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 Harris

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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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SENIOR QUALITY ENGINEER

SUTTON COLDFIELD

£30,000 + PENSION + BONUS + LIFE ASSURANCE + 25 DAYS HOLIDAY +FREE CAR PARK + CANTEEN

PERMANENT

MANUFACTURING

A wonderful opportunity has arisen within a well- known manufacturing organisation for a Senior Quality Engineer to provide support to the Quality Manager in order to ensure that all products, processes and systems meet company standards. 

This is a well- respected, reputable lean manufacturing environment, high volume production facility. The working environment is modern, pleasant and supportive.

Requirements:

  • Previous relevant Senior Quality Engineering experience within a high- volume manufacturing environment
  • New Product Introduction experience
  • Good knowledge of Quality tools such as SPC, FMEA and APQP
  • To have previously conducted internal audits
  • This company manufacturing a broad range of different variances on their products, and it would be highly beneficial if you have had exposure to a varied range of products / services
  • An influential personality
  • Self- disciplined and highly motivated

Duties:

  • Working closely with the Quality Manager
  • Root cause analysis and implementation of corrective actions
  • Lead teams to resolve product related problems
  • Support design teams during NPD process
  • Compiling Quality plans
  • Deputise for Quality Manager in his absence
  • Take ownership of queries and complaints
  • Conduct internal audits
  • Champion continuous improvement culture
  • Ensure Health and Safety compliance

This organisation is part of a bigger group, potential career progression is very strong and is actively encouraged.

You will be given the chance to use your initiative and make an impact, whilst enjoying your time in the workplace

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

 

LOGISTICS MANAGER

TAMWORTH

PERMANENT

£45,000 - £52,000 + PENSION + HEALTHCARE + SUPERB BUSY MANUFACTURING FACILITY

MANUFACTURING

 

Company:

A busy manufacturing organisation in the Tamworth area, are looking to hire a Logistics Manager.

This is a superb production facility, they are an International organisation, and as the Logistics Manager, you will hold responsibility for ensuring sufficient parts and materials are available for production.

You will be a key member of the senior management team; your expertise and hard work will be values and rewarded.

Duties:

  • Deliver finished material to customers
  • Customer liaison in respect to delivery performance measures
  • Lead logistics operations
  • Ensuring costs, delivery, safety and delivery performance are met
  • Improve current internal material movements
  • Coach, develop and train
  • Champion improvement initiative

Requirements:

  • Degree qualification or equivalent
  • SAP expertise
  • Relevant Logistics and Material management
  • Gained your experience within an environment that uses lean tools and problem- solving techniques
  • Good commercial awareness
  • High volume manufacturing background
  • Excellent MS Office, Excel, Word and Power Point
  • Outstanding communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Highly motivated
  • Keep cool under pressure!

This is an outstanding opportunity.

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 ASAP.

 

LEAN ENGINEER

BIRMINGHAM

PERMANENT

£NEG + PENSION + BUSY MODERN MANUFACTURING FACILITY + SUPERB PROSPECTS

HIGH VOLUME MANUFACTURING

 

 

COMPANY

 

ARE YOU a LEAN ENGINEER, looking for an opportunity for you to utilise your considerable experience and commit to a busy, global manufacturing company?

This will be a chance for you to shine, and showcase your Lean Engineering skill set.  It’s a great opportunity for you to join a large International manufacturing.

 

DUTIES

 

  • Coordinate all continuous improvement activities in the plant
  • Support the implementation and application of Lean Principles to production processes
  • Eliminate waste
  • Increase operational performance
  • Champion a continuous improvement environment
  • Analysis of logistics and production processes and indicators
  • Improve training, material flow and labour utilisation
  • Support lean evaluation / assessment to monitor the improvement progress within the plant
  • Implement training for e.g. Value Stream Mapping, 5S, elimination of waste and Standardised Work Procedures

 

REQUIREMENTS

 

  • Lean Engineering experience
  • To have gained experience from within a manufacturing environment
  • Proven experience of leading lean projects and drive to sustain improvements
  • Training experience including design and delivery
  • Participation in best practice and benchmark sharing
  • Experience of working with lean methodologies / tools
  • High level of IT Literacy
  • Drive and ambition

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.

 

PROCESS ENGINEERNG MANAGER

Company:

We have a wonderful opportunity, if you are a Process Engineering Manager, who is looking to join a growing, stable organisation.

This is a multi-site International manufacturing company, and the vacancy has arisen at the centre of excellence.

Utilising the very latest of modern manufacturing technology, you will be managing the Project Process Engineering team in the UK.  You will ensure on-time delivery of processes, tools and equipment.

Duties:

  • Define optimum process to manufacture new products
  • Define layout for each production line
  • Ensure Process FMEA
  • Approve technical specifications for tools and investments
  • Define best method
  • Ensure capacitive investments are running at rate before mass production launch
  • Estimate cycle times
  • Provide feasibility and cost estimations
  • Collaborate with costing
  • Support the Process Engineering
  • Ensure lessons are learnt from previous projects into new projects
  • Manage suppliers to meet project requirements
  • Organise the Process engineering team to meet the Project targets

Requirements:

  • Ideally you will be educated to Degree standard, or equivalent experience
  • Solid knowledge of Process Engineering management gained from within the automotive industry, or other high- volume manufacturing
  • Tool and equipment design and technical specification experience
  • Process FMEA
  • Excellent project management experience
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Highly motivated and ambitious

Benefits:

  • Salary : £50,000 - £60,000
  • Car Allowance
  • Generous Bonus
  • Pension
  • Life Assurance
  • Stability
  • Outstanding Prospects And
  • Location : Warwick / Leamington Spa
  • Permanent
  • Potential Progression
  • Environment : Manufacturing

This is an outstanding opportunity to continue to advance your career within a highly respected, busy manufacturing business.  No two days will be the same!  You will be challenged, stretched, but leave every day feeling a sense of achievement.  Plus, you will be rewarded with a highly competitive salary and benefits and enjoy the pleasure of working in a modern, pleasant and encouraging working environment.

Send your CV ASAP.

 

PROCESS ENGINEER

PERMANENT

£32,000 + PENSION + FLEXITIME + INCOME PROTECTION + OUTSTANDING PROSPECTS

MANUFACTURING

LEAMINGTON SPA

Company:

A PRESTIGIOUS manufacturing organisation in the Leamington Spa area, now have a requirement for a Process Engineer. 

Are you a Process Engineer, looking for a career change? You may be a Process Engineer, looking for a stable, positive working environment, where you are actively encouraged to develop your skill set further, look no further.

Requirements:

  • Support implementation of production processes
  • Lead productivity improvements
  • New product introduction
  • Minimise waste and cost reductions
  • Reduce variability in manufacturing
  • Generate production process documentation
  • Oversee installation of machinery / equipment including commission
  • Identify needs for new projects
  • Respond to breakdowns if engineering support required
  • Root cause analysis

Duties:

  • Ideally you will be educated to Degree standard, but equivalent relevant experience is readily considered
  • Relevant Process Engineering experience, gained from within a high volume manufacturing environment
  • SAP exposure highly preferable
  • Exposure to a lean continuous improvement manufacturing environment
  • A passion for engineering
  • Superb communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Clean full driving licence

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

 

BUYER

Company:

These are exciting times!  A long-established multi-site manufacturing organisation have a requirement for an experienced Buyer to support the UK Purchasing Manager.

This is a lean, modern manufacturing facility, long established with a full order book, offering for the right person, a stable Buyer position, with potential for long-term growth.

Duties:

  • Coordinate the non-production activity in the plant
  • Effectively manage suppliers
  • Sourcing of services / components
  • Receiving quotations and provide analysis of quotations
  • Negotiation with suppliers
  • Raise purchase orders
  • Cost reductions
  • Supplier reduction
  • Represent the Purchasing department at meetings both internal and external

Requirements:

  • Ideally, you will be CIPS qualified, or working towards, but for the right person, support to achieve CIPS ca be provided
  • Purchasing experience within a manufacturing environment would be beneficial
  • SAP knowledge would be perfect, but again, not essential
  • Strong negotiating skills
  • Self-sufficient and motivated

Benefits:

  • Permanent
  • Salary : £30,000 (Negotiable)
  • Pension
  • Outstanding Prestigious Organisation
  • Environment : Manufacturing
  • Location : Birmingham

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 ASAP.

 

QUALITY ENGINEER

Company:

A role for a Quality Engineer has become available within a highly prestigious manufacturing organisation in the Leamington area. 

As the Quality Engineer on site, you will work within the team to help develop new projects and design ideas.  This is a global organisation, with multiple sites worldwide. So much potential is attached to this role, making it an exciting opportunity for a motivated and experienced Quality Engineer.

Duties:

  • This is a client and supplier facing role
  • Represent the Company in the event of quality issues
  • Root cause analysis and implementation of corrective actions
  • Data management of quality documentation, including Control Plans and Process Audits
  • PPAP submissions
  • On site verification and control of customer concerns
  • 8D reporting
  • Introduction of SPC
  • Supplier development and implementing containment activities
  • Maintenance of ISO TS16949 standards

Requirements:

  • It is essential that you have relevant Quality Engineering experience
  • Ideally, you will hold an Internal Auditor qualification
  • Experience of PPAP’s, APQP and FMEA is essential
  • Measurement software experience would be beneficial
  • This would suit a gregarious type of Quality Engineer, who enjoys customer and supplier interaction

Benefits:

Salary : £35000 - £40000

Days

Flexi Hours

Pension

Stability And Outstanding Prospects

Permanent

Location : Leamington Spa

Environment : High Volume Production

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

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

 

PRESS SETTER

Company:

A busy manufacturing organisation in the Redditch area, have a requirement for an experienced Press Setter.

They have been established for many years, and supply their products into a wide variety of different industry sectors, both here in the UK and overseas.

Due to the breadth of different industry sector they work with, this gives them stability and puts them in a strong position in their market place.

They need a new Press Setter to strengthen their team

Duties and Requirements:

  • Setting a small number of blanking press machines
  • Working an afternoon shift – 2 / 10pm
  • Paid Overtime
  • It is a requirement that you have previous Press Setting experience
  • A current Counter Balance fork lift truck licence would be beneficial
  • This is an immediate start

Benefits:

  • Salary : £9.50 Per Hour
  • Shift Allowance
  • Paid Overtime
  • Pension
  • Pleasant Working Environment
  • Location : Redditch
  • Permanent Afternoon Shift

This is an outstanding opportunity to join a well- established manufacturing facility, where you would be able to enjoy long-term prospects and carer progression.  You will also be joining a friendly team, with supportive management.

For further information, please call send your CV ASAP.

 

QUALITY ENGINEER

Company:

A PRESTIGIOUS manufacturing organisation in the BIRMINGHAM area are looking for an experienced QUALITY ENGINEER.

This is a night position, Sunday to Thursday.

It is a responsible position, you will be the only Quality Engineer on site on this shift.

This is a high volume traditional manufacturing company, and they champion lean manufacturing techniques.

Duties:

  • Raise and control all internal and customer 8Ds / concerns
  • PPAP submissions
  • Provide support to the 1st off / setter
  • Assist with concerns raised from the manufacturing audits
  • Non-conformance
  • Support audits on the shop floor
  • Reduce internal and external PPM levels
  • Working closely with the shop floor to ensure disciplines and procedures are adhered to
  • Control sample room
  • Working Sunday through to Thursday 10/6am

Requirements:

  • Quality Engineer experience from manufacturing
  • Happy to work nights
  • Good experience with Quality tools, such as SPC and Control plans
  • PPAP experience
  • Being a responsible role, it would suit a committed and loyal person
  • You will be joining an established manufacturing organisation, and you will be supported by a strong management  team.

Benefits:

  • Salary : £28,000 - £30,000
  • Nights
  • Permanent
  • Environment : High Volume Manufacturing
  • Location : Birmingham

Please send your CV ASAP.

 

 

CNC PROGRAMMER  / SETTER / OPERATOR

Company:

An exceptional opportunity has arisen for an experienced CNC Programmer / Operator to strengthen the team.

This business has been in existence for many years, and the products they produce are supplied into a wide range of different industries.

This is a specialist role for a CNC Programmer / Operator, giving you the chance to maximise the existing CNC software, and be given the chance to make an impact.

Duties:

  • Programming and setting CNC machining centres
  • Programming and setting Wire Eroding machine
  • Machining new jigs and fixtures for prototype
  • Conducting in-process inspection

Requirements:

  • Experience with setting and programming 3 and 4 axis machining centres and wire eroding machines
  • Visi software would be advantageous
  • To be able to read engineering drawings
  • To be able to work with the minimum of supervision
  • Happy to work days and finish early on Fridays

Benefits:

  • Salary : £30,000 + £33,000
  • Location : Redditch
  • Environment : Manufacturing
  • Permanent

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 ASAP.

 

GROUP LEADER

PERMANENT

£40,000

HIGH VOLUME MANUFACTURING

BIRMIMGHAM

Company:

A PRESTIGIOUS manufacturing Company, are now in the exciting position to take on a Group Leader.

This is a multi-site organisation; their product range his huge and diverse.

If you are an ambitious Group Leader, looking for an opportunity where you will be given full support, and there is plenty of scope to enjoy fabulous career, look no further!

Requirements:

  • You will be an enthusiastic, energised, highly motivated Group Leader
  • Your experience will have been gained from within a high- volume production environment
  • Experienced with Kaizen to 5S
  • Knowledge of ISO9001 and TS16949
  • Successful man-management experience
  • To have led and motivated your team
  • Happy to work a 3 shift pattern – Monday to Friday
  • To have lead Kaizen activities
  • Developed training programs
  • Ensuring production targets are met per shift

Duties:

  • Ensure achievement of sequential delivery in full and on time
  • Manage the daily operation of the production team
  • Conduct risk assessments
  • Monitor parts available and delivery sequence
  • Customer and Supplier liaison
  • Develop training plans
  • Problem solving
  • Conduct grievance investigation
  • Absence management

You will be joining a thriving organisation, with plenty of potential for progression.  You will enjoy the knowledge that you be supported by a strong management  team.

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

 

ESTIMATOR / COST ENGINEER

Company:

A long-established manufacturing organisation in the Redditch area, are now actively looking to hire an experience Estimator / Cost Engineer.

They are a traditional manufacturing organisation and have been established for over 100 years.

As their Estimator, you will be developing and mapping out the manufacturing process and ensuring that tooling costs are complying with quotations.  This is a fascinating position, and is offering you a healthy, long-term stability.

Duties of an Estimator /  Cost Engineer:

  • Read and interpret engineering drawings
  • Analysis of CAD data and information received from customer
  • Obtain tooling costs in order to compile and submit quotations to the customer
  • Conduct contractual and technical review of tenders
  • Prepare estimations
  • Obtain quotations from Suppliers / Subcontractors
  • Provide assistance in the financial control of the contract, upon successful tender
  • Attend site visits and tender review meetings

Requirements:

  • You must have the ability to read an engineering drawings
  • To be able to demonstrate a strong understanding of press tools
  • Excellent knowledge of relevant estimating and commercial practice
  • Previous tender review experience

Benefits for an Estimator / Cost Engineer:

Salary : £33,000 - £35,000

Pension

Stable Industry Sector

Location : Redditch

Environment : Manufacturing

Permanent

This is a wonderful opportunity to join continue your successful career, within a solid, consistent and well-established organisation.  Send your CV ASAP.