Job Description

Product Support & Test Technician – Electronics

Based within a small engineering business that is part of a larger European Group, the role will be part of the Test and Development Team that is primary responsible for the development of electronic component parts of the organisation’s product range. 

The company has a proud history for always being an innovative leader and for being in recent times, the first to introduce specialist technology to market.

The Product Support Technician will form a key role in this business and an important part of product development process.

Product Support & Test Technician Benefits:

  • £25,000 - £35,000
  • Pension – Contributions
  • 33 Days Holidays 
  • Bonus
  • Career Development  

The primary duties of the Product Support & Test Technician will be:

  • To maintain technical data systems relating to product design and manufacture.
  • To define and introduce new products.
  • To provide technical support to other departments within the company.
  • To maintain company product and materials specification systems.
  • To maintain product data via ERP item master, bill of material and routing files.
  • To maintain libraries of technical data relating to products, materials and components.
  • To maintain technical equipment and perform product testing.
  • Organise manufacture of new product samples.           

The Primary Requirements for the Product Support Technician:

  • A formal qualification in engineering ONC (NVQ level 3) or above (including basic electronics knowledge).
  • Be Self-motivation and have good attention to detail.
  • The ability to communicate effectively with all levels (both internally and externally)
  • Good PC skills, particularly MS Word and MS Excel.
  • Experience of basic electronics hand-assembly.

This Product Support & Test Technician role is commutable from: Stowmarket, Thetford, Bury St Edmunds, Braintree, Newmarket



Production Operatives

Job Purpose

To slit and perforate rolls of media into specified dimensions for further conversion and or printing according to the production plan and product specifications

Key responsibilities and accountabilities for this Production Operatives role:

  • Loading media onto perforating machines
  • Unloading media from perforating machine and package for onward production or despatch
  • Batch coding, boxing, and labelling media
  • Quality control checks at agreed stages of production
  • Adhering to a timed production plan    
  • Completion of production paperwork and recording results of production on paperwork and computer system
  • Completing operator led maintenance
  • Maintenance of a clean working environment 
  • Operating Crest Laminator / slitter
  • Operating 3M slitter
  • Operating Crest Laminator / slitter
  • Any other duties required in the performance of their job as requested by a manager 

Standards/Targets for this Production Operatives role:

  • Simultaneously operate two to three perforating machines
  • OEE Performance target 65% 
  • Scrap against production 0.7%
  • Ensure all relevant Health & Safety standards and guidelines are complied with
  • To follow company procedures at all times
  • Keep working area tidy
  • Follow standard operating procedures.

Skills Required for this Production Operatives role:

  • Computer literate with experience of Microsoft Office
  • Knowledge of the company’s products, procedures, and stock
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbally and written
  • Work well under pressure and to deadlines
  • Adaptability
  • Good levels of English and Maths skills
  • Good level of fitness
  • Good team working skills

Hours of work for this Production Operatives role:

  • Monday to Friday – 8am to 5pm
  • Breaks (unpaid) – 15minutes in the morning, 30 minutes for lunch and 15 minutes for afternoon break.

The following areas are easily commutable for this role as a Production Operatives role – Birmingham, Smethwick and West Bromwich.

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


This business is a market leader in their field, across markets in the UK, Ireland and Continental Europe providing materials to leading companies. 

They have seen huge growth in recent years, with further growth going on right now.

Estimator Pay and Hours

  • £28,000 - £32,000, negotiable dependant on experience
  • 8:30am – 5pm, Monday to Friday (possibly flexible)
  • 31 days holiday, including statutory, increasing with service

Commutable From: Derby, Nottingham, Leicester, Loughborough, Tamworth, Lichfield, Nuneaton

The Role

  • Client is looking for an Estimator who will be responsible for designing, specifying and pricing adequate products in response to client enquiries.
  • The Estimator will also be required to meet client expectations by ensuring prompt replies to queries, utilising all the information provided, implementing information gathered from design/site meetings and meeting site delivery dates.   
  • You will need to communicate effectively during a handover meeting with your appointed project team to ensure correct drawings are produced on time and in accordance with your design.

Personal Specification

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in a construction Estimator role or similar
  • Proven ability reading construction drawings and extract relevant information efficiently
  • Solid knowledge & understanding of the construction process
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, with excellent communication and customer service skills
  • Good organisational skills
  • Commercially aware, target driven and ambitious
  • Experience of using Bluebeam and AutoCAD desirable 

Estimator Key Responsibilities

  • To prepare an accurate, competitive and detailed technical schedules for client products with the assistance of a dedicated internal structural engineering team. 
  • Follow up schedules with customers via phone calls and emails to build relationships with key contacts.
  • Provide basic calculations to the current standard for all products specified by you.   
  • Detailed handovers to the project team when orders are received.
  • Provide excellent customer service; attend occasional office and site visits to develop customer relationships, solve technical issues and develop product design.   
  • Carry out product presentations as a training aid to staff and customers.
  • Conduct site installation training sessions for customers when required.

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


An outstanding opportunity has arisen for a Production Planner so are you a Production Planner looking for a long-term career move, within a busy, friendly, and well-established manufacturing company?

As their Production Planner, you will be responsible for providing manufacturing with production plans in line with customer requirements.

This is a unique manufacturing environment, supplying a huge, varied product range.

The role is commutable from Solihull, Redditch, Coventry, Alcester, Worcester, Bidford on Avon, Stratford Upon Avon, Banbury, and Birmingham

Benefits of a Production Planner:

  • £30,000 - £35,000
  • Excellent Pension 
  • Busy manufacturing organisation
  • Friendly team
  • Super supportive Management

Duties of a Production Planner:

  • Provide manufacturing with production plans in line with customer requirements
  • Review and agree opportunities to improve productivity
  • Review demand forecast
  • Identify variances from previous forecast
  • Create Production plan considering material and manufacturing capacity
  • Chair weekly production plan reviews
  • Ensure Production plan adherence
  • Maintain relevant data

Requirement of Production Planner:

  • You will have previous experience of Production Planning
  • Ideally, you will have gained your experience from within manufacturing
  • MRP experience 
  • Competent with MS Office and operating ERP systems
  • To have the ability to form and maintain strong and effective relationships

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


Probe Technical Recruitment is looking to recruit a Maintenance Electrician on behalf of a leading manufacturer in the industry. The role of Maintenance Electrician will involve day to day maintenance of automated machinery, conveyor lines and general building utilities. This is an excellent opportunity to work for a specialist in the industry with over a decade’s worth of experience. 

The shifts are Monday – Friday days, with an early finish on a Friday. 

  • Salary up to £40,000
  • 20 days holiday + 8 Bank Holidays 
  • Company Pension matched up to 5%

Along with an NVQ Level 3/ ONC/ City & Guilds in either Mechanical or Electrical Engineering, the ideal Maintenance Electrician must come from a manufacturing environment. 

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

  • Understanding of pneumatic control / automation / compressed air systems.
  • Electrical understanding / fault finding (mains and control systems)
  • Maintenance, proactive and reactive fault finding.
  • Control of spare parts and engineering consumables stores

We are keen to talk to Maintenance Electricians, Engineers and Multi Skilled Engineers who can commute to Cambridge, Wisbech, Peterborough and Bury St Edmunds.

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