Job Description

This a British manufacturer with over 70 years of history, who are the world's best-known manufacturer in their field, supplying 1000’s of customers across the globe.

They require a Design Engineer with good communication and interpersonal skills to join their established design team.

Hours and Benefits

  • £22,000 - £28,000 depending on experience.
  • 39 hours per week, the working hours will range from 7am to 3:30pm, 9am to 5:30pm or 8am to 4:30pm.
  • As you will be providing support to customers in different time zones, you will be required to change your hours to fit. 
  • Profit related bonus scheme
  • Free eye testing
  • Life Assurance
  • Parking on site

Commutable From: Nottingham, Derby, Loughborough, Burton Upon Trent

Candidate Specification

  • A mechanical/manufacturing engineering apprenticeship and/or recognised mechanical/manufacturing qualification at HNC level or above.
  • Previous 3D modelling experience using Solid Edge or similar software in a fast-moving manufacturing/engineering environment.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills as you will need to be in contact with customers from different cultures, by phone, email and occasionally in person.
  • Experience with CAM software and CNC machines would be useful.

Key Responsibilities 

  • Liaising with customers and agents to fully understand the customer requirements for the manufacture of their products, and the tooling/machinery used for this process.
  • Providing the technical input to the sales ordering process by liaising with the customer in ‘designing out’ any potential problems to produce an optimum product, at the highest quality and with trouble free production.
  • Using the appropriate software, produce clear and accurate working drawings (product & tooling) to enable tooling/components to be effectively manufactured according to specification requirements.
  • Investigating customer returns/claims to ensure continuous improvement in the design process.
  • On request produce drawings/diagrams for specification manuals and documents, marketing work and procedures.

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


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.

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


One of the leading Technology Research and Development organisations in the Midlands are currently seeking an experienced Systems Engineer, to design system solutions to enhance a vehicles, safety, performance and energy efficiency.

The company have over four decades of experience in the development and proving of electronic and mechatronic control and energy saving systems and applications for the Automotive sector. 

Systems Engineer – Salary Package:

  • Salary £40,000 - £50,000
  • Private Healthcare
  • Pension Scheme 
  • 33 Days Holidays (Inc Bank Hols)
  • Childcare Voucher Scheme 
  • A Multiple Project Technology Environment. 

Duties of a Systems Engineer 

  • The analysis of customer requirements, functional safety requirements, relevant legislation and standards to develop system requirement specifications. 
  • The use of proven system analysis and design methodologies to develop elegant efficient solutions to meet the project requirements. 
  • Working closely with the Functional Safety Department to ensure the analysis and development of appropriate functional safety requirements. 
  • Liaison with other engineering disciplines to develop system design specifications and algorithms. 
  • Plan, conduct and review testing of new software, hardware and calibrations at a variety of levels including integration testing, dyno testing and vehicle level testing, sometimes including worldwide field trips. 
  • The calibration of system functions to comply with project requirements. Complete sign-off procedures for vehicle algorithms, calibrations and final product testing. Undertake system and vehicle development and problem-solving within tight timescales. 
  • Fully document the design development and verification of developed systems. 
  • Understand and comply with company and customer confidentiality agreements and maintain the security of company and customer property. 

Systems Engineer – Requirements:

  • A formal qualification / Degree in a relevant science or Engineering disciplines. 
  • Experience of requirements analysis and management, preferably using dedicated requirements management tools (e.g., DOORS, Cradle, MKS).
  • Good experience of Configuration management Tools (e.g., MKS) 
  • Experience of systems design methodologies 
  • Hands on experience of developing control algorithms for automotive applications 
  • Knowledge or familiarity of, Software C-code, MATLAB, CAN and flexray communication protocols and toolchain. 
  • A good understanding of electronic hardware techniques and an ability to interpret circuit schematics. 
  • Knowledge of the use of microcontrollers within real time embedded systems 
  • Proficiency with standard office tools: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc. 

This is a great opportunity to be part of the generation of new energy saving and performance enhancing technologies for the vehicles of tomorrow. 

Commutable from: Coventry, Derby, Lichfield, Burton upon Trent, Birmingham, Leicester, Wolverhampton, Stafford, West Bromwich

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


This is the chance for an ambitious Design Engineer to join a respected and long-established market leading business, supplying products and services to the rail industry (rail industry experience isn’t essential). They are part of a large group, who are established worldwide.

Design Engineer Hours and Benefits

  • Monday to Friday, 8:15am – 4pm (only 36.25 hours per week)
  • 33 days holiday, including bank holidays
  • Full training will be given
  • Excellent opportunities for career progression, with a management role in two years

This Design Engineer Role is commutable From: Romford, Grays, Dagenham, Brentwood, Gravesend, Dartford

The Design Engineer Role

Whilst principally mechanical in nature, the company products incorporate a wide range of technologies including integrated electrical and electronic components. 

They are looking for a technically competent, highly motivated Design Engineer, with a broad skillset to join their professional team of engineers and technicians. 

The successful candidate will become a core member of the team with the opportunity to make a real impact. You will have the opportunity to see designs through to manufacture, from initial concept through prototyping and testing to full release.

Candidate Requirements

  • Mechanical Engineering Qualification (Degree or HND or similar)
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in a related design capacity
  • 2D and 3D CAD Software Experience (Solidworks preferred but not essential)
  • Experience designing products with integrated electronic and electrical sub systems would be advantageous
  • Ability to perform Engineering Calculations
  • Work well independently and as a team member
  • Railway background (desirable but not essential)

Design Engineer Key Responsibilities

  • The Design Engineer will support the Engineering & Innovation Manager in the development of products and services.
  • Support the product development process through the creation of design documents including CAD drawings, bills of materials, engineering calculations, test reports etc.
  • Getting involved in the assembly and testing of new designs both in-house and on-site.
  • Liaising with internal and external stakeholders to assess performance, cost, and manufacturing feasibility of potential new designs.
  • Support the Technical Sales Manager in promoting and selling of products. Assist with installation of monitoring systems in the field.
  • The Design Engineer will provide advice and instruction to external stakeholders on the installation, operation and maintenance of products and systems.
  • Ensure continued compliance with company quality, safety and environmental policies.

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


A well-known British manufacturer with a strong history for offering its customers high quality and innovative products, are now looking to expand their Development Team.

Development Technical Package

  • £25,000
  • Pension
  • Sick pay - Benefit
  • 33 Days Holidays (Inc Bank Hols)
  • Overtime

Development Technician Duties

The position will part of a team of technical and development specialists that are focused on achieving an increased market share for the business, through innovation and by return through cost effective and timely development of innovative new products which comply with National and International Standards


  • Capable of developing a broad range of products, (the focus now being the development of electric appliances)
  • Capable of setting up and monitoring tests, preparing models for submission to the appropriate test authority.
  • Develop in conjunction with the project teams and Development engineers, electrical systems and other fuel types such as gas>
  • Interpret marketing briefs into tangible product that can be manufactured within the business capabilities.
  • Develop new products in line with best practice and a number of National / International Standards, including BSEN9001 and BSEN14001

Development Technician Requirements

  • A formal qualification in engineering -  HND/HNC, ideally Electrical or Mechanical biased
  • Some recent relevant industry experience in dealing with electrical circuit diagrams and LV power.
  • Ability to work effectively on their own or part of a project team.
  • Possess good analytical skills and be proficient in Microsoft applications, Word, Excel.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to prioritise their workload and meet deadlines.

This is a great opportunity to join a busy multi-site UK organisation, where career growth and progression are on offer.                                                      

Commutable from Telford, Wolverhampton, Stafford, Newport, Cannock, Stone, Lichfield

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


We are seeking to recruit a proven Maintenance Electrician to support a medium size Maintenance team within a Heavy Industry Environment. Our client is well established and is a successful and expanding business manufacturing high integrity and high-volume products for a worldwide customer base.

Benefits for Maintenance Electrician:

  • The salary for the role of Maintenance Electrician is £30,000 depending on experience
  • Overtime
  • 3% - 5% Pension. 
  • The shift pattern of the role is double days with hours of work being 6-2/1-9. 

Requirements for Maintenance Electrician:

  • Ideally the ultimate Maintenance Electrician will have experience supporting kit from a Heavy Environment including, Cranes, Overhead Cranes, Pumps, Motors, Hydraulics/ Pneumatics and some welding and fabrication experience. The candidate must hold:
  • Electrical Bias with Mechanical abilities
  • Apprenticeship or equivalent in Electrical Engineering – HNC / ONC / Degree / NVQ

This Maintenance Electrician role is commutable from Alfreton, Nottingham, Derby, Loughborough and Newark-on-Trent.

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


A leading provider of maintenance equipment and services to the rail industry are seeking a Sales Engineer to join their team. The company have been trading for some time and have well established relationships with all the major players in the industry.

The Sales Engineer will receive the following benefits: 

  • Salary of up to £30,000
  • 33 Days Holiday (incl. 8 bank holidays)
  • Up to 7% Pension

Sales Engineer Duties:

The Sales Engineer will be responsible for:

  • Technical sales into the entire rail customer base
  • Identifying and winning opportunities for new business
  • Working closely with the delivery teams to ensure customers problems are solved

Sales Engineer Requirements:

Candidates wishing to be considered for the Sales Engineer should have some or all of the following experience:

  • Knowledge of welding systems / time spent in a hand on welding role
  • Knowledge of the UK rail industry
  • Time spent in a technical sales / sales engineering position

This role can be based either in Dagenham or Castle Donington. 

Commutable from Dagenham, Bromley, Grays, Derby, Nottingham, Burton-upon-Trent, Stoke-on-Trent

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Sales Engineering Recruitment Support since 1994


This exciting new role is for a Laser Setter Operator, working for a long-established company. An immediate start is available, following a short working interview.

A brief overview of the Laser Setter/Operators role is as follows:

  • Start Date: Asap
  • Role Duration: Permanent
  • Location: Grantham, Lincolnshire
  • Working Hours – 7am to 4:15pm (Monday to Thursday) and 7am to 11am (Friday)
  • Pay: £14 per hour – weekly paid 
  • Overtime: readily available and this role is paid weekly

The successful candidate requires previous experience of working as a Laser Setter Operator within the Engineering industry – candidates who do not have this experience unfortunately will not be considered for the role

The Job Requirements / Description for this Laser Setter/Operators role are as follows:

  • Must have proven experience of setting a Bystronic machines
  • Breaking out components and sorting for inspection/delivery
  • Loading and unloading the machine
  • Work safely in a busy workspace alongside fellow workers
  • The role requires ability to work in groups alongside others operating machinery in the same workshop.

The ideal candidate for this Laser Setter/Operator role must be experienced in:

  • Previous experience using Bystronic machines is essential 
  • Previous site experience would be advantageous together with a FLT license
  • Operating in a fast-paced environment to meet deadlines.

Commutable From: Nottingham, Lincoln, Grantham, Leicester and Peterborough

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