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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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Product Engineer

Role : Product Engineer Location : Commutable from Birmingham, Dudley, Wolverhampton, Coventry, Warwick, Tamworth, Lichfield, Kidderminster, Worcester, Redditch, Hinkley, West Midlands Salary : Very attractive plus benefits Industry : Automotive (Interiors) Jonathan Lee Recruitment has engaged with a key client and a leading Automotive Tier 1 OEM supplier of world leading interior design and systems. Due to new projects won, they are recruiting for 5 Product Engineers on a permanent basis. As the Product Engineer, you will report into the Engineering Manager. Project background We are currently supporting the OEM in for multiple Interiors Commodities for some new vehicles through the Virtual design gateways through to eventual manufacture and assembly phases pending successful nomination from the OEM. As a Product Engineer you will be part of a core team of Engineers and Designers tasked with the Design / Development and integration of the Interior commodities, supported by an infrastructure of specialists from areas such as Tooling / Process / Validation / Program Management. You will develop the commodity through the virtual phases to the agreed program timing and achieve on time tooling kick off with a fully validated, compliant and optimised design. Particular focus will be on weight / cost / complexity reduction whilst maximising craftsmanship and quality feel. Key to your success will be liaising with the OEM and our internal teams to ensure customer concurrence and team feasibility ahead of tooling kick off. You will be responsible for managing your own time and planning the necessary activities / meetings to deliver the project within the budgeted hours. Candidate must be flexible and willing to support project requirements at various locations throughout the duration of the project. They must accept that at peak times (e.g. launch, key pre-production builds) significant levels of short-notice travel may be required (UK and Europe) Preferred Education Engineering Degree, 2:1 or equivalent Preferred Experience Experienced in Product Engineering role within Automotive Interiors, specifying and developing new parts. Tier 1 or 2 experience preferred in A-surface components, kinematic parts, injection mouldings and post wrapped parts. Knowledge of design of Pillars, Headliners, Luggage Trim or Door Casings would be advantageous. In-depth knowledge of Automotive manufacturing processes and testing/validation standards Working knowledge of role-related technical skills: GD&T, DFM/DFA, CAE/FEA, CAD, FMEA, DVP&R. Experience of working with Directed Source Suppliers (DSS) Experience in generation of design concepts and surface development desirable. Key Responsibilities Full ownership of the design / development and delivery of the product concept through to PSW. DFMEA construction Master section definition Location & Fixing strategy, Defining assembly sequence Incorporate internal / external design requirements & specifications. Key Skills Be fully accountable for all issues that are design/engineering-related. Demonstrate full ownership of product attributes. Escalate roadblocks and issues as required to Lead Engineer Be data-driven in all aspects of product design and problem-solving Design according customer styling, technical requirements and specifications. Liaise continually with internal and external customers, foster a "no surprises" approach to product launch Pictorial Bill of Material generation Support VAVE activities Support cost estimates in relation to product and process changes, and liaise with Operations, Sales, PM to ensure all recoverable costs are specified in the quotation. Determine and apply the most appropriate and cost-effective solutions. Control product through formal Engineering changes Design for Manufacture Design for Assembly Awareness of CFD & CAE Keep comprehensive records and minutes to ensure any cost liability discussion is backed by appropriate evidence Sound interesting? Please contact Daniel Warby at Jonathan Lee Recruitment for more information and apply. Applications for this role will be extremely high and interviews will be requested quickly as this is an urgent requirement. Interview process will be one stage interviews. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Birmingham

HGV Technician Bardon

Job title: HGV Technician Bardon Hours: Days - 06:00-14:00 / 14:00-22:00 (Mon to Friday with alternate Saturday AM - paid at OT Or Nights - 22:00 - 06:00 (Monday to Friday) Salary Range: Days: £13.00 - £15.00 per hour Nights: £16.00 - £18.00 per hour Location: Bardon, Coalville Contract or Permanent position working for a leading HGV Aftermarket Dealership 2 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 Bardon, Coalville requires 2 dynamic, leading HGV/PSV Technicians with maintaining, servicing and repairing experience for a new contract or permanent role. As an HGV Technician 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 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 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 Bardon, Coalville based HGV aftermarket dealership will offer you: Contract or Permanent Position x2 Days - 06:00-14:00 / 14:00-22:00 (Mon to Friday) x2 Nights - 20:00 - 06:00 (Tuesday to Friday) Days: £13.00 - £15.00 per hour Nights: £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 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 / Coalville

HGV Technician

Job title: HGV Technician Hours: Days - 06:00-14:00 / 14:00-22:00 (Mon to Friday) with alternate Saturday AM - paid at OT Or Nights – 20:00 – 06:00 (Tuesday to Friday) Salary Range: Days: £13.00 - £15.00 per hour Nights: £16.00 - £18.00 per hour Location: Coventry Contract or Permanent position working for a leading HGV Aftermarket Dealership 4 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 Coventry requires 4 dynamic, leading HGV/PSV Technicians with maintaining, servicing and repairing experience for a new contract or permanent role. As an HGV Technician 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 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 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 Coventry based HGV aftermarket dealership will offer you: Contract or Permanent Position x2 Days - 06:00-14:00 / 14:00-22:00 (Mon to Friday) x2 Nights – 20:00 – 06:00 (Tuesday to Friday) Days: £13.00 - £15.00 per hour Nights: £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 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 / Coventry
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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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