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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A Busy manufacturing organisation have a requirement for a Quality Technician.  This is a super busy organisation, dedicated to continuous improvements.  This is a superb opportunity for a Quality Technician to join a long- established supplier into the automotive industry.

If  you are keen to make your mark as a Quality Technician, you will enjoy a fruitful and long career.  This would be a wonderful stepping- stone, for a Quality Technician to learn all the techniques you will need to be a successful Quality Technician.

BENEFITS

  • £9.18 per hour
  • Pension
  • Days
  • A fabulous opportunity to begin a career as a Quality Technician
  • Long established manufacturing organisation
  • Challenging role that will lead to further opportunities

DUTIES OF THE QUALITY TECHNICIAN

  • Manufacture rubber moulds to customer specification 
  • Inspection of process materials
  • Verification of process controls
  • Monitoring and collating defect information
  • Analysis of data
  • Producing reports
  • Using measuring and testing equipment

REQUIREMENT OF THE QUALITY TECHNICIAN

  • Ideally, you will have relevant Quality experience
  • Training will be offered for the right person
  • Methodical and disciplined
  • To have the ability to use our own initiative
  • Computer literate
  • A fast learner

The role is commutable from: Stretford, Altrincham, Warrington, Wythenshawe, Wilmslow and Knutsford

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

 

PROCESS ENGINEER

A growing manufacturing organisation are in the unenviable position, of being super busy, and are expecting to continue this growth well into next year. A well-established company, their technology has diversified and expanded over time, and now they have a need for a Process Engineer to strengthen their engineering team.

You will be given the responsibility for all technical aspects of life cycle management, including the development of new and current manufacturing processes.

They are in a lovely part of the world & the working environment is superb.   

Benefits::

  • £40,000
  • GROWING ORDER BOOK
  • PRESTINE WORKING ENVIRONMENT
  • EXCELLENT PENSION AND HOLIDAYS
  • UNIQUE MANUFACTURED PRODUCTS

Process Engineer Duties:

  • Development of new and current manufacturing processes and improving efficiencies, utilisation, and reduction / elimination of all waste forms
  • Lead and participate with the project teams for all process related activities form initial ideas to implementation of processes, including costs and budget controls
  • Creation of Project plans to determine improvement activities
  • Keep on top of technological developments in process engineering
  • Selection of equipment suppliers
  • Writing validation protocols and validation reports
  • Organise testig
  • Product specification, equipment, and service requirements
  • Process validation
  • New product introduction

Process Engineer Requirements:

  • Process Engineering experience is essential
  • Time study analysis
  • Validation experience
  • You will have gained your knowledge from preferably a modern manufacturing environment
  • Extensive knowledge of Lean tools and techniques
  • To have the ability to travel, both here in the UK and overseas (Europe, USA, and Asia)
  • Good knowledge of statistics
  • An excellent problem solver

The Process Engineer role is commutable from: Coventry, Leamington Spa, Redditch, Tewksbury, Banbury, Worcester and Birmingham

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

 

PURCHASING & MATERIALS PLANNING TEAM LEADER

An Unusual opportunity had arisen for a PURCHASING & MATERIALS PLANNING TEAM LEADER, to join a long- established manufacturing organisation in the Macclesfield area.

This is an exceptional opportunity, within a large, well known manufacturing organisation, who supply into a wide range of manufacturing companies.

As the PURCHASING & MATERIALS PLANNING TEAM LEADER, you would be joining a Company who unusually enjoy long- term serving staff.  It’s not unusual to find staff who have worked here for 35 years plus!

You will be given the responsibility, as the PURCHASING & MATERIALS PLANNING TEAM LEADER, for the coordination and management of the procurement and the production planning process.

BENEFITS

  • £40,000
  • 26 Days holiday
  • 1 month long induction
  • Successful, growing business
  • Excellent Pension contributions
  • Extensive on-going support
  • Very friendly team

DUTIES OF THE PURCHASING & MATERIALS PLANNING TEAM LEADER

  • Coordinate and management of the procurement and the production planning process
  • Accountability for the procurement process (orders and expedites)
  • Problem solving relating to late shipments, material shortages and cancellations
  • Inventory control
  • Investigation and resolution of cycle count results
  • Manage Supplier collections and deliveries
  • Resolution of supplier non-conformity reports
  • Support New Product Introductions
  • Creations and Maintenance of MRP parameters to ensure part numbers are created and clearly defined
  • Provide product availability
  • Planning of the extrusion lines, including customer demand, stock build trials and maintenance requirements

REQUIREMENT OF THE PURCHASING & MATERIALS PLANNING TEAM LEADER

  • Experience gained from a fast short-lead time environment
  • Relevant experience within procurement, Stock Control, Warehousing, Production planning and Despatch
  • Good knowledge of MRP logic, scheduling logic, capacity planning and routings
  • Strong attention to detail – ensure part numbers are correct
  • This would suit a friendly, sunny natured team player, who is looking for the stability of a long-term career path.

The role is commutable from Leek, Macclesfield, Congleton, Buxton, Stockport and Knutsford

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

 

POLYMER CHEMIST

An independent organisation in the Birmingham area, have an outstanding opportunity for a Polymer Chemist to join them.  The company have been established for well over 100 years and have continued to grow and develop during this time & have cornered a niche market - place and products, making them a number 1 in their market- place.

The opportunities for a Polymer Chemist are fantastic.  As the polymer Chemist, you will have a wonderful opportunity to progress to more senior positions within the business, giving you the potential for global travel.  
Representing the Company, you will be part of the global academic community that supports their industry, giving you the opportunity to attend international conferences and present academic papers

BENEFITS

  • £20,000 - £24,000 Dependant on experience
  • Excellent Pension and 25 days holidays
  • Busy, friendly manufacturing organisation
  • Second to none Prospects available
  • Opportunity for International travel
  • 36.25-hour week
  • Free Life assurance
  • Medical cash back scheme
  • A genuine chance to make an impact
  • Training offered for the right person

DUTIES OF THE POLYMER CHEMIST

  • Synthesis of novel accelerators
  • Research, analyse and synthesise new and existing materials for product, process development and applications
  • Design experiments to support / disprove hypotheses
  • Analytical and physical testing of products and raw materials
  • Provide support to Production and Quality
  • Contribute to the preparation of technical reports

REQUIREMENT OF THE POLYMER CHEMIST

  • You will hold a Degree in ideally Chemistry
  • Synthesis experience 
  • Good knowledge of research and analysis of new and existing materials
  • To have previously designed experiments
  • This would suit an ambitious and enthusiastic Chemist, who is looking for a stable, long-term career

The role is commutable from Walsall, Wolverhampton, Sutton Coldfield, Worcester, Telford, Birmingham, Tamworth, Aldridge, and Solihull

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

 

QUALITY ENGINEER

An Outstanding Opportunity has arisen for a Quality Engineer to join a busy, well established organisation.  You may be a Junior Quality Engineer looking to “cut your teeth” on a bigger role.

As the Quality Engineer, you will be joining a large and friendly Quality team & the Company have some very impressive Accounts on board, where the relationships are well established lending stability and consistency to your prospects.

The role of Quality Engineer, is a Double Day working shift, a combination of early starts one week, and switching to a later start the following week.

BENEFITS

  • £25,000 - £35,000 - Dependant on experience
  • Working directly with the Senior Management team
  • Excellent Pension and holidays
  • Busy, friendly manufacturing organisation
  • A genuine chance to make an impact
  • Great opportunity for a Junior Quality Engineer, or an established Quality Engineer, looking for a busy, friendly business

DUTIES OF THE QUALITY ENGINEER

  • Reporting into the QHSE Manager
  • Ensuing supplied parts conform to high quality standards
  • Continuous improvements of the Quality Systems 
  • Root cause analysis and implementation of corrective actions
  • PPAP submissions
  • 5 Whys, 8D, FMEA and Ishikawa
  • Conduct final quality inspections

REQUIREMENT OF THE QUALITY ENGINEER

  • It is essential that you have Quality Engineering experience, gained from within a high- volume manufacturing environment
  • Customer and Supplier exposure
  • Hands on Inspection experience
  • To have a high energy level and be able to react to constantly changing goal posts
  • Happy to work a Double Day shift pattern

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

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

 

PROCESS ENGINEER

Are you a Process Engineer looking for your next challenge where you would be part of a busy, fast paced manufacturing organisation, who are super busy & would embrace your ambition and experience?

No 2 days are ever the same here!  This is a very friendly, dynamic facility, 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

  • £38,000 - £42,000 - Dependant 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
  • Microsoft office
  • A friendly disposition

This is a fast -paced manufacturing environment and would suit an energetic, dynamic individual

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

 

An outstanding opportunity has arisen for an IT COORDINATOR

Do you have experience as an IT COORDINATOR within MANUFACTURING?  Would you like to be part of a busy, friendly, manufacturing organisation, where as their IT COORDINATOR , you will be given the opportunity for both proactive and reactive support, configuration ad system documentation within a highly diverse production environment

If you are an IT COORDINATOR, looking for stability, and long- term career stability, this is just the opportunity for you.

IT COORDIANTOR BENEFITS

  • £35,000 - £40,000 - Dependant 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 IT COORDINATOR

  • Provide proactive and reactive support
  • Ensure critical IT systems are operational
  • Assist with problem resolution
  • Provide desktop and mobile phone user support
  • Ensure 1st level support can be provided
  • Understand EDI flows and technologies form IT scope to support plant
  • Assist the IT Project teams with regards to functional analysis of industrial processes, solutions and delivery
  • Responsibility for on-call requirements to match customer work schedule

REQUIREMENT OF THE IT COORDINATOR

  • To have previously worked in a helpdesk environment
  • SAP end user experience
  • Cisco Networking – LAN/WAN/Wireless maintenance router / switch
  • Windows Server (2012 / 2016) Support
  • Microsoft Office 2016 / 365 user support
  • It would be helpful if you have experience of Active Directory, GPO, DNS
  • Experience with virtualisation technologies (VMWARE6)
  • Data cabling and physical network infrastructure
  • Zebra Printer and label printing 
  • Be wonderful if you have experience with handheld scanners

This is a fast -paced manufacturing environment and would suit an energetic, dynamic individual

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

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Technical Engineering Recruitment Support since 1994

 

A NEW ROLE FOR A TOOLMAKER IS NOW AVAILABLE

This is a new facility, and they are a busy, very friendly organisation, having a need for a Toolmaker to expand their team.  

It’s a great opportunity to join at this point, as everything is new, making this Toolmaker, part of a new journey for this business.  Exciting times indeed!

WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU

  • £13 / £15 per hour
  • Days Role
  • Early Friday Finish
  • Paid Overtime
  • Outside the clear air tax catchment area
  • Friendly Organisation, everyone is 'Hands On'

DUTIES OF THE TOOLMAKER

  • Working from Engineering drawings
  • New tooling
  • Refurbishment and maintenance of existing Press tools
  • Use of Toolroom equipment
  • Working Days

REQUIREMENT OF THE TOOLMAKER

  • Ideally Apprentice trained
  • You will have relevant Toolmaking experience within Pressings
  • To have the ability to read engineering drawings
  • This will suit a friendly, easy going personality, this would fit into the business very well
  • Happy to work days

This Toolmaker role is commutable from: Birmingham, Aldridge, Walsall, Solihull, Tamworth, Smethwick, Balsall Heath, Edgbaston

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

 

PRESS SETTER

A wonderful opportunity has become available for an experienced PRESS SETTER to join a very friendly, busy manufacturing organisation.

They have a huger and diverse product range, and demand for their products and services, is consistently busy.  

Due to an up turn in their orders, this has created the need for PRESS SETTERS to join their team.
 
PRESS SETTER BENEFITS

  • £10- £14 per hour - Dependant on experience
  • Excellent Pension and holidays
  • EARLY FINISH FRIDAY
  • Day’s role
  • Busy, friendly manufacturing organisation
  • A genuine chance to make an impact

PRESS SETTER DUTIES: 

  • Setting and operating both progression and transfer presses
  • Operating an overhead crane
  • Working from engineering drawings
  • Quality checking using measuring equipment
  • Working a day shift

PRESS SETTER REQUIREMENTS:

  • You must have relevant experience of setting Presses
  • An overhead crane license would be beneficial but not essential
  • The ability to read engineering drawings
  • Happy to workdays

This is a lovely opportunity to join a large, consistently busy manufacturing organisation.  You will be joining a friendly, with some enjoying long term service

 

Start your career as a MATERIAL PLANNER in LOGISTICS with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow.

You will play a key part, as the MATERIAL PLANNER in LOGISTICS within their Logistics Department.  The MATERIAL PLANNER – LOGISTICS reports into the Logistics Manager and will be predominantly focused on supporting the Logistics Department, ensuing all customer and supplier demands are accurately integrated.

As the MATERIAL PLANNER – LOGISTICS, you will be given the responsibility of the supply of production materials into production.

You will have the support, means and space to deliver the boldest solutions for the extraordinary and every day.

BENEFITS

  • £27,000 - £32,000
  • Superb long-term prospects, you are joining a large International organisation
  • Total support for further development
  • Income protection
  • A culture of support and space
  • Excellent Pension and Holidays

RESPONSIBILITIES OF A MATERIAL PLANNER - LOGISTICS

  • Ensuring supply of production materials into the production area
  • Management of semi-finished and finished materials to the customers
  • Reducing transport freight costs
  • Scheduling
  • Working closely with Purchasing, Finance, Engineering, Production and Quality teams
  • Ensure parts are set up correctly, maintained and planned
  • Active involvement in continuous improvements

HERES WHAT YOU WILL NEED TO BE A MATERIAL PLANNER - LOGISTICS

  • Relevant experience that will transfer into a fast - paced manufacturing environment
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Material Planning knowledge
  • Keeps cool under pressure
  • This role would suit someone that understands and reacts to business
  • Innovative approach

Grow your career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, flourish, and succeed.

This role would be commutable from Liverpool, Huyton, Widnes, St Helen’s, Kirby, Halewood, Knowsley

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

 

An outstanding opportunity has arisen for an experienced QUALITY MANAGER so would you like to be part of a busy, friendly, manufacturing organisation, where as their QUALITY MANAGER you will be given the opportunity to provide customer, supplier and support on a daily basis regarding concerns and planning.

If you are a QUALITY MANAGER looking for stability, and long- term stability, this is just the opportunity for you.  This would suit an ambitious and passionate QUALITY MANAGER

BENEFITS

  • £50,000 - £55,000  Dependant on experience
  • Working directly with the Senior Management team
  • Excellent Pension and holidays
  • Busy, friendly manufacturing organisation
  • A genuine chance to make an impact

DUTIES OF THE QUALITY MANAGER

  • On a day- to- day basis, manage/organise a large number of Quality Engineers and Inspectors
  • Ensure that all Quality Engineers are trained and ensuring that they work together as a team.
  • Co-ordinate the receipt, response and monitoring reports from the customer ensuring containment action is taken
  • Root cause analysis
  • Provide technical / quality support to manufacturing in order for them to be able to produce efficiently and to the correct quality requirements. 
  • Ensure Quality process audits are carried out/monitored against schedule and corrective/preventative actions are implemented. 
  • QS9000, APQP, PPAP, FMEA and other Quality Reporting Systems. 
  • Ensure that all quality related documentation is completed accurately
  • Liaise with the Quality Manager in order to identify, recommend and source new equipment. 
  • Ensuring quality standards are maintained. 
  • Communicate and co-ordinate Quality data/results/findings and 8D’s quality information amongst all internal departments in order to ensure compliance. 
  • Provide support in the preparation and maintenance of documentation and systems in order to comply with IATF/ISO9001. 
  • Co-ordinate, maintain and interpret statistical information supplied by customers, internal sources, suppliers and contractors 
  • Ensure that product inspection procedures, reports and documentation are accurately completed 
  • Ensure FMEA and Control Plan are regularly reviewed 
  • Review on a regular basis when 8D’s, APQP or any other product or process changes/concerns occur. 

REQUIREMENT OF THE QUALITY MANAGER

  • It is essential that you can demonstrate significant Senior Quality Engineering experience
  • You will have gained your experience from within a high- volume manufacturing environment
  • Fully experienced with the use of Quality tools, such as APQP, SPC, Control Plans and Root cause analysis
  • 8D problem solving 
  • A proactive problem solver
  • This role would suit a dynamic Senior Quality Professional, who thrives on challenges.

The role is commutable from Walsall, Wolverhampton, Sutton Coldfield, Worcester, Telford, Birmingham and Aldridge 

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

 

MULTI SPINDLE MACHINE SETTER

A unique opportunity has arisen for an experienced MULTI SPINDLE MACHINE SETTER within a busy manufacturing environment, producing precision parts.

Based in the Birmingham area, long established and enjoying a huge uplift in their orders and investment, this is a perfect time to join a busy manufacturing organisation.

BENEFITS

  • £14 per hour - Dependant on experience
  • Working on brand new machines
  • Busy, well established Company
  • Friendly team

DUTIES OF A MULTI SPINDLE SETTER

  • Change over Machines with tooling and attachments
  • Responsibility for the manufacture and quality of high volume turned parts
  • Change over a variety of tools and attachments for new and existing components
  • Use of measuring equipment
  • Conduct routine maintenance on machinery and equipment
  • Where the Operator is not available, Machine minding
  • Active involvement with continuous improvement activities

REQUIREMENTS OF A MULTI SPINDLE SETTER:

  • We are looking for experience of setting MULTI-SPINDLE machines, preferably Wickman
  • Thread Milling
  • Chasing, recessing, and tapping would be advantageous
  • To have the ability to read engineering drawings
  • This would suit someone who enjoys using their own initiative

Send your CV asap, or call me for more information.

This role is commutable from Birmingham, Tamworth, Walsall, Minworth, Tyseley, Smethwick and Dudley

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