Controls & Automation

Our dedicated Controls and Automation Division provides a bespoke, consultative service to candidates and clients across multiple industry sectors including: Food, Power and Utilities, Pharmaceutical, Oil & Gas, Nuclear, Chemical, Automotive and Aerospace. Our Experience within this sector also allows us to provide professional advice and information on market trends and current rates.

We work with experienced Control Systems Engineers who have delivered Engineering solutions on various projects from concept to detailed hardware and software design through to testing and on site commissioning and validation.


We are one of the most respected employers regionally, who produce over 2 million products a year. And are seeking to recruit a proven Control Engineer to join our Control automation team.

Opportunities like this don’t come around every day, this is a career changing opportunity to join an organisation that has enviable reputation for producing world leading products, where you will be given the opportunity to continue to grow as an engineer with a genuine career path and progression. 

Benefits Available for a Control Engineer: 

  • Salaries start in the region of £50,000 with Various Working Hours Option
  • Tax Efficient Car Options
  • Annual Bonus
  • Private Healthcare
  • Exceptional Company Pension
  • Above Average Holiday Entitlement
  • Free Gym Membership. 

Duties of a Control Engineer: 

Working within a team of likeminded Control Engineering professionals, you will be required to support our onsite automated production system that will see you working closely with our Maintenance, Projects and CI teams to resolve issues and make improvements to production processes, that heavily rely on automation.  

Requirements of a Control Engineer: 

You will ideally have:-

  • Climbed the ranks of engineering from a Maintenance prospective into a Control Engineering position and be electrically qualified to an HNC standard.
  • Or hold a Degree in an Electrical, Control Engineering or an IT discipline and have proven control systems experience.
  • Experienced to a programming level with either Allen Bradley RSLogix or Siemens S7 Plc and WinCC Flex HMI. 
  • Allied to your systems experience you must also have experience of planning control related projects within manufacturing or production environments.  

If you have hesitated about moving over the past few years, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to join an organisation that have enviable reputation for producing world leading products.

The role is commutable from: Tamworth, Sutton Coldfield, Coventry & Solihull

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Control & Automation Recruitment Support since 1994


Recruitment Consultant – Sutton Coldfield

Are you an experienced Recruiter or Salesperson, who perhaps loves what you do, but not where you do it?  Does specialist and niche interest you more than big and generalist?  Would you be inspired by, working with highly knowledgeable colleagues who could make you better at your job? If this has piqued your interest, please read on, as our two current vacancies may be of interest.

A common question I receive is, do I need experience?  There’s no doubt that it can be an advantage, particularly at first, but it’s your attitude to sales, and how you would build a successful long-term business, coupled with an openness to develop which is more important than experience.  If you possess these attributes, then you would do well here, just as others have, in some cases for 20 years.

With Probe, it’s not so much what you do, but how you do it that’s important.  Our Consultants are relationship builders rather than archetypal Salespeople.  They work with clients to help resolve a problem, rather than see a client as an opportunity to make a quick buck.  They understand that if they do the right things by their clients, those relationships should look after them in the future.

But this is of course a sales role, and there would be targets, but you would be supported to achieve those targets, and you would enjoy all of the normal trappings of working within an established recruitment consultancy of nearly 30 years, such as an outstanding commission scheme, a structured career pathway, incentives, and working with an amazing team.

If you have some recruitment or sales experience, ideally within a technical field, and would like to find out whether we could be a good fit for you, then please contact Andy Davies directly – / 0121 321 4311.