Job Description

DESIGN ENGINEER

This is the chance for an experienced Design Engineer to join a successful engineering business, who have this new opportunity, due to an increased workload. 

You will be tasked with the full design process for new products from concept designs to detailed manufacturing drawings.

The business designs and manufactures different types of equipment and specialize in bespoke design solutions to suit individual customers requirements.

Commutable From: Nottingham, Mansfield, Lincoln, Grantham, Melton Mowbray

Design Engineer Candidate Requirements

  • Strong experience using 3D CAD software (Solidworks)
  • Full lifecycle design experience – concept design, 2D/3D modelling, engineering drawings and designing for manufacture as well as maintenance and design improvement considerations
  • Conveyor Design experience would be ideal, but isn’t essential
  • Proven Project Management skills and experience
  • Proficient IT skills with strong knowledge of MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint
  • General business acumen

Desirable Skills

  • The Design Engineer will hold a relevant engineering degree preferably in Mechanical Engineering
  • Experience of working with stainless steel, sheet metal and machined products
  • Knowledge of working with cable assemblies, hydraulics, and pneumatics
  • Working to produce CNC machine programs

Design Engineer Key Responsibilities

  • Manage end to end design of new products
  • Understand existing product range and identify key improvement areas
  • Design products in 3D CAD for the UK and European markets (Solidworks)
  • Produce detailed engineering/manufacturing drawings with Bills of Materials
  • Develop working relationships with suppliers
  • Work within individual project / customer design specifications
  • Provide general technical expertise to assist company growth, e.g. Specifying new machines, new tools, designing assembly jigs, new computer software, product development
  • Produce technical documents, reports and presentations for internal and external use
  • Your responsibilities will include all aspects of design and manufacture of the entire company product range

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

SIMILAR JOBS

 

NPI PROJECT MANAGER

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.

NPI Project Manager Salary, Hours and Benefits

  • £37.000 - £43,000
  • 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

Role Overview

This NPI Project Manager role is perfect for a hands-on self-starter who would like to work as part of a driven and supportive team. As NPI Project Manager the role will be primarily focused upon helping to introduce new products using clients in-house new product introduction methodology.

The role would ideally suit a NPI Project Manager who enjoys working across the full product lifecycle, leading multidisciplinary teams from product concept through to customer delivery, organising and leading periodic stage gate reviews. 

NPI Project Manager Person Specification

  • You will be Degree qualified (or equivalent) with 5 years project management experience in manufacturing environments
  • Have proven experience of successfully managing the introduction of new product projects
  • Project management qualifications would be advantageous
  • The ability to lead cross-disciplinary teams
  • A good planner, action seeking, - delivery of results, finisher, well organised, methodical, and assertive
  • A hands-on approach to resolving problems
  • Have a practiced understanding of manufacturing organisational structure and methodologies, used within manufacturing businesses

Key Responsibilities

  • Managing new product introductions from product concept through to launch
  • Leading a cross-functional team including product design, manufacturing, quality, purchasing, sales, marketing and finance
  • Ensuring projects keep to fiscal timing, product specification and other metrics
  • Organising and presenting at Stage Gate meetings
  • Identifying and resolving project roadblocks
  • Presenting information at all levels
  • Managing the product improvement system, the New Product Introduction process and the product portfolio – introduction and obsolescence

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

 

MECHANICAL DESIGN ENGINEER

Our world-leading client is looking for a Design Engineer, inside IR35. The initial assignment duration is 6 months with the possibility of extension.

This is a hybrid role, meaning you will be expected to work on site at Milton Keynes one day per week and will be working from home the rest of the time.

  • 6 months, possibly longer
  • £28.50 per hour (this role is inside IR35)

Mechanical Design Engineer Candidate Requirements

  • Creo CAD modelling (solid/surface) & design in context expertise essential, with an understanding of fundamental mechanical design.
  • Must be driven, a self-starter.
  • Degree in relevant engineering discipline with a minimum 2-years relevant experience is required.
  • Experience with plastic injection moulding / casting / fabrication design is highly desirable.
  • Understanding of fundamental mechanical design (DFM, DFA, static/dynamic loading, structural mechanics).
  • Expertise in selection of mechanical components, suitable materials & joining technologies to meet system requirements.
  • Experience following product development cycles & delivery of mechanical designs for key design gateways.
  • Ability to apply fundamental engineering principles from concept through to detail design.
  • Understanding of Geometric dimensioning & tolerancing leading to robust DFM & location strategies that aligns with Lean Manufacturing principles.

Mechanical Design Engineer Key Responsibilities (but not limited to)

  • This person will be responsible to deliver the design of components within the Mounting Systems commodity group for a commercial battery application.
  • Ensure a robust design and compatibility with other sub-systems and components (concept, design, quality, selection of right material and components and design for manufacturing).
  • Responsible for the specification, design & drawings of mechanical elements of their components.
  • The role will require an understanding of physical, informational, electrical & material interactions between components.
  • Deliver component requirements & meet quantitative targets (weight, cost, size) while ensuring a robust design that is right first time.
  • Ensure DFMEA, Engineering Specifications, Standards, Design Rules & Guidelines, Requirements, Statement of Work process/documents are effectively implemented in the design condition at the appropriate design maturity gateways.
  • Meet commodity timing plans to ensure the design team is able to deliver to critical program milestones.
  • Identify key mechanical failure modes & validation workstreams in order to capture these.
  • Lead issue resolution for mechanical component failures throughout validation.
  • Support Lead Engineers & Commodity owners with suppliers reviews through design phases, procurement of prototypes and production tooling development system multi-physics FEA models beneficial (static & dynamic).

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

 

DESIGN ENGINEER

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Design Engineer, to work with an established leader in their market, who are part of an international manufacturer, operating from a new, state-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, increasing revenue by 6 million this past year, 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 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.

Hours and Benefits

  • £38,000 - £40,000
  • 8:30am – 4:30pm, Monday to Friday
  • Performance bonus, 15% of salary
  • 33 days holiday
  • Family type work environment 
  • Tremendous company growth

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

Design Engineer Role Function

The Design Engineer will create new products and take responsibility from inception to final design within an agreed timeline. You will meet customer and sales expectations through customizing existing products and components to their new product requirements within short deadlines.

Candidate Specification

  • A proven Design Engineer, who is self-motivated and self-managing, with the ability to work autonomously.
  • Essentially, you will have proven experience of designing from concept to final product.
  • Simulation and Testing experience would be highly advantageous.
  • At least five years’ experience in a product development role with plastic and rubber mouldings – ideally.
  • Experience in metal work fabrication, and in sealing technologies to prevent the ingress of water and dust.
  • HNC/HND qualified.
  • Experience in 3D CAD, PTC Creo experience would be an advantage, but is not essential, other 3D proficiencies will be accepted.
  • Works well to deadlines.

Key Responsibilities

  • The Design Engineer will manage projects to improve performance and reliability of present and future products, covering the concept, specification, tender and development of new products or components
  • Design the aesthetics, materials and functionality of new products
  • Use Creo CAD system to design and visualise projects create 2D drawings to enable procurement of tooling and components
  • Create photo realistic images from 3D models and assembly’s for customer visualisation
  • Undertake model making, prototyping and product testing
  • Communicate effectively with customers, colleagues and vendors involved in a project, liaise with customers to identify their requirements
  • Plan effectively to ensure projects are delivered on time, to standard and to budget

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

 

DESIGN ENGINEER

Our world-leading client is looking for a Design Engineer, inside IR35. The initial assignment duration is 6 months with the possibility of extension.

This is largely a remote working role. You will be required onsite at Milton Keynes, once every two weeks. 

Duration: 6 months, possibly longer
Pay: £29.00 - £31.00 per hour (this role is inside IR35)

Design Engineer Candidate Requirements

  • Degree in relevant engineering discipline with a minimum 5 years relevant experience.
  • CAD design experience (CATIA, Creo, or NX).
  • Working experience with Battery Systems / Electrification.
  • Understanding of fundamental design principles & toolsets (DFM, DFA, DFMEA, design in context).
  • The Design Engineer will have familiarity with product design life cycle management (PLM) - particularly in concept development.
  • Self-motivation, time management and proactive prioritisation essential.
  • Strong people skills and the ability to work with a wide range of individuals.

Useful, but not Essential Experience

  • Knowledge of Problem Resolution Techniques (e.g. - 8D, Six Sigma).
  • Windchill/Creo PTC experience (training can be provided on specific setup).

Design Engineer Key Responsibilities (but not limited to)

  • Develops fit-for-purpose concepts for battery products and provides technical advice for RFI/RFQ activities for the technical function.
  • Supports product planning support and provides technical input for future roadmaps and technology development plans.
  • Supports cross-program strategic continuity of design.
  • Understands and employs the fundamentals of mechanical, thermal and electrical battery design.
  • The Design Engineer will run fit-for-purpose battery attribute analysis and apply knowledge & application of analytical tools.
  • Apply processes, such as Engineering Standard Work (ESW), iDFMEA, Failure Incident Review Group (FIRG) and tools such as 7-step problem-solving to enable high quality decision-making in concept development.

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

 

MAINTENANCE ELECTRICIAN

I am looking to recruit a Maintenance Electrician role for a leading global organisation within the Manufacturing sector. This is an exciting opportunity to work within a team to provide breakdown cover and maintain machinery and Automation equipment.

The shifts for the Maintenance Electrician role are 4 on 4 off days and nights 6-6.

  • Salary £39,268 
  • 23 Days Holiday
  • Company Pension 
  • Sick pay based on length of service, up to 24 weeks

Along with an NVQ Level 3/ ONC / HNC / HND / City & Guilds in Electrical Engineering and 18th Edition trained. The ideal Maintenance Electrician must come from a manufacturing or packaging environment. Injection Mould experience would also be beneficial. 

The Maintenance Electrician role will include and require you to have the following experience:

  • To provide shift breakdown cover on all machines, automation equipment and any ancillary equipment.
  • To provide PPM on machines, automation equipment and any ancillary equipment.
  • To work in an efficient and safe manner on breakdown repairs on all equipment
  • To support and implement progressive improvements of our existing manufacturing automation processes working with both internal and external resources

We are keen to talk to Maintenance Engineers and Multi Skilled Engineers with an Electrical bias who can commute to Leicester, Corby, Peterborough, and Grantham.

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

 

WORKS SUPERVISOR

This business has a long and proven history, going back over 100 years. They have progressed to become a market leader in high precision engineering, working with some of the world's leading companies.

They are part of a group of companies with a core interest in the manufacture of components for a variety of industries. Their advanced technology and commitment to quality and service has set them apart from others in their field.

Works Supervisor Role Overview

Reporting to the Production Manager, the Workshop Supervisor will oversee approximately 50 staff, on a double day shift, consisting of Team Leader, Operators, Laborers and Apprentices.

Salary: £40,000 per annum
Shifts: Double Days

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

Candidate Requirements

  • The Works Supervisor will have proven experience of supervising or managing in an engineering / manufacturing environment.
  • Machining exposure, particularly grinding would be highly advantageous.
  • Willing and able to work double days shifts.
  • A good communicator, who is able to mentor and get the best out people. 

Works Supervisor Key Responsibilities (but not limited to)

  • Maximise ‘lights out’ machining to increase Productivity and record this in TEAMS.
  • Ensure prior to the end of shift, all applicable machines are set up to run lights out, ensuring the Production Priority database is updated with the latest plans and actions which can be shared by all colleagues.
  • Explore ways of increasing Productivity with further possible unmanned or multi manning and conduct trials to reduce stock allowance for grinding which will reduce machining times. Conduct machining trials using tooling representatives and experts in the field. 
  • Monitor and review operator production efficiencies against targets and carry out any actions where targets are not met with the assistance of the Production team. Monitor and review machine utilisation against targets and carry out any actions where targets are not met with the assistance of the Production team.
  • Use ANDON boards to assist in the monitoring of Productivity and educate operators in the importance of booking accuracy.
  • Expect multi manning wherever possible. Always question areas that are not and consider options of how to improve this.
  • The Works Supervisor will implement LEAN techniques including 6S throughout the works. Aim for continuous improvement in order to save time and money.
  • Ensure all completed work is moved onto the next operation by operators and not left in racks for others to move.
  • Regularly review and update the skills' matrix plan to Identify areas of weakness within work cells and operators to ensure we have a fully skilled and flexible workforce.
  • Attend daily factory tour and include team leaders for their input.
  • Update machine capabilities to assist in planning the production requirements.
  • Communicate plans and instructions to colleagues during shift change handover and supply daily email for reference and for others to continue with the required actions.
  • Use initiative to make decisions, challenge set plans and try out new ideas.

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

 

PROJECT MANAGER

The Company

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.

Project Manager Salary and Benefits

  • £40,000, negotiable dependant on level of experience
  • Company Car
  • Monday to Thursday 7:30am – 4:15pm, 12pm on Friday’s
  • 25 days holiday, plus bank holidays
  • Early finish Friday’s

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

The Role

  • This position would suit a proven Project Manager, who ideally has some Construction exposure.
  • Reporting to the Contracts Manager, you will undertake any reasonable requests required within the role.
  • Managing and coordinating projects and timetables within client’s contracts. Department to ensure all objectives are met safely within timescale, current legislation and budget.

Project Manager Person Specification

  • An understanding of H&S requirements for construction would be highly advantageous.
  • Proven Project Manager exposure.
  • Flexible working one day per week on client site, CSCS.

Project Manager Key Responsibilities

  • Liaising with the sales team to conduct the sales-contracts handover defining scope and objectives of each project.
  • Liaising with the client to arrange and undertake a pre-start meeting to ensure that scope and objectives are agreed.
  • Preparation and issuing a contract programme for agreement with all interested parties.
  • Ensure the Risk Assessments and Method Statements are compiled and issued to the client prior to commencing site activities.
  • Ensure site packs are compiled with all relevant LOLER, PUWER inspections present, and are compiled with all relevant drawings and specifications for the project.
  • Allocating the correct qualified labour resource to each managed project
  • Ensuring all materials are called off at the correct time and delivery instructions are correct.
  • Site visits as and when necessary to ensure objectives are being met by others.
  • Undertaking site inspections and safety walk rounds, compiling and issuing reports to interested parties
  • Monitor, report and update on projects throughout their progress.
  • Manage the handing over of projects to the client snag free and complete.
  • Undertake billing of the project either at milestones or when complete.
  • KPI’s will include - profitability of jobs comes to the tolerance of +/- 10% and contacting the customer - within 1 week of receiving the job from Contracts Manager.

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Projects Engineering Recruitment Support since 1994