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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

 

Role Overview

Reporting to the Materials Manager, the Engineering Change Coordinator will be responsible for the implementation of Engineering Change Orders (ECO’s). Driving implementation through co-ordination and collaboration with Engineering, Supply chain, Manufacturing, Quality Departments and suppliers.

Engineering Change Coordinator Salary, Hours and Benefits

  • Salary, £25,000 - £27,000 dependant on experience
  • 7:30am – 4:00pm, 1:00pm finish on Friday’s (37.5 hours per week)
  • The opportunity to work within a globally recognised business
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Managed Occupational Health service, Retail shopping discount programme, Discounted gym membership, Bike to Work scheme

Commutable From: Leicester, Derby, Nottingham, Burton upon Trent, Coventry, Tamworth

Engineering Change Coordinator Person Specification

  • The Engineering Change Coordinator will have some previous experience in a supply chain or engineering function within an Engineering or Manufacturing Environment.
  • Good communicator with the ability to drive and deliver change through collaboration across multiple business functions.
  • A Basic knowledge of general engineering principles and experience of creating/amending Bills of Materials would be advantageous.
  • Previous experience in the use of Oracle ERP software and Pulse PLM suite or similar systems desirable but not essential.
  • Attention to detail & ability to work methodically and systematically to meet business deadlines.
  • Ability to interpret/manipulate data and perform root cause analysis.
  • Confident in the use of Microsoft applications, including word & excel.

Key Responsibilities (but not limited to)

The Engineering Change Coordinator will have full accountability & responsibility for co-ordinating engineering design changes through relevant business functions in a timely and professional manner. Along with;

  • Arrange & facilitate regular ECR / ECO meetings with key stakeholders.
  • Provide KPI’s that measure Engineering Change Orders status from inception to closure.
  • Implement & accurately maintain all item master details as required including item creation, lead times & component codes.
  • Clear communication of change implementation to both internal & external stakeholders.
  • Creation & or revision of manufacturing bills of material. Maintain auditable records of all ECO’s, ensuring full compliance with the ECO process.
  • Support supply chain projects, and supply chain reporting & compliance tasks
  • Perform root cause analysis on cycle count/inventory discrepancies and implement appropriate fixes.

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

 

We are a well-respected employer within the engineering sector and are seeking to recruit proven Plant Maintenance Technician to join our established maintenance team. 

Benefits: 

  • Dependant on your chosen working pattern we offer salaries up to £34,000
  • Paid Overtime at Premium Rates
  • Company Pension
  • Stable Working Environment. 

Duties of a Plant Maintenance Technician

  • As a proven Multi Skilled Engineer you will be required to undertake both planned and reactive maintenance across our plant, which will require you to have experience of supporting plant and equipment within either a fast-paced manufacturing, process or production environment and also be comfortable in undertaking facilities maintenance work too. 

Requirements of a Plant Maintenance Technician

  • Ideally you will be apprentice trained but must be qualified Electrically and be multi skilled in your abilities. Having gained your Plant and Facilities Maintenance experience from working within a manufacturing, process or production environment. 

The Plant Maintenance Engineer role is commutable from Alcester, Evesham, Long Marston & Stratford Upon Avon

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Maintenance, Reliability & Service Recruitment Support since 1994

 

We are currently recruiting for a international organisation based in Manchester in their search for CNC Turner to join their already established team. 

This CNC Turner role is commutable from: Stretford / Sale / Stockport / Salford / Manchester

Benefits on offer to the CNC Turner

  • Salary: £31,000 
  • Great Pension 
  • 25+8days holiday 
  • Life Assurance 
  • Health care 
  • Company Bonus 

Working Double Days Role / Morning & Afternoons / when working the afternoon shift you get every Friday off.

Ideally the CNC Turner will have the following: 

  • Previous experience within a Similar role 
  • Experience with 3,4 & 5 AXIS vertical machining 
  • Experience with FANUC controls 
  • Knowledge of operating CMM Machines
  • Practical experience of manufacturing techniques 
  • Previous experience in Operating a CNC / CMM Machines 
  • Checking of drawing where required when using CMM Machines 
  • Flexibility is key and the individual will be happy to work a continental shift. 
  • Ideally we are looking for this individual to hold previous experience with CNC machinery and CMM. 
  • Time Served Engineer
  • Holding a formal qualification in Engineering

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

 

Product Designer / Industrial Designer

Are you a Design Engineer with a background in creating concept and front-end product designs for external or internal clients & have either a Product or Industrial Design Degree or equivalent, with three years post study commercial experience?

We currently have an opportunity to join a dynamic Southwest Midlands Design Team and to be responsible for creating a range of new innovative products for the Consumer markets, where the brief and remit will be biased towards style and user interaction.

We are looking for a Design Engineer with a background in creating concept and front-end product designs for external or internal clients who have either a Product or Industrial Design Degree or equivalent, with three years post study commercial experience.

Benefits:

  • £35,000 
  • Pension 
  • Healthcare
  • 37.5 Hours Per weeks 
  • Early Finish on Fridays (1pm) 
  • Project Ownership 

We are looking to employ a mid-level Product Designer or Industrial Designer to join a creative successful team, where delivering performance driven consumer products to market is their primary focus. 

This is a fantastic opportunity for a Designer to demonstrate their creativity and get involved in exciting projects, seeing their work going from early concept stages through to production in a short period of time. 

Product Design Duties include:

  • Developing products from an initial brief through to prototype 
  • Investigating potential innovative technologies / techniques that could benefit future products
  • Design and develop new product concept ideas.
  • Provide aesthetic and user orientated design solutions to the specifications and requirements. 
  • High standard of design work, design control, robust design and design for manufacture on a daily basis.
  • Creating prototypes to prove out and develop new concepts and design solutions.
  • Testing products, components, prototypes, technologies, recording test results for review and action
  • Utilize CAD to produce development concepts and detailed design for hand over to manufacturing partner(s)
  • Assisting in transfer of product from development to manufacturing
  • Ensure that projects comply with current legislation, Health and Safety regulations, and strict compliance with R&D Reliability and Document Control best practice.

Product Designer Requirements:

  • The Product Design position requires a minimum qualification of a degree or equivalent in design and at least three years’ experience in a paid design post is essential.
  • The successful applicant must be technically competent in a wide range of design/engineering skills and must have knowledge of new product development and product Introduction. 

Key Skills:

  • Self-motivated and keen to strive to create great consumer products
  • Excellent inter-personal skills
  • Excellent visual communication of concepts and ideas via traditional and digital sketching/drawing ability 
  • A working knowledge of rendering packages such as Keyshot
  • Experienced user of 3D CAD Solidworks/CREO/NX/CATIA
  • Good Photoshop and Illustrator skills
  • Good working knowledge of manufacturing processes and techniques
  • Skilled in prototyping and producing product mock-ups
  • Competent user of MS windows, specifically Outlook, Word and Excel
  • Organisational, analytical, communications and interpersonal skills are all also a prerequisite of this position. 

Commutable from; Worcester, Birmingham, Cheltenham, Stourbridge, Redditch, Evesham, Dudley, Coventry

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Design, R&D & Projects Engineering Recruitment Support since 1994

 

Focussing on Piling and House Foundation contracts management, the Contracts Engineer will ensure projects are completed in a safe and effective manner in accordance with company procedures, in line with design and specification, through effective management deliver projects on time and to budget.

In this role, the Contracts Engineer will cover the whole of the Yorkshire region. This role is largely based on site with some office work. Client is pretty flexible on remote working and most Engineers are free to manage their schedules as needed. 

Contracts Engineer Salary and Benefits

  • £25,000 - £40,000 (dependant on experience, Graduates with Piling / House Foundations will be considered)
  • 33 days holiday, plus Christmas shutdown
  • Company car / car allowance
  • 6% employer pension
  • Life assurance

Commutable From: Leeds, Huddersfield, Bradford, Halifax, York, Scunthorpe, Barnsley, Doncaster

Contracts Engineer Key Responsibilities (but not limited to)

The Contracts Engineer will assist in the management of contracts across multi-disciplines with the main duties / responsibilities being as follows:  

  • Co-ordination of projects including tracking progress as work proceeds.
  • Attendance of pre-contract and site meetings with client, client’s representatives and key sub-contractors.
  • Ensure projects are planned and executed in accordance with company health and safety / Q.A procedures and statutory requirements. 
  • Assist in the management of the day-to-day performance of Contract Supervisors, Foremen, Site Operatives and Sub Contractors. 
  • Preparation and approval of all paperwork required for each project, before, during and after contract completion.
  • Ensure all 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 are being carried out efficiently.
  • Provide technical advice and guidance to site teams, clients and Engineers to ensure compliance with performance specification 
  • Any variations to proposed works are managed in a timely manner, including obtaining designers/clients approval.
  • Site records, test results and plant inspections are checked to ensure all works are being carried out satisfactorily.
  • Toolbox talks and health and safety briefings are presented as works progress ensuring any training needs are met. 
  • On completion, check all works meet required standards and client satisfactions prior to handing over completed works.

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Technical Engineering Recruitment Support since 1994

 

We are a well-respected employer who produce products for a NON Automotive market sector, we are seeking to recruit a number of proven Maintenance Technicians, to join our maintenance team. 

Benefits: 

  • Dependent on your chosen shift pattern we offer a starting salariesup to £42,000
  • Paid Overtime at Premium Rates
  • Company Pension
  • Stable Working Environment as we are a Key Worker Specific Sector.

Duties of a Maintenance Technician  

  • As a proven Multi Skilled Maintenance Technician you will be required to undertake both planned and reactive maintenance across our plant, which will require you to have experience of supporting plant and equipment within either a manufacturing, process or production environment. 

Requirements of a Maintenance Technician  

  • Ideally you will be apprentice trained but must be qualified Electrically and be multi skilled in your abilities. Having gained your Maintenance experience from supporting plant and equipment within a fast paced manufacturing, process or production environment.

The Maintenance Technician role is commutable from Bedworth, Coventry, Leamington, Nuneaton & Rugby

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Maintenance, Reliability & Service Recruitment Support since 1994

 

This business has 80 plus years of experience, specialising in the manufacturing of robust and reliable world-class handling equipment, exporting across the globe. Their range covers single machines up to full bespoke systems.

The company’s portfolio and capabilities have expanded significantly since they were established, with further major developments taking place, their forward order book remains strong, with a very positive year expected in 2021.

They are looking for a Design Engineer to join their established design team.

Hours and Benefits

  • £25,000 - £32,000
  • 40 hours per week
  • 33 days holiday (including bank holidays)
  • The chance to work with an established team in market leading business

Commutable From: Boston, Skegness, Coningsby, Lincoln

Design Engineer Role Function

  • The Design Engineer will be producing high quality production drawings for both in-house and sub-contract manufacture, as well as updating and improving current designs for existing equipment
  • The role includes liaison with the company’s sales team and customer base to finalise specifications

Design Engineer Experienced Required

  • The Design Engineer will have a 3D design proficiency, preferably Solidworks, Inventor will be considered
  • You will ideally have proven experience within one of the following; material handling industry, machinery design, conveyor design or food processing equipment design, although other industries will be considered
  • A keen eye for detail
  • An awareness of manufacturing implications and costs
  • Excellent communication skills

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Design, R&D & Projects Engineering Recruitment Support since 1994

 

We have an excellent opportunity for an experienced Sales Engineer. Do you have a background working in industrial sales? This role is suited for someone with ideally with engineering qualifications and a background in an internal sales environment. Having the ability to think outside the box, build relationships with customers and a drive to succeed is essential.

As a Sales Engineer you will ideally have a background in selling into the Medical, Petrochemical or the industrial sector.

  • Starting Salary - £30,000 - £32,000 DOE
  • Company subsidised pension scheme
  • Private Medical Insurance 
  • 23 Days Annual holiday plus Bank Holidays 

Sales Engineer Duties:

  • Identifying suitable solutions to flow control problems in a wide range of applications
  • Technical support to customers, installers and design engineers by telephone and email
  • Follow-up quotations and account management
  • Support other team members with enquiries and projects

Sales Engineer Requirements:

  • Engineering qualifications and a background in an internal Sales Engineer environment
  • Help grow the company’s brand over the next few years 
  • Previous experience working in Industrial Sales
  • Develop business with new and existing customers
  • Experience with social media networking, video marketing and blogging (desirable but not essential)

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Sales Engineer who is looking to be part of a growing company.

This Sales Engineer role is commutable from: Milton Keynes, Bedford, Northampton, Wellingborough, High Wycombe, Luton, Dunstable, St Neots, Letchworth Garden City

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Sales Engineering 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

 

The Quality Engineer will have responsibility for improving customer satisfaction across the product range. You will have responsibility for assuring products meet quality criteria while liaising with production to continuously improve quality standards within the factory.

The role will involve some travel as & when required.

Salary, Hours and Benefits

  • Salary, £32,000 - £35,000 dependant on experience
  • 7:30am – 4:00pm, 1:00pm finish on Friday’s (37.5 hours per week)
  • The opportunity to work within a globally recognised business
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Managed Occupational Health service, Retail shopping discount programme, Discounted gym membership, Bike to Work scheme

Commutable From: Leicester, Derby, Nottingham, Burton upon Trent, Coventry, Tamworth

Quality Engineer Person Specification

One of the following qualifications / experiences is essential:

  • Experienced Quality Inspector with experience of supplier quality management (min. 5+ years’ experience), Quality Engineer with minimum 2+ years’ experience or Educated to minimum HNC/HND level in a Quality, Engineering or Manufacturing discipline.
  • The Quality Engineer will have experience using standard measuring equipment is essential and reading / interpreting engineering drawings.
  • Electrical & Hydraulic experience would be an advantage.
  • You should have good computer skills with experience of MS Office applications specifically Word, Excel and some familiarisation with Access (experience with ERP/MRP business systems would be an advantage).
  • Ability to work under pressure; Have self-motivation and good interpersonal skills.
  • Good organisational & planning skills and demonstrate commercial acumen.
  • The individual should demonstrate fault finding & problem-solving abilities and be able to work with production and technical personnel in resolving issues. A good working knowledge of production methods (fabrication, machining, etc.) would be advantageous.

Key Responsibilities (but not limited to)

  • The Quality Engineer will approve finished products by conducting Pre-Despatch Inspections.
  • Have the ability to use statistical methods to fault find & support solutions to technical issues and to be responsible for assuring bought in products meet quality standards (both internal and external suppliers).
  • Where non–conformance exists, use initiative to introduce suitable manufacturing containment actions while working with the supply base (internal or external) & technical personnel to achieve long-term solutions using root-cause analysis techniques.
  • Support day to day operations to ensure there in minimum impact to production as a result of quality related issues and generate quality trends and proposed actions to support internal reviews in line with TQM (Total Quality Management) requirements.
  • Provide quality inspection support when required. Auditing (& development) of suppliers as and when required and support sample inspection (whether on-site / at external supplier).
  • Support NPPD / Development Projects within the factory from design review through to build. Be actively involved to help guarantee its success.
  • Assisting in the development and auditing of quality procedures / documentation including development of the quality management system and TQM reporting

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

 

The Materials Manager will be responsible for the materials management function relating to the planning, procurement, storage, control, and distribution of materials to meet company objectives and customer requirements.

Salary, Hours and Benefits

  • Salary, £45,000 - £50,000 dependant on experience
  • 7:30am – 4:00pm, 1:00pm finish on Friday’s (37.5 hours per week)
  • The opportunity to work within a globally recognised business
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Managed Occupational Health service, Retail shopping discount programme, Discounted gym membership, Bike to Work scheme

Commutable From: Leicester, Derby, Nottingham, Burton upon Trent, Coventry, Tamworth

Materials Manager Person Specification

  • A minimum of 3 years experience at 1st Line Management level, in a similar role within an Engineering environment, with GCSE Maths and English, Grade C or above (or equivalent).
  • Fully conversant with all aspects of the Supply Function, and proven experience within this area.
  • Ability to utilise Microsoft Office and its packages to the best of its capability, and demonstrate the programs used within a Materials Manager role.
  • Able to use own initiative, to drive and develop a team, and resolves conflicts both within the team, and within the working environment.
  • Ability to efficiently influence, at all levels, and develop effective working relationships with the necessary parties.
  • Proven people manager with experience of developing a team got work to the best of their ability.
  • Ability to make Cost Savings to a business through Continuous Improvement.

Key Responsibilities (but not limited to)

  • The Materials Manager will have full accountability and responsibility for all materials on site, to include; Collate and report on KPI’s required by the business, Provide suppliers with relevant information, Forecasting etc, Aim to continually improve the function by regularly reviewing and monitoring processes, and implementing necessary improvements to give a more value added, and efficient service.
  • Liaise with shipping agencies to ensure prompt delivery of goods, In conjunction with key stakeholders, ensure new product introduction and engineering changes are implemented smoothly and effectively. ie. Right part 1st time and to produce Long Term Forecasts.

Responsibilities also include:

  • Raise Purchase Orders where necessary. Maintain and update the relevant material planning data.
  • Manage material and labour issues in order to prevent production downtime and optimise availability of finished parts to our customers.
  • Build and maintain good working relationships with customers (both internal and external), Suppliers and other relevant business units.
  • Manage the development of supplier performance to meet business needs, Drive best practice in relation to Health and Safety within the department, ensuring all team members are able to complete their role in a safe manner.
  • The Materials Manager will have full responsibility for management and control of the stores department, Responsibility for motivation of the Team, to ensure high performance working.
  • Meet with suppliers to organise and agree costings, material supply etc, Load the Production Plan onto MRP.
  • Identify Cost reduction opportunities and work to implement these into the business. Work with and support Group Suppliers in order to identify new sourcing opportunities.

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