Job Description

A global manufacturing facility are looking for a Production Manager to strengthen their Senior Management team.  This is an impressive, busy facility, and the role of Production Manager, is to continue to develop their culture of operational and lean excellence.

As the Production Manager, you will be a key member of the Leadership team, where you will provide strategic and operational support, driving forward improvements.  

This is a truly World Class manufacturing organisation, you would be given the opportunity to showcase your considerable experience and continue to grow as this business continues to go from strength to strength.

The role is commutable from Birkenhead, Warrington, Bootle, Wigan, Liverpool, Huyton, Skermsdale and Widnes

Benefits for Production Manager

  • £48,000 - £52,000
  • Excellent car allowance - £7,500
  • Very generous Bonus
  • Busy, friendly manufacturing business
  • Canteen
  • Free parking
  • Plenty of scope and growthin a fantastic working environment

Duties of The Production Manager

  • You will be a key member of the Leadership team
  • Providing strategic and operational support
  • Champion continuous improvements
  • Day to day management of the Production Team
  • Production Planning and control of Manufacturing
  • Plant layout, including machines and labour utilisation
  • Involvement with machine optimisations – performance calculations
  • Scrap reductions
  • Labour efficiencies
  • KPI Indicators and Progress Plans
  • Resources Planning

Requirement for Production Manager

  • Significant Production Management experience 
  • You will have gained your experience from within a high- volume manufacturing environment
  • Experience of planning and organisational skills
  • Lean manufacturing exposure
  • To have a good understanding of working within a unionised environment
  • We are looking for a true people person, a natural leader who can motivate and inspire your team
  • Your positive and committed approach, will uplift, and inspire your team to be their very best.

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



I am currently recruiting for Manufacturing Operatives to join a well-established company based in the Greater Manchester area.

Package Available:

  • Permanent role paying £20,681 per annum (paid monthly)
  • 28 Days holiday including bank holidays
  • Contributory pension
  • Free parking
  • All PPE provided

Hours and salary for this manufacturing operative’s role:

  • Week 1 – Monday to Friday – 6am to 2pm
  • Week 2 – Monday to Thursday – 2pm to 10:30pm and Friday – 1pm to 5:30pm

This manufacturing operative’s role will involve but not be limited to:

  • To dispense materials and operate process equipment in Granulation, Blending, Compression and Coating sections whilst adhering to Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP).
  • To adhere to company policies and practices as laid down and trained and maintain a high standard of cleanliness whilst carrying out procedures.
  • Compression suite: To run all types of compression machines in use in manufacturing department and their specific processes.
  • Granulation suite: To granulate from all suites contained in manufacturing department and their specific processes
  • Dispensary suite: To dispense batch ingredients and facilitate its specific processes
  • Cleaning suite: To clean intermediate bulk containers (IBC) and complete daily sanitization routine of purified water outlets.
  • Coating suite: To coat tablets to specification and specific processes

Essential experience required for this manufacturing operative’s role role:

  • Previous employment experience in the pharmaceutical manufacturing or food production industry.
  • Ability and initiative to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Good standard of Maths, minimum GCSE Level 3
  • Good standard of English, Minimum GCSE Level 3, both written and verbal, as accurate record keeping, completion of documentation and communication with other department personnell is essential.
  • Knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)

Personal Attributes for this manufacturing operatives role:

  • Good communication skills
  • Flexible ‘can-do’ attitude
  • Ability to adapt to new working practises

This role is commutable from Bolton, Wigan, Rochdale and Manchester

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


Our Client is a Made in Britain company, with many, many years of history behind them. They continue to lead and innovate in their industry, due to being part of the corporation who are the leading global provider in their industry. 

Test Development Engineer Function:

The Test Development Engineer is a support team member in the Product Development department. The role is running quality assurance tests on New Product Integration & for continual improvement of current products.

This is a hands-on testing role of prototypes and production products. Feedback and analysis from the products tested are required to continually improve the design with the Product Development team.

This role has a direct impact on the business achieving increased market share and return through cost effective and timely development of innovative products which comply with National and International Standards

Test Development Engineer Salary: £40,000, 39 hours per week

Commutable From: Coventry, Solihull, Redditch, Rugby, Banbury, Daventry

Candidate Requirements

  • The Test Development Engineer will be qualified to a minimum of HND/HNC in a suitable engineering discipline, this can be electrical or mechanical, but you will have a good appreciation of both disciplines.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to work effectively independently or part of a project team.
  • The ability to analyse and compile testing data from the tests performed.
  • Proactive and pragmatic: find the most cost-effective solutions to yield the best test results.
  • Possess good analytical skills and be proficient in Microsoft applications, Word, Excel.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to prioritise their workload and meet deadlines.
  • Ideally the candidate will have skills in gas/ fuel technology together with the ability to understand electrical circuit diagrams and formulate new when required.

Key Responsibilities (but not limited to)

  • The Test Development Engineer will be capable of setting up and monitoring tests, preparing models for submission to the appropriate test authority.
  • Develop in conjunction with the project team, the gas and electrical sub systems used within the product.
  • Interpret marketing briefs into tangible product that can be manufactured within the business capabilities.
  • Develop new products in line with best practice and a number of National / International Standards, briefly EN30-1-1 International Gas Safety Standard and BS EN 60335 Appliance Safety Standards for Electrical and DF Appliances. Also working to USA and other Regionally different Standards.
  • Support & manage testing, writing and publishing detailed and comprehensive test reports internally and management of risk for the team, producing both technical presentations and applied samples as and when required in support of sales for customer demonstration and information
  • Create and maintain internal design and test verification test methods in line with the latest approval standards.
  • Be accountable for accurate and timely release of testing data, including signoffs of quality control data as acceptable
  • Maintain programmes throughout the NPI process. Be adept at drawing on internal knowledge as well as industry and/or academic resources in reaching testing conclusions.
  • Actively support test time reduction through Continuous Improvement principles and promote 5S principles within the test department.

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


Client is a Made in Britain company, with many, many years of history behind them. They continue to lead and innovate in their industry, due to being part of the corporation who are the leading global provider in their industry. 

This role would suit someone with significant experience in a similar role in a manufacturing environment, ideally within pressings, assembly, fabrication, sheet metal or a related industry.

Manufacturing Engineer Function:

  • The Manufacturing Engineer will be responsible for delivering and maintaining a well-engineered manufacturing process with quality controls, operator accountability and performance monitoring built in. 
  • The role will include provision of documentation and training support to ensure all operator actions and decisions are clearly and unambiguously understood by the production operators and their manager.
  • You will also be responsible for making sure the department manager and operators know how the process should be maintained and what the limits of its capability are. 
  • The Manufacturing Engineer will also provide real-time process support to the production team and will make sure process problems are quickly brought to the attention of the manager. 
  • You will be responsible for highlighting and evaluating improvement opportunities and for making clear the likely consequences of any proposed change. 
  • Where appropriate you will take the lead, facilitate or just monitor any process change that is authorised by the department manager.

Manufacturing Engineer Salary: £40,000, 39 hours per week

This Manufacturing Engineer role is commutable from: Coventry, Solihull, Redditch, Rugby, Banbury, Daventry

Candidate Requirements

  • Significant experience in a similar role in a manufacturing environment, ideally within pressings, assembly, fabrication, sheet metal or related industry.
  • A manufacturing engineering qualification to degree level (or equivalent experience) with production process design bias and a proven record of accomplishment of delivering results.
  • Familiarity with manufacturing systems techniques such as Lean, SMED, SPC, Process loading, PFMEA, 5S, Standard work, Poke Yoke, visual management, operator maintenance, Spaghetti diagrams, Yamazumi, single piece flow, no fault forward, kan-ban material control and VSM.
  • The capability to use Solidworks, Draftsight, AutoCAD systems to create tooling or layout specifications and drawings.
  • The capability to use Radan in order to program Laser, Turret Punch, Folders, etc
  • Familiar with H&S and risk assessments and strategies to eliminate workplace hazards.
  • Able to exploit the use of PC based systems and MS office tools to support the needs of the role.

In Addition

  • Familiar with the requirements of Quality Management Systems and Quality planning processes required to support ISO 9001 and to drive continuous improvement.
  • Able to create standard operating procedures and work instructions, have an understanding of ladder logic and able to read engineering drawings and schematic diagrams.
  • Well organised and methodical, and able to plan work to balance conflicting priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Administration skills, able to keep calm in a crisis, reliable attendance and good timekeeping.
  • Flexible and able to respond to occasional unusual working hours and weekends.
  • Work well as part of a team and also alone
  • Experienced of working in a fast-paced environment where variants are high and lead times are short.

Key Responsibilities (but not limited to)

  • The Manufacturing Engineer will reduce and eliminate workplace hazards and ensure continuous improvements to workplace health and safety.
  • Design new systems, equipment and processes for the introduction of new products or the improvement of existing ones. Supporting and Leading Continuous Improvement projects, driving out waste, reducing downtime and improving OTIFEF delivery to customers.
  • Target inefficiencies quickly using problem solving techniques such as A3’s, Pareto, Ishikawa, and Root Cause Analysis. Support, cost estimate and document all engineering changes.
  • Ensure non-conformances within production are eliminated and controls are in place to prevent reoccurrences and ensure all manufacturing processes are supported by the necessary training, documentation and Quality Controls.
  • Create, improve, and review Standard Operating Procedures. Support the introduction of new products and changes to current products into production. Ensure all documentation is relevant and up to date.
  • Improve manufacturing efficiency by analysing and planning work flow, space requirements, equipment layout, and visual controls.
  • Develop and evaluate manufacturing processes by studying product requirements; researching, designing, modifying, and testing manufacturing methods and equipment; conferring with equipment vendors. As well as designing and implement data driven product quality and process capability improvements by designing testing methods; testing finished- product and processes; establishing standards and confirming repeatability within manufacturing processes, including 8D analysis

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


A leading manufacturer are now seeking an experienced Health and Safety Manager to lead with all H&S processes, policies, legislation and legal obligations across all site operations.


  • Competitive salary of up to £38,000 dependent on skills and experience
  • Company pension
  • Site based at 1 manufacturing location in Telford


  • Lead the development of H&S objectives/targets and implementation of best practices. 
  • Prioritise H&S actions/initiatives and successfully transfer these to operational plans relevant to the level of risk.
  • Ensure H&S systems and policies are applied across all departments.
  • Provide Qualitative and quantitative information on H&S including performance statistics and reviews.
  • Lead the completion of H&S incident investigations and Learning Reviews.
  • Proactively drive the development of on-site H&S competencies and approve H&S changes in design and operations.
  • Management, co-ordinate and Delivery of inspiring H&S training.


  • Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health and/or Environmental
  • Minimum of general certification in NEBOSH
  • Minimum 5 year’s, experience in EHS/Safety Management
  • Experience in dealing with regulatory agencies (HSE, Environment Agency, Councils)
  • Understanding and experience of Safety / Environmental Management Systems inc ISO 45001
  • I would welcome applications from candidates who have gained experience within a manufacturing environment.
  • A superb communicator
  • Proactive, hands-on approach

The Health, Safety and Environemnt Manager role is commutable from Wolverhampton, Walsall,  Shrewsbury, Telford, Stafford, Cannock and surrounding areas.

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


Are you a Multi-Skilled Maintenance engineer who holds an electrical biased background?.

Are you currently seeking a New Exciting opportunity within the Liverpool Area?. If so we currently have a fantastic role to join a Busy & Friendly organisation, This is a opportunity to join a already existing Maintenance team and to join a Leading International organisation.

This Multi-Skilled role is commutable from the following locations: Warrington / Wigan / Liverpool / St Helens /Leigh

Salary: £42,000 to £43,000


  • 25+8days holiday
  • Pension
  • Income protection
  • Overtime
  • Training
  • Parking

Shift: Days and Afternoon NO Nights – NO Weekends – When working the Afternoon Shift – you get every Friday off

Ideally the Multi-Skilled maintenance engineer will hold the following experience

  • Fault finding abilities with PLC’s
  • Experience with Hydraulics & Pneumatics
  • ABB Robot programs
  • To maintain all plant, equipment and facilities, supporting production with repairs in the event of breakdown and any installation work, also to support all continuous improvement work as required throughout the facility.
  • Responsible for completing planned maintenance schedules, ensuring all machines are handed back to production, safe and fit for purpose, complete relevant paperwork and report and rectify any faults found over and above the schedule.
  • Responsible for the inspection, fault finding and rectification of problems to equipment and hand back the equipment safe and fit for purpose, complete relevant paperwork and inform production and management of any impending failure to the plant ensuring that equipment is safe at all times.
  • To carry out electrical and mechanical isolations for employee’s safety and follow current regulations and guidelines applicable to the position.
  • Implement continuous improvement plans and projects.
  • Generate reports as and when required for the Operations Manager.
  • Assist in ensuring the plant is a safe and healthy place to work by carrying out the actions of the HSE Committee and workplace inspections as directed by the Operations Manage

Ideally looking for the Individual to be apprentice trained holding a HNC / ONC in Electrical Engineering.

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


An outstanding opportunity has a risen for an Office Coordinator.

Do you have previous experience as an Office Coordinator in the recycling/waste industry? 

This role is perfect for someone who has good administration skills and is experienced in dealing with contractors’, suppliers and other departments.  

The successful Office Coordinator will enjoy the following benefits:

  • Starting Salary - £25,000 DOE (£11.40 / hour during the temp phase)
  • Free on-site parking 
  • Private Medical Insurance 
  • 23 Days Annual holiday plus Bank Holidays 

Office Coordinator Duties:

  • Working with the operational managers to develop and deliver general administration 
  • Ensure all invoices are dealt with correctly and accurately in line with company procedures and policies
  • Raise purchase orders as and when required, maintaining spend data against budgets
  • Record and communicate minutes and actions as and when required 
  • Liaise with internal operations such as accounts team & other departments

Office Coordinator Requirements::

  • Must have solid administration experience and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment
  • A need to have outstanding attention to accuracy and detail
  • Be able to communicate effectively with various staff, managers and clients
  • Comfortable with working to deadlines and able to prioritise workloads 
  • The ability to work safely and effectively in a large industrial environment

This is a dynamic role and suitable ideally for someone with experience in the Recycling/Waste industry. If you are looking to advance your career as an Office Coordinator, then this opportunity is for you.

This role is commutable from: Birkenhead, Liverpool, Wallasey, Ellesmere Port, St Helens, Warrington, Widnes

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Back Office Recruitment Support since 1994