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CBSbutler has delivered award-winning recruitment services to all facets of the Manufacturing sector for decades. This encompasses scarce technical skills within engineering, technology, production and science, through to volume based manufacture, across multisite production facilities.

We are engaged by diverse manufacturing employers, ranging from sophisticated low-volume products, on a regionalised basis, through to large multi-national enterprises. Sectors include Automotive, Aerospace, Electronics, Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices to name a few.

Importantly we have built an database of tried and tested personnel with proven track records, thereby ensuring a high degree of confidence in the hiring process. 

Our specialist recruiters, working in sector specific teams, have an excellent grasp of your staffing requirements across the complete manufacturing life-cycle, recruiting for specialist jobs across Production, Automation, Quality, Regulatory, Supply Chain and Logistics.

We recruit for both contract jobs and permanent vacancies at every level, from graduate entry positions through to Senior Management. 

Through our consultative approach, the CBSbutler Manufacturing team understands and delivers on our clients’ most exacting job requirements.

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Advanced Manufacturing Engineer > Favourite this £40000 - £50000 per annum West Sussex

A leading R&D engineering / manufacturing company are now looking for advanced manufacturing engineers to join their growing team. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a rapidly growing company with the primary responsibility to support projects focused on increased production capacity, cost reduction, new process implementation and continuous improvement.

Role & Responsibilities:

  • Take responsibility for leading all aspects regarding the implementation of new manufacturing processes and equipment including Concept Review, Preliminary Design Review, Detailed Design Review, procurement, installation, and budget management
  • Define Functional Requirements, create Statements of Work, and prepare Requests for Quote, and all associated documentation
  • Develop and maintain plans to meet production quality, cost and schedule targets
  • Lead Peer Reviews, PFMEA's, and EH&S Reviews related to new tooling and equipment changes
  • Analyze and plan work force utilization, space requirements, workflow, and layout of equipment and workspace for maximum efficiency
  • Manage production process changes due to product design changes to meet production plan


  • 5+ years' experience in manufacturing required
  • Proficiency with varied manufacturing concepts such as VSM, 3P, Lean, SPC, Capacity Analysis,
  • JIT, MRP, Kanban, TQM, PM, etc.
  • Project management experience including ownership of quality, cost and scheduling
  • Experience with Capital Equipment procurement and Installation
  • Advanced experience with automated production equipment
  • Good understanding of manufacturing technology/concepts and cost reductions

Programme Manager > Favourite this £40000 - £48000 per annum Redhill, Surrey

Programme Manager

Would you relish working for an organisation that manufactures complex security systems that protects airports and Air travel?

They need you to manage the delivery and installation of complex equipment into airports around the world. Once installed, you will be responsible for the through-life support of the equipment facilitating service, upgrades and repairs.

Skills and Experience Required:

+ Qualified to degree level in Engineering (Mechanical or Electrical)

+ Post Graduate qualification in management or Engineering would be advantageous

+ Substantial experience in a technical project management role, managing the whole project life cycle of complex equipment installation and support

+ Healthcare or medical devices Background would be ideal.

+ Service and installation experience would be beneficial.

+ Good people/client management and influencing skills

+ Be prepared to travel 50% of the time in UK and internationally

CNC Setter / Operator - Grinder > Favourite this £22000 - £24000 per annum + 25% shift allowance Dartford, Kent

A global leading engineering / manufacturing company are now looking for CNC Setters / Operators to join their brand new manufacturing facilities. You will be producing machined parts by setting and operating a CNC machine whilst maintaining quality and safety standards.

Main responsibilities:

  • Plan machining by studying works orders
  • Set up and run grinders by installing or adjusting fixed and rolling centres, tools, attachments, steadies and grinding wheels.
  • Set up and run lathes/mills by installing and adjusting three or four jaw chucks, tools, attachments, collets and fixtures
  • Verify setting by measuring positions, first run part and sample work piecesMaintain specifications by adhering to quality assurance procedures and processes
  • Maintain safe operations by adhering to safety procedures and regulations

To be successful in this role, ideally you will have:

  • Experience working with Fanuc or Siemens 840D controls - not absolutely essential
  • Able to make positive changes to standard processes
  • Results driven, able to succeed under pressure
  • Meticulous with high personal standards of working

Material Scientist > Favourite this £35000 - £50000 per annum Chelmsford, Essex

Material Scientist

An international manufacturer of high technology & engineering solutions are looking to recruit a Technical Specialist within Material Science to provide specialist investigation of materials, components and processes used in engineering and manufacture. More junior candidates who are keen to learn and develop will also be considered.

The owner of this role will need to be capable of root-cause analysis over a range of challenging materials, employing advanced analytical techniques. The individual will be capable of managing technical investigations and projects at a high level.

Key Responsibilities -

+ Project manage non-standard technical investigations

+ Function as part of the laboratory leadership team

+ Act as owner for specific laboratory processes, equipment and services

+ Coach, guide and provide governance for divisions through high-level advice in specialist technical areas

+ Provide high-level technical support on HSE issues

+ Support quality systems

+ Support external activities on a wide range of technical issues

+ Develop and capture corporate knowledge

Skills and Knowledge required -

+ Experience of high-technology engineering and manufacturing

+ Experience of semiconductor processing and packaging

+ Experience of vacuum technology

+ Knowledge of electronic components

+ An understanding of procurement and business strategies

+ Degree, or similar level, qualification in a scientific or engineering subject and significant relevant practical experience in an industrial or laboratory environment.

Test Engineer > Favourite this £24000 - £26000 per annum Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire

Test Engineer

Worldwide security is the highest priority for most organisations. Do you like the idea of being part of an organisation that manufactures complex security systems that protects military bases and shipping ports? If so this position is a rare insight into one of the leading security manufacturing companies in the UK.


+ Performs the set-up, calibration, testing and troubleshooting of circuits, components, instrument, sub-assemblies & final systems

+ Determine and develop test specifications, methods and procedures from blueprints, drawings and diagrams

+ Perform rework on assemblies

+ Prepare technical reports

+ Assist operations and engineering as needed to support customer products shipments and new product development prototypes as directed by Operations Leadership

+ Provide and review inputs to develop technical test procedures

Qualifications and experience:

+ Must have experience in a production environment and in particular in a test function involving Testing, Repairing & Fault Finding to component level

+ A recognised qualification in an Electronics discipline

+ 17th Edition electrical qualification

+ Knowledge of mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, electronic equipment or complex multi-disciplined equipment or systems or knowledge of HV Systems i.e. Radar or Medical

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