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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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HGV/PSV Service Engineer

Job title: HGV/PSV Service Engineer Salary Range: £16.00 - £19.00 per hour Hours: Days, 8 hours per day, 42.5-hour week Location: Based at Hayes Contract or Permanent position working for a leading HGV Aftermarket Dealership 2 HGV/PSV Service Engineer are required with knowledge of maintaining, servicing and repairing heavy goods or public service vehicles. Candidates with experience of HGV/PSV servicing would be well received. Due to expansion this client based in Hayes requires 2 dynamic, leading HGV/PSV Services Engineer with maintaining, servicing and repairing experience for a new permanent or contract role. As an HGV/PSV Service Engineer you will be required to: Carrying out routine maintenance and repairs on all makes of HGV or PSV vehicles & trailers to VOSA standard Mobility to work at any customer premises and or the regional dealer network as defined by the operations team (Field Service Van will be provided) Diagnosing and rectifying all types of HGV or PSV faults Ensuring all HGV or PSV vehicles worked upon are handled carefully and that the relevant precautions are taken whilst on the premises Liaising with the parts department to attain correct parts Ensuring health & safety regulations and safe working practices are adhered to Maintaining a high standard of cleanliness and tidiness Carrying out routine maintenance on commercial vehicles Assisting with roadside breakdowns when needed. Ensuring appropriate clockings are made and all job cards and service sheets are completed in a timely manner Maintaining a thorough and current product knowledge and attending training courses The HGV/PSV Service Engineer should have the following skills or experience: City and Guilds / NVQ Level 3 in Heavy Vehicle Repair and Maintenance Ideally you will have completed an apprenticeship have spent time within a workshop, where you have gained experience working on commercial vehicles such as Volvo, Scania, DAF, Mercedes, Iveco, buses and coaches experience also of interest. IT literate. Able to demonstrate knowledge and experience as an HGV Technician/HGV Mechanic/PSV Mechanic LGV C + E licence beneficial not essential This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of maintaining, servicing and repairing heavy goods or public service vehicles (HGV/PSV) to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Hayes based HGV aftermarket dealership will offer you: Contract or Permanent Position 06:00 - 14:30 / 14:00 - 22:30 Rotational Shift Pattern £15.00 - £17.00 per hour Health care Training matrix Gym Membership Company Shares after 2 years Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of HGV or PSV and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the HGV/PSV Service Engineer role, please contact Matt Johnson at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446116 Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Hayes

HGV Technician

Job title: HGV/PSV Technician Salary Range: £17.00 - £20.00 per hour Hours: 10pm – 6.30am – Permanent Nights - Mon-Friday Location: Radlett, St Albans Permanent or Contract position working for a leading HGV Aftermarket Dealership 1 HGV Technician required with knowledge of maintaining, servicing and repairing heavy goods or public service vehicles. Candidates with experience of HGV/PSV servicing would be well received. Due to expansion this client based in Radlett, St Albans requires a dynamic, leading HGV/PSV Technician with maintaining, servicing and repairing experience for a new permanent or contract role. As a HGV/PSV Technician you will be required to: Carrying out routine maintenance and repairs on all makes of HGV or PSV vehicles & trailers to VOSA standard Diagnosing and rectifying all types of HGV or PSV faults Ensuring all HGV or PSV vehicles worked upon are handled carefully and that the relevant precautions are taken whilst on the premises Liaising with the parts department to attain correct parts Ensuring health & safety regulations and safe working practices are adhered to Maintaining a high standard of cleanliness and tidiness Carrying out routine maintenance on commercial vehicles Assisting with roadside breakdowns when needed. Ensuring appropriate clockings are made and all job cards and service sheets are completed in a timely manner Maintaining a thorough and current product knowledge and attending training courses The HGV/PSV Technician should have the following skills or experience: City and Guilds / NVQ Level 3 in Heavy Vehicle Repair and Maintenance Ideally you will have completed an apprenticeship have spent time within a workshop, where you have gained experience working on commercial vehicles such as Volvo, Scania, DAF, Mercedes, Iveco, buses and coaches experience also of interest. IT literate. Able to demonstrate knowledge and experience as a HGV Technician/HGV Mechanic/PSV Mechanic LGV C + E licence beneficial not essential This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of maintaining, servicing and repairing heavy goods or public service vehicles (HGV/PSV) to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Hayes-based HGV aftermarket dealership will offer you: Permanent or Contract Position 10pm – 6.30am – Permanent Nights - Mon-Friday £17.00 - £20.00 per hour Health care Training matrix Gym Membership Company Shares after 2 years Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of HGV or PSV and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the HGV/PSV Technician role, please contact Matt Johnson at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446116 Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / St Albans

HGV Technician

Job title: HGV/PSV Technician Salary Range: £16.00 - £18.00 per hour Hours: Rotational Shift. 6am - 3pm/3pm-Midnight - Mon-Friday Alternative Saturdays 7am-1pm paid at overtime premium Location: Hayes Permanent or Contract position working for a leading HGV Aftermarket Dealership 3 HGV Technicians are required with knowledge of maintaining, servicing and repairing heavy goods or public service vehicles. Candidates with experience of HGV/PSV servicing would be well received. Due to expansion this client based in Hayes requires 3 dynamic, leading HGV/PSV Technicians with maintaining, servicing and repairing experience for 3 new permanent or contract roles. As a HGV/PSV Technician you will be required to: Carrying out routine maintenance and repairs on all makes of HGV or PSV vehicles & trailers to VOSA standard Diagnosing and rectifying all types of HGV or PSV faults Ensuring all HGV or PSV vehicles worked upon are handled carefully and that the relevant precautions are taken whilst on the premises Liaising with the parts department to attain correct parts Ensuring health & safety regulations and safe working practices are adhered to Maintaining a high standard of cleanliness and tidiness Carrying out routine maintenance on commercial vehicles Assisting with roadside breakdowns when needed. Ensuring appropriate clockings are made and all job cards and service sheets are completed in a timely manner Maintaining a thorough and current product knowledge and attending training courses The HGV/PSV Technician should have the following skills or experience: City and Guilds / NVQ Level 3 in Heavy Vehicle Repair and Maintenance Ideally you will have completed an apprenticeship have spent time within a workshop, where you have gained experience working on commercial vehicles such as Volvo, Scania, DAF, Mercedes, Iveco, buses and coaches experience also of interest. IT literate. Able to demonstrate knowledge and experience as a HGV Technician/HGV Mechanic/PSV Mechanic LGV C + E licence beneficial not essential This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of maintaining, servicing and repairing heavy goods or public service vehicles (HGV/PSV) to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Hayes-based HGV aftermarket dealership will offer you: Permanent or Contract Position Rotational Shift. 6am - 3pm/3pm-Midnight - Mon-Friday Alternative Saturdays 7am-1pm paid at overtime premium £16.00 - £18.00 per hour Health care Training matrix Gym Membership Company Shares after 2 years Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of HGV or PSV and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the HGV/PSV Technician role, please contact Matt Johnson at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446116 Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Hayes

HGV Technician Supervisor

Job title: HGV/PSV Technician Supervisor Salary Range: £19.00 - £21.00 per hour Hours: 06:00 - 14:30 / 14:00 - 22:30 rotational shift pattern Location: Banbury Contract or Permanent position working for a leading HGV Aftermarket Dealership 1 HGV Technician supervisor required with knowledge of maintaining, servicing and repairing heavy goods or public service vehicles. Candidates with experience of HGV/PSV servicing and supervising a team of HGV Technicians would be well received. Due to expansion this client based in Banbury requires a dynamic, leading HGV/PSV Technician supervisor with supervisory, management, team leading, maintaining, servicing and repairing experience for a new permanent or contract role. As an HGV/PSV Technician supervisor you will be required to: Supervise and mange a team of HGV technicians on a night shift Carrying out routine maintenance and repairs on all makes of HGV or PSV vehicles & trailers to VOSA standard Diagnosing and rectifying all types of HGV or PSV faults Ensuring all HGV or PSV vehicles worked upon are handled carefully and that the relevant precautions are taken whilst on the premises Liaising with the parts department to attain correct parts Ensuring health & safety regulations and safe working practices are adhered to Maintaining a high standard of cleanliness and tidiness Maintaining a thorough and current product knowledge and attending training courses Supervise and manage by example Undergo appraisals and disciplines Report KPIs into senior management The HGV/PSV Technician Supervisor should have the following skills or experience: Team leader/supervisory or management qualification City and Guilds / NVQ Level 3 in Heavy Vehicle Repair and Maintenance Ideally you will have completed an apprenticeship have spent time within a workshop, where you have gained experience working on commercial vehicles such as Volvo, Scania, DAF, Mercedes, Iveco, buses and coaches experience also of interest. IT literate. Able to demonstrate knowledge and experience as a HGV Technician/HGV Mechanic/PSV Mechanic LGV C + E licence beneficial not essential This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of team leading, management, supervisory, maintaining, servicing and repairing heavy goods or public service vehicles (HGV/PSV) to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Banbury HGV aftermarket dealership will offer you: Contract or Permanent Position 06:00 - 14:30 / 14:00 - 22:30 Rotational Shift Pattern £19.00 - £21.00 per hour Health care Training matrix Gym Membership Company Shares after 2 years Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of HGV or PSV and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the HGV/PSV Technician supervisor role, please contact Matt Johnson at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446116 Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Contracts are those of an Employment Business.

Contract / Oxfordshire

Field Service Manager

Field Service Manager, Public Service and Commercial Vehicles. East London based with headquarters and workshop in Rainham, Essex. £45,000, overtime potential, company vehicle This growing, specialist organisation provides high quality commercial vehicle emission control products to several high-profile London Bus Operators. They are looking to recruit an exceptional Field Service Manager to manage a team of Field Service Engineers to provide an effective and efficient technical support service to their London-based customers for the maintenance and repair of in-service Emissions control systems and supporting equipment. This is a client and customer facing role, so we are looking for candidates who are credible and confident in front of customers, ensuring them that solutions can be delivered quickly, professionally and in budget. Ideally you will have experience of working with London Bus operators and have knowledge of Cummins Insite diagnostics software. This is a hands-on role and would suit an experienced Service Engineer who is looking to increase their responsibilities. As Field Service Manager you will Ensure each member of the team consistently has the facilities, equipment and capability to complete their required tasks in a safe and professional manner. Undertake assigned Field Service Engineer tasks, leading by example to ensure quality workmanship, technical excellence and outstanding customer service. Working with the Operations Administrator and Operations Manager, ensure key skillsets and capabilities within the team are clearly identified to allow a focused and effective approach to task assignment. Working with the Operations Administrator, ensure all paperwork and reporting is completed correctly and on time, for the entire field service team. This includes but is not limited to SVRs, timesheets, in-van stock audits, fault trend reports and KPIs to be agreed with the Operations Manager. Ensure records kept are in line with Company and/or approval body requirements sufficient both for auditing requirements and trend analysis/KPIs Report technical findings to the Principal Engineer and nominated technical focal where required to ensure a focused, coordinated approach to product development and quality control. Assist in developing and improving any internal systems within the scope of works to ensure the company development and improvement. Responsible for the personal development and certification of all Field Service Engineers, identifying training needs where required and liaising with the Operations Manager to progress any necessary actions. Ensure the entire field service team follow all relevant legislations, laws and on-site requirements to guarantee each team member operates in a safe, effective and compliant environment. This is an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to join a company that is in growth mode, you will have a genuine opportunity to put in place your own ideas and vision on what good looks like. We are ideally looking for candidate who have worked in and around the PSV sector, and have worked on public vehicles. If you feel this is a role for you, then please apply for further information and 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 / Rainham

Parts Supervisor

Job title: Parts Supervisor Salary: £35,000 Location: Hayes A Parts Supervisor is required with sales and leadership experience. Candidates with experience of the Truck and Bus industry would be well received. Due to growth, this company based in Hayes requires a forward-thinking Parts Supervisor for a new permanent role. As a Parts Supervisor you will be required to: To drive all team members to ensure that all sales targets are achieved To ensure that incoming stock is checked booked into stock and binned correctly. To ensure that the inventory and premises are secure at all times. To provide feedback to team members on department performance as well as individual performance. To ensure that Roadcrew parts are supplied in preference to third party suppliers. To ensure that all customer requests are dealt with as soon as possible and in a professional manner. All aspects of Front and Back counter duties. Arrange and control shifts, overtime and holidays Monitor and control negative stock. Process TMA returns. Check and sign off credit notes in conjunction with DPM. Record cash sales for banking. Monitor and control price support cases. Monitor and take action required to reduce possible exchange charges. To ensure daily DSP stock management is allowed to function properly and manual ordering procedures are controlled to minimise stocking costs. Ensure all stock check, stock adjustments and credits are signed by Dealer Manager on a daily basis.. Develop strong team ethos with colleagues and team members. Ensuring team conducts itself in a business-like and professional manner. To monitor on a period basis the Parts Department performance figures against budgets and any set specific target. Authorise Dealerpoint orders. The Parts Supervisor should have the following skills or experience: To be able to effectively communicate at all levels both written and verbally. To be able to understand and interpret the operational budget for Parts Department and Parts Inventory and Sales. To be able to develop or work in developing new or enhancing existing processes. To be able to adapt and take on new skills and approaches. To be able to competently use IT Systems associated software To be conversant with Microsoft office packages. Sound knowledge of Parts and Inventory management. Competent in Sales Technique. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Parts Supervisor role, please contact Georgia Silk at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446 147 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 / Hayes

Paint Sprayer

Job title: 5 Paint Sprayers Salary Range: £13.00 - £15.00 per hour Hours: 7:30 - 15:45 Monday to Thursday 7:30 - 11:30 Friday Overtime: Time ½ after 38 hours Time ½ Saturday Double Time Sunday Location: Leeds 3 month rolling Contract working for a leading Truck and Bus manufacturer An extra 5 paint sprayers are required with knowledge of prepping, filling and commercial wet paint spraying heavy goods, buses or commercial vehicles. Candidates with experience of commercial wet paint spraying would be well received. Due to four large orders this client based in Leeds requires 5 dynamic, leading commercial wet paint spraying to undergo a 3 month rolling contract role. As a commercial wet paint sprayer you will be required to: Spray painting all makes of new transportation vehicles Prepare and paint whole vehicles Prepare and paint vehicle panels Assist with estimating the painting/spraying process Strip and rebuild vehicles When spraying and moving, all vehicles worked upon are handled carefully and that all precautions are taken whilst on the premises Liaise with parts department to attain parts Liaise with paint supplier to attain correct paints / materials Ensure Health & Safety regulations and safe working practices are adhered to at all times Ensure appropriate clocking is made and all job cards are completed in a timely manner Maintain a high standard of cleanliness and tidiness Maintain a thorough and current product knowledge and attend training courses as required Adhere to environmental guidelines and ensure all substances, spillages and waste are addressed in the correct manner General duties as determined by the line manage The commercial wet paint sprayer should have the following skills or experience: Technical qualification for vehicle painting - desirable Experience in commercial vehicle painting - ESSENTIAL Current driving licence Ability to work within guidelines given and to strict deadlines Ability to work under pressure Ability to actively seek solutions to problems Ability to work as part of a team Good verbal communication skills This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of commercial paint spraying vehicles (HGV/PSV) to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Leeds Truck and Bus manufacturer will offer you: 3 month rolling contract position £13.00 - £15.00 per hour 7:30 - 15:45 Monday to Thursday 7:30 - 11:30 Friday Overtime: Time ½ after 38 hours Time ½ Saturday Double Time Sunday Lots of Overtime available Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of commercial paint spraying on commercial vehicles, HGVs or PSV and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the commercial paint spraying role, please contact Matt Johnson at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446116

Contract / Castleford, West Yorkshire

Quality Inspector - Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, UK

An exciting role has become available for a Quality Inspector to join the Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, UK facility of a leading provider of military and civilian aircraft components You will be an integral part of the Quality department promoting the highest standards of quality. Working for a low volume, high value manufacturer of cutting-edge components the Inspection team is responsible for ensuring supplied and processed parts meet all quality standards. Your daily duties and responsibilities as Quality Inspector will consist of Inspection of supply chain products and processes First article inspection Assist with engineering investifations Corrective action determination Provide training to employees relative to interpretation of engineering drawings, work instructions, inspection techniques and application of gauging Deal extensively with suppliers and customers and as such will be able to communicate well at all levels Encourage an environment of continuous improvement to attain elevated Quality attitudes and superior standards of workmanship To be successful in your application as a Quality Inspector you must have the following: Inspection knowledge and use of a wide variety of gauges and sophisticated measuring equipment (CMM, Roundness machine, Surface Analyser, etc.) Broad training and knowledge of Heat Treatment and Wet Processes Analytic and methodical approach to problem solving with a strong sense of urgency Ability to interpret engineering drawings and processes and procedures Have experience of using Microscope for the inspection/detection of burrs Have experience of working with Quality Systems and a sound knowledge of ISO9000 & Inspection sampling plans Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to describe complex problems in a concise manner CMM operating and programming experience NVQ-3, BTEC National Certificate achieved within an indentured apprenticeship, or equivalent Knowledge and experience with machined parts finishing processes and workmanship standards

Permanent / Gloucestershire, England
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  • You gave me a real insight into the company, the culture of all the personnel I was due to meet / be interviewed by, and tremendous real assistance in preparation for the interviews. The information that you gave me of the company was accurate and helped me make an impression, and you have a very pleasant demeanor and were very easy to speak to and deal with. Therefore, thank you for your help, it has been a real positive outcome for me.

    James Davies

    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.

    Richard Halstead

    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

    Contractor
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