Design Engineer (Plastic Components)

Job Description

DESIGN ENGINEER

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Design Engineer, to work with an established leader in their market, who are part of an international manufacturer, operating from a new, state of the art facility.

They have a great work environment and a real family feel on-site, which you would be welcomed into.

The businesses growth continues, increasing revenue by 6 million this past year, with further revenue increase expected going forward, including a recent acquisition of another company, further extending its product offering and expanding the geographical sales of the business.

With UK based assembly, the focus is on providing high quality products, customised to each customers unique requirements in short lead times, whilst maintaining a cost base competitive with imported products.

Hours and Benefits

  • 8:30am – 4:30pm, Monday to Friday
  • Performance bonus, 15% of salary
  • 33 days holiday
  • Family type work environment
  • Tremendous company growth

Commutable From: Northampton, Wellingborough, Rugby, Kettering, Bedford, Milton Keynes

Design Engineer Role Function

  • The Design Engineer will create new products and take responsibility from inception to final design within an agreed timeline.
  • To meet customer and sales expectations through customizing existing products and components to their new product requirements within short deadlines

Candidate Specification

  • A proven Design Engineer, who is self-motivated and self-managing, with the ability to work autonomously
  • At least five years’ experience in a product development role with plastic and rubber mouldings
  • Experience in metal work fabrication
  • Experience in sealing technologies to prevent the ingress of water and dust
  • HNC/HND qualified
  • Experience in 3D CAD, PTC Creo experience would be an advantage but not essential, other 3D proficiencies will be accepted
  • Works well to deadlines

Key Responsibilities

  • The Design Engineer will manage projects to improve performance and reliability of present and future products, covering the concept, specification, tender and development of new products or components
  • Design the aesthetics, materials and functionality of new products
  • Use Creo CAD system to design and visualise projects create 2D drawings to enable procurement of tooling and components
  • Create photo realistic images from 3D models and assembly’s for customer visualisation
  • Undertake model making, prototyping and product testing
  • Communicate effectively with customers, colleagues and vendors involved in a project, liaise with customers to identify their requirements
  • Plan effectively to ensure projects are delivered on time, to standard and to budget

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The Company

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Head of Mechanical Design to work with an established leader in their market, who are part of an international manufacturer, operating from a new, state of the art facility.

They have a great work environment and a real family feel on-site, which you would be welcomed into.

The businesses growth continues, increasing revenue by 6 million this past year, with further revenue increase expected going forward, including a recent acquisition of another company, further extending its product offering and expanding the geographical sales of the business.

With UK based assembly, the focus is on providing high quality products, customised to each customers unique requirements in short lead times, whilst maintaining a cost base competitive with imported products.

Hours and Benefits

  • 8:30am – 4:30pm, Monday to Friday
  • Performance bonus, 15% of salary
  • 33 days holiday
  • Family type work environment
  • Tremendous company growth

Commutable From: Northampton, Wellingborough, Rugby, Kettering, Bedford, Milton Keynes

Head of Mechanical Design Role Function

  • Develop products and components to meet design specifications on time and on budget. You will be involved in hands-on designing and team leadership and coaching
  • Improve, manage and develop the mechanical design function, implementing new processes, techniques and technologies, to deliver more new products on time and to specification and to improve our integration into the wider company organisation

Candidate Specification

The Head of Mechanical Design will be responsible for both hands-on design, and coaching, leadership / getting the best out of the current design team.

  • Mechanical engineering qualifications e.g, mechanical engineering or suitable CAD design degree
  • Practical, hands-on experience of engineering products/components and working with the supply base to deliver products to specification and cost
  • 3D CAD knowledge and experience (preferably Pro-Engineer), other 3D proficiencies will be considered
  • Experience of using enhanced development tools such as finite element analysis (FEA) and mould flow
  • Project management skills and experience (preferably with project management qualifications)
  • Proven people management, leadership, coaching and getting the best out of people is essential
  • Knowledge and experience of concurrent engineering principles and processes. IT skills - Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.); Microsoft Project, with a high degree of literacy and numeracy

Key Responsibilities (this description in non-exhaustive, a full role description will be sent to you)

  • The Head of Mechanical Design will design and develop new products and components, principally using plastics and metal (i.e.: injection moulding, extruding, pressing, fabrication, etc.) ensuring mechanical fitness for purpose whilst taking into account manufacturability, cost constraints, material performance, tooling requirements, safety and environmental impact
  • Lead the engineering design team to in conjunction with the wider technical team and other departments (e.g.: Marketing, Manufacturing, Purchasing and Quality) to deliver effective solutions against a design specification
  • Model and simulate component designs as appropriate (e.g, mechanical FEA stress analysis, mould flow, rapid prototype, etc.) to ensure components meet the specifications and are right first time to minimise the development lead time and tooling costs
  • The Head of Mechanical Design will work with the Technical Director, Product Management and the Business Development Managers customers to understand requirements and develop appropriate solutions
  • Work with Purchasing, toolmakers and suppliers to ensure products and components are delivered to specification, on time and in budget
  • Work with the Operations team to design solutions that suit current to planned manufacturing methodologies
  • Control Bills of Materials to ensure accuracy of materials control processes and complete design drawings (e.g, 30 CAD), Bill of Materials and other design documentation as required by the business
 

R&D TECHNICIAN

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. 

R&D Technician Package and Benefits

  • £22,000 - £32,000
  • £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

Commutable From: Milton Keynes, Leicester, Peterborough, Rugby, Kettering, Corby, Wellingborough, Banbury, Market Harborough, St Neots

Candidate Specification (but not limited to)

  • Ideally, you will be working in a laboratory now, or have done previously 
  • The R&D Technician will have experience in electromechanical assembly of precision equipment preferably instrumentation related
  • Familiarity of manufacturing processes such as brazing and welding desirable. Familiarity of other wire joining processes (crimping, splicing, micro-welding, brazing etc.) is desirable.
  • Ability to understand and interpret technical drawings and documentation. Experience in using Solidworks or equivalent CAD software to construct 3D models desirable but not essential as training will be provided
  • Competent in soldering fine wires and components using high temperature solders including basic circuit board assembly and modification.
  • Experience in using 3D printer desirable but not essential as training will be provided. Experience of component testing in R&D environment including writing technical reports desirable but not essential
  • Experience of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • An interest in and understanding of physics/general science and electro-mechanics.

R&D Technician Key Responsibilities (this job description is not exhaustive; a full role description will be sent to you)

Provide support to the R&D department, including;

  • Receive and organise parts/design data including components by maintaining build records and logs of engineering models and prototypes 
  • Organising and collaborating with Production for build processes such as brazing and welding.
  • Work closely with Production Engineering, sub-contractors and suppliers when necessary.
  • Occasionally inspect parts and/or work with Goods In department to ensure parts are correct to drawing.
  • Assemble components, engineering models and prototype meters.
  • Design (using Solidworks) and manufacture basic jigs, fixtures and assembly tools utilising our range of prototyping equipment (e.g 3D printing)

The R&D Technician will take ownership of the R&D lab;

  • Organising tools and equipment including managing and operating the rapid prototype printers. Process and submit print requests, maintain the stock of consumables. (Training will be provided)
  • Maintaining clean, tidy, organised and functional lab environment.
  • Specifying and proposing lab equipment to fulfil requirements of testing when necessary in cooperation with R&D Engineers
  • Assist with maintaining the stock of raw materials (e.g. metal/ plastic sheet, bar and tube etc.) and hardware.
  • Assist with maintaining the stock and safe storage of hazardous materials. Work in cooperation with the HSE department. (e.g. Keep a record of all hazardous materials being stored with associated COSHH and MSDS documents)
  • Assist with maintaining and operating laboratory equipment (e.g. oven/furnace, environment chamber, winding machine, microscopes, liquid nitrogen equipment etc.)

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

 

Due to continued business growth, client is looking to appoint an experienced Digital / Analogue Electronics Engineer to join their established team on a full-time permanent basis. 

This is an important position within the R&D team, the Electronics Engineer will be key in driving the development of new audio products from initial design, through to production and post-production maintenance.

Company Benefits

  • Company performance and individual bonuses
  • 33 days holiday
  • Sick pay
  • Death in service cover
  • Unique, relaxed environment
  • Casual dress code

This Electronics Engineer role is commutable From: Northampton, Wellingborough, Rugby, Kettering, Bedford, Milton Keynes

Electronics Engineer Candidate Requirements

  • Degree qualified in Audio Electronics / Electronics Engineering or similar engineering subject.
  • 2+ years’ commercial experience in electronic design, ideally in audio electronics.
  • Audio experience working with ADC/DAC (Analogue/Digital Converters) and associated components, Op-amps etc.
  • High speed digital electronics experience, working with microcontrollers, DSPs etc.
  • PCB layout experience.
  • You must be a Guitar player.

Key Responsibilities (but not limited to)

  • The Electronics Engineer will be assisting with the design, input and modification of digital & analogue electronic schematics, with guidance from the Chief Engineer and wider team.
  • Undertaking the building and testing of electronic prototypes.
  • Advising and assisting with the sourcing of components for prototype production and testing.
  • Writing and performing new audio product tests, recording and presenting results.
  • Setting up test environments.
  • Brainstorming new product ideas and technical requirements/ specifications. Communicating with UK and overseas teams on project-specific topics.
  • The Electronics Engineer will be assisting other day-to day technical activities of the R&D department. Possible, infrequent overseas travel as required - this is not essential, however can be an exciting opportunity for an engineer to broaden their knowledge and experience

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

 

One of the leading Technology Research and Development organisations in the Midlands are currently seeking an experienced Systems Engineer, to design system solutions to enhance a vehicles, safety, performance and energy efficiency.

The company have over four decades of experience in the development and proving of electronic and mechatronic control and energy saving systems and applications for the Automotive sector. 

Systems Engineer – Salary Package:

  • Salary £40,000 - £50,000
  • Private Healthcare
  • Pension Scheme 
  • 33 Days Holidays (Inc Bank Hols)
  • Childcare Voucher Scheme 
  • A Multiple Project Technology Environment. 

Duties of a Systems Engineer 

  • The analysis of customer requirements, functional safety requirements, relevant legislation and standards to develop system requirement specifications. 
  • The use of proven system analysis and design methodologies to develop elegant efficient solutions to meet the project requirements. 
  • Working closely with the Functional Safety Department to ensure the analysis and development of appropriate functional safety requirements. 
  • Liaison with other engineering disciplines to develop system design specifications and algorithms. 
  • Plan, conduct and review testing of new software, hardware and calibrations at a variety of levels including integration testing, dyno testing and vehicle level testing, sometimes including worldwide field trips. 
  • The calibration of system functions to comply with project requirements. Complete sign-off procedures for vehicle algorithms, calibrations and final product testing. Undertake system and vehicle development and problem-solving within tight timescales. 
  • Fully document the design development and verification of developed systems. 
  • Understand and comply with company and customer confidentiality agreements and maintain the security of company and customer property. 

Systems Engineer – Requirements:

  • A formal qualification / Degree in a relevant science or Engineering disciplines. 
  • Experience of requirements analysis and management, preferably using dedicated requirements management tools (e.g., DOORS, Cradle, MKS).
  • Good experience of Configuration management Tools (e.g., MKS) 
  • Experience of systems design methodologies 
  • Hands on experience of developing control algorithms for automotive applications 
  • Knowledge or familiarity of, Software C-code, MATLAB, CAN and flexray communication protocols and toolchain. 
  • A good understanding of electronic hardware techniques and an ability to interpret circuit schematics. 
  • Knowledge of the use of microcontrollers within real time embedded systems 
  • Proficiency with standard office tools: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc. 

This is a great opportunity to be part of the generation of new energy saving and performance enhancing technologies for the vehicles of tomorrow. 

Commutable from: Coventry, Derby, Lichfield, Burton upon Trent, Birmingham, Leicester, Wolverhampton, Stafford, West Bromwich

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

 

One of the leading Technology Research and Development organisations in the Midlands are currently seeking an experienced Software Engineer to join their Chassis Project Development Team.

The company have over four decades of experience in the development and proving of electronic and mechatronic control and energy saving systems and applications for the Automotive sector. 

Reporting to the Head of Department the role will become an important part of the Chassis Group, where the role will be responsible for developing and designing software for high performance embedded systems. 

Software Engineer – Salary Package:

  • Salary £40,000 - £50,000
  • Private Healthcare
  • Pension Scheme 
  • 33 Days Holidays (Inc Bank Hols)
  • Childcare Voucher Scheme 
  • A Multiple Project Technology Environment. 

Duties of a Software Engineer will include:

Dealing with embedded software for microcontrollers, using design practices and software life cycles in line with the ISO2001:2008 quality system and high integrity design standards. Providing close coordination of project activities throughout the duration of the project between both the development teams and the customer. 

  • The interpretation of system requirements in collaboration with systems and hardware engineers to generate software requirements using semi-formal methods. 
  • Develop Code implementation using C/C++ programming languages, assembly language and automatic code generation from modelled environments. 
  • Undertake functional components, base software development and problem-solving within tight timescales 
  • The use of Autosar BSW configuration and integration 
  • The generation and execution of test plans and reports at all levels of the “V” life cycle, including unit/structural tests, integration tests and verification/validation tests 
  • The generation and formal review of technical documentation and artefacts from the design process 
  • Work to FMEA, HAZOP, FTA and other analysis techniques. 

What we are looking for in a Software Engineer

  • A formal qualification in engineering, or a science-based subject (Ideally Software or Electronic Engineering related)
  • Good industry experience in a similar role within an embedded system product development environment 
  • Good experience of programming using C, C++, C# and assembly languages 
  • Experience working with Autosar Base Software, Rte and SWC configuration 
  • Experience of using requirements management and specification tools e.g., DOORS, MKS Integrity 
  • Experience using configuration management tools e.g., MKS
  • Experience with software analysis methodologies and tools e.g., UML, Rhapsody
  • Experience with CAN based test tools e.g., CANoe, CANalyser, CANape, PCAN or ValueCAN
  • An ability to interpret circuit schematics and understand the basic operation of electronics hardware, especially microprocessor peripheral support circuitry
  • A good proficiency with standard office tools: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc

This is a great opportunity to be part of the generation of new energy saving and performance enhancing technologies for the vehicles of tomorrow. 

Commutable from: Coventry, Derby, Lichfield, Burton upon Trent, Birmingham, Leicester, Wolverhampton, Stafford, West Bromwich

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

 

One of the leading Technology Research and Development organisations in the Midlands are currently seeking an experienced Senior Hardware Engineer to support the complete range of life-cycle activities relating to the design, development, manufacture and test of both prototype and series production electrical and electronic hardware applications.

The company have over four decades of experience in the development and proving of electronic and mechatronic control and energy saving applications for the Automotive sector. 

Senior Hardware Engineer – Salary Package

  • Salary £40,000 - £50,000
  • Private Healthcare
  • Pension Scheme 
  • 33 Days Holidays (Inc Bank Hols)
  • Childcare Voucher Scheme 
  • A Multiple Project Technology Environment. 

Duties of a Senior Hardware Engineer 

This position reports directly to the Chief Hardware Engineer and includes the following primary duties: 

  • Design of new, or update to existing, Automotive products (typically inverters / converters for hybrid and electric vehicles). 
  • Liaising with the Systems, Control and Software teams to ensure an optimum solution. 
  • Testing of the design once created in hardware. 
  • Supporting the Programme team with new project acquisition by providing technical assessment and time estimates. 

Senior Hardware Engineer Requirements

  • Ideally Degree-qualified in (Electrical and Electronic Engineering). 
  • Good Experience of semiconductor technologies (up to 1200V). 
  • Good exposure of Power Conversion; Converter and Inverter (up to 300kW). 
  • Experience working with Infineon / NXP microprocessors (or similar). 
  • Experience with Altium Designer. 
  • Experience in the use of model-based development tools including Matlab, Simulink. 
  • Experience in the use of electrical simulation tools; Simetrix, Simplis, Spice, etc. 
  • Knowledge of applicable ISO standards. 
  • Ideally some knowledge of designing for safety critical systems. 
  • Ideally some knowledge of EMC best practice design.

This is a great opportunity to be part of the generation of new energy saving and performance enhancing technologies for the vehicles of tomorrow. 

Commutable from: Coventry, Derby, Lichfield, Burton upon Trent, Birmingham, Leicester, Wolverhampton, Stafford, West Bromwich

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

 

An outstanding opportunity has a risen for a Business Development Manager position.

Do you have previous experience as a Business Development Manager in the Courier/ Logistics industry? Would you like to be a part of fast-paced expanding company?

The ideal candidate will have a proven sales track record as a Business Development Manager in the Courier Services space. Alternative backgrounds such as: Logistic Services, Delivery Services, International Delivery Solutions or Freight Delivery, which are all transferable skills to this industry. 

If you are looking to progress your career and join a growing company, then this is the position for you

  • £23,000 - £25,000 – Basic salary
  • Earn up to £60,000 + In Commission
  • Expand into new Territories 

DUTIES:

  • Consistently Win New Business 
  • Updating the CRM System 
  • Able to demonstrate the benefits of each project to each Client
  • Drive Growth and Ensure Client Satisfaction

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Experienced working in one of the following industries:
  • Courier Services/Logistic Services/Delivery Services/ Freight Delivery
  • History of Winning New Major Clients 
  • Previous Same-Day Courier Experience
  • Dedicated Loads Experience 

This is a dynamic role and suitable ideally for someone with previous experience as a Business Development Manager, who is looking to advance their career in the Courier industry in an expanding company.

This role is commutable from: Milton Keynes, Bedford, Northampton, Wellingborough, Kettering, Rugby, Daventry

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Sales Engineering Recruitment Support since 1994

 

A brand-new opportunity has a risen for a Sales Executive in the IT industry. 

Have you previously worked as an IT-Sales Executive in the IT industry? This role is for a company who are looking for someone who can sell IT Solutions to Businesses. Do you have a good knowledge of this sector?

This is a fast-growing company that has had significant growth over the last few years and are looking for an ambitious candidate who wants to join the company’s journey whilst looking to advance their career in the IT - sales industry. 

BENEFITS

  • £35,000 - £40,000 Dependant on experience
  • Great Commission
  • Pension
  • Wellness Programme
  • Remote Working at times

DUTIES:

  • As a Sales Executive it will be your duty to present and explain a range of IT service and management solutions
  • Updating existing and new clients on all of the different products that we have to offer 
  • Comply with quality and industry standards
  • Effectively use CRM system to source and generate own client pipeline
  • Keeping the accounts up to date and developing lead generation 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • This is an office-based role with the potential for some home working in the future 
  • Experience selling B2B 
  • Reporting to the Business Development Manager 
  • A proven track record in Sales
  • Knowledge and understanding of basic network infrastructure 

This is an exciting opportunity for someone looking to advance their career as an IT–Sales Executive. 

This role is commutable from: Cambridge, Bedford, Stevenage, Luton, ST Neots, Peterborough, Kettering, Biggleswade

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Sales Engineering Recruitment Support since 1994

 

CUSTOMER SUPPORT REPRESENTATIVE - GUITARS

This is your chance to join an internationally recognised business / brand, who in a substantial period of growth.

They are looking to appoint a Customer Support representative to join their talented team on a full-time basis. This is a very diverse position, where you will primarily be responsible for outstanding customer service and support to their customers, whilst maintaining a supporting role to the wider Service Team where additional resource is required. This is an active role where collaboration with people across the Company and wider world is essential, with a high level of computer literacy being essential.

Besides the proven Customer Support experience, you will need to be a guitar player / musician, with a good understanding of the brands and products of the musical instrument industry.

Company Benefits

  • Company performance and individual bonuses
  • 33 days holiday
  • Sick pay
  • Death in service cover
  • Unique, relaxed environment
  • Casual dress code

Commutable From: Northampton, Wellingborough, Rugby, Kettering, Bedford, Milton Keynes

Key Responsibilities (but not limited to)

  • The Customer Support Representative will offer customers exceptional customer service and product support
  • Responding to all external requests for support received via multiple channels within and agreed timescale
  • Communication with product users, UK dealers and international distributors
  • Proactive improvement of existing customer experience. Ownership of and upholding the Customer Service Charter, being a first point of contact for incoming calls to the business
  • Maintaining and developing the Company’s CRM and other contact tracking systems
  • Managing and despatching customer orders for client’s merchandise, Administering the online customer portal, organising product collections and deliveries
  • Proactively monitoring online channels for support requests and delivering excellent customer service accordingly, providing customer service data and basic data analysis 

Qualifications and Experience Required

  • GCSE’s – minimum Grade C for English and Mathematics
  • Experience of customer contact in a service environment, Customer Support / Customer Service
  • Guitar player/musician, with a good understanding of the brands and products of the musical instrument industry
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with an excellent grasp of the English language
  • Good numerical and analytical skills
  • Strong IT skills, with experience of troubleshooting resolving common problems independently
  • Experience in digital audio recording and using music software e.g., DAWs, plugins would be useful 

Customer Support Person Specification

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and an outgoing nature 
  • An ability to build professional relationships with people at all levels
  • High level of attention to detail and highly organised
  • Independent and self-reliant
  • An Ability to manage working time effectively and prioritise assignments appropriately
  • A flexible approach to work
  • Driven, passionate and a definite go-getter. Enthusiastic, conscientious, committed and dependable

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Back Office Recruitment Support since 1994