PLANNER / SCHEDULER

Job Description

PLANNER / SCHEDULER

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Planner / Scheduler / Production Controller, to work with a leading manufacturer of advanced process technology, who have a rich, well-established background. They have sites here in the UK and overseas

The company's strength lies in its process expertise, engineering excellence and the ability to fully support customers worldwide. The service is complete - from design through installation and commissioning to lifetime support.

This opportunity is due to continued growth within the business. 

Pay, Hours and Benefits

  • £22,000 - £25,000, dependent on experience
  • Monday to Thursday, 7:30am – 4pm, 12:30ppm finish on Friday’s
  • 30 days holiday (inc statutory) plus an additional three days at Christmas
  • Life Assurance, Healthy pension, Company and Private Healthcare Scheme

Commutable From: Corby, Wisbech, Spalding, Stamford, Peterborough

Planner / Scheduler Role Overview

  • Reporting to the Production Control Manager, the Planner / Scheduler will process requisitions for manufactured and bought out parts for Capital Projects, Spares orders and Customer Service contracts.
  • Case Entries/DMRs through the business – as and when required.
  • MRP suggestions for manufactured parts.
  • Provide support and production planning information to internal customers.
  • To carry out system housekeeping tasks to maintain data accuracy.

Planner / Scheduler Candidate Specification

  • MRP scheduling experience would be preferred but is not essential.
  • Attention to detail and an analytical approach to work.
  • Good IT skills; Excel knowledge to help in assessment/review of data.
  • Solid communicator and able to work as part of a team.
  • Able to prioritise work in line with schedule requirements.
  • Willing to learn and be part of continued process improvement.

Planner / Scheduler Key Responsibilities

  • Load Drawing Office Release lists into the business system and schedule accordingly.
  • Liaise with Manufacturing, Drawing Office and Purchasing in the processing of Case Entries and Defective Material Requirements.
  • Update the Master Schedule system.
  • Process stock requirements generated via MRP, along with processing Spares, Customer Service contracts and Capital Project requirements.
  • Monitor the schedule, assess load levelling and batching opportunities to aid timely manufacture.
  • Attend production scheduling meetings. Prepare Job paperwork, to support shop floor requirements.
  • Perform daily/weekly/monthly system housekeeping tasks.
  • To highlight to relevant areas in the business where there are any potential problems and assist in resolving the issues where possible.

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Manufacturing, Production & Quality Recruitment Support since 1994

SIMILAR JOBS

 

FITTER

We are seeking to recruit a proven Fitter to join an advanced manufacturing plant within the Maintenance and Production team.

As a Fitter you must be able to assemble complete machines and sub-assemblies to customer specifications, and to test completed equipment.

Along with sociable working hours of Monday to Thursday 07:30 to 16:00 with 30-minute unpaid lunch break and Friday 07:30 -12:30

Fitter Salary and Benefits:

  • £31,600
  • Life Assurance at 3x annual salary
  • Auto enrolled into pension from first day of employment - minimum of 5%. Company will match your contribution up to 6% (you can put more in than 6%).
  • 183 hours holiday entitlement. In addition, the Company gives 3 days between Christmas and New Year, and the normal 8 public holidays. Holiday year runs from 1 April to 31 March.
  • Private Health Care

For this role you must have completed a recognised engineering apprenticeship. Other applicants who are willing to complete appropriate training will be considered for the Fitters role. 

:Some duties for the Fitter role may include

  • To assemble kit of parts using drawings and internal paperwork system (Epicor)
  • To install pneumatic and hydraulic pipework
  • To assist with testing of finished equipment and to complete test records
  • To operate portable hand tools for drilling, grinding and sanding etc.
  • To lift components and assemblies using slings and pendant crane in a safe and protective manner, training will be given
  • To work within planned times for jobs, and to feedback deviations when necessary

This Fitter role is commutable from Peterborough, Spalding, Stamford and Ely.

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Manufacturing, Production & Quality Recruitment Support since 1994

 

PLASTIC INJECTION MOULD SETTER

A role has become available for a Plastic Injection Mould Setter within a well-known, large fast-paced manufacturing organisation. Their product range is vast and diverse and the very nature of what they produce, offers superb stability and consistency.

This is a permanent weekday night shift.

Commutable from Leicester, Peterborough, Oakham, Spalding and Kettering

BENEFITS OF A PLASTIC INJECTION MOULD SETTER

  • £26,000 - £32,000 (Including Shift Premium)
  • Hours of work are 10pm – 6am, Monday to Friday
  • Annual Bonus paid at Christmas
  • All PPE provided including safety
  • Overtime Paid
  • Superb long-term progression
  • Steady busy manufacturing organisation

DUTIES OF PLASTIC INJECTION MOULD SETTER

  • Maximise output within Cell
  • Job changes including colour, material and label changes
  • Waste reduction 
  • Responsibility for setting and running the moulding machines
  • Fault-finding and process improvements
  • Quality checks
  • Tool changes 
  • Training and developing Cell Assistants

REQUIREMENTS OF PLASTIC INJECTION MOULD SETTER

  • Experience of setting and operating moulding machines
  • Good knowledge of process improvements
  • Happy to work in a fast-paced dynamic working environment
  • To work a permanent night shift
  • Tool change knowledge would also be beneficial

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Manufacturing, Production & Quality Recruitment Support since 1994

 

PRODUCTION TIG WELDER

The Production TIG Welder will provide a high quality, efficient welding service within the production team and wider operations department. Working within a highly skilled and qualified welding team you will use a variety of jigs, fixtures, welding plant and manipulators to assemble and weld a wide range of products to exacting standards.

Production TIG Welder Package and Benefits:

  • £28,000 - £30,000 (£13.50 - £14.50 per hour) dependant on experience
  • £1,560 annual bonus
  • 40 hours per week 7am – 4:15pm, Monday to Thursday, 7am – 12pm on Friday’s
  • 30 days holiday (including statutory), rising to 34 days with service
  • 5% employer pension contribution
  • Life Assurance
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Early finish Friday’s

Commutable From: Milton Keynes, Leicester, Peterborough, Rugby, Kettering, Corby, Wellingborough, Banbury, Market Harborough, St Neots

Production TIG Welder Person Specification:

  • Proven experience of TIG welding within high technology production / manufacturing company.
  • Experience of welder coding to EN287-1 / ASME IX and / or PED.
  • Experience in welding stainless steel to a very high standard.
  • General interest in engineering, welding, and factory production operations.
  • Good PC skills including Outlook.
  • Production experience in a small batch capital investment goods environment.

Production TIG Welder Key Responsibilities (but not limited to):

  • Carry out all required welding work, to the highest standard.
  • Acquire the knowledge and qualifications for welding the complete size / range of instruments ensuring the necessary quality standards are achieved.
  • Carry out basic assembly related work such as expanding, pressure testing, helium leakage testing as required.
  • The Production TIG Welder will assist in other production related tasks, when required by the line team leader or Production Manager as appropriate within the line or wider production department.
  • Work in accordance with Health & Safety procedures as set out by the company, especially regarding Manual handling and PPE.
  • Support customer inspection activity.
  • Maintain all welding equipment / hand tools in good working condition and keep the welding bays tidy / organised in line with company housekeeping standards.
  • Assist in development of new production methods, to assist in improvements to the present product lines or development of new products.
  • Perform TPM and preventative maintenance tasks on equipment and fixtures as requested.
  • Support continuous improvement activity and take an active role in the implementation of improvements.

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Manufacturing, Production & Quality Recruitment Support since 1994

 

RELIABILITY ENGINEER

Do you have a background in supporting Engine, Powertrain, or Driveline DFM / NPI projects?

We are working with a successful small specialist company that have already secured business and orders from their customers up to 2030 and beyond. 

They have a proud history of providing their products to a wide range of global customers and have become a recognised brand for quality, reliability and performance in their specialist field.

Based in the company’s South Staffordshire site a Reliability Engineer is now required to support the Design Team in the successful delivery of concept and bespoke projects to the point of manufacturing. Ensuring that all the required Design and Quality standards are adhered too, and all correct documentation has been completed and checked before release. 

Reliability Engineer Package: 

  • £40,000 
  • 33 Days Holidays 
  • Pension 
  • Medical Cover 
  • Life Assurance
  • 37.5 Hrs Per Week
  • Free Parking 
  • Flexible working times 
  • Mid-Day Finish Fridays 

Reliability Engineer Duties: 

The Engineer will generally work autonomously on a Day-to-Day basis, but support will be in the department and at Senior Management level when required. 

The position will wear a number of hats and will support projects through the design and test phases, into production and then pick up post delivered product issues and faults from customers, when they arise. 

Working closely with the Design Team and Quality Department the role will perform the following daily duties:

  • Checking Engineering Drawings (Solidworks) 
  • Ensure Designs meet the required standards
  • Create Production Design / Process FMECA Reports 
  • Run Analysis Meetings
  • Be involved in Process Change Exercises 
  • Evidence / Data gathering reports 
  • Liaise will all Engineering, Suppliers and Customers 
  • Be the initial point of contact (Customer) 
  • Assessing the suitability of inspection methods 
  • Work closely with the company’s Quality Manager 
  • Understand Design / Production techniques 
  • Ensure design projects are correct, with the right dimensions and geometric tolerances
  • Be the point of contact for all product return issues. 
  • Working through and managing their own workloads and conducting various tasks, the right person will need to be able to communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders. 

Reliability Requirements 

  • 5 Years+ experience of being in a Design Checking and Documentation type of role 
  • Good exposure of managing reliability reports and exercises 
  • A good working knowledge of products related to Engine, Powertrain, Moving Machinery or Driveline. 
  • Ideally a background in design and developing niche and bespoke products from concept through to final delivery.
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • A formal qualification in engineering 

This is a great opportunity to join a friendly and busy working environment, where many of the staff have remained with the company for 10+ years. 

Please note that unfortunately this role is only open to applicants who are already eligible to live and work in the UK.

Commutable from Worcester, Birmingham, Derby, Lichfield, West Bromwich, Wolverhampton, Coventry, Stafford, Stone

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Manufacturing, Production & Quality Recruitment Support since 1994

 

LEAD MANUFACTURING ENGINEER - 12 MONTH MATERNITY COVER

The Lead Manufacturing Engineer will lead a team of three manufacturing engineers within operations, in order to resolve build quality problems, improve tools, processes and ensure the smooth introduction of project related product changes and new features. To investigate, plan and implement new engineering processes/methods/tooling facilities in conjunction with manufacturing departments.

This is a 12-month maternity cover role from September.

Salary, Hours and Benefits

  • £35,000, possibly negotiable dependant on experience
  • 6:30am – 3:00pm, 12pm finish on Friday’s (flexible hours are available) 
  • The opportunity to work within a globally recognised business
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Managed Occupational Health service, Retail shopping discount programme, Discounted gym membership, Bike to Work scheme

Commutable From: Leicester, Derby, Nottingham, Burton upon Trent, Coventry, Tamworth

Lead Manufacturing Engineer Person Specification

  • CAD experience would be highly advantageous
  • Manufacturing Engineering degree or equivalent is desirable

Essential Experience 

  • Proven experience in a manufacturing engineering role
  • Knowledge and use of quality analysis and problem-solving techniques
  • Ability to read engineering drawings, with an understanding of Jig & Tool design
  • Excellent communication skills, report writing and able to work well under pressure
  • Good analytical skills, with an organised approach
  • Team player with good interpersonal skills, self-motivated and results orientated, enthusiastic & energetic attitude with creative flair for ideas

Desirable Experience

  • Industrial engineering techniques, Project management skills, Lean methodology, Knowledge of robotics within heavy manufacturing, Leadership qualities

Lead Manufacturing Engineer Key Responsibilities

Being actively involved in the continuous process improvement within assembly/manufacturing, the Manufacturing Engineer will be a key figure in your ability to:

  • Identify and action waste elimination through response to Takt time variation
  • Define and implement build processes with consideration to appropriate Health & Safety and Quality standards
  • Ensure the support process documentation with particular attention to visual management techniques
  • Using a “hands on” approach you will proactively utilise both lean principles and problem-solving tools and techniques within the workplace to respond to “Takt time variation”, build quality issues
  • Investigate and resolve manufacturing related problems, Cost of Quality concerns and issues raised by teams on Problem and Countermeasure boards, leading problem-solving teams where appropriate
  • Management of BOMs and material movement through plan for every part.
  • Develop ergonomic processes designed around Lean Manufacturing principles including Yamazumi and 5S.
  • Work with colleagues in all cross-functional projects to ensure smooth transition across the manufacturing facility. One Manufacturing Engineer will be nominated as the department’s representative on major projects and will be responsible for ensuring that all relevant information is transferred to the project team and back to the department.

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Manufacturing, Production & Quality Recruitment Support since 1994

 

MECHANICAL DESIGN ENGINEER

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Mechanical Design Engineer, to work with a leading manufacturer of advanced process technology, who have a rich, well-established background. They have sites here in the UK and overseas

The company's strength lies in its process expertise, engineering excellence and the ability to fully support customers worldwide. The service is complete - from design through installation and commissioning to lifetime support.

Pay, Hours and Benefits

  • £35,000 - £40,000
  • Monday to Thursday, 8:30am – 5pm, 1:30pm Finish on Friday’s
  • 30 days holiday (inc statutory) plus an additional three days at Christmas
  • Life Assurance
  • Healthy Pension
  • Company and Private Healthcare Scheme

Commutable From: Corby, Wisbech, Spalding, Stamford, Peterborough

Role Function: Mechanical Design Engineer

  • Issue machines and ancillary equipment to contract, whilst maintaining a modular product structure for product range.
  • Play an active role in engineering development projects.
  • Provide technical assistance to Sales and Customer Services departments to aid a smooth contract execution.

Person Specification

  • Qualified to HNC/HND/Degree or equivalent in Engineering, or with an equivalent level of experience.
  • The Mechanical Design Engineer will be a highly motivated, confident and dedicated professional.
  • Competent in the use of 3D design (ideally NX, but not essential) and ERP business systems.
  • An innovative engineer with an analytical approach to problem-solving.
  • Able to work alone or as a member of a design team.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Good PC literacy skills – Word, Excel, Powerpoint.
  • Able to travel both within the UK and throughout the world

Mechanical Design Engineer Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure accurate drawings and parts lists are produced in accordance with company standards and quality procedures.
  • Manage priorities to ensure project schedules are maintained.
  • Compliance of equipment with legislation (e.g. EC Directives), company standards and quality procedures.
  • Maintain and update drawings and parts lists by completion of change requests.
  • The Mechanical Design Engineer will work with suppliers to ensure applications are fully and reliably implemented.
  • Undertake calculations to aid design work on projects.
  • Brief field engineers and visit customer sites when necessary.
  • Support engineering development, sales and customer services as appropriate.
  • To be aware of and follow all company Health & Safety policies and procedures in respect of self and others.

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Design, R&D & Projects Engineering Recruitment Support since 1994

 

SENIOR MECHANICAL DESIGN ENGINEER

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Senior Mechanical Design Engineer, to work with a leading manufacturer of advanced process technology, who have a rich, well-established background. They have sites here in the UK and overseas

The company's strength lies in its process expertise, engineering excellence and the ability to fully support customers worldwide. The service is complete - from design through installation and commissioning to lifetime support.

Pay, Hours and Benefits

  • £40,000 - £45,000
  • Monday to Thursday, 8:30am – 5pm, 1:30pm Finish on Friday’s
  • 30 days holiday (inc statutory) plus an additional three days at Christmas
  • Life Assurance
  • Healthy Pension
  • Company and Private Healthcare Scheme

Commutable From: Corby, Wisbech, Spalding, Stamford, Peterborough

Role Function: Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

  • Develop the product range to ensure competitive position of clients machines.
  • Issue machines and ancillary equipment to contract, produce factory layouts complete with services and installation information.
  • Provide assistance to Sales and Customer Services departments on technical offering to ensure smooth contract execution.
  • Identify risks and put in place plans to maintain cost and schedule.
  • Maintain modular product structure for product range.

Person Specification

  • Qualified to HNC/HND/Degree or equivalent in Engineering, or with an equivalent level of experience.
  • The Mechanical Design Engineer will be a highly motivated, confident and dedicated professional.
  • Competent in the use of 3D design (ideally NX, but not essential) and ERP business systems.
  • An innovative engineer with an analytical approach to problem-solving.
  • Able to work alone or as a member of a design team.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Good PC literacy skills – Word, Excel, Powerpoint.
  • Able to travel both within the UK and throughout the world

Senior Mechanical Design Engineer Key Responsibilities

  • Provide product leadership and ensure specified solution is implemented within the agreed schedule and costs.
  • Manage priorities to ensure project schedules are maintained.
  • Ensure accurate drawings and parts lists are produced in accordance with company standards and quality procedures.
  • Ensure compliance with CAD best practices.
  • To ensure compliance of the equipment with legislation (e.g. EC Directives)
  • Maintain and update drawings and parts lists, and completion of change requests.
  • Work with suppliers to ensure applications are fully and reliably implemented.
  • Undertake calculations for design work, both on contracts and development projects.
  • Brief field engineers and visit site when necessary.
  • Support engineering development, sales and customer services as appropriate.
  • Be aware of and follow all company Health & Safety polices and procedures, in respect of self and others

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Design, R&D & Projects Engineering Recruitment Support since 1994

 

MAINTENANCE ENGINEER

I am recruiting a very exciting opportunity for a Maintenance Engineer for my client based in Grantham.

As a Maintenance Engineer your role will be to carry out planned maintenance across the Factory and Wastewater Treatment Plant. You will complete PPMs and PTIs onsite whilst always ensuring that there is a proactive approach to planned maintenance.

The shift pattern for this role is an 8-week rotation and includes 12-hour shifts covering days, nights & weekends.

The benefits package for the Maintenance Engineer role include:

  • Salary including shift allowance £42,000+
  • An excellent pension where they will pay double what you do up to a maximum of 12%
  • Flexible Holidays – You can also buy and sell up to 5 days per year
  • Optional health cash plan 
  • Bonus scheme paid in December 
  • Cycle to work scheme 
  • Volunteering days paid

We are looking for a dynamic person who has a good Engineering background along with a good understanding of H&S compliance and currently in a Maintenance Engineer role. A time served apprenticeship with associated Level 3 Qualifications minimum in either Electrical or Mechanical Engineering. 

We would be very keen to talk to Multi Skilled Maintenance Engineers and Maintenance Electricians also that are based around Peterborough, March and Spalding

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Maintenance, Reliability & Service Recruitment Support since 1994