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Manufacturing Engineer
Manufacturing Engineer This is a great opportunity for a Manufacturing Engineer in Shepshed commutable from Leicester, Loughborough, Coalville, Nottingham, Derby. Paying £ Competitive salary depending on experience it is working for a fantastic company that provide career progression, personal development and the opportunity to work for a world market leader.The Company The successful Manufacturing Engineer will be working for an employer who: are an acknowledged world market leader in the development and manufacture of advanced special purpose machine tool systems. provide turnkey solutions for the Aerospace and Land Based Gas Turbine industries; they achieve these solutions through innovative designs for individual or multiple machines up to automated machine tool cells that integrate with modern manufacturing production systems. have a strong customer base including Rolls Royce and Siemens.The Role As part of continued growth there is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Manufacturing Engineer to join their advanced machining division in Shepshed. Responsibilities include: Support the delivery of fixture, gauging design concepts & finished fixture designs to support fixture manufacture Creating and implementing manufacturing process documentation and procedures in line with Company processes & procedures (ISO9001 driven QMS) Employ continuous improvement methodologies to drive / deliver manufacturing improvements of core products Provide the engineering department with tooling and fixture technical expertise in the manufacture of Turbine components Provide technical liaison between engineering, production and internal / external fixture manufacture Lead 5 axis capabilities into our component manufacture including programming of EDM Machines and 5 Axis grinding machines New Product Introduction Provide manufacturing engineering supportThe Candidate As the successful Manufacturing Engineer you should have industry recognised qualifications Ability to read and understand complex drawings connected with aerospace component manufacture Familiarity with 5 axis CNC grinding programming or EDM Programming An understanding of grinding and EDM machining processes An understanding of EDM processes and being able to program machine tools Practical experience and understanding of aero and industrial gas turbine parts manufacture Ability to understand and articulate 3D geometry using to support fixture design and manufacture Ability to utilise NX and Inventor, Solidworks CAD systems Experience with MRP/ERP systems Capability to support quality functions, for example generating customer quality documentation Experience with conventional machining tooling and fixtures IT literate with all Microsoft packages Self-motivated and enthusiastic Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to communicate effectively at all levels. Strong planning and organisation skills, ability to multi-task and deal with a varied workloadAbout Precision Recruitment This Manufacturing Engineer role is posted by Precision Recruitment, specialists in Engineering, Technical, Construction and Sales Recruitment. Operating in our 14th year, we have placed hundreds of engineers in fantastic new roles.Interested? To apply for the Manufacturing Engineer position, here are your three options: 1. "This is the job for me! When can I start?" - Call now and lets talk through your experience. Ask for Natasha Bates on 0116 254 5411 between 8am - 5pm 2. "I think I'm right for this position, but I'm not sure I have enough to be get an interview" - Click "apply now" so I can read your CV and let you know Find out more
Mechanical Design Engineer
The Role - Mechanical Design Engineer The successful Mechanical Design Engineer will be responsible for every aspect of mechanical design, from concept to manufacture. You will undertake equipment design work producing 3D models, detailed manufacturing drawings, bills of material, documents to support manufacture, operating and maintenance manuals. You will also work on the development and testing of the equipment and provide ongoing support as necessary. The Company The successful Mechanical Design Engineer will be joining a company that is a secure, developing and forward thinking Company that supply fully engineered solutions for metal-cutting applications, for both stand-alone machines and automated cells are looking to recruit a Mechanical Design Engineer to help expand their Engineering Team. The Right Person You will be proficient with 3D SolidWorks and 2D AutoCADThe ability to design from 1st principlesHave a good understanding of the design process, material selection and standards (especially the machinery directive, CE marking requirements etc)Ability to produce concise, well written technical documentation and communicate effectively on a technical levelBroad knowledge for modern manufacturing processes such as CNC, digitally controlled equipment, CMM or roboticsAs well as the above requirements the ideal candidate must have a sound engineering background with a minimum of 4 years experience in the design of either automation equipment or special purpose machinery or jigs and fixtures. Coupled with this experience, the successful Mechanical Design Engineer will require excellent communication skills, both written and oral as well as possessing a high level of self motivation.Knowledge in machine elements such as pneumatics, hydraulics, PLC programming, safety control systems and automation will be most beneficial.Primarily based in Coventry, there will be an occasional requirement to travel both in the UK and Europe to provide engineering support at customer sites. Interested? Here are your three options: 1. "This is the job for me, I meet all the requirements" - Call now and let's talk through your experience. Ask for Natasha Bates on 0116 254 5411 between 8.30am - 5.30pm2. "I think I'm right for this position, but I'm not sure about some of the detail" - Click "apply now" so I can read your CV and come back to you.3. "I'm interested but need to know more about what this job can offer me" - email with your CV and questions and I will reply with more detail.Precision are committed to keeping our candidates informed and offer a guaranteed response within 7 days when applying through the application system. About Precision This Mechanical Design Engineer vacancy is posted by Precision Recruitment, specialists in Engineering, Technical, Construction and Sales Recruitment. Operating since 2004, we have placed hundreds of engineers in fantastic new roles. Precision cover the whole spectrum of engineering roles from Welders, Fabricators, CNC Machinists, Panel Wireman up to Production Managers. Find out more
Service Technician
Service Technician (Commercial Automotive) This is a great opportunity for a Service Technician within the commercial automotive arena.Offering a competitive salary (depending on level of experience), car bonus working for a leading, established, international manufacturer within the commercial vehicle industry. The Company The successful Service Technician will be working for an employer who: is a leading, established, international manufacturer within the commercial vehicle industry, is the world's leading manufacturer within it's specialist field, are renowned for performance & reliability and provide effective solutions to the road transport industry The Role This challenging and varied Service Technician role will be approx 50% office based and 50% field based; you will be liaising with customers both over the phone and face to face regarding technical issues, investigating problems / root cause, and making diagnosis. The role is very customer focused so the ability to communicate with people in a concise manner at all levels is essential. Duties will be varied from providing equipment specifications pre-sale to troubleshooting problems on equipment out in the field. The Candidate Ideally you will have a HNC qualification or equivalent in an engineering discipline; strong mechanical engineering and diagnostic skills; and fantastic people skills for this customer focused troubleshooting role. Any experience of vehicles, or of working in a vehicle repair workshop would be advantageous; as would any electrical skills. About Precision Recruitment This Service Technician vacancy is posted by Precision Recruitment, specialists in Engineering, Technical, Construction and Sales Recruitment. Operating in our tenth year, we have placed hundreds of engineers in fantastic new roles. Precision cover the whole spectrum of engineering roles from Welders, Fabricators, CNC Machinists, Design Engineers, Quality Managers and Production Managers.We have many engineering roles around the East Midlands including Leicester, Coventry, Derby, Nottingham, Coalville and Northampton so get in touch today. Interested? To apply for the Service Technician position, here are your three options: 1. "This is the job for me! When can I start?" - Call now and lets talk through your experience. Ask for Jon Webster on 0116 254 5411 between 8.30am - 5.30pm2. "I think I'm right for this position, but I'm not sure I have enough to be get an interview" - Click "apply now" so I can read your CV and let you know Find out more
Field Service Engineer (Commercial Automotive)
Field Service Engineer (Commercial Automotive) This is a great opportunity for a Field Service Engineer based from Leicester commutable from Leicester, Coventry, Derby, Nottingham, Birmingham, Hinckley, Loughborough, Rugby, Northampton, Kettering, Market Harborough, Corby, Granthamthat will involve some travel in the UK & Ireland, and some overnight stays Paying £ competitive salary (depending on level of experience), car bonus working for a leading, established, international manufacturer within the commercial vehicle industry. The Company The successful Field Service Engineer will be working for an employer who:is a leading, established, international manufacturer within the commercial vehicle industryis the world's leading manufacturer within it's specialist fieldare renowned for performance & reliability and provide effective solutions to the road transport industry The Role This challenging and varied Field Service Engineer role will be approx 50% office based and 50% field based; you will be liasing with customers both over the phone and face to face regarding technical issues, investigating problems / root cause, and making diagnosis. The role is very customer focused so the ability to communicate with people in a concise manner at all levels is essential. Duties will be varied from providing equipment specifications pre-sale to trouble shooting problems on equipment out in the field. The Candidate As the successful Field Service Engineer you should ideally have a HNC qualification or equivalent in an engineering discipline; strong mechanical engineering and diagnostic skills; and fantastic people skills for this customer focused trouble shooting role. Any experience of vehicles, or of working in a vehicle repair workshop would be advantageous; as would any electrical skills. About Precision Recruitment This Field Service Engineer is posted by Precision Recruitment, specialists in Engineering, Technical, Construction and Sales Recruitment. Operating in our tenth year, we have placed hundreds of engineers in fantastic new roles. Precision cover the whole spectrum of engineering roles from Welders, Fabricators, CNC Machinists, Design Engineers, Quality Managers and Production Managers.We have many engineering roles around the East Midlands including Leicester, Coventry, Derby, Nottingham, Coalville and Northampton so get in touch today. Interested? To apply for the Field Service Engineer position, here are your three options:1. "This is the job for me! When can I start?" - Call now and lets talk through your experience. Ask for Sarah Bickerdike on 0116 254 5411 between 8.30am - 5.30pm2. "I think I'm right for this position, but I'm not sure I have enough to be get an interview" - Click "apply now" so I can read your CV and let you know3. "I'm interested but need to know more about what this job can offer me" - email with your CV and questions and I will reply with more detail.Ref: Field Service Engineer Find out more
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Engaging with today’s talent to create tomorrow’s success.

We grow our clients' businesses by finding them amazing talent. Based in the Midlands, we have been growing since 2004 and have clients in the UK, Europe. Precision People is a specialist search, recruitment and consultancy services organisation, focussed on providing a range of recruitment and people solutions and managed services to a wide spectrum of industry sectors, for client organisations nationwide and beyond. 

Our specialist agents have worked in your industry and been on the other end of the process. This means we have engineering recruitment consultants with many years’ experience actually working in diverse engineering environments, technical recruitment consultants who have managed complex design projects, as well as executive search professionals who specialise in areas such as manufacturing and logistics.

By applying unique rigorous selection techniques, we minimise your risk dramatically. 

Tracking down the best candidates is our key focus, and not just those searching for a position when you engage our services.

Ours is a culture of trust - we won't let you down.

70% of our new business comes from client referrals.

 

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   Precision People Values - Listen     

 

WE PUT THE RIGHT PEOPLE, IN THE RIGHT SEATS, FOR THE RIGHT REASONS. 

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A dynamic talent management and executive search consultancy that provides an integral link between the directors of growing businesses and high achieving candidates. Combining in-depth industry knowledge with the latest in talent resourcing and search methods. 

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Our team is comprised of specialist recruiters who know their industry inside out, ensuring a deep understanding of the specific skills and experience candidates need in order to fill the unique requirements of your vacancy whether temporary, contract or permanent. 

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  • September 17, 2018

    Why Do Some People Achieve Their Goals in New Jobs and Others Do Not?

    Statistics indicate a worrying trend that many people fail in new jobs despite the initial promise they show in their interviews. Businesses take a gamble every time a new employee is hired even with apparently good interviewing, selection and training policies.

    Understanding the main reasons why new employees are dismissed can help you avoid this happening to you. The only comprehensive study of employee failure is by Leadership IQ. Their report found that:

    • 46% (just under half) of all newly hired employees fail within 18 months and only 19% achieve unequivocal success.

    • Most surprisingly this research shows that when new hires fail 89% of these are for reasons relating to attitude. Contrary to popular expectation, the primary reason for failure is not a lack of technical skills.

    When assessing hiring failures it is found that people don’t underperform because they lack technical skills. People underperform because they lack soft skills. 

    What Are Soft Skills?

    Soft skills can be acquired but cannot be specifically taught or evaluated.

    Examples of soft skills are:

    • Strong and professional communication skills
    • Time management
    • Organisational skills
    • Reliability, sense of responsibility and job commitment
    • Motivation and teamwork

    While hard skills are necessary for any position, soft skills are crucial in the successful utilisation of hard skills in achieving employment goals. Most employers value mind set or the ability to think critically and make logical decisions. These skills shape how you respond to situations.

    Many employers set great store by employees who are determined, dependable, innovative, and collaborative. Soft skills are subjective and are associated with personal attributes and character. Soft skills are often described as people skills or interpersonal skills revealing how one relates and interacts with other people.

    What Are Hard Skills?

    While, in contrast, soft skills are a complete collection of our social, communication and self-management ability that enable us to work and integrate into a work place.

    Soft skills are the capabilities that enhance or emphasise the hard skills. It is not that technical skills are unimportant; just that they are much easier to assess and that is why attitude (mindset) is the most important predictor of a new hire’s success or failure.

    Hard skills are specific technical skills based, and these are teachable.

    Some examples of hard skills are:

    • Academic qualification such as a degree

    • Proficiency in computer programming

    • Customer Service experience

    • Speaking a foreign language

    • Operating a type of machinery

    Most companies do a good job of judging candidates’ technical skills. Some conduct day-long interviews focused on complex manufacturing methods, project management skills, and data analysis. Then, in the last half an hour, the interviewer will ask some non technical questions, often as an afterthought.

    Hard skills are usually related to professional knowledge, tools or techniques that allow us to work within our profession.

    Most Interviewers Find Soft Skills Difficult To Assess

    Some of these could be:

    • Repeatedly completing high-quality work on time

    • Persuading others to consider different technical points of view

    • Coaching and being coached on technical and non-technical matters

    • Working successfully for a variety of managers, each with their own individual style

    • Remaining flexible enough to handle rapidly changing design requirements, yet still hitting deadlines

    • Making tough decisions with limited information and often dealing with ambiguity

    • Challenging conventional wisdom and authority

    • Helping team members who are struggling

    • Taking over without being told that a project is in trouble

    • Managing multiple projects to a timeline

    • Meeting budget restraints and their implications

    • Prioritising with little direction.

    Most companies find that these all-important questions are not asked, and, with hindsight soft skills are almost always to blame for a person failing to deliver. When asked what makes the best manager in their business, it’s usually that their soft skills make the real difference.

    If soft skills are not discussed, you could easily find that some candidates with extraordinary soft skills have been excluded because they didn’t meet the company’s benchmark for technical standards.

    These are the people who could have become your best managers. To assess the area of soft skills, the role has to be reviewed in order to list the soft skills relevant to reduce the probability of job failure or under performance.

    How To Identify Candidates’ Soft Skills

    Some headlines that could be assessed are:

    Planning - How do you work out what your top priorities are?

    Initiative - Describe the most recent situation where you found you had a work related problem. What did you do to resolve it?

    Communication - Have you ever given instructions that someone didn’t follow? If so, why do you think that happened?

    Integrity - Have you had to deal with a coworker who wasn’t pulling his or her weight? If so, what did you do about it?

    Leadership - Did you ever need co-operation from a group over which you had little authority? If so, how effective were you?

    Persuasiveness - What strategies have you found work best when trying to sway someone to your point of view?

    Sales - Describe the main types of people you target. What approach do you use for each group?

    At Precision we have embedded soft skill assessments into our client hiring processes by identifying the non-technical skills required for a position. These non-technical skills and assessments are integrated into the interview process.

    The interviewer introduces the measurement of non-technical skills early in the interview process, rather than leaving this critical area to the end.

    By using this strategy, potentially great hires wouldn’t be inadvertently excluded. One of the best ways to tell if applicants have the skills to perform specific tasks is to directly ask how they’ve used those skills in the past.

    To find out more please contact us for an informal discussion of how you can lower your hiring failure rate and make a real difference to your business on 0116 254 5411 today. 

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  • September 06, 2018

    Precision People, the specialist recruitment consultants in the sectors of Engineering, Technical, and Sales recruitment and operating for over fourteen years, are going from strength to strength with the recent creation of a bespoke training academy.


    The Precision Academy, consists of a 6-month training course based within a purpose-built room, includes a structured plan of training & activities to give trainees all the necessary skills, knowledge and experience to launch a successful career in the recruitment industry. Supported along the way by a trainer and an additional external trainer who visits once a week.

     

    Trainee Recruitment Consultant, Vanessa commented:-   

     

    “Having not previously worked in recruitment, Precision Academy has been seamlessly paving the way for me to transition into a full 360 recruitment role through a well-thought-out, step-by-step approach. In addition to receiving one-to-one training support on a daily basis through on-the-job learning, we also have assigned days that we spend studying industry best practices with a recruitment specialist in an interactive, classroom-style, learning approach. Having been in training for just over two months, I have already made many successful candidate placements, have a growing client base of my own, and am now being supported by management in carving out my niche area of recruitment expertise.”

    Training & Recruitment Manager Natasha commented:-


    “The Academy has been an amazing success so far, and I am incredibly proud of all of our trainees who’ve come a long way since starting, just a few months ago. Their determination and focused attitude have allowed them to make great progress, already making placements and receiving commision. I have personally found the experience rewarding, learning new things every day about how the industry is changing.”
     

    Trainee, Vanessa concluded:


    “Above all, I admire Precision's values and how we are encouraged to never compromise on integrity or quality in business. I also really enjoy the emphasis placed on mindset and goal-setting in recruitment - it's great to see all the employees pin pictures of their personal goals to the sides of their desks to keep motivation and focus levels high!”
     

    Managing Director, Phil Walker commented:


    “We have designed the Academy with the help of some of the most experienced recruiters and trainers in the US and UK. We’ve put together a robust, quality driven training system that is akin to how the professional environments of law would grow their talent. The six-month program is theoretical and practical applications of best practice that is way ahead of most of the ‘same old’ ways of doing things used by our competitors. We have centred the hiring process on the person’s ability to learn, understand and achieve the critical parts of being a professional recruiter, not what they have done in a previous job or how experienced they are. The whole company has embraced the new academy team, raising our overall standards and success in all areas of the business.”
     

    Precision is currently interviewing for the next three people to offer academy places to this year, so if this sound like the right career for you or someone you know, please make contact as soon as possible, the new team of hires will be starting early October.

    If you are interested, this is the perfect opportunity if you are starting your career or are thinking of making a change.  Get in touch by contacting Natasha Bates, Recruitment Manager on 0116 254 5411.

    This press release was recently published in Recruitment International. 

    Click here to find out more about the academy.

     

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  • July 10, 2018

    As an engineering recruitment agency, we are always looking for new and innovative ways to adapt our approach so that we can secure the right fit for our candidates. In most markets, there are ever-evolving practices that incorporate changing technologies, laws and social parameters and to stay ahead of the competition agencies like ours must adapt to these. So, what are the top 3 recruitment trends of 2018 that our engineering recruitment agency and employers should be considering this year?

    Skills Driving Salaries

    Over the recent years, average salaries have flatlined. However, this is predicted to change due to inflation coupled with current extremely high employment rates. Good news for engineers; the biggest rise is expected in the qualified and technical markets! But with Brexit uncertainty and a weakened pound to contend with, comes a reduction in the supply of labour in the industry, so if you’re struggling to attract talent, you’ll need to be ready to increase your offerings to secure the best candidates.

    New Jobs – New Way of Thinking

    Increasing specialisation in engineering markets, new job titles pop up and our engineering recruitment consultancy must use different approaches to secure the best people. With these new titles comes new tools and channels within the market at an almost daily rate, so it’s important to understand what actually works. By staying in the know with moving markets and adapting thought processes to hiring and retaining staff, employers and recruiters alike can keep up with the changing times and use this to influence their candidate selections.

    Technology Needs Talent

    With technology advancing at a jaw-dropping pace, it’s not uncommon for employers, candidates and recruiters to worry about how intelligent machinery could impact their respective industries- especially engineering firms. As machine capabilities grow, to reap the benefits of them one thing is for sure, human intelligence is still a must. As with the above, new job titles will be created for those manning such technology so ensuring your candidates are technologically adept and forward thinking, as well as reassuring them of their value, is vital in retaining strong staff.

    Call us on 0116 254 5411 or email info@precision-people.uk

    Engineering Recruitment Consultant | Precision People

     

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  • June 29, 2018

    Senior Recruitment consultant Natalie Chapman, who specialises in placing Sales & Management talent into the Construction and Building products sector, this week, celebrated 10 years at Precision People.

    To mark the occasion, Natalie was presented with a card signed by all the team, a personalised cake, balloons and a gift, whilst everyone celebrated with a glass of fizz and listened to Recruitment Director Phil give a heartfelt speech of his first memories of Natalie, joining Precision when their were five members of staff and based on Western Boulevard in 2007.

     

    Precision is now based on the Meridian Business Park with over twenty five staff and growing.

    Natalie commented on her ten year’s service:

    “I am sure all my fellow recruiters in Leicester will agree, reaching ten years at one company is something very rare in our industry, and something to be celebrated.

    I can honestly say that year on year I have grown as a consultant, learning new skills and most importantly, how to recruit using all the tools available and best practice to add value to our candidate and client relationships."

    Recruitment Director, Phil Walker commented:

    “Nat joined Precision when we were just finding our feet as a business and has been on the long and hard journey of Precision becoming a multi million pound turnover business. It's rare for a person to stay so long in an industry known for job hopping but, Nat has always fitted the culture of hard work, putting the right people in the right seats and for the right reasons. The team at Precision look up to Nat as one of the most committed to doing a fantastic job of being a recruiter, as well as being continually highest achieving.”

    Natalie concluded:-

    "As a company, we use proven processes to make sure we ‘get it right’. We listen to our client’s needs before offering them a solution. The same applies with our candidates, we understand their drivers and what they want from their next move. This is one of the many factors why I have worked at Precision for ten years.

    Personally, I feel that Precision People has allowed me to give my two daughters the life I have always hoped for. I would like to say a big thank you to Precision for making me look forward to Mondays every week for the last 10 years!”

    Precision People are currently seeking to hire a Logistics and Supply chain recruitment consultant and a Recruitment Consultant for the Construction & Building Products market to join our amazing team of over twenty five talented people. Please contact Natalie Chapman, Recruitment Co-ordinator on 0116 254 5411 or email natalie@precision-people.uk.

    Click here to learn more about joining our team of amazing talent.

    Notes to Editors:

    Precision People is an established specialist Recruitment business providing recruitment services in three key areas under three sub brands;-

    Precision Search - specialising in management and director level search within the manufacturing and logistics sectors.

    Precision Recruitment, specialising in engineering, technical construction and sales roles across the UK.

    Precision Consultancy - bespoke recruitment training packages for businesses to improve their return on investment before or after hiring talent.

    Founded by Director Phil Walker in 2004, the growing team of twenty five itself on it’s passion and integrity to listen to its clients and deliver tailor made solutions.

    Precision People is based on the Meridian Business Park near the M1 Junction 21 in Leicester and operates nationwide and also in the US. Precision People are Members of Apsco (Association of Professional Staffing Companies) and were finalists in 2009 and 2014 in the Leicester Mercury Business Awards.

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