Manufacturing & Production

Our Manufacturing Division consists of experienced consultants who have over ten years experience in recruiting Technical staff within the Manufacturing and Production sectors.

Manufacturing is the transformation of raw materials into finished goods, or intermediate processes involving the production or finishing of semi-manufactures, with such a large process involved, we are specialised to recruit for the whole spectrum. Therefore candidates such as Operatives, Toolmakers, Weld Engineers, Production Engineers, Commodity and Raw Materials Purchasing, Team Leaders, Operations Manager, Manufacturing Directors are finding employment through Probe on a daily basis.

  • Continuous Improvements
  • Six Sigma
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • JIT
  • CNC
  • Health & Safety
  • Cost Reduction
  • Waste Management
  • Toolmaking
  • Production Control

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

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STOCK CONTROLLER

This is your opportunity to join a business that has grown to be known as a specialist and successful manufacturer and supplier to hundreds of customers and projects in the residential, commercial and industrial sectors.

From their Leicester HQ, they have invested significantly in plant and resource so that they have the best in manufacturing processes and supply operation.

The Stock Controller Benefits include:

  • Monday – Friday 8.00am – 4.30pm
  • £30,000 - £35,000 depending on experience
  • Pension Scheme (After 3 months)
  • 23 days holiday plus statutory holiday (up to 4 days to be used for Christmas shutdown)
  • Free On-site parking

Key Responsibilities

  • To set up and run a PI plan for warehouse operations to physically count
  • Make sage stock adjustments from submitted counts
  • Investigate and correct stock issues, checking sage/physical stock discrepancies and fill in a summary report
  • Sorting and labelling locations
  • Investigating when ‘Free Stock’ appears and amending sage, completing summary report
  • The Stock Controller should be able to Organise yearly stocktake

Candidate Specification

  • The Stock Controller should demonstrate excellent computer skills
  • Should have a knowledge of Outlook, Microsoft Word, and Excel
  • The Stock Controller should have Sage Experience
  • At Least 2 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Attention to detail is essential 

Bill of Material (BOM’s)

  • Analyse BOM to ensure the material is correct.
  • Ensure the times within each process are correct
  • Working with the production team to ensure BOM details are updated to reflect current operations

This Stock Controller role is Commutable from: Leicester, Coventry, Rugby, Loughborough

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

 

PRESS BRAKE OPERATOR

This is your opportunity to join a business that has grown to be known as a specialist and successful manufacturer and supplier to hundreds of customers and projects in the residential, commercial and industrial sectors.

From their Leicester HQ, they have invested significantly in plant and resource so that they have the best in manufacturing processes and supply operation.

The Press Brake Operator Benefits include:

  • Monday – Friday 7.00am – 4.30pm
  • £22,500 – £25,500 depending on experience
  • Pension Scheme
  • 23 days holiday plus statutory holiday (up to 4 days to be used for Christmas shutdown) 
  • Free Onsite Parking

Press Brake Operator Key Responsibilities

  • Set-up, adjust and prepare press brake (Current machines) Amada, Edwards Pearson.
  • Finding correct tooling/program per set-up.
  • Check the heights of tooling and adjust back stops etc. along with light guards.
  • Set-up and adjustment of material for folding at correct height.
  • Locating programs and adjust tonnage and tooling for each part being formed.
  • Provide feedback to Production Manager all jobs not meeting set-up and/or production standards.
  • Producing folded parts to drawings supplied, measuring with Vernier Caliper, Protractors etc.
  • Other job-related duties as may be necessary to carry out the responsibilities of this position.

Press Brake Operator Specification

  • This person will work well on their own and as part of a team.
  • Good communication skills.
  • He/she will need to be well driven.
  • The appropriate person must have a keen eye for detail, and ability to read drawings.
  • They must have pride in their work and maintain a tidy safe workspace.
  • Must be reliable, and physically fit.
  • Good mathematical ability and able to use measuring devices such as Vernier callipers and protractors.
  • Be able to work in a fast-paced-team environment.

This Press Brake Operator role is Commutable from: Leicester, Coventry, Rugby, Loughborough

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

 

CNC PROGRAMMER

This is your opportunity to join a very long-standing, well respected precision machine company who have been leading the market working from their Sutton, Epsom HQ, they supply high quality machine components to a range of customers around the world

The CNC Programmer Benefits include:

  • Monday to Thursday Days Role 7.30am-6pm, 40 Hours (Optional Friday Overtime)
  • Salary £26,000 - £32,000 dependent on experience
  • Pension Scheme
  • Free Parking.

Key Responsibilities

  • Selecting the cutting tools for machining operations using CNC or conventional lathes
  • Programming and Operating CNC Machines
  • Mounting and dismounting workpieces on/from lathe as a CNC Programmer
  • Performing roughing and finishing operations
  • Checking finished pieces to ensure compliance with technical drawings
  • Carrying out maintenance of turning lathe and tools

Candidate Specification

  • The CNC Programmer will have basic knowledge of CNC Machinery 
  • CNC Programming experience using CMZ/ MORI SEIKI/ COLCHESTER
  • CNC Programmer Must have Fanuc experience
  • Using a CAM system or CADCAM system
  • Strong time management and planning skills 
  • Being able to keep their surrounding clean and tidy for health and safety purposes 
  • CNC Operating experience

This CNC Programmer role is Commutable From: Crawley, Croydon, Twickenham, Guildford, Woking

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

 

WAREHOUSE CONTROLLER

We are urgently looking for an experienced Warehouse Controller to join a CNC machining company based in Redditch. If you are immediately available and looking for a new role as an exciting Warehouse role - this is the role for you.

The Warehouse Controller role will require you to:

  • Pick and pack engineered parts
  • Experience of progress chasing
  • Will be required to undertake pressure washing of machined components
  • Work with drawings and specifications
  • Able to understand the manufacturing process
  • Ideally the Warehouse Controller will have the following background or experience:
  • Previous warehouse experience
  • A current FLT counterbalance license
  • Full UK driving license (must be over 25 due to insurance) 
  • Driving a long wheel based transit type vehicle

Salary and Hours 

  • Up to £11:50 per hour, dependant on experience
  • Monday – Friday – 7am to 4pm
  • Free Onsite Parking

This Warehouse Controller role is commutable From: Birmingham, Worcester, Stratford, Bromsgrove and Droitwich.

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Technical Engineering Recruitment Support since 1994

 

CNC TURNER

This is your opportunity to join a market leading business, who are very long-standing, well respected and continuing to lead the way in their industry.

From their Nottingham HQ, they design and manufacture label printing machinery for textile label printing businesses

Benefits include:

  • Monday to Friday, 7:00am to 3:30pm Days Role
  • £22,000 - £28,000 dependent on experience
  • Pension Scheme
  • Overtime
  • Free Parking

CNC Turner Key Responsibilities:

  • Selecting the cutting tools for machining operations using CNC or conventional lathes
  • Mounting and dismounting workpieces on/from lathe as a CNC Turner
  • Performing roughing and finishing operations
  • Checking finished pieces to ensure compliance with technical drawings
  • Carrying out maintenance of turning lathe and tools
  • Cleaning turning lathe and work area, e.g. removing swarf / chips

CNC Turner Candidate Specification:

  • The CNC Turner will have basic knowledge of CNC Machinery 
  • CNC Turning experience using HASS/ MORI SEIKI/ COLCHESTER
  • CNC Turning MUST have Fanuc experience
  • Using a CAM system or CADCAM system
  • Strong time management and planning skills 
  • Being able to keep their surrounding clean and tidy for health and safety purposes 

This CNC Turner role is commutable from: Nottingham, Loughborough, Grantham

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

 

GEAR CUTTER & GRINDER

Shift: Days only

Location: Stockport 

Salary & Benefits:

  • £25,000 - £28,000 DOE 
  • 33 Days Holiday
  • Pension
  • Onsite Parking 

This position is commutable from the following Area’s: Hyde / Ashton-Under-Lyne / Manchester / Altrincham / Stretford 

Are you a Gear Cutter with Grinder Abilities?, Are you seeking a new opportunity within a Busy & Friendly environment?, If so this might just be the role for you. We have a opportunity for a Gear Cutter & Grinder to join a leading Manufacturing organisation based in the North West. 

Ideally the Gear Cutter & Grinder will hold the following experience: 

  • Previous experience using Gear Cutting / Grinding and Various other Machinery 
  • Able to read machining instructions and routings to determine machine settings and fixtures and hobs & other tools. 
  • Experience with Shaping and Hobbing machines 
  • Experience with Manual gear cutting machines 
  • Mount and secure gear blanks on mandrels or fixtures 
  • Operate and make adjustments on gear hobber and shaper cutters. 
  • Make both Hob and Cutter changes on standard operations 
  • Must be a great communicator 
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment 
  • Ideally we are looking for a Time served Gear Cutter 
  • Hold proven experience within a Gear Cutter & Grinder role

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

 

CHROME PLATER

Day to day duties for this Chrome Platers include:

  • Set and operate precision hard chrome plating tanks, ensuring absolute compliance with safety and quality procedures
  • Maintain a safe and clean work area 
  • Test and manage chemical levels and mixing to ensure process operates within set parameters
  • Perform routine tests: X-Ray testing, Copper Sulphate test, Air (Mist) test – as required for planned maintenance and process management
  • Carry out plant and jig inspections and maintenance (such as cleaning connections and ensuring jigs are in good working order)
  • Visually inspect components to required specification and use manual equipment for dimensional inspection
  • Act on data, analyse external reports & work with 3rd party process specialists
  • Make clear handovers with other shifts and ensure production and process continuity
  • Utilise the Manufacturing Execution System (MES) to record production and process data

To be a successful Chrome Plater, the candidate should have:

  • Previous experience in chrome plating or experience operating chemical processing lines
  • Eye for quality and a desire for continuous improvement
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Be fully competent in reading and interpreting technical drawings
  • Experience working with tight tolerances 
  • Experience on a variety of measuring equipment (micrometres, verniers and various gauges)
  • A flexible attitude to work

Pay & Hours: 

  • The starting rate for this position is £12.82 per hour
  • On successful completion of the probationary period the hourly rate will increase to £13.49
  • Alternating shifts (6am to 2pm) and (10am to 6pm) shifts Monday – Friday (39 hours per week).
  • Free Parking
  • On-site Canteen

This Chrome Plater role is commutable From: Derby and Nottingham

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

 

PROCESS ENGINEER

A growing manufacturing organisation are in the unenviable position, of being super busy, and are expecting to continue this growth well into next year. A well-established company, their technology has diversified and expanded over time, and now they have a need for a Process Engineer to strengthen their engineering team.

You will be given the responsibility for all technical aspects of life cycle management, including the development of new and current manufacturing processes.

They are in a lovely part of the world & the working environment is superb.   

Benefits::

  • £40,000
  • GROWING ORDER BOOK
  • PRESTINE WORKING ENVIRONMENT
  • EXCELLENT PENSION AND HOLIDAYS
  • UNIQUE MANUFACTURED PRODUCTS

Process Engineer Duties:

  • Development of new and current manufacturing processes and improving efficiencies, utilisation, and reduction / elimination of all waste forms
  • Lead and participate with the project teams for all process related activities form initial ideas to implementation of processes, including costs and budget controls
  • Creation of Project plans to determine improvement activities
  • Keep on top of technological developments in process engineering
  • Selection of equipment suppliers
  • Writing validation protocols and validation reports
  • Organise testig
  • Product specification, equipment, and service requirements
  • Process validation
  • New product introduction

Process Engineer Requirements:

  • Process Engineering experience is essential
  • Time study analysis
  • Validation experience
  • You will have gained your knowledge from preferably a modern manufacturing environment
  • Extensive knowledge of Lean tools and techniques
  • To have the ability to travel, both here in the UK and overseas (Europe, USA, and Asia)
  • Good knowledge of statistics
  • An excellent problem solver

The Process Engineer role is commutable from: Coventry, Leamington Spa, Redditch, Tewksbury, Banbury, Worcester and Birmingham

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

 

COSTING ENGINEER

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

Salary, Hours and Benefits

  • Salary, £33,000 - £34,000
  • 37.5 hours, Monday – Friday
  • The opportunity to work within a global organisation
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Managed Occupational Health service
  • Retail shopping discount programme
  • Early finish, every Friday
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Bike to Work scheme
  • SMART pension

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

Costing Engineer Person Specification

  • You must have proven experience of Costing Engineer or Value Engineer type roles, with responsibility of cost analysis and costing down
  • Engineering degree or evidence of equivalent (ideally)
  • Proven experience of machine cost analysis / fabricated assemblies, and proven ability to manipulate data and generate cost models
  • Experience of heavy equipment and CAD 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, with a Global outlook and exposure to different challenges & cultures

Costing 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
  • The Costing Engineer will 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

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

 

WORKSHOP ENGINEER

I am currently recruiting for an experienced Workshop Engineer for my client in the West Midlands.

This Workshop Engineers role will involve but not be limited to: 

  • Identify the equipment, investigate the fault and repair required.
  • Keep track of the job to ensure that it is completed in a timely manner.  
  • Carry out routine service inspections.  Report to the site contact, identify the equipment that requires the service. Upon completion of the service sheet inform the customer of imminent maintenance repairs that may be required or any 
  • Carry out Loler/Puwer maintenance and inspections.
  • When servicing/maintaining equipment, ensure that a parts requisition is completed for any damage, abuse or outside of contract repairs identified.
  • To complete a weekly timesheet detailing all jobs that have been worked on during the week ensuring that this balances with all service/job sheets.
  • To ensure all completed job sheets, service sheets and parts requisitions are completed in full in a comprehensive manner with correct authorisation where required.

Essential criteria for this Workshop Engineers role:

  • Apprentice trained/time served
  • Must be LOLER qualified with a valid ticket
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in a similar role

Hours and salary for this Aluminium Fabricators role:

  • Monday – Friday - 8am to 4.30pm with 30 mins for lunch
  • Salary - £16 to £21 per hour (DOE)
  • Overtime at 1.5x rate

What are you waiting for?  Send your CV asap, or call me for more information.

This role is commutable from Wolverhampton, Dudley, West Bromwich, Wednesbury.

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

 

I am currently recruiting for an experienced Aluminium Window Fabricator for my client in Shropshire:

This Aluminium Window Fabricators role will involve but not be limited to: 

  • Experience with Smarts systems
  • Experience with Senior Systems
  • Experience with Comar Systems (although we don’t use Comar, that is the closest system to our own in-house system).
  • Experience using a manual non-CNC router.
  • Any fitting experience

Essential experience required for this Aluminium Window Fabricators role:

  • Experience in manufacturing Aluminium doors, windows, and curtain wall
  • Someone who can fabricate doors from drawings, cut the bars, fabricate the job, glaze in the glass and have it ready to go.
  • Glazing experience
  • Ability to read drawings and cutting sheets
  • Able to use measuring equipment
  • Ability to use mitre saw
  • Able to work on own initiative, and sometimes tight deadlines
  • Willingness to ‘chip in’ in other areas – as we are a small company

Hours and salary for this Aluminium Fabricators role:

  • Monday – Thursday 8 – 4.30 with 30 mins for lunch and 15 min break.
  • Friday 8 – 3.30 from 1st August 2021
  • Salary - £12 to £14 per hour (DOE)

What are you waiting for?  Send your CV asap, or call me for more information.

This role is commutable from Wolverhampton, Bridgenorth, and Telford.

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

 

PURCHASING & MATERIALS PLANNING TEAM LEADER

An Unusual opportunity had arisen for a PURCHASING & MATERIALS PLANNING TEAM LEADER, to join a long- established manufacturing organisation in the Macclesfield area.

This is an exceptional opportunity, within a large, well known manufacturing organisation, who supply into a wide range of manufacturing companies.

As the PURCHASING & MATERIALS PLANNING TEAM LEADER, you would be joining a Company who unusually enjoy long- term serving staff.  It’s not unusual to find staff who have worked here for 35 years plus!

You will be given the responsibility, as the PURCHASING & MATERIALS PLANNING TEAM LEADER, for the coordination and management of the procurement and the production planning process.

BENEFITS

  • £40,000
  • 26 Days holiday
  • 1 month long induction
  • Successful, growing business
  • Excellent Pension contributions
  • Extensive on-going support
  • Very friendly team

DUTIES OF THE PURCHASING & MATERIALS PLANNING TEAM LEADER

  • Coordinate and management of the procurement and the production planning process
  • Accountability for the procurement process (orders and expedites)
  • Problem solving relating to late shipments, material shortages and cancellations
  • Inventory control
  • Investigation and resolution of cycle count results
  • Manage Supplier collections and deliveries
  • Resolution of supplier non-conformity reports
  • Support New Product Introductions
  • Creations and Maintenance of MRP parameters to ensure part numbers are created and clearly defined
  • Provide product availability
  • Planning of the extrusion lines, including customer demand, stock build trials and maintenance requirements

REQUIREMENT OF THE PURCHASING & MATERIALS PLANNING TEAM LEADER

  • Experience gained from a fast short-lead time environment
  • Relevant experience within procurement, Stock Control, Warehousing, Production planning and Despatch
  • Good knowledge of MRP logic, scheduling logic, capacity planning and routings
  • Strong attention to detail – ensure part numbers are correct
  • This would suit a friendly, sunny natured team player, who is looking for the stability of a long-term career path.

The role is commutable from Leek, Macclesfield, Congleton, Buxton, Stockport and Knutsford

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