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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OPERATOR / WATER JET / SAWS

TEMPORARY - 4 / 5 MONTHS MINIMUM

£10.00 PER HOUR + OVERTIME + SHIFT PREMIUM (£24,500)

DOUBLE DAYS

LICHFIELD

MANUFACTURING

Company:

We are looking for an experienced Operator / Water Jet Cutter to join a busy engineering business on a permanent basis located In the Staffordshire area. This is a brilliant opportunity for someone who has experience within the Aerospace sector and enjoys working efficiently as part of a team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure all m/c tool equipment is maintained through adherence to daily maintenance schedules /checks and to take due care whilst using machinery.
  • Ensure the Waterjet areas are kept clean and tidy and organized in the most productive manner possible, whilst maintaining 5S requirements
  • Complete all sales or internal works orders on time, accurately and to the highest possible standards. All hand- written detail on operation sheets must be clear, neat and legible.
  • Provide suggestions for improvements that reduce cost / and or improve efficiencies
  • Ensure works orders are marked correctly and accurately - using ink / dot peen equipment.
  • Self- inspection of products manufactured

Requirements:

  • Experience of running / setting Water jet cutting or saw machines
  • Knowledge of cutting / machining
  • Exposure of lean manufacturing principles i.e. 5S, TPM, and Visual Management
  • Happy to work Double Days shifts and Overtime as and when required
  • Work efficiently, productively and safely
  • Have a good level of physical fitness

This is a friendly working environment, and there is a strong chance that the contract length will be extended.

Interested?  Send your CV ASAP.

 

SHIFT PLANT MANAGER

PERMANENT

BIRMINGHAM

£30,000 + LARGE FRIENDLY ORGANISATION + STABILITY

MANUFACTURING

Company:

A manufacturing facility in the Birmingham area, are now looking to hire a Shift Plant Manager.

This is a well-established company, who have grown steadily over the years.  They manufacture unique products supplied into a wide variety of different suppliers.

Duties:

  • You will be given a specific area of production to be responsible for
  • On shift, you will be responsible for ensuring that targets for production and quality are met
  • Provision of technical advice
  • You will take an active involvement in maintaining plant operating efficiency
  • Ensure safety and environmental standards are met
  • Staff allocation
  • Identification of training needs
  • Training and discipline
  • Happy to work 10- hour day shifts, on a rotating 4 on / 4 off pattern

Requirements:

  • Ideally, you will be educated to Degree standard, but equivalent relevant experience is readily considered
  • It would be highly beneficial for you to have gained your experience from within a process manufacturing environment
  • A good solid understanding of quality and environmental management systems
  • Knowledge of COSHH
  • Happy to work a rotating day shift pattern
  • To have previously managed a small team
  • Happy to work a 4 on / 4 off day shift pattern - days only
  • A practical problem-solving approach

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.

 

CNC SETTER / OPERATOR

TAMWORTH

PERMANENT

£30,000 - £34,000 + PENSION + BONUS + OUTSTANDING PROSPECTS + FRIENDLY WORKING ENVIRONMENT

MANUFACTURING

Company:

A PRESTIGIOUS manufacturing organisation in the Tamworth area are looking for an experienced CNC SETTER / OPERATOR

This is a high precision engineering company, with an International presence. 

As their CNC SETTER / OPERATOR, you will be responsible for the efficient, productive, safe and secure day to day operation as part of the 5 axis Machine Tools

You may be a skilled CNC OPERATOR / OPERATOR, who also have some part programming abilities.

Duties:

  • Ensure all raw material and machined parts are handled correctly
  • Set / Operate 3 & 5 Axis machine Tools (Mazatrol)
  • Part programming, if experienced
  • Milling and turning
  • Working with high spec, high value materials
  • Carrying out self-inspection
  • Working 2 shifts, maybe further flexibility on a third shift if required

Requirements:

  • It is essential that you have CNC Setting / Operating skills
  • If you have any programming / part programming experience, this is beneficial, but not essential
  • Mazak knowledge would be highly desirable
  • CNC Machining and turning would be again, beneficial
  • Flexible to work a 2 shift pattern, maybe 3 if needed

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.

 

TOOLMAKER / TOOLING ENGINEER

PERMANENT

REDDITCH

£34,000 - £38,000 (SHIFTS) + PENSION + GENUINE SCOPE FOR PROGRESSION + LARGE INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATION

MANUFACTURING

Introduction:

A PRESTIGIOUS manufacturing organisation in the Redditch area, have a requirement for a Toolmaker / Tooling Engineer to strengthen their team.

You would enjoy the benefits of working for an International World Class manufacturing organisation, ensuring that your Tooling Engineering skills would be appreciated and developed further.

Duties:

  • Working a 3-shift pattern
  • Attend tooling breakdown and repairs
  • Ensure that TPM’s and PM’s are completed as per schedule
  • Ensure all plant and equipment are kept clean and tidy
  • Comply with spares tracking process
  • Active involvement with continuous improvement projects

Requirements:

  • Relevant Tooling experience from within ideally plastics
  • Punch tools and hot runners
  • Happy to work a 3-shift pattern
  • Salary initially will be £34,000, THEN RISING AFTER 6 MONTHS TO £38,000
  • Strong knowledge of tooling break- down and repair
  • Team player
  • Flexible and adaptable

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

 

OPERATIONS MANAGER

£50,000 - £55,000 + EXCELLENT PENSION + BONUS + PROFITABLE BUSY ORGANISATION + SUPERB PROSPECTS

PERMANENT

MANUFACTURING

Company:

A PRESTIGIOUS manufacturing organisation is now looking for an experienced OPERATIONS MANAGER.

This is a precision engineering company, with an International presence. 

As the Operations Manager, you will be given complete responsibility for all Production, Operations, Maintenance and Quality of this site.

This is a friendly, busy facility, and they enjoy their strong standing in the marketplace.

Duties:

  • Responsibility for Production and Maintenance. 
  • Ensure operations plans achieve cost and performance
  • Analysis and planning of work force utilisation
  • Formulating both short and long- term plans and policies
  • Develop lean and flexible production systems based on continuous improvement principles
  • Ensure consistent Quality Assurance and process excellent procedures
  • Adhere to budgets and coordinate capital plans
  • Implement improvement activities
  • Develop long range operational forecasts regarding market share, financial requirements and HR

Requirements:

  • You will already be a Senior Manager from within a Manufacturing organisation
  • Ideally, educated to Degree standard, however equivalent relevant experience is readily considered
  • To have a proven track record in leading manufacturing excellence
  • To be able to prioritise in a constantly changing environment
  • Strong knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality and cost
  • A natural Leader, an excellent motivator and people developer
  • Outstanding written and verbal skills
  • You will have worked previously within a continuous improvement culture
  • Committed and dependable
  • Integrity
  • To keep cool under pressure!

This is a fabulous opportunity to join a well-established and highly profitable organisation.  You career will continue to grow, and you will be part of a very friendly, close knit manufacturing Company.

Send your CV ASAP.

 

RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CHEMIST

MANUFACTURING

£22,000 (FLEX) + PENSION + GENEROUS HOLIDAY ENTITLEMENT + LONG ESTABLISHED ORGANISATION

BIRMINGHAM

PERMANENT

Company:

A long established organisation, who enjoy a reputation for excellent quality and service, have a requirement for Research and Development Chemist.  They are one of the UK’s largest speciality manufacturer, providing a wide range of products and technical services. 

You may be a recent Graduate, looking for your first industrial experience?  You may already be a Chemist, looking to improve your career prospects.  This role of chemist is a fantastic opportunity to join such a well-respected organisation.

Duties:

  • “Hands-on” organic synthesis at bench scale
  • Evaluate customer enquiries
  • Cost customer enquiries
  • Develop a robust process suitable for scale-up
  • Produce small scale samples for internal and external evaluation

Requirements:

  • You may be a recent Chemistry Graduate?
  • You might be a newly qualified PhD looking for your first industrial experience
  • Or already a Chemist looking for a better opportunity
  • Committed and reliable

This is a lovely opportunity.  If you are looking for a well- established organisation, where you long-term prospects would be assured, look no further.

Send your CV ASAP.

 

PLANT SHIFT MANAGER

MANUFACTURING

£30,000 (FLEX) + PENSION + GENEROUS HOLIDAY ENTITLEMENT + LONG ESTABLISHED ORGANISATION

BIRMINGHAM

PERMANENT

Company:

A long established organisation, who enjoy a reputation for excellent quality and service, have a requirement for  Plant Shift Manager.  They are one of the UK’s largest speciality manufacturer, providing a wide range of products and technical services.  As the Plant Shift Manager, you will be controlling production within a specific area.

Duties:

  • This is a day shift position - 4 on / 4 off Days
  • Reporting into the Cell Manager
  • You will be responsible for production within a specific manufacturing area
  • Ensure that production and quality targets are met
  • To be responsible for making sure that processes are running to budget
  • Provision of production advice
  • Ensure plant operating efficiencies
  • Staff allocation, training and discipline

Requirements:

  • Ideally, you will be educated to Degree standard, within a Chemistry or Engineering
  • Knowledge of quality and environmental systems
  • Strong planning and communication skills
  • This would suit a “people person”, who is looking for a career in Management
  • A practical approach to problem solving
  • Happy to work 4 on – 4 off Days
  • IT literate
  • You will enjoy plenty of support and development and the prospects of a long-term career

What are you waiting for??

Send your CV ASAP.

 

INJECTION MOULD SETTER

STAFFORDSHIRE

£32,000 - RISING TO £34,500 AFTER 6 MONTHS + SHIFTS + PENSION + PAID OVERTIME

PERMANENT

 

Company:

 

 

 

A PRESTIGIOUS manufacturing organisation have an URGENT requirement for an INJECTION MOULD SETTER.

They are a multi-site operation, with facilities world -wide.  The opportunities available, would be second to none, with plenty of development offered for the right person.

This is a busy facility, and there are plenty of orders stacking up.

Duties:

  • Provide support and process improvement
  • Conduct mould changes
  • Set up moulding processes
  • Identification for areas of improvement within tool changes
  • Conduct first - off
  • 5S
  • Tool change reduction through SMED
  • Cycle time improvement / general scrap reduction
  • This role is over a 3-shift pattern - Monday to Friday

Requirements:

  • Ideally, you will be Apprentice trained
  • Strong knowledge of plastic injection mould machines
  • If you have gained your experience within a high volume, complex manufacturing environment would be beneficial
  • Knowledge of SMED and 5S
  • Happy to work 3 shifts
  • Would suit someone who is looking for an opportunity where there are genuine career prospects

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

This is a wonderful opportunity. Send your CV ASAP.

 

PRODUCTION PLANNER

Company:

An exciting opportunity has become available, for a Production Planner to join a unique manufacturing organisation.

Theirs, is a bespoke environment, fast paced and unusual production facility.  The culture and vision of this Company, make it an exceptional place to work.  Genuine emphasis is placed recognition and valuing their employees.

As the Production Planner, you will be given overall responsibility for production planning and the development of the scheduling system

Duties of a Production Planner:

  • Plan production requirements across all production
  • Provide production plans
  • Ensure that plans are correct and achievable
  • Ensure timely delivery of bulk raw materials
  • Identification of areas for improvement
  • Weekly stock / production meetings

Requirements:

  • Proven experience of Production planning within a fast paced production environment
  • It would be ideal if you have exposure to SAP
  • Exceptional organisational skills
  • To be able to plan, schedule and plan work
  • To have had exposure to working in a continuous improvement environment
  • A genuine “can-do” attitude
  • This role would suit someone who is ambitious, takes pride in their work, appearance and standards, and who is committed, passionate and enjoys coming to work

Benefits for a Production Planner:

Salary : £28,000 - £30,000

Market Leading Pension

Medical Insurance

Generous Achievable Bonus

Excellent Holiday Entitlement

Life Cover

Holiday homes!

Location : Tamworth

Permanent

This is an outstanding opportunity to join a unique working environment, where your long-term prospects would be assured.  You will be given the chance to truly make an impact and raise the bar across the Company.

If you are interested in this role, then please send your CV ASAP.

 

INJECTION MOULD TOOLING ENGINEER

BIRMINGHAM

£45,000 + PENSION + OUTSTANDING PROSPECTS + DAYS

PERMANENT

MANUFACTURING

 

Company:

 

 

 

Are you an experienced TOOLING ENGINEER?  Are you thinking of looking for something new?  Something fresh?  Something exciting?

A position has become available for an experienced Tooling Engineer, with a strong background in plastics for an established global manufacturing facility. 

Duties:

  • Ensure robust tooling process
  • Provision of technical support for all aspects of creating and maintaining a supplier listing
  • Support and guide Design personnel, ensuing DFM
  • Confirm that tooling designs are accurate and as planned
  • Ensure that the tooling design adheres to the tooling specification
  • Sign off tooling
  • Attend tool trials
  • You will be the point of contact for suppliers
  • Manage any engineering changes
  • Provide support to the Product Engineers with regards to tooling / secondary equipment trials, commissioning and sign off
  • Manage the completion and supply of all tool and equipment transfer packs

Requirements:

  • We are looking for strong experience of the Toolmaking process
  • Together with knowledge of the processes
  • To have previously managed time critical programme tooling elements
  • Tooling trials
  • To be able to identify and implement timely DFM inputs
  • Strong negotiation skills, together with excellent time management and interpersonal skills

This is a particularly exciting time to join.  You will be given the opportunity to be able to utilise your considerable skill set, and be able to commit and settle into a busy, established business.

Send your CV ASAP.

 

QUALITY ENGINEER

£38,000 - £42,000 + ESTABLISHED BUSINESS + PENSION + OUTSTANDING PROSPECTS

PERMANENT

BIRMINGHAM / SOLIHULL

MANUFACTURING

Company:

Due to increased orders, a need has arisen for an experienced Quality Engineer to strengthen the Quality team.

This is a wonderful time to join, as not only is this an established business, but business will ensure they retain their Number 1 market leader for their products.

As their Quality Engineer, you will be given responsibility for customer quality and engineering issues, providing a swift support and response.

Duties:

  • Lead team in preparation of Control Plans and support D/PFMEA reviews
  • PPAP submissions and APQP activities
  • 8D and other problem- solving techniques
  • Support supplier APQP and supplier development and improvement
  • Internal and external audits
  • Support launch
  • Provide support to Project Management for the manufacture and introduction of test and gauging equipment
  • Capability studies and ISIR’S
  • Support design reviews
  • You will be the focal point for customer / internal and supplier for all quality and engineering issues
  • Project manage product quality                                                                                                                                         

Requirements:

  • Quality Engineering experience gained from within the automotive sector
  • Degree / HND / HNC / IQA or equivalent
  • Experience of customer and automotive industry systems
  • Good working knowledge of PPAP,s ,APQP and Capability Studies
  • Strong influencing and negotiation skills
  • A customer focussed approach
  • Supplier and customer liaison

This is a superb opportunity to join a global, well respected manufacturing business, where your long-term prospects will be very healthy.

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

 

LEAD TOOLING ENGINEER

BARTON UNDER NEEDWOOD

CONTRACT – IMMEDIATE START 6 MONTHS MINIMUM

HIGH VOLUME MANUFACTURING

£30 / £40 PER HOUR

Company:

A PRESTIGIOUS global manufacturing organisation, have an immediate requirement for a Lead Tooling Engineer.

This is an exceptionally friendly organisation, and you will be welcomed and made to feel at home very quickly.

They are a high volume, busy production facility, with extensive order books.

Duties:

  • Ensure tooling capability
  • Provide tooling improvement solutions
  • Upkeep of PM’s on Injection Mould Machine tooling
  • Track tooling costs
  • Provide hands-on support in the event of a failure / breakdown situation
  • Organise support for weekend production
  • Sign off of tooling
  • Ensure tooling complies with company standards
  • Track project timings
  • Layout of storage of Injection Mould tooling
  • Ensure CAD is up to date and assessible
  • Maintain critical spares
  • Support on -site trials
  • Identification of obsolescence
  • Follow up on quality alerts
  • Promote 5S and H & S environment
  • Identification of efficiency improvements

Requirements:

  • Relevant experience gained from within plastic injection moulding
  • Ideally, you will have gained your experience from within a fast- paced manufacturing environment
  • Tool & Die mechanical engineering knowledge
  • Tooling construction experience
  • To be able to work safety and well under pressure
  • Flexile and reliable
  • Microsoft literate

You will be joining a well-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.