Job Description

This is your chance to join a business with a long, rich history, who are leading providers of custom plastic products. They are part of a group, with multiple manufacturing sites, that is in a period of sustained growth. This brand-new role, is a key party of their growth plan.
New Product Development Engineer Role Purpose

You will effectively create new and exciting commercial and manufacturing New Product Developments in line with customer requirements. Through technical input into product design and identifying improvement opportunities, playing a key role in the implementation of NPD working in conjunction with Design, Technical and Tooling departments. 

Hours, Pay and Benefits

  • £35,000 - £37,000
  • 40 hours per week, 8am – 5pm
  • 5% employer pension
  • Health Package
  • Perk Box (following successful probation)
  • Onsite Parking

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

Candidate Requirements

  • You will be an experienced and proven New Product Development Engineer.
  • Experience with plastics, injection moulding is essential.
  • Able to offer input on mould design and identifying improvement opportunities.

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

  • The New Product Development Engineer will ensure new concepts can be manufactured cost effectively with minimal lifetime cost through 3D designs / concepts / models, design presentations and Engineering drawings. 
  • Support the Sales and Commercial Team in technical discussions with customers. 
  • Prepare technical specifications for both Tool Design and Production. 
  • Ensure all critical performance characteristics have been identified and agreed with the customer prior to a project start up. 
  • Ensure the customer signs to confirm specification and part drawings before tooling is commissioned. 
  • Manage Toolmakers cost and timetable to within budget an on time. 
  • Carefully monitor and control external tool making costs, ensuring that mould designs meet client standard requirements and specification. 

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



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


An outstanding opportunity has arisen for a QUALITY SYSTEMS ENINGEER within a busy, friendly, manufacturing organisation, where as their QUALITY SYSTEMS ENGINEER, you will be given the opportunity to provide advice and guidance to the management team relating to IATF16949 & CCC accreditation.

Quality Systems Engineer Benefits:

  • £30,000 - £35,000 - Dependant on experience
  • Bonus
  • Enhanced Insurance Schemes
  • Excellent Pension and holidays
  • Busy, extremely friendly manufacturing organisation
  • A genuine chance to make an impact

Dutie of Quality Systems Engineer:

  • Provide advice and guidance to the management team relating to ISTF16949 and CCC accreditation
  • Looking for ways to improve business systems best practice by development of policies and procedures
  • Control of documentation
  • Ensure compliance to standard Operating procedures in all aspects of Quality Management
  • Ensuring compliance to IATF 16949
  • Provide assistance with the ISO14001:2015 environmental audits and OHSAS Health and Safety audits
  • PPAP submissions and APQP

Requirements of Quality Systems Engineer:

  • Working knowledge of APQP and PPAPS
  • TS16949 internal auditing / 
  • Lead Auditor
  • CCC Accreditation
  • Internal Auditing experience
  • Good experience of working with Suppliers
  • It would be beneficial that you have gained your experience from within a manufacturing environment

The Quality Systems Engineer's role is commutable from: Walsall, Sutton Coldfield, Telford, Birmingham, Tamworth, Derby and Stafford and Ashby-De-La-Zouch

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


A phenomenal opportunity has arisen for a Technical Director to work in a busy manufacturing company with a wide range of customers and products are in the enviable position of being exceptionally busy. 

Established for over 25 years, they are the worlds most advanced supplier of their products. They have the edge over their competitors as they can develop bespoke solutions that can enhance their production, making them more efficient and flexible.

This is a very much a people focused role, managing, and gaining the most from your staff is of premium importance so if you are a natural Leader and motivator of your team then as their Technical Director, you will be given a superb opportunity to manage and inspire.
Technical Director Benefits:

  • £70,000 
  • Company Car
  • Health Insurance
  • Pension
  • A busy, well known, friend Enviroment
  • An opportunity to showcase your skills & continue to develop your career

Technical Director Duties:

  • Contribute as a board director to the development and implementation of the company’s corporate strategy
  • Work alongside CTO to maintain and develop relationships with suppliers 
  • Direct all Technical, Engineering and Service staff
  • Manage and lead staff
  • Oversee working practices and ensure suitable staff are recruited
  • Allocate responsibilities
  • Attend and present at Board meetings
  • Liaising with CTO keep all products and processes under review and suggest the introduction of new technology as appropriate to ensure continuous improvement and to identify potential new products and processed for customers.
  • Develop and control budgets and carry out all necessary financial analysis to ensure that costs are controlled, and services maintained to the required standards

Technical Director Requirements:

  • A recognised formal engineering qualification or demonstrable significant experience in relevant fields.
  • Significant managerial experience of engineering and technical teams gained from within manufacturing, preferably plastics
  • Experience of technical innovation 
  • Understanding of production processes would be an advantage
  • Budget and time management skills
  • Outstanding interpersonal and negotiation skills

This is a unique and exciting opportunity for an experienced Technical Director to be part of a growing, friendly organisation.

The role is commutable from Walsall, Derby, Sutton Coldfield, Solihull, Coventry, Birmingham

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 – / 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. 


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


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


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.


Probe Technical Recruitment is looking to recruit a Maintenance Electrician on behalf of a company who has spent a lot of money in investment for the next few years. The role of Maintenance Electrician will be to manage the maintenance and improve all fixed plant and facilities; assist in the preventative maintenance to ensure maximum availability, performance, and quality.

The shifts are 5 on 5 off, 4on 4 off, so work 14 days in a 28-day period and a package of:

  • Salary £41,700 
  • 23 days holiday at 12 hours which is very competitive. 
  • Company pension – employee 7% / employer 11%
  • 8x Death in Service 
  • Overtime paid at 1.3x

Along with an NVQ Level 3/ ONC/ City & Guilds the ideal Maintenance Electrician must have previous experience with industrial Electrical kit. 

The Maintenance Electrician role will include the following:

  • To maintain the plant so as to produce product at world class levels of performance, quality and cost
  • To maintain the plant through breakdown repair and preventative maintenance tasks.
  • Participate in continuous improvement initiatives on site to help improve the OEE of the plants.

We are keen to talk to Maintenance Electricians and Multi-Skilled Maintenance Engineers, and candidates who can commute to Leicester, Loughborough, Nottingham and Derby. 

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


Probe Technical Recruitment is looking to recruit a Maintenance Engineer on behalf of a Precision Engineering company. This is a multi-skilled role that will include Maintenance on machinery and facilities both Electrical and Mechanical. 

This is a day’s role with hours 10am-6.30pm with a package of:

  • Salary £35,000 depending on experience.
  • Days Role
  • 10:00 - 18:30
  • 25 days holiday
  • Free parking on site. 
  • Company Pension 

Along with an NVQ Level 3/ ONC/ City & Guilds the ideal candidate/ Maintenance Engineer must have previous experience with Electrical equipment including PLC controls and CNC machinery is desirable. 

The Maintenance Engineer role will include the following:

  • Provide preventive maintenance on all machinery and equipment to ensure effective running.
  • Review TPM schedules to ensure operatives complete in a timely manner and inform Team Leaders of deficiencies
  • Report back to the Maintenance Supervisor & Manager on concerns regarding the operational status of machinery
  • Ensure, through regular checks; the power, lighting, LEV and water systems are maintained.

We are keen to talk to Maintenance Engineers / Electricians and Multi-Skilled Maintenance Engineers, and candidates who can commute to the Nottingham area.

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