Job Description

A global recognised provider of complete turn-key mechanical solutions, who specialise in the innovative design of bespoke equipment that is used in a variety of industries sectors, including those that operate in harsh conditions and environments, are currently seeking a Senior Mechanical Design Engineer.

The company currently has strong confirmed orders from their customers to complete bespoke complete projects and programmes throughout 2021 and beyond. They offer a dynamic and varied workload for their R&D Team, that requires a range of mechanical engineering principles and design (CAD) skills to achieve the successful completions of projects. 

The Senior Mechanical Design Engineer role will incorporate:
An experience Mechanical minded engineer who has had a proven recent history of designing and developing mechanical equipment that has incorporated forged and casted parts and components, mechanical mechanism, hand calculations, material analysis and strong 3D CAD skills (Ideally Solidworks or Inventor) 
They should also be highly motivated and organised with the ability to manage and run their own projects with minimal supervision.

The Senior Mechanical Design Engineer role is focused on the creation of products in line with customer requirements and budget. This requires large amount of communication with Customers, Sales, Procurement and Manufacturing. The role will be required to provide updates to customers and host design reviews internally and externally, visiting sites where necessary.  During commissioning / build phases the role will be expected to support manufacturing to answer questions regarding assembly, operation and testing. Additionally, working with the Sales team the role may have to scope out prospective projects and comment on timings. 


  • Salary - £40,000 - £45,000 
  • Pension 
  • 25 Days Hols + Stats 
  • Project Ownership

Daily Duties:

  • You will be expected to work in line with the business Quality Management System (QMS) with a focus on continuous improvement of the company and products.
  • Design, development and specification of new and existing products where typical design requirements include: 
  • Load bearing components.
  • Specification of pressure control components (valves, pumps and pipework etc)
  • Specification and integration of standard components (e.g., bearings, actuators etc)
  • Electric / Hydraulic / Pneumatic actuation
  • Lifting & Handling points
  • Fabrications
  • Tooling & Fixtures

The role will also require you to:

  • To ensure designs conform to industry, customer and company standards.
  • Select suitable materials, surface finishes, coatings etc for the products intended use.
  • Carry out regular design reviews with the team and/or customer.
  • Analyse designs using suitable tools and liaise with third party design verification company.
  • Carry out value engineering to engineer cost out of the products.
  • Output accurate models, drawings, BOM’s and other technical documents to customers, both internal and external.
  • Check & sign off drawings in line with relevant drawing standards.
  • Carry out engineering changes using revision control procedures.
  • Manage non-conformances.

Senior Mechanical Design Engineer Requirements:

  • A formal Mechanical Engineering Qualification (Degree / HND) 
  • Strong 2D & 3D CAD Modelling & Drafting Skills (SolidWorks preferred)
  • Knowledge of relevant industry standards: (PED, PD5500, EN13445, ASME 8, EN10204 training provided as appropriate)
  • Some knowledge of FE Analysis 
  • Ability to carry out hand calculations (force, torque, bending moments, hoop stress, shear stress etc.).
  • Usage of Document Management Systems (Solidworks PDM Professional preferred).
  • A good knowledge of materials, coatings and finishes including stainless and carbon steels, structural steels, elastomers and performance plastics.
  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes; machining, welding, surface treatments etc.
  • Be able to communicate effectively regarding matters of a technical nature to customers.
  • Experience working with bespoke systems / machine design and manufacture.
  • Design of electro-mechanical systems, hydraulics and pneumatics or associated supply.

This is a great opportunity to work within a small team and be accountable for the complete product lifecycle of projects and programmes. The company offers their customers innovative bespoke solutions for their needs which in turn gives its workforce a good variety of projects from tabletop systems to multi ton heavy duty machinery. 

Commutable from, Bolton, Manchester, Oldham, Preston, Wigan

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This is a UK based opportunity for a Field Service Engineer to install and service/repair mechanical pressing and sawing machinery used within the building industry with this successful global manufacturer based from their site in Dudley. 

Field Service Engineer Role Benefits:

  • £32,000 basic salary, Monday to Friday, £38k - £40k OTE
  • 25 days holiday + paid Bank Holidays.
  • 5% company pension
  • Performance related Annual bonus
  • Life Assurance

Field Service Engineer Role Description

  • In the role of Field Service Engineer you will be installing and attending service/repair visits on mechanical pressing and sawing machinery used within the building industry.
  • You will be covering a UK wide customer base and a van is provided.
  • The basic hours for this role are 40 hours Monday – Friday with expectation for overtime and occasional weekend work. 

Field Service Engineer Skills and Qualifications:

  • Successful candidates will ideally hold both Electrical and Mechanical abilities and will be time served with a relevant Engineering qualification.
  • I would be keen to hear from Multiskilled Engineers who have experience supporting heavy plant or construction machinery.
  • Experience of mechanical breakdowns and fault finding is key to this role, as is an eye for detail and problem solving skills.
  • If you hold good communication skills, are flexible, and able to work independently, then we would love to hear from you.

In return you will joining an existing Field Service team at this successful and thriving manufacturer based from their site in Dudley.

This Field Service Engineer position is commutable from: Dudley, Stourbridge, Halesowen, West Bromwich, Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Walsall and surrounding areas. 

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This is a great opportunity within a leading company’s centre of excellence, which is privately owned and with operations in 20 countries. In the UK, they develop and manufacture bespoke products, with over 90% being exported.

They currently have a number of patents, world firsts and are committed to continuous product development on a concurrent engineering basis. 

Product Development Engineer Package and Benefits

  • £35,000 - £38,000 dependant on experience
  • £4,000 company performance bonus
  • Free life Assurance
  • Joint contributory pension scheme, 
  • Private medical insurance (after a qualifying period)
  • 37.5 hours per week – with flexible hours
  • Early finish on Friday’s

This Product Development Engineer's role is Commutable From: Milton Keynes, Leicester, Peterborough, Rugby, Kettering, Corby, Wellingborough, Banbury, Market Harborough, St Neots

The Role

A vacancy has arisen for an experienced Product Development Engineer within the Research and Development Department providing life-cycle support of existing products across clients range of products. 

This position would suit someone who is currently in a Product Development Engineer role, a Product Engineer, Design Engineer or possibly even a Draughtsman.

Product Development Engineer Key Responsibilities (but not limited to):

  • The Product Development Engineer will be evaluating and implementing design change requests related to the full range of products. 
  • Preparing, maintaining and revision control of 3D CAD models, drawings and BOM’s using SolidWorks and Keytech PLM software, including the updating and correcting of CAD modelling errors in legacy SolidWorks Drawings, Parts and Assemblies.
  • Re-drawing legacy AutoCAD designs in SolidWorks and providing CAD draughting support to Research and Development Engineers.
  • Working closely with and supporting other departments (Production, Production Engineering, Purchasing, Quality) and suppliers to improve existing designs with respect to design for manufacture and assembly.
  • Provide assistance to other departments and suppliers to help solve technical problems during manufacture and assembly.
  • Oversee validation testing required during the design change process and summarise results in a technical report.
  • Provide input to new product development based on experience of existing products. Performance of other tasks as detailed by the Product Development Manager and/or the R&D Manager.

Product Development Engineer Key Skills Required:

  • HNC, HND or Degree in Mechanical and / or Production Engineering (ideally).
  • A minimum of 5 years practical experience in 3D CAD is essential, preferably using SolidWorks.
  • Experience in PLM Systems and document revision control.
  • Familiar with the principles of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T).
  • Experience in a product development and product manufacturing environment.
  • Knowledge of special materials such as austenitic and Duplex stainless steels, hastelloy, titanium, tantalum etc. would be an advantage.
  • Ideally knowledge of permanent joining methods such as welding, brazing, adhesive bonding etc and knowledge of manufacturing processes such as casting, injection moulding, machining, fabrication, forming etc.

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We are currently seeking a Product Development Engineer to join a global manufacturing company who design and develop a range of valves and fittings. The role will be based in organisations West Midlands Design Centre and support the companies European Manufacturing facilities.

Benefits on offer to the right Product Development Engineer:

  • £34,000 - £40,000
  • Contributory pension 5%
  • Life assurance
  • 5 weeks annual holiday, plus statutory days (33 Days)
  • Flexible working hours 

The purpose of the role is to be part of the innovation and concept development team and be responsible for the original design concepts from external and internal customers, project manage the design phase of the projects with costs and manufacturing capability and compliance considerations and be involved in the full lifecycle of design from concept through to production. 

Key Responsibilities of Product Development Engineer

  • The development of design concepts to a fully designed new product in accordance with specified project briefs, whilst achieving minimal cost, manufacturing capability and compliance with relevant standards.
  • Full lifecycle design from concept to production
  • Review existing and new products and recommend improvements/ cost savings.
  • Liaise with marketing and other departments, manufacturing sites, and functions to determine suitable solutions.
  • Be directly involved with the manufacture and testing of prototype products to develop new product concepts with a hands-on role.
  • Participate in cross-functional product development teams.
  • Control of drawings and specifications for products related to UK site.
  • Designing products and producing production drawings to agreed development specification.
  • Liaising with external suppliers on design enquiries.
  • Providing answers / training of newly developed products to the technical team, sales and marketing.

Product Development Engineer Requirements:

  • Strong experience working in the engineering industry as a product development engineer or similar, ideally 5 years plus.
  • Engineering Degree qualified or similar 
  • A background in design and development of new products with experience in non-ferrous metals and metal forming processes.
  • Exposure of design original concept to the design and development of new products.
  • Experience of full product life cycle design including project management.
  • Good experience and competence with 3D CAD
  • Knowledge of FEA stress analysis and FEA simulation software.

This is a great opportunity for a Design / Development Engineer to take full ownership of projects and work with overseas partners.

This role is commutable from: Birmingham, Worcester, Coventry, Wolverhampton, Cannock, Redditch

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


We are Assisting an organisation based in the Manchester location in their search for a Multi Skilled Engineer to join their already well established team. 

Ideally the Multi Skilled Engineer will hold both electrical and mechanical abilities and be Gas safe registered. 

This Multi Skilled Engineer position is commutable from: Manchester / Salford / Stretford / Openshaw / Stockport 

Benefits and Salary for the Multi-Skilled Engineer:

  • Salary: £31,000 - £34,000  
  • Pension
  • Laptop
  • Tools
  • 22+5days holiday
  • Uniform, Pension
  • Overtime available

Ideally the Multi Skilled Engineer will hold the following: 

  • (Gas Safe Registered would be at an advantage) 
  • Previous experience within a Site Engineer position – proven experience conducting electrical and mechanical work 
  • Fault finding abilities is a must for the this 
  • Experience in Industrial electrical engineering / maintenance is essential to this role. 
  • Experience with: PLC’s, Hydraulics & Pneumatics, Motors, Drives, Inverters, Conveyor systems, Pumps and Gearboxes, Furnace Burners / Gas Burners 
  • Apprentice trained holding a formal qualification within Electrical engineering / 
  • Qualified to 17th / 18th edition 
  • Flexibility is key as there may be a call out Rota in place

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Is it time for you to be thinking about a new career?  We are looking for an experienced Environmental Health and Safety Supervisor within a well- established organisation, who throughout the pandemic, have continued with production regardless.

Theirs is a growing market-place, a unique working environment, and they are able to you, as their Environmental Health and Safety Supervisor the chance to continue to grow and utilise your considerable experience.

Environmental Health and Safety Supervisor Benefits:

  • £38,000 - £42,000
  • Excellent Pension and Holidays
  • You would be joining a stable, busy manufacturing organisation who have predicted further growth 
  • A very friendly business
  • Excellent long-term prospects

Environmental Health and Safety Supervisor Duties:

  • Inspect and assess the environment
  • Ensure the manufacturing sites comply with government environmental and safety regulations ISO 14001 : 2015
  • Prevent accidents and protect the employees
  • Present monthly meetings
  • Participate in the revision of the HAZOP analysis
  • Initiate and monitor 5 year plan with regards to safety and environmental objectives
  • Lead investigations after incident, accident or near miss
  • Lead investigations into any environmental discrepancies in terms of emissions, waste and pollution
  • You will be the main point of contact for authorities and legal agencies
  • Risk assessments

Environmental Health and Safety Supervisor Requirements:

  • NEBOS/IBOSH qualified and significant experiencee
  • Calm, patient and assertive, with excellent negotiation, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and organisational skills.
  • Capable of acquiring and applying detailed legal, technical, and regulatory information.
  • Membership of a professional body such as the Institute of Occupational Health and Safety 

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We are currently recruiting for a international organisation based in Manchester in their search for X2 CNC Machine Shop Engineers to join their already established team. 

Benefits on offer to the CNC Machine Shop Engineers:

  • Salary: £31,000 
  • Great Pension 
  • 25+8days holiday 
  • Life Assurance 
  • Health care 
  • Company Bonus 
  • Monday to Thursday Role / Every Friday off. 
  • Working Afternoons / No weekends 

Ideally the CNC Machine Shop Engineer will have the following: 

  • Previous experience within a Similar role 
  • Experience with 3,4 & 5 AXIS vertical machining 
  • Knowledge of operating CMM Machines
  • Practical experience of manufacturing techniques 
  • Previous experience in Operating a CNC / CMM Machines 
  • Checking of drawing where required when using CMM Machines 
  • Holding a formal qualification in Engineering 

This role is commutable from the following locations: Stretford / Sale / Stockport / Salford

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