Job Description

We have an opportunity for a Production Planner to join a manufacturing consumer goods company in the Shropshire area that is seeing a high-level of growth in 2021.

The role of Production Planner will work within the Production Control Department and will be responsible for planning resources for the assembly line and supply chain analysis.

The position will also provide an effective supervisory role for the Data and Production Control entry clerks and will collate the schedule of meeting reports.

Production Planner Benefits:

  • Salary £25,000 - £27,200
  • 31 Days Holiday Inc Bank Holidays
  • Work in a Covid-safe adapted working environment
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Life Assurance Cover
  • Pay Care Health Cash Plan
  • Free Car Parking and Safe Bike Store
  • Subsidised Restaurant
  • Training and career development opportunities for all staff
  • Access to onsite Medical Advice
  • Product staff discount
  • Perks At Work staff discount membership
  • Staff bonus scheme related to performance
  • Full training is provided and further career development.
  • 39 hrs a week (Mon-Thur 8am to 5.15pm and Fridays 8am to 12 noon) 

Main Duties of a Production Planner:

  • Coordinating the preparation of Operating Planning.
  • Advising on schedule trends and proposing changes as necessary to meet both their customer requirements and the company’s objectives with regard to efficiency.
  • Coordination of the daily schedules for the Assembly area, advising any deviation from the schedule and proposed recovery plans.
  • Coordinate the daily work of the Production Planning department in-line with the company objectives.
  • Control and Planning of promotion activities, ensuring the Quality, Cost and Delivery requirements are met.
  • Issue of monthly reports to the Departmental Manager detailing achievement against schedule and results of monthly activities.
  • Ensure that all areas have up to date Procedures and Training Manuals and that staff have received on the job training. 
  • Assist in the running out of components effected by an ECN.
  • Promote the culture of Continuous and Improvement and 5’s throughout the department.
  • 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.

Production Planner Requirements:

  • Qualified to ‘A level’ or equivalent standard
  • A good understanding of MRP Systems
  • Computer Literate (Excel)
  • Experience in working in a Production Planning Department.
  • Experience of working in a high-volume manufacturing company.

This is a great opportunity to join a modern fast pace organisation where staff training and career development are on offer for all employees.

This Production Planner's role is Commutable from: Telford, Wolverhampton, Stourbridge, Shrewsbury, Stafford, Newtown

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



A truly unique opportunity has become available for an Operations Director, within a long-established manufacturing company in the West Midlands area.

This is a well invested business, giving you, as the Operations Director, the opportunity to be part of an organisation where the management team are given full empowerment to run the business and create and implement future strategies & you will be given overall responsibility for management and accountability for the Production and Engineering functions.

The manufacturing processes are unique and vastly varies, supplying into a multitude of different industry sectors.

The remit of this Operations Director role is to deliver perfect product; to produce high quality products, safely, as efficiently as possible, delivering value, with flawless service to all customers.


  • £70,000 - £75,000
  • Company Car
  • Excellent Pension and holidays
  • Life Assurance
  • Relocation Assistance offered if requires
  • Busy, friendly manufacturing organisation
  • A genuine chance to make an impact


  • Overall management and accountability for the Production and Engineering functions, in order to meet sales, output, manufacturing efficiencies, quality, safety and environmental targets
  • Management of Cell Managers and the Head of Engineering
  • Point of contact on site for any emergencies
  • Responsibility for budget and capital expenditure
  • Supporting commercial strategies with customers and suppliers
  • Reinforce expectations on safe working practices
  • Annual planning for labour and equipment
  • Compliance with all SHE policies and Procedures 


  • Is it essential that you have a Degree in Chemistry, Mechanical or Chemical Engineering
  • Strong experience of chemical synthesis
  • A strong leader, with the ability to develop, mentor and manage, a natural Leader
  • Good knowledge of managing cost and budgets
  • Experience in SHE requirements and process safety management (COMAH ideal, but not essential)

This is an exceptional opportunity for an experienced Operations Director to take the helm.  Plenty of support is being offered for the right person.

The role is commutable from Birmingham, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Sutton Coldfield, Worcester, Telford, Tamworth, Kidderminster, and Redditch

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


An outstanding opportunity has arisen for a CHEMICAL ENGINEER where you could be joining a well-established, stable manufacturing organisation, who supply into a multitude of different industry sectors. 

As their CHEMICAL ENGINEER, you will be given responsibility for development of new processes.


  • £30,000 - £35,000 - Dependant on experience
  • Working directly with the Senior Management team
  • Excellent Pension
  • 25 Days holidays + Stats
  • Busy, friendly manufacturing organisation
  • A genuine chance to make an impact
  • Life Assurance
  • 36.25 hour working week


  • Develop new processes and improving existing ones
  • Decide the scope and extent of hazard assessment relevant to process
  • Carry out calculations and advise on testing programmes
  • Liaison with Project Engineering to develop the plant design, layout, costing and proposals
  • Initiate, design, implementation and commissioning of Plant Modification Proposals, to modify existing plant, including all relevant hazard assessments and HAZOPs


  • You will have a Degree in Chemistry
  • Relevant industrial experience 
  • Experience of development of new processes and improving existing ones
  • On-Plant experience in commissioning and practical trouble shooting
  • Experience of DSEAR methodology
  • SIL and LOPA assessments

The Chemical Engineer role is commutable from: Walsall, Wolverhampton, Sutton Coldfield, Worcester, Telford, Birmingham and Aldridge , Birmingham and Dudley

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


Production Manager

Are you looking for a New Busy Environment & Team to Manage as we have a great opportunity for a suitable applicant to manage a busy and modern manufacturing facility in the Walsall area and lead a team of 20 Skilled Production employees to ensure that the effective delivery of their customers’ requirements is met, whilst meeting all the company’s established recognised standards for delivering bespoke tailored products to a very high quality.  
The company is equally proud of its 150 history for producing high quality architectural hardware products and the continued supports of its staff that has ensured that their high standards have always been achieved.

Continued investment in the company’s facilities and new and repeat customer business are requiring the real need to continue to employ good new staff, who can help enhance and develop their team’s capabilities. 

Production Manager Benefits:

  • £45,000
  • Bonus up to 10% of Salary 
  • Contributory Pension 
  • 32 Days Holidays (Inc Bank Holidays) 
  • 42 Hours Per Week – 1pm Finish on Friday
  • Training and Support 

Support the company’s Growth, Improvements & New Processes

Being a Manufacturing biased environment, their production presses operate up to 250 tonnes pressing capacity, with electronic feeds that can deliver fast set-ups, rapid product availability, and that can meet repeatable quality standards.

The company also has in-house cutting and punching capabilities to provide its customers with a comprehensive and flexible service, which includes:

  • Small one-off production batches, including single product prototyping.
  • Minimal, and often zero, tooling costs
  • Rapid design changes
  • Low cost and low ‘single piece’ prices
  • Express delivery

Other equipment includes modern secondary operation presses with 100 tonnes capacity, ideal for lower volume production of complex shapes. With ancillary equipment for riveting, drilling, welding, tapping, finishing and folding that allows the company to be a perfect partner to produce fully tailored finished components.

Production Manager Duties 


  • Running production on a day-to-day basis, effectively managing a team of 20+, utilising the manufacturing ERP systems. Leading the manufacturing function within budget and output targets to meet customer requirements and standards. Responsible for developing an enthusiastic, motivated and flexible team by building good working relationships. Ensuring that safety, customer quality, cost and delivery requirements are met. 
  • Leading by best practice and establishing standard policies and procedures whilst also mentoring and leading teams. Implement and manage continuous improvement and modern manufacturing principals by highlighting deficiencies and recommending and implementing changes in training, working practices and processes when required. Utilising modern engineering manufacturing techniques including progression tooling, specialised production lines and laser blanking
  • Managing the production facilities to meet the diverse bespoke needs of customers’ requirements, ensuring for rapid production rates and strict product pricing. 
  • Management duties will also include dealing with the combination of high and low volume production capabilities. 

Production Manager Skills Requirement 

  • A formal Engineering Qualification (Degree, Diploma or Apprenticeship training)
  • A good recent industry background within the manufacture of Metal Component and Parts (Manufacturing processes with a mix of presswork production lines, laser cutting, forming and finishing departments.)
  • Skilled in utilising ERP / MRP systems 
  • A proven recent background in Managing Manufacturing Staff c10+ 
  • A proven track record of delivering multiple projects within fast lead times.
  • Excellent People Skills (Communication, Leadership, Mentoring, Empathy) 
  • The ability and natural attitude to lead by example
  • Good Paperwork and Project IT skills (MS Office) 
  • Set and implement KPI’s with ability to support & train the team to ensure targets can be achieved.
  • Understanding of Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP), Kaizen, lean manufacturing 
  • Understanding of manufacturing and procurement/supply chain 
  • Understanding of ISO9001, IOSH/NEBOSH, ISO 14001 

This is great opportunity to be part of a 150-year-old established secure organisation that is also open to the demands for internal change and investment to ensure that they can keep up with the modern requirements of their 21st Century customers.

Commutable from – Wolverhampton, Aldridge, Walsall, Birmingham, Cannock, Dudley, Stourbridge, Telford, Stafford

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


Probe are pleased to be assisting one of Oxfordshire’s premiere precision engineering firms with their search for a Sales Manager. The company have recently invested £millions into both their facility and equipment, meaning their capabilities are amongst the very best in the industry. The company offer a wide range of machining services including CNC turning, milling, cutting and bending as well as the associated fabrication and welding skills on site to complete the full solution offering.

They are seeking an Internal Sales Engineer to manage their key accounts within their core industries (Medical, Nuclear, Aerospace). The Internal Sales Engineer will be responsible for commercial management of accounts and providing quotes and costings for projects.



The Internal Sales Engineer will be responsible for:

  • Key account management of existing customers
  • Proving quotes and costings on new projects with existing customers
  • Managing the commercial performance of key accounts



The ideal candidate for this Sales Manager role will have

  • 2+ years’ experience within a similar role within the precision engineering industry
  • Existing knowledge of CNC machining and the ability to effectively quote for work
  • Ability to read and interpret technical drawings


This role will primarily be office based in Abingdon so you must live within commutable distance.

Commutable from Newbury, Wantage, Abingdon, Oxford, Aylesbury, Bicester, Banbury, Swindon, Thame, High Wycombe, Marlow, Maidenhead

Candidates in roles such as Inside Sales Engineer, Sales Engineer, Costings Engineer, Sales Estimator, Estimating Engineer may apply


We have 2 x opportunities for Maintenance Technicians to join this successful manufacturer based in Worcestershire. This is a “hands on” role where you will be joining a medium sized maintenance team to undertake planned and reactive maintenance tasks on plant machinery.
Maintenance Technician Role Benefits:

  • £37,000 - £39,500 salary (depending on shift pattern)
  • Generous 25 days holiday
  • Company contributory pension scheme
  • Life Cover
  • Gym membership
  • Share option scheme
  • Commitment to assist with professional development.

Maintenance Technician Role Description:

  • Maintenance Technician you will be joining a team of Engineers to undertake both Electrical and Mechanical planned and reactive maintenance tasks to plant machinery across the facility. 
  • This is a “hands on” multi skilled role and you will be supporting heavy presses, ABB and Kawasaki robots, hydraulics and pneumatics, and PLC run plant machinery in a time sensitive production environment. 
  • There are 2 opportunities to either work rotating AM/PM shift rota 6am – 2pm / 2pm – 10pm Monday to Friday, OR permanent Night shift Sun – Thurs, 10pm – 6 am.

Maintenance Technician Skills and Qualifications

  • To be considered for the Maintenance Technician position you will ideally be Apprentice trained and/or hold a relevant Engineering qualification such as City & Guilds or ONC/HNC.
  • Successful candidates will be able to read and understand electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic drawings, and will also hold fault finding abilities with PLC controls.
  • It is integral that you can demonstrate experience of working within a previous Maintenance role supporting plant and equipment within a manufacturing environment. 

In return you will be joining an Organisation that can offer career progression and professional development, a generous salary, and excellent benefits. 

This Maintenance Technician position is commutable from: Worcester, Redditch, Kidderminster, Bromsgrove, Stourbridge, Birmingham and surrounding areas.

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