Job Description

A successful, well established SME are looking for an experienced multi-faceted Business Manager to come on board and continue and grow the accomplishments already achieved by the business. Ideally from a Manufacturing background within Automotive or Metalwork, you will be required to oversee the day to day running of the business with a potential to progress in the future. Actively supplying to construction, healthcare, medical and engineering industries the company has a confident pipeline of work orders.

This role is about finding the right fit for the business, with somebody who is looking for a career offering progression and longevity. 

In exchange for their management expertise and knowledge the successful Operations Manager will receive:

  • A competitive Salary
  • A varied work load
  • Bonus
  • Growth and Progression Opportunities
  • Company pension contributions
  • Parking on site

Key Responsibilities of the Operations Manager:

  • Oversee Manufacturing, Sales, Dispatch and NPI
  • Facilitate in Production Meetings
  • Schedule production and involvement in production planning
  • To comply with Quality and Health & Safety requirements
  • Oversee, manage, and lead Personnel and HR functions
  • Partake in continuous improvement activities
  • Maintain KPIs from costs, efficiency, and quality
  • Work alongside Managing Director in all business-related matters

The ideal Operations Manager:

  • Will have a track record of running a medium sized manufacturing business
  • Have outstanding team player and communication skills
  • Have strong personnel management experience
  • Possess supply management and planning skills
  • Must be analytical, and competent with IT packages
  • Able to Manage Projects from scheduling and materials, to teams
  • Have a willingness to want to progress
  • Must be from Automotive or Metals Manufacturing Background

This progressive and exciting opportunity is not to be missed. If you are a confident, team player, with leadership and management experience, please apply today.

Commutable from Chester, Northwich, Ellesmere, Manchester, The Wirrall, Liverpool, Runcorn & Warrington

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Are you a Programme Manager, looking for your next step in your career?

An outstanding opportunity has arisen for an experienced Programme Manager, to ensure the Projects are delivered on time and to budget.  

This is busy, growing manufacturing business, and ideally, they are looking for someone who is looking to expand your own career opportunities, and commit and continue to grow with them.

Duties of the Progtramme Manager:

  • Facilitate complete Project deliverables and APQP activities 
  • Responsibility to deliver a PSW P1/Note 3 and PSW P3/Note 1 for each part within the project.
  • Work with the team and coordinate resolution of major project issues in a timely fashion. 
  • Assist the Key Account Manger to maintain budget of projects to ensure goals are met. 
  • Report project status to management, especially keeping management informed of major project issues. 
  • Gate reviews
  • Assign responsibilities for Project and APQP actions.
  • Coordinates activities to ensure project progresses on schedule and within prescribed budget. 
  • Supporting to develop specifications within the project phase based on technical customer requirements
  • Coordination of corrective actions and follow up 
  • Support of project related Product and process FMEA´s 
  • Support to determine product requirements and specifications for purchased parts (sub supplier) 
  • Maintenance of part specific validation plans for prototypes in agreement with customer relevant divisions
  • Coordination of internal and external tests based on part specific validation plans
  • Realizing internal process audits and coordination of customer process approvals in cooperation with plant divisions
  • Coordination of PPAP in cooperation with production facilities.
  • Coordination of corrective actions in regards of Project aspects (failure list out of cubing, car validation and development)
  • Support by initiate work- and test - instructions in cooperation with serial production plants including serial control plans.  
  • Involvement in product and process validation or rework activity post volume production
  • Visit customer facilities for involvement in problem resolution, quality issues, rework, new project meetings, etc. 20% Travel required.

Requirements of the Progtramme Manager:

  • You will have gained your experience from within a high- volume manufacturing environment
  • This is a true Programme Manager role, and you will have experience of overseeing the complete life cycle of a project
  • You may be at Programme Engineer stage in your career, and are looking for that next step up in your career into Programme Management
  • Excellent customer facing experience
  • To have the ability to interpret CAD drawings
  • Superb management skills, both people and time management
  • Excellent presentation skills

This role would suit an ambitious, committed, confident Programme Manager looking to expand your career within a busy, growing manufacturing company

Send me your CV ASAP

Probe Technical Recruitment, a Manufacturing, Production & Quality Recruitment Specialists since 1994


An immediate start is available for a busy manufacturing organisation in the Birmingham area, for an experienced Logistics Material Planning Analyst.

You would be joining a busy, high volume manufacturing organisation who can offer an immediate start.

Duties of the Logistics Material Planning Analyst:

  • Arrange inbound containers
  • Arrange empty packaging back to suppliers
  • Daily activities schedules and release using SAP
  • Monitor unbound deliveries
  • Book transport and enter on transport log
  • Check collections on time
  • Shop floor stock takes
  • Set up supplier packaging
  • Monitor suppliers
  • Deal with late deliveries and missing parts
  • Arrange special transport
  • SAP creations Create MRP 1 and MRP 2 screens

Requirements of the Logistics Material Planning Analyst:

  • You will have relevant Logistics experience gained from within ideally, a high- volume manufacturing environment
  • Experience of SAP is highly desirable
  • To have experience of arranging special collections and customer packaging
  • Stock take experience

Benefits of the Logistics Material Planning Analyst:

  • £30,000 - £34,000 (flex dependant on experience)
  • The chance to work within a World class manufacturing Company
  • Days

The role is commutable from Walsall, Sutton Coldfield, Wolverhampton, Dudley, Kidderminster, Telford

Probe Technical Recruitment, a Manufacturing, Production & Quality Recruitment Specialists since 1994


This is an opportunity for an experienced Automotive Electrician to join a growing organisation at an exciting period of expansion.

You will be installing electrical systems on heavy vehicles at this successful manufacturer based in Droitwich.

Duties of the Automotive Electrician:

  • In the role of Automotive Electrician you will be responsible for the electrical fitting/testing/fault finding on new vehicles.
  • You will also be fault finding on used vehicles and assist with hydraulics / pneumatic fitting. 
  • This is a DAYS based role working Monday to Friday with a lunch time finish on Friday. There is also regular overtime available.

Requirements of the Automotive Electrician:

  • To be successful in this Auto Electrician position you will need to be time served and hold experience within automotive/ commercial vehicle electrics. 
  • We are seeking some who holds excellent organisation, time management + planning skills.

Benefits to the Succesful Automotive Electrician:

  • In return for your skills, the Automotive Electrician position offers a salary from £11 - £11.50 per hour depending on skills and experience. 
  • This is an opportunity to join this successful organisation at a time of growth and exciting period of change.

Probe Technical Recruitment, a Manufacturing, Production & Quality Recruitment Specialists since 1994


A company with a long track record for innovation and offering tailored bespoke solutions to its global customer base, is currently seeking an Electronic Design Engineer to enhance their R&D Team.

As a company they design and develop a range of technical mechatronic products that are often required to work in partnership with other electronic technologies and equipment.

Their own internal team consists of experienced personnel in the areas of Software, Electronic and Product Design and this position will support all of these areas, with a biased toward Electronic Hardware Development, but with daily interaction with Digital, Software and Mechanical applications as well. 

The company are currently busy with the development of three new platforms that are required for delivery and testing early 2021, so the team are extremely busy developing and prototyping new technologies to ensure this target can be achieved. 

The position will be offered the opportunity to work remotely and on-site for the initial first 6 months, but the role will then be likely to be reverted back to purely on-site working, so applicants should ideally be situated within a 1 hour commuting distance of the office (South Manchester) 

Experience of the following would be extremely useful: 

  • Schematic Layout and PCB
  • Good working knowledge of STM32 Cortex M4
  • Exposure to Visual Studio, C++, C#, Python, bash
  • Good experience in Source Control, e.g. GIT, subversion
  • Collaboration tools, e.g. Confluence
  • Bluetooth 5 modules & Wi-Fi modules
  • USB 3 Type-C including Power Delivery control via STUSB
  • Digital/Analog signal conditioning
  • Control circuitry, load drivers, stepper motor control
  • Design for EMC and other certifications (e.g. CE, LVD, CB, FCC, UL, CCC, etc)
  • Capable of ‘bringing up prototype hardware’, and be comfortable using scopes, bus analysers, etc
  • Building, testing, debugging prototypes and early production models
  • Design of test equipment and procedures for high reliability production of volume parts
  • Experience of Windows App, Android, iOS or other mobile application development would be useful

Requirements for the Electronic Design Engineer role:

  • A positive attitude is essential as is flexibility, creativity and pragmatism
  • Ability to self-manage project work loads
  • Good analytical skills
  • Problem solving abilities
  • The understanding and learning of new technologies
  • A degree or equivalent in Electronic Engineering or related discipline
  • Experience of developing embedded electronic hardware and software for real-time and mobile systems

The company will offer:

  • 37.5 hour working week 
  • Contributory pension scheme (5%/5%)
  • Private Healthcare
  • 29 days paid holiday increasing with service
  • Death in Service benefit
  • Flexibility in working hours
  • A friendly relaxed atmosphere where everyone is focused on creating excellent products
  • Remote working for the first 6 months

Commutable from: Manchester, Wrexham, Macclesfield, Crewe, Stoke-on-Trent, Liverpool, Runcorn

Probe Technical Recruitment, R&D Recruitment Specialists since 1994


An industry leading, agricultural equipment and machinery manufacturer is currently seeking a Sales Executive to grow their business in the North of England and Wales region. The company designs and manufactures a rage of capital equipment for use in the agricultural industry. They pride themselves on quality and consider themselves industry leaders in this respect. The Sales Executive will be establishing a dealer network in the area as well as selling direct to farmers across the region.

In return for your knowledge and success as a Sales Executive you will be rewarded with a competitive basic salary of up to £30,000 plus an uncapped commission plan. This company’s top performers are earning in excess of £60,000 with commission. 

Further benefits include a company car, mobile phone, laptop, 28 days holiday (incl. bank holidays) and a home office.


  • Establishing a dealer network across the region
  • Managing customer queries including quotes and requests for demonstrations
  • The Sales Executive will be representing the company at various industry events
  • Maintaining excellent customer relationships
  • Meeting and exceeding financial targets


  • At least 1 years’ experience within the agricultural industry, ideally within the territory
  • Some knowledge of machinery/capital equipment sales
  • Willingness to travel across the region on a daily basis
  • Can-do attitude and a desire for success
  • A full UK driving licence