Job Description

The Planner / Buyer will be responsible for purchasing and negotiating fabrication materials from one or more vendors in support of the site strategy.  This requires evaluating vendor quotes and services to determine the most desirable suppliers, a familiarity with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within the manufacturing procurement field. 

Planner / Buyer Salary, Hours and Benefits

  • Salary £28,000 - £30,000 dependant on experience
  • 7:30am – 4:00pm, 1:30pm finish on Friday’s (37.5 hours per week)
  • 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

Planner / Buyer Candidate Specification

  • Minimum of 2 - 5 years of procurement experience, preferably in a heavy manufacturing or industrial environment.
  • Proficient computer skills in MS Office. (Word, Excel, Outlook), with excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Purchasing & Engineering Change experience in an MRP environment
  • Strong ability to assess engineering drawings and proceed to RFQ based on supplier capability, strong negotiating skills, ability to multitask, prioritize work and work closely with other departments.
  • Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within the procurement field.
  • Be able to take responsibility for resolution of issues.
  • You should be self-motivated, and results orientated and be able to work to time constraints & use own initiatives to solve problems.

Planner / Buyer Key Tasks

  • Buying responsibility for designated fabrication vendors to support plant & chamber production.
  • Ensure inventory levels are kept within set targets.
  • Support efforts to reduce RAW & WIP inventory.
  • Identify opportunities & support efforts to reduce cost.
  • Support NPPD activities, when requested.

Key Responsibilities (but not limited to)

  • Works with operations, planning and organizing all tasks.
  • The Planner / Buyer will review purchase request for material via MRP or manual purchase requisition.
  • Monitor purchase orders & net demand schedules to ensure required ‘need dates’ are achieved.
  • Must be able to develop excellent working relationship with both internal and external customers as well as suppliers.
  • Maintain supplier relationships in order to drive cost reductions while continually achieving the highest level of quality material.
  • Ability to interface with company and supplier senior management. Excellent negotiation, presentation, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Plan & expedite the required material to ensure availability to meet production demand whilst maintaining inventory levels to a minimum and in line with set targets.

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

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WORKS SUPERVISOR

This business has a long and proven history, going back over 100 years. They have progressed to become a market leader in high precision engineering, working with some of the world's leading companies.

They are part of a group of companies with a core interest in the manufacture of components for a variety of industries. Their advanced technology and commitment to quality and service has set them apart from others in their field.

Works Supervisor Role Overview

Reporting to the Production Manager, the Workshop Supervisor will oversee approximately 50 staff, on a double day shift, consisting of Team Leader, Operators, Laborers and Apprentices.

Salary: £40,000 per annum
Shifts: Double Days

Commutable From: Derby, Nottingham, Leicester, Loughborough, Burton upon Trent, 

Candidate Requirements

  • The Works Supervisor will have proven experience of supervising or managing in an engineering / manufacturing environment.
  • Machining exposure, particularly grinding would be highly advantageous.
  • Willing and able to work double days shifts.
  • A good communicator, who is able to mentor and get the best out people. 

Works Supervisor Key Responsibilities (but not limited to)

  • Maximise ‘lights out’ machining to increase Productivity and record this in TEAMS.
  • Ensure prior to the end of shift, all applicable machines are set up to run lights out, ensuring the Production Priority database is updated with the latest plans and actions which can be shared by all colleagues.
  • Explore ways of increasing Productivity with further possible unmanned or multi manning and conduct trials to reduce stock allowance for grinding which will reduce machining times. Conduct machining trials using tooling representatives and experts in the field. 
  • Monitor and review operator production efficiencies against targets and carry out any actions where targets are not met with the assistance of the Production team. Monitor and review machine utilisation against targets and carry out any actions where targets are not met with the assistance of the Production team.
  • Use ANDON boards to assist in the monitoring of Productivity and educate operators in the importance of booking accuracy.
  • Expect multi manning wherever possible. Always question areas that are not and consider options of how to improve this.
  • The Works Supervisor will implement LEAN techniques including 6S throughout the works. Aim for continuous improvement in order to save time and money.
  • Ensure all completed work is moved onto the next operation by operators and not left in racks for others to move.
  • Regularly review and update the skills' matrix plan to Identify areas of weakness within work cells and operators to ensure we have a fully skilled and flexible workforce.
  • Attend daily factory tour and include team leaders for their input.
  • Update machine capabilities to assist in planning the production requirements.
  • Communicate plans and instructions to colleagues during shift change handover and supply daily email for reference and for others to continue with the required actions.
  • Use initiative to make decisions, challenge set plans and try out new ideas.

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

 

TOOLING ENGINEER

A fantastic opportunity for a Tooling Engineer has become available.

This facility is their Flagship site, and renowned for being very busy, but a very friendly organisation. They have enjoyed recent investment, and are looking for a Tooling Engineer to strengthen their Toolroom.

As their Tooling Engineer, you will ensure tooling capability, and provide operational support and tooling improvement solutions to existing and new programs

Commutable from Cannock, Lichfield, Barton Under Needwood, Tamworth, Atherstone, Derby, Stafford, Walsall and Loughborough 

BENEFITS OF A TOOLING ENGINEER

  • £41,500 (Including Shift Premium)
  • 3 shifts
  • All PPE provided including safety
  • Overtime Paid
  • Superb long-term progression
  • Steady busy manufacturing organisation
  • Very friendly organisation
  • Flagship site

DUTIES OF A TOOLING ENGINEER

  • Ensure tooling capability 
  • Provide operational support and tooling improvement solutions
  • Ensure safe use of handling equipment, crane / lifting gear
  • Maintenance of PM schedule on tooling
  • Maintain register of tooling related costs and downtime
  • Maintain sufficient critical spares
  • Support onsite and offsite trials 
  • Lead opportunities for efficiency improvements

REQUIREMENTS OF TOOLING ENGINEER

  • You will have relevant experience as a Tooling Engineer
  • To have the ability to interpret and generate and maintain process documentation
  • This would suit a “people person” 
  • Flexible to work shifts and Overtime as and when needed.

This is a wonderful opportunity to be part of a large, multi-company with other facilities all over the world

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

 

CMM OPERATOR PROGRAMMER

Are you a CMM OPERATOR / PROGRAMMER looking for an Immediate start?  A role has become available for an experienced CMM Operator / Programmer to work alternating Double Day shifts on 3- 6 month fixed term contract.

This is for a busy Manufacturing organisation, offering great experience and a very friendly team 

Benefits on offer CMM OPERATOR PROGRAMMER

  • £14.94 per hour
  • 3 month fixed term contract with strong possibility of extending to 6 months
  • Double Days shifts 
  • Immediate start available

DUTIES OF CMM OPERATOR PROGRAMMER

  • To programme and operate the CMM using the online/ offline systems
  • To produce dimensional reports which are both accurate and robust demonstrating the status and condition of sample parts, including PIST scores and SPC when required
  • To support production and ensure parts are measured to CAD / fixtures / drawings, working to PPAP standard ensuring ok parts are produced for the customers on time while reporting any non-conformances
  • To produce accurate measurement reports using CMM
  • To provide additional Support to the project Quality Engineers with gauge R&R and SPC
  • To provide ISIR to support the PPAP, 
  • Support and Assist with First off and any other Quality issues and investigations 
  • These duties are not ‘limited’ or ‘fixed’ and you may be required to take on      additional reasonable responsibilities, as our business needs change.

REQUIREMENTS OF A CMM OPERATOR PROGRAMMER

  • Previous experience in operating CMM machines especially PC- DMIS & ITP software 
  • Previous Quality experience.
  • Ability to read cad / drawing data and understand GD&T 
  • Computer Literate with good working knowledge of Microsoft
  • Must be able to work as part of a team and be prepared to be flexible as deadlines & priorities sometimes change
  • Ability to communicate confidently at all levels is essential
  • Organised 
  • Good Time and Attendance record

Commutable from: Birmingham, Dudley, Wolverhampton, Coventry, Sutton Coldfield, Redditch, Tamworth, Walsall

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

 

CNC TURNER

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

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

Benefits on offer to the CNC Turner

  • Salary: £31,000 
  • Great Pension 
  • 25+8days holiday 
  • Life Assurance 
  • Health care 
  • Company Bonus 
  • Working Double Days Role / Morning & Afternoons 

Ideally the CNC Turner 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
  • 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

 

MAINTENANCE ELECTRICIAN

I am looking to recruit a Maintenance Electrician role for a leading global organisation within the Manufacturing sector. This is an exciting opportunity to work within a team to provide breakdown cover and maintain machinery and Automation equipment.

The shifts for the Maintenance Electrician role are 4 on 4 off days and nights 6-6.

  • Salary £39,268 
  • 23 Days Holiday
  • Company Pension 
  • Sick pay based on length of service, up to 24 weeks

Along with an NVQ Level 3/ ONC / HNC / HND / City & Guilds in Electrical Engineering and 18th Edition trained. The ideal Maintenance Electrician must come from a manufacturing or packaging environment. Injection Mould experience would also be beneficial. 

The Maintenance Electrician role will include and require you to have the following experience:

  • To provide shift breakdown cover on all machines, automation equipment and any ancillary equipment.
  • To provide PPM on machines, automation equipment and any ancillary equipment.
  • To work in an efficient and safe manner on breakdown repairs on all equipment
  • To support and implement progressive improvements of our existing manufacturing automation processes working with both internal and external resources

We are keen to talk to Maintenance Engineers and Multi Skilled Engineers with an Electrical bias who can commute to Leicester, Corby, Peterborough, and Grantham.

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

 

ACCOUNT MANAGER

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Account Manager who has strong experience in the Manufacturing or IT Sales/Solutions industry. As the Account Manager it will be your role to grow sales with the existing accounts and new accounts. 

  • Starting Salary - £45,000 + DOE
  • Very high Commission Scheme  
  • Hybrid Working
  • Private Medical Insurance 
  • Company Car + Onsite Parking 

If you have experience as an Account Manager from either the Manufacturing or IT Sales/Solutions/Software background, then this could be the ideal position for you. 

Account Manager Duties:

  • Deliver commercial presentations, proposals & negotiate on behalf of the company
  • Attend customer meetings and provide monthly and quarterly sales forecasts
  • Identify, implement & manage revenue growth campaigns
  • Promote the cross-selling of equipment, service & consumable products
  • Respond to RFP (Request for Proposal), RFQ (Request for Quotes) & commercial tenders on behalf of the company

Account Manager Requirements:

  • Experience in a similar role, proven track record of sales success.
  • Preferred experience in a Retail B2B environment IT solutions related sales experience.
  • Experience of an established Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system and its application and importance in day-to-day duties
  • MS Office proficiency with a good understanding of IT, software & IT solutions
  • Full driving license

This is an exciting role and suitable for someone who has previously worked as an Account Manager, Sales Manager, Account Director, Business Development Manager, Area Sales Manager or Sales Manager

This role is commutable from: Birmingham, Tamworth, Worcester, Derby, Burton on Trent, Coventry, Sutton Coldfield, Solihull, Cannock, Walsall, Telford or Rugby

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Sales Engineering Recruitment Support since 1994