Our Design / Research & Development Resource Team are equipped and experienced specialists in searching and sourcing relevant engineers at all levels. This team consists of experienced consultants supported by a specialist sector researcher, covering all aspects of the needs and demands of a modern engineering customer base, from blue sky concept design, research and development, right through to design for product launch.

Reputations:

The name of Probe in the marketplace has developed an excellent reputation for quality thus ensuring that our clients come back tous having benefited from our superb service in the past. We also attract the very best engineers around due to finding the best positions, should they be Contract or Permanent, because we have the vacancies they are looking for.

Having one of the largest databases of Design Engineers in the UK also means that we attract a very large portfolio of companies who regularly tap into our vast resources and professional expertise.

How have we achieved this?

Probe started life in 1994 as a Design House and built up a very strong database of companies requiring a design service and have since gained an enviable reputation for quality and service. This progressed naturally to supplying client companies with designers on site and thus provided us a very natural progression into Recruitment as we fully understand our clients and candidates needs.

Today Probe offers a wide range of options that support all aspects of modern R&D needs that go far beyond just sending a CV and gives a service that is aimed at providing solutions for immediate, medium and long-term customer needs.

Manpower Resource:

This service is aimed at providing contractual and permanent engineers at short notice, to work either on or off site. These engineers have all been interviewed and screened for their qualifications, suitability and experience and many have a strong working history supporting our customers with their project workloads. This service can be either provided on a Contingency (No Win-No Fee), Retained Assignment or Executive Search basis.

The Complete Design Solution - 'Man & Box'

Not only can we find the right staff for our clients but we can also supply the 3D CAD software on site. We appreciate that not all companies have as many seats of CAD as they would like, hence, if the job needs to be done quickly we can provide the complete solution of ‘Man and Box’.

Key Areas of specialism:-

  • 2D & 3D CAD Design, Modelling & Detailing on all the major CAD packages (Product / Mechanical / Styling / Electro-Mechanical)
  • Electrical & Electronic Development / Test & Design
  • Finite Element Analysis , Hand Calculations, Linear, Non-Linear - Dynamic, Static
  • Mathematical and Simulation Software
  • CFD - Thermal, Fluid, Flow Analysis and Dynamics
  • NVH - Noise and Modal Analysis
  • Research and Development / Test Engineering - Durability, Calibration, Test , Control and Feasibility
  • Project Engineering / Management - Concept / Prototype / Process / Value Engineering / Design
  • Senior Department Heads – Engineering / Design / Test / Development

If you would like a confidential discussion surrounding strategic hiring for your organisation or your own career path we would be delighted to hear from you to determine how our services can assist you in finding the right solution so please call us on  0121 321 4311

 

Introduction:

 

 

Are you an experienced Production Manager looking for a new challenge within a fast-paced, high-pressured assembly environment??

Enjoy a Challenge????

Thrive in motivating a team??

Self-driven & Target Orientated???

This is the position for you!!!

Company:

This is a fantastic opportunity for the Production Manager to be at the forefront of continuous improvement of an exciting fast-paced organisation who pride themselves with their technical excellence and outstanding customer service.  This company is committed and are growing from strength to strength.  They are in need of a strong, Production Manager to help steer this and continue the improvement and processes to deliver outstanding results.

Duties:

The Production Manager will be responsible for leading the production and interface with support functions to plan, develop and improve the systems and shop floor as well as:

  • Plan departmental KPIs
  • Ensure operations are within budgetary targets and always strive to exceed targets and control costs
  • Implement Management Control Systems
  • Implement adequate systems for control of scrap
  • Ensure adequate manufacturing resources
  • Review of quality performance for product delivery to the customer in compliance with the QMS

Skills & Experience:

The successful Production Manager will have:

  • Ideally a degree in Manufacturing / Production
  • At least 5years’ experience in the industry within a 1st tier supplier and JIT process
  • Proven leadership skills including coaching, motivating and development of team
  • Basic understanding of engineering & maintenance
  • FMEAs
  • Production Planning & Stock Control

I would be keen to speak with candidates who have experience as a Senior Production Managers, Production Managers, Production Leaders, Operations Managers or similar positions.

Benefits:

  • Holiday
  • Pension  
  • Onsite Parking

The culture of the business is important and they certainly pride themselves in their investment to their employees, their welfare and how they can continually improve to be the irresistible organisation in which they are striving for.

This role is commutable from Telford, Wolverhampton, Stafford, Shropshire, Walsall, Cannock, Dudley, Birmingham and surrounding areas.

For an informal chat or to apply for this position or to discuss any further please send your CV complete with a cover letter ASAP.

 

Introduction:

Are you an experienced Production Controller looking for a new challenge within a highly modern, customer driven, reputable, technical organisation??

Enjoy a Challenge????

Self-motivated and enthusiastic??

This is the position for you!!!

Company:

Set in the heart of the country-side, this is an innovative, customer orientated organisation who pride themselves in their excellence and customer experience. They are an engineer – led business who are continually expanding and evolving in their industry and market place. They believe in their product so strongly they use it throughout their business, strengthening customer satisfaction. Due to their continual expansion, they are seeking an experienced Production Controller to join the Operations team.

Duties:

The Production Controller will be responsible for supporting the Operations Team to determine and maintain all sales demands and ensure customer requirements are met, as well as:

  • Schedule and Expedite the production of a range of products to meet sales requirements
  • Negotiate sales demands and any changes that meet customer requirements
  • Expedite, audit and determine sales requirements from customers ensuring products are available as required to meet shipping requirements
  • Plan, Co-ordinate and ensure the despatch of products to meet customer requirements
  • Sales forecasts to support procurement and business analysis
  • Create a daily production schedule
  • Investigate and improve adherence to production schedule output
  • Reduce supply chain costs
  • Create sales, production and inventory forecasts for 12month periods
  • Produce reports and promote effective improvement activities

Skills & Experience:

The successful Production Controller will have:

  • HNC/HND / NVQ Level 4 or equivalent
  • APICS would be beneficial
  • 5years’ experience in a supply chain and production control position
  • A great understanding of manufacturing and warehouse operations

I would be keen to speak with candidates who have experience as a Production Controller, Production Planner, Production Scheduler or similar positions  

Benefits:

  • Flexitime
  • Holiday
  • Bonus
  • Pension  
  • Health Care
  • Onsite Parking

The culture of the business is important and they certainly pride themselves in their investment to their employees, their welfare and how they can continually improve to be the irresistible organisation in which they are striving for.

This role is commutable from Telford, Wolverhampton, Stafford, Shropshire, Walsall, Cannock Shrewsbury

For an informal chat or to apply for this position or to discuss any further please send your CV complete with a cover letter ASAP.

 

Role / Company Overview:

This is a great opportunity for an experienced Design & Estimating Engineer with a leading UK business. The business has multiple sites, a 76 million turnover with aspirations of developing further.

Reporting to the Design & Estimating Manager, you will be responsible for the procurement of works through the preparation and submission of estimates for Piling and House Foundations projects within the Yorkshire Area. The role requires the interpretation of site investigations and producing pile designs and calculations as part of an effective tendering and negotiation process.

Key interfaces include; CST, Production, HF Design, Operations, Commercial, Rig allocation

Key Responsibilities:

  • Review and appraisal of incoming enquiries for suitability to client’s products and services.
  • Prepare and compile estimates and designs calculations for the submission of tenders in line with client requirements and timescales for both Piling and House Foundation enquiries.
  • Maximise turnover and profit through effective tendering and negotiation. 
  • Prepare formal pile designs to BS8004 and Eurocode 7 at both pre and post contract stage.
  • Assist in developing the Yorkshire business in a pro-active manner through effective marketing, relationship building, identifying new market opportunities and value engineering.
  • Attend pre contract meetings alongside operational and commercial colleagues to agree scope of works and all other issues pertaining to the contract.
  • Provide technical support as work progresses on site including liaison with clients Engineers on technical and design matters.
  • Ensure compliance with company QA procedures.
  • Assist in the settlement of claims and disputes as required.
  • Foster good working relationships with clients whilst maintaining and improving the professional and progressive image of the company.

Salary and Benefits:

  • Salary negotiable dependent on experience
  • Company car
  • Private Healthcare Insurance
  • Share scheme
  • Discretionary bonus
  • Pension scheme
  • Life assurance
  • 33 days holiday

Commutable From: Leeds, Wakefield, Huddersfield, Doncaster, Barnsley, Goole

 

Company:

 

APPLICATIONS ENGINEER

MANCHESTER

PERMANENT

£42,000 + HOLIDAYS + PENSION

MANUFACTURING

 

 

 

Are you an Applications Engineer who is planning your next career move? Maybe looking to join a market leading organisation who are continuing to expand their global presence? Then look no further!

One of our best clients are looking for a talented Applications Engineer to join their team. They specialise in Precision Engineering.

Duties:

  • As Applications Engineer you will assist the sales team and customers
  • You will support and deal with all technical issues
  • Ensure production is scheduled to meet deadlines
  • Liaise with all departments
  • You will provide technical support to the after sales team

Requirements:

  • As Applications Engineer you will have preiovus experience in a similar role
  • As Applications Engineer you will have a Qualification in Mechanical Engineer or a similar discipline
  • You will need to be experienced within Lifiting equipment, vehicle building, commerical bodbuilding or vehicle manufacturing
  • You will have knowdlege of AUTOCAD so you can read technical drawings
  • You will have experience with cranes, Hydraulics, Phnuematics and Electrics.
  • Experience of using microsoft office

Benefits:

  • £42,000
  • Working hours: 8.30am-5pm Monday to Friday
  • 25 days holiday in addition to bank holidays
  • Death in Service
  • Pension Scheme
  • On-site Parking

Please feel free to have a confidential chat on the details below. What are you waiting for?

This vacancy is commutable from Manchester, Oldham, Blackburn, Wigan, Warrington, Burnley, Rochdale, Stockport, Bolton and other surrounding areas

 

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.

 

Introduction:

My client is a successful Electronics company based in the Coventry area. This company are constantly developing new and innovative consumer goods. Their expansion has created an exciting opportunity for an experienced Technical Support Lead to join their friendly team.

The Role:

  • The successful Technical Support Lead will be expected to continue to build on product knowledge and provide excellent customer service via phone, email and live chat. You will be liaising with various departments to record products faults, returns and collate data. You will be working as part of a team and must possess excellent interpersonal skills in order to train other members of the team.

As the Technical Support Lead you will have the following skills:

  • Must have a full, clean driving licence
  • Must be computer literate (Basic Networking, DNS, Router configuration – software and hardware, DHCP)
  • Have experience in a customer support role using phone, email and live chat.
  • Be eager to learn and develop their skills and knowledge.
  • Experience in electronics or other technical position will be beneficial.

My client is offering an attractive salary and benefits package to the successful Technical Support Lead:

  • Salary : £25-3000
  • 25 days holiday + 8 Statutory days +1 day off for your birthday
  • Company Pension
  • Company Bonus
  • After 6 month probation:
  • Private medical + travel insurance
  • Life assurance and income protection cover
  • Option to buy/sell up to 5 days holiday

If you are interested in this role or want to find out more please send your CV ASAP.

 

TECHNICAL SALES ENGINEER

MANCHESTER

PERMANENT

£45,000 + LIFE ASSURANCE + COMPANY BONUS + PENSION + HOLIDAY

MANUFACTURING

Company:

Are you looking for an exciting and new challenge? Perhaps looking for a Technical sales role that will stimulate and challenge you? Or maybe it’s just time for a change… Then this could be a great opportunity for you!

We are currently recruiting for a Technical Sales Engineer who has an Injection Moulding and Blow Moulding Background to join a business how are going from strength to strength.

Duties:

  • As Technical Sales Engineer you will lead all sales and business development activity across new and existing accounts.
  • Build and effective pipeline of business through the use of the CRM
  • You will be responsible for negotiating and providing quotes
  • As Technical Sales Engineer  you will take the process from the initial concept through to delivery

Requirements:

  • For this role you will need previous experience within a Technical Sales role
  • As Technical Sales Engineer you will need knowledge of Injection Moulding and Blow Moulding
  • It would be highly beneficial if you have a toolmaking or Tooling engineer background
  • As Technical Sales Engineer you will need an understanding of Tooling and costing
  • Proven account management and new business experience

Benefits:

  • Up to £45,000
  • 25 Days Holiday + BH
  • Company Bonus
  • Good pension scheme
  • Working for an exciting and Growing Business
  • Excellent career progression available
  • Job Stability
 

QUALITY ENGINEER

£34,000 - £44,000 + Pension + Friendly working environment + early finish Friday

PERMANENT

BIRMINGHAM

MANUFACTURING

 

Company:

 

 

 

A manufacturing organisation in the Birmingham area, are now looking to take a Quality Engineer to work on their Quality Department.  They are a very friendly, down to earth organisation, and due to sheer volume in orders, this is creating the need for a Quality Engineer.

They are a manufacturing organisation, unique with their manufacturing process, and have been established for over 100 years. 

You will be joining a friendly organisation, where you will be kept very busy!

You may already be an experienced Quality Engineer, or a Graduate looking to make a career within Quality

Duties:

  • Auditing to IATF 16949 standards
  • Manage resolution of customer and internal concerns
  • Delivery of PPAP and APQP
  • Control Plans and PFMEA
  • Using a CMM machine to provide measurements
  • Champion continuous improvements in Quality
  • 8D
  • Customer complaints
  • Root cause analysis and implementation of corrective actions

Requirements:

  • You will either have relevant Quality Engineering experience from within manufacturing
  • Or you may have recently graduated and are looking for a career in Quality, that can offer plenty of development and training
  • CMM exposure would be beneficial
  • IATF TS 16949 auditing experience
  • It would be very much appreciated, if you also had experience with ISO 14001 and / or ISO 45001
  • 8D experience
  • Excellent problem- solving techniques
  • A friendly disposition, sociable with strong communication skills

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.

 

The Company:

This consulting business is a well-established multi-disciplinary firm, with a diverse workload of schemes, ranging from 1 million – 15 million. They have a vacancy for a project delivery role delivering Structural Engineering designs and managing the production of information for their clients.

Work would be undertaken under the direction of a Structural Director and depending on your level of experience, management of junior engineers may be required. They seek a candidate with experience of design in all materials; concrete, timber and steel, to take a positive lead in delivering a wide range of interesting, varied regional projects.

The role would suit an experienced technical engineer (ideally 3-8 years’ experience) with ambitions to progress your career to an Associate level. Full support will be provided to achieve your potential within a supportive and friendly environment.

Experience of undertaking structural surveys would be an advantage.

A part-time role would be considered for the right candidate.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Providing detailed technical input and ensuring quality of work output on projects requiring Detailed Structural Engineering Design.
  • Report writing.
  • To be involved in business development with a focus on the quality and interest of new business.
  • Managing projects autonomously.
  • To liaise with the client to agree the project specification, the timescale, the fee and the terms of engagement.
  • To ensure that the project is undertaken to the specified budget and that all project-related fees and disbursements are accurately recorded and expediently recovered.

Person Specification (you will possess most of these skills):

  • Expertise in a range of relevant analytical software packages.
  • Recent experience of detailed design for a variety of Structural Projects, with the ability to manage time and work to strict deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written English communication skills.
  • Ability to supervise the work of more junior staff and sub-consultants, prepare fee proposals and project manage a commission from start to finish, liaise directly with client and with other consultants/suppliers, to market the company’s expertise and extend the client base.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and to lead project-related discussions, use experience from other projects.
  • Commitment to producing high quality work and to promoting the reputation of the company.
  • Commitment to continuous professional development.
  • In possession of, or working towards Chartership of the Institution of Structural Engineers.

Package:

  • A wide variety of project work, and an interesting workload.
  • Significant opportunities within a growing company.
  • A competitive salary
  • Pension contributions
  • High quality mentoring from experienced colleagues, and assistance in delivering workload from able, conscientious junior staff.

Commutable from Coventry, Warwick, Solihull, Rugby, Daventry, Banbury

 

Role / Company Overview:

This is a great opportunity for a Contracts Engineer with a leading UK business. The business has multiple sites, a 76 million turnover with aspirations of developing further.

Reporting to the Contracts Manager, you will ensure projects are completed in a safe and effective manner in accordance with company procedures, in line with design and specification, on time and to budget.

Key interfaces include; CST, Production, Design, Sub-Contractors, Estimating, Administration, Commercial, Clients Representatives

Key Responsibilities:

  • Management of multiple contracts from receipt of order to final account to meet budget requirements set by the company
  • Through personal management ensure that the following Main Duties/Responsibilities are addressed in the management of projects:
    • Attendance of pre-contract and site meetings with client, client’s representatives and key sub-contractors.
    • Projects are planned and executed in accordance with company health and safety / Q.A procedures and statutory requirements.
    • Management of the day to day performance of Contract Supervisor, Foremen, Site Operatives and Subcontractors.
    • Consult with Clients representative on the preparation and completion of permits to ensure a safe place of work.
  • Preparation and approval of:
    • RAMS - explaining how risks are to be managed.
    • Briefing Sheets – giving details about the contract, products to be installed, founding criteria and any other site-specific requirements.
  • Associated paperwork record sheets, drawings etc.
  • All the above to be packaged into a site file for the site foreman.
  • Plant, materials and labour are ordered to meet with project program.
  • Site operatives are briefed on the contents of the site file and issued a copy prior to start of work. Where applicable witness the start of the work to ensure they are in line with expectations.
  • Regular inspections of site to ensure works conform to the correct design and specification and being carried out efficiently.
  • Provide technical advice and guidance to site teams and clients engineer representative to ensure compliance with performance specification

Candidate Requirements:

  • Minimum 1 year of piling industry experience, big or smaller projects
  • A Degree is not necessary, suitable experience will be acceptable
  • Driving licence – the role includes site visits
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Design experience would be advantageous, but isn’t essential

Salary and Benefits:

  • TBC
  • Company car
  • Private Healthcare Insurance
  • Share scheme
  • Discretionary bonus
  • Pension scheme
  • Life assurance
  • 33 days holiday

Commutable from London, Croydon, Bromley, Orpington, Dartford, Maidstone, Tonbridge

 

QUALITY ENGINEER

PERMANENT

SALARY : £40,000-£45,000

LOCATION : STAFFORDSHIRE

 

Company:

 

An exciting opportunity for an experienced Quality Engineer to join a long-standing, Global, reputable organisation who are a specialist, technical manufacturing business, producing highly complex products and solutions. They are seeking someone to join them in this pivotal role in providing the day to day product certification activities.

Are you a Quality Engineer wanting to further your career within the manufacturing sector??

Are you looking for that next challenge??

An opportunity to utilise your technical abilities??

Then this is the position for you!!!!

Duties:

The Quality Engineer’s Responsibilities are to take ownership of the product certification requirements as well as:

  • Ensuring the requirements and certifications are up to date and available when required
  • Assisting with training in different standards and certification requirements
  • Working with 3rd party certification agencies to introduce new / updated certifications and arrange testing when required
  • Supporting engineering and product management in researching certifications required for new products
  • Work closely with the Quality Assurance
  • Ensure certification requirements are in place for Sales Orders to be generated effectively
  • Maintain reports, registers and all documentation for each product type
  • Support the team with investigations and reporting activities
  • Support the team with internal auditing of key processes to confirm adherence and identification of areas for further enhancement
  • Continuous improvement activities

Requirements:

The Quality Engineer will have:

  • A minimum of 3-5years’ documentation and certification experience
  • Working knowledge of product test procedures and expectations
  • Ability to analyse data and generate measures or reports to support decision making
  • Experience with problem solving techniques including methodologies – 8Ds, Lean tools, 6s, 5s, root cause, corrective actions and preventative actions
  • Internal auditor experience
  • Strong Engineering qualifications including HNC/HND/ Degree / Membership of CQI

This is an exciting position for the ideal candidate to thrive and be a part of the continued change and develop the growth of the business as well their career. The Quality Engineer will hit the ground running and be a part of the innovative organisation, growing year on year within this industry.

I would be keen to speak with experienced Quality Engineers, Quality Control Engineers, Quality Assurance Engineers or Senior Quality Engineers seeking a new opportunity.

This role is commutable from Stoke, Stafford, Telford, Cannock, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Birmingham, Dudley and surrounding areas.

To apply for this position or to discuss any further please send your CV complete with a cover letter ASAP.