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Role Function: 

This laboratory test focused position designs or specifies test systems that allow operation of client’s products in a laboratory environment for engineering evaluation to optimize their product designs. This position also involves the specification, design, implementation, validation and support of test systems including mechanical, electrical, plumbing, instrumentation, data acquisition and control systems.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Obtains input and negotiates with product engineers, product validation engineers, and equipment manufacturers and delivers working test systems, processes and documentation to lab operations personnel and product engineers
  • Makes decisions in the areas of appropriate technologies, equipment sourcing and quality processes that impact accuracy, reliability, operating cost, and compliance to standards and regulations.
  • Applies and improves processes such as test equipment design, maintenance and calibration and tools such as measurement systems analysis, 7 step problem solving, fault tree analysis, and process hazard analysis required to support the processes and enable high quality decision making.
  • Acts as a local subject matter expert on specific equipment of sub-systems, providing guidance to less experienced engineers and collaborating on with other sites to drive common processes and tools.
  • Provides independent leadership of smaller business impact projects or ownership of complex components, products, systems or services with greater elements of ambiguity over the senior or lead engineer level and with full accountability to the project team.
  • Delivers independent execution of established and emerging work processes and systems, while still developing technology or product knowledge.  Leads the development and improvement of work processes and systems across a functional discipline area within a business unit site.

Competencies (but not limited to):

Measurement Science - Analyses measurement processes throughout the relevant traceability chain to identify and quantify sources of measurement uncertainty relevant to the appropriate applied measurement science, “Metrology” e.g. Chemical, Dimensional, Electrical, Mechanical, Optical and Radiation and Physical.

Product Function Test System Design - Interprets test equipment specifications from test standards or lab customer requirements; selects and integrates appropriate equipment, instrumentation and software to control boundary conditions and collect measurement data; assesses capability of the lab equipment against the requirements and support infrastructure.

Laboratory Equipment Safety - Evaluates hazards specific to laboratory test equipment that may result from fuels, kinetic energy, toxins, electrical or other risks in the test environment; analyses risk factors and potential impacts to personnel and property; applies appropriate techniques or safeguards to mitigate risks; collaborates with various laboratory areas to understand risks within a facility or site.

Data Quality - Identifies, understands and corrects flaws in data that supports effective information governance across operational business processes and decision making.

Qualifications and Experience:

College, University, or equivalent degree in Engineering Technology is required. Equivalent Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline area may be required for select roles.


  • Prior Senior or Lead Engineer equivalent work experience in a relevant discipline area is required with a demonstrated track record of technical problem solving and quality decision making.
  • Knowledge of MS Office tools is preferred.
  • Significant practical experience (post degree) in testing of engine emissions and measurement, equipment and process, ideally in a high-horsepower application.
  • Knowledge of Combustion Performance and Emission of Diesel and Natural gas engines, Gas composition measurements system, Emissions calculations & equipment and Air flow measurements system are desirable.
  • Project management skills are essential.
  • Troubleshooting test cell and engine issues, driving improvements based on root cause analysis. Leading emission audits in development and production test cells.
  • Providing advice on current emissions regulations and impact on existing / future products. Ensuring technical process documentation is in place to support daily testing needs for the range of emissions related measurements Assists with the transfer of emissions knowledge; coaching and mentoring less experienced engineers. Project work will focus on major test cell improvement initiatives & capital projects e.g. installing of new gas emissions equipment, PM, smoke meters, new test cell fuel system, heat exchanger upgrade, etc


Typical 37.5 - 40 Hours per week

Monday - Thursday - 8:00am - 17:00pm, Friday - 8:00am - 15:00pm


A maternity cover contract has become available at the Darlington plant of this global engine business. An experienced Purchasing Manager is required this very intense role. Working with 4 other Purchasing Managers you will be responsible high-level purchasing management; looking at continuity of supply, price negotiations and new contract negotiations

Purchasing Manager Responsibilities:

  • Analyses complex sourcing and purchasing processes in support of the delivery of cost effective and high-quality goods and services.
  • Identifies qualified suppliers and execute sound selection processes.
  • Maintains good working supplier relationship and understands how key purchasing principles are used toward assuring supply.
  • Presents to senior purchasing/sourcing leaders with recommendations of improvement opportunities and courses of action.
  • Ensures procedures and processes are followed and support is provided regarding price bench marking, vendor management, market & process analysis, and model building.
  • Full understanding of compliance and is aware to situations that can pose risk to the business.
  • Using a variety of analytical tools and processes (e.g. Six Sigma) to develop systems, processes.







Are you an experienced Logistics or Supply Chain Data Analyst? Background in manufacturing?

Our client is an industry leading Tier 1 client who are looking for a Logistics Data Analyst to join them as their business continues to grow.


  • You will support the Logistics Data Team in planning all inventory received and dispatched by the organization.
  • In this role you will be responsible for generating reports and build tickets in relation to service requirements to satisfy the customer’s needs
  • As Logistics Data Analyst you will report in to the Logistics manager and you will liaise with Purchasing, Finance and Planning


  • Previous experience in a Supply chain or Logistics analyst role (Essential)
  • Experience within a manufacturing environment, Ideally automotive
  • SAP experience is preferred


  • Competitive Salary - Circa £28k
  • Competitive Pension Scheme
  • Job Security at a Global Company
  • Holiday Days
  • Free Parking
  • Great working environment

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




A PRESTIGIOUS manufacturing organisation in the Staffordshire area, have an IMMEDIATE requirement for a Supply Chain Co-Ordinator.

This is an Immediate start.

If you are a Supply Chain Co-Ordinator, looking for immediate work, don’t hesitate!


  • Co-ordinate logistics activities
  • Construct and publish daily/ weekly build plans
  • Co-ordinate logistics for delivery to customer
  • Ensure aftermarket requirements are managed
  • Target 98% stock accuracy
  • Co-ordinate with manufacturing


  • MCIPS or working towards
  • SAP experience
  • Relevant Supply Chain experience, gained from within a manufacturing environment
  • Customer interface experience
  • Strong IT SKILLS

Benefits for a Supply Chain Co-Ordinator:

Salary - £27 - £37 Per Hour

Contract - 3 Month Minimum

Location - Barton Under Needwood

Environment - Manufacturing


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.



A PRESTIGIOUS manufacturing organisation in the Tamworth area are looking for an experienced PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR.

Due to continued success with new business and growth, a need for a talented Production Supervisor has arisen to support the Operations Manager.

As the PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR, you will be tasked with ensuing targets are met to hit customer requirements.

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


  • Responsibility for your team
  • Ensure smooth production
  • Report on warehousing, and production performance
  • Managing receiving, shipping, distribution and supplies of product in your area
  • Ensure production targets are met
  • Pan layout and space requirements
  • Monitor performance metrics
  • Active involvement in continuous improvements
  • Deputise for Operations Manager when required
  • Train, develop and motivate your team
  • Manage Overtime


  • It is essential that you have management experience gained from within a manufacturing environment
  • To have lead and manged teams
  • Previous involvement with continuous improvement activities
  • Strong communication skills
  • Highly motivated and enthusiastic
  • To have worked in a process driven environment
  • The right person will be happy to take complete ownership of areas of responsibility
  • Customer focused approach
  • Good level of IT literacy


Salary - £35,000 - £40,000


Superb Prospects


Environment - Manufacturing

Location - Tamworth

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.









Have you got experience within the packaging industry or experience with packaging from Food or Beverage manufacturing stand point?

Have you got experience in a Quality management or Supervisory role?

Our client is a very well-known Manufacturer who supply various large retailers and brand with their high-quality product and are looking for a Quality Manager to join their organisation and make an instant impact as a valued cog in their business.


  • As Quality manager you will be responsible for the management of Quality and Continuous Improvement projects
  • You will be responsible for the preparation for internal, customer, or 3rd party audits
  • Responsible for overseeing the Quality of goods being produced and finished, before being sent out to Customers
  • You will be responsible for collation and analysis of data for Continuous improvement.
  • As Quality manager you will manage Customer Complaints, to include inputting information on the relevant database and managing the process of replying to the customer with a satisfactory outcome that both suits the company and the Customer.


  • As Quality manager you will have working knowledge of ISO standards or Food/Beverage Manufacturing Standards
  • You will need experience with packaging - preferably cartons
  • You will have good experience in continuous improvement - preferably qualified to six sigma green belt or higher
  • Experience within a modern fast paced manufacturing environment is essential


  • Competitive Salary - Circa £45k
  • Competitive holidays
  • Competitive Pension
  • Life Insurance
  • Free Parking
  • Great working environment
  • Great discounts for high street retailers
  • Internal and external training offered

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




A PRESTIGIOUS manufacturing organisation in the Redditch area are looking for an experienced Tooling Engineer.

This is a busy production facility where your prospects as a Tooling Engineer be assured.

You will be working in a high volume facility, working 3 shifts, and you will be responsible for the maintenance and the tooling across the site.  Some tooling modifications would be required.


  • Attend tooling breakdowns
  • Repair tooling
  • Ensure all TPM’s and PM’s are completed
  • Comply with Spares tracking process
  • Involvement with continuous improvement projects
  • This will be a 3 shift pattern, Monday to Friday


  • Apprentice trained
  • You will have gained your experience with a high volume plastics environment
  • Good problem solving techniques, ie.- 8D, Why and Ichikawa
  • Happy to work shifts
  • Tooling experience, repair ideally
  • Keep cool under pressure!


Salary - £34,000 - £37,000


Excellent Prospects

Progression Potential


Environment - Manufacturing

Location - Redditch

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


Maintenance Electrician 

The right Maintenance Electrician will hold:

  • Install and or maintain all electrical & electro-mechanical plant or machinery in line with Company requirements.
  • Operate a preventative electrical maintenance system to ensure that the plant & machinery is in good working order.
  • Fault find and repair any electrical or electro-mechanical related problems on the plant or equipment.
  • Fault Find Allen Bradley and Siemens PLC equipment.
  • Ensure that all plant and machinery is kept in a good working and clean condition.
  • Complete all relevant paperwork associated with the task being performed in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Report any problems regarding equipment and machinery immediately to the Engineering Team Leader.
  • Ensure that you are aware of the Company Health, Safety and Environmental policies and procedures and that you adhere to them at all times.
  • Promote Lean thinking and actively look for ways to improve efficiency.
  • Cooperate with supervision and fellow employees.
  • Complete Maintenance Work requests


  • Apprentice Trained
  • Holding a ONC / City & Guilds in Electrical Engineer
  • You must have 16th/17th Edition wiring regulations
  • Knowledge and experience of fault finding and repairs to industrial systems
  • Knowledge of PLC programs and fault finding (Allen Bradley) (Siemens)
  • Conversant with VSD (variable speed drives)
  • Able to read schematic electrical drawings
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills

Benefits for a Maintenance Electrician:

Salary - £34,639


22 Days Holiday


Shift - Monday to Friday - Rotating Shift: 6am till 2pm / 10pm till 6am / 2pm till 10pm / 8am till 4pm (8 Hour Shift)

Location: Wigan





£30,000 - £34,000 + Pension + Outstanding Prospects + friendly working environment



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.


  • 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


  • 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. 


Do you have experience as a Technical Assistant within the Construction Industry or do you have a degree or similar qualification within Construction or Engineering or similar?  Are you looking to stay with a company and develop through to Management / Director level?  Are you looking for a great salary and fantastic Benefits?  Then what are you waiting for??  Apply for this job!!!


As the Technical Assistant - you will be working for one of the leading constriction organisations in the UK, and known for an outstanding product.


The duties for the Technical Assistant will include:

  • Advising customers and staff on use of company products 
  • Conducting Investigations into Technical issues, communicating with customers, factories and staff, providing a technically lead solutio
  • Providing Technical information to support Sales and Customer Service
  • Undertaking site inspections out in the field to assist the Sales Team
  • Assist with product innovation and development campaigns

I would be very excited to speak with you if you have:

  • Previous experience as a Technical Assistant – this would be amazing!
  • The skills and knowledge to match the duties above!
  • A degree (or similar qualification) within Construction, Engineering or similar
  • Ability to Read Technical drawings
  • Awareness and Knowledge of building regulations and NHBC standards
  • Experience with Product Development
  • Experience of adhering to Quality and Environmental Policies
  • Excellent Communication Skills
  • Confident, Energetic and enthusiastic personality!

Benefits package for the Technical Assistant:

  • 31 days holiday (incl 8 Bank hols) (increasing to 33 with service)
  • Pension Scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Child Care Vouchers
  • Free Parking

To find out more about this fabulous opportunity, please contact Louise Frost at Probe Business Services -



Credit Analyst, Ramsgate, 12 month contract

Interim opportunity for an experienced Credit Analyst to join an American owned manufacturing business based out of the Ramsgate site.

Initially a 12 month assignment with potential for a long term opportunity, the Credit Analyst will be responsible for the preparation of credit reporting, planning, and forecasting for all entities within the EMEA region for the Global Logistic Business Unit.

Working closely with UK and European sites with some support needed in Africa, regular travel between the UK and Belgium will be a part of the role.

The focus of this role is very much on the analytical side of credit management rather than the day to day collection process.

Credit Analyst responsibilities will include preparation of business unit credit reporting, planning, and forecasting, analysis of entity level credit exposures, developing an understanding of trade finance and credit management to support the business. Assessing credit worthiness on new and existing accounts, ensuring minimal risk to the business, prepare metrics analysis and consolidated credit reporting. Coordinating effectively with transactional shared services provider in terms of Accounts Receivable, you will ensure local entity credit activities are in line with Corporate Credit Policies and complete special projects as assigned.


The Company:

The business is the UK’s largest manufacturer of steel products for their industry. They have many decades of expertise and employ over 1,000 people throughout their group.

Operating through a number of market leading brands; they design, manufacture and install for commercial and industrial environments.

Products and components may be manufactured in-house or through outsourced suppliers.  Manufacturing techniques can include, but are not limited to, fabrication from sheet-metal and coil, including roll-forming; polymer extrusion, injection and rotational moulding; aluminium extrusion and machining.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Preparing quotes, referencing data and prices from the AS400 and SAP system
  • Preparing complex quotes based on distributor designs and drawings, interpreting and offering alternative solutions, adding value to support the Distributor’s proposal which results in securing the order
  • Order processing, checking stock availability, placing orders onto the AS400 system in line with agreed delivery timescales
  • Contract managing orders, supporting the development of a customer solution.
  • Liaise with the Engineering department regarding more complex jobs and drawings
  • Liaising with the Planning function to ascertain / agree lead times to facilitate order winning proposals
  • Working with the Despatch department, negotiating delivery lead times and checking on delivery status
  • To be commercially aware, demonstrating an understanding of the market place in order to support Distributors to win orders
  • To be highly competent in product, price and process knowledge, offering an outstanding and credible service to the Distributor base, who are experts within the field

Person Specification:

  • Experience in the Handling Industry is desirable
  • Previous Account Management and B2B Sales Experience
  • Knowledge of CAD
  • Experience within a technical capacity 


  • £25,000 - £28,000

Commutable from Milton Keynes, Bletchley, Northampton, Aylesbury, Luton, Hitchin.