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.

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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LOGISTICS MANAGER

A role as a LOGISTICS MANAGER has become available with a leading well-known manufacturing organisation.  This is a great opportunity to be part of a large, friendly well - established organisation.

This facility employs up to 180 staff, and this site has enjoyed recent investment, creating a light, and airy environment to work. They are at the leading edge of new technology, and demand for their products and services is huge and consistent.

As the Logistics Manager you will be responsible for providing strategic and operational support, driving forward organisational improvements.

This role is commutable from Liverpool, Warrington, Wigan, Skelmersdale, Southport and Bootle

BENEFITS OF A LOGISTICS MANAGER

  • £60,000
  • Generous car allowance
  • Bonus – up t0 £10k
  • Superb long-term progression
  • Steady busy manufacturing organisation
  • 5 weeks holiday
  • Workplace Pension
  • Healthcare

DUTIES OF LOGISTICS MANAGER

  • You will be a key member of the Senior Management team
  • Management of the Logistics and Planning team
  • Logistics control and planning
  • New methods application
  • Plant layout
  • Champion a continuous improvement culture
  • Effective labour planning

REQUIREMENTS OF THE LOGISTICS MANAGER

  • You will have relevant Logistics Management experience 
  • Gained within a high-volume manufacturing environment
  • To have previous achievements within Logistics
  • An inspirational and collaborative leader
  • Strong planning and organisational skills
  • Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing tools and techniques, 
  • SAP exposure would be beneficial but not essential

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Logistics Recruitment Support since 1994

 

TOOLMAKER

A role as a TOOLMAKER has become available with a leading well-known brand. This is a great opportunity to be part of a large, friendly well established organisation.

Working Days only with Friday classed as Overtime, this is a great opportunity for an experienced Toolmaker to enjoy a very pleasant working environment and be able to achieve a great work / life balance.

This role is commutable from Blackburn, Blackpool, Poulton-Le-Fylde, Lancaster, Preston, Fleetwood, Morcombe, Lytham and Leyland

BENEFITS OF A TOOLMAKER

  • £30,000 - £35,000
  • 37 Hour week Monday to Thursday
  • Friday as Overtime if required
  • Overtime Paid
  • Superb long-term progression
  • Steady busy manufacturing organisation
  • 5 weeks holiday
  • Workplace Pension
  • In house training provided

DUTIES OF TOOLMAKER

  • Repair, maintain and modify tooling
  • Creation of jogs and fixtures
  • Using machines and process involving turning, drilling, machining, fitting, and grinding
  • Identification of areas for improvement
  • Transfer and progression tooling
  • Working from engineering drawings

REQUIREMENTS OF TOOLMAKER

  • A Time served Toolmaker or Machinist
  • You will have gained your experience from a manufacturing environment
  • It would be beneficial for you to have EDM wiring experience though not essential
  • On and offline programming would be advantageous but not essential
  • To have the ability to work off your own initiative
  • Happy to workdays, with Friday as and when, as Overtime

This is a superb opportunity, one that doesn’t become available very often

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

 

QUALITY AND MANUFACTURING ENGINEER

An exceptional opportunity has been created due to continuing expansion for a QUALITY AND MANUFACTURING ENGINEER.

This is a fascinating manufacturing facility, supplying into a wide range of different industry sectors, but predominantly, into precision engineering.

As the Quality and Manufacturing Engineer, you will be reporting into the Technical Manager, and you will be a key member of the team, focusing on major OEM customer requirements

You may be either a Quality Engineer, looking to expand into Manufacturing Engineer, or a Manufacturing Engineer, looking to expand into Quality, the opportunity is here!

Commutable from Preston, Skelmersdale, Leigh, Warrington, Wigan, Liverpool, St Helen’s, Blackburn, and Bolton

BENEFITS OF A QUALITY AND MANUFACTURING ENGINEER

  • £36,000
  • Work - Place Pension
  • Early finish Friday
  • You will be joining a highly prestigious precision engineering 
  • Very busy, friendly organisation
  • Superb genuine progression available 

DUTIES OF QUALITY AND MANUFACTURING ENGINEER

  • Conduct capability studies and provide analysis of results
  • Carry out audits to automotive standards
  • Root cause analysis and implementation of corrective actions
  • Problem-solving in Quality
  • PPAP’s
  • Support and coordinate the management of quality problems
  • Prepare documentation
  • Champion continuous improvements
  • Use of CMM

REQUIREMENTS OF QUALITY AND MANUFACTURING ENGINEER

  • You may be a Quality Engineer, looking to expand your role to include Manufacturing Engineering,
  • Or you may be a Manufacturing Engineer, looking for more involvement in Quality
  • This is a high precision engineering organisation, and your experience should be relevant to manufacturing
  • To have the ability to close complex or minor quality issues
  • Data driven 
  • This would suit a customer facing sort of personality
  • Any CMM experience would be beneficial though not essential

There is plenty of scope within this role if you are an ambitious Engineer.

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

 

PRODUCTION MANAGER

An exceptional opportunity has been created due to continuing expansion for a Production Manager.  This is a fascinating manufacturing facility, supplying into a wide range of different industry sectors, but predominantly, into precision engineering.

As the Production Manager, you will be reporting into the Technical Manager, and you will be a key member of the Senior Management team, offering direction and motivation to your team.

Part of your remit as Production Manager, will be to ensure achievement of internal and external quality expectations are me and exceeded.

Commutable from: Preston, Skelmsdale, Leigh, Warrington, Wigan, Liverpool, St Helen’s, Blackburn and Bolton

Production Manager Benefits:

  • £50,000
  • Work - Place Pension
  • Early finish Friday
  • You will be joining a highly prestigious precision engineering 
  • Very busy, friendly organisation
  • Superb genuine progression available 

Production Manager Duties:

  • Management of the Production Supervisors to achieve required levels of output, efficiency, quality and Service
  • Oversee the Operational Supervision to ensuring that efficient processes are developed and maintained
  • Identification of training needs and ensure that local training and development plans are prepared
  • Follow up non-conformance
  • Ensure adequate training is provided
  • Lead by example in all areas
  • Development of strong relationships both with customers and peers
  • Maintain and improve disciplines, standards and working practises in the facility

Production Manager Requirements:

  • Production Management experience gained from within a manufacturing environment
  • It would be beneficial if you have worked in a continuous improvement type culture
  • To have previously set KPI’s
  • As this is an expanding, busy organisation, this would suit a lively, friendly, natural leader, who thrives under pressure

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

 

MATERIAL PLANNER

A role has become available for a Central Teams Material Planner within a well-known, large fast-paced manufacturing organisation that are at the leading edge of technology, giving them the edge over all of their rivals.

Their product range is vast and diverse and the very nature of what they produce, offers superb stability and consistency. 

As the Central Teams Material Planner, you key focus will be to ensure continuous raw material supply to all sites within the UK.

Commutable from Leamington Spa, Coventry, Solihull, Stratford Upon Avon, Banbury, Minworth, Rugby and Birmingham

Central Teams Material Planner Benefits:

  • £36,000 - £40,000
  • Work - Place Pension
  • Early finish Friday
  • Flexible hours
  • You will be joining a busy, friendly organisation
  • Superb genuine progression available 

Central Teams Material Planner Duties:

  • Ensure continuous raw material supply to all UK facilities
  • Maintain the MRP parameters to ensure stock held and ordered is within agreed parameters
  • Weekly supplier schedule releases
  • Report on daily supplier arrears
  • Analysis of top 10 materials by value to identify potential cost-saving activities
  • Management of supplier delivery slots and transport needs
  • Vendor management including raising of Non-Conformity Reports

Central Teams Material Planner Requirements:

  • You will be able to demonstrate relevant Material Planning experience from within a fast-paced manufacturing environment
  • Extensive SAP experience will be required
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office packages, specifically Excel
  • This would suit a friendly, energetic individual

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

 

TOOLING ENGINEER

A fantastic opportunity for a Tooling Engineer has become available.

This facility is their Flagship site, and renowned for being very busy, but a very friendly organisation. They have enjoyed recent investment, and are looking for a Tooling Engineer to strengthen their Toolroom.

As their Tooling Engineer, you will ensure tooling capability, and provide operational support and tooling improvement solutions to existing and new programs

Commutable from Cannock, Lichfield, Barton Under Needwood, Tamworth, Atherstone, Derby, Stafford, Walsall and Loughborough 

BENEFITS OF A TOOLING ENGINEER

  • £41,500 (Including Shift Premium)
  • 3 shifts
  • All PPE provided including safety
  • Overtime Paid
  • Superb long-term progression
  • Steady busy manufacturing organisation
  • Very friendly organisation
  • Flagship site

DUTIES OF A TOOLING ENGINEER

  • Ensure tooling capability 
  • Provide operational support and tooling improvement solutions
  • Ensure safe use of handling equipment, crane / lifting gear
  • Maintenance of PM schedule on tooling
  • Maintain register of tooling related costs and downtime
  • Maintain sufficient critical spares
  • Support onsite and offsite trials 
  • Lead opportunities for efficiency improvements

REQUIREMENTS OF TOOLING ENGINEER

  • You will have relevant experience as a Tooling Engineer
  • To have the ability to interpret and generate and maintain process documentation
  • This would suit a “people person” 
  • Flexible to work shifts and Overtime as and when needed.

This is a wonderful opportunity to be part of a large, multi-company with other facilities all over the world

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

 

CMM OPERATOR PROGRAMMER

Are you a CMM OPERATOR / PROGRAMMER looking for an Immediate start?  A role has become available for an experienced CMM Operator / Programmer to work alternating Double Day shifts on 3- 6 month fixed term contract.

This is for a busy Manufacturing organisation, offering great experience and a very friendly team 

Benefits on offer CMM OPERATOR PROGRAMMER

  • £14.94 per hour
  • 3 month fixed term contract with strong possibility of extending to 6 months
  • Double Days shifts 
  • Immediate start available

DUTIES OF CMM OPERATOR PROGRAMMER

  • To programme and operate the CMM using the online/ offline systems
  • To produce dimensional reports which are both accurate and robust demonstrating the status and condition of sample parts, including PIST scores and SPC when required
  • To support production and ensure parts are measured to CAD / fixtures / drawings, working to PPAP standard ensuring ok parts are produced for the customers on time while reporting any non-conformances
  • To produce accurate measurement reports using CMM
  • To provide additional Support to the project Quality Engineers with gauge R&R and SPC
  • To provide ISIR to support the PPAP, 
  • Support and Assist with First off and any other Quality issues and investigations 
  • These duties are not ‘limited’ or ‘fixed’ and you may be required to take on      additional reasonable responsibilities, as our business needs change.

REQUIREMENTS OF A CMM OPERATOR PROGRAMMER

  • Previous experience in operating CMM machines especially PC- DMIS & ITP software 
  • Previous Quality experience.
  • Ability to read cad / drawing data and understand GD&T 
  • Computer Literate with good working knowledge of Microsoft
  • Must be able to work as part of a team and be prepared to be flexible as deadlines & priorities sometimes change
  • Ability to communicate confidently at all levels is essential
  • Organised 
  • Good Time and Attendance record

Commutable from: Birmingham, Dudley, Wolverhampton, Coventry, Sutton Coldfield, Redditch, Tamworth, Walsall

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

 

CELL LEADER

A role has become available for a Cell Leader within a well-known, large fast-paced manufacturing organisation. Their product range is vast and diverse and the very nature of what they produce, offers superb stability and consistency.

This is a permanent weekday night shift.

Commutable from Leicester, Peterborough, Oakham, Spalding and Kettering

BENEFITS OF A CELL LEADER

  • £26,000 - £32,000 (Including Shift Premium)
  • Hours of work are 10pm – 6am, Monday to Friday
  • Annual Bonus paid at Christmas
  • All PPE provided including safety
  • Overtime Paid
  • Superb long-term progression
  • Steady busy manufacturing organisation

DUTIES OF CELL LEADER

  • Maximise output within Cell
  • Job changes including colour, material and label changes
  • Waste reduction 
  • Responsibility for setting and running the moulding machines
  • Fault-finding and process improvements
  • Quality checks
  • Tool changes 
  • Training and developing Cell Assistants

REQUIREMENTS OF CELL LEADER

  • Experience of setting and operating moulding machines
  • Good knowledge of process improvements
  • Happy to work in a fast-paced dynamic working environment
  • To work a permanent night shift
  • Tool change knowledge would also be beneficial

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

 

We are looking for a SENIOR QUAILTY ENGINEER, to join a busy, manufacturing organisation. 

If you are an ambitious, energetic SENIOR QUALITY ENGINEER, who is looking for a dynamic, busy, fast-paced environment, with genuine prospects, then this is the job for you!

This is an International multi-site organisation; the sky is the limit where your career could go. 

As the SENIOR QUALITY ENGINEER, you will have the day-to-day control of quality assurance activities and provide support to APQP quality related activities.

BENEFITS

  • £50,000
  • Working directly with the Senior Management team
  • Excellent Pension and holidays
  • Early finish Fridays
  • Busy and very friendly manufacturing organisation, very pleasant working environment
  • A genuine chance to make an impact
  • Other Benefits to be confirmed

DUTIES OF THE SENIOR QUALITY ENGINEER

  • Day to day control of quality assurance activities
  • Develop the relationship with the Quality Manager
  • Support APQP quality related activities
  • Control Plans and Product validation
  • Lead assembly dimensional analysis
  • SPC, Control Plans and Quality Alerts
  • Customer 8D reports
  • Ensure robust containment
  • Root cause analysis and implementation of corrective actions

REQUIREMENT OF THE SENIOR QUALITY ENGINEER

  • ISO 9001 and IATF 16949
  • Good knowledge of auditing as well as risk-based thinking
  • To have gained your experience in a fast-paced manufacturing environment
  • Excellent knowledge of Controls Plans and SPC
  • Energetic and passionate about Quality
  • This would suit a Quality Engineer who is looking for long-term prospects and commitment

The role is commutable from Walsall, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, Burton Upon Trent, Uttoxeter, Ashby-De-La-Zouch, Stafford, Cannock, Loughborough, and Aldridge

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

 

PROCESS ENGINEER

Are you a Process Engineer who would like to be part of a busy, fast-paced manufacturing organisation, who are super busy & would embrace your ambition and experience?

This is a very friendly, dynamic facility & no two days are ever the same here and as their Process Engineer, you will be tasked with ensuring process capability and process improvement to existing and new programs.

If you are an energetic, experienced Process Engineer, this could just be the job for you

BENEFITS

  • £40,000 - £47,000 - Dependent on experience
  • Working directly with the Senior Management team
  • Excellent Pension and holidays
  • Busy, very friendly manufacturing organisation
  • A genuine chance to make an impact

DUTIES OF THE PROCESS ENGINEER

  • Ensure process capability and provide support and process improvement to existing and new programs
  • Own and evaluate processes
  • Track project timing and escalate delays
  • Confirm feasibility and costs for engineering changes
  • Ergonomic assessments
  • Evaluate layout proposals
  • Identify obsolescence
  • Carry out / support trials on site
  • Ensure processes are correct
  • Raise internal deviations
  • Support new product introductions

REQUIREMENT OF THE PROCESS ENGINEER

  • Ideally Degree educated, however equivalent experience is readily considered
  • You will have experience gained form within a manufacturing environment
  • Equipment specification and process optimisation knowledge
  • Assembly, vacuum / thermo forming, general industrial machinery / tooling, setting experience and FMEA
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • A friendly disposition

The role is commutable from Walsall, Birmingham, Sutton Coldfield, Lichfield, Barton Under Needwood, Tamworth, Burton Upon Trent and Measham

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

 

QUALITY ENGINEER

A role has become available for a QUALITY ENGINEER, within a well-known manufacturing company in the Stoke-on-Trent area.

This is an especially friendly, busy organisation, where you will be fully supported in your position who have a number of sites both here in the UK and in Europe.

The role is commutable from Stoke-on-Trent, Burton Upon Trent, Congleton, Buxton, Stafford, Macclesfield, Derby and Barton Under Needwood

BENEFITS OF A QUALITY ENGINEER

  • £35,000
  • IMMEDIATE START OFFERED
  • EARLY FINISH FRIDAY
  • Work Pension and Good holidays
  • Free parking
  • Excellent career move 
  • Busy, friendly manufacturing organisation
  • Long-established manufacturing Business
  • Plenty of development and progression
  • Well respected and well known
  • A genuine chance to make an impact

DUTIES OF QUALITY ENGINEER

  • Maintain Quality Systems
  • Maintain IATF Quality System
  • Conduct internal and external Quality audits
  • PSW sign off with customers and suppliers
  • APQP process
  • Root cause analysis and implementation of corrective actions
  • 8D problem resolution
  • Monitor scrap levels
  • Non-conformance
  • REQUIREMENTS OF QUALITY ENGINEER
  • Relevant Quality experience from within manufacturing
  • Ideally experience of maintenance of IATF
  • Strong knowledge of 8D and 5 Why analysis
  • Internal and external auditing experience
  • This would suit a friendly, energetic individual
  • WE CAN OFFER AN IMMEDIATE START

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

 

MANUFACTURING ENGINEER

A very special role has become available for a MANUFACTURING ENGINEER where youi will have the chance to join a World-renowned organisation, who supply their products into a wide range of different industry sectors.

They have over 250 facilities world-wide, with up to 70,000 staff employed & their products are supplied into automotive, defence, motorsport, and aftermarkets.

This is a Manufacturing Engineer role, that will give you responsibility for Manufacturing activity and support processes, machines, and methods so if you are a Manufacturing Engineer who is thinking about your next step in your career, but need a stable, growing organisation, this could be just the right next step for you.

The role is commutable from Birmingham, Leamington Spa, Nuneaton, Coventry, Rugby, Knowle and Tamworth

BENEFITS OF A MANUFACTURING ENGINEER

  • £40,000 - £45,000
  • Smart pay Pension Scheme with 6% Employer contribution
  • Life Assurance x4
  • Attendance bonus paid annually of £540
  • 33 days holiday with one-week shutdown in summer and Christmas
  • Free car parking
  • Subsidised canteen facility
  • 37.5 hour working week with an early finish on Fridays
  • Growing, Stable, Progressive organisation

DUTIES OF MANUFACTURING ENGINEER

  • Control modifications of products
  • Design, develop and source tooling, handling, and fixtures
  • Analysis of OEE Downtime and implementation of corrective actions
  • New Product Introduction – design, development, routing, ISIR, PPAP and Tooling requirements
  • Methos improvement
  • Specification and development of consumables
  • Plan and co-ordinate equipment movements and layouts
  • Identify areas for cost savings
  • Installation of new and existing plant
  • Support Maintenance

REQUIREMENTS OF MANUFACTURING ENGINEER

  • Degree / HNC in Engineering
  • Relevant Manufacturing Engineering experience
  • Ideally, gained from within a high-volume manufacturing background
  • Experience of New Product Introduction 
  • Supplier and Customer liaison knowledge
  • This is a fast-paced, dynamic environment, and would suit someone who is energetic, flexible, adaptable, and motivated

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