A professional and driven 360, technical recruiter with extensive experience in providing a recruitment solution for clients throughout the UK.

My passion and years of knowledge enable me to find the perfect match for every vacancy I accept from my clients. Always open and honest, listening and understanding my client and candidates needs and goals ensuring a transparent and successful recruitment solution. I do not waste clients time by submitting ill-matched CV’s. All candidates I represent are rigorously selected to guarantee my clients only gain access to CV’s that meet their exacting criteria. By doing this, my clients can allocate less time to the hiring process and more time doing what they do best – managing their teams and running their businesses.

If you need assistance recruiting technical staff or you are seeking a new role,  I would welcome the opportunity to hear from you.

A professional and driven 360, technical recruiter with extensive experience in providing a recruitment solution for clients throughout the UK.

My passion and years of knowledge enable me to find the perfect match for every vacancy I accept from my clients. Always open and honest, listening and understanding my client and candidates needs and goals ensuring a transparent and successful recruitment solution. I do not waste clients time by submitting ill-matched CV’s. All candidates I represent are rigorously selected to guarantee my clients only gain access to CV’s that meet their exacting criteria. By doing this, my clients can allocate less time to the hiring process and more time doing what they do best – managing their teams and running their businesses.

If you need assistance recruiting technical staff or you are seeking a new role,  I would welcome the opportunity to hear from you.

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The main experience required for this CNC Turner Setter Operator role would be as follows:

  • The successful candidate should have a strong CNC Turning background (previous experience in Doosan/Mori Seiki machines would be useful)
  • Setting and operating experience
  • A good understanding of Fanuc controls
  • Be fully competent in reading and interpreting technical drawings
  • Experience working in tight tolerances
  • Experience on a variety of measuring equipment (micrometres, verniers and various gauges)
  • A flexible attitude to work

The salary and hours of work for this CNC Turner Setter Operator role are as follows:

  • Salary - £29234 per annum – monthly paid
  • Monday – Friday – 6am to 2pm and 2pm to 10pm and then 10pm to 6am (rotating shifts on a weekly basis)

The following areas are easily commutable for this CNC Turner Setter Operator role: Nottingham, Newark, Grantham, Lincoln, and Mansfield

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

 

CNC PROGRAMMER - TURNING

An independent sub-contract machine shop in the Nottinghamshire is looking to recruit a CNC programmer – turning. This client’s work includes small batch work, one offs on various small to medium components from aerospace to automotive.

This is a permanent position offering a good working environment and the opportunity to work within a strong and friendly team in a thriving and successful business.

Role and responsibilities for this CNC programmers role:

  • Programming, Setting & Operating CNC machines
  • Small to medium batch work Working to typical tolerances of +/- .001" (0.025mm) and occasional tolerances of +/- .0005" (0.0125 mm) 
  • You will be part of a great team, working within a modern and clean environment, producing high precision parts and components for aerospace and automotive industries
  • The nature of the work is small to medium batch with medium to high complexity
  • You will be machining to a very high standard

Knowledge/ Experience Required for this CNC programmers role

  • Working on a Doosan Puma 2600 lathe using Fanuc controls
  • Mainly online programming for small batch work
  • Experience within a manufacturing environment.  
  • Apprentice trained with at least 5 years’ experience

Personal Attributes for this CNC programmers role:

  • Good communication skills
  • Flexible can do attitude. 
  • Ability to adapt to new technology and work to timetables and deadlines 
  • Ability to improve and implement best practice

Hours and salary for this CNC programmers role:

  • Monday to Friday - working from 7.30 am to 4pm (30 mins for lunch) 
  • Flexible working is available
  • Standard rate - £15 per hour 
  • Overtime payable at x 1.5 hourly rate (days) 

The following areas are easily commutable for this role as a CNC programmer – Nottingham, Newark, Grantham, Lincoln, and Mansfield

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

 

Probe Technical Recruitment is looking to recruit a dual skilled role as both a Laser Operator & Press operator on behalf of a leading manufacturer in the industry

The salary and the working pattern for this role as a Laser/press operator are as follows:

  • Salary - £31,000 – including shift allowance
  • Working pattern - 3 weekly rotating shifts of days – 6am to 2pm, afternoons – 2pm to 10pm, and nights – 10pm to 6am
  • Days of work - Monday – Friday with occasional overtime available at weekends.
  • Overtime
  • Pension

The experience required for this role as a Laser Operator & Press operator will be as follows:

  • To operate 5 axis and flatbed laser machines to process stainless steel & mild steel sheet or pressed components.
  • Previous experience in setting and operating CNC Laser Machines is essential.
  • The role will also include operation of Hydraulic & Mechanical Power Presses as & when required.

The skills required for this role as a Laser Operator & Press operator are as follows:

  • Conversant with operation and minor program modifications to 5 Axis and Flatbed Laser Machines.
  • Capable of carrying out basic daily/weekly maintenance of Laser Machines to ensure correct operation.
  • Ability to read and work from Engineering/CAD drawings at a basic/intermediate level.
  • Inspecting finished components against sample and drawings at defined frequencies.
  • Ensure accurate completion of all job activities including all associated administrative duties.
  • Ability to use precision measuring equipment such as vernier callipers.
  • Capable of identifying plant and equipment faults and reporting them to the Team Leader.
  • Responsible for ensuring that all Health & Safety Policies are adhered to.
  • Capable of maintaining good housekeeping in the process, particularly own work area.
  • Capable of working as part of a team to achieve deadlines.
  • Capable of transferring to other work within the manufacturing process, including operating production equipment and power presses.

This Laser Operator & Press Operator Role is commutable from: Nottingham, Newark, Grantham, Lincoln, and Mansfield

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

 

Overview for this Press Brake Setter / Operators role:

We are recruiting for an experienced press brake operator/setter position, whereby the operator needs to be comfortable setting the press brake, performing daily safety checks, understanding of the machine for operational and safety aspect is a must. Current presses operating 3x 3 Meter and 1x 4 Meter press.

The operator must be able to read technical drawings to produce the companies bespoke products. Whilst technical drawings are provided you will be expected to use your technical experience to ensure when setting your programme any issues you may come across will be dealt with and raised accordingly. Power press trained preferred but not essential. General understanding of fabrication is required.

Responsibilities and duties for this Press Brake Setter / Operators role:

  • Always follow all Health & Safety rules in the workplace, without fail. This means behaving in accordance with the company Health & Safety guidelines.
  • Ensure your press is in good working order before and after working shift.    
  • Ensure all work activities are geared towards achieving collective Operational KPI`s.
  • Ensure adherence to ISO: 9001, taking responsibility that quality checks are being done and that record-keeping within Prodsmart is maintained.
  • Support a 5S approach, ensuring your area is tidy and organised including a daily audit of your working area at the start / end of the shift.
  • To have basic knowledge and experience of working with the grades of steel used in Company fabrications (predominately Grade 304 with some DX51D & Grade 316).
  • Report any machine issues to Management as and when they arise.

Experience required for this Press Brake Setter / Operators role:

  • CNC Pressbrake Operation
  • CNC Pressbrake Setting
  • Good understanding of technical drawings
  • Basic understanding of general fabrication
  • Committed to high quality output and excellent customer service

Personal Attributes for this Pres Brake Setter / Operators role:

  • Good communication skills
  • Flexible can-do attitude. 
  • Ability to adapt to new technology and work to timetables and deadlines 

Hours and salary for this Press Brake Setter / Operators role:

  • Sunday to Thursday – 10pm to 6am
  • Hourly Rate – £16.62 per hour
  • Overtime during the week at x 1.33
  • Overtime during the weekend at x 1.5

The following areas are easily commutable for this role as a Press Brake Setter / Operators – Derby, Burton, Tamworth, Nottingham and  Mansfield 

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

 

Overview for this Pressbrake Setter/Operators role:

We are recruiting for an experienced pressbrake operator/setter position, whereby the operator needs to be comfortable setting the pressbrake, performing daily safety checks, understanding of the machine for operational and safety aspect is a must. Current presses operating 3x 3 Meter and 1x 4 Meter press.

The operator must be able to read technical drawings to produce the companies bespoke products. Whilst technical drawings are provided you will be expected to use your technical experience to ensure when setting your programme any issues you may come across will be dealt with and raised accordingly. Power press trained preferred but not essential. General understanding of fabrication is required.

Responsibilities and duties for this Pressbrake Setter/Operators role:

  • Always follow all Health & Safety rules in the workplace, without fail. This means behaving in accordance with the company Health & Safety guidelines.
  • Ensure your press is in good working order before and after working shift.    
  • Ensure all work activities are geared towards achieving collective Operational KPI`s.
  • Ensure adherence to ISO: 9001, taking responsibility that quality checks are being done and that record-keeping within Prodsmart is maintained.
  • Ensure you work to agreed tolerances as stated on drawings.
  • Ensure all non-conformances are reported to Press Team Leader or Quality
  • Support a 5S approach, ensuring your area is tidy and organised including a daily audit of your working area at the start / end of the shift.
  • To have basic knowledge and experience of working with the grades of steel used in Company fabrications (predominately Grade 304 with some DX51D & Grade 316).
  • Report any machine issues to Management as and when they arise.
  • Able to read technical production drawings.
  • Keep reliable production records on Prodsmart and in written form where required, ensuring ALL work completed is recorded properly on Prodsmart. Report any instances where this is not possible.
  • Follow Company procedures and processes at all times.

Experience required for this Pressbrake Setter/Operators role:

  • CNC Pressbrake Operation
  • CNC Pressbrake Setting
  • Good mathematical understanding to aid programming
  • Good understanding of technical drawings
  • Basic understanding of general fabrication
  • To be able to communicate well to both colleagues and supervisors
  • Be an effective team player.
  • Committed to high quality output and excellent customer service
  • Proven record of good productivity, quality, attendance, timekeeping, and flexibility 
  • Flexible to meet the business needs including overtime where necessary

Personal Attributes for this Pressbrake Setter/Operators role:

  • Good communication skills
  • Flexible can-do attitude. 
  • Ability to adapt to new technology and work to timetables and deadlines 
  • to improve and implement best practice
  • A flexible attitude to work

Hours and salary for this Pressbrake Setter/Operators role:

  • Monday to Thursday - 2pm to 10:30prn, Friday - 2pm to 8pm
  • Hourly Rate – £12.50 per hour
  • Overtime during the week at x 1.33
  • Overtime during the weekend at x 1.5

The following areas are easily commutable for this role as a Pressbrake Setter/Operators – Derby, Burton, Tamworth, Nottingham and  Mansfield 

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

 

An independent sub-contract machine shop in the Nottinghamshire is looking to recruit a Cylindrical Grinder. This client’s work includes small batch work, one offs on various small to medium components from aerospace to automotive. This is a permanent position offering a good working environment and the opportunity to work within a strong and friendly team in a thriving and successful business.

Role and responsibilities for this Cylindrical Grinders role:

  • Good manual machining skills, especially previous experience of cylindrical grinding and surface grinding and any other types of grinding or fitting skills
  • Good housekeeping skills and strict adherence to procedures/work instructions, particularly relating to accurate measurement will also be required for this role
  • Experience in working to tight tolerances
  • Previous experience on Myford Cylindrical Grinding machines and Jones and Shipman Grinding machines would be useful
  • Be fully competent in reading and interpreting technical drawings
  • Experience working with very tight tolerances
  • Experience on a variety of measuring equipment (micrometres, verniers and various gauges)
  • A flexible attitude to work

Personal Attributes for this Cylindrical Grinders role:

  • Good communication skills
  • Flexible can-do attitude. 
  • Ability to adapt to new technology and work to timetables and deadlines 
  • to improve and implement best practice
  • A flexible attitude to work

Hours and salary for this Cylindrical Grinders role:

  • Monday to Friday – 6am to 2pm then 2pm to 10pm – weekly rotating 
  • Flexible working is available
  • Salary - £28,700 per annum 
  • Overtime payable at x 1.5 hourly rate (days) 

The following areas are easily commutable from: Nottingham, Newark, Grantham, Lincoln, and Mansfield

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

 

WORKSHOP ENGINEER

I am currently recruiting for an experienced Workshop Engineer for my client in the West Midlands.

This Workshop Engineers role will involve but not be limited to: 

  • Identify the equipment, investigate the fault and repair required.
  • Keep track of the job to ensure that it is completed in a timely manner.  
  • Carry out routine service inspections.  Report to the site contact, identify the equipment that requires the service. Upon completion of the service sheet inform the customer of imminent maintenance repairs that may be required or any 
  • Carry out Loler/Puwer maintenance and inspections.
  • When servicing/maintaining equipment, ensure that a parts requisition is completed for any damage, abuse or outside of contract repairs identified.
  • To complete a weekly timesheet detailing all jobs that have been worked on during the week ensuring that this balances with all service/job sheets.
  • To ensure all completed job sheets, service sheets and parts requisitions are completed in full in a comprehensive manner with correct authorisation where required.

Essential criteria for this Workshop Engineers role:

  • Apprentice trained/time served
  • Must be LOLER qualified with a valid ticket
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in a similar role

Hours and salary for this Aluminium Fabricators role:

  • Monday – Friday - 8am to 4.30pm with 30 mins for lunch
  • Salary - £16 to £21 per hour (DOE)
  • Overtime at 1.5x rate

What are you waiting for?  Send your CV asap, or call me for more information.

This role is commutable from Wolverhampton, Dudley, West Bromwich, Wednesbury.

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

 

I am currently recruiting for an experience Applications Engineer for my client in the West Midlands:

This Application Engineers role will involve but not be limited to: 

  • Meeting the cycle times required to achieve the levels of output required for production.
  • Achieve the required levels of quality for PPAP and capability.
  • Generate N.C. programmes
  • Setting up hydraulic fixtures and proving out cutting tools 
  • Optimise machine utilisation and performance.
  • Programme on Fanuc and Siemens 840D 
  • Ensure safe working practices.
  • Receive instructions as appropriate, to ensure that the correct work is expedited to the required levels of workmanship.

Essential experience required for this Applications Engineers role:

  • Proven experience in programming CNC milling machine is essential along with tool making experience. Having experience of a Motorsport/Automotive/Aerospace industry where the work has been unsupervised, you will be a time served machinist used to working to high tolerances and preference will be given to those who have a FANUC or Siemens 840 SL and PL programming experience. 
  • It is expected you know how to read engineering drawings and use measuring equipment, understand tolerances and do your own self checking.

Turning machines within the business:

  • Mori Seiki Lathes (NZX2000-800SY)
  • Takisawa Lathes (LA250M / LA250YH / EX310)
  • Fastems / FMS 
  • Nakamura Lathes (WT-300)

Milling machines within the business:

  • SW Machines (BA322 / BA400-2 / BA422 / BA600-2 / BA622 / BX621)
  • Chiron Machines (DZ15W / DZ18.2)
  • Matsuura Machines (MAM72-63V / MAM72-637-PC18 / H-Plus 630)
  • Mazak Machines (VCS530C & Variaxis i600)
  • Starma Machine (MT838)

Specific experience required for this Applications Engineers role:

You will need: Minimum 2 years CNC 5 Axis Programming experience the ability to set / operate CNC machines where required to read / work to technical drawings and the ability to work under pressure

  • Positive and keen approach to work
  • Understanding of working to deadlines
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Knowledge and understanding of drawings
  • Knowledge and understanding of CAD models (including CAD software i.e., PowerMill / PowerShape)

Hours and salary for this Application Engineers role:

  • Monday to Friday – working from 7:30 am to 5 pm (30 mins for lunch) 
  • Salary - £30,000 to £40,000 per annum (DOE)

This role is commutable from Walsall, Cannock, Wolverhampton, Tamworth, Burton upon Trent and Lichfield.

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

 

I am currently recruiting for an experienced Aluminium Window Fabricators for my client in West Bromwich:

Hours and salary for this Aluminium Fabricators role:

  • Salary - £12 to £14 PER HOUR – OVERTIME at X 1.5 – WEEKLY PAID
  • Monday – Friday -  8 – 4.30 with 30 mins for lunch.
  • 28 days holiday
  • Contributory Pension Scheme 
  • Life Assurance 
  • Health Insurance 
  • Free Parking 

This Aluminium Window Fabricators role will involve but not be limited to:

  • Experience with AL UK Systems
  • Experience with Seniors Systems
  • Experience with Reynaers Systems
  • Experience using a manual non-CNC router.

Essential experience required for this Aluminium Window Fabricators role:

  • Experience in manufacturing Aluminium doors, windows, and curtain wall
  • Someone who can fabricate doors from drawings, cut the bars, fabricate the job, glaze in the glass and have it ready to go.
  • Glazing experience
  • Ability to read drawings and cutting sheets
  • Able to use measuring equipment
  • Ability to use mitre saw
  • Able to work on own initiative, and sometimes tight deadlines
  • Willingness to ‘chip in’ in other areas – as we are a small company

Personal Attributes for these Aluminium Window Fabricators  roles:

  • Good communication skills
  • Flexible ‘can-do’ attitude
  • Ability to adapt to new working practises

What are you waiting for?  Send your CV asap, or call for more information on 0121 321 4304

This role is commutable from: Wolverhampton, Birmingham, Dudley, Wednesbury, and Smethwick.

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

 

Overview for this Centreless Grinders role:

An independent sub-contract machine shop in the Nottinghamshire is looking to recruit a Centreless Grinder. This client’s work includes small batch work, one offs on various small to medium components from aerospace to automotive. This is a permanent position offering a good working environment and the opportunity to work within a strong and friendly team in a thriving and successful business.

Hours and salary for this Centreless Grinders role:

  • Monday to Friday – 6am to 2pm then 2pm to 10pm then 10pm to 6am (Sunday to Thursday) – weekly rotating (30 mins break)
  • Flexible working is available
  • Standard rate - £13.11 per hour
  • Overtime payable at x 1.5 hourly rate (days)

Role and responsibilities for this Centreless Grinders role:

  • Experience using Cincinnati grinding machines is desirable
  • Good housekeeping skills and strict adherence to procedures/work instructions, particularly relating to accurate measurement will also be required for this role.
  • Due to the nature of the shifts the successful applicant must be capable of working unsupervised, be able to use their own initiative to solve problems and self-motivated to meet the necessary targets on output and quality.
  • Be fully competent in reading and interpreting technical drawings
  • Experience working with very tight tolerances
  • Experience on a variety of measuring equipment (micrometres, verniers and various gauges)

Personal Attributes for this Centreless Grinders role:

  • Good communication skills
  • Flexible can-do attitude. 
  • Ability to adapt to new technology and work to timetables and deadlines 
  • To improve and implement best practice
  • A flexible attitude to work

The following areas are easily commutable for this role as a Centreless Grinder – setter/operator – Nottingham, Newark, Grantham, Lincoln, and Mansfield

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

 

CNC PROGRAMMER - TURNING

An independent sub-contract machine shop in the Oxfordshire is looking to recruit a CNC Programmer – mill/turn. This clients work includes small batch work, one offs on various small to medium components from aerospace to automotive. This is a permanent position offering a good working environment and the opportunity to work within a strong and friendly team in a thriving and successful business.

Role and responsibilities

  • Programming, Setting & Operating CNC Mill/Turn machines 
  • Small to medium batch work Working to typical tolerances of +/- .001" (0.025mm) and occasional tolerances of +/- .0005" (0.0125 mm) 
  • You will be part of a great team, working within a modern and clean environment, producing high precision parts and components for aerospace and automotive industries
  • The nature of the work is small to medium batch with medium to high complexity
  • You will be machining to a very high standard

CNC Programmer Knowledge/ Experience Required

  • Working on a Binns and Berry lathe using Fanuc controls is essential
  • Experience working a Hi-Cells Hitachi Seiki is essential
  • Experience within a manufacturing environment.
  • Apprentice trained with at least 5 years’ experience

CNC Programmer Attributes

  • Good communication skills
  • Flexible can do attitude. 
  • Ability to adapt to new technology and work to timetables and deadlines 
  • Ability to improve and implement best practice

Hours and Salary

  • Monday to Thursday - working from 8.00 am to 4.30 pm (30 mins for lunch) 
  • Friday – working from 8.00 am to 3.30 pm (30 mins for lunch) 
  • Standard rate - £17 per hour 
  • Overtime payable at x 1.5 hourly rate (days) 

This CNC Programmer role is commutable From: Oxford, Cowley and Headington.

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