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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.

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

 


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Channel Sales Training Manager

We are currently seeking an experienced Sales Training Manager with a background in Technical Sales, to provide sales expertise and Training to a Technology companies Partners. Job Summary The role will train Channel partners to support clients. Major commercial channels include New Body Builders, Direct Owners, Leasing Companies. Each channel can be serviced with differentiated products, and are supported through a combination of direct sales and indirect distributor sales. Reporting to the Sales VP Europe the Training Manager is responsible for driving the development and execution of sales and customer related training activities in the automotive service department. Training programs will focus on sales, marketing, technical service and product knowledge with a goal of developing a best in class sales and service network. Job Focus: Develop training programs to maximise the sales team's revenue potential. Achieve sales training objectives by contributing sales training information and recommendations to strategic plans and budgets. Manage/ Coordinate the training on all Products and Programs to all Corporate, Distributor, Installer or Retail Customers in the assigned markets. Implement Products Strategic Initiatives in the Regions pertaining to educating and training on products, tools and technology. Embrace the Customers first approach and always act in the best interest of Professional Products. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Design and develop a comprehensive training platform for multiple channel partners. Implement sales training activities. Demo product and equipment on vehicles in customer settings. Represent the Company in a professional manner at various events (trade shows, club meeting, etc.) as deemed necessary to promote the professional image and dedication of the company. Develop relationships with leaders at all levels of the organisation in various functional roles including sales, marketing, customer service and technical support. Define and execute annual training goals and objectives. Identify appropriate learning and delivery methodologies, current and future, and build structures to effectively deploy; using distance learning as appropriate. Develop and drive interactive e-learning tools that can be modified and updated to accommodate different channel partners. In conjunction with sales management, develop and manage training curriculum for new sales employees to ensure rapid on-boarding and start-up. Review, edit and create training materials (leader's guides, participant manuals, job aids, video scripts) for trainers, managers and others as it relates to sales, marketing, and technical knowledge. The Training Manager is committed to work within the corporate parameters of integrity, honesty and dedication; thereby furthering the goals and positive professional image of . Knowledge/Skills: The Training Manager must possess the ability to demonstrate strong leadership by example with "hands-on" experience. Have the ability to physically demonstrate the products and associated equipment on vehicles in a customer setting is a prerequisite. Exceptional communication skills verbal, written and presentation must be evident. Have the ability to understand the industry and customer needs and be able to identify solutions either by new-product, new business, new ideas or with exciting training or marketing programs. Must be extremely organised and succeed in a fast-paced environment. Demonstrated training and facilitation skills, including the proven ability to work with adult learners. Proficient in PC usage, including Microsoft Office - Excel, Word, Outlook, Power Point and/or other computer applications as required by the job function. The Training Manager is a proactive leader, outgoing and energetic while continuously displaying an enterprise first and team attitude. Education: Bachelors' Degree (Adult Education, Training, Business, or related degree - with extensive sales training experience). 5+ years of successful sales experience in the Automotive Aftermarket industry (highly preferred). Experience in adult learning principles, technology, and e-learning training. ASE or equivalent automotive certification preferred. The job will be located primarily in Croydon, with regular travel to meetings with partners, customers and suppliers in the UK and overseas This is an excellent opportunity to join a growing company with an excellent Product. Salary is commensurate with experience and knowledge.

Permanent / Croydon, Surrey

HGV Fleet Manager

We are currently seeking an experienced HGV Fleet Manager to work for a Technology company, who have a fleet of Vehicles to be used to demonstrate their Products to potential customers. Job Summary To maintain the site vehicle fleet in compliance with all legislative and Company standards and to lead, motivate and develop the Demo Fleet team. The ideal candidate will have previous experience of managing a HGV fleet, hold a CPC and is a strong leader. Key Responsibilities: Excellent organisation skills needed to ensure successful customer demonstrations of vehicles, including fuel refill demonstrations at customer locations. Optimise the use of the Demonstration Trucks to the maximum. Ensure that all Demo Fleet team members are focused, motivated, trained and organised. To maintain and improve a safe working environment within the vehicle safety standards, ensuring that team comply with all legal and Company Health & Safety standards and requirements. To ensure that the vehicle fleet is maintained in accordance with the operator license. Take the lead in development, and maintaining a focus on continuous efficiency improvement. To take ownership of the Operator Licence and manage tractor units vehicles and trailers. Required Skills: Previous experience in managing a HGV fleet. Strong people management skills and the ability to lead improvements. Sales and customer oriented. Successful Customer demonstrations focused. Strong change management skills and resilience. Strong communication and influencing skills at all levels. PC Literate. CPC (National). This is an excellent opportunity to work for a growing company with an excellent product. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Permanent / Croydon, Surrey

Principal Mechanical Design Engineer

Principal Mechanical Design Engineer - Western Australia - Competitive - Permanent A Principal Mechanical Design Engineer is required to join the Mechanical Design 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 a significant level of experience with the Design and Development of 2-stroke 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 Many years of experience within the area of engine design and analysis Strong engine design experience and detailed knowledge of mechanical systems design Strong knowledge of 2-stroke internal combustion engines (iC) air-cooled or water-cooled 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 to

Permanent / Western Australia, Australia

Head of Manufacturing Operations - Vehicles

Head of Manufacturing Operations - Specialist Vehicle Fabrication & Assembly Salary £70,000 - £80,000 (DOE) + Benefits Package Location: Redditch, Worcestershire An experienced Head of Manufacturing Operations is required for this bespoke vehicle conversion design/engineering and assembly business. This is an established medium volume business with a diverse product portfolio and growing customer base. With a reputation built on innovation, quality and product reliability, the company is looking to recruit a forward-thinking Head of Manufacturing Operations to strengthen the senior management team. This is a hands-on management position and your knowledge and experience will be crucial in developing a high-performance team based culture operating to modern lean manufacturing principles. To be successful in this Head of Manufacturing Operations role you will have a demonstrable track record of operations or general management that includes the deployment of modern manufacturing principles within a vehicle fabrication and assembly environment. The role will require excellent communication skills and an ability to plan and work at pace under demanding time pressures. This is a highly visible role that will require a hands-on approach with the drive and determination to ensure that exacting QCD targets and high levels of customer satisfaction are achieved. To be considered for this Head of Manufacturing Operations position you must have: Experience working in a senior manufacturing or operations management role in a vehicle assembly or general manufacturing assembly environment Operations management experience that includes responsibility for Design, Engineering, Production, Planning & Supply Chain A thorough understanding of modern lean manufacturing principles, particularly "5S" and root cause problem solving analysis. The ability to introduce simple but effective visual management systems and meaningful KPIs A degree in a relevant engineering/manufacturing discipline or equivalent qualifications backed by experience Significant people management and leadership experience with a real passion for coaching, training and mentoring and developing a sustainable culture continuous improvement culture. A dynamic, driven personality confident and comfortable working across all levels of a manufacturing business and happy to get out on the shop floor get involved and make things happen This will be a challenging and rewarding opportunity to join an ambitious company during a period of growth and change. As a member of the senior management team you will play a leading role in shaping the future direction of the business. The ideal background for this Senior Manufacturing Operations Management role could be; automotive, vehicle conversion, truck & bus, specialist vehicles, military vehicles, yellow goods, or general engineering. At present you will probably be working as a Manufacturing Engineering Manager, Operations Manager, Head of Manufacturing, or General Manager within an SME.

Permanent / Redditch, Worcestershire

Head of Operations

Head of Operations - Fabrication & Assembly Salary £80,000 - £90,000 (DOE) + Benefits Package Location: South West Birmingham, West Midlands An experienced Head of Operations is required for this bespoke design/engineering vehicle assembly business. This is an established low volume business with a diverse product portfolio and loyal customer base. With an enviable reputation for innovation and product reliability the company has ambitious growth plans and are now looking to recruit a forward-thinking Head of Operations. As part of a business strategy to strengthen the senior management team your knowledge and experience will be crucial in developing a high-performance team based culture operating on modern lean manufacturing principles. To be successful in this Head of Operations role you will have a demonstrable track record of operations or general management that includes the deployment of modern manufacturing principles within a heavy fabrication / assembly environment. The role will require effective communication an ability to work under pressure and excellent planning skills. This is a highly visible role that will require a hands-on approach with the drive and determination to ensure that exacting QCD targets and high levels of customer satisfaction are achieved. To be considered for this Head of Operations position you must have: Significant experience working in a senior manufacturing or operations management role in a heavy fabrication or manufacturing assembly environment Operations management experience that includes responsibility for Design, Engineering, Production, Planning & Supply Chain A thorough understanding of modern lean manufacturing principles, evidenced by a track record of OTIF delivery and outstanding quality The ability to introduce simple but effective visual management systems and meaningful KPIs A degree in a relevant engineering/manufacturing discipline or equivalent qualifications backed by experience Significant people management and leadership experience with a real passion for coaching, training and mentoring A dynamic, driven personality confident and comfortable working across all levels of a manufacturing business and happy to get out on the shop floor get involved and make things happen This will be a challenging and rewarding opportunity to join an ambitious company during a period of growth and change. As a member of the senior management team you will play a leading role in shaping the future direction of the business and developing a sustainable culture of continuous improvement. The ideal background for this Senior Operations Management role could be; vehicle conversion, truck & bus, specialist vehicles, military vehicles, yellow goods, automotive or general engineering. At present you will probably be working as an Operations Manager, Head of Manufacturing, Manufacturing Director or General Manager.

Permanent / West Midlands, England

Supplier Quality Engineer

Supplier Quality Engineer - Bedfordshire - Attractive - Permanent- Aerospace A Supplier Quality Engineer is required to join a leading Aerospace and Defence manufacturing company on Permanent basis that specialises in products primarily for the Aerospace industry. The Supplier Quality Engineer will report to the Quality Manager. The Supplier Quality Engineer will enhance current processes and provide delegated management of suppliers including process approvals, monitor supplier performance and develop under performers were necessary, as well as strategic suppliers. This role will require an experienced individual capable of understanding, interpreting and communicating customer requirements and ensuring suppliers deliver Right First-Time product. Responsibilities and Accountability's of the Supplier Quality Engineer Understand & interpret Customer requirements to ensure effective flow down to suppliers Understand Supplier Inspection methods Ability to identify gaps in Supplier inspection methods and develop improvement plans Develop defined inspection procedures and work instructions with Suppliers Identify best practice inspection methodology and implement within supply base Conduct delegated source inspection where required Support the supplier in the planning and submission of FAIR/LAIR including APQP/PPAP Review supplier's quality planning for compliance with customer & regulatory requirements Facilitate the resolution of supplier queries, including the submission of concessions Requirements, Experience and Skills of the Supplier Quality Engineer Quality systems experience in ISO9001 / AS9100 / QS9000 Assessment of systems and processes, including statistical techniques & capability studies Clear understanding of general machining & fabrication, casting and forging manufacturing Use of Measurement System Analysis, Gauge R&R Understanding of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing GD&T Must have a recognised engineering qualification Experience within an engineering environment undertaking similar activities Security Clearance will be required for this role due to the nature of the products involved. If interested in this Supplier Quality Engineer role then please contact Peter Heap at Jonathan Lee Recruitment or apply directly. Alternatively, please send suitable MS Word Format CV's directly to this Email for review. or call my direct line on 01384 446102.

Permanent / Bedfordshire, England

Telematics Engineer

Telematics Engineer £Competitive plus pension Croydon Clean Power A Telematics Engineer is required to develop telematic networking solutions for zero emissions cooling systems. Candidates with experience in developing and delivering telematics or telemetry systems would be well received. Due to increased workloads this company, a global technology business delivering clean 'cold and power' based in Croydon requires a proactive Telematics Engineer to develop a customer focused, web-based data and control portal, plus supporting field trial testing the data acquisition systems. As a Telematics Engineer you will be required to: Integrate with existing fleet management systems and on-vehicle integration Specify, install calibrate and verify sensors and instrumentation Field trial data acquisition equipment installation and maintenance Data processing and storage Ensure data quality and reliability Capture customer data requirements and deriving system specifications The Telematics Engineer should have the following skills or experience: Experience in developing and delivering telematics or telemetry systems Degree in Control Systems, Instrumentation, Electrical Design or Communications Communication / Networking Protocols, CAN Bus experience - J1939, HTTP/SSL advantageous Proven project experience in delivering the above C++, Matlab, Simulink, LabVIEW experience advantageous This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with telematics experience to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Croydon based 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 Telematics Engineer and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Telematics role, please contact Paul Branton at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01268 455525.

Permanent / Croydon, Surrey

Lead Project Engineer

Lead Project Engineer - OEM £Competitive plus pension Croydon Clean Power A Lead Project Engineer is required manage the installation and commissioning of bespoke equipment into an OEM environment. Candidates with experience within the coach and vehicle body building environment would be well received. Due to increased workloads this company, a global technology business delivering clean 'cold and power' based in Croydon requires a proactive Lead Project Engineer to manage the customer expectations during the introduction of prototype systems. As a Lead Project Engineer you will be required to: Ensuring the customer voice is correctly defined in vehicle supplier deliverables Providing technical support Offering advice about improvements to customer installations Ensuring delivery to supplier sites of all required product and installation equipment Developing and agreeing installation schedules Liaising with project engineers Reporting project performance Ensuring installed equipment meets specification requirements Participating and completing test procedures Investigating and diagnosing problems on site alongside supplier teams Ensuring safe working conditions on site Liaising with supplier installation teams The Lead Project Engineer should have the following skills or experience: Ideally degree qualified within an engineering subject Excellent interpersonal and communication skills Leadership and managerial skills Commercial awareness The ability to work under pressure on site Teamworking skills Good IT skills and analytical skills The ability to manage shift work and unsocial hours to meet customer requirements This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with technical skills in truck and trailer bodywork builds, or similar, to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Croydon based 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 Lead Project Engineer and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Lead Project Engineer role, please contact Paul Branton at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01268 455525.

Permanent / Croydon, Surrey

Electric Powertrain Battery Engineer

Lead Engineer - Battery Systems - Electric Powertrain - Coventry - £ Highly competitive DOE A Lead Engineer - Battery Systems is required to work on the development of new and highly innovative EV and hybrid vehicle programmes. This is an exceptional opportunity for a talented engineer to turn their ideas into reality, from blank page concepts to outstanding designs. As Lead Engineer - Battery Systems - you will be required to Lead the development of battery systems for various new vehicle platforms. Provide effective technical management, CAE analysis, planning, monitoring and battery design expertise in conjunction with other technical project leads. To provide specialist technical knowledge in the field of battery systems for hybrid and electric vehicles. Work closely with current and future collaborative partners. To be responsible for test and development activities To disseminate project output by reports, presentations and other suitable methods. As Lead Engineer - Battery Systems - you will have A degree in a relevant subject Experience of technical leadership in the battery systems field. The ability to manage multi-disciplined, complex, technical projects. The ability to supervise and support junior engineers. Suitably qualified and experienced Battery Engineers should apply today by contacting Paul Robson at Jonathan Lee Recruitment +44(0)1384 446146 or by emailing their CV and covering letter .

Permanent / Coventry, West Midlands
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