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High precision CNC sheet metal stamping and punching machinery.

Metals industry

engineering and manufacturing recruitment experts, since 1978

Metals engineering recruitment

Jonathan Lee 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 Oliver Smith for more information.

 

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Process Assembly Operator

Job title: Process Assembly Operator Salary Range: £11.00 - £12.00 per hour Hours: 37.5-hour week Monday to Friday 6am-2pm/2pm-10pm Rotational shift pattern Location: Coventry 6 month rolling contract working for a leading defence manufacturer. 8 Process Assembly Operators are required with knowledge of working to production plans, building and assembling components for the supply of products into defence/Military industry. Candidates that have worked in a production enviroment, worked to targets and have experience with assembling products would be well received. Due to workload this defence manufacturer based in Coventry requires 8 experienced, dynamic, leading process assembly operators to undergo a 6-month contract role. As a Process Assembly Operator you will be required to: Handle raw materials supplied to work streams. Delivery and set up workload. Accurately place cut material shapes into various tools. Preform tooling and material Mould materials Vac form tooling Composite tooling Steel tooling Safe loading of tools, laminates and performs into compression press, ovens or autoclaves. Finish and assemble of composites components. Pack and label of finished products. Lay-up composite materials. Operate Press machines. Accurately record production data as required. The Process Assembly Operator should have the following skills or experience: Be able to Obtain and pass baseline security clearance Skills, attitudes and behaviours necessary to be competent in the role: Good standard of manual dexterity Good timekeeping Ability to work to written instructions Ability to understand and follow verbal instructions Attention to detail Flexible Able to work a three-shift rotation, if required Committed attitude to Continuous Improvement activities such as 5s etc This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of production assembly within a high-volume manufacturing business. In return for your experience, this Coventry manufacturer will offer you: 6 month rolling contract position £11 - £12 per hour 37.5-hour per week Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of production assembly within a high-volume manufacturing business. If you have any questions about the Process Assembly role, please contact Matt Johnson at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446116 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 Contracts are those of an Employment Business.

Contract / Coventry

Operations Manager

Operations Manager Salary Range: £40,000 to £50,000 p.a Location: Bromsgrove Operations, Manager, Steel, Stockholder, Fabrication, Metals, Automotive, H&S, Warehouse, Supply chain, Materials, Change Management, Lean, 8D, root cause, Manufacturing Processes & Improvement An Operations Manager is required with knowledge of operational management, manufacturing processes (metal fabrication ideally), planning, logistics, supply chain, sales, service and process improvement within a medium volume production environment. This SME based in Bromsgrove requires a forward thinking, hands on Operations Manager with knowledge in process improvement, manufacturing systems, quality, productivity, waste elimination, man-management and sales/service for a new permanent role. As Operations Manager you will be required to: Provide strong leadership, building a team of competent, engaged, safe and productive staff across varied disciplines Drive continuous improvement in Process, Quality and Safety through risk assessments, root cause analysis, training, and projects Develop and maintain a deep understanding of our supply chain ensuring our supply partners are delivering to the expected requirements in terms of time and quality Actively manage the sales and operational planning function to meet customer needs (both external and internal) and maximise plant efficiency Set comprehensive goals for performance and growth Communicate effectively with suppliers, partners, colleagues, market representatives and customers The Operations Manager should have the following skills or experience: Good understanding of manufacturing operations, process improvement, waste elimination, change management and quality standards/systems/processes Excellent leadership qualities having a track record in driving and developing teams within a medium/high volume manufacturing operation Automotive and/or metal fabrication background is highly desirable Commercially astute with strong organisational and analytical skills with knowledge of business operations from supply chain, through production and on the customer dealing with sales, service and capacity planning. Knowledge of stainless steel fabrication would be advantageous Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of leading business operations within a fabrication environment and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Operations Manager role, please contact Oliver Smith at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446104 or email oliver.smith@jonlee.co.uk · Set compressive goals for performance and growth. · Oversee and responsible for all daily operational aspects within the business. 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

Production Team Leader

Production Team Leader - Automotive/Engineering - £25,000 to £30,000 p.a + shift allowance Hours: Basic 37.5 hour week. Shifts 6am-2pm & 2pm-10pm (Monday to Friday) Milton Keynes Production team leader, production supervisor, cell leader, team leader, manufacturing supervisor, cell team leader This is an exciting new opportunity for a Production Team Leader to join a successful metal manufacturing company based in Milton Keynes. Experience with machining and pressings is preferable but not essential. Responsibilities: To organise and manage the ‘front-line’ manufacturing function within a specific team. Monitor and control team productivity and output, ensuring that performance standards are met as a minimum. Undertake effective planning and prioritisation of workload. Ensure that resources are used to the optimum effect. Ensure that the team understands relevant legislation; company policy and company procedures and that they operate in line with these. Maintain the standards required for housekeeping. Ensure appropriate maintenance of plant, equipment and other facilities are undertaken when required. Contribute to the development of processes and practices in line with the principles of continuous improvement and best practice. Ensure that statutory training requirements are met. Requirements: Experience of working in an Automotive/Engineering environment (Essential). Minimum of 3 years in a supervisory or management role where productivity and performance measures are maintained and exceeded (Essential). CNC machine experience (preferred). Experience of Kaizen. Strong communication, interpersonal and time management skills. Self-motivated and capable of decision making. MS Office proficiency. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you are interested in the Production Team Leader opportunity please apply today. If you have any questions about the role, please contact Oliver Smith at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446104 or email 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 / Milton Keynes

Press Brake Setter - Amada HFE

Job title: Brake Press Setter - Amada HFE Salary Range: £12.00 - £13.00 per hour Hours: 06:00 - 14:00/14:00 -22:00 rotational shift Location: Birmingham Contract to Hire role working for a manufacturing business within the aerospace, automotive, plant construction equipment and truck and bus sectors. 2 Brake Press setters are required with the knowledge of setting and operating Amada HFE press brake machines. Candidates with experience of setting 220, 100 and 50 tonne Amada brake presses will be well received. Due to a new workload this client based in Birmingham requires 2 dynamic, leading press brake setters to work on a contract to hire basis. As a Press Brake Setter, you will be required to: Set and operate Amada HFE brake press machines Tool change and set several times per shift On-line quality checks and measurements with gauges, verniers and micrometres Medium volume batch sizes 85-90% of setting will be for light duty products Meet production targets Recording production and quality documentation The Press Brake Setter must have the following skills or experience: At least 5 years setting Amada HFE brake press machines Medium to high volume production Good solid background with quality inspection and measuring of own produced parts Working independently with minimum supervision Working with high volume small parts Able to work in a fast pace environment This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of Amada HFE brake press machines. In return for your experience, this Birmingham based manufacturer will offer you: A permanent Role after 4 months 40 hour working week with overtime available Great working conditions Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of setting Amada HFE brake press machines and want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about this press brake setter role, please contact Matt Johnson at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446116 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 Contracts are those of an Employment Business.

Contract / Birmingham
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