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Truck & bus

engineering and manufacturing  recruitment experts, since 1978

truck & bus engineering recruitment

Jonathan Lee Recruitment’s Truck and Bus division provides best-in-class recruitment services in contract, interim and permanent recruitment in three dedicated areas: product development, manufacturing and commercial across:

Commercial Vehicles – PSVs (Bus and Coach) – Trucks – HGVs/LGVs

The sector is facing an exciting yet challenging period. Rapid technological advancements including the rise of autonomous, self-driving trucks and electric HGVs driven by ambitious fuel efficiency targets and a buoyant market are driving demand for a variety of complex recruitment solutions, which we are uniquely equipped to provide.

Working in partnership with our global clients including OEMs, 1st and 2nd Tier Suppliers, SMEs, R&D centres, design consultancies, supply chain and aftermarket businesses, we’re committed to a culture of continuous improvement, providing clients with world-class recruitment services to keep us at the forefront of industry evolution.

As many of our consultants come from relevant backgrounds including the truck and bus, automotive, manufacturing and electronics sectors, we pride ourselves on our in-depth understanding of the skills, experience and personal attributes required for specialist roles.

Make UK Advantages Partner, affiliated to the SMMT, industry supporter to the IMechE and REC accredited. Contact Mark Bignell and Grant Nisbet for more information.

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General Deburrer

General Deburrer - Permanent - Aerospace - South Yorkshire - Attractive An Opportunity has arisen for an experienced General Deburrer to join a leading Aerospace and Nuclear Manufacturing company within close proximity to Sheffield The successful General Deburrer will meet the demands of the business with regard to removing burr from Components in line with Drawings, Batch Cards, Customer Requirements and Specifications Duties for the General Deburrer Deburr Components to Batch Card and Drawing Requirements. Drill, Countersink, Chamfer, Trim Down, Polish, Saw and Tap Components Measure to Drawing Tolerance Requirements Check Components with Gauges using Jigs and Fixtures as required Assist with New Product Introduction (N.P.I.) Train new Employees as required Ensure that the correct Personal Protective Equipment is always worn Communicate with Department to ensure the Cell is running efficiently Carry out General Deburring Duties on all components Additional Knowledge and Skills Required for the General Deburrer Experience working in an engineering environment An understanding of principles of Standard Work Instructions Demonstrate a good level of numeracy / literacy Demonstrate the ability to work as an individual and as part of a team Able to demonstrate previous involvement within an engineering business An understanding of health and safety in the work place Able to communicate at all levels within the business If you feel you meet the requirements for the role of the General Deburrer then apply directly or contact Peter Heap at Jonathan Lee Recruitment. Either Direct Line 01384 446102 or Email suitable MS Word CV's to

Permanent / Sheffield, South Yorkshire

CNC Operator

CNC Machinist Operator - Rail Sector - Permanent - Attractive - Rosyth Area A CNC Machinist Operator is required to join an established company with a good reputation in the Rail Sector. The successful CNC Machinist Operator will report directly to the Production Supervisor and they will join the machining department. The CNC Machinist Operator will operate CNC Milling machines and produce machined components to the production plan, in a safe and efficient manner, the CNC Machinist Operator will work within the planned production time and to the required quality. Responsibilities and Skills Required of the CNC Machinist Operator To load/unload machine orientation in a safe and efficient manner Using manufacturing instructions select the correct program Load the required tools correctly prepared in the correct stations Set all required machine parameters as per the set-up sheet To report any damage to cutters to the Supervisor/Tooling Engineer To store tooling in a secure and orderly manner To maximise tool life by carefully monitoring wear rates Whilst machining to operate the machine in a safe and responsible manner The operator must not leave the machine unattended whilst it is in cycle Programs are to be modified generally by the NC Programmer Minor changes, which do not affect product geometry, may be undertaken by operator To inspect products either on completion of machining or pre-machining Use of conventional measurement techniques using gauges or instruments To carry out required machine parameter changes associated with the set up To test/dry run new or modified programs using appropriate machine functions Making required adjustments to machine and tool offsets to achieve the required size Experience and Qualifications Required for the CNC Machinist Operator City & Guilds within Setting/Operating and Part Programming CNC Operator experience, with some programming knowledge Know how to load/unload and carry out a syntax check Ability to diagnose errors and how to restart a program mid-cycle To carry out tool changes and understand tool and fixture offsets Achieve the required tolerances of manufacture Understand the basic structure of a program If you feel you meet the requirements for the role of the CNC Machinist Operator, then apply directly or contact Peter Heap at Jonathan Lee Recruitment. Either Direct Line 01384 446102 or Email suitable MS Word CV's

Permanent / Edinburgh, Scotland

Embedded Software Developer - 8674

Embedded Software Developer Gothenburg, Sweden Hourly rate £48-52/hr Immediate Start The mission is to contribute as Software Developer to develop the next generation of our telematics product (on-board). The main product is an information system in the embedded environment that communicates with the rest of the vehicle systems, and with a back-office system. Product features are Fleet Management, Uptime services, and other connected applications. We apply an agile approach (Scrum) and work with continuous improvements. We expect a Embedded Software developer has a good ability in working in teams, is proactive, is creative, shares experiences, has the drive and take responsibility. Scrum teams possess skills in C ++ development, software architecture, subsystems verification (Robot Framework) and works with requirements. A team member is expected to take on all kinds of tasks from the backlog but each the team use to have deeper knowledge and interest in one of the competence domains. In this mission we request a consultant with deep knowledge in C++. Skills and experience: * 10+ years' experience in embedded software development * C ++14, preferably C ++17 * Embedded Linux * Automatic test development * Master's degree in electronics / computer engineering or equivalent education * Well spoken and written English It is advantageous if you have knowledge or skills in: * Experience of working in the scrum and / or Kanban teams * Requirement management * Git * Jira * Jenkins * Yocto * Scrum Mastery * Cyber security * Python and Robot test framework * Develop simulations in CANoe * Knowledge in the Telematics domain * Open Source * Experience of Volvo AB If you are interested in this contract opportunity to work on a world-leading Truck development project apply now, or send your CV

Contract / Gothenburg, Sweden

Engineering Quality Leader

Contract Engineering Quality Leader Vehicle Manufacturing Gothenburg To £50 per hour Exciting 6 month contract role within a leading Global OEM as an Engineering Quality Leader to act as Product Quality Assurer to support the Design Engineers and Project Managers in delivering products in projects with expected quality. The PQA will secure that necessary quality activities are planned, executed, followed up, reported and that the outcomes are managed. Key responsibilities will include; To secure that Product Quality Task Plan (QTP) for Electrical and Electronics & Vehicle Connectivity (EEVC) projects are set and followed up in an agreement with responsible engineers, Product owner, Project Manager and the Quality Manager. To support the Design Engineers in quality tools and methods to reach the expected product quality level. Identify and escalate product quality issues to the EEVC PM, PO and Quality Manager. Improve the product quality mind set in the EEVC organisation. Ideal qualifications desired will include; An MSc Degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent Previous experience of working within product development in the Truck or Car industry within the areas of EEVC system, Functional and SW development Proactive Product Quality Assurance methods and tools for both SW and HW Product Safety and ISO 26262 A fluency in verbal and written communication in English High business and customer focus A goal oriented, organised and structured approach Good social, networking and communication skills in a global environment If keen to learn more about this role please don't hesitate to contact Grant Nisbet at Jonathan Lee Recruitment for more details

Contract / Gothenburg, Sweden

Design Department Leader

Design Department Leader £Competitive plus benefits Basildon Automotive A Design Department Leader is required to be responsible for the successful growth of the design team including the support and direction along with developing staff members, as well as the successful delivery of customer projects. Candidates with good knowledge and experience in all types of powertrain technology including traditional gasoline and diesel base engine design as well as design for electrified powertrains would be well received. Due to increased workloads this company, the world's largest independent company for development, simulation and testing technology of powertrains, based in Basildon requires a proactive Design Department Leader to develop and implement department strategy in-line with company strategy and vision. As a Design Department Leader you will be required to: Lead technology growth within the department. This includes traditional technologies, electrified powertrain and vehicle technologies Lead and develop the team including definition of team structure, recruitment and training Deliver content of projects on-time with consideration for customer satisfaction Achieve department financial and non-financial targets Establish and maintain relationships with HQ and other affiliates Support business development activities Develop new and maintain existing customer relationships The Design Department Leader should have the following skills or experience: Degree qualified in an engineering subject and ideally Chartered Experienced professional of automotive powertrain/vehicle component design/engineering. Experience leading a team and successfully delivering SOP projects Excellent communication skills with the ability to present both to internal and external customers This is an excellent opportunity for anyone able to demonstrate excellent knowledge and/or experience in mechanical and electrical design and development of powertrain systems and components to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Basildon based powertrain consultancy will offer you: £Competitive Pension Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have experience as a Design Department Leader and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about this role, please contact Paul Branton at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01268 455525.

Permanent / Basildon, Essex

Quality Control Technician

Quality Control Technician - Aerospace Manufacturing - Attractive - Warwickshire A Quality Control Technician is required to join and Innovative Aerospace Manufacturing facility on a Permanent Basis. The successful Quality Control Technician will join the Quality Dept and report to the Quality Cell Leader. The Quality Control Technician will ensure that the manufactured products are compliant with the relevant technical specifications and customer drawings through inspection, non-destructive and mechanical testing and metallographic inspection Responsibilities of the Quality Control Technician To provide technical assistance on metallurgical defects and mechanical test failures Use 8D methodology to problem solve quality issues Analysis of dimensional, mechanical and metallurgical defects To provide detailed Quality Reports and analysis for the Quality Assurance Manager To carry out pre-plate and after plate inspection in accordance with work instructions To carry out Hydrogen and Oxygen analysis in accordance with work instructions To carry out 'final view' inspection, ensuring that all information is correct To check accuracy of information on test reports and Certificates of Conformance's Non-destructive tests to include Magnetic Particle Inspection and Dye Penetrant Inspection Mechanical tests including: tensile, shear, fatigue, stress durability/endurance tests To carry out hardness checks and metallographic inspection on parts To review incoming raw material certificates Quality Control Technicians may also be required to perform internal audits to AS9100 Undertake any other duties/responsibilities as reasonably requested by management Qualifications & Requirements of the Quality Control Technician Effective communication skills and experience within a Quality Control role HNC/NVQ Level 3 or equivalent in an Engineering discipline Recognised qualification in Metallurgy or Material Science NDT Level II is required with evidence of training and examinations Working within a Manufacturing Environment and Fluent in English Experience within a forgings and/or thread rolling Environment Customer focused, initiative, teamwork, transparency, autonomy and hands-on Must have Mechanical testing and Metallographic Inspection Skills The employee should be process driven and able to problem solve Ability to understand technical operations and processes Computer literate with a basic knowledge of Microsoft Office A good understanding of engineering drawings and technical specifications Knowledge and ability to use measuring equipment (e.g. Micrometres, Vernier's) A good understanding of supplier/customer relationships Security Clearance may be required due to the nature of the products being manufactured If you are interested in this Quality Control Technician position, then please apply directly or send a suitable MS Word Format CV directly to my Email at . Alternatively, if you wish to discuss then please contact Peter Heap on my direct line 01384 446102.

Permanent / Warwickshire, England

Service Engineer

Service Engineer Permanent Double day shift Leeds Salary - up to £39,000 including shift allowance Jonathan Lee are currently recruiting for a Service Engineer to join a well-established business within the Leeds area. This opportunity has arisen due to new contracts being won so extra staff required within the Engineering department. As a Service Engineer your duties will be: Carry out Fault diagnosis on Vehicle air brake systems, vehicle hydraulic system Conduct vehicle inspections to the minimum DVSA standard Visit customer sites to carry out repairs & maintenance in the most efficient way possible MOT preparation Always ensure safe working practises As a service Engineer you will have: Have previous experience within a Mechanical or electrical background Previous experience of working on vehicles Knowledge of hybrid & EV vehicles is beneficial Excellent communication skills & experience of working with customers on a face to face basis City & guilds Level 3, BTEC ONC or relevant industry experience Full UK Driving License If you are keen to know more about this opportunity then please contact Kieron at Jonathan Lee .

Permanent / Leeds, West Yorkshire


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    Maintenance Manager
  • Jonathan Lee Recruitment has been brilliant in finding me a new job. From applying online to the first day in my new job there has been a very personal feel about the way they work. I'd like to extend a massive thank you to everyone at Jonathan Lee, without their help and support I wouldn't have found myself in the job I am in today. From the first phone call to the start date of my new job the service has been excellent, so thank you very much.

    Matt Pates

    Service Engineer
  • We have been more than encouraged by the work that Jonathan Lee Recruitment has completed for the members of the EEF, their marketplace knowledge across a wide variety of engineering sectors and most importantly the strong professional culture that they work to and high levels of service they provide. We would happily recommend the Jonathan Lee Recruitment business to any engineering and manufacturing organisation looking to engage a professional, committed and quality consultancy to support their recruitment activities.

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    National Interim Membership Engagement Director
  • This time last year you helped me sort out some major issues caused by a contractor payroll service that incorrectly set up my limited company and VAT registration. Your information and input was professional and spot on. You assisted me again just before Christmas, I needed proof of income to finalise my house purchase, the same contractor payroll service charged me £30 and made major mistakes in the information they produced. Once again through one phone call you managed to sort out the problem the same day!! THANK YOU, Jonathan Lee Recruitment for doing a great job!

    Mike Newman

    Engineering Contractor
  • 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

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