Tania specialises in sourcing engineering professionals from within all areas of manufacturing and engineering sectors and excels at identifying high-value candidates at all stages of their careers.  She covers a broad range of disciplines, from Process Engineers, Quality Engineers right through to Senior Board Level Managers.

She has 22 years’ experience working on high profile automotive, aerospace, FMCG and general engineering projects, with a notable specialism with automotive OEM and Tier 1. She is adept at finding hard-to-find talent from within a highly competitive sector.

Tania’s strengths lie in building trusted strong business relationships, through demonstrating understanding of business and requirements, and by working with an open, and collaborative and professional style.  She continually improves her functional expertise and market knowledge to ensure delivery of new talent into organisations.

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Tania specialises in sourcing engineering professionals from within all areas of manufacturing and engineering sectors and excels at identifying high-value candidates at all stages of their careers.  She covers a broad range of disciplines, from Process Engineers, Quality Engineers right through to Senior Board Level Managers.

She has 22 years’ experience working on high profile automotive, aerospace, FMCG and general engineering projects, with a notable specialism with automotive OEM and Tier 1. She is adept at finding hard-to-find talent from within a highly competitive sector.

Tania’s strengths lie in building trusted strong business relationships, through demonstrating understanding of business and requirements, and by working with an open, and collaborative and professional style.  She continually improves her functional expertise and market knowledge to ensure delivery of new talent into organisations.

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Company:

A LONG established organisation in the Birmingham area, are looking to hire an experienced Chemical Engineer.

As their Chemical Engineer, you will be tasked with acting as the Site Chemical expert, advising on matters such as design, safety and materials of construction and processing techniques.

Duties:

  • Determining the scope of hazard assessment relevant to process
  • Conducting calculations and deciding on test programmes
  • Initiate and lead HAZOPS as required
  • Working closely with the Projects team, in order to develop plant design, layout and costings
  • Acting as the Chemical expert on Process Improvement Groups and Project Teams
  • Advise research department
  • Advise other Engineers on technical matters
  • Taking responsibility for budget and overall design and completion
  • Organise design and commissioning work and requests for resources

Requirements:

  • Graduate Chemical engineer.
  • Chartered or actively working towards chartered engineering status.
  • Relevant industrial experience
  • Experience of developing new processes and improving existing ones.
  • On-plant experience in commissioning and practical trouble shooting skills
  • COMAH regulations & implementation would be beneficial but not essential
  • Experience of DSEAR methodology, again, would be beneficial but not essential
  • Experience of SIL and LOPA assessments
  • Relief system sizing & DIERS methodology

Benefits:

Salary - £35,000 - £40,000

Pension

Life Assurance

25 Days Holiday

Permanent

You will be joining a strong, busy organisation, and you will be supported by a strong management  team.

This is a wonderful opportunity to join continue your successful career. Send your CV ASAP.

 

Introduction:

ENVIRONMENTAL, HEALTH AND SAFETY ADVISOR – PART-TIME

With a strong presence in Kent, this site is responsible for providing complex components through a 24-7 operation

We are looking for a strong Environmental, Health and Safety Advisor, to ensure all Health, Safety and Environmental policies are followed and understood.

Duties:

  • Ensure Health, safety and environmental working conditions are followed
  • Maintain accident statistics
  • Ensure adherence and maintenance of existing OHSAS 18001 and ISO 14001
  • Lead accident / incident near miss investigations
  • Ensure Company has all the necessary permits and licenses
  • Monitor and advise on waste disposal system
  • Manage all issues relating to the COSHH database
  • Undertake risk assessment
  • Lead in-house training

Requirements:

  • NEBOSH certificate
  • Relevant Health, Safety and Environmental experience from within a manufacturing environment
  • Good knowledge of environmental management systems
  • Previous experience of developing and delivering training
  • An inspiring, encouraging personality

Benefits:

OUTSTANDING PROSPECTS!!!

Salary - £33,000 - £35,000 (PRO-RATA)

Pension

Income Protection

Rainham

This is an exceptional opportunity, to be part of a World Class manufacturing organisation, where your prospects are assured.  No 2 days will ever be the same here!

Send your CV ASAP.

 

Introduction:

With a strong presence in the West Midlands, this site is responsible for providing complex components through a 24-7 operation

We are looking for a strong Manufacturing Engineer, to ensure optimisation of processes. As the Manufacturing Engineer, you will be driving production driven improvements and supporting new projects.

Duties:

  • Developing and improving manufacturing processes alongside quality control measures in order to maximise both qualitative and quantitative output from the plant
  • Responsible for helping create and design standard operating procedures for manufacturing personnel including all necessary attention to drawing requirements and specifications.
  • Identify crucial areas for process improvements and assimilate action teams to implement changes
  • Responsible for line support, overcoming any technical issues relating to that area
  • Ensuring that all safe working practices are operational and documented thoroughly, encompassing PFMEA's, training/development and Risk Assessments.
  • Introduce new technologies into the business, whilst developing existing technologies

Requirements

  • Minimum HNC or equivalent in engineering related discipline
  • Time serves Apprenticeship
  • Previous experience in high-volume manufacturing processes
  • Strong knowledge of Process Control Techniques
  • Project management experience
  • To have the ability to be able to analyse and resolve technical issues
  • Ambitious and highly motivated

Benefits for a Manufacturing Engineer:

OUTSTANDING PROSPECTS!!!

Salary - £36,000 - £40,000

Car scheme

Excellent Pension

Bonus

Second to none progression prospects

This is an exception, once in a lifetime opportunity, to be part of a World Class manufacturing organisation, where your prospects are assured.  No 2 days will ever be the same here!

You will be joining a team of like-minded highly motivated professional Engineers.

Send your CV ASAP.

 

Company:

A PRESTIGIOUS manufacturing organisation, have a requirement for a Manufacturing Engineer.

Bucking the trend, this is a busy, expanding, well established production facility, one of the most respected employers regionally.

Working within a team of likeminded Manufacturing Engineer professionals, you will be responsible for all activities on site, relating to Manufacturing Engineering.

Requirements:

  • Be educated to Degree level, or HNC with relevant experience
  • New Product Introduction experience
  • Significant Manufacturing Engineering experience
  • Gained from within a high volume, lean manufacturing environment
  • Supplier and customer liaison
  • To have commissioned new equipment
  • Project Management skills
  • Ambitious and highly motivated
  • “switched on”

Benefits for a Manufacturing Engineer:

Salary - Circa £50,000

Company Pension

Excellent Holiday Entitlement

Outstanding Prospects

Permanent

If you have hesitated previously, now is your opportunity to truly make an impact. You will be given the opportunity to join an organisation with an enviable reputation for producing world leading products.

This role is commutable from Birmingham, Coventry, Nuneaton, Warwick, Daventry, Leamington Spa, Tamworth

Send your CV ASAP.

 

Company:

A PRESTIGIOUS manufacturing organisation, have a requirement for a Quality Engineer.

Bucking the trend, this is a busy, expanding, well established production facility, and as their Quality Engineer, you will be heavily involved with updating and maintaining their Quality systems.

They are part of a huge International concern, and future prospects, looks decidedly healthy.

Duties:

  • Internal and external audits
  • Maintain and develop existing quality standards
  • Making full use of Quality tools such as FMEA, SPC, Control Plans and PPAP submissions
  • Training and supporting Operators with the quality systems
  • Supplier and customer support
  • Problem solving with regards to Quality issues
  • Ensure customer satisfaction

Requirements:

  • Relevant Quality Engineering experience from within a fast- paced manufacturing environment
  • To be able to demonstrate a good knowledge of SPC, FMEA and 8D problem solving
  • PPAP and APQP
  • Audit qualifications are beneficial
  • Exposure to TS16949
  • Customer and supplier liaison
  • Full driving licence
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • PC literate
  • Bright and “switched on”

Benefits:

Salary - £35,000 - £40,000

Superb Prospects

Company Pension

Excellent Holiday Entitlement

Current Expansion

Permanent

It’s a pleasure to be working with such a busy, forward looking organisation.  Your experience would be invaluable, and in return, you will enjoy a highly competitive salary, and superb long-term potential for progression.

Send your CV ASAP.

 

Introduction:

Despite the current doom and gloom, an organisation in the Rugby area, are bucking the trend and are looking to hire a number of CNC positions, to strengthen their CNC Machine shop.

Company:

They work with a huge number of different industries, can apply their considerable expertise and experience into any engineering / manufacturing company that have a requirement.

Requirements:

We are looking for:-

MANUAL MILLING MACHINIST (X1 NIGHT)

CNC TURNER (XYZ)

Ideally, we are looking for an energetic CNC Turner and a Manual Miller , who are looking for an organisation that can support further development and growth, as their business expands.

Benefits:

Salary - £25,000 - £30,000 (Flex)

Shift Allowance

Paid Overtime

Pension

Outstanding Prospects

Days

This is a fast paced, dynamic working environment, no 2 days are ever the same  What are you waiting for?  Send your CV ASAP.

 

HSE COORDINATOR

BIRMINGHAM

£28,000 - £30,000 (Pro Rata)

HIGH VOLUME MANUFACTURING

 

 

Company

  • A PRESTIGIOUS manufacturing organisation in the Birmingham area are now looking for an experienced HSE Coordinator.
  • This is a long-term contract, with a strong possibility of this being extended.
  • Their working environment is unique, fast paced, dynamic and no 2 days would ever be the same.

Duties for the HSE Coordinator

  • Oversee and maintain Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) Systems
  • Ensure legal compliance
  • HSE Auditing
  • Provide support in maintaining accident statistics
  • Investigation of near misses and accidents
  • Support Manager’s in maintaining the COSHH database
  • Maintenance of the Environmental management system ISO 14001
  • Provide technical support

 

Requirements for the HSE Coordinator

  • Ideally, you will hold NEBOSH
  • You will have the relevant experience, of Health, Safety and Environmental
  • Your HSE Coordination experience will have been gained from within a manufacturing environment
  • IOSH is essential
  • Enthusiastic with a passion for Health, Safety and Environment
  • This is a long-term contract with a strong possibility of this being something longer

 

Are you ready for your next challenge as a HSE Coordinator?

 

You will be joining an established manufacturing organisation, and you will be supported by a strong management  team.  This is a wonderful opportunity to join continue your successful career. 

 

QUALITY MANAGER

PERMANENT

Highly competitive + Pension + Company Car + Generous Bonus

MANUFACTURING

BIRMINGHAM

A PRESTIGIOUS manufacturing organisation, are looking for an experienced Quality Manager, to lead the Quality Division.

This is a well established engineering company, with an International presence. 

REQUIREMENTS

  • HNC / HND or Degree
  • You will be able to demonstrate relevant Quality Management experience
  • Ideally, you will have gained your knowledge from a fast-paced working environment
  • To have previously managed a Quality team
  • Fully conversant with all Quality tools, such as SPC, Control Plans, PPAP’s and APQP
  • To have managed customer concerns and non-conforming products
  • To have previously contributed to the formulation of Company strategy and business plans
  • Set budgets
  • Ambitious and driven

DUTIES

  • Manage non conforming product
  • Supervision of the Quality team
  • Management of supplier complaints
  • Manage and lead the quality staff
  • Responsibility for the gauge room, metrology, customer liaison and quality team
  • Maintain and develop the quality system
  • Manage the quality budget
  • Ensure all mistake proof devices are functional
  • Development of the Quality team
  • Maintain product, kamishabi and process audit activities
  • Recover all costs for supplier issues
  • Root cause analysis
  • Development of the annual training plan
  • Contribute to the formulation of the Company strategy and business plans

Are you ready for your next challenge?

You will be joining an established manufacturing organisation, and you will be supported by a strong management  team.

This is a wonderful opportunity to join continue your successful career. Send your CV, together with your salary requirements  

 

OPERATIONS MANAGER (Assistant Plant Manager)

3 SITE RESPONSIBILITY (TAMWORTH, BRADFORD AND WELWYN GARDEN CITY)

 

Company:

A busy International manufacturing organisation, are pleased to announce, that they are now looking to recruit an ambitious, career minded Operations Manager, in order to drive the business forward and lead the manufacturing facilities.

They are a precision engineering organisation, producing components predominantly the aerospace sector.

This is a truly exceptional role, that will succession plan to Plant Manager.

Requirements of an Operations Manager:

  • Develop and implement lean and flexible production systems, based on continuous improvement principles
  • Establish and set KPI’s
  • Lead manufacturing operating plans in accordance with company policies
  • Ensure compliance
  • Adhere to operational budgets and coordination of capital plans
  • Implement strategies to increase efficiencies, spend performance and customer delivery
  • Improve on-time delivery and productivity and reduce scrap
  • Motivate and develop the workforce
  • There is movement between sites, but this would be project based and will enable your continuous development of your own career, to the next level.
  • This would involve 6 months Welwyn Garden City, then 6 months Bradford and then maybe 6 months in Birmingham – hence why accommodation will be provided

Duties:

  • Highly driven, highly motivated Operations Manager
  • Ultimately, you will be offered your own Plant Manager role in the short to medium term
  • Your experience will have been gained from within a manufacturing environment
  • Degree level education would be beneficial, however relevant equivalent experience is readily considered
  • Plant operational management experience
  • P&L responsibility, excellent financial knowledge
  • A natural leader, a willingness to lead and take charge
  • To be able to demonstrate a knowledge of business and management principles
  • Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control costs
  • Keep cool under pressure!
  • Happy and willing to accept rotational placement into all locations, oversees included
  • Ambition and drive

Benefits for an Operations Manager:

Salary - £60,000 (Flex)

Permanent

Pension

Car Allowance (£6,000)

Accommodation

Outstanding Prospects

Manufacturing

This is a fantastic opportunity for a career minded, energetic professional, who is looking for a Company where you can utilise your experience and can see an end goal for your progression.  If this role is of interest to you then please send your CV ASAP.

 

Company:

A PRESTIGIOUS manufacturing organisation in the Droitwich area are looking for an experienced Quality Technician

This is an International fast paced manufacturing company, with exciting times ahead, with some new orders being placed.

As their Quality Technician, you will be proving vital support to their Quality Team, across a rotating 3 shift pattern, Mon / Friday

Skills and Requirements:

  • “Hands-on” Quality Technician experience
  • Experience gained from within a manufacturing industry sector
  • Product and process experience
  • High energy level, this is a fast paced environment
  • High standard of Microsoft Office
  • Happy to work a 3 shift rotating pattern, Monday to Friday
  • Ambitious and keen to embrace future prospects

Benefits:

Salary - £17,000 - £22,000 - RISING TO £19,000 - £23,000

Pension

Outstanding Prospects

New Exciting Orders

Manufacturing

Droitwich

Are you ready for your next challenge?

You will be joining an established manufacturing organisation, and you will be supported by a strong Quality team.

This is a wonderful opportunity to join continue your successful career. Send your CV ASAP.

 

Introduction:

A truly outstanding opportunity has arisen for a SHIFT SUPERVISOR, within a World Class Manufacturing organisation.

Guaranteed career progression offered.

Company:

Having enjoyed recent investment, this puts this Company in an exceptionally strong position within their market place.

This is a high- volume production environment, utilising the very latest technology, their customer base is wide and varied, your long -term prospects would be very healthy.

Duties:

  • Ensure production targets are met on shift
  • Assign Operators based on skill set according to production schedule
  • Organise daily production
  • Participation in quality events
  • Ensure verification during manufacturing process
  • Identification of training needs
  • Manage absentism and 1st line discipline
  • Participation in continuous improvement events
  • Happy to work a combination of days and nights
  • You will have the authority to block production and make decisions about non-compliance

Requirements:

  • It is essential that you have management experience, gained from within a high volume manufacturing environment
  • To have previously managed a shift
  • Previous involvement with continuous improvement activities
  • Happy working shifts (days and nights)
  • A motivator, natural leader, who enjoys developing your staff

Benefits:

Salary – £31,000 - £36,000 dependant on experience

Pension

An outstanding and supportive working environment

Income protection

Healthcare

Car scheme

Generous holiday allowance

Excellent work-life balance and family friendly policies

Ample free parking

What are you waiting for!  Send your CV ASAP.

 

Introduction:

A truly outstanding opportunity has arisen for a QUALITY ENGINEER, within a World Class International Manufacturing organisation.

Guaranteed career progression offered

Company:

Investment and commitment have been poured into this facility, making this an extremely attractive organisation to be part of, both present and future.

This is a high-volume production environment, and they have embraced modern technology in order to remain competitive.

Duties:

  • Customer Liaison
  • Manage customer performance
  • Manage resolution of customer and internal concerns
  • NPI, ECI Project quality coordination
  • Delivery of PPAP / PSW
  • APQP
  • Control Plans and PFMEA
  • Support the development of Quality Technicians
  • Champion continuous improvement  projects

Skills and Requirements:

  • HNC / HND and / or equivalent experience
  • It is essential that you have relevant Quality Engineering experience, gained from the automotive industry
  • APQP/ PPAP
  • Exposure to automotive OEM’s
  • An appreciation of JIT environments
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Good process and product experience
  • Good understanding of TS / IATF 16949

Benefits for a Quality Engineer:

Salary - £35,000 - £40,000

Pension

Healthcare

Second to none genuine prospects

An outstanding working environment

Generous holiday allowance

Excellent work-life balance and family friendly policies

Subsidised canteen

Ample free parking

Commutable from Birmingham, Worcester, Redditch, Dudley, Wolverhampton, Kidderminster

What are you waiting for!

Send your CV ASAP.