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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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 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


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


Are you a Process Engineer looking for your next challenge?  Would you like to be part of a busy, fast paced manufacturing organisation, who are super busy, who would embrace your ambition and experience?

No 2 days are ever the same here!  This is a very friendly, dynamic facility, and as their Process Engineer, you will be tasked with ensuring process capability and process improvement to existing and new programs.


  • £38,000 - £45,000 - Dependant on experience
  • Working directly with the Senior Management team
  • Excellent Pension and holidays
  • Busy, very friendly manufacturing organisation
  • A genuine chance to make an impact


  • Ensure process capability and provide support and process improvement to existing and new programs
  • Own and evaluate processes
  • Track project timing and escalate delays
  • Confirm feasibility and costs for engineering changes
  • Ergonomic assessments
  • Evaluate layout proposals
  • Identify obsolescence
  • Carry out / support trials on site
  • Ensure processes are correct
  • Raise internal deviations
  • Support new product introductions


  • Ideally Degree educated, however equivalent experience is readily considered
  • You will have experience gained form within a manufacturing environment
  • Equipment specification and process optimisation knowledge
  • Assembly, vacuum / thermo forming, general industrial machinery / tooling, setting experience and FMEA
  • Microsoft office
  • A friendly disposition

This is a fast -paced manufacturing environment and would suit an energetic, dynamic individual

The role is commutable from Walsall, Birmingham, Sutton Coldfield, Lichfield, Barton Under Needwood, Tamworth, Burton Upon Trent and Measham

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


Due to continued growth, this long-standing business is looking to recruit an experienced SHEQ Manager, on a part-time basis, covering two local sites.

Reporting to the senior management team, they can offer a varied and structured career for the right candidate.

24 hours per week will be required, they can offer flexibility on days worked.

Salary: £38,000 - £40,000, dependant on experience (pro-rata)

Commutable From: Derby, Nottingham, Leicester, Lichfield, Cannock, Tamworth

SHEQ Manager Candidate Requirements

  • Experience working within Quality, Environmental and H&S Management systems
  • Completing internal and external audits
  • Implementation of documentation and procedures
  • Experience managing ISO standards
  • The SHEQ Manager will have experience of delivering health & safety training
  • NEBOSH Health & Safety

SHEQ Manager Key Responsibilities

  • Carry out site inspections to check policies and procedures are being properly implemented/followed
  • Keep records of inspection findings and produce reports suggesting improvements
  • Periodically monitor and update the company training matrix and organise training as required
  • Support the investigation of accidents and near misses and produce relevant statistics
  • Keep up to date all company ISO annual accreditations
  • Periodically review risk assessments for work activities and ensure these conform to the relevant guidance
  • Set up/attend H&S representative meetings. Each month you will report findings of internal audits and any significant H&S issues to the monthly senior management meeting
  • The SHEQ Manager may be required to deliver toolbox talks to the staff should we have a significant H&S incident

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


This is an excellent opportunity, for an experienced Assistant Training Manager, to work with an established leader in their market, who are part of an international manufacturer, operating from a new, start of the art facility.

They have a great work environment and a real family feel on-site, which you would be welcomed into.

The businesses growth continues, with revenues doubling this past two years, with further revenue increase expected going forward, including a recent acquisition of another company, further extending its product offering and expanding the geographical sales of the business.

With UK based assembly, the operations focus is on providing high quality products, customised to each customers unique requirements in short lead times, whilst maintaining a cost base competitive with imported products.

Hours and Benefits

  • 8:30am – 4:30pm, Monday to Friday
  • 10 – 15% company performance bonus
  • A family feel working environment
  • New, state of the art facility
  • Huge company growth is continuing
  • 33 days holiday

Commutable From: Northampton, Wellingborough, Rugby, Kettering, Bedford, Milton Keynes

Role Function

Reporting to the Training Manager, the Assistant Training Manager will help manage a new training facility, taking day to day control of the design and delivery of theory and practical training packages for clients comprehensive product range and technology training modules.

Assistant Training Manager Candidate Specification

  • The Assistant Training Manager will have experience in delivering both theoretical and practical training
  • Qualified to City & Guilds 3667-2 or -3
  • BT Openreach approved trainer (preferable)
  • Minimum of five years’ experience installing outside plant fiber networks underground and over head
  • Comprehensive knowledge of fiber cable preparation, splicing, connectorisation, cleaning, inspection, use of optical test equipment
  • Comprehensive knowledge of underground and overhead deployment including cabinets, poles, closures, MDU’s and customer connections

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage Copper LAN, Fiber LAN, Fiber to multiple connections
  • Design and delivery of technology training modules
  • Develop and deliver customer tailored, nationally recognized training programs both theory and practical
  • Liaising with product Management and R&D teams to ensure comprehensive training packages are developed for the latest products in a timely fashion
  • Be able to work with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Develop training plans and programs for client’s product portfolio
  • Administer and manage student registration and certification 
  • Deliver and assess training programs
  • Cultivate a continuous professional development culture within the Fiber to the Home community

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


This business is a world leader in the design, manufacture and supply of their specialist machinery. Starting out over 40 years ago, they now have sites across the globe, working on many prestigious projects.

They have great staff retention with the average years’ service being over 12 years, which is a testament to the type of company that they are.

Reporting to the Operations Director, they are looking to recruit an experienced Project Planner, to join their established projects team. 

Project Planner Hours and Benefits

  • Monday to Friday, 8am – 5pm, with a 1-hour lunch
  • £30,000 - £40,000, negotiable dependant on experience
  • Company bonus (non-contractual, up to 25% of salary) 
  • 10% employer contributed pension, with 0% required from employee
  • Private medical cover (currently with Bupa) on completion of the probationary period
  • 33 days holiday
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free flu jabs
  • The possibility of joining a global company with a great staff retention record - average years’ service being 12 years

Commutable From: Derby, Sheffield, Chesterfield, Nottingham, Mansfield, Worksop

Person Specification

  • The ideal candidate will have exceptional scheduling skills previously utilised in a heavy engineering / major construction environment. It is expected that the successful candidate would be capable of managing the general requirements of the task themselves. Supervision and guidance would be given initially from others.
  • The Project Planner will be involved in projects that are usually mechanically biased and can consist of the following phases: concept design, design analysis, detail design, procurement, manufacture, freight, installation, and commissioning. Along with resource allocation and cost monitoring. Projects can be at either enquiry/estimating stage or order stage.
  • Project value can be up to the region of US$20m. Final installation site could be in any worldwide location and would usually contain elements being sourced from different global locations, be this varied company facilities or sub-suppliers worldwide. It is essential that a workable strategy is implemented that enables regular, simple, and concise updates to be obtained from all parties involved that contribute to the execution of a successful overall project.
  • The Project Planner will have expert skill levels in both Microsoft Office suite, and Microsoft Project are mandatory. Superb communication abilities are also essential, relevant to telephone, email, and face to face. 
  • PMP certification or an interest in pursuing this would be advantageous although not essential.

Key Responsibilities (not limited to)

  • The Project Planner will create, manage, and monitor multiple project schedules and executive summaries simultaneously. Enabling reports to be distributed to clients and stakeholders in accordance with pre-agreements and/or contractual document submittal details. Any issues should be identified as they occur and communicated to the predefined project specific stakeholders.
  • A willingness to learn the business and its extensive product range is expected which may involve time spent on the shop floor. Similarly, an understanding of the relevant internal workflows and procedures would be expected in time.

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


An exceptional opportunity has arisen within a busy, incredibly stable company for a Technical Applications Engineer.  A role of Technical Applications Engineer has become available to support further growth.

They enjoy a vast product range, and due to the uniqueness of their products, are an extremely busy, stable organisation to be part of.  And their staff retention is phenomenal, ensuing you, as the Technical Applications Engineer a long, and enjoyable career. They supply into UK and Europe and are looking to continue to expand their customer base.

This role is commutable from Birmingham, Halesowen, Wolverhampton, Aldridge, Walsall, Tyseley, Solihull, Sutton Coldfield, Tamworth, Worcester, and Dudley

Benefits of a Technical Applications Engineer

  • £35,000
  • Company Car
  • Company Phone
  • Excellent Pension scheme
  • You will be joining a very friendly and super stable organisation
  • Out of this world staff retention

Duties of a Technical Applications Engineer

  • Supporting Manufacturing and Sales / Marketing Teams
  • Support the expansion of the Business
  • Office based
  • Building strong customer relationships
  • Advising customers of machine capabilities, cycle times and application of the machines in the best environment
  • Supporting new business development activities
  • Providing expert advice

Requirement of a Technical Applications Engineer

  • You will be able to demonstrate a high technical expertise with CNC Machines
  • This could be milling or / and turning
  • To have gained your experience within a manufacturing environment
  • A good commercial awareness
  • Ideally you will have customer facing experience
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • A strong self- starter and an excellent team player
  • Flexibility for the occasional overnight stay

This would suit an experienced CNC Engineer, who enjoys customer exposure and who is looking to enjoy a long and fruitful career.

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


Are you a TOOLMAKER looking for a NIGHTS role, as we have a superb opportunity for an experienced Toolmaker to join a well-respected, long-established company, who are experiencing a significant uplift in their orders.


  • £29,000 - £40,000 - Dependant on experience (Includes Shift Allowance)
  • Nights - Monday to Friday
  • Paid Overtime
  • Early Friday Finish
  • Excellent Pension
  • Busy, friendly manufacturing organisation
  • Long established manufacturing Business
  • Well respected and well known
  • A genuine chance to make an impact


  • Use of general Toolroom equipment
  • Refurbishment of existing tooling
  • New tooling
  • Working from engineering drawings
  • Working in a precise, super clean working environment
  • Night Shift
  • Experience of Improving would be beneficial 


  • 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

The role is commutable from: Walsall, Wolverhampton, Sutton Coldfield, Solihull, Hall Green, Tyseley, Dudley, Tamworth, Birmingham, Brownhills, Cannock and Aldridge

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


Application Support Engineer – Electronic / Mechatronic Engineering

We are seeking an engineer with 12months+ relevant experience for an immediate start with a fast-growing technology company in the Walsall area.  

The position will be part of a customer facing technical support applications team that is biased towards electronic and safety critical technology.

This team’s duty is to support the company’s existing global presence of large blue-chip companies, to ensure they remain repeat business customers through resolution and design fixes of bespoke ordered products. 

  • £25,000 - £28,000
  • Bonus (Quarterly) £3,000
  • Pension 
  • 33 Days Holidays (Including Bank Hols)
  • Career Development & Training 
  • Project Ownership
  • Customer Facing International Business Trips 

Application Support Engineer Role:

  • Due to fast expansion and growth within the company over the last 5 years, especially internationally, an Application Support Team has been created to maintain customer satisfaction and tailored support for key accounts. 
  • Being part of this team requires a high degree of communication and liaison between customers and all associated internal Design, Operations, Sales and Manufacturing departments to ensure all customer expectations are always met. 
  • The focus of the role will be to offer the first point of contact for Electronic Technical issues for Pre and Post Sales orders. This will require working in close partnership with the company’s internal knowledge to gain a good understanding of what potential route causes can be and how to find a quick solution. 

Application Support Engineer Responsibilities:

  • Speak directly with customers and End Users to ensure they receive excellent service.
  • Support sales with technical enquiries and internal platforms to allow to deliver excellent service to our customers as we provide both pre and post technical sales support.
  • Review raised Customer Returns and evaluated resolutions as part of the Customer Returns Process
  • Conduct technical investigations as we support our customers, providing data feedback into our quality management system.
  • Develop key knowledge of the product range, with understanding of the key applications. 
  • Contribute to and create new ways to keep their customers informed on their products as they develop new materials, training and services.
  • Contribute to a culture of process improvement, using your customer experiences to provide feedback on Quality and Production processes and to offer new solutions.

Application Support Engineer Requirements:

  • Degree / HND Engineering Qualification with exposure to Electronic Engineering (Essential)
  • Relevant industry experience preferred (Electronic Device Manufacture / Test / Quality)
  • Good presentation and communication skills
  • A good work ethic with strong self-motivation 
  • A willingness to travel and work in a global team of professionals with flexible hours of work – though based at our UK head office, travel to Customer sites would be anticipated.

This is a great opportunity to join a fast paced and growing organisation where the company have a proud history of developing their junior staff into senior players within the business.

Commutable from: Wolverhampton, Cannock, Birmingham, Dudley, Stourbridge, Stafford, Telford, Walsall, Lichfield

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


The Manufacturing Engineer will be responsible for supporting manufacturing operations by resolving build quality problems, improving tools and processes and ensuring the smooth introduction of project related product changes and new features. To investigate, plan and implement new engineering processes/methods/tooling facilities in conjunction with Manufacturing departments

Salary, Hours and Benefits

  • Salary, £34,000 - £36,000 dependant on experience
  • 8am – 4:30pm, 1:30pm finish on Friday’s
  • 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

Key Responsibilities 

Being actively involved in the continuous process improvement within assembly/manufacturing, the Manufacturing Engineer will be a key figure in your ability to:

  • Identify and action waste elimination through response to Takt time variation
  • Define and implement build processes with consideration to appropriate Health & Safety and Quality standards
  • Ensure the support process documentation with particular attention to visual management techniques
  • Using a “hands on” approach you will proactively utilise both lean principles and problem-solving tools and techniques within the workplace to respond to “Takt time variation”, build quality issues
  • Investigate and resolve manufacturing related problems, Cost of Quality concerns and issues raised by teams on Problem and Countermeasure boards, leading problem-solving teams where appropriate

Be Responsible for Signing Product Change Notifications Ensuring That:

  • A thorough feasibility analysis has been conducted
  • Understand any implications regarding process/man assignment changes
  • Highlighting tooling requirements
  • The Manufacturing Engineer will fully understand all Health and Safety implications for any proposed change
  • Fully understand any production related cost

And Including:

  • Management of BOMs and material movement through plan for every part
  • Develop ergonomic processes designed around Lean Manufacturing principles including Yamazumi and 5S
  • The Manufacturing Engineer will work with colleagues in all cross-functional projects to ensure smooth transition across the manufacturing facility

Person Specification

  • HND or equivalent is essential
  • CAD experience would be highly advantageous
  • Manufacturing Engineering degree or equivalent is desirable

Essential Experience 

  • Knowledge and use of quality analysis and problem-solving techniques.
  • Proven experience in a Manufacturing Engineering role.
  • Ability to read engineering drawings.
  • Understanding of Jig & Tool design

Desirable Experience

  • Industrial engineering techniques
  • Project management skills

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