Job Description

Despite 2020 being a challenging year, this company have increased production as demand for their products has soared. They are a steady manufacturing organisation, which means in turn, they can offer you stability and commitment.

This growth is expected to continue year on year.  In their market sector, they are the only company that are still under the same family management from when they were set up originally.  

They have never lost their original ethos and values, that has made the company today & taff retention is of major importance to them, and they still have many longstanding and experience employees on board, making them a very approachable and caring organisation. 


  • Working from engineering drawings
  • Producing new tooling
  • Refurbishment of existing tooling
  • Using standard Toolroom equipment
  • Working days with an early finish Friday


  • Experience of Toolmaking, ideally within plastics
  • Apprentice trained
  • A combination of new tooling and refurbishment, maintenance of tooling
  • Happy to work days
  • This is such a friendly business; you will need to be of a friendly disposition 


  • £23,000 - £25,000
  • Days
  • Early Friday Finish
  • Well established and growing business
  • Plenty of new business on top of an already full order book
  • A pleasant working environment, you would be joining a friendly, sociable team

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

Probe Technical Recruitment, Manufacturing & Production Recruitment Specialists since 1994



An outstanding opportunity has arisen for a SENIOR QUALITY ENGINEER

Do you have experience as a SENIOR QUALITY ENGINEER?  Would you like to be part of a busy, friendly, manufacturing organisation, where as their SENIOR QUALITY ENGINEER, you will be given the opportunity to provide customer, supplier and support on a daily basis regarding concerns and planning.

If you are a SENIOR QUALITY ENGINEER looking for stability, and long- term stability, this is just the opportunity for you.  This would suit an ambitious and passionate SENIOR QUALITY ENGINEER


  • £40,000 - £50,000 - Dependant on experience
  • Working directly with the Senior Management team
  • Excellent Pension and holidays
  • Busy, friendly manufacturing organisation
  • A genuine chance to make an impact


  • On a day- to- day basis, manage/organise the Quality Engineer/s 
  • Ensure that all Quality Engineers are trained and ensuring that they work together as a team.
  • Co-ordinate the receipt, response and monitoring reports from the customer ensuring containment action is taken
  • Root cause analysis
  • Provide technical / quality support to manufacturing in order for them to be able to produce efficiently and to the correct quality requirements. 
  • Ensure Quality process audits are carried out/monitored against schedule and corrective/preventative actions are implemented. 
  • QS9000, APQP, PPAP, FMEA and other Quality Reporting Systems. 
  • Ensure that all quality related documentation is completed accurately
  • Liaise with the Quality Manager in order to identify, recommend and source new equipment. 
  • Ensuring quality standards are maintained. 
  • Communicate and co-ordinate Quality data/results/findings and 8D’s quality information amongst all internal departments in order to ensure compliance. 
  • Provide support in the preparation and maintenance of documentation and systems in order to comply with IATF/ISO9001. 
  • Co-ordinate, maintain and interpret statistical information supplied by customers, internal sources, suppliers and contractors 
  • Ensure that product inspection procedures, reports and documentation are accurately completed 
  • Ensure FMEA and Control Plan are regularly reviewed 
  • Review on a regular basis when 8D’s, APQP or any other product or process changes/concerns occur. 


  • It is essential that you can demonstrate significant Senior Quality Engineering experience
  • You will have gained your experience from within a high- volume manufacturing environment
  • Fully experienced with the use of Quality tools, such as APQP, SPC, Control Plans and Root cause analysis
  • 8D problem solving 
  • A proactive problem solver
  • This role would suit a dynamic Senior Quality Professional, who thrives on challenges.

The role is commutable from Walsall, Wolverhampton, Sutton Coldfield, Worcester, Telford, Birmingham and Aldridge 

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


An immediate START is available for a Setter on Plastic Injection Mould Machine within a busy manufacturing organisation.


  • Provide tool change and run Injection mould machines
  • Optimising set conditions
  • Ensure all tool changes are completed on schedule
  • Comply with spares tracking process
  • Involvement of continuous improvement projects
  • Working 3 shifts Monday to Friday


  • Ideally, you will be Apprentice trained though not essential
  • To have relevant Setting experience of Plastic Injection Moulding machines
  • It would be beneficial to have knowledge of conventional and non-conventional moulding processes (gas injection, LPIC, Dynamic Feed, Twin shot 2k shot)
  • Knowledge of SMED
  • Happy to work 3 shifts


  • £32,000 - £38,000 (including shift allowance) 
  • 3 shifts – Monday to Friday
  • Long term contract with immediate start opportunity
  • Busy manufacturing organisation

The role is commutable from Coventry, Redditch, Worcester, Birmingham, Evesham

Probe Technical Recruitment, a Manufacturing, Production & Quality Recruitment Specialists since 1994


Are you an APQP ENGINEER looking for an immediate start as an opportunity has arisen for an APQP ENGINEER.

This is a busy, high volume manufacturing organisation, supplying products into the automotive industry, and an urgent need has arisen for an APQP Engineer


  • £30 / £35k per hour
  • A busy, very friendly organisation
  • Working directly with the Senior Management team
  • An Immediate start can be offered
  • A great opportunity to gain experience within such a reputable organisation


  • Ensures preparation of Prototype, Pre-launch and Production APQP documents.
  • Moderate and drive quality development tools like Functional analysis, design FMEA, Design verification plan, process FMEA, control plan, special product characteristics
  • Ensures the correct testing and measuring of all sample parts
  • Ensures in time delivery of supporting documentation for sample parts deliveries to the customer, as required by the relevant customer approach (ex: PPAP level 1 to 5)
  • Process & analyze data for Customer build events, run at rates and PPAP


  • Basic technical education (mechanical engineer or similar) 
  • Experience in automotive industry – JLR if possible
  • Experience in quality assurance such as: Core Quality Tools (APQP, SPC, MSA, FMEA and PPAP), Control plans/Process Flows, Root Cause Analysis/Practical Problem solving, project management. 
  • Knowledge of PC applications such as : MS-Office, Outlook, JLR portal

This is a very friendly, busy manufacturing organisation that can offer an IMMEDIATE start


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


This is an excellent opportunity, for an experienced Materials Planner, with production planning exposure, to work with an established leader in their market, who are part of an international manufacturer, operating from a new, start of the art facility.

They have a great work environment and a real family feel on-site, which you would be welcomed into.

The businesses growth continues, with revenues doubling this past two years, with further revenue increase expected going forward, including a recent acquisition of another company, further extending its product offering and expanding the geographical sales of the business.

With UK based assembly, the operations focus is on providing high quality products, customised to each customers unique requirements in short lead times, whilst maintaining a cost base competitive with imported products.

Role Function

As a bridge between purchasing and production, the Materials Planner will manage the availability of materials and schedule assembly operations to meet customer demands and replenish inventory levels in a fast moving and highly changeable environment.

Materials Planner Benefits

  • £28,000 - £35,000
  • 8:30am – 4:30pm, Monday to Friday
  • 10 – 15% company performance bonus
  • A family feel working environment
  • New, state of the art facility
  • Huge company growth is continuing
  • 33 days holiday

Materials Planner Candidate Essentials

  • Five plus years Materials Planner experience in fast paced environment
  • You will come from a hands-on, and/or assembly type environment, with a high variety of components and finished good products. There is no manufacturing on-site
  • Proven experience in Materials Planning, using an MRP system, with some production planning exposure
  • Ability to work well under pressure, and with minimal management if required
  • IT literate, MRP and Excel
  • An understanding of Operational, Supply Chain and Distribution Processes

Materials Planner's Key Responsibilities

  • The Materials Planner will plan the Production and Materials schedules in a fast-moving environment.
  • Determine materials requirements and generate purchase orders through MRP
  • Utilise customer forecasts, completing periodic comparison and feedback reports
  • Planning production schedules to meet customer and inventory demand. Manage FG and components stock levels
  • Ensure availability of components from suppliers in both UK and Far East in line with production schedules
  • Co-Ordinate inbound freight with Purchasing Department, and co-ordinate with Internal departments Sales, Production and Purchasing
  • Improve current system detail: Supplier lead times, build times, MOQ, UOQ, ROL information to improve effectiveness of MRP system

Commutable From: Northampton, Wellingborough, Rugby, Kettering, Bedford, Milton Keynes

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


A long-established engineering firm are currently looking to hire a Technical Sales Manager to spearhead their UK sales operation. The company have been trading for a number of years and have clients ranging from local SME’s right through to multinationals. 

The Technical Sales Manager will have responsibility for all sales in the UK and will be one of the key drivers of growth for the business. They are keen to reward those who help them achieve their long-term goals.

The company specialise in niche, low volume engineering projects and they manufacture bespoke steel-related products which are sold across the globe. They have ambitious growth plans and are keen to find a motivated technical salesperson to take on the Technical Sales Manager role. Based in the heart of The Midlands, the company are well placed to serve their client base across the UK and beyond.

This role would suit a technical salesperson with a background in engineering or steel, who is capable of having technical discussions and reading drawings, whilst also possessing business development and commercial skills.

The Technical Sales Manager will be primarily home based but must be able to travel to the Birmingham area once or twice per week. The rest of the time you will be carrying out sales activities including customer meetings. 


  • A competitive salary of up to £45,000
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Training 
  • Healthcare cash plan
  • Remote working


The Technical Sales Manager will be responsible for:

  • Identifying new opportunities for the business, mainly in the UK but worldwide at times, in line with their capabilities 
  • Maintaining the enquiry pipeline
  • Converting and closing enquires
  • Technical meetings/presentations with customers
  • Meeting business objectives and revenue targets
  • Growing the customer base


If you have the following experience and skills, we would love to hear from you:

  • A background in engineering, ideally the related to steel
  • Several years’ sales experience, both new business and account management, within the engineering sector
  • Experience of low volume manufacturing
  • Ability to read technical drawings and hold technical conversations 
  • Strong commercial acumen

This role is home based and would suit someone based in Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Shrewsbury, Leicester, Worcester, Coventry, Milton Keynes, Northampton, Stoke-on-Trent, Derby or the surrounding areas.