Senior Application Engineer / Product Manager

Job Description

Senior Application Engineer / Product Manager

A fast-growing Midlands based Technology Development company are actively seeking to add new team members to their innovations Research and Development and customer facing Application teams. 

The company have embarked on a new 5-year New Product Development programme which will see the release of several new innovative SMART products for the Engineering and Manufacturing sectors across the globe. These products rely heavily on electronic hardware and embedded systems to control, activate and communicate with other machinery and technology that are found in modern manufacturing environments. 

The position will be joining an existing established team, where training and support will be provided from day one and will continue throughout the career duration of an individual engineer, which also includes post probation and future career progression and promotional moves within the company / group as well.

Senior Application Engineer Benefits:

  • £40,000 - £54,000 
  • Excellent Bonuses (Twice a Year up to 20%) 
  • Training and Development Planning and Support 
  • Good Pension 
  • 33 Days Holidays (Inc Bank Hols)
  • 37.7 Hour Week (1.15pm Finish on Fridays) 
  • Car Allowance 
  • Free Parking 
  • Career Goal Reviews (Twice a year) 
  • Be part of an organisation’s 5-Year growth plan that has already seen a 30% growth in business in 2021

Duties of a Senior Application Engineer / Product Manager  

The primary function of this position will be to support key and large customers with the design, specification and delivery of a Mechanical / Electro-Mechanical / Electronic products into a customer’s on-site equipment and machinery. 

Working with the Technical Senior Management Team the position will be tasked to work directly with either singular or multi-site customers in the UK and across Europe. 

  • Provide technical support at short notice via IT, Email, Face to Face or Telephone Calls 
  • Create Design specifications that support the need of the customer
  • Ability to use 3D CAD Software
  • Liaise, Consult and Advise Customers on the best system and solution for their needs. 
  • Liaise and work closely with internal R&D Teams, Sales and Operation Colleagues. 
  • Support projects from a budgetary and cost point of view
  • Manage the expectations of cost and lead times for product delivery and installation 
  • Support testing and quality issues, complaints and technical faults, with direct communication lines. 
  • Understand new and demanding/challenging technical requirements that may require extra resource, cost and development to deliver a satisfactory product.

Senior Application Engineer / Product Manager Requirements 

  • A formal Degree or Equivalent in Engineering (Mechanical, Electronic, Mechatronic) 
  • 3 Years + industry exposure of R&D, Project Engineering, Engineering, Customer Liaison
  • A strong understanding of Electro-Mechanical applications, procedures and methods.
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Williningness to travel and potentially stay away for business at short notice. 
  • Good Project Engineering and Project Software exposure 
  • Self-Motivated and open to learning new technology within a short time periods.

This is a fantastic opportunity to become part of a fast-growing organization where promotional and career development prospects are very realistic in the short term. 

Commutable From – Birmingham, Stafford, Wolverhampton, Dudley, Coventry, Derby, Redditch, Worcester, Lichfield

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This business has a long and proven history, going back over 100 years. They have progressed to become a market leader in high precision engineering, working with some of the world's leading companies.

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Works Supervisor Role Overview

Reporting to the Production Manager, the Workshop Supervisor will oversee approximately 50 staff, on a double day shift, consisting of Team Leader, Operators, Laborers and Apprentices.

Salary: £40,000 per annum
Shifts: Double Days

Commutable From: Derby, Nottingham, Leicester, Loughborough, Burton upon Trent, 

Candidate Requirements

  • The Works Supervisor will have proven experience of supervising or managing in an engineering / manufacturing environment.
  • Machining exposure, particularly grinding would be highly advantageous.
  • Willing and able to work double days shifts.
  • A good communicator, who is able to mentor and get the best out people. 

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  • Maximise ‘lights out’ machining to increase Productivity and record this in TEAMS.
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  • Monitor and review operator production efficiencies against targets and carry out any actions where targets are not met with the assistance of the Production team. Monitor and review machine utilisation against targets and carry out any actions where targets are not met with the assistance of the Production team.
  • Use ANDON boards to assist in the monitoring of Productivity and educate operators in the importance of booking accuracy.
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  • Regularly review and update the skills' matrix plan to Identify areas of weakness within work cells and operators to ensure we have a fully skilled and flexible workforce.
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Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Manufacturing, Production & Quality Recruitment Support since 1994