Job Description

This is an excellent and varied opportunity with an internationally recognised brand.

Besides being a key part of the design team, the Product Design Engineer will be involved in the whole process, from concept to production, and bringing of products to market through development, including tool design and testing.

Client operates from a fully automated and modern facility, with all manufacturing being done in-house. 

There is also a clear and defined progression plan, with real opportunities to develop further.


  • £28,000 - £31,000
  • 8:30am – 16:45pm Monday to Thursday, 8:30am – 15:45pm Friday
  • 45 minute lunch break
  • 25 days holiday + 8 Bank Holidays
  • Company Bonus 
  • Group Personal Pension scheme – employer 3% contribution
  • Free Life Insurance – 4 times annual salary
  • Company sick pay (up to 26 weeks dependent on service)
  • Subsidised canteen & vending
  • Free Car-parking
  • Health plan

Key Responsibilities

  • Respond to commercial briefs for product specifications
  • Developing innovative ideas for new products
  • Developing drawings to obtain design approval
  • Designing new products on 3D CAD
  • Prototyping new products as required
  • Testing new products and using analysis to review / improve product design, testing and evaluating competitors’ products
  • Ensure all processes are adhered to and documentation completed 

Person Specification:

  • 2 – 5 years experience
  • Product Design Degree or similar  
  • Demonstrable Product Design and Consumer Products experience
  • Experience of designing with Plastics, specifically injection moulding
  • Background experience of 3D CAD is essential - Siemens NX experience would be advantageous 
  • Designing components for plastic injection moulding domestic components is essential and commissioning injection mould tools is preferred but not essential
  • Experience liaising with tooling and manufacturing engineers is preferred but not essential

This Role is Commutable From: Birmingham, Solihull, Coventry, Walsall, Tamworth, Sutton Coldfield, Coleshill, Leicester.

Probe Technical Recruitment, R&D Recruitment Specialists since 1994



This is a UK based opportunity for a Field Service Engineer to install and service/repair mechanical pressing and sawing machinery used within the building industry with this successful global manufacturer based from their site in Dudley. 

Field Service Engineer Role Benefits:

  • £32,000 basic salary, Monday to Friday, £38k - £40k OTE
  • 25 days holiday + paid Bank Holidays.
  • 5% company pension
  • Performance related Annual bonus
  • Life Assurance

Field Service Engineer Role Description

  • In the role of Field Service Engineer you will be installing and attending service/repair visits on mechanical pressing and sawing machinery used within the building industry.
  • You will be covering a UK wide customer base and a van is provided.
  • The basic hours for this role are 40 hours Monday – Friday with expectation for overtime and occasional weekend work. 

Field Service Engineer Skills and Qualifications:

  • Successful candidates will ideally hold both Electrical and Mechanical abilities and will be time served with a relevant Engineering qualification.
  • I would be keen to hear from Multiskilled Engineers who have experience supporting heavy plant or construction machinery.
  • Experience of mechanical breakdowns and fault finding is key to this role, as is an eye for detail and problem solving skills.
  • If you hold good communication skills, are flexible, and able to work independently, then we would love to hear from you.

In return you will joining an existing Field Service team at this successful and thriving manufacturer based from their site in Dudley.

This Field Service Engineer position is commutable from: Dudley, Stourbridge, Halesowen, West Bromwich, Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Walsall and surrounding areas. 

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


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


We have a great opportunity to be part of an established but growing SME, who are seeking to strengthen their R&D team with a Senior Design Engineer.
The company have a strong track record in the bespoke vehicle development field and have already launch and released a series of successful products to market in recent years. 

They are now seeking to expand their product capabilities with the design and development of a new range of vehicles and are seeking a good mechanical biased engineer to join their ranks. They are investing in New Product Development and producing innovative, pioneering products, whilst continually to refine their existing range is the direction the company are committed to going forward.

As one of the R&D Senior CAD Engineers, you will be a competent engineer with a hands-on approach, sharing workloads evenly and communicating with staff at all levels. The role will be supporting the new product development strategy across a growing catalogue of products & you will take ownership of projects from day 1 and be involved in all aspects of the new product introduction where duties may include leading a team through conceptualisation, to design and homologation as well as researching improvements to the existing line. 

The position will take a lead role in finding and developing technology to ensure the company maintain their position as industry leaders.

Benefits on offer to the Senior Design Engineer:

  • Permanent Position 
  • £40,000 - £45,000
  • 33 Days Holidays
  • Contributory Pension 
  • 37.5 Hrs Per Week
  • Bike to work scheme.
  • Life insurance
  • On-site parking

Duties of Senior Design Engineer will include:

  • Preparation of Engineering Change Requests and proposals.
  • Engineering programme delivery and project ownership
  • Design, development, and testing of new products
  • Looking for new and innovative products
  • Working with operations to set up and ensure smooth introduction of new products
  • Working with the product quality manager

The right candidate for this role will be someone who has strong experience within an Engineering/R&D team who has good mechanical design experience, knowledge of the design of manufacturing of metal components & manufacturing techniques and a solid understanding of engineering principles (mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic).

Senior Design Engineer Requirements:

  • Engineering degree qualified (Mechanical or Design biased)
  • Exposure to Project/Program Management with a proven record on meeting deadlines, delivering on commitments, and working to a budget.
  • Min 2 years’ R&D/CAD experience
  • Quality Management Experience (ISO 9001)
  • Awareness of Type Approval or a “Production Part Approval Process” (PPAP)
  • Previous CAD experience (ideally Solidworks) – able to create and interpret technical drawings
  • Goof exposure to designing and working with Sheet Metal is essential.
  • Good communication skills - communicating with suppliers, customers and co-workers
  • Background within Automotive (or similar manufacturing sector) would be an advantage

This Senior Design Engineer's role is commutable from: Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Dudley, Lichfield, Cannock, Stafford

Probe Technical Recruitment, a Design, R&D & Projects Engineering Recruitment Specialists since 1994


This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Design Engineer, to work with an established leader in their market, who are part of an international manufacturer, operating from a new, state 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, increasing revenue by 6 million this past year, 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 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.

Hours and Benefits

  • £40,000
  • 8:30am – 4:30pm, Monday to Friday
  • Performance bonus
  • 33 days holiday
  • Family type work environment 
  • Tremendous company growth

Design Engineer Role Function

The Design Engineer will create new products and take responsibility from inception to final design within an agreed timeline. 
To meet customer and sales expectations through customizing existing products and components to their new product requirements within short deadlines.

Candidate Specification

  • A proven Design Engineer, who is self-motivated and self-managing, with the ability to work autonomously
  • At least five years’ experience in a product development role with plastic and rubber mouldings
  • Experience in metal work fabrication
  • Experience in sealing technologies to prevent the ingress of water and dust
  • HNC/HND qualified
  • Experience in 3D CAD, PTC Creo experience would be an advantage but not essential
  • Works well to deadlines

Key Responsibilities

  • The Design Engineer will manage projects to improve performance and reliability of present and future products, covering the concept, specification, tender and development of new products or components
  • Design the aesthetics, materials and functionality of new products
  • Use Creo CAD system to design and visualise projects create 2D drawings to enable procurement of tooling and components
  • Create photo realistic images from 3D models and assembly’s for customer visualisation
  • Undertake model making, prototyping and product testing
  • Communicate effectively with customers, colleagues and vendors involved in a project, liaise with customers to identify their requirements
  • Plan effectively to ensure projects are delivered on time, to standard and to budget

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


This is a unique opportunity, with an internationally recognised business, who are truly passionate about what they do. 

Due to further business growth, they are looking to appoint a Design Project Researcher to join their established team on a full-time basis. This is a very diverse position, but you will primarily be providing a key role in supporting the research and specification of new products within their products team. This is an active role where collaboration with people across the Company and wider world is essential.

Market research, developing ideas, design recommendations and knowledge of the product design process are key parts of the role. This isn’t a ‘hands-on’ Product Design role, the focus is on the facilitation of information, for a design in its infancy stage.

Company Benefits

  • £25,000 - £30,000 
  • 8:00am to 5:00pm, Monday – Friday, 40 hours per week
  • 33 days holiday
  • Sick pay
  • Death in service cover
  • Unique, relaxed environment
  • Casual dress code

Key Responsibilities, but not limited to

  • Championing Human Centred Design (HCD) in their products, through the delivery of user/market research, product definition and design. You will be helping to inspire change and innovation within the business and marketplace.
  • Contributing to the overall design of innovative products and solutions to meet musicians’ needs, researching and translating these needs into desirable products.
  • Research client marketplace, plan and conduct user feedback interviews and surveys, collect and analyse feedback, comments, and surveys and produce information reports summarising the results and insights. Ultimately providing design recommendations based on user needs. 
  • Assisting in predicting product direction based on competitor, technology, and product trends, coordinating their research phase of user centred design.
  • Supporting the New Product Introduction (NPI) process, from discussing and developing new ideas to having responsibility for producing NPI documentation according to the Quality Management System (QMS). 
  • Liaise with R&D, Marketing and other departments to prepare New Product Design Briefs.
  • Chair and drive new product meetings.

Person Specification 

  • First-class Degree-qualified, with experience in HCD principles, with experience working in a Marketing or Product Design team. 
  • Guitar player with strong interest in audio gear and technology. Expertise in guitar amplifier set-ups and operation (ideally)
  • A practical interest in product design, with an inquisitive mind.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with a high level of attention to detail.
  • Highly organised, independent and self-reliant, being able to work without close supervision.
  • Present a flexible customer-orientated approach to work

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

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


Maintenance Electrician Role Benefits:

  • £28,000 - £30,000 salary, depending on experience working Monday to Friday 
  • Holiday and pension.

Maintenance Electrician Role Description

  • In the role of Maintenance Electrician, you will be carrying out reactive and preventative Electrical maintenance on plant and equipment including CNC machinery.
  • You will also be involved in continuous improvements and PPMs.
  • You will be joining an existing team working rotating 6am – 2pm and 2pm – 10pm shifts Monday – Friday 

Maintenance Electrician Skills and Qualifications

  • To be considered for the role of Maintenance Electrician you will need to hold an Electrical Engineering qualification and will ideally be apprentice trained. You will also ideally hold 17th or 18th Edition wiring regulations.
  • This position requires you to have experience of Electrical Maintenance in a manufacturing or production environment and you will ideally have experience of fault finding on PLC controls. Experience of CNC machinery would also be of benefit.
  • I would be keen to talk with Engineers who hold previous experience within similar roles such as Electrical Engineers or Multi skilled Maintenance Engineers who hold an Electrical bias.

In return you will joining a very successful organisation who have not been impacted by Covid at their clean manufacturing site just outside of Wolverhampton. 

This Maintenance Electrician position is commutable from: Telford, Wolverhampton, Shrewsbury, Cannock and surrounding areas. 

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


A small but growing engineering business, located in the heart of Birmingham, are currently on the look out for an Internal Sales Executive to join their team. The Internal Sales Exec will be responsible for managing inbound customer queries  and will have ownership of the sales order process.

This company design components for both the domestic and commercial heating sectors and have ambitions to grow across the board.

The Internal Sales Executive will be rewarded with a very competitive salary of up to £30,000, annual bonus, commission, 20 days holiday + bank holidays as well as comprehensive product training.


The Internal Sales Executive will be responsible for:

  • Responding to inbound queries and leads
  • Advising on suitable products as per the customer queries
  • Managing the entire sales order process through to delivery
  • Negotiating agreements with customers and closing deals
  • Representing the company at various industry events


The Internal Sales position offers the following benefits:

  • Salary of up to £30,000
  • Annual bonus
  • Commission
  • 20 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Training 


If the following describes you, this could be the job for you:

  • 2+ years in a similar Internal Sales/ Sales Admin role
  • Experience of closing deals with customers and managing the sales order process
  • Willingness to work collaboratively to get the job done
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Commercial acumen

It would also be advantageous if you have:

Experience within an electromechanical manufacturing company
Degree/HND in an electromechanical discipline

Commutable from Birmingham, Lichfield, Dudley, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Solihull, Coventry, Tamworth, Kidderminster, Redditch

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Sales Engineering Recruitment Support since 1994


We are a well-respected employer within the manufacturing sector and are seeking to recruit proven Contract Multi Skilled Maintenance Technician to support our maintenance team.

This assignment falls INSIDE IR35 so the new regulations apply, therefore we can only engage you via an FCSA approved umbrella service provider. 

Duties of a Contract Maintenance Technician    

As a proven Multi Skilled Maintenance 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. 

Requirements of a Contract Maintenance Technician    

Ideally you will be apprentice trained but must be qualified either Electrically or Mechanically and have some understanding of Plc Controls but must be multi skilled in your abilities. Having gained your Maintenance experience from supporting plant and equipment within a fast paced manufacturing, process or production environment. 

The Contract Maintenance Technician role is commutable from Sutton Coldfield, Lichfield, Coleshill and Atherstone. 

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