Job Description

PACKAGING TECHNOLOGIST

This business is the UK's leading manufacturer in their FMCG field. They specialise in private label and contract manufacture of shelf ready goods for the global marketplace. 

Their long-standing base of customers includes some of the world's largest retailers. They also manufacture and pack many internationally recognised brands. They have been expanding rapidly and have an exciting opportunity within their Technical Department based in their modern, purpose-built facility in Derbyshire. 

The successful candidate will play a key role as one of the primary technical points of contact for client’s customers working with the account managers supporting our technical requirements directly with our customers in the UK and Globally.

Packaging Technologist Salary, Hours, and Benefits

  • £40,000 - £45,000
  • Monday – Friday, 9am to 5pm totalling 35 hours per week (with the option of Hybrid working)
  • Costco Membership
  • Corporate Memberships
  • Employee Assistance Program

Commutable From: Derby, Birmingham, Leicester, Nottingham, Lichfield

Packing Technologist Candidate Requirements

  • This role requires someone who is an experienced Manager with excellent attention to detail that can lead a team. 
  • The successful candidate will be a proficient Packaging Technologist with experience of working in a similar role within food manufacturing. 
  • Ideally you will also have a good understanding of UK retailer requirements and their supply chain. 
  • Driven to implement quality and sustainability goals and targets, with a focus on continual improvement. 
  • Be able to problem-solve and find solutions to meet customer and business needs. 
  • The role will have 5 reporting staff.
  • You must be well-organised, proactive and a strong communicator at all levels, internally and externally.

Packaging Technologist Role Overview

The successful candidate will play a key role as Packaging Technologist for the business supporting their customers directly with packaging expertise in the UK and Globally.

The primary focus will be on meeting external customer’s technical requirements, both for products made at the Derbyshire site and at 3rd party sites. Key areas of responsibility will be to:

  • Provide an efficient, accurate packaging technical service to internal and external customers/departments.
  • Manage the NPI and artwork team within the technical department to ensure it provides efficient service with regard to artwork generation and product set up to internal and external customers/departments.
  • To develop and advise on packaging for contract and retailer customers that is technically functional and meets customer expectations. Ensuring that final products are functional and fit for purpose meeting the packaging quality and standards in line with the Government and Customers sustainability and quality guidelines.
  • Continually reviewing and researching for new packaging materials and solutions with Customers, Suppliers and other Partners.

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

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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

 

TOOLING ENGINEER

Never Mind the doom and gloom! This organisation continues to buck the bad news vibes and are expanding and winning more and more work. This has created the need for an experienced Tooling Engineer to join this busy facility, where you will be welcomed into a very friendly environment.

This is a state-of-the-art manufacturing Company, and demand for their products continues to soar. This is a fast-paced, dynamic, and ever-changing working environment, and the role of Tooling Engineer, would suit someone who is experienced, energetic, reliable with strong organisational skills.

If you were looking for that really special, next step opportunity, look no more!

Commutable from Birmingham, Walsall, Swadlincote, Measham, Burton upon Trent, Cannock, Tamworth, Lichfield, Atherstone, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Uttoxeter, Stafford and Castel Donnington

BENEFITS OF A TOOLING ENGINEER

  • £42,000 - £48,000
  • Work - Place Pension
  • Early finish Friday
  • Days
  • Lots of new work
  • Very busy, friendly organisation
  • Superb genuine progression available 
  • Family Days

DUTIES OF TOOLING ENGINEER

  • Ensure Tooling capability
  • Tooling improvements
  • Upkeep of PM schedule on IMM tooling and downstream identified tooling
  • Ensure tooling compliance
  • Confirm feasibility of engineering changes relating to IMM tooling
  • Maintain critical spares, core pins/sleeves, steel, two stage ejector units
  • Root cause analysis and proposals to closeout tooling related problems
  • Support on and off -site trials
  • Tooling Procurement
  • Tool and Die repair / maintenance
  • Use of Overhead crane

REQUIREMENTS OF TOOLING ENGINEER

  • A Time Served Toolmaker
  • To have gained your experience from within a fast-paced manufacturing environment
  • Experience of injection mould tooling
  • Large tooling would be ideal, at least 10 tonnes
  • Tooling project management
  • To have the ability to organise your workload
  • Knowledge of plant processes
  • Tooling construction experience, general machining, turning, milling, surface grinding, benching, and final fitting
  • Tooling Procurement experience
  • High energy in order to respond to recovery of breakdowns to tight timeframes

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

 

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

 

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

 

SALES SUPPORT

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a consultative manufacturing business in a Sales Support capacity.

The company design and manufacture bespoke solutions for a range of industries. Their manufacturing capabilities include castings, pressings and fabrication.

  • Starting Salary - £25,000 + DOE
  • Onsite Parking
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • 33 Days Holiday including Bank holidays  

The successful candidate MUST have previous experience as in a Sales Support role or have held a similar role previously.

The Sales Support role will be responsible for:

  • Supporting the external sales rep with documentation, quotes, tenders etc.
  • Liaising with internal stakeholders to obtain information for quotes and for customers
  • Supporting with business development activities
  • Maintaining the CRM system

Sales Support Requirements:

  • Previous experience in a similar commercially focused support role
  • Ability to understand, to some degree, technical and engineering drawings
  • Comfortable using spreadsheets
  • Be organised and structured in your work
  • Confident and outgoing
  • Driven and self-motivated

This is an exciting role and suitable for someone who has previously worked as in Sales Support, Sales Administrator, Office Coordinator, Logistics Coordinator, Office administrator

This Sales Support role is commutable from Birmingham, Walsall, Dudley, Wolverhampton, Sutton Coldfield, Stourbridge, Birmingham, Bromsgrove, Smethwick, Oldbury

 

MAINTENANCE ENGINEER

We are a well-respected employer within the heavy engineering sector and are seeking to recruit proven Maintenance Engineer to support our DAY SHIFT plant project team. 

Benefits: 

  • £29,000
  • Pus Paid Overtime at Premium Rates
  • Enhanced Sick Pay Scheme
  • Company Pension
  • Straight Day Working (Monday – Friday)
  • Stable Working Environment as we are a Key Worker Specific Sector.

Duties of a Maintenance Engineer 

  • Working within a large, supportive team you will be required to undertake both planned and reactive maintenance across our plant. 

Requirements of a Maintenance Engineer

  • Ideally you will hold formal Apprenticeship, however must hold either a City & Guilds Level C / 3 or NVQ 3 Standard qualification in Mechanical Fitting / Engineering, allied to having a proven experience of undertaking both planned and reactive maintenance within either a heavy engineering / manufacturing, process or production environment. In addition to your “hands on” skills if you have experience of mentoring apprentices, managing contractors and / or ordering spares you will get the opportunity to utilise these skills. 

This is a great opportunity to move your career into a straight day working role, where you will not only gain an incredible benefits package, but also be secure in the knowledge that you will be in a stable working environment and classified as a Key Worker . 

The Maintenance Fitter role is commutable from Birmingham, Dudley, Smethwick, Walsall, Wednesbury, & Oldbury

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

 

MAINTENANCE ELECTRICIAN

We are a well-respected employer within the heavy engineering sector and are seeking to recruit proven Electrical Maintenance Engineer to join our DAY SHIFT maintenance team. 

Benefits: 

  • £30,000
  • Paid Overtime at Premium Rates
  • Enhanced Sick Pay Scheme
  • Company Pension
  • Straight Day Working (Monday – Friday)
  • Stable Working Environment as we are a Key Worker Specific Sector

Duties of an Electrical Maintenance Engineer

  • Working within a large, supportive team you will be required to undertake both planned and reactive maintenance across our plant. 

Requirements of an Electrical Maintenance Engineer

  • Ideally you will hold formal Apprenticeship, however must hold either a City & Guilds Level C / 3 or NVQ 3 Standard qualification Electrically, allied to having a proven experience of undertaking both planned and reactive maintenance within either a heavy engineering / manufacturing, process or production environment. In addition to your “hands on” skills if you have experience of mentoring apprentices, managing contractors and / or ordering spares you will get the opportunity to utilise these skills. 

This is a great opportunity to move your career into a straight day working role, where you will not only gain an incredible benefits package, but also be secure in the knowledge that you will be in a stable working environment and classified as a Key Worker . 

The Senior Electrical Maintenance Engineer role is commutable from Birmingham, Cradley Heath, Dudley, Smethwick, Wednesbury & West Bromwich

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