Job Description

This is your chance to join a leading manufacturer and exporter, established for over 40 Years, who do all design, manufacturing and installation from in-house.

Owing to a continued growth in business, they are looking to add an experienced Solidworks Mechanical Design Engineer to the existing team.  

Mechanical Design Engineer Salary

  • £25,000 - £32,000, negotiable dependant on experience

This Design Engineer role is commutable From: Nottingham, Mansfield, Newark, Grantham, Leicester, Loughborough, Lincoln

Mechanical Design Engineer Person Specification

  • 4+ years Solidworks Mechanical Design Engineer experience.
  • Ideally, you will have a mechanical background with experience in special purpose machine design.
  • Good communicator, both written and spoken. 
  • A team player.

Mechanical Design Engineer Key Responsibilities

  • The ideal candidate will create, design & modify product layouts and schemes to meet customer specification and recommendations. 
  • Design and modify parts & products and make adjustments where necessary. 
  • Examine existing designs and resolve issues for future product development.
  • Produce a specific BOM, working with suppliers & production.
  • Examine & resolve issues for future designs.

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Powertrain Electronics Engineer

A developer of bespoke Powertrain Technology is now seeking a Power Electronics Engineer to assist in future New Product Development and Design for Manufacture exercises. 

The company are known to be world leaders in their field and have a long successful track record for producing high performance technologies. 

Due to recent investment into machinery and technology the company are now looking to expand their team with the addition of an Electronic Engineer.

Powertrain Electronics Engineer Salary:

  • £40,000 - £45,000+  
  • 25 days holiday plus statutory holidays 
  • Pension
  • Private medical insurance (after 6 months service)
  • Modern & pleasant working environment. 

Powertrain Electronics Engineer Duties:

The successful candidate will join a small and established team, working together to support the electrical and electronic design aspects of a range of interesting, innovative & challenging projects, in relation to the design and development of inverters and drives for use with electrical machines. 

This role presents the opportunity to be involved in new products over their full lifecycle from concept & design, right through to customer applications & support, allowing significant input into the end result. 

  • Electrical Powertrain engineering concept & detailed design. 
  • Electrical and Electronic Design of Drives and Inverters 
  • A good understanding of Electrical and Electronic Automotive Systems 
  • Management of bills of materials, & build / usage manuals. 


  • A Degree or equivalent in Electrical / Electronic or Automotive Engineering. 
  • 4+ years of experience in a similar role / environment. 
  • Good Design and Development experience 
  • Electrical machine, mechanical design & internal combustion engine knowledge. 
  • A good knowledge of engineering manufacture processes. 
  • Strong written & verbal communication skills. 
  • Proficiency with standard office tools (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project etc 
  • The Power Electronics Engineer role will be an excellent opportunity for someone who is highly motivated and can adopt a flexible approach to problem solving within a team environment. 

Commutable from: Birmingham, Coventry, Warwick, Derby, Leicester, Cannock, Burton, Tamworth, Lichfield

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Project System Design Engineer (Chemical)

A new opportunity has arisen to work for a global recognised producer of bespoke machinery and equipment, who also offer a full turn-key project management solution that fully installs and commissions their products as well.

The organisation has many project and manufacturing locations around the world and are now seeking a Project Engineer (UK) to support the system design, installation and commissioning of process and material handling facilities into their European customer base. 

As an organisation they produce high tech equipment that manufacturers of Food and Pharmaceutical products will use to produce high volumes of units in a safe and effective manner. 

  • £33,000 - £37,000
  • Pension 
  • Healthcare 
  • Bonus 
  • 37.5 Hour Weeks
  • 1pm Finish Fridays 

Project  Systems Design Engineer Duties 

  • The purpose of the role is to support the customer and the European Manufacturing Centre with project management activities related to the safe and quick installation of equipment into brown and green field site locations around the world. 
  • Some projects will be multimillion pound programmes that may take over 18 months to complete, and some are smaller projects that may only take a few months to sign-off.
  • As a Project Design Engineer, you will be the main point of contact with all relevant parties and have responsibility for creating and working to a tight project plan and P&ID drawings, ensuring that all parties and equipment are in the right place at the right time. 
  • Problem solving and communication skills will play a major part of this position and will often require international travel at short notice for an average of 7 – 10 days to deal with urgent issues. 
  • Liaison with specialist and industry field experts will also be a big part of this position. 
  • Project planning and communicating changes and compromises to relevant parties through data and new drawings are essential for this new role, along with understanding the limits of the products and internal manufacturing capabilities. 

Project Systems Design Engineer Requirements 

  • A formal Degree or similar qualification in Chemical Engineering
  • 2 Years post study experience within a Chemical Process / System Design environment 
  • Good ability to use CAD Software 2D / 3D 
  • Good exposure to ATEX, HAZOPS and H&S regulations and requirements 
  • Some proven exposure of creating P&ID (PID) Drawings 
  • Some Project Engineering experience 
  • Good communication skills 
  • Team Player 

This is a great opportunity to join a fast-paced working environment, where projects will take you all over the world and deal with challenging technical, process and safety issues on a weekly basis.

Commutable from Birmingham, Leicester, Coventry, Lichfield, Burton Upon Trent, Derby, Swadlincote, Coalville

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


This is a great opportunity for a heavy equipment / machine design experienced Design Engineer to join a global manufacturer, who are part of a multi-billion-dollar group.

They are in a period of sustained growth as a business, which this role is part of. The business offers a friendly working environment, along with excellent employee benefits. 

Design Engineer Salary, Hours and Benefits

  • Salary, £28,000 - £29,500, dependant on experience
  • 37.5 hours, Monday – Friday, Early finish, every Friday
  • The opportunity to work within a global organisation
  • 33 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Managed Occupational Health service
  • Retail shopping discount programme
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Bike to Work scheme
  • SMART pension

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

Design Engineer Candidate Requirements

  • Degree or equivalent in Mechanical Engineering 
  • At least 3 years’ experience in heavy equipment / machinery design
  • Good 3D CAD skills (preferably Pro Engineer/CREO).
  • Experience of Finite Element Analysis is desirable
  • Experience / working knowledge of one or more of the following:-
  • Metallurgy
  • Welding
  • Casting Methods
  • Good presentation and interpersonal skills

Key Responsibilities

Reporting to the Lead Engineer, you will be responsible for the following; 

  • The Design Engineer will support the Group Quality Council process to identify and resolve problems raised at the root cause quickly and effectively and manage engineering change process.
  • Work with teams across models to produce full manufacturing specification package including Engineering BOMs and Drawings.
  • Follow Group standards in the areas of FMEA, DFM, prototype development and field testing, follow Group engineering standards and associated IT systems, to ensure effective global management of released engineering data.
  • The Design Engineer will reduce manufacturing cost through improved design and consultation with the production department, purchasing and suppliers.
  • Develop an expertise across the range of machines to provide support to the manufacturing business. 
  • Support NPPD teams as required with a range of tasks from detail drawings to the structural analysis and optimisation.
  • Ensure current products meet standards and performance levels specified for safety, function and reliability
  • Support the global after sales teams where technical input is required. Investigate and address Customer Complaints in a timely manner where identified / allocated by internal systems or engineering manager.

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


An outstanding opportunity has a risen for an experienced Buyer to join a Procurement team, reporting into a strategic supply chain manager.

Do you have previous experience as a buyer working in a similar role or have a purchasing or production planning background? 

This role will involve working with some of the world’s leading brands, with a company who have been operating for over 25 years.   

  • Starting Salary - £24,000
  • Free on-site parking 
  • A welbeing-focused benefits package 
  • Early finish on Fridays (3:30pm)



  • Daily liaisons with suppliers to make sure that materials are supplied on a daily basis
  • Must have regular communication with commercial, production and design teams
  • Comfortable with working in a fast-paced environment 
  • Ability to communicate, collaborate and negotiate both internally and externally
  • Experience of working accurately to tight deadlines



  • Proven experience within a similar role or have a purchasing or production planning background
  • Design and deliver against performance measures, including supply, cost and quality for clients
  • 2+ years’ experience in a Purchase Controller/Expeditor/Planner role
  • Able Run & Analyse MRP system to raise purchase orders
  • Control NCR returns process

If you have previous experience working as a Buyer/ Purchase Controller/Expeditor/Planner, then this opportunity is for you.

This role is commutable from: Birkenhead, Liverpool, Wallasey, Ellesmere Port, Warrington, Widnes


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This is an opportunity for an ambitious Design Engineer to join a growing and expanding business. The business is a supplier of quality systems for large engineering projects across a number of sectors. They work on systems within the power generation sector from hydroelectric power stations to critical plant within the nuclear industry. They also create systems to aid flood defence and fail-safe systems to combat the potential effects of natural disasters within cities.

Full product training will be given to the Design Engineer for this role. They design and manufacture complete hydraulic systems using Solidworks including Power Units, actuators and accumulators through to installation, commissioning and servicing.

Design Engineer Package

  • £25,000 - £30,000 dependant skill set and experience
  • 8.00am - 16.30pm Mon-Thurs, 8.00am - 15.30pm Fridays
  • 33 days holiday

Commutable From: Stafford, Uttoxeter, Stoke on Trent, Crewe, Leek, Congleton

Design Engineer Specification

  • The Design Engineer will have 3D CAD proficiency in producing quality detailed engineering drawings (Solidworks preferable)
  • HNC or equivalent in engineering is preferred, but isn’t essential
  • Knowledge or Hydraulic or Pneumatic Systems advantageous
  • Mechanical, Production or relevant Engineering background
  • Attention to detail
  • Self-Starter
  • Excellent time management skills, able to balance priorities of multiple projects
  • Knowledge of a wide range of manufacturing techniques

Design Engineer Key Responsibilities

  • Developing and designing Hydraulic Schematics, General arrangements, Actuators and Manifolds
  • Production of Bills of Materials
  • Liaising with customers to refine requirement and design parameters
  • Working on projects from original concept to complete manufacture

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


Client is a Made in Britain company, with many, many years of history behind them. They continue to lead and innovate in their industry, due to being part of the corporation who are the leading global provider in their industry. 

Senior Development Engineer Salary: £51,000, 39 hours per week

Commutable From: Coventry, Solihull, Redditch, Rugby, Banbury, Daventry

Role Overview

  • The test development engineer team is a support team in the Product Development department. The senior development engineer role is running quality assurance tests on New Product Integration & for continual improvement of current products, as well as taking technical lead for electronics, legislation and providing guidance / direction to the development engineers.
  • This is a hands-on testing role of prototypes and production products. Feedback and analysis from the products tested are required to continually improve the design with the Product Development team.
  • Reporting to the Process Leader in Product Development, this role focuses on the ability to manage, create and implement practical innovative and cost-effective developments that enable the business to gain market share by the generation and release of new products.

This role has a direct impact on the business achieving increased market share and return through cost effective and timely development of innovative products which comply with National and International Standards.

Senior Development Engineer Candidate Requirements

  • Minimum qualification is a Degree in an Engineering Discipline with at least 5 years in an engineering / developmental role. 
  • Excellent communication skills in both the spoken and written form.
  • Be fully conversant with product development systems, materials, specifications and processes necessary for the generation and introduction of new products and features.
  • Having a proven capability that includes development of products and / or features (reflecting timing, financial & quality targets).
  • Possess good analytical skills and be proficient in Microsoft applications, Word, Excel. Ability to work effectively on your own or part of a project team.
  • Can analyse and compile testing data from the tests performed.
  • Self-motivation and the ability to prioritise workload and meet deadlines. Flexibility and adaptability within a pressurised environment.

Key Responsibilities (but not limited to)

  • Managing and motivating a multi-disciplined project team that will deliver safe, reliable and cost-effective products and features from the conceptual stage to introduction. Managing, planning, costing and controlling a budget associated with a new or modified product or feature. 
  • Being a developmental lead and point of reference within the product development team capable of developing, analysing, interpreting and implementing solutions for new products, or to ensure resolution of any warranty or value analysis proposal.
  • Demonstrate a clear understanding and adherence to business processes and an awareness of ISO9001, ISO14001 and ISO18001. Develop new products in line with best practice and a number of National / International Standards. Also working to USA and other Regionally different Standards.
  • Writing and publishing detailed and comprehensive test reports internally and management of risk for the team
  • Produce both technical presentations and applied samples as and when required in support of sales for customer demonstration and information
  • To undertake or delegate product developments as necessary to ensure timely release of designs, drawings, specifications, etc, as appropriate in line with the project plans / business needs.
  • Maintain programmes throughout the NPI process. Be adept at drawing on internal knowledge as well as industry and/or academic resources in reaching testing conclusions.
  • Actively support test time reduction through Continuous Improvement principles and actively promote 5S principles within the test department.

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The Planner / Buyer will be responsible for purchasing and negotiating fabrication materials from one or more vendors in support of the site strategy.  This requires evaluating vendor quotes and services to determine the most desirable suppliers, a familiarity with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within the manufacturing procurement field. 

Planner / Buyer Salary, Hours and Benefits

  • Salary £28,000 - £30,000 dependant on experience
  • 7:30am – 4:00pm, 1:30pm finish on Friday’s (37.5 hours per week)
  • The opportunity to work within a globally recognised business
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Managed Occupational Health service
  • Retail shopping discount programme
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Bike to Work scheme

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

Planner / Buyer Candidate Specification

  • Minimum of 2 - 5 years of procurement experience, preferably in a heavy manufacturing or industrial environment.
  • Proficient computer skills in MS Office. (Word, Excel, Outlook), with excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Purchasing & Engineering Change experience in an MRP environment
  • Strong ability to assess engineering drawings and proceed to RFQ based on supplier capability, strong negotiating skills, ability to multitask, prioritize work and work closely with other departments.
  • Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within the procurement field.
  • Be able to take responsibility for resolution of issues.
  • You should be self-motivated, and results orientated and be able to work to time constraints & use own initiatives to solve problems.

Planner / Buyer Key Tasks

  • Buying responsibility for designated fabrication vendors to support plant & chamber production.
  • Ensure inventory levels are kept within set targets.
  • Support efforts to reduce RAW & WIP inventory.
  • Identify opportunities & support efforts to reduce cost.
  • Support NPPD activities, when requested.

Key Responsibilities (but not limited to)

  • Works with operations, planning and organizing all tasks.
  • The Planner / Buyer will review purchase request for material via MRP or manual purchase requisition.
  • Monitor purchase orders & net demand schedules to ensure required ‘need dates’ are achieved.
  • Must be able to develop excellent working relationship with both internal and external customers as well as suppliers.
  • Maintain supplier relationships in order to drive cost reductions while continually achieving the highest level of quality material.
  • Ability to interface with company and supplier senior management. Excellent negotiation, presentation, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Plan & expedite the required material to ensure availability to meet production demand whilst maintaining inventory levels to a minimum and in line with set targets.

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


We are currently recruiting for a Maintenance Fitter for a company within the Heavy Engineering Industry that are extremely unique.

The company operate a day shift with working hours 7am – 3.30pm

Maintenance Fitter role and benefits:

  • £35,000
  • Refined contribution pension scheme, with up to 10% company contributions (if employee pays 5%)
  • 25 days holiday plus statutory Bank holidays
  • 3 x salary death in service cover (if joining the pension scheme)
  • Bonus Schemes
  • Employee Assistance Programme

Maintenance Fitter duties will include but not limited to:

  • The diagnosis, location, and rectification of all mechanical faults on site, including pneumatic, hydraulic systems 
  • Responding to emergency situations in a timely and effective manner 
  • Plan out work and display initiative and common sense 
  • Adhere to current Safe Systems of Work, lock off and permit to work procedures 
  • Carry out all tasks in accordance with company Quality systems, hygiene standards and safe working practices 

As a Maintenance Fitter, the company will require you to have an NVQ / City & Guilds in Mechanical Engineering or Apprentice trained. They will also look at talking too Maintenance Engineers or Mechanical Fitters for this role.

The role is commutable from Derby, Nottingham, Mansfield and Chesterfield.

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We are seeking to recruit a proven Maintenance Fitter to join our plant Maintenance and Production team to support our operation within the East Midlands region on a 12-hour day and night shift. As a Maintenance Fitter you will be required to undertake planned and reactive maintenance tasks throughout our facility and improve and maintain plant reliability.

Maintenance Fitter Benefits:

  • Salary is negotiable dependant on your experience and ranges from £30,000 - £35,000 DOE
  • Annual leave 23 days plus bank holidays increasing to 25 with length of service
  • Life Assurance 4 x annual salary
  • Cycle Scheme
  • Childcare Vouchers.

You must be qualified Mechanically and hold experience as a Fitter/ Engineer, we would be interested in talking to Maintenance Technicians aswell. You must have a Maintenance ability having gained your experience of supporting plant within a heavy engineering environment such as chemical processing, oil refineries, quarrying, recycling, power generation, steel works or within a heavy plant overhaul support organisation. 

Maintenance Fitter duties may include:

  • Support planned shutdowns, absence, holiday cover for the fitting team/ production ops team
  • Ensure efficient operation of plant and minimise down time
  • Root cause analysis to ensure plant reliability 

This Maintenance Fitter role is commutable from Derby, Litchfield, Stafford, Burton upon Trent and Loughborough

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