Job Description

An innovation led Smart Electronic Device SME in the Central Midlands is currently seeking a Head of Operations to oversee their Manufacturing, Planning and Assembly operations within their Midlands site. 

The company leads and supports a global group of sister companies and satellite offices across Asia, the Americas and Europe with the bespoke design and development of a range of products for new emerging markets and continuously improved products for their existing more local customer base.

The company’s own success over the last 10 years has been down to its commitment and investment into innovative research and development of new technologies, especially around integrating Electronics and Software applications into their product range. This has in-turn ensured their own status as market leaders in their field is now well established and globally recognised.

  • Salary £45,000 - £60,000
  • Pension 
  • 25 Days Holidays + Bank Holidays
  • 37.5 Hour Week 
  • Friday 1.15pm Finish
  • Company Bonus Scheme 
  • Plus, other additional benefits 

The Head of Operations has the main duty to operate and supervise the Midlands facility manufacturing operation, with the main primary aim to oversee the manufacturing process and to make sure that it is running successfully.

This will require a strong relevant background in the manufacture and assembly of multi variant electronic / mechatronic devices (c500+ Units per week) ensuring quality, build and safety compliance standards are adhered to, with minimal risk of final inspection or customer rejection / issues.

Duties and Responsibilities of Head of Operations:

  • Improve the methodologies within the quality and the process of manufacturing.
  • Direct the development, planning and execution of manufacturing methods properly.
  • Maintain the efficiency, quality and safety of the manufacturing process.
  • Develop policies and regulations and implement policies and regulations related to the manufacturing process and planned strategies as well.
  • Ensure that the highest quality products, materials and equipment are being used for carrying out the manufacturing process.
  • Oversee the budget and maintaining the manufacturing budget properly.
  • Hold a major responsibility to save the company going into a debt due to expensive manufacturing endeavours.
  • Delegate and support Department Team Leaders & Managers.

Essential Skills, Qualifications & Experience:

  • 5 Years minimum experience of Manufacturing Management within an Electronics, Electro-Mechanical or Mechatronic environment
  • HND / Degree Qualified in Manufacturing, Manufacturing Management, Mechanical or Electronic Engineering 
  • Management of the delivery from R&D to Assembly of fast lead time multi variant products
  • Exposure of planning and delivering products 300+ Units per week against tough quality, build and reliability standards.
  • Good Commercial Awareness and Accountability for Costs.
  • Strong experience of working in partnership with internal R&D, Projects & Sales departments and teams. 
  • Team leadership skills, with a proven background in managing Supply Chain, Planning, NPI, Assembly, Procurement and Quality departments or individuals.

Applicants for the Head of Operations role should have recent experience of working within one of the following industry sectors: - Electronic Device, Automotive Electronics, Robotics, Electronic Consumer Goods, Domestic Appliance, Telecommunication Device, Medical & Scientific Technology or Measurement and Instrumentation equipment or similar.

This is a great opportunity to join one of the fastest growing SMEs in the Midlands and be part of a dynamic fast paced working environment. The position would be a great match for an eager and hungry individual who has since their Graduation or Qualification has quickly developed their career into management, due to recognition, self-motivation and ability, especially in the areas of Smart Tech Manufacturing.

Please note that this role will require international travel, the pressure of working to short lead times whilst complying to commercial cost and profit factors and operating in a fast-growing turnover organisation, where acceptance to change and continuously improving methods to keep up with NPD is an essential part of the role.

All applicants should be eligible to live and work in the UK.

Commutable from – Birmingham, Worcester, Coventry, Lichfield, Wolverhampton, Cannock

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



This is an opportunity for a Quality Controller to join a growing company at their site in Droitwich to monitor, verify and report all aspects of fresh produce quality through intake, packhouse and despatch.

This is a new position due to expansion and significant investment and you will have the opportunity to make your mark on this department. This company has grown from strength to strength and you will be joining them at an exciting time at their automated packaging and distribution facility.

Quality Controller Role Benefits:

  • £22,000 - £26,000 salary
  • 20 days holiday, rising to 25 days with service + paid Bank Holidays.
  • Company Medical package
  • Pension 
  • Perkbox
  • We have opportunities on Days 9am - 6pm or PM shift 12pm – 9pm

Quality Controller Role Description

  • In this role you will be inspecting the product on arrival to determine the quality of product, document and record findings accurately. 
  • Ensure any problem loads are dealt with in a timely manner and reported to the line Manager.
  • To inspect and supervise the dispatch of the finished product to customers, verifying all product meets the required specifications and labelling requirements prior to dispatch (positive release).
  • To engage in the monitoring of the product throughout its shelf life and report any issues noted to the line Manager.
  • To identify any issues with product performance as soon as they arise.
  • Collate data to produce KPI's on the quality performance of suppliers.

Quality Controller Skills and Qualifications

  • Successful candidates will hold a minimum 2 yr’s experience within Quality Control. 
  • I would be keen to hear from Quality Controllers or Inspectors who have worked with fresh produce or food.
  • If you hold excellent attention to detail, are flexible, and able to work as part of a team, then we would love to hear from you!

In return you will joining a growing organisation at this modern facility. You will have the opportunity to make your mark on the Quality department in this integral role at an exciting time for this business. 

This position is commutable from: Worcester, Kidderminster, Redditch, South Birmingham, Bromsgrove and surrounding areas.

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


Recruitment Consultant – Sutton Coldfield

Are you an experienced Recruiter or Salesperson, who perhaps loves what you do, but not where you do it?  Does specialist and niche interest you more than big and generalist?  Would you be inspired by, working with highly knowledgeable colleagues who could make you better at your job? If this has piqued your interest, please read on, as our two current vacancies may be of interest.

A common question I receive is, do I need experience?  There’s no doubt that it can be an advantage, particularly at first, but it’s your attitude to sales, and how you would build a successful long-term business, coupled with an openness to develop which is more important than experience.  If you possess these attributes, then you would do well here, just as others have, in some cases for 20 years.

With Probe, it’s not so much what you do, but how you do it that’s important.  Our Consultants are relationship builders rather than archetypal Salespeople.  They work with clients to help resolve a problem, rather than see a client as an opportunity to make a quick buck.  They understand that if they do the right things by their clients, those relationships should look after them in the future.

But this is of course a sales role, and there would be targets, but you would be supported to achieve those targets, and you would enjoy all of the normal trappings of working within an established recruitment consultancy of nearly 30 years, such as an outstanding commission scheme, a structured career pathway, incentives, and working with an amazing team.

If you have some recruitment or sales experience, ideally within a technical field, and would like to find out whether we could be a good fit for you, then please contact Andy Davies directly – / 0121 321 4311.


An outstanding opportunity has arisen for a CUSTOMER SERVICES MANAGER working for a large, family owned, well established manufacturing organisation.  The company has been established for over 100 years and the products they supply are unique, making them the market leader in their field.

As their CUSTOMER SERVIES MANAGER, you will lead and manage their customer services department to provide world class service to their customers.

  • £33,000 - £36,000 - Dependant on experience
  • Working directly with the Senior Management team
  • Excellent Pension
  • 33 Days Holidays
  • Very generous sick scheme should you need it
  • Life Assurance
  • A genuine chance to make an impact


  • Champion improvement activities
  • Regular contact with customers and agents, covering all aspects of customer service
  • Lead and manage the Customer Service Department
  • Negotiate and deal with major International Customers, freight companies, Government agencies and auditors
  • Ensure all legal duties relating to supply and transport of dangerous goods, drug, and chemical weapons
  • Travel to visit customers, agents and exhibitions when required
  • Monitor customer order patterns


  • You will have a strong understanding of the exportation of goods across borders, duty, and incoterms in the post-BREXIT age
  • A level 5 (or higher) qualification in Business related discipline
  • IATA and IMDG certified
  • DBS checked
  • Significant experience in a Customer Services Management role
  • Must have shipping export knowledge, and highly preferable for you to have experience with dangerous goods
  • Microsoft proficient
  • Strong negotiation and influencing skills

The role is commutable from Walsall, Wolverhampton, Sutton Coldfield, Worcester, Birmingham, Dudley, Solihull

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Technical Engineering Recruitment Support since 1994


We are currently recruiting for a international organisation based in Manchester in their search for an Electrical Instrumentation Engineer to join their already established team. 

Benefits on offer to the Electrical Instrumentation Engineer 

  • Salary: £34,000 - £36,000
  • Great Pension 
  • 25+8days holiday 
  • Life Assurance 
  • Health care 
  • Company Bonus 
  • Working Days Only – 8am till 4pm  

Ideally the Electrical Instrumentation Engineer will hold: 

  • Previous experience within an Electrical Instrumentation Position 
  • Experience within SCADA Systems. 
  • Calibration on Instruments 
  • Electrical & Mechanical preventative maintenance on process lines, furnaces, Presses, CNC Machines, Mixers and blenders. 
  • Installation of new and existing machinery with some domestic installation work 
  • Calibration of instruments 
  • Utilise CMM’s to carry out planned maintenance 
  • Fault diagnosis and repair 
  • Previous experience with Siemens S7 PLC’s – fault finding abilities 
  • Previous experience with Fanuc 
  • Previous experience with the following: Inverters, Temp controllers, Mixers, Blenders, Hydraulics & Pneumatics, Furnaces and Presses. 
  • Great communications Skills 
  • Ideally Apprentice trained, holding a HNC / HND in Electrical engineering / City& Guilds 
  • 17th Edition IEE Wiring Regulations

This role Electrical Instrumentation engineer role is commutable from: Stretford / Sale / Stockport / Salford / Manchester

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