Job Description

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. 

Product Development Engineer Package and Benefits

  • £35,000 - £38,000 dependant on experience
  • £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

This Product Development Engineer's role is Commutable From: Milton Keynes, Leicester, Peterborough, Rugby, Kettering, Corby, Wellingborough, Banbury, Market Harborough, St Neots

The Role

A vacancy has arisen for an experienced Product Development Engineer within the Research and Development Department providing life-cycle support of existing products across clients range of products. 

This position would suit someone who is currently in a Product Development Engineer role, a Product Engineer, Design Engineer or possibly even a Draughtsman.

Product Development Engineer Key Responsibilities (but not limited to):

  • The Product Development Engineer will be evaluating and implementing design change requests related to the full range of products. 
  • Preparing, maintaining and revision control of 3D CAD models, drawings and BOM’s using SolidWorks and Keytech PLM software, including the updating and correcting of CAD modelling errors in legacy SolidWorks Drawings, Parts and Assemblies.
  • Re-drawing legacy AutoCAD designs in SolidWorks and providing CAD draughting support to Research and Development Engineers.
  • Working closely with and supporting other departments (Production, Production Engineering, Purchasing, Quality) and suppliers to improve existing designs with respect to design for manufacture and assembly.
  • Provide assistance to other departments and suppliers to help solve technical problems during manufacture and assembly.
  • Oversee validation testing required during the design change process and summarise results in a technical report.
  • Provide input to new product development based on experience of existing products. Performance of other tasks as detailed by the Product Development Manager and/or the R&D Manager.

Product Development Engineer Key Skills Required:

  • HNC, HND or Degree in Mechanical and / or Production Engineering (ideally).
  • A minimum of 5 years practical experience in 3D CAD is essential, preferably using SolidWorks.
  • Experience in PLM Systems and document revision control.
  • Familiar with the principles of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T).
  • Experience in a product development and product manufacturing environment.
  • Knowledge of special materials such as austenitic and Duplex stainless steels, hastelloy, titanium, tantalum etc. would be an advantage.
  • Ideally knowledge of permanent joining methods such as welding, brazing, adhesive bonding etc and knowledge of manufacturing processes such as casting, injection moulding, machining, fabrication, forming etc.

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

SIMILAR JOBS

 

An organisation with a truly global recognised brand for quality and innovation with a reputation for producing world leading products, are currently seeking a Project Manager to oversee the Real Estate Management of their Midlands facilities. The organisation has a strong dedicated workforce already in place that provides all the necessary specialist and departmental support a global corporate company needs to function in these modern times. 

As a busy manufacturing organisation with a large existing portfolio of property they need to ensure their buildings and infrastructure are fully optimised and remain sustainable for the continued running and growth of the company.  A Project Manager is now required to support the daily function of working with internal stakeholders and external partners to guarantee and maintain the use and the delivery of property that meets their growing demands.

Benefits for the Project Manager 

  • Starting salary £50,000 - £52,000,
  • Tax Efficient Car Options, 
  • Annual Bonus,
  • Bupa, 
  • Exceptional Company Pension, 
  • Above Average Holiday Entitlement 

Duties of a Project Manager 

  • As the Senior Project Manager, you will ensure optimised & sustainable use of the company’s Real Estate through management of strategic building & infrastructure projects on behalf of internal stakeholders with delivery on time, to agreed quality and at agreed cost. 
  • You will independently lead multiple projects based on Real Estate Process to provide functional & efficient work environments for the various internal business partners within given targets for cost, quality, time and life-cycle cost. 
  • You will ensure project delivery is achieved at the highest levels of quality using approved systems, processes, tools and methods during the planning, realisation and handover phases, in addition to preparing facilities for optimised operational use of all service processes throughout the life cycle of the facility. 
  • You will be a key player in resolving conflicts with either internal stakeholders or external consultants & construction companies in order for project to meet cost, time and quality targets. 

Requirements 

  • A Formal Qualification (Degree / HND) in Civil, Construction, Building Services or Engineering 
  • Excellent skills in project management and the execution of multiple large projects.
  • Demonstrated ability of high-level stakeholder management exposure.
  • Knowledge of future building standards.
  • Demonstrated ability to translate between business need and technical requirements.
  • Strong competence in alternative contractual models for project realisation. 
  • Willingness to travel on a regular basis.

This is a great opportunity to join a global brand and be part of a passionate group of people where individual employee’s welfare and personal and career development matter and are taken seriously.

This Project Manager's role is commutable from: Warwick, Oxford, Worcester, Cheltenham, Coventry, Banbury, London

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Technical Engineering 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 

Essential:-

  • 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

Desirable:-

  • 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.
 

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

Due to further business growth, they are looking to appoint a Design Project Researcher to join their established team on a full-time basis. This is a very diverse position, but you will primarily be providing a key role in supporting the research and specification of new products within their products team. This is an active role where collaboration with people across the Company and wider world is essential.

Market research, developing ideas, design recommendations and knowledge of the product design process are key parts of the role. This isn’t a ‘hands-on’ Product Design role, the focus is on the facilitation of information, for a design in its infancy stage.

Company Benefits

  • £25,000 - £30,000 
  • 8:00am to 5:00pm, Monday – Friday, 40 hours per week
  • 33 days holiday
  • Sick pay
  • Death in service cover
  • Unique, relaxed environment
  • Casual dress code

Key Responsibilities, but not limited to

  • Championing Human Centred Design (HCD) in their products, through the delivery of user/market research, product definition and design. You will be helping to inspire change and innovation within the business and marketplace.
  • Contributing to the overall design of innovative products and solutions to meet musicians’ needs, researching and translating these needs into desirable products.
  • Research client marketplace, plan and conduct user feedback interviews and surveys, collect and analyse feedback, comments, and surveys and produce information reports summarising the results and insights. Ultimately providing design recommendations based on user needs. 
  • Assisting in predicting product direction based on competitor, technology, and product trends, coordinating their research phase of user centred design.
  • Supporting the New Product Introduction (NPI) process, from discussing and developing new ideas to having responsibility for producing NPI documentation according to the Quality Management System (QMS). 
  • Liaise with R&D, Marketing and other departments to prepare New Product Design Briefs.
  • Chair and drive new product meetings.

Person Specification 

  • First-class Degree-qualified, with experience in HCD principles, with experience working in a Marketing or Product Design team. 
  • Guitar player with strong interest in audio gear and technology. Expertise in guitar amplifier set-ups and operation (ideally)
  • A practical interest in product design, with an inquisitive mind.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with a high level of attention to detail.
  • Highly organised, independent and self-reliant, being able to work without close supervision.
  • Present a flexible customer-orientated approach to work

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

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Design, R&D & Projects Engineering 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 producer of modular products, in polymer and composite fabrications are now seeking an experienced Design Engineer to join their existing R&D team. The company are currently involved in a wide range of projects and have new customers requesting orders for 2021 and the long-term future.

Based at their South Staffordshire facility the role will get involved in the 3D Design of projects using Solidworks in conjunction with the in-house Production Team and the end customer. These projects will often vary in size, cost and purpose and will offer a successful applicant a good variety of work.

Design Engineer Benefits:

  • £30,000 - £34,000
  • Pension – Contributions
  • 31 Days Holidays 
  • Career Development  

The Design Engineer will be daily involved in creating concept and design for manufacture designs, with build, cost and weight considerations, structural integrity and fit for purpose research. Activities will also include the liaison with partner suppliers to create workable design solutions, liaison with internal Managers to ensure projects are adhering to cost and time restraints and developing innovative solutions that will exceed customers’ expectations. 

The right candidate for the role of Design Engineer will have:

  • A formal qualification in Engineering (Mechanical, Product Design)
  • Have 3 years plus industry experience within a Design Engineering 3D remit. 
  • Some good exposure to fabrications, sheet steel, GRP or Composite Structure Design
  • A strong and confident user of Solidworks or a similar CAD package.
  • Have a good proven background in Design for Manufacture. 
  • Strong communications skills
  • Excellent Project Engineering skills

This will be a great opportunity for an engineer who is seeking a full product life cycle based position, where each project is different. 

The Design Engineer's role is commutable from: Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Derby, Lichfield, Burton upon Trent, Coventry

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

 

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 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