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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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CMM Operator

CMM Operator - Shrewsbury - £20,000 to £30,000 DOE This is an exciting new opportunity for a CMM operator, programmer to join a leading manufacturing company based in the Shropshire area. As the CMM Operator your responsibilities will include; To Operate Stiefelmayer H Arm Man. Operate CMM machine to identify any non-conformances and collect data for customer review. Perform in-Process and final inspection of machined parts and fabrications on CMM Review manufacturing plans, work instructions, quality records, specification drawings, acceptance gages and tooling as stated on the process plan. Ensure adherence to the quality control standards and updating quality assurance data base As the CMM Operator you will require the following skills and experiences; Strong experience of performing tasks as a CMM operator Excellent knowledge of three dimensional geometry and engineering. Ability to multi-task and work in fast paced environments. IATF 16949 -Internal Auditor 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 / Shrewsbury

Continuous Improvement Engineer

Continuous Improvement Engineer - Dudley - Metals - £30,000 to £40,000 p.a A Continuous Improvement Engineer is required to join a well established metal manufacturing business based in the heart of the West Midlands. As the Continuous Improvement Engineer your Main Responsibilities will include; Identify production bottlenecks & propose levelling actions to minimize impact on service & costs. Support new part number introduction with validation of quality & production techniques. Lead process deviation & non-conformance corrective actions. Lead & support all customer 8D corrective action plans. Support all Production Managers, Supervisors & Team Leaders in daily manufacturing techniques & improvement actions. Ensure 6S principles are embedded in daily standard practices. As the Continuous Improvement Engineer you will require the following skills and experiences; Continuous Improvement background is essential – proven track record of completed projects in a manufacturing environment. Kaizen, SMED, 6Sigma, 6S Knowledge. Certified Six Sigma belt. Data driven and self-motivated. If you are interested in this exciting new Continuous Improvement 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 / West Midlands

Associate Mechanical Engineer

Role: Associate Mechanical Engineer Location: South East London Salary: £30K - £50K Industry: Civil Engineering Permanent: Full time Jonathan Lee Recruitment has engaged with a key client and a leading multi-disciplinary construction and property consultancy based in South East London. They provide a definitive range of services to the UK building and construction industry covering chartered building & quantity surveying, project management, architecture & master planning, civil & structural engineering, mechanical & electrical engineering, sustainability and health & safety. Position Due to company and project growth, my client is recruiting for an Associate Mechanical Engineer to join our M&E Team. The role will provide the candidate with an opportunity to become an integral part of our senior team who will be responsible for managing projects and clients, whilst influencing design and quality standards. The role also provides the successful candidate with excellent prospects for career growth. The culture of our team is to be a trusted client advisor who are selected for their professional quality service, enthusiasm and expertise in the built environment. We are seeking a like-minded, professional engineer to contribute their unique skills and expertise to our collaborative environment. The post holder will be involved in a variety of roles, including design, advisory services, contract management and maintenance/asset management primarily of mechanical services in existing properties. The role will therefore include surveying of existing mechanical services in properties including commercial boilers, ventilation systems, water services (including booster pumps), renewable technologies etc. The majority of work is in the Housing Sector for Registered Providers and Local Authorities. Main Responsibilities Representing the Practice at meetings with Clients and Contractors. Take a leading role in the design and inspection team managing a wide range of residential boiler replacements, Term Maintenance Contracts and commercial fit out schemes. Develop and present project design proposals to a client following the external brief and internal discussions so that client requirements are met, acting as either lead internal consultant or as member of a team. Contract administration duties associated with maintenance contracts for water hygiene, Communal Boilers, Booster Pumps, Renewable' etc.s Carrying out quality audits and pre/post inspection services. Prepare, ready for tender, specifications, designs, drawings, equipment schedules and contract documentation. Issue in conjunction with the client, contract documentation to tender, adjudicate and recommend appropriate contractor to meet project requirements. Establish and agree clear responsibility as lead internal consultant for the project. When acting as lead Consultant undertake all aspects of project management as defined by the client in his letter of appointment. Standards of Practice , you are expected to maintain a high level of professional and engineering standards and observe the legal requirements and professional guidelines of the relative professional bodies Professional Bodies , you are expected to be registered and maintain registration with the Engineering Council which will be reimbursed by the business Continuing education , the employee will be required to keep up-to-date with developments in Engineering through undertaking continuing professional development on a regular basis. This job description will be subject to review in the light of changing circumstances and may include other duties and responsibilities as may be determined. It is not intended to be rigid or inflexible but should be regarded as providing guidelines within which the individual works. All employees are responsible for records held, created or used as part of their work for the business, whether paper-based or electronic, which also includes emails. Records should be managed and stored appropriately and should in all cases comply with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 2018 Person Specification Good communication and interpersonal skills Able to work well in a team both internally and externally Be self-motivated with the ability to manage own workload Attention to detail in both technical design as well as survey experience. Report writing skills. Essential Criteria (qualifications, experience, skills, qualities etc) Minimum HNC in Building Services or Mechanical Engineering. Good understanding of Mechanical Theory and system Proven experience in a similar consultancy role Good understanding of British Standards and relevant regulations. Desirable Criteria BEng / BSC in Building Services or Mechanical Engineering. Knowledge of AutoCAD / Revit Member of CIBSE Sound interesting? Please contact Daniel Warby at Jonathan Lee Recruitment for more information and apply today! 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 / Southwark

Sales Executive

Sales Executive - Materials - Aerospace/Defence - £28,000 to £40,000 plus bonus This is an exciting opportunity to join the Internal Sales team for a well established supplier of high specification materials engineering and manufacturing industries. As the Sales Executive your responsibilities will include; Support the strategic growth of aerospace and defence customers. Manage a portfolio of accounts to hit and exceed specified targets. Accurately take enquiries and process quotations. Negotiates with customers, suppliers and colleagues at all levels. Accurately and correctly input sales orders. Resolve any queries or problems as speedily as possible. As the Sales Executive you will require the following skills and experiences; Experience in a technical sales environment is essential. Sales experience working with aerospace and defence customers is highly desirable. proactive and an ambition to develop and progress. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Diplomatic and negotiation skills. The ability to work under pressure. If you are interested in this exciting Sales Executive 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 / Wokingham

Technical Sales Manager

Technical Sales Manager - Metal Pressings - Birmingham - £40,000 to £50,000 p.a Benefits: Car, laptop, phone, pension & health care Are you an experienced sales professional with technical experience in metal pressing manufacture? If yes, then we have an exciting opportunity to join an ambitious company with an expanding sales team. We are looking for a Technical Sales Manager to assist with continued growth into new and existing metal pressing markets in the UK and internationally. As the Technical Sales Manager you will be responsible for: Identifying new areas of opportunity & generating sales leads across the UK and internationally within automotive and non-automotive metal pressing sectors Developing and maintaining new customer accounts and ensuring that the agreed sales targets are met Sales forecasting Managing the progression of enquiries Working with your sales assistant in targeting business in-line with the agreed sales plan Ensuring the CRM system is accurately updated and regularly maintained About the Technical Sales Manager Experienced in metal presswork, have a sound engineering background and commercial acumen You will have a proven track record in sales Will work with a methodical and targeted approach Able to work pro actively and organise workload Ambitious and self-motivated Marketing experience would be an advantage 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 / Birmingham


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    Recruitment Business Partner
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    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 Make UK and I 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
  • I have been working Jonathan Lee for 9 months on a contract based in Rainham Essex. At the beginning Matthew helped me through all the legal documentation and insurance requirements to be able to undertake the assignment and we have been in regular contact throughout. The assignment itself is great and I am glad to have found this through Jonathan Lee. I would and already have recommended Jonathan Lee to my friends and colleagues to use in the future.

    Robert Chambers

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