PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT ENGINEER

Job Description

We are currently seeking a Product Development Engineer to join a global manufacturing company who design and develop a range of valves and fittings. The role will be based in organisations West Midlands Design Centre and support the companies European Manufacturing facilities.

Benefits on offer to the right Product Development Engineer:

  • £34,000 - £40,000
  • Contributory pension 5%
  • Life assurance
  • 5 weeks annual holiday, plus statutory days (33 Days)
  • Flexible working hours 

The purpose of the role is to be part of the innovation and concept development team and be responsible for the original design concepts from external and internal customers, project manage the design phase of the projects with costs and manufacturing capability and compliance considerations and be involved in the full lifecycle of design from concept through to production. 

Key Responsibilities of Product Development Engineer

  • The development of design concepts to a fully designed new product in accordance with specified project briefs, whilst achieving minimal cost, manufacturing capability and compliance with relevant standards.
  • Full lifecycle design from concept to production
  • Review existing and new products and recommend improvements/ cost savings.
  • Liaise with marketing and other departments, manufacturing sites, and functions to determine suitable solutions.
  • Be directly involved with the manufacture and testing of prototype products to develop new product concepts with a hands-on role.
  • Participate in cross-functional product development teams.
  • Control of drawings and specifications for products related to UK site.
  • Designing products and producing production drawings to agreed development specification.
  • Liaising with external suppliers on design enquiries.
  • Providing answers / training of newly developed products to the technical team, sales and marketing.

Product Development Engineer Requirements:

  • Strong experience working in the engineering industry as a product development engineer or similar, ideally 5 years plus.
  • Engineering Degree qualified or similar 
  • A background in design and development of new products with experience in non-ferrous metals and metal forming processes.
  • Exposure of design original concept to the design and development of new products.
  • Experience of full product life cycle design including project management.
  • Good experience and competence with 3D CAD
  • Knowledge of FEA stress analysis and FEA simulation software.

This is a great opportunity for a Design / Development Engineer to take full ownership of projects and work with overseas partners.

This role is commutable from: Birmingham, Worcester, Coventry, Wolverhampton, Cannock, Redditch

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

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Reporting to the Materials Manager, the Engineering Change Coordinator will be responsible for the implementation of Engineering Change Orders (ECO’s). Driving implementation through co-ordination and collaboration with Engineering, Supply chain, Manufacturing, Quality Departments and suppliers.

Engineering Change Coordinator Salary, Hours and Benefits

  • Salary, £25,000 - £27,000 dependant on experience
  • 7:30am – 4:00pm, 1:00pm 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

Engineering Change Coordinator Person Specification

  • The Engineering Change Coordinator will have some previous experience in a supply chain or engineering function within an Engineering or Manufacturing Environment.
  • Good communicator with the ability to drive and deliver change through collaboration across multiple business functions.
  • A Basic knowledge of general engineering principles and experience of creating/amending Bills of Materials would be advantageous.
  • Previous experience in the use of Oracle ERP software and Pulse PLM suite or similar systems desirable but not essential.
  • Attention to detail & ability to work methodically and systematically to meet business deadlines.
  • Ability to interpret/manipulate data and perform root cause analysis.
  • Confident in the use of Microsoft applications, including word & excel.

Key Responsibilities (but not limited to)

The Engineering Change Coordinator will have full accountability & responsibility for co-ordinating engineering design changes through relevant business functions in a timely and professional manner. Along with;

  • Arrange & facilitate regular ECR / ECO meetings with key stakeholders.
  • Provide KPI’s that measure Engineering Change Orders status from inception to closure.
  • Implement & accurately maintain all item master details as required including item creation, lead times & component codes.
  • Clear communication of change implementation to both internal & external stakeholders.
  • Creation & or revision of manufacturing bills of material. Maintain auditable records of all ECO’s, ensuring full compliance with the ECO process.
  • Support supply chain projects, and supply chain reporting & compliance tasks
  • Perform root cause analysis on cycle count/inventory discrepancies and implement appropriate fixes.

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

 

Product Designer / Industrial Designer

Are you a Design Engineer with a background in creating concept and front-end product designs for external or internal clients & have either a Product or Industrial Design Degree or equivalent, with three years post study commercial experience?

We currently have an opportunity to join a dynamic Southwest Midlands Design Team and to be responsible for creating a range of new innovative products for the Consumer markets, where the brief and remit will be biased towards style and user interaction.

We are looking for a Design Engineer with a background in creating concept and front-end product designs for external or internal clients who have either a Product or Industrial Design Degree or equivalent, with three years post study commercial experience.

Benefits:

  • £35,000 
  • Pension 
  • Healthcare
  • 37.5 Hours Per weeks 
  • Early Finish on Fridays (1pm) 
  • Project Ownership 

We are looking to employ a mid-level Product Designer or Industrial Designer to join a creative successful team, where delivering performance driven consumer products to market is their primary focus. 

This is a fantastic opportunity for a Designer to demonstrate their creativity and get involved in exciting projects, seeing their work going from early concept stages through to production in a short period of time. 

Product Design Duties include:

  • Developing products from an initial brief through to prototype 
  • Investigating potential innovative technologies / techniques that could benefit future products
  • Design and develop new product concept ideas.
  • Provide aesthetic and user orientated design solutions to the specifications and requirements. 
  • High standard of design work, design control, robust design and design for manufacture on a daily basis.
  • Creating prototypes to prove out and develop new concepts and design solutions.
  • Testing products, components, prototypes, technologies, recording test results for review and action
  • Utilize CAD to produce development concepts and detailed design for hand over to manufacturing partner(s)
  • Assisting in transfer of product from development to manufacturing
  • Ensure that projects comply with current legislation, Health and Safety regulations, and strict compliance with R&D Reliability and Document Control best practice.

Product Designer Requirements:

  • The Product Design position requires a minimum qualification of a degree or equivalent in design and at least three years’ experience in a paid design post is essential.
  • The successful applicant must be technically competent in a wide range of design/engineering skills and must have knowledge of new product development and product Introduction. 

Key Skills:

  • Self-motivated and keen to strive to create great consumer products
  • Excellent inter-personal skills
  • Excellent visual communication of concepts and ideas via traditional and digital sketching/drawing ability 
  • A working knowledge of rendering packages such as Keyshot
  • Experienced user of 3D CAD Solidworks/CREO/NX/CATIA
  • Good Photoshop and Illustrator skills
  • Good working knowledge of manufacturing processes and techniques
  • Skilled in prototyping and producing product mock-ups
  • Competent user of MS windows, specifically Outlook, Word and Excel
  • Organisational, analytical, communications and interpersonal skills are all also a prerequisite of this position. 

Commutable from; Worcester, Birmingham, Cheltenham, Stourbridge, Redditch, Evesham, Dudley, Coventry

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

 

The Materials Manager will be responsible for the materials management function relating to the planning, procurement, storage, control, and distribution of materials to meet company objectives and customer requirements.

Salary, Hours and Benefits

  • Salary, £45,000 - £50,000 dependant on experience
  • 7:30am – 4:00pm, 1:00pm 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

Materials Manager Person Specification

  • A minimum of 3 years experience at 1st Line Management level, in a similar role within an Engineering environment, with GCSE Maths and English, Grade C or above (or equivalent).
  • Fully conversant with all aspects of the Supply Function, and proven experience within this area.
  • Ability to utilise Microsoft Office and its packages to the best of its capability, and demonstrate the programs used within a Materials Manager role.
  • Able to use own initiative, to drive and develop a team, and resolves conflicts both within the team, and within the working environment.
  • Ability to efficiently influence, at all levels, and develop effective working relationships with the necessary parties.
  • Proven people manager with experience of developing a team got work to the best of their ability.
  • Ability to make Cost Savings to a business through Continuous Improvement.

Key Responsibilities (but not limited to)

  • The Materials Manager will have full accountability and responsibility for all materials on site, to include; Collate and report on KPI’s required by the business, Provide suppliers with relevant information, Forecasting etc, Aim to continually improve the function by regularly reviewing and monitoring processes, and implementing necessary improvements to give a more value added, and efficient service.
  • Liaise with shipping agencies to ensure prompt delivery of goods, In conjunction with key stakeholders, ensure new product introduction and engineering changes are implemented smoothly and effectively. ie. Right part 1st time and to produce Long Term Forecasts.

Responsibilities also include:

  • Raise Purchase Orders where necessary. Maintain and update the relevant material planning data.
  • Manage material and labour issues in order to prevent production downtime and optimise availability of finished parts to our customers.
  • Build and maintain good working relationships with customers (both internal and external), Suppliers and other relevant business units.
  • Manage the development of supplier performance to meet business needs, Drive best practice in relation to Health and Safety within the department, ensuring all team members are able to complete their role in a safe manner.
  • The Materials Manager will have full responsibility for management and control of the stores department, Responsibility for motivation of the Team, to ensure high performance working.
  • Meet with suppliers to organise and agree costings, material supply etc, Load the Production Plan onto MRP.
  • Identify Cost reduction opportunities and work to implement these into the business. Work with and support Group Suppliers in order to identify new sourcing opportunities.

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

 

A global manufacturing facility are looking for a Production Manager to strengthen their Senior Management team.  This is an impressive, busy facility, and the role of Production Manager, is to continue to develop their culture of operational and lean excellence.

As the Production Manager, you will be a key member of the Leadership team, where you will provide strategic and operational support, driving forward improvements.  

This is a truly World Class manufacturing organisation, you would be given the opportunity to showcase your considerable experience and continue to grow as this business continues to go from strength to strength.

The role is commutable from Birkenhead, Warrington, Bootle, Wigan, Liverpool, Huyton, Skermsdale and Widnes

Benefits for Production Manager

  • £48,000 - £52,000
  • Excellent car allowance - £7,500
  • Very generous Bonus
  • Busy, friendly manufacturing business
  • Canteen
  • Free parking
  • Plenty of scope and growthin a fantastic working environment

Duties of The Production Manager

  • You will be a key member of the Leadership team
  • Providing strategic and operational support
  • Champion continuous improvements
  • Day to day management of the Production Team
  • Production Planning and control of Manufacturing
  • Plant layout, including machines and labour utilisation
  • Involvement with machine optimisations – performance calculations
  • Scrap reductions
  • Labour efficiencies
  • KPI Indicators and Progress Plans
  • Resources Planning

Requirement for Production Manager

  • Significant Production Management experience 
  • You will have gained your experience from within a high- volume manufacturing environment
  • Experience of planning and organisational skills
  • Lean manufacturing exposure
  • To have a good understanding of working within a unionised environment
  • We are looking for a true people person, a natural leader who can motivate and inspire your team
  • Your positive and committed approach, will uplift, and inspire your team to be their very best.

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This CNC Turner role is commutable from: Stretford / Sale / Stockport / Salford / Manchester

Benefits on offer to the CNC Turner

  • Salary: £31,000 
  • Great Pension 
  • 25+8days holiday 
  • Life Assurance 
  • Health care 
  • Company Bonus 

Working Double Days Role / Morning & Afternoons / when working the afternoon shift you get every Friday off.

Ideally the CNC Turner will have the following: 

  • Previous experience within a Similar role 
  • Experience with 3,4 & 5 AXIS vertical machining 
  • Experience with FANUC controls 
  • Knowledge of operating CMM Machines
  • Practical experience of manufacturing techniques 
  • Previous experience in Operating a CNC / CMM Machines 
  • Checking of drawing where required when using CMM Machines 
  • Flexibility is key and the individual will be happy to work a continental shift. 
  • Ideally we are looking for this individual to hold previous experience with CNC machinery and CMM. 
  • Time Served Engineer
  • Holding a formal qualification in Engineering

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

 

We are a well-respected employer within the engineering sector and are seeking to recruit proven Plant Maintenance Technician to join our established maintenance team. 

Benefits: 

  • Dependant on your chosen working pattern we offer salaries up to £34,000
  • Paid Overtime at Premium Rates
  • Company Pension
  • Stable Working Environment. 

Duties of a Plant Maintenance Technician

  • As a proven Multi Skilled Engineer you will be required to undertake both planned and reactive maintenance across our plant, which will require you to have experience of supporting plant and equipment within either a fast-paced manufacturing, process or production environment and also be comfortable in undertaking facilities maintenance work too. 

Requirements of a Plant Maintenance Technician

  • Ideally you will be apprentice trained but must be qualified Electrically and be multi skilled in your abilities. Having gained your Plant and Facilities Maintenance experience from working within a manufacturing, process or production environment. 

The Plant Maintenance Engineer role is commutable from Alcester, Evesham, Long Marston & Stratford Upon Avon

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