Job Description

One of the leading Technology Research and Development organisations in the Midlands are currently seeking an experienced Systems Engineer, to design system solutions to enhance a vehicles, safety, performance and energy efficiency.

The company have over four decades of experience in the development and proving of electronic and mechatronic control and energy saving systems and applications for the Automotive sector. 

Systems Engineer – Salary Package:

  • Salary £40,000 - £50,000
  • Private Healthcare
  • Pension Scheme 
  • 33 Days Holidays (Inc Bank Hols)
  • Childcare Voucher Scheme 
  • A Multiple Project Technology Environment. 

Duties of a Systems Engineer 

  • The analysis of customer requirements, functional safety requirements, relevant legislation and standards to develop system requirement specifications. 
  • The use of proven system analysis and design methodologies to develop elegant efficient solutions to meet the project requirements. 
  • Working closely with the Functional Safety Department to ensure the analysis and development of appropriate functional safety requirements. 
  • Liaison with other engineering disciplines to develop system design specifications and algorithms. 
  • Plan, conduct and review testing of new software, hardware and calibrations at a variety of levels including integration testing, dyno testing and vehicle level testing, sometimes including worldwide field trips. 
  • The calibration of system functions to comply with project requirements. Complete sign-off procedures for vehicle algorithms, calibrations and final product testing. Undertake system and vehicle development and problem-solving within tight timescales. 
  • Fully document the design development and verification of developed systems. 
  • Understand and comply with company and customer confidentiality agreements and maintain the security of company and customer property. 

Systems Engineer – Requirements:

  • A formal qualification / Degree in a relevant science or Engineering disciplines. 
  • Experience of requirements analysis and management, preferably using dedicated requirements management tools (e.g., DOORS, Cradle, MKS).
  • Good experience of Configuration management Tools (e.g., MKS) 
  • Experience of systems design methodologies 
  • Hands on experience of developing control algorithms for automotive applications 
  • Knowledge or familiarity of, Software C-code, MATLAB, CAN and flexray communication protocols and toolchain. 
  • A good understanding of electronic hardware techniques and an ability to interpret circuit schematics. 
  • Knowledge of the use of microcontrollers within real time embedded systems 
  • Proficiency with standard office tools: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc. 

This is a great opportunity to be part of the generation of new energy saving and performance enhancing technologies for the vehicles of tomorrow. 

Commutable from: Coventry, Derby, Lichfield, Burton upon Trent, Birmingham, Leicester, Wolverhampton, Stafford, West Bromwich

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



An exciting opportunity has arisen for an ACCOUNTS CLERK to join a successful and expanding business on a fixed term contract for 6 – 12 months initially, with possible extension, located in Shenstone in the Heart of the West Midlands.

Hours & Benefits:

  • £25,000 - £30,000 salary depending on experience
  • Hours of work are Days office hours 8.30am – 4.30pm Mon – Fri
  • Fixed term contract of up to 12 months initially with possible extension.

Responsibilities of the Accounts Clerk role include:

  • Manage Company month-end accounts.
  • Manage all transactions including Payroll
  • Budgeting / forecasting
  • Producing sales and cashflow reports
  • Overseeing the smooth running of all transactions and ensuring prompt supplier payments
  • General day to day admin.

If you have the following attributes and experience, then we would be pleased to receive your application for this Accounts Clerk role:

  • Successful candidates will need to be AAT qualified.
  • Experience of working with Sage and excel is essential for this role and excellent IT skills.
  • Successful candidates will hold previous experience of producing month end accounts, overseeing monthly payroll processing, bookkeeping, and overseeing all transactions within an SME business. 

Submit your CV now to be considered for this fantastic opportunity. 

Commutable from Shenstone, Brownhills, Aldridge, Cannock, Walsall, Lichfield, Sutton Coldfield, Tamworth and surrounding areas.


This is an opportunity for an ambitious Design Engineer to join a growing and expanding business. The business is a supplier of quality systems for large engineering projects across a number of sectors. They work on systems within the power generation sector from hydroelectric power stations to critical plant within the nuclear industry. They also create systems to aid flood defence and fail-safe systems to combat the potential effects of natural disasters within cities.

Full product training will be given to the Design Engineer for this role. They design and manufacture complete hydraulic systems using Solidworks including Power Units, actuators and accumulators through to installation, commissioning and servicing.

Design Engineer Package

  • £25,000 - £30,000 dependant skill set and experience
  • 8.00am - 16.30pm Mon-Thurs, 8.00am - 15.30pm Fridays
  • 33 days holiday

Commutable From: Stafford, Uttoxeter, Stoke on Trent, Crewe, Leek, Congleton

Design Engineer Specification

  • The Design Engineer will have 3D CAD proficiency in producing quality detailed engineering drawings (Solidworks preferable)
  • HNC or equivalent in engineering is preferred, but isn’t essential
  • Knowledge or Hydraulic or Pneumatic Systems advantageous
  • Mechanical, Production or relevant Engineering background
  • Attention to detail
  • Self-Starter
  • Excellent time management skills, able to balance priorities of multiple projects
  • Knowledge of a wide range of manufacturing techniques

Design Engineer Key Responsibilities

  • Developing and designing Hydraulic Schematics, General arrangements, Actuators and Manifolds
  • Production of Bills of Materials
  • Liaising with customers to refine requirement and design parameters
  • Working on projects from original concept to complete manufacture

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


Client is a Made in Britain company, with many, many years of history behind them. They continue to lead and innovate in their industry, due to being part of the corporation who are the leading global provider in their industry. 

Senior Development Engineer Salary: £51,000, 39 hours per week

Commutable From: Coventry, Solihull, Redditch, Rugby, Banbury, Daventry

Role Overview

  • The test development engineer team is a support team in the Product Development department. The senior development engineer role is running quality assurance tests on New Product Integration & for continual improvement of current products, as well as taking technical lead for electronics, legislation and providing guidance / direction to the development engineers.
  • This is a hands-on testing role of prototypes and production products. Feedback and analysis from the products tested are required to continually improve the design with the Product Development team.
  • Reporting to the Process Leader in Product Development, this role focuses on the ability to manage, create and implement practical innovative and cost-effective developments that enable the business to gain market share by the generation and release of new products.

This role has a direct impact on the business achieving increased market share and return through cost effective and timely development of innovative products which comply with National and International Standards.

Senior Development Engineer Candidate Requirements

  • Minimum qualification is a Degree in an Engineering Discipline with at least 5 years in an engineering / developmental role. 
  • Excellent communication skills in both the spoken and written form.
  • Be fully conversant with product development systems, materials, specifications and processes necessary for the generation and introduction of new products and features.
  • Having a proven capability that includes development of products and / or features (reflecting timing, financial & quality targets).
  • Possess good analytical skills and be proficient in Microsoft applications, Word, Excel. Ability to work effectively on your own or part of a project team.
  • Can analyse and compile testing data from the tests performed.
  • Self-motivation and the ability to prioritise workload and meet deadlines. Flexibility and adaptability within a pressurised environment.

Key Responsibilities (but not limited to)

  • Managing and motivating a multi-disciplined project team that will deliver safe, reliable and cost-effective products and features from the conceptual stage to introduction. Managing, planning, costing and controlling a budget associated with a new or modified product or feature. 
  • Being a developmental lead and point of reference within the product development team capable of developing, analysing, interpreting and implementing solutions for new products, or to ensure resolution of any warranty or value analysis proposal.
  • Demonstrate a clear understanding and adherence to business processes and an awareness of ISO9001, ISO14001 and ISO18001. Develop new products in line with best practice and a number of National / International Standards. Also working to USA and other Regionally different Standards.
  • Writing and publishing detailed and comprehensive test reports internally and management of risk for the team
  • Produce both technical presentations and applied samples as and when required in support of sales for customer demonstration and information
  • To undertake or delegate product developments as necessary to ensure timely release of designs, drawings, specifications, etc, as appropriate in line with the project plans / business needs.
  • Maintain programmes throughout the NPI process. Be adept at drawing on internal knowledge as well as industry and/or academic resources in reaching testing conclusions.
  • Actively support test time reduction through Continuous Improvement principles and actively promote 5S principles within the test department.

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


An exceptional opportunity has arisen for an experienced Human Resources Manager.

This is a busy manufacturing organisation, very friendly with plenty of scope and stability availably, due mainly to the uniqueness of their products and service.

As the Human Resources Manager, you will be given the responsibility for creating the right people culture, infrastructure and processes in order to take the business forward.

This role is commutable from Crewe, Chester, Warrington, Macclesfield, Congleton, Wrexham, Stoke on Trent, Shrewsbury and Stockport

Benefits for Human Resources Manager

  • £35,000
  • Very friendly, busy organisation
  • Bonus
  • Superb long-term prospects
  • Work - place Pension
  • Good holidays
  • Free parking


  • Creating the right people culture
  • Working with the Group HR, MD and Managers to build a strong, people culture
  • Working with the management team to create the right team structures to deliver business strategy and priorities
  • Day to day transactional duties of the HR function covering employee life-cycle
  • Prepare reports
  • Oversee recruitment and the on-boarding process
  • Assess training needs and put in place personal development training 
  • Working with Managers to manage performance issues
  • Put in place Exit interview process
  • Work with Finance to run monthly payroll


  • Experience HR Practitioner
  • Experience of working within a HR stand-alone operational role
  • Chartered MCIPD qualification to Level 5
  • Good knowledge of current HR legislation
  • Good commercial acumen
  • The ability to guide, coach and motivate Managers
  • Previous experience of developing a wide range of activities in HR including recruitment and succession planning, learning and development, Performance management and Employee engagement
  • A “can do” approach

This would suit someone who is committed and thrives in a fun culture, where you enjoy coming into work

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Technical Engineering Recruitment Support since 1994


An exceptional opportunity has arisen for an experienced Human Resources Officer / Manager.

This is a busy multi-site manufacturing organisation, very friendly with plenty of scope and stability availably, due mainly to the uniqueness of their products and service.

As the Human Resources Officer / Manager, you will be given the responsibility for creating the right people culture, infrastructure and processes in order to take the business forward.

This role is commutable from Manchester, Ludworth, Stockport, Glossop and Oldham

Benefits for Human Resources Officer / Manager

  • £20 / £25 per Hour
  • Very friendly, multi-site busy organisation
  • Superb long-term prospects to become Permanent for the right person
  • Free parking


  • Creating the right people culture
  • Lead change initiatives
  • Responsibility for recruitment and on-boarding
  • Negotiate agreements with respective businesses
  • Provide HR guidance
  • Resolve employee relations issues and grievances
  • Working closely with management and employees to improve work relationships and build morale
  • Ensure accurate payroll data processing
  • Shaping HR processes


  • CIPD level 3 – 5
  • Significant experience in multiple areas of HR management including HR partnering on an operational level
  • Project management and leadership experience
  • This would suit a confident, energetic, passionate and dynamic individual

An IMMEDIATE start in required


The Planner / Buyer will be responsible for purchasing and negotiating fabrication materials from one or more vendors in support of the site strategy.  This requires evaluating vendor quotes and services to determine the most desirable suppliers, a familiarity with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within the manufacturing procurement field. 

Planner / Buyer Salary, Hours and Benefits

  • Salary £28,000 - £30,000 dependant on experience
  • 7:30am – 4:00pm, 1:30pm finish on Friday’s (37.5 hours per week)
  • 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

Planner / Buyer Candidate Specification

  • Minimum of 2 - 5 years of procurement experience, preferably in a heavy manufacturing or industrial environment.
  • Proficient computer skills in MS Office. (Word, Excel, Outlook), with excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Purchasing & Engineering Change experience in an MRP environment
  • Strong ability to assess engineering drawings and proceed to RFQ based on supplier capability, strong negotiating skills, ability to multitask, prioritize work and work closely with other departments.
  • Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within the procurement field.
  • Be able to take responsibility for resolution of issues.
  • You should be self-motivated, and results orientated and be able to work to time constraints & use own initiatives to solve problems.

Planner / Buyer Key Tasks

  • Buying responsibility for designated fabrication vendors to support plant & chamber production.
  • Ensure inventory levels are kept within set targets.
  • Support efforts to reduce RAW & WIP inventory.
  • Identify opportunities & support efforts to reduce cost.
  • Support NPPD activities, when requested.

Key Responsibilities (but not limited to)

  • Works with operations, planning and organizing all tasks.
  • The Planner / Buyer will review purchase request for material via MRP or manual purchase requisition.
  • Monitor purchase orders & net demand schedules to ensure required ‘need dates’ are achieved.
  • Must be able to develop excellent working relationship with both internal and external customers as well as suppliers.
  • Maintain supplier relationships in order to drive cost reductions while continually achieving the highest level of quality material.
  • Ability to interface with company and supplier senior management. Excellent negotiation, presentation, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Plan & expedite the required material to ensure availability to meet production demand whilst maintaining inventory levels to a minimum and in line with set targets.

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


Are you a CNC Setter Operator Leader looking for a New Year challenge then look no further as we have a superb opportunity for an experienced CNC Setter Operator to join a busy manufacturing organisation.

You will be joining a well-respected, long- established company, who are experiencing a significant uplift in their orders.  They supply into a vast range of industry sectors and as the CNC Setter Operator, you will be “hands-on” setting and operating Bard fed CNC Turning Machines.


  • £10 - £12 per hour (Dependant on Experience)
  • Night Shift premium to go on top of hourly rate
  • Choice of either Double Day or Nights
  • Extensive Overtime available
  • Excellent Pension and holidays
  • Busy, friendly manufacturing organisation
  • Long established manufacturing Business
  • Well respected and well known
  • A genuine chance to make an impact


  • Set and Operate Bar fed CNC Machines (Turning)
  • Working with drawings and specifications
  • There are some machining centres
  • Combination of HASS / Fanuc / Mazak / Mazatrol
  • Operators Considered if no previous Setting knowledge
  • Problems solving
  • Change inserts, drills and taps
  • Working to tight tolerances


  • CNC Operating experience
  • Setting CNC turning lathe machines would be ideal
  • Exposure to HASS, Fanuc, Mazak and / or Mazatrol would be the cherry on the cake!
  • Choice of shifts – either Double Days or Nights
  • Experience of changing off sets and insert, drills and taps

Immediate start available

The role is commutable from Redditch, Stourbridge, Halesowen, Solihull, Stratford-upon-Avon and Worcester

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