Job Description

This is an exciting opportunity, with an internationally recognised business, who are truly passionate about what they do. Their team pioneer change in the industry and have a strong commitment to driving transformational innovation in all of their products, which are the best in the world for design, technology and performance – they are setting the standard for the industry.

Due to continued business expansion and a record-breaking year, they are looking to recruit an experienced Supply Chain Manager to help ensure the continuity, consistent supply and delivery of products through their established Supply Chain function.

Working within the senior engineering management team (EMT), the successful candidate will have overall responsibility for the key functions of procurement and mass production, supply chain, inventory control, Far East consolidation and warehousing, UK logistics and warehousing. As Supply Chain Manager you may on occasion be required to travel between UK sites and suppliers overseas.

Company Benefits

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

This Role is Commutable From: Northampton, Wellingborough, Rugby, Kettering, Bedford, Milton Keynes

Supply Chain Manager's Key Responsibilities

  • Overall responsibility for the supply chain and managing the Supply Chain Team.
  • The hands-on management of the continuity and consistency of supply and inventory control of company product and management of supply chain and inventory KPIs. Working in accordance with OEM strategy.
  • Day to day monitoring of the OEM, logistics and 3PL performance and prompt intervention where required.
  • Strategic management of UK and Far East warehousing and shipping functions in conjunction with the Sales and Finance departments.
  • Maintenance of the current UK premises and planning for future requirements. Periodic overseas visits to OEMs as required. Maintain regular contact with all key OEMs, logistical and service suppliers.
  • Working with the EMT on planning and implementation of mass production of new products and colour specials.
  • Gross Margin improvement via cost control/down and improvements in the logistics and supply chain. Maintain the risk register and risk mitigation in respect of single source components.

Experience / Knowledge

  • Client is looking for a charismatic, driven, passionate Supply Chain Manager who is looking to cement a long-term role with them. This role is key to the smooth running of their business operation.
  • Academic background with HND or above in a business studies/management accounting, or a manufacturing / engineering subject.
  • Experience of working in a ‘mass production’ environment in the Consumer Electronics sector with experience of ERP systems and reporting.
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills, experience communicating with Asia territory suppliers, and a proven track record of negotiation skills, ideally with Far Eastern manufacturers.
  • Experience of managing a supply chain with the main manufacturing based in the Far East. Liaising with logistics companies, key component suppliers and Far Eastern OEMs on logistical and supply issues.
  • Working within a KPI (Key Performance Indicator) structure.
  • Managing all aspects of the supply chain to ensure smooth running, timely resolution of issues and quick reaction to urgent issues with versatile problem-solving skills.
  • A love for Guitars or the music industry would be a big advantage.

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



Starting from humble beginnings over 30 years ago, this business has grown to be known as a specialist and successful manufacturer and supplier to hundreds of customers and projects in the residential, commercial and industrial sectors.

Over this period, they have invested significantly in plant and resource so that they have the best in manufacturing processes and supply operation.

Salary, Hours and Benefits

  • £30,000 - £40,000
  • Between 40 – 45 hours per week, to be discussed
  • Company bonus
  • Great career progression for the right individual
  • Easy, accessible location in Leicester 
  • Competitive pension
  • Onsite Parking 
  • Christmas shutdown

Production Scheduler Role Responsibilities

As a Production Scheduler you will be responsible for the organisation of how the company manufactures items, distributes product and utilises labour. Duties will also include:  

  • Effectively plan and schedule Works Orders through the factory to ensure that the scheduling process is delivering maximum productivity.
  • Constantly monitoring the schedule, ensuring workstations are not being overloaded.
  • Manipulation of schedule dates, to ensure correct loading and meeting of customer demands, communicating with sales team on any changes.
  • Ensuring resource is available for schedule or organising suitable subcontract process.
  • You will be involved in developing the scheduling process, through looking at ways of improving and streamlining the current scheduling mode.
  • Be a key member of the production team, that is looking to deliver high quality product, on time every time.

Production Scheduler Candidate Requirements

  • It is essential that you have experience of working in a fast moving, time critical, ever changing, customer service focused environment.
  • Can prioritise demands and work under pressure.
  • Work to deadlines whilst maintaining accuracy.
  • You will have excellent interpersonal skills and deliver effective interaction with all internal and external stakeholders. You will have the ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with key stakeholders and ensure best practice prevails.
  • Must demonstrate proficient computer skills with Microsoft Office, specifically Excel.
  • Must be able to work flexible hours when required to meet customer demands.

Commutable From: Leicester, Coventry, Hinckley, Nuneaton, Rugby, Tamworth

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


This is an exciting opportunity, with an internationally recognised business, who are truly passionate about what they do. 

Due to further business growth, they are looking to appoint an experienced Audio DSP Engineer, to join their established R&D team on a full-time basis. 

You will be an individual with excellent interpersonal skills, with a passion for the music industry and a guitar player, with proven Audio specific DSP experience.

Role Purpose – Efficient DSP programming of all digital products.

Company Benefits

  • 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

  • DSP algorithm development, implementation and optimisation
  • This includes both high-level modelling (MATLAB, C/C++, VST plug-ins) and assembler level optimisation on the target platforms

Other Duties:

  • Assisting in project planning, scoping and problem solving in terms of software
  • Other duties within skill set but not necessarily role scope as and when (creative design input, attending meetings etc

Technical Skills and Qualifications Required

Qualified to degree level or above in a relevant subject 


  • Excellent demonstrable Embedded C programming skills
  • C++ (OOP) programming skills
  • Solid understanding of fundamental DSP theory
  • Strong understanding of software engineering principles
  • Experience in audio signal processing
  • Understanding of/experience developing VST plugins
  • Passion for the music industry and a Guitar player


  • Several years (minimum 3) commercial experience as an Audio DSP Engineer.
  • SHARC DSP experience.
  • Experience using JUCE or similar for creating software GUIs
  • Proficient using MATLAB
  • Experience in assembler-level optimisation (preferably on ARM Cortex M/Cortex A)
  • Experience in testing audio algorithms and audio processing blocks

Experience / Knowledge

  • Optimisation on out-of-order architectures
  • Real-world modelling of audio systems
  • Audio analysis of real-world systems
  • DSP development for embedded hardware
  • Independent and self-reliant, being able to work without close supervision
  • Working within a KPI (Key Performance Indicator) structure
  • A musical background and a guitar player.


Working with the relevant design, manufacturing and purchasing teams and reporting to the Engineering Manager, you will be responsible for providing full cost analysis of each new and existing machine. You will also be required to identify and execute significant cost down opportunities in fabricated assemblies, bought-in components and machine build efficiencies.

Value Engineer Hours and Salary

  • Salary - £35,000
  • 37.5 hours, Monday - Friday

Value Engineer Key Responsibilities 

  • Full cost analysis of existing products including standard Bills of Material, standard and non-standard options
  • Support new product development with costing analysis. Cost analysis / target pricing on all new and modified products
  • Provide forecasted costs for all machines using established costing templates. Creation of standard component engineering / cost libraries
  • Analyse and compare welding fabrications with regard to new designs. Review all sub-assemblies in terms of materials and labour costs
  • Work with the manufacturing and finance teams to identify sectional BoMs. Will be a key driver in cost down projects in the department.
  • Support Product Managers in generating pricing, Price Book updates as needed, support the engineering team as requested by the engineering manager
  • Analysis of Purchase Price Variance and maintain cost trackers. Identify opportunities for value engineering or process efficiencies within existing as well as new product

Value Engineer Person Specification

  • Engineering degree or evidence of equivalent (ideally)
  • Proven experience of machine cost analysis, and proven ability to manipulate data and generate cost models
  • Experience of heavy equipment would be a distinct advantage
  • Strong computer skills especially MS excel. Strong planning and execution skills 
  • The ability to prioritise work and thrive in a fast-moving business to meet tight deadlines
  • Good English communication skills, both written and spoken, good presentation and interpersonal skills
  • Global outlook and exposure to different challenges & cultures

This Value Engineer is commutable From: Leicester, Derby, Nottingham, Burton upon Trent, Coventry, Tamworth

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


Product Support & Test Technician – Electronics

Based within a small engineering business that is part of a larger European Group, the role will be part of the Test and Development Team that is primary responsible for the development of electronic component parts of the organisation’s product range. 

The company has a proud history for always being an innovative leader and for being in recent times, the first to introduce specialist technology to market.

The Product Support Technician will form a key role in this business and an important part of product development process.

Product Support & Test Technician Benefits:

  • £25,000 - £35,000
  • Pension – Contributions
  • 33 Days Holidays 
  • Bonus
  • Career Development  

The primary duties of the Product Support & Test Technician will be:

  • To maintain technical data systems relating to product design and manufacture.
  • To define and introduce new products.
  • To provide technical support to other departments within the company.
  • To maintain company product and materials specification systems.
  • To maintain product data via ERP item master, bill of material and routing files.
  • To maintain libraries of technical data relating to products, materials and components.
  • To maintain technical equipment and perform product testing.
  • Organise manufacture of new product samples.           

The Primary Requirements for the Product Support Technician:

  • A formal qualification in engineering ONC (NVQ level 3) or above (including basic electronics knowledge).
  • Be Self-motivation and have good attention to detail.
  • The ability to communicate effectively with all levels (both internally and externally)
  • Good PC skills, particularly MS Word and MS Excel.
  • Experience of basic electronics hand-assembly.

This Product Support & Test Technician role is commutable from: Stowmarket, Thetford, Bury St Edmunds, Braintree, Newmarket


Probe Recruitment is looking to appoint Trainee Recruitment Consultants to join our growing and successful team.   

Ideally you will be driven, a quick learner, hardworking and resilient, as these traits will enable a Trainee Recruitment Consultant to quickly build a successful patch and grow their earnings.

Some of the features that a Trainee Recruitment Consultant can expect from working for Probe include:

  • An Outstanding Commission Scheme – You could earn up to 30% on the fees that you generate, and you can earn commission on 100% of your billings.
  • Highly Competitive Basic Salaries – Commensurate with experience.  
  • A Structured Career Development Pathway – To Team Manager or Principal level.
  • A Highly Knowledgeable Team - You will work with some highly experienced and successful Consultants, some of whom have worked here for over 21 years.
  • Reduce Your Daily Commute - If you live in North Birmingham, you could cut the time and cost of going into the city each day.
  • Free Car Parking Provided 
  • Pension & Healthcare Provided – After a short qualifying period.
  • An Excellent Working Environment – This is a very friendly office culture, and we adopt a mature approach to KPI management.
  • Incentives - We run a regular individual and team-based incentives, where you can win prizes and Michelin Star meals.  We also value and reward longevity with long service awards.

If you are a driven individual, ideally with some sales experience, and would like to be become a Trainee Recruitment Consultant, I’d be very keen to discuss this opportunity with you in greater detail.  

You can initiate that conversation by applying via this advertisement, or you can call or contact me directly – / 0121 321 4311.

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Technical Engineering Recruitment Support since 1994


Project Engineer 

A fantastic opportunity has arisen an experienced Project Engineer to join a global organisation who specialise in increasing the longevity and durability of components and tools by utilising advanced chemical engineering processes. This company counts F1 teams and global aerospace manufacturers as clients. 

If you have experience in a Project Engineering position and have an interest in chemistry or physics and want to join an organisation with excellent training and plenty progression opportunities then read on.

Based in Milton Keynes, the Project Engineer is responsible for a variety of tasks – here is a snapshot of what this role entails: 

  • Engaging with customers to understand their requirement from a technical perspective
  • Translating this to the various design and operational teams internally
  • Quoting and pricing works
  • Assisting in the design of processes for applying longevity-giving materials to surfaces
  • Providing feedback to the client on progress/any challenges
  • Keeping all internal stakeholders in the loop with progress
  • Project management of the project from customer engagement, through inception and design until finally handing over to operations for full scale production

Within this Project Engineer role you will deal with lots of different challenges, and no two days will be the same. You will work on projects from Formula 1 to aerospace, from defence to nuclear and everything in between.

What’s in it for you?

  • World class training with a global industry leader
  • Exposure to varied projects in a highly technical, engineering environment
  • A salary of £25,000-£30,000
  • A quarterly bonus 
  • 25 days holiday (plus 8 bank holidays, so 33 days in total)
  • BUPA healthcare (after probation)
  • Critical illness cover
  • Genuine progression opportunities with potential to change function/business unit

This Project Engineer role is commutable from Milton Keynes, Bedford, Luton, Aylesbury, Northampton, Leighton Buzzard, Buckingham, Bicester, Banbury

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


As the Maintenance Engineer – Mechanically Bias, you will be working for a Family owned and run Manufacturing business.  They really are the leaders in their field.  Their product is quite bespoke and of the highest quality. They have been established for many years and are going from strength to strength! They are recognised throughout their field for their outstanding quality product and highest customer service.  You would be joining an incredibly stable organisation.

Benefits for Maintenance Engineer – Mechanically Bias:

  • £45,500
  • Just 3 days per week
  • 30 days holiday
  • Eyecare Provision
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Pension Contributions – Employer 5%
  • Stable Company

As the Maintenance Engineer – Mechanically Bias, your duties will include:

  • Responsible for the overall maintenance and repair of the site to ensure production interruptions are kept to a minimum, in addition to working on the installation and commission of a new manufacturing facility. 
  • To Manage the maintenance schedules and budgets
  • To communicate with the ops department to coordinate maintenance and repair work
  • Assist with planning and implementing plant improvements and expansions
  • To adhere to safety, health and environmental policies and procedures
  • Review the operation of plant equipment and systems constantly, to minimise unplanned downtime, anticipate solve problems in a timely manner, identifying opportunities for improvement
  • Prepares reports, analyses data, and makes recommendations for improving plant operation and solving maintenance related problems

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

  • Previous experience as a Multi skilled Maintenance Engineer within a plant maintenance environment
  • You must have a strong Mechanically bias background but have a general electrical knowledge too
  • Previous experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience within continuous improvement environment
  • Relevant engineering qualification 
  • Exposure to a polyurethane or similar industry preferred 
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to analyse and report data effectively
  • Ability to understand and deliver strategies
  • Excellent planning and organisation skills
  • Applicants must have a full UK driving licence

The role is commutable from: Coventry, Rugby, Leamington Spa, Warwick, Daventry, Northampton and Banbury

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


This Multi Skilled Maintenance Technician / Process Technician role offers a great salary and benefits: Excellent Salary!  31 days holiday!  Contributory Pension Scheme!  Stable career opportunity with a great team!

As the Multi Skilled Maintenance Technician / Process Technician, you will be working for a leading, Global Organisation in the Manufacturing Sector.  They have been established for several decades and are going from strength to strength! They are recognised throughout their field for their outstanding, diverse, quality product.  You would be joining an incredibly stable organisation.

Benefits for the Multi Skilled Maintenance Technician / Process Technician:

  • Up to £40,000
  • 31 days holiday
  • Contributory Pension after qualifying period
  • Free Parking

This is a Dual role - Multi Skilled Maintenance Technician / Process Technician:

  • In brief – you will be responsible for full Maintenance of plant equipment and responding to breakdowns on the line and completion of TPM activities
  • Fault Finding on Electro Mechanical Systems
  • Management of small projects – supporting the implementation of small projects in own area of responsibility
  • Lead/Support continuous improvement activities using various analysis tools and methods
  • Re the Process side of the role - To support the production team of their daily tasks by monitoring the current process within area of expertise

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

  • Previous Experience as a Multi Skilled Maintenance Technician / Process Technician
  • Relevant Engineering qualifications 
  • Electrical Knowledge/experience 17th edition or better
  • A good mix of Electrical/Mechanical split in skill set
  • Preferably you will have worked within an industrial maintenance environment , ideally within manufacturing or automotive sector
  • You will have experience of  Plant Maintenance, Preferably with Robot System and PLC Knowledge
  • Injection Moulding experience would be a great advantage
  • 3 & 6 Axis robot experience would be preferable but not essential
  • Ideally understand engineering drawings and manufacturing process
  • Experience of process / production engineering in a manufacturing environment

The role is commutable from: Northampton, Daventry, Wellingborough, Bedford, Corby, Kettering, Market Harborough and Rugby.

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