Quality Engineering

'QUALITY IS NOT EXPENSIVE, IT'S PRICELESS'



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In engineering and manufacturing, quality control and quality engineering are involved in developing systems to ensure products or services are designed and produced to meet or exceed customer requirements. These systems are often developed in conjunction with other business and engineering disciplines using a cross-functional approach and thus, an essential function to ensuring successful growth and continual improvement within companies wishing to drive forward into the 21st century.

We have a strong presence within the Industry sector & our reputation is second to none amongst clients, candidates and our competitors. Our consultants use exstensive industry knowledge combined with excellent people skills to ensure the right candidates are meeting with the right clients to ensure long term career & business gains.

Our candidates range from Quality Inspectors, Technicians, Auditors, Quality Engineers & Managers right up to directorship levels, therefore we are sure that we can satisfy your recruitment needs across all industries.

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

 

An organisation that has created a global name for itself in Gas Seals and Valves is currently seeking a Mechanical Engineer to join its internal Applications Team, based in Slough.

The position will be responsible for performing a variety of engineering and design tasks on the specified product range.

Based within a team the role will jointly review & process customers application requests and carry out the following duties:

  • Following standard techniques and procedures, selection / application of standard or special seal products to meet customers' needs.
  • Generation of engineering proposals / specifications for standard or special products, including determining cost-effective materials for production
  • Seal calculations (including leakage calculations, heat generation, balance temp, flow rates etc.) and other engineering calculations as required
  • Provide applications guidance to CAD Engineers to complete layout (GA) and detail drawings
  • Prepare material and other relevant product specifications for internal and external use
  • Field troubleshooting, including analysis of problems / recommendation & implementation of appropriate solutions, meeting with customers in plant or at customer’s site to resolve satisfactorily
  • Detailed failure analysis activities, including investigation / reporting / resolution
  • Identify & evaluate Value Engineering initiatives.
  • Approve / reject in-house manufactured or bought out parts that do not conform to drawing specification (Concessions/Deviations).

Other responsibilities will include - Product Development:

  • Support the transition of a product from development into production.
  • Creation of test specifications & plans.
  • Product assembly / disassembly – including seals / couplings / bearings / others as appropriate to role.
  • Installation of products on to test rigs.
  • Manage / perform / monitor various forms of static / dynamic seal test projects to specified test criteria, whether as part of product development or for customer-specific tests.
  • Recording of test results.
  • Creation of test reports.
  • Evaluation of test results.
  • General support to lab / test activities as required, e.g. preparation & commissioning of test rigs, preparation of seal components (this may include lapping & polishing and other processes at times), design of test adaptors / fixtures, & other relevant CAD design work, maintenance of test facilities & associated plant etc.
  • Support internal and external practical training, customer visits and customer witness tests as required
  • Contribute to quality reporting, reporting back to other parts of the business as appropriate
  • Along with the other team members, contribute to maintaining a safe and efficient working environment, including following appropriate HSE procedures / performance of risk assessments as appropriate
  • Along with other team members, promote a culture of continuous improvement in housekeeping, work processes, etc.
  • Detailed technical presentations to customers in order to support sales
  • Deliver basic technical training externally to customers as required.
  • Manage and report personal workload, forecast job lead-times to meet customer and departmental objectives
  • Raise / process / approve Engineering Change Notice (ECN) requests

Requirements:

  • Formal qualification in engineering - BEng degree (UK) or overseas equivalent; although an HNC/HND with proven experience may be considered.
  • Ideally the Engineer may be pursuing local ‘chartered’ status (e.g. CEng or, overseas equivalent)
  • Good experience in an application / CAD role, with relevant product / equipment / industry knowledge. (3D CAD Skills)
  • A good background in developing and working with Seal, Couplings, Bearing or similar components
  • Good First Principle Mechanical Engineering Methods ability.
  • Good mathematical and hand calculation ability.
  • Good exposure to setting up and running testing cycles and collating relevant data.
  • Good knowledge of manufacturing methods

This is a great opportunity to join a busy and dynamic team, where projects and workloads are varied and interesting.

For more information please contact send your latest CV ASAP.

 

Introduction:

Probe Technical Recruitment are currently recruiting for a Field Service Engineer to provide customer support on a range of the companies’ machines worldwide. You will conduct installations, commissioning, training, and fault finding on the range of equipment the company provides. This role will involve travel all around the world and work at the factory also, and this will be a customer facing role.

Requirements of a Service Engineer:

You must hold a recognised apprentice trained Electrical qualifications (HNC/D or equivalent) and ideally hold some basic Mechanical skills. Background in automation and packaging equipment is desirable. Some duties for this role may include:

  • Understand and experience of fault diagnosis covering Electrical, Mechanical and Electronic disciplines on packaging machines.
  • Work on a range of PLC control systems.
  • Product development assistance.
  • Installation and commissioning of the full range of equipment.
  • Promoting sales of spare parts and upgrades.
  • You may be required to work away from home for extended periods all over the world, and work based at the site.

Benefits for a Service Engineer:

  • A competitive salary of £37,000
  • Company Pension
  • 25 Days Holiday plus Statutory Bank holidays
  • Other staff benefits.

The role for a Service Engineer is commutable from Lincoln, Worksop, Doncaster and Gainsborough.

 

Introduction:

Probe Technical Recruitment are currently recruiting for a Maintenance Electrician for a specialist company within food. As an Electrician you will be required to carry out general panel fitting work, wiring of PLC’s, variable speed drives, and servo motors.

Requirements of a Maintenance Electrician:

You must hold a recognised apprentice trained Electrical qualifications and ideally hold some basic Mechanical skills. Background in automation and packaging equipment is desirable along with holding 17th edition wiring regulations. Some duties for this role may include:

  • Building control panels and electrically assemble complex machinery.
  • Work to electrical drawings and correct and update as necessary.
  • Use a variety of tools and equipment such as hand and power tools, measuring devices, and test equipment.

Benefits:

  • Include a competitive salary of £28,000, company pension, 25 days holiday plus statutory Bank holidays and other staff benefits.

The role for a Maintenance Electrician is commutable from Lincoln, Worksop, Doncaster and Gainsborough.

 

Introduction:

As an Electrical Maintenance Engineer, you will be joining a Maintenance Engineering Team at a leading Manufacturing company based just outside of Kidderminster. You will be undertaking breakdown and preventative maintenance on plant machinery in this fast paced production facility.

Duties:

  • In this Electrical Maintenance Engineer role you will be responsible for maintaining and improving all aspects of the equipment and plant on site in a fast paced manufacturing environment at a major manufacturing site.
  • Working in a team you will be covering a Continental shift pattern of alternating Days and Nights 12 hours shifts on a 4on / 4off shift rota.

Requirements:

  • To be successful in the role of Electrical Maintenance Engineer you will need to hold a recognised Electrical Engineering Qualification and will ideally be Apprentice trained.
  • You will also need to have previous experience of supporting machinery in a manufacturing or production environment, have a good knowledge of AC motors, inverters + drives, and hold fault finding abilities on Siemens S7 PLC controls.
  • I would be keen to hear from Maintenance Electricians, Multiskilled Engineers, or Maintenance Technicians who have experience of supporting plant machinery and have strong Electrical skills.

Benefits:

  • In return, you will be joining a market leading company and will be paid on a weekly basis.
  • The salary package including shift allowance is from £35,000 to £38,000 basic salary per annum, depending on skills and experience + excellent overtime opportunity bringing the total package up to £40,000.

This position is commutable from Kidderminster, Worcester, Redditch, South Birmingham and surrounding areas.

If you are interested in knowing more please send your CV ASAP.

 

Introduction:

Probe Technical Recruitment are currently recruiting for a Maintenance Electrician for a company within the Heavy Engineering Industry that are unique in what they do.  Along with a competitive salary of £37,162, the company operate a continental shift with working hours 0625 to 1830 and 1825 to 0630 12 hours shifts worked on a rota.

Requirements of a Maintenance Electrician:

Fully apprentice-trained, with several years electrical experience, preferably gained in a heavy industrial environment.  You will also be able to demonstrate the following:

  • An extensive knowledge on fault diagnosis and repair to industrial three phase electrical system, including motor starters, inverters, modern control systems and the installation and termination of armoured cables.
  • Previous experience and the ability to identify faults on PLC controlled pneumatically and hydraulically operated machinery would be advantageous.
  • A working knowledge of the current Wiring Regulations will be required
  • Experience of Electrical Inspection and Testing (2391) would be advantageous

Benefits include defined contribution pension scheme, with up to 10% company contributions (if employee pays 5%), 25 days holiday plus statutory Bank holidays, 3 x salary death in service cover (if joining the DC pension scheme), Bonus schemes and Employee Assistance Programme

The role for a Maintenance Electrician is commutable from Derby, Nottingham, Mansfield and Chesterfield.

 

Introduction:

As a Maintenance Electrician you will be joining a Maintenance Engineering Team at a leading Manufacturing company in Sittingbourne, Kent. You will be undertaking breakdown and preventative maintenance on plant machinery in this fast paced production facility.

Duties:

  • In the role of Maintenance Electrician you will be responsible for maintaining and improving all aspects of the equipment and plant on site in a modern fast paced heavy manufacturing environment at a major manufacturing site.
  • Working in a team you will be covering a Continental DAYS shift pattern of 12 hours shifts 6am - 6pm on a 4on / 4off shift rota.

Requirements:

  • To be successful in the role of Maintenance Electrician you will need to hold a recognised Electrical Engineering Qualification and will ideally be Apprentice trained.
  • You will also need to have previous experience of supporting machinery in a manufacturing or production environment, have a good knowledge of AC motors, inverters + drives, three phase motors/sensors and hold fault finding abilities on Siemens S7 PLC controls.
  • I would be keen to hear from Electrical Engineers, Maintenance Engineers or Maintenance Technicians who have experience of supporting plant machinery and have strong Electrical skills.

Benefits:

  • In return, you will be joining a leading company in its field and will be paid on a weekly basis.
  • The excellent salary package including shift allowance is up to £40,000 per annum, depending on skills and experience.

This position is commutable from Maidstone, Canterbury, Gillingham and surrounding areas.

If you are interested in knowing more please send your CV ASAP.

 

Introduction:

Probe Technical Recruitment is recruiting for an excellent opportunity for a Control Engineer to join a company with a proven background in heavy industrial plant and machinery who are a leading specialist in the manufacture of materials processing equipment and energy from waste power generation. They offer an exciting and stable career within a varied working atmosphere and the opportunity to develop your career within a friendly working environment. Along with a competitive salary the company offers 22 +8 days holiday, contributory pension and Health Cash Plan. There is also plenty of overtime offered on site.  

Duties for the role:

  • Implement upgrades and improvements to existing Controls systems within the on-site Power Plant.
  • Implement new software developments for Projects and product developments
  • Develop and implement new Allen Bradley PLC/ HMI designs and modifications to existing ones.
  • Knowledge of Wonderware Intouch SCADA
  • Provide support for product implementations and commissioning of plant
  • Review existing processes and work on upgrades / improvements.
  • Display excellent analytical skills, with the ability to specify and implement new innovative Controls systems.

Requirements:

  • You must be an experienced Control Engineer who also possesses a sound electrical and mechanical knowledge, and is familiar with contactor logic, safety relays and inverter drives. 
  • Ideally from a thermal, steam, pressure systems, waste energy or power plant background.
  • A suitable degree in electrical / controls / software engineering would be advantageous, coupled with at least five years’ experience in a related field.

Benefits:

  • Salary: £40,000
  • 22 + 8 Bank Holidays
  • Health Cash Plan
  • Pension Contribution
  • Permanent

The role is commutable from Northampton, Kettering, Corby, Bedford, Milton Keynes and St Neots. 

 

Company:

This is a great opportunity for an experienced Security Engineer who has a proven track record servicing and installing security equipment, primarily Alarms used within server rooms, data centres and other critical facilities.  You will be supporting customers UK wide as part of a service team for our security systems client.

Duties:

  • As a Security Engineer, you will be covering the UK, servicing, installing and repairing security systems. 
  • Hours of work will be 8.30am - 17.00pm Monday - Friday, and a company vehicle, uniform and mobile phone will be provided.

Requirements:

  • This Security Engineer role requires you to have worked with installing and repairing security systems previously and be proficient in all areas of security.

Benefits:

  • In return you will receive a basic salary of c. £23,000.
  • Company Vehicle
  • Uniform
  • Mobile Phone provided.

If you are interested and would like some more information please submit your CV ASAP.

 

Introduction:

Probe Technical Recruitment is recruiting for an excellent opportunity for a Maintenance Electrician to join a company with a proven background in heavy industrial plant and machinery. We can offer an exciting and stable career within a varied working atmosphere and the opportunity to develop your career within a friendly working environment. This role requires the maintenance and repair of a wide range of capital plant and machinery.

Requirements / Duties for the role:

  • Industrial Electrician with Electrical Inspection & Testing (2391) Certification and BS7671 (17th or 18th Edition) Wiring Regulations.
  • Single and 3 Phase Installations.
  • Candidates will have good communication skills and a conscientious attitude to their work, a positive and proactive approach combined with the ability to work on their own.
  • Time served qualified Electrician with experience in an industrial background, Minimum 5 years’ experience.

Benefits:

  • Along with a competitive salary of £29,120 the company offers 22 +8 days holiday, contributory pension and Health Cash Plan.
  • There is also plenty of overtime offered on site.   

The role is commutable from Northampton, Kettering, Corby, Bedford, Milton Keynes and St Neots. 

 

Introduction:

My client is a multi-faceted and growing Engineering business based in Northamptonshire, and they now have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Process Engineer to join their dynamic team.  This is a superb career opportunity for the right candidate, providing a fantastic working environment, and a wide range of employee benefits.  

The Process Engineer will be responsible for reviewing and improving the company’s existing processes and relevant documentation. You will be part of a small team who will introduce new concepts and technology, manage projects and develop process designs. This role requires a hands-on approach and you will need to be confident liaising with all levels within the company.

The successful Process Engineer will have the following experience:

  • 5 years’ experience in a similar role.
  • Ability to pick up new skills
  • Experience in a heavy plant environment.
  • Knowledge of either thermal, steam or pressure systems.

The successful Process Engineer will receive:

  • £Competitive
  • 40hour work week with paid overtime available
  • 22 days + bank holidays
  • Company pension
  • Health cash plan

If you are currently a Process Engineer and wish to apply or want to find out more information please send your CV ASAP.

 

Introduction

My client is a multi-faceted and growing Engineering business based in Northamptonshire, and they now have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Fabricator/Welder to join their dynamic team.  The successful candidate will be provided with a fantastic working environment and a wide range of employee benefits.  

The successful Fabricator/Welder will have the following experience:

  • Experience in a similar role, manufacturing medium to heavy stainless-steel products.
  • Mig/Tig welding experience working with aluminium.
  • Capable of reading engineering drawings

The successful Fabricator/Welder will receive:

  • £12-13.50p/h
  • 40 hour work week with paid overtime available
  • 22 days + bank holidays
  • Company pension
  • Health cash plan

If you are currently a Fabricator/Welder and wish to apply or want to find out more information please send your CV ASAP.

 

Introduction:

My client, a successful, forward-thinking Technology company in Northamptonshire, have a fantastic opportunity for a skilled Quality Engineer to join them. This is a new role, due to expansion of their Quality department and some fantastic benefits on offer.

As a Quality Engineer you will be responsible for maintaining the ISO9001 quality management systems, conducting audits and ensuring all levels follow compliance practices. You will be involved in their continuous improvement work and will need to be confident with both customer and supplier facing work.

The successful Quality Engineer will have the following experience:

  • Degree or HND in Mechanical Engineering or similar.
  • 5 years’ experience within a technical Quality Engineering role.
  • Knowledge of maintaining Quality Management Systems.
  • Working knowledge of ISO9001.
  • Experience conducting audits.
  • Willingness to travel internationally on occasion

The new Quality Engineer will receive:

  • £34,000 - £36,500 DOE
  • Bonus
  • Private medical insurance after 12 months service
  • Matched Pension up to 5%
  • 4X life assurance
  • 12pm Finish on Fridays

If you would like to discuss this fantastic opportunity in more detail, and you are currently a Quality Engineer, please send your CV ASAP.