Job Description

An outstanding opportunity has arisen for a CHEMICAL ENGINEER where you could be joining a well-established, stable manufacturing organisation, who supply into a multitude of different industry sectors. 

As their CHEMICAL ENGINEER, you will be given responsibility for development of new processes.


  • £30,000 - £35,000 - Dependant on experience
  • Working directly with the Senior Management team
  • Excellent Pension
  • 25 Days holidays + Stats
  • Busy, friendly manufacturing organisation
  • A genuine chance to make an impact
  • Life Assurance
  • 36.25 hour working week


  • Develop new processes and improving existing ones
  • Decide the scope and extent of hazard assessment relevant to process
  • Carry out calculations and advise on testing programmes
  • Liaison with Project Engineering to develop the plant design, layout, costing and proposals
  • Initiate, design, implementation and commissioning of Plant Modification Proposals, to modify existing plant, including all relevant hazard assessments and HAZOPs


  • You will have a Degree in Chemistry
  • Relevant industrial experience 
  • Experience of development of new processes and improving existing ones
  • On-Plant experience in commissioning and practical trouble shooting
  • Experience of DSEAR methodology
  • SIL and LOPA assessments

The Chemical Engineer role is commutable from: Walsall, Wolverhampton, Sutton Coldfield, Worcester, Telford, Birmingham and Aldridge , Birmingham and Dudley

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



Production Operatives

Job Purpose

To slit and perforate rolls of media into specified dimensions for further conversion and or printing according to the production plan and product specifications

Key responsibilities and accountabilities for this Production Operatives role:

  • Loading media onto perforating machines
  • Unloading media from perforating machine and package for onward production or despatch
  • Batch coding, boxing, and labelling media
  • Quality control checks at agreed stages of production
  • Adhering to a timed production plan    
  • Completion of production paperwork and recording results of production on paperwork and computer system
  • Completing operator led maintenance
  • Maintenance of a clean working environment 
  • Operating Crest Laminator / slitter
  • Operating 3M slitter
  • Operating Crest Laminator / slitter
  • Any other duties required in the performance of their job as requested by a manager 

Standards/Targets for this Production Operatives role:

  • Simultaneously operate two to three perforating machines
  • OEE Performance target 65% 
  • Scrap against production 0.7%
  • Ensure all relevant Health & Safety standards and guidelines are complied with
  • To follow company procedures at all times
  • Keep working area tidy
  • Follow standard operating procedures.

Skills Required for this Production Operatives role:

  • Computer literate with experience of Microsoft Office
  • Knowledge of the company’s products, procedures, and stock
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbally and written
  • Work well under pressure and to deadlines
  • Adaptability
  • Good levels of English and Maths skills
  • Good level of fitness
  • Good team working skills

Hours of work for this Production Operatives role:

  • Monday to Friday – 8am to 5pm
  • Breaks (unpaid) – 15minutes in the morning, 30 minutes for lunch and 15 minutes for afternoon break.

The following areas are easily commutable for this role as a Production Operatives role – Birmingham, Smethwick and West Bromwich.

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


An outstanding opportunity has arisen for a Production Planner so are you a Production Planner looking for a long-term career move, within a busy, friendly, and well-established manufacturing company?

As their Production Planner, you will be responsible for providing manufacturing with production plans in line with customer requirements.

This is a unique manufacturing environment, supplying a huge, varied product range.

The role is commutable from Solihull, Redditch, Coventry, Alcester, Worcester, Bidford on Avon, Stratford Upon Avon, Banbury, and Birmingham

Benefits of a Production Planner:

  • £30,000 - £35,000
  • Excellent Pension 
  • Busy manufacturing organisation
  • Friendly team
  • Super supportive Management

Duties of a Production Planner:

  • Provide manufacturing with production plans in line with customer requirements
  • Review and agree opportunities to improve productivity
  • Review demand forecast
  • Identify variances from previous forecast
  • Create Production plan considering material and manufacturing capacity
  • Chair weekly production plan reviews
  • Ensure Production plan adherence
  • Maintain relevant data

Requirement of Production Planner:

  • You will have previous experience of Production Planning
  • Ideally, you will have gained your experience from within manufacturing
  • MRP experience 
  • Competent with MS Office and operating ERP systems
  • To have the ability to form and maintain strong and effective relationships

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


Would you like to be part of a large International, progressive manufacturing Company as an outstanding role as a Material Planner has become available.

This is an exceptional opportunity for an experienced Material Planner to be part of a continuing success story.

If you are a Material Planner, who is looking to expand your career prospects within a large organisation, where progression is virtually guaranteed, and huge emphasis is placed on you achieving a strong work / life balance, to ensure that you are at your very best.

The role is commutable from Birmingham, Coventry, Leamington Spa, Warwick, Tamworth, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Henley-In-Arden, Solihull, Kenilworth, Rugby, and Warrington

Benefits of Material Planner:

  • £30,000 - £37,000
  • Day’s role
  • Large, long established successful Business
  • Free Parking
  • Life Assurance
  • Genuine long-term career prospects available
  • Income Protection
  • Modern management approach
  • Excellent work / life balance 

Duties of Material Planner:

  • Ensure continuous raw material supply to all UK facilities
  • Maintaining stock targets
  • Daily review of stock
  • Support production and engineering changes to avoid obsolescence
  • Regular analysis of materials
  • Maintenance of MRP parameters
  • Weekly supply schedule releases
  • Cycle counts
  • Daily supplier arrears reporting
  • Management of supplier delivery slots and special transport needs
  • Vendor management

Requirement of Material Planner:

  • You will have relevant Material Planning experience
  • Ideally you will have gained your experience from within a manufacturing environment
  • Strong SAP skills are essential 
  • Excellent organisational skills and knowledge of MS Office, particularly Excel
  • This would suit an energetic, forward looking, positive and highly motivated individual

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


This business is a market leader in their field, across markets in the UK, Ireland and Continental Europe providing materials to leading companies. 

They have seen huge growth in recent years, with further growth going on right now.

Estimator Pay and Hours

  • £28,000 - £32,000, negotiable dependant on experience
  • 8:30am – 5pm, Monday to Friday (possibly flexible)
  • 31 days holiday, including statutory, increasing with service

Commutable From: Derby, Nottingham, Leicester, Loughborough, Tamworth, Lichfield, Nuneaton

The Role

  • Client is looking for an Estimator who will be responsible for designing, specifying and pricing adequate products in response to client enquiries.
  • The Estimator will also be required to meet client expectations by ensuring prompt replies to queries, utilising all the information provided, implementing information gathered from design/site meetings and meeting site delivery dates.   
  • You will need to communicate effectively during a handover meeting with your appointed project team to ensure correct drawings are produced on time and in accordance with your design.

Personal Specification

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in a construction Estimator role or similar
  • Proven ability reading construction drawings and extract relevant information efficiently
  • Solid knowledge & understanding of the construction process
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, with excellent communication and customer service skills
  • Good organisational skills
  • Commercially aware, target driven and ambitious
  • Experience of using Bluebeam and AutoCAD desirable 

Estimator Key Responsibilities

  • To prepare an accurate, competitive and detailed technical schedules for client products with the assistance of a dedicated internal structural engineering team. 
  • Follow up schedules with customers via phone calls and emails to build relationships with key contacts.
  • Provide basic calculations to the current standard for all products specified by you.   
  • Detailed handovers to the project team when orders are received.
  • Provide excellent customer service; attend occasional office and site visits to develop customer relationships, solve technical issues and develop product design.   
  • Carry out product presentations as a training aid to staff and customers.
  • Conduct site installation training sessions for customers when required.

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


This is an opportunity for you to join a successful Manufacturing business based in Willenhall as a Quality Inspector. Working Days, Monday to Friday within a well established company.

In exchange for their expertise Quality Inspector will receive:

  • A competitive salary in the region of £23,000 depending on skills and experience.
  • Working Days 8am – 4.30pm Mon – Thurs, 3.30pm Friday finish
  • Busy and friendly manufacturing organisation
  • Opportunity to develop skills and make an impact.

Key Roles & Responsibilities for the Quality Inspector:

  • Prepare raw material for sampling of new products and resolve any issues
  • Inspect and pass off new sample parts and generate ISIR and Ppap or FAIR documentation where required
  • Investigate root cause & determine corrective actions for non conformances
  • Carry out Internal calibration and arrange external calibration
  • Generate scrap + rework records
  • Carry out Audits and Environmental or Health & Safety inspections & risk assessments
  • Maintain COSHH data sheets and inspections

Skills & experience required for the Quality Inspector:

  • Suitable candidates will ideally have a minimum of 2 year’s experience as a Quality Inspector.
  • You will ideally hold metrology experience and be able to read drawings and use measuring equipment.
  • Energetic and passionate about Quality with good attention to detail and well organised.

The role is commutable from Wolverhampton, Walsall, Willenhall, Bilston, Dudley, West Bromwich and surrounding areas

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