County Durham

Mechanical Design Engineer

What’s on offer?

  • Salary range between £30,000 – £40,000 per annum
  • Monday to Thursday – 08:00 – 16:30 and Friday 15:30 finish!
  • Competitive rate of pay based on experience
  • Pension Plan
  • Training & Progression Available
  • Uniform & PPE Provided
  • Free Onsite Parking

Job Requirements

  • Programming robot weld cell for products
  • Consulting managers/clients about design requirements
  • Investigating appropriate materials and production processes
  • Nesting & programming Tube Laser for products
  • Producing sketches and sample designs
  • Testing product designs using models, prototypes, specialist computer software and computer-aided design (CAD) technology
  • Correcting product faults
  • Presenting designs, samples and/or final work to customers for evaluation
  • Producing Risk Assessments & Method Statements for the installation of products
  • Maintaining awareness of current design trends and influences
  • Liaising with sales, purchasing and production departments

Key Skills

  • 3D CAD software knowledge (Autodesk Inventor preferred)
  • Engineering technical knowledge
  • Effective communication skills
  • Capable to self-organise tasks
  • Commercial awareness
  • Capable of working well under pressure in a fast-paced environment
  • Quality management


What’s on offer for the Plater:

  • Paying £15.80 per hour
  • Temporary to Permanent position
  • Overtime available
  • Free staff parking
  • Shift: 45 hours per week. Day shift only!

My Client is a well established, industry leading structural steel company. Based in Bishop Auckland, they have seen year on year success, with further growth plans for 2024/2025. They offer a range of services from, design, manufacturing through to installation. This has given the company opportunities to service a multitude of sectors, with a diverse client base stretching across the UK. An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Plater to join their team on a Temporary to Permanent basis.

This opportunity gives a Plater the chance to work with one of the most respected structural Steel Fabricating companies in the UK.

Plater Main Duties: Working with structural steel. The Plater must be able to read engineering drawings, measure and check components and have some other basic skills including grinding.

Plater Role Requirements:

  • Time served Plater / fabricator
  • 1 years minimum experience of working with structural steel
  • Experience working in industrial and heavy industrial environments
  • Excellent communication
  • Ability to inspect own work
  • Ability to read engineering drawings
  • Excellent eye for detail


Customer service Representative/Account Manager

DNA Recruitment Solutions Limited is looking for a Customer Support Representative/account manager to join our clients’ team based in Stockton on Tees. This position is responsible for providing support to customers and managing expectations mainly over the phone. Working Monday to Friday 08:00 to 16:30 or 09:00 to 17:30

Essential Functions:

  • Answer incoming calls and emails from customers in a professional manner and building relationships
  • Provide information about our client and its products, processing customers orders and ensuring they are entered into the system
  • Responsible for order to invoice process of import/export of goods
  • Resolve customer issues by clarifying information, contacting suppliers, and applying appropriate solutions
  • Review customer orders to ensure that they are up to date and communicating this to customers
  • Ensure that all customer correspondence is addressed in a timely manner and that all invoices are sent on time and in-full
  • Achieve and maintain KPIs, suggest and implement improvements
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with customers
  • Additional duties as assigned

Required Skills:

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Customer service experience in an office environment
  • Experience in logistics/transport
  • Strong planning, organisational and admin skills
  • Familiarity with CRM systems
  • Ability to work on your feet for most of the day, able to multitask and follow up on issues
  • Ability to remain calm when dealing with difficult customers
  • Ability to learn quickly and follow procedures
  • Must be able to work in a team environment with other departments as well as within the Customer Service department

Manual Turner Machinist

Major Recruitment are delighted to be recruiting for a Manual Turner Machinist for our long-established client on a permanent basis.

Our client is Working with customers in the Oil and Gas, Energy and Water industries, worldwide.

Could you be the next dynamic member to their diverse team?

Location: Consett

Pay: 2 Week Rotation

£15.08 p/hr Day Shift

£18.85 p/hr Back Shift

Hours: 37 Hours

Day Shift:

Monday to Thursday 06:00 – 14:00

Friday 06:00 – 13:30

Back Shift:

Monday to Wednesday 13:45 – 23:45

Thursday 13:45 – 22:45

Travel Allowance: Radius allowance paid based on commuting miles

Pension: 3% Company Pension

Holidays: 25 Days per Year

What you will be doing as a Manual Turner Machinest

The Turner reports directly to the Machine Shop Supervisor and is responsible for the production of components from drawings, utilising various sizes of manual lathes. The successful candidate will work as part of a small team which sees a great variety of components pass through the Machine Shop, so good teamwork and machining capability is essential to achieve the best results in a growing business. The successful candidate will be a time served Machinist.

What our client is looking for in a Manual Turner Machinist

  • Time served machinist
  • Experience with manual lathes
  • Cylindrical grinding experience
  • Fully conversant in both metric and imperial measurements
  • Using measuring equipment such as micrometres, plug gauges, verniers, and bore mics

The Qualities our client are looking for in a Manual Turner Machinist

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to lead and supervise staff
  • Solution oriented and organised
  • Proactive and taking initiative to perform according to expectations.
  • Experience working as part of a dynamic team
  • Analytical thinker, focused on accuracy
  • A willingness to stay updated with industry trends and advancements.
  • Ability to work in diverse cultural environments and respect different perspectives.
  • Reliable, steady, and with high integrity.

If you are interested in joining this growing and dynamic local company, please email a copy of your CV to or call 0191 9338441 for more information


Panel Beater

Major Recruitment are looking for a talented Panel Beater to join our client based in Billingham on a Permanent basis

Salary: £15 an Hour (£32400)

Hours: Full Time 45 Hours 8am-5.30pm

In this role, you will be tasked with repairing and restoring damaged vehicle panels to their original state. This position involves practical work and requires mechanical knowledge, meticulous attention to detail, and the ability to handle both power and hand tools. While experience is preferred, we offer training.

Responsibilities include:

  • Removing damaged panels and parts
  • Filling, sanding, and priming repaired areas
  • Reassembling panels onto vehicles
  • Demonstrated experience as a Panel Beater or in a similar position
  • Experience as a Paint sprayer would be advantageous
  • Skill in using power tools and hand tools
  • Strong problem-solving abilities
  • High attention to detail and precision in workmanship
  • Confidence to work independently with minimal supervision

If you are interested in the position please click apply

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Field Service Engineer – Drives

A Service Engineer is needed to install, service, test, and commission Variable Speed Drives and Control panels on sites throughout the North East

Reporting to the Service Manager – you will carry out routine service work on all makes of Variable Speed Drives, Soft Starts, with installation and refitting of new for old. Responsive breakdown callouts are also required from engineers on a rota basis. Assist with the Hire business with regards to installations and commissioning on site and ongoing operation of installed equipment.

* Service Existing Customers Drives.
* Assist in small installations of MCC’s, New for Old Variable Speed Drivees and Soft starters.
* Attend breakdowns to customers sites for reactive maintenance.
* Test and Commission Products offered by the company.
* Mark up drawings with modifications.
* Support the sales team.
* Liaise with customers on site regarding technical and progress work.
* You will be required to operate within a rolling rate basis for 24/7 cover.


The successful candidate will be commercially aware and have a strong engineering background.
* Applicants will ideally have experience of various industry sectors such as, food & beverage, pharmaceutical, paper & pulp, petrochemical, chemical manufacturing, and mining & aggregate companies.
* Ideally qualified to a minimum of C & G Part 1, 2 7 3, HNC/ONC in electrical/electronic engineering.
* IEE 18th Edition
* Inspections & Testing Certificate – Desirable.
* Hold a current JIB Skills Card or CCSC.
* Safety Passport.
* Have good working knowledge of 240 – 690 LV, single and 3 phase systems etc.
* Direct online starting and Start Delta Starting knowledge is essential.
* PC knowledge is preferred as software programmes are used on certain products for commissioning.
* Working Knowledge of PLC, Soft Start & Variable Speed Drives, Instrumentation and 4-20mA Control would be an advantage, however training will be provided.
* Excellent Communication Skills

The company offers a competitive benefits package with call out and standby rates and a company vehicle

If you would like more information on this exciting role please call Adam Jones at Major Recruitment on 0191 6620016 or click Apply Now to send your CV


Site Process Engineer

Major Recruitment are looking for a Site Process Engineer to lead the process engineering function on our client’s site, supporting both new and existing plants and products. This includes initial scoping, FEED studies, process engineering design, calculations, process safety, and risk management.

Our client is a leading independent, global manufacturer of specialty aroma chemicals and natural extracts for the flavour and fragrance industry. Established 90 years ago, they partner with the world’s biggest flavour and fragrance companies to manufacture specialty aroma chemicals and unique natural extracts that make a difference for their customers and their products.

Salary: 60k

Working hours: Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm

Field of Responsibility and Main Tasks:

  • Comply with all EHS requirements, policies, and principles.
  • Support FEED studies, preparing relevant process engineering documentation, including P&IDs, commissioning procedures, equipment specifications, data sheets, calculations, etc., promptly.
  • Plan and manage the installation and commissioning of new or modified plants, ensuring process scale-up parameters are understood, and production meets cost, time, EHS, and quality targets.
  • Lead the initial conceptual phase of capital projects, developing strategies for expanding and providing capacity to meet business needs. Review designs for optimal balance between technical suitability, operability, and cost-efficiency.
  • Participate in major capital project teams, ensuring process engineering input meets scope, cost, and time targets.
  • Lead or participate in HAZOPs, design reviews, quantified risk assessments, and process safety reviews (HSE reviews, HAZOPs, LOPAs), ensuring implementation of recommendations and adherence to industry best practices.
  • Drive process improvement activities, supporting manufacturing troubleshooting and optimisation.
  • Establish and lead a process safety management system on site, enhancing standards and ensuring compliance with competent authorities.


  • Degree in Chemical or Process Engineering
  • Chartered Engineer status with a recognized professional body (e.g., IChemE)


  • Proficient knowledge of key regulations (e.g., DSEAR, CDM, COMAH) is preferable.
  • Strong project management skills
  • Ability to lead cross-functional and Production/Engineering problem-solving teams


  • 5+ years in chemical manufacturing or process industry
  • Experience working on a COMAH site.
  • Proven experience in projects, including EPC contracts.
  • Continuous professional development throughout career
  • Demonstrated leadership and project ownership.

Personal Skills:

  • Clear, articulate, and confident communicator with an engaging and influential approach
  • Capable of working to deadlines and milestones with minimal supervision
  • Strong analytical, communication, and leadership skills
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work both collaboratively and independently.
  • Proficient in IT and computer literacy

If you are interested in this role, please apply by uploading an up to date CV with relevant experience.

If you are interested in this position, please apply by uploading an up-to-date CV showcasing your experience.


HGV Auto Electrician

HGV Auto Electricians wanted

A great opportunity has come about from one of my client, a large transport company, with a sizable depot in Billingham – looking to recruit a skilled Auto Electrician on a full time basis. Applicants must have served a recognised apprenticeship as an Auto Electrician and have experience of working in the bus, train or commercial vehicle sector.

Preferably qualified at NVQ level 2 or higher (City and Guilds Level 2)

Main duties will include fault diagnosis and rectification with a first time fix policy. You will possess knowledge and experience of automotive electrical systems, circuit diagrams charging & multiplex systems, laptop diagnostics, use of multi-meters and other test equipment & an understanding of DVSA standards (preferably gained within the PCV / HGV industries).

Auto Electrician will have to be able to cope with the day to day pressures a busy depot can bring.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent Pay:

£15.00 per hour Expected hours: 45 per week

Benefits: * Company pension * Free parking * On-site parking * Sick pay Schedule: * Monday to Friday

To Apply

Please email a cv to

Call 0191 9338441

Or connect and DM on LinkedIn.


Pump Design Engineer

A Mechanical Design Engineer with experience of using CMM equipment and the ability to produce designs by reverse engineering legacy / obsolete products & equipment is sought by a growing North East based company

You will work with a variety of clients producing technical solutions to complex engineering projects, the main focus being on providing a full reverse engineering package for parts. You will report directly to the Engineering Manager whilst supporting a busy production team, as a Reverse Design engineer you will capture detail from damaged, worn out and obsolete rotating equipment via various 3D scanning methods, then create models from captured date leading to 2D drawings for manufacture or repair.

Key responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:

  • Use 3D scanning technology to create 3D CAD models from complex samples
  • Produce 3D models using a portable CMM (Faro Arm) and portable white light laser scanner
  • Using customer information/samples to create 3D models
  • First principal measuring to create 3D models
  • Produce 3D models and drawings in Solidworks
  • Build full digital models of with all mating features to establish fits and clearances
  • Preparing design documentation for production (component design, technical drawings)
  • Contributing to design reviews

The ideal candidate will be an experienced Design Engineer with a strong understanding of manufacturing processes including casting, forging, machining, and metal fabrication. You will also need excellent 2D and 3D design skills with experience of Solidworks / design works / EPDM Vault and be experienced in the use of CMM, Faro Arm and 3D scanning technology.

The ability to understand complex engineering specifications and experience of rotating equipment or pumps would be a strong advantage as would any FEA experience.

Strong attention to detail is required, along with the ability to work on multiple projects to tight timescales and stringent standards without compromising on quality or cost. Some overseas and UK travel may be required for short periods.

If you would like to learn more about this exciting role please call Adam Jones at Major Recruitment on 0191 6620016 or click Apply Now to send your CV


Business Development Manager

A Business Development Manager with a background in Electrical Construction / Contracting to work for an established Teesside company.

Working within a busy engineering environment you will have the following responsibilities: –

  • Identify opportunities/markets and assess all opportunities for the business
  • Contribute to and implement business development strategies in line with key business goals
  • Develop new business relationships with potential clients and maintain high level contacts with current customers and project partners
  • Ensure all risks are assessed with potential business opportunities
  • Know, understand and represent the business in all interactions
  • Represent the company at events/functions
  • Deliver presentations to prospective clients on behalf of the Company
  • Prepare Monthly Business Development progress reports for the Directors
  • Visit project sites to meet with clients and report on performances and sign off on Prequalification’s and attend post tender interviews if required
  • Ensure all marketing material is representative of business goals and values
  • Collate and share marketing intelligence
  • Involvement during tender process from receipt of ITT to delivery and presentation of proposal to clients

The successful Business Development Manager will have experience within the Electrical Construction industry with any experience in working for an Electrical Contractor beneficial as would be any technical qualifications. You will need previous Business Development Management experience, a strong commercial and technical background and an excellent knowledge of the UK Construction industry. Excellent organizational skills and the ability to lead a team in a dynamic environment are essential as is a good level of computer literacy.

The role is a mixture of office based and visiting clients so you will need to be able to come in to the office regularly.

Salary £55-65K + car allowance + bonus

This is an excellent opportunity to join an established and successful company with good technical and career development opportunities available

If you would like more information please call Adam Jones at Major Recruitment on 0191 6620016 or click Apply Now to send your CV