Job Description

MECHANICAL DESIGN ENGINEER

The business is an SME, with 150 employees and 60 years of manufacturing heritage. They have a global supply chain and export over 30% of their product to a world-wide network of customers. The operation consists of a fabrication facility, assembly area, large yard, logistics area and finished goods stores with the majority of product designed and manufactured by the company at their UK site. 

This is a company and role that offers realistic opportunities for career progression and development, being at the forefront of their industry and market leaders within it.

Mechanical Design Engineer Salary and Benefits

  • £30,000 - £35,000
  • Monday to Thursday 7:30am 3:30pm, 12:30pm on Friday’s
  • 25 days holiday, plus bank holidays
  • Death in service benefit

Commutable From: Sheffield, Rotherham, Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield, Chesterfield, Worksop, Newark on Trent

The Role

The Mechanical Design Engineer will be responsible to the Mechanical Engineering Manager. You will join an established mechanical engineering design department, who are looking for a self-motivated, enthusiastic person, who is looking for a permanent role in a busy engineering design environment.

Mechanical Design Engineer Person Specification

  • Mechanical Engineering degree or similar
  • Mechanical design engineering background
  • Strong Background in calculations and FE analysis
  • 3D experience – desirable

Key Responsibilities

  • Produce engineering drawings for the manufacture of client’s range of bespoke and new products and their derivatives. Liaising with Production and Installation departments to ensure best practices are implemented.
  • Compile bills of materials (BOMs) via SAP for existing and newly designed products.
  • Produce calculations as required during the preparation of designs and drawings.
  • Modify and update drawings, calculations and BOMs to suit revised designs as required.
  • Make site surveys and attend site meetings as and when necessary and produce reports as required.
  • Issue drawings and maintain records in accordance with the Quality Assurance Scheme.

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

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DESIGN ENGINEER

This is a family business where changing people’s lives through the products that they design, manufacture and install is a daily occurrence. With 35 years’ experience under their belt, they are a leading provider in the UK, a market leader in Europe and have a presence in many other countries worldwide. 

Based at their ISO9001 accredited, purpose-built manufacturing facility in Derbyshire, they believe the future success and growth of their business is inextricably linked to the introduction of innovative, high-quality solutions.

Design Engineer Salary, Hours and Benefits

  • £28,000 (possibly negotiable)
  • 37.5 hours per week, with some flexibility
  • 31 days holiday, increasing with service
  • Life insurance
  • Profit related pay

Commutable From: Derby, Sheffield, Chesterfield, Nottingham, Mansfield, Worksop, Newark

Design Engineer Role Overview

Our client is looking for an additional Design Engineer to assist in delivering even more life changing products to their customers. 

You will be joining a family-owned business which is expanding rapidly in the UK and internationally. There is a positive, friendly and encouraging family culture across the business.

Person Specification

  • The Design Engineer will need a strong mechanical bias, ideally coming from an automotive background (but not essential).
  • Able to apply your fabrication skills to the bespoke design of various products.
  • You must fulfill the demanding requirement of delivering both customer functionality and manufacturing repeatability, whilst providing on-site fitters with a solution which can readily be installed on site, with the minimum of inconvenience.
  • The design journey must be documented to a high standard, with the information provided enabling other stakeholders within the business to prepare the engineers’ design for market. As such, the candidate should be proficient in the basic Microsoft packages, and ideally have an aptitude for CAD style drawing packages or similar.
  • Optimal customer service is a pre-requisite for client and as such, the candidate should be comfortable in dealing with their customers on a one-to-one basis as the situation may occasionally dictate.
  • Underpinning all of the above they are looking for a confident, self-motivated individual who enjoys the challenge of solving problems yet is able to deliver a high standard of work within a challenging timeframe.
  • A clean driving license is essential for this role.

Design Engineer Key Responsibilities

  • A key member of the team, reporting into the Design Team Leader, you will design specific products focusing upon customer functionality, ease of on-site installation, and manufacturing repeatability throughout the design process. The procedure needs to deliver source material for additional stakeholders within the business targeting the prompt and efficient delivery of new products to the market.

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

 

TEKLA DRAUGHSPERSON

This is the opportunity for a Tekla Draughtsperson to join a UK leading business, who are long-standing, well respected and continuing to lead the way in their industry.

From their Midlands HQ, they support clients across a multitude of industries, including Engineering, Rail, Construction, Energy and Material Handling.

Role Overview

The Tekla Draughtsperson will be part of a team using Tekla to model structures from engineer’s designs and general arrangement drawings to translate design requirement into fabrication drawings, 3D modeling and information packs, to enable the successful manufacture and installation of Architectural and structural steel projects.

Tekla Draughtsperson Salary and Hours 

  • £32,000 - £35,000
  • Monday – Thursday, 7:45am to 4:45pm, 2:15pm finish on Fridays
  • Sick Pay
  • Life Insurance
  • Free Parking

Commutable From: Leicester, Loughborough, Derby, Burton upon Trent, Nottingham, Tamworth, Hinckley

Tekla Draughtsperson Candidate Specification

  • Experience within Architectural or structural Steelwork industries preferable.
  • Detailed knowledge of interpreting Engineer and Architectural designs.
  • Appreciation of fabrication methods and technologies.
  • Good understanding of the codes and standards used in Steel engineering.
  • Good organisational and time management skills.
  • Competent user of Tekla Modelling software package.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail.

Key Responsibilities

  • Using Tekla to model structures from engineer’s designs and general arrangement drawings.
  • Adding connections as detailed in the Engineers calculations.
  • Generating drawings and exporting to other formats.
  • Creating CNC data for production.
  • Collaboration with third parties (Clients, Architects, Engineers).
  • Detailing both fabrication and prep drawings for a variety of both structural & architectural contracts.

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

 

Senior Electronics Engineer

A fast-growing Midlands based Technology Development company are actively seeking to add new team members to their innovations Research and Development teams. 

The company have embarked on a new 5-year New Product Development programme which will see the release of several new innovative SMART products for the Engineering and Manufacturing sectors across the globe. These products rely heavily on electronic hardware and embedded systems to control, activate and communicate with other machinery and technology that are found in modern manufacturing environments. 

The position will be joining an existing established team, where training and support will be provided from day one and will continue throughout the career duration of an individual engineer, which also includes post probation and future career progression and promotional moves within the company / group as well.

Senior Electronics Engineer Benefits:

  • £40,000 - £50,000 
  • Excellent Bonuses (Twice a Year up to 20%) 
  • Training and Development Planning and Support 
  • Good Pension 
  • 33 Days Holidays (Inc Bank Hols)
  • 37.7 Hour Week (1.15pm Finish on Fridays) 
  • Free Parking 
  • Career Goal Reviews (Twice a year) 
  • Be part of an organisation’s 5-Year growth plan that has already seen a 30% growth in business in 2021

Duties of a Senior Electronics Engineer

  • Be the electronics technical lead for new projects.
  • Implementing tools and processes for the efficient running of the team and department
  • Design and maintenance of hardware and embedded software for use in the company.
  • Layout and tracking of PCB designs
  • Prototyping and testing of designs and products
  • Assessment and documentation of products against specifications and standards

Senior Electronics Engineer Requirements

  • Degree or similar qualification in Electronics Engineering or comparable subject
  • Minimum of 3 years' experience working in electronics design 
  • Experience in electronics hardware design, development, and testing; including schematic design and PCB layout
  • Experience in embedded firmware design, development, and testing

Desirable Requirements

  • Electronics design in a highly regulated industry
  • Experience in firmware design for STM32 microcontrollers
  • EMC design and test experience
  • Experience of firmware unit testing; preferably using Tessy
  • Familiarity with machinery safety standards or similar
  • This is a fantastic opportunity to become part of a fast-growing organization where promotional and career development prospects are very realistic in the short term. 

Commutable From: Birmingham, Stafford, Wolverhampton, Dudley, Coventry, Derby, Redditch, Worcester, Lichfield

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

 

PROJECT ENGINEER - ROTATING MACHINERY

Our world-leading client is looking for an experienced Product Engineer, ideally with some rotating machinery experience. This position is inside IR35.

The role is classified as Hybrid, as project/business needs dictate. The candidate will be expected to work 2-3 days in the office per week to support testing and collaboration with team members.

The Product Engineer role involves work across many steps in the product life cycle. Because of the product centred nature of this position, you will very often be a central point of coordination and decision-making between product line engineers, customer teams, systems engineers, purchasing, suppliers and manufacturing.

Contract duration is initially for 12 months, but this may be extended.

Pay: £26.00 - £30.00 per hour (inside IR35)

Product Engineer Candidate Requirements

  • General mechanical engineering experience is a must.
  • Ideally you will have experience in rotating machinery of some type.
  • Prior entry level engineering equivalent work experience in a relevant discipline area is required.
  • Knowledge of MS Office tools is preferred.
  • Rotor bearing experience would be an advantage but is not essential.
  • A solid understanding of mechanical engineering and physics allied with good practical and project management skills.
  • Candidate may be trained to perform rotor dynamic analysis to evaluate existing designs and develop new journal bearing systems, so good analytical skills are essential. 
  • Any experience across Acoustics/NVH, Tribology, Fluid Dynamics, Thermodynamics, Applied Mechanics and Materials, to overcome new and existing application and environmental challenges would be useful.

Key Responsibilities (but not limited to)

  • The Product Engineer investigates product problems, understands causal mechanisms, recommends appropriate action, owns problem resolution and documents results with guidance from more experienced team members.
  • Main focus will include working in business processes of Product Preceding Technology (PPT), Value Package Introduction (VPI) or Current Product Support (CPS) and executing technical processes such as Engineering Standard Work (ESW), iDFMEA, Failure Incident Review Group (FIRG) while using tools such as 7-step problem-solving, design review checklist and other specialized tools required to support the processes and enable high quality decision-making.
  • Obtains input from stakeholders such as technical managers, project leaders, other product and manufacturing engineers and supplier partners to deliver information and recommendations that lead to quality product decisions.
  • Applies academic knowledge and existing experience to take action and make decisions that progress projects forward without sacrificing project quality expectations. 
  • Owns problem resolution for moderately complex components, products, systems, subsystems or services with a greater degree of technical complexity and ambiguity over the entry level engineer.
  • Provides independent execution of established work processes and systems, while still developing technology or product knowledge; engages with the improvement of systems and processes.
  • Contributes effectively toward team goals, exhibits influence within a work group and continues to develop proficiency in the competency areas critical to success in the role.

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

 

FIELD ENGINEER

This business is one of the largest companies in the world, in their specific field, supporting the world’s most prominent brands. With over 13,000 dedicated employees, they operate in 26 countries today. 

They have a history that goes back over 100 years, and yet they continue to be at the forefront of what they do.

Field Engineer Package and Benefits

  • £30,000 - £35,000
  • 37.5 hours per week (considering the nature of the role, flexibility will be required)
  • An opportunity to travel nationally and internationally

Commutable From: Cardiff, Newport, Barry, Bridgend, Bristol, 

Trainee Application Engineer Role Overview

On behalf of our client, we are looking to recruit an enthusiastic individual to train towards and develop in the role of Field Engineer.  In this exciting and varied role, you will learn to provide hands-on support and assistance to their customers, ensuring their product meets performance and application expectations.

  • As the majority of your time will be on-site at customer’s manufacturing facilities you must be willing to undertake extensive national and international travel (up to 60% of your time), often at short notice.  

Field Engineer Candidate Requirements

  • To succeed in this role, you will be educated to a minimum of HNC level, or equivalent, in a mechanical/electrical engineering discipline. (they will however consider candidates who show a willingness to achieve this HNC academic level).
  • It would be advantageous to have knowledge of 2D AutoCAD. You will possess excellent computer skills (i.e. MS Office) and will have a strong health & safety ideology.
  • Flexibility is a key aspect of the Field Engineer, and on occasions the time aspect of your role may change at short notice.
  • Your training will develop the successful candidate to convey complex, technical information in an easy-to-understand way as to be able to persuade others to your way of thinking.
  • You will become adept at dealing/ communicating with all levels within a customers' organisation, from production line employees/ operators right up to Director level.
  • You will also be comfortable with report writing, being able to concisely and accurately make your point in a logical and understandable way, both internally to various departments and also back to the customer.
  • This is a varied, rewarding opportunity for an aspiring Engineer whether time served or recently graduated from an Engineering discipline.

Field Engineer Key Responsibilities

  • Whilst conducting your training period you will be supported by the technical team in order to obtain all the relevant skills to the point of eventually taking sole responsibility for tasks and projects associated with the Field Engineering function.
  • Visiting the customers manufacturing facilities to provide onsite support is a major function of the role. Evaluating and understanding the customers process and equipment and compiling line audit reports and communication documents is common practice.
  • You will eventually develop your knowledge to become a vital Technical Team member, providing troubleshooting support, line efficiency recommendations, fault-finding expertise and operator training.
  • You will be involved with technically skilled colleagues, making recommendations for new projects, developing fit for purpose Technical Drawings based up on your knowledge of the product, material and application line capabilities.
  • In short, you will become one of the company’s representatives, promoting services through the effective and efficient application of your skill and expertise.

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

 

ELECTRICAL DESIGN & CONTROLS ENGINEER - CONTRACT (OUTSIDE IR35)

We have a great opportunity to support a busy organisation that is focused on meeting their customers' deadlines for the delivery of bespoke control panel products. 

The position will be on-site working only, however autonomy and your own project management plans can be put in place, so that you can work independently of the company’s own permanent technical teams,

Duties will include:

  • Undertake work on contracts as directed by the Engineering Manager
  • Endeavour to meet the timescales laid down on the engineering schedule for completion and issue of information
  • Provide technical support to other sections and departments of the company as required
  • Liaise with the project lead, electrical and mechanical engineers to ensure a fit for purpose design is created
  • Electrical systems design including container and control panel layout
  • Control system design 
  • Electrical system integration to customer’s existing systems
  • Produce complex technical specifications and control philosophy for skid mounted/canopied & containerised systems for various industrial and commercial applications
  • Fuel and coolant control system design

Experience/Skills/Qualifications:

  • A suitable qualification in electrical engineering or electrical design engineering is required, or extensive experience designing electrical control systems as a minimum for this role.
  • Experience of AutoCAD software package is required as a minimum and the use of E3 CAD is a desirable attribute for this role. 
  • Microsoft Office including Outlook/Word/Excel
  • Experience using MRPII systems to create BOMs and technical specifications is required.
  • Please note that the Electrical Design Engineer role will be site based only and applicants applying for this role should be willing to travel, or reside in the East Yorkshire area, along with also being already eligible to work and live in the UK without the need for additional Visa’s and permits. 

Commutable from Leeds, Hull, York, Whitby, Bridlington, Malton

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

 

PROCESS ENGINEER

An exceptional opportunity has been created due to continuing expansion for a PROCESS ENGINEER.  This is a fascinating manufacturing facility, very much at the forefront of new technology.

This is a multi-site international manufacturing business, and as the PROCESS ENGINEER, you will be ensuring process capability and provide support and process improvement to new and existing programs.

Commutable from Cannock, Sutton Coldfield, Rugeley, Tamworth, Lichfield, Burton Upon Trent, Derby, Alfreton, Walsall, Great Barr, Minworth and Stafford

BENEFITS OF A PROCESS ENGINEER

  • £45,000 -£50,000
  • Work - Place Pension
  • Early finish Friday
  • Healthcare
  • You will be joining a highly prestigious international manufacturing business 
  • Very busy, friendly organisation
  • Superb genuine progression available 

DUTIES OF PROCESS ENGINEER

  • Evaluate existing processes
  • Change management
  • Track project timing confirm costs of engineering change
  • Present layout proposals
  • Ergonomic assessments
  • Carryout / support on site trials
  • Identification of obsolescence
  • Ensure process adherence
  • Ensure processes are correct, cycle time, manning, process flow, and manning
  • Support new product introductions
  • Evaluate PFMEA
  • BOM’s

REQUIREMENTS OF PROCESS ENGINEER

  • Degree or equivalent
  • Relevant Process Engineer experience
  • Gained from preferably a high-volume dynamic working environment
  • A Mechanical aptitude
  • To have the ability to interpret and generate process documentation
  • A “can do” approach
  • Experience of engineering change
  • Layout and process flow knowledge

There is plenty of scope within this role if you are an ambitious Engineer.

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

 

CONTRACT MANAGER / PROJECT MANAGER - STEEL

A Contract / Project Manager with steel experience, is required to join a continually growing, reputable structural company. With an ability to see a project through from start to finish, the suitable candidate will be responsible for managing a wide range of contracts for which they are responsible; negotiating subcontract orders, monitoring subcontracted work, as well as, start to finish project planning, costing and performing site visits and surveys.

Your place of work will be split between the head office client sites, along with regular client visits.

Package

  • Salary £40,000 - £45,000 dependent on experience
  • Company car

Commutable From: Derby, Nottingham, Leicester, Burton upon Trent, Tamworth, Lichfield

Essential Skills of the Contract / Project Manager

  • Project / Contract managing experience, 5+ years
  • Proven steel industry experience. Any rail-based experience would be highly advantageous
  • Demonstrable Contract / Project Manager ability 
  • CSCS Card
  • IT literate
  • Well-organised, structured, capable of meeting deadlines and overcoming challenges

Key Responsibilities

  • The Contract / Project Manager will also get involved in negotiating subcontract orders and monitoring subcontractors, planning critical dates, or organising labour. 
  • You will also be responsible for agreeing extra work to be done on a contract, helping to resolve any disputes that come up, and identifying areas for improvements in the contracting processes.

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Projects Engineering Recruitment Support since 1994

 

PRODUCTION MANAGER

An exceptional opportunity has been created due to continuing expansion for a PRODUCTION MANAGER in a fascinating manufacturing facility, supplying into a wide range of different industry sectors, such as renewables, automotive, building and construction, marine and many more.

As the PRODUCTION MANAGER, you will provide leadership and hold overall responsibility for all production activities, 4 production teams, Quality, and continuous improvements.

Commutable from Sheffield, Alfreton, Nottingham, Derby, Kegworth, Tuxford, Uttoxeter and Rocester

BENEFITS OF A PRODUCTION MANAGER

  • £39,000 - £42,000
  • DAYS
  • Work - Place Pension
  • Early finish Friday
  • You will be joining a highly prestigious, busy, large, reputable & friendly manufacturing organisation
  • Superb genuine progression available 

DUTIES OF PRODUCTION MANAGER

  • Overall production responsibilities
  • 4 Teams reporting into you directly
  • Ensure that the equipment is performing at optimum efficiency
  • Provide analysis of processes and procedures and implement improvements
  • Working closely with the Maintenance Manager to develop and improve planned maintenance stops
  • Manage the overall design of plant layouts, material handling systems, manpower and procurement
  • Develop and manage metallurgical operations
  • Manage metallurgical and chemical engineering activities
  • Maintain high standards of housekeeping
  • Risk assessments
  • Staff management

REQUIREMENTS OF PRODUCTION MANAGER

  • You will have relevant Production Management experience
  • Gained from within a metal / metallurgical environment
  • Knowledge of continuous improvements
  • To have previously managed a good-sized team
  • To have led multi-disciplined teams
  • Excellent work ethic, a natural leader

There is plenty of scope within this role if you are an ambitious Production Manager.

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