Job Description

A role has become available for a Buyer, within a well-known, house-hold brand Manufacturing Company.

Their product range is huge, with a multitude of different products.  This is a fast-paced environment and the role of Buyer, would suit an energetic, 

This Buyer role is commutable from Manchester, Rochdale, Bury, Bolton, Halifax, Oldham and Blackburn

Benefits on Offer:

  • £30,000 
  • Excellent Pension and holidays
  • Busy, friendly manufacturing organisation
  • Long established manufacturing Business
  • Well respected and well known
  • A genuine chance to make an impact

Duties of Buyer:

  • Purchase ordering
  • Scheduling using SAP data
  • Supplier evaluation
  • Contract price negotiation
  • You will gain an understanding of their products
  • Selection of suppliers

Requirement for Buyer:

  • To have experience of MRP systems
  • You will have gained your experience from within a fast- paced manufacturing environment
  • Experience of Purchase Ordering and scheduling
  • To have an understanding of forecast changes and amendments
  • Supplier evaluation and selection exposure
  • To keep cool under pressure
  • Resilient and reliable
  • Ideally, you will be Apprentice trained
  • Happy to work Nights
  • We are looking for significant experience in Toolmaking, on new or existing tooling
  • Plenty of experience of using standard Toolroom equipment
  • Improving experience would be highly advantageous

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



This is an excellent opportunity for a Senior Buyer, with engineering processes exposure, to work with a leading manufacturing of advanced process technology company, 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

  • £43,000
  • Monday to Thursday, 7:30am – 4pm, 12:30pm 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

Senior Buyer Person Specification

The Senior Buyer will have sound knowledge of Purchasing procedures and practices; good general understanding of business and the role of Purchasing. Your experience will include:

  • Must have knowledge of engineering processes, machining and / or fabrication knowledge would be useful, with a good level of education, preferably CIPS and/or degree level.
  • Well organised with good time management skills; able to prioritise. You will be self-motivated and able to work on your own initiative, with a high level of personal and professional integrity.
  • Strong negotiation skills, strong contractual and commercial competence.
  • Ability to work within a team environment, and to identify and exploit opportunities.
  • Strong analytical and presentational skills, a good team player with excellent communication skills.
  • Flexible and able to adapt/change strategies to meet differing circumstances. Ability to promote the role of Purchasing to colleagues in other functions within the organisation.
  • Strong computer skills with good knowledge of MS Office

Senior Buyer Key Responsibilities

  • Proactively optimise the supply of goods and services in line with timing requirements and to the correct quality, to reduce costs and continuously improve service from the company supply chain, whilst providing exemplary customer service.
  • Provide a day-to-day purchasing and tendering function to achieve the objectives of the Company, ensuring outsourced parts are to optimum value, required quality and delivered on time; to develop and communicate appropriate strategic plans to achieve these objectives.
  • The Senior Buyer will develop and maintain low-cost sources of supply in line with Company policy, responsible for identifying potential savings, with a responsibility for cost reduction initiatives.
  • Monitor all key suppliers, ensuring corrective action as needed for any identified quality issues. To plan, hold and report on regular key supplier meetings.
  • Liaise with customer departments to ensure early involvement in new projects. Ensure that Purchasing take the lead in all aspects of the supplier relationship.
  • Keep the Procurement Manager fully briefed on all key issues, as well as working within the Outsource team and support the Outsource Manager.
  • Deputise for the Procurement Manager as and when required, undertake specific projects as and when required, and develop KPI and presentation tools for information sharing across the EMEA group.

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Purchasing Recruitment Support since 1994


A global manufacturing company, very much at the very forefront of new technology have a requirement for a Senior Sourcing Buyer.  With nearly 100 years of experience behind them, supplying into120 countries worldwide, they are the market leader in their field.  A role for a Senior Sourcing Buyer is now available.  We are looking for a skilled and experienced individual with excellent procurement experience, coupled with strategic thinking and the ability to multi -task, and manage day to day site sourcing issues.

This is an exception opportunity to join a World Class manufacturing company.

This role is commutable from Redditch, Alcester, Worcester, Bromsgrove, Alvechurch, Leamington Spa, Banbury, Evesham and Tewksbury

Benefits of Senior Sourcing Buyer

  • £Negotiable
  • Day’s role
  • Large, long established successful Business
  • Free Parking
  • Genuine long-term career prospects available
  • Modern management approach
  • Excellent work / life balance 

Duties of Senior Sourcing Buyer

  • Working closely with the Purchasing Manger on the rollout of global sourcing strategies for commodities, and show an understanding of current and future demands
  • Supplier improvement and cost reduction opportunities
  • Ensure supply of purchased material
  • Identify supply chain risks
  • Supplier relationship management activities
  • Identify cost improvement opportunities
  • Manage supplier contracts and lead contract negotiation
  • Conduct supplier analysis

Requirement of Senior Sourcing Buyer

  • Degree level or equivalent experience in Procurement and Sourcing
  • You will have previous buying experience gained from within a manufacturing environment
  • Strategic and tactical procurement experience 
  • Contract management and an understanding of contractual law
  • A curious, creative problem solver
  • Strong negotiator
  • Excel, Word and Powerpoint knowledge
  • A strong self-starter

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Purchasing Recruitment Support since 1994


We are recruiting for an experienced FLT counterbalance driver / Warehouse Operative to work within a fast-paced factory environment.

Experience and responsibilities for this FLT counterbalance driver/warehouse operative – PM shift role:

  • Must have a current FLT counterbalance license with a minimum of 2 years experience
  • Ability to read technical drawings. 
  • Good organisation & communication skills essential. 
  • Checking ‘Work in progress’ at various stages of the production process to make sure all component parts are there; labels are there, and the job is ready for welding. 
  • Always follow all Health & Safety rules in the workplace, without fail. This means behaving in accordance with the company Health & Safety guidelines.
  • Ensure all work activities are geared towards achieving collective Operational KPI`s.
  • Always follow Company procedures and processes.

Personal Attributes for this FLT counterbalance driver/warehouse operative – PM shift role:

  • Good communication skills
  • Flexible can-do attitude. 
  • Ability to adapt to new technology and work to timetables and deadlines 
  • to improve and implement best practice
  • A flexible attitude to work

Hours and salary for this FLT counterbalance driver/warehouse operative – PM shift role:

  • Monday to Thursday – 2pm to 10.30pm
  • Friday – 2pm to 8pm
  • Hourly Rate – £11.00 per hour
  • Weekly Bonus - £75 per week
  • Overtime during the week at x 1.33
  • Overtime during the weekend at x 1.5

The following areas are easily commutable for this role as a FLT counterbalance/warehouse operative – Derby, Burton, Tamworth, Nottingham, and  Mansfield 

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


This is an excellent opportunity either for an industrial Technical Sales Engineer or Sales Engineer from a manufacturing background who has knowledge of the Factory Automation Division. 

  • Starting Salary - £28,000 - £30,000 - DOE
  • Company subsidised pension scheme
  • Private Medical Insurance 
  • 23 Days Annual holiday plus Bank Holidays 

As a Technical Sales Engineer you will be working as part of a division who is responsible for delivering a wide array of solutions and technologies into a varied customer base. These customers are typically working with automation technology and need to know everything from data about a single sensor through to help with full systems. 

Technical Sales Engineer Duties:

  • Provide technical support to UK customers & sales colleagues for all company product types responding to technical queries received from all sources (email, phone, www, etc)
  • Providing solutions for customer problems using company products
  • Participate in trade shows and Exhibitions and assist with marketing activities as required
  • External sales projects as required. May be product or industry specific
  • Updating and maintaining the Company CRM System with respect to customer accounts, customer contact details, visit reports and customer appointments etc

Technical Sales Engineer Requirements:

  • An HNC/HND or Higher technical qualifications in either electrical/ Electro-Mechanical/ Electronic Engineering 
  • Technical qualifications in Electrical, Electronics or IT is preferable but not essential
  • Understanding Engineering data sheets and technical documents
  • An understanding of Electrical schematics or Industrial systems
  • Understanding of industrial automation. Understanding IT system topology 

This is an exciting role and suitable for someone who has previously worked as an Internal Sales Engineer, Sales Engineer, Technical Sales Engineer, Account manager or Business development manager in the manufacturing or automation sector.

This role is commutable from: Manchester, Ashton-Under-Lyne, Stockport, Oldham, Rochdale, Bury, Droylsden

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Sales Engineering Recruitment Support since 1994


Are you a Mechanical Maintenance Fitter actively seeking a new opportunity? Are you looking for a company who can offer stability – then this might just be the role for you!

We are currently assisting a Manufacturing organisation based in the Lancashire Area who are actively recruiting for X2 Mechanical maintenance Fitters. They already have a well-established maintenance team on site and due to production they continue to grow. This is a exciting opportunity for a keen and driven individual. 

The Mechanical maintenance fitter position is commutable from the following locations: Blackburn / Bolton / Oldham / Burnley 

Shift in place: The mechanical maintenance fitter will be required to work a Continental shift – 2days on – 2Nights on 4Off – working 7am till 7pm and 7pm till 7am. 

Benefits the Mechanical Maintenance Fitter will received: 

  • Salary £40,000 +
  • 20Days holiday – 
  • Service days included 
  • Great Pension 
  • Health care
  • Plenty of Overtime – paying great rates
  • Free Parking
  • Canteen. 


  • Carrying out planned preventative maintenance (PPM) on factory machines
  • Overhaul, upkeep, and repair of all plant machines
  • Responding to breakdowns
  • Overhaul of gearboxes, pumps and motors, Temp Controllers, Granulator’s, Shredders. 
  • Repairs to pneumatics and hydraulics
  • Previous experience as a Mechanical Maintenance Engineer/ Fitter in a manufacturing or production environment
  • We are looking for a proactive individual who can work well within a team but also to their own initiative. 
  • Ideally the right individual with be Apprentice trained. 
  • Holding a NVQ Level 3 or City & Guilds in Mechanical engineering

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


CNC MILLER - Nights Role

An outstanding opportunity has arisen for a CNC Miller to work Permanent Nights with Milling experience.

Are you a CNC Miller holding experience with FANUC Controls and 4&5 AXIS, are you seeking a new opportunity as well as looking to join a Busy & Friendly Manufacturing organisation. If so we have a fantastic opportunities to join a leading organisation based in the Manchester locations.

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

Benefits on offer to the CNC Miller

  • Salary: £33,583
  • Great Pension
  • 25+8days holiday
  • Life Assurance
  • Health care
  • Company Bonus
  • Plenty of Over time

Working Permanent Nights Sunday to Thursday 10pm till 6am

Ideally the CNC Miller will have the following:

  • Previous experience within a Similar role
  • Experience with 4&5 AXIS Vertical Milling Machines
  • Knowledge of operating CMM Machines
  • Run Milling Machine after setting and ensuring that quality is maintained throughout the entire production run.
  • Practical experience of manufacturing techniques
  • Previous experience in Operating a CNC / CMM Machines
  • Checking of drawing where required when using CMM Machines
  • Ideally we are looking for this individual to hold previous experience with CNC machinery and CMM.
  • Time Served Engineer
  • Holding a formal qualification in Engineering

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