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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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Materials Technician

Materials Technician - 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 Materials Technician 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 Materials Technician 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

Account Manager

Due to continued growth this international manufacturer of high precision machined components is looking for a dynamic Account Manager. Industries supplied into include automotive, renewable energy, industrial and distribution. Salary: Circa £50,000 plus car, bonus and benefits Suitable for: Business Development Manager, Sales Manager, Technical Sales Manager, Sales Engineer, Account Manager Reporting in to the Group Account Manager you will be responsible for building key client relationships and sales project management. The role will focus on predominantly UK customers with occasional European travel. The role would suit someone who is ideally Midlands based and can be based from a mixture of home, office and client visits. Key Responsibilities: Provide assistance with sales, technical & application training. Develop & support the distributor network. Prioritise, develop & target new business opportunities in line with strategy. Develop strong working relationships with suppliers Manage effectively the expectations of the customer and the supplier location. Assist with the development of sales, marketing and business plans, forecasts and promotional programs. Provide support for field training activities for other Account Managers, distributors and customers. Recommend the addition of new products and the modification/replacement of existing products within customer base. Implement relevant sales and promotional programs. Ensure customers have up to date product information. Compile & submit accurate sales forecasts in a timely manner. Comply with all internal sales reporting in line with corporate expectations. Background and experience: At least two years Post Graduate experience in Technical or Technical Sales environment if applicable, and/or demonstrated success in developing accounts directly with manufacturers. Automotive or engineering account management experience Energetic with a tenacious approach. Ability to think outside the box and develop new approaches. Able to prioritise effectively. IT skills - excel, word, PowerPoint. Excellent communication - both written & verbal. Strong written, report writing skills. Effective in managing the demands of both the business and the customer, these are often competing. Work effectively with customers, colleagues and senior management. Excellent persuasion and presentation skills. Ability to work independently and manage multiple projects in a complex working environment. Capable of working under pressure to achieve targets. Ability to develop technical knowledge. Able to travel extensively and use home office as base This role offers an outstanding career development opportunity and the chance to join a well respected international manufacturing business. Please apply as soon as possible to be considered for this exciting Account Manager role. 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 Midlands

Membership Development Officer

Membership Development Officer – Confederation of British Metalforming £25,000 to £30,000 + car allowance (£200-£300 per month) Our client The CBM (Confederation of British Metalforming) 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 Membership Development Officer you will require the following skills; Strong commercial mind and experience of the manufacturing sector, specifically with metals manufacturing knowledge. 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 Membership Development Officer 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

Graduate Engineer (Operations)

Graduate Engineer (Operations/Purchasing) - Metal Manufacturing - Central Birmingham - £18,000 per annum We are seeking a recent Graduate looking for a long term career in operations or procurement 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 Engineer (Operations/Purchasing) you will require the following skills & experiences; Recently educated in Engineering, Materials Science or similar to degree level as a minimum. Experience of project management, purchasing or operations at University or work place is beneficial but not essential. A motivation to learn and progress in a precision metal manufacturing environment. Ability to read and review 2D engineering drawings/3D models. Excellent interpersonal skills. As the Graduate Engineer (Operations/Purchasing) your responsibilities will include; Engage customers from enquiry stage to understand project and engineering requirements. Assist in the procurement of materials. Complete supplier evaluations. Work across all departments throughout our business to communicate project and engineering requirements to ensure the on time delivery and the highest quality of product. Develop an excellent understanding of the full product range. If you are interested in this exciting Graduate 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

Graduate Engineer (Sales)

Graduate Engineer (sales) - 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 Engineer (Sales) 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 Engineer (Sales) 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 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

Cost Engineer

Due to continued growth this advanced alloy metal component manufacturer are seeking a dynamic Cost Engineer. The Role As a Cost Engineer, you will collect and analyse data and information in order to estimate costs associated with manufacturing purchased parts. Your key responsibilities will be: Responsibilities as Cost Engineer: • Determine cost estimate targets during the design and development process, recommending cost effective solutions, including sourcing routes • Gather proposals, specifications and related documents and liaise with stakeholders in order to convert specifications to cost estimates for new and current products • Utilise cost methodologies and tools and appropriate software models and packages to prepare and maintain reliable and accurate data • Assess cost effectiveness of products and track actual costs relative to budget and report status on a regular basis to ensure costs are in line with forecasts • Investigate and identify cost reduction opportunities through cost analysis review • Prepare cost and expenditure statements, reports and other necessary documentation at regular intervals to share with others in the business Skills and Attributes: • Good communication skills with the ability to form and maintain good relationships internally and externally • Engages interest and participation of others and has a collaborative approach to working with others • Good interpersonal, negotiation and influencing skills • Commercially and financially aware with strong analytical skills • Highly numerate with the ability to research, assemble manage and manipulate numerical information • Knowledge of estimating techniques • Results orientated and organised with the ability to deliver against deadlines Qualifications and Experience Levels: • Relevant business/commercial or manufacturing/engineering degree preferred, ONC, A Levels, City & Guilds Level 3, BTec National Diploma Level 3, IVQ Technician Diploma or equivalent NVQ level 3 qualification • Some previous experience of cost estimating in a manufacturing, automotive or engineering environment • Good IT systems knowledge and skills including advanced Excel skills: MRP and PLM experience would be advantageous • Ideally experienced in the use of spreadsheets, estimating pricing models and cost management tools • Knowledge and understanding of a variety of manufacturing/automotive processes and components and ability to evaluate and analyse associated costs Please apply as soon as possible to be considered for this attractive Cost Engineer role. 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 / Worcestershire

Health Safety & Environmental Officer

Health Safety & Environmental Officer Due to continued growth this well established presswork manufacturer are seeking a Health Safety and Environmental Officer. Salary: circa £33,000 plus benefits Suitable for: Health Safety & Envirnimental Officer, HSE Officer, Health and Safety Coordinator, Health and Safety Advisor Commutable from: Birmingham, Bromsgrove, Redditch, Droitwich, Solihull, Worcester, Warwick Job Purpose / Objectives Generate and implement safe working practices within the facility Audit process, conduct risk assessments and implement improvements. Ensure company complies with latest legislations Generate health safety and environmental policies Lead Health, safety and environmental meetings Promote and drive a health and safety /environmental culture within the factory. Maintain companies ISO14001:2015 certification. Job Responsibiities and Major Activities Carry out ISO14001 audits and review and maintain management system in line with Environmental legislation Contribute to the business to help to achieve Environmental objectives Assess, analyse and collate environmental performance data and report to staff / management Ensure ISO14001 awareness is effectively communicated to management and staff. Prepare reports on health and safety / environmental aspects, in order to ensure that management have the information required to support decision making Generate key performance indicators (KPIs), relevant to all key areas for health safety and environmental standards. Assist peers to deliver ongoing improvement to business results Ensure any potential risks or hazards to the business or employees' area effectively communicated to management and staff Be contactable out of hours on the rare occasions this may be needed. Set up evidence monitoring for health and safety or environmental concerns tracking and reporting procedures, Review and if necessary, adjust current procedures and processes in order to improve the safety and limit risks to employees. Key Skills and Attributes Leadership and man- management skills Interpersonal skills Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills Excellent organisational and follow-up skills Competent in problem solving, planning and decision making Ability to work on own initiative Experience and Qualifications AT least 3 years' experience in a similar role Health safety and ISO14001:2015 environmental training - IMEI / NEBOSH desirable but not essential. Able to review and maintain EMS and lead annual external Audit to ISO14001:2015 standard COSHH Trained Handling of H & S Investigations Experience of formulating, implementing and revising HS & E policies and procedures. Please apply as soon as possible to be considered for this desirable Health and Safety Officer role with a highly respected employer. 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 / Bromsgrove

Maintenance Engineer - Nights

Maintenance Engineer - Nights - Mechanical or multi-skilled - £33,000 to £38,000 per annum + bonus + overtime Continental Nights: 6pm - 6am, 4 on 4 off A Mechanically biased Maintenance Engineer is required to join a privately owned specialist steel manufacturing company located near the West Bromwich area. This is a salary position with added overtime and bonuses and you will be required to work continental night shifts. As the Maintenance Engineer you will require the following skills and experiences; Maintenance/ Engineering apprenticeship or equivalent qualification (Level 2 City & Guilds/ NVQ) (essential). Experience within a similar role (essential). Knowledge/ appreciation of electrical maintenance (desirable). Welding and Fabrication skills (desirable). Experience within a cold rollforming/ manufacturing environment beneficial. As the Maintenance Engineer your responsibilities will include; Attend breakdowns, identify faults and problem solve with minimal downtime to production. Ensure all personal protective equipment is identified, always available, correctly used and all associated problems are reported to management. Carry out diagnosis of faults and maintenance and repairs to all types of plant and equipment in a safe, timely and professional manner and return equipment to operational service. Carry out PPM schedules as necessary, plan work orders as required and provide feedback to develop the system. Plan and prioritise workload to support production and ensure efficient use of working time. If you are interested in this Maintenance Engineer opportunity please click on the link 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

Metallurgist

A Metallurgist with experience of material testing within the castings or forgings industry is required for an established, specialist manufacturer of heat resistant materials. The role of Metallurgist will include the following: Perform material inspections on incoming raw material and finished products. Conduct material tests such as Penetrant Dye, X-ray, visual weld inspection, tensile testing, spectrometer analysis, hardness testing etc. Interface with manufacturing teams to highlight the failures and to recommend improvements working closely with process engineering The suitable candidate for this role of Metallurgist will need to possess the following skills and experience: Experienced Metallurgist or Material Engineer Experience with material testing Confident communicator able to deal with internal manufacturing teams. Technical qualification in Metallurgy or Material Science If you have the required skills and experiences suitable for this role of Metallurgist, then please click on the link to apply. In return we can offer a stable career opportunity with plenty of progression working for an establisng and well respected manufacturer. 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 / Crewkerne

Project Engineering Lead

Project Engineering Lead - Contract & Permanent Edinburgh - Aerospace & Defence A Project Engineering Lead or Technical Programme Manager is required to join the team within a market leading, innovative engineering solutions company that specialise in safety critical and high technology environments. The Project Engineering Lead will lead the engineering activities on their projects that are primarily military products and equipment. The Project Engineering Lead - Key Responsibilities Lead Engineering activities of a multi-discipline engineering team. Deliver Engineering Solutions on time to cost and performance. Own and manage design compliance against requirements. Provide Engineering Support to Operations. Management of Engineering Risk and Opportunity. Define and implement Cost reduction opportunities. Define and maintain engineering estimates, plans and schedules. Support project manager with monthly status / progress reports. Provide primary interface and support to Sales and Marketing Team. Conduct off-site support to trials activities. Technical Skills and Experience required for The Project Engineering Lead Hons Degree in an Engineering Discipline or related Aerospace/Engineering subjects. Well-rounded engineering experiences in all phases of the lifecycle across several projects. Knowledge of Programmes and preferably in several engineering domains. Prior experience in a Team Leader or Principal Engineer Role. Experience of customer/ supplier relations and working within Project teams (IPT's) Good interpersonal skills and able to communicate well with engineering team. Able to lead, encourage and share experience and knowledge with all other engineers. Able to liaise with Operations, Procurement, QA and Programme Management. Able to communicate and with Customer and multiple suppliers. Able to influence and drive change within the team. A broad experience of Design experience, preferably in products for military applications. Experience of the application & management of a design lifecycle. Experience in negotiating and writing requirements specifications. Experience in communicating directly with customers both internal and external. **Security Clearance will be required for this role and therefore only applications from candidates able to obtain or already hold this will be considered** If you feel you meet the requirements for the role of the Project Engineering Lead, please contact Peter Heap at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on my direct line 01384446102 or email suitable CV's

Contract / Edinburgh, Scotland

Foundry Engineer

Foundry Engineer Wednesbury £35,000 per annum My client are a well established manufacturer of castings owned by an international group of companies based in the Wednesbury area. Job description: * Support the Technical Manager in attending all technical related meetings including the weekly Quality Meetings. * Report all major process or product non-conformances to the Technical Manager as soon as possible. Initiate non-conformance reports and implement investigations and corrective actions as necessary. * Prepare new or update existing work instructions within your area of responsibility to ensure work practices are documented accurately and integrated into our quality system. * Support the estimating by providing accurate proposals for tooling manufacture and methods application to aid the manufacturing cost accuracy. * Design and development of new pattern equipment for foundry use with the support of external Pattern Shops and the Foundry Manager. * Chemically bonded sand analysis. The development and improvement of existing systems and procedures. * The management of the internal samples and trials procedure including, organising and supervising trials, informing department managers of any special instructions or requirements in a timely manner, the final analysis and reporting of trials including reports if necessary and recommendations. * Daily scrap analysis and reporting. * Casting Observations. * Preparation and presentation of Technical reports including customer complaint investigations, project updates, technical developments and concession applications. Background: Ideally you will currently be working in a foundry as a Foundry Engineer, Technical Officer or Methods Engineer. Experience of steel and or iron castings is desired although an aluminium background would also be considered. Metallurgy qualifications are a nice to have although experience gained through on the job training is also acceptable. Please apply as soon as possible to be considered for this excellent opportunity with a company with a very high staff retention rate.

Permanent / Wednesbury, West Midlands

Production Planning Manager

Production Planning Manager - Central Birmingham - £40,000 to £45,000 + bonus A Production Planning Manager is required to join a well established and specialist material handling manufacturer based in central Birmingham. As the Production Planning Manager your responsibilities will include; Monitoring production outputs, liaising with customers on forecast demands and schedule changes. Managing stock forecast and supplier performance evaluation. Driving cost down activity. Production scheduling and planning end to end process. Issuing OTIF, Factory Compliance and Stock Reports. Manage Bills of Materials (BOM's) and route cards. Drive the area to meet its targets and objectives. As the Production Planning Manager you will require the following skills & experiences; Production planning experience within a manufacturing environment is essential. Knowledge of managing BOM's & route cards. Significant experience of leading a team. An ability to work effectively with customers and stakeholders at all levels. Strong commercial acumen. If you are interested in this exciting Production Planning Manager opportunity and have significant production planning/scheduling experience please click on the link to apply.

Permanent / Birmingham, West Midlands
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