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


My client, a successful, forward-thinking Technology company in Northamptonshire, have a fantastic opportunity for a skilled QHSE Coordinator to join their friendly team. There is a great package including some fantastic benefits on offer.

The successful QHSE Co-ordinator will have the following experience:

  • Knowledge of QHSE activities within a manufacturing environment.
  • Awareness of the following quality standards: ISO 9001, 14001, 45001 and 17025.
  • NVQ in Business Administration or equivalent.
  • Computer literate.
  • Experience updating and maintaining relevant documentation.

The Package:

  • £26,500 (increasing to £27,500 after successful probation)
  • Company Bonus
  • Weekdays only + early finishes on Fridays
  • Matched pension up to 5%
  • Private medical insurance

If you are currently a QHSE Co-ordinator and are looking for a fresh opportunity, please send your CV ASAP.





£21.00 - £25.50 PER HOUR



Are you looking for a new opportunity in a Supply Chain Team Leader role or maybe a new challenge for you to sink your teeth in to?

We have the role for you!

We are looking for an Experience Supply Chain Team Leader to work for our highly respected client who is well known within their industry.


  • As Supply Chain Team Leader, you will provide leadership for operations such as Warehouse, Transportation, Packaging, Suppliers and Customers
  • You will be responsible for developing and analysing KPI’s
  • Address supply chain failures promptly to ensure supply chain stability, you will also prepare and manage a annual operating plan.
  • You will provide leadership for the warehouse and distribution centre


  • As Supply Chain Team Leader, you will have experience within Warehouse & 3rd party logistics
  • A Manufacturing background would be preferred
  • You will need experience of onsite inventory management
  • Degree or equivalent qualification is preferred


  • Competitive Hourly Rate
  • Chance to extend contract after 1 year

What are you waiting for? Get in touch and apply now!









We are looking for an experienced Operator / Water Jet Cutter to join a busy engineering business on a permanent basis located In the Staffordshire area. This is a brilliant opportunity for someone who has experience within the Aerospace sector and enjoys working efficiently as part of a team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure all m/c tool equipment is maintained through adherence to daily maintenance schedules /checks and to take due care whilst using machinery.
  • Ensure the Waterjet areas are kept clean and tidy and organized in the most productive manner possible, whilst maintaining 5S requirements
  • Complete all sales or internal works orders on time, accurately and to the highest possible standards. All hand- written detail on operation sheets must be clear, neat and legible.
  • Provide suggestions for improvements that reduce cost / and or improve efficiencies
  • Ensure works orders are marked correctly and accurately - using ink / dot peen equipment.
  • Self- inspection of products manufactured


  • Experience of running / setting Water jet cutting or saw machines
  • Knowledge of cutting / machining
  • Exposure of lean manufacturing principles i.e. 5S, TPM, and Visual Management
  • Happy to work Double Days shifts and Overtime as and when required
  • Work efficiently, productively and safely
  • Have a good level of physical fitness

This is a friendly working environment, and there is a strong chance that the contract length will be extended.

Interested?  Send your CV ASAP.



An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Logistics Team Leader to be part of a reputable, modern organisation going through a period of growth and expansion, with state-of-the-art machinery and equipment.


A reputable manufacturing company in the heart of the West Midlands who pride themselves in the customer base and technical abilities of their industry.

They are the market leader within their industry sector and are growing from strength to strength.

I am keen to speak with experienced Logistics Team Leaders, Logistic Supervisors, Warehouse Team Leaders, Warehouse Supervisors who are seeking a new opportunity to be part of growing organisation.


The Logistics Team Leader will be responsible for overseeing and coordinating the daily activities for the warehouse and logistics department, as well as:

  • Support the logistics Supervisor in planning the day to day goods in and out
  • Supervise and motivate a small warehouse team to hit daily targets
  • Oversee the warehouse and yard areas ensuring they are kept up to standard
  • Monitor work progress throughout the day whilst giving a situation report to Logistics Supervisor
  • Coordinate picking and despatch operations
  • Organise and maintain inventory
  • Use SAP Warehouse Management system
  • Carry out stock takes to assist the stock control team
  • Ensuring all goods out delivery notes are posted and invoiced within 24 hours of collection

Skills & Experience: The Logistics Team Leader will have:

  • Experience working in a logistics and warehouse environment
  • Excellent knowledge of warehouse processes and systems
  • Experience using SAP


  • The successful Logistics Team Leader will work days Monday - Friday

This role is commutable from Walsall, Cannock, Wolverhampton, Birmingham, Dudley, Shropshire, Telford, Stafford and surrounding areas.

For an informal chat or to apply for this position or to discuss any further please send your CV complete with a cover letter ASAP.








A manufacturing facility in the Birmingham area, are now looking to hire a Shift Plant Manager.

This is a well-established company, who have grown steadily over the years.  They manufacture unique products supplied into a wide variety of different suppliers.


  • You will be given a specific area of production to be responsible for
  • On shift, you will be responsible for ensuring that targets for production and quality are met
  • Provision of technical advice
  • You will take an active involvement in maintaining plant operating efficiency
  • Ensure safety and environmental standards are met
  • Staff allocation
  • Identification of training needs
  • Training and discipline
  • Happy to work 10- hour day shifts, on a rotating 4 on / 4 off pattern


  • Ideally, you will be educated to Degree standard, but equivalent relevant experience is readily considered
  • It would be highly beneficial for you to have gained your experience from within a process manufacturing environment
  • A good solid understanding of quality and environmental management systems
  • Knowledge of COSHH
  • Happy to work a rotating day shift pattern
  • To have previously managed a small team
  • Happy to work a 4 on / 4 off day shift pattern - days only
  • A practical problem-solving approach

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.


An exciting opportunity has become available for an enthusiastic CNC Setter/Operator to join a long-standing Precision Engineering company in Coventry

My client is looking for a CNC Setter/Operator from a precision engineering background with experience producing components in various batch sizes from 1 offs to high volume production.

The successful CNC Setter/Operator will have the following experience:

  • Experience producing parts in a variety of batch sizes
  • Flexible in terms of the types of products you will be machining
  • At least 2 years machining experience.

The package:

  • Around £10p/h dependent on experience
  • Early finishes on Fridays
  • Weekdays only
  • 20 days hol + BH
  • Free Parking on site

If you are currently a CNC Setter/Operator who is looking for a new opportunity then please send your CV ASAP.



A unique opportunity has become available for an experienced Operations Manager to join a well-established manufacturing company in Coventry.

My client is looking for an Operations Manager with strong experience with continuous improvement, from a manufacturing background.

The successful Operations Manager will have the following experience:

  • Experience with production planning, continuous improvement and lean manufacturing practices
  • Experience managing a large team
  • Competent at training staff and implementing KPIs

The package for an Operations Manager:

  • £45 - 50k Dependent on Experience
  • Early finishes on Fridays
  • Weekdays only
  • 25 days hol + Bank holidays
  • Free Parking on site
  • NEST Pension

If you are currently an Operations Manager from a manufacturing environment who is looking for a new opportunity do please send your CV ASAP.








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. Send your CV ASAP.








Are you an experienced Controls Engineer with a background working within a R&D or Manufacturing Environment?

One of our biggest clients is looking for a Controls Engineer to join their Team and contribute to the success of a global company. They have an extremely high retention rate making this a very stable and secure job.


  • As Controls Engineer you will be responsible Writing and Creating Programs for Machine Automated Controls (MAC), PLC’s and  HMI.
  • You will be responsible for the setting up of machinery within the workshop on site and overseas.
  • You will monitor and troubleshoot Servos, Temp controllers and various Sensors
  • You will used Software to create Technical Drawings


  • You will need previous experience in a Controls engineer role or similar
  • As Control Engineer you will need to have experience with AUTOCAD Electrical or EPLAN electric software
  • Preferably, you will have experience within a manufacturing environment
  • Ideally you will have experience dealing with suppliers, technical staff and Internal/External Global Customers
  • You will need experience with MAC, PLC, HMI and Vision Systems


  • £35,000 Salary
  • Subsidised Gym Membership
  • Pristine working environment
  • Excellent Pension
  • Competitive holidays
  • Working Days with early Friday finish
  • Secure position within a growing company
  • Be part of a great team
  • Supportive Environment

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, have a requirement for a Toolmaker / Tooling Engineer to strengthen their team.

You would enjoy the benefits of working for an International World Class manufacturing organisation, ensuring that your Tooling Engineering skills would be appreciated and developed further.


  • Working a 3-shift pattern
  • Attend tooling breakdown and repairs
  • Ensure that TPM’s and PM’s are completed as per schedule
  • Ensure all plant and equipment are kept clean and tidy
  • Comply with spares tracking process
  • Active involvement with continuous improvement projects


  • Relevant Tooling experience from within ideally plastics
  • Punch tools and hot runners
  • Happy to work a 3-shift pattern
  • Salary initially will be £34,000, THEN RISING AFTER 6 MONTHS TO £38,000
  • Strong knowledge of tooling break- down and repair
  • Team player
  • Flexible and adaptable

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







A PRESTIGIOUS manufacturing organisation is now looking for an experienced OPERATIONS MANAGER.

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

As the Operations Manager, you will be given complete responsibility for all Production, Operations, Maintenance and Quality of this site.

This is a friendly, busy facility, and they enjoy their strong standing in the marketplace.


  • Responsibility for Production and Maintenance. 
  • Ensure operations plans achieve cost and performance
  • Analysis and planning of work force utilisation
  • Formulating both short and long- term plans and policies
  • Develop lean and flexible production systems based on continuous improvement principles
  • Ensure consistent Quality Assurance and process excellent procedures
  • Adhere to budgets and coordinate capital plans
  • Implement improvement activities
  • Develop long range operational forecasts regarding market share, financial requirements and HR


  • You will already be a Senior Manager from within a Manufacturing organisation
  • Ideally, educated to Degree standard, however equivalent relevant experience is readily considered
  • To have a proven track record in leading manufacturing excellence
  • To be able to prioritise in a constantly changing environment
  • Strong knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality and cost
  • A natural Leader, an excellent motivator and people developer
  • Outstanding written and verbal skills
  • You will have worked previously within a continuous improvement culture
  • Committed and dependable
  • Integrity
  • To keep cool under pressure!

This is a fabulous opportunity to join a well-established and highly profitable organisation.  You career will continue to grow, and you will be part of a very friendly, close knit manufacturing Company.

Send your CV ASAP.



Are you an experienced Manufacturing Manager with a strong Automotive background looking for a new challenge within a fast-paced, high-pressured environment??

Enjoy a Challenge????

Experienced with production and despatch environments??

This is the position for you!!!


This is a fantastic opportunity for the Manufacturing Manager to hit the ground running in an exciting fast-paced organisation who have invested heavily into this particular site with new state of the art technology.  


The Manufacturing Manager will have strong site process experience and man-management skills as well as:

  • Provide direction for the area, inspiring and fostering a culture of continuous improvement
  • Lead by example and measure organisational health, creating strong, mature, fair and independent culture environment
  • Lead and ensure manufacturing activities are carried out according to legislation and standards
  • Develop short, medium and long-term plans to ensure high level goals are achieved
  • Develop monitoring systems to ensure compliance with internal and external quality standards
  • Develop agreed plans to improve customer performance and satisfaction
  • Develop plans to ensure annual spend budget is achieved and communicated effectively
  • Develop and monitor cash control and cost reduction measures

Skills & Experience:

The successful Manufacturing Manager will have:

  • Ideally a degree within an engineering / manufacturing / production discipline
  • Significant experience of operating within a similar role
  • Automotive background or OEM is preferred
  • Experience managing manufacturing processes effectively and familiar with the lean methodologies
  • Natural leadership skills with the ability to motivate the team to achieve and exceed targets

I would be keen to speak with candidates who have experience as a Manufacturing Manager, Engineering Manager, Plant Manager, Operations Manager, Value Stream Manager or similar positions 


  • Holiday
  • Pension  
  • Onsite Parking
  • Private Healthcare
  • Annual Bonus Scheme
  • Company Car
  • Annual Pay Review

The culture of the business is important and they certainly pride themselves in their investment to their employees and aid continuous growth and improvement throughout the organisation.

This role is commutable from Telford, Wolverhampton, Walsall, Cannock, Dudley, Birmingham and surrounding areas.

For an informal chat or to apply for this position or to discuss any further please send your CV complete with a cover letter ASAP.