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 global manufacturing facility are looking for a Production Manager to strengthen their Senior Management team.  This is an impressive, busy facility, and the role of Production Manager, is to continue to develop their culture of operational and lean excellence.

As the Production Manager, you will be a key member of the Leadership team, where you will provide strategic and operational support, driving forward improvements.  

This is a truly World Class manufacturing organisation, you would be given the opportunity to showcase your considerable experience and continue to grow as this business continues to go from strength to strength.

The role is commutable from Birkenhead, Warrington, Bootle, Wigan, Liverpool, Huyton, Skermsdale and Widnes

Benefits for Production Manager

  • £48,000 - £52,000
  • Excellent car allowance - £7,500
  • Very generous Bonus
  • Busy, friendly manufacturing business
  • Canteen
  • Free parking
  • Plenty of scope and growthin a fantastic working environment

Duties of The Production Manager

  • You will be a key member of the Leadership team
  • Providing strategic and operational support
  • Champion continuous improvements
  • Day to day management of the Production Team
  • Production Planning and control of Manufacturing
  • Plant layout, including machines and labour utilisation
  • Involvement with machine optimisations – performance calculations
  • Scrap reductions
  • Labour efficiencies
  • KPI Indicators and Progress Plans
  • Resources Planning

Requirement for Production Manager

  • Significant Production Management experience 
  • You will have gained your experience from within a high- volume manufacturing environment
  • Experience of planning and organisational skills
  • Lean manufacturing exposure
  • To have a good understanding of working within a unionised environment
  • We are looking for a true people person, a natural leader who can motivate and inspire your team
  • Your positive and committed approach, will uplift, and inspire your team to be their very best.

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

 

A role has become available for a Buyer, within a well-known, house-hold brand Manufacturing Company.

Their product range is huge, with a multitude of different products.  This is a fast-paced environment and the role of Buyer, would suit an energetic, 

This Buyer role is commutable from Manchester, Rochdale, Bury, Bolton, Halifax, Oldham and Blackburn

Benefits on Offer:

  • £30,000 
  • Excellent Pension and holidays
  • Busy, friendly manufacturing organisation
  • Long established manufacturing Business
  • Well respected and well known
  • A genuine chance to make an impact

Duties of Buyer:

  • Purchase ordering
  • Scheduling using SAP data
  • Supplier evaluation
  • Contract price negotiation
  • You will gain an understanding of their products
  • Selection of suppliers

Requirement for Buyer:

  • To have experience of MRP systems
  • You will have gained your experience from within a fast- paced manufacturing environment
  • Experience of Purchase Ordering and scheduling
  • To have an understanding of forecast changes and amendments
  • Supplier evaluation and selection exposure
  • To keep cool under pressure
  • Resilient and reliable
  • Ideally, you will be Apprentice trained
  • Happy to work Nights
  • We are looking for significant experience in Toolmaking, on new or existing tooling
  • Plenty of experience of using standard Toolroom equipment
  • Improving experience would be highly advantageous

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

 

Are you a Process Engineer looking for your next challenge?  Would you like to be part of a busy, fast paced manufacturing organisation, who are super busy, who 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.

BENEFITS

  • £38,000 - £45,000 - 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 exceptional opportunity has arisen within a busy, incredibly stable company for a Technical Applications Engineer.  A role of Technical Applications Engineer has become available to support further growth.

They enjoy a vast product range, and due to the uniqueness of their products, are an extremely busy, stable organisation to be part of.  And their staff retention is phenomenal, ensuing you, as the Technical Applications Engineer a long, and enjoyable career. They supply into UK and Europe and are looking to continue to expand their customer base.

This role is commutable from Birmingham, Halesowen, Wolverhampton, Aldridge, Walsall, Tyseley, Solihull, Sutton Coldfield, Tamworth, Worcester, and Dudley

Benefits of a Technical Applications Engineer

  • £35,000
  • Company Car
  • Company Phone
  • Excellent Pension scheme
  • You will be joining a very friendly and super stable organisation
  • Out of this world staff retention

Duties of a Technical Applications Engineer

  • Supporting Manufacturing and Sales / Marketing Teams
  • Support the expansion of the Business
  • Office based
  • Building strong customer relationships
  • Advising customers of machine capabilities, cycle times and application of the machines in the best environment
  • Supporting new business development activities
  • Providing expert advice

Requirement of a Technical Applications Engineer

  • You will be able to demonstrate a high technical expertise with CNC Machines
  • This could be milling or / and turning
  • To have gained your experience within a manufacturing environment
  • A good commercial awareness
  • Ideally you will have customer facing experience
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • A strong self- starter and an excellent team player
  • Flexibility for the occasional overnight stay

This would suit an experienced CNC Engineer, who enjoys customer exposure and who is looking to enjoy a long and fruitful career.

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

 

Are you a Quality Manager, looking to be part of a well-established, growing team in the Birmingham area as this is a wonderful opportunity to be part of a successful business, who next year, look to be set to increase their already high volumes as demand for their products soars.

As their Quality Manager, you will be given the responsibility to maintain and improve the existing quality standards. You will also be the primary contact for all customer concerns.

This role would suit either an experienced Quality Manager, or a Senior Quality Engineer, who is looking for that chance to move into a Quality management role.

The role is commutable from Walsall, Wolverhampton, Sutton Coldfield, Redditch, Solihull, Hall Green, Tyseley, Dudley, Tamworth, Birmingham, Brownhills, Worcester, Cannock and Aldridge 

BENEFITS for QUALITY MANAGER

  • £45,000 (flex)
  • Busy, stable customer base
  • Long established organisation
  • Huge potential for growth within this role
  • Excellent Pension and holidays
  • A genuine chance to make an impact

DUTIES OF QUALITY MANAGER 

  • Resolution of customer concerns
  • Day to day control of Quality department
  • Lead, manage and be the main point of Quality on site
  • Maintain and develop existing Quality systems
  • Champion Continuous Improvements in Quality
  • Root cause analysis and implementation of corrective actions
  • Mentor your team and identification of training needs
  • Supplier Development
  • Internal audits
  • Manage absenteeism and holidays

REQUIREMENTS OF QUALITY MANAGER

  • You are either currently a Quality Manager or a Senior Quality Engineer looking to move into a Quality Manager role
  • Essential that you have experience of working in a manufacturing environment
  • Customer and Supplier exposure
  • This is a busy, challenging role and would suit an energetic, ambitious, highly motivated Quality professional

Are you up for the challenge?  Waste no time and send your CV ASAP!

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

 

Are you a TOOLMAKER looking for a NIGHTS role, as we have a superb opportunity for an experienced Toolmaker to join a well-respected, long-established company, who are experiencing a significant uplift in their orders.

BENEFITS

  • £29,000 - £40,000 - Dependant on experience (Includes Shift Allowance)
  • Nights - Monday to Friday
  • Paid Overtime
  • Early Friday Finish
  • Excellent Pension
  • Busy, friendly manufacturing organisation
  • Long established manufacturing Business
  • Well respected and well known
  • A genuine chance to make an impact

DUTIES OF THE TOOLMAKER

  • Use of general Toolroom equipment
  • Refurbishment of existing tooling
  • New tooling
  • Working from engineering drawings
  • Working in a precise, super clean working environment
  • Night Shift
  • Experience of Improving would be beneficial 

REQUIREMENT OF A TOOLMAKER

  • Ideally, you will be Apprentice trained
  • Happy to work Nights
  • We are looking for significant experience in Toolmaking, on new or existing tooling
  • Plenty of experience of using standard Toolroom equipment
  • Improving experience would be highly advantageous

The role is commutable from: Walsall, Wolverhampton, Sutton Coldfield, Solihull, Hall Green, Tyseley, Dudley, Tamworth, Birmingham, Brownhills, Cannock and Aldridge

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

 

A global manufacturing company, very much at the very forefront of new technology have a requirement for a Senior Sourcing Buyer.  With nearly 100 years of experience behind them, supplying into120 countries worldwide, they are the market leader in their field.  A role for a Senior Sourcing Buyer is now available.  We are looking for a skilled and experienced individual with excellent procurement experience, coupled with strategic thinking and the ability to multi -task, and manage day to day site sourcing issues.

This is an exception opportunity to join a World Class manufacturing company.

This role is commutable from Redditch, Alcester, Worcester, Bromsgrove, Alvechurch, Leamington Spa, Banbury, Evesham and Tewksbury

Benefits of Senior Sourcing Buyer

  • £45,000
  • Day’s role
  • Large, long established successful Business
  • Free Parking
  • Genuine long-term career prospects available
  • Modern management approach
  • Excellent work / life balance 

Duties of Senior Sourcing Buyer

  • Working closely with the Purchasing Manger on the rollout of global sourcing strategies for commodities, and show an understanding of current and future demands
  • Supplier improvement and cost reduction opportunities
  • Ensure supply of purchased material
  • Identify supply chain risks
  • Supplier relationship management activities
  • Identify cost improvement opportunities
  • Manage supplier contracts and lead contract negotiation
  • Conduct supplier analysis

Requirement of Senior Sourcing Buyer

  • Degree level or equivalent experience in Procurement and Sourcing
  • You will have previous buying experience gained from within a manufacturing environment
  • Strategic and tactical procurement experience 
  • Contract management and an understanding of contractual law
  • A curious, creative problem solver
  • Strong negotiator
  • Excel, Word and Powerpoint knowledge
  • A strong self-starter

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Purchasing Recruitment Support since 1994

 

A busy long-established organisation now has a requirement for a Quality Manager.
  
They are a multi site FMCG organisation, with facilities in the UK and Europe offering a fast paced and dynamic working environment. This is a wonderful opportunity for an experienced Quality Manager to make a fast impact and As the Quality Manager, you will be tasked with being responsible for all aspects of the quality function, to ensure compliance.

Quality Manager Benefits:

  • £38,000 - £39,000
  • Be part of a long and successful business
  • Fast paced, dynamic working environment
  • New technology constantly introduced
  • Free Parking
  • 25 days holidays

This role is commutable from Loughborough, Leicester, Peterborough, Leicester, Oakham, St Neots’, Northampton, Oakham, Corby, Burley, Braunston, Melton Mowbray

Duties of the Quality Manager

  • Develop and maintain quality systems
  • Ensure compliance
  • Champion continuous improvement initiatives
  • Manage the quality resources
  • Investigate customer complaints
  • Root cause analysis and implementation of corrective actions
  • Provide assistance with vendor development and selection
  • Site lead for customer and certification (ISO9001, BRC) audits
  • Conduct internal audits
  • Customer visits 

Requirement of the Quality Manager

  • Proven experience of implementation and management of quality systems
  • You will have gained your experience from within manufacturing
  • You will have experience of working within a continuous improvement culture
  • Ideally, you will have gained your experience within a fast- paced manufacturing environment
  • A “hands-on” pragmatic approach, will work best 
  • As would be the ability to work in a pressure, dynamic working environment

In return, you will be offered the chance to be part of a growing, busy, stable manufacturing organisation, where you will enjoy a long and enjoyable career.

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

 

A new role has been created for a Production Manager in the Packaging area of a large International, very busy organisation.

Due to growth, even despite continuing challenging times, the need has risen for a Production Manager in the Packaging area to manage and oversee operations in their distribution centre. This is a large facility covering 6,000 Sq. meters, and they distribute goods that are predominantly shipped from the UK and Ireland.

As this is a new role, it’s a wonderful opportunity for you to really utilise your experience and take complete ownership of this role and as their Production Manager in Packaging, you will be responsible for the packaging of a huge array of different types of consumer goods.

Benefits of Production Manager - Packaging

  • £40,000 - £45,000 (flex)
  • Day’s role
  • Large, long established successful Business
  • Free Parking
  • 6% Employer contribution Pension scheme
  • 25 Days holidays
  • An outstanding opportunity, a new role to really mould this role to your strengths

This role is commutable from Birmingham, Walsall, Rugeley, Tamworth, Lichfield, Coventry, Atherstone, Barton-Under-Needwood, Cannock and Sutton Coldfield

Duties of Production Manager – Packaging

  • Manage and oversee operations in Packaging area
  • Ensure Health and Safety compliance
  • Managing a team that will vary from 12 to over 120 (direct and in-direct)
  • Responsible for 2 Shift Leaders
  • Setting budgets and man-power planning
  • Liaise between sales, marketing, and planning teams
  • Provide cost estimates
  • Lead continuous improvement projects
  • Maintain accurate data using SAP, PKMS and other ERP systems
  • Track packaging costs

Requirement of Production Manager – Packaging

  • Significant experience at Senior Manage level
  • You will have gained your experience from within a high-volume diverse product range
  • Preferably within a system’s driven warehouse and value- added packaging environment
  • Strong knowledge of WMS and ERP
  • SAP experience would be beneficial but not essential
  • Good understanding of MS Excel, Power Point and Outlook
  • Analytical problem solver

This would suit a highly motivated self-starter & a Super role awaits the right person!

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

 

A large, local long-established manufacturing organisation have a requirement for a Waste Technician.

The role of Waste Technician is a specialised role, giving you responsibility for management of waste across the processes they operate in & as their Waste Technician, you will be communicating with all key departments such as Operations, Quality Control and R& D.

Benefits of Waste Technician

  • £22,000 - £22,700
  • 25 Days holidays on top of Bank Holidays
  • Stake holder Pension
  • Busy, friendly manufacturing organisation
  • A genuine chance to make an impact
  • An Apprenticeship may be a consideration
  • Supporting day release if you don’t have the necessary qualifications

Duties of Waste Technician:

  • Sampling waste across the site
  • Stock management of waste
  • Keeping a waste management inventory
  • Assist in the preparation of waste for off-site disposal
  • Analytical testing of waste streams
  • Forklift truck driving

Requirements of a Waste Technician:

  • This will suit a practical, hands-on sort of person who enjoys working outside
  • Ideally trained in COSHH
  • Experience of sampling methods
  • In the perfect world, it would be great if you have some knowledge of chemical health and safety, and basis analytical chemistry techniques
  • IT literate 

This is a great opportunity for you to join a large, busy organisation, who can genuinely offer you a super career path for you.

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

 

A large, local long-established manufacturing organisation have a requirement for a Deputy Shift Site Manager

The role of Deputy Shift Site Manager is a specialised role, giving you responsibility for working with the shift Manager running the site out of hours, and help with labour prioritisation and equipment in order to meet requirements. 

This is an excellent opportunity for you to increase your level of management experience and skills, as their Deputy Shift Site Manager, you will making sure that production targets on your shift are met.

Commutable from Birmingham, Tamworth, Dudley, Walsall, Brownhills, Solihull, Halesowen, Stourbridge, Kidderminster, Castle Vale, Sutton Coldfield, Tyseley and Redditch

Benefits of Deputy Shift Site Manager

  • £32,800
  • 25 Days holidays on top of Bank Holidays
  • Stake holder Pension
  • Busy, friendly manufacturing organisation
  • A genuine chance to make an impact
  • Working 12-hour shifts – 4 on / 4 off – 6 / 6

Duties of a Deputy Shift Site Manager

  • Working with the Shift Leader to prioritise labour and equipment
  • You will be a member of the Emergency response team
  • Dealing with external contacts such as the emergency services, customers’, and suppliers out of hours
  • Identification of training needs of Operatives
  • Deputise for the Shift Leader in his absence
  • Happy to work 4 on/ 4 off shifts, 5 shift rota, including weekends and nights
  • Requirements of a Deputy Shift Site Manager
  • This will suit a confident team-player
  • It would be highly beneficial if you have had experience of dealing with emergency response procedures
  • You will have gained your experience from within a manufacturing environment, ideally chemicals
  • Hold strong supervisory skills
  • Happy working 12 hour shifts on a 5-shift rota

This is a great opportunity for you to join a large, busy organisation, who can genuinely offer you a super career path for you.

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

 

An outstanding opportunity has arisen for a Production Planner so are you a Production Planner looking for a long-term career move, within a busy, friendly, and well-established manufacturing company?

As their Production Planner, you will be responsible for providing manufacturing with production plans in line with customer requirements.

This is a unique manufacturing environment, supplying a huge, varied product range.

The role is commutable from Solihull, Redditch, Coventry, Alcester, Worcester, Bidford on Avon, Stratford Upon Avon, Banbury, and Birmingham

Benefits of a Production Planner:

  • £30,000 - £35,000
  • Excellent Pension 
  • Busy manufacturing organisation
  • Friendly team
  • Super supportive Management

Duties of a Production Planner:

  • Provide manufacturing with production plans in line with customer requirements
  • Review and agree opportunities to improve productivity
  • Review demand forecast
  • Identify variances from previous forecast
  • Create Production plan considering material and manufacturing capacity
  • Chair weekly production plan reviews
  • Ensure Production plan adherence
  • Maintain relevant data

Requirement of Production Planner:

  • You will have previous experience of Production Planning
  • Ideally, you will have gained your experience from within manufacturing
  • MRP experience 
  • Competent with MS Office and operating ERP systems
  • To have the ability to form and maintain strong and effective relationships

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