-4) A Quality Inspector is required to join a well established and highly successful manufacturing business based in Dudley. We are privately owned with a friendly family culture, providing a unique profit share scheme to all our employees. You will join our team in the metal testing department working on tensile tests, hardness tests and heat treatments of exotic alloys. Based in Dudley we are looking for someone that has a good attention to detail and ideally has engineering experience. The role has genuine scope for personal and financial development for the right candidate. As the Quality Inspector you will require the following skills & experiences; Background in basic Engineering and a passion to learn. Educated to HNC or HND level. Basic understanding of materials properties is benefitical but not essential e.g. tensile strength, hardness and heat treatments. Computer literate, experience working with Microsoft Excel/Office. Happy to work at times within a fast-paced environment. Good personal organisation & communication skills. Confident telephone manner. Good attitude/work ethic. Flexible in learning other roles within the business as needs arise. If you are interested in this exciting 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 / Dudley

Graduate Sales Engineer

Graduate Sales Engineer - Metal Manufacturing - Central Birmingham - £18,000 per annum We are seeking a recent Graduate looking for a long term career in technical sales working for a well established and highly reputable precision metal manufacturing business located in the central Birmingham area. This is an ideal position for someone looking to work in high specification markets such as the Aerospace, Automotive and Energy markets. As the Graduate Sales Engineer you will require the following skills & experiences; Educated in Engineering, Materials Science or similar to degree level as a minimum. Experience of working in a sales or customer service related environment will be highly beneficial but not essential. A motivation to learn and progress in a metal manufacturing environment. Excellent interpersonal skills. As the Graduate Sales Engineer your responsibilities will include; Managing a portfolio of key accounts supporting the Sales Manager and the internal/external team. Accurately take verbal enquiries. Support the marketing team with online and offline communications. Product management Develop an excellent understanding of the full product range. if you are interested in this exciting Graduate Sales Engineer 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 / Birmingham

Internal Sales

Internal Sales - Near Dudley - Steel Manufacturing/Fasteners/Forgings - £18,000 to £23,000 p.a Bonus A proactive and ambitious candidate is required to join the sales team for a well established, family run, traditional metal manufacturing business located near Dudley. In the role of Internal Sales you will be responsible for the promotion & sale of products and services to new and lapsed business. An understanding of fastener systems would be highly advantageous. As the Internal Sales your key responsibilities will include; Prospecting new business and introducing our company services. Daily review of sales performance establishing which customers are behind target and consequently require a proactive sales call. Constantly working to achieve our monthly sales targets and highlighting areas that need immediate attention in order to maximise our sales opportunities. Maintain regular contact with the customers for which you have internal account responsibility and provide effective support for those customers where you are performing a supporting role for the external sales team. Continually evaluate competitor activity – viewing their strengths, weaknesses and packages on offer e.g. product/services. Assist with any sales campaigns, open days, trade days where required. As the Internal Sales you will require the following skills and experiences; Demonstrable new business sales/business development experience preferably in a technical sales environment. Understanding of fasteners systems would be advantageous. Consistent solid business ethics and integrity. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to build relationships. Outstanding organisational skills. The ability to work under pressure and to deadlines. if you are interested in the Internal Sales 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 / Dudley

Steel Plant Manager

Steel Plant Manager Salary £120,000 to £130,000 plus benefits Middle East An experienced Steel Plant Manager is required for this Heavy Section Mill based in the Middle East which is part of a successful larger group. As Steel Plant Manager you will have full responsibility for the efficient running of this modern Steel Mill and ensuring that the highest standards of Health & Safety, Environmental and Quality standards are achieved together with OTIF delivery. It is important that you continue to drive WCM standards and have a real appreciation for modern manufacturing methodologies that include Lean, Six Sigma, Asset Management, TPM, 5S and OEE. You must be able to demonstrate a track record of manufacturing leadership within the heavy steels industry that is built on a sustainable culture of Continuous Improvement delivered through employee engagement. To complement your strong leadership, manufacturing and business expertise you will have a driven and dynamic personality, be a team player with an eye for detail and a passion for operational excellence. In addition, you will be commercially aware, set high standards, lead from the front and constantly drive and develop the capability of the people within the business. To be considered for this Steel Plant Manager position you must have: Solid, hands on management experience working within a medium to heavy Steel Mill operation gained in either a senior engineering or manufacturing operations capacity. A thorough understanding of implementing sustainable world class manufacturing techniques within a multi-cultural environment. A thorough understanding of Heavy Section Mill, plant, roll design and the steel manufacturing supply chain in general A degree in either manufacturing, engineering or materials that is ideally supported by post graduate management or commercial qualifications. An in-depth understanding of Health & Safety that demonstrates a full commitment to the wellbeing and welfare of staff. An ability to lead by example, setting high standards with excellent people management and leadership skills with a tenacious approach to instilling disciplines that will deliver operational excellence and achievement of HSE, quality, cost and delivery standards. A broad technical understanding of Heavy Steel Mill processing with an emphasis on automated plant and continuous process control that will deliver consistent yield ensuring production targets and full customer satisfaction is achieved. A dynamic driven personality not prepared to accept second best with a real passion for continuous improvement and people development. Excellent communication skills, able to interpret complex data and present this at all levels throughout the business. This is an exciting but challenging opportunity to join an international business in a leadership capacity as Plant Manager that will deliver the highest levels of product quality and customer service. This high-profile role will require strong leadership and business management skills together with significant experience of delivering a winning culture that can meet and exceed customer expectations. 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 / United Arab Emirates

Business Development Manager

Business Development Manager – Confederation of British Metalforming £25,000 to £35,000 + including car allowance Our client The CBM (Confederation of British Metalforming) is seeking a Business Development Manager. Based in West Bromwich near Birmingham is the leading trade association for UK manufacturers of fasteners, forgings and pressings, cold-rolled and sheet-metal products. Working in partnership we are looking for a positive, supportive, inclusive and progressive individual who will be responsible for growing the membership base through pro-active lead generation, sales and referrals. New Business Development; Identifying member opportunities and promoting the CBM service offerings to on-board and build long term mutually successful relationships. Ensure potential members and clients expectations in terms of performance, deliverables and services are identified, managed and met. Cold calling as required to build a strong pipeline to achieve long term growth goals. Through industry research and knowledge identify potential new sectors/markets, Account Management and Retention; Further develop strong relationships to keep clients informed about new developments and services of CBM, it’s products and services to enhance the core membership proposition. Enhance existing relationships to ensure client retention. Regular business reporting as required. As the Business Development Manager you will require the following skills; Strong commercial mind and experience of the metals industry. Excellent time management and organisation skills. Have a history of sales experience with a proven record in new client/member acquisition, face-to-face sales presentations and client management. Confident in establishing new relationships with potential members, and maintaining relationships with existing. Experienced in delivering the high levels of customer service. if you are interested in this exciting Business Development 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 / West Bromwich

Sales Engineer

Senior Sales Engineer - West Midlands - Fasteners / Forgings - £30,000 to £50,000 + bonus A Senior Sales Engineer is required to join a Manufacturing and Forging organisation who will be responsible for the fasteners sales function in addition to small batch forgings manufacturing. The Senior Sales Engineer will cover existing and potential new business with the Manufacturing and Forging Industry. The Senior Sales Engineer will ideally have a fastener sales background. The successful Senior Sales Engineer will have the opportunity to progress to Sales Manager. As the Senior Sales Engineer your responsibilities will include; Build and maintain customer relationships. Maximise sales potential by Direct customer liaison including visits Telephone contacts in respect of all aspects of past and present and future sales potential Review of existing customer business to define and realise potential new business Analysis and understanding of territory to realise potential new business Provide pricing proposals, costings and quotations in response to customer enquiries Attend Trade Shows and Exhibitions as required Work with the sales team to meet objectives to increase performance targets Deliver against agreed sales targets As the Senior Sales Engineer you will require the following skills and experiences; Ideally a background in fastener and/or forgings sales. Ability to establish and maintain relationships with people at all levels Ability to carry out sales negotiation and achieve/exceed targets Proven ability of developing sales strategies to win new business Skilled influencer - able to influence and gain commitment of others Driven to deliver, collaborative and works effectively with key customers Full current driving licence and able to travel to other company and customer sites If you are interested in this Senior Sales Engineer 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 / Dudley


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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 (Oliver Smith) 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.

    Bev Smith

    HR Manager
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