Job Description

PRODUCT MANAGER - APPLICATIONS ENGINEERING

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 mechatronics 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.

Product Manager Benefits:

  • £46,000 
  • Excellent Bonuses (Twice a Year up to 20%) 
  • Training and Development Planning and Support 
  • Good Pension (up to 10% Contribution) 
  • 33 Days Holidays (Inc Bank Hols)
  • 37.7 Hour Week (1.15pm Finish on Fridays) 
  • 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 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 
  • Understand new and demanding/challenging technical requirements that may require extra resource, cost and development to deliver a satisfactory product.

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 
  • Willingness 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

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

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  • Bachelor’s degree / HND in Mechanical Engineering
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Commutable from Worcester, Birmingham, Dudley, Redditch, West Bromwich, Wolverhampton, Coventry, Solihull, Stourbridge

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

 

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Do you have a background in designing bespoke machinery and leading projects from start to finish? 

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The company have a long history of providing bespoke solutions to customers all over the globe and are often requested to create one off machines for specific tasks. 

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Senior Design Engineer Requirements 

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Commutable from - Birmingham, Derby, Leicester, Coventry, Stone, Wolverhampton, Stafford, Lichfield

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

 

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The Product Engineer will be primarily responsible to the Project Team to assure total support and management of the program within the functional area of Product Engineering. Secondarily responsibility to the functional (Product Engineering) department to observe all policies and procedures for that functional area to participate in the continuous improvement of systems and processes.

Salary: £45,000 - £55,000, negotiable, dependant on experience

Commutable From: Coventry, Birmingham, Redditch, Banbury, Stratford-upon-Avon

Product Engineer Candidate Requirements

The ideal candidate will have the following skills and experience:

Degree Qualified in an Engineering, Product or Industrial Design field.
Specific Engineering applications and minimum 5 years in Cockpit, Instrument panel and Console Engineering.
Detailed and diligent mind-set capable of working under their own initiative and driving excellence in others.
Experience working with UK OEM’s as a Tier 1 supplier in an engineering function.
Possess good written and oral communication skills.
Ability to effectively conduct group presentations.
Dedication to continuous learning is critical for this position.
Strong Microsoft Office skills.
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  • Product Definition
  • Coordinates and follows product engineering responsibilities from design concept, through Prototype build, pilot, production, and life of the program.
  • Provide feasibility input to support Studio Design & Package Requirements.
  • Champion, support and participate in Design and Engineering Reviews. Create and maintain a Master Section Package for the Commodity.
  • Work with advance engineering, styling and the company’s technical centre on development of the Concept and feasibility of components and vehicle level integration.
  • Work with and direct the CAD team to ensure all engineering parameters and customer requirements are being fulfilled on a timely basis.
  • Develop the DFMEA, DFM and other engineering disciplines if specified by the customer.
  • Organise and develop Design concepts, product architecture and set internal Engineering specifications.
  • Utilize and apply GD&T.

Product Validation

  • Develop DVP&R, obtaining customer approval, and initiating all laboratory and virtual tests.
  • Administer and over check Simulated product tests (CAE) and later physical tests in compliance with the DVP&R and assess the product design in line with internal and customer requirements reporting all findings internally and to the customer.
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Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Manufacturing, Production & Quality Recruitment Support since 1994

 

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  • Monday to Thursday, 8:30am – 5pm, 1:30pm 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

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  • An innovative engineer with an analytical approach to problem-solving.
  • Able to work alone or as a member of a design team.
  • Good communication skills.
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  • Ensure accurate drawings and parts lists are produced in accordance with company standards and quality procedures.
  • Manage priorities to ensure project schedules are maintained.
  • Compliance of equipment with legislation (e.g. EC Directives), company standards and quality procedures.
  • Maintain and update drawings and parts lists by completion of change requests.
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  • Undertake calculations to aid design work on projects.
  • Brief field engineers and visit customer sites when necessary.
  • Support engineering development, sales and customer services as appropriate.
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  • Healthy Pension
  • Company and Private Healthcare Scheme

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

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  • Develop the product range to ensure competitive position of clients machines.
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  • Provide assistance to Sales and Customer Services departments on technical offering to ensure smooth contract execution.
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  • Maintain modular product structure for product range.

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  • Qualified to HNC/HND/Degree or equivalent in Engineering, or with an equivalent level of experience.
  • The Mechanical Design Engineer will be a highly motivated, confident and dedicated professional.
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  • An innovative engineer with an analytical approach to problem-solving.
  • Able to work alone or as a member of a design team.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Good PC literacy skills – Word, Excel, Powerpoint.
  • Able to travel both within the UK and throughout the world

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  • Provide product leadership and ensure specified solution is implemented within the agreed schedule and costs.
  • Manage priorities to ensure project schedules are maintained.
  • Ensure accurate drawings and parts lists are produced in accordance with company standards and quality procedures.
  • Ensure compliance with CAD best practices.
  • To ensure compliance of the equipment with legislation (e.g. EC Directives)
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  • Work with suppliers to ensure applications are fully and reliably implemented.
  • Undertake calculations for design work, both on contracts and development projects.
  • Brief field engineers and visit site when necessary.
  • Support engineering development, sales and customer services as appropriate.
  • Be aware of and follow all company Health & Safety polices and procedures, in respect of self and others

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

 

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This is a great opportunity within a leading company’s centre of excellence, which is privately owned and with operations in 20 countries. In the UK, they develop and manufacture bespoke products, with over 90% being exported.

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Commutable From: Milton Keynes, Leicester, Peterborough, Rugby, Kettering, Corby, Wellingborough, Banbury, Market Harborough, St Neots

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  • The Lead Mechanical Development Engineer will have experience using Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) tools.
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  • Advantageous experience would include: knowledge of permanent joining methods such as welding, brazing, adhesive bonding etc. Knowledge of manufacturing processes such as casting, injection moulding, machining, fabrication, forming etc, awareness of basic manufacturing processes e.g. turning and milling.

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

 

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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:

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  • Previous experience in a similar commercially focused support role
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I have a tremendous opportunity for a Maintenance Fitter to join a hugely successful and highly reputable company situated near Dudley. 

My client is looking for a Maintenance Fitter to join their busy team. Working a x2 shift rotating pattern of days and nights you will be responsible for all maintenance activities on site, to ensure factory production is maximised.  

Maintenance Fitter Role Benefits:

  • Salary £37,360
  • 25 days holiday + BH  
  • Employer Contribution Pension Scheme.
  • Death in Service. 
  • Free Parking. 

Maintenance Fitter Duties include:

  • Days & Nights (06:00 – 16:00 / 20:00 – 06:00) 
  • Plan and carry out preventive maintenance.
  • Attend breakdowns. 
  • Work to a high standard. 
  • Facilities maintenance. 
  • Maintain plant and equipment. 

As a Maintenance Fitter Requirements include: 

  • Recognised Engineering Qualification.
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  • Mig welding. 
  • Hydraulics and Pneumatics experience. 
  • Fabrication knowledge. 
  • Be able to use own initiative, make effective decisions and judgments when required. 
  • Be able to work unsupervised.  

Please apply find out more about this fantastic role. 

This Maintenance Fitter position is commutable from: Stourbridge, Dudley, Bilston, Kidderminster, Kingswinford, Wolverhampton, Harborne and surrounding areas.

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

 

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
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  • Stable Working Environment as we are a Key Worker Specific Sector.

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Requirements of a Maintenance Engineer

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

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