MANUFACTURING ENGINEER

Job Description

MANUFACTURING ENGINEER

The Manufacturing Engineer will support manufacturing operations by resolving build quality problems, improving tools and processes and ensuring the smooth introduction of project related product changes and new features.  To investigate, plan and implement new engineering processes/methods/tooling facilities in conjunction with Manufacturing departments

Salary, Hours, and Benefits

  • £38,000 - £42,000, negotiable, dependent on experience 
  • 8:00am – 5pm, Monday to Thursday, 12:00pm finish on Friday’s
  • Life Assurance, x2 of salary
  • Employee rewards portal
  • Cycle to Work scheme

Commutable From: Birmingham, Leicester, Rugby, Leamington Spa, Tamworth

Manufacturing Engineer Candidate Requirements

  • Degree, HND or equivalent or where a person can demonstrate extensive experience
  • Knowledge and use of quality analysis and problem-solving techniques
  • Proven experience in a manufacturing engineering role
  • Ability to read engineering drawings
  • Understanding of Jig & Tool design
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Report writing
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Good analytical skills
  • Organised, a team player with good interpersonal skills, self-motivated and results orientated, enthusiastic & energetic attitude with creative flair for ideas

Manufacturing Engineer Key Responsibilities

Being actively involved in the continuous process improvement within assembly/manufacturing you will be a key figure in your ability to:

  • Identify and action waste elimination through response to Takt time variation.
  • Define and implement build processes with consideration to appropriate Health & Safety and Quality standards. 
  • Ensure the support process documentation with particular attention to visual management techniques.
  • Using a “hands on” approach you will proactively utilise both lean principles and problem-solving tools and techniques within the workplace to respond to “Takt time variation”, build quality issues.

Investigate and resolve manufacturing related problems, Cost of Quality concerns and issues raised by teams on Problem and Countermeasure boards, leading problem-solving teams where appropriate

Be responsible for signing product change notifications ensuring that:

  • A thorough feasibility analysis has been conducted 
  • Understand any implications regarding process/man assignment changes
  • Highlighting tooling requirements
  • Fully understanding all Health and Safety implications for any proposed change 
  • Fully understand any production related cost. 

Work with colleagues in all cross-functional projects to ensure smooth transition across the manufacturing facility. One Manufacturing Engineer will be nominated as the department’s representative on major projects and will be responsible for ensuring that all relevant information is transferred to the project team and back to the department.

Although the Manufacturing Engineer will have an area of specialism within the product range, this does not exclude them from taking ownership of issues or projects in other areas if departmental workload so dictates.

The successful applicant performance will be measured by

  • Resolving assembly (process) issues each day, identifying and implementing robust containment actions for all issues raised within one working shift
  • Increasing overall productivity – Reducing assembly time or by removing waste within targeted assembly areas (Time measured)
  • Review and update/create 5 assembly instructions each week, also reviewing tooling & risk assessments for each area – record maintained to show progress

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

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RELIABILITY ENGINEER

Do you have a background in supporting Engine, Powertrain, or Driveline DFM / NPI projects?

We are working with a successful small specialist company that have already secured business and orders from their customers up to 2030 and beyond. 

They have a proud history of providing their products to a wide range of global customers and have become a recognised brand for quality, reliability and performance in their specialist field.

Based in the company’s South Staffordshire site a Reliability Engineer is now required to support the Design Team in the successful delivery of concept and bespoke projects to the point of manufacturing. Ensuring that all the required Design and Quality standards are adhered too, and all correct documentation has been completed and checked before release. 

Reliability Engineer Package: 

  • £40,000 
  • 33 Days Holidays 
  • Pension 
  • Medical Cover 
  • Life Assurance
  • 37.5 Hrs Per Week
  • Free Parking 
  • Flexible working times 
  • Mid-Day Finish Fridays 

Reliability Engineer Duties: 

The Engineer will generally work autonomously on a Day-to-Day basis, but support will be in the department and at Senior Management level when required. 

The position will wear a number of hats and will support projects through the design and test phases, into production and then pick up post delivered product issues and faults from customers, when they arise. 

Working closely with the Design Team and Quality Department the role will perform the following daily duties:

  • Checking Engineering Drawings (Solidworks) 
  • Ensure Designs meet the required standards
  • Create Production Design / Process FMECA Reports 
  • Run Analysis Meetings
  • Be involved in Process Change Exercises 
  • Evidence / Data gathering reports 
  • Liaise will all Engineering, Suppliers and Customers 
  • Be the initial point of contact (Customer) 
  • Assessing the suitability of inspection methods 
  • Work closely with the company’s Quality Manager 
  • Understand Design / Production techniques 
  • Ensure design projects are correct, with the right dimensions and geometric tolerances
  • Be the point of contact for all product return issues. 
  • Working through and managing their own workloads and conducting various tasks, the right person will need to be able to communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders. 

Reliability Requirements 

  • 5 Years+ experience of being in a Design Checking and Documentation type of role 
  • Good exposure of managing reliability reports and exercises 
  • A good working knowledge of products related to Engine, Powertrain, Moving Machinery or Driveline. 
  • Ideally a background in design and developing niche and bespoke products from concept through to final delivery.
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • A formal qualification in engineering 

This is a great opportunity to join a friendly and busy working environment, where many of the staff have remained with the company for 10+ years. 

Please note that unfortunately this role is only open to applicants who are already eligible to live and work in the UK.

Commutable from Worcester, Birmingham, Derby, Lichfield, West Bromwich, Wolverhampton, Coventry, Stafford, Stone

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

 

LEAD MANUFACTURING ENGINEER - 12 MONTH MATERNITY COVER

The Lead Manufacturing Engineer will lead a team of three manufacturing engineers within operations, in order to resolve build quality problems, improve tools, processes and ensure the smooth introduction of project related product changes and new features. To investigate, plan and implement new engineering processes/methods/tooling facilities in conjunction with manufacturing departments.

This is a 12-month maternity cover role from September.

Salary, Hours and Benefits

  • £35,000, possibly negotiable dependant on experience
  • 6:30am – 3:00pm, 12pm finish on Friday’s (flexible hours are available) 
  • The opportunity to work within a globally recognised business
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Managed Occupational Health service, Retail shopping discount programme, Discounted gym membership, Bike to Work scheme

Commutable From: Leicester, Derby, Nottingham, Burton upon Trent, Coventry, Tamworth

Lead Manufacturing Engineer Person Specification

  • CAD experience would be highly advantageous
  • Manufacturing Engineering degree or equivalent is desirable

Essential Experience 

  • Proven experience in a manufacturing engineering role
  • Knowledge and use of quality analysis and problem-solving techniques
  • Ability to read engineering drawings, with an understanding of Jig & Tool design
  • Excellent communication skills, report writing and able to work well under pressure
  • Good analytical skills, with an organised approach
  • Team player with good interpersonal skills, self-motivated and results orientated, enthusiastic & energetic attitude with creative flair for ideas

Desirable Experience

  • Industrial engineering techniques, Project management skills, Lean methodology, Knowledge of robotics within heavy manufacturing, Leadership qualities

Lead Manufacturing Engineer Key Responsibilities

Being actively involved in the continuous process improvement within assembly/manufacturing, the Manufacturing Engineer will be a key figure in your ability to:

  • Identify and action waste elimination through response to Takt time variation
  • Define and implement build processes with consideration to appropriate Health & Safety and Quality standards
  • Ensure the support process documentation with particular attention to visual management techniques
  • Using a “hands on” approach you will proactively utilise both lean principles and problem-solving tools and techniques within the workplace to respond to “Takt time variation”, build quality issues
  • Investigate and resolve manufacturing related problems, Cost of Quality concerns and issues raised by teams on Problem and Countermeasure boards, leading problem-solving teams where appropriate
  • Management of BOMs and material movement through plan for every part.
  • Develop ergonomic processes designed around Lean Manufacturing principles including Yamazumi and 5S.
  • Work with colleagues in all cross-functional projects to ensure smooth transition across the manufacturing facility. One Manufacturing Engineer will be nominated as the department’s representative on major projects and will be responsible for ensuring that all relevant information is transferred to the project team and back to the department.

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

 

PROCESS ENGINEER

Due to continued growth, my client who are a busy global manufacturing organisation, need a PROJECT PROCESS ENGINEER.

They are a Multi-site Company, truly at the forefront of modern technology, have new orders which is creating this requirement.  This is an organisation, renowned for their modern and friendly approach, where your ambition, drive and determination will be rewarded. This is a fast-paced, ever-changing environment, making it an exciting place to be, no 2 days will ever be the same.

As the PROJECT PROCESS ENGINEER, you will be joining a highly motivated, driven, and welcoming team, where your ambitions and continued development, will be realised. 

Commutable from: - Coventry, Solihull, Leamington Spa, Warwick, Daventry, Gaydon, Stratford-upon-Avon, Redditch, Rugby, Hollywood and Studley

BENEFITS OF A PROCESS PROJECT ENGINEER

  • £40,000 - £50,000 (Neg – dependant on Experience)
  • Work - Place Pension
  • Early finish Friday
  • You will be joining a highly prestigious dynamic working environment
  • Guaranteed further development
  • International organisation 
  • Very busy, friendly organisation
  • Health care
  • Family Days
  • Many more other Benefits

DUTIES OF PROCESS PROJECT ENGINEER

  • Manage tooling, equipment, and manufacturing process for new products
  • Management and definition of new tooling, equipment, and processes from quotations to launch
  • Select best cost-effective process
  • Produce layouts
  • Define cycle times and labour requirements
  • Provide costs for tooling, equipment, and facility investment
  • Conduct trials
  • Manage the Process FMEA and process simulations (MTM, T-SIM)
  • Manage technical specifications
  • Plan process industrialisation 
  • Support Launch Manger
  • Lead Gateway reviews

REQUIREMENTS OF PROCESS PROJECT ENGINEER

  • Ideally, qualified to Degree level, however relevant experience is readily considered
  • Strong Process Project experience, gained from within a fast, paced moving environment
  • Evidence of plant layout experience
  • Exposure to knowledge for providing costs, for tooling, equipment, and facility investments
  • Experience of cycle times and labour requirements
  • This would suit a goal orientated, experienced, ambitious, energetic Process Project Engineer

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

 

FITTER

We are seeking to recruit a proven Fitter to join an advanced manufacturing plant within the Maintenance and Production team.

As a Fitter you must be able to assemble complete machines and sub-assemblies to customer specifications, and to test completed equipment.

Along with sociable working hours of Monday to Thursday 07:30 to 16:00 with 30-minute unpaid lunch break and Friday 07:30 -12:30

Fitter Salary and Benefits:

  • £31,600
  • Life Assurance at 3x annual salary
  • Auto enrolled into pension from first day of employment - minimum of 5%. Company will match your contribution up to 6% (you can put more in than 6%).
  • 183 hours holiday entitlement. In addition, the Company gives 3 days between Christmas and New Year, and the normal 8 public holidays. Holiday year runs from 1 April to 31 March.
  • Private Health Care

For this role you must have completed a recognised engineering apprenticeship. Other applicants who are willing to complete appropriate training will be considered for the Fitters role. 

:Some duties for the Fitter role may include

  • To assemble kit of parts using drawings and internal paperwork system (Epicor)
  • To install pneumatic and hydraulic pipework
  • To assist with testing of finished equipment and to complete test records
  • To operate portable hand tools for drilling, grinding and sanding etc.
  • To lift components and assemblies using slings and pendant crane in a safe and protective manner, training will be given
  • To work within planned times for jobs, and to feedback deviations when necessary

This Fitter role is commutable from Peterborough, Spalding, Stamford and Ely.

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

 

PLANNER / SCHEDULER

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Planner / Scheduler / Production Controller, to work with a leading manufacturer of advanced process technology, who have a rich, well-established background. They have sites here in the UK and overseas

The company's strength lies in its process expertise, engineering excellence and the ability to fully support customers worldwide. The service is complete - from design through installation and commissioning to lifetime support.

This opportunity is due to continued growth within the business. 

Pay, Hours and Benefits

  • £22,000 - £25,000, dependent on experience
  • Monday to Thursday, 7:30am – 4pm, 12:30ppm finish on Friday’s
  • 30 days holiday (inc statutory) plus an additional three days at Christmas
  • Life Assurance, Healthy pension, Company and Private Healthcare Scheme

Commutable From: Corby, Wisbech, Spalding, Stamford, Peterborough

Planner / Scheduler Role Overview

  • Reporting to the Production Control Manager, the Planner / Scheduler will process requisitions for manufactured and bought out parts for Capital Projects, Spares orders and Customer Service contracts.
  • Case Entries/DMRs through the business – as and when required.
  • MRP suggestions for manufactured parts.
  • Provide support and production planning information to internal customers.
  • To carry out system housekeeping tasks to maintain data accuracy.

Planner / Scheduler Candidate Specification

  • MRP scheduling experience would be preferred but is not essential.
  • Attention to detail and an analytical approach to work.
  • Good IT skills; Excel knowledge to help in assessment/review of data.
  • Solid communicator and able to work as part of a team.
  • Able to prioritise work in line with schedule requirements.
  • Willing to learn and be part of continued process improvement.

Planner / Scheduler Key Responsibilities

  • Load Drawing Office Release lists into the business system and schedule accordingly.
  • Liaise with Manufacturing, Drawing Office and Purchasing in the processing of Case Entries and Defective Material Requirements.
  • Update the Master Schedule system.
  • Process stock requirements generated via MRP, along with processing Spares, Customer Service contracts and Capital Project requirements.
  • Monitor the schedule, assess load levelling and batching opportunities to aid timely manufacture.
  • Attend production scheduling meetings. Prepare Job paperwork, to support shop floor requirements.
  • Perform daily/weekly/monthly system housekeeping tasks.
  • To highlight to relevant areas in the business where there are any potential problems and assist in resolving the issues where possible.

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

 

SALES SUPPORT

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a consultative manufacturing business in a Sales Support capacity.

The company design and manufacture bespoke solutions for a range of industries. Their manufacturing capabilities include castings, pressings and fabrication.

  • Starting Salary - £25,000 + DOE
  • Onsite Parking
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • 33 Days Holiday including Bank holidays  

The successful candidate MUST have previous experience as in a Sales Support role or have held a similar role previously.

The Sales Support role will be responsible for:

  • Supporting the external sales rep with documentation, quotes, tenders etc.
  • Liaising with internal stakeholders to obtain information for quotes and for customers
  • Supporting with business development activities
  • Maintaining the CRM system

Sales Support Requirements:

  • Previous experience in a similar commercially focused support role
  • Ability to understand, to some degree, technical and engineering drawings
  • Comfortable using spreadsheets
  • Be organised and structured in your work
  • Confident and outgoing
  • Driven and self-motivated

This is an exciting role and suitable for someone who has previously worked as in Sales Support, Sales Administrator, Office Coordinator, Logistics Coordinator, Office administrator

This Sales Support role is commutable from Birmingham, Walsall, Dudley, Wolverhampton, Sutton Coldfield, Stourbridge, Birmingham, Bromsgrove, Smethwick, Oldbury

 

MAINTENANCE ENGINEER

We are a well-respected employer within the heavy engineering sector and are seeking to recruit proven Maintenance Engineer to support our DAY SHIFT plant project team. 

Benefits: 

  • £29,000
  • Pus Paid Overtime at Premium Rates
  • Enhanced Sick Pay Scheme
  • Company Pension
  • Straight Day Working (Monday – Friday)
  • Stable Working Environment as we are a Key Worker Specific Sector.

Duties of a Maintenance Engineer 

  • Working within a large, supportive team you will be required to undertake both planned and reactive maintenance across our plant. 

Requirements of a Maintenance Engineer

  • Ideally you will hold formal Apprenticeship, however must hold either a City & Guilds Level C / 3 or NVQ 3 Standard qualification in Mechanical Fitting / Engineering, allied to having a proven experience of undertaking both planned and reactive maintenance within either a heavy engineering / manufacturing, process or production environment. In addition to your “hands on” skills if you have experience of mentoring apprentices, managing contractors and / or ordering spares you will get the opportunity to utilise these skills. 

This is a great opportunity to move your career into a straight day working role, where you will not only gain an incredible benefits package, but also be secure in the knowledge that you will be in a stable working environment and classified as a Key Worker . 

The Maintenance Fitter role is commutable from Birmingham, Dudley, Smethwick, Walsall, Wednesbury, & Oldbury

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

 

MAINTENANCE ELECTRICIAN

We are a well-respected employer within the heavy engineering sector and are seeking to recruit proven Electrical Maintenance Engineer to join our DAY SHIFT maintenance team. 

Benefits: 

  • £30,000
  • Paid Overtime at Premium Rates
  • Enhanced Sick Pay Scheme
  • Company Pension
  • Straight Day Working (Monday – Friday)
  • Stable Working Environment as we are a Key Worker Specific Sector

Duties of an Electrical Maintenance Engineer

  • Working within a large, supportive team you will be required to undertake both planned and reactive maintenance across our plant. 

Requirements of an Electrical Maintenance Engineer

  • Ideally you will hold formal Apprenticeship, however must hold either a City & Guilds Level C / 3 or NVQ 3 Standard qualification Electrically, allied to having a proven experience of undertaking both planned and reactive maintenance within either a heavy engineering / manufacturing, process or production environment. In addition to your “hands on” skills if you have experience of mentoring apprentices, managing contractors and / or ordering spares you will get the opportunity to utilise these skills. 

This is a great opportunity to move your career into a straight day working role, where you will not only gain an incredible benefits package, but also be secure in the knowledge that you will be in a stable working environment and classified as a Key Worker . 

The Senior Electrical Maintenance Engineer role is commutable from Birmingham, Cradley Heath, Dudley, Smethwick, Wednesbury & West Bromwich

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