Job Description

This is an excellent opportunity, for an experienced Materials Planner, with production planning exposure, to work with an established leader in their market, who are part of an international manufacturer, operating from a new, start 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, with revenues doubling this past two years, 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 operations 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.

Role Function

As a bridge between purchasing and production, the Materials Planner will manage the availability of materials and schedule assembly operations to meet customer demands and replenish inventory levels in a fast moving and highly changeable environment.

Materials Planner Benefits

  • £28,000 - £35,000
  • 8:30am – 4:30pm, Monday to Friday
  • 10 – 15% company performance bonus
  • A family feel working environment
  • New, state of the art facility
  • Huge company growth is continuing
  • 33 days holiday

Materials Planner Candidate Essentials

  • Five plus years Materials Planner experience in fast paced environment
  • You will come from a hands-on, and/or assembly type environment, with a high variety of components and finished good products. There is no manufacturing on-site
  • Proven experience in Materials Planning, using an MRP system, with some production planning exposure
  • Ability to work well under pressure, and with minimal management if required
  • IT literate, MRP and Excel
  • An understanding of Operational, Supply Chain and Distribution Processes

Materials Planner's Key Responsibilities

  • The Materials Planner will plan the Production and Materials schedules in a fast-moving environment.
  • Determine materials requirements and generate purchase orders through MRP
  • Utilise customer forecasts, completing periodic comparison and feedback reports
  • Planning production schedules to meet customer and inventory demand. Manage FG and components stock levels
  • Ensure availability of components from suppliers in both UK and Far East in line with production schedules
  • Co-Ordinate inbound freight with Purchasing Department, and co-ordinate with Internal departments Sales, Production and Purchasing
  • Improve current system detail: Supplier lead times, build times, MOQ, UOQ, ROL information to improve effectiveness of MRP system

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

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

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This is a fantastic opportunity, for a hands-on Quality Technician, to join a well-established, reputable, and respected family run business, operating for over 40 years.

The company is committed to British craftmanship, combining the beauty of natural products and other high-performance materials.

The Quality Technician is responsible for assisting in implementation and maintenance of all Quality documentation, procedures, testing and control of the manufacturing process. You must be able to demonstrate that you are able to work and communicate effectively at all levels within the organisation, up to and including Directors. Reporting directly to the Quality Manager, the Quality Technician will assist with the generation of documentation to ensure Continuous improvement and Customer Satisfaction. 

The ideal candidate should ideally be looking to progress into a Quality Engineer in the near future.

This Quality Technicain's role is Commutable From: Birmingham, Leicester, Northampton, Banbury, Coventry, Hinckley, Leamington Spa

Hours

7:00am – 4:00pm, Monday to Friday, 42.5 hours per week

Quality Technician Person Specification

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience within a manufacturing environment and minimum 2 years’ experience as a Quality Technician
  • Working Knowledge of 5 core tools, APQP, SPC, Control Plans, FMEA, MSA
  • Engineering Background, with Audit experience
  • Experience of a high volume, fast paced environment
  • Ability to lead and make decisions, and the ability to meet targets and achieve results
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills

Quality Technician Key Responsibilities

  • Handling Issues as they arise, including supplier issues
  • Reviewing operating procedures for effectiveness
  • Product Audits and Process Audits
  • Calibration
  • Training and assessment of operators
  • Reporting on Quality Indices
  • Provide accurate data, introducing and maintaining Quality Documentation

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

 

Our client is looking for a Production Operative whose primary responsibility will be Stores.  The Production Operative will be required to learn all aspects of this busy area and provide a service within all departments and externally to their customers.

Working within manufacturing this role requires the adherence to work to production schedules, ensuring customer orders are met in full whilst adhering to laid down quality and safety requirements.

Hours and Pay

  • £13.00ph
  • 7:30am – 4:30pm, Monday to Thursday
  • 7:30am – 12:15pm, Friday

Commutable From: Coventry, Rugby, Banbury, Stratford Upon Avon

Candidate Requirements

  • The Production Operative will be self-motivated, possess good numeracy and communication skills, both written and verbal and good interpersonal skills along with the ability to deal with people at all levels. 
  • Forklift Trucks and computers are fundamental tools of the job therefore experience in both would be advantageous, however, full training will be given. 
  • Ideally you should hold a full clean driving licence as you will be required to drive the company van on occasions.
  • Good communication will be required regarding all matters relating to stock, ie; delivery, storage of stock and discrepancies. 

Key Responsibilities

  • You will be required to unload/load vehicles as and when necessary and highlight to Supervision any issues that do not allow customer requirements to be met in full. 
  • To positively participate in continuous improvement initiatives, be forward thinking and be totally flexible to ensure that daily targets are met.
  • The position requires the accurate checking of goods against delivery notes; understanding computerised stock control; preparation and collation of documentation for Despatch and Purchase departments; operation of the jig. 
  • Establish customer requirements with Sales Administration and prepare orders for despatch, this will involve documentation such as delivery notes, labels, manifests, etc; understanding both internal and external transport arrangements through liaison with your immediate supervision. 

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

 

This is a fantastic opportunity, for a proven Health & Safety Manager to join a well-established, reputable, and respected family run business, operating for over 40 years.

The company is committed to British craftmanship, combining the beauty of natural products and other high-performance materials.

Reporting to the Operations Director, you will be required to take a lead role on all HSE duties across the business, working closely with departments and assisting line managers to understand their goals and accountabilities in relation to HSE. 

Commutable From: Birmingham, Leicester, Northampton, Banbury, Coventry, Hinckley, Leamington Spa

Role Purpose

The Health & Safety Manager will be responsible for driving Health, Safety and Environment awareness across the business. The successful candidate will need to provide professional health, safety and environmental advice to both client sites, ensuring that risks are effectively identified, managed and monitored. This role is designed to add value, by coaching managers and employees to engage in sound HSE working practices and identifying areas of improvement within the Company.

Person Specification

  • Previous hands on HSE experience as a Health & Safety Advisor/Health & Safety Manager within a manufacturing environment. Engineering environment exposure would be highly advantageous
  • Understanding of chemical use & COSHH. NEBOSH Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety
  • Membership of IOSH (minimum Chartered), and to be fully conversant with ISO 9001, 14001, 45001 
  • Strong practical understanding of relevant UK Health, Safety & Environmental legislation
  • Ability to lead and make decisions, with strong written and verbal communication skills and the ability to persuade and influence at all levels and the ability to analyse and report data effectively
  • Excellent planning and organisation skills, able to adapt and respond to change, and to demonstrate ability to achieve objectives and exceed expectations
  • Applicants must have a full UK driving licence

Key Responsibilities

  • The Health & Safety Manager will encourage innovative ways of working and challenging existing operational practices to continually enhance and drive HSE excellence. Supporting the creation and delivery of strategic HSE activities and supporting the delivery and revision of key site documentation 
  • Responsible for frontline HSE advice across the site, owning and driving a culture of safety onsite and motivating, coaching and encouraging all personnel in HSE matters
  • To assist in ensuring that the business operates within its environmental permits and other permissions and that significant breaches and risks are brought to the company’s attention. Monitor and update the key schedules where specified
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual company HSE reports for Directors/Senior Management. Manage critical suppliers’ audits and internal processes to minimise HSE risk
  • Defining and delivering appropriate HSE training interventions within the business to ensure employees are competent to deliver their accountabilities
  • Conducting risk reviews and gap assessments to identify non-conformance and address areas of concern

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

 

We are currently recruiting for a international organisation based in Manchester in their search for an Electrical Instrumentation Engineer to join their already established team. 

Benefits on offer to the Electrical Instrumentation Engineer 

  • Salary: £34,000 - £36,000
  • Great Pension 
  • 25+8days holiday 
  • Life Assurance 
  • Health care 
  • Company Bonus 
  • Working Days Only – 8am till 4pm  

Ideally the Electrical Instrumentation Engineer will hold: 

  • Previous experience within an Electrical Instrumentation Position 
  • Experience within SCADA Systems. 
  • Calibration on Instruments 
  • Electrical & Mechanical preventative maintenance on process lines, furnaces, Presses, CNC Machines, Mixers and blenders. 
  • Installation of new and existing machinery with some domestic installation work 
  • Calibration of instruments 
  • Utilise CMM’s to carry out planned maintenance 
  • Fault diagnosis and repair 
  • Previous experience with Siemens S7 PLC’s – fault finding abilities 
  • Previous experience with Fanuc 
  • Previous experience with the following: Inverters, Temp controllers, Mixers, Blenders, Hydraulics & Pneumatics, Furnaces and Presses. 
  • Great communications Skills 
  • Ideally Apprentice trained, holding a HNC / HND in Electrical engineering / City& Guilds 
  • 17th Edition IEE Wiring Regulations

This role Electrical Instrumentation engineer role is commutable from: Stretford / Sale / Stockport / Salford / Manchester

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

 

This is an opportunity for a Quality Controller to join a growing company at their site in Droitwich to monitor, verify and report all aspects of fresh produce quality through intake, packhouse and despatch.

This is a new position due to expansion and significant investment and you will have the opportunity to make your mark on this department. This company has grown from strength to strength and you will be joining them at an exciting time at their automated packaging and distribution facility.

Quality Controller Role Benefits:

  • £22,000 - £26,000 salary
  • 20 days holiday, rising to 25 days with service + paid Bank Holidays.
  • Company Medical package
  • Pension 
  • Perkbox
  • We have opportunities on Days 9am - 6pm or PM shift 12pm – 9pm

Quality Controller Role Description

  • In this role you will be inspecting the product on arrival to determine the quality of product, document and record findings accurately. 
  • Ensure any problem loads are dealt with in a timely manner and reported to the line Manager.
  • To inspect and supervise the dispatch of the finished product to customers, verifying all product meets the required specifications and labelling requirements prior to dispatch (positive release).
  • To engage in the monitoring of the product throughout its shelf life and report any issues noted to the line Manager.
  • To identify any issues with product performance as soon as they arise.
  • Collate data to produce KPI's on the quality performance of suppliers.

Quality Controller Skills and Qualifications

  • Successful candidates will hold a minimum 2 yr’s experience within Quality Control. 
  • I would be keen to hear from Quality Controllers or Inspectors who have worked with fresh produce or food.
  • If you hold excellent attention to detail, are flexible, and able to work as part of a team, then we would love to hear from you!

In return you will joining a growing organisation at this modern facility. You will have the opportunity to make your mark on the Quality department in this integral role at an exciting time for this business. 

This position is commutable from: Worcester, Kidderminster, Redditch, South Birmingham, Bromsgrove and surrounding areas.

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

 

Recruitment Consultant – Sutton Coldfield

Are you an experienced Recruiter or Salesperson, who perhaps loves what you do, but not where you do it?  Does specialist and niche interest you more than big and generalist?  Would you be inspired by, working with highly knowledgeable colleagues who could make you better at your job? If this has piqued your interest, please read on, as our two current vacancies may be of interest.

A common question I receive is, do I need experience?  There’s no doubt that it can be an advantage, particularly at first, but it’s your attitude to sales, and how you would build a successful long-term business, coupled with an openness to develop which is more important than experience.  If you possess these attributes, then you would do well here, just as others have, in some cases for 20 years.

With Probe, it’s not so much what you do, but how you do it that’s important.  Our Consultants are relationship builders rather than archetypal Salespeople.  They work with clients to help resolve a problem, rather than see a client as an opportunity to make a quick buck.  They understand that if they do the right things by their clients, those relationships should look after them in the future.

But this is of course a sales role, and there would be targets, but you would be supported to achieve those targets, and you would enjoy all of the normal trappings of working within an established recruitment consultancy of nearly 30 years, such as an outstanding commission scheme, a structured career pathway, incentives, and working with an amazing team.

If you have some recruitment or sales experience, ideally within a technical field, and would like to find out whether we could be a good fit for you, then please contact Andy Davies directly – andy.davies@probejobs.co.uk / 0121 321 4311.

 

A long-established engineering firm are currently looking to hire a Technical Sales Manager to spearhead their UK sales operation. The company have been trading for a number of years and have clients ranging from local SME’s right through to multinationals. 

The Technical Sales Manager will have responsibility for all sales in the UK and will be one of the key drivers of growth for the business. They are keen to reward those who help them achieve their long-term goals.

The company specialise in niche, low volume engineering projects and they manufacture bespoke steel-related products which are sold across the globe. They have ambitious growth plans and are keen to find a motivated technical salesperson to take on the Technical Sales Manager role. Based in the heart of The Midlands, the company are well placed to serve their client base across the UK and beyond.

This role would suit a technical salesperson with a background in engineering or steel, who is capable of having technical discussions and reading drawings, whilst also possessing business development and commercial skills.

The Technical Sales Manager will be primarily home based but must be able to travel to the Birmingham area once or twice per week. The rest of the time you will be carrying out sales activities including customer meetings. 

BENEFITS:

  • A competitive salary of up to £45,000
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Training 
  • Healthcare cash plan
  • Remote working

DUTIES:

The Technical Sales Manager will be responsible for:

  • Identifying new opportunities for the business, mainly in the UK but worldwide at times, in line with their capabilities 
  • Maintaining the enquiry pipeline
  • Converting and closing enquires
  • Technical meetings/presentations with customers
  • Meeting business objectives and revenue targets
  • Growing the customer base

REQUIREMENTS:

If you have the following experience and skills, we would love to hear from you:

  • A background in engineering, ideally the related to steel
  • Several years’ sales experience, both new business and account management, within the engineering sector
  • Experience of low volume manufacturing
  • Ability to read technical drawings and hold technical conversations 
  • Strong commercial acumen

This role is home based and would suit someone based in Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Shrewsbury, Leicester, Worcester, Coventry, Milton Keynes, Northampton, Stoke-on-Trent, Derby or the surrounding areas.
 

 

This is an absolute Dream job if you are guitar player who possesses an academic or commercial background in electronics!!  This Service Engineer role offers an excellent salary and benefits package including : Freebies!!  33 days holiday! Pension scheme, Flexible working environment and a chance to be part of a dynamic organisation!

As the Service Engineer, you will be working for a Global leader in the Audio Industry, a very well-established and respected organisation, with a global presence.

The company have been established for several decades and are going from strength to strength – even during this pandemic!  You would be joining an incredibly stable organisation.

Benefits for the Service Engineer:

  • Up to £30,000
  • Freebies!
  • Pension Scheme
  • 33 days holiday 
  • Flexible Working Environment

As the Service Engineer, your duties will include:

  • To repair and service -  to an excellent level - all company audio products to meet pre-defined performance targets.
  • Supporting customers on a daily basis with service / repair issues
  • To oversee the repair, service and dispatch of loan stock. 
  • To support engineers in the field on a technical level
  • Oversee the logistics of all returned products.
  • Manage of the stock and logistics of spares and parts.
  • Organise the shipment of spares.
  • To Liaise with UK dealers and end users on technical queries and service/repair issues.
  • To Liaise with Quality & Approvals Depts on all technical and quality issues.
  • Liaise with UK Area Sales Manager on service and warranty issues as required.

I would be very interested in speaking with you if you have / are:

  • As a  Minimum - HNC in electronics or associated engineering subject or 5 years’ experience of electronic service and repair of consumer audio equipment/ Service Engineer
  • Ideally – you will have knowledge of Valve based audio equipment
  • You will have an interest in musical instruments and audio technology 
  • You will be a guitar player!!
  • You will be used to working to set KPI’s
  • An excellent communicator
  • You will be a real Team player.
  • Have the ability to prioritise
  • And have an excellent customer focus.

This Service Engineer's role is Commutable from:  Northampton, Rugby, Corby, Daventry, Market Harborough and Kettering

Probe Technical Recruitment, a Maintenance, Reliability & Service Recruitment Specialists since 1994