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engineering and manufacturing recruitment experts, since 1978

Off-highway engineering recruitment

The first choice for clients and candidates, Jonathan Lee Recruitment’s off-highway vehicles and equipment division provides clients with a unique level of expertise in contract, interim permanent recruitment.

For over 40 years we have provided solutions across three dedicated areas: product development, manufacturing and commercial over the complete product lifecycle across sectors that include: construction and yellow goods, material handling equipment and agricultural equipment and machinery.

Revolutionary industry developments including the need to improve efficiency and durability in off-road vehicles through to overcoming the roadblocks to increasing electrification and needs of stage V emissions, is driving demand for a variety of complex recruitment solutions, which we are uniquely equipped to provide.

Many of our consultants are industry specialists from relevant engineering backgrounds, including automotive, defence, manufacturing, powertrain and electronics and we pride ourselves on our in-depth understanding of the skills, experience and personal attributes required for specialist engineering and manufacturing roles.

Working in partnership with our global clients, who range from key industrial off-highway OEMs through to SMEs, covering sectors from construction to power generation over a range of mobile equipment (excavators, dumpers, loaders, tractors, trailers, forklifts, cranes, work platforms, telescopic handlers), we’re committed to providing clients with world-class recruitment solutions.

Industry supporters to the IMechE and REC accredited. Contact Mark Bignell for more information.

 


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Purchasing Analyst

Supply Network Specialist Up to £19.00 per hour LTD/Umbrella Desford, Leicestershire, UK Off Highway Supply Chain/Purchasing A Supply Network Specialist opportunity has become available for one of the world’s leading manufacturers of off-highway machinery and diesel and natural gas engines. The role will involve performing advanced analytical tasks, often of a confidential nature in support of the global purchasing supply network to include category management, buyers and purchasing professionals. Manage suppliers by developing improvement plans and support buyers & professionals related to: Response Time, Lean Targets Quality, Cost, Logistics, Development, and Management (QCLDM) to enable optimal and efficient operations. Includes the analysis and maintenance of procurement and logistics data including but not limited to: purchase orders, quotations, invoices, source catalogues, material rejection reports, tooling records, supplier data/measurement, inventory mgmt and engineered value chains. This role has responsibility for implementation of local or regional sourcing strategy, under the direction of their Manager and experienced Buyers & professionals. To apply for this position you should have some of the following: The position requires an undergraduate degree from a college / university or equivalent experience and relevant experience in a similar position. Intermediate to advanced skill in use of computer software programs including Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Visio, Power Point, purchasing systems, and e-mail systems is preferred. Requires effective communications skills – both oral and written. Must exhibit strong interpersonal skills and a collaborative work style. Preferred that the incumbent is familiar with basic procurement and quality principles, procedures, and techniques. Required to be able to prioritize work in a dynamic environment. Please send a copy of your CV to James Tilley for review 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 / Desford

Quality Technician

Quality Technician Up to £16.00 per hour Umbrella/PAYE Desford Off Highway A Quality Technician opportunity has become available for one of the world’s leading manufacturers of off-highway machinery and diesel and natural gas engines. The UK Logistics Centre is a Manufacturing Parts Node, responsible for supply of critical hardware for manufacture of equipment across the UK and beyond. Based in Desford, UK, a "just in time" approach is employed, where our clients production lines are replenished with material from the UK Logistics Centre every day, ensuring plant inventory is minimised, whilst ensuring a reliable continuous supply. The position is a specialist within the group and provides interpretation and problem-solving advice to others inside and outside of the department. Job Duties/Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: Executes processes, plans and tools that support global quality systems or related processes Executes global quality processes as defined in the Quality Management System Coordinate and conduct internal quality audits Administer area metrics and submit local training and documentation as necessary Support certification activities Collect customer defect reports Obtain disposition of non-conforming material through analysis of defects and identification of cause Takes necessary steps to isolate defective material and to ensure uninterrupted shipments to customers Track the progress of corrective actions across the business to ensure a speedy response to a resolution To apply for this position you should have some of the following: Bachelor's Degree Engineering/Manufacturing/Maintenance Equivalent relevant experience within a role within engineering, manufacturing and/or maintenance Working knowledge of relevant engineering, manufacturing and/or maintenance and standards and practices, including knowledge of inspection equipment Good interpersonal, communications, teamwork and collaboration skills Ability to read engineering drawings Ability to work with diverse teams of employees and customers Personal computer skills and the ability to use standard software tools Good written and oral communications skills To apply, please submit a copy of your CV clearly indicating your relevant experience. Suitable candidates will be contacted. Unfortunately candidates requiring visa sponsorship CANNOT be considered for this 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 Contracts are those of an Employment Business.

Contract / Desford

Buyer

Buyer Up to £30.00 per hour (Umbrella/PAYE) Stafford, UK Off Highway A Buyer opportunity has become available for one of the world’s leading manufacturers of off-highway machinery and diesel and natural gas engines. You will be responsible for managing procurement activity for a group of suppliers / components at an Engine manufacturing facility. Your role will involve delivering procurement excellence including integration between the Global Purchasing team and the facility. As a Buyer you will provide purchasing solutions and expertise in order to deliver a lean, responsive and resilient material and services flow for the facility from source to dock. The role will demonstrate leadership in implementing cost reduction projects, inventory and quality improvement; as well as responsibility for soundness of business proposals and risk assessment. Job Duties/Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: Responsible and accountable for the implementation of a local sourcing strategy Managing policies, agreements, special purchasing programs; and supporting specific Product line( NPI programmes Provide leadership for cost reduction, sourcing, logistics and resource management Lead continuous improvement initiatives and new product introduction activities within Purchasing Liaison with corresponding Category Buyers To apply for this position you should have some of the following: Previous experience of managing global suppliers Professional certification in Purchasing and/or Inventory Management Degree educated or equivalent experience within a Purchasing role Previous experience in managing a supplier base Ability to lead teams, suppliers and customers to effective solutions Analytical, problem solving, and project leadership skills Effective communicator in written and oral form Well-developed interpersonal skills To apply, please submit a copy of your CV clearly indicating your relevant experience. Suitable candidates will be contacted. Unfortunately candidates requiring visa sponsorship CANNOT be considered for this 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 Contracts are those of an Employment Business.

Contract / Stafford

Electrical Test Engineer

Electrical Test Engineer Up to £30.00 per hour (Umbrella/PAYE) Stafford Diesel Engines An Electrical Test Engineer opportunity has become available for one of the world’s leading manufacturers of off-highway machinery and diesel and natural gas engines. The suitable candidate should have a technical, facilities background and will join a test engineering team to support facility led activities in a global engine development environment. Key Responsibilities: Accountable for delivery of pre-planned and reactive maintenance tasks, while adhering to safety standards and best working practices. Support project management activities, purchasing, installation and commissioning. Utilise initiative and planning tools to deliver efficiencies with a customer focus, ensuring effective communication with the team on tasks being undertaken. Compliance with EHS tasks, ensuring adherence with health, safety & environmental standards across site. To apply for this position you should have some of the following: HND/HNC in Electrical Engineering or equivalent. A good knowledge of 18th Edition Electrical Safety and Competence, not necessary to have the accreditation. Good understanding of the electrical and mechanical requirements of an engine test facility. Highly experienced individual with a demonstrated knowledge in the service and calibration of test bed measurement equipment. Ability to identify performance trends and fault diagnosis with test bed equipment. A demonstrated knowledge of diesel and gas engine combustion systems. Awareness of high voltage electrical systems associated with engine alternators. Instrumentation/calibration experience within an engine test facility including thermocouples, pressure transducers, flowmeters, emissions analysers, etc). A working knowledge of engine test systems (DSG, Cadet, PUMA, STARS) Modification of engine electrical harnesses for a test cell environment. To apply, please submit a copy of your CV clearly indicating your relevant experience. Suitable candidates will be contacted. Unfortunately candidates requiring visa sponsorship CANNOT be considered for this 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 Contracts are those of an Employment Business.

Contract / Stafford

Customs Facilitator

Traffic/Customs Facilitator Desford, Leicestershire Up to £20.00 per hour (Umbrella/PAYE) Contract - 6 months initial A position has arisen within our clients Supply Chain team, working with the imports and exports department. The successful candidate will work within a small shipping team who are responsible, for supporting all shipping and customs compliance activity. Working alongside a third party-customs provider, to make sure parts and products are managed properly and flow across borders in compliance with customs regulatory requirements. In addition, this role will support Sarbanes Oxley financial controls, in the area of freight pay and revenue recognition. Job Duties Working with a third party customs provider to make sure the facility is HMRC compliant. Assist with machine and part shipments leaving the facility. Perform regular monthly assurance checks on duty suspension activity. Ensure duty relief authorisations are maintained and data is accurate. Perform monthly reporting of stock levels and highlight discrepancies. Ensure freight pay and revenue recognition procedures are compliant with Sarbanes Oxley controls. Support adhoc import and export queries. Essential Criteria Basic understanding of EU and UK Customs Legislation. Understanding of import, export, shipping and inventory transactions. Knowledge of MS products, including Power BI. Self-starter with ability to work on own initiative. Additional Criteria Prior experience involving import and export declarations. Knowledge of the Ricardo Duty Management System or similar system. Educated to degree level, in a relevant discipline. To apply, please submit a copy of your CV clearly indicating your relevant experience. Suitable candidates will be contacted. Unfortunately candidates requiring visa sponsorship CANNOT be considered for this 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 Contracts are those of an Employment Business.

Contract / Desford

Strategic Category Buyer

Strategic Category Buyer Permanent Staffordshire Off Highway A Strategic Category Buyer opportunity has become available for a global equipment OEM. The Category Buyer role will be responsible for liaising with stakeholders in the group to formulate and execute business wide category strategies that deliver cost effective solutions for operational requirements and provide commercial services in respect to acquiring all materials at the total lowest cost. The role will build capability with their stakeholders to ensure supplier performance / productivity improvements in regard to the business quality, cost, delivery and risk targets. You will be required to have an in depth understanding of the supply market to ensure that all opportunities for cost reduction are highlighted and delivered and will be responsible for managing the lifecycle from demand to pay. It is imperative that the person in the role gain credibility with internal customers and persuade people to change/ or adhere to a certain strategic direction. To apply for this position you should have some of the following: Purchasing experience in an Engineering and production environment Strategic purchasing experience Cost and pricing management Managing and implementing supply contracts Holding and building relationships within a global and matrix organisation Engineering and/or Programme Management understanding Virtual Team Management Preferably CIPS/PRINCE2 qualified Experience of hydraulic component purchasing experience would be well received Unfortunately candidates requiring visa sponsorship CANNOT be considered for this role. To apply you MUST have either an EU/UK passport or a Visa that does not require sponsorship. Please send a copy of your CV to James Tilley for review. 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 / Staffordshire

Senior Information Technology Analyst

URGENT REQUIREMENT - CLOSING DATE 13TH NOVEMBER Senior Information Technology Analyst Salary: £47,000 -£59,000 (Depending on Experience) Location: Peterborough, Cambridgeshire Unfortunately, Relocation/ Sponsorship is not supported with this role An exciting and urgent requirement has arisen with the Energy and Transportation IT Group, to work with various business teams, key implementation partners and internal enterprise groups to provide oversight and technical leadership in the use of Salesforce, specifically in the use of Salesforce Service Cloud. This role will work within the IT group to help sustain the value of the use of existing platforms and provide technical guidance on how to realise business requirements to meet new business opportunities. The role provides application and technical leadership in the development of detailed system specifications for Salesforce applications, integration and implementation projects. Applies systems solutions to business/technical problems through customer interactions, and by providing assistance to less experienced analysts in the design, programming, debugging, testing, and integration/implementation of complex, medium to large-sized automated information technology systems. This role will be responsible for the FG Wilson Salesforce org as well as acting as a solution architecture for projects. Responsibilities also include managing service levels, costs, and timelines for projects. Also responsible for providing security and architecture guidance across multiple Energy & Transportation Salesforce orgs. JOB DUTIES: This position reports to an IT Supervisor, Senior IT Supervisor or IT Manager, as do other staff jobs in application systems and technical infrastructure sections. Primary responsibility of this role will lie with Salesforce technologies, and will also touch related and integrated systems. Responsibilities of the incumbents are across functional lines with individuals assigned development projects, and/or maintenance, of existing mainframe, personal computer, server, Local Area and Wide Area Network, WEB, and/or distributed computing systems and infrastructure. KEY FUNCTIONS: 1. Competent to perform all programming, project management, and development assignments without close supervision; normally assigned the more complex aspects of systems work; 2. Acts as team leader for development and support groups; provides programming and application/technical leadership, guidance, and assistance to other team members; DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: • Provide the technical leadership between business analysts and Salesforce capability to assess the most appropriate solution(s). • Assist business process owners and subject matter experts to exploit the Salesforce platform • Work with Solution lead to maintain a clear and prioritised backlog. • Have accountability for Service level Management of the environment as well as provide leadership for the offshore support team. • Oversee and sign off design from implementation partners • Assist with onboarding of new development resource to ensure they understand standard processes and procedures • Assist IT Manager and Architect with the development of IT roadmap • Create and maintain relationships with key business owners, with the goal to understand value generation opportunities • Work with Enterprise resources to understand Salesforce initiatives across the business and where there are replication opportunities. • Support design and implementation of complex integration patterns and data models for strategic business projects. • Identify functional gaps in proposed solutions and initiate technology evaluation when required. • Works directly on complex application/technical problem identification and resolution, including responding to off-shift and weekend support calls; • Works independently on complex systems that may be used by one or more applications or systems; • Develops major system modules, programs or integrates infrastructure components based on requirements gathered from customers • Performs integrated testing and customer acceptance testing of components that requires careful planning and execution to ensure timely, quality results; • Fully knowledgeable of the relevant programming languages, program design and specification development, programming logic, logic diagrams, system analysis techniques, testing, debugging, documentation standards, file design, storage and internal systems and cross platform infrastructure components; can provide training on these topics for others; • Performs implementation and integration tasks for medium to large, complex in-house developed systems and/or purchased software solutions; • Performs integrated testing and customer acceptance testing of components that requires careful planning and execution to ensure timely, quality results; • Fully knowledgeable of the relevant programming languages, program design and specification development, programming logic, logic diagrams, system analysis techniques, testing, debugging, documentation standards, file design, storage and internal systems and cross platform infrastructure components; can provide training on these topics for others; • Performs implementation and integration tasks for medium to large, complex in-house developed systems and/or purchased software solutions; BACKGROUND/EXPERIENCE: • Requires a relevant degree, technical certification, or equivalent experience. • The incumbent should be knowledgeable of the relevant programming languages; computing hardware and software; infrastructure elements, and current development processes and tools. • Candidates will have gained the following skills and experience through previous roles: - Experienced in Salesforce Service, Sales and Marketing Cloud - Experience as a Salesforce Administrator - Background in Visualforce, Visual Workflow, APEX, Process Builder - Demonstrate a clear understanding of integration technologies, including demonstrating how and why Salesforce can integrate with ERP systems for example. - Show a clear understanding of the full development lifecycle - Excellent verbal and written communication as well as presentation skills - Strong accountability, teamwork, and interpersonal skills NB. The panel cannot make assumptions when shortlisting therefore please demonstrate your qualifications and experience on your CV relevant to the criteria outlined. Candidates may have gained the following skills and experience through previous roles: • Demonstrate an understanding of ITSM and supporting processes. • Knowledge of web service architecture • Strong demonstrable experience leading architecture development. Preferably AWS or Salesforce experience • Ability to provide direction to an offshore support / development team WHAT IS IN IT FOR YOU: • Salary of up to £59k, depending on experience • Benefits package including 25 days annual leave, 12% bonus, contributory pension scheme, contributory share scheme. • Experience of working with this global, world leading manufacturer. APPLICATIONS Apply Now!! There is likely to be a high demand with applications on this role - strict deadline for applications is Friday 13th November 2020. For more information, please contact James Tilley at james.tilley@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 / Peterborough

Category Buyer - Hydraulics

Category Buyer - Hydraulics Fixed Term Contract - (Maternity Cover) Staffordshire Off Highway A Strategic Category Buyer opportunity has become available for a global equipment OEM. The Category Buyer role will be responsible for liaising with stakeholders in the group to formulate and execute business wide category strategies that deliver cost effective solutions for operational requirements and provide commercial services in respect to acquiring all materials at the total lowest cost. The role will build capability with their stakeholders to ensure supplier performance / productivity improvements in regard to the business quality, cost, delivery and risk targets. You will be required to have an in depth understanding of the supply market to ensure that all opportunities for cost reduction are highlighted and delivered and will be responsible for managing the lifecycle from demand to pay. It is imperative that the person in the role gain credibility with internal customers and persuade people to change/ or adhere to a certain strategic direction. To apply for this position you should have some of the following: Purchasing experience in an Engineering and production environment Strategic purchasing experience Cost and pricing management Managing and implementing supply contracts Holding and building relationships within a global and matrix organisation Engineering and/or Programme Management understanding Virtual Team Management Preferably CIPS/PRINCE2 qualified Unfortunately candidates requiring visa sponsorship CANNOT be considered for this role. To apply you MUST have either an EU/UK passport or a Visa that does not require sponsorship. Please send a copy of your CV to James Tilley for review. 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 / Staffordshire
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