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VALUE ENGINEER

Working with the relevant design, manufacturing and purchasing teams and reporting to the Engineering Manager, you will be responsible for providing full cost analysis of each new and existing machine. You will also be required to identify and execute significant cost down opportunities in fabricated assemblies, bought-in components and machine build efficiencies.

Value Engineer Hours and Salary

  • Salary - £35,000
  • 37.5 hours, Monday - Friday

Value Engineer Key Responsibilities 

  • Full cost analysis of existing products including standard Bills of Material, standard and non-standard options
  • Support new product development with costing analysis. Cost analysis / target pricing on all new and modified products
  • Provide forecasted costs for all machines using established costing templates. Creation of standard component engineering / cost libraries
  • Analyse and compare welding fabrications with regard to new designs. Review all sub-assemblies in terms of materials and labour costs
  • Work with the manufacturing and finance teams to identify sectional BoMs. Will be a key driver in cost down projects in the department.
  • Support Product Managers in generating pricing, Price Book updates as needed, support the engineering team as requested by the engineering manager
  • Analysis of Purchase Price Variance and maintain cost trackers. Identify opportunities for value engineering or process efficiencies within existing as well as new product

Value Engineer Person Specification

  • Engineering degree or evidence of equivalent (ideally)
  • Proven experience of machine cost analysis, and proven ability to manipulate data and generate cost models
  • Experience of heavy equipment would be a distinct advantage
  • Strong computer skills especially MS excel. Strong planning and execution skills 
  • The ability to prioritise work and thrive in a fast-moving business to meet tight deadlines
  • Good English communication skills, both written and spoken, good presentation and interpersonal skills
  • Global outlook and exposure to different challenges & cultures

This Value Engineer is commutable From: Leicester, Derby, Nottingham, Burton upon Trent, Coventry, Tamworth

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

 

Design Engineer – Mechanical / Hydraulics

This business has over 50 years of heritage, specialising in design, manufacturing, and installation of bespoke steel fabrication projects.

Supporting clients, across the world, in many different industries, their in-house design capabilities cover all mechanical, electrical, hydraulic and software disciplines. 

The Design Engineer Role

Client is looking for an engineer with an innovative mechanical background, a passion for engineering excellence and proven experience to draw on. This is a varied job with varying degrees of responsibility, differing types of tasks ranging from initial design to machine commissioning, perhaps project management or customer visits but with practical design remaining central to the job.

Person Specification

The successful candidate will have:

  • Experience in structural steel fabrication design
  • Effective in carrying out detailed structural strength calculations for both structural and mechanical components
  • Display a high degree of computing literacy on engineering design packages
  • Hydraulic exposure would be useful
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Highly Organised

Software – AutoCAD, Inventor, Vault, ANSYS, MS Office

Design Engineer Key Responsibilities (but not limited to)

  • Generation of documentation within the production design office including, but not limited to, drawings, parts lists, Drawing Office Purchase Requisitions’ and Drawing Office Issue Note’s to ensure project deadlines set both internally and externally are met. Management of Bills of Material and detail manufacturing drawing.
  • Produce conceptual designs from functional specifications. Layout design of mechanical/hydraulic machinery.
  • To work in multi-discipline project teams on specific aspects of the machine design. Undertake component stress calculations and compile documented calculation packages for third party verification in order to comply to varying international codes and standards.
  • Produce equipment test specifications for use in house. Liaison with other Design Engineers to ensure design specifications are met.
  • Bid support, travel for technical input, customer liaison, input to sales proposals. Attendance at technical meetings (UK and Overseas)

Design Engineer Salary and Hours 

  • £30,000 - £40,000, dependant on experience
  • 37 hours per week, 08:00am - 17:00pm Monday to Thursday and 08:00am – 12:00pm Friday. (flexibility, due to workloads would be required)

This Design Engineer role is commutable From: Shrewsbury, Stoke on Trent, Stafford, Wolverhampton, Walsall

 

As a Multi Skilled Maintenance Engineer you will be joining a leading Heavy industry company in Willenhall working DAYS 8am – 4pm Monday – Friday to undertake breakdown and preventative Electrical and Mechanical maintenance on plant machinery and equipment.

Multi Skilled Maintenance Engineer Role Benefits:

  • £30,000 - £34,000 salary, depending on skills, qualifications, and experience.
  • Working hours will be DAYS 8am – 5pm or 7am – 3pm Monday to Friday 
  • Holiday
  • Company pension
  • Weekend overtime is available.

Multi Skilled Maintenance Engineer Role Description

  • In this role of you will be carrying out reactive and preventative Electrical and Mechanical maintenance on plant and equipment in a Heavy Engineering environment.
  • You will also be involved in continuous improvements and PPMs.
  • You will be joining an existing and welcoming Engineering team.

Multi Skilled Maintenance Engineer Skills and Qualifications

  • Successful candidates will hold an Electrical Engineering qualification such as NVQ3 or City & Guilds. You will also hold 18th  or 17th Edition wiring regulations. 
  • This position requires you to have Electrical fault finding abilities in a Heavy Engineering environment, and you will also ideally have mechanical abilities including experience with hydraulics and pneumatics.
  • I would be keen to talk with Engineers who hold previous experience within Maintenance Engineering team who are multiskilled with an Electrical bias.

The Multi Skilled Maintenance Engineer position is commutable from Wolverhampton, Walsall, Dudley, West Bromwich and surrounding areas. 

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

 

Product Support & Test Technician – Electronics

Based within a small engineering business that is part of a larger European Group, the role will be part of the Test and Development Team that is primary responsible for the development of electronic component parts of the organisation’s product range. 

The company has a proud history for always being an innovative leader and for being in recent times, the first to introduce specialist technology to market.

The Product Support Technician will form a key role in this business and an important part of product development process.

Product Support & Test Technician Benefits:

  • £25,000 - £35,000
  • Pension – Contributions
  • 33 Days Holidays 
  • Bonus
  • Career Development  

The primary duties of the Product Support & Test Technician will be:

  • To maintain technical data systems relating to product design and manufacture.
  • To define and introduce new products.
  • To provide technical support to other departments within the company.
  • To maintain company product and materials specification systems.
  • To maintain product data via ERP item master, bill of material and routing files.
  • To maintain libraries of technical data relating to products, materials and components.
  • To maintain technical equipment and perform product testing.
  • Organise manufacture of new product samples.           

The Primary Requirements for the Product Support Technician:

  • A formal qualification in engineering ONC (NVQ level 3) or above (including basic electronics knowledge).
  • Be Self-motivation and have good attention to detail.
  • The ability to communicate effectively with all levels (both internally and externally)
  • Good PC skills, particularly MS Word and MS Excel.
  • Experience of basic electronics hand-assembly.

This Product Support & Test Technician role is commutable from: Stowmarket, Thetford, Bury St Edmunds, Braintree, Newmarket

 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Technical Sales Engineer to join a growing company who specialise in modular buildings. The company, who are based in Walsall, are well known for their high-end modular buildings which they design and build for customers across the world. The company are also coming off the back of an exceptionally busy 2020 and, as a result, this is a brand new role to keep up with their growing list of customer enquiries. 

The buildings have a range of applications from homes to bars, plant rooms to laboratories, and everything in between!

The Technical Sales Engineer will be tasked with dealing with customer enquires and ensuring that the right solution is being offered for each specific application and enquiry. 

This role will suit either a recent Engineering graduate with a desire to enter the world of technical sales or an experienced technical salesperson with an engineering qualification.

SALES ENGINEER BENEFITS:

The Technical Sales Engineer has the following package:

  • £25,000 - £30,000 salary (dependant on experience)
  • 23 days holiday + 8 bank holidays
  • On the job training by industry experts
  • Quarterly bonus scheme

SALES ENGINEER DUTIES:

The Technical Sales Engineer will be responsible for:

  • Responding to customer enquires re modular buildings
  • Advising customers on best solution for their needs, including on any additional structural/electrical/environmental considerations/add-ons that may be required
  • Estimating and quoting
  • Project management of construction and installation phase (occasional) 

SALES ENGINEER REQUIREMENTS:

The ideal candidate will have some or all of the following attributes/experience:

  • A qualification in an electrical or engineering discipline
  • Commercial acumen and an outgoing, proactive personality 
  • Experience within, or selling to, the construction industry
  • Modular buildings experience

This Sales Engineer role is primarily office based and is within commutable distance from Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Sutton Coldfield, Cannock, Lichfield, Tamworth, Coleshill, Wednesbury, West Bromwich

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Sales Engineering Recruitment Support since 1994

 

Technical Support Technician – AutoCAD

We are working with an organisation that provides technology and state-of-the-art products to the Building Services industry, who are seeing a fast return to pre-pandemic levels of orders and requirements for their products from their European customer base. 

Supporting the Technical Estimating and Technical Sales Teams a Technical Support Technician is required to assist in the design scope out and planning for the quote phases of new projects and support all of the document and CAD related requirements that will ensure the correct installation of products on to a customer’s site. 

Technical Support Technician Salary Package:

  • £24,000 - £25,000
  • Pension 
  • Healthcare
  • 26 Days Holidays + Bank Holidays
  • Flexible Working including Remote Working 

The role will be CAD centric with the ability to detail drawings for specific project installations, carry out and configure size and area dimensions and get directly involve in collating relevant information and test solutions documentation.

  • Producing Sales Quotes for customers from information provided by the internal Estimating and Technical Sales teams.
  • Support the quote and planning phases of projects by dealing with and answering customers queries, via telephone and email.
  • Support the estimating and sales teams with the rollout of new project initiatives to partners and customers. 
  • All CAD work will be carried out in 2D.

Requirements for a Technical Support Technician

  • A formal qualification in a Civil or Engineering subject.
  • Have a good proven working knowledge of Design and CAD (AutoCAD)
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Minimum of 2-year experience of working in a Technical Support or Estimating type of role. 
  • Excellent Administration skills (IT / MS Office)
  • A good understanding of the Building Services industry sectors)

This Technical Support Technician role is commutable from: Birmingham, Tamworth, Derby, Lichfield, Leicester, Burton, Coventry, Stone

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

 

Electronic Engineer

We are working with a fast paced and dynamic organisation that has seen continued growth since the middle of 2020 and are on track to see one of their busiest years in their company’s history for 2021.  The company design and develop a range of safety products that are used in the process and manufacturing sectors and support and work with some of the biggest names in the engineering sectors.

As an Electronic Engineer, you will support the continuing growth of the design department and the role will also involve leading a team of electronic engineers, working alongside other engineering disciplines, designing hardware and embedded software to extend the organisations range of products, whilst still be involved in hands-on design.

The salary and benefits package for an Electronic Engineer

  • Competitive salary - £30,000 - £40,000
  • 28 days annual leave including bank holidays.
  • Life Insurance cover
  • Pension Scheme with company contribution
  • Share Scheme with Annual Allocation
  • Bonus Scheme
  • Long Service Recognition
  • Free On-Site Parking

The duties and responsibilities of an Electronic Engineer 

  • Line management of the Electronics Design team
  • Planning and allocation of resource within their team to meet company goals and deadlines.
  • Be the electronics technical lead for the company.
  • Implementing tools and processes for the efficient running of the team and department
  • Design and maintenance of hardware and embedded software for use within the company
  • Layout and tracking of PCB designs.
  • Prototyping and testing of designs and products
  • Assessment and documentation of products against specifications and standards

Requirements and Qualifications 

  • Degree or similar qualification in Electronics Engineering or comparable subject
  • Minimum of 3 years' experience working in Electronics Design.
  • Experience in electronics hardware design, development, and testing; including schematic design and PCB layout.
  • Experience in embedded firmware design, development, and testing
  • Electronics design in a highly regulated industry
  • Experience in firmware design for STM32 microcontrollers
  • EMC design and test experience
  • Experience of firmware unit testing; preferably using Tessy.

This is a great opportunity to join a fast growing organisation, where R&D and New Product Innovation sit central to the organisation’s growth and expansion plans for the business going forward. 

Electronics Engineers who are seeking that next step on the ladder, to combine leadership and hands-on development and design duties at the same time, would be a perfect match for this position. 

This Electronic Engineer role is commutable from Birmingham, Worcester, Wolverhampton, Telford, Stafford, Lichfield, Coventry, Redditch and Stone. 

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

 

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

Maintenance Technician Benefits: 

  • £40,000
  • Paid Overtime at Premium Rates
  • Enhanced Sick Pay Scheme
  • Company Pension
  • Stable Working Environment. 

Duties of the Maintenance Technician role:   

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 fast-paced manufacturing, process or production environment.

Requirements of a Maintenance Technician:

Ideally you will be apprentice trained but must be qualified either Electrically or Mechanically and have some understanding of Plc Controls and Robot applications. However you must 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. 

This Maintenance Technician role is commutable from Bromsgrove, Catshill, Droitwich, Reddtich, Stourport on Severn & Worcester

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

 

An Outstanding opportunity has arisen for a Qualified Maintenance Electrician to join a already existing Maintenance Team within a busy Manufacturing & Packaging organisation within the Cheshire area.

This exciting Maintenance Electrian role is commutable from: Winsford / Warrington / Runcorn / Macclesfield / Ellesmere Port. 

Benefits for the Maintenance Electrician Role include:

  • £38,000 / £39,000 
  • 25 + 8days Holiday Entitlement 
  • Company Pension 
  • Plenty of Overtime 
  • Continental Shift 2 Days on – 2 Off – 2 Nights on – 2 Off 

Main Duties and Requirements the Maintenance Electrician will Have and Hold. 

  • Previous experience within a Manufacturing / Packaging organisation. 
  • Ideally the right individual will hold a 60/40 Split Electrically Biased – with a Good Knowledge on the mechanical side. 
  • To carry out Planned Maintenance Activities. 
  • Fault finding abilities with Siemens and Allen Bradley PLC’s 
  • Other Kit on Site: Hydraulics & Pneumatics / Conveyor systems / Packaging and Labelling and Wrapping Equipment / Temperature controls / HMI’s / Controls / Motors an Drives. 
  • Able to read both Electrical and Mechanical Drawings 
  • Flexibility is key to the role as you maybe required to work a alternative shift. 
  • The right individual will be Apprentice trained holding a formal qualification in Electrical Maintenance engineering.

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

 

Probe are pleased to be assisting one of Oxfordshire’s premiere precision engineering firms with their search for a Sales Manager. The company have recently invested £millions into both their facility and equipment, meaning their capabilities are amongst the very best in the industry. The company offer a wide range of machining services including CNC turning, milling, cutting and bending as well as the associated fabrication and welding skills on site to complete the full solution offering. 

They are seeking a Sales Manager to manage their existing business within their core industries (Medical, Nuclear, Aerospace) but also drive growth in new market segments. There will also be some line management responsibilities associated with this Sales Manager role.

DUTIES:

The Sales Manager will be responsible for:

  • Maintaining and growing the existing business within core markets
  • Selling a wide range of technical services, primarily machining and fabrication
  • Identifying and winning opportunities within new growth markets
  • Line management of sales engineering team

REQUIREMENTS:

The ideal candidate for this Sales Manager role will have

  • Several years’ experience within a technical sales role in the precision engineering industry
  • Existing knowledge of both the services offered (machining primarily) and the industries served
  • Ability to read and interpret technical drawings

This role will primarily be office based in Abingdon so you must live within commutable distance.

This Sales Manager's role is commutable from: Newbury, Wantage, Abingdon, Oxford, Aylesbury, Bicester, Banbury, Swindon, Thame, High Wycombe, Marlow, Maidenhead

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Sales Engineering Recruitment Support since 1994

 

We are a well-respected employer within the Food Processing sector and are seeking to recruit a number of proven Multi Skilled Maintenance Engineersto join our established maintenance team. 

Maintenance Engineer Benefits: 

  • Salary of up to £36,000 (dependent on your chosen shift pattern)
  • Company Pension
  • Excellent Holiday Entitlement
  • Stable And Secure Working Environment.  

Duties of a Maintenance Engineer

As a Multi Skilled Maintenance 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 food processing or packaging facility. 

Requirements of a Maintenance Engineer

Ideally you will be apprentice trained but must be qualified either Electrically or Mechanically and be multi skilled in your abilities. Having gained your Maintenance experience from supporting plant and equipment within a fast-paced FMCG environment where you have supported an array of sector specific equipment such as ovens, check weighers, metal detectors, flow wrappers and high speed conveyors.  

This is a great opportunity to move your career into a stable market sector, where you will not only gain an incredible benefits package and ongoing training and development, but also be secure in the knowledge that you will be in a stable working environment and classified as an Essential Key Worker . 

The Maintenance Engineer role is commutable from: Birmingham, Bromsgrove, Stratford upon Avon, Sutton Coldfield, Worcester & Tamworth 

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

 

Project Engineer 

A fantastic opportunity has arisen an experienced Project Engineer to join a global organisation who specialise in increasing the longevity and durability of components and tools by utilising advanced chemical engineering processes. This company counts F1 teams and global aerospace manufacturers as clients. 

If you have experience in a Project Engineering position and have an interest in chemistry or physics and want to join an organisation with excellent training and plenty progression opportunities then read on.

Based in Milton Keynes, the Project Engineer is responsible for a variety of tasks – here is a snapshot of what this role entails: 

  • Engaging with customers to understand their requirement from a technical perspective
  • Translating this to the various design and operational teams internally
  • Quoting and pricing works
  • Assisting in the design of processes for applying longevity-giving materials to surfaces
  • Providing feedback to the client on progress/any challenges
  • Keeping all internal stakeholders in the loop with progress
  • Project management of the project from customer engagement, through inception and design until finally handing over to operations for full scale production

Within this Project Engineer role you will deal with lots of different challenges, and no two days will be the same. You will work on projects from Formula 1 to aerospace, from defence to nuclear and everything in between.

What’s in it for you?

  • World class training with a global industry leader
  • Exposure to varied projects in a highly technical, engineering environment
  • A salary of £25,000-£30,000
  • A quarterly bonus 
  • 25 days holiday (plus 8 bank holidays, so 33 days in total)
  • BUPA healthcare (after probation)
  • Critical illness cover
  • Genuine progression opportunities with potential to change function/business unit

This Project Engineer role is commutable from Milton Keynes, Bedford, Luton, Aylesbury, Northampton, Leighton Buzzard, Buckingham, Bicester, Banbury

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