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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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Principal Mechanical Design Engineer

Principal Mechanical Design Engineer - Australia - Competitive - Permanent A Principal Mechanical Design Engineer is required to join the Management Team within a market leading innovative engine propulsion systems company and the Principal Mechanical Design Engineer will report directly to the Chief Technology Officer (CTO). The Principal Mechanical Design Engineer will be responsible for and have ownership of the detailed mechanical design and engineering process through to integration, test and verification. The Principal Mechanical Design Engineer is responsible for developing technical solutions and evolution of current products from an engineering full life-cycle perspective. Specifically, the successful Principal Mechanical Design Engineer will have experience with the Design and Development of Base Engine systems and technology. This is a life changing opportunity for the successful Principal Mechanical Design Engineer and an opportunity to join an expanding company that has a very strong growth and development strategy. Principal Mechanical Design Engineer - Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities Team management of design leads and analysis engineers Liaison with external customers and suppliers as required Technical authority and approval of mechanical designs Detailed design of new products and evolution of existing products Provide expert mechanical knowledge to project team Provide direction on mechanical design and analysis activity Meet project design and customer requirements and lead mechanical design reviews Engage with customers and provide on site support as required Contribute to the preparation of proposals and quotations Manage projects to deliver on time and to budget to meet customer specifications Coordinate resources as required to progress project and proactive risk management Manage material selection according to design specifications Establish and implement component testing requirements Technical Skills and Experience Required for Principal Mechanical Design Engineer Degree Qualification in Engineering and a background within a relevant industry Experience within the area of engine design and analysis Engine design experience and detailed knowledge of mechanical systems design Knowledge Base Engines and internal combustion engines (iC) A working understanding of engine electrical and engine electronic systems Detailed knowledge of engine and engine component manufacturing techniques Detailed knowledge of materials used with internal combustion engines (iC) applications Knowledge of hardening steels & heat treatments prototype manufacture & development Experienced with engine mechanical components and systems through to production Supplier selection and technical development through component Knowledge of system requirements from concept, development phase and production An in-depth knowledge and understanding of industry related testing standards Strong analytical skills, with capability to design and execute performance testing **Due to the products being manufactured - ITAR restrictions will apply to this vacancy** If you feel you meet the requirements for the role of the Principal Mechanical Design Engineer then apply directly or contact Peter Heap at Jonathan Lee Recruitment. Either Direct Line +44 (0) 1384 446102 or email suitable MS Word Format CV's

Permanent / Western Australia, Australia

Senior Engineer - Off Highway Electronics

Senior Engineer - (Job Number: 180000TO) Job Title: Senior Engineer Salary Range: £39,000 to £50,000 (D.O.E) Benefits: 25 days annual leave, 10-12% bonus, Childcare Vouchers, Contributory pension scheme- will double the employee's contribution up to 10% Contributory share scheme- will match 50% of the employee's contribution Relocation Support: May be considered Location: Peterborough, Cambridgeshire *** Flexible working maybe consider*** In addition to a very competitive benefits package we also offer the following to our employee's * Annual merit salary increase based on individual performance * Opportunity to request sponsorship for professional membership * Continuous learning and development * Long term worldwide career opportunities with an evolving and dynamic Engineering department Electronics is responsible for electronic and electrical systems development across all engine and machine platforms. Based in Peterborough, the European Division of works with all European facilities to develop and apply advanced technology to the control of our highly integrated engines and machines. With unrivalled levels of vertical integration within the industry, Electronics systems help to maximise the customer value and efficiency of end products, whilst minimising owning and operating costs. The successful applicant for this position will join the Engine Controls team and will take a leading role in the supporting the application of small and medium engine ranges to a major third-party customer's machines and contribute to the development and testing of application level features on this range of engines. As well as focusing on the third-party customer's machines, applications may include genset, industrial and in-house machine applications. Although our product is an engine control system, including software performing complex control functions, this role is well-suited and will be of interest to any applicant with a strong technical background including engineers from a mechanical, automotive or similar background, as well as those from electronic or controls disciplines. With much of our work focused on the control of complex mechanical systems, many team members with mechanical engineering backgrounds are forging successful careers within our team, bringing skills which readily compliment those with electronic engineering qualifications and experience. We actively encourage applicants from across this diverse range of skill sets Key responsibilities: Working directly with the customer to understand and document key technical requirements. This will include direct contact with the third party customer's technical team, to provide support, technical information and answer technical queries where necessary. Development of system design and specifications to meet identified requirements, using structured tools and processes. Planning and managing feature development and implementation to meet the programme timelines. Planning and conducting verification tests to ensure quality of released software / system. Development of the dSPACE HiL test system and the automation of system level verification test plans using Automation Desk. Planning and supporting validation tests of key application features. Supporting software validation and troubleshooting on engine - getting 'hands on' with the end product. Through this role, the successful candidate will have an excellent opportunity to take part in, and have significant responsibility for the application of a modern engine electronic control system to machine, genset and industrial products. Essential: Strong technical background - ideally a good technical degree in mechanical, electronic, electrical, control systems or automotive engineering - though consideration will be given to other qualifications or significant relevant experience in lieu of this. Prior experience in engine control system development (preferably in the off-highway industry) Prior experience of dSPACE, including the use of Automation Desk to automate test plan execution. Good understanding of diesel engine technology, including common rail fuel systems and aftertreatment technology. Strong team player Excellent communications skills Strong customer focus Desirable: Experience of running and participating in FMEA Experience of designing and executing verification test plans for electronic engine control systems Experience of dSPACE development, including the use of plant models. Experience of electronic system development tools such as CANape, CANalyser and a working knowledge of J1939 datalink standards Experience of writing technical documents / requirements / test plans Experience of running / troubleshooting engine systems, particularly electronics related Strong interest in engine control system development, particularly for off-highway, marine and military applications. Relocation assistance is available for this position.

Permanent / Gaydon, Warwickshire

Product Design Engineer - Electronics

Job Position: Product/Senior Design Engineer (Electronics) Reporting To: Design Manager Job Status: Permanent Staff Qualifications: Engineering Degree Location: Derbyshire As a result of growing demands for our award winning range of diesel engines and a number of exciting engine development programmes, we are seeking a Senior Design Engineer. The post will suit an individual looking for an opportunity to develop their career within a fast paced organisation at the cutting edge of engine design and development. You will be responsible for taking new engine systems and components from concept to flawless launch, ensuring a robust system/component sign-off meeting all regulatory, quality, cost and timing requirements. The role: Deliver engine systems/components from concept to delivery - from specification, through analysis, testing and development, to engineering sign-off. Responsibilities: Create system and component specifications and design (cascaded from programme targets) - using/commissioning the relevant analysis tools to support data driven design decisions. Develop system and component FMEAs, and DVPs. Co-ordinate and supervise DVP tests/analyses (analytical, rig, engine and machine) Resolve engineering issues using recognised methodologies Support programme gateways and reviews Provide clear communication and support to all customers, engineering teams and suppliers: Coordination with other functional areas, such as programme teams, purchasing, quality, other development teams Monitor and report status to relevant parties Highlight issues in a timely and appropriate manner Supplier management: Work in a simultaneous engineering environment to support the development plan, ensuring design for manufacture and assembly. Manage suppliers via the APQP process Work with suppliers to deliver prototypes and PPAP parts to schedule, meeting quality and performance requirements Communicate lessons learned, propose design guide/process updates. Person Specification In addition to a passion for engineering, a proven track record of delivery, and a desire to be 'hands-on' with projects from concept to completion, the candidates will: Have a degree in an associated engineering discipline (or relevant time served experience), with a sound understanding of engineering principles (showing an attention to detail, and being data driven). Have a sound grasp of the engine product development cycle, and expertise in engine system and component specification, design, development and sign-off (using relevant tools) Ideally, have experience with an engine manufacturer or Tier 1 supplier Demonstrate good project and supplier management skills, and good commercial awareness Be able to work well under pressure and to meet tight deadlines Demonstrate an ability to communicate clearly and concisely at all levels Show flexibility - the role requires travel to customer and supplier sites Role Speciality This role will be based in the Electrical Design Department, specialising in the design, test and delivery of engine sensors and electrical harnesses for current and new engine designs. In addition to the above requirements, the ideal candidate will: Have a working knowledge of CAD (NX), PLM systems, and Zuken or Vesys Be able to understand, create and edit 3D models, wiring diagrams and schematics with a high degree of attention to detail Possess a sound knowledge of vehicle electrical systems architecture and engine based sensors Demonstrate the ability to diagnose, test and fault find electrical systems Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged soon. If you have knowledge of this area and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Product Design Engineer role, please contact Lois Weston at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384446119.

Permanent / Derbyshire, England

Senior Engineer - Electronics

Role: Senior Engineer - Electronics Reporting To: Design Manage Job Status: Permanent Staff Qualifications: Engineering Degree Location: Derbyshire Overview of the role: As a result of growing demands for our award winning range of diesel engines and an increasing number of exciting engine development programmes, we are seeking a talented Electronics Engineer who is looking for an opportunity to further their career at the cutting edge of powertrain electronics and control systems. Roles are based at our new multi-million pound engine research and development centre in Derbyshire. Your responsibilities as a Senior Electronics Engineer: * Engine and After-treatment ECU hardware specification and critique. * System ownership of powertrain sensors and actuators - primary contact with project design leads driving their integration and validation * Support the testing of electrical and electronic components to JCB Environmental test standards, responsible for relevant work product delivery to new product introduction gateways. * Work with suppliers to deliver prototypes and PPAP parts to schedule, meeting quality and performance requirements including conducting supplier hardware design and manufacturing audits * Work closely with design functions responsible for wiring harness and connectors, ensuring successful integration of electrical components onto the engine and after-treatment hardware. Essential Experience: * Have a degree/HND or equivalent in electrical / electronic engineering or associated discipline (or relevant time served experience), with a sound understanding of engineering principles * Considerable experience of diesel engine and DPF / SCR controls and associated electrical / electronic hardware * Possess a sound knowledge of vehicle electrical systems architecture * Have a sound grasp of the engine product development cycle, and expertise in engine system and component specification, design, development and sign-off (using relevant tools) * Demonstrate the ability to diagnose, test and fault find electrical systems * Track record in managing product life cycle through design control process Other desirable Experience: * Be able to understand, create and edit 3D models, wiring diagrams and schematics with a high degree of attention to detail * Direct experience of JCB PLM design systems and processes * Have a working knowledge of CAD (NX), PLM systems, and Zuken or Vesys Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged soon. If you have knowledge of this area and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Senior Electronics Engineer role, please contact Lois Weston at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384446119.

Permanent / Derbyshire, England

Maintenance Manager - Technical Services

Job Title - Maintenance Manager - Technical Services Salary Range: £50K - £60K (D.O.E) Location: Stafford Industry - Off Highway An opening has become available for an experienced maintenance professional to join the Technical Services team in Stafford. This is an exciting opportunity to lead & develop the Technical Services maintenance team, & to support future projects and assignments that will make significant contributions to the business. This is a leadership level role within the Technical Services organisation. The successful candidate will have experience of leading experienced manufacturing personnel, will be a recognised expert in the maintenance & improvement of manufacturing equipment & automation, and will have significant experience of managing production maintenance activities within existing manufacturing process streams, ensuring that a robust maintenance program is operated. Other responsibilities include: providing technical support for new test equipment paint application processes manufacturing automation & robotics tooling & gauging managing third party service providers training & development of maintenance team members to industry recognised standards, and ensuring safe working practices are employed during all maintenance activities If you would like to know more about this role please contact Sarah Gilbert or Kate Stevens at Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Permanent / Stafford, Staffordshire

Electronic Controls Engineer (Machines)

The Innovation & Technology Development team offers some of the most exciting engineering roles within the global organisation. Working on the integration of electronic and electrical systems within multiple Caterpillar products provides the opportunity to work with multiple disciplines within the organisation. The integration of the latest Electronics and Electrical technology helps differentiate products from its competitors by enabling exceptional performance and value to the customer. Our integrated machine systems control all aspects of construction machine operation (engine, transmission, hydraulic systems), provide the human-machine interface (operator controls and information displays), and constantly monitor and communicate position, operation, diagnostic and prognostic information to enable machine automation, improved productivity and enhanced serviceability. The successful applicant for this position will join the European Machine Systems team, who are responsible for machine control system development for all European designed machines and will be heavily involved in the design and development of the control systems. This position offers the opportunity to work on cutting edge machine control system technology for the wheeled excavator. Key Responsibilities: Development and evolution of software models using Matlab Simulink and Stateflow Development of test harness to enable automated HIL verification of control models Troubleshoot and resolve electronics / control system issues encountered during build and test of machines. Interface between user areas and electronics system development engineers to implement solutions to affected users. Conduct control system tuning/calibration activities on test bench or on machine to achieve desired system performance. 'Must Have' key skills and competencies for this role Good technical background (good technical degree preferred in mechanical, electronic, electrical, control systems or automotive engineering) though other qualifications / experience will be considered. Matlab Simulink and Stateflow experience Knowledge / experience of vehicle control systems and / or the development process for real-time control systems. Ability to translate customer requirements and objectives into production-ready software models. Ability to document complex technical concepts accurately and concisely. Excellent communications skills Strong customer focus 'Desirable' key skills and competencies for this role Autosar knowledge/experience What background would the ideal candidate have? Job titles/previous companies/industry background/technology/exposure Off-highway control system development (or comparable experience with automotive, marine or military vehicle control systems) Skills and competencies not required for this role Electronic hardware development PLC software experience Environment / Current Team Specifics? Office based role, supplemented with 'hands on' test bench and 'on-machine' activities

Contract / Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

Global Category Buyer

Global Category Buyer £Negotiable + benefits Staffordshire Manufacturing Global Category Buyer opportunity working with a world class construction equipment manufacturer based in Stafford. Position Description: The role is based within Group Purchasing and is responsible for the category input and the commercial execution of a particular category within the UK. Delivering the strategic direction as agreed with the GCM of the portfolio and ensuring that the supply base is capable of meeting expectations. Acting as Lead Buy, where nominated the role involves overseeing the management of suppliers, working closely with Engineering, Quality and Materials to ensure category objectives are met globally in support of the 5 Yr plan. Early Supplier Engagement To ensure the agreed criteria are met that leads to a Global Supplier Nomination for components and systems for the designated category area of responsibility. Deliver the cost targets and delivery of these throughout the NPI process. To be responsible for negotiating Development Agreements and setting up Technology reviews that deliver Innovation in line with the agreed Category Strategy. To work within SOP's for NPI and ensure that components in designated category conform to the correct standards. Support SDE's, and Quality teams to ensure supplier(s) meet Group and Category PPM targets. To negotiate and close out supplier warranty related activities. Negotiate with supplier base regarding audit process, gaining agreement to fund audit and follow correct procedures. Compiling and delivering an annual budget for the Lead Buy areas, and support the execution of the global elements of the budget. Negotiate and agree that appropriate targets and commercial agreements are in place to support Lean Workshops. Promote VA/VE activity within the supply base and support the implementation of approved projects. Negotiate and agree Long Term Agreements with 'Key' suppliers Act on alerts created from the continuous risk assessment process and to ensure Business Continuity plans are in place with appropriate suppliers. To provide support to other team member's individual progression. To prepare, present and execute a Global Category Strategy Key skills and experience required: Category Management Budget Planning and Reporting Supplier Contracts Project Management Advanced Negotiation Techniques Inventory Management Understanding Management Systems knowledge (ISO, PDCA, TQM, etc) Purchasing in a Manufacturing Environment Global Sourcing New Product Introduction Engineering or Design understanding Preferably CIPS qualified Demonstrable previous savings achievements In return our client can offer a competitive salary with opportunity of long term career progression and an excellent benefits package. Interested in the above role? Please contact Kate Stevens or Sarah Gilbert at Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Permanent / Staffordshire, England

Supplier Warranty Engineer

Job Title - Supplier Warranty Engineer Hourly rate - circa £35 per hourIndustry - Off HighwayLocation - Peterborough An opportunity has arisen for a Supplier Warranty Engineer responsible for Supplier Warranty Recovery. The purpose of this role is to review warranty claim data and by working together with the suppliers, the warranty team, engineering and supplier quality, will determine the root cause of the failure and therefore implement corrective action. JOB DUTIES: * Analysis of Excel based warranty data * Identify trends within the data (part number / failure mode / supplier) * Collaborate with suppliers on potential root causes * Gather evidence to support root cause findings * Identify & implement corrective actions with suppliers * Supplier visits to review / audit manufacturing process * Present findings to stakeholder group Skills, experience and qualifications you will have; * Previous experience within a relevant function i.e. preferably quality or engineering however manufacturing engineering will be considered * Analytical, problem solving * Effective communication skills * Knowledge of engine component production techniques If you would like to know more about this opportunity please contact Sarah Gilbert or Kate Stevens at Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Contract / Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

Material Planner

Job Title - Material PlannerHourly rate - £16 per hourIndustry - Off HighwayLocation - Leicester An opportunity has arisen to work for a Material Planner to work for this manufacturer based in Leicestershire - they are searching for an experienced supply chain professional to fill the open position of Material Planner within the Materials Planning team based in Desford, Leicestershire. This position will report to the Material Planning Supervisor. As Material Planner, you will be working within a Product focused team, and you will have the following major responsibilities:- Ensure that material requirements are scheduled for delivery from suppliers in a quantity and on a date to support our service to customers Ensure that deliveries take place on the correct date, in the correct containers, in the quantity Specified. Initiate, co-ordinate and participate in activities to ensure optimum inventory levels Manage and control inventory levels for outgoing parts Be involved with, as necessary, the scheduling and control of onward ship material Perform all tasks to CPS levels of performance If you would like to know more about this role, please contact Sarah Gilbert or Kate Stevens at Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Contract / Leicester, Leicestershire

Manufacturing Project Engineer

Job Title - Manufacturing Project Engineer Salary Range: £38,000.00 - £47,000.00 (D.O.E) Benefits: 25 days annual leave, 10% bonus, childcare vouchers, contributory pension scheme, contributory share scheme Location: Stafford An opportunity has arisen for a Manufacturing Project Engineer to work at the Stafford facility of one of the world's leading providers of diesel engines. This is an exciting opportunity to join a team delivering projects and assignments that will make significant contributions to the business. Job Duties/Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: Supporting the manufacturing operation and Product Groups, by translating the product requirements into the executable process. Being actively involved with suppliers to analyse their current or proposed product/process designs to determine feasibility of using existing designs or modifying the designs to improve process and/or product. Providing leadership in the implementation of integrated technologies within the factory. Responsible for managing manufacturing process elements of new product introduction programs Required Qualifications: Applicants MUST have experience of Production Test systems gained whilst working for an Engine Manufacturer or similar company. High degree of experience and expertise in various or specific fields of manufacturing such as welding, heat treat, manufacturing technology. College degree in an appropriate engineering or technical discipline combined with a good level of appropriate manufacturing experience as either a Manufacturing Engineer, Engineering Supervisor or appropriate equivalent external experience. If you would like to know more about this role, please contact Sarah Gilbert or Kate Stevens at Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Permanent / Stafford, Staffordshire

Condition Monitoring Engineer

Mobile Equipment Condition Monitoring Engineer Heavy Vehicle Fleet Management Coalville To £37,950 Can you provide technical and engineering support to ensure compliant and cost effective repair and maintenance of Heavy Mobile Equipment (20 tonne+) is delivered to the customer? You will ensure that equipment is serviced and inspected correctly in-line with OEM recommendations (including statutory inspections) and identified residual defects are reviewed and actioned appropriately to ensure operational and safety performance is maintained whilst promoting optimum whole life cost of the asset. The successful Condition Monitoring Engineer will possess; Knowledge of heavy mobile plant and auxiliary equipment rules and legislation. Good technical knowledge of heavy mobile plant and auxiliary equipment. Good knowledge of equipment operating costs and the important part that effective condition monitoring plays in optimising whole life costs of an asset. Ability to develop and maintain effective customer and supplier relationships. Recognised construction plant and equipment qualification Experienced in overseeing repair and maintenance activities in the workshop and in the field. Some of the key duties in this Mobile Equipment Condition Monitoring Engineer will include; To provide technical support to the business and customer in terms of asset on-boarding, asset specification changes and any asset disposal or return condition processes. Ensuring that a stable plan for scheduled maintenance events for all assets across the region is in place and maintained, these include but are not limited to Scheduled Service Events and Inspections, LOLER and PUWER examinations and Brake Testing - the specification of the scheduled service event is to be in-line with OEM recommendation, customer requirement and statutory regulations as appropriate. Managing and maintaining communication with customer sites in relation to all service events and inspections events including recommended course of action in the event of any failed inspection events. Making sure that Warranty and Recharge jobs are correctly identified, processes are adhered to and component core returns are actioned as required to ensure maximum recovery for the business. Reviewing Fluid Sample Reports to ascertain condition of asset components and ensuring that appropriate actions are taken - updating to reflect the course of action and updated with any documentation. To review Telemetry / Diagnostic based data from downloads (internal and OEM) to ensure timely interventions are made and provide recommendations on developing faults and asset operation. Making sure that Mobile and Site Based Engineers time sheets and job cards and service / defect reports are received, checked and entered appropriately. Review invoices to ensure supplier end costs for repair and maintenance events match quotations and where discrepancies are present manage resolution with supplier to satisfactory outcome. If keen to learn more about this role please contact Grant Nisbet for more details.

Permanent / Coalville, Leicestershire

Machine Controls Engineer

Job Description for Machine Controls Engineer - Graduate Contract Opportunity 24 Month Initial Contract - £20-21.50/hr. Based in Peteleree, the successful candidate will be hands-on involved with systems and controls development of world-leading articulated trucks and earth moving plant. Job Purpose: Electronic Controls now form the cornerstone of all major functionality on Articulated Trucks. The Machine Controls Section of Global Machine Development exists to assure that development and validation of these systems are executed efficiently and effectively. Working with partners in Cat Electronics, IPS, Transmissions, Engines, Hydraulics, and Machine Systems, the Machine Controls Engineer plans, executes software & electronic system development and validation activities on machines at both Cornforth Proving Ground and customer locations. Job Responsibilities: Contributing to the creation of electronic control system development and validation schedules for NTI / NPI / CPI projects on Articulated Trucks. Creation of on-machine validation procedures for Articulated Trucks electronic control systems Planning and execution of on-machine development and validation activities, including thorough documentation of issues. Provide product group approval and sign off for SW enabled features. Facilitate and execute SW factory flashing validation including cab line, main line, PSPS and VMC. Support of other development and validation activities executed on-machine as technical expert for the electronic control system. Execute BIQ process. Trouble shooting machine control or machine behaviour issues including data capture and analysis. Some travel to customer sites may be required to gather data, repair problems and perform tests. Controls validation may include hoisting, steering, transmission, display, SW enabled machine features, payload monitoring, telematics and engine control systems. Background / Experience / Qualifications: Required: BS degree in Electrical, Mechanical, or Computer Science Understanding of electronic systems development tools and methodologies Ability to concisely and accurately communicate technical information On-board or off-board machine control system development experience. Flexible and adaptable work ethic. Must be able to work in a diverse environment. Desired: Experience with electronic systems development tools, including CANape, CADet, HPQC

Permanent / Peterlee, County Durham

Technical Sales Manager - Off Highway Diesel Engines

Job Title: Technical Sales Manager A global leadership opportunity has become available for one of the world's leading manufacturers of off-highway machinery and diesel and natural gas engines. As Technical Sales Manager, you will play a global leadership role in the development of business growth objectives whilst developing customer valued solutions. You will require an extensive understanding of off-highway diesel engines to be considered for this role. Salary: £64,000 to £78,000 plus 31% STIP and car allowance, plus many other benefits that include (pension, share and stock options) Industry: Off Highway Diesel Engines Location: Peterborough, Seguin, Shanghai - Relocation within country may be available What's the role? You will represent the company with customers, at internal and external conferences, university initiatives etc. to present topics on business, technologies and industry. You will develop collaborative relationships with, and be a trusted advisor to customers powertrain teams. You will work closely with sales managers to initiate and develop sales opportunities, your responsibility will be on delivering the Perkins Brand Value of superior technical collaboration to OEMs, to increase customer satisfaction. You will be an internal sponsor for key customer issues related to product, technology, strategy and quality and will use your influence to get these issues resolved. You will collaborate with peers using your industry knowledge to develop new design and/or technologies that will be seen as major advances in our competitive markets. Your decisions will influence warranties, patents, leveraging new technologies, sales and customer perception and will consider regional variances within our target markets. You will deliver state of the art design, development and research projects and ensure consistent proactive ways to advance technologies and conveying messages of value to your customers. Skills, experience and qualifications you will have. Engineering or Technical related degree. Progressive engineering experience in multiple, highest regulated engine introduction cycles. Experience working within a large organisation, and a multi-disciplinary sales team. Able to develop and deliver a technical sales message for off highway diesel engines. Excellent communication and influencing skills at all levels of senior management Ability to engage with customers, understand customer needs and translate those needs into product and technical requirements. Strong understanding of off-highway diesel engines in the industrial sector. An understanding of the off-highway diesel engine competitor markets. Be able to identify individual customer needs and tailor a compelling message on product strategy, product features and company benefits, and present with impact. The ability to provide developmental training of colleagues and present at conferences and seminars. Please contact James Tilley for more information. Visa/Sponsorship is not available - Candidates must be permanently eligible to work within the country they are applying for.

Permanent / Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

Assistant Financial Controller

Role Title: Assistant Financial Controller Location: Rocester, Staffordshire An opportunity has arisen for an assistant financial controller to work alongside the Financial Controller and General Manager at Wootton Organics Wholesale Ltd, part of the JCB group. This is a newly created, exciting role to support the business strategy through the management of a lean, efficient and effective business. The role will be key to improving financial and operating reporting and an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to add significant value to the business. Responsibilities as an Assistant Financial Controller: - Ensure robust financial and systems controls are in place, and are in accordance with Group policies and procedures. - Identify and drive cost down initiatives through the process of standard costing - Produce monthly financial statements and balance sheet reconciliations in a timely manner. - Co-ordinate and direct the preparation of the budget and financial forecasts. - Manage the year end process and statutory accounts preparation, including corporation tax. - Ensure accurate external reporting to HMRC including VAT, Intrastat, CIS, and EC Sales. - Implement appropriate controls in order to monitor and maximise cashflow. - Ensure appropriate controls and reporting are in place to manage overhead costs in line with business strategy. About you: - Fully qualified accountant with experience of cost accounting in a manufacturing environment is essential - Knowledge of agriculture and farm accounting would be beneficial - First class attention to detail and a strong focus on accuracy - Ability to present data in a meaningful and concise manner - Excellent spreadsheet and data analytical skills required - Enthusiastic, positive and driven by an eagerness to learn and develop - An aptitude to communicate effectively across all levels and functions within the business What's in it for you? To say thank you for your hard work, we will work with you to support your career progression and development. We will also provide a competitive salary, company pension scheme, medical insurance and dental care schemes, access to the company's healthy living centre and 33 days annual leave. JCB: Building a Brighter Future JCB is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. Recruitment Agencies: JCB does not accept any speculative approaches to present candidates for advertised vacancies. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged soon. If you have knowledge of this area and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Assistant Financial Controller role, please contact Lois Weston at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384446119.

Permanent / Staffordshire, England

Manufacturing Engineer

Job Title - Manufacturing EngineerSalary - up to £45000 plus benefitsLocation - StaffordIndustry - Off Highway An opportunity has arisen for a Manufacturing Engineer to work for this off highway manufacturer based in the Stafford area. Key Responsibilities will include: New product improvement introduction. Attend all design reviews and project meeting. Design for manufacturing and test input. Coordinate and plan prototype builds. Manufacturing cost planning. Equipment ordering. Develop traceability and process characteristic specifications. Determination of machine and process capability. Interface between manufacturing operations, quality and manufacturing engineering. Review engineering changes. Capacity planning and MRP input. Interface with project groups with manufacturability input. Support continuous improvement activities. Continuously monitor process performance for quality improvement opportunities. Initiate corrective action activities. Analysis of working methods, manufacturing process, non-productive work content and recommendation of changes to reduce downtime, balance TAKT time and increase production functions. Identify and prioritise improvement projects with alignment to corporate vision, and plant objectives while improving customer satisfaction. Lead quality and system improvements in the areas of TPM, set-up reduction, RFT, TQM, cycle-time, mistake proofing (poke-yoke), continuous improvement (kaizen), process testing, process capability, product verification, product introduction, documentation, and metrology. If you would like to know more about this role, please contact Sarah Gilbert or Kate Stevens at Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Permanent / Staffordshire, England

Manufacturing Engineer

Job Title - Manufacturing EngineerHourly rate - £32 per hour ltdIndustry - Off HighwayLocation - Preston, Stockton An opportunity has arisen for a Manufacturing Engineer to work for this off highway manufacturer based in Stockton. As Manufacturing Engineer you will be responsible for providing the technical expertise necessary to design, develop, and implement manufacturing systems, complex manufacturing operations and sophisticated machines. Main responsibilities include: Completing special work assignments requiring collaboration and integration between business functions. Develop, analyze and manage Manufacturing / Assembly Projects. Assists in developing department capital and expense budgets. Maintains the department capital forecast. Administers the assembly NPI process to ensure that Engineering drawings are released and processed on time for NPI build. You will ideally have a University degree in engineering or equivalent education/experience required and Previous engineering experience required. If you would like to know more about this role please contact Sarah Gilbert or Kate Stevens at Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Contract / Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham

Logistics Group Manager

Job Title - Logistics Group Manager Salary - £43,000.00 - £50,000.00 (D.O.E) Location: Stafford An opportunity has arisen for a Group Logistics Manager to work for this leading manufacturer of industrial diesel engines. An exciting opportunity exists has arisen for a Logistics Group Manager position at the Stafford Engine facility. Within this role you will oversee and manage core process improvements across the Logistics operation. Managing cross-departmental projects to deliver PQVC performance improvements. You will also be responsible for developing and overseeing material flow from warehouse receipt to manufacturing lineside utilizing Lean guidelines/principles. This includes communicating with multiple departments and stakeholders to optimize material flow. Your Direct Reports include Logistics Engineers, Logistics Analysts and IRA Counters, as well as indirect leadership of over 50 warehouse operation employees. Required Skills and Experience * Previous Manufacturing Logistics Experience * Leadership experience of hourly and salaried staff * A college degree or equivalent work experience is required for this position. * Good interpersonal skills are required to develop a cooperative work relationship with others inside and outside the department. * Requires a thorough working knowledge of Lean processes and tools, manufacturing operations, general knowledge of related areas If you would like to know more about this role, please contact Sarah Gilbert or Kate Stevens at Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Permanent / Stafford, Staffordshire

Senior Electronics Control Systems Engineer

Senior Electronics Control Systems Engineer - Uttoxeter - £ 40-50k DOE + Excellent benefits A Senior Electronics and Control Systems Engineer is required for a world class, family-owned technology business that designs and manufactures a range of earth-moving machines. As part of a hands-on and passionate engineering team, you will play a key role in rapid-prototype automation research programmes. The work will include remote control, teleoperation, machine assist and high levels of machine automation. As Senior Electronics Control System Engineer - you will be required to Create and develop new prototype automation control software using Model-Based Design and/or manual coding. Capture and generate requirements documents in parallel with software developments. Evaluate and integrate your own software solutions to run on a variety of different ECU hardware. Work closely to support and guide other people within the team and group. As Senior Electronics Control Systems Engineer- you will have A degree level qualification in electronic / software engineering. Practical hands on experience in either Automotive and/or Off Highway industries. Practical hands on experience with vehicle electrics and ECU hardware. Proficient in using Mathworks Software Tools for Embedded Code Generation. Knowledge and experience of vehicle automation applications using ROS (Robotic Operating System) on Embedded Linux hardware platforms. Experienced with using LiDAR, Camera, Ultrasonics, Infra-Red and RADAR sensors to include data fusion for autonomous applications Experience in C programming, Simulink and CAD is highly desirable and the appreciation of Functional Safety standards. What you will get: An excellent salary and benefits package, whilst working on highly-rewarding projects. Training, support and career advancement. Suitably qualified and experienced Control Systems Engineers should apply today by contacting Tim Parkes at Jonathan Lee Recruitment

Permanent / Uttoxeter, Staffordshire

Non Production Buyer

Non Production Buyer Staffordshire Permanent An opportunity has arisen for a Non Production Buyer to provide support to a growing and busy department within a off-highway manufacturing organisation based in Staffordshire. The Non Production Buyer is a permanent role and paying a competitive annual salary. What you will be doing: Create and implement commodity strategies that provide best cost solutions Control and lead global price and contract negotiations with suppliers Ensuring strict compliance Perform analysis of global market data Drive service improvements from existing and new sources of supply by ensuring that best practice is being used Achieve year on year cost savings consistent with the purchasing budget Candidate profile: A Non Production / Indirect Purchasing background is essential The ideal candidate will have experience within the manufacturing or engineering CIPs qualification preferred Excellent analytical skills along with proficiency in Excel, Word and Power Point

Permanent / Cheadle, Cheshire

Systems Engineer - 35502

CONTRACTRECRUITMENT Ref: 35502 Title: Systems Engineer Salary: £28.60/hr Division: Electrical Engineering Contract Position based at: Gaydon Position Description: An exciting opportunity is available in Smart Settings group for a Systems Engineer to design and develop new features within Electrical Engineering department. The candidate will be responsible for designing systems according to V-Model which will include System Design, System Requirements, Component Requirements, DFMEA, developing design verification methods and plans, and testing their system on rigs and vehicles. Requirements cascade and stakeholder alignment on the requirements is a key part of this role. Skills Required: 3 Key Skills System engineering according to V model. This includes requirement engineering using tools such as DOORS to elicit and manage System and Component requirements, development of test methods/plans, carrying out testing against plans and reporting out results. Experience of V-Model. Automotive processes and tools e.g. CAN, Network Architecture, DFMEA, root cause analysis, CANalyser, CANape, issue tracking and reporting. Good electrical and software background. Interpersonal Skills: Self-motivated, deliver with minimum supervision. Agile, swiftly adjust in changing environment, team player. Experience Required: System engineering according to V model within Automotive, Aerospace or a similar industry. Requirements elicitation. Experience Preferred: Familiarity with Simulink/Matlab or Rhapsody. Education Required: Educated to Degree level.

Permanent / Gaydon, Warwickshire


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