• Independent multi-sector recruitment specialist

Tyne and Wear

Senior Project Engineer

A Senior Project Engineer is sought by an Engineering company to join their successful team

You will be responsible for all aspects of construction projects on process and manufacturing facilities. The company acts a Principal Contractor and Principal Designer and you will identify and appoint contractors to carry out varying packages of work, liaising with various departments, technical resources, and the local authority to ensure project works are undertaken and completed in accordance with project specifications, scope and approved plans. You will oversee groundworks and site prep to undertake, and establish construction area.

The successful candidate will need a Mechanical Engineering or Construction qualification and experience of working on complex engineering projects. Experience of managing contractors and suppliers is essential as are good commercial and cost management skills

This is an exciting role with a growing company. Please call Adam Jones at Major Recruitment or click Apply Now to send your CV if you would like more information

NPI Project Engineer

A Project Engineer with a background in NPI Projects and Manufacturing Engineering is sought by a growing manufacturing company in the Tyneside area.

The role will be responsible for NPI Engineering tasks as allocated by the NPI Director, including the management and implementation of selected Improvement projects relating to New Product Introduction, Production processes and Machinery. Duties will also include

  • Working with the business development and product design teams to determine suitable manufacturing processes.
  • Control and implementation of engineering change requests, participate in project reviews and manage projects where required.
  • Responsibility for the evaluation, introduction and proving of new methods.
  • Specify, evaluate and recommend machinery & equipment for new processes
  • Develop new processes to improve quality, cost, delivery, environment
  • Prepare training packages and instruct personnel in the use of new equipment, methods or systems.
  • The creation and control of master data within the MRP system, including materials, BOMs and Routes

The successful candidate will ideally have a HND / Degree, in an Engineering discipline with experience of working within a change-led manufacturing environment. Certification to Six Sigma Green Belt level is also needed. Good project management skills are essential as you will often have short-lead times to implement process changes. The ability to lead and manage manufacturing change is essential as are strong communication and interpersonal skills and a good attention to detail.

If you would like more information on this exciting and challenging role please call Adam Jones at Major Recruitment or click Apply Now to send your CV

HR Team Leader

Job Title: HR Team Leader

Location: Gateshead

Salary: up to £27,000

6 months contract

Full-time

We are looking for an experienced Team Leader to support HR Administration team that delivers high quality solutions and support for employees. This is a Full-time, 6 months contract, based in Gateshead office.

This role requires strong people management skills, alongside an ability to pick up administration issues and advise team on delivering high standard practices.

Job responsibilities:

  • Manage a small team of administrators who work across multiple business groups to assist employees and managers
  • Manage the performance of Transactional teams
  • Take care of high-volume HR inbox
  • Support the delivery of HR Processes like Vetting, DBS
  • Provoke a positive change in your team
  • Provide training, coaching, guidance, and direction for your team
  • Take a hands-on approach involving completion of the tasks in all areas to support the team as required
  • Ensure delivery of outputs, in a timely and effective manner meeting agreed and established KPI’s and other metrics

You will have:

  • Previous team management or supervisory experience
  • Excellent and advance level capability for all Microsoft programmes
  • Use judgement to know when to ask for help and guidance
  • Ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate practical problem-solving skills

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Excel Administrator

Estimator

£24,000 – £34,000 – depending on experience

Gateshead

Full Time (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm) – Permanent

Our client is currently recruiting for a very exciting position due to promotion within the team. They are looking for an ‘Estimator’. Sounds fancy but someone who loves attention to detail, a wiz on Excel, numerate with ability to learn quickly and loves liaising with different departments within a business.

This role is responsible for providing accurate and detailed estimates requested by the External and Internal Sales Team, to existing and potential customers. You will sit in a small team reporting into the Commercial Manager.

Our client is one of the largest global manufacturers, working with some of the worlds most recognised brands of food, drinks, household goods, personal care and pet products. With over 20,000 employees working in more than 120 locations worldwide, they strive to be environmentally responsible in their industry and in the communities that they work within.

These guys know their greatest and biggest asset is their people, therefore they have amazing internal training programmes in place designer to support your career development. This role will offer support, guidance and a clear progression plan for your career, making sure you get where you want to be!

Key responsibilities:

  • Receive pricing enquiries and process through several stages to completion
  • Create quotations based on materials, processing time, set-up, transport costs etc. using the Company Estimating model
  • To provide tender completion support as required
  • Give customers realistic costs based on present capacity/material availability/transport/ and task times to manage customer expectations
  • Work closely with the Sales team, Supply Chain team and Finance team to achieve best value for the Company
  • Provide support to the Senior Estimator as directed by them as required

Key skills/Experience:

  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment – FMCG
  • Excellent communication skills is key!
  • Analytical & Methodical and process driven
  • Must be numerate with the ability to learn quickly and the flexibility to “go the extra mile” when required to complete a task
  • Exhibit the desire to develop existing and new skills within the working environment
  • Understanding of the need to follow procedures and the importance of so doing.
  • Tenacity and exceptional attention to detail
  • Computer literate in Microsoft Excel; Word and Outlook.
  • Ability to work under pressures and to tight deadlines whilst managing a varied workload
  • Skilled written and verbal communicator

Key Competencies:

  • You must be reliable, able to effectively prioritise and adapt to a varied and changeable workload.
  • Strong work ethic, with a positive, passionate attitude and ownership of tasks through to completion.
  • Proactive and self-motivated with a drive to succeed.

Salary & Package:

  • £24,000 – £34,000
  • Flexible working – WFH days here and there
  • 25 days holiday + 8 days statutory
  • 4% standard company pension scheme
  • Company benefits website distributed monthly with discount on a number of high street brands
  • Social events – very big on everyone coming together
  • Plenty of more brand new benefits currently in the pipeline for sign off!

Our client is looking to conduct a 1 stage interview process, week commencing 11th July, with the view for the right candidate to then start as soon as possible.

Please contact Zoe Bellenger on Zoebellenger@major-recruitment.com for a confidential chat.

Major Recruitment act as an Employment Agency for permanent roles and an Employment Business for temporary opportunities.

Estimator – no experience needed!

Estimator

£24,000 – £34,000 – depending on experience

Gateshead

Full Time (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm) – Permanent

Our client is currently recruiting for a very exciting position due to promotion within the team. They are looking for an ‘Estimator’. Sounds fancy but someone who loves attention to detail, a wiz on Excel, numerate with ability to learn quickly and loves liaising with different departments within a business.

This role is responsible for providing accurate and detailed estimates requested by the External and Internal Sales Team, to existing and potential customers. You will sit in a small team reporting into the Commercial Manager.

Our client is one of the largest global manufacturers, working with some of the worlds most recognised brands of food, drinks, household goods, personal care and pet products. With over 20,000 employees working in more than 120 locations worldwide, they strive to be environmentally responsible in their industry and in the communities that they work within.

These guys know their greatest and biggest asset is their people, therefore they have amazing internal training programmes in place designer to support your career development. This role will offer support, guidance and a clear progression plan for your career, making sure you get where you want to be!

Key responsibilities:

  • Receive pricing enquiries and process through several stages to completion
  • Create quotations based on materials, processing time, set-up, transport costs etc. using the Company Estimating model
  • To provide tender completion support as required
  • Give customers realistic costs based on present capacity/material availability/transport/ and task times to manage customer expectations
  • Work closely with the Sales team, Supply Chain team and Finance team to achieve best value for the Company
  • Provide support to the Senior Estimator as directed by them as required

Key skills/Experience:

  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment – FMCG
  • Excellent communication skills is key!
  • Analytical & Methodical and process driven
  • Must be numerate with the ability to learn quickly and the flexibility to “go the extra mile” when required to complete a task
  • Exhibit the desire to develop existing and new skills within the working environment
  • Understanding of the need to follow procedures and the importance of so doing.
  • Tenacity and exceptional attention to detail
  • Computer literate in Microsoft Excel; Word and Outlook.
  • Ability to work under pressures and to tight deadlines whilst managing a varied workload
  • Skilled written and verbal communicator

Key Competencies:

  • You must be reliable, able to effectively prioritise and adapt to a varied and changeable workload.
  • Strong work ethic, with a positive, passionate attitude and ownership of tasks through to completion.
  • Proactive and self-motivated with a drive to succeed.

Salary & Package:

  • £24,000 – £34,000
  • Flexible working – WFH days here and there
  • 25 days holiday + 8 days statutory
  • 4% standard company pension scheme
  • Company benefits website distributed monthly with discount on a number of high street brands
  • Social events – very big on everyone coming together
  • Plenty of more brand new benefits currently in the pipeline for sign off!

Our client is looking to conduct a 1 stage interview process, week commencing 11th July, with the view for the right candidate to then start as soon as possible.

Please contact Zoe Bellenger on Zoebellenger@major-recruitment.com for a confidential chat.

Major Recruitment act as an Employment Agency for permanent roles and an Employment Business for temporary opportunities.

Helpline Telephone Support Worker

Major Recruitment are representing an incredible Crisis Management, Support and Information Services Company based in Sunderland. They have a requirement for multiple Helpline Support Workers to join their team, offering Full time hours and Part time.

The ideal candidates will need to be fully flexible with their time to meet the needs of the business, as their Helpline is operational 24 hours a day 365 days a year.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide a range of telephone support, signposting, practical advice and guidance to adults experiencing mental health distress.
  • To accurately record referrals and details of calls on relevant electronic systems.
  • Be able to assess a situation to determine risk and the needs of the individual caller.
  • Work in line with performance targets.
  • Communicate with external stakeholders as required.
  • Partake in training and mentoring for all new staff.
  • Work as part of a team
  • Carry out duties on a rota system to meet the service requirements of being a 24 hour service open 365 days a year
  • Other duties related to the post.

Required Experience/Attributes & Qualifications:

  • Ideally hold a Counselling qualification of at least Certificate Level 3 or equivalent / Degree in Psychology
  • You will be confident, articulate with proven communication and IT Skills
  • Some experience in healthcare support work over the phone or face-to-face.
  • Basic knowledge of community care and mental health issues
  • Experience of record keeping
  • Active listening skills to demonstrate engagement
  • Flexible to meet the needs of the business
  • Self-motivated
  • Willingness to learn new skills and take on new tasks and challenges
  • Enhanced DBS certificate on the Update Service

Benefits:

  • 5 weeks of fully paid training, giving you all the tools required for the position.
  • Flexible working (where appropriate)
  • Childcare voucher scheme
  • 25 Days annual leave (per annum/pro rata)
  • 5% contributory pension scheme

My client offer a range of hours and shift patterns to fit around existing commitments – the ideal candidate needs to be flexible to work Evenings, Weekends and Nights on a rota basis.

Due to the nature of the duties, an enhanced DBS will be sought in the event of a successful application.

Immediate starts available!

Bid Administrator

A Bid Administrator with experience of working within an Engineering or Technical environment is needed by a successful manufacturing business.

As a Bid Administrator you will be working closely with the Commercial Manager to oversee the coordination and administration of all bid management and commercial administration activities. As part of a close team, you will be responsible for bid content writing, co-ordination, planning and have proven financial skills with an eye for improving the profitability of commercial terms and ultimately the bottom line of the Company.

You will also support the sales team in “opportunity capture” in the CRM tool, take the lead in managing the status of opportunity life cycle in the CRM tool and proactively respond to PQQs, RFIs and any information relating to prequalification of opportunities. You will also coordinate and taking part in Bid, “Go-No Go” meetings, collaborate with key stakeholders within the business regarding the bid plan and deliverables and construct, maintain, and manage the ongoing development of cost & price models in excel.

The successful candidate will be qualified to HNC level or Higher in a Business or Engineering discipline and have previous experience working on bids and tenders. You will also have experience of working in a technical or engineering environment. Good written and verbal communication skills are essential as is a strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word and Powerpoint. Excellent content writing, administration and scheduling skills are also needed as is the ability to work to tight deadlines

This is an exciting and varied role in an innovation led manufacturing company.

Please call Adam Jones at Major Recruitment or click Apply Now to send your CV if you would like more information

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Embedded Software Engineer

A Software Engineer with Embedded Systems Development experience is sought by a successful Tyneside Engineering company

This challenging role would suit someone who has a proven track record in, designing, implementing and testing embedded hardware and software, within the project functional specified requirements. You will design and develop embedded hardware consisting of signal conditioning, processing and control using CAD PCB packages, including analogue and digital circuits and the ability to operate simulation tools such as PLECS and/or SiMetrix. You will be working on specialist electronic equipment across a variety of renewable applications. This role will also include validating designs and following internal procedures whilst maintaining all supporting documentation.

This successful candidate will have the following demonstrable skills:

Demonstrable experience with software implementation in embedded Linux and Texas Instruments C2000 series microcontrollers.
Able to create and test modules such as Pulse Width Modulator generator and communications modules such as UARTS, I2C, CAN etc.
Working knowledge of C programming language.
Demonstrable experience of working to recognised software processes and standards with application of Software Integrity Levels (SIL).
Ability to work within agreed budgets and timescales in an efficient manner.
Knowledge and experience within the relevant market sectors

The successful candidate will likely be technical degree qualified or above in software and/or embedded systems related discipline. This is an exciting and varied role with good technical and career progression opportunities

If you would like more information or to apply for the role please call Adam Jones at Major Recruitment or click Apply Now to send your CV

Lead Generator

Major Recruitment Sunderland are representing a fast growing Consultancy in the North East, who are looking for passionate individuals who are looking to join an incredible company, with excellent benefits and career progression.

Our client are currently looking for Sales Advisors / Lead Generators, who are ambitious passionate and eager to develop and progress. You will always be rewarded for the work you put in and be offered a clear Career development plan. Not only this – they have recently implemented a 4-day working week!

This is an excellent opportunity for a motivated, hardworking salesperson, to join a company that will help you to succeed and develop with incredible earning potential.

Don’t worry if you do not have any experience within this field, as you will be able to take part in a 3 month tailored programme that will give you all the tools and industry knowledge you need to make you the best of the best!

Responsibilities:

  • Make outbound calls to UK Business clients and effectively question to establish the business need.
  • Develop relationships with clients
  • Generate leads
  • Manage and maintain own case load
  • Demonstrate good levels of IT literacy and to effectively use a CRM system
  • Hit core KPI’s

Benefits:

  • A tailored 3-month programme that provides you will all the knowledge and tools required to make you successful.
  • Unrivalled commission scheme
  • Daily, Weekly & Monthly incentives
  • Corporate events and annual staff parties
  • Early finish on Fridays, once you hit target
  • 30 Days holiday, inclusive of Bank Holidays & Christmas period off
  • BUPA Healthcare
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity leave
  • Fantastic career progression opportunities
  • Incredible working environment
  • Four day working week with no pay deductions

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Duct Fitter & Mate

Major Recruitment are working with a Nationally Accredited Air Conditioning Cleaning company who specialise in HVAC maintenance services commercially across the UK.

They are looking to appoint an experienced Duct fitter and fitters’ mate to work on various projects locally around the North East.

My client has been at the forefront of what they do for over 20 years and have a fantastic reputation for the work they carry out for their contracts.

As a Duct Fitter you will be going job to job to installing spiral and square ducting a long with HVAC and AHU installations.

Essentials:

  • Own tools
  • Come as a pair (Fitter &Mate)
  • Blue CSCS Card
  • IPAF
  • Fire damping/testing experience

The role:

  • Working as part of the HVAC Install team
  • Fitter-£20 per hour
  • Fitters mate- £11 per hour
  • Monday to Friday
  • Overtime

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Full UK Driving License- You will be required to drive a work van
  • IPAF License
  • CSCS Card blue
  • PASMA is desirable but not essential
  • Fitters mate

Apply online for immediate starts!

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