Job Description

A fast paced and busy manufacturer of electrical consumer goods are currently seeking a new member for their Production Planning Team, to start on a 3 month Fixed Term basis, but with the potential of the post also being converted into a permanent position during or after the 3 months.

The role is for a Production Planner to get involved in the preparation, proposal and control of the MPS (Master Production Schedule) in line with customer requirements and company objectives, whilst also planning the maintenance and control of the daily Assembly schedules.

  • Fixed Term Contract position
  • Salary £22,000 
  • 39 hours a week
  • 31 Days Holidays (Inc Bank Holidays) (Pro Rata)
  • Staff Discount on Company Products
  • Subsidised Staff Canteen
  • Free Parking 

Main Duties of a Production Planner 

  • Coordinating the preparation of Operating Planning, three monthly firm Assembly schedule, and four monthly forecast Assembly schedules.
  • Advising on schedule trends and proposing changes as necessary to meet both the Customer requirements and the company’s objectives regarding efficiency.
  • Coordination of the daily schedule for Assembly advising any deviation from the schedule and proposed recovery plans.
  • Control and Planning of promotion activities, ensuring the Quality, Cost and Delivery requirements are met.
  • Issue of monthly report to Departmental Manager detailing achievement against schedule and results of monthly activities.
  • Promote the culture of Continuous and Improvement and 5’s throughout the department.
  • Take on any reasonable task as requested by the Departmental Manager.
  • Produce accurate, quality results first time with the minimum of supervision.
  • Ensure the section is kept tidy and promote 5S/5W activities.
  • Compliance with all SOX, ISO9001 & ISO14001 procedures and regulations.
  • Any other reasonable requests.

The role of a Production Planner will be part of a dedicated team and will report directly to the Production Planning Manager. 

Applicants applying for this role should have had relevant exposure of production line planning and scheduling within the last few years and be fully conversant with the relevant procedures, compliance standards and schedule planning activities of a modern assembly environment.

Commutable from – Telford, Wolverhampton, Newport, Shrewsbury, Cannock, Ludlow, Stourbridge

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

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As their CUSTOMER SERVIES MANAGER, you will lead and manage their customer services department to provide world class service to their customers.
 
BENEFITS

  • £33,000 - £36,000 - Dependant on experience
  • Working directly with the Senior Management team
  • Excellent Pension
  • 33 Days Holidays
  • Very generous sick scheme should you need it
  • Life Assurance
  • A genuine chance to make an impact

DUTIES OF THE CUSTOMER SERVICES MANAGER

  • Champion improvement activities
  • Regular contact with customers and agents, covering all aspects of customer service
  • Lead and manage the Customer Service Department
  • Negotiate and deal with major International Customers, freight companies, Government agencies and auditors
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REQUIREMENT OF THE CUSTOMER SERVICES MANAGER

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  • IATA and IMDG certified
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The role is commutable from Walsall, Wolverhampton, Sutton Coldfield, Worcester, Birmingham, Dudley, Solihull

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An outstanding opportunity has arisen for a SENIOR QUALITY ENGINEER

Do you have experience as a SENIOR QUALITY ENGINEER?  Would you like to be part of a busy, friendly, manufacturing organisation, where as their SENIOR QUALITY ENGINEER, you will be given the opportunity to provide customer, supplier and support on a daily basis regarding concerns and planning.

If you are a SENIOR QUALITY ENGINEER looking for stability, and long- term stability, this is just the opportunity for you.  This would suit an ambitious and passionate SENIOR QUALITY ENGINEER

BENEFITS

  • £40,000 - £50,000 - Dependant on experience
  • Working directly with the Senior Management team
  • Excellent Pension and holidays
  • Busy, friendly manufacturing organisation
  • A genuine chance to make an impact

DUTIES OF THE SENIOR QUALITY ENGINEER

  • On a day- to- day basis, manage/organise the Quality Engineer/s 
  • Ensure that all Quality Engineers are trained and ensuring that they work together as a team.
  • Co-ordinate the receipt, response and monitoring reports from the customer ensuring containment action is taken
  • Root cause analysis
  • Provide technical / quality support to manufacturing in order for them to be able to produce efficiently and to the correct quality requirements. 
  • Ensure Quality process audits are carried out/monitored against schedule and corrective/preventative actions are implemented. 
  • QS9000, APQP, PPAP, FMEA and other Quality Reporting Systems. 
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  • Ensure FMEA and Control Plan are regularly reviewed 
  • Review on a regular basis when 8D’s, APQP or any other product or process changes/concerns occur. 

REQUIREMENT OF THE SENIOR QUALITY ENGINEER

  • It is essential that you can demonstrate significant Senior Quality Engineering experience
  • You will have gained your experience from within a high- volume manufacturing environment
  • Fully experienced with the use of Quality tools, such as APQP, SPC, Control Plans and Root cause analysis
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  • A proactive problem solver
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The role is commutable from Walsall, Wolverhampton, Sutton Coldfield, Worcester, Telford, Birmingham and Aldridge 

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

 

Are you an APQP ENGINEER looking for an immediate start as an opportunity has arisen for an APQP ENGINEER.

This is a busy, high volume manufacturing organisation, supplying products into the automotive industry, and an urgent need has arisen for an APQP Engineer

BENEFITS

  • £30 / £35k per hour
  • A busy, very friendly organisation
  • Working directly with the Senior Management team
  • An Immediate start can be offered
  • A great opportunity to gain experience within such a reputable organisation

DUTIES OF APQP ENGINEER

  • Ensures preparation of Prototype, Pre-launch and Production APQP documents.
  • Moderate and drive quality development tools like Functional analysis, design FMEA, Design verification plan, process FMEA, control plan, special product characteristics
  • Ensures the correct testing and measuring of all sample parts
  • Ensures in time delivery of supporting documentation for sample parts deliveries to the customer, as required by the relevant customer approach (ex: PPAP level 1 to 5)
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REQUIREMENT OF APQP ENGINEER

  • Basic technical education (mechanical engineer or similar) 
  • Experience in automotive industry – JLR if possible
  • Experience in quality assurance such as: Core Quality Tools (APQP, SPC, MSA, FMEA and PPAP), Control plans/Process Flows, Root Cause Analysis/Practical Problem solving, project management. 
  • Knowledge of PC applications such as : MS-Office, Outlook, JLR portal

This is a very friendly, busy manufacturing organisation that can offer an IMMEDIATE start

The role is commutable from: BIRMINGHAM, DUDLEY, WORCESTER, KIDDERMINSTER, WOLVERHAMPTON, REDDITCH AND HALESOWEN

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.
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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.

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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 – andy.davies@probejobs.co.uk / 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. 

BENEFITS:

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

DUTIES:

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

REQUIREMENTS:

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.