Job Description

An ambitious engineering company are seeking a Quality Manager on a 3 – 6 month contract to recommend and implement required improvements and changes to the QMS. The company design, manufacture and provide mechanical engineering solutions into the automotive aftermarket and fleet industries. On the back of a strong year the company are in a period of growth and now require a Quality Manager to shape and implement Quality policies, plans, systems, and training.  


  • Fixed Term contract 3 - 6 months.
  • Daily rate in the region of £250 / day


This is an opportunity for an experienced Quality Manager to take ownership of the QMS by reviewing current Quality systems and shape and implement improvements and changes to internal procedures and documentation. 

Your Main Duties Will Be To

  • Demonstrate and lead a quality compliance culture, setting the required quality standards for product and processes as well as identifying and driving continuous improvement to quality systems / processes.
  • Manage the company QMS processes and infrastructure to ensure continued compliance and fitness for purpose.
  • Review quality concerns, analyse root cause and implement corrective actions.
  • Create, improve, and review standard operating procedures.
  • Develop, plan, and implement an annual audit plan, aligned to ISO9001
  • Develop key supplier relationships in relation to quality performance.


  • Candidates will need to demonstrate proven experience within Quality Management in a manufacturing / process environment and will hold a relevant qualification eg CQI/IRCA or equivalent.
  • In-depth knowledge and experience of ISO9001
  • Proven analytical skills and logical approach, including evidence of the use of quality tools
  • Excellent communication, relationship building, and negotiation skills, and a “hands on” approach.

The QUALITY MANAGER position is commutable from Gravesend, Dartford, Gillingham, Bromley, Croydon, Maidstone, Sittingbourne, Sheppey, Grays, Romford, Rainham, Brentwood, Seven Oaks and surrounding areas.

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



Client puts their employees at the heart of what they do as without them, they wouldn’t be where they are today. Their shift patterns are 12 hour shifts from 18:00 – 06:00, rotating on a weekly basis. In a nutshell, you work 7 out of 14 days (That means you are only working half of the year!)

Quality Auditor Salary: £24,083

Commutable From: Northampton, Corby, Peterborough, Leicester, Rugby

  • Role Function

The key focuses for the Quality Auditor is to audit the factory systems against agreed standards to ensure that the factory is complying to agreed practices at all times.

Candidate Requirements

  • The Quality Auditor will have experience in an FMCG environment
  • Customer focus to understand the needs of different customers
  • Have a clear understanding of good ethical practice
  • Able to demonstrate understanding and awareness of health & safety
  • Demonstrate knowledge of GMP & HACCP

Quality Auditor Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for carrying out audits in all areas of the factory, raising any findings from audits with the appropriate person/department to enable compliance.
  • Preparation and sampling of ingredients, finished product and swabbing to agreed schedule.
  • Calibration of designated equipment to agreed frequencies.
  • Collect, collate and filing of documentation as part of the due diligence.
  • Logging samples onto designated systems as required.
  • Responsible for ensuring quality and food safety policies and procedures are being adhered to throughout the factory using various methods and tools.
  • Imputing and trending of data to use in site and customer KPI reports to agreed frequency, where applicable.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Updating Policies and procedures and documentation to maintain ongoing approval to site certification and approval. Attend the site HACCP and TACCP meetings as required.
  • Liaise with suppliers over raw material non-conformances raised.
  • Monitor the site Pest Control arrangements.
  • Liaise with NPD team regarding new products launches, factory trials etc. collate information for QAS and line standard documentation.
  • The Quality Auditor will carry out audits of product being produced and setting up and evaluation of finished products through taste panels/QAS on site.
  • Support site metal detection arrangements. Investigate reported complaints, internal quality issues and investigate internal foreign body findings.
  • Assisting in preparation and delivery of samples to customers. Monitoring environmental policies and performance within the factory and wider environment are being adhered to.

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


This is an opportunity for you to join a highly successful Manufacturing business based in Telford as a Quality Engineer. Working Days, Monday to Friday within a well established company.

If you are an ambitious, energetic Quality Engineer, who is looking for a dynamic, busy, fast paced environment, with genuine prospects, then we would love to hear from you!

In exchange for their expertise the Quality Engineer will receive:

  • A competitive salary of £30,000 - £35,000 depending on skills and experience.
  • Working Days Mon – Fri, early Friday finish
  • 23 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Pension
  • Private medical insurance
  • Life assurance

Key Roles & Responsibilities for the Quality Engineer:

  • Create plans to meet department objectives
  • Monitor and report progress, ensuring problems are identified and resolved.
  • Analyse the daily performance data and lead supplier improvement activities.
  • Supervise daily work and output and report against KPI’s and targets.
  • Investigate company supplier problems related to quality
  • Root cause analysis

Skills & experience required for the Quality Engineer:

  • Successful candidates will hold a recognised qualification in Quality or associated subject.
  • To have gained your experience in a fast- paced manufacturing environment
  • Excellent understanding of engineering drawings and GDT principles.
  • Knowledge and experience of ISO90001
  • Experience of internal auditing and supervisory skills.

The role is commutable from Telford, Stafford, Cannock, Wolverhampton, Shrewsbury and surrounding areas.

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


This is an exciting opportunity for a Quality Engineer to join a well-established company, with nearly 60 years of experience.

The business is a growing company, who design and manufacture specialist equipment, across many different sectors. 

Quality Engineer Package and Benefits

  • Salary £25,000 - £30,000, dependant on experience 
  • Hours 8:30am – 5:00pm, 4pm finish on Friday’s (flexi-hours are available)
  • 30 days holiday, increasing to 33 days with service
  • 4x salary – Death in service

Commutable From: Boston, Peterborough, Stamford, Bourne, Wisbech, Grantham, Melton Mowbray

Person Specification

  • The Quality Engineer will have a bias in mechanical engineering and the ability to read and interpret drawings
  • Experience of lean manufacturing tools and techniques, including root cause analysis, 5s, 8d, Kaizen
  • Knowledge of ATEX regulations would be preferred, but is not essential
  • Have knowledge of current ISO quality standards
  • Will be a competent IT user

Key Responsibilities (but not limited to)

  • The Quality Engineer will conduct root cause analysis and implementation of corrective actions for process related concerns
  • Responsible for continual improvement activities to enhance the current systems
  • Conduct audits, including closing out audit findings, creating audits finding reports and determine proper corrective and preventative actions
  • Analyse internal quality failures, corrective and preventive action to determine trends and target improvement activities accordingly using tools such as Pareto analysis
  • The Quality Engineer will create and maintain company quality documentation, such as Standard Operating Procedures, Quality plans and check lists and preparation of QA reports
  • Responsible for maintaining the ongoing calibration of monitoring and measuring equipment used throughout the business. When required, develop and deliver training material to customers and end users of client products at the customer or end user's premise
  • Interface with our Engineering and Sales departments to ensure transfer to Production of new products are in accordance with approved data through involvement in DFMEAs. Maintain and police the non-conformance database.

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


A Product Manager is being sought by one of the UK’s leading aftermarket automotive engineering companies. The company design mechanical solutions for commercial vehicles and count a whole host of household names as customers.

This Product Manager position is a senior management role within the business with several direct reports across multiple disciplines. 

The Product Manager will receive the following package:

  • Salary of up to £60,000
  • Pension
  • Bonus

The Product Manager will be responsible for:

  • Liaising with sales, marketing and engineering to manage product plan
  • Manage the entire concept, design and pre-production process
  • Manage the production process from start to finish 
  • Management of the team  

Candidates for the Product Manager role should have some or all of the following experience:

  • Experience working in a similar Product Management role
  • Experience/knowledge of the automotive industry
  • Passionate about your work
  • Willingness to drive success in projects

The Product Manager role is office based and commutable from Dartford, Grays, Gravesend, Gillingham

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Sales Engineering Recruitment Support since 1994


An ambitious engineering company are seeking a Sales Engineer to join their growing team. The company design, manufacture and provide mechanical engineering solutions into the automotive aftermarket and fleet industries. 

On the back of a strong year the company are investing in their workforce and are looking to triple the number of people in their Sales Engineering team.

A mechanical mind is required for this position, but full product training will be required.

The Sales Engineer position will receive the following package:

  • Salary of c. £30,000
  • Extensive training
  • 25 days holiday + 8 bank holidays
  • Opportunities to grow and progress in the business


The Sales Engineer will be responsible for:

  • Account management of the existing customer base
  • Visiting customer sites to understand requirements and sometimes carry out installations and service activities
  • Use your market knowledge to influence new product design 
  • Training third-party contractors


Sales Engineer candidates will have some or all of the following experience and attributes:

  • Mechanically minded
  • Some experience of the automotive/fleet industry 
  • Customer service/account management experience 
  • Willingness to learn
  • A full driving license 

If you wish to be considered for the Sales Engineer vacancy then apply now.

Commutable from Dartford, Gillingham, Bromley, Croydon, Maidstone, Sittingbourne, Sheppey, Grays, Romford, Rainham, Brentwood.

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Sales Engineering Recruitment Support since 1994


This is a great opportunity for an experienced Piling Design & Estimating Engineer with a leading UK business. The business has multiple sites, a 76 million turnover with aspirations of pushing on further. This is a permanent full-time work from home role, with a couple of visits to the South East office per month, so the incumbent can be based any where within reason.

Piling Design Engieer Benefits:

  • Full time homeworking
  • £50,000 salary plus car allowance or company vehicle
  • 33 days holiday
  • Share scheme
  • Discretionary bonus
  • 6% employer pension
  • Life cover

This senior Piling Design role is pivotal in the development of the South East Regional Office within the piling discipline. Substantial experience will be gained in CFA, CHD, Tubular Steel and Precast driven piles for a market leading specialist renowned for innovation and development.

  • Reporting to the Area Manager, you will cover all aspects of the regional piling work winning activities with a certain level of autonomy (depending on experience), in respect of pile design and technical sales including CFA, CHD, Tubular Steel and Precast Driven. Some overlap may occur with the Mini piling team in respect of technical support and sales, and liaison with other regions will be required in terms of sales intelligence, pricing levels and R and D.
  • This role offers much diversity in terms of work activities from design, through estimating, technical sales and then follow up, in a demanding yet extremely challenging environment working for a highly regarded specialist.
  • Piling Design will include bearing piles, tension piles laterally loaded piles and retaining walls. Design includes both tender and contract design and site redesign as required.
  • The individual will manage all incoming piling enquiries, including assessment of opportunities and allocation of tenders/designs and includes estimating, tendering and client interaction / negotiation to the point where orders are secured, and provide ongoing support throughout the life of a project if required.
  • There will be some work providing support dealing with site issues as and when these arise. This includes contract redesigns, rectification of design issues and liaising with external approving authorities and Engineers if required.
  • Reporting to the Area Manager the role should provide effective control of the Technical and Estimating element of the discipline ensuring compliance with the company management system and business strategy.

Piling Design Engieer Person Specification:

  • You will preferably be a Chartered Civil Engineer
  • Client is looking for proven Piling Design experience, CFA and retaining walls
  • You will be a solid, well experienced Piling Design Engineer. If required, the estimating side can be taught
  • Flexibility, attending the South East office a couple of times per month

Probe Technical Recruitment, a Manufacturing, Production & Quality Recruitment Specialists since 1994