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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.

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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Bench Hand

Summary Panel: Job title: Bench Hand Salary Range: Up to £10ph Location: Birmingham Industry/ Strapline: Aerospace/Engineering A Bench Hand is required with knowledge of working with hand tools and working to tight tolerances. Candidates with experience of the engineering industry with previous hand tool knowledge would be well received. Due to company growth, based in Birmingham requires a skilled Bench hand with Dremel style hand tool experience for a new permanent role. As a Bench Hand you will be required to: Attention to detail Able to work on own initiative Be able to operate small air tools & "Dremel" style tooling. Follow work instructions (some comps have metering edges/internal grooves) Polishing components using a rotating polishing wheel Willing to turn his/her hand to other duties, i.e. pressure test/part marking & parts cleaning. Must be able to comply to health and safety requirements at all times. The Bench Hand should have the following skills or experience: Experience with working to technical instruction Previous hand and air tool experience Working to very high levels of detail Have the ability to help out with other aspects where required. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of being a Bench Hand with an eye for detail to develop your career. In return for your experience, this aerospace-based rapidly growing company will offer you: - Up to £10ph (39 hours contracted per week) - possibility of overtime - Benefits - Other - such as career development etc. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of engineering and working to tight tolerances and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Bench Hand role, please contact Ryan North at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446195.

Permanent / Birmingham, West Midlands

Technical Manager - Metallurgy

My client are a global metals manufacturer based in the Warrington area. They are looking for a dynamic Technical Manager with a metallurgy background. The Technical Manager has responsibility for the quality of the material coming in and all outbound materials and will be responsible for a team of six. The position will report directly to the Plant Manager. Background and experience: A strong Technical Manager or Engineering Manager with a metallurgical background Experience of working in steel, aluminium or copper manufacturing ideally Used to a furnace, molten metal manufacturing environment Knowledge of quality engineering standards Data analysis skills Minimum requirement - degree (chemistry / metallurgy) Strong blend of academic and practical knowledge Please apply as soon as possible to be considered for this attractive Technical Manager role with one of the worlds largest metals manufacturers.

Permanent / Warrington, Cheshire

Toolmaker

A Toolmaker is required for a well-established Precision Tool Manufacturer for a permanent position due to company expansion. The purpose of this role is to manufacture tooling using manual machines and hand tools. As a Toolmaker, your daily duties will be: Build/fit/assemble/polish tooling and dies using hand tools and equipment Use manual milling machines, grinders and lathes Manufacture high quality tooling, working to tight tolerances Work to engineering drawings The Toolmaker should have the following skills or experience: You will be a fully skilled Toolmaker You will be fully trained in the use of all tool room machinery and hand tools Used to working to tight tolerances The ability to interpret engineering drawings This is an excellent opportunity for anyone looking for anyone looking for a new role as a Toolmaker, in return you will be offered: Fantastic working environment In-house training to develop your knowledge The opportunity to work with prestigious clients with interesting projects. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high, should you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Toolmaker position, please contact Ed Burch at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446 129.

Permanent / Worcester, Worcestershire

Sales Engineer

Sales Engineer (Export) - Dudley - Material Testing - £30,000 to £40,000 p.a A Sales Engineer is required to join a well established manufacturer and international supplier of material testing equipment. As the Sales Engineer (Export) you will require the following skills and experiences; Considerable overseas selling experience Experience dealing with overseas agents Experience within a laboratory or testing background involved in calibration would be an advantage Effective communicator at all levels with excellent interpersonal, presentation and influencing skills HNC/D or Degree in Mechanical or Material Science Engineering would be an advantage As the Sales Engineer (Export) your responsibilities will include; Develop and maintain customer relationships via our network of international sales and service partners. Set up, train and manage overseas agents. Provide effective sales forecasts identifying opportunities and developing sales potentials. Develop existing and new business. To contribute to overall development of the company's business strategy and objectives. Prepare quotation, perform pre-tests and general day to day communications with our international partners If you are interested in this exciting new Sales Engineer opportunity please click on the link to apply.

Permanent / Dudley, West Midlands

Interim HR Manager

My client are a global manufacturer of precision engineered components supplying into the power generation and automotive industries with approximately 150 personnel at their Telford site. They are looking for a high calibre Human Resources Manager for approximately 9 months to cover maternity leave. You will ideally have experience of human resources in an engineering or manufacturing environment. Responsibilities: Assisting with the recruitment process ensuring compliance and legal requirements are met. Creating and implementing policies and procedures for a global company. Playing a pivotal and leading role in all grievances and implementing disciplinary procedures. Collaborating with managers to develop and design policies and procedures around absence, sickness and all HR related subjects. Assisting all department managers, giving advice and assisting understand of all implemented policies and procedures. Ensuring the provision of HR is consistent and of the highest level. Negotiating with staff on issues relating to pay and conditions. Interpreting and advising on employment law. Reward advice and support expat employees on company benefits. Reporting and analysis of HR data. Required experience: HR Manager experience ideally in a manufacturing or engineering environment. CIPD qualified. Ideally you will have worked in a medium to large organisation previously. Hands on individual as well as strategic when required Able to commence the role in October 2018 Please apply as soon as possible to be considered for this attractive HR Manager opportunity with a global organisation.

Permanent / Telford, Shropshire

Managing Director

Managing Director - UK Multi-site Salary up to £100,000 (Doe) + full benefits package Location: Milton Keynes, Cambridge, London An experienced Managing Director is required for a global Engineering and Manufacturing business that is a full-service provider of specialist metal processing equipment. As a multi-site operation in the UK with engineering, manufacturing, and sales functions the are now looking to recruit a Managing Director that can work across these sites. Reporting into a European Group VP you will have full P&L, operational, commercial and strategic responsibility for this growing business. As a company with a strong brand identity they are continuously looking to develop new products and services and the UK has real growth potential. Ideally you will be working within an SME manufacturing or engineering business involved in the supply of special purpose equipment and services. This role will require frequent travel in the UK to visit customers/suppliers and to the parent group HQ in Europe. To be considered for this Managing Director position you must have or be: Working as a Managing Director within an Engineering or Manufacturing based business supplying products or services into the UK infrastructure sector. Experience of cross selling products & services and developing new revenue streams in line with group strategy. Excellent HR and people management skills, a proven leader who can manage change and deliver organisational growth A solid understanding of modern manufacturing, continuous improvement and problem-solving techniques Commercially aware and financially astute, having held responsibility for P&L, cashflow management, budgets and forecasts and with a full understanding of public and private competitive tendering and bid management. Strong project management skills, with the ability to deal with suppliers and customers to ensure the highest levels of customer service and delivery are achieved Excellent communication skills, verbal, written and presentation, able to create ownership and build robust working relationships with key stakeholders internally & externally with customers. Develop solution selling and a true collaborative consultancy approach to new business development. This will be an interesting and challenging opportunity to take full responsibility for an established and well-respected business as Managing Director for the UK Operation. A strong background in Manufacturing & Engineering is required, supported by post graduate qualifications in Leadership & Management, Finance or an MBA. The position will require a great deal of energy, a hands on practical approach and a real desire to deliver exceptional levels of customer service.

Permanent / Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

CNC Miller

Summary Panel: CNC Miller £25,308 - £27,544 (Plus Overtime and shift allowances) Sheffield Rail/Heavy Engineering A CNC miller is required with knowledge of Milling and large component sizes. Candidates with experience of the rail or other heavy engineering industries would be well received. Due to company growth this company, requires a skilled machinist with mainly setting experience for a new permanent role. As a CNC miller you will be required to: Follow process instructions on route cards and technical drawings. Ensure the correct programs are loaded and all data is correct for the machining process ahead. Work as part of a cohesive team liaising with colleagues to increase productivity. Follow strict safety and quality procedures implemented by the company (ISO 9011). Check all tooling is correct and in full working condition always. Follow strict PPE guidelines at all times while working. Any applicants should have the following skills or experience: Be confident to edit, set and operate large scale milling machines to tolerances. Self-check work using head measurement devices correctly and accurately. Trained in the use of overhead cranes (desirable). Siemens trained (desirable). Operate numerous machines at one time, maximising machine working time. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of Milling and are looking to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Sheffield-based rail company will offer you: £25,308 - £27,544 Benefits Overtime paid at either 16.3% or 30.62% dependent on shift pattern. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of milling and large scale components and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the CNC Miller role, please contact Ryan North at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446195

Permanent / Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Lab Technician (metallurgist)

Summary Panel: Job title: Lab Technician (metallurgist) Salary Range: £27,000 - £28,000 Location: Leicester Industry/ Strapline: Engineering/ quality/ testing/ metallurgy A Lab Technician (metallurgist) is required with knowledge of metallurgy and mechanical testing. Candidates with experience of the aerospace industry would be well received. Due to expansion this company, based in Leicester requires a skilled Lab Technician (metallurgist) with mechanical testing experience for a new permanent role. As a Lab Technician (metallurgist) you will be required to: Mechanical testing Metallurgical Examination Data input and Maintaining records. The Lab Technician (metallurgist) should have the following skills or experience: Metallurgical and Mechanical testing disciplines (desirable). Knowledge of metallurgical examination of forged products with an existing knowledge of the aerospace industry. Computer literate able to maintain electronic records. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of metallurgy within the aerospace industry to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Leicester-based Aerospace company will offer you: Working hours are double days: 6-2,2-10 Mon - Thurs, Fri 6-11, 11-4 5% shift premium Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of metallurgy and mechanical testing and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Lab technician (metallurgist) role, please contact Ryan North at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446195.

Permanent / Leicester, Leicestershire

Quality Manager

Quality Manager - Metal Manufacturing - Wolverhampton - £40,000 to £50,000 p.a A Quality Manager is required to join a leading manufacturer of metal components based near the Wolverhampton area. As the Quality Manager your responsibilities will include; Manage the outgoing product Quality, the in process quality and drive the company systems and procedures. Engage with customers to further the reputation of the business. Sustain key approvals - eg AS9100. Capture, root cause and identify solutions for day to day problems experienced by the factory. Minimise risk and secure prompt resolution to process problems from suppliers, assure future quality and comply with customer flow down. As the Quality Manager you will require the following skills and experiences; Well versed in metallurgy. They need to be skilled in problem solving. The role requires providing a high level of competent leadership whilst able to work on initiative introducing new techniques and Continuous Improvement activities. Fully conversant with QMS ISO9001, 14001 & AS9001. if you are interested in this exciting Quality Manager opportunity please click on the link to apply.

Permanent / Wolverhampton, West Midlands

Bench Hand

Summary Panel: Job title: Bench Hand Salary Range: Up to £10ph Location: Birmingham Industry/ Strapline: Aerospace/Engineering A Bench Hand is required with knowledge of working with hand tools and working to tight tolerances. Candidates with experience of the engineering industry with previous hand tool knowledge would be well received. Due to company growth, based in Birmingham requires a skilled Bench hand with Dremel style hand tool experience for a new permanent role. As a Bench Hand you will be required to: Attention to detail Able to work on own initiative Be able to operate small air tools & "Dremel" style tooling. Follow work instructions (some comps have metering edges/internal grooves) Polishing components using a rotating polishing wheel Willing to turn his/her hand to other duties, i.e. pressure test/part marking & parts cleaning. Must be able to comply to health and safety requirements at all times. The Bench Hand should have the following skills or experience: Experience with working to technical instruction Previous hand and air tool experience Working to very high levels of detail Have the ability to help out with other aspects where required. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of being a Bench Hand with an eye for detail to develop your career. In return for your experience, this aerospace-based rapidly growing company will offer you: - Up to £10ph (39 hours contracted per week) - possibility of overtime - Benefits - Other - such as career development etc. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of engineering and working to tight tolerances and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Bench Hand role, please contact Ryan North at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446195.

Permanent / Birmingham, West Midlands

Business Development Manager

Business Development Manager Location: UK Industry/Sector: Metals/Engineering A new Business Development Manager is required to join a well-established and growing organisation within the field of engineering and metal stamping/pressing. My client is going through exciting times, expending into new markets and opportunities where they need a highly driven and motivated Business Development Manager to grow and establish new business and customers. My client offers a unique combination of proven product design innovation led by UK based technical experts with high quality, cost-effective Asian manufacturing. Supported by customised worldwide end to end supply chain management, coordinated from UK HQ. Experts in all aspects of metal stamping/pressing and sheet metal fabrication, including in house precision mould design and production. As a Business Development Manager, you will be required to: Generate leads and keep in regular contact with existing prospects Present to senior decision makers within prospective clients (MD's and CEO's) Identify areas for expansion and development for new business Develop a targeted long-term new business strategy Work closely with senior management to refine how the business presents itself to fully explore and grow in new markets The Business Development Manager should have the following skills or experience: Proven experience within Business Development/New Business Management role Self-starter who is target-driven and motivated Excellent communication and presentation skills You will have experience of building relationships with senior commercial and technical decision-makers and ideally possess strong personal contacts with key players Excellent time management, an individual who thrives on working autonomously Experience working in similar markets/industries The ideal candidate will be determined, outgoing, positive, articulate and diplomatic Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have experience of Sales and Business Development and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Business Development Manager role, please contact Ed Smith at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446133 or email .

Permanent / Birmingham, West Midlands

General Manager - Surface coatings

A General Manager with experience of managing a small engineering company is required to support a very well respected and and long established coating business. The role of General Manager includes the following: P&L responsibility Review internal processes and recommend opportunities for improvement Increase sales through diversification in to new sectors where appropriate and ensure the link between sales, production and dispatch is achieved. Maintain quality standards and look to implement additional ISO standards to penetrate new markets such as aerospace. Make commercial decisions to drive sales, improve margin and increase productivity. Accountability for health and safety and chemical treatment facility. The suitable candidate for this General Manager position will need to have the following experience: An existing General Manager or Production/Engineering Manager looking for a step up to General Management. Technical qualification in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering is desirable but not essential. Strong commercial experience within manufacturing. Experience with working within a small SME where you need to get involved in all areas of the operation. This a wonderful opportunity to manage a very well established engineering company in the heart of Birmingham. The role provides the selected candidate with an exciting challenge to grow the business in to new sectors. If you have the required experience and the desire to manage a small and successful engineering firm, then please click on the link to apply. In return for your experience we can offer an attractive salary with a tailored bonus scheme aligned to growth.

Permanent / Birmingham, West Midlands

Internal Sales

Internal Sales - Stoke (Biddulph) - £20-26k per annum + uncapped bonus This is an exciting Internal Sales opportunity to join a well-established market leader in the supply of multi-metals. If you are looking for a career and not just another job this is could perfect opportunity for you! No product experience is required as we will provide full training. We are looking for an ambitious and proactive individual - no product experience is required. As the Internal Sales Representative your responsibilities will include; Manage a portfolio of key accounts supporting the Sales Manager and the internal/external team. Develop long term business opportunities. Seek out and execute 'added value' opportunities to secure profitable long term business. Excellent understanding of the full product range of high performance metals. This Internal Sales opportunity is a permanent position offering quick progression opportunities and a competitive starting salary. If you are interested in this exciting opportunity please click on the link to apply.

Permanent / Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire
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